The Curious Autodidact

November 27, 2015

Read This Before you Buy a Gift Card!

Filed under: helpful hints,money saving ideas — Honilima @ 8:31 pm


Before you buy a gift card for someone this holiday season take a good look at this posting from Mintlife called The Gift Card Minefield: How to get Your Money’s Worth. As regular readers know I love the visual display of information. These card are money makers, and we spend 87 billion dollars a year on these gift cards many of which will be mislaid and never redeemed. Tread carefully down the gift card trail, there are big pot holes you should avoid.

Okay once you’ve studied that illustration get a grasp of the true size of the African continent—-enjoy.


November 24, 2015

Illegal Aliens in America

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 12:28 am

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

Robert Orben, magician and author (b. 1927)

November 22, 2015

The “Double Effect”

Filed under: end of life,women heroes — Honilima @ 9:38 pm

People familiar with the end of life choice movement may be familiar with the term “double effect” and all it entails. For those who are not educated in the more subtle areas of this Barbara Coombs Lee, the Executive Director of Compassion and Choices, has written an accessible article to explain it.

November 20, 2015

Infographic: Coffee Consumption

Filed under: cool internet stuff — Honilima @ 9:08 pm

Fast Facts on Coffee Consumption infographic

November 16, 2015

Best Eye Glasses for Your Face Shape: Fun with Infographics

Filed under: cool internet stuff,helpful hints — Honilima @ 7:28 pm

What are the Best Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape? infographic

November 13, 2015

The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Filed under: media related,social justice — Honilima @ 1:52 am

Thomas Jefferson

If you are looking for a way to escape the day to day routines of life, take an hour to listen to Clay Jenkinson in his weekly portrayal of President Thomas Jefferson. You can listen on the computer or download his podcast using i-tunes and an mp3 player.

The Thomas Jefferson Hour is an hour in which humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson creates a show around a topic as statesman Thomas Jefferson. Occasionally he will take an hour to answer listener’s questions or to talk about one of his journeys. He is a thoughtful person and his portrayal of Jefferson takes you back in time to the founding of the United States.

This is a marvelous way to get in touch with your inner history buff and to seek refuge from the usual daily grind. Highly recommended!

November 10, 2015

Wisdom of Women: Jeannette Rankin

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 11:08 pm

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973)

November 7, 2015

Women of Wisdom: Arundhati Roy

Filed under: social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 12:36 am

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”
Arundhati Roy

November 5, 2015

Ms Angelou on Change

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:33 am

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
Maya Angelou

November 3, 2015

The Truth Will Set you Free

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:34 am

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

Gloria Steinem

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