Advertisement Alright. Maybe “blow your mind” is too extreme of an idiom for something as simple and not-so-mind-blowy as Minecraft. However, some Minecraft creations truly are jaw-droppingly awesome. In fact, there are quite a few Minecraft-related creations that have gone viral due to their appeal.I don’t really play Minecraft much anymore – I would if I had the time. Still, I always find myself smiling when someone else achieves a great accomplishment in the game. Here are some of the best Minecraft creations to grace the Internet. But first…What Is Minecraft?Back in 2010, Minecraft exploded in popularity all across the Internet because of its simplistic yet strangely alluring gameplay. It takes place in a world comprised of nothing but blocks, and these blocks represent different things: wood, sand, grass, stone, water, etc. You gather these different blocks and use them to mold the world and form your own creations. Like LEGO.That’s the basic … [Read more...] about 6 Amazing Minecraft Creations That Will Blow Your Mind
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You know how on Law & Order, people whom the cops suspect of being accessories to crimes often mouth off to the officials who show up at their door? Like “‘I ain’t seen nothin’. I mind my own business.’ [Door slam.]” We always thought that would never happen in real life — cops are so intimidating, and they have guns! But John Kinnucan, a principal at Broadband Research, did just that when the feds showed up at his house to ask him to rat out fellow hedge-fund and mutual-fund traders as part of their massive insider-trading probe. “They said they were going to arrest me, but said, ‘We think you can help us,’” he told the Journal, adding that he told the agents he wanted to get a lawyer, and that they told him if he didn’t cooperate, “there will be trouble.” But Kinnucan held fast. He later sent an e-mail to the clients the FBI named as targets, recounting his experience in a dramatic fashion. … [Read more...] about Man Blows Off Feds,
When you look at the list of Golden Globe Motion Picture nominations this morning, the really big surprise is how few surprises there are on it. This is an organization that is known to be heavily star-driven, wanting to get as many glamorous superstars crammed into the Beverly Hilton ballroom as they can, and this year has given them a lot of bountiful opportunities to do just that — and they did. The fact that they get to split their nominees between Dramas and Musical/Comedy even makes for more merriment, a luxury the Oscars won’t have, particularly in the overcrowded Lead and Supporting Actor categories where it promises to be a bloodbath. If you are a big name and not on this list, you probably ought to talk to your publicist. Then again, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association likes what they like, and more often than not lately those films have been in sync with Academy tastes as well. Last year the Globes were remarkably prescient in leading the way for Oscar … [Read more...] about Golden Globes Analysis – Movies: Starry Lineup Of Nominees Offers Strong Names And Big Clues To The Way Oscar Winds May Blow
The second Russian suspected of the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal was a military doctor for Russia's military intelligence agency GRU, investigative group Bellingcat said Tuesday. "Bellingcat can now report that it has conclusively identified the second suspect, who traveled to Salisbury under the alias Alexander Petrov," Bellingcat said. The group said the real name of the man identified by UK prosecutors as Alexander Petrov was in fact Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin. Mishkin was awarded Russia's highest state award by President Vladimir Putin, likely for activities "either in Crimea or in relation to [former Ukrainian President Viktor] Yanukovich," Bellingcat said citing witness testimony from the suspect's hometown. 'Our local boy' Bellingcat exhausted open source material, leaked passport archives, vehicle registration and insurance databases and more to discovery Mishkin's identity. "For final validation of our amassed findings, Bellingcat's … [Read more...] about Second Skripal poisoning suspect identified by Bellingcat
The previous post explored how modern medicine and our snap-out-of-it culture makes us think that grieving parents would suffer less if they “moved on” after their baby dies. Friends and family may encourage looking for silver linings. Medical professionals may advise, "move on and have another." Counselors may direct parents toward coping strategies to "help them move on." Many bereaved parents keep a heartfelt connection and remain devoted to the memory of their baby. Source: Deborah L. Davis But many bereaved parents report that “moving on” is not an option. Are they doomed? It can certainly appear so. Parental grief can look like a bottomless pit of endless despair. So it's natural to worry and urge parents along. But this strategy comes from misunderstandings about perinatal bereavement, including popular but unfounded theories, such as “stages of grief,” which supposedly unfold neatly and in short … [Read more...] about If Grieving Parents Can’t “Move On,” Are They Doomed?