After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts in film in 1967, George Lucas tried joining the United States Air Force as an officer, but was immediately turned down because of his numerous speeding tickets.
The cover of Captain America’s first issue showed Cap punching Hitler. Some readers took objection, and the publishers received threats and hate mail. The threats proved so serious that police protection was posted with Mayor La Guardia personally contacting Simon and Kirby to give his support.
Whether it be spring or winter, it’s always a great time to give your home a quick refresher. But that doesn’t mean you have to disrupt your family’s life with massive construction and remodeling work. Instead, consider these simple ways to refresh your home.
Look to Your Windows
Windows bring brightness into your home, but sometimes the coverings we use for privacy or protection from the sun can block this light and life. Window blinds are also one of the first things in a room to collect dust. If a simple dusting doesn’t do the trick, consider bringing in lighter colored blinds into your home. This instantly allows more light into a room but also doesn’t absorb the light already present like darker blinds might. This one little replacement can have a dramatic effect on the way any room in your home looks and feels.
Greens are Good for your Health!
Plants literally give us our breath, so why not bring more into your home to liven things up? Choose plants that are low maintenance and great for the air quality in your home. These include aloe, Chinese evergreen, and fiddle leaf fig, as well as a host of other great plants. Place these plants strategically around your home to invite clean air and that gorgeous green plant color. Artificial plants could be a fine substitute if you’re not into the idea of having live plants, but just know they can’t replace the beauty and health benefits of live plants.
Paint Your Walls
Nothing is as easy and more transformational than painting literally any wall in your house. A fresh coat of paint or even a change of color instantly transforms the room. It doesn’t take very long, and you can do it yourself. All you need is a can or two of the paint of your choice, a rolling pin, a paint pan, and painters’ tape. Play some fun music, get the whole family involved, and watch your entire room become new again. An important note if you are going to paint high traffic areas that might have dirty walls: clean the walls with soap and water before you paint. You don’t want to paint over dirt as this may cause the paint to chip away later.
A light-colored rug, new throw pillows, that funky teal elephant you saw at Home Goods—all of these accessories are simple but will bring color and personality into your home. In your living room, consider replacing your current area rug with a color that coordinates with the rest of the room but still pops to the eye. Think about a black and white room with a pop of teal or yellow. In your kitchen, ditch all of the random little artifacts you’ve collected over the years and replace them with things that are in the same theme or color family. For example, you could include mason jars, tin cans, or metal baskets for a farmhouse theme. You can add one or two accessories or as many as you’d like to refresh your home.
Every house needs to be revitalized every few years, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, take weeks, or inconvenience your entire home. Consider the tips above to give your home the makeover it deserves no matter what time of year it is!
New York is a city that comprises of five boroughs located in the Northeastern United States. It is the most prominent and most influential American metropolis with diverse ethnicity. The city has an illustrious economy and healthcare sector, including legalized medical marijuana use.
New York laws allow patients diagnosed with certain conditions, such as cancer, HIV, and epilepsy, to use medical marijuana as a treatment alternative. Nevertheless, they need to have a New York medical marijuana card to obtain this medicinal plant legally.
This article will delve and highlight seven little-known things about medical marijuana law in New York.
One fantastic and wonderful origin theory of Santa Claus involves psychedelic mushrooms and shamanic rituals of the indigenous Sámi people who live in northern Finland. Paul Devereux wrote about this incredible hidden history in his fascinating 2008 book The Long Trip: A Prehistory of Psychedelia. Then, Brooklyn filmmaker Matthew Salton blew mainstream minds with this fantastic New York Times “Op-Doc” short video on the topic.
For more on psychedelic Santa, check out the following pieces by Greg Taylor at the Daily Grail:
Every Christmas, the US Air Force performs Operation Christmas Drop – airdropping toys and other presents to children who live on remote Pacific islands.
The Irish parliament recently spent €808,000 on a new printer, and when they discovered it didn’t fit they spent another €236,000 moving walls and reinforcing the building. It remains unused as staff refuse to operate it without a pay rise.
Aluminum Christmas trees were a real fad from the late 1950s to the early 1960s until ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ killed the fad by portraying the trees negatively.
During the beginning of invention of electric appliances, they experimented with electric tablecloths. You could basically plug in an outlet anywhere on the table and the lightbulb would light up. Only downside was that you couldn’t spill any liquids on it.
Deadline is 1944 sci-fi story about the use of nuclear bomb. It includes topics such as uranium enrichment, methods of isotopic separation and moral questions about the weapon. Author had no knowledge of Manhattan project and came up with the idea from scientific journals.