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  • The Importance of Developing Curiosity

    World of Psychology
    Lachlan Brown
    26 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    We all want to be happy; according to the Dalai Lama, it is “the very purpose of our life.” Yet despite the incredible advancement of modern-day technology and society, few of us are happy. A 2013 Harris Poll found that only one in three Americans say they’re very happy. Perhaps this is because the majority of our time is spent in unsatisfying work, repetitive daily routines, and nights passively watching a twittering screen. But we don’t have to settle for unhappy lives. We’re all capable of achieving happiness and more meaning in life if we adopt the right attitudes and…
  • Texas flooding

    Big Picture
    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Plant Watering Cloud

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    Toxel.com
    26 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Miniature cloud designed by Jeong Seungbin rains on a flower pot and gently waters the plants with pouring raindrops. Simply fill the cloud with water and watch how it waters your plants. [order] Also check out: Cloud Shaped House and Storm Cloud Lamp
  • 28 Times Tumblr Summed Up Living In Britain

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    27 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    What happens when three polite drivers all arrive at a mini-roundabout at exactly the same time? When it captured how we will have a BBQ every bank holiday no matter what. When it perfectly explained our Eurovision philosophy. And our political climate. Like the Lib Dems, our glory days are behind us. When it showed us that it is possible to change your mind on immigration issues. View Entire List ›
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

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    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
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  • Texas flooding

    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Oil spill in California

    22 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been cleaning the habitat and helping the wildlife caught in the oil slick all week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCalifornia mussels and a crab are covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 21. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of…
  • Cities in the clouds

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Here is a selection of images the Reuters news agency pulled from its files showing cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living among the clouds. -- By Lloyd YoungHeavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2007. (Steve Crisp/Reuters)
  • Turmoil in Burundi

    18 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring…
  • Amtrak derailment

    15 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Plant Watering Cloud

    Toxel.com
    26 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Miniature cloud designed by Jeong Seungbin rains on a flower pot and gently waters the plants with pouring raindrops. Simply fill the cloud with water and watch how it waters your plants. [order] Also check out: Cloud Shaped House and Storm Cloud Lamp
  • T-Rex Spaghetti Measurer

    Toxel.com
    25 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Pasta measuring tool will let you know exactly how much spaghetti you need to cook for a woman, a man, a child, or a dinosaur. T-Rex Spaghetti Measurer - useful tool to have in any kitchen. [order] I Could Eat a T-Rex Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Sushi Bazooka
  • Street Art by David Zinn

    Toxel.com
    24 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Wonderful chalk art on sidewalks, roads, and walls drawn by Michigan based street artist David Zinn. Temporary three-dimensional drawings of cute and adorable characters. Also check out: 3D Graffiti and Rain Activated Street Art
  • Tennis Ball Picker

    Toxel.com
    23 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Easily pick up tennis balls without bending over with innovative attachment for your tennis racket. Tennis ball picker strip designed by Korean university student Yunjo Yu uses velcro to pick up the ball. Also check out: Extreme Tennis Court Locations
  • Cel Shaded Pants

    Toxel.com
    22 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Eye-catching jeans will transform you into cell-shaded video game character. Borderlands inspired pants designed and hand-painted by Clemontine. Also check out: Picnic Pants and Keyboard Pants
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  • 28 Times Tumblr Summed Up Living In Britain

    27 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    What happens when three polite drivers all arrive at a mini-roundabout at exactly the same time? When it captured how we will have a BBQ every bank holiday no matter what. When it perfectly explained our Eurovision philosophy. And our political climate. Like the Lib Dems, our glory days are behind us. When it showed us that it is possible to change your mind on immigration issues. View Entire List ›
  • This Slow Motion Puppy Is Having The Perfect Day

    27 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    Guaranteed to make you want to watch over and over again. Brought to you by your friends at BuzzFeed BFF. instagram.com / Via Instagram: @bff
  • Internet Explorer And Julie Klausner Talk About Mr. Eggs And Roosh V

    27 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Roosh gets owned, and a bodybuilding message board troll owns all of us. This week's episode of Internet Explorer deals with a man who loves eggs and turns out to be just a troll, and an infamous internet pick up artist who appeared on Dr. Oz. Join us! w.soundcloud.com Our guest this week is Julie Klausner, author, host of How Was Your Week podcast, and star of the upcoming series Difficult People on Hulu. instagram.com A pick up artist teacher and blogger recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show. Dr. Oz raked him over the coals about his pro-fatshaming Twitter campaign. His former fans in on…
  • 18 Places In London To Read Your Favourite Book

    27 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    A book with a view. St Dunstan-in-the-East Closest station: Tower Hill These stunning ruins create the perfect atmosphere to escape into the pages of a good book. Bring your lunch, your book and curl up on one of the benches or the courtyard grass for a perfect little getaway. instagram.com London Review Bookshop Closest station: Holborn If you need a new book and a place to read it in, a visit to the London Review of Books shop is a must. The lovely little café-bookshop combo is completely charming and most certainly a comfy place to settle in with a recommended read. instagram.com…
  • How Evangelical Churches Protect Abusers Like Josh Duggar

    27 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    Danny Johnston / AP Although my parents currently attend an Episcopalian church, swear, and drink a lot of wine, my family resembles the independent Baptist Duggars — America’s most famous Evangelicals — in many ways, one tragic. When my sister, then age 15, reported that she had been sexually abused by someone in our family, she was counseled by family members and church leaders that prosecution would make things worse. Better to forgive, they told her, and find true reconciliation with God. She was also warned that criminal proceedings would tear her family apart. And…
 
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  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
 
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD FRIEND

    Rynaldo Papoy
    27 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    Many people complain: I have no friends. Or: “I turn away people.” Maybe you’re being a good friend? Here we remember the … 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD FRIEND 1 – You do not solve the problem of your friend, you help to solve. When we have a problem, we immediately ask for help from friends. Some may help, others do not. However, a friend does not expect that the other has an obligation to solve all the problems of friends, but you can at least encourage friends to solve their problems and suggest solutions. On the other hand, if a friend can not help each…
  • 3 You Won’t Believe Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

    WILLIAM WEST
    26 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    When you look in the mirror, who do you see? If you could have an outer body experience that will show you who you really are, would you? I know these questions may sound cliché but when compared to the way you’re living your life right now, can you answer them? People often forget about the realness of true satisfaction and happiness. Are you really happy with your life right now? Do you concern yourself with what people say or think about you? I could ask you question after question but the fact of the matter is this; if you don’t know who you really are beneath flesh view,…
  • Should You Cook With Expensive Wine or Cheap Wine?

    Andrew Meggitt
    25 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    We all know that wine tastes great — well, most of it does. But what is it within the wine that enables us to enjoy it? Just like the food we eat, wine comes in a vast array of flavors and styles. What makes each wine unique is the combination of sugars, acid, aroma compounds, tannin, and alcohol. These components, in differing combinations, give each wine its unique character. From a culinary standpoint, these wine attributes can also enhance a dish. For example, with white meats or fish, you’d want to try a dry unoaked white wine. And for a heavier dish that contains beef and…
  • What A Man Can Expect When Expecting Counseling

    Lawrence Stein
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Men are often on the other side of my office door, pacing in the waiting room as I prepare for our first session of psychological counseling. Many of my male patients are nervous the first time we meet and have never reached out for mental health therapy before. Some worry that asking for help is a sign of defeat. Some can’t decide what to talk about in our first session, which can be scary for them. I take a moment to breathe and prepare myself before opening my door for the first time to meet someone new. As a private practitioner for over 15 years working in Red Bank, NJ with my brethren…
  • Markers of Success— Understanding the Successful From the Unsuccessful

    Lisa Smith
    21 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    It is difficult to formulate an equation for success or draw an ideal image of the successful man or woman. It is also not possible to determine parameters to judge the success of a particular person by. There can however be a few points of difference noticed in attitude and work ethics of those that succeed and those that do not. Successful people have a keen sense of self awareness, which is why they are likely to be clear about their goals and oriented towards achieving them. Keeping a journal or maintaining To-do lists, reading every day and being open to talk about new ideas, help them…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Search Foursquare for Secret Menu Items at Restaurants

    Melanie Pinola
    27 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Foursquare is like a community of insiders. They’ll tell you how to get free Wi-Fi at airports and local spots , and they’ll also tip you on the things you can order off the menu at restaurants and bars.Read more...
  • PSA: Facebook Messenger Shares Your Location with Every Message

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    You’re probably aware that Facebook collects a ton of information about you, but if you’re using the mobile Messenger app, that also means your location data as well. A new Chrome extension called Marauders Map lets anyone you’ve sent a message see that location information all at once.Read more...
  • Today's Best Deals: Blenders, The Bluetooth Speaker You Want, More

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    27 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...
  • The Remote Worker’s Guide to Office Etiquette

    Alan Henry
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Working from home, whether it’s once in a while or every day, doesn’t make you immune to the social weirdness that comes with other people. In fact, being physically removed from your coworkers can make communicating that much stranger. Here’s what you need to know to avoid awkward silences in chat rooms, flat jokes on conference calls, or just feeling isolated from the rest of your colleagues.Read more...
  • These Discounted Seiko Canvas Strap Watches Keep Things Simple

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    27 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Need a new watch, a knock around watch, or a Father’s Day Gift? These attractive Seiko timepieces are only $45 and available in multiple colors. Today only. [Seiko Gold Box]Read more...
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  • LED Stickers Are an Easy Gateway into Making

    TravisGood
    27 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    We all recognize the power of making with LEDs. (Arduino “Hello World!” anyone?) LEDs have been the lure drawing many into the world of making. However, LED projects have remained inaccessible to many young ladies. No more! LiteSeeds LED stickers are about to change all that. While walking the aisles of Maker Faire’s Start-Up Pavilion I came […] Read more on MAKE The post LED Stickers Are an Easy Gateway into Making appeared first on Make:.
  • Handmade Beauty: Hairpin Leg Vanity Table with Built-In Storage

    Haley Pierson-Cox
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve got a few woodworking skills under your belt and are looking for a fun and challenging springtime project to tackle, this modern-meets-rustic hairpin leg vanity table is a great way to expand your furniture-building know-how! My favorite part about this project’s design is definitely the fold-up doors that […] Read more on MAKE The post Handmade Beauty: Hairpin Leg Vanity Table with Built-In Storage appeared first on Make:.
  • Help Crowdsource a Giant 3D Printed Edgar Allan Poe Statue

    Matt Stultz
    27 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The We The Builders team has been collaboratively creating fantastic sculptures of our nation’s forefathers for the past few years. Now, they have turned their sights on an iconic figure of their hometown of Baltimore: Edgar Allen Poe. This new project, Edgar Allen Print, is off to a great start, but needs […] Read more on MAKE The post Help Crowdsource a Giant 3D Printed Edgar Allan Poe Statue appeared first on Make:.
  • Sweat, Hugs, and VR at the ITP Spring Show

    Donald Bell
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The 2015 Spring Show for New York’s Tisch ITP graduate program showcases a wide range of interactive projects. Here are a handful that would look right at home at Maker Faire. Read more on MAKE The post Sweat, Hugs, and VR at the ITP Spring Show appeared first on Make:.
  • Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics

    Caleb Kraft
    27 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    In the universe of 3D printing, one star shines particularly bright. The organization named e-NABLE has set out to harness the multitudes of home 3d printers to create customized and cheap prosthesis for children.  We’ve covered them on many occasions, and it would appear that Google has also taken note. […] Read more on MAKE The post Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics appeared first on Make:.
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    Mashable

  • All the rainfall records that have been broken in the southern Plains so far

    Andrew Freedman
    27 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    The epic weather whiplash event that has caused the southern Plains states, particularly Oklahoma and Texas, to go from drought conditions to flooding in just three weeks has broken numerous all-time rainfall records Oklahoma, for example, will likely have its wettest month of any on record. The same can be said for Oklahoma City and other communities there and in the Lone Star State See also: The anatomy of catastrophe in Flash Flood Alley, Texas Here is a running list of the rainfall records that have been broken so far, along with some nifty scientific charts that tell the story, courtesy…
  • Apple sends WWDC invites, likely for iOS 9 and new Mac software debut

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    27 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Apple sent out invites on Wednesday to the keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where the company is expected to reveal what's in store for its next-generation iPhone and Mac software. It will likely provide a clear look at what software is coming soon to Apple products. Analyst Walt Piecyk for BTIG Research tweeted a picture of the invitation, which included the tagline "the epicenter of change" in a box surrounded by shapes and colors. See also: Apple is bringing Force Touch to the iPhone, another report claims Apple's annual WWDC will take place in San…
  • An iPhone bug is making phones crash when a certain text is sent

    Ronald Chavez
    27 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    A newly discovered iOS bug is crashing iPhones and leaving users without access to the Messages app. Users who receive a mysterious string of characters in a text are noticing their Messages app will consequently crash, and in some cases, the phone will automatically reboot, according to 9to5Mac. The issue was first posted to Reddit. See also: 7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8 The text is partially in Arabic and includes unicode. It's not so much about what the text says, but rather how Apple's iOS handles the unicode sequence Image: Reddit, aus10_t8umPeople who are sending the…
  • The difference between hotels that are dog friendly — and just dog tolerant

    The Associated Press
    27 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn't let her pooch Benny trot around in the main house, among other troubles. Ochman, a Manhattan Internet strategist, has since discovered Audrey's Farmhouse, a bed and breakfast in Wallkill, New York, that caters to dogs and doesn't charge pet fees that can top hundreds of dollars. "Dog-friendly means your dog is welcome," she said. "If the dog is welcome, he shouldn't cost extra…
  • The anatomy of catastrophe in Flash Flood Alley, Texas

    Andrew Freedman
    27 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    The town of Wimberley is located on some of the most beautiful land in all of Texas known as Texas Hill Country, which was named for the rolling hills and gentle creeks that comprise the landscape. “It’s a great location, if you don’t want to go to one of the beaches here in Texas it really is one of the best getaway locations in Texas,” says Victor Murphy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dallas. See also: Lake Travis, Austin's main reservoir, rises astonishing 22 feet in 1 week To meteorologists like Murphy, though, Texas Hill Country is known by…
 
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    Mind Hacks

  • John Nash has left the building

    vaughanbell
    25 May 2015 | 2:42 am
    So goodbye John Nash, brilliant mathematician and beautiful mind, who has sadly just passed away after being involved in a taxi crash with his wife. Nash was famous for many things, but was probably most well-known for being the subject of the biopic A Beautiful Mind – an Oscar-winning production that sugar-coated the details although mainly stayed true to spirit of Nash’s remarkable story. Outside of the mainstream media Nash is best known for his work on partial differential equations and game theory – and it is this latter development which has had the biggest impact on…
  • Spike activity 12-05-2015

    vaughanbell
    23 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease, reports HeadQuarters after recent media bungles. We’re still waiting to hear on SimCity and Parkinson’s disease though. The American Psychiatric Association has a new corporate video that looks like a Viagra advert. BPS Research Digest reports on a fascinating study that gives a preliminary taxonomy of the voices inside your head. What does fMRI measure? Essential piece from the Brain Box blog that gives an excellent guide to fMRI. New Republic…
  • Irregularities in Science

    tomstafford
    20 May 2015 | 1:02 am
    A paper in the high-profile journal Science has been alleged to be based on fraudulent data, with the PI calling for it to be retracted. The original paper purported to use survey data to show that people being asked about gay marriage changed their attitudes if they were asked the survey questions by someone who was gay themselves. That may still be true, but the work of a team that set out to replicate the original study seems to show that the data reported in that paper was never collected in the way reported, and at least partly fabricated. The document containing these accusations is…
  • In the mind of a drone

    vaughanbell
    17 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    Longreads has an excellent article on the psychology of drone warfare that looks at this particularly modern form of air-to-ground combat from many, thought-provoking angles. These include the effect of humanless warfare, how suicide bombers are being dronified, how reducing the risk to soldiers might make civilians a more inviting target, whether remote-drone-pilot PTSD is convenient myth, and most interesting, the reliance of ‘Pattern-of-Life Analysis’ on which to base strikes. Apart from these “personal strikes,” there are also “signature strikes,” here meaning strikes…
  • Spike activity 15-05-2015

    vaughanbell
    17 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: What does fMRI measure? Excellent fMRI primer on the Brain Box blog. The Wall Street Journal has an excellent profile of neuroscientist Sophie Scott and her research understanding laughter. Time has a piece on how rappers are de-stigmatising mental illness. A brilliant review of neurosurgeon Henry Marsh’s book ‘Do No Harm’ from The New Yorker also works as a wonderful stand-alone article. APA Monitor has a great interview with cognitive psychology pioneer Jerome Bruner as he approaches his 100th birthday. The Brighter…
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    Neuromarketing

  • Nielsen Acquires Innerscope Research

    Roger Dooley
    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Ratings and research behemoth Nielsen is doubling down on neuromarketing by completing the purchase of Innerscope Research. Innerscope first tweeted a link to an Ad Age report: Nielsen completes acquisition of Innerscope Research, per AdAge: http://t.co/C15bOz3cYV @CMBiometrics — Innerscope Research [...]
  • Repeat, Repeat, Repeat… and Sell More

    Roger Dooley
    27 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Do you know what The Beatles' best-selling single was? And, do you know the scientific reason that helped propel it to the top?
  • Dan Ariely’s Irrationally Yours: Predictably Amusing

    Roger Dooley
    21 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    Got problems? Author and behavior researcher Dan Ariely has answers. And, they are funny! His new book, Irrationally Yours, combines practical advice, behavior science, and humor.
  • How You Can Become A Thought Leader in 30 Days

    Roger Dooley
    20 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    Want to be Seth Godin in a month? It's not going to happen. But, you can become a recognized expert in a surprisingly short time by using this approach from author Dorie Clark.
  • An Unexpected Way to Look Smarter

    Roger Dooley
    13 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Want to look smarter? You might think performing this simple action will make you look dumb, but the opposite is true according to a Harvard Business School study.
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    Newswise: Latest News

  • Feeding Tomorrow Announces New Kraft Foods Research Scholarship Program

    Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
    27 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Feeding Tomorrow, the foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), today announced that Kraft Foods Group will donate $100,000 to Feeding Tomorrow to endow two new annual $1,000 scholarships. These educational scholarships also include a paid internship at a Kraft location and a trip to attend the IFT summer event.
  • State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Lead to a National Regulatory Framework

    Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    A national regulatory framework designed to prevent and limit indoor tanning is needed to alleviate the cancer burden and reduce the billions in financial costs from preventable skin cancer, say two Georgetown University public health experts.
  • Who's Making Sure the Power Stays On?

    Johns Hopkins University
    27 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it's nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm.
  • Dartmouth Research Finds Common Cancer Drug Increases Collagen in Melanoma

    Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    27 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and investigators are uncertain how its presence affects the behavior of melanoma cells.
  • Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn't Match Expectation

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    27 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, "This won't hurt a bit." But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and it hurts a lot. Your expectations have been violated, and not in a good way.
 
 
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  • Apple Confirms A Fix Is In The Works For The Bug That Crashes iPhones By Way Of Text Message

    Sarah Perez
    27 May 2015 | 9:27 am
     Apple says today it has a fix in the works for an odd software bug which has been able to crash users’ iPhones when they receive a text message with a specific string of characters. The bug, which involves having users send a string of symbols and Arabic characters to a victim’s iPhone, was first surfaced by the online community Reddit, but news of its existence has now… Read More
  • Bloomberg Beta Continues Its Data-Based Outreach Targeting Future Founders

    Jonathan Shieber
    27 May 2015 | 8:55 am
     The venture arm of the media and information services giant Bloomberg is continuing its grand experiment in data-driven outreach to folks the firm thinks have the mettle to become the leaders of tomorrow’s startups. Read More
  • Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt San Francisco

    Sam O'Keefe
    27 May 2015 | 8:36 am
     Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open! The event will take place on September 21st-23rd at the lovely Pier 70. Each day of Disrupt, Startup Battlefield companies pitch for six minutes on-stage with the world watching through a live video stream. Founders then face a live question and answer session with our judges — investors, founders and CEOs. Former… Read More
  • Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps

    Frederic Lardinois,Sarah Perez
    27 May 2015 | 8:11 am
     For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets. Now, it’s also bringing this feature to iOS users and apps. Last month, Google started showing results from Android apps that users didn’t have installed on their phones, something it will now also do for iOS users. Read More
  • Ex-VCs Launch Brilliant Bicycle Co. With $1.5 Million In Funding

    Christine Magee
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
     To their colleagues, Adam Kalamchi and Kane Hsieh seemed a little crazy when they left RRE Ventures last year to start a bicycle company. Nine months and $1.5 million later, they’re officially launching Brilliant Bicycle Co. to sell reasonably priced bikes to people who care more about simplicity and color than specs and ounces. Read More
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  • Telemedicine exams result in antibiotics as often as regular exams, study finds

    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Telemedicine is growing rapidly, yet there is relatively little research about the quality of such services. A new study finds that patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face. The report is the first to assess quality of direct-to-consumer telemedicine as compared to in-person care for common acute respiratory infections.
  • DNA: Expanding code of life with new 'letters'

    27 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of scientists are reporting for the first time that two new nucleotides can do the same thing -- raising the possibility that entirely new proteins could be created for medical uses.
  • Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

    27 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops.
  • Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder

    27 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Researchers are utilizing animal models to understand how dysfunction of either of two genes associated with autism spectrum disorder, SYNGAP1 and SHANK 3, contributes to risk in ASD. The new findings pinpoint the actual place and time where these genes exert influence in brain development and function.
  • Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards

    27 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Scientists investigated four orchard floor management systems in an organic apple orchard and evaluated weed management, soil nutrient content, soil physical conditions, apple yield, quality, and storability for each. A sandwich system used during the whole year eliminated vegetative cover competition, increased soil respiration, improved leaf and fruit calcium content, and resulted in moderate leaf and fruit nitrogen content and tree growth reduction, while producing good-quality apples with high storability, they report.
 
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    World of Psychology

  • 25 Questions for Discussing Tech Use with Your Teen

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    27 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Teens are surrounded by screens. They likely can’t remember a time without computers, cell phones, the Internet or Facebook. So using technology — even most of the time — may seem very natural to them. It’s all they know. Of course, it’s also natural that parents struggle with their teen’s reliance on technology. Maybe you put limits on how long your kids can use their computers at night. Maybe you don’t allow cell phones at the dinner table. Maybe you put restrictions on websites they can visit. In her new book Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless…
  • 4 Things a Child Therapist Thinks Every Parent Should Know

    Thomas Winterman
    27 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Children’s behavior can seem disordered when it’s really normal. To find the difference between normal and abnormal, a child therapist will ask: Are these behaviors normal? Could they be a response to the environment? Does this child have a true mental health condition? Parents can help. Focus on wellness. You cannot control all of the following areas, but you may have more control than you think. Wellness supports neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to learn and make new neural connections. Give your kids the best chance to learn and grow by making sure these areas are…
  • The Importance of Developing Curiosity

    Lachlan Brown
    26 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    We all want to be happy; according to the Dalai Lama, it is “the very purpose of our life.” Yet despite the incredible advancement of modern-day technology and society, few of us are happy. A 2013 Harris Poll found that only one in three Americans say they’re very happy. Perhaps this is because the majority of our time is spent in unsatisfying work, repetitive daily routines, and nights passively watching a twittering screen. But we don’t have to settle for unhappy lives. We’re all capable of achieving happiness and more meaning in life if we adopt the right attitudes and…
  • Dying Well: How to Have the Hardest Conversation

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    26 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    All of us live in a bubble, an illusion of safety and security that our lives will continue along a single, set trajectory of our own choosing. Sadly, life is rarely cooperative. We hit bumps in our relationship. Our bodies become the victims of a disease. We get into a car accident. We lose a friend. One of the hardest conversations to have with someone is when something happens that compromises a person’s health. It could be cancer, it could be an auto accident or some other injury. Or it could be the result of simply aging and getting to a point where your body starts to give out.
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
    26 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    If you hadn’t yet heard, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Stress seems to be a fact of modern life. Like many people, you may be juggling multiple demands and multiple roles. If you are finding that it is causing you to lose sleep and to feel anxious or depressed, use this month to get back in charge of your life. Here are a few reminders of practical things you can do to improve your state of mind and your life. Take care of your self-esteem. In order to feel good and to feel good about yourself, do things for others. In my recent book, “Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Esteem”,…
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