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  • Coachella 2015

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    17 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held over two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill of the sold-out event. -- By Lloyd YoungDaniel Kessler of Interpol performs onstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
  • Belt Scooter

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    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Innovative belt made by talented Hungarian designer Adam Torok unfolds and transforms into a kick scooter. When not in use, foldable scooter turns into unique belt that you can wear. Also check out: Backpack Scooter and Longboard Baby Stroller
  • Parents Must Have A Medical Reason To Not Vaccinate Or They'll Miss Out On Welfare

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    18 Apr 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Religious exemptions dumped from “no jab, no pay” reforms. The Australian government has dumped the right to object to vaccinations on religious grounds and still receive certain government payments under the new "no jab, no pay" reforms introduced last week. Sean Gallup / Getty Images In a media release, Morrison said the exemption was canned after discussions with the only religious organisation to have an approved vaccination exemption in Australia, the Church of Christ, Scientist. "Having been informed the religion is not advising members to avoid vaccinating their children…
  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

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    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • France carries out record cocaine bust off Martinique

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    18 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
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  • Coachella 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held over two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill of the sold-out event. -- By Lloyd YoungDaniel Kessler of Interpol performs onstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
  • Cherry blossoms 2015

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    From Japan to Washington, D.C. people gather to relish the beauty of the blooming cherry tree. Highly aniticpated and heavily photographed, the blossoms are celebrated by many. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPeople walk under cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin in Washington,D.C. on April 9. The cherry blossoms were originally a gift from Japan, (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Memories of Abraham Lincoln

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    On April 15 the United States commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Events will include the re-enactment of his funeral in Springfield, IL, as well as talks and plays at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., where Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot him in 1865. Lincoln, who kept the Union together in the American Civil War and helped secure the end of slavery, has enduring appeal both in the United States and worldwide. -- By ReutersUS President Abraham Lincoln in a portrait taken by Anthony Berger in Washington on Feb. 9, 1864. The…
  • Opening Day at Fenway Park 2015

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    With sunny skies and mild temperatures the Red Sox kicked off Opening Day at Fenway Park against the Washington Nationals. Coming off a last place finish in the AL East, the Sox are looking for a turnaround year. -- By Lloyd YoungFans in the Monster Seats in centerfield reacted as a youngster with a glove caught a home run by David Ortiz in the sixth inning. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
  • Record-breaking drought in California

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    The drought in California last week hit historic proportions when California Governor Jerry Brown ordered cities and towns to cut water use by 25 percent in an unprecedented mandate. The Sierra Nevada mountains recorded the lowest amount of snow ever, leading to the mandatory water restrictions. Residents will need to change their daily habits which may also alter the look of their landscape. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelDry cracked earth is visible on the dry Guadalupe Creek on April 3, in San Jose, Calif. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought and the state's snowpack is at…
 
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  • Belt Scooter

    Toxel.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Innovative belt made by talented Hungarian designer Adam Torok unfolds and transforms into a kick scooter. When not in use, foldable scooter turns into unique belt that you can wear. Also check out: Backpack Scooter and Longboard Baby Stroller
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Airplane

    Toxel.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Boeing 787 airplane was decorated to look like R2-D2 droid from Star Wars. Customers of Japanese airline ANA ( All Nippon Airways ) will be able to fly on this awesome Star Wars inspired airplane later this year. Also check out: Airplane Hotel and Iron Man R2-D2
  • Business Suit Onesie

    Toxel.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Comfortable onesie designed by Betabrand looks like a formal business suit. Pants, shirt, and jacket combined into machine washable, soft onesie with hidden zipper. Wear it to the office and look / feel great all day. Also check out: Flask Tie and Keyboard Suit
  • Giant Cat Head Mask

    Toxel.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Realistic cat head mask from Japan will transform you into a cute animal. Giant cat head mask created out of wool felt by Housetu Sato will be presented at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. [April 18 - 23, 2015] Also check out: Baby Head Mask and Human Face Masks
  • 3D Writing

    Toxel.com
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Creative three-dimensional calligraphy by Turkish graphic artist Tolga Girgin. Written letters combined with shading to create beautiful 3D illusions. Also check out: 3D Drawings and Optical Illusion Paintings
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  • Parents Must Have A Medical Reason To Not Vaccinate Or They'll Miss Out On Welfare

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Religious exemptions dumped from “no jab, no pay” reforms. The Australian government has dumped the right to object to vaccinations on religious grounds and still receive certain government payments under the new "no jab, no pay" reforms introduced last week. Sean Gallup / Getty Images In a media release, Morrison said the exemption was canned after discussions with the only religious organisation to have an approved vaccination exemption in Australia, the Church of Christ, Scientist. "Having been informed the religion is not advising members to avoid vaccinating their children…
  • This Plus-Size Blogger's Bathing Suit Picture Went Viral For An Unexpected Reason

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    She’s sick of people saying going out in a bathing suit takes bravery. Facebook: jessicakanestyle She told BuzzFeed she was inspired by the "well-meaning and intended compliment, 'Wow, I wish I had your bravery!'" Facebook: jessicakanestyle / Via Marcy Guevara View Entire List ›
  • If Ezra Koenig Tweets Were Motivational Posters

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
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  • 20 Swanky Spring Cocktails That Will Impress Everyone You Know

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Go ahead and indulge yourself. Grapefruit Thyme Fizz This drink is light and bubbly and a great twist on the traditional martini. brit.co Strawberry Mint Mojito This drink adds a berry twist on a classic cocktail. tablefortwoblog.com Ginger Gin Fiz Mint is for more than mojitos. Toss some in this fizzy cocktail and have yourself a treat. culinaryginger.com Kiwi Capiroska This South American inspired libation uses kiwis and lime. Drink this in a hammock for full effect. drinkedin.net View Entire List ›
  • This “Uptown Funk” Parody Is The Anthem Every Toronto Raptors Fan Needs

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:31 pm
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  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years?

    Chris Brogan
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    17 years. That’s how long I’ve been blogging (as of the moment I’m writing this post). I started in 1998, before there was blogging software, back when it was called “journaling.” A lot has changed in my life since then (two major relationships, 4 companies, the birth of my children), and obviously even more has changed with the world. Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years? The short answer is yes. The tools have changed immensely. My first “blogging” was really using a WYSIWYG software called Trellix (I’m stunned that they still have…
  • Money is PART of Value

    Chris Brogan
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    I was talking with my friend, Jake Thompson about a project we’re doing to send athletic clothes to some special needs athletes in Wichita East school ( the story is here and here). My friend, Angel is also helping out. Jake and I were discussing that service was a very important part of ownership. I said to Jake, “Money is a subset of value.” Money is a SUBSET of Value My friend Anthony talks about value creation all the time. He works with sales organizations to help them forge what he calls “Level 4 Value Creation.” I’m not smart enough to explain that…
  • Content Will Never Be King

    Chris Brogan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friends Darren Rowse and Brian Clark. The last time the three of us sat quietly was in 2008 or 2009 when we launched the Third Tribe group (ah, memories). I joked that I wanted to bring that back and we could call it Sixth Tribe. You know, Third Tribe 2.0. Alas. Content Will Never Be King The conversation was brief, fun, and sprinkled with some melancholy about the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Darren is thriving with his Problogger events and his Digital Photography School. Brian is running Copyblogger Media,…
  • Content Marketing as a Food Truck: Rethinking Content Marketing In A World of Splintered Attention

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    With well over a billion users, Facebook must easily rank as most people’s “where I see interesting stories and click” tool of choice. Sure, us nerds might point to Feedly or Flipboard, but that’s not “most people.” That’s the enlightened. Some of us get our favorite sites to our inbox. But that’s more rare than not. What seems most true, however, is that hardly anyone stops by someone’s actual blog any more (or say “site” in case you bristle at the word “blog.”) If people aren’t visiting blogs directly any…
 
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  • 9 Little Things Happy People Don’t Do

    Dan Western
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Have you ever noticed that the happy people in this world seem to do things, or rather not do things that differ to what the majority of unhappy people would do? Sure they may only be small things, but they great factors in the overall happiness someone has in their life. The majority of people in this world are in the constant pursuit of happiness, and it’s not because of what they do and don’t have. The majority are unhappy because of the things they do or do not do, without even realizing it. This article outlines 9 little things happy people don’t do. 1) They Don’t…
  • Buying an Investment Property? Here’s What You Should Care About

    Shayna Smith
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    A lot of people consider investing in real estate a great investment option. And why not? The ultimate aim of buying an investment property is to increase your wealth and safeguard your financial future. However, if you think property investments are devoid of any risk whatsoever, you’ve set yourself up for something else. Several people think that investing in property always delivers stellar returns. While this holds true most of the time, real estate investments should not be considered foolproof. The trick to getting great returns lies in being aware of the rudimentary facts that result…
  • The Best of Life Metaphors & Similes

    Theresa Ho
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    You can look at life in many ways. Below are my favorite life metaphors and similes categorized based on the lesson it evokes. Depending on what’s going on in my life, it often helps to remind me of what life is all about and how I can choose to play a part. On Attitude You may not have control over what life throws at you but you do have control of your attitude. Choose wisely. “Life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get?” – Forrest Gump “Life is like a roller coaster it’s full of ups and downs but its your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.”…
  • 5 Types of Bad Conversationalists and How to Avoid Being One

    Davis Nguyen
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    We have conversations every day, but not every conversation is equally pleasant. There are people who can engage you in a conversation and make you feel so comfortable that you hope the conversation never ends. They get you to share things that you haven’t even told your best friends. Then there are people who engage you in a conversation and you look for the first opportunity to leave. Who are these bad conversationalists and how can you avoid being one? 1. The Cell Phone Addict The Cell Phone Addict never seems to be fully engaged in what you’re saying. He is constantly checking his…
  • 15 Values That Make You a Better Partner and a Better Person

    Sebastian
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:51 am
    I believe that every man has certain values that he lives by. The only problem is that a lot of men are either not consciously aware of them, or they adhere to values that are not really beneficial for their personal development. A couple of years ago I was one of those guys. I had no idea what my values were and the more I thought about them, the more I realized that I lived by values that were anything but good for my development. My behavior was self-destructive, I didn’t have any goals and self-love was an alien concept for me. At some point I decided to work on myself and to leave all…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock!

    Guy Kawasaki
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My time-tested, battle-hardened best tips to help you create the best presentations possible. If you feel the need to be creative, do it in your product design, not your pitch. This post is a tiny part of Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, The Art of the Start 2.0. Read it and reap… The post Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock! appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • How to Spread the Word When Information Flows Faster Than Clout

    Guy Kawasaki
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    In their book, Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers In The Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information, Emanuel Rosen and Itamar Simonson explain a new approach to planting seeds to build awareness for a new product or service. Their idea is that the gradual adoption, trickle-down approach that started when Moses went to see God is less applicable today because online information is getting fast, free, and perfect. For example, people can use websites like CNET and Amazon to read reviews hours after a product’s introduction. Innovators, early adopters, and early majority users can…
  • Photos from my first trip to Yosemite

    Guy Kawasaki
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    I’ve lived in California for forty years, and I have never visited Yosemite until last week. Wow, I was missing so much. The epic nature of the park is mind boggling. Here are pictures from my visit. Don’t be a fool like me: visit Yosemite as soon as you can! (Photographed with a Sony A7 II, courtesy of my friends at Sony.) The post Photos from my first trip to Yosemite appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • How to Manage Your Board

    Guy Kawasaki
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The art of board management is a skill that you need to master because it can mean your survival and at least greater leeway in managing your startup. The first issue is deciding when you need a board. If you take outside investment, then you will have to create a board because your investors will want a say in how you manage the company. Even if they don’t, you should create a board when you accept other people’s money in order to establish high fiduciary standards. The second issue is the composition of the board. Your major investors will require a board seat, so some choices are made…
  • How to Be a Demo God

    Guy Kawasaki
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Several times a year a group of executives from startups do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This name of the event is, logically, DEMO. It’s a great occasion—especially if you understand the dance that’s going on: Entrepreneurs acting as if they don’t need venture capital, and venture capitalists acting as if they don’t need entrepreneurs. (This is like acting prudish in a brothel.) This post is for anyone who has to give a good demo, whether at DEMO or anywhere else. Demoing is an essential skill to launch a…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • This Week's Top Downloads

    Whitson Gordon
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • Learn the Basics of Ladder Safety with This Illustrated Guide

    Patrick Allan
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Ladders are essential tools, but they can be dangerous. This illustrated guide will guide you through the basics of safely using yours.Read more...
  • Look up Movies, Music, Locations, and More with an OS X Shortcut

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Command+Control+D has always been a handy shortcut for looking up the definition of a word on the Mac, but now in Yosemite you can look up a heck of a lot more, including suggestions from iTunes, the App Store, movie showtimes, and more.Read more...
  • Give Up on Unnecessary Projects to Accomplish More

    Eric Ravenscraft
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    You probably have one major project that’s been on your to-do list for ages. Weeks, or even months, in fact. Here’s a productivity tip that should help: just drop it.Read more...
  • Stop Searching for the Barcode to Get Through Self-Checkout Faster

    Alan Henry
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The self checkout at the grocery store is amazing, and if you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of groceries in less time than it would take a checker to scan and bag them for you. Read more...
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  • Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

    Haley Pierson-Cox
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    As anyone who’s ever made the mistake of trying to balance a full beverage on the armrest of a couch already knows, it’s a terrible idea that will probably end in both tears and an emergency trip to the hardware store to rent a steam cleaner. So, whether you’re curled […] Read more on MAKE The post Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder appeared first on Make:.
  • Attack On Titan Cardboard Table Is Cosplay for Your Couch

    homemadegameguru
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
      There are two hot properties engulfing living rooms everywhere across North America. One is of the animated variety and the other is of the ‘must have’ home furnishings persuasion. First we have one of the hottest anime programs in the history of the genre! Attack on Titan has become […] Read more on MAKE The post Attack On Titan Cardboard Table Is Cosplay for Your Couch appeared first on Make:.
  • MakerBot Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes All Retail Stores

    Mike Senese
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    The company announces plans to re-organize it business through staff and expense reductions and closure of its three brick-and-mortar stores. Read more on MAKE The post MakerBot Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes All Retail Stores appeared first on Make:.
  • Star Wars BB-8 Style Robots You Can Build Right Now

    Donald Bell
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    To help you on your quest to build your own BB-8 Star Wars droid, here are two DIY robot tutorials that should help. Read more on MAKE The post Star Wars BB-8 Style Robots You Can Build Right Now appeared first on Make:.
  • MakerCon Launch Pad Announces Finalists

    Gretchen Giles
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    A startup competition aimed at shining a bright light on the creative work of hardware startups, Launch Pad offers a $5,000 prize and all of the exposure that Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and MakerCon can offer to a young company. With interest in the competition running high, the first real […] Read more on MAKE The post MakerCon Launch Pad Announces Finalists appeared first on Make:.
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    Mashable

  • 'Orphan Black' Season 3 premiere featured a crazy good clone impersonation

    Sandra Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:17 pm
    We’ve got clones, they're multiplying, and Sarah Manning is losing control In the Season 3 premiere of Orphan Black, the male clones slowly but surely started taking over, but they’ve only affected one of the sisters so far See also: 'Orphan Black' preview: Breaking down the male clones of Project Castor Surprisingly, their creepy and bloody antics weren’t the craziest part of the season opener — it was all of the body-swapping that went down at the DYAD Institute. In order to keep a "cleaner" named Ferdinand (True Blood alum James Frain) from sounding an alarm, Sarah…
  • Lego 'Batman vs. Superman' trailer looks just as intense as the original

    Andrea Romano
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:53 pm
    The Brick Knight and the Man of Plastic are going cape to cape. YouTube channel FinalFeature recreated the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, shot-by-shot, entirely in Lego. Somehow, the already intense trailer is way darker with mini-figures. R2-D2 delightfully plays with young 'Star Wars' superfan in wheelchair Watch music lovers hunt for vinyl on Record Store Day Mashup of Disney villains falling to their doom might ruin your childhood Moving time-lapse video pays tribute to victims of South Korean ferry disaster Read more... More about Viral Videos, Videos, Batman, Lego, and…
  • Australia's prime minister skols a beer, dribbles some on his shirt

    Jenni Ryall
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Tony Abbott continues to prove being a public relations nightmare is the way into the lives of young Australians First, he wore sunglasses from the '90s and became referred to as "Tone The Speed Dealer," then he ate a whole onion for kicks and now, the Prime Minister of Australia, has skoled a beer at the pub in record pace (translation: to drink an alcoholic beverage in one go). See also: A video about nothing is the most hilarious thing in Australia Punters at the drinking hole in Sydney's eastern suburbs surrounded the PM and cheered "skol, skol, skol," as Abbott sunk a cold one faster…
  • Ryn Weaver's touching tribute to her grandpa at Coachella gave us chills

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:40 pm
    INDIO, California — "I feel like Superman," Ryn Weaver proclaims while swinging her green Valentino cape like a matador during her emotional Coachella set on Saturday. The 22-year-old "OctaHate" singer has definitely been the superhero of her own dreams, transforming from a Coachella attendee many years ago into a first-time festival performer this month. But those dreams have recently been smudged by tragedy in the family: Her grandfather Max died on the first day of 2015 after years of battling a sickness See also: DMX surprises Coachella with 'Ruff Ryder's Anthem' and Walmart visit…
  • Hundreds throw a girl an amazing birthday party when she got no RSVPs

    Andrea Romano
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    A 10-year-old girl in Shakopee, Minnesota just got the best birthday ever thanks to the Internet. When no one from Mackenzie Moretter's fourth grade class RSVP'd to her birthday party, her mom, Jenny, decided to ask other moms on Facebook to wish her a happy birthday. She ended up getting a whole lot more: a whole party with hundreds of guests. See also: Parents write insanely demanding invitation for their son's first birthday party KMSP-TV Mackenzie was born with Sotos syndrome, a genetic disorder that delays speech and learning, making socialization extremely difficult for her. According…
 
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    Mind Hacks

  • Spike activity 17-04-2015

    vaughanbell
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The latest instalment of ‘the seductive allure of neuroscience’ has been released (aka the force awakens) – a solid study suggest spurious neuroscience adds weight to explanations. Great coverage from the BPS Research Digest. Aeon asks an interesting question: throughout evolutionary history, we never saw anything like a montage. So why do we hardly notice the cuts in movies? There’s an excellent Motherboard documentary on the contested future of autonomous military robots you can watch online. To the bunkers!
  • Long corridors of the mind

    vaughanbell
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I’ve just read Barbara Taylor‘s brilliant book The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times which blends her own experiences as a patient in one of the last remaining asylums with an incisive look at the changing face of mental health care since the Victorian era. Taylor is a renowned historian but the book is not what you’d expect. It’s scandalous, searingly honest and often a exquisitely observed look at herself and others as they made shaky orbits around the mental health system. Through severe mental unwellness, the state mental health system, and a searching…
  • She’s giving me hallucinations

    vaughanbell
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last year I did a talk in London on auditory hallucinations, The Beach Boys and the psychology and neuroscience of hallucinated voices, and I’ve just discovered the audio is available online. It was part of the Pint of Science festival where they got scientists to talk about their area of research in the pub, which is exactly what I did. The audio is hosted on SoundCloud which gives you an online stream but there’s no mp3 download facility. However, if you type the page URL into the AnythingToMP3 service it’ll present you with you an mp3 to download. It was a fun talk, so do…
  • Spike activity 10-04-2015

    vaughanbell
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new series of BBC Radio 4’s mind and brain magazine programme All in the Mind has just kicked off. The New York Times has an excellent piece on America’s mental illness fuelled, jail and treatment revolving door: For Mentally Ill Inmates, a Cycle of Jail and Hospitals. One of the few good, balanced pieces on the recent ‘genetics of sex offending’ study appeared in The Independent. Full open-access paper here if you want the original source. MIT Tech Review reports an example of how the newly cloudified IBM AI…
  • A fluctuating wellness

    vaughanbell
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    The New York Review of Books has an excellent new piece by Oliver Sacks where he describes the psychological effects of cancer treatment in terms of its effects on the ‘homeostasis of well being’. The article weaves together the role of the autonomic nervous system, the progression of migraine and the repressions and releases of cancer treatment. Indeed, everything comes and goes, and if one could take a scan or inner photograph of the body at such times, one would see vascular beds opening and closing, peristalsis accelerating or stopping, viscera squirming or tightening in…
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    Neuromarketing

  • The Simple Sales Booster That Almost Nobody Uses

    Roger Dooley
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    A recent test described by WhichTestWon showed adding a single line of text to a web page could boost sales, from a few percent to 200+%. Yet, very few websites use this technique. Do you?
  • Neuromarketing Careers

    Roger Dooley
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Are you looking for a career in neuromarketing, or as some prefer to call it, consumer neuroscience? How should you pursue that goal? Is such a goal even a good idea? I’ll try to provide answers, or at least some [...]
  • Brainfluence Podcast: Shankman, Kawasaki, and 8 More

    Roger Dooley
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Latest Brainfluence Podcast episodes feature Guy Kawasaki, Peter Shankman, and 8 others discussing loyalty, social media, branding, habit formation, neuromarketing and lots more.
  • Want to Be More Attractive? Science Says Have a Drink.

    Roger Dooley
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Getting your business portrait photo taken? Meeting new people at a networking event? Here's some counter-intuitive advice...
  • Habit Summit 2015: My Deck, and a Surprise Takeaway

    Roger Dooley
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    This year’s Habit Summit, organized by Nir Eyal (author of the best-selling Hooked), proved to be one of the more interesting conferences I’ve attended or spoken at. The focus was on building habit-forming products, and the speakers were carefully selected [...]
 
 
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    TechCrunch

  • The Unbundling Of Everything

    Joe McCann
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
     We’ve been living in a bundled world. ESPN packaged with Nickelodeon, healthcare tied to employers, learning wrapped up in colleges and degree programs. We’ve grown up surrounded by so many bundled products and services that it’s easy to become blind to the flexibility and value presented by unbundling. Read More
  • We Need Algorithmic Angels

    Jarno M. Koponen
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
     A lot has been written on how algorithms are manipulating this and that in today’s Internet. However, there hasn’t been so many concrete proposals on how could we create more human-centered algorithmic solutions. For example, do we need algorithms that are on our side? Read More
  • What The Apple Watch Could Be

    Natasha Lomas
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
     What is the Apple Watch? The simple answer is Apple’s first smartwatch. In fact Apple calls it its “most personal device ever”. But early reviewers have wrestled with the raison d’être of the Apple Watch. Read More
  • How To Sell Your Company Without A Buyer

    Eric Paley
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
     Conventional wisdom is that startups are bought, not sold. The logic follows that no matter how much an entrepreneur wants to sell a company, there needs to be an eager buyer and no amount of seller desire can manufacture one. Some people interpret this wisdom to mean that they should spend no time getting to know buyers and when a large company is ready to buy their startup, they’ll… Read More
  • Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    Frederic Lardinois
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
     You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome users, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC. So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol… Read More
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  • College rankings go under the microscope

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:36 pm
    While parents, students and admissions officials annually comb through college and university rankings, education researchers have largely ignored the controversial yet influential listings. That's about to change, according to an expert in educational measurement.
  • A call to US educators: Learn from Canada

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:36 pm
    In contrast to the contentious debates over education reform in the US, the Canadian province Ontario has taken a cooperative route to improving schools that often rank among the top performers on international assessments, according to a Boston College expert on educational change.
  • The Influence of College Experiences on Career Outcomes

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Meaningful college experiences, including internships and studying abroad, may not matter as much as your major and what school you attend when it comes to job satisfaction and earnings, according to new research.
  • Study reveals cause of poorer outcomes for African-American patients with breast cancer

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.
  • Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The findings show the longtime prevailing methods for helping children with ADHD may be misguided.
 
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  • Relationship Troubles? Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    Psych Central Staff
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Couples counseling is great, but actions always speak louder than words. Many of us have been in a work meeting that went on for waaaay too long. The same people, saying the same things, over and over again. The same people complaining ad nauseam, using the meeting structure as an opportunity to vent about everything that is wrong with the company, its policies or their co-workers. And they don’t just state their complaint once and move on. Oh no. They state their complaint several times, often launching into long, drawn-out anecdotes to illustrate in excruciating detail just how bad…
  • Are White Lies OK in Romantic Relationships?

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    We know that honesty is the best policy in all relationships. In healthy romantic relationships, partners directly discuss their desires, thoughts and feelings. They share private information. Revealing ourselves to our partner breeds intimacy, and honesty strengthens our connection. But what about white lies? Are white lies OK or damaging to healthy relationships? White lies are actually extremely common in healthy relationships, according to Susan Orenstein, Ph.D, a licensed psychologist and relationship expert in Cary, N.C. Orenstein defined white lies as “omitting the complete truth…
  • Psychology Around the Net: April 18, 2015

    Alicia Sparks
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Can you spot a genuine smile from a fake one? How much do you know about creating a mental health plan for your child before college? What about true happiness — do you actually experience it? Learn about these topics and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Psychology of Smiling: Can You Tell a Fake Smile From a Genuine One? Psychologist Richard Wiseman and his new photographic test for checking empathy will help you find out. Good Mental Health Away From Home Starts Before College: We still have most of spring and all of summer ahead of us, but according to mental…
  • Growing Up: Playfully Serious vs. Seriously Playful

    Psych Central Staff
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    My father liked to teach his sons basic skills, like how to use a saw, tighten a nut, and catch a baseball. In one of my earliest memories of him we are on a beach and he is teaching me how to skip stones across the water. First, choose the right stone: not too heavy and not too light, flat enough and having an edge so you can spin it off your finger. You also have to bend over and throw it at just the right angle. Even in his one-hundredth year my father had plenty of youth in him. The psychologist and philosopher James Hillman was my good friend, fifteen years older than me, and I often…
  • 5 Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    For Ruth White, the fatigue that comes with depression can be overpowering. “I find it difficult to get out of bed and once out of bed, just walking can be exhausting. Texting or even watching TV can seem to take Herculean effort,” said White, Ph.D, MPH, MSW, a clinical associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Writer Therese Borchard finds it takes longer to do mundane tasks, such as washing dishes and folding laundry. Her work also has slowed. “It takes me about twice the amount of time to write a piece as it did before I…
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