Here is the list of Squidoo lenses by Lensmaster smange,
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1. The Women of Bletchley Park
During the Second World War, many intelligent people were hired to work at Bletchley Park in the United Kingdom, decoding the secret messages encrypted by Enigma machines.
What is less well known is that over 80% of the people at Bletchley Park were women. Not all of them were codebreakers, but ...
2. How to help the homeless
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:41:50
I've been concerned about helping people to bootstrap their lives for a while, primarily in getting from being a normal person to being someone who can achieve great things.
But it's not all that. One of the most important steps of this is to be able to get from rock bottom to being able to help...
3. Learn French Easily!
Nonprofits - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:44:17
So, you want to learn French? GREAT!
This lens will teach you how you can learn French easily.
Learning a new language effectively depends on variety. This lens will show you numerous ways to learn French. If you try them all and mix them up it won't feel like hard work. You'll simply find your...
4. Brilliant Movie Soundtracks and Scores
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:41:04
I'm a huge fan of music at the best of times, yet there's something special to be noted about the soundtracks of movies.
Scores and popular soundtracks alike can instantly take you back into the memory of the movie you heard it in. They can also make or break a movie - a beautiful movie with a k...
5. UNICEF: Help the invisible children
Entertainment & Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:41:07
After a shock reminder that there are plenty of invisible children in the world, I wanted to do something to help them. But this isn't an easy task to achieve: How can I really help a child I don't know who lives in poverty on the other side of the world? This is the question. I want to make an a...
6. Best Books for Career Design
nonprofits - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:50:17
Most people leave school with little idea what they really want to do with life or how they're going to achieve it. It's a big problem, since life plans can't effectively be put in to place until you have some idea where you're going.
Also, too many people are stuck thinking that a job choice ne...
7. National Folk Festival, Canberra
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:02:50
Every year on Easter weekend, a small corner of Canberra comes to life as it hosts the Australian National Folk Festival.
Entertainment ranges from dancing, music, traditional acts, modern folk acts, artists, poets and all sorts of other interesting performances. Acts range from the sublime to t...
8. Smange's Lensography
travel-and-places - Thu, 12 Aug 2010 06:17:38
I write a lot, in a number of places and on a number of topics. Here is one place where I've tried to make sense of it all and categorise it for the convenience of anyone daring enough to take a look.
(Disco Squid by Steve Thompson used with Creative Commons license - available at Squid Art Too)
9. Indian Food: Recipes and Tips
squidoo-community - Tue, 04 May 2010 05:27:49
I'm a big fan of Indian food and I've been collecting recipes and recipe books for a while. Here's a little insight into the best of these that I've found.
(Picture licensed through Creative Commons - Available on WikiMedia here)
10. Best Books for a Meaningful Career
food-and-cooking - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:32:47
Ever wanted to work for a charity? Help starving children? Do amazing, useful things for the world and actually get paid for it?
Well, it turns out some people know the secret to doing exactly this. And luckily for you, they've written books on how you might do it too.
Here are some fabulous gu...
11. Top 5 Poetry & Play Anthologies
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:29:32
Through analysing the best lists of top books to read, I realised that many of the more popular books that made it on to multiple lists were poetry and play anthologies.
Here's a short list of the most popular poetry and play anthologies which come highly recommended by experts.
12. Bootstrap Your Life
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:45:07
So, what's this? I'm trying to help people to bootstrap their lives and get on with the big things that really matter. Too many people are stuck in a rut, trying to make ends meet and unable to pull themselves out into a world where they can achieve their dreams.
I just try to help. I write a bl...
13. Best Chilli Recipe
How-To & Education - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:25:26
I thought I'd share my favourite chilli recipe with you all. The reason I love it so much is that it's really easy and can be made in 5 minutes (when you've got all the ingredients handy). It's entirely vegan unless you choose to add garnishes or have the meat alternative. This means it's pretty ...
14. Think and Grow Rich
food-and-cooking - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:13:18
Napoleon Hill devoted 25 years of his life to researching why it is that some people are successful. He wrote this book in order to share what he learned in order to help others.
Think and Grow Rich is a book which has inspired many people to take steps towards amassing their own fortune. It's q...
15. Geek-Girl Idols
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:08:50
There's plenty of geek-girl movie characters, plenty of real life geek-girls doing awesomely geeky things. But which are the geek-girls inspiring the new generation of geek girls?
I don't just want to list geeky girls. This is about ambition & careers, not about playing computer games. I want to...
16. Mal Webb
Entertainment - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:41:14
It's incredibly difficult to describe just how amazing Mal Webb is as a singer and entertainer. He does strange and fabulous things with his voice, improvises like mad and entertains with every word. In short - he is an amazing performer.
Going to a Mal Webb gig will invigorate and educate you -...
17. Aquitaine, France
Music - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:59:40
Aquitaine is a lovely region of south-west France. It includes the south-west coastline and Bordeaux, making it a popular tourist region for holidays and winery tours.
This lens is designed to give a brief overview of the Aquitaine region.
18. Agen, Aquitaine, France
travel-and-places - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:46:19
Agen today is a sleepy little town, nestled between hills and a river in the far East of Aquitaine. It's difficult to imagine that it used to be a bustling Roman trading centre, or at the heart of the 100 year war with England.
Despite this obvious historical significance, Agen is modest and fri...
19. Eurovision - Oslo 2010
travel-and-places - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:39:56
It's time to get excited about that fabulous, glitzy European music event - Eurovision! This year's host is Norway and they have a magnificent season of entertainment planned for us.
2010 is the 55th year of the Eurovision song contest and it shows no sign of slowing down soon. This party is onl...
20. What you should know before you leave home
Music - Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:45:35
Got a teen who's thinking of leaving home? Planning on leaving home yourself?
Here's a list of things you should know before you flee the nest, with links to tips and books which will help you to learn it.
(Photo licensed using Creative Commons - Available from Ole Grumpy here)
21. Best Cover Songs
parenting-and-kids - Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:25:13
Sometimes even the best songs can be utterly transformed by a decent artist covering the track.
The lyrics speak differently to everyone, and I always love to hear another performer's interpretation of lyrics I've grown to love.
Here's a collection of some of the most astounding covers I've com...
22. Best Books for Money Tips
Music - Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:58:54
Sadly, money management is not something taught in schools. This could be a really important reason why, on the whole, the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. But, not for those of us reading tips from the best!
There are books available for all your money aspirations: Whether you want to be ...
23. Best Books for a Happy Life
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 19 May 2010 06:51:52
Many different things contribute to our happiness, but determining what makes people happy is a tricky thing.
Some people need some inspiration. Others need to declutter their minds and homes. For many it really comes down to just remembering to take time for and enjoy the little things in life....
24. Save The Rainforest
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:10:29
It's a topic that doesn't need much introduction. Many rainforests are endangered and we need to work hard to save them before it's too late!
(Picture Licensed via Creative Commons - Available from TauntingPanda here)
25. Giant Squids - Baterz
healthy-living - Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:37:38
After hanging out at Squidoo for a while I found out about these "Giant Squids", who have made more than fifty decent lenses. A silly thought occurred to me: I need to tell these people about Baterz' "Giant Squid" song.
So, this lens will introduce the Squidoo "Giant Squids" to a cute little son...
26. Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Music - Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:45:51
Hitchhiker's Guide is loved by sci-fi geeks worldwide because it is so infuriatingly well-written and hilarious. The plot changes course depending on which format of the story you take in: Book, radio, TV, movie. Familiar quotes and scenes are used throughout, but the sequence of events change be...
27. Squidoo: How to be a good squidizen
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:36:46
There's plenty of nice Squidoo lensmasters out there who try to be a part of this community and do the right thing. There's others who might think they're doing well, but are actually driving people away with harsh comments on forums and on lenses. So, in order to keep Squidoo a happy fun place t...
28. Top Tips for New Squidoo Lenses
squidoo-community - Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:38:22
There are so many different Squidoo tip pages out there that I was somewhat overwhelmed when I began building my own lenses. Because of this, I've decided to create this lens to list and explain all the best Squidoo tips I learned - which I wish I'd learned before I started!
Some are very simple...
29. Terry Pratchett - Discworld
squidoo-community - Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:45:34
I've been a Pratchett fan for a while now. His books are full of parodies and his infectious, silly humour. Reading the Discworld series is one of the most enjoyable ways you can pass time on your own. But to really understand, you'll have to read it for yourself!
Here's a quick run-down on the ...
30. Top 5 Sci-Fi Comedy Book Series
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:26:22
If you're looking for something light and fun to read, you can't go past science fiction comedy. But what do you read? If you've never read any science fiction comedy before, it's hard to work out where to start.
Ideally, you want to find something that's part of a longer series, so you can enjo...
31. Can I become a Giant Squid in one month?
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:11:04
My challenge for myself which I decided to go public with: Trying to write 50 quality lenses in order to qualify for Giant Squid status by the end of March 2010.
I worked out that I needed to write about two lenses per day in March in order to qualify. I had about 500 great ideas for lenses alre...
32. Brilliant Movie Musicals
squidoo-community - Wed, 07 Apr 2010 09:36:28
I love a good sing-along movie. In fact, I probably like them too much. If I'm watching a movie musical I know and love it's usually best to see it in the exclusive company of crazed enthusiasts or in the privacy of my own home.
So, I've put together this list of musicals that you can watch on D...
33. Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Saga
Entertainment - Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:23:08
The Vorkosigan Saga is a science fiction series which begins by focusing on the character Cordelia and continues the series by following the life of her son, Miles Vorkosigan.
Lois McMaster Bujold has won several awards for books in the Vorkosigan Saga, proving that this is a series worth paying...
34. Best Books to Become Awesome in Business
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:37:18
There are too many average businesses in the world. Anyone can run one of these. Maybe you already have.
What makes some businesses so amazing? What makes them take a simple idea and turn it into a raving success? Well, a few authors have tried to summarise the key points for you.
Here's a quic...
35. Best Books for Business Skills
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:31:07
It seems today there's far too many teens entering the workforce without the skills they need to be effective in business. Education systems worldwide don't focus on teaching these essential business skills. We need to learn them ourselves.
Here's a guide to some of the best books around which w...
36. Smange's iTunes Playlist July 2010
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:54:43
This page is designed to help promote some of the best music I know. Today's selection includes indie, folk, electronica and 70s rock.
Take a listen and explore some new sounds. Hopefully you'll find something you'll like!
Image Credit: Photo of Port O'Brien by SanFranAnnie
37. Best Web Apps for Event Managers
Music - Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:46:40
Since I love running events and playing with social media, I'm always on the lookout for new online apps that will help event managers to do a great job.
This lens is a collection of great apps that I've found that make ticketing, marketing and networking easier. They're all free and very easy t...
38. How to plan an event
computers-and-electronics - Tue, 04 May 2010 05:59:20
I love events. Parties, festivals, concerts, live shows, conferences - anything. I love the atmosphere and the thought that all these people have come together for the same reason: to see something amazing, to learn something, to hear music or speeches.
Personally, I also love meeting people thr...
How-To & Education - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:16:55
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