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Facts About Disinfecting, Baking Soda & Other Natural Cleansers

Facts About Disinfecting, Baking Soda & Other Natural Cleansers | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

While baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is an excellent and safe household cleaner, there are some things you should know about it -- and other household cleaners.

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What you really need to know about cleaning!

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How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China?

How Much Adultery Is Too Much Adultery In China? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Well, that all depends on who you are. China Daily reports that "adultery" is now banned for communist party members. That might seem a bit shocking, in one direction or another, depending on your ...
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Educational Doll Articles

Educational Doll Articles | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Just finished my doll articles for the Dolls By Diane newsletter. This time, I write about a large doll I literally was shocked to find -- Slumped like that on the floor, I thought she was a person...
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The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix Scandal

The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix Scandal | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Last week, Rachel Maddow mentioned that there was a mug featuring one on the show's fabulous charts, The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix, was available at CafePress. I went searching for it, but ap...
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Signs Of The Times: Now

Signs Of The Times: Now | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
So I'm at the Mall Of America last weekend and, as dirty, rotten smoker, I have to find the properly designated areas to do my nasty business in. (I want to rant about the whole unfairness of how t...
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More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really)

More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you may not have noticed how in love I am with the #YesAllWomen phenomenon. Personally, it became very difficult for me to maintain such conversations when M...
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The Whirligig Project

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Early in May, we sold a bunch (but not all) of our old dairy cream separator funnels or cones in our Etsy shop to a lady in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The lady was Kat, called "Kat in the Hat" ...
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Of Hard Hats In Hard Times

Of Hard Hats In Hard Times | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Normally, we see the pin-up version of women working in WWII. Like this image of dancers at London's Windmill Theatre practicing their routine while wearing gas masks and hard-hats with their costu...
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Women on the homefront in WWII

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Women on the homefront in WWII

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Women

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Sometimes things just line up interestingly at Tumblr.

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A snapshot of the "women" tag at my Tumblr.

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A snapshot of the "women" tag at my Tumblr.

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Let's tune in when women are being respected and tune out when they're not.

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Thanks Malek!

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Antique Logging Stamp Hammer

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This is an antique stamp hammer, and part of lumber history. A stamp hammer was used to make "end marks" on lumber and logs. These end marks are much like bands in that they are used to identify ca...
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Baillie Lumber's curator insight, April 1, 8:45 AM

I truly enjoy reading stories about the history of our forest products industry.  This wonderful artifact is a great example of how the industry operated years ago.  I guess we've come a long way baby!

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"If I Had A Voice I Would Sing" (Along With The Theme To Vikings on History)

"If I Had A Voice I Would Sing" (Along With The Theme To Vikings on History) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
If you are a fan of Vikings on the History Channel, then you've probably fallen in love with the tv show's theme song. The song's official title is If I Had A Heart and it is by Fever Ray. You know...
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A fan of the show Vikings? Looking for the theme song?

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About the theme song for TV's VIkings


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Sweet Antique Candy Boxes

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Valentine's Day wouldn't be Valentine's Day without the proverbial box of chocolates! These two boxes are pretty examples of sweet antique advertising ephemera. The first box marked "Overhauser's o...
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We Had Joy, We Had Fun, We had Seasons In The Sun...

We Had Joy, We Had Fun, We had Seasons In The Sun... | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I've been listening a lot to the cable music stations -- most recently to the 70's station. Tonight, Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks came on and I found myself singing along as I had in my childh...
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Remember these songs from the 70s?

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Remember these songs from the 70s?

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Remember these songs from the 70s? What do you remember about them?

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The Classics: Music & Humor

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When Alyssa Milano was on The Late Late Show last December, she told Craig Ferguson (and all of us watching), that her grandfather said there were two types of people: those who think farts are funny, and those who don’t.

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Of Mozart & the fart.

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Of Mozart & farts.

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Signs From Antique Wooden Shingles

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On a barn pick, I got a rather large box of antique wooden roof shingles. Since there are times one just has to put the piles of supplies to use, I began making a series of classic signs, such as "...
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50 Years *sigh*

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Today, June 21st, is my birthday; I turn 50. I feel pretty much the same way I did when I wrote this two years ago, "A lifetime of so little progress is just too much."; only more so. *sigh* I was ...
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Check Out Girls #YesAllWomen

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I've written / ranted about this sort of thing before. If I let myself shop a lot, I could make a whole website devoted to this subject of inappropriate clothing that sexualizes children. That's sa...
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Prison Rape Isn't Entertaining

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The Kinsey Institute reminds us that while Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) may be entertaining, it downplays a major issue that occurs not only in female correctional facilities, but in male correc...
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Authentic Prairie Style With Vintage Fashions

Authentic Prairie Style With Vintage Fashions | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Few things say "prairie fashion" like the ruffled petticoats made of cotton muslin. They are especially romantic when trimmed with eyelet and lace -- and paired with other Victorian underthings, li...
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The Skinny On Men's Girlie Neckties

The Skinny On Men's Girlie Neckties | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
There's a reason this vintage skinny tie has a print featuring smug sphinxes... It holds a secret: flip it up, and get a Peek-A-Boo treat: the technicolor insert pin-up girl inside. Circa 1950s-196...
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A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears

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This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it's not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude -- but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy?

Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy horror was selected to head a retail art sales program for Sears.

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The Internet Orgainized By Personality, For Real, Yo

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GlamKitty on why Backwash.com was so important -- and cool. Like lots of things, BW seems even more important and fabulous in hindsight. When I think back, what strikes me most about Backwash is th...
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My thoughts on what was the coolest & most innovative website, Backwash.com. We are doing a reunion of sorts, so check it out.

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EBay Says "Win Big With Collectibles"

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Among the steps eBay is taking to try to bring back their antiques and collectibles presence, is a new series of Collector Events: Discover another world of shopping -- with items from around the w...
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Polly Dolly (Or, Of Boys & Dolls)

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In 1972, the Ms. Foundation for Women produced Free to Be… You and Me, an illustrated book and record album set. Initiated by Marlo Thomas, the mission of the Free to Be… You and Me project was to provide healthy messages refuting and rejecting gender stereotypes while encouraging the positive and empowering post-1960s ideas of gender equality, individuality, comfort with one’s identity, and tolerance. Using her celebrity clout, Marlo Thomas got a number of her celebrity friends to create, write, and perform the modern day lessons to children in song and story form. No doubt the hope was that the parents and other adults in children’s lives were listening — and learning — too.

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Remember "William Wants A Doll"? I do.


Plus, the story of my dad's doll.

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I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine

I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Isn't this a creepy, abusive-stalkery-type valentine? It takes the idea of a prisoner of your love to a whole new (low) level -- complete with gun! You're the one I've been looking for, My chase is...
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See this mechanical card in action!

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See this mechanical card in action!

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See this mechanical card in action!

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See this card in action!

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Maintaining A Charge Is Key

Maintaining A Charge Is Key | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Hurray, CableOrganizer.com sent me a BlueLounge® Kii™ Portable iPhone/iPad Charger to review! Kiis get their name from their neatest feature — the ability to carry the charger on your keyring...
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