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  • Fun at fairs around the world

    The Big Picture
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    All across the world, seasonal fairs are held to celebrate harvest, holidays and trade. People of all ages come out to explore, learn, and catch a thrill on rides.-- By Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total)
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    The Big Picture
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
  • Unicorn Dog Mask

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    Toxel.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Eye-catching mask created by talented Japanese designer Hiroko Fukatsu will transform any dog into a beautiful unicorn. Unicorn Dog Mask - creative Halloween costume for your favorite pet. Also check out: AT-AT Dog Costume and Cat Battle Armor
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    The Big Picture
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Bear Toast Maker

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    Toxel.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative kitchen tool designed by Japanese company Tokyu Hands allows people to make three-dimensional animals out of bread. Shape pieces of bread into cute bears. Now you can eat 3D toast bears for breakfast and make delicious bear sandwiches for lunch. Easy to Use Bear Sandwiches Bear Toast Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Sushi Bazooka
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    The Big Picture

  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
  • Left behind: Mourning the missing of Flight MH370

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Seven months on, loved ones of passengers on a missing Malaysian airliner derive what comfort they can going forward from what’s left behind. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, with 239 mostly Chinese people on board, disappeared on March 8 about an hour into a routine journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in the world’s greatest aviation mystery. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the Boeing 777 but months of sorties failed to turn up any trace - even after narrowing the search area to the southern Indian Ocean - long after…
  • Fun at fairs around the world

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    All across the world, seasonal fairs are held to celebrate harvest, holidays and trade. People of all ages come out to explore, learn, and catch a thrill on rides.-- By Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total)
  • Living with Ebola

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed $32 billion by the end of next year. This collection of images shows the effects of the epidemic over the the last month in Africa.--By Lloyd Young
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Bear Toast Maker

    Toxel.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative kitchen tool designed by Japanese company Tokyu Hands allows people to make three-dimensional animals out of bread. Shape pieces of bread into cute bears. Now you can eat 3D toast bears for breakfast and make delicious bear sandwiches for lunch. Easy to Use Bear Sandwiches Bear Toast Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Sushi Bazooka
  • Unicorn Dog Mask

    Toxel.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Eye-catching mask created by talented Japanese designer Hiroko Fukatsu will transform any dog into a beautiful unicorn. Unicorn Dog Mask - creative Halloween costume for your favorite pet. Also check out: AT-AT Dog Costume and Cat Battle Armor
  • Werewolf Fur Wrap

    Toxel.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Beautiful shoulder wrap designed by Grandin Road is made out of realistic looking werewolf fur. Wear it as a stylish costume for Halloween parties and special occasions. Fierce faux fur werewolf wrap with four paws, felt claws, plush tail, and green-eyed resin face. Werewolf Wrap Also check out: Full Body Sweater and Chest Hair Coat
  • Skull Made of Cocaine

    Toxel.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Realistic human skull made by Diddo out of compression molded cocaine. Over the years, humans learned to control their environment, but we never learned to control ourselves. Cocaine Skull Also check out: Fruit Skulls and Human Bones Used to Make Art
  • World’s Deepest Swimming Pool

    Toxel.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The deepest swimming pool in the world is located at the Hotel Terme Millepini resort in Montegrotto Terme, Italy. Designed by Emanuele Boaretto, Y-40 pool has a maximum depth of 40 m. Thermal water keeps the water temperature at 32-34°C so that people can swim and dive in normal swimsuits instead of wetsuits. Y-40 The Deep Joy Also check [...]
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  • 32 Delicious Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Dinner just got so much easier. Buffalo Chicken Nachos The perfect game day appetizer. Instead of using the pulled buffalo chicken, just mix barbecue sauce with rotisserie chicken. So much easier! Recipe here. afamilyfeast.com / Via afamilyfeast.com Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Quick, easy, hearty and sure to be a hit with the entire family. Recipe here. damndelicious.net / Via damndelicious.net Fresh Fruit Chopped Salad Add extra protein to this colorful vegetarian salad with some shredded rotisserie chicken. Recipe here. layersofhappiness.com / Via layersofhappiness.com View Entire List ›
  • This Short Film Shows How Terrifying It Is To Be LGBT In Jamaica

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Of the 56 cases of assault on LGBT Jamaicans documented in a new report from Human Rights Watch, police made only four arrests. Gay and trans youth living in a Kingston sewer in Dec. 2013. J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com Widespread violence in Jamaica has driven some LGBT youth to live in the sewers of the capital, Kingston, after they fled violence in their home communities. A Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday shows that police do little to protect LGBT people when they do report violence. Police are known to have made arrests in only four of the 56 cases Human Rights…
  • 28 Snapchats From The '90s

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    See you at Blockbuster. BuzzFeed / ABC BuzzFeed / Delia's BuzzFeed / ThinkStock BuzzFeed / Wikipedia / Via en.wikipedia.org View Entire List ›
  • GOP Senator: Hey, We Can Always Screw Up Winning The Senate

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    “If anybody can mess this up my side has the total capacity to here at the last minute to figure out how to turn 65% into 25%,” Sen. Roy Blunt says. View Video › Republican Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt had a blunt message for Republicans prospects of winning the Senate: We can also screw it up like we always do. "You know, I'm not particularly good at that but everything I read says — there are people who do that and do that pretty much for a living — and they're all saying between 60% and 65%," Blunt said on The McGraw Show on KTRS Radio of the odds of…
  • Stop What You're Doing And Behold The Glory That Is Lorde's "Hunger Games" Soundtrack

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    GODDESS BLESS US ALL. ICYMI, Lorde was chosen to personally curate the soundtrack for the new Hunger Games movie, "Mockingjay Part 1," and — in case there were ever any doubt — she did not fuck around. Here's the just-revealed tracklist: 1. Meltdown - Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim 2. Dead Air - CHVRCHES 3. Scream My Name - Tove Lo 4. Kingdom - Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon 5. TO BE ANNOUNCED 6. Lost Souls - Raury 7. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde 8. The Leap - Tinashe 9. Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) - Bat For Lashes 10. Original Beast - Grace Jones 11. Flicker…
 
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  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • 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…
 
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • Five Myth-busting Facts About Starting Your Own Business

    Lauren
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    There was an interesting statistic recently on inc.com. It suggested that almost two-thirds of people under the age of 30 wanted to start their own business. Many people see business ownership as the best route to financial and career freedom, so it’s no surprise that the number is so high. However, only a small portion of that number will ever succeed in making their dream a reality. Why is that? Well, many people equate starting a business with risk, complexity and potential financial ruin. In other words: it’s too scary. So here are five common myths about starting a new business, and…
  • Increase Your Productivity In 4 Steps With The Prison Workout

    James Johnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    ‘Hey Bro, how do I get that prison body?’ One of the most common questions I’d be asked by guys when I worked as a Personal Trainer. The body they’re talking about of course is that larger than life look some prisoners have when they go away for a long time. How they can be put away for a couple of years – and suddenly come out looking superhuman at the other end of the stretch. Sadly, there is no formula for the bros to get that prison body though – unless they actually go to prison. No miracle workout or nutrition plan that will suddenly shape them in to it. Because, in prison,…
  • In An Emergency, Be An Asset, Not A Liability

    Wilder Leavitt
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Most of us experience life as a set of predicable events that unfold as a series of manageable challenges. When we hit a speed bump in our day, there is usually plenty of time to select among several amenable choices or at least choose the least of all evils. However, once in a while, we are faced with an event that qualifies as an emergency, a situation that raises our heart rate, places us in a position of stress and indecision, and which may actually threaten our life or limb. When emergencies happen, there is little time for comprehensive analysis, thoughtful contemplation and making good…
  • Check Your Ego, Build Your Relationships

    cspwrites
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Picture yourself at work leading your way to a one-to-one meeting with your boss. Words start flowing and you can feel them like bullets fired by a machine gun hitting you deep down somewhere you can almost feel the pain: They are the foundations of your ego being badly shaken, holding on again and again after every strike. Nonetheless, you stand strong and do not let your feelings throw you to say something wrong. However, the damage is done. As common as this panorama may seem, it is always brought about due to the same cause: Our egos. And the less flexible we are to the external threats…
  • 10 Great Books that Will Boost Your Creativity

    Jessica Millis
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Becoming more creative can be challenging, especially if you have no idea where to start. You’ve probably already scoured Google for the answers to all your creative problems and whether if you’ve found answers or not, you walked away from the search engine not feeling like you found what would get you over the hump. Today you’ll read about books that are designed to do just that and boost your creative qualities as much as you can imagine. The following list was formed with no particular order in mind. They are all equally beneficial to boosting your creativity; however, you will not…
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    Lifehacker

  • Ignore No More Remotely Locks Phones, Forces Kids to Call You Back

    Melanie Pinola
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Android: File this under the "manipulative apps for parents" category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.Read more...
  • Label Packages as "Glass" Instead of "Fragile" for Better Handling

    Melanie Pinola
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Ever get a package marked "fragile" that was obviously handled not so delicately? When shipping fragile items, you might have a better chance of it surviving intact by using a "glass" or "liquid" label.Read more...
  • Four Ways to Use Your Dark Side for Good (and Fight Evil in Others)

    Mihir Patkar
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has a dark side, but that's not a bad thing–you just need to know how to use it for good . Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There's no reason you can't do that too...you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.Read more...
  • Must-Have Gadgets for Frequent Travelers, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36]Read more...
  • Google Play Music Gets Curated Playlists, Updated Interface

    Eric Ravenscraft
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update , Google has added curated playlists. A trick it learned from Songza.Read more...
 
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    MAKE

  • New Project: Vomiting Doll Punch Bowl Fountain

    Andrew Salomone
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Nothing signifies a rousing shindig like the distinct sound of splattering vomit, especially when it's a Halloween party based on the infamous horror film The Exorcist!Read more on MAKE
  • A Truly 3D Film

    Krista Peryer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Using a FormLabs Form 1 3D printer, artist Julien Maire has created a 3D-printed, truly 3D movie. And no need for those special 3D glasses, either. The artist’s new film Men At Work uses stereolithography, an additive manufacturing that produces one layer at a time by curing photo-reactive resin with […]Read more on MAKE
  • Exclusive First Look: Inventables’ Sleek New “3D Carving” Machine Is the Designer’s Dream CNC Router

    Mike Senese
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Inventables wants to put CNC milling on designers’ desktops, and they are releasing a stylish machine called Carvey to help make it happen.Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR

    David Scheltema
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR devices for […]Read more on MAKE
  • East Bay Mini Maker Faire

    David Scheltema
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Last Sunday, the Park Day School and Studio One Art Center hosted the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. With over 170 makers showing off their latest projects and four stages packed with hours of presentations, the faire had something for everyone. One of the more exciting moments came from the […]Read more on MAKE
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    Mashable

  • North Korea Releases American Charged With Leaving Bible in a Nightclub

    Megan Specia
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    American citizen Jeffrey Fowle was released from North Korea on Tuesday, after being held in the country since May, according to the State Department. See also: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Video Is a Window Into North Korea Fowle, a 56-year-old father of three from Ohio was awaiting trial after being charged with leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin nearly six months ago. His family maintains that he was in the country as a tourist. WH confirms that North Korea has released American Jeffrey Edward Fowle. He is on the way home to the US. 2 other Americans still held.
  • 2014-15 NBA Season: Your Questions Answered

    Connor Finnegan
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Finally, the NBA is back. As hoops fans prepare to watch all of the basketball, many questions hang over the 2014-15 NBA season: Do LeBron James and Kevin Love make the Cleveland Cavaliers instant title contenders? How badly does Kevin Durant's injury hurt the Thunder's season? Can Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose finally stay healthy? Can anyone stop the San Antonio Spurs from a repeat? See also: 10 NBA Rookies You Need to Follow on Instagram To answer all these questions and more, Mashable's Senior Sports Reporter Sam Laird will host a live Hangout on Air on October 21 at 3 p.m. ET with…
  • Don't Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower This Week

    Space.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. The moon slimmed down to a narrow crescent before sunrise on Oct. 21 during the peak of the shower. The skinny lunar sliver didn't rise until around 5 a.m. local time. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama hosted a webcast Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 20 GMT) featuring live views of the meteor shower The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the…
  • Australian Teen Threatens Western Leaders in ISIS Video

    Megan Specia
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    A runaway Australian teen, believed to be fighting with Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq or Syria, threatened western leaders in a new video released by the group The fresh-faced teen, believed to be 17 year-old Abdullah Elmir, is seen brandishing a rifle and standing among dozens of ISIS members. See also: The Woman Who Escaped the Islamic State According to local reports, Elmir, who now goes by the nom de guerre "Abu Khaled from Australia", ran away from his Sydney home in June. In the video, the Australian directs his message at countries taking part in coalition airstrikes against…
  • Spotify Streams Will Determine VH1's 'You Oughta Know' Artist of the Year

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Streams and tweets will count as votes when VH1 pits 11 artists from "You Oughta Know," its franchise that promotes fresh voices, against each other to determine the fan favorite from this year's crop of newcomers. To determine the winner, VH1 is using Spotify and Twitter as the voting platforms. Starting Tuesday and lasting until Nov. 13, each time someone listens to a track from the 11 artists it will count as a vote. Fans can also vote using hashtags on Twitter (see below). See also: Gwen Stefani Drops 'Baby Don't Lie' From First New Album Since 2006 Here are the 11 artists…
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    Mind Hacks

  • A Rush of Blood to the Brain

    vaughanbell
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    An article from Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry that discusses the concept of ‘moral disability’ and brain trauma in Victorian times includes a fascinating section on what was presumably thought to be the science of ‘knocking some sense into the brain’. The piece is by medical historian Brandy Shillace who researches Victorian scientific ideas and how they affected society. Sadly, the article is locked (quite rightly, humanities can kill if not used correctly) but this is the key section: While eighteenth-century French philosopher François Bichat had suggested that…
  • Hallucinating astronauts

    vaughanbell
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    I’ve got a piece in The Observer about the stresses, strains and mind-bending effects of space flight. NASA considers behavioural and psychiatric conditions to be one of the most significant risks to the integrity of astronaut functioning and there is a surprisingly long history of these difficulties adversely affecting missions. Perhaps more seriously, hallucinations have been associated with the breakdown of crew coherence and space mission stress. In 1976, crew from the Russian Soyuz-21 mission were brought back to Earth early after they reported an acrid smell aboard the Salyut-5…
  • Spike activity 05-10-2014

    vaughanbell
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Dropping science: neuroscientists throw down epic / excruciating rap battle on Twitter. Bring the line noise. The New Yorker has an interesting piece on the neuroscientific legacy of the Vietnam War. In neuroscience terms, it was America’s World War One. The latest edition of Nature NeuroPod is particularly good: psychosis, detecting animacy, network theory for brains. Livescience covers an interesting study finding that the uncanny valley effect is affected by loneliness. The US Government spend $300 million on BRAIN initiative…
  • A review of Susan Greenfield’s “Mind Change”

    vaughanbell
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I was asked to write a review of Susan Greenfield’s new book “Mind Change” for the October edition of Literary Review magazine which has just been published. You can read the review in the print edition and I did have the full text posted here but the good folks at the magazine have also put it online to read in full, so do check it out at the link below. Mind Change marshals many published sources to address these claims. However, this provides little scientific insight owing to Greenfield’s difficulty with synthesising the evidence in any meaningful sense, while she also…
  • Buggin’ Out

    vaughanbell
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Sociology journal Transition has a fascinating article giving a history of the surprisingly frequent appearance of schizophrenia in rap music. In psychiatric circles, schizophrenia is considered a serious mental illness that causes delusions, hallucinations, and social withdrawal. But in rap, schizophrenia means something else: a mode of defiance, a boast, or a threat. The term appears frequently when describing competition between rappers. In “Speak Ya Clout,” the duo Gang Starr rhymes that they are “schizophrenic with rhyme plus we’re well organized” as a way of warning that they…
 
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    Neuromarketing

  • Do You Suffer From Funnel Vision?

    Roger Dooley
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    They say if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. One of the favorite tools of marketers, the sales funnel, may produce the same kind of myopia, according to Unmarketing’s Scott Stratten. Stratten’s new book, Unselling: The New [...]
  • Packaging Power, Imaginative Imagery, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Here’s my latest content for the week, and hand picked items both I and my readers liked, too. My Stuff Brands often think about the retail packaging of their product, since they know it reflects on their brand and product. [...]
  • Weird Mood Effects, Psycho Trolls, Unselling, and More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Here’s the most compelling stuff we found all week, plus what I published. I hope that’s compelling, too! My Stuff Internet trolls are toxic to communities, and their antics can drive away productive and helpful members. The common assumption has [...]
  • Do Twitter And TV Shrink Your Brain?

    Roger Dooley
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Media multitasking, watching TV while using Twitter on a phone, for example, is becoming extremely common. A new study finds, however, that these multiple screen users have less gray matter in a specific area of the brain.
  • The Two-Pizza Rule, Costco’s Sampling Secrets, More… Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Diverse topics this week include a one-word motivator that boosts effort and results, why Costco gives you free food, how to create a call to action that gets results, the psychology behind Jeff Bezos's "two pizza" team rule, how music makes your brain work better, and more.
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    Darrell Etherington
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
     Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply committed to protecting [its] customers’ privacy and security,” and that it is “aware of intermittent organized… Read More
  • BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

    Jon Russell
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
     Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming. That’s certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a France-headquartered startup that was started 10 years ago and just raised a whopping $100 million to expand its business from Europe into the rest of the world. Read More
  • Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

    Frederic Lardinois
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
     Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. Read More
  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014 Is… Crate

    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
     The competition was incredibly fierce at the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt London. At the very beginning, there were 15 amazing companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for £30,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup. Read More
  • Building A Fintech Startup In Europe

    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
     Today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, Damian Kimmelman from DueDil, and Jeff Lynn from Seedrs took the stage to talk about the state of fintech startups in London. These companies took us through the current landscape, regulatory issues, and why it’s a good time to build a fintech startup in Europe. Read More
 
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    WIRED » Science

  • What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars

    Kate Greene
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Plans Courtesy of Blue Planet Research Bryan Christie Design I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS—that's Hawaii Space Exploration […] The post What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Best Biology Photos of the Year

    Betsy Mason
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The winners of the Society of Biology's third annual photography contest include amazing images of a haunting leopard, an otherworldly spider, and Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring. The post The Best Biology Photos of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Book Explores the Building Blocks of Everything From Poison to Soap

    Nick Stockton
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Theodore Gray's new book, Molecules, is dedicated to exploring chemistry's building blocks on their own terms. The post New Book Explores the Building Blocks of Everything From Poison to Soap appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Futuristic Gadgets Running Today’s High-Tech Vineyards

    Ashik Siddique
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Sure, the label on your Côtes du Rhinoceros suggests that the grapes were tended by craggy, distant-eyed, French-accented wine savants who nurture the earth, as did their fathers and their fathers' fathers before them. But the truth is, if modern technology can make for better vino and cut costs, plenty of winemakers are going to buy it. (Anyway, between hotter summers and an influx of bulk wine from around the world, that French guy will soon be out of a job.) Here's how they keep the Tempranillo flowing. The post The Futuristic Gadgets Running Today’s High-Tech Vineyards…
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Lays Eggs Inside Caterpillars and Turns Them Into Slaves

    Matt Simon
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. Once inside, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s body fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. And despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive---initially at least---but the larvae proceed to mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. Then, finally, the caterpillar starves to death, but only after the…
 
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    World of Psychology

  • The Secret to Living with Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Therese J. Borchard
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    You’d never suspect this by listening to pharmaceutical ads, but only one-third of people with major depression get better after trying an antidepressant. The others go on to try different drugs, or combinations of medicine and psychotherapy, and usually seven in 10 achieve remission. The other third? They are labeled with the three most dreaded words in the mental health profession: treatment-resistant depression. If clinical depression affects more than 15 million American adults and is predicted to be the second most common illness in the world by 2020, that’s a lot of people suffering…
  • Best of Our Blogs: October 21, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you have ever forgotten to hit save on a document and lost hours spent on work you can’t recover, you understand the horror, shock and astonishment of accepting what feels unacceptable. If you have ever lost precious, photos, your wallet or phone, you can relate to the anguish of not seeing something again. If you have done something untraditional and nonconventional, you get what it feels like to be different. If you understand that, you have a small glimpse into the world of someone who is struggling with illness, discrimination, or loss. We often think we can’t understand…
  • How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem

    Psych Central Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    “Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?” In other words, what if we looked upon ourselves with kindness, compassion and forgiveness as we would a loved one or a dear friend? Would we gain a more positive body image? The answer is yes. For the study, researchers asked 153 female college students to answer…
  • The Benefits of Being Scared

    Dr. Carol Langlois
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Being scared isn’t always a negative. You can be scared in many different ways. There is the “scary movie” kind of scared, where you don’t know what’s going to pop out on the screen. There’s the jumping out of a plane kind of scared, where you fear real death and your adrenaline is pumping loudly. Lastly, there is the taking a chance kind of scared, where you have to address someone or something that’s anxiety-producing and you don’t know if the outcome will be favorable. Now, with a scary movie, we look forward to being scared. We want it; anticipate it. We…
  • Radical Self-Care for Moms

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    As a mom, when you hear that it’s important to take care of yourself, your eyes might glaze over and you may be thinking something like: “Another thing I need to add to my to-do list: ‘self-care.’ How am I supposed to do that?” That’s the reaction Elizabeth Sullivan sometimes gets from her clients. And she also gets it. As a mom to two boys, Sullivan has the same reaction when her husband tells her to take a break or take time for herself. “I’m often like, ‘Oh great, now I can do the laundry in peace.’” Sullivan is a licensed marriage and family therapist…
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    IAB SmartBrief

  • Foursquare seeks to change its image with brand campaign

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Foursquare has launched its first brand campaign with a focus on how people's preferences can differ.  -More- 
  • IAB: Mobile, social drive 15% rise in digital ad revenue

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Mobile ad revenue hit $5.3 billion from January to June, a 76% jump from the same time last year, while social ad revenue rea -More- What's Next for Mobile Video Advertising? By 2017, the number of U.S. smartphone and tablet subscribers will climb to 407 million. As video advertising continues to follow this shift to mobile, the issue of standardization is looming. Understand how both sides of the ad buying equation are facing key issues, and what approaches can propel the industry forward, in LiveRail's State of the Industry Report. Download the report here.
  • Eric Harris will represent BuzzFeed on IAB board

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    BuzzFeed's Eric Harris will join the IAB board this year, adding to the blogging platforms with influence in the organization -More- 
  • Agenda released for IAB Ad Operations Summit

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    IAB has just released the agenda for the 2014 IAB Ad Operations Summit taking place on Nov. 3 in New York City.  -More- Ad Operations Manager, The Atlantic Atlantic Media
  • Adobe: Digital video viewing increased 43% in a year

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Consumers watched 43% more digital videos in the second quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year, and nearly 60% of  -More- 
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