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this pressed for your awareness: 10 Household Products That Have KILLED People – Likes

10 Household Products That Have KILLED People – Likes.

Visit, subscribe, enjoy: Valentina Lisitsa, Pianist on YouTube

Valentina Lisitsa pianist visit her YouTube Channel

Valentina Lisitsa pianist visit her YouTube Channel (Click to access YouTube Channel)

A great cartoon by @varvel just now — Arnold Melm (@countUP)

#JeSuisCharlie, one of the most popular hashtags ever, was in 3.4 million tweets in 24 hours — Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett)

Duo Kontarsky @ BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 – 1982 *vinyl* , great compositions/performances

Duo Kontarsky @ BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 – 1982 *vinyl*

Giuseppe Sammartini Oboe Concerto in E flat major: make music part of your life series

Giuseppe Sammartini Oboe Concerto in E flat major

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto in A Minor (13 year old Mendelssohn): make music part of your life series

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto in A Minor (13 year old Mendelssohn)

word: pedantic


Definition: (adjective) Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules.
Synonyms: donnish, academic
Usage: Pedantic and hypercritical, meddlesome and fault-finding, he was a terror to the clerks under him. Discuss.



Glassblowing is the art of shaping molten glass into a vessel by blowing air into it through a tube. Its processes have remained essentially the same since ancient times. Glass materials are fused at high temperatures, boiled down, skimmed, cooled several hundred degrees, and then blown. The manufacture of simple glass objects, like light bulbs, is now done by machines, but ornamental objects are still made using traditional methods. One key glassblowing tool is a “punty.” What is it used for? More… Discuss

Shocking Boredom Study

Shocking Boredom Study

Fifteen minutes may not seem like a terribly long time, but when left alone with just one’s thoughts for company, it is apparently unbearable, and many would sooner shock themselves than endure it. Nearly half of the participants in a recent study—18 of 42—elected to administer at least one mildly painful electric shock to themselves at some point during a 15-minute period in which they were left alone in an empty room and asked to sit at a table “entertaining themselves with their own thoughts.” Though some have criticized the study’s design, the researchers concluded that, on the whole, people prefer doing something, even something unpleasant, to doing nothing at all. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Nunavut Day

Nunavut Day

Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut was established on July 9, 1993, through a land claim signed by the national government and the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area. Most of the day’s activities take place in Nunavut’s hub and capital city, Iqaluit. Festivities include barbeques, parades, traditional Inuit games, and feasts featuring local cuisine of caribou, walrus, and arctic char. In recent years, the day’s program has also included organized tournaments of cribbage, checkers, and Scrabble. More… Discuss

make music part of your life series: Sergei Rachmaninoff – Études-Tableaux, Op. 39


Sergei RachmaninoffÉtudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

N. Lugansky, piano

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the U...

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the United States extensively, and became an American citizen shortly before his death. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No. 1, in C minor
No. 2, in A minor
No. 3, in F sharp minor
No. 4, in B minor
No. 5, in E flat minor
No. 6, in A minor
No. 7, in C minor
No. 8, in D minor
No. 9, in D major



What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Or Can It? (Not if by doing that, th patient decides to avoid certain agravatingactivities!)

What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You, Or Can It?

In medicine, early detection is a double-edged sword. It can mean the difference between life and death, but not always the way you might think. Being diagnosed with a medical condition can worsen a person’s perception of his own well-being, and poor self-rated health has been linked to a greater risk of death. When it comes to minor conditions or “pre-disease” states, giving a patient a diagnosis could potentially do more harm than good. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Carberry Day

Carberry Day

The students and faculty at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, celebrate the fictitious academic exploits of Professor Josiah Stinkney Carberry every Friday the 13th. On Carberry Day, small brown jugs appear around campus, and students and teachers fill them with change. The money goes to a book fund that Professor Carberry has set up “in memory of my future late wife, Laura.” More… Discuss

word: martinet


Definition: (noun) Someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms.
Synonyms: disciplinarian, moralist
Usage: Any deviation from the classroom rules was met with a swift rebuke from our teacher, a real martinet. Discuss.
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article: The University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the second oldest in Italy. It was founded in 1222 by a group of students and faculty from the University of Bologna and has since become a premier institution for higher education in Italy, boasting an enrollment of 65,000 students and an academic staff numbering more than 2,200. Over the course of the university’s long and illustrious history, many famed historical figures passed through its doors, such as what scholars? More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a developmental disability that inhibits recognition and processing of graphic symbols, particularly those pertaining to language. The condition is often diagnosed in childhood, as the symptoms—trouble reading, reversing words and letters, writing illegibly—become evident in the classroom. To a dyslexic, d may be seen as b or was as saw. Though dyslexia‘s underlying cause is unknown, it appears to be heritable to some degree. When was it first identified? More… Discuss

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Ave verum, Op.65 No.1 / Gabriel Fauré

Direction : Richard Marlow
*Recorded : 1996 in Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge

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QUOTATION: Victor Hugo “Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.”

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

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QUOTATION: Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle (384 BC322 BCDiscuss

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Charles William Eliot (1834)

Eliot was an educator and the president of Harvard from 1869 to 1909. Under his administration, Harvard developed from a small college with attached professional schools into a great modern university. Several notable reforms were introduced during his tenure: the elective system was extended, the curriculum was enriched, written exams became mandatory, and the faculty was enlarged. Eliot opposed football and tried unsuccessfully to abolish the game at Harvard. Why did he object to the sport? More… Discuss


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Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (1877)

Born into poverty and having had little formal education, Morgan nevertheless became a successful inventor and entrepreneur. In 1914, he patented his “breathing device,” a hood that allows one to breathe safely in the presence of smoke, gas, and other pollutants. He worked hard to market it, especially to fire departments, and often demonstrated its reliability, most famously using it to rescue several men from an Ohio tunnel accident in 1916. What did he invent after he had gone nearly blind? More… Discuss


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Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude Op. 23

S. Rodriguez

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude Op. 23
No. 1, in F-sharp minor
No. 2, in B-flat major
No. 3, in D minor
No. 4, in D major
No. 5, in G minor
No. 6, in E-flat major
No. 7, in C minor
No. 8, in A-flat major
No. 9, in E-flat minor
No. 10, in G-flat major


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The accumulation of all powers, Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss


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Un bulgăre de humă (1989) (Ion Creangă și Mihai Eminescu)

Povestea lui Ion Creanga, scriitorul care a reusit sa impresioneze generatii de-a randul cu basmele si povestirile sale. Continuand un har mostenit de la stramosii sai, Creanga considera povestile lui o simpla sursa de amuzament, lipsita de profunditate. Mihai Eminescu este cel care incearca sa-l convinga ca detine un talent deosebit. Poetul, insa, are alte probleme, fiind implicat intr-o imposibila poveste de dragoste cu Veronica Micle…. Respectul pe care il avem in mod firesc fata de marile personalitati Ion Creanga si Mihai Eminescu a devenit, in
momentul realizarii acestui film extrem de inhibant. Acesta a constituit principalul handicap pe care l-am avut de trecut. Pentru a deveni personaje de film, Eminescu si Creanga trebuiau sa coboare de pe statui, sa prinda viata imprumutand chipurile unor actori: sa vorbeasca, sa se miste si sa evolueze intr-un chip cat mai firesc. In loc sa pastram un ton solemn, omagial, care ar fi imprimat filmului, cred, un aer sedentios, an incercat sa ne apropiem cu discretie si caldura de personalitatile readuse la viata. Chiar daca primele lor aparitii in film risca sa deceptioneze printr-o fireasca neidentificare cu fotografiile icoana, atat de cunoscute, speram ca personajele sa devina convingatoare pe parcursul desfasurarii povestirii cinematografice. Este un omagiu pe care ila duce cu intarziuere implinirii a 100 de ani de la moartea lui Ion Creanga, Mihai Eminescu si Veronica Micle” (Nicolae Margineanu).


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Peter Mark Roget (1779)

If you have ever used a thesaurus, you have Roget to thank. He was an English physician who created not only the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases—a comprehensive classification of synonyms that he published in 1852 during his retirement—but also a slide rule for calculating the roots and powers of numbers. Roget was an obsessive list-maker, and it has been speculated that he worked on the thesaurus to combat depressive tendencies. What institution did Roget help to establish? More… Discuss


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Manuel de Falla – El Sombrero de Tres Picos – Complete Ballet

Manuel de Falla (1876 – 1946)

Español: Estatua de Manuel de Falla en la Aven...

Español: Estatua de Manuel de Falla en la Avenida de la Constitución de Granada (España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

El Sombrero de Tres Picos – Complete Ballet
(The Three-Cornered Hat / Le tricorne / Der Dreispitz – 1919)

Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE
Carlos Kalmar – Conductor

Maria del Mar Campo – Mezzosoprano

Introducción y escena – Introduction and Scene
La tarde – Afternoon
Danza de la molinera (Fandango) – Dance of the Miller’s Wife
Las uvas – The Grapes
Danza de los vecinos (Seguidilla) – Dance of the Neighbors
Danza del molinero (Farruca) – Dance of the Miller
Danza del corregidor – Dance of the Magistrate
Danza final (Jota)

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Inside the Classroom with Britannica School, Grade 7

Published on Aug 30, 2013
See how Britannica School supports differentiated learning, builds 21st century skills, and helps with research.


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Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez (1930)

The subject of the acclaimed 1988 film Stand and Deliver, Escalante was a math teacher who, with his unconventional teaching style, dedication, and complete faith in his students’ potential, created a successful advanced placement—or college level—calculus program at a high school in a poor East Los Angeles neighborhood. In 1982, when 18 of his students received perfect or near-perfect scores on a national exam, they were accused of cheating. What happened when 12 retook the test? More… Discuss


C. Saint – Saens Morceau de concert op. 94 | Peter Müseler, Horn

Conducted by Juri Lebedev | Summer Concert 2007 at Belvedere School of Music Weimar/Germany | Musikgymnasium Schloß Belvedere


Hopeful for a Gracious Future: Mozart – Missa Brevis in D minor KV 65 ( final competition )

Koriyama Fifth Junior High School ( The Vocal Ensemble Competition Japan 2013 )
Mozart Missa Brevis in d KV 65 
Kyrie・Gloria・Credo・Sanctus・Benedictus・Ag­nus Dei




Definition: (adjective) Stale and unclean smelling.
Synonyms: fustymusty
Usage: As a college student, all I could afford was a frowsty basement apartment, but it served its purpose. Discuss.



Exercise Gets Kids’ Brains in Gear

Researchers have found another reason for kids to exercise—it is good for their brains. A recent study has found that children who get regular exercise perform better academically. Researchers found that for every 15 minutes of daily exercise, performance in subjects like English, math, and science increases by an average of about a quarter of a grade. While most youngsters involved in the study exercised far less than the recommended 60 minutes a day, if they did, they could improve their academic performance by as much as a full letter gradeMore…

Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt – La Campanella

Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt La Campanella 
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Audio and video by Umberto Belfiore




Definition: (adjective) Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety.
Synonyms: serioussoberquietcalmgravesteadycomposedsolemn
Usage: I instinctively stood up a little straighter when the staid duke entered the parlor. Discuss.

Quotation: Charles Dickens on liberal education

I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss


Carl Orff – Sunt Lacrimae Rerum – Singphoniker Münchner – July 10, 1995

Performance of a selection from Carl Orff‘s “Sunt Lacrimae Rerum“, men’s choir (TTTBBB) and soloists (TBarB), by the Singphoniker Münchner on July 10, 1995 – Carl Orff’s 100th birthday, at the composer’s gravesite in the Klosterkirche Andechs, near the composer’s home in Dießen am Ammersee

The inscription on the memorial plaque reads, “Summus Finis”, “The Highest Goal”

The title of the music is from the Aeneid, line 462 of Book I – “sunt lacrimae rerum” – “There are tears for things”

The lyrics are from The Book of Ecclesiastes 8:15

Omnium deliciarum et pomparum saeculi brevis finis.
Mors, dolor, luctus et paror invadit omnes. 
In hora ultima peribunt omnia: tuba, tibia et cythera, jocus, visus, saltus, cantus et discantus.

Of all delights and pomps of the world the time is short
Death, pain and mourning invadeth all.
At the last hour perisheth all things: the trumpet, the flute and the lyre, joy, laughter, dancing, singing, and harmony.

Die Singphoniker are (thanks to Daniel Schreiber for this information):

Alfons Brandl, Hubert Nettinger, Ludwig Thomas- tenors. Berno Scharpf, Gunnar Mühling- baritones. Christian Schmidt, bass.

Music Publisher: Schott C39534 ISMN: 979-0-001-00875-4
available here:


Quotation: Charles Dickens

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss


From Wikipedia: Right to education

The right to education is a universal entitlement to education, a right that is recognized as a human right. According to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights the right to education includes the right to free, compulsory primary education for all,[1] an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction of free secondary education,[2] as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education.[3] The right to education also includes a responsibility to provide basic education for individuals who have not completed primary education. In addition to these access to education provisions, the right to education encompasses the obligation to rule out discrimination at all levels of the educational system, to set minimum standards and to improve quality of education.[4]

Compulsory education 

The realisation of the right to education on a national level may be achieved through compulsory education, or more specifically free compulsory primary education, as stated in both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.[5][23]


Today’s Quotation: John Milton (1608-1674) on Education

I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

California Poppies : Sunday November 27, 2011 at Bolsa Chica Beach

California Poppies: Sunday November 27, 2011 at Bolsa Chica Beach

California Poppies: Sunday November 27, 2011 at Bolsa Chica Beach

Today’s Birthday: Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779)

Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779)

Regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry, Berzelius was a Swedish professor who achieved an immensely important series of innovations and discoveries. He developed chemistry’s modern system of symbols and formulas, prepared a remarkably precise table of atomic weights, analyzed numerous chemical compounds, and discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium. He also introduced basic laboratory equipment that remains in use today. What common scientific terms did Berzelius coin? More… Discuss

Today In History: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Established (1958)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Established (1958)

NASA is an agency of the US government charged with aeronautics research and the nation’s civilian space program. During its history, it has been responsible for manned trips to the Moon, orbiting observatories, and unmanned programs that explored other planets and interplanetary space. Today, its goals include improving human understanding of the universe and establishing a permanent human presence in space. NASA was created by an act of Congress passed largely in response to what 1957 event? More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHNS HOPKINS (1795)

Johns Hopkins (1795)

Hopkins, a US merchant and financier, worked with an uncle as a wholesale grocer before going into business with his brothers in 1819. As he continued to prosper, his interests diversified into banking, insurance companies, steamship lines, and railroads. In his will, he set aside $7 million—the largest philanthropic bequest in US history at the time—for the founding of a free hospital and university in Baltimore, Maryland. His will also called for the establishment of what other institution? More… Discuss

Palace of Versailles: Virtual Tour: Thanks to Google Art Project… Let’s Go!


Marie-Antoinette_Painting_Pallace_Versailles_Tour (click on the Picture to start your tour)

I hope you’ll enjoy your virtual tour, as much as I did. You can save your link, as a portal to the Google Art Project and visit more  famous museums and their art galleries.

Don’t Try To Remember everything…Research Instead…VIRTUALLY

A 2x3 segment panoramic view of the Great Hall...

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My proffessors tought me a valuable lesson… may be the most valuable lesson of all:






The Library Of Congress Online: 

I mean I was able to find telephone books from Romania, from 1925, and 1958; I was able to find my address and telephone number, and my great grand parents business, adresses, etc. One can find, that which one is searching for: literally.          


Well in those times we were talking libraries, today we’re talking virtual libraries: Create one of your own: Start today, start now, by adding this acronym finder and acronym attic list to your new library, of your congress, of your choice: