Monday, January 27, 2014

5 ways to make a DIY floor lamp - MSN Living

5 ways to make a DIY floor lamp - MSN Living

Seniors go a full day without paying full price- MSN Money

Seniors go a full day without paying full price- MSN Money

7 sneaky tax changes for 2014- MSN Money

7 sneaky tax changes for 2014- MSN Money

8 Pancake Ideas - Cool Types of Pancakes - Delish

8 Pancake Ideas - Cool Types of Pancakes - Delish

Big tax breaks for the middle class- MSN Money

Big tax breaks for the middle class- MSN Money

9 ways to know if you're middle class- MSN Money

9 ways to know if you're middle class- MSN Money

15 disappearing middle-class jobs- MSN Money

15 disappearing middle-class jobs- MSN Money

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MSN Careers - Ways to pursue your passion while paying the bills - Career Advice Article

MSN Careers - Ways to pursue your passion while paying the bills - Career Advice Article

Six Simple 5-Ingredient Soup Recipes

Six Simple 5-Ingredient Soup Recipes

Women more likely to nickname cars - MSN Autos

Women more likely to nickname cars - MSN Autos

Women more likely to nickname cars - MSN Autos

Women more likely to nickname cars - MSN Autos

MSN Careers - 5 jobs you can get with an English degree - Career Advice Article

MSN Careers - 5 jobs you can get with an English degree - Career Advice Article

'Three Cups' author Greg Mortenson: 'I let a lot of people down' - TODAY.com

'Three Cups' author Greg Mortenson: 'I let a lot of people down' - TODAY.com

How to get free cellphone service- MSN Money

How to get free cellphone service- MSN Money

Monday, January 20, 2014

12 Healthy Soup Recipes - Health.com

12 Healthy Soup Recipes - Health.com



When the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of warm soup. Store-bought varieties are convenient, but they can be shockingly salty.

These lighter bowls cut back on the sodium and fat in many traditional soup recipes. Whether you're partial to chicken noodle, French onion, or split pea, we have a healthy soup recipe for you.

How to exercise without really trying - Fitness - MSN Healthy Living

How to exercise without really trying - Fitness - MSN Healthy Living

14 portion control tips to lose weight without feeling hungry - Weight Loss - MSN Healthy Living

14 portion control tips to lose weight without feeling hungry - Weight Loss - MSN Healthy Living

15 incredible tax deductions- MSN Money

15 incredible tax deductions- MSN Money








15 incredible tax deductions

Hang on to those cat food receipts -- you'd be surprised what some people have written off on their taxes.
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Weird deductions
Okay, admit it: As you've struggled with your tax return, trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe, you've taken a few flights of fancy. "Can I claim a deduction for all those blood donations at the Red Cross?" Nope. "How about a charitable contribution for all the time I donate to the church?" No, again. "Can I count the wedding gift for my boss's daughter as an employee business expense?" Come on!

On the other hand, your fellow taxpayers have successfully claimed write-offs for many things that most of us wouldn't even imagine, ranging from cat food to a casualty loss for a vehicle totaled by a drunk driver.

Here are 15 of our favorites.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list - MSN Movies News

'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list - MSN Movies News

'Grown Ups 2' leads Razzies worst-of list
By DERRIK J. LANG , AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Grown Ups 2" is making the most noise at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.
The silly comedy sequel about four childhood friends starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade led the Razzie lineup Tuesday with eight nominations, including worst picture, sequel, ensemble, screenplay, lead actor for Sandler, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, supporting actress for Salma Hayek and director for Dennis Dugan.
Sandler is no a stranger to the Razzies, which launched in 1980 as a spoof of Hollywood's awards season. He won the worst actor trophy last year for the man-child comedy "That's My Boy," and his 2011 cross-dressing comedy "Jack and Jill" made Razzie history the year before with a record 10 awards, with Sandler winning both the worst actor and actress prizes.

10 ways your personality affects your weight - Weight Loss - MSN Healthy Living

10 ways your personality affects your weight - Weight Loss - MSN Healthy Living

Collectible cars with enduring value - MSN Autos

Collectible cars with enduring value - MSN Autos

Collectible cars with enduring value

By David Muhlbaum of Kiplinger

With eye-popping auction prices of late (would you believe $30 million for a Mercedes?), classic cars are getting a lot of attention these days as an investment opportunity.

Can you, too, own a piece of history (or of your youth), take it to shows and parades and on Sunday drives, and still come out ahead? Maybe. Realize that parking your cash in a classic car is far more complicated than investing in the stocks and funds we at Kiplinger recommend. Learn more in our article "Making a Wise Investment in a Collectible Car."

Monday, January 13, 2014

Like local poetry?

. Local poet has gained a large online following with his poems typed onto scraps of paper

Every day, Tyler Knott Gregson takes a few minutes at his antique typewriter to “spill” out a new poem on a scrap of paper.
Monopoly money, an illustration of a ship and an old map ripped from a book are just a few examples of what he writes his poems on.
He doesn’t rewrite or edit his poems, other than to occasionally type over a misspelled word — and he hasn’t missed a day since he started this “Typewriter Series” on March 28, he says.
He keeps the typewriter, a Remington Rand No. 17, on a standing desk and stands “Hemingway-style” when he writes the poems, which usually takes no more than seven minutes.
Once typed, Gregson scans the poems into his computer and posts them to his Tumblr website, tylerknott.com, which he says has more than 105,000 followers.
This holiday season, after numerous requests from fans, he decided to sell a few prints of his poetry — a single print for $20 or two for $30.
“Literally, I thought I was going to get maybe 20 people that would order,” he said on a recent sunny morning while sitting in the living room of his century-old house in Helena. “I just can’t keep up, I think I’ve sold over $10,000 worth of prints and they’ve gone to like 30 countries.”
He’s become a regular at Costco, where he orders his prints, and he’s had to buy a stamp printer and fine-tune his shipping process just to keep up with demand.
“The most frustrating thing is I’ll submit an order that’s like $100 worth of prints and it took me like an hour to get it set up,” he says. “And then I get home and there’s like 13 more. And it’s great, but then you have to start that whole process over.”

Continue reading here    His latest poem here

Saturday, January 11, 2014

U.S. flu cases continue to climb

 

Southwest states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says.



http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/cold-and-flu/us-flu-cases-continue-to-climb

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Only one state, Hawaii, remains largely flu-free.
The flu seems to be hitting young and middle-aged adults the hardest this year, rather than seniors or children, said Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical officer in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Influenza Division.
About 61 percent of the 2,622 flu-related hospitalizations this season have been for people between 18 and 64 years old, Jhung said. Typically, seniors 65 and older account for more than half of flu hospitalizations during a season.
This could be because the H1N1 strain of flu is the most prevalent this season, and most younger adults don't get a flu shot, said Dr. Daniel Spogen, chair of the department of family and community medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
"The ones that tend to be sick this season are young and otherwise healthy adults," added Spogen, who's also a board member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. "If you take a look at the data, the people who are getting sick enough to be hospitalized are the ones who didn't get their flu shot."
Across all age ranges, about 40 percent to 45 percent of people get an annual flu shot, Jhung said. But only 31 percent of people 18 to 49 years old usually receive a flu vaccination, he said.
Young and middle-aged adults also were disproportionately affected during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, Jhung added.
Another reason for that trend: Until the 2009 pandemic, the H1N1 flu strain had been dormant for several decades, leaving younger adults with little immunity to the virus.
Still, the number of deaths related to either the flu or pneumonia this season remains slightly below epidemic levels, the CDC said.
An estimated 6.9 percent of all deaths in the United States this season have been caused by flu or pneumonia -- just under the epidemic threshold of 7.1 percent. Ten children have died from the flu so far this season, the CDC said.
The H1N1 strain accounts for more than half of the influenza virus specimens that have been tested this season, the CDC said.
"H1N1 viruses continue to predominate across the country," CDC spokeswoman Erin Burns said. "Anyone aged 6 months and older who has not gotten a flu vaccine yet this season should get one now. All flu vaccines are designed to protect against H1N1 viruses."
The U.S. Southwest -- Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- is the region hardest hit by the flu this season. This week, nearly 9 percent of all doctor's office visits in that region were due to flu-like symptoms, outstripping the illness rates of all other parts of the country.
According to the CDC, flu activity by state breaks down as follows:
  • Widespread activity in 35 states -- Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Regional activity in 12 states -- Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
  • Local activity in two states -- Delaware and Vermont.
Jhung and Spogen recommend that everyone get a flu shot, especially people between 18 and 64.
People also need to be sure to practice good hygiene by washing their hands often, covering their cough or sneeze, and staying home from school or work when sick, Spogen said.
"People kind of lose sight of influenza being like any other virus," he said. "The best thing you can do is practice the kind of hygiene we always recommend.""

Friday, January 10, 2014

John17 NIV - Jesus Prays to Be Glorified - After - Bible Gateway

John17 NIV - Jesus Prays to Be Glorified - After - Bible Gateway

John 17

New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Footnotes:

  1. John 17:6 Greek your name
  2. John 17:11 Or Father, keep them faithful to
  3. John 17:12 Or kept them faithful to
  4. John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with
  5. John 17:26 Greek your name