5 Tips for An Incredible Leap Day Event

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Year in ReviewJanuary 4, 2013In “Française”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 22, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Since Leap Day only comes about once every four years, people planning Leap Day geocaching events often find themselves scratching their heads. What to do on a holiday that has no widely-recognized established traditions?That’s the beauty of Leap Day—you can make your own traditions! You have free reign over how your Leap Day event goes. But with all that power comes responsibility, so check out these five tips for making your Leap Day event spectacular.1. Pick a color themeYellow and Blue, Good Leap day to you!Geocaching HQ picked blue and yellow. Why? We’re not sure. Perhaps it was because these colors spoke to us louder than the other colors were speaking to us. Leap Day is a time for whimsy, a day to do all the things you wouldn’t do on a normal day. Like talking to colors. That’s not normal.2. Make sure there’s foodIn traditional Leap Day style, the yellow cupcakes were smooshed.We’re not saying the event host should provide all the food for the event. But food does make a lot of events more fun. As the event host, you can use your event page to coordinate the guests who offer to bring food to share. Geocaching HQ decided to have a taco bar—in traditional Leap Day fashion!3. Games that everyone will enjoyA “leaping” puzzle for Leap Day.Having a time and space for people to simply chat with each other around a table of food is great—that should definitely happen at a geocaching event. But sometimes that environment can be intimidating for newbie geocachers. Consider setting up some games or activities that provide a bit of structure for interactions between strangers. Not everyone is a social butterfly. Some of us are shy stick insects and reclusive rice weevils.4. Make up a Leap Day traditionThese Leap Day hats were made out of recycled plastic dinnerware (in traditional Leap Day fashion).We turned a bunch of leftover plastic bowls into “traditional” Leap Day hats, and invited people to decorate them. People were surprisingly willing to walk around with plastic dinnerware on their heads, and it made for great conversation.5. Photo opportunitiesGeocacher Ponystream poses with the traditional Leap Day garb.Set aside a spot at your event to make a “photo wall”, where people can pose with geocaching or Leap Day-themed props. Better yet, if one person is a dedicated photographer, the photos can be shared in the cache gallery later. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

It Was a Facebook Christmas; Site Hits #1 in US For First Time

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Christmas is a holiday that brings people together, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Facebook has become a part of millions of peoples’ Christmas experiences. For the first time in its history, Facebook was the number one most visited website in the United States on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year, according to traffic analyst firm Hitwise today.That’s worth noting. HitWise reported last year that Facebook was number two behind Google on Christmas. People say that Facebook vs. Google will be the Web’s biggest battle in coming years – but it looks like Facebook has already won the battle for Christmas.Throughout 2009, Google and Yahoo! Mail were both bigger than Facebook, Hitwise says. Facebook was the most popular search query of the last year across all search engine use by U.S. users, however. It’s a social network’s world these days.One Christmas gift Facebook users may not have expected: December’s major shift away from Facebook’s initial nature as a privacy-centric social network. Apparently that didn’t slow people down from visiting the site on the holidays. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#NYT#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Death penalty for rape of girls aged 12 and below: MP Assembly passes Bill

first_img ‘Historic day’“It was a historic day for Madhya Pradesh as the State Assembly, as per the wish of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, passed a Bill making a provision to award the capital punishment to those indulging in such crimes (raping girls aged 12 or younger),” Singh said.Capital punishment would be awarded to convicts under Section 376 (A), which is related to rape, and Section 376 (D, A), pertaining to gang rape.Welcoming the bill, Mr. Chouhan said, “There are people in society who can be set right only by severe punishments. It [the legislation] will deal with them. We will also raise awareness in society against such crimes.” The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. With this, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first State where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows.Introduced in the House by Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Rampal Singh, the Bill was discussed in detail and then passed by all parties, including the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress.The Bill will now be sent to the President for his assent after which it will become a law, State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told reporters outside the Assembly.last_img read more

10 months agoDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenal

first_imgDalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more