Aug
26
2009
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Where is the best place to get photo enlargements and poster prints?

Summer fun with Uncle Will (photo by czh  CC-BY)Sales of digital cameras have exploded in the last ten years and people are taking many more pictures with their digital cameras than they took on film. The immense growth in amateur photography has also increased the number of digital photos printed. This growth in digital printing has been significant but not enough to make [&hel[more...]

Aug
13
2009
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How to make an easy phyllo strudel?

Easy phyllo apple strudel (photo by czh - CC-BY)When I was a little girl my mother made home made strudel. I remember what an undertaking it was to make the paper thing strudel dough. She would knead it until she was exhausted. As we got older, we got to help with the muscle power. All the kneading made the dough super elastic. Working [&hel[more...]

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Aug
01
2009
2

Are there any new euphemisms for “You’re fired!”?

You're Fired! (Photo by czh, CC-BY)Difficult economic times bring waves of employees getting fired. Frequently, the message is blunted by the use of official flowery prose and politically correct corporate euphemisms. On the other hand, employees losing their jobs tend to use short and punchy colloquial expressions when talking about what happened to them. Some terms tend to be used [&hel[more...]

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Mar
31
2009
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How to make world’s easiest sponge cake recipe?

Chocolate sponge cake decorated with strawberries (Photo by happy_camper CC-BY)Sponge cake is one of the easiest and quickest desserts you can make and the variations for fillings and embellishments are endless. Sponge cake can be very simple and plain or it can be luxurious and fancy. Most cookbooks, and especially books on baking basics, will provide you with a recipe for sponge cake. There [&hel[more...]

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Jan
08
2009
3

Why are the surfing waves so big at Mavericks?

Maverick's Waves (photo by jurvetson - CC-BY)There is a legendary surfing spot that hosts a world famous big wave surfing contest every winter. The Maverick’s Surf Contest brings world champions to the small town of Half Moon Bay just a short distance down the coast from San Francisco. The surfing circuit eagerly awaits the announcement that conditions are right for the [&hel[more...]

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