Thursday, December 23, 2010
This new ATM in Boca Raton, Florida dispenses shiny 24-carat gold bars and coins. Shoppers can insert cash or credit card and use a touch screen computer to choose the weight and style of coin.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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Friday, December 10, 2010
"In these busy days there are many who have time for golf, time for shopping, time for work, time for play—but no time for Christ. Lovely homes dot the land and provide rooms for eating, rooms for sleeping, playrooms, sewing rooms, television rooms, but no room for Christ. No room. No room. Ever has it been." Thomas S. Monson
Alternate link to the video on YouTube. Read about the song "Do You Have Room for the Savior?"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
BYUtv is trying to promote good in the world by making this video go viral, and there is no better time than during the Christmas season! This month, BYUtv partnered with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to provide a unique way to celebrate the season with one of the world's most beloved musical compositions, Handel's Messiah.
After you watch the Choir's video below, BYUtv challenges you to spread this unique Christmas message by sharing it! Post it on your Facebook wall, embed it in your blog, or send it in a holiday e-mail to help spread the spirit of the season.
Here's the direct link to the video to use in an e-mail, tweet, or Facebook post: http://www.youtube.com/user/BYUTelevision#p/u/0/S4BWhvIlFVE
Read more about the great things BYUtv is doing in their "See The Good" blog at byutv.org.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It wasn't totally smooth sailing for Awesome, however: He had to swear before the Oregon judge who granted his request that he wasn't changing his name for fraudulent reasons. The judge, however, is allowing Awesome to sign his name as < :) >, reports the Associated Press. But Awesome's bank isn't buying it. They say it is too "forgeable."
On another note, a New Zealand girl was made a ward of court in 2008 so she could alter her name to something more unusual. The child, then nine, had been named "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii" but hated her bizarre moniker and had asked friends to call her simply "K."
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
1. The Gift of Time. In our busy lives, the phrase, I don’t have time, has become a universal complaint. Most human relationships profit from a simple tonic that is called Tincture of Time. A chatty phone call to an unhappy friend or a half-hour visit to an aunt who lives alone can mean a lot, but costs very little.
2. The gift of good example. Most people learn fundamental attitudes and behavior by observing others. Be a good example by handling difficult situations in a mature manner.
3. The gift of acceptance. Many problems between husband and wife or between friends begin when one person tries to change the other to fit preconceived notions. Did you know that people begin to shed bad habits once they are accepted the way they are?
4. The gift of seeing the best in people. When we expect people to respond in a positive way, they usually do. But you must let those you love know that you expect the positive.
5. The gift of giving up a bad habit. All of us have habits that annoy those we love. What a great gift it would be if you could give up an unhappy or unhealthy habit.
6. The gift of Teaching. Helping someone you love learn something new is an important investment in their future happiness. Only by learning new skills can we become fully alive.
7. The Gift of Listening. Few of us know how to listen effectively. Learn to listen without passing judgement.
8. The gift of fun. There are people who "wet blanket" the happiness of those around them while others lead people into finding fun in ordinary events.
9. The gift of letting others give. When we accept others gifts in a gracious manner, we may be giving them one of the most important gifts of all. Remember the joy you feel in giving is felt by others as well.
10. The gift of privacy. Each of us has a need for companionship and also privacy. Relinquish some of your natural curiosity occasionally and give those you love the right to private thoughts and unshared feelings.
11. The gift of self-esteem. Do not fail to recognize the praiseworthy qualities and actions of those you love and sincerely tell them.
12. The gift of Self-Disclosure. Letting someone else discover more about you can turn a relationship into a flourishing one or sustain a healthy friendship or marriage.