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  • Capri pants bare scourge of summer: ‘cankles’ (Oh, joy. “Cankle Awareness Month”)

    07/01/2009 8:24:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies · 9,093+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/01/09 | Jacqueline Stenson
    Capri pants bare scourge of summer: ‘cankles’Cheeky gym campaign gives us yet another body part to worry about By Jacqueline Stenson updated 9:31 a.m. ET, Wed., July 1, 2009 Still obsessing about how your dimpled thighs, jelly belly or flappy arms look in a swimsuit? That’s so last summer. This year, there’s a new body part to fret over: the cankle. Hmmm, you may be wondering, what’s a cankle? Gold’s Gym, which has designated July as “Cankle Awareness Month,” defines it this way: “The word comes from the combination of ‘calf’ and ‘ankle.’ It occurs when the calf merges with...
  • Summer forces presser inside

    06/23/2009 8:45:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies · 500+ views
    Politico ^ | June 23,2009 | MIKE ALLEN
    President Barack Obama's news conference Tuesday was moved inside because the Rose Garden is too humid. Now, he'll take questions in the James S. Brady Briefing Room. The White House announced the new location for the 12:30 p.m. ET news conference at 9:34 a.m. Aides in the Rose Garden discovered it was already sticky, which would have made for miserable journalists and unflattering video. So will the reporters stand when the president enters the room? By tradition, reporters stand in the more formal setting of the East Room. In the briefing room, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't —...
  • (Vanity) Summer solstice begins on June 21, 2009 at 1:45 A.M. EDT

    06/20/2009 9:20:52 PM PDT · by lilylangtree · 6 replies · 555+ views
    Internet ^ | 6-20-2009 | None
    Summer solstice beings in the UK on June 21, 2009 at 5:45 UT Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky. As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The Northern Hemisphere celebrates in June, but the people on the Southern half of the earth have their longest summer day in December.
  • Summer means tomatoes

    06/18/2009 10:11:01 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 58 replies · 1,228+ views
    Nmisscommentor ^ | June 17, 2009 | NMC
    So today, I had the first serious round of my great grandmother Hale’s sliced tomatoes, a recipe from the Hale House tea room in Glastonbury, CT from– I’m not sure– the twenties? It’s simple but guaranteed if the ingredients are exactly right– garden fresh tomatoes and basil, in particular. I’m posting this in part to taunt a regular reader in Maine, where high Summer has apparently not arrived to this extent....
  • More June Snow for Weary Farmers? ( No summer this summer?)

    06/08/2009 9:28:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 1,705+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 6/8/2009 11:59 AM | Meteorologist Andy Mussoline
    It was a raw, even wintry, weekend for residents and travelers in the northern Rockies. The cold air streaming southward from Canada will get cut off this week, and temperatures will begin to rebound over the next few days. Several inches of snow fell in the higher elevations of Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota this past weekend. Snow totals neared a foot near Meeteetse, Wyo. Chilly rain fell elsewhere in the northern Rockies and northern Plains, while violent thunderstorms rocked the central and southern Plains. The recent cold weather has slowed the progress of crops in Montana in comparison to...
  • “Obama promises summer speed up of economic effort”-woohoo!

    06/08/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 337+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-08-09 | Scott Malensek
    I know, another day, another economic photo op and pledge of hopeychangeyness from The One, but really...this one's gonna make ya laugh (or cry buckets) WASHINGTON (AP) - Eager to show action on the ailing economy, President Barack Obama promised Monday to speed federal money into hundreds of public works projects this summer, vowing that 600,000 jobs will be created or saved. Surrounded by his Cabinet, Obama emphasized what has become a dominant issue of public concern—an economy that keeps bleeding jobs—on the day after returning from a week of diplomacy and sightseeing in the Middle East and Europe. Did...
  • 6 New Flying Toys to Get You Outdoors This Summer

    05/30/2009 6:11:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 910+ views
    popularmechanics ^ | May 29, 2009 | Seth Porges
    Getting a toy to maintain flight used to be difficult, with the possible exception of some well-folded pieces of paper. Now, would-be miniature aviators have it a lot easier. A number of consumer robotics and toy companies offer products that take little more than a full charge and a clear line of sight to reach flight. Little assembly, but maybe some batteries, required. Here are six of our favorite new flying toys.
  • Pool Nazis

    05/22/2009 7:11:20 AM PDT · by Mercat · 11 replies · 1,113+ views
    self ^ | self
    Email sent to Overland Park KS pool nazi at Re: finger scans... You have told us that in addition to the photos, you want finger scans for us to be able to use our tax payer supported pools. Please cite to me immediately the city or state regulation which entitles the city of Overland Park to require this invasion of our privacy to allow us to use this facility. If you cannot do so by this coming Wednesday, I must insist on a full refund of the fees I have paid you
  • U.S. Gas Prices To Be Cheap This Summer

    04/14/2009 4:53:21 PM PDT · by kellynla · 27 replies · 697+ views ^ | April 14, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Gasoline prices are expected to be relatively low this summer, so motorists might want to take to the road despite the dismal economy if the federal government projections hold. The Energy Information Administration said regular-grade gasoline is expected to average $2.23 a gallon during the April-through-September driving season, although it will likely fluctuate and could jump to more than $2.30 a gallon during the peak driving period in late summer. But that's still a bargain compared with last summer, when gasoline cost an average of $3.81 a gallon. Much lower crude oil prices, which are projected to averaged...
  • Education Activity Offers Free Summer Enrichment Program

    04/14/2009 4:54:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 168+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2009 – For military students who can’t squeeze enough learning into the school year, the Department of Defense Education Activity has the perfect solution. For the fifth year, the agency is offering eligible students in kindergarten through 8th grade a free, four-week summer enrichment program with a curriculum emphasizing math and language arts. DoDEA officials expect enrollment of about 10 percent of all the 6,500 students in kindergarten through 8th grade in the activity’s school system, Joel K. Hansen, DoDEA’s special projects coordinator, said. “It’s not a remedial program. It’s not a program to help students...
  • Summer hike in gas prices may not be that bad

    04/13/2009 8:53:43 AM PDT · by prismsinc · 10 replies · 481+ views
    TCPalm News ^ | 04-13-09 | Jim Turner
    Gas prices may not go up as much this spring and summer as expected. Traditionally prices jump in the spring and summer and AAA Auto Club South had offered $2.50 and $3 as potential summer prices. But the increase may not grow as much as previously predicted as U.S. gasoline inventories ended in March higher than normal for this time of year. The auto club pointed to a U.S. Department of Energy report that listed a continued decline in demand for gas, along with the availability of imported gas and the increasing use of ethanol as factors that have reduced...
  • Don't use air conditioners, state told

    01/26/2009 10:56:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 44 replies · 1,242+ views ^ | January 27, 2009 | Michael Owen, Russell Emmerson
    THE South Australian Government is urging people not to use their air conditioners as the state swelters in three days of 40C-plus ((104 F). Citing the community's environmental responsibilities, the State Government today put our a press release saying there were many alternatives to using air conditioners, urging South Australians to instead insulate ceilings and use external blinds or a pergola to shade windows, AdelaideNow reports. The Transport, Energy and Infrastructure Department's energy division's press release said residents should close curtains and use portable and ceiling fans instead of air conditioners. "The department ... is advising householders that there are...
  • Up to 30,000 more U.S. troops in Afghanistan by summer

    12/20/2008 9:26:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 566+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Golnar Motevalli
    KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is looking to send 20,000 to 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan by the beginning of next summer, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Saturday. Washington is already sending some 3,000 extra troops in January and another 2,800 by spring, but officials previously have said the number would be made up to 20,000 in the next 12 to 18 months, once approved by the U.S. administration. "Some 20 to 30,000 is the window of overall increase from where we are right now. I don't have an exact number," Admiral Mike...
  • Architecturally Awesome Sand Castles for Summer's End

    08/30/2008 1:11:22 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 8 replies · 171+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 28, 2008 | By Harry Sawyers
    Architecturally Awesome Sand Castles for Summer's End The best buildings sculpted from sand require the skills of an architect—sudden structural collapse is a significant risk—and the details depicted by some well-packed granules rival the most ornate towers and palaces you'd find on terra firma. Any of the examples here could be widely regarded as significant structures—if only they hadn't washed away hours after their completion. According to Ted Siebert's 1990 book, The Art of Sandcastling, "Seawater is an ideal bonding agent for a sand castle. As seawater in a sculpture evaporates, salt crystals remain, forming a thin crust over the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 08-18-08

    08/18/2008 6:37:39 PM PDT · by snugs · 21 replies · 248+ views
    The President is spending a few days at his ranch in Texas and Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, updated reporters in Crawford today on international events that President Bush in monitoring from his nearby ranch. Vice President Dick Cheney visited the Georgian Embasssy in Washington. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2896
  • Climate of 2008 July in Historical Perspective (NOAA makes up numbers again)

    08/18/2008 8:21:31 AM PDT · by qam1 · 21 replies · 164+ views
    NOAA ^ | 8/18/08 | NOAA
    Major Highlights NOAA: U.S. Temperature Above Normal in July, Fifth Warmest July on Record for Globe July 2008 was the 30th warmest July for the contiguous United States, based on records dating back to 1895, according to an analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The average July temperature, 74.9°F, was 0.7 degrees above the 20th century mean, based on preliminary data. The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2008 tied with 2001 and 2003 as the fifth warmest July since worldwide records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAA's National...
  • Pope ends vacation in Italian Alps

    08/12/2008 12:09:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies · 132+ views
    GMA News ^ | August 12, 2008
    <p>BRESSANONE, Italy - Serenaded by an oompah band and chiming church bells, Pope Benedict XVI ended a two-week vacation in the Italian Alps on Monday and returned to his summer residence in the hills outside Rome.</p> <p>The 81-year-old pontiff looked well rested as he said goodbye from the main window of the seminary in the northeastern town of Bressanone where he was staying.</p>
  • Did Harry Reid Recess? Will Bush make appointments?

    08/06/2008 5:11:09 AM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies · 96+ views
    None ^ | Me
    1. Is Harry Reid keeping the Senate open again? It doesn't seem like it.... 2. In that case - is Bush making recess appointments? He ought to. Thanks.
  • White House says no to special session of Congress

    08/04/2008 11:11:49 AM PDT · by BufordP · 101 replies · 448+ views
    The Hill ^ | Aug 4, 2008 | Jackie Kucinich, Jared Allen, Sam Youngman
    The White House has rejected calls from House Republicans that it convene a special session of Congress on energy, saying it wouldn’t make a difference. “We don't have plans to call Congress into session -- it won't make a difference if Democratic leaders are unwilling to bring up a bill for an up-down vote,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) asked President Bush to convene the special session in an Aug. 1 letter. The same day, House Republicans launched an unusual protest on the House floor urging...
  • Blueberry harvest to begin

    07/25/2008 10:20:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 28 replies · 108+ views
    mainetoday ^ | 7/25/08 | Giselle Goodman
    Summer is half over. Know why? Because Maine's blueberry harvest is underway. And blueberry growers are expecting a pretty good crop this year. University of Maine experts expect an average or slightly above average yield of 80 million to 100 million pounds of berries, thanks to adequate rain in May and June. Blueberry specialist David Yarborough says the hot, humid, but largely dry first few weeks of July stressed crops to some degree. But he says recent showers are refreshing them. Love to head out and pick the little blue bubbles of yummy, juicy goodness? If you are in southern...