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USEFUL AND HANDY USES OF SALT !!!!

1. If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all that mess.

2. Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.

3. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.

4. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.

5. Put a few grains of rice in your saltshaker for easier pouring.

6. Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.

7. Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink;bad ones float.

8. Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.

9. A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.

10. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.

11. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.

12. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.

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Entertainment

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Greatest Wedding Photo In the History of the World

The Lowders were trying to take their bridal party pictures, when a most unexpected guest popped into the photo frame. But their terror is our gain, and it has resulted in what is clearly the greatest wedding photo of all time. Update: We talked to the photographer!

The photo was taken by J. Quinn Miller in Baton Rouge, LA. Dear everyone else on the planet: Top that.

Update: We managed to reach Miller on the phone, and he told us that he'd been friends with the groom for a long time, and he knew the groom "loves dinosaurs." And a few days before the Lowders' wedding, he saw a similar shot of a dinosaur photobombing a wedding and "loved the concept" — but he felt he could do a better job with the photoshopping. And he felt it was "something I hadn't seen done a lot." So "I put it to the groom, and he thought it would be a fun thing to do."

When the day came, they didn't have a lo…

Technology

Why Waze is a hot takeover target

There have been rumors for the past few months that a big tech firm is looking to acquire Waze, a popular traffic navigation app.

Most recently, rumors that Google is interested in Waze have been making the rounds. But Apple and Facebook have also been named as possible bidders.

So why is there so much buzz about Waze? The company, which initially launched in Israel, provides crowdsourced information. Users can wave their hands over their mobile device while driving to vocally report traffic or hazardous conditions. Updating in real time based on that information, the app delivers accurate assessments of current traffic, road closures, and alternative routes efficiently.

"What a lot of people don't know about Waze is on the front end we're an app, but we are also making our own maps. This is something very few people can do," said Di-Ann Eisnor, vice president of platforms and partnerships for Waze. "The two [companies] that ar…

Opinion

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Facebook and the disintegration of the human Is Facebook a boon or cause for concern for the mental health industry?


Facebook continues to develop new features and functionalities which further absorb the focus of its users.

According to a New York Times article by Jan Hoffman referencing a study of the Facebook profiles of 200 university students in the United States, approximately 30 percent of the students “posted updates that met the American Psychiatric Association’s criteria for a symptom of depression, reporting feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness, insomnia or sleeping too much, and difficulty concentrating”. These findings are said to “echo research that suggests depression is increasingly common among college students”.

Hoffman’s point is that Facebook can therefore serve as an “early warning system for timely intervention” by parents and therapists. The article ends with a quote from a mother in Ohio: “Facebook might be a pain in the neck to keep up with… But having tha…

Law - BeLOW or AbOVE

Seven things to know about the Sedition Act From the law’s origins to how it’s used today, here’s our easy guide to Malaysia’s Sedition Act. By Abdul Qayyum Jumadi.

1. The Sedition Act 1948 is a restraining law; it tells you what not to do. Among other things, “seditious” actions can include those that have a tendency to incite hatred towards a ruler or against any government; excite people to take over any government territory using unlawful means; bring into hatred or contempt the administration of justice in Malaysia; and promote feelings of ill-will and hostility among different races and classes.

2. It’s an archaic British law, introduced to Malaya in 1948 and amended shortly after the 1969 riots. What does this mean? It means the founding fathers of our nation did not legislate it. It was actually imported directly to become our law and was retained after Merdeka. The last prosecution for sedition in the United Kingdom was in 1972. In the UK, sedition as an offence was effectiv…

Malaysia Decides

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Seven things to know about the Sedition Act From the law’s origins to how it’s used today, here’s our easy guide to Malaysia’s Sedition Act. By Abdul Qayyum Jumadi.

1. The Sedition Act 1948 is a restraining law; it tells you what not to do. Among other things, “seditious” actions can include those that have a tendency to incite hatred towards a ruler or against any government; excite people to take over any government territory using unlawful means; bring into hatred or contempt the administration of justice in Malaysia; and promote feelings of ill-will and hostility among different races and classes.

2. It’s an archaic British law, introduced to Malaya in 1948 and amended shortly after the 1969 riots. What does this mean? It means the founding fathers of our nation did not legislate it. It was actually imported directly to become our law and was retained after Merdeka. The last prosecution for sedition in the United Kingdom was in 1972. In the UK, sedition as an offence was effectiv…