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Anne Bouey

Anne Bouey

Jim's, Jessie's, Kristin's, and Kelly's mom. RN.
While celebrating pre-birthday with wine-tasting, we spied a new addition to the valley. Of course, I thought of you. :)
Mmm, bunnehs love red wine. :) - Steven Perez
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture -
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture
What Happens When Pieces Of Street Art Cleverly Interact With Nature - The Meta Picture
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"Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Katy Perry's Dark Horse Sung in 20 Styles:
Katy Perry's Dark Horse Sung in 20 Styles:
That's great. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mission Impossible Squirrel:
Mission Impossible Squirrel:
I Don't Know--Med School Parody of Let It Go:
I Don't Know--Med School Parody of Let It Go:
I wonder how they got access to an empty medical facility? Must be a sound stage... ;-) - Spidra Webster
Prague's Street Music
Prague's Street Music
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic -
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies - Mic
"When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti's work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti's empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women's bodily autonomy. "It has always bothered me, the world's attempts to control women's bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It's a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don't even see it's there, and how cruel it can be." Rossetti's illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate -
Eye-catching landmarks in S.F. neighborhoods - SFGate
"San Francisco's residential architecture gets reduced to easy stereotypes: Victorian frills at one extreme, storybook stucco at the other. Then you navigate the streets and hills and realize how simplistic such shorthand can be. Here's an alternate view of the domestic terrain - five buildings with the same individualist spirit that you encounter in the city's residents. Nothing you'll see on a postcard, but a quintet of idiosyncratic landmarks that caught my eye when I encountered them, and have remained vivid in the memory ever since...La Casa de los Pechos de la Cholla, 30 Mountain Spring Road You figure there must be a story behind a Spanish Moroccan mirage like this, and you're right. This was the lifetime work of Edward Moffitt, who bought four parcels on a then-unpaved slope of Twin Peaks in 1921. He and his wife built a cabin and the road, but his ambitions grew after he purchased the remnants of an abandoned city incinerator - more than 50,000 charred red bricks. He died in... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Jack and I lived here our last year in San Francisco. - Anne Bouey
The main residence has an attached apartment, and there is another apartment below the arched workshop area where we lived. At that time Mrs. Moffitt still lived in the home, and her daughter and son-in-law lived in the apartment. There is a gorgeous garden courtyard inside with stunning views of SF. Several years later the workshop was also turned into housing. I'm not sure what happened with the lower apartment because it was never built to code. We were very fortunate to live there. - Anne Bouey
Take a wild guess what we paid in rent! - Anne Bouey
$500 per month? - Professor A.I.
When Jack first moved in, it was $200 per month. By the time we moved out, it was $265! - Anne Bouey
It was such a great place that we kept it in the family a few more years. One of my brothers moved in when we left. Then when he bought his first house in SF, Jack's sister moved in. - Anne Bouey
I won't shake your hand, Doc - SFGate -
I won't shake your hand, Doc - SFGate
"We have become a nation of germo-phobes. We have hand sanitizers in grocery stores, schools, shopping malls - and especially in hospitals and doctor's offices. In many hospitals, paper towels and special trash bins even are put next to exit doors so people don't have to touch the handles. But with all of these precautions in place, and while surgeons scrub diligently before they enter the operating room, you might not realize that it's actually your doctor or nurse who could make you sick. The handshake is a universal social custom, far more common even than saying hello. But when doctors, nurses, medical residents and hospital staff greet patients (and each other) with handshakes, they may be spreading disease. For years, doctors and nurses have understood that hands transmit disease. That's why hospitals and doctor's offices around the world have developed strict hand-washing policies (and, more recently, hand-gel sanitizer policies). Don't get us wrong; these programs are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The creation of such "handshake-free zones" may help remove the stigma individuals commonly experience when turning down a request to shake hands. In fact, such zones may encourage doctors and nurses to find other meaningful ways (starting with genuine smiles and engaging eye contact) to communicate warmth, honesty and respect - probably better, even, than a sometimes-perfunctory... more... - Anne Bouey
look, he is also wearing a germ laden tie :) - maʀtha
I had to order extra Mary Kay hand cream. We must physically (in presence of patient) wash our hands prior to the exam and immediately following. We have random stealth spies to check on us. Patients are also asked if they witnessed our hand-washing. We are to announce our hand washing intentions to the patient. - Janet
I saw on a food TV show that sometimes busy cooks will bump elbows rather than shake hands. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Sushi chefs here do the arm/elbow bump. I never considered it being done in other kitchens. That's a relief, actually. I've been thinking and I'm not sure I've ever had a doctor offer to shake hands with me. I know I never extend my hand to them, because of germs. - Anika
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post -
Dog-eating festival in China hounded by activists - The Washington Post
"The town of Yulin, near China's border with Vietnam, is like a lot of the country's other bustling regional cities, except for one thing: Every year at the summer solstice, it holds a festival where town residents quaff copious amounts of alcohol, slurp the juicy fruit of lychees and, yes, eat dog meat. The Yulin dog-eating festival is supposed to take place tomorrow — activists say as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for the occasion every year. Growing international and domestic opprobrium, though, has made the annual event a controversy. Tens of thousands of vociferous netizens have launched petitions and online campaigns to get the event banned and the dogs rescued. Similar pressure has led to dog-eating festivals in other parts of China being canceled. The festival in Yulin is, as state news agency Xinhua puts it, "only a local folk custom, without official sanction." According to traditional lore, the consumption of dog meat yields good health and luck. But activists have... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"According to animal rights groups, many of the dogs netted for these festivals are strays and stolen pets, drugged or poisoned before being kept in ghastly conditions in pens and then later prepared for consumption. Rights group AnimalsAsia says local tradition can't be invoked as an excuse for these practices: The progression of civilisation requires culture and tradition to be... more... - Anne Bouey
I have to say China isn’t a pet friendly country:( - mina_sydney
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate -
Knitters answer WildCare's call for nests to save baby birds - SFGate
"It may seem like a natural fit, but until now one would have been hard-pressed to find a real-life scenario that combined the interests of knitters and baby birds. Both are adorable, no question, but it was a case of never the twain shall meet until this year when a wildlife conservation group in Marin County figured out how yarn-wielding sweater weavers could help chirping downy-feathered avian offspring. The solution was simple: knitted nests. WildCare, the San Rafael nonprofit that treats almost 4,000 wild animals a year, made a request in April for local knitters to weave bird nests for the hundreds of orphaned chicks the organization cares for every year. The knitters of the Bay Area went wild, donating 529 nests to an organization that last year rehabilitated 540 chicks, most of which had fallen out of or were somehow dislodged from their nests during the spring nesting season. "We use these nests primarily for the songbirds," said Alison Hermance, WildCare's communications... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The Baby Bird Nest campaign got its start two years ago when WildCare staff noticed that some of the chicks were bruising or developing other problems from the hard surfaces in the bowls that were being used as makeshift nests, Hermance said. It wasn't the first time bird caretakers had noticed the problem. A worker at Sebastopol's Native Songbird Care & Conservation program was... more... - Anne Bouey
"The knitting fiesta has been a bonanza for California wildlife hospitals and bird rescue centers, which have received 250 of the nests donated to WildCare. "We are now a knitted nest provider," Hermance said. "We've turned it into an enterprise." It is important, Hermance said, because bird nests are often disturbed at this time of year. A prime example occurred in May when tree... more... - Anne Bouey
"The website for the campaign can be found at The instructions for making a knitted nest can be found at - Anne Bouey
Love this! - Janet
This isn't going to end up like the penguin sweaters, is it? - April Russo
Happy birthday, #UncleRobert! Hope you're having a joyous day! Thank you for being such a wonderful influence on Barry's life.
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate -
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
S.F. couple teaches power of 'No' to prevent rape in Kenya - SFGate
"On the website for No Means No Worldwide, a rape-prevention nonprofit agency started by a San Francisco couple in Kenya, is a page of testimonial videos from girls who have experienced a verbal or physical attack. Rachael - like all of the others, a teenage girl who lives near Nairobi - described the time a man tried to lure her into his home. She yelled "No!" in front of a crowd of people, and he left her alone. Caroline used a self-defense skill called the "groin grab" to fend off a boy from her school who assaulted her. "I grabbed his groins and yelled, 'No!' " Caroline said. "I took my sweater, opened the door and ran out of the house, leaving him in pain." And there's Valentine, who recalled a time when she was 12 or 13 and a neighbor asked if she'd ever been told she was beautiful, then grabbed her breasts. She yelled at him too, told him to leave her alone, and the man walked away. Now, Valentine said into the camera, chin up and a small smile on her face, "he sees me on one... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Rape is an international epidemic, with global rates ranging widely, depending on the source, from 10 to 50 percent of women who are victims. In recent years, the problem has attracted extensive attention - from international outcry against high-profile rapes in India to increasing criticism of how college campus sexual assaults are handled in the United States. Rape puts women, and... more... - Anne Bouey
"As they built their loan program they developed relationships with families and aid workers in Nairobi, where they were basing their work. One day in 2006, Paiva was walking through a slum neighborhood with a grandmother when the conversation became alarming. "She just kept pointing out places or people who had been sexually assaulted," Paiva said. "She was telling me, 'That's a rape... more... - Anne Bouey
"The Stanford study that was published this year looked at the program in four Nairobi slum neighborhoods. It compared 1,978 girls in 31 schools who participated in the workshop to 428 girls in a control group who did not take the classes. Before the classes began, about 18 percent of girls in both groups said they had been sexually assaulted in the previous year. For the study, sexual... more... - Anne Bouey
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour | -
Buena Vista Social Club readies for farewell tour |
"They were forgotten masters of a long-ago sound, their faces deeply lined and their hands spotted with age. Then, suddenly, at an age when many performers would be retired, the members of this old-school band found themselves playing in some of the most hallowed venues around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Sting and Shakira. After rocketing into the spotlight in the late 1990s, the Buena Vista Social Club became nothing less than Cuba's soundtrack to the world. Nearly two decades later, the remaining members of the group are preparing to disband after one last farewell tour. "Many of the musicians have their own plans," said a visibly emotional Jesus "Aguje" Ramos, a trombonist and orchestra leader who has been with the group since the beginning. "They must be given a chance." He spoke in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press before the group left Cuba last week for its globe-trotting swan song. "The name of the tour is very strong - the 'Adios Tour,'" Ramos... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:( No dates listed for the US. - Greg GuitarBuster
Zits | Free online comics by Comics Kingdom ™ - -
Zits | Free online comics by Comics Kingdom ™ -
Ew. - Jessie
Well, the comic *is* called Zits... - Spidra Webster
Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time - -
Readers' picks: Best travel songs of all time -
"Once in while, the CNN Travel braintrust blows it -- make that all the time if you happen to be @cnnalwaysblowsit47. Such was the case last year when we published our updated list of the greatest travel songs ever recorded. Sure, we included a few unassailable classics about life on the travel trail. Even @cnnisamoron231 couldn't rage against our inclusion of Willie Nelson's all-time sing-a-long "On the Road Again." But we have to admit, once in a while, @iloathecnn and @cnntroll99 have valid points to make. How exactly did we miss such obvious wanderlust ditties as the Allman Brothers Bands' "Ramblin' Man" and Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee"? These and more than 150 other musical oversights (as suggested by readers) marred what we naively assumed was a list sure to get readers humming tunes and tapping their toes -- not calling for our jobs and swinging their air guitars like Game of Thrones truncheons. Good thing defenders of never-faltering good taste and intellectual omniscience (thank you, @cnnyoushouldbeashamed) are around the make sure no misstep goes un-roasted." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I nominate Wonderlust King by Gogol Bordello :) - Ken Morley
Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West! - Eivind from Android
Eivind, that sounds like the vacation's over. ;-P - Anne Bouey
Aye :) - Eivind from Android
Born to be wild. - Joe
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate -
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate
Robotic stuffed seal helps soothe seniors - SFGate
"The harp seal named Paro has white fur, blinking eyes and wagging flippers. For a medical device, it is awfully snuggly. No mere stuffed animal, Paro is a $6,000 interactive robot designed to soothe and comfort those who stroke its fuzzy head. Just don't try to make Paro swim. This summer at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, nurses are running a pilot program to test whether Paro can be used as a therapeutic tool, instead of medication, to improve socializing and reduce anxiety among the center's elderly. Several residents have Alzheimer's, dementia and other forms of cognitive decline. One recent morning, Dorothy "Joc" Hartley, 88, sat withdrawn in a chair, her body still and head down. But when Paro was placed in her arms, she began stroking it and smiling. "You're so beautiful," she murmured. The seal looked up at her. "Mewww!" Paro isn't hard to adore. It wiggles and squeaks. It squeals angrily when held upside-down, and shakes its head when its whiskers are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Invented by the Japanese company AIST and first sold in Japan in 2005, Paro arrived in the United States in late 2009. To the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the cuddly creature is a biofeedback device and a class II medical device, the same category that spans powered wheelchairs and some pregnancy tests. About 500 Paros have been sold in the U.S., and up to 4,000 worldwide, said... more... - Anne Bouey
great idea, my mom would have loved this towards the end - maʀtha
A Pill For Celiac Disease Is Almost Here -
A Pill For Celiac Disease Is Almost Here
"Going completely gluten-free is socially restrictive, expensive and time-consuming. Yet the diet is the only treatment out there for people with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that damages the lining of the small intestines when triggered by gluten. What's more, gluten-free eating might not be totally effective. It turns out that even celiacs who are very strict with their diet can still significantly injure their small intestines simply from incidental gluten contamination. Gluten lurks in a lot of unexpected foods, and even explicitly labeled gluten-free foods could still be contaminated, mislabeled or just plain misleading. With this in mind, a new pill may work to reduce incidental damage and complement a special diet. The ALV003, as it is known, is made up of two gluten-specific enzymes that break down gluten into safe-to-digest fragments that don't trigger an immune response in celiacs. The pill isn't yet on the market, but the results of a proof-of-concept study were... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
So it's like Lactaid for Celiac's? - Jessie
China Executes 13 in Xinjiang Region After Attacks - -
"The Chinese government executed 13 people in the Xinjiang region on Monday, part of an intensifying response to growing violence in the region that is spreading to other parts of the country. The 13 people had been found guilty of organizing and leading terrorist groups, as well as murder, arson, theft and other crimes, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, whose report cited courts in three different cities in Xinjiang. “The 13 criminals had planned violent terrorist attacks and ruthlessly killed police officers, government officials and civilians, which took innocent lives, caused huge property loss and seriously endangered public security, according to local courts,” Xinhua said. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE China Sentences Scores in Xinjiang for Acts of TerrorJUNE 5, 2014 China Moves to Calm Restive Xinjiang RegionMAY 30, 2014 The report did not give the names of the people who were executed. But the agency said three of them were involved in an attack... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:-( - Jessie
"Uighurs are a Turkic people and are mainly Muslim; they make up more than 40 percent of Xinjiang’s 22 million people. Many Uighurs feel alienated in Chinese society because of large gaps in incomes and education between Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese. Some Uighurs have turned to extremist Islamic ideologies and some have called for an independent East Turkestan in Xinjiang." - Anne Bouey
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Anna Hill is Tired Of Photoshopped Ads. She's Come Up With Genius Satire to Prove Her Point. - PolicyMic -
Anna Hill is Tired Of Photoshopped Ads. She's Come Up With Genius Satire to Prove Her Point. - PolicyMic
"The latest batch of magazine editorial scandals from Vogue and Elle highlights the continuing pressure that women face everyday to look picture-perfect. While some corporate brands are taking a stand against airbrushing female models into oblivion, there is still much to be done to stop the damaging practice of propagating unrealistic images of women. One young woman is doing just that with her series of satirical photos called "Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep." Artist Anna Hill took photos of herself and digitally manipulated them to look like cosmetic ads that extol the virtues of Photoshop:" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Two die in cesspit after a woman drops her phone into toilet | South China Morning Post -
Two die in cesspit after a woman drops her phone into toilet | South China Morning Post
"Two people died and three were injured after wading into a cesspool's knee-deep filth in an attempt to retrieve a woman's mobile phone and rescue those who fainted. The two fatalities were the woman's husband and mother-in-law, a local newspaper reported. The tragedy unfolded after the young woman in Xinxiang city, Henan, accidentally dropped her brand new phone into a cesspit when she went to the open-pit toilet on Wednesday, according to local newspaper Dahe Daily. Her husband jumped in to find the 2,000-yuan (HK$2,510) phone but he could not breathe and soon lost consciousness. Then, the husband's mother jumped in to save him but she, too, soon lost consciousness. In panic, the young woman followed and suffered the same fate. Seeing his family lying helpless in waste, her father-in-law called to neighbours for help. When they arrived, the old man also entered the cesspit but could not get out while two neighbours who jumped inside fainted. “The smell was too strong. I lost... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
This is crazy. - Anika
So so sad. And gross. And totally unnecessary. - Yvonne from FFHound!
2000-yuan is about $300US. I can see why they went after the phone, but such an incredible tragedy. :-( - Jessie
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate -
Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Candorville Comic Strip on -
Candorville Comic Strip on
High schoolers hire mariachi band to follow principal - 8 News NOW -
High schoolers hire mariachi band to follow principal - 8 News NOW
"Want the ultimate senior prank? Good luck topping what students at a Santa Barbara high school did. Apparently the mariachi band showed up at 7:30 a.m. and it lasted all school day. Seriously though, we're laughing hard. Seniors: 1, Principal John Becchio: 0." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
So awesome! - Tamara J. B.
Haha! - Jessie
I can't stop liking this. This is the best senior prank ever and that principal took it like a champ. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Nice! Mariachis are expensive, man. Haha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades - -
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades -
What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades -
"Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how. “When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain. “And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize,” he continued. “Learning is made easier.”" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Children who had not yet learned to read and write were presented with a letter or a shape on an index card and asked to reproduce it in one of three ways: trace the image on a page with a dotted outline, draw it on a blank white sheet, or type it on a computer. They were then placed in a brain scanner and shown the image again. The researchers found that the initial duplication... more... - Anne Bouey
"The effect goes well beyond letter recognition. In a study that followed children in grades two through five, Virginia Berninger, a psychologist at the University of Washington, demonstrated that printing, cursive writing, and typing on a keyboard are all associated with distinct and separate brain patterns — and each results in a distinct end product. When the children composed text... more... - Anne Bouey
"It now appears that there may even be a difference between printing and cursive writing — a distinction of particular importance as the teaching of cursive disappears in curriculum after curriculum. In dysgraphia, a condition where the ability to write is impaired, usually after brain injury, the deficit can take on a curious form: In some people, cursive writing remains relatively... more... - Anne Bouey
Cursive or not, the benefits of writing by hand extend beyond childhood. For adults, typing may be a fast and efficient alternative to longhand, but that very efficiency may diminish our ability to process new information. Not only do we learn letters better when we commit them to memory through writing, memory and learning ability in general may benefit. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY... more... - Anne Bouey
Makes sense to me. - Steve C
Also, I just love seeing everyone's unique writing and how it evolves over time. When my joints aren't acting up these days, I'm a handwriting fiend. - joey - a restaurant receipt from HK from quite some time ago. I was really struck by the beautiful calligraphy on such a prosaic item. - Andrew C (✔)
I was talking to a mom at school about this. I make my kids write cursive, despite their teachers trying to make me give it up. The mom told me it helped their brain development. I was more concerned because not everything has been digitized. When they come across old letters or documents in their research and all I hear is "I can't read this." When they should be able to, I realize how much they'll lose out on knowing later. - Anika
In high school and college my notes were always a mix of cursive and print. It's faster for me to write that way. And sure, now so many students have laptops in class they can type notes, but with autocorrect, mistypes and generally not having to think about what you're writing I doubt it's nearly as effective. Plus, studies show that doodling helps recall and you can't doodle on a keyboard. - Heather
I seem to remember a recent court case in the news, can't remember what about. But one of the witnesses was a young woman who said, when asked by one of the lawyers to read something, said she couldn't read it and it turns out she can't read cursive. - Betsy
Anyone who wants to hone their cursive reading skills should work for a doctor or lawyer. Well, that was true 20 years ago, anyway. - Corinne L
Corrine, that's still true. :) - Anne Bouey
Betsey, that was Rachel Jeantel during the Zimmerman trial. Cursive hasn't been taught in schools for so long. Since she's an immigrant, she may have missed that part of education depending on what age she arrived here. - Anika
The Little Prince – Photos of a Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Living His Imagination -
The Little Prince – Photos of a Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Living His Imagination
The Little Prince – Photos of a Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Living His Imagination
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"Luka is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that causes the body to get weaker over time. His everyday activities are limited because of his lack of physical movement, but he is able to use his fingers which allows him to operate his electric wheelchair as well as slowly draw in his notebook, where his imagination has no limits. After meeting this boy and learning about what he has always wanted to do, photographer Matej Peljhan now helps him live those dreams by creating images that give Luka the feeling of being able to do the things he can’t. Using layered colored sheets and everyday household items, the photos are shot from above and capture Luka’s fun personality as he explores his imaginary world." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Build a better bike lock and thieves may beat a path away - SFGate -
Build a better bike lock and thieves may beat a path away - SFGate
"It's easy to steal a bike. People do it in broad daylight on crowded city streets without any interference from passersby. But this may soon change. A growing number of companies, and even some police forces, are developing and deploying high-tech gadgets to prevent thefts. Velo Labs has created Skylock, a keyless smart lock built by former Boeing and Jawbone engineers. The solar-powered device, which looks like an ordinary U-lock, uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect with a smartphone. This allows owners to unlock their bikes remotely and, more important, receive antitheft alerts whenever someone jostles or holds the lock or bike for a suspiciously long time. (Owners presumably need to be on the ready to run out and defend their property.) Lock8 is another keyless smart lock, which features a GPS tracker, motion and temperature sensors (in case a thief tries freezing the lock), as well as a "painfully loud" alarm that goes off if someone cuts the lock cable or so much as moves the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"In San Francisco, where bike thefts account for $4.5 million in annual losses, police recently started using fancy GPS-connected bikes to bait thieves and catch them in the act. "Recently, for example, a thief took a $1,500 bicycle from outside a train stop and pedaled off into the sunset," writes Matt Richtel in the New York Times. "But 30 minutes later, Officer Friedman and his team,... more... - Anne Bouey
It makes you wonder what the average bike stolen is worth. If its $500 thats almost 25 bikes per day. - All You Can Arcade from Android
It's probably more than that. The bike needs to be worth a certain amount to qualify as more than petty theft so most people with avg bikes don't report it to the cops nor to insurance companies (because most don't have coverage). The Skylock has gotten a lot of press but unless they've designed a lock that can resist an angle grinder, it's just a more expensive lock to be broken and... more... - Spidra Webster
These 50 Photos From The Past Are Shocking And Hilarious. I Can't Believe How Things Have Changed... -
These 50 Photos From The Past Are Shocking And Hilarious. I Can't Believe How Things Have Changed...
These 50 Photos From The Past Are Shocking And Hilarious. I Can't Believe How Things Have Changed...
These 50 Photos From The Past Are Shocking And Hilarious. I Can't Believe How Things Have Changed...
"These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, I chose these to give us a rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Those elevator garages are still around in Newark, NJ. - April Russo
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