YOUNG WOMAN'S BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AT A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
That doesn't sound like much of a big deal, does it? After all, lots of people bring music to elders, particularly at this time of year.
But it's really different with 24-year-old Marissa Plank in Cleveland, Ohio: she lives there and it's a great idea. Take a look:
You can read more here.
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON PHYSICIST STEPHEN HAWKING
It's not often you hear a scientist referred to as badass but that's what Neil DeGrasse Tyson calls Stephen Hawking in this trailer for the new movie about Hawking, The Theory of Everything. Take a look:
CHRISTMAS DECORATION INJURIES
Who would have guessed – certainly not me – that 15,000 people a year in the U.S. are injured while hanging or taking down Christmas decorations:
”The statistics indicate that around a fifth of all injuries involve Christmas lights, and about half involve non-electric decorations such as wreaths, trees, and ornaments. (Artificial trees, which occupy their own category, account for one in ten injuries.)
“...remember the good news: seventy-five per cent of the decorating injuries come before Christmas Day, so you’re almost out of the woods.”
So be careful out there. You can read more at The New Yorker.
IS LAUGHING CONTAGIOUS?
Thank Darlene Costner for this and see what you think about the headline question.
WALL STREET JOURNALS' BEST PHOTOS OF THE YEAR
Too bad there aren't captions but these are still stunning photographs that, for better or worse, help illuminate the world around us.
PREVIEWING THE NEW CONGRESS
When the Republicans take control of both houses of Congress in January, things will undoubtedly be different and not necessarily for the better. Here is one Democratic legislator, Sherrod Brown, who has elders' issues in mind:
CAT FINALLY HAZ CHEEZBURGER
Although no one knows for sure, it can be argued that a photo of a cat with the legend, “I Can Haz Cheezburger?” started the whole internet cat craze that seems only to grow from year to year.
Now, maybe we can, as someone wrote about this photo, all go home - the internet is dead:
GREAT MOMENTS FROM THE COLBERT REPORT
Well, let's say some great moments (there were plenty more) and in a few of these cases, you probably needed to be there to see the entire sketch. But I think we need a farewell video to a great comedian, a great character, and great show.
3D PRINTED DOG LEGS
You know how interested I am in 3D printing and what is being revealed is how amazingly useful it is for replacing body parts.
Wait till you see this success story with man's best friend. It will make you teary with joy.
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