Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.

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gizmodo
22 minutes ago

We recently sat down with Lita and chatted about all sorts of things in Lita’s fantasy worlds. It was time to talk a bit about the magic behind the curtain.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Blog Catalog: “Lita’s Worlds” … places like elsewheres. This is major fantasy speak. Please…

Posted By
LitaBurke
1 hour ago
VIB Journals
Are there any good movies today?

Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I have not. I love Redbox but lately it's not even worth the $1.50. I think that the last good one was Captain Phelps but I don't know if I have ever seen Tom Hanks in a bad movie.

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tmumble
1 hour ago
VIB Journals
Raising Drama: A Memory

The dining room window is open wide. The smell of summer wafts in on a breeze, fresh cut grass. My mother is leaning out the window, hanging the laundry on the clothes line that stretches across our backyard.

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RaisingDrama
1 hour ago
VIB Self
Are you Getting what you Want in Life?

I love reading articles from Time Magazine because they usually deal with "hot" or controversial topics. The kind of topics that make you think about fundamental life issues. I've just read one of those articles, "How Can I get What I Want in Life".

According to the article, there are 2 reasons why you haven’t done the stuff you ‘want’ to do in your life:

1. You can't because of something external,
or
2. You won't because of something internal

Which one is your reason? Or is there the possibility of another one?

Posted By
tmumble
10 hours ago
Music
Tom Petty "Hypnotic Eye" CD Review (Track by Track)

With a goal of keeping true rock and roll alive, Petty's 13th studio album, is raw, angry, exciting, and energetic.

You've got to give Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers credit for never settling down and keeping their swagger.

Posted By
mpflwi
10 hours ago

The Seventh Birthday Wish by Bruce E. Arrington and Florence Jayne is a fantasy picture book for ages 4-8 about Wesley and his magical adventure on his birthday. In a faraway land lived Wesley, and when he turned four, a door without a handle appeared in his castle home. Wait he must until seven years…

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LitaBurke
13 hours ago

Sam Van Aken is working on a project that literally bears fruit. Forty different kinds. The Tree of 40 Fruit is a single tree, that is grafted to produce 40 different varieties of fruit.

Posted By
TonyB
14 hours ago

In Western countries we tend to feel overly ashamed of natural things that in the end, are trivial. Many in the west will laugh when I post this and I know that my readers from China won’t.

Many perspectives changed for me while in China one of them being the consideration of the human body.

Whether it is medical or sexual, the human body is what it is: "a body."

A mass of flesh with problems and natural needs.

Posted By
WanderingSecrets
14 hours ago

Picture a boxing fight...

The fighters fighting each other with all they got. The bell rings. They lower their guard. Return to their corners. They remove their gloves. Approach the centre of the ring and.... play chess!

This happens when two of the "noble" sports of chess and boxing were combined to create ChessBoxing.

Posted By
drewva
15 hours ago

Dating website OKCupid revealed that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

Does this mean that they are still "manipulating" the connections? Do users really go to the site to be matched with the "wrong" person?

The company revealed this after the Facebook uproar over manipulating user feeds.

"If you use the internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site," it said. "That's how websites work."

Seriously?

Posted By
TonyB
15 hours ago

I’m running out of ways to say “I’m sorry!”

I’m also running out of ways to say “Thank you!”

You see, as a British person, I am cursed with over-politeness, an ailment that has conditioned me to say “Thank you!” even when no thanks are normally necessary and “I’m sorry!” when I do not need to apologise.

While we are sometimes genuinely sincere, there are occasions when we may not actually mean what we say.

Posted By
plasmanc
16 hours ago
VIB Opinionated
Incomprehensible Contrasts: Gaza/17

It definitely is a problem that they don’t have a problem with it, particularly for the innocent people who die at their hands and, in some ways, even more so for the victims’ loved ones who have to deal with their grief.

Posted By
JoelKlebanoff
16 hours ago

Generally we think of women when it comes to fashion. Well what about the guys? Shouldn't we consider them?? I asked a select few - "according to you what is fashion?"

Take a glimpse at these 5 guys and read their interesting answers!

Posted By
Manasi23
16 hours ago
VIB Writing
Prude Daddy

A droplet from my Kathleen Maher's novel, in the works called, "Prude Daddy."

"...Without boundaries, I might hurt you."

Posted By
kathleenmaher
16 hours ago
VIB How To
How To Get Your Blog Noticed

Getting the content that you create in front of the masses can be a frustrating experience and the cause for many blogger burnouts.

Building a targeted group of listeners for your email list, subscribers to your RSS feed and ultimately traffic to your website are huge concerns for anyone interested in taking on the blogging challenge.

These things take time, patience and perseverance and a willingness to understand that it's a "process" and not something that happens overnight.

Here are some popular solutions that will increase your blog's visibility.

Posted By
candidwriter
16 hours ago

Adding yoga to your workout can help you run faster, better, and more comfortably.

"Yoga works your entire body, whereas running is repetitious and uses the same muscles again and again.

Yoga counteracts the repetition, which can help prevent injuries," according to Jennifer Heister, a NYC yoga instructor who runs marathons and half-marathons.

"The breathing techniques [from yoga] are good for calming you, helping build bigger lung capacity, and making you more focused for races.

Posted By
cltalbert
16 hours ago