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best albums of the decade

Without further ado, I give you the top albums of the past decade:Turn Back the Years by Hank Williams, 2005The College Dropout by Kanye West, 2004Portrait of a Legend by Sam Cooke, 2003Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits by Elvis, 2002The Anthology by Muddy Waters, 2001Kid A by Radiohead, 2000Stankonia by Outkast, 2000Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey, 2000The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem, 2000This list is from the All-Time 100 Albums of the last half-century by Time.Technorati Tags: ,,,,,,,,,

a picture think-tionary for life

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We all have problems in life. All the time we keep on looking for answers to our problems, but often forget that asking the right questions can cut lots of trouble in the process.Here’s one site that makes a different approach – encouraging people to find solutions by helping them ask questions about themselves. It sure is a unique approach that is strong in the core and simple on the outside.Huge thanks go to the creators. Meanwhile, make sure that you check out the archives section, from which some of the questions below have been taken:Through all of life's twists and turns, who has been there for you?Where do you spend most of your time while you're awake?What things in life should always be free?How would an extra $1000 a month change your life?What are you an expert at?What is your favorite sound?Right now, at this moment, what do you want most?Technorati Tags: ,,,,

growing a square watermelon

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Next time you visit the store, make sure that you look for cubic watermelons. Yes, you heard me right – cubic watermelons! It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention; and for Tokyoites always clamouring for space, this new shape has provided them relief. The cubic shape gives them what they crave for, at least within their refrigerators. According to the farmers who grow them, cubic watermelons were created because they are easy to stock, easy to cut and easy to package. The idea of a cubic shape, as opposed to its natural shape occurred to one farmer in Zentsuji in 2001. Since then, farmers in the quiet town in southern Japan have been famous around the world. Without doubt, Zentsuji has been registered as the birthplace of cubic watermelons. The concept is simple – as the fruit is growing in the vine, put it inside a cube-shaped glass casing, and Mother Nature takes care of the rest. Not as difficult as it sounds, is it? Cubic they might be, but they come with a p…