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  • Christmas Suits

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    Toxel.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Stylish business suits inspired by the look of traditional Christmas sweaters. Designed by Shiniest. Wear it to the Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. If you have a beard, do not forget “Beard Ornaments“. Happy Holidays! Also check out: Full Body Sweater and Star Wars R2-D2 Sweater
  • Lindt Donates $51,000 To Beyond Blue In Honour Of Sydney Siege Victim Tori Johnson

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    “We are proud to support this cause in Tori’s memory and all those who knew him are deeply grateful for any donations made.” Lindt Australia has created a donation page in honour of Tori Johnson, the Lindt cafe manager who was killed in the Sydney siege on Tuesday. View Video › Facebook: lindtaus At Tori's family's request, donations will go to mental health organisation Beyond Blue - with Lindt pledging the first donation of $51,000. beyondblueinmemoriam.everydayhero.com "Today Beyond Blue was contacted by Lindt and the partner of Tori Johnson to advise us of the…
  • Who is Chris Brogan

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    Chris Brogan
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    You know, sometimes I take it for granted that you know who I am. I thought I’d share. Continue ReadingThe post Who is Chris Brogan appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Pakistani army: Dozens of militants killed

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    19 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
  • Top 10 Techs that Exploded in 2014

    Discovery News
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Check out ten technologies from 2014 that never let up the entire year.
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    Toxel.com

  • Christmas Suits

    Toxel.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Stylish business suits inspired by the look of traditional Christmas sweaters. Designed by Shiniest. Wear it to the Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. If you have a beard, do not forget “Beard Ornaments“. Happy Holidays! Also check out: Full Body Sweater and Star Wars R2-D2 Sweater
  • Bread Lamps

    Toxel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Japanese designer Yukiko Morita makes beautiful lamps out of real bread. Freshly baked croissants, bread, and baguettes are covered in resin for preservation and then stuffed with LED lights. Creative Bread Lamps. Also check out: Jellyfish Lamps and Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • Cloud Photography

    Toxel.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Unique photo series by talented German photographer Markus Einspannier. Talented artist interacts / plays with clouds and takes wonderful photos. Also check out: Creative Moon Photography and Cloud Lamp
  • Scorpion Chair

    Toxel.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Unique chair designed by Vyacheslav Pahomov looks like a giant scorpion. Scorpion chair for home or office. Handcrafted out of wood and leather. Also check out: Reading Chair and Cradle Inspired Chair
  • 1000 Colors Jigsaw Puzzle

    Toxel.com
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Beautiful puzzle designed by Clemens Habicht is made out of a thousand pieces of different colors. Test your ability to distinguish colors and assemble full CMYK color range. 1000 Colours Jigsaw Puzzle - created for designers and color lovers. Also check out: Chromatic Typewriter and Book of Color
 
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  • Lindt Donates $51,000 To Beyond Blue In Honour Of Sydney Siege Victim Tori Johnson

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    “We are proud to support this cause in Tori’s memory and all those who knew him are deeply grateful for any donations made.” Lindt Australia has created a donation page in honour of Tori Johnson, the Lindt cafe manager who was killed in the Sydney siege on Tuesday. View Video › Facebook: lindtaus At Tori's family's request, donations will go to mental health organisation Beyond Blue - with Lindt pledging the first donation of $51,000. beyondblueinmemoriam.everydayhero.com "Today Beyond Blue was contacted by Lindt and the partner of Tori Johnson to advise us of the…
  • 21 People Who Took Surveys To A New Level

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    These people are sticking it to THE MAN through the medium of humorous survey answers. This Village People fan. imgur.com This werewolf. imgur.com This herb-loving rebel. imgur.com This person, who is not a UPS fan. imgur.com View Entire List ›
  • People Can't Work Out If This Impressive Jenga Move Is Real Or Not

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Worth keeping in mind that almost everything on the internet is fake. So this video is riding high on Reddit after being uploaded on Thursday. Impressive, right? Well, this being the internet, there is considerable speculation that it could be fake, with some claiming the Jenga blocks could have been glued together for the trick. youtube.com youtube.com View Entire List ›
  • 25 Unique Feelings That You Only Get In Edinburgh

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Edinburgh, we love you. Nervous, frothy excitement... ...when you finally pluck up enough courage (and enough spare change) to ride the 60-metre-high Star Flyer ride in Princes Street Gardens. Light-headed amazement... ...when you climb to the top of the Braid Hills and see the whole city spread out before you. Impulsive, fizzy glee... ...when the Festival is about to begin and you look through the brochure trying to decide what to see. A deep sense of relief... ...when the Festival finally ends, all the tourists leave and you get the parks, streets, and outdoor spaces to yourself again. View…
  • Instagram Killed Off Thousands Of Spambots And People Are Going Crazy Because They Lost Followers

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    The rapture has begun and Justin Bieber has suffered as a result. Instagram has been promising all year to remove inactive or fake accounts from follower / following lists. A statement posted to the site says: "When we remove accounts from Instagram that don't follow our Community Guidelines, you may see a decrease in your follower count. This shouldn’t affect engagement from authentic accounts that like and comment on your posts." As Business Insider has revealed, a lot of these accounts were deactivated by Instagram a while ago: all that's happening is they're now being…
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  • Who is Chris Brogan

    Chris Brogan
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    You know, sometimes I take it for granted that you know who I am. I thought I’d share. Continue ReadingThe post Who is Chris Brogan appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Shine Your Own Bat Signal

    Chris Brogan
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s our job to be storytellers of what we do for the world, and who we seek, and how we’ll help them. If you’re not taking your opportunity to help, to connect, to build the storyline that will guide people to understand what you have that can help them, you’re missing your chance. Shine Your Own Bat Signal Think of the immense opportunity. We used to have to beg or buy our way into the newspaper. Can you imagine doing that these days? And yet, when you’re given the chance to address the world, to tell an interesting story, to do anything that will build some…
  • Best Apps and Software of 2014

    Chris Brogan
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    If you know me, you know that this list won’t be your typical. I don’t care which software most people use. But I do have some thoughts on the matter as it applies to doing business. See, that’s always been the angle. I’m not into the tech. I’m into what the tech helps us DO. And to that end, I do have some opinions on what you should fire up on your phone and tablet and laptop and use more often. Continue ReadingThe post Best Apps and Software of 2014 appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at NeimanMarcus.com . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
 
 
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 5 Helpful Tips for Adjusting to Change

    Andrew Walton
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    Whether we are talking about a business or an individual, change is necessary for growth and improvement, but many of these have difficulties adjusting to change or resist it altogether. It goes without saying that change requires a great deal of faith. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is easier to believe in faith or preach it than it is to live by it. Learning how to cope with change is an important skill that one must attain in order to improve our companies or our lives. Reasons why Change is so difficult There are 4 primary reasons why so many individuals have a problem making changes or…
  • If Money could buy Happiness, You won’t get enough Bang for Your Buck

    Ajax Oliver
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    As human beings, we oftentimes dwell too much on the unanswerable question “Can money buy happiness?” Indeed, it is an age-old question and yet so many of us have defined our happiness by the amount of assets and wealth that we have. It’s that many individuals attain more wealth over time and get richer in the process. Ironically, all the money in the world can never equal the price tag that happiness oftentimes has attached to it. So what is it that drives us to attain wealth that drives us to earn more and attain more assets and possessions? Does this truly make us happy, or is this…
  • The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

    Neal Samudre
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with. But what if this cycle could end? It’s now December—a time to reflect on how far we’ve come this year, and also pause to plot the path forward. As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. But soon, the frustration and hopelessness of…
  • How to work from home and not become a vegetable!

    Yohana Petrovic
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    Wow! They are paying me a great salary but it is a ‘work from home’ opportunity: I wonder ‘how that works out in the long run’! Working from home can be easy or difficult – it all depends on our belief. We may get a work from home opportunity without even asking for it; or we may actually ask for it thinking that – it comes with lot of freedom. But lot of freedom comes with fear of inaction, boredom and isolation. Our thoughts determine: how we measure the success in our life? Some may measure the success in money and the chaos that goes behind earning money, while some may…
  • What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

    Lidiya K
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon, and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like. And those who don’t are either the most organized people in the world, or have some secret strategies for doing a lot of work in no time and not feeling stressed. Or have just followed some or all of the simple tips I’m offering you here that may put your to-do list in order and make things manageable. 1.
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    Lifehacker

  • Set a Fixed Gas Budget and Save the Excess When Prices Go Down

    Eric Ravenscraft
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Gas is a difficult expense to budget for since its price fluctuates often. To make your budget more stable (and save some cash along the way), make gas a set expense. When the actual cost is lower than that, save the rest.Read more...
  • How to Create Your Own iOS Apps and Extensions with Workflow

    Thorin Klosowski
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workflow's a new app for iOS where you can create your own little micro apps that can instantly search for directions home, find the nearest pizza joint, search for lyrics to the currently playing song, and more. The best part? Workflow is super easy to use. Let's dig into how it works and learn how to make your own workflows.Read more...
  • Most Popular iPhone Downloads and Posts of 2014

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The iPhone saw all kinds of big news this year, from the release of iOS 8, to jailbreak apps and tweaks. Let's take a look back on the year's best posts.Read more...
  • The U.S. Airlines That Have the Most Luggage Mishaps

    Patrick Allan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There were over 1.6 million cases of mishandled baggage reported in the first nine months of this year alone. That's a lot of missing, damaged, delayed, or pilfered luggage. Here are the US airlines that have luggage mishaps the most often.Read more...
  • "The Way a Person Does One Thing Is the Way They Do Everything"

    Patrick Allan
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There's something that is far more important than reaching one of your goals: the process that leads you there. If you're going to do something—no matter what it is—do it to the best of your ability.Read more...
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    MAKE

  • New Project: Coffee Cup Spy Cam

    Steve Hobley
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Take your cup of Joe from classic to classified with a tilt-triggered spy camera. The trick is to modify two paper coffee cups — install the device in one, slide it into the second, and align holes cut in the bottoms of each. Two LEDs can be seen through the […]Read more on MAKE
  • BIOFABRICATE: There’s a bio-revolution on the horizon!

    Anna Kaziunas France
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    If you missed BIOFABRICATE you missed out! Researchers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs are growing building materials, packaging, and lighting products from mushrooms. They're painting with bacteria, dying cloth with microalgae and growing clothing from kombucha. Plus, get the scoop the programmable materials library being built with Autodesk's Project Cyborg and learn to GIY! Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Extend The Life Of Your Gates By Adding A Gate Wheel

    Jon Culshaw
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    There are several reasons why you may need to fit a gate wheel to a timber gate – more than likely the main reason is that when you open your gate, it drags along the floor making it difficult to move freely. If this is the case, then either your […]Read more on MAKE
  • Unlocking Circuits the Maker Way

    David Scheltema
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Use simple woodworking skills and hardware-store cleverness to create a three-dial safe that can only be opened with your secret electronic combination.Read more on MAKE
  • Freaky Organic Apparel “Grown” and 3D Printed

    Andrew Salomone
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    You might say that Mother Nature is the 3D original printer, especially after seeing the collaborative project that Professor Neri Oxman of the MIT Media Lab created with Christoph Bader & Dominik Kolb called "Wanderers."Read more on MAKE
 
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    Mashable

  • 18 houses that Christmas harder than you

    Max Knoblauch
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    The bright and pulsating LEDS, the raggedy old Santa and reindeer figurines, the astronomical electric bill — it wouldn't be the holidays without a few houses in your neighborhood going hardcore with their light displays. Typically a mix of tacky and alluring, these Clark Griswald-level displays of cheer really help to make the lack of sleep because of the lights shining through your windows worth it See also: 11 DIY ornaments inspired by memes of 2014 If you happen to be in a neighborhood without a light display hero, or if you just love checking out your competition, we've gathered…
  • Kurdish forces claim to have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar

    Blathnaid Healy
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Kurdish forces said they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where thousands of Yazidis have been trapped for several months. See also: Slave to Terror: One Woman Sold to ISIS Tells the Story of Her Escape "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has been liberated," said Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council. "Now a corridor is open and hopefully the rest of the (Sinjar) region will be freed from Islamic State." The Yazidi group has been stranded on Mount Sinjar near Mosul in northern Iraq since…
  • Candle heater captures the hearts of funders on Indiegogo

    Stan Schroeder
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Candles are often used for decoration, or to make a room smell like lilacs, but can you use them for heating? According to an IndieGogo project called Egloo, you can — with the addition of terracotta pots See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps Candles in the base of Egloo heat a small, inner terracotta dome to about 300º F. The inner dome warms up the outer dome, as well as the air in the space between the two domes. The project claims its heating system can raise “the temperature of the environment surrounding the Egloo” by two to three degrees. And people seem certain it…
  • 9 Scheduling Benefits Employees Love — and Work Hard to Keep

    Scott Gerber
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    It might seem counterintuitive, but many entrepreneurs are finding that being flexible — for example, by offering their team half days or an unlimited vacation policy — not only helps company morale, but increases the amount of work that gets done. We asked nine entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) what specific benefits have helped their business thrive. Their answers are below, either for your inspiration — or if you're employed, to provide a gentle nudge to your boss: 1. Easy Fridays  I tend to go easier on Fridays, and my employees have come to expect…
  • 16 interesting facts about your favorite holiday movies

    Andrea Romano
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    That kid from A Christmas Story has been a bigger part of your holiday binge-watch than you might realize. Amazon X-Ray, a feature found on Fire Tablets, pulls data from websites like IMDb to inform you about your favorite movies, including holiday staples like Home Alone, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Elf. See also: 3 holiday movie fan theories that prove joy is a cruel facade Brush up on your facts before you cozy up to a movie marathon — it will cut down on the time it will take to Google all the actors in Love Actually. Read more... More about Holidays, Lists, Movies,…
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    Mind Hacks

  • The celebrity analysis that killed celebrity analysis

    vaughanbell
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Most ‘psy’ professionals are banned by their codes of conduct from conducting ‘celebrity analysis’ and commenting on the mental state of specific individuals in the media. This is a sensible guideline but I didn’t realise it was triggered by a specific event. Publicly commenting on a celebrity’s psychological state is bad form. If you’ve worked with them professionally, you’re likely bound by confidentiality, if you’ve not, you probably don’t know what you’re talking about and doing so in the media is likely to do them harm.
  • Towards a nuanced view of mental distress

    vaughanbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    In the latest edition of The Psychologist I’m involved in a debate with John Cromby about whether our understanding of mental illness is mired in the past. He thinks it is, I think it isn’t, and we kick off from there. The article is readable online with a free registration but I’ve put the unrestricted version online as a pdf if you want to read it straight away. Much of the debate is over the role of biological explanations in understanding mental distress which I think is widely understood by many. Hopefully, amid the knockabout, the debate gets to clarify some of that.
  • Spike activity 12-12-2014

    vaughanbell
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The new trailer for upcoming Pixar movie Inside Out is very funny and has a remarkably accurate depiction of brain function. Neurocritic covers hipster neuroscience. Is the ‘bilingual advantage’ in cognitive performance a result of publication bias? Maybe, suggests the Science of Us. The Economist asks whether behavioural economics could be a tool to tackle global poverty. Why do friendly people usually lead happier lives? asks BPS Research Digest. Fastcompany has an interesting piece on the curious results from an online…
  • Snake oil salesmen selling torture

    vaughanbell
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    The US Government has just released its report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, aptly branded the “torture report”, which is available online as a pdf. It makes for appalling reading but sheds light on the role of two psychologists in the creation and running of what turned out to be genuinely counter-productive ‘enhanced interrogations’ that were used in preference to already productive non-abusive interrogations. In the report the psychologists are given the codenames Grayson SWIGERT and Hammond DUNBAR but these refer to James Mitchell and…
  • You won’t find the data in my pants

    vaughanbell
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The journal contexts has an excellent article on the long history of exploring the sex lives of sex researchers as a veiled attempt to discredit their work. …these stories suggest a troubling pattern: they tend to focus on researchers’ alleged sexual proclivities, spinning them as deviant motivations which compromise the research. For example, James Miller’s biography of Michel Foucault links Foucault’s work to unconventional sexual activities like sadomasochism. Thomas Maier begins his biography with Virginia Johnson losing her virginity, portrays her as a sexually conniving…
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    Neuromarketing

  • 3 Ways to Convert Your Visitors with Targeted Copy

    Jennifer Havice
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    How do you write more targeted messages that will persuade your prospects to buy into what you’re selling? An important part of making more sales or getting more leads has everything to do with copy that not only connects with visitors, but connects immediately.
  • Dan Pink Persuasion, Tom Peters Wisdom, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Here’s your reading list, not to mention a few options for listening and viewing! My Stuff Have you ever started playing a video game and gotten so sucked into the action that you ended up playing for hours? Zane Claes [...]
  • Still More Brainfluence: 10 New Podcasts

    Roger Dooley
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    It seems like no time at all since we did the last podcast wrapup… but here we are with 10 more episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast. Each podcast has a full text transcript, too, in case you prefer to read [...]
  • 3 Neuromarketing Lessons from Video Games

    Zane Claes
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    Games are uniquely adept at leveraging human psychology to motivate behavior. We play them for hours on end and enter into a state of flow with an ease not found in other fields. This is no accident: during my time studying game design and working in the field, neurological language like “dopamine hits” and “social proof” were commonplace. In this post, I’ll examine some of the common tools used by video game designers in order ensure engagement and ultimately drive sales.
  • Content Multiplication Magic, Happy Design, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    We’ve got a double dose of great content for you this week. We didn’t publish a roundup “picks” post last week due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s what you don’t want to miss: My Stuff The cover of Brainfluence [...]
 
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Eva Wants To Quantify Your Showering

    Natasha Lomas
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
     Eva is a device that attaches to your shower, adding a proximity sensor, temperature sensor and a water flow valve so it can intelligently throttle back the water flow when the ideal water temperature is reached or when the occupant has stepped away from the shower head. Read More
  • Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

    Catherine Shu
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
     Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More
  • Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Ingrid Lunden
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
     Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More
  • Neurence’s Cloud Platform Gives Wearables Eyes That Can See And Ears That Can Hear

    Natasha Lomas
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
     U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud platform for object recognition which it’s hoping will underpin the next wave of search queries as computing becomes increasingly immersed in the physical world — thanks… Read More
  • Ending The Invisibility Of Homelessness

    Kevin F. Adler
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
     The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide supportive housing to a previously homeless person. Over the last 10 years, an influx of 75,000 people have moved to San Francisco, while only 17,000 new housing units have been built. We can end chronic homelessness by 2020… Read More
 
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Being humble: Research shows E.B. White was right in Charlotte's Web

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Psychologists conducted a bottom-up exploration of what it really means to be humble. They found that people see a unique dimension of humility akin to a love of learning.
  • A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking research, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.
  • Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health, stroke risk

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Struggling to stand on one leg for less than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk for stroke, small blood vessel damage in the brain, and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people, a study has shown. One-legged standing time may be a simple test used to measure early signs of abnormalities in the brain associated with cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease and stroke.
  • Most commonly prescribed glaucoma drug reduces risk of vision loss by more than 50% over 2 years

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    “Medication to lower raised eye pressure has been used for decades as the main treatment for OAG to delay progressive vision loss. But, until now, the extent to which the most frequently prescribed class of pressure-lowering drugs (prostaglandin analogues) have a protective effect on vision was not known," explains the lead author of a new study. “Our findings offer solid proof to patients and practitioners that the visual deterioration caused by glaucoma can be reduced using this treatment.”
  • Doctor who survived Ebola received experimental drug treatment

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    On 28 September, 2014, the 38-year old doctor, who was in charge of an Ebola virus treatment unit in Lakka, Sierra Leone, developed a fever and diarrhea. He tested positive for the virus on the same day. The doctor was airlifted to Frankfurt University Hospital on the 5th day of his illness and admitted to a specialized isolation unit. Within 72 hours of admission he developed signs of vascular leakage and severe multi-organ failure, including the lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. He was placed on a ventilator and on kidney dialysis, and was given antibiotics together with a 3-day…
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    WIRED » Science

  • This Week’s Weirdest Wild Animal Encounters

    Jon Mooallem
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    A feral cat broke into a Russian airport and ate $1,000 worth of seafood, a black bear beat up a Santa Claus, and a tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin was caught on camera devouring a pet dog in China for two hours. The post This Week’s Weirdest Wild Animal Encounters appeared first on WIRED.
  • Running an Ebola Clinic in Sierra Leone Is All About Containment—And Chlorine

    Erika Check Hayden
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus takes doctors, drugs, and a whole lot of chlorine. The post Running an Ebola Clinic in Sierra Leone Is All About Containment—And Chlorine appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our Favorite Maps of the Year Cover Everything From Bayous to Bullet Trains

    Greg Miller
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here are some of the maps we came across this year that captivated us with their brains, their beauty, and in many cases, both. The post Our Favorite Maps of the Year Cover Everything From Bayous to Bullet Trains appeared first on WIRED.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja

    Matt Simon
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    The bizarre assassin spiders of Australia, South America, and Madagascar hunt other spiders. By deploying their jaws out 90 degrees from their necks, they can impale prey, inject venom, and let them dangle there to die, all without getting bitten themselves. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Goofiest-Looking Spider Is Actually a Brutal Ninja appeared first on WIRED.
  • Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop

    Nick Stockton
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    New research from NASA shows that the Arctic Ocean has been steadily getting more energy from the sun over the past fifteen years. The post Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop appeared first on WIRED.
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    World of Psychology

  • Best of Our Blogs: December 19, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    When I was a kid, my mom regularly told me the story about the “boy who cried wolf.” It’s one of Aesop’s Fables whose moral lesson is to teach kids about the negative consequences of lying and exaggerating. “Do that too much and no one will believe you,” she said. After awhile I began to internalize the lesson so that any time I felt anything, I kept quiet instead of expressing myself. The lesson made me completely confused. How was I to know whether my emotions were genuine or like my mom believed, an exaggeration purely to seek attention? I wish I had…
  • What 2 Little Words Can Have a BIG Impact on Your Relationship?

    Psych Central Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    No one — including your partner — has to do anything for you. Remember that. “Thank you.” Two simple words that feel SO good to hear. So, why do so many couples use them so infrequently? William James, the great American psychologist, said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Appreciation is a gift we give others that costs us nothing! And giving just a little bit of it through effective communication goes further towards improving our relationships more than any over-priced “thing.” And we all know this. So…
  • How to Approach the Holidays When You’re Depressed

    Zach Rawlings, MA, LPC
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    It’s a myth that suicide rates skyrocket between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The truth is that the month of December has the fewest number of suicides than any other time of year (Karr, 2012). What is interesting to note, however, is that there is a significant increase of suicides right after Christmas — a 40 percent increase. From the studies that have been done on depression, suicide, and the holidays, it seems that the winter holidays insulate many from suicide, but there is a sort of rebound effect that occurs once the holidays have passed (Karr, 2012). There are several…
  • How to Lower Your Holiday Stress

    Linda Sapadin, Ph.D
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    It’s holiday time. In addition to everything else you have to do, you now have shopping, decorating, wrapping, entertaining, organizing, cleaning and cooking to tend to. Why does life have to be so hectic? Why can’t the celestial stars align in a more efficient way? With perfect timing, you know you’d get everything done with joy and smiles, like a greeting card. But no. The holiday has to come when the kids are off from school, the weather is nasty, the house is disorganized, your pants don’t fit, your bills are piling up, the traffic is horrendous and you feel exhausted. All you…
  • Gone but not Gone: Robin Williams’s Legacy of Love, Not Sadness

    Sarah Newman, MA
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Robin Williams died long before the winter chill settled in, but there is a new movie coming out this Christmas that will feature him once again. When I saw the trailer for “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” with Robin Williams playing Theodore Roosevelt and being his usual funny, exuberant self, I had to wonder how many wonderful, new moments we had left with him on film before he was gone forever. Someday explaining to my kids who Williams is will require me dragging out a bunch of movies they’ve never heard of. The first film that came to mind when I learned Williams…
 
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  • Online holiday shopping up 15% from last year

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
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  • 22 Life Lessons You Won't Believe Are From Disney Movies

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    It’s probably safe to say that many of us grew up watching Disney Movies as a child. In addition to being entertaining, Disney movies can also be quite poignant in their own way. They often offer advice that is applicable in all periods of life; timeless life lessons that might not have made sense at first when we were kids. Enjoy these 22 quotes about life from the movies we used to see. 1. Rafiki, The Lion King 2. Dory, Finding Nemo 3. The Emperor of China, Mulan 4. Baloo, The Jungle Book 5. Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh 6. Mufasa, The Lion King 7. Lilo, Lilo and Stitch 8.
  • Texas Family Creates A Dazzling ‘Let It Go’ Christmas Lights Display

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    This family didn’t worry about braving the cold to put on an amazing Frozen Christmas lights show, complete with snowflakes, icicles and a cactus (hey, it’s Texas).
  • 19 Pictures That Will Make You Think 2014 Is The Damn Future

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    2014 is almost over, and it wasn’t too long ago that smartphones, Google Glass and electric cars were considered inventions of the future. A lot of things have happened since then with regards to technology, and these pictures prove that the future is now. 1. An app that translates in real time. Word Lens 2. Doors straight out of any science fiction movie. youtube.com 3. Robots are getting more realistic (and creepy) each year. sixpenceee.com 4. A spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat. sadmoment.com 5. Transparent cars are in development. landrover.com 6. This happened.
  • ‘Elderly Couple’ Dancing To Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ Will Absolutely Make Your Day

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    Keone & Mariel Madrid, two professional dance choreographers, perform a routine together as an old couple Bob Marley’s “Is This Love”. In their spare time, this married couple teaches classes at the Urban Dance Camp.
  • 24 Photos That Show The True Meaning Of Playing With Death

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    If you’re afraid of heights, here’s a post you’d definitely want to avoid. We’ve found the 24 of the most death-defying photos out there that will make your stomach drop, and glad that you have your feet on solid ground. 1. Gordon Wiltsie25 2. Gordon Wiltsie25 3. Corey Rich 4. Brian Mosbaugh 5. Keith Ladzinski 6. Gordon Wiltsie25 7. Andreas Resch 8. richard0428 9. Mustang Wanted 10. Jordan Matters 11. Solent News/Rex/Rex USA 12. Lucas Gilman 13. Kirill Oreshkin 14. Romina Amato 15. Roof Topper 16. Ronny Randen 17. Isaac Gautschi 18. tapiture 19. Alex Emanuel Koch 20. Emily…
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