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I am a 27 year-old woman and have had acne for the past two and a half years. I have tried an oral antibiotic and two prescription creams (all very expensive and ineffective), and am looking for other routes to treatment. I am looking for any holistic remedies, such as products to use topically, and dietary and lifestyle measures. Any advice is welcome and appreciated.I have suffered from stress-related adult acne for the past two and a half years (my life fell apart in the beginning of 2013, and my once-perfect skin has been covered with pimples ever since). I have tried a few prescription medications; the first one was an oral antibiotic named Solodyn, which cleared up my skin, but the acne came back as soon as I stopped taking it. And it's only safe to take it for three months, otherwise it can cause health complications, so I didn't continue taking it. I also used the following topical creams: Acanya during the day, and Differin at night, for over a year, and those have not worked either. I'm tired of going to doctors and wasting extensive amounts of money on medicine. Are there any natural, holistic treatments I can use for clear skin? I have heard of people using aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, and bentonite face mask; does anyone know of any of these (or any other topical treatments) being effective? If so, how long do I need to use each one for, and how many times a day? How about dietary measures? I have read that incorporating more fruits and vegetables in one's diet, and cutting out excess dairy, is effective, and have started doing that, but I don't know much about which foods to avoid and which to incorporate for clearer skin. Additionally, if you know if any other routes or lifestyle measures I can take for clear skin, please let me know of those as well. I really want to get rid of this, and am open and welcoming toward all the knowledge and advice I can receive. Thanks in advance.

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With the finals of the National Spelling Bee about to begin (on ESPN, streaming may not be available to you), "Vocativ and Google Trends were eager to demonstrate just how accomplished these youngsters are", so they compiled a list of the most spellchecked words in each of the 50 United States and D.C. (NOT in map format)

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How Julian Jaynes' famous 1970s theory is faring in the neuroscience age. The picture Jaynes paints is that consciousness is only a very thin rime of ice atop a sea of habit, instinct, or some other process that is capable of taking care of much more than we tend to give it credit for. "If our reasonings have been correct," he writes, "it is perfectly possible that there could have existed a race of men who spoke, judged, reasoned, solved problems, indeed did most of the things that we do, but were not conscious at all." Related: Tulpas. Schizophrenia. Auditory Hallucinations. The Bronze Age Collapse.

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FOAAS (Fuck Off As A Service) provides a modern, RESTful, scalable solution to the common problem of telling people to fuck off. Github | Mashape

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I spontaneously decided to join a friend's 2-day camping trip - I'll be meeting them at the campsite early tomorrow morning. I'm not an avid camper, and don't want to forget anything that might be considered a no-brainer. I'd appreciate advice on any camping essentials I may be forgetting - list of what I'm planning on bringing at the moment is inside. I'd also like advice on ready-to-eat meals or meals which can be easily prepared at the campsite.I know this is super-short notice, but I'm panicking! I'll be checking the answers from my cell. We'll be at a campground, so there'll be a fire. My friends are bringing the essentials (tent, etc.) but they advised me to bring food for myself plus whatever will make me comfortable. I'll have ~ one hour tonight to hit my local Wal-Mart/Trader Joe's and grab whatever I might need, then off I go in the early morning. It'll be 70-85 F for the duration of the trip, but it might rain on Saturday. I currently am in possession of: 1. A cooler. 2. Hygiene essentials (They have showers) 3. Pillow + light blanket 4. LED headlight 5. Shirts/shorts/shoes + sandals. 6. Mixed nuts 7. I might have time to make a PBJ sandwich or three, not sure though. 8. Water. there's a water refilling station where we're camping. 9. Earplugs, headphones 10. A good book 11. Sunscreen, sunglasses I'm planning on buying: 1. A light sleeping bag. Is this even necessary? It'll be hot! But I don't want my back to be resting on the tent floor... 2. S'mores and hot dogs. Maybe energy bars/trek mix. Could really use some advice on other ready-to-eat food to bring. Again, I'll probably be going to Wal-Mart. 3. I probably should buy a poncho? 4. An ice pack. Or maybe I should just use ice? 5. ...I got nothin. Please give me suggestions for anything else to bring, food or otherwise. I don't want to overpack since it's only two days overnight, but I also don't want to be begging my friends for anything (although I'm sure they'd share). Thank you!

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An astonishing performance in a Jerusalem tea house (SLYT). Some background on Yemen Blues

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In their annual gathering of Emmy-contending comedy actresses, The Hollywood Reporter hosts a roundtable conversation featuring Amy Schumer ("Inside Amy Schumer"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"), Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish"), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), and Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")

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The trees in back of my condo seem to have several oak galls, but they're way larger than the internet is describing galls (oak apples) to me. What else could they be, and/or why are they so much bigger then they're supposed to be?Details: I'm in the Portland (OR) area. The trees (about a half dozen or so) are overhanging my back yard from the neighboring property, and they seem to be oaks (I haven't tried to ID exactly what kind), about 30-ish feet tall. They all have what seem to be galls toward the end of their branches, about 5 to 10 per tree. They look very much look like large apples or pears from the ground. One fell off yesterday and broke in half. I'll admit that I'm a bit spooked by it and haven't inspected it too much, but it looks a bit like a big and slightly misshapen Bartlett pear, with the outside being a light green-ish yellow and the inside being off-white-ish. The interior looks a bit rotten, but not in a smooshy fruit way. I can post some pics when I get home this evening, but my main question is this: these seem like oak apples, but the internet is telling me that those are usually around ping-pong ball sized at the large end of the spectrum. These are the size of a large apple or pear, with all of them definitely as big as a baseball. Is there anything else they could be aside from galls? Bonus details: there's a patch of dirt about 100 yards away that gets swarms of flying insects flying above the ground a couple times a year. Related ground wasps, possibly? I'm kind of squicked out by the whole situation, but figure knowing is better than not knowing.

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Making homemade dulce de leche with my daughter for a Spanish class project. Need advice on how to keep, re-warm, etc.So we're making Chocolate Empanadas with Dulce de Leche(SLAnnoyingAdsOnTheSide). For her Spanish class, she and a partner were given dulce de leche as their "major ingredient" for a dish. It must be made from scratch, which isn't a big deal. These are due on Wednesday, and for scheduling purposes, it would be much easier for us to make the time-consuming dulce de leche on either Sunday or Monday evening. We'll make the empanadas (somewhat easier) on Tuesday evening. I just need some pointers/advice on how I should keep and then (possibly) re-heat the dulce de leche when we fill the empanadas. Is the re-heating even necessary? Won't it be quite difficult to spoon into the empanadas if refrigerated?

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I enjoy smoking pot, but I'm also trying to lose weight and the two seem incompatible.I become ravenous when smoking - I eat nonstop, almost compulsively. I am not a frequent marijuana user, but I purchase it occasionally and when I do I go through it. Last time I purchased I gained 10 pounds, when I was actively dieting. So how can I limit my intake when high? When considering your answer please note I am not looking to be told to purchase or smoke less, or use a friend's stash. If I can't find a solution I'll probably just stop altogether. Thanks for your time.

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These are all over my crepe myrtles. Do i need to be worried? Sorta looks like a ladybug but not sure.

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Men Who Rock II: Not Only Are These Six Up-and-Coming Male Seattle Musicians Hot, They Also Know How to Play Their Instruments! By Emily Nokes and Bree McKenna of Tacocat. The first Men Who Rock, from 2012.

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The British Library has put every issue of Spare Rib in their digital journal archive, with full access, for free. Few titles sum up an era and a movement like Spare Rib. When the first issue came out in July 1972, many women were starting to question their position and role in society. The magazine was an active part of the emerging women's liberation movement. It challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women in what was the first national magazine of its kind. It supported collective, realistic solutions to the hurdles women faced and reached out to women from all backgrounds. Spare Rib became the debating chamber of feminism in the UK. It continued until January 1993 and the full archive of 239 magazines provides a valuable insight into women's lives and this period of feminist activity.

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This Guy From Baltimore Is Raising a Christian Army to Fight ISIS... What Could Go Wrong?

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Due to a series of unfortunate events I'm now homeless and lost all my savings. Looking for overall advice how to rent a room in NYC and survive.I'm a 23 years old young woman homeless in NYC. Basically, things happened in the last two months which caused me to lose a good portion of my support network. Currently I reside in a rented room in Queens, Flushing ($750/month) but I believe it's too much and I can't afford the rent for the next months (July). Meantime I managed to secure a loan from a bank, friends, and registered for college Fall '15 as a full-time student (2-3 more years until graduation). I'm aware that I'm unemployed (I've tried to apply to NY Unemployment Insurance but don't qualify) and actively job-searching. I've joined various job boards (CL, Snagajob, NY.gov, and SimplyHired) and my school (Baruch's STARR search). So far it's been disappointing but I still have hope. Keep in mind I've applied to most retail/chain stores in the area and more or less run out of places to apply as of now. Although, I don't want to rule out small businesses but a reason I'm in this mess is directly connected to one and I'd just rather not. Govt Assistance: I've applied to SNAP and SOAR but I'm still waiting to hear back from the latter. I've qualified for FAFSA/TAP but it won't be distributed until late summer. Budget: $500-$600 by the local subway/public transportation (No greater than 2 hrs from Midtown). I don't have children or pets. Relatively safe area as I'm not very familiar with NYC as I lived in the suburbs just outside the city my entire life. Space: I only have a mattress, card-table, 2x chairs, clothes, PC, and various small items. I don't mind roommates but right now I'm in a bad place and feeling cagey around people. Location: It must be in NYC as my college is located there and I can't afford to transfer to another place right now. Living Expenses: As of now I'm having a difficult time calculating my living expenses and any advice would be great. I've subbed to Something Awful's forums and reddit's personalfinance. I've also searched via AskMefi for related questions under IT/job/unemployment. Phone bill: $30/month Food: $100-$200/ SNAP Transportation/Misc fee: ??? Family/Friends: I'm estranged from my immediate family due to legal issues/DV. My extended relatives are helpful-ish but refuse to provide any resources except for one aunt. Yes, I've pleaded with them but it's not going anywhere. On the flipside I do have one friend who is willing to provide a one-shot loan and I'm trying to come up with a reasonable number for him soon. Banks: I've managed to successfully open a savings account and credit card via Chase(Freedom Card) but I want to save that for emergencies. Health: I have been diagnosed with Depression and seeking help via Counseling Center. I'm not addicted to any substances. I don't have any health issues other than the one I listed above. Any advice for apt room/job hunting for a college student would be great. Thank you. Side note: I can't return home as it's impossible not to mention it'd be life-threatening considering everything I went through in the last few months.

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We have a small bathroom (sink, toilet, small tub) on the second floor of our house that hasn't been touched since original construction (sometime in the 1950's). When using any of the three bathroom fixtures, water leaks through the ceiling below (just started last night after plunging the toilet). A plumber came out, took a look and said we'd need to rip up the entire floor as the pipes are all led and the only solution is to remove entirely and replace with something newer. This sounds odd and expensive. Any advice/suggestions?

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Right now, my husband and I are very broke due to a few factors. One of them is my health. Moving to a more accessible location would be physically and mentally beneficial in that area. I need some help thinking through a strategy to move on limited funds.I want to move as soon as practical and am interested in hearing what kind of options might be available to me. I live in the far suburbs, and due to health issues, I can't drive and it has become extremely isolating. The difficulty seems to be trying to figure out how to make this work financially. My husband and I are also very broke due to a number of factors - expensive medical bills, loss of my income, and then an extended period of my husband being unemployed. He's finally working again, though not making as much as he should be. (But any money is better than none, right?). We own our home, but aren't close to paying it off. But we're also not underwater and have some equity in the home. I'm trying to figure out how we can move but every time I think through how we would do it; I run up against the wall of not having enough money to do so. I would rather buy than rent, but I am okay with renting. In fact, ideally would love to downsize a bit and save money on rent. Long term plans are to move out of the city. One big part of the problem is that I have pets I do not want to give up. I know that makes renting more difficult. I know people who have rented homes with pets, and it took them longer but they were able to do it. Ideally, I want to rent a home, but it can be a small home, or duplex, whatever. I can't wrap my head around making it work. We need to secure a residence before selling our house because of the pets and the potential difficulty of finding a place that takes them But that would mean we'd have rent and a mortgage. I suppose we could "walk away" from our home, but that would mean losing the equity we do have in the home. It seems like it would be a mistake. We can afford our mortgage right now, but not a lot left over. We've exhausted our savings as a complication of both my health problems and stopping working, and my husband's prolonged unemployment. Our credit scores are bad due to outstanding debt from my health issues. All medical bills. We have some credit card debt too, but that is current. These are the obstacles as I see them. - No savings left - Previous DINKS now SINKBDS&LoMB (Single Income No Kids But Disabled Spouse & Lots of Medical Bills) - Husband's new job covers the bills, but there isn't anything left over. - Poor credit rating, meaning mortgage unlikely. Some medical bills went to collections and there they remain. - Debt. It's not a huge debt but it's enough that it will take us a long time to catch up with my husband's current pay, if ever. - House is in an odd state of renovation and disrepair. We were doing a lot of home improvements before I stopped working, but it's like halfway done. New flooring and updated paint through most but not all of the house. The other half is dated (80s and 90s decor). The worst is a large deck that wasn't maintained (it just was always on the todo list and never got done. - The yard is an overgrown mess. At one point I was quite an avid gardener, but haven't been able to maintain them. Between that and the hilly landscape, we just cannot keep up with the large yard. We did pay someone to clean it up at the end of last year, and they were able to make it look nice for a short while, so that's an option if selling, but it's too expensive to do regularly. - We have pets; cats, dogs, a tortoise and fish, making "staging" while living in the home very difficult. As will renting; though I know enough people who've been able to make it work with their pets, that I think I can probably find a place to rent. - This is a doozy. I don't want to give up my fish; I have a room dedicated to them and a large multiple tank system. They can be moved, but I would anticipate needing a month to do so. - My health issues mean moving could take some time. The estimate with the fish was with my health issues, I know many people that moved theirs in less time. But between my husband and myself, moving the rest of the stuff might just be slow. I also need to give us padding in case I have difficulty during the move. - Don't have family we could move in with; I'm estranged from my family, and my husband's family is mostly out of state, with the one close relative being unable to have pets due to their own health health problems. Plus, I can't see moving the fish twice in a short period of time. Maybe once, but twice will be extremely hard on me. - We haven't done our taxes for this year, having taken out an extension. I don't know how that will impact things, but I suspect we'll owe taxes this year. I don't know how much yet. I have no idea of that will have any impact, but it seems important. I am desperate to get out; I hate living here. I am trapped in suburbia, can't drive often due to medication or pain (or both!) Being trapped here toll on my mental health. (I am seeing a therapist to help me cope with this and other aspects of my condition.) But I am completely lost as to an exit strategy. I spent two weeks out of state in his city apartment and I felt so much more empowered and just mentally better being in a place where people around and the ability to walk a couple blocks and get some where. I struggle trying to think through this problem because we "own" a house, which we have been able to pay for, so it feels like we should be able to get another home someplace else. But I know this logic is flawed, because it doesn't account for moving expenses, paying two mortgages or mortgage plus rent until our house sells or the repair work that needs to be done on our house. On the other side of the coin, I ask myself if we should be just move out of our house and into a rental, stop paying the mortgage and drop the keys in the mail and send to the bank. But that seems like leaving money on the table. Maybe it's not, considering there is a lot of work that needs to be done yet. I don't have any idea what to do about it. I'm hoping for some suggestions to plan a strategy for moving. Or if there are people that do this kind of thing; who or what should we be looking for. A realtor doesn't seem right since we might end up renting (or would they?) Because it might be relevant, I currently am not on social security disability. I need to be, I have two doctors that advised me I should, but that seems like an insurmountable problem and why I haven't pursued it. I will try to soon, but I am told most cases won't be decided for a minimum of 13 months. In any case, it will not help our finances right now. ---- Ideas I had, but am unsure if they're workable - rent small house & sell our house - > wait to recoup some savings, pay off bills and turn credit rating around - > buy house next year. I'm not sure how we'd be sure to sell it in time to not be paying rent and mortgage. - rent a house -> rent out our house and sell later. Not sure how quickly we could find tenants, nor thrilled with the idea of being a landlord. - trade houses with someone in the city; can you do that if you still have a mortgage? Do people do that? I was thinking someone might be interested if they are "trading up" and I don't care about trading down to a smaller home with a small yard, in fact that would be ideal. As long as it's in moderately good shape (like ours, needs some work, cosmetic issues, but not falling down). - buy a home in foreclosure; I've seen some nice homes in foreclosure in some areas that border gentrifying and poor. The mortgages would theoretically be low enough that we could probably afford our house and the new house for at least a short while. But, I'm not sure we'd qualify for even a small loan. - Sell the house as is, pets and all, expecting to get a low price due to inability to stage, but stipulate we need 60-90 days to move? I'm looking for ideas and strategies to exit this house and move to a new place on a virtual non-existent budget. However, if there are professions that help make these decisions, pointing me to them would also be helpful.

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I'm interested in developer diaries, ideas from software engineers about how they manage their personal projects, and other resources for self project management in the software space.I'm a front end engineer with a good job and a fairly busy non-work life. I feel like I've mastered my day job from a technical perspective; I really like it for lots of reasons and I don't want to move on, but I want to continue learning on my own so my skills aren't stagnating. Independently, I also have a ton of ideas for side software projects that I'd like to work on just because I want to see them exist, but I have a hard time getting from the idea phase to the point where I can spend an hour a day working on the next thing in a particular project. My job doesn't ask me to do much project management: I'm generally given a feature and asked to break the feature down into parts, estimate a timeline, and then execute the work. I do this fairly well, with the pressure of a paycheck and a deadline, but when I sit down with my own ideas I have a hard time getting from zero to moving. I feel overwhelmed by the scope of whatever it is that I'm trying to set out to do and don't often succeed at getting myself moving on writing code. If I can get over the first hurdle, I feel like I generally can keep myself moving-but it's now been kind of a while before I've gotten over the first hurdle. I'm particularly interested in a developer diary kind of thing where an engineer writes a little bit every day about her process: what she's accomplished that day, and most especially at the beginning planning phase, how she got from idea to actually doing the work. But, I'm willing to listen to any ideas that others have in this vein: as a programmer working on a self-directed project with no particular deadline, how do you get from the idea phase to the execution phase, and then see it through to the end?

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Every sensate being we've encountered in the universe so far—from dogs and humans and mice to turtles and spiders and seahorses—has evolved to suit the cosmic accident that is Earth. The notion that we could take these forms, most beautiful and most wonderful, and hurl them into space, and that this would, to use Petranek's formulation, constitute "our best hope," is either fantastically far-fetched or deeply depressing. As Impey points out, for six decades we've had the capacity to blow ourselves to smithereens. One of these days, we may well do ourselves in; certainly we're already killing off a whole lot of other species. But the problem with thinking of Mars as a fallback planet (besides the lack of oxygen and air pressure and food and liquid water) is that it overlooks the obvious. Wherever we go, we'll take ourselves with us. Project Exodus: Elizabeth Kolbert on Mars, Earth, exploration versus science and astronautical reach exceeding grasp. [previouslyish]

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My husband hates the smell and feel of any lotion or other moisturizing product I use. I hate dry skin. Help?He has a real aversion to goopy skincare products like lotion, sunscreen, and lip balm. He also has an excellent sense of smell while mine is not that strong. To me, using moisturizer feels like a mundane part of my day. To him, it's like I'm dousing myself in "get away from me." Things I have used as body moisturizers: Various drugstore-brand lotions - "lotion" smell even from fragrance-free versions, rubbery/sticky feel Various oils (jojoba, pre-packaged mixtures like Aura Glow) - noticeable greasy feel Shea butter - greasy/sticky feel Things I have used as face moisturizers: Various drugstore-brand lotions (Neutrogena, Cetaphil, CeraVe PM) - "lotion" smell, sticky feel Various oils (jojoba, rosehip seed) - "weird" smell, greasy feel I haven't ventured into the world of high-end skincare products, but I'm willing to spend the money if it's worth it. I can often get around this conflict by using moisturizing products earlier in the evening rather than right before bed, but I'd love to have something I can use whenever I want. So I'm wondering if my miracle moisturizer product exists—something that really sinks in, doesn't smell like anything, and just makes your skin feel a little less dry. Has anyone found something like that?

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I'm very confused about my partner. Let's call him Robert. I'm not sure if my partner is illustrating narcissistic traits or if it is something else? Robert rarely asks about my interests, hobbies, opinions. I think he may lack listening skills and empathy skills to some degree. I think he shows care and love through action instead. He may suspect he might have Aspergers as well. I feel like Robert is always nitpicking my flaws, my goal motives, my personality, and my beliefs. Robert always seems to monopolize the conversation, making it difficult to elaborate and share my points and thoughts on the matter.Lately I feel that my partner is upset and disappointed with me, because I'm at a crossroads with my indecisiveness towards career aspects. I feel that he is constantly trying to push me to finish my undergraduate degree and find a trade afterwards to start working. I'm not exactly sure what to do, but he feels the need to dictate and order what I should do (not do a master's program, but do a trade instead). I'm not as clean and efficient as he is, so he becomes terribly frustrated and upset when the dishes are left in the sink for a few hours. I think I'm more laid-back, and I will get to them, but just not right away. He scolds me and becomes angry when the house is not clean. Maybe I'm not learning from my mistakes. Perhaps our personalities do not mesh well, in terms of cleaning and productiveness. He seems far ahead with life, since he is five years older, with more degrees, a car, and a stable well paying job. I feel like I'm a disappointment to him sometimes; not living up to his expectations. However, I have been deeply depressed, which is stifling my passions and growth for ambition. He is deeply career oriented, following regulations, strict routines, etc - and I find this rather difficult, since I'm not exactly like this. Maybe this is due to his suspected Aspergers? I'm not so sure. He thinks I need major improvement in my life, because I'm not as driven and goal oriented as him. I'm still finishing my university degree, while he is finished and working at the moment. I find Robert cynical and negative about the world sometimes; not very proactive and positive. He is very introverted and needs his alone time as well. We rarely go out, because he's frugal with budgeting - so we end up playing soccer, going on hikes, and picnics instead. Our sex life isn't very good, either. He rarely tries new things in bed. I'm not sure if he's truly happy, and I'm not sure if I'm truly happy with him as well. He doesn't have any friends, and doesn't want to make any friends at the moment. He doesn't like any of my friends as well, because he finds them not opinionated and boring. I'm lost, and not sure what to do -- to me, it seems that we may not be as compatible as I thought. We do not connect well through music or poetry, but our political beliefs seem on par. I'm confused.

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Thirty years ago this month, Dire Straits released their fifth album, Brothers in Arms... For the first time, an album sold more on compact disc than on vinyl and passed the 1m mark. How the compact disc lost its shine - the rise and fall of the CD

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Neat music video for Golden Touch by J-Pop queen Namie Amuro. Keep your finger in the center!

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I want to send a dear friend on the other side of the country [U.S.] something for his birthday (t-shirt, fridge magnet, something of that ilk) that says something along the lines of "I'm not gay but I'm fabulous." (Both of which are true.) Difficulty level: for delivery tomorrow.I'm not sure where I should be looking online, if there are any specialty shops [not Spencer Gifts] I should be checking out. Google yields a bunch of videos for something called PewDiePie, which is not helpful.

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My dad and I are submitting a manuscript for a book on Old West history. We need not just to obtain permission to use 25 historical images but to obtain versions of the pictures that are high enough quality for print. Can any publishing experts or authors share tips on how best to undertake this task?Should we just write e-mails to every permission holder and ask for images of a certain DPI? Is there some standard way this is done? How much of a role should the publisher play in this step? It seems straightforward but it is new territory because although I've published a book before, there were no illustrations. So I am wondering if there are things we should know about what we should and shouldn't do. The illustrations range from 19th century maps to modern paintings of Mexican War-era horse soldiers. The publisher is a good publisher, so we'd be approaching rights holders as reputable individuals. Any help much appreciated.

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