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  • Matchstick Men

    Toxel.com
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    29 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unique sculptures by talented German artist Wolfgang Stiller look like giant matchsticks with human faces. “Matchstick Men” were placed into oversized matchstick boxes / coffins. Also check out: Matchstick Sculptures and Art Created Using Matches
  • Times Square

    The Big Picture
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • 23 Tattoo Photos That Will Inspire You To Get A Tattoo

    BuzzFeed - Latest
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Some inkspiration for that tattoo you always wanted.
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

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    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue Reading
  • 30% of shrimp products misrepresented, study says

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    30 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
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    The Big Picture

  • Times Square

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

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

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

  • Matchstick Men

    Toxel.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unique sculptures by talented German artist Wolfgang Stiller look like giant matchsticks with human faces. “Matchstick Men” were placed into oversized matchstick boxes / coffins. Also check out: Matchstick Sculptures and Art Created Using Matches
  • Muscle Costume

    Toxel.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative suit can transform anyone into a superhero with large muscles. Designed by Flex. Wear the muscle suit under your Halloween costume. Also check out: Anatomy Swimsuit and Muscle Leggings
  • Storm Cloud Lamp

    Toxel.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unique lamp designed by Richard Clarkson looks like miniature rain cloud. Remote controlled lamp with powerful speakers and color changing lights. It will light up your room and play the sounds of thunder and lightning. Also check out: Jellyfish Lamps and Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • Superhero Lips

    Toxel.com
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Iconic symbols and logos of superheroes painted on lips of fashion models. Creative photo series by London based photographer Jonathan Knowles and talented makeup artist Celine Nonon. Superman Lips Captain America Lips Batman Lips Also check out: Superhero Beards and Creative Hand Paintings
  • Skull Chair

    Toxel.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Scary looking chair for Halloween designed to look like realistic human skull. Oversized skull chair features movable jaw that can be opened and closed. Made by Chic Sin out of inflatable exercise ball, water base, and strong metal frame. Skull design is knitted into the chair, not printed. Also check out: Bear Chair and Fruit / Vegetable Skulls
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  • 23 Tattoo Photos That Will Inspire You To Get A Tattoo

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Some inkspiration for that tattoo you always wanted.
  • 25 GIFs That Accurately Describe Your Very First Period

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    “Is that what I think it is?!” You're just cruising along nicely when all of a sudden - what the hell is that wetness?! Sullivan Entertainment It's... dark. United Artists You feel a sense of horror when you realise what it might be. FOX Followed by the weirdest hope you'll ever have in your life. Poop or period, poop or period?! Oh God I hope it's poop. Universal Pictures View Entire List ›
  • Two Bears Battle In An Epic Fight For The Ages

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    #BearFight2k14. For the best experience click play before continuing. w.soundcloud.com Two black bears have been captured on tape having an epic battle in Rockaway, New Jersey. youtube.com They fought to prove who was the bigger man youtube.com They battled over who was the king of the neighbourhood. youtube.com View Entire List ›
  • The Horrible Reality Of Having Bangs

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME? So you decided to get bangs. And you look fucking GREAT with them. FOX / Via fanpop.com For a second, you think this is the best time in your life. But your bangs actually want to make your life a living hell. MWAHAHHAHA LET ME RUIN YOUR LIFE. Bravo / Via brokegifs.tumblr.com No one told you how much work would be involved. The blow-drying, the curling, the pinning. I just can't hang with this. Bravo / Via brokegifs.tumblr.com And you will never be able to recreate how good they looked in the salon. Via heckyeahreactiongifs.tumblr.com View Entire List ›
  • 21 Questions Soccer Fans Are Tired Of Hearing

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Watch a few games. And, you know, figure it out. "Why do the players dive like 90% of the time?" ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ youtube.com "Why are there so many leagues? It's…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue Reading
  • Follow the Value

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
  • Dear Podcaster

    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue Reading
  • Bravery is Contagious

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

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

  • What You Missed in that TED Talk You Watched

    Devin C. Hughes
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    I know what you did this week. You spent hours combing through your Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook feeds while also listening to a few TED talks, searching for that one nugget that’s going to change everything for you. But guess what. It won’t. And you wasted your time. Sorry! Think about what you found. Did you find anything new? Did you hear, see or read that one thing that is going to hand you the key to success? You did not. I guarantee it. You have to stop swimming through your feeds, looking for everybody else’s good fortune to see what you can capitalize on. Because what…
  • The Most Important Job Skill Anyone Can Have

    Shawn McKibben
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    We get caught up so much in what we should do, we often neglect the skills that all of us can develop – the ones that actually will improve our lives and get us ahead. I don’t blame anyone – it’s only human nature to do things that feel safe or are quite frankly, easier to do. I’m guilty of this myself. It’s a lot easier to sit behind a computer, remove ourselves from the real world, or blame other people for our situation. Think about all the people who love to complain online. With an anonymous username, one can complain about something without any filters. It feels…
  • What the Flowers You Give Your Girlfriend Say About Your Relationship

    Adam Jackson
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    So, you’re trying to impress your girlfriend and it’s her birthday. Finding the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to impress her. You might consider spending exorbitant money to buy her expensive jewelry or any other elaborate birthday present. However, in reality, most women adore any gift from their boyfriend that is sincere and heartfelt. Read along to find out more! Every girlfriend in the world wishes to have a boyfriend that woos her with her favorite bouquet of flowers. Gifting flowers to your beloved is a simple gesture…
  • Find Your Happiness, Find Your Success

    Devin C. Hughes
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    1 in 10 businesses will succeed. One. In. Ten. That’s a huge failure rate when it comes to starting a business. The odds are already stacked against you. If you want to improve your chances of success at anything you do, you have one choice to make that will create a foundation on which all your successes can be built. That choice is happiness. Just ask Jane She started a business just to start a business. She needed to pay the bills, so she opened network marketing site that everyone raved about (that’s how you get people to sign up under you, isn’t it?) because she believed she could…
  • 4 Reasons You’re Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Results

    Shannon Clark
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    If you feel like no matter how hard you try, your body weight just won’t budge, it’s time to do a full inventory and assessment about what you’re really doing in your workout and diet. Below are four common errors many people make… You’re Going At It Alone It’s a must that you get support. Whether this is your significant other, a close friend, a co-worker, or otherwise. Get someone to support you through this process and you will find you are far more likely to stay the course and push through the hard times ahead. If you can get a workout buddy, all the better as then the…
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    Lifehacker

  • The Lesser-Known Factors That Determine Your Car Insurance Rate

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    In most states, auto insurance companies can use your credit score to set your rate. That's not surprising. But there are a handful of lesser-known reports they use, too. It helps to know what these are so you have a better idea of your monthly premium.Read more...
  • What's The Best Burr Coffee Grinder?

    Alan Henry
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are a lot of things that go into brewing a great cup of coffee, but one of the most important (and often underrated) is the quality and evenness of your grind. A good burr grinder is a must for any coffee fan, but this week we want to know which ones are the best, and we need your help to find them.Read more...
  • Pictacular Is a Powerful Instagram Photo Browser for iPad and the Web

    Herbert Lui
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    iOS/Android/Web: Instagram is loads of fun, but doesn't provide the best interface on the web and doesn't provide one at all for the iPad. Pictacular fills this void with a powerful, Pinterest-like layout for your Instagram feed.Read more...
  • The Best Microsoft Apps For...Android?

    Eric Ravenscraft
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ecosystem lock in is a rampant problem in the mobile industry, with every manufacturer preferring its own platform at the expense of others. Every so often there are exceptions, though. Like this collection of apps Microsoft made for Android, of all platforms. Read more...
  • The Pretty Map Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Maps aren't just functional objects, they're things of beauty and inspiration. Today's featured workspace highlights maps.Read more...
 
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    MAKE

  • The Best Junkyard that Ever Was: ACE Auto Dismantlers

    Jess Hobbs
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Maker Faire favorites like the Life Size Mousetrap and Cyclecide were born of junk donated by the now-closed ACE Junkyard. Filmmaker Yasmin Mawaz-Khan is Kickstarting for her documentary about this San Francisco maker landmark.Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Magic Cat Projector

    Laura Cochrane
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Make this fun mini projector just in time for Halloween. It throws a shadow image of a black cat — which then disappears, leaving only his spooky grin!Read more on MAKE
  • HP Unveils Their 3D Printer: Multi Jet Fusion

    Caleb Kraft
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    HP had previously mentioned that they would be entering the 3D printing market with their own hardware. Today they announced what that hardware will be. Targeting the commercial 3D printing industry, they’re showing off their Multi Jet Fusion Printer. HP, who is no stranger to printing, brings their own technology […]Read more on MAKE
  • Dutch inventors design 3D printer that builds using clay for large ceramics

    Cabe Atwell
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    The Vormvrij 3D printer uses clay as the medium for printing ceramic objects. An Arduino development board along with a Ramps 1.4 shield is the brains printer. Read more on MAKE
  • Come To The Houston Mini Maker Faire And See Rockets!

    Caleb Kraft
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Houston, we have a Maker Faire! You cant really have a Maker Faire in Houston without rockets right? Luckily you don’t have to worry about that! The Tripoli Houston Rocket Club will be in attendance with some impressive items to show off.  They’ll have some of their large models set […]Read more on MAKE
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    Mashable

  • Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state

    Tim Chester
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Sweden's new government has recognized a Palestinian state. The EU member country joined only two other Western European countries — Malta and Cyprus — to do so. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled. See also: The Challenge of Proving War Crimes in Gaza "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. Wallstrom said she hopes Sweden's "excellent cooperation (with Israel) would continue" nevertheless…
  • 'People have no mercy': Inside the life of a Syrian arms dealer

    Mashable Contributor
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    AZAZ, Syria — Abu Ammar is a soft-spoken but charismatic man, who loves his five children and hates ISIS. See also: American Veteran Fighting ISIS in Syria: 'I'm Ready to Stay Until the End' Before the war, he ran a moderately successful TV and computer repair shop. But after his showroom in Azaz, Syria, was destroyed by a tank shell, he decided he needed a change of career: he would go into the business of selling and repairing arms instead. “When I was a child I would go hunting with my father." Handling weapons, he says, "was a hobby." With fierce fighting raging in Syria and…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Blathnaid Healy
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has, for the first time, written publicly about his sexual orientation in an essay published in Businessweek on Thursday "I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook writes. See also: 10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter In the essay, Cook says he has been open with many people about his sexual orientation for years, including Apple employees"Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me." He adds that while he never denied his…
  • Man walking in NYC is 'harassed' in a very different way

    Stan Schroeder
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    You've probably seen the recently published video of a woman who walked around the streets of New York for 10 hours and recorded several incidents in which she was harassed. But what happens when a white man walking the streets of that same city? Turns out, he also gets called out a lot, but the "harassment" he receives is of a completely different sort See also: The disappointing aftermath of that viral street harassment PSA Funny or Die did a take on the original video, and while the idea is primarily to make you laugh, the video raises some important questions. The man in the video is…
  • Suspected drunk pilot escorted off plane moments before flight

    Tim Chester
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    LONDON — A Flybe pilot was escorted from the cockpit of a plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink-drive limit on Wednesday. The plane, headed for London's Gatwick airport, was moments from taking off from Newquay in South West England. See also: Hoax radio message sparks search for fake missing plane The pilot was removed from the aircraft so that he could undergo a breath test after a fellow crew member alerted the police, according to the BBC. Passengers were told the pilot was unwell. A police spokesman subsequently confirmed that a 48-year-old man from Crediton in…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Quasi-stability

    vaughanbell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Yesterday, before I got here, my dad was trying to fix an invisible machine. By all accounts, he began working on the phantom device quite intently, but as his repairs began to involve the hospice bed and the tubes attached to his body, he was gently sedated, and he had to leave it, unresolved. This was out-of-character for my father, who I presumed had never encountered a machine he couldn’t fix. He built model aeroplanes in rural New Zealand, won a scholarship to go to university, and ended up as an aeronautical engineer for Air New Zealand, fixing engines twice his size. More…
  • Spike activity 24-10-2014

    vaughanbell
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A Victorian lunatic asylum begins to reveal its secrets. The Wellcome Library now has the first of many digitised asylum records online. Narratively has an excellent piece on legendary San Francisco eccentric Emperor Norton. The marketers latest fad – make it seem it’s a feminist social campaign – has been taken on as an attempt to sell a rejected antidepressant as a treatment for the invented ‘female sexual dysfunction’. In-depth and important article in the BMJ. Time magazine has a special features that…
  • A Rush of Blood to the Brain

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

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

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

  • New Brainfluence Translations

    Roger Dooley
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    I’m happy to say that there are (or will be) two new translations of Brainfluence – one in simplified Chinese, and (finally!) one in Spanish. Simplified Chinese Brain Surgery The simplified Chinese version is already in print and shipping. As [...]
  • How to Scare Your CMO, Brain Upgrades, More – Roger’s Picks

    Roger Dooley
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ease into the week off with some reading material, mostly about the brainy side of marketing and sales! My Stuff In digital marketing, we constantly refer to the sales funnel. Scott Stratten, in his book Unselling: The New customer Experience [...]
  • Do You Suffer From Funnel Vision?

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

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

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

  • Ampy Is A Wearable Spare Battery That Charges As You Move

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
     It was surely only a matter of time before someone thought to capitalize on the current trend for wearables with a battery designed to charge via kinetic energy. And so meet Ampy: a spare battery pack, currently bidding for crowdfunds on Kickstarter, that straps to your person and, its makers claim, charges up from human movement, such as walking, running and cycling. Read More
  • Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay,” And Helping Others Is Worth Trading Personal Privacy

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
     Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Businessweek with an essay he penned himself acknowledging that he is gay, saying that despite valuing personal privacy, he has decided to openly state his sexual preference in order to hopefully help others who might be struggling with their own identity, or with discrimination based on their sexual orientation. I don’t consider myself an activist, but I… Read More
  • Tapkast Brings Ephemeral Status Updates To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

    Steve O'Hear
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
     Tapkast’s iOS-only app lets you broadcast ephemeral status updates to your friends’ phones, with each status update replacing the previous one. You can also comment on status updates, until they disappear that is. In some ways it harks back to the early premise of Twitter — if Twitter was built to be history-less. Read More
  • Xiaomi Poaches Spotify’s Donovan Sung To Lead International Product Development

    Jon Russell
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
     Now that it’s apparently the third largest smartphone maker in the world, China’s Xiaomi needs experienced heads to help it build its business outside of Asia. And that’s exactly what it’s getting. TechCrunch understands the company has hired Donovan Sung, who was Spotify’s first product manager in the US, to run its international product development team in a… Read More
  • Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

    Jon Russell
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
     Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google today. The deal, which was announced in January, comes just three years after Google itself shelled out $12.5 billion to buy the phone-maker. Read More
 
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    WIRED » Science

  • Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy

    Betsy Mason
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from 79 different countries. Rogelio Moreno, a computer programmer and self-taught microscopist from Panama, managed to capture an image of a tiny creature known as a rotifer with its mouth open. The post Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal

    Marcus Woo
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane. The post Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

    Brandon Keim
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects. The post Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain appeared first on WIRED.
  • Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic

    Betsy Mason
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    You can step through Hawaii’s fascinating and explosive history in this beautiful (nonfiction) comic by Jed McGowan. From the first hint of magma on the ocean floor about 500,000 years ago, through the human settlement of the island and into the future, McGowan illustrates each phase of the island’s growth and eventual death beautifully. The post Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic appeared first on WIRED.
  • What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion

    Marcus Woo
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies, including equipment and food for astronauts. Science also took a big hit in the explosion. The post What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Overcoming the Stigma of Couples Therapy

    Harriet Pappenheim, LCSW
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    The word “therapy” carries unfortunate negative connotations in our society. Couples therapy provokes its own particular brand of stigma. Many couples keep the fact that they go to couples therapy private, out of fear of being judged by other couples, or seen as dysfunctional. Many are ashamed themselves of having to seek therapy. More still choose to not seek out help in the first place, believing that therapy is unnecessary or means that there is something wrong with them. It’s impossible to receive help when you are closed off to it, and when you yourself have misgivings…
  • Can a Better Romantic Relationship Lead to Better Parenting?

    Psych Central Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Do you believe your partner should come before your kids? I read this quote recently: “The best thing a society can do for itself is to promote and support healthy couples, and the best thing partners can do for themselves, for their children, and for society is to have a healthy relationship.” - Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want Seriously? The “best” thing we can do for our kids is to have a good relationship with our partners? That’s fine in theory, but what if our relationship is just okay, or good sometimes with long periods of mediocrity, or…
  • Mindful Self-Compassion and Parenting

    Kellie Edwards
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Self-compassion has three components: 1. The kindness we would show a friend is directed toward ourselves. 2. A recognition that pain and suffering is part of life — it’s something every human being goes through. 3. Mindfulness. Here are the benefits I have gained from self-compassion: Far less criticism of my husband (phew!). More natural and spontaneous kindness, generosity and forgiveness toward myself and others. A lighter, more fun engagement with life. Greater curiosity about what arises and less desire to push negative feelings aside. Greater self acceptance — in good…
  • 5 New Theories on the Cause of Depression

    Therese J. Borchard
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I grew up thinking depression was as simple as one little transmitter getting lost somewhere on his way from one neuron to the other, much like I do when I venture farther than five miles from home. It’s an easy explanation — a chemical imbalance in the brain — one that pharmaceutical companies have adopted to craft creative commercials like the Zoloft egg not chasing the butterfly. But depression is so much more complex than that. Here are a few other plausible causes of depression that have surfaced from recent studies: 1. Faulty brain wiring. When experts scanned the brains…
  • Finding the Source of Your Fears

    Stan Popovich
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Knowing what is causing your fear and anxiety can go a long way toward finding the solution. Below are some suggestions. 1. Self-evaluation. A person can find the source of his or her own fears by doing some self-evaluation and also by talking to a professional. Asking yourself questions such as: “Why am I afraid?” or “What is causing my anxiety?” will lead you in the right direction. 2. Determine a solution. Once you find the true source of your fears, the next step is to find the solutions that will solve your problem. With the help of a professional, write down a list of possible…
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  • 24 Super Creepy Makeup Ideas For Halloween

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    As the 31st draws near, here are some last-minute Halloween inspiration for you all. These spooky makeup ideas will be perfect if you’re tired of wearing uncomfortable masks all night long, and they won’t even need a costume to complete the look. 1. Automation Girl cracktwo.com 2. Wooden Doll xtianaland 3. Screaming Harlequin Girl madeulookbylex 4. Cheshire Cat archaical.tumblr.com 5. Demon letzmakeupblog.com 6. Old Vampire Pinterest 7. Ripped Wound Flesh Makeup Redeyeddemon 8. Crystal Skin chlojar 9. Mouthless Demon grunge-gore 10. Zipped Face deea-makeup 11. Demon Girl Candy…
  • 50 States of America Recreated In Lego

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    These clever representations of the 50 states were built by Jess Friesen - a professional photographer. Using nothing but Lego, he created scenes that capture the varying culture, history and geography of each place. See for yourself, did your state get represented fairly? 1. Alabama jess-friesen.com 2. Alaska jess-friesen.com 3. Arizona jess-friesen.com 4. Arkansas jess-friesen.com 5. California jess-friesen.com 6. Colorado jess-friesen.com 7. Connecticut jess-friesen.com 8. Delaware jess-friesen.com 9. Florida jess-friesen.com 10. Georgia jess-friesen.com 11. Hawaii jess-friesen.com 12.
  • 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.
 
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