Thanks mum

All Men are Liars

Thus, even the most grateful child has barely an inkling of the hundreds of sleepless nights their mother endured when they were a pea-brained infant operating on the punch cards of their DNA …

samandjulie.jpg One of the enduring injustices of good mothering is that your children remember so little of it.

This could be why you hear mums at the end of their tether hissing at their misbehaving spawn “Do you know what I do for you?” but this is the worst type of rhetorical question, akin to expecting acknowledgment from house plants or goldfish.

The human brain is extremely efficient at storing the information it needs for survival and, for this reason, evolution decided all those boring bits we experience before age five really aren’t worth hanging on to.

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All Men are Liars

Thus, even the most grateful child has barely an inkling of the hundreds of sleepless nights their mother endured when they were a pea-brained infant operating on the punch cards of their DNA

samandjulie.jpg One of the enduring injustices of good mothering is that your children remember so little of it.

This could be why you hear mums at the end of their tether hissing at their misbehaving spawn “Do you know what I do for you?” but this is the worst type of rhetorical question, akin to expecting acknowledgment from house plants or goldfish.

The human brain is extremely efficient at storing the information it needs for survival and, for this reason, evolution decided all those boring bits we experience before age five really aren’t worth hanging on to. Leer más “Thanks mum”

Free Cooking Apps That You Can Download On iPhone Today


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You find yourself in your apartment, hungry. You had pizza the previous night and do not want to order any fast food. You want to treat your taste buds with something out of the ordinary and delicious.

Smartphones like the iPhone can  help you out in such situations. If you want to find a new place to eat, then Urbanspoon will be greatly helpful. But if you want to enjoy the fruit of your labor and cook something yourself, then a number of iPhone applications can be used to obtain a unique and tasty recipe.

The next time you want to cook for yourself or to impress a date you have invited over, load up these applications to prepare something scrumptious. Leer más “Free Cooking Apps That You Can Download On iPhone Today”

Tricks to remembering names

“Everyone struggles with remembering names,” says Jill Spiegel, author of How to Talk to Anyone About Anything. “When we first meet someone we’re taking in so much visually and emotionally. They say their name, but it’s up there floating in our heads.” Making matters worse are all the single-syllable male names, like Chris, Mike or Tom, that tend to blend together.


HELEN COSTER, FORBES.COM

Few situations will make you cringe more than standing next to someone you’ve met several times and drawing a blank on his or her name.

Memory tips … Give your brain some clues to help you remember names.

Is it Joe or Jim? Sally or Susan? Here’s some help.

Plenty of business deals and romantic rendezvous have been foiled because someone failed to recall the right name at the right time. In the web age, e-mail and social networks offer safe harbour, so being able to use someone’s name (and pronounce it correctly) in a face-to-face situation can set you apart.

YOUR SAY: What techniques do you use when meeting a crowd of people?

// “Everyone struggles with remembering names,” says Jill Spiegel, author of How to Talk to Anyone About Anything. “When we first meet someone we’re taking in so much visually and emotionally. They say their name, but it’s up there floating in our heads.” Making matters worse are all the single-syllable male names, like Chris, Mike or Tom, that tend to blend together. Leer más “Tricks to remembering names”

Burger King Courts Controversy With Mock Mimosa


– Noreen O’Leary
Burger King‘s test of a non-alcoholic mimosa as part of a new “brunch” menu is drawing concern from child advocates and other watchdog groups.

In select markets in Florida and Massachusetts, BK is advertising the availability of brunch featuring specialty items like a ciabatta breakfast sandwich—and a variation of the traditional brunch drink. In this case, the faux mimosa is a mixture of orange juice and Sprite, instead of the usual O.J. and champagne.

“This normalizes to children at a young age the idea that drinking is fine to do, and something we do everywhere,” said Michele Simon, research and policy director for the Marin Institute, a watchdog group.

Susan Linn, director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said she would have less of a problem if the mimosa contained actual alcohol, because at least then it would be aimed at adults.

“It’s inappropriate for a family restaurant to be serving drinks that mimic the act of consuming alcoholic beverages. It serves as a message to kids that if you want to feel grown up, you should drink alcohol,” she said.

Simon, from the Marin Institute, cited BK’s decision earlier this year to sell beer at a South Beach, Fla., location and wondered if the faux mimosa is another step toward the chain offering alcoholic drinks in the future.

BK provided this statement: “Burger King is always looking for ways to offer innovative, great tasting menu items to our guests at breakfast and the BK Mimosa is no exception. The idea of mimosas and brunch often go hand-in-hand and this non-alcoholic beverage is a unique way to enhance our morning beverage offerings. The entire adult-facing brunch menu is currently in test and as such nothing is finalized. Upon completion, we will evaluate results and move forward as appropriate.”
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A woman using PMS as an argument for minor daily troubles is ok, but how about using premenstrual syndrome as an excuse to commit murder? Meet this and other nine crazy legal defenses said in Court.   Read more »

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SoupCycle


We’ve seen bicycles used to deliver a variety of products in recent months, including groceries, farm produce and laundry. The latest spotting? Organic soup, made from locally grown produce and delivered each week to subscribers.

Three soups are typically on the menu in any given week at SoupCycle. Consumers who live or work in the Portland, Ore., company’s delivery area begin by checking out the selections for the following week and placing their order by midnight on Friday; rustic bread, salad and dressing are also available. With a list of subscribers in hand, SoupCycle then buys the necessary produce from local farmers. On Monday it cooks up those ingredients into delectable soup, and then on Tuesdays it begins its weekly deliveries, with a different delivery day for each area. Pricing ranges from USD 18 for a quart of soup plus bread and salad, which will serve one or two people, to USD 45 for quantities that can serve six; items can also be ordered a la carte. A USD 3 delivery charge applies for orders under USD 18; otherwise, delivery is free. Each of SoupCycle’s trailers can carry some 40 soup containers, 40 bread loaves and 20 salads at once, it says.

Since SoupCycle first launched about a year and a half ago, it has delivered more than 10,000 orders of soup, spent USD 33,000 with local farmers and saved 3,000 gas-powered miles by using bicycles instead. Some 150 subscribers now enjoy its weekly deliveries. One to emulate locally for some piping-hot profits of your own…? 😉 (Related: Sustainable baked goods by weekly subscription.)

Website: www.soupcycle.com
Contact: yesplease@soupcycle.com

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