I have a squirmy, long furred cat, and this is a great way to know where the fur clump ends and she begins. It's especially helpful when it's under her arms or hind quarters, where she's especially ticklish. That way
Probably 10 years ago, but this story reminded me of this. The house that was the party spot during our early 20's had a cat that was always around. For whatever reason, he obsessed with pee streams. We mainly partied
My grandfather was born in North Korea but escaped to the south during the Korean War. He eventually made his way to the USA, then Canada where he spent his life working as a doctor in Newfoundland. He currently resides
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:Nadellas broad-based memo to employees lacked specifics, foreshadows organizational changes — Microsofts New CEO Needs An Editor — Satya Nadellas latest message to the troops -
Wall Street Journal:U.S. Accuses Chinese Executive of Hacking to Mine Military Data — Man Charged With Industrial Espionage Targeting Boeing, Other Defense Contractors — WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has charged the
Andy Greenberg / Wired:Inside Dark Wallet: two crypto-anarchists user-friendly system for anonymous BTC transactions — Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists Quest for Untraceable Money — Amir Taaki and —
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:Apple-designed iBeacon hardware hits FCC: for Apple Stores, developers, or consumers? — On July 4th of this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made filings public from
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters for billions as Apple sale nears completion — Headphone maker Beats has filed suit against a number of Chinese counterfeiters, alleging trademark infringement
Benedict Evans:Unable to fork Android and keep Google services, Samsung faces PC-maker-like commoditization — Unbundling innovation: Samsung, PCs and China — It seems pretty clear now that the Android OEM world is starting to play
David Carr / New York Times:Hulu to stream South Park episodes immediately after broadcast, gets exclusive rights to back catalog in deal worth $80M+ — Hulu to Stream ‘South Park’ as More Players Jostle for
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:Just Like Facebook, Twitters New Impression Stats Suggest Few Followers See Whats Tweeted — Twitter has new analytics available that let anyone understand exactly how viewed
A Houston Labrador retrievers final day on earth was documented by grief-stricken owners who wanted to provide the most joyful last moments possible for their pup and the photos--while bittersweet--have managed to bring joy to many thousands of pet owners
The Heartland Institute, a prominent, Chicago-based organization opposing climate science, has teamed up with the creationist Discovery Institute to launch a smear campaign against a group promoting the nationwide adoption of updated science education guidelines.The guidelines …
here is still a huge gap in particular between Irans demands for its future enrichment program and the position of Western governments that Tehran must scale back its activities.The lack of a breakthrough would seem to significantly raise the odds
The Germans became the first team from Europe to win a World Cup in the Western Hemisphere, defeating Argentina 1-0 on the goal that late-game substitute Mario Goetze will remember for the rest of his life.
Clinical prediction models are formal combinations of historical, physical examination and laboratory or radiographic test data elements designed to accurately estimate the probability that a specific illness is present , will respond to a form of treatment or will have
It was damn close and will likely spark quite a bit of debate, but Saul Canelo Alvarez came out on top in a clash of the best junior middleweights on the planet, narrowly defeating Cuban standout Erislandy Lara in the
I completed an annual ritual this week - the renewal of my public library card! I almost exclusively use the library for ebook borrowing these days, but my local library system still insists on that antiquated ritual of the card
Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strips Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.
Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances elsewhere.
Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. Its hard to rationalize, but statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and today, 5 children will die from abuse or neglect .
PATERSON - Authorities have charged two more men in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Genesis Rincon, the Paterson girl who was gunned down while riding her scooter on a city street, officials said Friday.
Normal return route canceled. Proceed as follows: Strip all company marking, registration numbers and identifiable insignia from exterior surfaces. Proceed westbound soonest your discretion to avoid hostilities and deliver NC18602 to marine terminal La Guardia Field New York. Good luck.
In an essay reflecting on translation, Yoko Tawada reads the poems of Paul Celan as if he had written in Japanese. The essays translator, Susan Bernofsky, offers context, and in an earlier piece, Rivka Galchen considers Yoko Tawadas Magnificent Strangeness.
In the late 1700s, when the US constitution was ratified and the first Catholic diocese was established in the US in Baltimore, the vast majority of Christians in the US were Protestants - only something like 30,000 Catholics called the
In 1968, Agnès Varda was living in Los Angeles with her husband, director Jacques Demy, who was there to begin filming his first Hollywood film, Model Shop (1969). Although initially hesitant about living in the United States, the couple quickly
I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love. (Previously, by the same writer.) Useful resources for participating in the discussion: Ohio Us Trans 101* : Primer and Vocabulary guide; GLAADs Transgender Media and Education Program
Midway Atoll is full of history and unique fauna. It has been completely closed to visitors since Fish and Wildlife Service budget cuts in 2013. A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing there last week. Fortunately, Pete has been
Watching Wind Turbines in the Snow turns out to be a clever solution to the practical reality that wind farms are simply too large to study in a wind tunnel. This holds promise for improving the efficiency of wind farms,
Im struck by how perfectly her grave reflects her life: at once dilapidated, lonely; and yet unique, inviting, nearby to children. What are all those other little graves with their knickknacks compared to this one off here on its own?
The New York Times examines the case of a student raped by football players at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The colleges are under investigation by the Department of Education College Presidents Response to NYT Article; article.
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(nearly) Every actor from Orange is the New Black in their roles in Law and Order. From the bittiest of bit parts to some fairly substantial recurring characters. Contains very mild spoilers for S2 of OitNB.
An armored invasion is underway across the midwestern and eastern United States: Armadillos are moving into new territories once thought unsuitable for the warm-weather creatures. Sure, theyre adorable as babies, they can leap 3 to 4 feet in the air,
Pas a Deux - award-winning 1988 animated short of pop culture icons dancing. A collaboration between Gerrit van Dijk en Monique Renault. Via Your Daily Cartoon (via Mefis own) Gerrit Van Dijk Gerrit Van Dijk You Tube Dutch Animator Gerrit
The ability to present women like Davis as bone-crushingly robust yet simultaneously appealing, revered—practically adorable!—in their rugged severity, is a crucial expansion of the American imagination with regard to powerful women. (via librarina) We do not have a proud track
If youve read anything about this movie, youve probably heard about the rightfully infamous Romeo and Juliet law scene. Nothing I have read as of yet does actual justice to how absolutely fucking creepy this scene is. Cade and Shane