Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were roommates in college – Image: Anthony G. Moore / Photorazzi — click to enlarge
Let’s face it, we’ve all lived with some peculiar people in our lives, especially during our younger years. Did you ever wonder: what if that guy who sang in the shower, or always ate your leftover pizza without permission, became rich and famous? What if you both did?
Reality shows have endlessly forced “odd couple” type pairings or entire groups of random celebrities. But for the purposes of this article, I’m concentrating on people who became famous in different, often wildly divergent fields (since it’s not all that uncommon for, say, actors or musicians to come up together in the same “scene”).
The Sleeping Beauty (1921), oil on canvas painting by the pre-Raphaelite English writer and painter John Maler Collier (1850-1934), 91 cm x 112 cm -- click to enlarge
Your mood, your memory, your ability to deal with life’s daily stresses, are all sacrificed when you aren’t able to get a good long, deep sleep; especially the important REM (rapid eye movement or dreaming) sleep.
Your performance at work and your relationships with family and friends can suffer, too. Studies have even drawn a correlation to sleep deprivation and weight gain.
Plenty of books and websites are devoted to insomnia. It could probably be described as an epidemic in western cultures.
The footprint is just 914 sq ft (85 sq meters). The architects have managed to elegantly combine 21 floor plates positioned at various levels and connected by a system of stairs and ladders that create an easily accessible, light-filled space.
Tanning Beds have health benefits that can help with a variety of ailments such as osteoporosis and certain cancers
A trip to the tanning bed has been a normal part of the routine for many seeking beautiful tan skin — especially in the summer months when swimsuits become a mainstay!
But tanning beds are also a source of debate due to their potential health implications.
At the beginning of the year a Canadian law passed prohibiting those under the age of eighteen from using a tanning bed. The health risks associated with continued use was the source of the law, many claiming that minors should not be able to choose to use a product that might have a detrimental impact on their health in years to come. Continue reading ‘Tanning Bed Exposure For Vitamin Goodness And Health Benefits’ »
Model of South Africa's 2012 Exhibit to be created at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. With members of the Kirstenbosch team, from left to right: Sarah Struys; David Davidson; Kuphumla Zenze and Alison Pekeur -- click to enlarge
“We wanted to give people the sense of an arrival at a destination. We have to come up with a new way of representing the country every year. This year, each scene is a different place in South Africa.”
– David Davidson, Designer.
Chances are good that South Africa will win gold again — for the 33rd time.
Using diagrams is an effective way of presenting data and helps to engage an audience visually
Many students struggle every year on class projects because today most, if not all, assignments require presentations or reports. Beyond just text, students should incorporate additional elements like diagrams into their assignments to engage their audience visually.
Diagrams, as opposed to plain text, allow information to be displayed in a format that is easier to understand and digest which makes student presentations more engaging. The concept is simple enough, but there are many kinds of diagrams, and deciding which chart or graph to use can quickly become confusing.
14-year-old Willow Tufano is co-owner of this $100,000 value Florida home – Image: Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR — click to enlarge
This heart-warming story caught my attention. Good news is scarce in real estate, today.
With the US sub-prime crisis in 2005 an unprecedented real estate tsunami signalled the start of a worldwide recession. It was a phenomena known as the United States Housing Bubble.
Real estate markets everywhere went into free fall, a decline that may only now be bottoming out. Bank repossessed properties, or foreclosures, went through the roof and may still be on the increase.
Whenever clouds are about, sometimes, we’ll find one with a silver lining. 14-Year-old Willow Tufano from Florida was in the right place at the right time when a $100,000 value, 2-bedroom, home became available on an auction for just $12,000. Her mother, a Florida real estate agent, went into the deal with her on a half-share basis. Continue reading ‘14-Year-Old Real Estate Investor Buys Bank Repossessed Home’ »
Multiple myeloma is signified by a burgundy ribbon, like breast cancer is signified by a pink ribbon.
A firefighter fights for his life. And wins This short video (1:04 mins) is Kevin Hunt’s courageous story, a successful fight back from Multiple Myeloma – Source: Indiana University Health
Multiple myeloma is a cancer in which plasma cells form tumors in the bone because the cells grow too quickly. While the body attempts to fight the tumors, it’s difficult for the bone marrow to create healthy platelets and blood cells. This cancer also causes anemia, which can in turn cause abnormal bleeding. Multiple myeloma also makes it easier for a person to develop infections. Continue reading ‘Multiple Myeloma Tests And Treatment’ »
The various personal interests, reflections, contemplations, observations, comments and musings of John L Bradfield and the esteemed guest authors featured below . .
Chantel Harris, who writes under a pseudonym, is a South African freelance writer with a special interest in lifestyle advice. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hiking or exploring neighbourhood markets.
Chrisitine Maddox, is pursuing a master's degree from the University of Texas and she writes about parenting, kids and nanny care on www.4nannies.com. Reach her at email@example.com
Danielle M is a student of supply chain management in Bloomington, Indiana. She has a consuming interest in Native American culture. Contact her on Twitter to discuss logistics, history or cat videos
David Elliott is a freelance writer from North London who’s spent most of his life in restless excitement. Whenever he can, he immerses himself in foreign cultures and the history of great cities.
Jack Meyers is an experienced detective based in Houston, Texas and is a regular contributor for various law enforcement blogs and websites including nannybackgroundcheck.com
Krisca Te works with Open Colleges, Australia's leading provider of counselling training. When not working, you can find her actively participating in local dog show events – in support of her husband.
Lindsey Harper Mac lives in Indianapolis and writes about technology and social media. Lindsey is now completing her graduate degree and she can be found on Twitter @Harpermac11.
Michelle LaRowe is an award-winning nanny, agency director and parenting author and a leading American expert in the childcare industry. Find out more by visiting @eNannySource on Twitter.
Sally is an avid blogger covering topics from health to travel. She teaches at a school in the Chicago area and is currently awaiting her first child. She can be found on Twitter @eatbreatheblog
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