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Link of the Day: Snow Flakes Just Falling on My Nose

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The Huffington Post:  Snow Facts – Interesting Trivia About Winter Weather

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I’m definitely not a winter person, but I do love snow.  I loved building snowmen and snow forts as a child, and still to this day I love trekking around in ankle deep snow piles.

I’ve lived in Madrid, Spain for 4 years now, and the only time we got enough snow to actually qualify it as “snow” was two years ago.  The Spanish children were thrilled (as this was probably their first winter wonderland, since it was the first time it had snowed that much in 30 years), and the adults, while they weren’t the best drivers on the icy roads, were excited as well.  This year however, Madrid did not get any snow (except for in the mountains), and when I Skyped with my mother the other day, I yearned for the fluffy, white powder that stuck to her Michigan front lawn.

Snow fascinates me – the way each snowflake is different, just like a human fingerprint, and how a fresh, new snowfall can make a cold winter day seem so magical – so when I stumbled across these facts about snow, I was wishing even more for a few flakes here in Madrid.

I’m sure many of you in the States, especially those who have been hit hard from Nemo, are just waiting for your snow to melt.  But, I do miss it, and remember that once it’s gone, it is not coming back until next year.  So, enjoy it for a while, and check out these fun facts about winter and snow!

Happy Tuesday All!

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Link of the Day: Goldfish Afloat!

The Huffington Post:  Goldfish Uses Harness to Help Stay Afloat While Swimming

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It is a common myth that fish have a three-second memory span.  In fact, fish are relatively intelligent animals who have long-term memories, and studies have shown that fish also use tools.

The video above shows how a simple harness tool has given a new life to a goldfish.  Having trouble staying afloat, this goldfish now is able to swim thanks to her owner, who created a floating harness!

 There has been quite a few disabled animals in the news lately who have gotten a new start thanks to their human companions.  And while most people forget about their silent, swimming friends, it is nice to see that one fish has not been forgotten!

So, check out the link above to read more about this amazing goldfish, and next, learn about “The Hidden Lives of Fish”.

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: T-Shirts to Toilet Paper

Via: Huff Post Green

The Huffington Post:  DIY T-Shirt Projects: Ideas for Reusing Old Tees

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I love creating, and enjoy reusing and recycling old materials.  These ideas for reusing old t-shirts are both fun and handy – check out the toilet paper tip!

So take a look at the link above, and start recycling!

Happy Monday All!

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Link of the Day: Reuse and Recycle Your Cup of Morning Pick-Me-Up

Ideas For Old Coffee Grounds

The Huffington Post: Old Coffee Grounds: Ideas for Reusing Java and Tea Bags

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I got some inspiration from The Hob-bee Hive‘s post on “Tips for Brewing Tea and Coffee”.  After you are done with making and drining that perfect cup of coffee or tea, try these tips on how to reuse and recycle your left over coffee grounds and tea leaves!

One that isn’t mentioned is using old tea bags to reduce the puffiness under your eyes.  Are there any useful recycling tips for tea or coffee that you know which isn’t on the list?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Happy Monday All!

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Link of the Day: Funny Fur Designs

The Huffington Post: 9 Animals with Funny Hidden Images in Their Fur

Link of the Day: Photos of Our Furry Friends

The Huffington Post: Animal Photos of the Week

Link of the Day: Going Green This Christmas

The Huffington Post:  Cheap Stocking Stuffers are Eco-Friendly and Under $10