Monday, April 30, 2012

Mastering the Margarita -


Mastering the Margarita -

3. The Classic Margarita

Ask five bartenders for their classic margarita and you'll get five slightly different recipes. That's OK. The margarita aims to please. Consider this recipe a base line. Too sweet? Use ¼ ounce more lime. Too tart? Add agave, ¼ ounce more orange liqueur or both. Too boozy? Delete a ¼ ounce tequila. (We find serving it on the rocks covers up slight imperfections.) A request: When you make a slam-dunk margarita, try it with no ice and no salt. You'll make the cocktail gods happy.

2 ounces tequila

¾ ounce orange liqueur

¾ ounce fresh lime juice

¼ ounce agave nectar (optional)

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or over ice into a rocks glass. Salted rim and lime garnish are optional.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Encyclopedia Britannica Goes out of Print!

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.

Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered reference books that were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed as proud fixtures in American homes will be discontinued, company executives said.

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Faith Ladd, 5-Year-Old Girl, Identifies Brand Logos In Adorable Project (VIDEO)#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids


Faith Ladd, 5-Year-Old Girl, Identifies Brand Logos In Adorable Project (VIDEO)

Tried to e-mail for the college of design and the marketing department, but e-mail didn’t work….Oh well….HSM

Faith Ladd, 5-Year-Old Girl, Identifies Brand Logos In Adorable Project (VIDEO)#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids#s608540&title=Cabbage_Patch_Kids

Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education


Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics

January 30, 2012, 6:50 pm

By Josh Fischman

Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The eminent mathematician Timothy Gowers vows to do no work for Elsevier.

Elsevier, the global publishing company, is responsible for The Lancet, Cell, and about 2,000 other important journals; the iconic reference work Gray’s Anatomy, along with 20,000 other books—and one fed-up, award-winning mathematician.

Timothy Gowers of the University of Cambridge, who won the Fields Medal for his research, has organized a boycott of Elsevier because, he says, its pricing and policies restrict access to work that should be much more easily available. He asked for a boycott in a blog post on January 21, and as of Monday evening, on the boycott’s Web site The Cost of Knowledge, nearly 1,900  scientists have signed up, pledging not to publish, referee, or do editorial work for any Elsevier journal.


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Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Cloud Storage

Cloud storage allows users to safely store their files on the internet. The files are stored on a number of virtual servers for better security. During the last few years, several cloud storage companies and services have been launched offering a variety of plans. Here we are going to list only the providers that offer free cloud storage.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

JTA - Jewish News Archive


JTA - Jewish News Archive


The JTA Jewish News Archive is a powerful reference tool that offers a perspective on current events and modern Jewish history that is not available anywhere else. With free access to nearly a century of reporting about global events affecting world Jewry, the Archive will not only serve as a rich resource for both the casually curious as well as students and scholars of modern Jewish history, it will also transform the way the next generation of Jewish leaders and activists learn about their heritage.

Until now, there has been no authoritative site that provides a comprehensive chronicle of modern Jewish history, as seen through the eyes of journalists. From the aftermath of World War I, to the rise of Nazi Germany, through the Holocaust, the creation of the modern State of Israel and right up to today, JTA journalists have been reporting on stories and issues affecting Jews around the globe. The JTA Jewish News Archive holds over a quarter-million articles They provide a unique lens through which to view world events that no other news organization provides.

“The JTA Jewish News Archive has the potential to spark an interest in the past that will transform the future,” says Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and director of its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. Professor Sarna, a member of JTA’s Board of Directors, chaired the project.

It has long been JTA’s mission to document the narrative of modern Jewish history. JTA was founded in the waning days of World War I by Jacob Landau as a mechanism for transmitting vital information about what was happening in Jewish communities in various parts of the world. Orginally named the Jewish Correspondence Bureau, it was, in fact, the first news agency that not only gathered but also disseminated news in every part of the world.

The tag line on the logo, "Writing the first draft of Jewish history since 1917" reflects the reality that the correspondents reported what they could confirm at that time. It is possible that some of the facts in these articles were proven erroneous when more deliberate research became possible . As a news service, though, JTA reported events that would have otherwise not been documented. That is the nature of news reporting, particularly during times of war or political repression.

Throughout our long history, JTA has earned its reputation for journalistic integrity, outstanding reporting and insightful analysis. Over the years, the Jewish community has come to rely on JTA as the single most credible source of news and analysis available about events and issues of Jewish interest anywhere in the world.

Headquartered in New York, JTA is a not-for-profit corporation governed by an independent Board of Directors. It has no allegiance to any specific branch of Judaism or political viewpoint. We receive funding from a diverse array of sources.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities


What Does Do? is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security to employment to affordable and accessible housing.

New information is added daily across 10 main subject areas – Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation. is a web portal, which means every time you select a resource, you will be directed to another website. A PDF version of our fact sheet is available in the Newsroom.

How Do I Find Resources?

There are several ways to search for information on Visit the How to Use this Site section of to watch videos about finding your way around the site or read our text-only guide.

Who Visits

Many people visit, including individuals with disabilities, their families, Veterans, caregivers, employers, educators and others. Our purpose is to connect people of all abilities to the resources they need to fully participate in their communities.

Who "Owns" the Site? is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), in collaboration with 21 federal agency partners. For a detailed list, please visit our Partners page.