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Simply is about all those images, ideas, realities that may be wonderful, impressive, amazing or outrageous

No Huff, no Puff will Blow these Straw Houses Down

Tweet Penelope Green writes in the New York Times about Clark Sanders, who at nineteen starting building, mostly by hand, a stone house that took twenty five years (pictured below) then spent the next twenty-two years building eleven structures made of straw-bales. … Continue reading

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Does antimatter matter? – yes, and not just for travelling through space and time

Tweet Antimatter “is the mysterious substance that ceases to exist when it comes into contact with any form of matter….in theory the energy created by the annihilation of matter and antimatter could have many applications, including for the military.  However, we … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Gossip!”…”Sure You Do!”

Tweet from Science magazine, via National Public Radio, comes some research on why we gossip….take it away Jon Hamilton “Hearing gossip about people can change the way you see them — literally.  Negative gossip actually alters the way our visual system … Continue reading

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Simply Endangered – a tour of the habitats of endangered species

Tweet the New York Times gives us a regional guide of endangered species. The plants and animals here are among either the nearly 1,400 endangered or threatened species or populations, or the 260 candidates waiting to be listed under the Endangered … Continue reading

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an App…a thing most useful…particularly when you’re Wine Shopping

Tweet Natalie MacLean is an Ontario wine journalist and author of Red, White and Drunk All Over. She connects with more than 123,000 wine and food lovers who get her free e-newsletter. Nat is the only person to have won … Continue reading

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The Great Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Simply Delish

Tweet Is there anyone who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich – that’s a rhetorical question.  Of course not, I hear you say.  Although I don’t like ketchup – or marshmallows – with my grilled cheese, many do and in … Continue reading

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Phil The Knife – Living The Life

Tweet Roger Bull of  Jacksonville.com writes about Phil Vanderhoof.   How many times have you sat on a commuter train and wanted to get away from it all?  In 2009 I was out of work and decided that if a job … Continue reading

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A Day In the Life of An Illustrator

Tweet In More Intelligent Life, one of Intelligent Life’s illustrators recently posted a video of the making of one of his illustrations (embedded below)…people started saying how good it was on Twitter. “…all you see is one layer after another, … Continue reading

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The Re-Birth of the Hand-Made Shoe

Tweet from New York Times comes an article after my own heart.  I adore shoes; I also have short, very wide feet and finding shoes which I love, and can also walk on is a challenge!  It has been my dream to own hand-made … Continue reading

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The Art and Artifacts of Afghanistan

Tweet …from a review by Boyd Tonkin, literary editor at the Independent on a spectacular exhibition at the British Museum.  Called Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World it showcases the art and artifacts that survived invasions and the Taliban.  “Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World … Continue reading

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