Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous | Gardening

Beautiful Hydrangeas for Every Garden - FineGardening

Hydrangeas add drama to the garden like no other plant. In this collection of articles, find beautiful hydrangeas to suit nearly any condition.

Miscellaneous | Gardening

The Secret to Fresh Cut Flowers - FineGardening

In this video from the experts at Gardeners’ World, you’ll learn how to snip and keep fresh cut flowers happy in a vase for days.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

    SIMONE BILES

    Gymnasts compared to football players and professional dancers - my personal thoughts and experiences. Native Strength is the centuries-old traditional syste...

    Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

    18 Fun Things to do This Week in L.A. (8-2-2021 to 8-6-2021)

    This week, from August 2 to 6, features a burger week in the LBC, public art pianos in Beverly Hills, a free comedy show at Permanent Records, fireworks at The Bowl, free Parks After Dark movies, and more.

    Miscellaneous | Education

    Minnesotans Take Legal Action Over Critical Race Theory

    A law firm has taken legal action on behalf of Minnesotans opposed to critical race theory (CRT) who ...

    Miscellaneous | Gardening

    An English Country Garden in Summer - FineGardening

    During his time designing and maintaining this English country garden, Istvan Dudas has wholeheartedly embraced the cottage garden style.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting

    Senator Kennedy Scorches Biden: President 'Has a Ph.D.' in Lying

    'Well, President Biden's not telling the truth. And that's just a fact. It's been well documented,' Sen. John Kennedy said.

    Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

    Another Climate Alarm Loses Its Mojo

    We all know the Great Barrier Reef is in danger of disappearing because of c------ c-----. The climatistas tell us so, at every opportunity: Well guess what Mom? Check in with The Australian (behind a paywall so here is the relevant text—made available

      Miscellaneous | Opinion

      More than a laugh: Kamala Harris' is a sound check for a divided country

      To gauge how some people view Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, look at how they respond to her laugh.

      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

      31 Fun Things to do This Weekend in L.A. {7-23-2021 to 7-25-202)

      This weekend, from July 23 to July 25, features proof of vax bars, Night Dive at the Aquarium, a Nina Simone Tribute at The Bowl, Sunday Sessions in Grand Park, Picnic on the Plaza in Little Tokyo, and more!

      Miscellaneous | Education

      Poll: College students overwhelmingly favor race-blind admissions

      The youth of America may not be as clueless as the more pessimistic among us suppose. According to a new survey by College Pulse, 67 percent of college students strongly support 'race blind' admissions. Another 18 percent 'somewhat support' such admission

      Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

      The Biggest Source Of 'Misinformation' Is Leftist Corporate Media

      Why would people believe so-called misinformation? It's a pivotal question, and the left can't bring themselves to answer it because it damns them.

      Miscellaneous | Opinion

      LGBTQ: American churches, Scripture get it wrong on gays and lesbians

      Churches will continue hemorrhaging members until we face the truth: Being a faithful Christian does not mean accepting everything the Bible teaches.

      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

      23 Fun Things to do This Week in L.A. (7-19-2021 to 7-23-2021)

      This week, from July 19 to July 23, features a free taco pop-up via LeBron James and Fortnite, a Vegan Playground in the Arts District, Fourth Fridays at The Broad, Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Chocolate & Art Show, and more!

        Miscellaneous | Gardening

        How to Grow Lavender in Every Climate | Gardener’s Path

        Lavender adds soft beauty to any landscape and has endless medicinal purposes for home use. Find tips to grow lavender in any climate on Gardener’s Path.

        Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

        25 Fun Things to do This Weekend in L.A. (7-16-2021 to 7-18-2021)

        This weekend, from July 16 to July 18, features a DiscOasis, an HBO takeover of the Santa Monica Pier, a Kite Festival in Chinatown, Summer Music Strolls at Descanso Gardens, Ice Cream Alley at Smorgasburg, and more!

        Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

        How these areas became the U.S.

        The Story of how the US/Mexico border got its shape.I learned all my video/animation skills on the internet. you can too. Go get two months of FREE Skillshar...

        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

        The 15 best day trips from Los Angeles

        Make the most of your day off with these easy, affordable and quick day trips from Los Angeles to SoCal beaches, wineries, ranches and more.

        Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

        Fun Things to do This Week in L.A. (7-12-2021 to 7-16-2021)

        This week, from July 12 to July 16, features National Michelada Day, an HBO takeover of the SM Pier, the public reopening of MOLAA, an outdoor Shakespeare performance, the return of the OC Fair, and more!

        Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

        11 Attractions From Disneyland's Opening Day | Mental Floss

        Many of these rides from Disneyland's grand opening in 1955 are still staples of the California theme park today.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

        Aunt Jemima's Pancake House at Disneyland (1955)

        With this episode of 'Opening Days' we'll be exploring the history of Aunt Jemima's Kitchen (aka Aunt Jemima's Pancake House), an obscure restaurant from the...

        Miscellaneous | Religion

        Nolte: Couple Sues to Rescind $240K Donation After Catholic School Goes Woke

        A wealthy Florida couple filed a lawsuit demanding the return of their donation to a Catholic school that went "woke."

          Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

          28 Fun Things to do This Weekend in L.A. (7-9-2021 to 7-11-2021)

          This weekend, from July 9 to July 11, features the return of 626 Night Market, a Night Sky Star Party at Paramount Ranch, a Bazaar Bizarre at Zombie Joe's, Pasadena POPS at the Arboretum, an outdoor art experience in Santa Monica, Grand Performances in DT

          Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

          25 Fun Things to do This Week in L.A. (7-5-2021 to 7-9-2021)

          This week, from July 5 to July 9, features Divine Immersion at the Pacific Asia Museum, a Cardboard City on 3rd Street Promenade, the 626 Night Market in the SGV, National Fried Chicken Day, more!

          Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

          Training refugees in the culinary arts

          The Brooklyn restaurant Emma's Torch is a staunch advocate for empowering asylum-seekers through education, by training them for jobs in the food service industry. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Emma's Torch founder Kerry Brodie, and with graduates

          Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

          28 Fun Things to do This 4th of July Weekend in L.A. (7-2-2021 to 7-4-2021)

          This weekend, from July 2 to July 4, features the reopening of Smorgasburg, Fourth of July at the Hollywood Bowl, Americafest at the Rose Bowl, a movie and fireworks at Hollywood Forever, the Day Trip Festival, LOTS of Independence Day food specials, and

          Miscellaneous | Judaism

          Faith After Surfside - Questions & Answers

          It is a pain we must feel, a pain that must be healed, until we have healed humanity itself. Until no such tragedy could ever happen again.

          Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

          Study Finds Spiders Are Victorious in Battles Against Snakes | Mental Floss

          A recent study looked at hundreds of records of spiders killing and eating snakes—even snakes many times their size.

          Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

          34 Fun Things to do This Weekend in L.A. (6-25-2021 to 6-27-2021)

          This weekend, from June 25 to June 27, features Movies on Location in the The Valley, The Other Art Fair, the reopening of The Autry, a Toyzilla swap meet in the SGV, a Cars and Coffee meet-up in Griffith Park, the Creative Communal Market in Long Beach,

          Miscellaneous | Chabad

          Glimpse Into Rebbe’s Holocaust Correspondence Discovered in a Basement

          Leonard Holtz found an archive of letters in a shoebox. Then he and his wife gave it to the Chabad Library

          Miscellaneous | Judaism

          Why the Jewish People Await Moshiach - Parshah

          There’s a secret reason the Jewish people have always wanted Moshiach, and that reason is very relevant to your life, right here, and right now.

          Miscellaneous | Shopping

          It’s Not Too Late; Treat Yourself To These 71 Things Before Prime Day Ends

          What better time to treat yourself to things you’ve been wanting forever (or impulse buys you just fell in love with this second) than one of the biggest dang sale days of the year.

          Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

          What Is Consciousness? Is the Universe Conscious? - Theories

          Some scientists believe the universe is conscious. Sounds like a bad trip ... but what if it's true? 

          Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

          Why Did So Many Movie Theaters Have Funky Carpets in the 1990s?

          If you frequented movie theaters in the 1990s, you may remember the funky, galactic carpets that were once ubiquitous. It turns out their design served a practical (and disgusting) purpose.

          Miscellaneous | Religion

          IRS Denies Tax Exemption to Texas Religious Group Because Prayer, Bible Reading Boost the Republican Party

          An IRS official denied tax-exempt status to a Texas group that encourages church members to pray for state ...

            Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

            33 Fun Things to do This Father's Day Weekend in L.A. (6-18-2021 to 6-20-2021)

            This Father's Day weekend, from June 18 to June 20, features tons of Father's Day food ideas, Juneteenth celebrations, pop-up markets, drive-in movies, an immersive audio play series, a Freedom Day Walk, and more!

            Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

            LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention (Inside Mental Health Podcast)

            Did you to know that the risk of suicide among LGBTQ youth is almost 4 times higher than for non-LGTBQ youth? Listen to this podcast to learn more from the Trevor Project.

            Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

            CANCEL CULTURE

            THE ORIGINAL CANCEL CULTURE IN THE US INCLUDED BOARDING SCHOOLS TO "KILL THE INDIAN AND SAVE THE MAN."https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/hyapatiahttps://www.gof...

            Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

            Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans?

            Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you ????) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateORIGSubscribe to Origin of Everything! h...

            Miscellaneous | Interesting

            Weight-Adjusted Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Boosted Survival of Ventilated COVID-19 Patients by 200 Percent: Study

            A new study has found that the use of weight-adjusted hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin (AZM) improved the survival ...

            Miscellaneous | Opinion

            The comedy and tragedy of Derek Chauvin's probation request

            For stealing a human life, Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, feels Chauvin should get no time at all.

            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

            The 66 Most '60s Things About 1966

            A look at 66 pop culture moments from 1966.

            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

            Skechers Supports Nurses for National Nurses Month - Famadillo.com

            I love it when I see companies who use their products to support those fighting the front lines of COVID-19. To be honest, I’m especially worried because

            Miscellaneous | Opinion

            WORDS MATTER

            The origins of our words give us great insight into our culture. Our children pick up on these subliminal messages.Native Strength is the Native American ce...

            Miscellaneous | Religion

            How a ‘Wokestorm’ Is Misleading a Generation About Israel

            Defense of Palestinian rights has too often become a one-sided, distorted, often violent assault against Jews.

              Miscellaneous | Guy Stuff

              The 5 Best James Bond Books

              Some of Ian Fleming's Bond novels are a cut above the rest. Here the 5 best; all the stories are fairly self-contained and can be picked up out of order.

              Miscellaneous | Judaism

              Must One Honor Abusive Parents?

              There are many kinds and levels of abuse, and different people can cope with and tolerate different situations and relationships.

              Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

              The Untold Truth Of Smokey And The Bandit

              One of Burt Reynolds' most iconic movies is a comedy about truckers smuggling beer with impressive stunts. Here's the untold truth of "Smokey and the Bandit."

              Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

              The Oldest Disneyland Rides from 1955 to Today

              Stacker compiled a list of every Disneyland attraction open in the park as of 2021 using real-time data from Touring Plans.

              Miscellaneous | Judaism

              How Did the Mission of the Twelve Spies Go So Wrong?

              Moses felt that the Israelites had no reason to fear the inhabitants, as they had all seen the great miracles wrought against the much more powerful Egyptians.

              Miscellaneous | Judaism

              Is Midrash for Real? - Part 1 in a series on the truth behind Talmudic tales

              Torah, like any wisdom, has departments. You can’t study literature the same way you study biology, and you can’t critique poetry as you would journalism. So too, you can’t study one department of Torah the same as you study another.

              Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

              Advice on Learning a New Language From People Who Speak Up to 16

              Anyone can learn a new language, no matter their age. Simply follow this expert advice down the sweet-talking path to success.

              Miscellaneous | Israeli Culture

              Israeli Humor Kicks Into Survival Mode When Crises - And Rockets - Hit

              Israeli comedians hold nothing sacred to keep the laughter going amid an unprecedented wave of civil unrest and rocket barrages.

              Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

              8 signs someone in your life is a narcissist and how to set healthy boundaries with them

              Narcissists are often manipulative and lack empathy. If someone in your life is one, don't take their behavior personally and set boundaries.

              Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

              The Reason You Rarely See Windows in Grocery Stores

              Supermarkets don't let in much—if any—natural light. It's another example of how retailers mess with your mind.

              Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

              The 7-Step Process to Launching Your Podcast for Free

              With the right tools and strategy, you don't need money to launch a successful podcast.

              Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

              A History of Iron-On Transfers for T-Shirts | Mental Floss

              The colorful, fun, and sometimes lurid decals were all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s. They also gave kids a chance to play with a hot iron.

              Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

              Globalist Pope Francis Defends Joe Biden Over Abortion Policies - Says Plan by US Bishops to Rebuke Him Might Look "Divisive" - But Same Pope a Frequent Critic of Trump

              Globalist Pope Francis was a frequent critic of President Trump and his policies to secure and protect the US border. But this same Marxist pope holds his tongue in criticism of Obama or Joe Biden. This week Red Francis rebuked US Bishops over a plan to r

                Miscellaneous | Judaism

                13 Facts About Learning Torah - Mitzvahs & Traditions

                Torah study occupies a central place in Jewish life, but how much do we really know about this activity?

                Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                Bride and groom under fire for matching wedding gift values with reception meals | Daily Mail Online

                A bride and groom are under fire after offering their wedding guests different meals at reception, based on how much money they had spent on the gift.

                  Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                  The Exceptional Frick Collection Has A Captivating, Temporary New Home

                  At Frick Madison, one finds exceptionally rare works of art we now realize are even more valuable since we haven’t been able to see them for so long.

                    Miscellaneous | Judaism

                    9 Facts You Should Know About Mount Sinai - Shavuot

                    Mount Sinai is where G‑d Himself descended and struck a deal with His chosen people.

                    Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                    Trillions Of These Giant Red-Eyed Crunchy Bugs Buried Beneath The Earth’s Surface Are Set To Emerge

                    Trillions of cicadas that have been underground for the past 17 years in the United States are expected to finally emerge, according to the Associated Press. 

                      Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

                      Disney unveils its first real-life retractable lightsaber — and it looks incredible

                      Watch Disney's first real-life lightsaber in action before it debuts at a new 'Star Wars' hotel in 2022.

                      Miscellaneous | Misc

                      How fetal cells from the 1970s power medical innovation today

                      It is no secret that thousands of laboratories around the world use cells derived from a fetus that was aborted decades ago to develop vital medicines.

                        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                        Housing Industry Feels the Pain of High Lumber Costs from Unnecessary COVID Shutdowns

                        Skyrocketing lumber prices that have tripled over the past 12 months have driven the price of an average new single-family home to rise...

                            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                            Things Your Wife Wants for Mother's Day Because She'd Never Buy Herself - Famadillo.com

                            Three Products Your Wife Wants for Mother's Day ...but won't buy for herself. Okay, maybe she didn't specifically ask for any of these, but I'm telling

                            Miscellaneous | Products

                            White Chocolate Almond Raspberry Cake - Baker by Nature

                            This Almond Raspberry Cake with White Chocolate Amaretto Buttercream Frosting is a total showstopper! Featuring four layers of light and fluffy almond cake, raspberry filling, and creamy white chocolate amaretto cream, this cake is decadently sweet! A mus

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                            The delirium of Jew-hatred - Melanie Phillips

                            A French court's perverse ruling has significance well beyond this one scandalous case

                            Miscellaneous | Judaism

                            10 Facts About Pesach Sheini Every Jew Needs to Know

                            If someone was unable to participate in the Passover offering at
                            the proper time, they would offer the sacrifice a month later.

                            Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

                            All Chicago mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to open for walk-in appointments starting Friday

                            Citing a long-awaited increase in COVID-19 vaccine supply, Chicago’s public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said all city mass vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments starting Friday.

                            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                            The real life Lassie! Husky sees woman faint, so it stops exercising, opens dog door, and gets help | Daily Mail Online

                            Alaska managed to save its owner after she fainted in a pet shop in the Chinese city of Harbin on April 18. The unidentified woman was taken to hospital, where she recovered.

                              Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                              Vaccine-Hesitant Americans Aren’t Ignorant Rubes, They’re Cautious

                              Tens of millions of Americans aren’t going to get a COVID-19 vaccine, no matter what. Instead of shaming them, we should try to understand why.

                                Miscellaneous | Misc

                                How to see what Google knows about you, and delete it

                                Google, like many other big tech companies, knows a lot about you. Here's how to find all that data, and delete it.

                                  Miscellaneous | Misc

                                  'It feels unnecessarily difficult' | Part-time, in-person learning has some parents in a bind

                                  Back-to-school isn't entirely back-to-school -- concurrent learning schedules have some parents juggling their kids' schedules.

                                    Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                                    The Growing ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’ Movement

                                    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation designating his state a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary State,” moving the idea of nullification.

                                    Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                                    Age of Diesel Has Arrived LionChief Plus 2.0 Locomotive

                                    Age of Diesel Has Arrived LionChief Plus 2.0 Locomotive Review and Demonstration - See this new locomotive in action on my Polar Express O-gauge Model Railro...

                                      Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                                      LA's Staples Center Reopening: Behind the Pandemic Safety Precautions

                                      The Staples Center in Los Angeles will become the first California arena to reopen tonight, ending a COVID-19 closure that dragged on for 400 days.

                                      Miscellaneous | Misc

                                      18 Reasons I Won't Be Getting a Covid Vaccine

                                      A few friends have asked my thoughts on the covid jab(s) so I thought it was time to write an article on the topic. All my friends had not heard most of the details I shared, so I figured you might appreciate hearing some of what I told them. Knowing how

                                        Miscellaneous | Judaism

                                        Torah Study: Does It Matter Which Words Rashi Quotes?

                                        See how a nuance in a simple one-line Rashi can be examined, unpacked, and understood in an entirely new light.

                                        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                                        Jerusalem Stone: What Is It, and Why Is It Used?

                                        I saw that Jewish organization will be built with “Jerusalem stone.” What exactly is it and is there a custom to specifically use Jerusalem stone?

                                        Miscellaneous | Judaism

                                        Is It Wrong to Like a Lot of Stuff? - Parshah

                                        Is it OK to
                                        enjoy a good shopping spree and to delight in yet another Amazon box at your
                                        doorstep?

                                        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                                        The Arclight Closed: Why Losing This Tiny Theater Chain Means So Much | IndieWire

                                        The 18 Arclight and Pacific theaters represented about 100 screens — and the belief that they were too important to fail.

                                        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

                                        Don't Get Scratched! O-scale Barbed Wire Fence Review

                                        Don't Get Scratched! O-scale Barbed Wire Fence ReviewIn this video, I’m reviewing and demonstrating the new Barbed Wire Fence Accessory from Woodland Scenics...

                                          Miscellaneous | Fred's internet Island

                                          Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly

                                          Fred's Internet Island Is Your Virtual Oasis In Cyberspace. Feel Free To Surf Yourself Silly. An online resource providing quick access for multiple subjects. News, weather, information, entertainment, travel, music, television, radio, careers, and refere

                                          Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                                          Cool Whip Dyed Easter Eggs in a Muffin Tin

                                          Here's a fun easter egg decorating idea that the kids can do! All you need is a tub of cool whip and a muffin tin :)   Supplies Needed: Cool Whip Neon Food Coloring Muffin

                                            Miscellaneous | Faith

                                            I Look Up

                                            "I Look Up" ... is ... for all the Americans who are Christian ... including the Founding Fathers of our beloved USA ... and the first settlers who came to t...

                                              Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                                              Mom of boy with autism holds fundraiser for school custodian

                                              When a North Carolina custodian, didn't win a "school heroes" award, one mom thanked him for helping her son, who has autism, by raising $35,000.

                                              Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                                              The ancient fabric that no one knows how to make - BBC Future

                                              Nearly 200 years ago, Dhaka muslin was the most valuable fabric on the planet. Then it was lost altogether. How did this happen? And can we bring it back?