98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well known fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros.
“No, this is NOT great while I’m still young! It’s great for the rest of my life! You don’t understand. This is not just a thing I’m doing to kill time. This is my calling! My life! I don’t want what you have. I will always be an adventurer.”
Always be an adventurer.
Brazilian marine geologists believe they may have found vestiges of an unknown continent some 1,800 miles from the Brazilian shore, where the water is 5,900 feet deep. Atlantis? That you?!
I needed to get from Chicago to Detroit this morning.
- Fly: $400, total travel ~4 hrs
- Drive: $300, total travel ~4.5 hrs
- Train: $80, total travel time ~5 hrs
I opted for the train, the wifi, computer time, and not fighting traffic
Want to support local food businesses? Don’t just buy from them, invest in them, writes Logan Yonavjak. Did you know that more than a dozen studies (see Civic Economics and New Economics Foundation) have shown that every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two-to-four times the economic development impacts […]
every dollar spent at a locally owned business generates two-to-four times the economic development impacts as a dollar spent on an equivalent non-local business
This 28-foot pair of scissors and 160-foot dotted line appeared overnight on the defunct Matilija Dam near Ojai California in 2011. The anonymous artists made their message clear: Tear it down. The Dam blocks steelhead migration upstream and generates no electricity. #DamNationFilm Photo by @ben_knight
About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.
The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue.
I follow a weak Mediterranean Diet.
And I also think this is a bit of nonsense. I’m sure most of the benefits here stem from simply eating real food.
The Sunset House in southern West Virginia was built by Lilah and Nick using lumber reclaimed from a barn on their property which was cut and milled from the land by the previous owner many years ago. All the windows are reclaimed from junkyards over their history of thrifting together. More pictures.
Cabin next to Senja Island, Norway in the Arctic Ocean.
Submitted by Nicolas Schoof.
I couldn’t help but contrast Ellen’s experience and initial ambitions with the experience of fellow comedian, Jim Carey, who famously wrote himself a future check of $10M for “Acting Services Rendered”.
Two very different paths, very similar destination.
We often hear stories of people who start companies to change the world or make a dent in the universe. And that’s wonderful, and noble and it, occasionally, works according to that plan and that ambition.
Then there are others who start with no grand plan, no visions of world domination. Maybe they just hate having a boss, or have some itch to scratch.
Whether it’s Ellen or Jim or World Dominator or Boss Hater they all share something in common.
Just get started