Grab Bag Kick Start:
I want to share this FANTASTIC idea with those of you who haven’t yet heard of it….
Their tag line is
and here is how they describe what they do:
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.
All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree… Welcome to Kickstarter!
BUT…. WAIT… there’s ANOTHER site that has made a very cool way to BROWSE Kickstarter projects!
I mean, really, you only have so much time to browse interesting ideas- at which you might want to throw a few bucks- and then you need to move on to playing Angry Birds, right? Fundhaus takes you on a stroll through Kickstarter to discover the unexpected. Give it a go… you might be able to say you were a ground floor patron of the amazing new iPhone charger that runs off a potato (do they actually have that yet?).
Grab Bag Rotto Rooter:
you need to ask yourself….
Do I really need a colonoscopy?
Here’s the answer:
Over 50?… You are a winner…
Have family history of polyps or colon cancer?… Ding Ding Ding.
Have personal history with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis? Booya!
Roughly 1 in 20 of us will develop this slow-growing cancer in our lifetimes. About 95% are curable if detected early enough.
But besides cashing in on your prize of scheduling your colonoscopy, there are important lifestyle choices we can make to improve our odds.
Dr. Andrew Weil offers the following advice:
…. an estimated 50 to 75 percent of colorectal cancer cases can be prevented though small changes. Eat a diet that is high in fruits, vegetable and whole grains, such as the Anti-Inflammatory Diet; reduce your intake of red and processed meats; maintain a healthy weight; don’t smoke; drink alcohol in moderation; and enjoy regular exercise to reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer or to keep it from coming back.
Grab Bag Aspirin Antics:
Aspirin can not only prevent heart attacks but also remove sweat stains, take the green out of blonde hair in the summer, treat pimples and get rid of dandruff:
To remove sweat stains, crush up enough pills to make a paste with water to cover the stain. Let set and then wash as usual. The sooner you treat the stain, the better. Don’t put a sweat-stained shirt in the dryer, as heat will set the stain.
To remove the green from the pool from your hair, dissolve 6-8 tabs in water and let soak onto hair for 10 minutes.
For problem acne, make a paste and apply directly to the pimple.
For Dandruff– crush two aspirins and mix it into your normal amount of shampoo (regular shampoo, not the dandruff kind!) you use in the shower. Let sit on hair for a few minutes and rinse away the flakes!
Grab Bag Otis Express:
So that you remember this when you need it….
read through this first….and then close your eyes…
really… close your eyes….
…. and imagine you are walking into an elevator, and as soon as you look at the elevator button you will remember this:
Press the “Door Close” button and your desired floor button….
AT THE SAME TIME.
Now… open your eyes. And now imagine you’re on your way down from a high floor, it’s a busy hour in a big hotel. Summon your magical powers, press the “Door Close” and “G” buttons simultaneously, and you’ll be strolling through the lobby in no time.
On your way up? Be the last one to press your buttons (stand closely and do it quickly to avoid suspicion), and when you race past everyone’s floor and the door opens for you, throw out a little, “Huh…. that’s weird” as you exit.
Elevator fun fact: While living in a multi-story college dorm building, my brother-in-law and his college buddies rewired the button panel in the elevator so that no matter WHAT button anyone pushed, the elevator always went exclusively to the floor these guys lived on.
All part of a well-rounded college education 🙂
Grab Bag Brain Game:
It’s all about reaction time. See how fast you can tune your brain to respond to this game… and this may sharpen your reaction time in many applications, like driving.
Click Start. Move your cursor over the square. When the square turns a color, click as quickly as possible.
The ultimate goal is to reach .20 seconds. The shorter term carrot is to just improve your time.
Grab Bag Funny Stuff:
Signs on the road of life…