Scott Burns: Seven Proven Ideas (AssetBuilder)
Ideas are odd things. Some spread like wildfire, instantly transforming our lives. Others are slow, taking decades to be recognized as basic truths. Here are seven "slow ideas" in personal finance.
A natatorium (plural: natatoria) is a building containing a swimming pool In Latin, a cella natatoria was a swimming pool in its own building, although it is sometimes also used to refer to any indoor pool even if not housed in a dedicated building (e.g., a pool in a school or a fitness club). It will usually also house locker rooms, and perhaps allied activities, such as a diving tank or facilities for water polo.
Alan J was first and correct with:
In a nat
You would find lots of water, an overwhelming smell of chlorine, and,
usually, strings of plastic floats tethered together in lines. It's an
indoor swimming facility.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
A natatorium is a building containing a swimming pool.
A natatorium is a fancy name for an indoor swimming pool.
I think the heatwave is over, for now, but I might be wrong. The whole house fan is sucking in cool air at such a rate that I'm wearing a sweatshirt. Ah, the charms of a NorCal summer…
Stephen F replied:
A swimming pool? Yes...a swimming pool.
Ed K ( The Thalia Street Gallery ) said:
The Natatorium was located right across the street from my college dorm
at Penn State. Great for a late night LSD swim in the dead of Winter.
DJ Useo responded:
I haven't heard that term since college, but the answer is you'd find a swimming pool.
I had some fine times in swimming pools. I went to a graduation party at a rich person's natatorium,
& I almost got caught "swimming" with his daughter.
Her brother was rather demonstrative, though!
We was just necking in the pool. Rather harmless, actually. We were same age.
I remember she smelled of chlorine.
Lois Of The Deep End answered:
Hoo-Boy-Howdy, good day to talk about pools, as I sit here in a pool of my own sweat. It's 92 degrees in the shade up here in the Hills With Eyes, and us simple country folk is way too thick to cope with this kind of heat before summer even STARTS! Not only THAT, but the County Dump done went and caught on fire AGAIN last night, so that's exciting, what with the methane pockets bursting in air and whatnot. Having us an early 4th of July in Douglas County. Here are some cooling photos of pools, along with their accompanying rules, and more celebrity fingers!
Joe S said:
A swimming pool. Doesn't everyone have one? I think everyone would know that.
The original gender neutral bathroom.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norhotcali took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
Little bit of a marine layer showed up and cooled things down a tad.
CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by another RERUN'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are James Corden, Scott Speedman, and Death Cab for Cutie.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Geena Davis, Wayne Brady, Band of Horses, Broadway Carpool Karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2016 Stanley Cup Final', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Daniel Radcliffe, Mel B, and Maren Morris.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Jesse Eisenberg, Tatiana Maslany, Chuck Klosterman, and Jon Theodore.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/2/16) are Tom Cavanagh, Nothing But Thieves, and Kristen Gutoskie.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH'Mistresses'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/26/16) are Sen. Bernie Sanders, Kyle Chandler, and Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo.
The CW offers a FRESH'Reign', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux has a FRESH'So You Think You Can Dance', followed by a FRESH'Houdini & Doyle'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Hunt For Red October', followed by the movie 'Gran Torino', then a FRESH'TURN: Washington's Spies'.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Mammals
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Fish
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Birds
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES UK - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-La Granada Divino
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-The Greek at the Harbor
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 18-Eye of the Beholder
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 19-Genesis
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 20-Journey's End
[2:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 5
[3:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 6
[4:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 7
[5:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 8
[6:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 21 - Episode 1
[7:30PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 1
[9:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 2
[10:30PM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 2
[11:00PM] TOP GEAR: A TO Z - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 1
[1:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 2
[3:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 4 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 4 - Episode 2
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 4 - Episode 3 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', another 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Southern Charm', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Dallas'.
FX has the movie 'Pacific Rim', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'.
History has the movie 'Gladiator', followed by a FRESH'Barbarians Rising'.
[6:00AM] BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
[8:00AM] BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY
[10:00AM] BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA
[11:45AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[2:00PM] BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
[4:00PM] BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Best Christmas Ever
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ski Trip
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Stolen Car
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Best Christmas Ever
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ski Trip
[3:30AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[5:15AM] MARON-Sobriety Bush
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Simon Helberg (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress
[6:15AM] The Motorcycle Diaries
[9:00AM] Born on the Fourth of July
[12:15PM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[5:45PM] Dirty Harry
[8:00PM] Magnum Force
[10:30PM] The Enforcer
[12:30AM] Training Day
[3:00AM] Cleverman-Episode 1
[4:05AM] Warrior (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'John Carter', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then the movie 'Land Of The Lost'.
Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame winds up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as Frank Miller, rear, a writer, director and actor watches, before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
Photo by Tony Gutierrez
The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris reopened Sunday as floodwaters slowly receded from the French capital, after the worst floods in three decades caused the Seine River to burst its banks.
Other regions remained at risk, notably parts of Normandy, as digging out began in villages and towns around the French capital.
The Louvre Museum, several Paris train stations and roads remained closed. Quayside restaurants along the Seine were still engulfed in water Sunday and tourist boats were unable to pass under bridges, a blow to the riverside economy.
The glass-topped Grand Palais, built for the 1900 World's Fair and currently hosting an exhibit by avant-garde Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping among several others, opened again Sunday after closing Friday because of flood risks.
Robert DeNiro, left, and Joe Pesci accept the guy movie hall of fame award for "Casino"at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Culver City, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
Reason for Rally 2016 drew several thousand atheists and supporters at the National Mall on Saturday in a quest to show that those with non-religious beliefs can be a political force in the upcoming November presidential election.
The crowd drew about 15,000 to 20,000, less than 30,000 organizers were predicting, according to Religion News Service.
The all-day event drew "science guy" Bill Nye, comedian Julia Sweeney, magician Penn Jillette, Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin and NASA scientist Carolyn Porco. Besides speakers, it included musical acts and videos.
Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study of 35,071 American adults found that 3.1 say they are atheists when asked about their religious identity. An additional 4.0 percent of Americans in the survey call themselves agnostics.
It has already been dubbed an "adult Disneyland" and "the amusement park of our dreams" by US college students.
But the Cite du Vin -- a new museum in the French city of Bordeaux dedicated to the history of wine -- is not quite the palace of bacchanalian revels of online fantasy.
The 81-million-euro ($90-million) attraction, which opened its doors this week in the capital of the world's most prestigious wine region, offers visitors the chance to taste 20 emblematic wines from across the globe.
But it is not encouraging them to try them all on the same day.
Instead, the museum -- which claims to be the first of its kind -- said it wants to show how wine has shaped and enriched our world.
The body of a girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a rose was laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home in San Francisco.
Dozens of community members, cemetery workers and event organizers dressed in black attended her burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Colma, California, where about 30,000 people originally buried in San Francisco's Odd Fellows Cemetery were moved to in the early 1920s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.
A local poet read an original work to honor the little girl, who appeared to be about 3 and was dubbed Miranda Eve, at the ceremony Saturday attended by about 100 people and led by a volunteer minister.
The well-preserved body of the unidentified girl was found May 9 in an airtight coffin that helped preserved her golden locks of hair and even a rose she held in her hand. The metal and glass coffin was unearthed from under a concrete garage floor by workers doing remodeling work at a house in the city's Richmond District.
Since the girl's discovery, people across the county have worked on trying to find her identity and her DNA is being tested.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-Feckless) had hoped the New Jersey primaries Tuesday would be the day home state voters endorsed his Republican presidential candidacy.
Instead, Christie is at a crossroads - empowered by his early support of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump (R-Grifter) while struggling to earn approval at home as the state faces financial crises and the continuing George Washington Bridge scandal.
Christie's term ends in 2018, but with that brings the possibility of moving on to an administration post under Trump if the thin-skinned billionaire businessman is successful in November. At the same time, Christie faces hurdles that show no sign of going away soon in New Jersey, where a recent Fairleigh Dickinson poll showed just 26 percent approve of the job he's doing. The poll surveyed 702 registered voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
"Popularity in New Jersey is really no longer a relevant factor to his political future," said Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray. "Right now, he's all in with Donald Trump."
Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation.
Supporters had said introducing a monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,563) per adult and 625 francs per child under 18 no matter how much they work would promote human dignity and public service.
Opponents, including the government, said it would cost too much and weaken the economy.
Provisional final results showed 76.9 percent of voters opposed the bold social experiment launched by Basel cafe owner Daniel Haeni and allies in a vote under the Swiss system of direct democracy.
Conservative Switzerland is the first country to hold a national referendum on an unconditional basic income, but others including Finland are examining similar plans as societies ponder a world where robots replace humans in the workforce.
Federal officials said Thursday they will consider extending protections under the Endangered Species Act to moose in four upper Midwestern states, including Minnesota, where the hulking symbol of its northern woodlands has suffered a steep population decline in the past decade.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said a petition submitted last year by two environmental groups had provided "substantial scientific or commercial information" that might justify designating the region's moose as endangered or threatened. The finding triggers a more detailed study, beginning with a 60-day period in which the public can submit information and comments.
The investigation deals only with moose that roam the forests and prairies of Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Listing the moose under the act would make it illegal to hunt them and could produce habitat protections and federally funded research on their plight.
The situation is especially grim in Minnesota, which has the region's largest moose population. The total in the thickly wooded northeast, their historical stronghold, is estimated at roughly 4,000 - down more than 50 percent since 2006. Glenn DelGiudice, moose project leader with the state's Department of Natural Resources, said further declines are expected.
Indonesian Muslim women perform an evening prayer called Tarawih, the night before the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 5, 2016.
Photo by Adi Weda
Furniture, artwork, jewelry and collectible objects that once graced the Los Angeles home of President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, are headed for the auction block, Christie's said on Thursday.
The landmark sale, a series of live and online auctions scheduled for September, also encompasses decorative pieces of art, books, ephemera, sculpture, drawings and prints from the Reagans' home in the affluent Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Christie's said it expects the sale of some 700 lots to take in more than $2 million. But estimates are based on the items' market value, and the possessions of celebrated figures offered at auction typically have soared to many times their estimates.
Proceeds will benefit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, in line with the Reagans' wishes.
The Miss Tibet 2016 beauty pageant contestants, from left, Tenzin Sangnyi, Tenzing Dickey, Tenzin Dawa and Dechen Wangmo pose in traditional Tibetan attire during the grand finale in Dharmsala, India, Sunday, June 5, 2016. Sangnyi, a 21-year-old exiled Tibetan nurse won the contest.
Photo by Ashwini Bhatia
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"
Turtle power isn't all that strong the second time around, according to comScore estimates Sunday, but not all is bleak at the box office. While many of the season's sequels continue to struggle, the healthy debut of the romantic drama "Me Before You" proved that there is room for more than superheroes in the summer.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" won the box office, but its estimated $35.3 million debut is not exactly cause for a celebratory pizza party. The $135 million production from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies comes just two years after the studios rebooted the property. The 2014 movie performed surprisingly well - opening to $65.6 million and going on to gross $493.3 million worldwide - despite lacklustre reviews.
In a marketplace saturated with sequels, the romantic tearjerker "Me Before You" stood out from the pack and performed quite well because of it, earning $18.3 million for a third-place finish. The film, based on Jojo Moyes' bestselling novel, has gotten mixed reviews from critics, but audiences, who were 81 per cent female and 53 per cent over the age of 35 gave the film a solid A CinemaScore.
Meanwhile, the Lonely Island mockumentary "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," earned a disappointing $4.6 million to take eighth place. Critics liked the film, but audiences were less enthusiastic, giving the satirical comedy a B CinemaScore.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," $35.3 million ($34 million international).
2. "X-Men: Apocalypse," $22.3 million ($84.4 million international).
3. "Me Before You," $18.3 million ($7.7 million international).
4. "Alice Through the Looking Glass," $10.7 million ($30.9 million international).
5. "The Angry Birds Movie," $9.8 million ($16.7. million international)
6. "Captain America: Civil War," $7.6 million (4.2 million international).
7. "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," $4.7 million ($2.4 million international).
8. "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," $4.6 million.
9. "The Jungle Book," $4.2 million ($3.7 million international).
10. "The Nice Guys," $3.5 million ($5.5 million international).
American journalist David Gilkey and his Afghan translator were killed Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province, National Public Radio announced.
The translator was identified as Zabihullah Tamanna. Two other journalists traveling with Gilkey, named as reporter Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, were unharmed.
NPR said the vehicle in which Gilkey, 50, and his translator were traveling was struck by shellfire near the town of Marjah.
"David has been covering war and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. He was devoted to helping the public see these wars and the people caught up in them. He died pursuing that commitment," said Michael Oreskes, NPR's senior vice president of news and editorial director.
His photography helped earn NPR a Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola epidemic.
The well-respected journalist received many accolades, including being named Still Photographer of the Year by the White House Photographers Association in 2011 -- among 36 distinctions, including nine first place awards, he received from the group since 2009.
His role in an NPR investigation on veteran medical care helped the outlet earn a 2010 George Polk Award, Society for News Design's 2011 Award of Excellence and a 2011 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage.
Last year, he was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of international breaking news, military conflicts and natural disasters -- the first time the Corporation for Public Broadcasting presented the prize to a multimedia journalist.
Gilkey also received a 2007 national Emmy award for a video series "Band of Brothers" about Michigan Marines in Iraq. In 2004, he was named Michigan "Photographer of the Year" by the Michigan Press Photographers Association.
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