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22 Jan 14:30

A Heat Map of Emotions

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Quilt map? no?

A Heat Map of Emotions
A group of Finnish scientist did a test to find out what effect emotion has on your body.

Red = Increased activity
Blue = Lowered activity

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03 Dec 11:40

The sweetest photos of Harlow and Indiana, the instagram’s most popular dog duo

by Francesco Mugnai
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Harlow is a beautiful Weimaraner and Indiana is an adorable and goofy little Dachsund (they have more than 115.000 followers on Instagram!).
Enjoy these cute photos :)

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And this is a photograph of Sage, the old Weimaraner’s best friend (passed away at age 13, last september)

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More photos here.

17 Jan 15:26

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo

by Christopher Jobson
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amazing

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Nautilus

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Caracol

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Double Conic Spiral, process

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Double Conic Spiral. Ink, acrylic/canvas.

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Morpho

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Calculation (Sequence) #2. Acrylic, china ink/canvas.

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo, it’s a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence. He calls the series of work Calculation, and many of his drawings seem to channel the look and feel of illustrations found in Da Vinci’s sketchbooks. In an age when 3D programs can render a digital version of something like this in just minutes, it makes you appreciate Araujo’s remarkable skill. You can see much more here. (via ArchitectureAtlas)

21 Oct 20:33

15 Organizing Tasks You Can Do in 15 Minutes

by Jennifer Jones
We are busy people.  And I am guessing 99% percent of the population doesn't share the same crazy obsession with organizing that I do.  I do it like it's my hobby.  But most people, not so much.

I find myself doing quick spurts of organizing.  I don't blog about them each and every time because I do it impulsively and before I know it I am done and grinning ear to ear.  So it got me thinking about those quick and random acts of organizing that make a big impact on our home.  You may not have five hours to clean out and entire room, but everyone has 15 minutes each week to spare for a little organizing lovin'.

Here are my top fifteen organizing tasks that can be done in fifteen minutes or less!  Have fun friends!


 
  • Empty out all trash
  • Wipe down dash and center console
  • Clean windows
  • Vacuum Seats
  • Add a small bin to corral all of the items you prefer to keep within the car



  • Remove all expired foods
  • Wipe down shelves and bins
  • Categorize remaining foods by type
  • Create special baskets for breakfast foods and lunches
  • Use a Sharpie or Washi tape to label food container with expiration dates




  • Pick a drawer, any drawer
  • Empty contents
  • Donate/toss anything that you haven't used/touched within the past three months
  • Vacuum/wipe down inside of the drawer
  • Place items back using drawer dividers if possible {drawer dividers reduce risk of "toss and shut" syndrome.  Anything can be used from washed out yogurt cups to muffin pans to cereal boxes}




  • Recycle all junk mail
  • Unsubscribe from mailings {many online services can help you do this quickly}
  • Place important dates into your calendar
  • Scan/File statements
  • Designate a single basket or paper tray as your inbox for weekly sorting



  • Toss any expired products
  • Combine like bottles and toss anything that you don't use frequently
  • Remove contents and wipe down shelves
  • Place items back strategically {by item type}
  • Remove any medications and store them in separate, dry environment {medications should not be stored in a medicine cabinet}




  • Donate anything you haven't used within 3-6 months
  • Tag or turn your hangers.  After you wear something, place the hanger back in the opposite way.  Now, you have a system for purging down the line {unturned hangers mean you haven't wore the item and it has to go}
  • Add a bin or bag to your closet for donations.  Now, you have an instant place to purge when you follow the "one in, one out" rule.
  • Vacuum out floor of closet, wipe down shoes
  • Plan your wardrobe for the week



  • Delete spam and old Emails
  • Sign up for an Inbox cleanup service {there many out there similar to this one}
  • Reply to anything that requires a quick response
  • Create folders/labels to "file" away your Emails.  Create one label as an active "To Do" list and use the rest to quickly find important correspondences.
  • Unsubscribe from unnecessary notifications from Social Media sites.




  • Return piled up items back to their original home
  • Wipe down the counters
  • Store away appliances that are not used frequently
  • Add a small basket or bin for the items that typically land on your counter, and empty it at the end of each day




  • Remove all expired foods
  • Wipe down shelves and bins
  • Categorize remaining foods by type
  • Create special baskets for breakfast foods and lunches
  • Use a Sharpie or Washi tape to label food container with expiration dates




  • Empty contents
  • Vacuum inside of pockets and pouches
  • Toss garbage and items that are no longer needed
  • Categorize contents and place within small pouches {such as pencil pouches} or a purse organizer {for example, one pouch holds cosmetics, one pouch holds electronics, etc...}



  • Remove contents from drawers and top of nightstand
  • Wipe down outside and inside
  • Toss any expired lotions, chapsticks, etc... Purge items that don't belong
  • Add dividers/organizers to drawers
  • Place a small dish on the top to hold your favorite daily jewels/hair ties



  • Blank slate it!  Clear your desk of clutter and piles
  • Wipe down desk
  • Add an "inbox" for important papers/documents
  • Toss old pens, pencils and broken/unused supplies
  • Keep only items you use daily on your desktop, tuck the less frequently used items away in drawers or bins




  • Create a shopping list/meal plan for the week/month
  • Search Pinterest, magazines and cookbooks for a few new recipes to try each month
  • Sign up for a meal planning service {many available which will plan your weekly meals and provide you with a shopping list}
  • Use online services {such as Evernote} to create an online catalog of your favorite recipes, or put them all together within a recipe binder



  • Empty the closet/cabinet to give it a blank slate
  • Wipe down shelves, go the extra mile by adding pretty shelf liner
  • Toss/donate any items that haven't been used within 6-12 months
  • Place sheets within baskets {for the non-expert sheet folders}, or within shelving dividers
  • Refold/roll all towels to face the same way
  • Use space saving bags to condense large quilts and pillows




  • Empty contents of your makeup bag/makeup drawer
  • Wipe down insides of bag/drawer 
  • Toss expired items {it's not good for you to use expired makeup yo!}
  • Purge down items that are duplicates or seasonal
  • Wipe down each makeup item/case with disinfecting wipes
  • Clean makeup brushes {details here}



Those are just a few things that I do, that take me 15 minutes or less, and happen when I have a spare moment and feel like getting something accomplished quick.   I always feel superfab after tackling each one of these tasks, and they all make a positive impact on our lives here in the Jones household.  I try to do something every day or two, but many of these items can be tackled in a single weekend or spread out throughout the month.  And if you have attention issues like I do, a timer will be your best friend forever.  As will good tunes.

Now it is your turn!  I have to know, what am I missing out on?  What quickie organizing tasks do you accomplish within 15 minutes or less?




images found: { 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 }



12 Aug 12:57

Quikr: a method for rapid reconstruction of bacterial communities via compressive sensing

by Koslicki, D., Foucart, S., Rosen, G.

Motivation: Many metagenomic studies compare hundreds to thousands of environmental and health-related samples by extracting and sequencing their 16S rRNA amplicons and measuring their similarity using beta-diversity metrics. However, one of the first steps—to classify the operational taxonomic units within the sample—can be a computationally time-consuming task because most methods rely on computing the taxonomic assignment of each individual read out of tens to hundreds of thousands of reads.

Results: We introduce Quikr: a QUadratic, K-mer–based, Iterative, Reconstruction method, which computes a vector of taxonomic assignments and their proportions in the sample using an optimization technique motivated from the mathematical theory of compressive sensing. On both simulated and actual biological data, we demonstrate that Quikr typically has less error and is typically orders of magnitude faster than the most commonly used taxonomic assignment technique (the Ribosomal Database Project’s Naïve Bayesian Classifier). Furthermore, the technique is shown to be unaffected by the presence of chimeras, thereby allowing for the circumvention of the time-intensive step of chimera filtering.

Availability: The Quikr computational package (in MATLAB, Octave, Python and C) for the Linux and Mac platforms is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/quikr/.

Contact: koslicki.1@mbi.osu.edu

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

05 Jul 15:44

Pathview: an R/Bioconductor package for pathway-based data integration and visualization

by Luo, W., Brouwer, C.

Summary: Pathview is a novel tool set for pathway-based data integration and visualization. It maps and renders user data on relevant pathway graphs. Users only need to supply their data and specify the target pathway. Pathview automatically downloads the pathway graph data, parses the data file, maps and integrates user data onto the pathway and renders pathway graphs with the mapped data. Although built as a stand-alone program, Pathview may seamlessly integrate with pathway and functional analysis tools for large-scale and fully automated analysis pipelines.

Availability: The package is freely available under the GPLv3 license through Bioconductor and R-Forge. It is available at http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/pathview.html and at http://Pathview.r-forge.r-project.org/.

Contact: luo_weijun@yahoo.com

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

02 Jul 12:49

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti

by PauloGabriel
Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti

One of the greatest things to do when you visit a different place is to try the local dishes. By eating ethnical food you'll go a little further in the experience of that city or country, which is the whole idea of traveling.

Gabriele Galimberti is an experienced Italian photographer who travels all over the world to capture the soul of different cultures in the little things. You might know his project called Toy Stories, and following the same idea, he captured the essence of each country's traditional foods, cooked mainly by old ladies, which is totally cute. The project called Delicatessen with Love is a explosion of colors and tastes [in my head] that will bring you new light about other countries' cultures. These are only a handful of dishes: for more, and even to get the actual recipes, visit the project page at Gabriele's personal portfolio. It's a delight. Cheers. ;)

Riga, Latvia

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Abolu Pirags (sweet pizza with apples and chocolate) by Natàlija Kaze, 65 years old

Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Lambi in creole sauce by Serette Charles, 63 years old

Beirut, Lebanon

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Mjadara (rice and lentils cream) by Wadad Achi, 66 years old

Mchinji, Malawi

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Finkubala (Caterpillar in tomato sauce) by Regina Lifumbo, 53 years old

Chongqing, China

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Hui Guo Rou (twice-cooked pork with vegetables) by Pan Guang Mei, 62 years old

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with vegetables and fried dried anchovies) by Thilaga Vadhi, 55 years old

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Fejoada light by Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal, 53 years old

Stockholm, Sweden

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Inkokt Lax â (poached cold salmon and vegetables) by Brigitta Fransson, 70 years old

Istanbul, Turkey

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Karniyarik (stuffed aubergines with meat and vegetables) by Ayten Okgu , 76 years old

La Paz, Bolivia

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup) by Julia Enaigua, 71 years old

Oltepessi (masaai mara) Kenya

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat) by Normita Sambu Arap, 65 years old

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Empanada Criolla (that is, meat stuffed pastry) by Susana Vezzetti, 62 years old

Cairo, Egypt

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie) by Fifi Makhmer, 62 years old

Reykjavìk, Iceland

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Kjotsùpa (lamb and vegetables soup) by Valagerdur Olafsdòttir, 63 years old

Lima, Peru

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Corvina fish ceviche by Itala Revello Rosas, 77 years old

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Enjera with churry and vegetables by Bisrat Melake, 60 years old

Madrid

Delicatessen with Love Project by Gabriele Galimberti
Asadura de cordero lecca con arroz (milk-fed lamb offal with rice) by Carmina Fernandez, 73 years old

12 Jun 13:33

Information is Beautiful Awards 2013: A global competition recognizing the best in infographics and data visualization

by David Graver
Information is Beautiful Awards 2013
We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more...
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