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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NYC's New Skyscrapers

NYC's New Skyscrapers

You don't have to be a New Yorker to know what New York City looks like. Simply turn on the TV, and you can have a bird's eye view of the famous metropolitan city. 

Our common perception of the city, however, is about to change as new skyscrapers are being designed and built. 

Architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group, SHoP Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Herzog & de Meuron, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel are leading the movement.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Hypnotic Kinetic Wind Sculptures
by Anthony Howe

Anthony Howe creates the world's most mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. His wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world. Take a break from reality as you stare at Howe's artwork and prepare to be transfixed. 

Artist Anthony Howe continues to amaze with his gargantuan kinetic sculptures powered by wind or motors that cycle continuously through hypnotic motions that resemble something between the tentacles of an octopus and an alien spacecraft.

Weighing up to 1,600 lbs (725kg), each artwork is first built digitally to test how it will move and react to the force of wind once fabricated in the real world.

These Kinetic Sculptures Hypnotize You

Full Compilation of Kinetic Masterpieces

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sir David Attenborough At 90!

Sir David Attenborough At 90!
BBC Earth

The BBC celebrates Sir David Attenborough on his 90th birthday.
For more information

Nat King Cole - Nature Boy
There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise
Was he

And then one day
A magic day he came my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return"

(instrumental interlude)

"The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return"

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations
A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

The first Earth Day family had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform." It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now "the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year." Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

 Day & Night
Time Lapse

Earth Day 1970 in New York City

In the winter of 1969–1970, a group of students met at Columbia University to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard. This New York group agreed to head up the New York City part of the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers. "The big break came when Mayor Lindsay agreed to shut down Fifth Avenue for the event. A giant cheer went up in the office on that day," according to Kristin Hubbard (now Kristin Alexandre). 'From that time on we used Mayor Lindsay's offices and even his staff. I was Speaker Coordinator but had tremendous help from Lindsay staffer Judith Crichton."

In addition to shutting down Fifth Avenue, Mayor John Lindsay made Central Park available for Earth Day. The crowd was estimated as more than one million—by far the largest in the nation. Since Manhattan was also the home of NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, it provided the best possible anchor for national coverage from their reporters throughout the country.

Significance of April 22

Nelson chose the date in order to maximize participation on college campuses for what he conceived as an "environmental teach-in". He determined the week of April 19–25 was the best bet as it did not fall during exams or spring breaks.[35] Moreover, it did not conflict with religious holidays such as Easter or Passover, and was late enough in spring to have decent weather. More students were likely to be in class, and there would be less competition with other mid-week events—so he chose Wednesday, April 22. The day also fell after the anniversary of the birth of noted conservationist John Muir.

Unbeknownst to Nelson, April 22, 1970, was coincidentally the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, when translated to the Gregorian calendar (which the Soviets adopted in 1918). Time reported that some suspected the date was not a coincidence, but a clue that the event was "a Communist trick", and quoted a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as saying, "subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment that is good for them." J. Edgar Hoover, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, may have found the Lenin connection intriguing; it was alleged the FBI conducted surveillance at the 1970 demonstrations. The idea that the date was chosen to celebrate Lenin's centenary still persists in some quarters, an idea borne out by the similarity with the subbotnik instituted by Lenin in 1920 as days on which people would have to do community service, which typically consisted in removing rubbish from public property and collecting recyclable material. Subbotniks were also imposed on other countries within the compass of Soviet power, including Eastern Europe, and at the height of its power the Soviet Union established a nation-wide subbotnik to be celebrated on Lenin's birthday, April 22, which had been proclaimed a national holiday celebrating communism by Nikita Khrushchev in 1955.

Earth Day Anthems

Earth Anthem (Abhay Kumar)

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
all the continents and the oceans of the world
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
black, brown, white, different colours
we are humans, the earth is our home...


from "Earth Anthem" by Abhay Kumar

There are many songs that are performed on Earth Day, that generally fall into two categories. Popular songs by contemporary artists not specific to Earth Day that are under copyright or new lyrics adapted to children's songs. UNESCO has termed Indian poet-diplomat Abhay Kumar's idea of an official Earth Anthem as a creative and inspiring thought that would contribute to bringing the world together.[41] Kumar's "Earth Anthem" has been translated into eight languages including all official languages of the United Nations viz. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish. The other two languages are Hindi and Nepali. It was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, Union Ministers of India at a function organized by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi. India's Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has started using it for educational purposes.

The US Consul General Jennifer McIntyre has called Kumar's Earth Anthem a significant contribution to Earth Day and truly an anthem for the Earth.

Earth Day Anthem (William Wallace)
The "Ode to Joy" melody by Beethoven, the official anthem of the European Union, also is performed on the Earth Day. Lyrics for the Earth Day Anthem set to "Ode to Joy" are as follows:

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment

    Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
    Now we must resolve to protect her
    Show her our love throughout all time
    With our gentle hand and touch
    We make our home a newborn world
    Now we must resolve to protect her
    Show her our love throughout all time
    With our gentle hand and touch
    We make our home a newborn world

Making some of the World’s Best Matzo

Making some of the World’s

April 13, 2014

Matzo is an important part of any Passover Seder. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo / Matzah  Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making Matzo.

In the segment on Streits Matzo, it was said that even though there are many types of Matzo, ONLY the plain is Kosher for Passover.
For example, the Streits box of Egg Matzo SAYS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER. What is this about??
Kosher dietary laws are observed all year round, not just during Pesach.
There are additional dietary restrictions during Pesach and many foods that are kosher for year-round use are not "kosher for Passover." A bagel for example can be kosher for year-round use but is certainly not kosher for Passover. Foods that are kosher for Passover however are always kosher for year-round use.
Consult the Orthodox Union for further details.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bike that looks like a car

Bike that looks like a car

PodRide a practical and fun bicycle-car
This guy invented a bike that looks like a car
"I will love to purchase your excellent creation!"

Here’s Mikael’s Indiegogo page:

CLICK HERE to support PodRide a practical and fun bicycle-car

Spread the word
This campaign is designed to raise money, but the long term goal is to promote bicycle cars. So it is equally important to spread the word, show your friends,    share online, talk to your local politicians and traffic planners show that this kind of vehicles exist and work.
Mikael Kjellman

Dude builds a Bike That looks like a Car!!!!
I need this!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Watch The Titanic Sink In Real Time

Watch The Titanic Sink In Real Time
In Eerie Animated Recreation

This is our full-length animation of the Titanic sinking, beginning with the iceberg collision and ending with its disappearance. The point of collision is at 1:06 in the video.

This is a complete animation; not a short animation that was slowed down to match real time. This is also highly accurate, though we have already documented improvements we plan to make for the final game.

The animation includes text frequently appearing with what is happening on board the ship. This also includes visuals of various interior rooms flooding, lifeboats launching, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon.

This animation is, however, a bit rough around the edges. Some details, like guy wires and boat falls, are not rendered, and a few other things might appear glitchy, incomplete, or animations a little bumpy. In order to release this video in time for the 2016 anniversary (April 14/15), we needed to hastily render this. It's not easy working with a nearly 3 hour video file! Also, this video may only be in 360p in the hours immediately after upload. Please give Youtube time po process it. Hopefully it'll be available up to 720p by the night of the 14th.

The animation was created in Unreal Engine 4. The exterior model used is not our final model, but an older model created by one of our team members.

The Titanic struck an iceberg late at night on April 14, 1912, and sank some 2 hours and 40 minutes later, early on the morning of April 15 — and thanks to this animated recreation, you can watch the whole thing unfold in real time
This simulation includes the iceberg strike, the ship coasting to a halt in the North Atlantic about 20 minutes later, lifeboats being lowered into the water and even scenes of flooding in the interior corridors. 
Along with showing the ship sinking in real time, the simulation has captions describing what was happening aboard the ship at specific times, as well as anecdotes about some of her passengers. 
Some 1,500 people — more than two-thirds of the ship’s total population — died when Titanic sank. However, the animation shows no people. 
It’s as if an empty ship is sinking, which somehow makes it even eerier. 
Check it out in the clip above, created with Unreal Engine 4 to promote an upcoming game called “Titanic: Honor and Glory.”

Titanic At 100: Mystery Solved 
(Full Documentary)

As the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking approaches, a team of scientists, engineers, archaeologists and imaging experts have joined forces to answer one of the most haunting questions surrounding the legendary disaster: Just how did the "unsinkable" ship break apart and plunge into the icy waters of the North Atlantic?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet in 30 Seconds

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet in 30 Seconds
(OCD Experience Way)

Folding a fitted sheet isn't a magic trick. In fact we at Organize & Create Discipline believe that there shouldn't be any tricks to getting organized and staying organized. 

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
Martha Stewart

Martha and an audience member attempt to properly fold a fitted sheet in this sneak peek of the episode airing on Friday, September 30. Watch "The Martha Stewart Show" weekdays at 10 a.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.
Which is the BEAT or EASIEST Way??

See my FAVORITE Below
  • "Wad the sheet up in a ball and throw it in the closet where no one will ever see it"

  1. Roll into ball in frustration. 
  2. Stuff into pillowcase with neatly folded flat sheet. 
  3. Move on with your day

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Calming Music: Nature Sounds, Zen Music

Calming Music
Nature Sounds, Zen Music

HD video with relaxing nature waterfall sounds, calming lake and forest songs with calming music for meditation, sleep and zen music relaxation.
Birdsongs and water sounds relaxation with meditation music 2 hours soft music.
Visit our channel with zen music, calming music, soothing music, meditation music and nature sounds for relaxing.

Playlist zen meditation calming music:

Zen meditation music:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

If you have Testicles
You are at risk for

You’d be Nuts NOT to Check ’em!

All males between the ages of 18 and 50 should be performing their own regular monthly testicular cancer examinations.

The highest incidence of testicular cancer is found in Men in their mid 20's to mid 30's. Caught early, a full cure is in your favor

Check in the shower.   

While watching TV

Statistics from the National Cancer Institute provide that in 2014, there were 8,820 diagnosed new cases of Testicular Cancer, and 380 deaths in the U.S.


Testicular Cancer

Causes and Treatment
Males between the ages of 20 and 40 face the highest risk of developing testicular cancer. While it remains unclear what causes testicular cancer in most cases, here are some risk factors associated with the development of testicular cancer:

Undescended testicles (Cryptorchidism)

The testes usually descend into the scrotum before birth, while the fetus develops. Men with undescended testicles face a greater risk of developing testicular cancer than those whose testicles descended normally. Furthermore, these males continue to face the higher risks even after they have surgically relocated their testicles.

Family History
If a family member such as your father or brother have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, you may have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer.

Males between the ages 20 to 40 have the highest risk of developing testicular cancer.

History of Testicular Cancer
A previous occurrence of testicular cancer may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer.

Caucasian men are more prone to developing testicular cancer than men of other ethnicities.

Abnormal Testicular Development

Conditions such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome, which occurs when males have an extra X chromosome, may cause the testicles to develop abnormally. This may increase the risk of testicular cancer.


Men with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency System (AIDS) may have a highest risk of developing testicular cancer.

Treatment for Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is high curable if diagnosed and treated early. Below are some of the forms of treatment doctors may suggest to treat testicular cancer:

Surgical Removal of Testicles (Orchiectomy)
Orchiectomy is the primary treatment of testicular cancer. Under a general anesthetic, the surgeon will make an incision in your groin and remove the entire testicle. Arrangements can be made with the surgeon to insert an implant in the area.
Surgical Removal of Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenectomy)
Lymphadenectomy may or may not be performed. Under a general anesthetic, the surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen to remove the lymph node. However, there is a risk of nerve damage.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy beams to kill the cancer cells. There are two types of radiation therapy:
External Radiation: a large machine sends radiation toward the target organ
Internal Radiation: a radioactive substance sealed within a small object like a seed, ribbon or wire is planted directly around the cancer
Radiation therapy is mainly used for patients with seminoma. It is also sometimes used after a surgery to remove the residual cancer cells.

Chemotherapy makes use of the drugs to kill the cells, or stop them from dividing. It may be recommended after a surgery to remove the residual cancer cells. However, there are various side effects to chemotherapy, which include:

  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of infections

 Testicular Self-Exam (TSE)
Testicular cancer is highly curable, with about 95% of patients surviving within five years after diagnosis. However, this only applies if the cancer is detected early. Many patients fail to seek treatment before it spreads to other parts of their bodies.

Thus, it is highly recommended to conduct monthly testicular self-examinations to check for any possible signs and symptoms and diagnose your condition early.

Below is a step-by-step guide to conduct the self-examination:

  1. Conduct the TSE in a warm shower, as this relaxes your scrotum
  2. Stand in front of a mirror and look for any swelling on the scrotal skin
  3. Cup one testicle using your index and middle finger
  4. Gently roll the testicle between the thumb and the fingers and look for any lumps or abnormalities
Note that:
It is normal for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other
There is a cord-like structure at the back of the testicle (epididymis) which transports sperm, which should not be mistaken as an abnormality

If you notice any lumps or abnormalities, you should fix an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible.

How to Perform a Self Exam


These Graphic Videos show you How.

Doctor Does Testicle Exam = (NSFW) !!!

What is
Testicular Cancer?

Adults Only Videos Below
Doctor Does Testicle Exam
Adults Only
(Full Frontal Male Nudity, Non-Sexual, For Health Purposes, Allowed under Youtube Terms)

Testicular cancer is a young man's disease, and yet this is the age group that has the greatest sense of invincibility from the illness. Dr Harper demonstrates the technique you can use to self-examine your balls, and as its best carried out in the shower, its a great excuse for taking a bit longer in the morning.

If you'd prefer to carry out this check away from your computer, then download our specially produced version for your mobile phone from the Channel 4 Mobile site.

How to Perform
Testicular Self Exam

How  NOT to Perform a Testicular Exam