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  • 21 Reasons Scottish Terriers Are The Champions Of Our Heart

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The most kissable facial hair around. They led the teams of the Commonwealth Games, and they did it like champs! Phil Noble / Reuters / Via WIRE They're not afraid to get a little chilly. Photo Credit: Lars Odemark via Compfight cc Scotties are experts at hide and seek. NineLLe777/NineLLe777 / Via WIRE SEE?? DON'T. MOVE. A. MUSCLE. Photo Credit: snackerz via Compfight cc View Entire List ›
  • Why do we bite our nails?

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    tomstafford
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    It can ruin the appearance of your hands, could be unhygienic and can hurt if you take it too far. So why do people do it? Biter Tom Stafford investigates What do ex-British prime minster Gordon Brown, Jackie Onassis, Britney Spears and I all have in common? We all are (or were) nail biters. It’s not a habit I’m proud of. It’s pretty disgusting for other people to watch, ruins the appearance of my hands, is probably unhygienic and sometimes hurts if I take it too far. I’ve tried to quit many times, but have never managed to keep it up. Lately I’ve been wondering…
  • The Many Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

    Lifehacker
    Patrick Allan
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It may sound like the last thing you want to do, but The Art of Manliness explains why you should grab your shower cap, bite your lip, and jump into an ice-cold shower.Read more...
  • 5 Easy Ways to Brighten Someone Else’s Day

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Zachary John C
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    It is an unfortunate truth that as members of the animal kingdom, we are naturally inclined to think of ourselves before anyone else. We can’t help the fact – it’s ingrained into our brains like last week’s lottery jackpot you were one number off winning. However, being programmed with a certain amount of empathy (most of us anyway) we understand there are certain occasions that call for us to put others first – rare occasions in which your fellow human simply cannot continue without the help and support of a friend. Yes, it is admirable when you take time out of your busy schedule…
  • Be Like Bond, Use Persuasion Psychology, and More – Roger’s Picks

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    Roger Dooley
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    We’re playing catchup after a rare vacation, so here’s the best of the best for the last couple of weeks! Who doesn’t want to be James Bond, at least when he isn’t being tortured by a sadistic villain? I’m sure some 007 movie buff will provide a counter-example, but I don’t recall the fictional secret [...]
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    The Big Picture

  • Typhoon Rammasun

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Rammasun hit China late last week with winds up to 130 miles per hour -- the strongest typhoon to hit the country in four decades. The storm was blamed for killing more than 150 people as it did major damage to the Philippines and Vietnam. Another storm named Matmo came ashore in southeastern China today after passing across Taiwan overnight. --Lloyd Young (33 photos total) A man pushes his electric bicycle against strong wind and heavy rainfalls along a flooded seaside street as Typhoon Rammasun hits Haikou, Hainan province on July 18. A super typhoon slammed into China on Friday as the…
  • Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Four months after the tragic disappearance of a Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 aboard. According to Ukrainian and US officials, the plane was shot down by a Russian-made antiaircraft missile. Along with coping with this devastating loss, tensions increased in the region setting off even more concerns internationally. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17. A passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down as it flew…
  • Tour de France 101st edition

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It’s been a race of survival in this year's tour at the halfway point. Two of the race favorites; Christopher Froome, last year's winner, and former winner Alberto Contador have both crashed out. Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the yellow jersey, is the overall leader through 11 stages of the race that now heads towards the high mountains and concludes in Paris on July 27. --Lloyd Young (38 photos total) Giant Shimano procycling team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates after winning the 1st stage of the 101st edition of the 2014 Tour de France cycling race between Leeds and Harrogate,…
  • World Cup final is set

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It will be Germany and Argentina in the World Cup final this Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina beat the Netherlands today during penalty kicks after extra time, and Germany dispatched Brazil yesterday during a 7-1 rout that shocked the host country. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates with Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the last penalty during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 9. Argentina reached the World Cup final on…
  • Spanish horses in festival and sport

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Spain has a long-standing historical and cultural relationship to horses. They use them for sport and in a variety of festivals. During the summer there are several festivals in which the role of the horse is essential. --Thea Breite (19 photos total) Wild horses are gathered during the "Rapa Das Bestas," (Shearing of the Beasts,) a 400-year-old horse festival in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2014. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia.
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Back Seat Mattress

    Toxel.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Inflatable mattress for your car will transform the back seat area into a small bedroom with comfortable bed. Forget about expensive hotels. Now you can take naps and sleep in your car when you go on a road trip. Inflatable Car Mattress. Takes minutes to set up. Folds for easy storage. Inflatable Car Mattress Also check out: Eyelashes for [...]
  • Roof Furniture

    Toxel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative furniture designed by Aine Bunikyte allows people to drink coffee, enjoy breathtaking views, and have breakfast on the roof. Coffee table and two chairs are attached to a ladder that can be easily installed on the roofs of most houses and buildings. Rooftop Coffee Table Also check out: Distorted Furniture and Birdhouse for your Roof
  • Selfie Toaster

    Toxel.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative toaster designed by Galen Dively burns images and portraits into the side of the bread. For only $75, you can upload any photo to the Vermont Novelty website and “Selfie Toaster” will be manufactured and delivered to your door. Now you can finally eat toast with printed face for breakfast. Toasted Selfies Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker [...]
  • Ice Cream iPhone Cases

    Toxel.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Realistic food cases will transform your iPhone into delicious ice cream bar. Creative IcePhone cases from Japan designed to look like real ice cream. Mouth-watering iPhone cases are not edible and they do not melt. Also check out: Ice Cream Shoes and iPhone Ramen Bowl
  • Wooden Motorcycle

    Toxel.com
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Detailed replica of IZH-49 motorcycle made out of wood by talented Russian carpenter Yuri Hvtisishvili. Engine, frame, wheels, tires, and other parts were carved out of wood and then assembled into a beautiful motorcycle sculpture. Also check out: Wooden Bicycle and Wooden Watches
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  • Clarice Starling Is Part Of Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" Two-Year Plan

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    And Season 3 will introduce book favorites Lady Murasaki and Francis Dolarhyde. MGM NBC Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller revealed that fans of Thomas Harris' books have a lot to look forward to in Season 3 — a handful of characters will follow Mason Verger by leaping from page to screen. Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con on July 24, Fuller said the third season of Hannibal will introduce Inspector Pazzi (from 1999's Hannibal) who enters in Episode 2; Lady Murasaki (Lecter's Japanese aunt, with whom he develops a quasi-romantic relationship) from 2006's Hannibal Rising is…
  • 19 Reasons You’re Over Having Your Kids Home For The Summer

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    When does school start again? Your kids are constantly hungry. Your kids: “I’m hungry. What's there to eat?” You: “NOTHING! THERE IS NOTHING LEFT! YOU’VE EATEN EVERYTHING!” Flickr: rwkphotography / Via Creative Commons They're also constantly fighting. This goes way beyond sibling rivalry. Via upcoming.nl You’ve tried — and failed miserably — at being the fun, crafty parent. "That was fun. Right, kids? Right, kids?" etsy.com You’ve also tried Pinterest’s “fun” summer activities and seriously regretted it.
  • PSA: The Great Khali Has The Greatest Twitter Feed Of All Time

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    THE MAN WITH 1000 EMOTIONS. View Entire List ›
  • 21 Reasons Scottish Terriers Are The Champions Of Our Heart

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The most kissable facial hair around. They led the teams of the Commonwealth Games, and they did it like champs! Phil Noble / Reuters / Via WIRE They're not afraid to get a little chilly. Photo Credit: Lars Odemark via Compfight cc Scotties are experts at hide and seek. NineLLe777/NineLLe777 / Via WIRE SEE?? DON'T. MOVE. A. MUSCLE. Photo Credit: snackerz via Compfight cc View Entire List ›
  • Why "The Purge" Movies Have A Fantastic Premise And Terrible Execution

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The Purge: Anarchy offers just enough of a glimpse of a wider, disturbing universe to make us wish it weren’t so focused on folks trying to kill each other. Keith Stanfield in The Purge: Anarchy. Universal Pictures It's been a summer peppered with class turmoil at the movies, from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Snowpiercer to Tammy, and never more so than in The Purge franchise, which rolled out its second installment, The Purge: Anarchy, last weekend. The Purge series is fueled by bloodshed that's in turn fueled by class rage, imagining a near-future U.S. in which crime and…
 
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  • Experimental Life

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    On the Owner’s Mind podcast, I ask a question or two about experimenting, and how I might better help you. MOST of the time, I interview nice people, but this is something different. I’m sharing this here, so if you’re a blog subscriber but not a podcast subscriber, you can rectify that magically. :)
  • Sponsored Posts Would Work Better If You Improved Context

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    People are talking about how sponsored posts are showing up in their stream on places like Instagram these days. I saw one the other day for some TV show. It was a bit jarring, because I was pretty sure I wasn’t following Liev Schreiber. And that’s the thing. A sponsored post would work so much better if the people running the sponsored posts improved context. Sponsored Posts Are Useful I’m a fan of sponsored posts, but only if they match the intentions of the person creating them. For instance, later today, I’ll be launching a project with Jacq on BossFit about the…
  • Evolution

    Chris Brogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    I started journaling in 1998. It wasn’t called blogging until much later. I had no business intent. I just wanted to share stories I’d written that the mainstream had no interest in publishing. Along the way, I learned a lot (mostly by failing and adjusting), and became a New York Times bestselling author who speaks to princesses and heads of huge companies like Disney (also in the princess business). How did I get here? Evolution is a Matter of Perception, Growth, and Persistence When I started, I wanted to share stories. Along the way, I got interested in other topics…
  • Understanding Value

    Chris Brogan
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    My friend, Anthony is one of the best salesmen I’ve ever met. Whenever I ask him the key to selling, he says the same thing every time without hesitation: “Sales is about creating value.” Understanding Value My universe has shifted into amazing alignment lately. Ever since ferreting out what I REALLY know how to help people do better, and how that will add value to their lives, I’ve been on fire. And even then, I started like I usually do: with a bad first attempt. But now, my Owner’s Path course is going to really be my best ability to add value back to your…
  • What You Think You Sell

    Chris Brogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:58 am
    There’s what you say you sell, what you think you sell, and what others think you sell. I’m in a bit of a quandary. I think these three facets don’t line up really well right now. I know what I sell and what I intend to sell. But I need feedback from you. What do you SEEK from me? Not what I’m selling. What do you SEEK? What are you hoping to glean? When you come here, you say, “If I read X, I’ll be able to do something in my world HERE (where?). I’d love to know the answer to this from your perspective. If you’re shy, email it to me: chris @…
 
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 5 Easy Ways to Brighten Someone Else’s Day

    Zachary John C
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    It is an unfortunate truth that as members of the animal kingdom, we are naturally inclined to think of ourselves before anyone else. We can’t help the fact – it’s ingrained into our brains like last week’s lottery jackpot you were one number off winning. However, being programmed with a certain amount of empathy (most of us anyway) we understand there are certain occasions that call for us to put others first – rare occasions in which your fellow human simply cannot continue without the help and support of a friend. Yes, it is admirable when you take time out of your busy schedule…
  • 6 Popular Summer Resolutions You Should Never Do

    Christy Delehanty
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Whoops! It’s suddenly summer in earnest. Last we looked, summer was just toeing the water, fishing a long-lost floatie from the shallow end. Then bam! Next thing you know, there’s the fireworked fourth of July, cannonballing smack into the sunscreen slick of the deep end. No matter. Summer has arrived — however that happened — and brought with it a beach bag full of sage, old-timey advice just for you, dear freelancer. But forget all that. The summer is no place for no-nos and tales of caution. Here, rather, are 6 research-backed revisions of outdated advice to keep you…
  • 10 Products That’ll Save Your A** At Work (And Maybe Even Get You a Raise)

    Mike HasThat
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    When you work for someone else, that little behind of yours is always on the chopping board. You know you’re a peon in corporate America if you stress over deadlines, get scolded by managers, get that nervous sweat when the big bosses pop in for a visit, deal with annoying or unproductive coworkers, lose sleep over job insecurity, and decide whether to work through your lunch break or not. Other than those things, your job is great. Working hard is 50% of the battle to get off the chopping board. You may work hard, but do you work hard enough? It’s not your company, so chances are that…
  • 4 Baby Steps to Approach Minimalism As a Lifestyle Today

    Marina Popzov
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    For anyone who is not acquainted with the trend, let me give you a quick overview. In recent years a crowd of authors and bloggers revived this very old philosophy, which is based on the principle of living more conscious with less possessions and distractions. Sites such as Zen Habits, The Minimalists or Becoming Minimalist suggest that we should declutter our stuff, calendars and personal life to get rid of unnecessary possessions, busy time, overwhelming goals and fruitless relationships. By doing so we redefine our needs and also eliminate complexity, stress and frustration to achieve a…
  • Don’y Worry About The Future – It’s The Easiest Way to Get What You Want In Life

    Marzena Bielecka
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing. Unknown I’ve always worried about everything. I don’t know exactly when being caught up with the future became a natural state for me, but eventually it did. Every now and then I found myself living in the past, wondering how things would’ve been if I would have made different choices. When I did something I enjoyed or was with someone important to me I was always afraid of how I would feel when things came to an end. I was never truly present, and thinking about what might happen in the future consumed my…
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    Lifehacker

  • The Big Red Desktop

    Alan Henry
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes simple is the best way to go, and while a lot of our desktops have pretty wallpapers and well placed skins, this one takes a simple motif and runs with it. It only displays the most basic information, and that's all DeviantArt user sharmander3 needs. here's how it's all set up.Read more...
  • iOS: Google updated the Gmail app today with improved integration with Google Drive, making download

    Patrick Allan
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    iOS: Google updated the Gmail app today with improved integration with Google Drive, making downloading and attaching documents from Drive simpler, as well as new account management options, like changing your profile picture in the app's settings. Grab the update here: Gmail | iOS App Store via iPhone HacksRead more...
  • Keep Your Room Cool at Night by Facing Your Fan Out, Not In

    Patrick Allan
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Running that AC can cost you a pretty penny, but you still need to cool down at night so you can sleep comfortably. Real Simple notes that a fan blowing air out of your room is better than one blowing in.Read more...
  • The Many Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

    Patrick Allan
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It may sound like the last thing you want to do, but The Art of Manliness explains why you should grab your shower cap, bite your lip, and jump into an ice-cold shower.Read more...
  • This Infographic Lists Cellphone Etiquette for 11 Countries

    Patrick Allan
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you're traveling or making an international call, it's good to know cultural differences so you can be polite. This infographic from RepairLabs explains the common tendencies different cultures have using cell phones.Read more...
 
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    MAKE

  • New Project: Spoonhead — 123D Catch to 3D Print

    Craig Couden
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This is a super quick and dirty tutorial for using 123D Catch to get a fast and easy easy 3D scan of your head. Once you have the scan or "catch" the tutorial will take you through a technique to clean it up and manipulate it for 3D printing.Read more on MAKE
  • The Hackmobile, Coming to a Town Near You!

    Nick Normal
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We’ve seen many novel uses of the Ford Transit Connect over the past couple of years. Makers have modified this vehicle to suit their needs, be it a mobile photography studio, for remote excursions to a drone launchpad, or even as a delivery vehicle with sliding shelves for micro greens. […]Read more on MAKE
  • Meet Make: in Detroit

    Sabrina Merlo
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The @Make team is on its way to Maker Faire Detroit—here's how to find us this weekend at the Faire.Read more on MAKE
  • The Heavy Metal of Orion Fredericks

    Goli Mohammadi
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Fredericks' unique aesthetic ignites imaginations by combining recognizable forms and lines with elements of the unexpected. Read more on MAKE
  • TechShop’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient

    Nathan Hurst
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    To achieve its prodigious goals, the marquee makerspace is dialing in a precise method to make each new shop polished and profitable.Read more on MAKE
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    Mashable

  • Pedro Pascal: Red Viper Role 'Broke My Heart'

    Chris Taylor
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It isn't often you get a rock star-style reaction to walking into a bar and pulling a pint of beer. But that's what happened at Comic-Con Thursday when Pedro Pascal — AKA the Red Viper, the late, lamented Oberyn Martell of Dorne — poured the first few ceremonial glasses of Game of Thrones ale. "Yeah, this is my life now," Pascal joked to Mashable after fighting his way through a cheering throng of fans who rushed the bar at the Wired lounge in the Omni hotel. "Every time I go outside, people start cheering. It's just a regular day." See also: When 'Game of Thrones' Fans Saw That…
  • Google Updates Gmail App With Better Google Drive Integration

    Karissa Bell
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    While sharing documents and files between Gmail and Google Drive has been a nearly seamless experience on the web for some time, integration between the two apps on the mobile side has been lacking— until now. Google rolled out an update to Gmail's iOS app Thursday that makes it easier for users to view and share documents and files between Drive and Gmail. See also: 10 Gmail Hacks to Help You Master Your Inbox Gmail users on iOS can now view and save files on Google Drive directly from the Gmail app with "Save to Drive" and "Insert from Drive" options. Users can also now edit a file's…
  • Aussie Thongs Crowdfunding Campaign Raises $10,000 in an Hour

    Jenni Ryall
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    SYDNEY — Your trusty old thongs (translation: flip flops) may go years without a blow-out, but then always seem to break at the most inappropriate of times. Thong blow out on Australia Day #paradox pic.twitter.com/B0LoHgBpAS — CJ Australia (@CJ_Australia) January 26, 2014 Many have tried and failed at solving the serious problem. Ingenious. You learn a new trick everyday...#nomoreblowouts pic.twitter.com/iWriAMiT4U — Daniel Payne (@dpayn285) January 21, 2014 Suffered a fatal thong blowout on the way to the coffee shop and had to improvise pic.twitter.com/3zt6xCwmvR —…
  • YouTube Star Michelle Phan Fights Back Against Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

    Karissa Bell
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    YouTube celeb Michelle Phan is fighting back against a copyright infringement suit that alleges she used songs without permission on her lucrative, home-grown YouTube channel. The video blogger, who rose to fame for her wildly popular makeup tutorial videos, is being sued for copyright infringement by Ultra Records, according to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles last week See also: Michelle Phan: Behind the Makeup of YouTube's Fairy Godmother The label alleges Phan— who is known for using songs from popular dance DJ's in her videos— used their songs without…
  • Paramount Brings 'Turtles,' Christopher Nolan and 'Interstellar' to Comic-Con

    Josh Dickey
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    SAN DIEGO — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Rock, Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan ... Paramount Pictures wasn't going to just sit quietly and let the superheroes walk all over it at Comic-Con. The studio stepped up in San Diego with the first major studio summer film to present in Hall H, putting together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel that included stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett — and the guys who created the first sketches that would become the heroes in half-shells. SEE ALSO: What's Cool and New at Comic-Con's Preview Night: A Look Inside And in a surprise…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Towards a scientifically unified therapy

    vaughanbell
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Today’s edition of Nature has an excellent article on the need to apply cognitive science to understanding how psychological therapies work. Psychological therapies are often called ‘talking treatments’ but this is often a misleading name. Talking is essential, but it’s not where most of the change happens. Like seeing a personal trainer in the gym, communication is key, but it’s the exercise which accounts for the changes. In the same way, psychological therapy is only as effective as the experience of putting changes into practice, but we still know relatively…
  • Why do we bite our nails?

    tomstafford
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    It can ruin the appearance of your hands, could be unhygienic and can hurt if you take it too far. So why do people do it? Biter Tom Stafford investigates What do ex-British prime minster Gordon Brown, Jackie Onassis, Britney Spears and I all have in common? We all are (or were) nail biters. It’s not a habit I’m proud of. It’s pretty disgusting for other people to watch, ruins the appearance of my hands, is probably unhygienic and sometimes hurts if I take it too far. I’ve tried to quit many times, but have never managed to keep it up. Lately I’ve been wondering…
  • The concept of stress, sponsored by Big Tobacco

    vaughanbell
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    NPR has an excellent piece on how the scientific concept of stress was massively promoted by tobacco companies who wanted an angle to market ‘relaxing’ cigarettes and a way for them to argue that it was stress, not cigarettes, that was to blame for heart disease and cancer. They did this by funding, guiding and editing the work of renowned physiologist Hans Selye who essentially founded the modern concept of stress and whose links with Big Tobacco have been largely unknown. For the past decade or so, [Public Health Professor Mark] Petticrew and a group of colleagues in London have…
  • Spike activity 11-07-2014

    vaughanbell
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos. Nautilus has an interesting piece on chaos the and the brain. Neuroskeptic has a good Q&A with Zach Mainen, one of the originators of the NeuroFuture open letter demanding reform of the Human Brain Project. There’s an open-access special issue on epilepsy in the latest edition of Nature. The New York Times has a good piece on developments towards brain implants for cognitive enhancement. Phantom limb pain tortures amputees and puzzles scientists. A man in Cambodia cycles round the country and…
  • A thought lab in the sun

    vaughanbell
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Neuroscientist Karl Friston, being an absolute champ, in an interview in The Lancet Psychiatry “I get up very late, I go and smoke my pipe in the conservatory, hopefully in the sunshine with a nice cup of coffee, and have thoughts until I can raise the energy to have a bath. I don’t normally get to work until mid day.” I have to say, I have a very similar approach which is getting up very early, drinking Red Bull, not having any thoughts, and raising the energy to catch a bus to an inpatient ward. The man clearly doesn’t know the good life when he sees it. The Lancet…
 
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    Neuromarketing

  • A Super-Simple Way to Make Your Prices Seem Lower… With One Catch

    Roger Dooley
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Want to make your prices seem lower without actually changing them? Here's a research-based technique that will do exactly that, with one small catch... it doesn't work equally well for male and female customers!
  • Be Like Bond, Use Persuasion Psychology, and More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    We’re playing catchup after a rare vacation, so here’s the best of the best for the last couple of weeks! Who doesn’t want to be James Bond, at least when he isn’t being tortured by a sadistic villain? I’m sure some 007 movie buff will provide a counter-example, but I don’t recall the fictional secret [...]
  • A Totally Bizarre Way to To Get More Phone Leads

    Roger Dooley
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    My recent podcast interview with Brian Massey (@bmassey), aka The Conversion Scientist, had plenty of practical takeaways, but one of my favorites was Brian’s description of a test he ran to boost phone leads. Brian’s firm was charged with trying to turn more visitors into phone inquiries. When they tested different combinations of web lead [...]
  • Neuromarketing, From Sydney to Stockholm

    Roger Dooley
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve got some exciting and varied speaking engagements lined up in the next few months, and I hope to meet at least a few readers from around the globe. Sydney. Coming up very soon is my longest trip for 2014, the Creative Fuel conference in Sydney, Australia, on July 28. My topic is Neuromarketing and [...]
  • Giant Conversion Booster, Happy Design, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Here’s our curated list of some great content we found this week! I’m a complete believer in A/B testing, and I’m always skeptical of sure-fire techniques. But a post by Brian Dean (@Backlinko) shows some dramatic results achieved without exhaustive testing. Read Case Study – How I Increased Conversions by 785% in One Day (Without [...]
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

    Cat Zakrzewski
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
     Only 40 percent of Pinterest employees are women, even though the majority of the company’s users are female, according to a report released by Pinterest Thursday. Pinterest’s ratio appears better than other tech companies that have released similar reports — only about 30 percent of employees at Facebook, Google and Twitter are female. But considering Pinterest’s users… Read More
  • Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance

    Kyle Russell
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
     Chinese search engine giant Baidu had a good month on the Google Play Store in June, shooting up seven ranks to crack the top 10 publishers by downloads, according to App Annie’s latest global app index. Baidu’s growth wasn’t on the back of its search capabilities. App Annie’s data shows that two apps, DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster, accounted for most of the jump. Read More
  • YC-Backed Kamcord Launches An App For Watching Mobile Game Replays

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
     As reports of Google’s interest in buying Twitch continue unabated, it’s clear there’s an enormous market for video of gameplay. A few players stepped up a couple years ago to tackle the same concept for mobile gaming. Y Combinator-backed Kamcord was one of them. They built a layer that developers could integrate, letting gamers easily record and share their gameplay.… Read More
  • Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

    Julian Chokkattu
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
     Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities. Today, Chattanooga and Wilson, N.C., another city that provides municipal broadband, took it a step further by filing petitions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), asking them to remove state laws that restrict the right to provide broadband services outside their… Read More
  • Yammer’s David Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

    Alex Wilhelm
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
     Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion. His exit, which comes two years after the June 2012 acquisition of Yammer, follows standard timing. When companies are purchased, existing employees are often given two-year contracts, sometimes with earnouts attached. Read More
 
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  • Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools.
  • Parched West is using up underground water: Study points to grave implications for Western U.S. water supply

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A new study finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.
  • Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.
  • How to power California with wind, water and sun

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.
  • Books, videos and other 'experiential products' provide same happiness boost as life experiences

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    'Experiential products,' items such as books or musical instruments that are designed to create or enhance an experience, can make shoppers just as happy as life experiences, according to a new study. While life experiences help consumers feel closer to others, experiential products fulfill their users' need for 'competence' by utilizing their skills and knowledge. Both effects provide the same happiness boost, researchers found.
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  • Science Graphic of the Week: Climate Change on Tatooine

    Nick Stockton
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Just because Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine is fictional doesn’t mean it’s immune to the effects of climate change. This map shows how, in the past 110 Galactic Standard Years, Tatooine has turned from a sprawling, desert wasteland into an even hotter sprawling, desert wasteland. It comes from Tatooine’s first Intergovernmental Report on Climate […]
  • Mapping the Mass of an Enormous Galaxy Cluster

    Adam Mann
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    You are looking at the most precise gravity map ever made of a distant galaxy cluster. Using the map, astronomers have determined that the cluster is roughly 650,000 light-years across and contains enough matter to make 160 trillion suns. The cluster, known as MCS J0416.1–2403, is located about 4 billion light-years away and consists of […]
  • Tomorrow’s Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins

    Nick Stockton
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Researchers at MIT have created a ball with a customizable surface texture through the science of wrinkling.
  • Have a Drone? Check This Map Before You Fly It

    Betsy Mason
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on licensing for all drone operators, while drone pilots and some legal experts claim drones […]
  • Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf

    Matt Simon
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis.
 
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  • 6 Tricks to Feel Happy Any Time of the Day (or Night!)

    Psych Central Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Happiness is almost always possible, if you know how to look for it. Sometimes when you’re feeling sadness or grief or hopelessness, do you give up on feeling happy? Let’s try on a new habit — expecting at least tastes of happiness even in hard times. Here are 6 ways to experience happiness most any day. The 5 Easiest Ways to Be Happy — Bet You’re Not Doing #4 Notice, talk about, and write about what does feel good in your life today. It could be the pancakes for breakfast, the call to or from a dear friend, yoga at the gym, the flowers you saw on your walk, your…
  • How to Use Self-Talk to Improve Performance

    Marianne Stenger
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Do you ever talk to yourself? Although it’s not always a conscious habit, most of us practice self-talk on a daily basis, as a way of guiding, motivating or supporting ourselves. Maybe you’re heading to the store and start running through a list of all the items you need to buy. Or perhaps you’re trying to get through a particularly challenging task at work and find yourself whispering something like “Come on, focus, you can do this.” Over the years, research has shown that self-talk can boost productivity, motivation and confidence, and even help regulate emotions. “There is…
  • 5 Quick Ways to Calm Anxiety at Work

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    If you struggle with anxiety, you may find it especially tough to get things done at work. “Anxiety can be debilitating on its own, but in the workplace, it can be magnified immensely,” said Jennifer Hope, LCPC, a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. With its often-fast pace and mounting demands, work can spike stress. One of Hope’s clients, who has generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), feels anxious most of the time and in most situations. When her anxiety is severe, she has a hard time completing any task. She’ll reread the same line in an email because she can’t focus on…
  • Finding Your Way through Adversity

    Matt Fried
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    On my last day of inpatient psychiatric treatment, I nervously asked the hospital’s program director if I could apply for a position there. I felt a thousand times better than the day I was brought into the system, which was in an ambulance after a suicide attempt. I felt like I could help others who had been through the same thing. I felt scared too, because if she said “No,” that meant I was being sent into the world to make my own path. She said no. It wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but it was what I needed to hear. Apparently many people recovering from a mental illness…
  • 3 Ways to Reclaim Your Work Life

    Sophie Henshaw, DPsych
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    If you’re stressed, depressed and dreading Mondays, you’re probably working in a toxic interpersonal environment that has started to take its toll on your physical and mental health. In my recent research on workplace bullying, I have discovered a baffling phenomenon: Targets often don’t realize they are being bullied for months or years. I believe that the reason it takes so long is because no one likes to admit they’re a victim. The mere thought of being a victim is so stigmatizing that most people would rather give the bully the benefit of the doubt and continue tolerating the…
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  • This 80 Year-Old Man Hasn't Bathed In 60 Years. Just Wait Till You See Him ... Whoa.

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    No, it’s not a troll - it’s an 80 year-old man who hasn’t taken a bath in 60 years. They call him Amou Haji, and he lives in the village of Dezhgah (city of Farashband in Fars province of Iran). It’s hard to believe that this is a real human being. 1. It’s hard to tell, but those are human hands. imgur 2. This Iranian man, Amou Haji, hasn’t bathed in 60 years. imgur 3. It’s like he blends in with the surroundings. Payvand 4. His most valuable possession is a three-inch steel pipe … which he uses to smoke animal dung with. imgur 5. He wears a war…
  • 10 Ridiculous Luxury Items That Actually Exist

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Imagine you’re rich and money were no object, what would you buy? A bigger house? A faster car? Or why not an Iphone covered in jewels and gold? Whether you have money to burn or are simply curious about how the superwealthy spend their fortune, I bet you’ll enjoy window shopping for these ridiculous luxury items. 1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($5.3 million). Only nine are being built. thinkadvisor 2. The History Supreme ($4.5 billion). It’s covered in more than 220,000 pounds of platinum and gold. thinkadvisor 3. Espresso Machine ($20,000). Designed by Kees van der Westen.
  • Aww. This Baby Elephant Loves To Cuddle.

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Two Canadians travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to visit the Patara Elephant Farm, a rescue that focuses on the health-care of elephants above all else. In this video, they meet Tara, a two-month old calf who runs over to cuddle with one of the travellers. Adorable.
  • 10 Awesome Cupcake Decoration Ideas. #8 Looks Fabulous.

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Hope you’re not hungry, because by the end of this list you might feel the need to raid the nearest bakery. 1. Burger Cupcakes ohcupcakes 2. Popcorn Cupcakes penniesonaplatter 3. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes diaryofaladybird 4. Super Mario Cupcakes thecakecow 5. Cookie Monster Cupcakes zecookielounge 6. Rose Cupcakes createdby-diane 7. Cactus Cupcakes fabulous-fetes 8. Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes cupcakesforparty 9. Sprout Cupcakes etsy 10. Inception Cupcakes ninas-kleiner-food-blog These cupcakes almost look too good to be eaten.
  • This Slip 'N Slide Leads To A 50-Foot Drop Off A Cliff. These People Are Crazy!

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    In this video you’ll find a Slip ‘n Slide that ends at the edge of a 50-foot cliff. It was filmed in Lake Powell, near the border of Utah and Arizona, and looks really fun. Would you dare to try it?
 
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