Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person excessively concerned with dress.|
|Synonyms:||dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell|
|Usage:||The clotheshorse could be found at the boutique once a week, poring over a variety of suits, sweaters, and ties, and inevitably buying at least three of each.|
Idiom of the Day
To worry anxiously or be despondent about something or someone, especially at great length and in isolation
|A domain name is an address of a computer, organization, or other entity on a network, such as the Internet, that follows TCP/IP communications protocol. Domain names must be unique on the Internet and must be assigned by a registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They typically include the type and name of an organization and identify the specific host server at the address. The first commercial Internet domain name was registered in 1985|
|Widely known simply as Fabio, Lanzoni is an Italian male fashion model and actor who became famous for appearing on the covers of hundreds of romance novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He has also written romance novels, includingPirate and Comanche, and is said to be the first best-selling male romance writer to publish under his own name rather than a pseudonym. Lanzoni has appeared in a number of commercials for a range of different products.|
|About 75 turkey vultures, also known as turkey buzzards, return to Hinckley, Ohio, each March 15 to spend the summer. Thousands of people celebrate them at the Hinckley Buzzard Day Festival, held since 1958 on the first Sunday after March 15. It features tours, hikes, and talks by naturalists at Metro Park, where the buzzards roost. The vultures' return was first documented by a park patrolman who logged their arrival date for 23 years. Why the birds return, however, isn't known.|
|People who read from an iPad for 30 minutes before going to sleep felt less sleepy and had different electrical activity in the brain during sleep than those who read from a physical book, a recent study found.|
1493 - Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage.
1892 - New York State unveiled the new automated ballot voting machine.
1892 - Jesse W. Reno patented the Reno Inclined Elevator. It was the first escalator.
1910 - Otto Kahn offered $500,000 for a family portrait by Dutch artist Frans Hals. Kahn had outbid J.P. Morgan for the work.
1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference.
1937 - In Chicago, IL, the first blood bank to preserve blood for transfusion by refrigeration was established at the Cook County Hospital.
1945 - "Billboard" magazine began listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was "The Nat King Cole Trio."
1948 - Sir Laurence Olivier was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine for his starring role in Shakespeare’s "Hamlet."
2002 - In the U.S., Burger King began selling a veggie burger. The event was billed as the first veggie burger to be sold nationally by a fast food chain.
If You Were Born Today, March 15
You possess much personal magnetism and inner strength. Often you are drawn to the more challenging of any chosen paths, and you have a strong sense of responsibility. Success comes to you through hard work, as well as a personality that is sweetly persuasive and very likeable. It's important for you that others see you in a favorable light, and you are helpful and thoughtful not only with the people close to you, but with strangers as well. Famous people born today: Eva Longoria, Fabio Lanzoni, Phil Lesh, Judd Hirsch, Will I Am, Kellan Lutz.
A man sweeping volcanic ash in Yogyakarta during the 2014 eruption of Kelud. The East Javan volcano erupted on 13 February 2014 and sent volcanic ash covering an area of about 500 kilometres (310 mi) in diameter. Ashfall from the eruption "paralyzed Java", closing airports, tourist attractions, and businesses as far away as Bandung and causing millions of dollars in financial losses. Cleaning operations continued for more than a week.
Photograph by Sonia Sokhi, National Geographic
A “casual stroll on the farm” afforded Sonia Sokhi the opportunity to make this photo of a frosty and colorful scene in Vӧlkermarkt, located in the Austrian province of Carinthia. In part because of its more than 200 lakes and captivating landscapes, Carinthia is known as the “Austrian Riviera.”
knit, ST PATRICK'S DAY
must log in
Shamrock Rainbow Scarf
garter stitch, knitted flat, worked in one piece
crochet, ST PATRICK'S DAY
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... painting
not a good thing (something could fly into his eyes) but so adorable!
from my point of view, this is one of the reasons the internet
is so pleasing! if you put in any word in the english language,
the graph that's produced shows you when the word came
into the language and when it's usage was most popular