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Notebook Babies: Oddly Soothing and Educational

Anthony J. Dusko has created funny little potato-like characters to help kids learn. The Notebook Babies features some simple animation, yet the silly little characters are proven to be effective when comes to education. The interesting part is, adults are hooked onto these animations as well. Somehow after watching these animation, people feel good. It has some kind of soothing effect, so if you are having a bad day, try watch a clip or two of Notebook Babies. (Don’t ask me why)

Yes, the Notebook Babes is kind of like the Teletubbies, but only better. (I still think whoever created the Teletubbies should be shot for causing viewers’ IQ to drop.).)

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We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things

Who can forget Jason Mraz’s Geek in the Pink and Wordplay? His up coming album, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things is scheduled for release on May 20. The video above is video of “I’m Yours,” one of his new singles from his upcoming album.

In the interview with NewNowNext he talked about his kooky video blog, his collabo with Colbie Caillat and his love for his many gay friends.

Here’s an excerpt:

Why the decision to release three EPs? (WE SING came out March 18th; WE DANCE came out April 15th; and WE STEAL THINGS will be available as part of the iTunes album bundle.)

It’s been so long since I’ve put anything out; I spent the last year-and-a- half just work-shopping the sounds in coffee shops and everything. And I promised a lot of people I was going to make an acoustic project next – and when I came home from London, I had my funkiest album yet. And I thought, OK, I guess an acoustic album would be next.

Then I came up with the idea of the three EPs, and that gave me the opportunity to release the album songs in a stripped-down, raw format … And I just thought it would be fun – to reintroduce ourselves to the world. ‘Cause I hear so much from the fans, We just like it when it’s just you – just you and Toca. And I do too; I love that. Because I spent a lot of my year as an acoustic duo and a funky band; I divided it up equally. It’s a sort of way to divide up this album, to have an acoustic version and a dance-able version.

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Break-Up Etiquette, Don’t be a jerk

 

It’s scary to see people go around shooting ex-lovers after breaking up. Makes me wonder if breaking up means you have to hate your ex’s guts and give him the kiss of death. Of course not everyone can remain friends after the relationship has ended, but being able to end it well reflects your ability to handle things.

Some tips breaking-ups:

  • Build up the finale- give hints and tips ahead, drift apart slowly to allow space and time for him/her to accept the fact and the reason (Start going out less with excuses like “I’m busy” or “I’m tired”. He’ll get it and realize the day will come sooner or later, then it’s time to give him the reason)
  • Do it in person- Give him/her some respect, via phone/emails/text/IM is just too IMPERSONAL
  • Don’t blame- avoid personal attacks, a little less “you” a little more “I”. Instead of “You have many problems” try “I feel like we don’t get a long etc”
  • Time & Place- Never do it at home, it’s too awkward and you never know what happens (especially if there are only two of you) Go somewhere semi-public, such as a cafe or a quiet corner of a restaurant. Never do it in a rushed lunch hour or late at night when both of you are tired.

The worst way:

  • Unexpected, along with nothing but “It’s over” and walk away. This is not determined, but irresponsible.

However, if he/she does not take a hint, and continues to reconcile, then you should just stay away from him. NEVER call him or meet him to discuss further. You have expressed yourself clearly and given enough respect. More talks or “let’s just be friends for now” would just give him/her false hopes that there’s still a chance to get back together. (He/She might get the impression of “You still miss me.” What you should do is to make sure your mutual friends are looking after him and pay attention to his moods.

Whether ultimately the two can become friends depends on the maturity of minds.