Friday, December 2, 2016

Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words - NOT BORING

Hi All,

When you think of the Periodic Table of the Elements - if you think of it all that is... - you probably think of this chart.

Well think of that chart no more - unless of course you are in a high school chemistry class - in which case you darn well should think of this chart!!!!

Searching on the web earlier today, I found this Periodic Table of the Elements - only this time it is in Pictures and Words...which makes the whole darn chart much more approachable.  For example, check out Hydrogen (sun and stars) or Boron (sports equipment) or Sulfur (egg yolks)...and so on.

Basically the chart shows you what elements various natural objects and/or man-made object are made out of...talk about interesting. 

For example, did you know that airplanes are made out of aluminum? Or that toothpaste is made out flourine and that batteries are made out of lithium? Its true - check it out on the site!

Enjoy the links!

Regards,
Stu

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Fun Entry

 Hi All,

Amazon.com is known as the place to find, well, everything. Its also known as the place where people buy goods and products - and then review them.

Some of these reviews are downright funny. Okay..I'm not being realistic - some of the reviews are downright hysterical.  Read on for very, very funny product reviews by Amazon.com customers.

Funniest Amazon.com Reviews - from Amazon.com itself. And More Funny Amazon.com Reviews.

From BGR - a technology website.  Funniest Amazon Product Reviews. 

10+ Of the Most Hilarious Amazon Reviews...BoredPanda.com 

25 Insanely Funny Amazon Product Reviews - List25.com

7 Expensive Products With Hilarious Amazon Reviews - ABCNews.com 


However....all reviews are not created equal.  Check out these links:

Let's Talk About Amazon Reviews - How We Spot the Fakes - Wire Cutter

Amazon Lawsuit Shows That Fake Online Reviews are a Big Problem - Time.com

Consumer Affairs - Top 2,042 Complaints About Amazon.com Reviews

How Amazon Should Fix Its Reviews - Forbes.com


Enjoy the links.

Regards,
Stu

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Thanksgiving Post

Hi All,

One of the best holidays of the year is coming up.  I'm talking about Thanksgiving!  And all the trimmings!  What other holiday lets you eat, watch football, spend time with family and friends - and not have to buy gifts for everyone in attendance? Yep - Thanksgiving is the day!  Enjoy.

Click on this link from Wikipedia to learn more about Thanksgiving and the holiday. 

For some great Thanksgiving recipes - click on this link from CountryLiving.com. 
The FoodNetwork has a great site that has information on Thanksgiving Side Dishes.
Of course AllRecipes has a link to pages with Thanksgiving recipes.


 And hopefully you have guests that are fun, respectful, polite, fun and not silly.  Hopefully your guests will click on this link from TheKitchn.com titled '10 Tips For Being a Great Thanksgiving Dinner Guest'. 

And if you have kids at the Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to click on this link from Woman's Day - titled '16 Thanksgiving Games You Kids Will Obsess Over'. 


Enjoy the holiday and enjoy the time spent with family and friends.  And of course, enjoy the links!

Regards,
Stu



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cyberbullying

Hi All,

If you haven't heard of the term cyberbullying, you're about to in this post.  Click here to learn about just exactly what cyberbullying is about. 

Just what exactly is cyberbulling? It is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or  perceived power imbalance. 

Click on this link to learn about some of the effects of cyberbullying (think poor grades in school, lower self-esteem and unwillingness to go to school - among others).

As a parent you might say, 'my child isn't going to be cyberbullied...its rare.  Click on this link from the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics to learn about the frequency of cyberbullying. 

So how do you stop cyberbullying when it happens?  Click on this link (Stopping Bullying on the Spot), and this link (What Happened?) , and this link (Be More Than a Bystander).

Readers also might like to visit this link (Support the Kids Involved).

Hopefully you won't need the links, but if you do, they are at the ready on this blog!

Regards,
Stu

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Voting, Elections and the Electoral College

Hi All,

Well, today is the day...its time to vote...

Where do I vote you ask?  Click here to find out where you vote. 

To find out the answers to other voting questions click here.

What the heck is the electoral college?  Click here (How Stuff Works), here (Huffington Post), and here (Washington Post) to find out more about the electoral college and how it affects the vote!

How do you find out who wins the election?  Click here (Politico), here (Wall Street Journal) or here  (CNN) to get real-time information on election 2016.

Regards,
Stu

Thursday, November 3, 2016

All About Voting

Hi All,

All about voting for the upcoming Presidential election!!!

Where do you vote? Click on this link from the Nassau County website.
Where do I learn about how to register to vote, change address and more.

Finally, learn more about the electoral system by clicking on this link. 

To learn more about the current Presidential election, click on this link which goes to 270 To Win...(as in 270 electoral college votes to win the election.)

270ToWin.com has lots of interactive features for the budding political scientist - you can change the map to represent if one or another candidate will win/lose a particular state...it lets you change the 'outcome' of the vote in various states to test whether or not a candidate will get the necessary 270 electoral college votes to win the election...

Regards,
Stu

Tuesday, October 25, 2016