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Too much social networking

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Depressing Lottery Simulator


Using this terrific Mega Millions Lottery Simulator I was able to simulate playing the lottery for 10 years. I spent $1040 and I won $73. They are right. That is depressing.

Incredibly Depressing Mega Millions Lottery Simulator!

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Indian Burial Ground

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Words of the Day: Cosmeceutical and Nutricosmetics

"Cosmeceuticals represent the marriage of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Examples of products typically labeled as cosmeceuticals include anti-aging creams and moisturizers. Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients purporting to have medical or drug-like benefits. Dermatological research suggests that the bioactive ingredients used in cosmeceuticals do indeed have benefits beyond the traditional moisturizer (e.g., Chen et al., 2005[1]; Zettersten, Ghadially, Feingold, Crumrine, & Elias, 1997[2]). However, despite the reports of benefits from some cosmeceutical products, the term cosmeceutical remains a marketing term, as there are no requirements to prove that the products actually live up to their claims. Therefore it is up to the consumer to decide whether these claims are valid and worth the cost. An important distinction lies in the delivery method. The "cosmeceutical" label applies only to products applied topically, such as creams, lotions, and ointments. Products which are similar in perceived benefits but ingested orally are known as nutricosmetics."

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"My profession is to me a ministry from God"


"My profession is to me a ministry from God" - there is a lot to think about in this statement. Especially since it comes from a doctor famous for implementing new surgical techniques. This was a monument in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building.

Christians have a hard time telling stories of people who are doing things to the glory of God unless it involves giving up a lucrative career to be a missionary in a jungle. Now that the jungles are disappearing and the people that are there are sending missionaries to the U.S., I think it's important that new kinds of stories are told about different ways of serving and honoring God.

But much like the patriarchs in Genesis, people often have significant shortcomings despite wanting to do their best for God. It appears that Crawford not only was the first (perhaps second) person to use ether in surgery, but also discovered it's properties while taking it as a recreational drug at parties.

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Did you know that there is a plaque on the top of the Washington Monument (tallest building in DC) that reads: 'Laus deo'...meaning 'Praise be to God'? That little known fact isn't even written on Wikipedia!

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Tron: Legacy!

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Message to BP


This was a funny sign in an alley in Seattle that I happened to feel the need to take a picture of. Please relay the message to BP.

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Social Media Strategy Jumps the Shark

This sign was seen on campus last night. A sign of the social media times? Or just a fluke?


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Animal Control Removes Copperhead from my brother's basement

This is the video that goes with the copperhead photo that my brother took. Lesson of this story, Maryland has computer literate poisonous snakes.

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Yikes! Cool video. I'm now afraid to use my computer.

Posted by: John Krumm at July 2, 2010 5:37 PM