Monthly Archives: August 2014

Last Known Survivor of Hindenburg Flight Crew Dies at 92

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Last Known Survivor of Hindenburg Flight Crew Dies at 92

HISTORY ALWAYS AMAZES ME

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A German man thought to be the last surviving flight crew member of the Hindenburg airship that crashed 77 years ago has died at the age of 92.

Werner Franz suffered a heart attack on Aug. 13 in his hometown of Frankfurt, Germany, the Associated Press reports.

Franz was working as a cabin boy at the age of 14 when the Zeppelin caught fire and crashed into Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, killing a total of 36. The incident has become one of the most iconic aircraft accidents in history, partly due to broadcast coverage of the disaster and Herbert Morrison famously crying out, “Oh, the humanity!” during his eyewitness report.

Franz jumped out of the aircraft as it was falling to the ground and escaped “without a scratch on him,” historian and friend John Provan said.

“Werner was most fortunate because he was in the officers’ mess…

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8 Do’s And Don’ts Of The Confident Man

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8 Do’s And Don’ts Of The Confident Man

A CONFIDENT WOMAN ALWAYS WANTS A CONFIDENT MAN BY HER SIDE…

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There are some things that never go out of style – fast cars, good food, a good scotch, and…a man’s confidence.

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Your confidence shows through everything. It speaks louder than the car you drive, the condo you live in, or the way you dress. Your confidence can open doors for you in life, and lack of confidence can close them again.

Notice I didn’t say arrogance.

The great part is, even if you’re not fully confident in yourself, if you practice the following displays of true, inner confidence, your body will begin to train your mind that you are in fact a confident person.

So, what marks the differences between a truly confident man, and one who is just trying too hard?

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– A confident man will keep good posture and position himself authoritatively. Not to intimidate others, but in a naturally strong stance regardless of who is present…

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7 Do’s And Don’ts Of The Confident Woman

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7 Do’s And Don’ts Of The Confident Woman

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH POSITIVE IN YOUR LIFE

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There are many things which enhance the power of a woman. A sparking personality, quick wit, developed intellect, impeccable style…

But above all, a woman’s confidence can be one of her most powerful assets.

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Her confidence shows through everything. It speaks louder than the shoes she wears, the places she travels, and sometimes even louder than the books she reads. It is reflected by the way she carries herself and the way she treats others. It can open doors for her in life, and lack of it can close them again.

So, what marks the differences between a truly confident woman, and one who is just trying too hard?

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– A confident woman will hold high standards for who she allows in her life, both as friends and intimately. She knows her value and will not let anyone into her circles who will drag her down.

– A confident woman 

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Various and Sundry, 8/31/14 + Open Comment Thread

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LOVE THE PICS

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I’m home! For Two days! And so, a couple of things of interest:

One, here’s a power wall of science fictional art, here in my office:

From the left, that’s a black and white sketch of the French cover of Agent to the Stars by Paul Kidby (I also own the final color art), the John Harris art for the paperback versions of Old Man’s War, and the Donato Giancola art for the hardcover of the same title. I recently acquired the Harris art; my wife had it framed and then hung it in the office while I was out on tour. They’re all lovely and look lovely together. My wife also cleaned and organized my office, proving yet again that she is the best person in the world and I clearly do not deserve her, although I will continue to try to.

Two, catching up on some reviews…

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Why The Bar for Apple’s Sept. 9 Event Is Incredibly High

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Why The Bar for Apple’s Sept. 9 Event Is Incredibly High

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This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at Fortune.com.

By Philip Elmer-DeWitt

The invitations went out at noon on Aug. 28, confirming month-old leaks, eliminating one uncertainty and giving the stock a little boost.

Now it’s up to Apple to deliver.

The bar is high — as it always is for this company — but this time Apple’s executive team may have been hoist on its own rhetoric.

In May, senior vice president Eddy Cue described what’s coming this fall as “the best product pipeline” he has seen in 25 years, words he may regret if that pipeline is found lacking.

Meanwhile, CEO Tim Cook promised that Apple would break into new categories — in other words, something beyond iPhones, iPads and Macs. Pressed by the Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayishi…

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be wholly alive with all your might…

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I’VE BEEN ON A WHOLE FOOD DIET FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS, AND I HAVE LOST 43 POUNDS AND FEEL WONDERFUL!!!!

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“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” —Ernest Hemingway

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POSITIVE DAY….

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AS THE DAY HAS PROGRESSED I HAVE THOUGHT MORE ABOUT WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WHERE I WANT TO BE….I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL WITH THIS BUSINESS, AND I WILL HELP MY BOYFRIEND WITH HIS BUSINESSES AND WE WILL HAVE ALL THE THINGS THAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE. HE ALWAYS SAYS, “THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS”. THAT IS SO TRUE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BE POSITIVE AND LEARN HOW TO ATTRACT THE THINGS YOU WANT IN YOUR LIFE TO YOU AND THEY WILL BE THERE. 

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WE WANT TO LIVE NEXT TO THE BEACH, AND WE WILL.