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50 Hours of Happiness

This is just stunning: BBC has released 50 hours of video from Earth II which they’re calling a “visual soundscape” as part of their Real Happiness Project. Nature — even nature video — has been proven to increase happiness, so they’ve put together five 10 hour videos of nature and posted them on YouTube! You can click through to all videos from this Treehugger article and add the videos to your playlists (or create a massive 50 hr playlist)! As the heat of summer increases, actually spending any significant amount of time in nature becomes more difficult—but you can now pour a cold beverage and sink into breathtaking landscapes anywhere you may be. Enjoy!!!

Instagram, Ravelry, Socks, and Wine

Wit Beyond Measure Socks are Sheep Thrills!

This self-striping yarn colorway is called “Wit Beyond Measure” and is one of Brazen Stitchery’s yarns. (Love their geeky yarn names: this one is the motto of Ravenclaw.) Finished the socks yesterday evening. Coincidentally, I stumbled across a wine called “Sheep Thrills” yesterday, too. Follow me on Ravelry (AinyRainwater) to see more projects and on Instagram (@ainyrainwater) for a more eclectic assortment of pics. In yet another coincidence…Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day today is ovine: pertaining to, of the nature of, or like sheep. 😆

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Support Net Neutrality! Internet Protest July 12th

Can you believe it? It’s been over 3 years yrs & we still haven’t put a stake thru the heart of the Anti-Net-Neutrality forces. But people love being screwed over by big cable companies, right? We love media providers being able to block & censor us, right? We love having to pay a lot more money (which we don’t have) to giant corporations who want to control the internet and all the media we get from it, We love the whole idea of our government (it is, constitutionally, supposed to be our government) colluding with corporations to force people to pay more money for both cable and internet. right? WRONG! Support Net Neutrality. Join the online protest July 12th. Get more info at Battle For the Net.