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Children Learn What They LiveIf a child lives with Criticism
He learns to Condemn.
If a child lives with Hostility
He learns to Fight.
If a child lives with Ridicule
He learns to be Shy.
If a child lives with Shame
He learns to feel Guilty.
If a child lives with Tolerance
He learns to be Patient.
If a child lives with Encouragement
He learns Confidence.
If a child lives with Praise
He learns to Appreciate.
If a child lives with Fairness
He learns Justice.
If a child lives with Security
He learns to have Faith.
If a child lives with Approval
He learns to Like Himself.
If a child lives with Acceptance, and Friendship
He learns to Have Love With The World.
Two Wolves - TaleA Old Cherokee Chief was teaching his grandson about life
"A fight is going on inside me." he said to the Boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves"
"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superority, self-doubt, and ego."
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truith, compassion, and faith."
"The same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person too!"
The Grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his Grandfather "which wolf will win?"
The old Chief simply replied,
"The one you feed"
Apple Pie RecipeApple Pie (Makes two pies)
5 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 lb shortening
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups cold water
1 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup butter
What to do:
-get bowl of flour, and put shortening in it. start breaking the shortening apart, about almond size.
-add salt, and set aside.
-Now get a measuring cup, and add your vinegar, water and egg. Beat untuil all is dissolved.
-Add water mixture to flour mixture, knead, roll out on floured table, and continue to knead.
-DON'T OVER KNEAD! dough will become hard! just enough until it stays together. add water if needed
-Roll into circle, and cut in four. ceram wrap them, and place in fridge.
-Cut ends off apples, peel them, cut them in fours, an take out the core. Slice them evenly
-take dough out of fridge, and roll out with rolling pin. when thin, place on a pie dish, and start placing layers of apple, cinnamon sugar, and bits of butter in order.
-ONLY USE HALF THE APPLES!
Soggy Bread And CheeseSoggy Bread And Cheese
You will need:
What to do:
-Chop up cheese, place it over piece of bread. (Or two) and put it on a plate, and microwave it untuil cheese is completley melted.
-Will be HOT. be careful
(However, microwave it too long, and the cheese will evaporate)
Do Not CryDo not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the softly fallen snow;
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the field of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
Blueberry Cheesecake RecipeBLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups frozen blueberries, dry pack
1/3 cup blueberry jelly
what to do
1. Combine crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter. Pat mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
2. Mash cream cheese until soft and creamy. Gradually beat in sour cream, 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla and flour. Beat in eggs one at a time.
3. Pour mixture into crumb-lined pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven for 1 hour or until firm to the touch.
4. Cool and then remove cake from pan by loosening edges with a knife. Place frozen blueberries on top of cake. Melt jelly and spoon over blueberries to glaze. Chill until ready to serve.
Chocolate Banana Cake RecipeMain Ingredients:
All-purpose flour: 1+3/4 cups
Granulated sugar: 1+ 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder: 3 /4 cup
Baking soda: 1+1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder: 1+1/2 tsp
Eggs: 2 large (preferably room temperature)
Bananas: 3 ripe, mashed
Warm water: 1 cup
Milk: 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup (safflower or canola)
Vanilla: 1+1/2 teaspoon (extract or powder)
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate: 8 ounces (227 grams) cut into small pieces
(about 1+1/4 cups chocolate chips)
Whipping cream: 3/4 cup
1. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pan. Or, cut two circles of parchment paper, the size of the pans, grease the pans, cover with parchment paper and grease again. Set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
3. In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together, set aside. Whisk in the sugar.
4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
5. Add the wet in
Marshmellow Cheesecake RecipeMain Ingredients:
Marshmallow: 200 gram (2 cups), preferably in miniature size
Milk: 1/2+1/4 cup
Cream cheese: 1 package (250 gram), in room temperature (at least 3 hours out
of the fridge)
Whipping cream: 1 cup
Butter: 6 tbsp, melted
Graham cracker crumbs: 1+2/3 cup
Sugar: 4 tbsp
Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:
Strawberry: 12 (frozen or fresh)
Sugar: 1+1/2 tbsp
1. To make the crust, combine melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl and mix until combined; press onto a bottom of a 9" round pan.
2. Melt marshmallows in milk in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat when marshmallows are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the melted marshmallow mixture and beat until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly (for 15 to 30 minutes).
4. In a large bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff (*). Gently fold the cream into the cheese-marshmallow mixture until it is completely m
Blueberry Muffin RecipeBlueberry muffin:
You will need:
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- In a small bowl, mix in milk, and lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
Add milk and oil to milk mixture. Mix well. Stir gently into flour mixture just until
moistened. Fold in blueberries.
- Fill Greased, or paper-lined muffin cups two thirds full. Bake at 400 degrees F at
22-24 minutes or until center is cooked.
Nukid101's Top 30 7th Generation Games: 10 - 6
Hey everyone! Here’s the next part of my countdown, and damn, we’ve finally cracked the top 10! As you can imagine, my choices are becoming much more personal. With that said and done, here are my choices ranging from 10 to 6!
Nukid101’s Top 30 7th Generation Games: 10 – 6
Spec Ops: The Line (2012)
Honestly...what is there is left to say about this game?
I’m at an absolute stump here ladies and gentlemen. What can I say about this game that hasn’t already been said?
How this game tears apart the jingoism, racism and corruption present in modern shooters?
How it forces the player to experience the true brutality of war and screams at them to stop living in these escapist fantasies?
How this game is one of the most effective anti-war stories I’ve ever experience?
How this game, perhaps more than any other video game, represent the sheer potential video gaming has to tell a story?
By actually forcing you
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 10-6
I get the feeling this will not be a popular choice. There’s about as many who hate it, as there are those who love it. There’s no middle ground. Either you find it’s a work of beauty designed to guide players through a calming, meditative – ahem – “journey” through visual poetry…
Or it’s toothless tech demo that doesn’t challenge the player.
I’m of the former camp, and I would like to add this little gem, this little slice of personal philosophy…
There’s more than one way to enjoy a game, especially in this day and age. Yes, it is true there’s a great sense of satisfaction to be had when you tackle a challenge head on and come out on top. But when a game like Journey isn’t designed to challenge you with gameplay, when it has another purpose altogether, obsessing with difficulty as a mark of quality is absurd. It’s missing the
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 5-1
5) Spec Ops: The Line
War films like to show war is hell. Which is fine. Film, after all, isn’t an interactive medium, all it can do is show. That’s its function. Sometimes, it can be quite effective that way. It provides a safe distance between viewer and the world of the film. They can observe just close enough to empathize with the plight of the main characters onscreen and get the point hammered home.
But Spec Ops: The Line illustrates the power of the interactive medium we call gaming… by forcing the player into active participation.
And unlike, say, most average military shooters; the player doesn’t have the context that frames their actions under the lenses of patriotism or heroism. It strips that context away to reveal the ugly innards of the military shooter genre underneath. It reveals just how truly awful this vein of escapist fantasy truly is.
As I said before, we must allow games the right to have their own aims and goal
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 20-16
20) Fallout 3/New Vegas
I’m including both together for one reason… they’re practically the same game, at least on a gameplay and engine level. Both offer similar experiences, and the only major differences lie in the overall narrative, with the latter being somewhat closer in tone to the original two Fallout games.
And they’re both great.
Everyone’s had their say on the narratives of either game, so I won’t reiterate a plot synopsis or even go over anything specific. Rather, I’d prefer to explain… how I feel when I play 3 or New Vegas.
For me, both these two – and other first person sandbox games like Skyrim, Oblivion, Minecraft, etc – are my equivalent to sensory deprivation tanks. As I immerse myself fully into their environments, I feel an overwhelming sense of almost euphoric calm. Making my way through the Wastelands and exploring every nook and cranny,
Daring Don't - ReviewThis review will contain spoilers for those who have not seen the latest episode of MLP.
The story of this episode is that Rainbow Dash and her friends help their favourite author, A.K. Yearling, to finish her latest book.
Let me start this review by saying that I couldn't help but feel a slight disappointment with it. Not the episode itself, let me be perfectly clear about that. No, what I was disappointed with was that this episode did not seem to further the story arc concerning the mysterious box introduced in the season opener. With that arc used during last week's episode, I had high hopes that the episodes of this season would follow a consistent season-long story arc, which is something they’ve never done before. I know it's unfair to hold something like that against this episode, as it was something I was hoping for rather than what I got, but the sentiment remains.
The story we do get however, is one that I enjoyed, as it concerns something I'd hoped they'd be touching
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 15-11
15) Team Fortress 2
Ladies and gentlemen, the best multiplayer shooter of the generation, and to hell with COD and Halo. While those other buggers take themselves too damn seriously and wouldn’t let a bright palette of colour anywhere near their no-nonsense playtime, Team Fortress 2 looks like it was crafted by Pixar Animators with a dark sense of humor.
Class, take notes. Team Fortress 2 should be seen as a hallmark of great character design. All nine classes – from design alone – have informative, rounded personality tics that only gain more colour the more time you spend playing as them… or reading the official tie-in comics or the “Meet The X” series.
Yes, really, there’s an official comic tie-in to Team Fortress 2, and it’s awesome. I recommend it.
So, we have a game with a dark sense of humour that doesn’t take itself seriously, functions as an excellent FPS, has a cast of completely
Vegetable or Olive Oil
1 cup water
½ cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
What to do:
Prepare to fry the churros by heating oil in a pan (1 to 1&1/2 inches) to 360 degrees F.
To make churro dough, heat water, margarine and salt to rolling boil in 3-quart saucepan.
Stir in flour. Stir over low heat until mixture forms a ball.
In about 1 minute, remove from heat. Beat eggs all at once.
Continue beating until smooth and then add to saucepan while stirring mixture.
Spoon mixture into cake decorators' tube with large star tip (like the kind use to decorate cakes).
Squeeze 4-inch strips of dough into hot oil.
Fry 3 or 4 strips at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes on each side.
Drain on paper towels.
Mix Sugar and the optional cinnamon.
Roll churros in sugar or dump the sugar on the pile of churros.
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