How a Bag of Rice Saved My iPhone

I have had my iPhone 4 in early August of 2009 and I have been carefully protecting it since then. At the slightest hint of rain I bury my phone deeply in my pocket and have had a thin yet solid cover which has, I believe, saved it on numerous occasions from dopey drops — the cracks in the case are testament to this reality.

Above all, I have kept it well away from bodies of water, trying not to have it out near ponds or lakes and even being careful when going to use the restroom. On Friday, as we were preparing for the holy Sabbath and I was doing the otherwise mundane task of washing dishes, disaster seemed to strike when I picked up my phone to look at something and it slipped out of my hand and straight into a large bowl full of water.

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Zojirushi NP-GBC05 3-Cup Rice Cooker Review

Three years ago I reviewed the Zojirushi brown rick cooker and today I am reviewing the latest version of the next version Zojirushi rice cooker:  The Induction Heating System NP-GBC05. 
I love the sleeker design of the new cooker.  Janna thinks it looks like a late 80’s CD player.

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Smelling the Fear in Your Sweat

Can you smell the fear in your pits?  If you can’t, you better start to learn to control your frightened scent because some people know how to mark your sweat as a coward based solely on how much you stink.

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Harvard is the Urban Semiotic of Universities

I read something online the other day from someone proclaiming Rice University: “The Harvard of the South.”

That’s funny, I said to myself, because I always thought Duke University was supposed to be the “Harvard of the South.”

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Zojirushi Brown Rice Cooker Review

The official name of my new beloved is the “Zojirushi 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer” — but I call it my best friend forever!
If you want to eat healthy, you know brown rice is the best rice. It fills you up and it cleans you out. Brown rice can be tedious to cook and really messy to boil if you don’t have the right dedicated cooker on hand:

Rice Cooker

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Spinach Rice Salad

by Joyce Kohl

Spinach Rice Salad Source: Go Inside™
Good tasting, and good for you
Servings: Ingredients:



1 cup rice, cooked

1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

1 T soy sauce

1/2 tsp sugar

2 cups fresh spinach, cut into thin strips

1/2 cup celery, sliced

1/3 cup green onions, sliced

1/3 cup crisply fried bacon, crumbled

  1. Put the cooked rice into a bowl and slightly cool. Then combine dressing, soy sauce and sugar into the rice. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  1. When ready to serve, fold in the remaining ingredients.