Monthly Archives For April 2011

7 Dangers of Reading

You were probably systematically encouraged to read books straight after learning your ABC’s and the word ‘cat’. Maybe that encouragement was necessary for your academic development, but for those of us who love reading naturally, reading too much can pose dangers that Reading Rainbow never mentioned.

If you’re a heavy reader, take a moment to consider these seven dangers and gauge your risk level for each one:

1. Mistaken identity

– when you begin subconsciously skewing your behavior to match the mannerisms of a cool protagonist.

via Brookish

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2 Simple Recipes For Hot Cross Buns

Making hot cross buns can get complicated. Take these first three sentences from Martha Stewart’s ‘Hot cross buns with dried cherries’ recipe:

Heat 1 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it registers 110 degrees on a candy thermometer. Pour milk into a mixer bowl, and fit mixer with a dough hook. With mixer on low speed, add granulated sugar, yeast, butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the nutmeg, cinnamon, and eggs.

Candy thermometer… Dough hook… Yeast… By this point, you may have already decided to buy your Easter breakfast at the grocery store.
But wait!
Making hot cross buns isn’t always so rigorous. You just need to find the right recipes:

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12 Ways To Say ‘I Miss You’

The phrase ‘I miss you’ seems too weak for some situations. It doesn’t capture that feeling of chaos and minor catastrophe caused by the absence of a true love or however you call them. To give the phrase more depth, sometimes you need to add props or a few extra words. For example:

1. Morse Code
– to adroitly communicate your anxiety, anguish and general gloom.

via R&S

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14 True Shots Of Edinburgh

If Edinburgh had a color scheme, it would probably be gray and green with a side of red. Moss, cobblestone and redheads; creepy vines, stone buildings and red tartans; green grass, gray weather and red coffee cups…
Whatever combination you choose, Edinburgh is a great to place to visit. Check it out:

1. Impressive stone architecture

– one word: Hogwarts.

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10 Cute Easter Egg Cozies

Easter egg hunts are one of of the best traditions of April, even for supposedly serious and responsible adults. The desire to find little chocolate-filled plastic eggs doesn’t necessarily damper with age, but those opportunities do gradually disappear if you live alone or have a busy schedule.

The spirit of Easter egg hunting is worth reviving, though, even if you can’t manage a full Easter party. If you’re alone, just boil some eggs and hide them under egg cozies for breakfast or lunch. It’s a bit like Mr. Bean and Christmas cards, but hey—any excuse to use egg cozies is worth taking.
Take a look:

1. Snowy egg hats

– by imali

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5 Colorful Carrots

Here is a friendly reminder for everyone with a bit a land or balcony: it’s time to plant carrot seeds.

Perhaps you already planted your carrots back in February while the rest of us sluggards were wimping out indoors with hot chocolate and Monopoly. If so, you are awesome.

If not, it’s time to begin. Carrots are worth your gardening effort if you’re interested in colors beyond supermarket orange. As you can see from the following colors, there’s quite a variety:

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8 Ways To Wear A Fake Mustache

Photo shoots are more fun with fake mustaches. You don’t need to think of clever poses, pretend to be genuine, or endure the pain of smiling too long. You can just stand still, wear the mustache, and look awesome.

Fake mustaches aren’t limited to photo shoots, though. You can use them in a variety of situations, such as…

1. With gloomy or grumpy children

– the fake mustaches will either cheer them up or suit their facial expressions perfectly.

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6 Delicious Savory Scone Recipes

There’s actually little difference between American biscuits and savory scones besides a few details about texture and shape. For example, biscuits are sometimes made with lard, while scones are usually lard-less. The largest difference is perhaps imaginary; ‘biscuits’ sound like breakfast with gravy or jam, while ‘savory scones’ could be for a sophisticated brunch or high tea. Whatever you imagine, they’re delicious.

1. Tomato Feta Scones

via The Etsy Blog

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