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  • He Spent 17 Months Preparing His Proposal... And The Result Was Amazing

    Encurious
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Tiffany flew to California to meet her boyfriend of three years. The couple has had a distance relationship over the years but are now about to learn how to live with each other in the future. Her boyfriend, Levy, had a surprise waiting for her when she arrived: A gigantic marriage proposal. A marriage proposal he planned for over 17 months.
  • Iron Man R2-D2

    Toxel.com
    Toxel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    R2-D2 droid from Star Wars painted to look like Iron Man from The Avengers. Designed by Mike Verta. Real life model created by Kevin Pommenville. Also check out: AT-AT Dog Costume and Disney Star Wars
  • Road to K-pop stardom

    Big Picture
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. -- By ReutersMembers of South Korean girl group GFriend watch a recording of their stage performance during a dress rehearsal for "The Show" in Seoul, Jan. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
  • Hotel with a Slide

    Toxel.com
    Toxel.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Unique hotel with beautiful indoor slide is located in Taichung City, Taiwan. Guests of the RedDot hotel can quickly slide down to the reception desk. Regular stairs and an elevator can be used to get to the top of the slide. Also check out: Foldable Slide and Apartment with a Slide
  • 14 Must-Haves For The Perfect Booklovers' Night In

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:31 pm
    You can get these by Valentine’s Day if you really book it. Arrange the Date Library Card Valentine, $7.00 Meow Kapow Shop / Via etsy.com Get Casually (and Literally) Elegant Romeo and Juliet Text Tights, $24.90 Coline Design / Via etsy.com Spruce Up A Bit Oscar Wilde Perfume, $110.00 Anthropologie / Via anthropologie.com Offer a Sweet Love Token Folded Book Heart, $25.00 LucianaFrigerio / Via etsy.com View Entire List ›
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    Big Picture

  • Road to K-pop stardom

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. -- By ReutersMembers of South Korean girl group GFriend watch a recording of their stage performance during a dress rehearsal for "The Show" in Seoul, Jan. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
  • Massive snowstorm hits Northeast

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places. Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the City of Boston across Dorchester Bay. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
  • Unrest in Yemen

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week after a Houthi rebel takeover of the country. Thousands demonstrated on Friday as lawmakers wait to convene over the weekend. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelArmy and police officers loyal to the Houthi movement shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration to show support to the movement in Sanaa Jan. 23. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off…
  • Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due…
  • Bird’s Eye View

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    A change in perspective can make everything look a little different. Patterns emerge, shapes coalesce, and chaos simplifies. Aerial view of a river in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto, September 29, 2014. (ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS)
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Hotel with a Slide

    Toxel.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Unique hotel with beautiful indoor slide is located in Taichung City, Taiwan. Guests of the RedDot hotel can quickly slide down to the reception desk. Regular stairs and an elevator can be used to get to the top of the slide. Also check out: Foldable Slide and Apartment with a Slide
  • Paper Fashion

    Toxel.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Unique dresses made out of layers of paper by talented artist Asya Kozina. Beautiful outfits, costumes, dresses, and hats created out of white paper. Also check out: Balloon Dresses, Paper Eyelashes, and Paper Wigs
  • Iron Man R2-D2

    Toxel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    R2-D2 droid from Star Wars painted to look like Iron Man from The Avengers. Designed by Mike Verta. Real life model created by Kevin Pommenville. Also check out: AT-AT Dog Costume and Disney Star Wars
  • Multi-Tool Watch

    Toxel.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Innovative multi-tool watch designed by Leatherman comes with a miniature bottle opener, cutting hook, screwdrivers, wrenches, and glass breaker. 25 Useful Tools you wear on your wrist. Also available in a bracelet form. Leatherman Wearable Multi-Tool Also check out: Multi-Tool Ring and Solar System Watch
  • Loch Ness Spoon

    Toxel.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Creative long-handled spoon designed to look like the Loch Ness Monster. OTOTO “Nessie Ladle” will pop out of your favorite soup ready to serve! Nessie Ladle Also check out: Dumbbell Cutlery and Darth Vader Toaster
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    BuzzFeed - Latest

  • 14 Must-Haves For The Perfect Booklovers' Night In

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:31 pm
    You can get these by Valentine’s Day if you really book it. Arrange the Date Library Card Valentine, $7.00 Meow Kapow Shop / Via etsy.com Get Casually (and Literally) Elegant Romeo and Juliet Text Tights, $24.90 Coline Design / Via etsy.com Spruce Up A Bit Oscar Wilde Perfume, $110.00 Anthropologie / Via anthropologie.com Offer a Sweet Love Token Folded Book Heart, $25.00 LucianaFrigerio / Via etsy.com View Entire List ›
  • Which Belle Epoque Affliction Will Lead To Your Demise?

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    “I have always been a pencil.” — Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
  • 14 Hilarious Jokes About "Twilight"

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Once you go Jacob Black, you never go back. This shocking revelation. sniffel.blogg.se This Pokemon mash-up. knowyourmeme.com This truth about Jacob. weknowmemes.com This Harry Potter mash-up. chacha.com View Entire List ›
  • Where Are They Now? 14 Pop Acts Time Forgot

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Bet you still know all the words. Cleopatra The U.K. sister act blew up in 1998 with their album Comin' Atcha! and its hit single, "Cleopatra's Theme." They dropped another album in 2000, then disappeared. Their last performance together was in 2009. Cleo Higgins, the lead singer of the group, went off on her own in 2013. She made it to the semi-finals of the U.K.'s The Voice. mobo.com Tweet I was in middle school when Tweet's "Oops (Oh My)" hit the charts — and I had no idea what the song was about, but I loved it. Today I know what the song is about and I still love…
  • 5 Awe-Inspiring Attractions You Won't Believe Are In Europe

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Because they aren’t! The Statue Of Liberty If someone told you that Lady Liberty was in England, you'd be like, "What???" And you'd be right! Getty Images/iStockphoto Dirima The Golden Gate Bridge Also not located in Europe. If someone says otherwise, they are lying to you! Getty Images/iStockphoto somchaij The Eiffel Tower It's the pinnacle of elegance and engineering. And the one pictured here is located in good ol' US of A. Las Vegas, specifically. Are there other Eiffel Towers that are located in Europe? Maybe! Flickr: pixajen (CC BY http://2.0) / Via…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Lately, I’m finding lots of interaction and fun on Facebook. I once wrote a post about how I was leaving Facebook for Google+ because whoa, that’s the future. Until Google decided it wasn’t. And I’m reasonably well known for loving Twitter and being an early adopter of it. Which social network is right for you? The real answer? The one you like. I like Instagram plenty. I like Facebook more than I ever did before (no real idea why). I even spent a half hour today in LinkedIn (which I usually complain about). Continue ReadingThe post I Like Facebook More Than Twitter…
  • What is Content Marketing?

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and much more) to reach prospects and customers and influencers, and warm them up for the potential of a purchase. You can have an offline business and use content marketing. You can promote yourself, a book, a store, a church, or whatever it is you need to do. The art of content marketing is to create information that entertains, informs, and then CONNECTS a potential buyer with what you do/offer.Continue ReadingThe post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
 
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 5 Easy Ways to Improve your Mental Clarity

    Jermaine Harris
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    You turn on the TV and you are bombarded with images and stories of disaster and tragedy from around the world, you are getting 100 emails a day, your finances need attention and you still haven’t fixed the leak in your bathroom. With modern life pulling us in so many different directions, coupled with a connection to so many people across so many platforms it is becoming increasingly challenging to keep our mental faculties working at their absolute best. With that in mind, it is essential that we give our brain a fighting chance. If you had a beautiful Lamborghini, would you drive it for…
  • 5 Reasons Your Life Should Have a Theme

    Lovelyn
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    You should have a theme, a motto, a definite thing that you stand for. Does that sound a bit corny to you? It did to me too until I realized how much having one could affect all aspects of my life. I’m not talking about a theme song here, even though I have wished my life had a soundtrack from time to time. Instead I’m talking about a saying that represents the concepts you find most important in life. You might already have one and be well aware of the common thread running through your daily activities. Others have never thought to look for one before. I never thought to look…
  • Don’t Quit Your Jobs…Yet

    Vishnu's Virtues
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    It’s the new year. If you’ve put off pursuit of your dreams, I have a message for you. And no, it doesn’t require that you write a resignation letter, tell off your boss or make a viral video informing company management that you quit. You could do all that, but what’s the point? You would soon be unemployed, homeless and living on someone’s couch with your dog, Fido. Throughout the past few years, I’ve made a transition in my career, starting in law and politics, then working for myself. I ran an online law firm, became a freelancer, wrote and sold books online and now coach…
  • 5 Motivation Secrets of Successful People

    Ajax Oliver
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Because motivation is such a powerful, driving force, it is one of the most important elements of the corporate world and can be the difference between failure and success. However, since no two individuals are ever alike, whatever you use for motivation may not work for others, especially in business. Motivation enables individuals to overcome the challenges of setting and accomplishing goals in their lives by taking consistent action to do so. Two Types of Motivation It is important to understand that motivation takes two forms. On the one hand, there is external motivation or certain…
  • 10 Ways to Embrace Changes In Your Personal and Professional Life

    Andrew Walton
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    For many individuals, accepting change in their personal and professional lives is oftentimes a difficult proposition. Yet change is inevitable; it is the only thing that is constant in our world. Whether it is in your personal life or your professional life, you can anticipate changes that you will have to adjust to. However, accepting change is not a popular idea and we typically oppose or resist it. People are reluctant to step out of their comfort zones because they get attached to old habits and their lifestyles. This makes it difficult to achieve our goals. Why are People so afraid of…
 
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    MAKE

  • Masterpiece Of Soldering: You Won’t Believe This Handmade Electronic Clock

    Jeremy Cook
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The collection of components that you see above is actually a clock, masterfully constructed by Gislain Benoit, who has been working with electronics for as long as he can remember. According to the description, this clock not only displays the time, but all of the components you would see in […]Read more on MAKE
  • Manual Log Splitter

    Gareth Branwyn
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    A simple wood splitting machine that lets gravity do all of the hard work.Read more on MAKE
  • For Those About To Rocksmith: Hack A Custom Cable

    Jeremy Cook
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Rocksmith, if you haven’t heard of it, is a video game that helps you learn to play the guitar, or bass guitar in “GearWalker’s” case. Think Guitar Hero, except with an actual guitar. Although this is quite an interesting concept (and in some ways makes more sense than ‘Hero), it requires […]Read more on MAKE
  • This Giant Floating Face Creepily Watches While You Gamble

    Mike Senese
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    Walk into the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas and you’ll be greeted by a giant golden face perched high above the casino floor, gently floating and bobbing over the throngs of people dreaming of riches. It’s eerie enough that you might think you’ve found heaven, or that someone spiked your drink. The incredible […]Read more on MAKE
  • Level Up: These 3D Printed Thumbsticks Help The Disabled Play Xbox

    Caleb Kraft
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Since the beginning of my hobby of producing 3D printed parts to help people with physical disabilities play video games, the thumbstick has been an issue. Unfortunately, it was an issue I didn’t really have an elegant solution for. After some brainstorming, I believe I’ve come up with a useful […]Read more on MAKE
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    Mashable

  • With hotels full, Airbnb guests soar by 300% for Super Bowl host city

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    PHOENIX — Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts. Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no vacancies for months now See also: 13 things Katy Perry revealed at her Super Bowl halftime show primer Four New Yorkers are renting King's house and adjoining guest house for $1,000 per night, though Airbnb tells Mashable the average rate this week is between $200 and 400 Overall, Airbnb booking…
  • Seattle police pepper sprayed a teacher who was walking and talking to his mom

    Brian Ries
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    A Seattle-area high school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police at a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. day has filed an intent to sue the city and its police force for $500,000. Jesse Hagopian, a well-known social justice advocate who teaches at Garfield High School, a public school in Seattle, Washington, filed the notice of tort claim against the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department over the incident, which was captured on camera and shared on YouTube this week. See also: Beyond NYC and D.C., police brutality protesters descend on cities nationwide The city has 60 days to…
  • 18 incredible new photos from 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

    Sandra Gonzalez
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    If you thought that leaked — now official — trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5 was exciting, just wait until you see the 18 just-released photos from the new season In the images, we get to see our first looks at new characters Doran Martell and The High Sparrow, a new angle on Tyrion's beard, and much more. See also: Now it's certain: The 'Game of Thrones' show will reach the ending before the books The new season premieres April 12. Take a look at the photos below and tell us your thoughts (and sharp observations) in the comments. Read more... More about Television, Hbo,…
  • Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts to star in HBO's 'Lewis and Clark'

    Sandra Gonzalez
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    HBO's next miniseries is officially set, and it has quite the team of huge stars set to executive produce The network Friday announced it has greenlit Lewis and Clark, a 6-hour miniseries set to begin production this summer See also: Mike Myers goes into business with HBO Casey Affleck stars as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts, best known for his role in film festival darling Rust and Bone, will play William Clark Executive producers on the series include Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Gary Goetzman (Game Change) and Dede Gadner (The Normal Heart). “In Lewis and Clark, we…
  • Gerard Piqué has second son with Shakira, is winning at life so hard

    Sam Laird
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    If we follow sports in part to live vicariously through our favorite athletes, then it's hard to find a better one to emulate than soccer star Gerard Piqué, who has lived more in 27 years than most could hope to in an entire lifetime Piqué and his girlfriend of four years, a 37-year-old Colombian singer you may have heard of called Shakira, just welcomed their second baby boy together. Young Sasha Piqué Mebarak joins his two-year-old brother Milan See also: Shakira teams with Facebook for baby shower to benefit children in need But Piqué, a defender for one of the world's…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Hard Problem defeats legendary playwright

    vaughanbell
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    I’ve written a review of legendary playwright Tom Stoppard’s new play The Hard Problem at the National Theatre, where he tackles neuroscience and consciousness – or at least thinks he does. The review is in The Psychologist and covers the themes running through Stoppard’s new work and how they combine with the subtly misfiring conceptualisation of cognitive science: This is a typical and often pedantic criticism of plays about technical subjects but in Stoppard’s case, the work is primarily about what defines us as human, in light of the science of human nature, and…
  • A misdiagnosis of trauma in Ancient Babylon

    vaughanbell
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    Despite the news reports, researchers probably haven’t discovered a mention of ‘PTSD’ from 1300BC Mesopotamia. The claim is likely due to a rather rough interpretation of Ancient Babylonian texts but it also reflects a curious interest in trying to find modern psychiatric diagnoses in the past, which tells us more about our own clinical insecurities than the psychology of the ancient world. The claim comes from a new article published in Early Science and Medicine and it turns out there’s a pdf of the article available online if you want to read it in full. The authors…
  • From the machine

    vaughanbell
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    A new film, Ex Machina, is released in the UK tomorrow and it is quite possibly one of the best sci-fi films of recent times and probably the best film about consciousness and artificial intelligence ever made. The movie revolves around startup geek turned tech corp billionaire Nathan who has created the artificially conscious android Ava. Nathan invites one of his corporate coders, Caleb, to help test whether Ava feels conscious. The film is near-future but in the tradition of sci-fi as a theatre in which to test ideas, it focuses on the stark and unexpected issues raised by self-conscious…
  • pwned by a self-learning AI

    vaughanbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Backchannel has a fascinating profile of DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis which although an interesting read in itself, has a link to a brief, barely mentioned study which may herald a quiet revolution in artificial intelligence. The paper (available online as a pdf) is entitled “Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning” and describes an AI system which, without any prior training, learned to play a series of Atari 2600 games to the point of out-performing humans. The key here is ‘without any prior training’ as the system was not ‘told’ anything about…
  • A love beyond illusions

    vaughanbell
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Articles on people’s experience of the altered states of madness often fall into similar types: tragedy, revelation or redemption. Very few do what a wonderful article in Pacific Standard manage: give an account of how a young couple learn to live with psychosis. It’s an interesting piece because it’s not an account of how someone finds the answer to loving someone who has episodes of psychosis, it’s how a couple find an answer. It discusses psychiatry, antipsychotics and R.D. Laing but not in terms of what we should or could think of psychosis and society, but what…
 
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    Neuromarketing

  • Brainfluence Podcast – Episodes 31 to 40

    Roger Dooley
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Another couple of months and we’ve got ten more episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast with awesome guests like Paul Zak, Dan Pink, and Robin Dreeke, the FBI’s former top behaviorist! Here’s your chance to catch up on any you missed. [...] The post Brainfluence Podcast – Episodes 31 to 40 appeared first on Neuromarketing.
  • Here’s Why Smart Marketers Use A/B Testing

    Roger Dooley
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    How often are websites designed using “best practices” or by trusting the experience of a seasoned expert? The answer is, “all too frequently.” In every speech I give, I offer practical advice on how to get better marketing results by [...] The post Here’s Why Smart Marketers Use A/B Testing appeared first on Neuromarketing.
  • Mega-Recap for Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    My “picks” went on vacation over the holidays, and then got off to a slow start in the new year. So, this edition is a big catch-up on my own content from here, Forbes, and my podcasts at RogerDooley.com, along [...] The post Mega-Recap for Roger’s Picks appeared first on Neuromarketing.
  • Why Monkeys Are Smarter Shoppers Than Humans

    John Carvalho
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    A new Yale study shows that capuchin monkeys, which respond like humans in many situations, are unlike humans when it comes to preferring more expensive treats. The post Why Monkeys Are Smarter Shoppers Than Humans appeared first on Neuromarketing.
  • Sensory Marketing in a Business Card

    Roger Dooley
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    We think of print as primarily a visual medium and a challenge to use for sensory marketing. You generally can’t smell it, taste it, or hear it. But touch can come into play in many kinds of print media. Hence, [...] The post Sensory Marketing in a Business Card appeared first on Neuromarketing.
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Will Uber Convertibles Run Out Of Gas?

    Robbie Goffin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
     Uber just completed a $1.6 billion, six-year convertible debt raise via Goldman’s private wealth group. “But Robbie,” you say, “how do you even put a value on a convertible bond if there isn’t any stock to convert the bond into?” A great question, and one that has a number of significant implications. Since we’re all friends here, let’s go ahead… Read More
  • Review Of Uber’s Privacy Policy Shows Positive Signs, But Still Room For Improvement

    Ryan Lawler
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
     Uber today released the results of a review of its privacy policies, which it had commissioned from independent law firm Hogan Lovells. The firm found that Uber had appropriate policies and disclosures in place and that it had invested significantly to enforce those policies. However, it made some recommendations into how the company could improve the way it handles user data. Read More
  • FIghting Sexism In Silicon Valley

    Patricia Nakache
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
     The scenarios depicted in the Newsweek story were disturbing, but frankly they remained somewhat abstract for me until I taught my class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business several hours later. Read More
  • Betaworks Launches Idiot-Proof Livestream Broadcast App Upclose

    Josh Constine
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
     Sick of hassling with Google Hangouts? Now you can start broadcasting video live to the world with just one-touch through Upclose, the newest app from Betaworks. Upclose lets you follow people to get notified when they’re on the air, discover who’s livestreaming now, and then comment on their broadcasts in a chat room with other viewers on the web or mobile. That’s it.… Read More
  • Sandboxing And Smart Regulation In An Age of A/B Testing

    Nick Sinai
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
     The small drone crash at the White House earlier this week is just the latest in a series of reminders that when it comes to regulating new technology the government is woefully slow. Read More
 
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    News -- ScienceDaily

  • Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle perturbation and crust-mantle interaction during the Mesozoic era. The Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt formed through the collision between the North and South China blocks, which produced large-scale destruction of the cratonic lithosphere, accompanied by widespread magmatism and metallogeny.
  • Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:14 pm
    A new study adds to the growing evidence supporting a theory that strange electronic behaviors -- including high-temperature superconductivity and heavy fermion physics -- arise from quantum fluctuations of strongly correlated electrons.
  • Latent HIV may lurk in 'quiet' immune cells, research suggests

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    HIV can lie dormant in infected cells for years, even decades. Scientists think unlocking the secrets of this viral reservoir may make it possible to cure, not just treat, HIV. Researchers have gained new insight on which immune cells likely do, and do not, harbor this latent virus.
  • Meteorite may represent 'bulk background' of Mars' battered crust

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth. It's been shown to be a 4.4 billion-year-old chunk of the Martian crust, and according to a new analysis, rocks just like it may cover vast swaths of Mars.
  • Radar Images of Near-Earth Asteroid

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    A team of astronomers has made the most detailed radar images yet of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images, which were taken early in the morning on Jan. 27, 2014, reveal the asteroid's surface features in unprecedented clarity.
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    WIRED » Science

  • Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Tiniest, Most Adorable Snake Can Curl Up on a Quarter

    Matt Simon
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    If I learned anything from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, it’s that turning into a human that’s small enough to fit in a Cheerio comes with a unique set of challenges. Scorpions become even bigger jerks than when you’re normal-sized, for instance. And your dad almost eats you because you’re inside a Cheerio. But what […] The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The World’s Tiniest, Most Adorable Snake Can Curl Up on a Quarter appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Scientists from the IBM Research and Mars Incorporated today announced the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium, a collaborative food safety platform aiming to leverage advances in genomics and analytics to further our understanding of what makes food safe. The post How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales

    Nick Stockton
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    By dipping live specimens in a chemical concoction, scientists are able to keep them alive in the vacuum conditions normally required for field emission scanning electron microscopy. The post This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-D

    Marcus Woo
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Thanks to global warming, rising sea levels threaten to permanently flood low-lying regions around the world from the Maldives to Manhattan. The increasing temperatures melt glaciers and polar ice, inundating the oceans with freshwater. One block of melting ice that’s particularly important is the Greenland Ice Sheet, which, covering an area three times the size […] The post Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-D appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats

    Brandon Keim
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Some people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet's behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves. The post The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Are You an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? Thoughts on the 4 Tendencies Quiz

    Gretchen Rubin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Last week, I unveiled my Four Tendencies quiz, which helps people determine their Tendency. I developed this framework as part of my research on habits for my book Better Than Before. To take the Quiz, click here. I’m very gratified that so many thousands of people have taken the quiz — and even more gratified by the notes at the end. The comments are fascinating. Zoikes. After reading those comments, I’d make a few observations. First, the quiz is meant to be a tool. It’s not infallible. Your evaluation of your own Tendency matters most. The particular questions, the particular…
  • 6 Essentials in Healing from an Affair

    Margaret Rutherford, PhD
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    I got a call from a TV reporter after the infamous “blue dress” incident during Clinton’s presidency. He wanted to do an interview about the likelihood that the Clintons would break up, given the stress of Hillary discovering Bill lying and cheating. I started smiling. Arkansans, and I am one, have a long history with the Clintons. Then I stated, “If most couples didn’t make it through affairs, the divorce rate would be even higher than it is now. You just hear about the ones that don’t.” Working through an affair is tough. It takes tremendous energy…
  • Best of Our Blogs: January 30, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Imagine trying to live your life normally when you have an injured knee, physical illness or disease. We do the same with emotional problems we try to avoid. We try, for example, to pretend like we can do it all. We blindly hope we don’t need that medication anymore, that we’ll start taking care of ourselves tomorrow or that the stress we’re enduring is not only normal, but necessary in order to have a meaningful, fulfilling life. We think we’re fine, but what we don’t know is how it’s all affecting us, how we have to compensate in other ways to adjust…
  • How to Use Feng Shui to Enhance Love, Clarity, and Energy

    Psych Central Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Looking to create more love, wealth or clarity in your life? Then watch today’s episode of Conscious Living ®, where Feng Shui practitioner and organizational expert Linda Pisani draws on this 5,000+ year art form to share simple, easy tips for clearing clutter, increasing “chi” or energy flow in your environment, and transforming any space into an abundant haven. This article courtesy of Spirituality and Health.
  • Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Tips that May Help

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Many of us tend to think these kinds of thoughts daily: “I’m sooo busy. Life has been really overwhelming. I feel like I’m being torn apart. I wish I could clone myself, so I could keep up. I’ll relax after I’m done with all the tasks on my list — though I have no idea when that’ll actually happen.” We may feel like we’re in a constant state of stressed out and overwhelmed. Brigid Schulte can relate. She’s an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post – a fast-paced and highly demanding job — and a mom to two kids — which no doubt…
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  • 12 GIFs That Show The Shocking Power Of Addiction

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Illicit drugs not only deteroriate your body in a rapid fashion, but dramatically change your face as well. The following pictures illustrate just how shocking the changes can be. 1. Female, 43 rehabs.com 2. Female, 30 rehabs.com 3. Male, 24 rehabs.com 4. Male, 32 rehabs.com 5. Male, 46 rehabs.com 6. Male, 64 rehabs.com 7. Female, 23 rehabs.com 8. Female, 25 rehabs.com 9. Female, 30 rehabs.com 10. Female, 52 rehabs.com 11. Male, 44 rehabs.com 12. Male, 44 rehabs.com Source: Rehabs.com
  • You Won't Believe What These Bridges Are Made Of. They Are Alive.

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Deep in the rainforests of northeatern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges are not built - they’re grown. These living bridges are made from the roots of the native Ficus elastica tree and are priceless to the Meghalaya tribe. 1. These living bridges are much sturdier than a regular wooden bridge and actually grow stronger over time. amusingplanet 2. Because of the humid climate, a normal wooden bridge would quickly rot. Rex Features 3. Hollowed out trees are used to guide the roots and vines and grow the bridges in the right direction. screwtape / flickr 4. Some of…
  • What Happens After He Wraps A Match In Foil And Sets It On Fire Is AWESOME

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Grant Thompson is a Youtuber known for coming up with random but yet awesome ideas. In this video, we’ll find him building a Matchbox Rocket using nothing but a few household items. It’s just genius.
  • He Spent 17 Months Preparing His Proposal... And The Result Was Amazing

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Tiffany flew to California to meet her boyfriend of three years. The couple has had a distance relationship over the years but are now about to learn how to live with each other in the future. Her boyfriend, Levy, had a surprise waiting for her when she arrived: A gigantic marriage proposal. A marriage proposal he planned for over 17 months.
  • What A Woman Did At The Gas Station Takes Stupidity To A New Level

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Don’t you just hate it when your car’s petrol cap keeps switching side?
 
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