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Thank you Internet!

This video contains words. It was labeled 18+ but these words are natural words, correct words. As a matter of fact, I would think middle school students would get more from this video than they might from some of those other health class videos.

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A quick disclaimer about social media and live events

A quick disclaimer about social media and live events.

I recognize that the chance for some of the information I’m distributing could be inaccurate. For example, Arrowmont having burned…we now have pictures that most of the structures are still standing.

I hope most people know that social media brings awareness at the sacrifice of accuracy. Our sharing of information is second or third hand and anecdotal. I am 45 minutes to an hour and a half away from the fires. I am not witnessing any of this first hand.
The choice between posting these things is one of awareness versus accuracy. I’d rather put it out there and have people know what’s going on and what is at stake and make corrections later. I am not always good about including words like “second hand” and “unconfirmed” I think that’s all implied right now.

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How can I tell if I am living over a cave?

I live in East Tennessee. By definition, I am probably living over a cave.

Old timers who used to live in the neighborhood tell of a legendary cave that “we used to throw garbage into,” “dad pushed a car into it,” and “we dropped a fishing line with a weight on it and never found the bottom” yet I have never found this entrance.

The creek behind my house on rainy days flows normally. On most days the creek has a trickle that goes underground about halfway behind the neighbor’s house. This is the strongest evidence to support a cave system.

Question: 1) How do I confirm there is a cave? and 2) if I wanted to dig an entrance to the cave, how do I know how/where to dig such that I don’t just dig right beside the cave thus never finding it?

Bonus question: If I verify my house is above a cave system, do I destroy the resale value of my home?

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PSA: Bras make your breasts sag

Jean-Denis Rouillon has been studying breasts for 18 years (I’ve been studying them my whole life! *wink wink*). His technique? I slide ruler, a caliper, and 330 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35. Holy Hell I’ve lived my life wrong! Why didn’t someone tell me this field of research existed?! I would have gotten my PhDD!

"Medically, physiologically, anatomically — breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity," Rouillon said, as quoted on TheLocal.fr. "On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra."

[Source, Livescience.com, Bras Make Breasts Sag, Study Suggests, 2013]

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RIP LiveNinja

I love getting emails from sites I apparently signed up for but never used. https://www.liveninja.com/ is shutting down.

When we started LiveNinja in 2012, we set out on a mission to use real-time technology to allow people to make a living doing the things they love to do. In essence, we believed (and still believe) that real-time technology can play a major role in the way the worldwide economy operates and does business online.

Two and a half years later, it’s clear that it has…just not in the way we expected it to.

When we first launched LiveNinja, the initial response was incredible. Within months, we had thousands of sessions occur on the platform, and featured over 3,000 experts across a variety of fields — music, art, therapy, venture capital, fitness, and more — all sharing their knowledge on the site.

On June 18th, we’ll be closing down the LiveNinja marketplace and moving our Katana service to LiveNinja.com to concentrate these efforts and bring you the best experience possible.

[Source, LiveNinja Blog, The Evolution of LiveNinja]

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Last chance to earn discounts toward a Narrative Clip v2

The Narrative Clip is drawing to a close. Click here to learn more. Enter your email address and both you and I can earn discounts toward the purchase of a Narrative Clip v2. What is Narrative Clip? Basically it is a camera that you wear which takes a pictures every 30 seconds. What it means is that you preserve those special moments in your life (particularly good for parents) without being distracted by holding a camera or camera phone between you and the event. It’s great for life journaling. By using my Narrative, I became acutely aware that I was spending too much time in grocery stores and changed my habits to regain time in my life. I highly recommend the Narrative Clip!

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Popurls.com is down!

My favorite site, http://popurls.com, has been down for two days! Popurls is an aggregator of news feeds. It’s geek crack. If the site every comes back, and you aren’t careful, you can lose a day of your life just clicking links. With the site down, it’s like going to your drug dealer and being told he’s out. Anyone know why Popurls is missing?

Update: Just down for maintenance.