21 Totally Free Things On The Internet

The internet is a magical tool. The best thing about it is it’s totally up to you how you use it. You’d be served well to check out the websites below. Some are educational, some are useful and some will save you money. All of them are free and definitely worth your time.

Free ways to learn something.
1. Class Central
Class Central will get you back in the classroom without the crippling student debt. You’ll have full access to recordings of college courses, plus Syllabi.

2. Open Yale
Basically the same as above, except this has you in a specific set of hallowed halls, namely Yale’s. Other colleges have similar programs, but this one stands out.

3. Coursera
Coursera features classes put together especially for the platform by professors, complete with assignments and opportunities to interact and collaborate with other students.

4. Code Academy
Code Academy will teach you the joys of coding potentially to make a bunch of money.

5. Doulingo
Duolingo is a great way to learn language built around mini-lessons in a game like format you might even enjoy.

6. Music Theory.Net
Music Theory.Net  is the perfect way for a beginner to learn how music works or to just brush up on the basics.

Free Movies and books
7. Open Culture
Open Culture has just about everything, including textbooks, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks.

8. Documentary Heaven 
The aptly named Documentary Heaven has a bunch of free documentaries.

9. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg features over 56,000 free books (available to read online and often as a Kindle download) Most of these have entered the public domain. So if you’re looking for a throwback, you’ll find it here.


Free ways to save money

10. Retail Me Not
All coupon clippers should bookmark Retail Me Not. You can directly search for stores like H&M, Whole Foods and everything in between.

11. 10 Minute Mail
At 10 minute mail, you’ll be issued a free email address that will dissolve after 10 minutes. Why would you want that? Because you can sign up for free deals elsewhere without using your real email address.

12. Craigslist
For free stuff, you can always check out Craigslist. The people on there are weird and they throw out all kinds of stuff, including useful things you don’t want to spend money on. Like coat hangers or a taxidermied bear.

13. Mint
The best way to save money is to just get your own personal finances in order. Accountants cost money. Instead, just use the free service Mint. It’s a website/app from the people that made Turbotax built around budgeting, bill paying and credit score checking.

Free internet tools
14. IFTTT
If you’re looking for something cool and free that’ll make your life easier, IFTT will give you “recipes” to make your apps and devices work together. For example, it will teach you to turn on your lights when your Uber arrives or how to hook up Alexa to your Google calendar. It’s a little Black Mirror for some peoples tastes, but at the very least it will make your life seem more efficiant.

15. Pixlr
Pixlr is basically a free version of old Photoshop if you want to touch up your Instagram posts before they go public.

16. Paint.net
You can also use Paint.net for an improved version of MS paint.

17. Musescore
Finally, to compose music with all that knowledge from  Music Theory.Net. Check out Musescore and get cracking.

Free ways to act and feel better
18. 7 Cups
If you just need somebody to talk to and therapy is out of your budget, check out 7 Cups. It’s a free place where you can air your feelings anonymously in group chats or directly to a listener or a therapist, also anonymously.

19. Rainy Mood
If you’re just looking to block out the world, head to Rainy Mood, which plays the sound of a thunderstorm and will likely improve your concentration.

20. Stay Focused
To really concentrate though, you can just start blocking websites that distract you with the add-on Stay Focused.

21. Grammarly
If you don’t feel like getting educated by one of the websites above,  you can at least write like an educated person if you download the plug-in Grammarly. It’s basically a free spell check but slightly more advanced than what comes from your computer and focuses on grammar.

Source: thethrillist

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Tattoos That Can Play Actual Music

Skin Motion’s augmented reality tattoos can be read and played back by a phone.

Mobile app and artist platform for augmented reality tattoos, Skin Motion, launched its first product in June. Soundwave Tattoos enable people to experience their ink in a new way, offering an app that reads a tattoo and plays back the audio.

The idea came about when two friends got the opening line from Elton John’s Tiny Dancer tattooed by Nate Siggard. Nate’s girlfriend Juliana said it would be cool if you could listen to the tattoo and Nate realized that he could make that happen. He had one with Juliana and their baby saying “I love you” and filmed it to share online. The video went viral and people from all over the world showed their interest in getting a similar tattoo. Nate filed a provisional patent for AR tattoos and set out to develop a mobile app that would bring tattoos to life for anyone who also wanted to get one.

With Soundwave Tattoos, people will be able to upload or record the audio they want on the app or website. A Soundwave is generated, which they can take to a licensed tattoo artist from their Artist Network. Once the artist does the tattoo, a photo of it is uploaded to the platform. The audio and tattoo are then processed and added to the app. When the user opens the app and points their mobile device’s camera at the tattoo, it recognizes the shape of the Soundwave and plays back the original sound.

Soundwave Tattoos are a new way to express yourself using art and technology. You could memorialize a loved one forever, or keep a favorite song or quote with you permanently.

Check out the demo to see how the Skin Motion app works below:

source: psfk   skinmotion youtube

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Foods That You Can And Cannot Feed To Your Dogs

We know it’s best to avoid feeding man’s best friend with table scraps, but sometimes those puppy-dog eyes get the best of us and we can’t resist slipping them a treat from our plates.

But just because a food is good for us doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe for dogs.

Here’s a list of dog-approved people foods, as well as some items you should never share with your canine companion.

Keep in mind though that every dog is different, so try these foods in small amounts, and if your dog has a reaction to any of them, consult a veterinarian.

Human Foods You CAN Give Your Dogs

  1. Peanut butter: Giving your dog the occasional tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter is a treat you can both enjoy. (Just make sure your brand of peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol.) It’s a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs, and it’s a perfect photo opportunity for you.
  2. Yogurt: High in protein and calcium, plain yogurt is an ideal treat for dogs, especially if your pooch suffers from digestion problems. Make sure you opt for yogurts that don’t contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  3. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a good source of fiber, making it great for dogs with bowel irregularity issues, and it’s also safe for dogs with wheat allergies. Before serving it to your pet, cook the oatmeal and don’t add any sugar.
  4. Chicken: If your dog requires extra protein in his diet, cooked, unseasoned chicken is an easy addition to his regular food. It also makes a good meal replacement if you’re out of dog food.
  5. Salmon: Dogs can benefit from omega 3 fatty acids too, so slip some cooked salmon into the food bowl for a healthier, shinier coat.
  6. Broccoli: This vitamin-rich vegetable can be a great occasional nutrition boost for dogs. However, it shouldn’t make up more than 10 percent of a dog’s diet as it could cause gastrointestinal irritation.
  7. Pumpkin: You can serve your dog pumpkin — raw or in a can — as a source of fiber or vitamin A. It’s also a helpful addition to doggie diets if your pooch is experiencing digestion problems.
  8. Green beans: Nutritious and low in calories, green beans are a good choice that will load dogs up with iron and vitamins. Make sure to feed your dog only fresh beans or canned ones with no added salt. Something to consider: Most types of beans contains a type of protein called lechtins that, depending on the amount, can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if not destroyed by cooking. Green beans only contain 5 to 10 percent of the lechtins in kidney beans, which cause the most problems, and green beans are typically safe when eaten raw. If you’re still concerned, you may want to cook your green beans before serving them to your dog (or your family).
  9. Cottage cheese: This bland food is high in calcium and protein, so it can be a good addition to dog food. However, avoid it if your dog has issues digesting dairy.
  10. Other cheese: In small quantities, cheese is a great treat for pets, says the American Kennel Club, as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant (which is rare for dogs, but possible). Choose lower-fat options like mozzarella.
  11. Carrots: This vegetable is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Plus, crunching on carrots can be good for dogs’ teeth.
  12. Eggs: If your pooch needs a protein boost, scramble an occasional egg for a healthy snack. Eggs are high in protein, but they’re also high in fat, so don’t give your pet too many of them. Don’t feed raw or undercooked eggs to your dog, cautions the American Veterinary Medical Association. There’s the risk of contamination from bacteria such as salmonella, and that can make your dog sick.

 

Human Foods You CANNOT Give Your Dog

  1. Chocolate: You’ve likely heard that you’re never supposed to feed a dog chocolate, and there’s a reason for that. That delicious candy contains caffeine-like stimulants known as methylxanthines. If ingested in large amounts, chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, seizures and even death.
  2. Grapes and raisins: While this fruit is nutritious for you, it’s toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
  3. Onions: They may make you cry, but they can make your dog very sick by causing damage to his red blood cells.
  4. Avocado: Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxin called persin that can cause upset stomach and breathing difficulties.
  5. Alcohol: Even drinking a small amount of alcohol can result in significant intoxication for a dog, which can lead to vomiting, seizures and even death.
    Source: Nedhardy

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