How to eat HEALTHY for $0.78

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Shared by redditor pmmeamilleniumfalcon, who introduced himself as a youth who has just moved out for the first time and was looking to save some money, this delicious looking and healthy dish of food is a rice-and-beans based one, with some seasoning to make it more appetizing.

pmmeamilleniumfalcon also shared the recipe:

1 can of red beans ($.70)
1/2 tub of mushrooms ($.75)
1/2 cup of rice ($.20)
1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped ($.50)
1/2 bunch of scallions, chopped ($.50)
Dollop of Greek yogurt ($.37)
Little bit of curry powder, salt, pepper ($.10)

Total: $3.12, made 4 servings.

The youth explained that there was not a lot of preparation involved, either. Just cook the rice and beans/curry powder/mushrooms (separately for about 10 minutes), then add scallions, parsley and yogurt, as well as salt and pepper for seasoning.

Just moved out of home and followed reddit's rice and beans advice By my calculation, this meal cost me 78

If-Modified-Since Explained

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What Is If-Modified-Since? … If-Modified-Since (aka “the If-Modified-Since HTTP header”) explained.

(This is an SEO-relevant question asked by web developers who want search engines to understand and rank their webpages.)

“304 status code” or no “304”?

Every so often, the Googlebot spider will visit your website. If you have updated your page since last time it was there, you will want the spider to re-index the page, not just pass it over and think the same material is there as last time.

It takes a lot of time and energy to crawl through an entire website and index all those pages. Googlebot wants you to tell it if you have changed each page or if there is no change.

304 is a signal by which a web page tells a crawler that it has not changed. If there is no 304 signal, the crawler will crawl the page and see what is there.

So you put an “If-Modified-Since HTTP header” on each page. If the page has modified since last time, re-index it, please, you are saying to the spider. If the page has not changed, you can keep your old records in the Google Seach Engine.

How to do the If-Modified-Since header:

– Use the If-Modified-Since Tool (… not right now thought. This tool is down.)

– Communicate with your server. Ask them, “Does my web server (the server on which my sites are hosted) support the If Modified Since header?

– You can also install a plugin that does adds the If-Modified-Since HTTP header to your website. Some of these are buggy or not updated, but at least (as long as it works) you can activate it, then run a test to check (HTTP Header Checker by if it’s doing “Last-Modified”, and if it is, you can see If-Modified-Since is supported. (However, you may want to code your own code for If-Modified-Since for your website and avoid a plugin, because plugins can cause problems and slow down websites.)


How To Stop Facebook Posts From Showing Up On Your Wall

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Sometimes on Facebook people may find themselves getting posts on their wall they do not want. Why does this happen? Facebook’s algorithm (a computer formula that “thinks”) has noticed the posts you have engaged with (liked, commented, etc.) and they have thought it in your interest to show you more posts from the same source, or similar posts. Often you get to see lots of new, interesting things tailored to your interests, which can be seen as a benefit. Sometimes, however, you wind up with something you don’t want on your wall.

What to understand: the person who posted that post that has showed up on your wall did not put it on your wall or ask for it to be put on your wall. They had nothing to do with the post showing up on your wall. They were going about their regular business, posting to their wall, and the algorithm thought it would be something you would like, so Facebook showed it to you.

How to stop posts from showing up on your wall:

Go to your wall, and find a post you don’t want to see more of. Click the down-arrow in the top-right corner, and select “Hide post.” Facebook will then erase that post from your wall. Then click “See less from [name here].” Facebook will show you less posts from them from then on. You can also “unfollow” the person or “fanpage” using the same dropdown menu.

hide facebook post (1)
Click “Hide post”
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Click “See less”

NOTE: After making this tutorial, we went back and clicked “undo” on the example Now This post, because we still want Now This posts on our wall.

NOTE: Do not click “Report post” — unless the post itself is doing something wrong (if it’s hateful or offensive). Remember, the person who made that post did nothing to for their post to be shown on your wall. They were just going along with their business, posting it to their wall. Clicking “report” is for actually offensive content, and if you could be guilty of abusing Facebook tools if you report a post that Facebook investigates and sees is a perfectly OK post.

Another thing you can do, if you’re seeing posts from a Facebook “fanpage” you don’t like, is you can go to that page and “unlike” it. Click “Liked” and click “Unlike this page.”

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Click “Liked”
unlike page (2)
Click “Unlike this page”

NOTE: No matter what, you will still see some posts on your wall you do not ask for. This is because Facebook has advertisements. Without at least some advertisements, there would be no Facebook, because Facebooks costs are high. (Once, Facebook talked about an idea of charging users $2 per month for no-ads use, but people were not happy with the idea.)


Draw a Picture, Find Similar Pictures – New Online App Does This For You

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“You’ve used keywords to search for images, but have you used color?
With Splash, you can now browse a subset of the 500px Marketplace by getting creative with color,” is the line offering the app 500px’s online service.

Users simply go to the webpage, select a color and spraypaint it or draw it onto a blank canvas, and the app finds similar pictures in real time — yes, real time. As you draw, the app will update its similar picture results.

500px website