Celebrating Senses – Day 1: The Delight of “Sight”

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see
sē/
verb.
Definition:

  1. to perceive with the eyes.

As we announced last week, we’re launching our celebration of senses with “See” questions! We’re rewarding the most intriguing questions and answers related to seeing, looking, witnessing, eyes, vision, and all other things sight-related. You can also see our hashtags for more ideas!

To get the ball rolling, here’s our question to you:

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen in public?

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Yahoo Answers Team

Celebrating Senses

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  • What do you see on the way to school or work every morning?
  • If victory had a smell, what would that smell be?
  • How do you think dinosaurs would have tasted?

Two weeks ago we wrapped up our six-week celebration of curiosity, and this upcoming week we wanted to celebrate another special element of humanity – our senses. Every day we busy ourselves in life’s daily grind, and our senses become something we easily take for granted. We forget to appreciate how our eyes let us watch the sunset’s gentle glow over the horizon or how our arms let us give a firm, warm embrace to a friend we haven’t seen in a long time. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate how our body’s amazing sensory abilities allow us to experience the richness of life.

Starting Monday next week we’ll be focusing on a different sense (Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch) each day, and we want questions from you relating to the senses! The following week we’ll be rewarding the most interesting questions and the most intriguing answers to those questions. So start thinking of some good questions for next week!

Thanks for reading,

Yahoo Answers Team

Alchemy of How - Results

Our six-week celebration of curiosity concluded last week with a “How” fest.
 
As promised, we’ve doubled up our points award and the askers who asked the most compelling “how” questions have be duly rewarded.
 
"HOW" questions with the most answers…**drum roll**

1st - How many letters are in your name? (63 answers) 1000 points

2nd - How was your day today? (44 answers) 600 points

3rd – How do you perceive Iowa? (43 answers) 300 points
 
Thanks to all of you who took part in celebrating the desire to know and to educate. We’ve been overwhelmed by your response over the past six weeks and we hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

Stay tuned for more initiatives like this one in the coming weeks and if you’d like to share your suggestions for programs like this one, please do so on our feedback forum.
 
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Yahoo Answer Team

No Bake Dog Treats with PB and Oats

Guest Blogger:

It’s no secret that dogs like peanut butter.  My Coco is no exception.  I love baking treats for her, but sometimes I’m just too lazy.  These no bake treats, adapted from Jo and Sue’s blog, are perfect and so unbelievably simple! Trust me, you won’t regret trying these and your pup will be happy you did, too.  You know I’m all about keeping recipes simple.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup oats
about 1 Tbsp. honey
Directions:
1. Gather ingredients.
2. Mix ingredients in bowl.
3. Ingredients should be mixed until “batter” is slightly sticky and moist, but will be hard to stir.
4. On a lined cookie sheet, roll “batter” into balls.  You should get about 24 balls out of the dough, depending on how big you want your treats. 
After you roll out the treats, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 3 hours, or more.  Try not to let a face like this persuade you in taking them out early…

Thanks for reading,

Brandi Elliott

Brandi Elliott is a blogger from Death By A Chocolate Lab: http://deathbychocolatelab.blogspot.com/2014/06/no-bake-dog-treats-with-pb-and-oats.html

New Features Ahoy!

We’ve launched a couple of new features that we hope you’re going to enjoy.

Edit Category

Ever asked a biology question but accidentally chose the health category instead? We’ve made the change to allow you to ask your question and edit the category after it has been posted. There is no time limit to edit your category and you can recategorize your old questions too.

So if you’re not happy with the answers you have received to your question in the Dining Out category and want to see what the foodies in the Food & Drink category could contribute, you can move your question there.

Additionally, our Level 7 users who have contributed to so much to the site for so long now have the ability to recategorize any question that may have fallen into the wrong category.

Ask and Answer Anonymously

We know that there are some questions that we would rather ask and some answers we’d rather give privately. This is why we have launched the option to make your question or answer anonymous.

With this change, you can now choose to “hide” your profile from appearing next to the content after posting your question or answer. To make your question or answer anonymous, simply click “edit” and select the “make anonymous” option.

When you choose to make your question or answer anonymous, it will not appear in your history or in your network’s stream.

Note that making your question or answer anonymous will not have any effect on the content of the question or answer.

You will still get points for answering anonymously, and anonymous questions still cost points. Anonymous questions and answers are, of course, still subject to our Community Guidelines and any reported misuse of the feature will be acted upon.

Commenting Enhancements

We have removed the daily limits on Commenting so you are now free to comment on answers, discuss, debate, clarify and of course, thank other users for helpful answers.

You can also delete your own comments, should you wish.

More Answers – Fewer Ads

Finally we’re glad to announce that we have removed the ads below questions for some of our most active users. We’ve listened to your feedback and we know you guys are not fans of advertisements getting in the way of sharing your knowledge and experience. So Level 4 to level 7 users will no longer see these ads.

We hope you like these changes. Our team is listening, and we’re constantly iterating and testing to create the best user experience for our community.

Please tell us what you think about the changes and share your ideas for further enhancements on our Feedback Forum. .

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Yahoo Answers team