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  • Earth Day 2014

    The Big Picture
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held across the globe to inspire us to appreciate the world we live in and protect our environment. Conservation of natural resources, ending pollution, protecting wildlife, and creating sustainable environments are some of the themes spread among many countries. --Leanne Burden Seidel (18 photos total) The planet Earth is seen in a photo taken by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 07:45EST (11:45GMT) on Earth Day, April 22. (NOAA via Reuters)
  • Birdcage Table

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    23 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Beautiful table with integrated birdcage designed by Gregoire de Lafforest. Unique birdcage comes with a miniature tree that goes through the table. Also check out: Paper Birds and Birdhouse for your Roof
  • 24 Heartbreaking TV Moments That Made You Cry Your Eyes Out

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    24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Warning: You might want to have some tissues handy. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT FOR SEVERAL TV SHOWS. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: When Will's father leaves him for a second time, and he asks Uncle Phil why his dad doesn't love him. Submitted by cnh0822. NBC / Via youtube.com 8 Simple Rules - Coping with John Ritter's death in real life with his character's death on the show. Submitted by immi001. ABC / Via vimeo.com Boy Meets World - When Mr. Feeny admits his adoration for the gang and then dismisses his class for one final time. Submitted by Sgoble13. ABC Family / Via…
  • Freaks Book Release Week

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    Chris Brogan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hi there! If you’re even vaguely considering getting my new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, but are on the fence, here’s my big attempt to convince you, especially since this week is a big week in ensuring the success of its release. So, it’s my job to entice you and convince you and it’s your job to see if this book is for you. Deal? Can’t see the video? Click Here Are You a Freak? In the parlance of this book, a freak is someone obsessed with excellence and a deep understanding of their domain. Marc Ecko is a freak about design and apparel and deep…
  • Chicago pediatrician among 3 killed by Afghan guard

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    24 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
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  • Earth Day 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held across the globe to inspire us to appreciate the world we live in and protect our environment. Conservation of natural resources, ending pollution, protecting wildlife, and creating sustainable environments are some of the themes spread among many countries. --Leanne Burden Seidel (18 photos total) The planet Earth is seen in a photo taken by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 07:45EST (11:45GMT) on Earth Day, April 22. (NOAA via Reuters)
  • The Boston Marathon, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    An American runner, Meb Keflezighi, won The Boston Marathon for the first time since 1983. A year after the bombs exploded near the finish line killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, runners reclaimed the race. A record crowd of one million people, twice the usual number, watched and cheered the runners on. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her title in the women’s race. --Thea Breite (29 photos total) The scene at the Hopkinton start of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (Bill Greene//The Boston Globe)
  • Week of observances

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) An Indian Sikh pilgrim parades on April 13 in Bobigny, near Paris, during celebrations for Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh community) by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty…
  • Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. --Lloyd Young (20 photos total) Meaghan Melly, center, was not able to finish the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, she plans to run and finish it next week with her father. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)
  • Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Stewart Cink of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)
 
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  • Birdcage Table

    Toxel.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Beautiful table with integrated birdcage designed by Gregoire de Lafforest. Unique birdcage comes with a miniature tree that goes through the table. Also check out: Paper Birds and Birdhouse for your Roof
  • Honest Job Titles

    Toxel.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Clever posters by Someecards feature the descriptions of popular office jobs. Honest Job Titles perfectly describe the responsibilities of office workers. Social Media Strategist Receptionist CFO Office Manager CEO Brand Ambassador PR Director HR Director Graphic Designer Head of IT Project Manager Also check out: Honest Slogans and Ads vs Real Fast Food
  • Dear Blank, Please Blank

    Toxel.com
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Clever greeting cards with sarcastic and humorous messages for your friends, enemies, relatives, and colleagues. “Dear Blank, Please Blank” letterpress cards are printed by Sapling Press. Also check out: Creative Business Cards and Horror Stationery
  • Creative Baby Helmets

    Toxel.com
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Beautiful artworks painted on baby helmets by talented artist Paula Strawn. Medical head shaping helmets are transformed into unique works of art. Stylish helmets for babies who were diagnosed with flat head syndrome. Also check out: Baby Mop and Creative Sleeping Baby Photos
  • Smiley Face Screws

    Toxel.com
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Creative screws designed by Japanese studio Yuma Kano spread joy and bring smiles to the faces of anyone who sees them. Manufactured by Komuro Seisakusho screw factory in East Osaka, Japan. Screw :) Also check out: Facepots and 3D Portraits Made of Screws
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  • 24 Heartbreaking TV Moments That Made You Cry Your Eyes Out

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Warning: You might want to have some tissues handy. WARNING: SPOILER ALERT FOR SEVERAL TV SHOWS. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: When Will's father leaves him for a second time, and he asks Uncle Phil why his dad doesn't love him. Submitted by cnh0822. NBC / Via youtube.com 8 Simple Rules - Coping with John Ritter's death in real life with his character's death on the show. Submitted by immi001. ABC / Via vimeo.com Boy Meets World - When Mr. Feeny admits his adoration for the gang and then dismisses his class for one final time. Submitted by Sgoble13. ABC Family / Via…
  • Here's How To Stop Videos From Automatically Playing On Your Facebook Feed

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Finally! You can now procrastinate in peace. You know when you're going through Facebook and a video starts automatically playing. It's ten times worse when you're computer speakers are jacked up to maximum, resulting in you becoming quite deaf for a couple of minutes. Good news! You can stop this from happening. facebook.com Firstly, click on settings. facebook.com Then click on these two. facebook.com Silence, beautiful beautiful silence. Thanks to @markaudiowave / @olivia_solon for finding this. Facebook.com View Entire List ›
  • An Angry "Call Of Duty" Player Sent A SWAT Team To A Rival's House

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    A prank caller sparked a full-scale emergency response involving 60 police officers after telling police a rival player had killed his mother and would kill again. This is the moment heavily armed police officers stormed into a home in Long Beach, New York, after receiving a call saying: "I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people." But instead of discovering a crime scene the officers found themselves caught up in a very high stakes prank. Inside was 17-year-old Call of Duty fan Rafael Castillo, who had not killed anyone and was completely unaware of the chaos outside. Police took…
  • 31 Hot Celeb Guys Vs. Cats

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Who posed it better? Thanks to the Tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons for this outstanding collection of cats vs celebrities. Zac Efron Vs. Cat deshommesetdeschatons.tumblr.com Liam Hemsworth Vs. Cat deshommesetdeschatons.tumblr.com Michael Fassbender Vs. Cat deshommesetdeschatons.tumblr.com Will Smith Vs. Cat deshommesetdeschatons.tumblr.com View Entire List ›
  • That '80s Manga Version Of Harry Potter You Were Looking For Has Arrived

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    CYBERPUNK HOGWARTS. Featuring: magic scars! Via youtube.com Quidditch that looks like Akira! Via youtube.com Hagrid! Via youtube.com Wand duels! Via youtube.com View Entire List ›
 
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  • Freaks Book Release Week

    Chris Brogan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hi there! If you’re even vaguely considering getting my new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, but are on the fence, here’s my big attempt to convince you, especially since this week is a big week in ensuring the success of its release. So, it’s my job to entice you and convince you and it’s your job to see if this book is for you. Deal? Can’t see the video? Click Here Are You a Freak? In the parlance of this book, a freak is someone obsessed with excellence and a deep understanding of their domain. Marc Ecko is a freak about design and apparel and deep…
  • 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People

    Chris Brogan
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I was looking at the news flow stream thing on LinkedIn just now. Don’t ask. But you know, I thought I’d see if anything was worth my time. I found that pretty much every post fell into two categories: “go to my thing” or “read my bland and boring article.” So, a fun idea came to mind. 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People Use graphics everyone else would use. Especially people in suits or weird stick men and dollar signs. Make sure you use a number in the post title, unless it’s an event. Then just say “new event” or “premier…
  • The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence

    Chris Brogan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I made to my digital presence. What’s Changed In Social Media Here’s a quick list: Then: conversational. Now: promotional. Then: thoughtful sharing. Now: shovel it over the wall. Then: “I’m hungry for lots of great information.” Now: “I’m drowning in information.” Then: just being here is great!
  • On the Occasion of my 44th Birthday

    Chris Brogan
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today, I turn 44 years old. First, I don’t feel especially old. In fact, I’m in the best health and shape of my life (thank you, fitness journey). Do I feel more wise? I wouldn’t go that far, or at least not in the way that you’d think it would keep me out of trouble. I learn by failing. Wisdom comes with that learning. I’m grateful for the love of a strong woman. I’m thrilled to be a dad to two really smart and funny kids. I’m blessed to have two amazing parents. And I’m lucky to have the support and connection of friends and allies like you.
  • Portland, Oregon – I’m Part of #pdxpioneer

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I’ll be in Portland, Oregon to speak at Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation event. It’s built for Owners. Are you in Portland? My Business Intentions for #pdxpioneer I have one goal in mind while speaking at Pioneer Nation: to convince you that the freaks shall inherit the earth. But I’m not going to sell my book. I’m not going to sell my business services (though if you subscribed to my newsletter, I’d be grateful, and if you started in on the Owner’s Mastery Foundation Group, I would LOVE you.
 
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  • How To Live a Life That Is Uniquely Yours

    Brandon West
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    The biggest mistake people make in life is that they pursue dreams and goals without taking the time to discover what they are truly passionate about, and then allowing their dreams to unfold naturally as an expression of their passion and who they really are. If you are doing something under the impression that you will be happy once you achieve this or that, or that you’ll love your job when you get that promotion, but not right now, then you are mistaken. Your happiness and your wealth (in the truest sense of the term) is determined by how you feel now, not by how you will feel when…
  • Fight to Win!

    Kris Barnes
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    ‘Deep within all of us there is a fight, so powerful so strong, it can overcome any fear, any obstacle, any challenge. It can even intimidate and stave off death itself, even when death is at your doorstep staring you in the face, if your reason for living is big enough’ In every unfortunate extremity that life can dare to throw at you, there is an inner fight that will bludgeon, scrap and force its way through. Deep inside your head is the ‘fight’ and when your circumstances are plotting against your purpose, dreams or the very continuation of what you consider your idealistic…
  • 5 Questions To Catalyze Big Change

    Jessica Heslop
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    No matter what you want to change:- career, relationship, body, mind, the catalyst always comes down to one thing:- you. You, and you alone, are the vehicle driving the force of change in your life. Trust me when I say that you would be completely amazed by the power you have within you to create miracles in your life. If someone had told me that 2 years ago, I would have cried with relief. I was working in a highly competitive job in Investment Banking and high-octane stress had become second nature to me. I had a busy social life filled with superficial relationships that did not fulfil me.
  • The Real Truth About Lasting Weight Loss-Why Diets Don’t Work (and What Does)

    Scott Christ
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Imagine for a moment you have $1000 to invest. After giving it much thought, you decide to put your money in a mutual fund because a financially-competent friend gave a glowing recommendation. However, just before you pull the trigger and invest, you read an analyst’s report that details the fund’s historical return. You discover that this investment promises quick short-term gains—but 80 percent of people who buy it end up losing their entire initial investment. For most people, this would prompt an easy decision: save your money. When it comes to weight loss and diets though, turns…
  • 5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

    Jo Casey
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it…
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    Lifehacker

  • How to Ditch Tourist Spots and Build Your Own Kickass Vacation Plan

    Thorin Klosowski
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, a vacation plan is pretty obvious: hit the hotel, relax, and wander around. But other times, you want to push things to the next level. With that in mind, here's everything you'll need to make a solid itinerary, hit off-the-beaten path locations, and find interesting things to do on your next vacation.Read more...
  • ReminderBaba Sends Follow Up Reminders with a Custom Email Address

    Eric Ravenscraft
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The best reminders are the ones that you don't have to go too far out of your way to set. To that end, ReminderBaba makes it dead simple to remind future you to do something. Simply add one of the service's many custom email addresses and automatically get a reminder later.Read more...
  • Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    On average, closing costs make up two to five percent of the purchase price of a home. Two percent doesn't seem like a high number, until you remember that houses are pretty expensive. With the average home price at $152,000, that means you can expect to pay an extra $3,000 to $7,600. And that's just on average. This can be quite a surprise to new homeowners, so here's a round-up of closing costs to watch out for.Read more...
  • Lifehacker UK Is Here!

    Whitson Gordon
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    If you're in the UK, you're in for a treat today: the UK-specific version of Lifehacker is officially live.Read more...
  • Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"

    Eric Ravenscraft
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Most of us are familiar with the concept of "inbox zero," the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains why it's even more important to apply this concept to your mind.Read more...
 
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    Mashable

  • A Triumphant Stephen Colbert Crashes 'The Daily Show'

    Andrea Romano
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Stephen Colbert has won television, according to Stephen Colbert After nearly nine years hosting The Colbert Report, he is moving on to greener pastures — also know as network television. Colbert dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to officially "announce" the end of The Colbert Report, saying "it's become clear to me that I've won television." Colbert's departure comes as no surprise, of course; CBS announced earlier this month that Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of the Late Show in 2015. See also: Grumpy Cat Auditions to Replace David Letterman The Daily ShowGet…
  • The Dictionary Has Been Wrong About Siphons for 99 Years

    Geekosystem
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dictionaries are pretty solid authorities about what words mean, but they overextended themselves when reaching a bit in the definition for the word siphon. The Oxford English Dictionary and many others have erroneously claimed that atmospheric pressure makes siphons work for 99 years, so Dr. Stephen Hughes did some research to set them straight. Dr. Hughes noticed that the OED misidentified atmospheric pressure as the thing that makes siphons work back in 2010. Really, it’s gravity that causes liquid to flow up the short side of a siphon and down the long side, but the original…
  • Silicon Valley Now at Epicenter of Worst California Drought in Decades

    Andrew Freedman
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor is out, and the statistics are exceptionally grim for California and parts of the Southwest For the first time in the 15-year history of the monitor, 100% of California is experiencing "moderate" to "exceptional" drought. A majority of the state (77%) is experiencing "extreme" to "exceptional" drought, which are the two most severe categories. That was up nearly 10 percentage points compared to just one week ago. The worst drought category now extends across all of Silicon Valley and Monterrey County, where water managers are announcing cutbacks to summertime…
  • Lost Collection of Andy Warhol Art Recovered From Floppy Disks

    Stan Schroeder
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Art historians have recovered a collection of lost Andy Warhol paintings, which were never turned into physical prints, from 30-year-old Amiga floppy disks. In 1985, computer and electronics manufacturer Commodore International commissioned Andy Warhol to create art using the company’s Amiga 1000 computer. Warhol saved many of his experimental images to Amiga floppy disks. See also: 14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985 The Andy Warhol Museum added those disks to its collection in 1994, but it wasn’t until last year that historians realized the disks held undiscovered works of…
  • Brutal Allergy Season May Be the Result of the 'Polar Vortex'

    LiveScience
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year's long, brutal winter may mean the country's headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say. The freezing temperatures of the prolonged winter may have delayed the blooming of trees, and now that it's finally warming up, trees are expected to bloom at the same time as grasses, causing a dramatic rise in pollen, allergy experts said. "People who may have both tree allergies and grass allergies are probably going be doubly impacted, because both of those things are going to be blooming at the same time," said Dr. Lolita McDavid, a pediatrician at…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Research Digest post #2

    tomstafford
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    My time in the BPS Research Digest hotseat continues. Today’s post is about a lovely study by Stuart Ritchie and colleagues which uses a unique dataset to look at the effect of alcohol on cognitive function across the lifespan. Here’s the intro: The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudinal data set. Inside the laboratory psychologists use a control group to isolate the effects of specific variables. But many important real world problems can’t be captured in the lab. Ageing is a good example: if we want…
  • Research Digest posts, #1: A self-fulfilling fallacy?

    tomstafford
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    This week I will be blogging over at the BPS Research Digest. The Digest was written for over ten years by psychology-writer extraordinaire Christian Jarrett, and I’m one of a series of guest editors during the transition period to a new permanent editor. My first piece is now up, and here is the opening: Lady Luck is fickle, but many of us believe we can read her mood. A new study of one year’s worth of bets made via an online betting site shows that gamblers’ attempts to predict when their luck will turn has some unexpected consequences. Read the rest over at the digest,…
  • Why all babies love peekaboo

    tomstafford
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Peekaboo is a game played over the world, crossing language and cultural barriers. Why is it so universal? Perhaps because it’s such a powerful learning tool. One of us hides our eyes and then slowly reveals them. This causes peals of laughter from a baby, which causes us to laugh in turn. Then we do it again. And again. Peekaboo never gets old. Not only does my own infant daughter seem happy to do it for hours, but when I was young I played it with my mum (“you chuckled a lot!” she confirms by text message) and so on back through the generations. We are all born with unique…
  • A history of the mind in 25 parts

    vaughanbell
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    BBC Radio 4 has just kicked off a 25-part radio series called ‘In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind’. Because the BBC are not very good at the internet, there are no podcasts – streaming audio only, and each episode disappears after seven days. Good to see the BBC are still on the cutting edge of 20th Century media. The series looks fantastic however and it aims to cover psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and the diverse history of dealing with mental distress. The first episode is already online so worth tuning in while you can.   Link to In…
  • Detecting inner consciousness

    vaughanbell
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Mosaic has an excellent in-depth article on researchers who are trying to detect signs of consciousness in patients who have fallen into coma-like states. The piece meshes the work of neuroscientists Adrian Owen, Nicholas Schiff and Steven Laureys who are independently looking at how to detect signs of consciousness in unresponsive brain-injured patients. It’s an excellent piece and communicates the key difference between various states of poor response after brain injury that are crucial for making sense of the ‘consciousness in coma’ headlines. One of the key concepts is…
 
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    Neuromarketing

  • The World’s Top Persuaders, Inside Your Head

    Roger Dooley
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    How would you like to do a mind-meld with some of the world’s top experts in psychology, persuasion, marketing, neuroscience and more? For free? I’ve got exciting news for my Neuromarketing readers! We’re still working on the mind-meld technology, but the next-best thing is available today: The Brainfluence Podcast. Every week, we’ll talk with experts [...]
  • Webs of Influence by Nathalie Nahai

    Roger Dooley
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Book Review: Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion by Nathalie Nahai I read a lot of marketing books, but it’s rare to find one that so closely matches my own interests. Nathalie Nahai’s Webs of Influence focuses on the intersection of web design and persuasion psychology. It’s safe to say that if you [...]
  • The Most Persuasive Website in the World and More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    It’s that time again, and we’ve got a diverse set of reading from around the web. Please share your own great find in a comment! Need more exposure? Austen Allred (@AustenAllred) tells you how in The Hacker’s Guide to Getting Press . This is a long, detailed post that could easily be turned into an ebook [...]
  • Why You Are a Complete Idiot If You Don’t Google Yourself

    Roger Dooley
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    The other day, I read a story at Fast Company titled Why You Should Google Yourself And Not Feel Guilty About It. I agreed with the reasoning of the author, Lindsay Lavine (@lindsaylavine), but was slightly puzzled by the “guilty” part. The headline was underscored by the opening sentence, “Admit it. You’ve Googled yourself, and [...]
  • Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation by Andy Beal

    Roger Dooley
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Book Review: Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation by Andy Beal In these days of heavy business books laden with theory, we still encounter a few that are short, action-oriented, and eminently practical. Andy Beal’s Repped is one such book. Beal offers readers a 30-day program to evaluate a company or individual’s online [...]
 
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    TechCrunch

  • FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion

    Ron Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
     FinancialForce.com, the ERP provider built on top of Salesforce.com, announced today they have received $50M from private equity investors, Advent International. The investment is actually part of a broader investment in UNIT4, FinancialForce.com’s majority investor. Salesforce.com is also a minority investor. UNIT4 remains the majority stakeholder, even after this investment from Advent.… Read More
  • Duolingo Launches In Asia, Updates Its iOS App

    Frederic Lardinois
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Duolingo, the popular language learning service, launched the latest update of its iOS app today. Version 4.0 includes a number of new features, but maybe most importantly, this update marks Duolingo's entry into Asia. Read More
  • Now You Can Craft Your Selfie For Maximum Likes – With Science

    Darrell Etherington
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
     Selfies are so hot that they might already be over (if I’m aware of something being cool it usually isn’t anymore) but you don’t have to just crank out pictures of your mug taken at arm’s length indiscriminately in hopes of finding an angle that plays well on social media. Thanks to MIT PhD student Aditya Khosla (via CSAIL), you’ll save yourself some arm strain with… Read More
  • Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than iOS

    Matthew Panzarino
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
     The Internet connection and automation service IFTTT is launching on Android today, and it offers a deeper set of integrations with the OS than their iOS offering. This, of course, is due to Android’s more laissez-faire attitude when it comes to allowing apps to extend their tentacles into core OS functions. The arrival of IFTTT on Android comes after a longish period of waiting, during… Read More
  • Xapo Now Offers The First Credit Card Linked To Your Bitcoin Wallet

    John Biggs
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
     Bitcoin vault Xapo the made news in March after launching an insured, secure repository for big BTC investors. The service, which has gone so far as to bury paper bitcoin keys in underground vaults, has become a big finance darling. Now it's going after the average user by offering MasterCard credit cards directly linked to a Xapo bitcoin wallet. Read More
 
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  • Innovation improves drowsy driver detection

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    A new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel has been developed. "Video-based systems that use cameras to detect when a car is drifting out of its lane are cumbersome and expensive. They don't work well on snow-covered or curvy roads, in darkness or when lane markers are faded or missing. Our invention provides an inexpensive and user-friendly technology that overcomes these limitations and can help catch fatigue earlier, well before accidents are likely to happen," said a developer of the device.
  • Drought may take toll on Congo rainforest, NASA satellites show

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. Scientists use the satellite-derived "greenness" of forest regions as one indicator of a forest's health. While this study looks specifically at the impact of a persistent drought in the Congo region since 2000, researchers say that a continued drying trend might alter the composition and structure of the Congo rainforest, affecting its biodiversity and carbon storage.
  • Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Thirty to 40 percent of US households live hand-to-mouth, but new research has found that most of those people aren't poor. Stimulus programs -- such as those in 2001, 2008 and 2009 -- are designed to boost the economy quickly by getting cash into the hands of people likely to turn around and spend it. But sending cash to just the very poor may not be the right approach, according to researchers.
  • Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health, study finds

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper.
  • Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A researcher is looking to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need during a workout, and her latest research shows that a cyber buddy can help. The study is the first to indicate that although a human partner is still a better motivator during exercise, a software-generated partner also can be effective.
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    WIRED » Science

  • Space Radiation Remains Major Hazard for Humans Going to Mars

    Adam Mann
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    During a conference this week in Washington D.C., enthusiasts are attempting to rouse support for a manned mission to Mars sometime in the next two decades. NASA is there, as are many key players in the spaceflight community. But there continue to be major obstacles to manned Mars missions. A new study highlights one of […]
  • Science Graphic of the Week: 19th Century Shipwreck Found Near the Golden Gate Bridge

    Greg Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    On a foggy night in 1888, the passenger steamer City of Chester was headed out of San Francisco Bay when disaster struck. The 202-foot boat was rammed by a much larger steamer, the Oceanic, coming into the bay from Asia. Sixteen people died in the accident, and the City of Chester quickly sank to the bottom. This multibeam sonar image from NOAA is the first look at the steamer in well over a century.
  • Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos

    Betsy Mason
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year's winning video is a three-dimensional look through a 10-day-old quail embryo growing inside its egg.
  • Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ears Hear Better

    Greg Miller
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day make bionic ears even sharper. The idea is to make neurons inside the cochlea sprout new branches and become more sensitive to signals from a cochlear implant.
  • A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade

    Adam Mann
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful nuclear weapons.
 
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    World of Psychology

  • The Best Ways to Navigate Conflict

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    “Wherever you have two people with different needs and expectations — and, so, basically, wherever you have two people — you have the potential for conflict,” according to Meredith Richardson, Esq., a mediator, conflict coach and trainer who creates retreats that help partners be their best selves. She believes conflict gets a bad rap in our culture. While conflict is uncomfortable, it’s perfectly normal, she said. Of course, resolving conflict can be tricky. It’s especially tough when one person — or both — is convinced they’re right, Richardson said.
  • Introducing the Blog, Thrive

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    Many of us live our lives with little mindful regard as to where we’re going… and where we’ve been. We go from day to day, just happy with the little accomplishments and with no major problems rearing their ugly head. While I think that’s fine for a short while, it’s not a good way to live your life for a longer period of time. People can stagnate instead of growing, and for most, that stagnation can lead to a certain emptiness in life. So it is my pleasure to announce this new blog, Thrive, with Jessica Beltran, MS. As Jessica describes her blog, Life is an everlasting…
  • Athletic Focus: How to Make the Right Game-Time Decisions

    Brianna Leitzelar
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    What did you do when you read the word “focus”? You probably zeroed in on the word and prepared for that big, important lesson that’s about to be thrown at you. Many of us are wired to listen only when it’s important. Think about it: when you are sitting in class, listening to Coach, or in the middle of your third meeting of the day, all you really care about is how this relates to you. You probably zone out when you don’t think that it does. But as sport professionals, you need to pay attention to everything. During your team’s performance the highest demands on your attention…
  • Stop the Drama: 3 Reasons Facebook Is Ruining Your Life

    YourTango Experts
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Facebook is, after all, the villain in our lives. A recent article detailing Facebook’s role in the demise of women’s self-esteem came as no surprise. Facebook is after all, the villain in our lives. It is a virtual bulletin board of our possessions, a bragging battle ground and an undercover detective’s most prized tool. Is Facebook the root of the dramatics in your own life? Here are four different kinds of drama’s that can spark from Facebook — have you been a witness to any of these? Relationship Drama: How many Facebook fights have ensued as a result of…
  • Scapegoating ADHD — Because It’s Popular

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    As if people with a mental illness didn’t have enough to worry about. One of the favorite media topics to write about is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a potentially serious mental illness that affects millions of Americans. It causes them to not be able to focus on everyday tasks that most of us have little trouble with. Many people with ADHD can’t sit still, interrupt others, and can’t wait their turn. Others find any kind of task that requires sustained attention simply impossible. In the modern world, with so many devices and services competing for our…
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    IAB SmartBrief

  • Receipt-based mobile campaign is tied to World Cup

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Mobile is part of a wider campaign by Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Makita that invites consumers to snap a photo of a store rece -More- 
  • Mobile users are more receptive to video over Wi-Fi

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Mobile users are resistant to video on their devices for a number of reasons, according to various surveys.  -More- 
  • AOL, Yahoo to present original programs at NewFronts

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Online companies such as AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft are planning original programming to attract TV-scale ad spending during th -More- What Are The Three Most Important Marketer Challenges? Find out what keeps CMOs up at night. Advertising Age, in partnership with Erdos & Morgan, identifies the issues & marketing challenges most important to their organizations. Get marketers' biggest priorities here.
  • Brand marketers learn about YouTube stardom from the stars

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Major brands including Ford, AT&T, Samsung and Taco Bell have sent marketers to a three-day Google training program on what i -More- 
  • The 2014 Digital Content NewFronts are coming

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Each year, thousands of people attend the Digital Content NewFronts to witness great new original video content, learn market -More- Director - Digital Ad Sales Systems Discovery Communications
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