Daily Archives: December 13, 2014

New Books: Mandy Aftel author of Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent| Podomatic (I hope you’ll find the interview inspiring as I did!)


Fragrant:  The Secret Life of Scent Mandy Aftel

Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. The Avid Reader Show is sponsored by Wellington Square Bookshop in Chester County, PA. The show airs every Monday at 5PM EST. Please visit our website at http://www.wellingtonsquarebooks.com

 

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Thia pressed: Scents Of The Season Speak Directly To Our Emotions| NPR


December 13, 2014 8:11 AM ET

Peppermint, evergreen, latkes on the griddle — all are signature smells of Christmas. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Mandy Aftel, author of Fragrant, about why we react so strongly to scents.

 

Periodic Graphics: Scents Of The Season



the scents of the season

Periodic Graphics: Scents Of The Season


Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the molecular basis of holiday smells

the scents of the season

the scents of the season


 

Will the floods in California end the drought?


Will the floods in California end the drought? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30454933

Yemen kills ‘militants wearing veils’


Yemen kills ‘militants wearing veils’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30465535

Bolivia targets ‘unfit’ officers


Bolivia targets ‘unfit’ officers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30467492

GEORGES BRASSENS – “…La prière Par les quatre horizons qui crucifient le Monde, Par tous ceux dont la chair se déchire ou succombe…”


GEORGES BRASSENS – La prière

Georges Brassens – Il n’y a pas d’amour heureux (live) 1965: “…Le temps d’apprendre à vivre il est déjà trop tard Que pleurent dans la nuit nos cœurs à l’unisson…”


Georges Brassens – Il n’y a pas d’amour heureux (live) 1965

The Dreamers-soundtrack! great movie, great selection of music (17 songs collected by Andrea Garaycochea Medina)


euzicasa wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year! (some of the better photos taken by my NiconD5000)


Sailing off Huntington Beach (oil Painting) ( My Art Collection)

Sailing off Huntington Beach (oil Painting)© ( My Art Collection)

Windbreakers Day_-_Huntington Beach_-_oil-Pastel-Sketch (My Art Collection)

Windbreakers Day_-_Huntington Beach_-_oil-Pastel-Sketch© (My Art Collection)

Merry Christmas from euzicasa! Post Card: Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier – December 2011-2014©


Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier - December 2011

Merry Christmas from euzicasa!  Post Card: Saddle-back Mountain from Huntington Beach Municipal Pier – December 2011-2014©

From NPR News: Scents Of The Season Speak Directly To Our Emotions


Scents Of The Season Speak Directly To Our Emotions http://n.pr/12ZTQoR

From NPR News: What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?


What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine? http://n.pr/1FUrwRH

From NPR News: Poo And You: A Journey Into The Guts Of A Microbiome


Poo And You: A Journey Into The Guts Of A Microbiome http://n.pr/XX5Lla

From NPR News: Confusion Over Job-Based Insurance Can Shortchange Consumers


Confusion Over Job-Based Insurance Can Shortchange Consumers http://n.pr/1siPbow

From NPR News: Confusion Over Job-Based Insurance Can Shortchange Consumers


Confusion Over Job-Based Insurance Can Shortchange Consumers http://n.pr/1siPbow

Games ‘deserve respect’ as culture


Games ‘deserve respect’ as culture http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30439126

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths


GCHQ app targets budding sleuths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30443083

Historic Apple 1 sold at auction


Historic Apple 1 sold at auction http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30447563

Tech Times


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/22134/20141213/whats-lesser-evil-for-your-blood-pressure-sugar-or-salt.htm#ic-nav

From NPR News


Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google http://n.pr/1vJcdFj

From NPR News


Oil Prices Go Down, Russia’s Gold Buying Goes Up http://n.pr/1vJ9XxO

From NPR News


Syrian Women Displaced By War Make Tragedy Of ‘Antigone’ Their Own http://n.pr/1vJacck

Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax


Shia pilgrims mark Arbaeen climax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30462820

‘Hundreds’ of UK troops to go to Iraq


‘Hundreds’ of UK troops to go to Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30464272

12 Variations – L.V.Beethoven – ‘Le nozze di Figaro: se vuol ballare’ W.A. Mozart (Violin & Piano): great compositions/performances


12 Variations – L.V.Beethoven – ‘Le nozze di FigaroW.A. Mozart (Violin & Piano)

Yo-Yo Ma plays Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano -Emanuel Ax, piano: great compositions/performances


Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano

Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major: great compositions/performances


Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major

Rimsky Korsakov – Dance Of The Tumblers -: make music pat of your life series


Rimsky Korsakov – Dance Of The Tumblers –

quotation: “What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows…”, James Madison


What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not but that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss

today’s holiday: St. Lucy’s Day


St. Lucy’s Day

According to tradition, St. Lucy, or Santa Lucia, was born in Syracuse, Sicily, in the 3rd or 4th century. Her day is widely celebrated in Sweden as Luciadagen, which marks the official beginning of the Christmas season. It is traditional to observe Luciadagen by dressing the oldest daughter in the family in a white robe tied with a crimson sash. Candles are set into her crown, which is covered with lingonberry leaves. The “Lucia Bride” wakes each member of the household on the morning of December 13 with a tray of coffee and special saffron buns or ginger cookies. More… Discuss

More Saints of the Day

Victor Hugo gets Twitter lashing after crashing French exam


Victor Hugo gets Twitter lashing after crashing French exam

http://f24.my/UPx5kh

France ‘to cut’ movie stars’ astronomical salaries


France ‘to cut’ movie stars’ astronomical salaries

http://f24.my/1zUvaJj

Millions make pilgrimage to Iraq’s Karbala despite threat of attack


Millions make pilgrimage to Iraq’s Karbala despite threat of attack

http://f24.my/1ziOnp1

Explosion rocks French Cultural Centre in Gaza


Explosion rocks French Cultural Centre in Gaza

http://f24.my/1xb9hrU

Deadly landslide destroys village in Indonesia


Deadly landslide destroys village in Indonesia

http://f24.my/1yLsgtA

UN climate talks go into overtime in Peru


UN climate talks go into overtime in Peru

http://f24.my/1yJhIWS

Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges


Suspected ‘LuxLeaks’ whistleblower hit with theft charges

http://f24.my/13jh4Hy

today’s birthday: Mary Todd Lincoln (1818)


Mary Todd Lincoln (1818)

Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of President Abraham Lincoln, was a tragic figure of the American Civil War period. As First Lady, she was criticized for her use of taxpayers’ money in refurbishing the White House and was even accused of harboring Confederate sympathies. She struggled with depression after witnessing her husband’s assassination and suffering the deaths of three of her children, and she was committed to an insane asylum for several months in 1875. Who had her committed? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Battle of the River Plate (1939)


Battle of the River Plate (1939)

In the early months of World War II, the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee had been seeking out and sinking British merchant ships, a practice known as commerce raiding. The British navy tracked down the German ship and engaged it near the River Plate, in what was the first major naval engagement of the war. Outgunned, the Germans sailed for Montevideo in the hopes of making repairs. Shortly thereafter, the captain, believing his forces to be outnumbered, made what decision? More… Discuss

Greenpeace Sorry for Stunt at Peru’s Nazca Lines


Greenpeace Sorry for Stunt at Peru’s Nazca Lines

Members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace are now apologizing for a publicity stunt this week in which they placed banners next to one of Peru’s iconic Nazca Lines—without permission. Like the giant figure of a hummingbird next to where they were placed, the banners were meant to be seen from above. The message was directed at United Nations representatives meeting in Lima for global climate talks. However, the protestors angered Peruvian authorities by leaving footprints at the ancient site, where special footwear is required to be worn. More… Discuss


Paragliding


Paragliding

Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport that has its roots in parachuting. Unlike parasailing, in which a water-skier wearing a parachute becomes airborne while being towed by a speedboat, paragliding uses a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. Paragliding took off in the 1970s, and today, the world’s best paragliding pilots compete in the Paragliding World Cup and other competitions. What do pilots do to reduce their chances of injury in this extreme sport? More… Discuss

word: sumptuous


sumptuous 

Definition: (adjective) Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish.
Synonyms: deluxe, opulent, princely, luxurious
Usage: The sumptuous homes of the wealthy were full of gilding and ornament. Discuss.

France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War


France’s military brothels: Hidden history of the First World War

http://f24.my/1yJ4eKE

Protected: UN peacekeepers ‘look on’ as ‘Russia-backed’ war rages in Darfur http://f24.my/1yJyEfS


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Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend


Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/12/tech/innovation/geminid-meteor-shower-2014/index.html

CIA cable discounts claim linking Iraq, 9/11


CIA cable discounts claim linking Iraq, 9/11
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/12/world/cia-cable-iraq-war/index.html

Scalia: Torture morality not so easy


Scalia: Torture morality not so easy
http://www.cnn.com//2014/12/12/politics/scalia-on-torture-death-penalty/index.html

From NPR News


Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes http://n.pr/1vJLGIa

From NPR News


Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips http://n.pr/1vJryWo