Monthly Archives For August 2010

7 Non-Environmental Reasons to Ride a Bicycle

Saving the environment is a good, heart-warming reason to make a decision.
It’s a bit over-used, though.
And bicycles have potential beyond eco-friendliness.

Schwinn by Laura604

For the record, here are seven other reasons to ride a bicycle that will not intentionally benefit the atmosphere:

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The Cupcake Question

Social experience has suggested that men are capable of voluntarily baking and decorating cupcakes without the help of women. Furthermore, they have enjoyed it.


For example, the Butch Bakery in New York makes cupcakes that are for men, by men.

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5 Suggestions For Choosing The Best Cookbook

cookbooks 101

The cookbook section of the bookstore seems too large. Its size is baffling when one considers how nearly all recipes are on websites or in magazines alongside ‘handy tips’ for color-coordinating the kitchen and dining room tablecloth.

Why would one purchase a cookbook with these other options? Is it tradition? Tangibility? The attractive photographs?

It might be education.

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Blackberry picking is worth the pain.

It’s the end of blackberry season, by the way.


This means that if you are tempted to buy an expensive batch in the grocery store, say ‘No’ and visit a U-Pick farm instead.

Or, if you live in rural England, go on a walk. They’re hanging on fences everywhere as common as dandelions.

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5 Creative Coffee Sack Pillows

Over time, adults have learned to recognize and accept ugly pillows as a part of home decoration. These pillows aren’t necessarily natural; they’re more like social constructions, similar to political signs and white bread.

coffee sack pillows

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Fierljeppen: An extreme Dutch & Frisian sport.

Fierljeppen [~ pronounced: ‘fee – earl – yeppen’] is literally translated as ‘far-leaping,’ a name that befits each contestant’s main goal: to leap over a canal without hitting the water.


In order to accomplish this task, the ‘ljepper’ must sprint towards the canal and jump onto a pole. Then, if s/he successfully grabs onto the pole, s/he must climb the pole and control which direction it tips.

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