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  • iPhone Holster
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Eye-catching bag designed by Dayne Jewell looks like a handgun holster. Oversized handgun holster bag will hold your iPhone, keys, and wallet. Holster Bag Also check out: Gun Shaped Door Handle and iPhone Wallet
  • Volcanic activity

    The Big Picture
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Thousands of people today started to evacuate the area near the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines after scientists warned of an imminent eruption. Compiled here are images from volcanic activity around the globe in the last couple of months. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total) Lava cascades flow down the slope of restive Mayon Volcano as seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines, on Sept. 17. Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began to evacuate after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of…
  • Can We Guess How Basic You Are?

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Basically the best quiz ever.
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning
    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
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    17 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
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    The Big Picture

  • Volcanic activity

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Thousands of people today started to evacuate the area near the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines after scientists warned of an imminent eruption. Compiled here are images from volcanic activity around the globe in the last couple of months. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total) Lava cascades flow down the slope of restive Mayon Volcano as seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines, on Sept. 17. Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began to evacuate after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of…
  • Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes. Most people in Kashmir's largest city Srinagar were affected by this disaster. Risk of disease is now a major concern due the stagnant water that still fills the area as emergency workers continue the relief efforts. --Leanne Burden Seidel (33 photos total) Kashmiri residents struggle to withstand sudden and strong water currents while wading through floodwaters in their efforts to move to safer places in Srinagar,…
  • Sleepers: Part II

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking…
  • Romanian Romas celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The Roma community in Romania celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania. Thousands of Gypsies or Roma gather on a hillside after attending a religious service in a nearby monastery and celebrate the holiday by sharing food and playing traditional music until the next dawn. The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, or simply Assumption Day or St Mary’s Day, is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox Christian calendar. --Thea Breite (11 photos total) A vendor sells balloons as the Roma community celebrates the Birth of the Virgin Mary in Costesti, Romania, Monday,…
  • Daily life: August 2014

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August. --Leanne Burden Seidel (23 photos total) Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August 17. (NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA)
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  • iPhone Holster
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Eye-catching bag designed by Dayne Jewell looks like a handgun holster. Oversized handgun holster bag will hold your iPhone, keys, and wallet. Holster Bag Also check out: Gun Shaped Door Handle and iPhone Wallet
  • Money Art by Mark Wagner
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Unique artworks made out of real dollar bills by talented artist Mark Wagner. American banknotes and paper money used to make currency portraits. Also check out: Money Sculptures and Dollar Bill Origami
  • Watch Sticky Notes
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Creative sticky notes for people who cannot afford expensive Apple watches. Watch shaped sticky notes designed by Doriane Favre for PA-Design. Also check out: iPhone Sticky Notes and Tetris Sticky Notes
  • Peel Light
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Unique lamp designed to be installed in a corner of a room reveals secret light. Peel Light made by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto of YOY design studio. Also check out: Beautiful Lamps and Jellyfish Lamps
  • Stylish Birds
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Beautiful portraits of owls, crows, and other wild birds with stylish hairstyles. Creative series by talented photographer Rene Mesman and Souverein. Coiffure le Bird Also check out: Animal Hairstyles and Superhero Beards
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  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
  • Find Intensity

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [] is full of companies I…
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • These Are Τhe 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need Τo Watch

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    When it comes to acquiring knowledge, there is only one place on the Internet nowadays, every successful person would suggest without hesitation – TED talks. TED talks are the epitome of knowledge. Their motto – ideas worth spreading – signifies the purpose of this movement and justifies its amazing ability to effectively spread high-quality ideas in today’s internet’s chaotic environment. Despite the amazing value TED talks have to offer, there is a small problem about them. There are more than 1600 TED talks out there and you could spend hours trying to…
  • Finding the Right Solutions by Asking the Right Questions

    Todd Polke
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    “It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” – G.K Chesterton, Writer and philosopher We need to ask the right questions to get the right answers. If you think you have the problem figured out and are convinced that you do, think again. Whether it’s a technical, relationship, or philosophical problem, asking better questions is a key to successful problem solving and to winning any battle. Actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave was quoted saying, “Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right…
  • Get Off That Lazy Couch: 8 Ways to Get Out of a Slump

    Martijn Nanne
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
      Recently I was in a bit of a slump. Things just weren’t going my way. Nowadays I am absolutely great again. I feel wonderful and life is on the up and up again. However sooner or later I will probably get into a slump again. It’s inevitable. How did I get out of it..? #1 First of all: stop stressing about everything that isn’t going well. You will be fine. You are fine right now. You are just having a little down period in your life. Life always comes in waves. There will be a positive wave after a negative wave. But this will only happen if you don’t quit. Accept that things…
  • Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen – Here’s How

    Daniel Wesley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Identity theft is one of those things that no one sees coming. You always hear about it happening to someone else, so you never consider taking preventative steps to prevent it from happening to you. When identity theft strikes close to home, however, you quickly realize that the impact can be far reaching, and the relatively small amount of effort you could have exerted would have been well worth the energy. I’ll give you an example. Several years ago, my wife had a backpack containing her credit cards and license stolen from her car. At first, the whole thing seemed like it would be…
  • How to Let Go of Little Things

    Rosanna Casper
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Ah, the little things. Your husband loses his keys for the 37th time. A driver cuts you off. A nasty neighbor complains about your disruptive children. A restaurant serves you the wrong entree. And it’s cold. Things happen. Things that make us angry, upset and annoyed. Things we wish we could shake but can’t because it’s our nature to hang onto them. So we stew on them. We argue, complain, mope or yell. Some of us toss and turn in our beds at night because, in spite of our efforts, we cannot let them go. Our reactions to the things that happen to us are programmed, from the way we snap…
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  • The Spotless White Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who would buy white furniture and glass tables (and meticulously maintain them), and the rest of us. Today's featured workspace falls into the former category.Read more...
  • Create a Better Work Environment by Embracing Your Inner Weirdness

    Patrick Allan
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you're putting together a team or in a position to lead, you want others around you to feel as comfortable as possible. Letting out your own inner weirdness can set the tone and make sure you get the best out of everyone.Read more...
  • SwiftKey Brings Swipe-to-Type and Predictive Text to iOS 8

    Alan Henry
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    iOS 8: SwiftKey, our favorite Android keyboard , just launched for iOS 8 devices and it's bringing its best features along for the ride. Gesture typing, predictive text that learns from how you type, and cloud-connected settings that you can use on multiple devices are just a few of what's available in the iOS version.Read more...
  • Keep Refrigerated Items from Shifting and Sliding with Non-Slip Material

    Patrick Allan
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If your refrigerator doors aren't stuffed to maximum capacity, things probably move around when you open your door. A little non-slip material on your door shelves will keep things in place.Read more...
  • Most Popular Language Translation Tool: Google Translate

    Alan Henry
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    When you need to translate an email or a webpage, or just a tweet or Facebook post from a friend abroad, you have several good options for the job. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best language translation tools and put them to a vote. Now it's time to crown the winner. Read more...
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  • Ayah Bdeir on LittleBits’ Hardware Development Kit

    Matt Richardson
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir shows how their new Hardware Development Kit and bitLab enables makers to create their own Bits to work with their electronics prototyping library and then offer them for sale to others. She demonstrates two new Bits that were created with HDK: Bleep Drum, a […]Read more on MAKE
  • Inventables Opens Their Easel CNC Software to All Users

    Mike Senese
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Today at MakerCon, Inventables' Zach Kaplan announced that the web-based CNC software Easel is moving out of beta testing and into full release.Read more on MAKE
  • Cornell Engineering and the Maker Pro Catalyst

    Matt Richardson
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    From MakerCon in New York, Cornell Systems Engineering faculty member Dr. David R. Schneider talks about developing student makers within their engineering program. He also discusses the success of the Intel-Cornell Cup, a college-level embedded design competition which motivates student makers into becoming professional designers. Filed under: EducationRead more on MAKE
  • Why Do Dead Alkaline Batteries Bounce?

    Jeremy Cook
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    If you’ve ever wondered what retired old men (I’d assume some of them are or were engineers, scientists, or science teachers) do when they’re not annoying their wives, apparently some of them go out to eat with the Romeo club (the video will explain). Lee Hite, one of the members, […]Read more on MAKE
  • The Idea Builder: Dremel Releases a Mass-Market 3D Printer

    Mike Senese
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    With a combination of accessible features, smart packaging, and a $999 price point, it's obvious that the Dremel Idea Builder is a machine aimed squarely at the mass market.Read more on MAKE
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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Battery Life in iOS 8

    Karissa Bell
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With iOS 8, Apple is finally incorporating features Android users have already used for years like custom keyboards, third-party widgets and app-specific battery usage statistics. Though iOS users may have long suspected that certain apps are responsible for battery drain, until iOS 8 there was no surefire way to know for sure as Apple didn't make that information readily available (though some third-party apps attempted to fill in the gaps). But with iOS 8, Apple is finally allowing users to see breakdowns of which apps are using the most amount of battery. Here's how to view your battery…
  • Raids, Massive Anti-Terrorism Operation Underway in Australia

    Jenni Ryall
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    SYDNEY — Early on Thursday morning, police raided homes across Sydney and Brisbane in a massive counter-terrorism operation. At least 15 people have been detained in the joint raid by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), New South Wales Police, Queensland Police and the Australian Federal Police, authorities said. One person has been charged with terrorism-related offences and will appear in court on Thursday morning. See also: Australia Raises Terror Threat Alert Level to High, Meaning Attack 'Likely' NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told a press conference the…
  • Bad Measles Vaccine Kills at Least 15 Children in Northern Syria

    Colin Daileda
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    A badly mixed measles vaccine killed between at least 15 to 50 children on Tuesday in northern Syria and caused officials to halt the vaccination campaign while multiple groups investigate the cause The campaign was conducted by the Measles Control Task Force, a branch of an interim government that has taken control of parts of northern Syria during that nation's three-year civil war. It's meant to combat measles, mumps, polio and rubella in Syria. The group does not know whether the deaths were the result of an accident or deliberate action, according to a statement on its Facebook page, but…
  • The U.N. Climate Summit: Finally, a Chance for a New Beginning

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    It is supposed to be different this time. The United Nations Climate Summit, which kicks off next Tuesday, Sept. 23, in New York City, is designed to break through two decades of stymied efforts to reach a binding global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, even as the world rapidly approaches the point of no return to prevent catastrophic climate change. For the first time since the failed 2009 negotiations in Copenhagen, world leaders — more than 120 are expected to attend — will gather to hammer out a way forward in the run-up to the next big round of climate change talks in…
  • 'We're So Cheesecake' Is the Realest 'Fancy' Parody

    Colin Gorenstein
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This local Cheesecake Factory's "Fancy" parody is so bad it's good. Kind of like ... well, The Cheesecake Factory Sarah Trimm of a Buffalo, New York CCF turns Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" into an informational music video about the ongoings of a major chain restaurant, and turns a popular dessert item into an adjective at the same time. "I am not a rapper or a singer so I'm sorry if I made your ears bleed :) But really, thanks for watching. Everyone at CCF Buffalo is super proud!" Trimm writes in the comments of her YouTube video, which is receiving mixed reviews from the Internet Also, she…
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    Mind Hacks

  • An earlier death

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Journalism site The Toast has what I believe is the only first-person account of Cotard’s delusion – the belief that you’re dead – which can occur in psychosis. The article is by writer Esmé Weijun Wang who describes her own episode of psychosis and how she came to believe, and later unbelieve, that she was dead. It’s an incredibly evocative piece and historically, worth remembering. Somatic details figure heavily in these recollections: what I wore, what I looked like. I told myself, through mirrors and dressing-up and Polaroids and weighing myself, You have a…
  • Spike activity 12-09-2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: New Scientist reports that sleeping brains can process and respond to words. Forward directly to boss. “Cyranoids” – Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment. Neuroskeptic covers the science behind a little known Milgram experiment and a curiously common TV trope. The Neurocritic reports on a case of mistakenly garnishing your dish with hallucinogenic flowers. America’s New Bedlam. Genuinely disturbing BBC Radio Assignment documentary on mental illness in US prisons. Podcast at this mp3 link. Science News reports on the…
  • Mental health debates without the stress

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you work in mental health, you could do much worse than reading the editorial in today’s Lancet Psychiatry about unpleasant debates and how to avoid them. Unfortunately, debates in mental health tend to get nasty quite quickly – but I’ve seen no part of the debate spectrum which has a monopoly on bigotry or a blessed surplus of consideration. But instead of throwing up their hands in despair, the editorial team wrote some sensible guidance on bringing some respect to moving mental health forward. The first is to assume the best of one’s opponent: that their argument…
  • Agents, social encounters and hallucinated voices

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    I’ve written a piece for the new PLOS Neuro Community about how the social aspects of hallucinated voices tend to be ignored and how we might go about making it more central in psychology and neuroscience. It came about because the PLOS Neuro Community have asked authors of popular papers to write a more gentle introduction to the topic, so the piece is based on a PLOS Biology paper I wrote last year. I’ve met a lot of people who hear hallucinated voices and I have always been struck by the number of people who feel accompanied by them, as if they were distinct and distinguishable…
  • Talk, 28 Oct 2014: The power of reason

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    I am giving a talk on 28th October at Off the Shelf, Sheffield’s festival of words. Here is the blurb: Is it true that “you can’t tell anybody anything”? From pub arguments to ideology-driven party political disputes it can sometimes people have their minds all made up, that there’s no point trying to persuade anybody of anything. Popular psychology books reinforce the idea that we’re emotional, irrational creatures, but Tom Stafford argues against this bleak portrait of human irrationality. He has investigated the psychological science of persuasion by…
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  • Two Words That Change How People Think of You

    Roger Dooley
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Almost certainly, there are two words that have been drilled into you as important since the day you started talking. Now, research shows these words have surprising power over how others perceive you. The words, as you may have guessed, [...]
  • Productivity Secret, Twitter Psychology, Body Language Fails… Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Essential reading for the weekend… They say money can’t buy happiness, but can science get you to a happier state? Lots of researchers are working on that, so the answer may be “yes.” Dr. Jeremy Dean (@PsyBlog) shares some of [...]
  • Manipulation vs. Customer Focus, Dilbert-style

    Roger Dooley
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    One of the post-speech questions I’m often asked is whether employing my neuromarketing strategies is “manipulative” and/or unethical. This weekend’s Dilbert strip by Scott Adams highlights the divide between manipulation and customer focus: All too often some people in a [...]
  • The Perfect Daily Routine, Landing Page Secrets, more – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    We usually avoid brain diagrams here at Neuromarketing, but Neil Patel (@neilpatel) not only gives you a brain map but tells you how to target each major area with different kinds of content. Get the scoop in How Your Landing Page Can [...]
  • Tweets, Viewers Predicted by Brain Studies

    Roger Dooley
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    A study with a rather opaque title, Audience preferences are predicted by temporal reliability of neural processing, has some interesting findings for the field of neuromarketing. Published in Nature, the paper found correlation between fMRI and EEG studies. And, the [...]
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    Newswise: Latest News

  • University of Kentucky Research Explores STXBP5 Gene and its Role in Blood Clotting

    University of Kentucky
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • Wellness Living Laboratory (WELL) to be First-Ever Research Study to Examine Impacts of Dietary and Lifestyle Habits on Wellness and Healthy Aging

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. The study is being conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from the Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund.
  • FSMB CEO Dr. Humayun Chaudhry Elected Chair-elect of International Medical Regulatory Group

    Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Humayun Chaudhry, DO, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), was elected Chair-elect of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the organization's recent biennial meeting in London. IAMRA provides an international forum for medical regulators to share best practices in achieving their mandate to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. The organization has 77 members in 37 countries.
  • Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

    Loyola University Health System
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.
  • Undergraduate Research Experience Helps One Student Stand Out in Midst of an Outbreak

    Creighton University
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Undergraduate research opportunities at Creighton University helped one student stand out in the midst of the chikungunya virus in Haiti this summer. More Students are looking for undergraduate research opportunities.
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  • ManServant Will Let You Order Around Hot Men For $125 Per Hour

    Sarah Buhr
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
     A 6’2″, sandy blond gentleman wearing a tailored suit and tie gently bows to greet me and seat me. “Hello, I am Fabio and I will be your man servant this afternoon,” he says. His gentle, hypnotic voice wraps around me. I suddenly realize I’ve been seated and proceed to accidentally knock my sunglasses off the table. Fabio quickly picks them up and then takes out… Read More
  • FCC Chairman Wheeler: Title II Is On The Table

    Alex Wilhelm
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
     In the final moments of the FCC’s public comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning net neutrality, there was a spike in input regarding precisely how bad regulating ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 would be. To summarize the corporate response: Oh god, please no. Please. Read More
  • If You Want An Android Smartwatch, Get The Moto 360

    John Biggs
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
     Like the serfs on the anarcho-syndicalist commune in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, fans of Android Wear and the $249 Moto 360 have been moaning under the oppressive noise regarding the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch. “You’re biased,” they scream as they swipe desperately at their Google Now cards. “You never cover the real winners.” Well here I am, covering… Read More
  • BuySellAds Acquires Ad Startup LaunchBit

    Anthony Ha
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
     LaunchBit, an ad startup focused on helping software-as-a-service businesses find new customers, is announcing that it has been acquired by ad platform The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. LaunchBit co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Yin told me via email that the LaunchBit ad network will continue to operate, “business as usual,” while it’s… Read More
  • BeautyCon Raises Seed Funding So Brands Can Say Goodbye To Hollywood… And Hello To YouTube

    Jonathan Shieber
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
     Moj Mahdara has seen the future of branding and entertainment, and it’s on YouTube. The chief executive of the burgeoning media business BeautyCon has raised under $5 million in seed financing from entertainment and publishing big shots like Michael Eisner, the former chief executive of Disney Co., the publisher Hearst Corp., Kelly Osbourne, and talent lawyers Ken Hertz and Eric… Read More
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.
  • Boosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a study finds. A review of data from more than 150 studies from the U.S. and other regions showed that high yields were linked to production systems in which corn plants took up key nutrients at specific ratios -- nitrogen and phosphorus at a ratio of 5-to-1 and nitrogen and potassium at a ratio of 1-to-1. These nutrient uptake ratios were associated with high yields regardless of the region where the corn was grown.
  • Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a new partnership. The ability to operate turbine blades at higher temperatures improves efficiency and reduces energy costs.
  • Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings.
  • Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
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    WIRED » Science

  • This Mortician Thinks You Should Spend More Time With Corpses

    Tiffany Kelly
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Caitlin Doughty has been cutting pacemakers out of corpses, grinding human bones by hand, and loading bodies into cremation chambers for seven years. But the 30-year-old mortician doesn't want to keep all the fun to herself: She thinks the rest of us should get to have a little more face time with the deceased. The post This Mortician Thinks You Should Spend More Time With Corpses appeared first on WIRED.
  • Fantastically Wrong: Magellan’s Strange Encounter With the 10-Foot Giants of Patagonia

    Matt Simon
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan took time out of his busy schedule of sailing around the world to stop in what is now Patagonia, where he found a naked giant dancing and singing on the shore. Magellan ordered one of his men to make contact (the unwitting emissary’s no doubt hilarious reaction to this sadly has been lost to history), and to be sure to reciprocate the dancing and singing to demonstrate friendship. The post Fantastically Wrong: Magellan’s Strange Encounter With the 10-Foot Giants of Patagonia appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex

    Greg Miller
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Oxytricha trifallax lives in ponds all over the world. Under an electron microscope it looks like a football adorned with tassels. The tiny fringes are the cilia it uses to move around and gobble up algae. What makes Oxytricha unusual, however, is the crazy things it does with its DNA. Unlike humans and most other […] The post This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex appeared first on WIRED.
  • NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

    Marcus Woo
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely home, with the goal of meeting all […] The post NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Stretchable, Light-Up Surface Inspired by Squid Skin

    Nick Stockton
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Squid and other cephalopods control their skin displays by contracting color-filled cells. A team of engineers attempted the same using elastomer and electrical pulses. The post A Stretchable, Light-Up Surface Inspired by Squid Skin appeared first on WIRED.
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  • What My Cancer Scare Taught Me about Love and Dating

    Psych Central Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Sometimes it takes an extreme situation to see there is love right in front of you. Have you ever suddenly had a change of health that put a halt to your desire to date? A dramatic unexpected diagnosis can quickly change your dating goals or even obliterate them temporarily. You may need surgery or treatment that will be the focus of your life for a while. That is what happened to me recently. I experienced an interruption in dating while I focused on my health. In June of 2014, I was diagnosed with severe squamous dysplasia/carcinoma in SITU of my cervix from an in-office biopsy. I was then…
  • Helping Children Avoid Depression

    Angelica Shiels, PsyD
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today’s children are at a higher risk for depression than any previous generation. Almost one in 10 children will experience a major depressive episode by the time they are 14 years old, and almost one in five will experience a major depressive episode before graduating from high school. The good news is, there is apparently something that parents and educators can do to decrease the likelihood that children will succumb to this statistic. Research suggests that teaching children to think and problem-solve a certain way works to decrease the likelihood that children will become depressed. A…
  • The Many Factors that Trigger Depression

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Depression is a debilitating, devastating illness. In Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, author William Styron perfectly captures the pain of depression: “The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come — not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more pain will follow. It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. So the decision-making of daily life involves not, as in normal affairs, shifting from one annoying situation to another less…
  • Passing it On: Parenthood & Mental Illness

    Karren Johnson, MA
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    “Aren’t you afraid he will get your disease?” This question was uttered by a colleague at a department picnic this past summer when I was still working as a college instructor. This colleague had known me for a few years. She had known me when I was still adamantly not going to have children. She knew of my diagnoses. This was the first time she had seen me since I had given birth, and the first time she met my son, who had just turned one year old. She chose to ask a question about my fear of passing on my psychiatric illnesses.Not a question concerning the million other things that…
  • Taking Care of Mothers: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

    Kellie Edwards
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    “Be still and heal.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk How that insight could have helped me as a new mom … if I’d had even an inkling of the value of being still. No one prepared me for the unrelenting demands of motherhood. The realities of a 24/7 responsibility that left no time for myself. That lonely time after the front door closed behind my husband each morning, and I felt like I had to cope and should be happy about it. I had wildly unrealistic expectations of myself as a perfect mother and was hard on myself if I didn’t live up to that. The…
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