Living Wage Calculator
Posted by kingskyprawn in the biz 4 days ago
Quote: We developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.
Familiar with Colonial life reenactment villages? The Apocalypse Experience is...similar, but instead of Colonial times, it's THE END TIMES. A production environment meant to bring the words of the Book of Revelation to life, complete with souvenirs, restaurant, and laser tag.
Caught a billboard advertisement for it on my way home. Texas is rarely boring.
Heart Matters Project
Posted by Darwish in gods 10 days ago

Being involved with nonprofit and interfaith work means I get to meet some hella dope people doing amazing work.


This is a friend of mine who is focused on tending and nurturing spiritual emotions. She is an amazing human being engaged in helping all of us heal the world together.
Brett Kavanaugh Dot Com
Posted by Darwish in government 10 days ago

FixTheCourt purchased the domain name for Brett Kavanaugh and turned it into a resource for survivors of sexual assault.


More getting it?
This guy gets it.
Quote: Glass sculptor Wesley Fleming creates life-size and anatomically correct sculptures of a variety of bizarre and well-known insects. The colorful creatures are small enough to balance gently on the tip of his finger, like a neon orange spider barely larger than his nail.
Hidden in a bend of the Mississippi River just south of New Orleans, 29 concrete bunkers lie on a grid of dirt and grass roads. Some hold remnants from the past — 40-year-old gas masks and biohazard signs still hang on a wall. Most of them have been abandoned for decades. But inside two of those bunkers, 15 million fish eyes stare at the walls through the glass of their jars. This is the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection, the largest collection of preserved fish in the world, and almost no one knows it exists.
Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality tests to conclude that maybe distinct personality types exist, after all.

In a report published Monday in the journal
Nature Human Behavior, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois identify four personality types: reserved, role models, average and self-centered.

The new approach was nothing like the basis for widely used personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs, which spits out a personality type with acronyms like INTJ...or ESFP...
A pear seedling selection named Bradford was cloned by the gazillion to become the ubiquitous street tree of America’s postwar suburban expansion. Then it turned invasive.

Its invasive tendencies became widely noticed by the late 1990s, and by the mid-2000s, it had become a weed in the District and 19 states, from Texas to New York. “While callery pear was introduced with the best of intentions, it now seems that a plague is truly upon us,” botanist Michael Vincent wrote at the time. It has now spread to 29 states.
A battery has been design that runs on maltodextrin, a sugar.
There are at least 15 Muslim candidates running for political positions in Minnesota this election season. And while there are no official statistics, many observers believe that is significantly more than in any previous election.
The irony here is that Muslims are becoming increasingly engaged in politics because of Islamophobia. The more the Islamophobia industry ramps up the rhetoric, the more Muslims become involved.
As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.
Terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists receive 357% more US press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims, according to new research from the University of Alabama.
Terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims (or where the religion was unknown) received an average of 15 headlines, while those committed by Muslim extremists received 105 headlines.
If you’ve never had a bean pie, you’re missing out on a lot more than a dessert. Made from navy beans, it was developed by black Muslims in the Nation of Islam in the 1930s. The history of why they created it, and what it represents, tells one of the most essential stories about Muslims in America. And as you’ll see, it is extremely delicious.
I am fascinated by this history, so I am sharing it with you all. Come on over and I will bake you a bean pie!
ND Mosque Oldest in US
Posted by Darwish in history 89 days ago
A brief NY Times article about the mosque in Ross, ND; the oldest mosque in the US. I am fascinated by the forgotten history of Muslims in this country.
I recently drove to ND to interview a descendant of the original Syrian Muslim settlers. The man I interviewed was instrumental in rebuilding the mosque a few years ago. Also, the mosque was just added the National Register of Historic Places.
As immigration - particularly Muslim immigration - has become such a flash point, it is important for us to celebrate our rich American history. This story of a tiny mosque in North Dakota is a little piece of our American story.