Thursday

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil



Watch this scray ghost prank in brazil, in just 3 days it garners over 16 million views. amazing virality and amazing prank.

Wednesday

HoliDIY: Renovate your sweaters for the Holidays!



How to take your old sweaters and turn them into something new and fashionable for the winter and holiday time and you can also send them as a gift.

More DIY here: 

Tuesday

Summer Time Island Fun(Bethany Hamilton and Alana Blanchard)




Rip Curl‘s Bethany Hamilton and Alana Blanchard spend a day picking fruit, cruising with their dogs, skating, and playing in the shorebreak of Kauai, Hawaii. Enjoy this mellow & beautiful video collage. Filmed & edited by Dan Campbell-Lloyd.


Visit Bethany Hamilton's Site Here: Bethany Hamilton

Monday

Breaking The Taboo Trailer



Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. With special thanks to Mikki James, Jamie Burke and Drew Thomas for 'She Wore Black'

Go to their Youtube Channel Here:  

Friday

How to Survive a Hurricane


Step 1
Plan ahead

Plan ahead. Know the location of local shelters and how you'll evacuate if you don't have a car. If you have family members with special medical needs, ask local officials if there's a registry so they get help in the event of power outages. Pick a place for family members to meet in case you become separated, and designate an out-of-town friend as the person everyone calls to report that they're safe. Get flood insurance if you don't already have it.

Tip

Make sure you know how to shut off electricity, gas, and water in case you're instructed to do so.

Step 2
Be prepared

Have the following supplies on hand at the start of hurricane season: a 3-day supply of water that provides 1 gallon per person per day; a 3-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn't require cooking; a flashlight and extra batteries; a battery-powered radio that can receive broadcasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a first-aid kit; and a 7-day supply of medications.

Tip

The Atlantic and Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30; the Eastern Pacific is from May 15 through November.

Step 3
Get ready

If a hurricane warning is issued -- meaning one is expected in the next 36 hours -- bring in anything that can be tossed around by the wind; close and board up all windows and doors with 5/8" marine plywood, unless you have hurricane shutters; clear rain gutters and downspouts; trim trees and shrubs; put your refrigerator and freezer on the coldest setting; and fill your car's gas tank in case you're ordered to evacuate.

Step 4
Go to a safe place

If you live on the first or 2nd floor of a high rise, make plans to take refuge with neighbors between floors 3 and 10 when the storm begins. Residents who live above the 10th floor should evacuate, as should mobile home dwellers and anyone living on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway.

Step 5
Do last-minute preparations

Shortly before the storm is expected to start, fill your bathtub with water so you have an extra supply on hand. Unplug small appliances and sensitive electronics, and turn off propane tanks.


Step 6

Ride out the storm

When the storm starts, stay away from windows and glass doors and avoid using the phone. Go to your home's lowest level and stay in an interior room, closet, or hallway. Have a mattress or pillow to protect your head. Monitor weather conditions on your radio and don't leave your safe place until local officials say it's okay to do so.

Step 7
Avoid post-storm dangers

If you lose electricity, keep circuit breakers turned off until power is restored, then check for frayed wires. If you see any, call the power company. Leave the house immediately if you smell gas. If you're returning home, don't enter your house if floodwaters remain around the building; you see loose power lines or structural damage; or you smell a gas leak. If you have any safety concerns at all, stay elsewhere until your home is checked by a building inspector or structural engineer.


Fact: 2/3 of the hurricanes that hit land in the United States between 1981 and 2011 struck the Gulf Coast. The other third hit the Atlantic Coast.

Thursday

The Scientist - Coldplay Acoustic Cover (Jorge and Alexa Narvaez)


It's almost 2:30am here in San Diego, I'm in my daughter's room looking over a power point presentation for my internship. The girls are in my bed sleeping. But all I can think about is everything we have accomplished these past two years!

Thank you all for the amazing memories so far! I love you all so much! Despite all these accomplishments I still get people telling me that I haven't done enough and that I'm fake and selfish. But Harry S. Truman once said "I learned that a great leader is a man/woman who has the ability to get other people to do what they do not want to do and like it".

Alexa Eli and I, are not the 100% perfect happy family. We struggle on a day-to-day basis, financially and emotionally. There are moments during the day when we do not like what we do and doubt ourselves. I know 100% of the world feels the same way. Nothing is ever perfect. As twisted as it sounds that's the beauty of it. We have shown the world that, when life can completely suck and feel horrible, no matter how tough the situation, we are ALL capable of overcoming and becoming great leaders in our society.

We learn to like it despite it all. That's why we are realitychangers...because we have the ABILITY to change our own reality!

-Jorge Narvaez

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Follow Jorge, Alexa and Eliana Here: RealityChangers
or follow their journey on facebook here: "Jorge, Alexa and Eliana Narvaez Fan Page"

Wednesday

Crochet Puff Stitch Hat from Crochet Geek


If you're wondering how to do-it-yourself a cool crochet beanie, You've come to the right place, here are some of the basic ways and techniques that can help you make your very own cool crochet hat from crochet geek.

You'll be needing;
1. Skein Yarn
2. Crochet Hook
3. Plastic Tapestry Needle
4. Scissors

All items can be purchased at your local craft store. 

Tuesday

The Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing. Fast.




In the last 30 years, we’ve lost as much as three-quarters of the floating sea ice cover at the top of the world. The volume of that sea ice measured by satellites in the summer, when it reaches its smallest, has shrunk so fast that scientists say it’s now in a ‘death spiral’.

For over 800,000 years, ice has been a permanent feature of the Arctic ocean. It’s melting because of our use of dirty fossil fuel energy, and in the near future it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species that live there - but for the rest of us too.

The ice at the top of the world reflects much of the sun’s heat back into space and keeps our whole planet cool, stabilising the weather systems that we depend on to grow our food. Protecting the ice means protecting us all.

To save the Arctic, we have to act today. Sign now.



Monday

Security Camera Video Captures



"Let's look at the world a little differently - Changing the world one moment at the time"

Friday

The impact of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant crops in Argentina and the US.


26 genetically engineered crops are currently being considered for approval in the European Union. 19 out of these 26 are genetically engineered to be tolerant to herbicides.

Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by authorising the cultivation of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant corn, soy and sugar beet.
Greenpeace has also travelled through Argentina and USA to speak to farmers and their communities about how herbicide tolerant crop monocultures have affected their economy, environment and community. These first person accounts formed the basis for the documentary Growing Doubt (the film above).
Witness accounts from Argentina and USA and Dr. Benbrook's forecast report present a grim view of a future Europe: the over-reliance on herbicide-tolerant crops in the U.S. has triggered the emergence and rapid spread of nearly two dozen glyphosate-resistant weeds, driving up farm production costs, as well as the volume and toxicity of herbicides needed to prevent major yield loss. Europe will face a similar reality by 2025, should herbicide tolerant genetically engineered crops be authorised for cultivation.
Greenpeace is facilitating an 18 day tour of Europe with public screenings of Growing Doubt showing the reality in Argentina and USA, followed by Dr. Charles Benbrook presenting his study which you can view here.
These public meetings offer European farmers, politicians, media and civil society a chance to hear directly from Dr. Benbrook, as well as Wes Shoemyer and Wendel Lutz – two American farmers featured in the film, who have personally experienced the agricultural and social catastrophe caused by herbicide tolerant crops. Together, they have joined Greenpeace in Europe to warn European farmers against following the American example.

Greenpeace demands:

• As herbicide-tolerant GE crops lead to an increase in herbicide usage, that no herbicide tolerant GE crops should be authorised for cultivation in Europe.
• As part of the implementation of the 2008 Council Conclusions, that the European Commission should substantially strengthen the EU risk assessment procedure for GE crops by carrying out a thorough evaluation of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of HTGE crops.
Learn more about it at www.growingdoubt.org

Thursday

How to Cook a Quick and Easy Perfect Turkey




Warning

Uncooked meat is a salmonella risk. To avoid infection or cross-contamination, wash your hands thoroughly after touching raw turkey. 


Step 1: Thaw your bird

ThanksgivingIf you purchased a frozen bird, thaw it in the fridge. Allow one day of thaw time for every five pounds of turkey.

Tip

Never thaw a turkey on a countertop or at room temperature. It'll become a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria.

Step 2: Preheat

Move your oven rack to the lowest possible position and preheat your oven to 400º.

Step 3: Cover the rack insert

Cover your roasting pan's rack insert with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Use a sharp knife to cut a thin slit between each bar on the rack so that fat can escape into the bottom of the pan. Return the rack to the pan. 

Step 4: Rinse the bird

Remove the giblets bag, which is stuffed inside the turkey, and rinse the bird inside and out with cold running water. Rest the wet turkey on a large plate, and use paper towels to pat it dry. 

Tip

Your bird may not have a giblets bag.

Step 5: Coat the bird with butter

Using the pastry brush, coat the breast with two tablespoons of oil or melted butter, and tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place the bird breast-side down on the rack. Coat the back of the turkey with the rest of the butter or oil.


Step 6: Roast the turkey

Place the turkey in the oven, and relax for about 45 minutes. Kosher and self-basting birds have already been salted and treated, so you don't need to fuss over them.

Step 7: Flip the bird

Remove the turkey from the oven. Using clean silicone potholders, lift the turkey, flip it, and put it back on the rack breast-side up. Return it to the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the breast registers 165º and the thigh is about 175º.

Tip

Measure the temperature at the thickest part of the breast or thigh. Make sure the thermometer only touches meat, not bone.

Step 8: Rest

Remove the turkey from the oven, and let it rest for about a half an hour. When it's cooled, move it to a cutting board, carve it up, and serve a delicious bird to your hungry guests!

Did You Know?

The automatic timer that comes in many turkeys is designed to pop up around 185º -- 10 to 20 degrees higher than recommended.


The Story of Denny Kolsch



Denny Kolsch is a TWLOHA staff member with a powerful story of healing and recovery.



Wednesday

Snag the Best Bargains on Black Friday



The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Get the best deals with these insider tips.

How to Snag the Best Bargains on Black Friday on Howcast

SU2C Patient Story: Hillary Quinn Kind


Hillary Quinn Kind recounts her journey with Stage IIIB melanoma as part of the September 7, 2012 Stand Up To Cancer telecast. By participating in a clinical trial under SU2C Melanoma Dream Team co-leader Dr. Patricia LoRusso, Hillary's strength and drive has allowed her to cross at least some items off her "bucket list" since her diagnosis in 2004.

Rest In Peace Hillary.