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February - Black History Month
February 1 - National Freedom Day
February 1 - Superbowl Sunday XLIX
February 2 - Candlemas
February 2 - Groundhog Day
February 8 - Grammy Awards
February 11 - Mercury Retrograde Ends
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 15 - Grammy Awards
February 17 - Presidents' Day USA
February 17 - Mardi Gras
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February 18 - Ash Wednesday - First Day of Lent
February 18- March 20 - Sun in Pisces
February 19 - Chinese New Year - Year of the Sheep
February 22 - 87th Academy Awards

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January 26, 2014

Australia Day

Sunday January 25, 2015     3:30 PM ET

Ellie's World Blogs
Snow -- Snowflakes
Rain -- Rainbows

Ellie, The Doctor, The Spirit, The Crystals, The Aliens
Ellie on National Cheese Lovers Day
Ellie on National Hug Day
Ellie and Mike the Lottery Guy

Tick Tock The Doomsday Clock Moved To 11:57
Terrorism and Conspiracies: TV and ET
Birthdays of ET Conspiracy Theorists: Linda Howe, Buzz Aldrin

  2015 Super Bowl commercial preview   CNN - January 25, 2015

  15 dead in protests marking Egypt revolution   CNN - January 25, 2015
Fourteen were killed Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. A day earlier, the death in Cairo of a protester, Shaimaa El-Sabbagh, was captured on video.

  Late-night radio and TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin dies at 88   CNN - January 25, 2015
(CNN)Longtime New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88.

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter   BBC - January 25, 2015
A Nasa probe is to start photographing the icy world of Pluto, to prepare itself for a historic encounter in July. The New Horizons spacecraft has travelled 5bn km (3bn miles) over nine years to get near the dwarf planet. And with 200m km still to go, its images of Pluto will show only a speck of light against the stars.

  Scientists slow the speed of light   BBC - January 25, 2015

They sent photons - individual particles of light - through a special mask. It changed the photons' shape - and slowed them to less than light speed. The photons remained travelling at the lower speed even when they returned to free space.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 25, 2015

SAG Awards Website

Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 25, 1980

Alicia Keys

  Alicia Keys Google Videos

Alicia Keys is an award winning American R&B and soul singer, songwriter,
pianist, record producer, actress, philanthropist, and author. Discography

Soul music is timeless.

Alicia Keys Quote 1

Alicia Keys Quote 2

January 25, 1979

Christine Lakin

  Christine Lakin Google Videos

Christine Lakin is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Christine Lakin Quotes

Saturday January 24, 2015     5:30 PM ET

  Fighter jets escort two passenger planes after bomb threat   CNN - January 24, 2015
F-16 fighter jets escorted two passenger planes into Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Saturday after a bomb threat made on Twitter was deemed credible, according to military officials.

  Post claims one Japanese ISIS hostage beheaded; new demand made   CNN - January 24, 2015
A picture and audio posted online Saturday purport to show that one of ISIS's two Japanese hostages has been killed after a deadline for ransom passed, and appears to relay the group's new demand for the other's freedom -- a prisoner exchange

World leaders pay respects to late Saudi King Abdullah   BBC - January 24, 2015
King Abdullah died aged 90. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Riyadh after Friday prayers.

  'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at 83   CNN - January 24, 2015
Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died Friday in Chicago, family attorney Mark Bogen said. Banks was 83.

Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese dies at 70   BBC - January 24, 2015
Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German electronic group Tangerine Dream, has died in Vienna, aged 70. Froese died unexpectedly on Friday after a pulmonary embolism, his son, Jerome, said. Tangerine Dream's psychedelic and trance-like use of synthesiser sound was a significant influence on the development of electronic music.

SkyMall aeroplane catalogue files for bankruptcy   BBC - January 24, 2015
SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and 'orbit wheels', has filed for bankruptcy. With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall in-flight catalog.

Wearable Brain Scanner Measures Activity on the Go   Live Science - January 24, 2015
Imagine if you could get a scan of your brain as you went about your day. Soon, that may be a reality - a team of scientists is developing a portable brain scanner that can reveal natural brain activity while a person is engaging in creative activities or social interactions. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanners use a radioactive substance used by cells (usually a sugar) to image activity in the brain. Traditional PET scanners are very bulky, but the new helmet-like device can be worn on a person's head while he or she is walking around, playing a piano or chatting with friends. Future studies using the new device could lead to a deeper understanding of healthy brain function, as well as neurological disorders such as dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury and depression, the researchers said.

Post-traumatic stress 'evident in 1300BC'   BBC - January 24, 2015

Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers. The team analyzed translations from ancient Iraq or Mesopotamia. Accounts of soldiers being visited by "ghosts they faced in battle" fitted with a modern diagnosis of PTSD. The condition was likely to be as old as human civilization, the researchers concluded. The first description of PTSD was often accredited to the Greek historian Herodotus. Referring to the warrior Epizelus during the battle of Marathon in 490BC he wrote: "He suddenly lost sight of both eyes, though nothing had touched him."

Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking - awareness of dreaming   PhysOrg - January 24, 2015

In lucid dreamers, the prefrontal cortex enabling self-reflection is bigger in comparison to other people. Lucid dreamers are aware of dreaming while dreaming. Sometimes, they can even play an active role in their dreams. Most of them, however, have this experience only several times a year and just very few almost every night. Internet forums and blogs are full of instructions and tips on lucid dreaming. Possibly, lucid dreaming is closely related to the human capability of self-reflection - the so-called metacognition. Lucid dreamers are aware of dreaming while dreaming. Sometimes, they can even play an active role in their dreams. Most of them, however, have this experience only several times a year and just very few almost every night. Internet forums and blogs are full of instructions and tips on lucid dreaming. Possibly, lucid dreaming is closely related to the human capability of self-reflection - the so-called metacognition.

Why all-nighters don't work: Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand   PhysOrg - January 24, 2015
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation. But just how that process works has remained a mystery.

Study suggests that belief is as important as biochemistry in addiction   PhysOrg - January 24, 2015
While addictive substances target certain neurological pathways, addiction seems to be more than a mere biochemical response to a drug. Different people respond to addictive substances in different ways, indicating that there must be other mechanisms to account for these differences.

Blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly leading to Alzheimer's   PhysOrg - January 24, 2015
University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists may have unlocked another puzzle to preventing risks that can lead to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC used high-resolution imaging of the living human brain to show for the first time that the brain's protective blood barrier becomes leaky with age, starting at the hippocampus, a critical learning and memory center that is damaged by Alzheimer's disease.

Friends know how long you'll live, study finds   Science Daily - January 24, 2015
Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality and longevity.

Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand   Science Daily - January 24, 2015
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate memory, or do two distinct processes work together? In other words, is memory consolidated during sleep because the brain is quiet or are memory neurons actually putting us to sleep? In a recent paper, researchers make a case for the latter.

Climate affects development of human speech   Science Daily - January 24, 2015
A correlation between climate and the evolution of language has been uncovered by researchers. To find a relationship between the climate and the evolution of language, one needs to discover an association between the environment and vocal sounds that is consistent throughout the world and present in different languages. And that is precisely what a group of researchers has done.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 24, 1941

Neil Diamond

  Neil Diamond Google Videos

Neil Diamond is an award winning American singer songwriter.
I grew up next door to Neil in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.

Neil Diamond Quotes 1

Neil Diamond Quotes 2

Neil Diamond Quotes 3

January 24, 1974

Ed Helms

  Ed Helms Google Videos

Ed Helms is an American actor and comedian. Filmography

I had envisioned doing comedy since childhood. For sure.

Ed Helms Quotes 1

Ed Helms Quotes 2

January 24, 1970

Matthew Lillard

  Matthew Lillard Google Videos

Matthew Lillard is an American
actor and producer. Filmography

Who do you think built the pyramids?

Matthew Lillard Quotes

January 24, 1947

Michio Kaku

  Michio Kaku Google Videos

Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist,
professor, and co-founder of string field theory.

It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century,

the silliest is quantum theory.

In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory

has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.

Michio Kaku Quotes 1

Michio Kaku Quotes 2

January 24, 1939 - March 23, 2011

Jose Arguelles

  Jose Arguelles Google Videos

Jose Arguelles was a world-renowned author, artist, and educator.

Everything in modern civilization is based on

this concept of time which is not valid.

People think time works like a watch,

but that's another one of their dreadful illusions.

Jose Arguelles

Friday January 23, 2015     7:00 PM ET

A tribute to SkyMall, the best inflight magazine ever   CNN - January 23, 2015
I never knew anyone who ordered anything from SkyMall. I never bought a single item from the catalog myself. Not the Stay Fresh Feline Drinking Fountain that kept kitty happy and hydrated while you were in Tibet.

US-Cuba talks: Top US official meets Cuban dissidents   BBC - January 24, 2015
The highest US official to visit Cuba in more than 30 years has met leading Cuban dissidents in Havana.

  Thousands say farewell to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah   CNN - January 23, 2015

  Uncle left 9-year-old twins home alone for months, officials say   CNN - January 23, 2015
A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles to eat and no operable telephone are now safely in the care of their parents, according to a court affidavit.A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles to eat and no operable telephone are now safely in the care of their parents, according to a court affidavit.

This Sunday is like football porn for a quarterback guy   NY Post - January 23, 2015
These conference championship games Sunday are ARMageddon. The defending Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Seahawks versus the 2014 MVP for the Packers in the NFC. The precocious young phenom carrying the Colts on his broad shoulders versus the ageless Pretty Boy of the Patriots in the AFC.

  Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'   BBC - January 23, 2015
Jellyfish can sense the ocean current and actively swim against it, according to a study that involved tagging and tracking the creatures. The research, by an international team, could help scientists work out how jellyfish form "blooms". These blooms may comprise between hundreds and millions of jellyfish, and can persist in a given area for months.

Scientists slow down the speed of light traveling in free space   Science Daily - January 23, 2015
Scientists have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. They have demonstrated that applying a mask to an optical beam to give photons a spatial structure can reduce their speed.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds   Science Daily - January 23, 2015
A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists.

New research re-creates planet formation, super-Earths and giant planets in the laboratory   Science Daily - January 23, 2015
New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth-like planets, documenting the material properties that determined planets' formation and evolution processes.

arly human ancestors used their hands like modern humans   Science Daily - January 23, 2015
New research suggests pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought. The distinctly human ability for forceful precision (e.g. when turning a key) and power "squeeze" gripping (e.g. when using a hammer) is linked to two key evolutionary transitions in hand use: a reduction in arboreal climbing and the manufacture and use of stone tools. However, it is unclear when these locomotory and manipulative transitions occurred.

  Science Daily - January 23, 2015
Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 -- about one sixth of its original thickness -- and that it is now flowing 25 times faster. The findings show that over the last two decades, ice loss from the south-east region of Austfonna, located in the Svalbard archipelago, has increased significantly. In this time, ice flow has accelerated to speeds of several kilometres per year, and ice thinning has spread more than 50km inland -- to within 10km of the summit.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 23, 1981

Julia Jones

  Julia Jones Google Videos

Julia Jones is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Matter alone does not always give an object its essence.
It's the emotions created that make it all seem real.

Julia Jones Quotes

January 23, 1964

Mariska Hargitay

  Mariska Hargitay Google Videos

Mariska Hargitay is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

It's been quite an education doing this show and living in New York at
the same time, and being exposed to so many different kinds of people.

Mariska Hargitay Quotes 1

Mariska Hargitay Quotes 2

January 23, 1974

Tiffani Thiessen

  Tiffani Thiessen Google Videos

Tiffani Thiessen is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

I'm a very free spirit; there are two sides to me, completely.

Tiffani Thiessen Quotes 1

Tiffani Thiessen Quotes 2

January 23, 1944

Rutger Hauer

  Rutger Hauer Google Videos

Rutger Hauer is a Dutch actor. Filmography

Good guy or bad guy; hero or anti hero; it doesn't matter to me
what role I play, as long as the character has something magical.

Rutger Hauer Quotes

January 23, 1950

Richard Dean Anderson

  Richard Dean Anderson Google Videos

Richard Dean Anderson is an award
winning American actor. Filmography

Sometimes when you're in trouble you just have to
tap Mother Nature for a little help.

Richard Dean Anderson Quotes 1

Richard Dean Anderson Quotes 2

January 23, 1943

Gil Gerard

  Gil Gerard Google Videos

Gil Gerard is an American actor
best known as Buck Rogers.

I have a superstition about saying too much about
what I want to happen, just in case it all disappears.

Gil Gerard Quotes

January 23, 1862 - February 14, 1943

David Hilbert

  David Hilbert Google Videos

David Hilbert was a German mathematician who supplied significant portions of the mathematical infrastructure required for quantum mechanics and general relativity. He is also known as one of the founders of proof theory, mathematical logic and the distinction between mathematics and metamathematics a scientific reflection and knowledge about mathematics seen as an entity/object in human consciousness and culture.

The Cantor Set is one of the supreme achievements
of purely intellectual human activity.

David Hilbert A World Without Time

David Hilbert Quotes 1

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David Hilbert Quotes 3

January 23, 1919 - June 16, 2013

Hans Hass

  Hans Hass Google Videos

Hans Hass was a diving pioneer known mainly for his award
winning documentaries about sharks, the energy theory,
and his commitment to the protection of the environment.

In the current of the universe, everything is slowly being understood.

Hans Hass

January 23, 1832 - April 30, 1883

Edouard Manet

  Edouard Manet Google Videos

Art Google

Edouard Manet was a French painter, one of the first
19th century artists to approach modern-life subjects, his
art bridging the gap between Realism and Impressionism.

There are no lines in nature, only areas of color, one against another.

Edouard Manet Quotes

Thursday January 22, 2015     7:00 PM ET

  Saudi Arabia's 'reformer' King Abdullah dies   CNN - January 22, 2015

  Yemen's President, Cabinet resign   CNN - January 22, 2015

  Outbreak of 51 measles cases linked to Disneyland   CNN - January 22, 2015

  Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' Press Conference Was Pretty Hilarious   Huffington Post - January 22, 2015

Bill Belichick Denies Deflating Footballs   Huffington Post - January 22, 2015
In a brief statement Thursday morning, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied knowing anything about deflated footballs that the Patriots allegedly used during their AFC championship game with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

  New York Assembly speaker charged with five criminal counts in corruption case   Yahoo - January 22, 2015
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was charged on Thursday with five criminal counts stemming from a lengthy corruption investigation, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. The political powerbroker, in the Assembly since 1977 and its most influential Democrat as speaker since 1994, was accused of fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and other charges in using his "power and influence" to obtain "millions" in bribes and kickbacks, the criminal complaint said.

Doomsday Clock Set at 3 Minutes to Midnight   Live Science - January 22, 2015
The world is "3 minutes" from doomsday. That's the grim outlook from board members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Frustrated with a lack of international action to address climate change and shrink nuclear arsenals, they decided today (Jan. 22) to push the minute hand of their iconic "Doomsday Clock" to 11:57 p.m. It's the first time the clock hands have moved in three years; since 2012, the clock had been fixed at 5 minutes to symbolic doom, midnight.

Magnitude-4.7 earthquake hits remote Nevada desert   PhysOrg - January 22, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada.

Why Rain Gives Off That Fresh, Earthy Smell   Live Science - January 22, 2015

Walk through the first rainstorm of the season and it slowly hits you: that fresh, earthy smell. Before it hits the ground, rain is just water. It has no smell. But after the drops hit the ground and interact with dirt, the fresh and almost sweet fragrance of rain is let go. Now, scientists think they've identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment. The smell actually has a name. It's called "petrichor," from the Greek words "petra," meaning "stone," and "ichor," which refers to the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods. The phenomenon was first characterized (as the familiar smell after a light rain) by two Australian scientists in 1964, but until now, researchers didn't understand the physical mechanism behind it.

Egypt inquiry after Tutankhamun's beard glued back on   BBC - January 22, 2015

The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun has been hastily glued back on after it was damaged, museum officials say. But conservators at the Egypt museum in Cairo gave differing accounts of the exact circumstances. It is not clear whether the mask was damaged during cleaning or if the beard was removed because it was loose. The 3,000-year-old artifact, with other relics from the boy king's tomb, is among Cairo's biggest attractions. An inquiry is under way into what happened to one of the country's greatest treasures.

  Italian police recover 5,000 artifacts   BBC - January 22, 2015
A record haul of 5,361 rare antiquities has been recovered after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring, Italian art police say.

A Visit to the Forgotten Volcano That Once Turned Europe Dark   Wired - January 22, 2015

One of the craters of IcelandÕs Laki volcano, which had a huge eruption in 1783 that darkened Europe and had global consequences.
Laki   Wikipedia

Ancient Knife-Toothed Reptile Is Crocodile Cousin   Live Science - January 22, 2015
The fossil of a prehistoric 9-foot-long (2.7 meters) carnivorous reptile that had sharp, serrated teeth is helping researchers fill out the early branches of the reptile family tree, according to a new study. It's unclear where the reptile, Nundasuchus songeaensis, falls on the evolutionary tree. But the new findings show that Ņit is either the closest relative of the common ancestor of birds and crocodylians, or it is more closely related to crocodylians than to birds, most appropriately called a crocodylian cousin.

  Something out of 'Alien': Rare frilled shark caught off Australian coast   CNN - January 22, 2015
It looks like something out of "Alien" but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel's, the 6-foot-long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught   National Geographic - January 22, 2015

With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, itÕs not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out of a nightmare, the deep-sea creature is rarely seen. But fishers in Australia pulled one up this week.

Two lakes beneath the ice in Greenland, gone within weeks   Science Daily - January 22, 2015
Researchers discovered craters left behind when two sub-glacial lakes in Greenland drained away -- an indication that the natural plumbing system beneath the ice sheet is overflowing with meltwater. One lake once held billions of gallons of water and emptied to form a mile-wide crater in just a few weeks. The other lake has filled and emptied twice in the last two years.

Neuroscientists lead global consortium to crack brain's genetic code   Science Daily - January 22, 2015
About 300 scientists used more than 30,000 brain scans and DNA samples to find eight gene mutations that affect the size of specific parts of the brain. The study could help identify people who would most benefit from new drugs designed to save brain cells, but more research is necessary to determine if the genetic mutations are implicated in disease, the researchers say.

The Wild West of Physics   PhysOrg - January 22, 2015
Call it macro-micro physics: the study of the huge paired with the study of the very, very small. In the moments after the Big Bang, when the universe was young, it was an incredibly hot, dense soup of matter and energy. Today, physicists can study this unique time in history by creating a similar environment inside giant machines called particle accelerators, which slam teeny-tiny protons into one another to create even smaller particles. The accelerators are like a "time machine," enabling scientists to study the conditions of the baby universe.

Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid   Science Daily - January 22, 2015
Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth. Scientists recreated the immense energy released from an extra-terrestrial collision with Earth that occurred around the time that dinosaurs became extinct. They found that the intense but short-lived heat near the impact site could not have ignited live plants, challenging the idea that the impact led to global firestorms.

'Innovative' Intervention Helps Babies at High Risk of Autism   Live Science - January 22, 2015
Babies who have a high risk of developing autism may benefit when their parents receive some video-based lessons on how to work with their infants, a new study finds. Researchers found that the babies of parents who completed the lessons were moderately more engaged with other people, did a better job of paying attention and showed more social behaviors, compared with babies whose parents didn't complete the lessons. The results suggest that although early intervention does not prevent autism, it may lessen its features in some children who have a high risk of developing the disorder.

'No US civil rights charges' against Ferguson officer   BBC - January 22, 2015
The US will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.

Drone carrying drugs crashes near US-Mexico border   BBC - January 22, 2015
A drone carrying more than six pounds (2.7kg) of methamphetamine has crashed near Mexico's border with the US.

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.   Huffington Post - January 22, 2015
1. Stop worrying so much.
2. In relationships, sweat the small stuff.
3. Don't sacrifice your relationship for your children.
4. People who share core values typically have better marriages.
5. Communicate early, communicate often.
6. Approach marriage as a discipline.
7. Take time to craft the story of your life.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 22 - February 1, 2015

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival 2015

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest
independent cinema festival in the U.S.

January 22, 1965

Diane Lane

  Diane Lane Google Videos

Diane Lane is an award winning
American film actress. Filmography

I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, and spontaneous.

Diane Lane Quotes

January 22, 1971

Katie Finneran

  Katie Finneran Google Videos

Katie Finneran is an award winning American
film, stage, and television actress. Filmography

I know how to tell a story to a thousand people.

Katie Finneran Quotes

January 22, 1969

Olivia d'Abo

  Olivia d'Abo Google Videos

Olivia d'Abo is an English actress
and singer-songwriter. Filmography

There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles.

Olivia d'Abo

January 22, 1981

Beverley Mitchell

  Beverley Mitchell Google Videos

Beverley Mitchell is an award winning
American actress and country music singer.
Discography -- Filmography

The secret of life is to live ... embrace it ...

Beverley Mitchell Quotes

January 22 1940

John Hurt

  John Hurt Google Videos

John Hurt is an award winning
English actor. Filmography

John Hurt Quotes

January 22, 1561 - April 9, 1626

Francis Bacon

  Francis Bacon Google Videos

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, freemason
with interests in the occult trends of Hermeticism and Alchemy.

Science is but an image of the truth.

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Wednesday January 21, 2015     6:30 PM ET

  Water Bounces Right Off This Super-Repellent Material   Live Science - January 21, 2015
Using lasers, scientists have created a new material that is so water-repellent that droplets can bounce straight off of it. The surface could be used for everything from preventing ice from developing on airplane wings to creating self-cleaning toilets, the researchers say.

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space   BBC - January 21, 2015
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System. They found tiny "space magnets" in meteorites which retain a memory of the birth and death of the asteroid's core.

Microsoft's 'Windows 10: The Next Chapter' event, join us Wednesday (live blog)   C/NET - January 21, 2015
On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.

  State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth   BBC - January 21, 2015
US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

Paris attacks: France boosts anti-terror strategy   BBC - January 21, 2015
France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by 425m euros (£325m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said. He said such resources were crucial to dealing with an expanded extremist threat, with 3,000 people currently requiring surveillance across France. Mr Valls was laying out the government's plans following attacks in Paris in which 17 were killed. Earlier, a prosecutor gave details on four men charged over the attacks.

  Yemen Houthi rebel leader says situation critical   BBC - January 21, 2015
The leader of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen has said that the country is at a critical and defining moment. In a televised address, Abdel Malek al-Houthi accused President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and other leaders of putting their interests ahead of the Yemeni people. Earlier, Houthi rebels shelled the president's home in Sanaa and seized control of the presidential palace.

Shia insurgency in Yemen   Wikipedia

Israel bus attack: Tel Aviv passengers stabbed   BBC - January 21, 2015
Israeli police say they have shot a Palestinian man from the West Bank who stabbed at least 10 people in an attack on a bus in central Tel Aviv.

Syria conflict: Strike on IS-held village kills dozens   BBC - January 21, 2015
Dozens of people have been killed in an air strike on a village held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say. It was not clear who was behind the attack in Khansaa in Hassakeh province, which left between 30 and 80 dead.

Is this proof that male and female brains really are wired differently?   Telegraph - January 21, 2015
Study finds that men are less likely to react to emotional images, and forget them much quicker than women

This Guy Beat GoogleÕs Super-Smart AIŃBut It WasnÕt Easy   Wired - January 21, 2015
Andrej Karpathy knows what itÕs like to compete with artificial intelligence. He first went head-to-head with an artificial intelligence algorithm in 2011.

How Science Is Helping America Tackle Police Racism   Wired - January 21, 2015
The police killings of several unarmed black men in recent months have sparked protests nationwide demanding justice, heightening tensions between police departments and communities. In one narrative, these deaths represent a pattern of racist police officers using unnecessary lethal force against black communities. But that story of bad people doing bad things is much too simple, says Phillip Goff, a social psychologist at UCLA.

When Doing Your Best Means Doing the Bare Minimum   Epoch Times - January 21, 2015

As a recovering perfectionist, it's often difficult to accept the bare minimum. But when I realign with my purpose and bring myself back to center, I realize it's okay.The minimum is okay. What it comes down to is this: Every now and then, I place unnecessary pressure to myself to be better than my best.

David Duchovny says yes to The X-Files reboot   - January 21, 2015

The truth is out there: or rather, here, as Fox Mulder says he would return for a shorter, rebooted version.

Stop the Lies: Facebook Will Soon Let You Flag Hoax News Stories   Wired - January 21, 2015
Now Facebook, clearly self-conscious about its role as a leading venue where these lies spread, is trying to enlist its own users as crusaders for accuracy.

Exercise advice unrealistic, say experts   BBC - January 21, 2015
Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead. They warn the 150-minute weekly target is beyond the reach of some people - particularly older individuals. And striving to reach these goals could mean the benefits of lighter exercise are overlooked.

New Lakes Discovered Under Greenland's Ice Hint at Warming   Live Science - January 21, 2015
The discovery of two large lakes hidden beneath Greenland's ice suggests that climate change now cuts all the way to the bottom of the ice sheet, according to two new studies. The lakes, on opposite coasts, were only spotted because meltwater from Greenland's surface triggered gushing floods in the fall of 2011. Billions of gallons of water had flushed some 30 miles (50 kilometers) to the sea, leaving behind sunken craters in the surface of the ice above the lakes. Researchers found the fractured ice in high-resolution satellite images and then identified each lake, according to reports published today (Jan. 21) in the journals Nature and The Cryosphere. The discovery of these lakes will help scientists better understand how Greenland's surface meltwater travels through the ice sheet. And because the water beneath ice sheets can lubricate the movement of glaciers, these newly found lakes and floods may help researchers more accurately forecast how Greenland's ice sheet will respond to future warming.

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Personn   Huffington Post - January 21, 2015

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 21- February 11, 2015

Mercury Retrograde

January 21, 2015

National Hug Day

The Power of a Hug

January 21, 1976

Emma Bunton

  Emma Bunton Google Videos

Emma Bunton is a British pop singer
songwriter and TV and radio presenter.
Discography -- Filmography

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

Emma Bunton Quotes

January 21, 1994

Booboo Stewart

  Booboo Stewart Google Videos

Booboo Stewart is an American singer, dancer,
model, actor, and martial artist. Filmography

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves, to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.

Booboo Stewart

January 21, 1970

Ken Leung

  Ken Leung Google Videos

Ken Leung is an American actor. Filmography

I've believe that if you stay true to why you're doing it, things will come to you.

Ken Leung Quotes

January 21, 1985

Sasha Pivovarova Wikipedia

  Sasha Pivovarova Google Videos

Sasha Pivovarova is a Russian model and artist.

Modeling allows you to express inner emotions
in a creative way.

Sasha Pivovarova

January 21, 1969

  Karina Lombard Google Videos

Karina Lombard is an actress and singer. Filmography

I can't kiss ass, I'm very frank and very honest.
To me, a beautiful woman or a beautiful man turns me on.

Karina Lombard Quotes

January 21, 1956

Geena Davis

  Geena Davis Google Videos

Geena Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion,
model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. Filmography

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility.
Muslim countries won't talk to you.

Geena Davis Quotes

January 21, 1940

Jack Nicklaus Wikipedia

  Jack Nicklaus Google Videos

Jack William Nicklaus, is widely regarded as
the greatest professional golfer of all time.

Resolve never to quit, never to give up,

no matter what the situation.

Jack Nicklaus Quotes 1

Jack Nicklaus Quotes 2

Tuesday January 20, 2015     7:00 PM ET

  'American Sniper': What Happened in Real Life After the Movie Fades to Black   ABC - January 20, 2015
The record-breaking film "American Sniper" tells the story of soldier Chris Kyle's life, and while the movie was based on his autobiography, the ending changed after the production of the film had already started. The film focuses largely on Kyle's four tours of duty and how his long list of targeted kills earned him the title of the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.

  Belgium hunts ringleader of suspected terror cell   CNN - January 20, 2015
The hunt is still on for the ringleader behind a terrorist cell targeted in raids last week. The suspected key link between senior ISIS operatives in Syria and the Belgian terrorist cell, Belgian-Moroccan ISIS fighter Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is still at large, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official said.

  Terror threat taking back seat in State of the Union?   FOX - January 20, 2015
Ahead of President ObamaÕs State of the Union address, the American people have heard about tax hikes, community college, diplomacy with Cuba, and mortgage insurance.

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled   AFP - January 20, 2015
An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed faster than normal and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday.

Obama Aims to Influence 2016 Debate With State of the Union   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress.

Americans Feel Less Safe from Terror, Poll   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
Many fewer Americans feel satisfied with the nationÕs security from terrorism, according to a new Gallup poll. While last year 69 percent were satisfied, this January only 59 felt the same.

Yemen crisis: Houthi rebels shell presidential home   CNN - January 20, 2015
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen's capital Sanaa have shelled the president's home, shattering a ceasefire. President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was reported to be inside the house but an official insisted that he was safe. The attack on Mr Hadi's home came after the rebels entered the presidential palace in another part of the city following a brief clash with guards.

Islamic State threatens two Japanese captives in video   Yahoo - January 20, 2015
The militant group Islamic State released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom. A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a barren landscape along with two kneeling men wearing orange clothing, said the Japanese public had 72 hours to pressure their government to stop its "foolish" support for the U.S.-led coalition waging a military campaign against Islamic State.

French police arrest five Chechens suspected of preparing attack   Yahoo - January 20, 2015
Police arrested five Chechens in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, a police source said on Tuesday.

Two dead, five hurt, when gunmen fire into San Antonio crowd   Yahoo - January 20, 2015
Two people were killed and five others hospitalized after gunmen in a car opened fire on a gathering of more than 100 people in a parking lot in San Antonio, police said on Tuesday.

A.I. Learns to Predict Powerful Solar Flares   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
Solar flares come from the twisted magnetic fields that occur all over the sunÕs surface, and they increase in frequency every 11 years. That cycle is now at its maximum. Capable of releasing the energy equivalent of many atomic bombs, solar flares can cut out satellite communications and damage power grids 93 million miles away on Earth.

Who Built the Underground City of Derinkuyu?   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
In the Cappadocia region of Turkey there is a town called Derinkuyu; and beneath Derinkuyu there is a city, vast and deep, of ancient design, preserved to this day. The mystery of who built it and why remains, although scholars have their theories. The region of Cappadocia is well known around the world for its vast labyrinths of underground cities. Above ground, the region is equally impressive. The landscape is peppered with ancient volcanic stone chimneys, known as 'fairy chimneys.' Over the years, as civilizations and peoples have come and gone, the varying cultures carved intricate structures into and out of these chimneys making for very unique and impressive architecture.

Have the remains of Alexander the Great and his mother Olympias been found?   Daily Mail - January 20, 2015
Experts uncover bones of a woman and two men in underground Amphipolis tomb
The tomb is situated in the Amphipolis region of Serres in Greece
Huge burial site is said to date back to between 325 and 300 BC
This means it could have been built during the reign of Alexander the Great
An underground vault, or fourth chamber was discovered in November
Bones of an unidentified woman, a newborn baby and two men, as well as fragments of a cremated person, were unearthed in the vault
Research shows the woman was over 60, while the men were aged 35 to 45
Olympias died aged 59, Alexander the Great died of a fever at the age of 33
Height of the skeletons also matches with reports of Alexander's stature
One of the men had cut marks in his left chest that were most likely from mortal injuries inflicted by a knife or small sword

Study indicates exercise sharpens the young adult brain   PhysOrg - January 20, 2015
Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime and at the height of cognitive ability.

Connection between childhood adversity, psychiatric disorders seen at cellular level   Science Daily - January 20, 2015
An association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders has been identified by researchers. These changes in the form of telomere shortening and alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), are important in the aging process.

'Fight or flight' response control center for the heart found   PhysOrg - January 20, 2015
An animal study led by Johns Hopkins investigators has uncovered what controls the ability of healthy hearts to speed up in response to circumstances ranging from fear to a jog around the block.

Solar Plane's Route for Around-the-World Flight Revealed   Live Science - January 20, 2015
In about a month, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without using any fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for their ambitious journey aboard their solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2. Pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will begin their slow-and-steady voyage from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in late February or early March.

National Geographic: First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos   Live Science - January 20, 2015
n conjunction with the release of National Geographic's January 2015 issue of its magazine, Timothy Ferris discusses the hunt for dark matter and dark energy in this Q+A tied to his feature "A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos"from that issue.

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy   National Geographic - January 20, 2015
Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy. The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and insulated that they perform just like a coffee thermos. No furnaces are needed, because they're projected to use up to 90 percent less energy than a typical house. Built partly by volunteers, these low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes now nearing completion don't look like anything special. They have basic brick facades like others in their gentrifying Ivy City neighborhood.

Are aliens watching old TV shows?   PhysOrg - January 20, 2015
You've probably heard the trope about how aliens have been watching old episodes of "I Love Lucy" and might think these are our "historical documents". How far have our signals reached? Television transmissions expand outward from the Earth at the speed of light, and there's a trope in science fiction that aliens have learned everything about humans by watching our television shows. If you're 4 light-years away, you're see the light from the Earth as it looked 4 years ago, and some of that light includes television transmissions, as radio waves are just another form of electromagnetism Š it's all just light. Humans began serious television service in the 1930s, and by the modern era, there were thousands of powerful transmitters pumping out electromagnetic radiation for all to see. So are aliens watching "I Love Lucy" or footage from World War II and believing it all to be part of our "Historical Documents"? The first radio broadcasts started in the early 1900s. At the time I'm recording this video, it's late 2014, so those transmissions have escaped into space 114 years ago. This means our transmissions have reached a sphere of stars with a radius of 114 light-years.

DonÕt Use These 25 Passwords - Everyone Else Does   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
"Password" unseated by "123456" on SplashData's annual "Worst Passwords" list.

101Touch Is an Amazing Fully Customizable Digital Keyboard   Epoch Times - January 20, 2015
Your generic computer keyboard is holding you back. With the 101touch digital keyboard, you can create the keyboard of your dreams.

Hackers broke into Sony Pictures using an unpatched security hole   Engadnet- January 20, 2015
Whether or not you believe that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures, one thing is becoming apparent: whoever's responsible knew what they were doing. Sources for Recode understand that the perpetrators took advantage of a zero-day exploit, or a software security hole that hadn't been patched yet. The details of just what this attack involved are still under close guard, but it suggests that Sony had no surefire way to protect itself. Also, it hints that the culprits had a lot of skill, a lot of money or both. Zero-day vulnerabilities are usually difficult to find and fetch a high price on the black market (typically between $5,000 to $250,000), so the attackers must have really wanted in.

  Charlie Hebdo Launches App Version of Latest Issue   ABC - January 20, 2015
With millions of people wanting to get a copy of the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper has launched an app allowing users to purchase a digital copy. At least 7 million copies of the latest issue have been printed to meet global demand, less than one week after the first post-attack edition was released.

Dreaded Tax Season To Get Even Worse For Obamacare Insured   Forbes - January 20, 2015
After losing their health insurance because it was not ObamaCare compliantÉafter slogging through the website to get enrolled in a new policyÉafter losing their doctorsÉafter learning that they must pay thousands of dollars in deductibles before they can get medical careÉnow they must face the IRS.

11 Statistics That Will Change The Way You Think About Depression   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn't worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once was pleasurable is now less-than appealing and the physical symptoms are completely taxing.

9 Quotes About Dreams To Inspire The Perfect Night's Sleep   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
Even the experts don't yet entirely understand why we dream. Those mysterious and sometimes magical moments present us with images and thoughts both absurd and enlightening, both filled with meaning and utterly nonsensical. Nightmares aside, a fleeting feel-good dream can be the highlight of a rejuvenating night's sleep. The promise of dreams is a distant voice gently coaxing you to pull up the covers. The wise words below are the only inspiration you'll need to hit the hay early tonight.

  How To Train Your Brain For Happiness   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
Broody, a very unhappy brain, is plagued by fear and self-doubt.

Social jet lag is driving obesity and illness, say scientists   Telegraph - January 20, 2015

Unlike travel jet lag, which can cause temporary problems with metabolism, social jet lag brings serious and ongoing problems. Sleeping in at the weekend may be driving obesity and illness, a major study has shown. Researchers have discovered that the body clock becomes confused by changing sleep patterns when people are not at work, which they have termed Ōsocial jet lag.Õ

The Healing Powers Of Keeping A Journal (And How To Stick With It)   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015

Studies suggest that expressive writing (as in, the kind that begins "Dear diary...") can offer some very real health benefits -- among them, helping wounds heal faster, reducing stress and fatigue in cancer patients, and easing the symptoms of conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Barbra Streisand Goes Platinum for Historic 31st Time With 'Partners'   Bill Board- January 20, 2015

Once again, Barbra Streisand is making history. With her latest album Partners reaching Platinum certification, Streisand extends her record for the most Platinum album certifications for a woman in RIAA history. Incredibly, Partners is her 31st album to ship more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. The closest competition? Reba McEntire, who has 19 Platinum-certified albums.

Coen brothers to jointly head Cannes jury   BBC - January 20, 2015
The Coen brothers, the Oscar-winning directors of No Country for Old Men, Fargo and The Big Lebowski, are to head this year's Cannes Film Festival jury.

11 Statistics That Will Change The Way You Think About Depression   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn't worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once was pleasurable is now less-than appealing and the physical symptoms are completely taxing.

Here's How To Literally Cut Your Ex Out Of Your Life After Divorce   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we'll show you what things -- books, movies, recipes -- helped others relieve stress in the midst of divorce, in the hopes that a few of their picks will serve you well, too.

  New Hampshire's bacon scratch-n-sniff lottery tickets give you a nose for money   Examiner - January 20, 2015
The smell of bacon is irresistible all by itself, but when you couple the smell of that sizzling pork product with money, you've got a winner! The New Hampshire State Lottery offers a new scratch-n-sniff bacon lottery ticket and the $1.00 tickets are flying out of the stores, according to Market Watch on Jan. 20.

Women patients feel more pain when with partner, study suggests   BBC - January 21, 2015
The presence of a romantic partner during painful medical procedures could make women feel worse rather than better, researchers say. A small study found this increase in pain was most pronounced in women who tended to avoid closeness in their relationships. The authors say bringing a loved one along for support may not be the best strategy for every patient.

'Woman on top' is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude   Telegraph - January 20, 2015
Scientists have found that the 'cowgirl' position is responsible for half of all penile fractures during sexual intercourse

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 20, 2015

Sun in Aquarius

Happy Birthday to the Aquarius Readers.

Aquarius is a fixed air sign ruled by Uranus.

January 20, 2015

New Moon 0° Aquarius

January 20, 2015 - National Cheese Lovers Day

11 Reasons You Should Keep Feeding Your Cheese Obsession   Huffington Post - January 20, 2015
1. It makes you feel better about making mistakes, since cheese was probably invented by accident.
2. Because you're not alone... at least when it comes to macaroni and cheese.
3. And at one point in time, macaroni and cheese was one of Oprah's Favorite Things.
4. Because the good folks over at Wisconsin Cheese have created the ultimate wine and cheese pairing device for you.

It's National Cheese Lovers Day   CT - January 20, 2015

Today is National Cheese Lovers Day and, in a post rife with terrible cheese puns, the White House announced it plans to revive Big Block of Cheese Day in fromage to President Jackson:

January 20, 1963

James Denton

  James Denton Google Videos

James Denton is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Do what you love to do and believe in yourself then destiny will find you.

James Denton Quotes

January 20, 1946

David Lynch

  David Lynch Google Videos

David Lynch is an award winning American director, screenwriter, producer,
painter, cartoonist, composer, video and visual artist. Filmography

David Lynch: mild at heart   Telegraph - January 21, 2015

Death in my mind isn't a finality. There's a continuum.

David Lynch Quote 1

David Lynch Quote 2

David Lynch Quote 3

January 20, 1942

Linda Moulton Howe

  Linda Moulton Howe Google Videos

Linda Moulton Howe is an award winning American investigative
journalist and documentary producer-writer-director-editor.

January 20, 1930

Buzz Aldrin

  Buzz Aldrin Google Videos

  Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Recounts Apollo 11 UFO Encounter

Buzz Aldrin is an American pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module
Pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He became the second person to
have set foot on the Moon after Mission Commander Neil Armstrong.

January 20, 1930

Buzz Aldrin

  Buzz Aldrin Google Videos

Buzz Aldrin is an American pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module
Pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He became the second person to
have set foot on the Moon after Mission Commander Neil Armstrong.

Buzz Aldrin Quotes 1

Buzz Aldrin Quotes 2

Buzz Aldrin Quotes 3

Buzz Aldrin Quotes 4

Monday January 19, 2015     6:00 PM ET

    Epoch Times - January 19, 2015

Hiccups can be delight to watch and maybe even fun to experience personally, but we all know they can be tough to get rid of! Here is some cute advice on how to get rid of those pesky hiccups. If youÕre hiccuping right now, tip #9 might be hard to accomplish!

  The Ultimate Healing Mantra (Listen & Be Transformed!)   Epoch Times - January 19, 2015
Thousands of years old, the Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra of the Vedic tradition. Just like all the Vedic Mantras, the Gayatri Mantra is believed to to transform the listener into a recipient of divine energy, forgiveness, enlightenment and empowerment. Sound is the primordial matrix from which everything springs. Hum and chant along and reconnect with your deepest self.


7 Common Workout Mistakes Beginners Make   Epoch Times - January 19, 2015
1. You Skip the Warm-Up
2. You Avoid Strength Training
3. You DonÕt Do Flexibility Training
4. You Miss Out on the Advice of a Fitness Trainer
5. You Overdo It
6. You Think YouÕre Too Old
7. You Think Running Is the Only Form of Cardio

  Pope Francis Confirms He Will Visit DC, NYC and Philly   NBC - January 19, 2015
Pope Francis' confirmed Monday that his trip to the United States this fall will include stops in Washington and New York City, in addition to the previously announced visit to Philadelphia.

Today's the Saddest You'll be This Year. 5 Ways to Beat 'Blue Monday'   - January 19, 2015

If you've woken up today feeling bluer than you usually do on a Monday morning, you probably won't be alone. Today - Monday, January 19 - is the gloomiest, unhappiest day of this new year, say experts.

Today is 'saddest day of the year' - equation 'explains' why   FOX - January 19, 2015
Wintry weather. Post-holiday debt. Failed New Years resolutions. And everyone back in the office after taking time off. Those things added together amount to what is believed to be the most depressing day of the year for many: today, January 19, dubbed 'Blue Monday'. The origin of 'Blue Monday' dates back to a 2005 campaign by Sky Travel. The company enlisted former Cardiff University lecturer Cliff Arnall to develop an equation to find out what day is the most depressing of the year. The equation - shown in the image above - uses six factors: weather (W), debt (d), time since Christmas (T), time since failing our new year's resolutions (Q), low motivational levels (M and N). Scientists have disputed the equation, but how do you feel today?

Affordable Housing That Families Design and Build Themselves   Wired - January 19, 2015
ItÕs a rare luxury to get to design your house, and rarer still if thereÕs a housing crisis. But thatÕs the promise of an experimental initiative from Mexican architecture firm S-AR. Over the past several years, a housing shortage has taken hold in Mexico.

How planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects   Science Daily - January 19, 2015
Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system. Planetary scientists study chondritic meteorites to reconstruct planet formation. These meteorites are made of a mixture of solid chondrules, millimeter-sized beads (the approximate width of a penny) that became embedded in a fluffy matrix.

Voyage from Earth's crust to its mantle and back again   Science Daily - January 19, 2015
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct 'fingerprint' in the sources of volcanic rocks, making it possible to gauge their age and origin. Geologists have gained a new understanding of how Earth's crust is recycled back into its interior based on these uranium isotopes.

Extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from unknown source in the universe, caught as it was happening   Science Daily - January 19, 2015
A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening - a 'fast radio burst'. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.

Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer   PhysOrg - January 19, 2015
Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we can solve many problems in modern science. The strange and mysterious nature of quantum mechanics is often illustrated by a thought experiment, known as Schrodinger's Cat, in which a cat is theoretically both dead and alive simultaneously.

Predatory sea snails produce weaponized insulin   PhysOrg - January 19, 2015
As predators go, cone snails are slow-moving and lack the typical fighting parts. They've made up for it by producing a vast array of fast-acting toxins that target the nervous systems of prey. A new study reveals that some cone snails add a weaponized form of insulin to the venom cocktail they use to disable fish.

Fossil ankles indicate Earth's earliest primates lived in trees   PhysOrg - January 19, 2015
Earth's earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.

Researchers discover 'idiosyncratic' brain patterns in autism   PhysOrg - January 19, 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization ('connectivity') between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found the exact opposite - over-synchronization in the brains of those with ASD.

  Congressional delegation in Cuba this week   CNN - January 19, 2015

Brain recalls old memories via new pathways   PhysOrg - January 19, 2015
People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a gradual shifting of brain circuitry for retrieving fear memories. Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered in rats that an old fear memory is recalled by a separate brain pathway from the one originally used to recall it when it was fresh.

  5 killed as ice, snow glaze highways across Northeast   CNN - January 19, 2015
After freezing rain and snow glazed roads across the Northeast, leaving five dead, more misery awaits Monday.

  Wealthiest 1% will soon own more than rest of us combined, Oxfam says   CNN - January 19, 2015
The report comes a day before President Barack Obama is expected to unveil proposals that close tax breaks on the wealthy.

Super Bowl 2015: Halftime Performers, Date and Odds for Seahawks vs. Patriots   Bleacher Report- January 19, 2015

  Seahawks rally to stun Packers in OT, clinch return trip to Super Bowl   ESPN - January 19, 2015

  5 things to know for the Super Bowl   CNN - January 19, 2015
The Seattle Seahawks will face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona. After this year's title tilt, the NFL will break with tradition (for one year) and ditch using Roman numerals in the Super Bowl name. The 2016 version of the championship game -- the 50th, to be played in the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium -- will simply be known as Super Bowl 50. The Roman numerals are set to return in 2017 for Super Bowl LI.

Record run: Lindsey Vonn matches all-time World Cup wins mark at 62   Chicago Tribune- January 19, 2015

Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far.Perhaps that's why, after matching the World Cup's all-time record for wins Sunday, she rated it "right below" her Olympic gold medal on her lengthy list of career achievements.

Air Force UFO files hit the Web   Kare 11 - January 19, 2015

UFO enthusiast John Greenewald has spent nearly two decades filing Freedom of Information Act requests for the government's files on UFOs and other phenomena. On Jan. 12, Greenewald posted the Blue Book files - as well as files on Blue Book's 1940s-era predecessors, Project Sign and Project Grudge on his online database, The Black Vault.

Mystery UFO spotted near International Space Station - January 19, 2015
A UFO has been spotted near the International Space Station in footage broadcast after astronauts evacuated part of the orbiting craft. Alien spotters noticed a strange object disappear behind the ISS, reigniting bizarre claims that the space station is actually a place for aliens to come out hang out with humans.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Google Videos

'Selma' stars, Oprah march in Alabama as nation pays tribute   BBC - January 19, 2015

January 19, 1992

Logan Lerman

  Logan Lerman Google Videos

Logan Lerman is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Sometimes I have a hard time watching myself.

Logan Lerman Quotes

January 19, 1955

Paul Rodriguez

  Paul Rodriguez Google Videos

Paul Rodriguez is an award winning Mexican-American
stand-up comedian and actor. Filmography

Everybody really needs to laugh.
If you don't laugh, you're not going to live long.

Paul Rodriguez Quotes

January 19, 1963

Martin Bashir

  Martin Bashir Google Videos

Martin Bashir is a British journalist and media personality,
currently with NBC News, best known for his interviews
with Diana, Princess of Wales and Michael Jackson.

Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity
and interest and determination to get behind the image.

Martin Bashir Quotes

January 19, 1954

Katey Sagal

  Katey Sagal Google Videos

Katey Sagal is an award winning American
actress and singer-songwriter. Filmography

I'm a pretty emotional person.

Katey Sagal Quotes

January 19, 1946

Dolly Parton

  Dolly Parton Google Videos

Dolly Parton is an award winning American singer-songwriter,
author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist.
Filmography -- Discography

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

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Dolly Parton Quotes 3

January 19, 1992

Shawn Johnson

  Shawn Johnson Google Videos

Shawn Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast.

Both gymnastics and dance involve precession and timing.

Shawn Johnson Quotes

January 19, 1972

Drea de Matteo

  Drea de Matteo Google Videos

Drea de Matteo is an American actress. Filmography

I like to make everything my friends are involved in, a little better.

Drea de Matteo

January 19, 1913 - January 15, 1996

Rudolph Wanderone Jr.

  Minnesota Fats Google Videos

Rudolph Walter Wanderone Jr., best known as Minnesota Fats, was perhaps the best known pool player in the United States, in spite of the fact that he never won a single major pool tournament. He nicknamed himself "Minnesota Fats"' after the fictitious character in the movie "The Hustler".

When I played pool I was like a good psychiatrist.

I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions.

Minnesota Fats Quotes

January 19, 1839 - October 22, 1906

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne Art Work

  Paul Cezanne Google Videos

Paul Cezanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter who formed the
bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's Cubism.

We live in a rainbow of chaos.

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