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    By ANNIE CORREAL and ANDY NEWMAN
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    What you need to know for Thursday: preparing for the West Indian Day parade, cooler weather, and a surge in heroin deaths.
  • Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president

    BBC News - Home
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
  • Opinion: Why teens walk around like zombies

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    The American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation to start middle and high schools no earlier than 8:30 a.m. is a turning point in the decades-old battle to start school later. Establishing adolescent sleep and school hours as public health issues -- and specifying an earliest acceptable bell time -- should energize communities to stop condemning another generation to chronic sleep deprivation.
  • U.S. Stocks Open Lower

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors weighed renewed tension on the Russia-Ukraine border against upbeat economic reports.
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

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    Eyder Peralta
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
  • Malaysia Airlines expects more losses

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
  • Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
  • Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.
  • India launches bank accounts for all

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
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  • Opinion: Why teens walk around like zombies

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    The American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation to start middle and high schools no earlier than 8:30 a.m. is a turning point in the decades-old battle to start school later. Establishing adolescent sleep and school hours as public health issues -- and specifying an earliest acceptable bell time -- should energize communities to stop condemning another generation to chronic sleep deprivation.
  • Ukraine

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, a Ukrainian military official said.
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed Thursday.
  • Who would give a 9-year-old an Uzi?

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Mel Robbins says to prevent senseless tragedies like the one at an Arizona shooting range, it should be illegal for anyone to place a submachine gun in the hands of a child
  • ISIS' savagery, rights workers' despair

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    We who work to promote human rights operate in the realm of treaties, rule of law, and state responsibility.
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • U.S. Stocks Open Lower

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors weighed renewed tension on the Russia-Ukraine border against upbeat economic reports.
  • Argentina, Malaysia Reach Shale-Oil Deal

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    YPF and Malaysia's Petronas are establishing a joint venture to drill for shale oil in Argentina's massive Vaca Muerta formation.
  • German Inflation Pressures ECB

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    With German consumer price growth flat compared with last month, and only 0.8% on the year, the euro-zone's central bank is facing pressure to prevent the bloc being gripped by a deflationary spiral.
  • GDP Grew at 4.2% in Second Quarter

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    The U.S. economy's second-quarter rebound was more robust than previously thought, putting the recovery back on track as it ended its fifth year.
  • U.S. Banks Boosted Lending in Second Quarter

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    U.S. banks increased their loan balances in the second quarter of 2014 by an amount not seen since before the financial crisis, a government report said, offering evidence of a pickup in lending as the economy slowly recovers.
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  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

    Eyder Peralta
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.» E-Mail This
  • USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

    Eyder Peralta
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Shaw had explained that he hurt his ankle because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.» E-Mail This
  • Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

    Eyder Peralta
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."» E-Mail This
  • Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

    Lorena O'Neil
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she's put fiction on hold.» E-Mail This
  • Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

    Carrie Johnson
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.» E-Mail This
 
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    Mashable

  • Microsoft Updates OneDrive Apps to Unify Business and Personal Files

    Karissa Bell
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Microsoft is making it easier for mobile users of its OneDrive cloud storage platform to access both business and personal files simultaneously. The company plans to roll out improvements to its OneDrive app on Android, iOS and Windows Phone on Thursday. See also: 8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive The biggest updates will be to OneDrive's Android app, which will allow users to access files from both personal and work accounts. The app will distinguish which account each file belongs to in order to avoid potential mixups, but users can view and back up files to both…
  • Taylor Swift is Not Going to Age Well

    Mashable Video
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Not everyone's Paul Rudd — that is to say, not all of us are going to age well A new app called Oldify lets you "age" certain photos and take a disturbing glance into the future. Results are not always pretty. See also: Taylor Swift's 10 Best Dance Moves at the VMAs Elliott gives his take on it in the newest episode of Mashable Minute Last week, we told you how to start the world's best water balloon fight. Check it out: Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Music, Entertainment, Videos, Awards, and Tv
  • Leap Motion Dives Into Virtual Reality

    Karissa Bell
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Leap Motion has continued to improve the software on its gesture-based controller, which allows you to interact with computers purely through hand motions, by adding more accurate and responsive hand tracking. Now, the company is using those improvements to propel itself into a new category: virtual reality Leap Motion unveiled new hardware and software updates Thursday that allow the motion controller to be used with virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift. See also: 4 Innovative Ways Startups Are Using Leap Motion Leap Motion's controller tracks users' hand movements so they can…
  • Jimmy Kimmel Got the 'Friends' Gang Back Together

    Neha Prakash
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Jimmy Kimmel — like the majority of the world — is a major Friends fan Apparently, he has spent the past 10 years since the show went off the air writing fan fiction about Rachel, Phoebe and Monica. And on Wednesday's show, he got to perform it alongside the actual Friends cast After roping Jennifer Aniston into a scene about Rachel and Ross discussing having sex, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow pop by to the iconic purple-walled apartment we all called home for years See also: 55 Greatest Moments From 'Friends' Unfortunately, in Kimmel's script, Joey and Chandler have died after…
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wed in Secret Ceremony

    Neha Prakash
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday, in Chateau Miraval in France, a spokesman for the couple said Thursday They wed in a small, nondenominational ceremony attended just by friends and family. Jolie and Pitt obtained a marriage license from a California judge, who also presided over the ceremony in France, the AP reports See also: Angelina Jolie Hilariously Legbombs the Internet The couple's six children took part in the festivities. Sons Maddox and Pax walked their mother down the aisle. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring…
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    TechCrunch

  • Enevo’s Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates

    Mike Butcher
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. Enevo has a service… Read More
  • Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App

    Ryan Lawler
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
     Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. Today the company is finally making its Q&A platform available on the iPad, extending its reach onto the last major device platform it didn’t have a mobile app for. Read More
  • Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
     Dyson is teasing a big announcement for September 4, and it released a new video teaser to get people thinking about what might be unveiled. The video shows a lab as seen from the perspective of a particularly wide-angle lens, along with quick bursts of schematic imagery that’s somewhat suggestive of robotic vacuum designs, with a circular device even depicted rolling along the floor at… Read More
  • Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Catherine Shu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
     Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More
  • Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
     Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • Brad Pitt, 50 ans, sa vie, son œuvre, son torse nu en salopette

    Titiou Lecoq
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Attention: ce 18 décembre 2013, Brad Pitt atteint les 50 ans. La moitié d’un siècle. L’occasion de se pencher sur le phénomène Brad Pitt et accessoirement de lui faire parvenir une déclaration d’amour parce que ça serait pas mal qu’il se décide à me contacter avant ses 60 ans. 1.Mettons tout de suite les choses au clair. Si quand vous voyez ça: vous ne faites pas «wahaaaaa...» salive + langue + babines, je peux vous tartiner 5 pages d’analyse «Brad Pitt, sa vie, son œuvre», vous ne comprendrez jamais. Ce n’est pas juste une question de beauté. Il a une belle…
  • Être reporter de guerre, c'est risquer sa vie pour des gens qui n'en ont rien à faire (ou ne vous croient pas)

    Grégoire Fleurot
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    La vidéo de la décapitation du reporter de guerre américain James Foley par l'Etat islamique a fait passer le groupe djihadiste du statut d'extrémistes se battant dans une lointaine guerre religieuse à celui de menace bien réelle et directe aux yeux de l'opinion américaine et, dans une certaine mesure, occidentale. Mais, pour certains de ses confrères, elle est aussi venue remettre en cause le sens d'un métier à haut risque dont le travail est de plus en plus déconsidéré. C'est le cas de Tom A. Peter. Ce journaliste freelance, qui a passé sept ans à couvrir des conflits au…
  • Le meilleur reportage sur la catastrophe Ebola n'est pas signé d'un journaliste

    Jean-Yves Nau
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Le virus Ebola bouleverse l’ordre des choses. Le reportage qu’il faut lire ne se trouve pas dans les médias habituels, des médias qui d’ailleurs n’en publient guère. Il a été publié par l’austère New England Journal of Medicine. Il n’est pas signé par un journaliste, mais par une infirmière, Anja Wolz, par ailleurs coordinatrice d’urgence de Médecins sans frontières pour la Sierra Leone. Elle a travaillé dans un centre de 80 lits à proximité des frontières avec la Guinée et le Libéria. Huit nouveaux patients à l’arrivée de la nurse. Neuf pour qui il faut…
  • Avec le départ de Montebourg, la France va plus facilement pouvoir obtenir ce que ce dernier souhaitait

    Gérard Horny
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Si l’on en croit les commentaires officiels et officieux, la formation du gouvernement Valls II permettrait enfin de clarifier la politique économique de la France, qui aurait été écartelée entre deux tendances contradictoires: politique de l’offre contre politique de la demande, politique d’austérité contre politique de relance. La première l’emporterait, à la grande joie du patronat, au risque de provoquer la déception et la colère des partisans de la seconde, les seuls à être authentiquement de gauche. Cette version des faits a pour elle le mérite de la simplicité:…
  • Comment dit-on «T'as pas 100 balles» en euros?

    Grégoire Fleurot
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    En 2009, quand Libération a consacré un article à la multiplication des sites de financement de projets en ligne comme Kickstarter, le journal a décidé de le titrer: «Eh, l'internaute, t'as pas dix balles?» Les lecteurs de la première heure y ont sans doute vu une référence à l'appel qu'avait lancé le journal, déjà en difficultés financières, à son lectorat en 1974 pour payer ses dettes et continuer à paraître, avec la formule «T'as pas 100 balles?» Ces deux titres, qui ont 35 ans d'écart, ne parlent pourtant pas de la même chose. Entretemps, les billets et pièces et…
 
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  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
  • How Can I Focus Better?

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The strangest of moments can bring you insights. I’ll tell you that for sure. Do you see the picture that accompanies this post? That was moments after winning a silly competition where I had to use a piece of uncooked spaghetti to spear six ziti noodles without using any hands. How did I accomplish this faster than my competitors? Well, that’s where the insight came in. How Can I Focus Better? In that moment, my brain-chatter was intense: “I don’t want to be here. Why did I say yes to this? This is stupid? I’m going to LOOK stupid. Wow, I’m very shaky. My…
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    The Bloggess

  • I’m insulted in several ways.

    thebloggess
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    I think most cats technically already have great mustaches, but you just can’t tell because we don’t shave the rest of their bodies, and I think that’s probably very sad for them because they can’t show off their dapper kitty facial hair. Or at least, that was the reason that I gave Victor when he asked me why I kept trying to stick a fake mustache on Hunter S. Thomcat.     PS. This is unrelated but I thought I’d share.  You know when websites use algorithms to figure out what you’d be most likely buy and then they put those recommendations on…
  • I’m not talking ’bout the weather.

    thebloggess
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Conversation I had with Victor when he heard me singing along to Dan Seal’s  “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight“: Victor: Seriously?  If there was a competition for fucking up lyrics we’d have to build another house to store all your trophies. me:  I’m pretty sure that’s how the song goes.  “I’m not talking ’bout the weather. And I don’t want to change your mind.  But there’s a warm wind blowing the stars around.  And I’d really love to see you tonight.” Victor:  No.  It’s “I’m not…
  • Hunter S. Thomcat is a traitor. An adorable, fluffy traitor.

    thebloggess
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Rolly is the kind of cat who will sometimes let you pet her but then will unexpectedly bite you in the eye because it’s Wednesday, and if you try to pick her up SHE WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU.  Hunter S. Thomcat takes a slightly different approach…
  • Don’t set yourself on fire.

    thebloggess
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    According to the internet, right now kids are setting fire to themselves on purpose. The Fire Challenge sounds (and is) incredibly stupid, but when I was a kid we did the eraser game (erasing the skin on our hands to see who could get the worst scar) and the fainting game (hyperventilating and getting choked in the bathroom until you pass out) and we even did the Chubby Bunny challenge (packing marshmallows into your mouth and saying “Chubby Bunny”) until some girl suffocated from it. Then you’re suddenly confronted with the fact that you’re mortal.  I mean, death…
  • Questions that haunt me. Show your work.

    thebloggess
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    This week has been full of angst and weirdness and deep questions that keep us up too late at night and I’m not smart enough to debate them now, so instead  I’m asking you for help in answering an important question that’s been haunting me since I first started arguing with Victor about it in the 90’s: I’m not going to tell you what I think because Victor says it’s creating a bias in the poll results, but I will tell you that I would never eat “eight popsicles in a row” because that would be insane, but eating four popsicles on a hot day…
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    I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • You've Cat to be Kitten Me

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
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    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    LoL by: deescazz Tagged: Grumpy Cat , cute , Cats Share on Facebook
  • Fear Me, Cat!

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
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  • The Invasion Has Begun

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Submitted by: (via Bing) Tagged: Bunday , bunnies , gifs , critters Share on Facebook
  • Koala on Patrol

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: gifs , critters , koalas , cute Share on Facebook
 
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Can-in-Stein: turn a beer-can into a stein

    Cory Doctorow
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Like some of Thinkgeek's best products (like the Taunton guts sleeping bag), the Das Can-in-Stein started out as an April Fool's prank but sparked so much demand that they actually started producing them. It's a pewter-colored resin beer-can holder that makes it into a medieval-ish tavern stein. (via Oh Gizmo)
  • Eggbot Pro: an all-metal plotter for drawing on curved surfaces

    Cory Doctorow
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Evil Mad Scientist Labs have updated their beloved open-source hardware Eggbot, a plotter that draws on curved surfaces, with a new all-metal model called the Eggbot Pro. The standard pen holder included with the EggBot kit is designed to fit various art pens including Sharpie Ultra Fine Point and Sharpie Fine Point pens. However, it can actually fit almost any pen of similar size. You can even fit a lot of things that aren't pens. One example: We offer a diamond point engraving tool for EggBot (shown here), capable of etching and engraving hard materials like glass, stone, and ceramic. And,…
  • Trundling lidar-guided printerbot will find you and deliver your hardcopy

    Cory Doctorow
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A Fuji-Xerox prototype printer-robot builds a model of the room and then drives itself to your desk to deliver your printouts, saving you the precious calories you'd waste, running around the office, trying to figure out which printer you sent your job to. The article characterizes the printer's guidance as "Roomba-like" but it's quite the opposite -- instead of running a naive coverage algorithm, the printer uses its sensors to build maps of its environment. It's like a dead-tree version of the Shmoo Group's Hackerbot, which sniffed cleartext passwords on the Wifi network, then located their…
  • Industrial-style light switches

    Rob Beschizza
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Whatever the word is for the cultural pathology that makes me want to replace every light switch in my house with something like this, I suffer from it. [Buster & Punch via Uncrate] They sell the knobs separately, but at great expense. Alas, cheapo metal knurled knobs just don't look that nice. If I were to want industrial knobs on everything in my house, where might I find nice ones at a reasonable price?
  • Hugo's Amazing Tape: Resuable tape sticks only to itself

    Cool Tools
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I was introduced to Hugo's Amazing Tape several years ago by a colleague. He uses the tape to keep board game boxes closed for storage, and it has quite a following in the board game and collectible card game community. The tape is flexible, reusable, and has the fantastic quality of only sticking to itself. These qualities make it ideal for securing something that you need to wrap and unwrap repeatedly. Hugo's Amazing Tape is available in rolls of various lengths & widths, allowing the user to cut a length to fit their needs. I have found many household uses for Hugo's Amazing Tape. I…
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    WIRED

  • Signs of Ice Melting Inside the Barðarbunga Caldera in Iceland

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    The biggest development in the ongoing volcanic crisis surrounding Barðarbunga in Iceland was the discovery of a number of depressions in the ice that fills the volcano’s caldera. These “cauldrons” in the ice (see below), numbering over a dozen, are relatively shallow, only 10-15 meter deep but make a string that spans 4-6 km along the surface […]
  • You’ve got Face Mites

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    There are mites living on you right now. YOU. Yes, you.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Make Ice?

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    I’ve always thought about making ice. What is the energy required to make ice? It’s not such an easy question. The problem is that going from liquid water to solid ice, you DECREASE the total energy in the system. But look at the reverse question. How much energy does it take to melt ice? That’s […]
  • Things Get Super Intense in This Week’s Best Trailers

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    It's time to face the facts. Summer is nearly over. As Labor Day approaches we need to start packing away those beach towels, because that long setting sun will soon hibernate for the winter, and the box office is heralding its slumber. So get ready to say goodbye to the Newsroom, hello to Girls, and something like "Get out!" to demons and robot oppressors and craven journalists, because they're all here and ready to walk you into the fall.
  • The Dying Tradition of Sri Lankan Stilt Fishing, Captured in Powerful Photos

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Steve McCurry captured an iconic image of Sri Lankan stilt fisherman back in 1995. Nowadays, not many remain as photographer Florian Müller found out.
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Since Michael Brown's fatal shooting on August 9, news coverage of the event and its aftermath has been followed by a second wave of analyses scrutinizing those initial stories for racial bias. When news outlets ran a particularly ominous photograph of Brown, wearing a red jersey, fingers splayed in possible gang signal (friends say it was his characteristic peace sign),...
  • Florida news outlet sees more success with print than digital

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    When Mary Kate Leming found herself among the 300 Palm Beach Post employees who lost their jobs in a sweeping downsizing in 2008, she enacted an unlikely Plan B, taking out a home equity credit line to start a print newspaper. After 22 years at the Post, she didn't want to leave journalism yet, and she and her husband,...
  • Ukraine Today aims to clarify Russian media misinformation

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    It broadcasts everything from Ukrainian athletes competing at a track and field event in China to the capture of 10 Russian soldiers allegedly fighting in central Ukraine--with lively music and weather updates in between. Ukraine Today is the latest salvo fired in the war for hearts and minds between Russia and Ukraine. The station, currently available via satellite and online,...
  • The Guardian partners with more local news outlets to tell under-reported stories

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    The digital age may have increased competition between news outlets as the online fight for clicks and eyeballs becomes ever more fierce, but this week goes to show that digital journalism also enables partnerships that once would have seemed unlikely. Before the weekend comes around, The Guardian will feature two digital collaborations with smaller, local news outlets: The last of...
  • The New York Times' paywall has plenty of room to grow

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    A year and a half ago, Quartz wrote that "The New York Times paywall has hit a growth wall." Since then, it's grown 23 percent. Now, Re/code writes that "New York Times's Digital Subscription Growth Story May Be Ending." It's true that the Times' paywall growth is slowing considerably after three and a half excellent years, but it's not ending...
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    PerezHilton

  • Brad Pitt's Wedding Ring From Angelina Jolie Is On Full Display! See The Symbol Of Their Love HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Is it possible for that wedding ring to make Brad Pitt even seXXXier?! Damn, we didn't think it could happen, but the special gift from Angelina Jolie has upped his hot status. We were flipping when we heard not too long ago that Brad and Angie wed last weekend in France, but this surprise is quite the extra treat. While Brad is appearing in Dorset, England for a photocall for his new film, Fury, something else also appeared… …a simple band wedding ring on his wedding ring finger! You KNOW that's the beautiful token Angie gifted him in honor of their special day. Ch-ch-check out some…
  • The Cast Of Friends Reunite All For Jimmy Kimmel's Fan Fiction But Wait — Where's Chandler, Joey, & Ross?!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    ZOMG! The coffee shop gang are almost all present! But, we're still holding out on a REAL Friends reunion! Not saying that this reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live! isn't legitimate, but come on, where's Chandler, Joey, and Ross?! However, we will say, the late night show host did do a fantastic job of recreating every single detail of the show -- even the scene transitions! Jennifer Aniston seemed totally blindsided by this move from Jimmy. Guess no one told her life was gonna be this way (clap, clap, clap, clap!) when her segment on the show went in a different direction! But, at least she had…
  • Ariana Grande Doesn't Order A Grande When She Goes To Starbucks? The HORROR! Plus 2 Other Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Singer!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Wow, something about Ariana Grande that totally surprises us! Who'd have thought?! The Bang Bang singer won her first VMA on Sunday, which comes as no surprise to anyone, but what MAY surprise you is that she curses like a sailor! Seriously! Big Sean's rumored new girlfriend admitted in a recent interview that if you think she doesn't cuss at all, then you are totally wrong! Oh, and if you think she lives up to her 'Grande' name every time she goes to Starbucks, then you are wrong again! Something you MAY not be wrong about, however is which emoji she thinks she is, cause there's like three…
  • Taylor Swift Hits Number One On The Billboard Hot 100! Shake It Off, Girl!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Taylor Swift is number one! That's what people say. Mm mm. With her infinitely danceable ditty Shake It Off, Taylor has topped the Billboard Hot 100! The hit single from Swifty's upcoming album 1989 climbed the charts like a rocket, straight from 69th to 1st! Believe it or not, this is actually only Taylor's second Hot 100 number one! But it is her seventh Digital Number One. Shake sold over 544,000 downloads its first week, the fourth best of all time behind Katy Perry's Roar, Taylor's own Together, and Flo Rida's Right Round. Haters may hate, hate, hate, but fans are going to buy, buy, buy!
  • LeAnn Rimes Gets In Bed With Joan Rivers And Makes A REALLY Offensive Rape Joke!

    Perez Hilton
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    How did LeAnn Rimes lose her virginity? That's all Joan Rivers wanted to know. But when LeAnn and her hubby Eddie Cibrian got In Bed With Joan, the host got a little more raunch than she expected! LeAnn's answer began innocently enough. She said: "I was in Monte Carlo and I was 15? ...I know, it's kind of a bulls**t story. It's like, oh please. I was 16. There you go." But when Joan pressed for more deets, asking if the guy was at least nice, LeAnn said: "He was my boyfriend for like three and a half years. He was fine. I think I raped him. I think that's how it happened." Eesh. Either LeAnn…
 
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  • Dealer admits to outrageous scam

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Dealer admits to outrageous scamAPA used-car dealer in N.J. pled guilty in a brazen scheme that a top official said put countless lives at risk.Plus, tips to protect car shoppersMore from AOL AutosCity that has worst accident rateCritters cause huge recall
  • MH370: New search set to begin

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    MH370: New search set to beginAPTwo countries have announced they would evenly split the cost of a new search phase, estimated at up to $48.65 million.Area of 'particular interest and priority'Also in the newsBanks breached by Russia?State mulls new gun bill
  • 'Sons of Guns' star arrested on rape charges

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    'Sons of Guns' star arrested on rape chargesEast Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s OfficeThe shocking arrest of reality TV star Will Hayden resulted in the Discovery Channel swiftly canceling the popular show.Alleged victim in the troubling caseMore newsRomney drops tiny 2016 hint Wendy Davis escalates push for votes
  • Diane Sawyer says goodbye to 'World News'

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Diane Sawyer says goodbye to 'World News'ABC NewsMarking another milestone in a long career, Sawyer thanked viewers during the segment's final moments Wednesday.Watch iconic anchor's warm farewellRelated readsMeet Diane's replacement, DavidThe career of Diane Sawyer
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt stun with major news

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt stun with major newsGettyA spokesman for the couple dropped the huge surprise on Thursday after years of speculation.'It actually means more to me than I thought it would ...'More in the newsActor Stephen Lee diesDid Tony Soprano survive or not?
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our “Essential Gabby” playlist.

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Rescheduled Gabby Pahinui music fest set for Saturday. Listen to our “Essential Gabby” playlist. Photo courtesy The Mountain Apple Co.Hula dancers and musicians gathered for a lively, day-long kanikapila (Hawaiian for “impromptu jam session). The sound of sweet falsetto vocals soaring over accompanying ukulele and slack-key guitar. And the sandy expanse and cobalt waves of Waimanalo Beach Park as a backdrop to it all.The makings of an ultimate Hawaii jam sesh? Yes. A most-fitting remembrance of famed Hawaii musician Gabby Pahinui? Definitely.The 7th annual Gabby…
  • Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Annual Okinawan Festival this weekend in Waikiki a cultural celebration ... with great eats Photo: Okinawan Festival/Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationSink your teeth into some andagi (Okinawan doughnuts), grab a champuru plate lunch (shoyu pork, stir-fried vegetables, luncheon meat and deep-fried tofu) and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll still be hungry for more Okinawan eats at the 32nd annual Okinawan Festival in Waikiki’s Kapiolani Park.Happening this Saturday (Aug. 30) and Sunday (Aug. 31) from 9 a.m. to 5 ...
  • Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Maui chefs, farmers and eats spotlighted at 3rd annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary fest this weekend Photo: Kaanapali FreshOn Maui this weekend? Always on the lookout for great homegrown eats? Look no further.The third annual Kaanapali Fresh is a three-day culinary event (read: "foodie paradise") celebrating the produce and product of Maui farmers and ranchers, and the inspired cuisine Maui chefs create with that bounty. It all happens this Friday through Sunday (Aug. 29 to 31) at multiple locations within West Maui’s Kaanapali Resort Ar...
  • Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Chips and Dale: The tasty handmade chips of Kauai’s Taro Ko A wok-fresh batch of Taro Ko's thin, crisp, garlic-salted taro chips.  Photo by Mike Coots.If you drive too fast, you’ll miss it.”That was the sage, if succinct, advice I received from a friend several years ago when I mentioned I was headed to the small farming town of Hanapepe on Kauai’s south shore. She was describing a worn-down, faded green cottage on the biggest bend of the town’s main drag, Hanapepe Road. A place that, should I be fortunate enough to find it, sold the freshest—and,…
  • In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    In A Pickle: Seasonal produce inspires Maui Preserved’s homegrown, homestyle pickling and preserving Maui Preserved owner Anthony LaBua-Keiser (middle) talks story with Maui beet farmers. Photo: Sue HudelsonSplat! Drops of aromatic pineapple juice land on my notebook in the middle of a chat with Anthony LaBua-Keiser, owner of Maui Preserved. We’re standing in the kitchen of the company’s Upcountry Maui cannery, as part-timer Gerit Williams individually cores 90 Maui-grown pineapples with an industrial pineapple corer nearby.“Sorry,” says Williams.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • New Photos of Claimed iPhone 6 Parts Show Closer Look at Rear Logo, Revamped Speaker

    Richard Padilla
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    New photos of various components said to be from the iPhone 6 have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), giving us a glimpse at both internal and external parts to be used in the device. The first set of images show SIM card trays and home buttons in a range of three different colors, which may indicate that the iPhone 6 will keep the same space grey, gold, and silver options from the iPhone 5s. This is in line with a previous leaks, including one from last month which also showed SIM trays in three different colors. The SIM trays shown in the photos also appear to be slightly…
  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device at an October event, but now says that Apple's plans have changed. iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelbandRemember back in June when I said Apple hoped to schedule a special event in October to show off a new wearable device? Remember how I also said this: "Could things change between now and fall? That's certainly possible." Turns out that was a prescient hedge, because things have changed. Apple…
  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    Eric Slivka
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP's PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices. The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely that the schematics themselves are legitimate. Seen in that light, it is worth…
  • Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

    Richard Padilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of 2014. A report last month claimed that Intel's continued delays of its Broadwell chip may cause Apple to push back the release of its 12-inch MacBook until late this 2014 or early 2015. The 12-inch MacBook is said to include a Retina display and may either…
  • Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When iOS 8 is released to the public in the fall, iOS users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including system wide third-party keyboards, which will bring fresh functionality to the default iOS keyboard. Third-party keyboards are available on Android devices and have been long-desired on iOS, so several popular keyboard developers announced plans to bring their software to iOS shortly after third-party keyboard integration was announced at WWDC. After iOS 8 launches, we'll be seeing new keyboards from well-known developers like Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey,…
 
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • 10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. For everything else I use Safari. There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well. In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing): Add a new URL scheme Choose AppleScript handler Paste the following code in, (replacing the stub code at the bottom): on handle_url(args) if (|URL| of args…
  • Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm writing a detailed set of instructions for getting VPN 'on-demand' working with iOS 7. See Setting Up an iOS 7 On-Demand VPN for the details (it's way too much stuff to post via MacOSXHints, as much as I've been a fan of this site for many years). The complete set of instructions include: setting up an IPSec VPN with iOS setting up an OpenVPN with iOS setting up a managed iOS device with VPN 'on demand' capabilities (for both IPSec and OpenVPN). A few comments about this work: One of the primary objectives was to document a setup where the VPN-connected iOS devi ...
  • Mousecape – Customize Cursors on OS X

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mousecape is a new open source Mac App which is available on GitHub to finally allow you to create and use your own mouse cursors, or 'capes' as the app calls them. Once you download the app, there is a remastered version of the Svanslös cursor set created by Max Rudberg which is retina-screen ready. Mousecape is as non-instrusive as possible, never asking you for your password for anything. It works by using private APIs created by Apple to register system cursors so it has no performance hit at all. Capes, or cursor sets, are applied for as long as display state doesn't change, meaning…
  • Make iWork 09 the default and avoid update nagging

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people continue to use iWork 09 apps, because they contain features missing in the newer versions. However, having the older apps on your system mean a constant nagging from Apple to update to the newer versions. If you do download the newer versions, then it is impossible to make the older apps the default for your documents. The old Get Info » Change All trick doesn't work. Here's what to do to remedy that. First, make a backup. Then install the latest iWork apps. Your older versions get moved to a subfolder called iWork 09. That's why you have the backup. Next, move the NEW apps…
  • 10.9: Update OS without creating a user on a new Mac

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is my take/an update on las_vegas' hint I found here awhile back for running OS updates without creating a user on a Mac. It is applicable to any system 10.5 and up. This can be helpful if you have a Time Machine backup that's on a newer OS than your install media, or if you're selling/donating your Mac as it saves the new user having to update things. First things first, wipe your drive (and zero it if you don't trust the end user of this computer) and reinstall your desired OS. Once your OS is installed, boot to your install media or the Recovery Partition if available. Open Terminal…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • The Final Week Of My Maine Vacation

    Martha Stewart
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The past two weeks of August in Maine were absolutely beautiful! My daughter, Alexis, and my two grandchildren stayed the entire month. They enjoyed the hikes, the lakes, [&hellip...
  • A Lesson in Trimming Donkey Hooves

    Martha Stewart
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    It is such a joy to own 3 very cute and happy Sicilian donkeys. As with the ownership of any animal, one must be aware of any special [&hellip...
  • A Visit To Eataly Chicago

    Martha Stewart
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    I recently took a trip to The Home Depot's regional office in Chicago to talk to the kitchen designer associates about my new Quartz countertops and cabinet doors. [&hellip...
  • One Pot Meals - A Great Concept And A New Cookbook Release!

    Martha Stewart
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m so excited to announce the upcoming release of my new One Pot cookbook!  Do you find that, at the end of a busy day, you want to [&hellip...
  • My New Products at The Home Depot and Kitchen Week Is Almost Here!

    Martha Stewart
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    I’m so excited to announce two new products that I’ve added to my kitchen line, available exclusively at The Home Depot! The first is my all-new, beautiful assortment [&hellip...
 
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Supercreative Glasgow: gifted graduates on how the city inspired them

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
  • Studioilse takes up residence in Copenhagen gallery The Apartment

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    London-based practice Studioilse has moved into Copenhagen design gallery The Apartment, taking up a two-month residency in the 18th century dwelling. Run by Tina Seidenfaden Busck, who previously spent a decade at Sotheby’s, the gallery is designed to evoke a private residence with all of its furniture, lighting, textiles and artwork available for purchase. ‘We always had the intention of bringing The Apartment to life as a home, not a gallery,’ explains Studioilse founder Ilse Crawford. To wit, she has filled the space with elements borrowed from her studio, Busck’s…
  • Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert renders 'Human Nature' in glass for the London Design Festival

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Preparations for the London Design Festival are underway at the V&A this weekend as its corridors begin to fill with hundreds of glass cylinders. They're part of an installation entitled 'Human Nature' by glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert that will occupy a three-storey space between the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. Perrier-Jouët commissioned Wintrebert to create the piece. He's the first glass artist to work for the champagne house since Art Nouveau master Emile Gallé in 1902. Wintrebert is well known in design art circles, having started his career aged 19…
  • August beauty news: editor's picks

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
  • Architects FGMF create a modular home for flexible living in Brazil

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Brazilian architecture firm FGMF likes to experiment with exposed frames and different construction methods - one of its very first prominent residential projects, the Grid House, was designed around its structural metal grid (as hinted in its name). When we selected the practice for the 2009 Wallpaper* Architects Directory with the brief to create a concept house within 100sq m that showcased affordability, flexibility, efficiency and innovation, the architects produced the Tic Tac House, a prefab, modular structure with movable parts that change its layout throughout the day. It was…
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • FontCast #17 — John Hudson

    Yves Peters
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This original series of video interviews was published during our Webfonts Week in November 2009. The series continued beyond these initial interviews. It expanded its scope to feature the most interesting figures in typography, lettering and design talk about their work and their…
  • True Detective Wins 2014 Emmy Award For Outstanding Main Title Design

    Yves Peters
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Yesterday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 2013-2014 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 66th Emmy Awards presentation. The Emmy® Awards recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. The Primetime Emmy Award is a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members, with each member casting a ballot for the category of competition in their field of expertise. As typography (and other arts related to the alphabet like calligraphy, lettering, graffiti, etc.) are the…
  • FontWalk 3 Strolls/Scrolls Through Noteworthy Releases

    Yves Peters
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    FontShop launched the third instalment of their scrolltastic interpretation of the type catalogue / specimen / newsletter with FontWalk 3. This award-winning microsite – nominated for Jahr der Wer­bung 2013, Silver at the Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2014, and Gold at the Annual Multimedia Award 2014 – in­tro­duces new typefaces and high­lights in­ter­est­ing top­ics. By adding movement it takes the viewer quite literally on a journey from one typeface to the next, showcasing the features of the fonts and illus­trating their unique qual­i­ties. Concise…
  • Hans Eduard Meier Passes Away At Age 91

    Yves Peters
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Like I mentioned in my announcement of the TDC Medal 2014 for contemporary type design powerhouse David Berlow, mid-July was a week of both celebration and sadness in the world of type design and typography. On Tuesday, July 15 Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully, aged 91. If his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, the name of his typeface certainly will be familiar. Syntax is one of the best-known sans serif typefaces. Even more, I would like to make a case for it being the first true humanist sans, a genre that reached new heights of popularity around the turn…
  • TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

    Yves Peters
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the next day. The TDC Medal is awarded to individuals and institutions who have made major contributions to the field of typography and expresses collective gratitude to those who by their work and talent have heightened the awareness of typography in…
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Am I Raising An Entitled Kid?

    Zen Mommy
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As parents, we hear much these days about entitlement. We talk about it, think about it and read articles/books/posts about it because lets face it, NO ONE wants to raise an entitled kid. Quotes like the following leave us quaking in our boots lest we end up the parent of the sniveling brat who will never learn to take out the trash, tie his shoes or appreciate the world around him: "A lack of discipline is apparent these days in just about every aspect of American society. Why this should be is a much larger question, one to ponder as we take out the garbage and tie our kids’ shoes." -…
  • Could Spanking Be the Answer?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    If you spank your kids as a form of discipline or you believe in spanking, let me say this to you before you go any further:
  • When did “like a girl” become a put down?!

    Zen Mommy
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A group of actors, young and old, are audition for a commercial. They are all instructed to perform simple tasks but “like a girl.” Run like a girl. Kick like a girl. Throw like a girl.
  • Training Wheels

    Zen Mommy
    20 May 2014 | 8:06 am
    The next time your child plays out a challenging behavior that seems to come from a "strong-will", see if you can step into the experience from their point of view. Be your child's relationship "training wheels"...
  • Not Perfect Parenting

    Zen Mommy
    7 May 2014 | 7:38 am
    Give your family the gift of YOU. Imperfect, wonderful, awesome-sauce YOU... because when you do, you teach your child it's okay that they're not perfect either. And when we let go of perfect... everything is possible.
 
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    VentureBeat

  • Uber says it’s now available to 55% of the U.S. population, in 180 cities globally

    Harrison Weber
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Above: UberImage Credit: UberUber hit an über milestone today. Uber claims its car services are now available to 55 percent of the U.S. population, following the company’s unusually rapid roll-out today in 22 new college towns. Uber has long targeted students with promotional offerings like moving help, on-demand puppies, and free rides, but today’s roll-out appears unprecedented. Uber also revealed today that it is now in 180 cities globally, following its debut in the Gold Coast and Wellington. The well-funded startup is now available for students at the following…
  • LG’s round Android smartwatch is surprisingly stylish

    Ruth Reader
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Watch out Motorola, LG’s round smartwatch is here. The company just revealed new details about its round-faced smart watch, the G Watch R, and announced that it will show off the device next week at the IFA 2014 tech conference in Berlin. The unveiling comes just two months after the release of its first smart watch, the G Watch, which was something of a flop. This new iteration is very similar to its predecessor, but more handsome. The water resistant watch is powered by Android Wear with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. One of the main differences…
  • SeatGeek nabs $35M from athletes and musicians whose tickets it helps sell

    Kia Kokalitcheva
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Shutterstock/Rob ByronSeatGeek has served all kinds of fans in need of tickets for a long time, and now the people those fans pay money to see are turning their attention to the company. Today, the event ticket search engine is attracting investor attention from musicians, athletes, and (of course) venture capitalists, who all chipped into SeatGeek’s new $35 million round of funding. Launched all the way back in 2009 — an eternity in the world of big data startups — SeatGeek is a search engine for secondary markets and aggregates tickets from dozens of other…
  • Q&A site Quora launches on iPad as user engagement goes through the roof

    Harrison Weber
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Quora today announced the launch of its first iPad app and revealed that the number of answers written by users has tripled in the last eight months. Quora’s head of business operations, Marc Bodnick, describes the company’s new iPad app as “the best reading experience for Quora.” Built into the new app is Quora’s newly redesigned rich text editor, which includes a custom keyboard to make the iPad writing experience less painful. In the next 12 months, Quora predicts that it’s user-base will answer more user-submitted questions than it has in the…
  • A real astronomer weighs in on finding habitable planets in Civilization: Beyond Earth (interview)

    Dean Takahashi
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Above: Civilization: Beyond EarthImage Credit: 2K GamesStephen Kane is in the business of finding planets that we could live on, after humanity goes to the stars. The assistant professor at the physics and astronomy department at San Francisco State University made news this spring when he and other scientists discovered Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet that could theoretically support life. Kane has made it his business to find exoplanets, or planets around distant stars that could support life in a “Habitable Zone.” Such zones are at a distance from a star that is…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Ahead Of The iWatch, Apple Has Given HealthKit A Workout

    Owen Thomas
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.When Apple first unveiled HealthKit, its software for weaving together fitness apps, wearables, and iPhones, there were more breathless exclamations than you'd find in your average SoulCycle workout.I was quick to deflate the hype around HealthKit, pointing out that the skimpy specs and documentation Apple released this summer showed that it was geared around fairly specific medical tasks, like recording a body-temperature reading from your armpit—not the needs of fitness-app makers.Since…
  • Dropbox Antes Up In The Cloud-Storage Price War

    Stephanie Chan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Cloud storage platform Dropbox announced today that it is offering a terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month, the same terabyte storage price set by competitors Google Drive and Microsoft’s One Drive. This is just the latest move in the great cloud computing war of 2014, as these three heavy hitters engage in a race to the bottom for the consumer’s storage gigabyte. In March, Google announced a terabyte for $10 a month and 10 terabytes or more for $100 a monthApple, meanwhile, plans to release its iCloud Drive later this year, which will offer 5GB for free, 20GB for a dollar a month or…
  • The Truth About DevOps: "IT Isn't Dead; It's Not Even Dying"

    Matt Asay
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    With the rise of the modern developer, traditional IT operations is dead, right? Not even close, says Puppet Labs founder Luke Kanies. And he should know. Puppet is one of the technologies at the heart of the DevOps phenomenon, a merger of traditional IT and app development in which developers take on more responsibility for running the infrastructure that hosts their apps—in part, by automating it.See also: DevOps: The Future Of DIY IT?Yet Kanies believes that while there are "plenty of environments that can survive without ops for a while," they almost certainly don't look like the…
  • Why We Self-Censor On Social Media

    Selena Larson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have you ever caught yourself deleting a Facebook status update even before you post it, because you anticipate the negative backlash it will receive from your online friends?I know I have, and according to a study by Pew Research, you probably have, too.Twitter and Facebook can be useful tools for distributing news and information, but when it comes to sharing controversial news, America can be reluctant to share things on social media if they know friends might disagree with it.To study the effect social media has on debate and discourse of polarizing public issues, researchers surveyed…
  • Comcast Data Caps Aren't Data Caps, Says Comcast

    Lauren Orsini
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Comcast, already less than loved, once again has some explaining to do.For years, the company has made sure policy makers and journalists know that it doesn’t apply “data caps.” Despite that, in some cities, Comcast imposes data limits on customers and, if they surpass that amount, issues them fines. This is what is generally known as a data cap virtually everywhere else, but Comcast has even submitted an article correction emphasizing that while it may have "data thresholds" or "flexible data consumption plans,” it is allergic to calling them data caps. Why does it matter what…
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    hrw.org

  • Burundi: Video Highlights Activist’s Unjust Detention

    Human Rights Watch
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014. (Nairobi) – Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014. read more
  • Azerbaijan: Investigate Brutal Attack on Journalist

    Human Rights Watch
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (August 26, 2014) – The brutal attack on journalist Ilgar Nasibov in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan is an outrage, and Azerbaijan’s authorities should ensure a prompt, effective, and impartial investigation, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights House Foundation, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, People in Need, Human Rights Watch, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rread more
  • Gaza: Halt Executions

    Human Rights Watch
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip should urgently act to stop executions of Palestinians accused of providing information to the Israeli military and appropriately punish those behind the executions, Human Rights Watch said today. News reports said unidentified gunmen believed to be acting on instructions from Hamas executed three people on August 21, 2014, 18 people on August 22, and four people on August 23. (Jerusalem) – Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip should urgently act to stop executions of Palestinians accused of providing information to the…
  • Bahrain: Rehabilitate Torture Victims

    Human Rights Watch
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Bahrain should provide victims of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation, Human Rights Watch and other human rights groups said today, based on a letter they sent to King Hamad. In particular, authorities should address the health needs of 13-high profile detainees, some of whom are suffering from the effects of torture by Bahraini interrogators in 2011. (Beirut) – Bahrain should provide victims of torture with physical and psychological rehabilitation, Human Rights Watch and other human rights groups said today, based on a letter they…
  • India: Caste Forced to Clean Human Waste

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste – by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. (New Delhi) – The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste – by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice, Human Rights Watch said in a new…
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  • Finding a safe space for learning in a country beset by violence

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    BANGUI, Central African Republic, 20 August 2014 – The grounds of the Boy Rabe Monastery in Bangui are filled with the sounds of children – singing, counting, reciting lessons. With almost two thirds of schools closed in the Central African Republic as a result of fighting and instability, the monastery has become home to one of 144 temporary learning spaces UNICEF has set up across the country.
  • In Burkina Faso, simple and sustainable solutions for rural communities’ water needs

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, 19 August 2014 – In Burkina Faso, thousands of children under 5 die from preventable causes such as diarrhoea, a leading killer of children in this West African nation. Access to clean water is crucial in preventing diarrhoea – and in the fight against poverty and disease.
  • In Niger, help for children living on the streets

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    AGADEZ, Niger, 18 August 2014 – Mahamadou Mala Saley is 12 years old. His friends call him ‘Shaolingue’, for the kung fu movies he loves. Like many other children living on the streets of Agadez, an historic city in northern Niger, Shaolingue is monitored by local office of the Educational, Preventive and Judiciary Service.
  • In Nigeria, a message for maternal and child health

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    EPE, Nigeria, 15 August 2014 – As her number is called out, Nike Kolawole stands up and straps her 2-year-old son to her back and walks over to the nurse. The nurse registers her for antenatal care and gives her folate tablets, as well as vitamin A and deworming tablets for her son, Samuel, who is also tested for malaria.
  • A young girl dreams, despite adversity

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    PUERTO FALCÓN, Paraguay, 13 August 2014 – Amada Zuleide Maldonado, 7, is the kind of girl the indigenous Guarani culture describes with the word juky – graceful. Amada comes from Chaco'i, where the Parana and Paraguay rivers converge, 30 miles (50 km) from the capital, Asunción.
 
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    Babies Online The Blog

  • How to stop a baby from crying by Katy Perry Dark Horse

    Shannon
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Next time I’m feeling grumpy I may try this…
  • Four Tips for the “Fourth Trimester”

    Kassy Benoit
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    We know about the first trimester and, of course, the second trimester; can’t forget about the all-too-long third trimester. Did you know there is also a fourth? Yup, the fourth trimester is the concept that for the first three months, you and your newborn are just getting used to life outside the womb. When we think about it, our babies really didn’t experience hunger or the new and the strange; they were put gently to sleep by us in the dark womb and constantly nourished through their physical connection with us. With that in mind, it seems pretty difficult for them to just adjust to…
  • Conquering the 3 Woes of the Terrible Twos

    Denise Robinson
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you’re a new mom or a mom for the second or third time, when those notorious terrible twos creep around the corner, it can bring along a case of the mommy-blues. You may not know what to expect even after reading all the parenting books and taking all the wonderful advice your mother can offer. Each toddler is different. For the first year or so of your child’s life, you have coddled and groomed that baby. Now your little bundle of joy has transformed into a little bundle of personality! Here are a few tips and advice on conquering the 3 woes of the Terrible Twos: 1 – Potty…
  • Top 10 Must-Haves for your Hospital Bag

    Lauren Ballew
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm
    It’s a question that all first time moms ask themselves: “What do I actually need to bring with me when I have my baby?” Well ladies, I can tell you that it’s probably not as much as you think. Packing your hospital bag is an extremely exciting, calming, and personal experience. During my pregnancies, I spent a lot of time focusing my attention on preparing my hospital bag. Deciding what to bring with you on the day that you will meet your child is a huge thrill. So take your time. Pack and re-pack as often as you like, check off those checklists, and buy yourself the…
  • Common Traits of Newborn Babies

    Kassy Benoit
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    For any parent, the experience of meeting your newborn on his or her first day ‘Earth-side’ is the ultimate blind date. You’ve undoubtedly compared, and might have even argued over, whose hair will cover that tiny pink head or whose eyes will be staring back at you when those peepers take in their first blurry sights. We’ve all seen those adorable baby photo-shoots with the newborn perched perfectly among gauze blankets, adorned with the odd decorative headpiece, and sleeping away blissfully. You might be in for a shock when you see what these little humans look like…
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    Simply Stated By RealSimple.com

  • An Author’s Thought on Happiness

    rsdailythought
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 15 Organizing Tips for Your Drawers 6 Back-to-School Apps That’ll Make Your Life Easier The Scary Truth About How Much Americans Are SavingFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Evidence That Flaws Are a Good Thing

    rsdailythought
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com Here’s How Stressed Americans Really Are (and How to Manage It) 21 Things to Know About Multivitamins 16 Dinners You Can Make in Just 15 MinutesFiled under: Daily Thought
  • What Your Sandwich Says About You

    emilybschroeder
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Ever wondered what your sandwich says about you? Our friends at Huffington Post Taste say it best: “If a cocktail glass is a window into the soul, then the blank slate between two pieces of bread is a screen door to the heart, or in some cases, a dead-bolted artery.” To see the full article, click here. More from RealSimple.com: […]
  • Why You Should Tire Yourself Out

    rsdailythought
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
      Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com What I Learned From Purging Most of My Stuff 7 Castles You Can Sleep In Back-to-School Organizing TricksFiled under: Daily Thought
  • The Secret to Getting What You Want

    rsdailythought
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com What Too Many Mushy Facebook Posts Really Mean The Scary Truth About How Much Americans Are Saving 6 Back-to-School Apps That’ll Make Your Life EasierFiled under: Daily Thought
 
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    Gigaom

  • Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client

    Barb Darrow
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    A new OneDrive Android client gives users a single point of access to work and personal files, provided they log into the right account. Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift

    Signe Brewster
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Leap Motion released a plastic clip today that allows the motion-control devices to snap to the front of Oculus Rift headsets. But the bigger news is software updates that make it the perfect gesture tracker for virtual reality. It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Net neutrality champion Tim Wu earns New York Times endorsement in push for elected office

    Jeff John Roberts
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Open internet advocate Tim Wu's campaign to be lieutenant governor of New York gained more momentum on Thursday. A Wu wins could lead to increased attention to broadband issues. Net neutrality champion Tim Wu earns New York Times endorsement in push for elected office originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Microsoft addresses its misleading app problem by purging 1500 knockoff apps from the Windows Store

    Kif Leswing
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Microsoft is cleaning up the Windows Store and redefining its guidelines to restrict apps that intentionally mislead users. Microsoft addresses its misleading app problem by purging 1500 knockoff apps from the Windows Store originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple patent application shows unique wireless charging method for an iWatch

    Kevin C. Tofel
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    Wireless charging from electromagnetic fields using wire coils isn't anything new. Using wire coils for multiple purposes such as charging, speakers and NFC would be however and that's one possible vision has for its expected iWatch and other handheld devices. Apple patent application shows unique wireless charging method for an iWatch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
 
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  • Shooting the Pier at Malibu, CA - Drone Footage

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    Shooting the Pier at Malibu, CA - Drone Footage A strong SE swell started filling in at Malibu on 8/26/14 giving us long lines of perfection. This isn't the only time this guy shot the pier, he was charging! DJI Phantim 2, H3-3D GoPro Hero 3+ From: Dual Hemisphere Media Views: 74299 306 ratings Time: 00:40 More in Sports
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    Спасение жителя Ольхона Кто-то слишком много ел и поплатился за это. Застрял в своей же норе посреди…
  • After Us

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    After Us Ultimately the path to recovery is not to find someone new for yourself, but to find someone new in yourself. Directed by Philip Wang Written by Philip Wang with Christine Chen Behind the Scenes: http://youtu.be/Tfa89XKrQJ8 Director's Commentary: coming soon Produced by Wesley Chan Christine Chen http://peachieloveblog.blogspot.com Ted Fu Philip Wang Featuring Victoria Park http://twitter.com/heybvp http://instagram.com/heybvp Kevin Wu http://twitter.com/kevjumba and Jolee http://youtube.com/hashtagjolee Anna Lisa Flinchbaugh http://twitter.com/annalisaflinch Elissa Shay…
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    26 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Simpsons ALS Ice Bucket Challenge | THE SIMPSONS | ANIMATION on FOX If you loved the Homer Shake... Subscribe now for more The Simpsons clips: http://fox.tv/SubscribeAnimationDomination Like The Simpsons on Facebook: http://fox.tv/Simpsons_FB Follow Homer on Twitter: http://fox.tv/Homer_Twitter Add The Simpsons on Google+: http://fox.tv/TheSimpsonsPlus Watch full episodes of The Simpsons: http://fox.tv/WatchSimpsons Check out The Simpson's Official Site: http://www.thesimpsons.com Like Animation Domination on Facebook: http://fox.tv/AnimationDomination_FB Check out Animation…
  • Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Does Alcohol Kill Brain Cells? Quick Questions explains what alcohol does -- and doesn’t do -- to your brain cells. Enjoy this episode responsibly! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter:…
 
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  • "Cops" TV show staffer killed during gunfight

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Omaha police say "Cops" television crew member Bryce Dion was fatally shot by an officers' bullet as they responded to a robbery. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Breakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a new military incursion across its eastern border, as hopes quickly fade that talks between their two presidents might mark a turning point in a five-month-old crisis. Mana Rabiee reports.
  • Syrian army attacked on multiple fronts, IS claims air base

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Two competing rebel groups, including Islamic State, have been attacking Syrian forces, with IS reportedly seizing control of the Golan Heights crossing and a military base. Deborah Gembara reports.
  • Whole organ 'grown' inside animal for the first time

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Scientists in the UK have successfully grown a fully functional organ inside a living animal by transplanting cells grown in a laboratory. The researchs marks the first time a living organ has been created outside the body. Researchers from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh hope their study will pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans in future. Matthew Stock reports.
  • Girl shoots instructor during shooting lesson

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Arizona investigators have released video showing the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a shooting instructor by a 9-year-old girl. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • A Useful Reminder About ‘An’

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    English has two forms of the indefinite article: a and an. In modern usage, the form a is used in front of words that begin with a consonant sound; an is used in front of words that begin with a vowel sound. The following uses of an are nonstandard in modern English: OK, I admit it, I don’t see why the iPad would be an useful device. Plot is an unique feature that indicates the address of the place. Found an useful paper on grid generation Fastest way to find an unique element out of given numbers We are an uniform based school and the design of our uniforms has been a careful and…
  • Driver License vs. Driver’s License

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    A reader questions the use of the possessive in such constructions as “doctor’s appointment” and “driver’s license”: If I take out my state-granted proof of authority to drive an automobile in Oklahoma, the title on that wallet-sized document is “Driver License,” not “Driver’s License.” I hear a lot of people say that they have a “doctor’s appointment,” when, in fact, they have a “doctor appointment.” It seems to me that the possessive is inappropriate to things such as a “Driver License” or a “doctor…
  • For Sale vs. On Sale

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    A reader asks, When do you use the expression “for sell” instead of “for sale”? Short answer: Never. ESL learners must be puzzled when they see ads like these on the Web: I have a nice Play Station 3 drum set for sell for 35 dollars. We have a wristband for sell for $100 in the Des Moines, Ames, Carroll, Denison region of Iowa. Find out if there are other products like yours already for sell. Cheap Authentic (unused) Cartridges for Sell Sell is a verb. Sale is a noun. Something that someone wants to sell is “for sale.” Purebred Border Collie Puppies for Sale Gently Used Clothing…
  • Ever Since and Every Sense of the Word

    Maeve Maddox
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Many misspellings are the result of mispronunciation. The first time I saw the expression “ever since” written as “ever sense,” I assumed that it had been written by the speaker of a regional dialect. For example, where I live, it’s often impossible to tell if someone is asking to borrow a pen or a pin. Since is an adverb. The expression “ever since” means, “from that time until now.” For example, “He was elected in 1983 and has served in the Senate ever since.” Sense is used as both noun and verb: The sense of sight is perhaps the most treasured of the five senses.
  • Person vs. Persona

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    A reader asks for “some analysis between person and persona.” Both words derive from an ancient Latin word that originally referred to the theatrical mask worn by an actor. In time, the word came to refer to the character played by the actor wearing the mask. The characters in a play are still referred to as “dramatis personae,” (“persons of a drama”). From the context of the theater, persona spread to the law courts to describe an individual who possessed certain rights under the law. Historically, both persona and person have functioned with the same or similar meanings that…
 
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
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  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
  • An Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge.

    Brian Clark
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation? Want to convert those leads to customers and clients? We’ve got you covered with Internet Marketing for Smart People. And there’s absolutely no charge. These 16 high-impact ebooks plus our 20-installment email course deliver the techniques and strategies you need to know to become a much smarter marketer online. Find out more and sign up (free) right here. About the authorBrian Clark Brian Clark is founder and CEO of Copyblogger, and uncompromising evangelist for the Rainmaker…
 
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  • ResQte Of The Week: Oswin & Twitch!

    Brinke
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Just got this email from Hillary M., perfect for a Thursday ResQte post! “I look at Cute Overload with my kittehs nearly everyday (some days they’re too busy being maniacs to look) and I think that they would love to see themselves on the Interwebz,” she reports. “My husband and I adopted Oswin and Twitch after we lost our cat Po to lymphoma and they have really helped make our home feel whole again. They definitely display a love of Rule #40 (sleeping in a sunbeam,) Oswin likes to show her Toe Beans for some Rule #20 Action, and Twitch’s large ears qualify him…
  • #TBT: August 28, 2006: Disapproving Kittens

    Meg
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    These kittens are not pleased. How! How have you not pleased them!? Thanks, Caroline L. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kittehs, Throwback Thursday
  • I’ll Cool Off With Peas If Ya Please

    Brinke
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are all kinds of way to beat the heat. Crank the AC, go see a movie, drop by the local swimming pool, or- just head to the freezer. “Doc The Chihuahua gets cooled off by a bag of frozen sweet peas.” – From Suzanne B. (Bonus: Then we have Viva, who takes a more direct approach. “Here is a picture of our Viva cooling off after a walk. She must be powering the fan with her mind.” -B. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh, Wah Wahs
  • Peruvian Chicken? YOU BETCHA!!!!!

    Brinke
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    “Here’s a puppeh I fostered named Joey eating some Peruvian chicken. A friend suggested that I submit it to C.O. Thanks!” -Todd E.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: frenchies, puppeh
  • I Might Eat This, Or I Might Throw It At You

    Brinke
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    This guy is high up in the trees and can go either way with his nut. Photographed during a trip to Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden by Cuteporter Elaine M. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: sqwerls
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
  • PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount. Under the terms of the deal, an £15 iTunes card drops to £11.25, while a £25 card drops to £18.75. Larger denomination iTunes cards of £50 and £100 are available for £37.50 and £75. Cards are only redeemable in the UK iTunes Store. The offer lasts until Thursday, August 28 at 11:59 BST, but as with all PayPal iTunes discounts, there are a limited number of codes available and…
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    Macworld

  • The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve got a Mac, an iPhone, maybe an iPad or two in your household, and you have a problem. Maybe one of them’s got a cracked screen, and you want to find out if it’s still under warranty (and what that warranty covers). Maybe one of them won’t start up, and you want to find out what to do. Maybe you just have a question that requires an Apple expert. Turns out you can find out all that and more in one place—a place that a lot of Apple users have never heard of. You probably know about Apple’s standard Support website. But I’m betting you haven’t been to your own personal…
  • MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display's wide color gamut ideal for production

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch, 4K desktop monitor. Priced around $1350, the EA244UHD may be expensive, but when connected to a new Mac Pro over Mini DisplayPort, its pixel-doubled resolution can provide you the desktop “retina display” experience not available from an Apple display. The EA244UHD is the third 3840 by 2160 (4K) monitor we’ve seen in the lab, and at 23.8-inches diagonally, its also the third different size we’ve seen. The previously reviewed Asus PB287Q is a 28-inch monitor and the Sharp PN-K321 measures a massive 32-inches, diagonally.To read this article in…
  • Why old iPhones become sluggish over time

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn’t hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and Tablets in my basement and dig out my old iPhone 4 to lend to her for a few weeks. After all, with a new model all but certain to be announced by mid-September, it would make little sense to purchase a new handset before then.After restoring the phone and upgrading it to iOS 7, I couldn’t help but notice that the user interface felt a…
  • Four tips to soup up Safari on iOS

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    If mobile browsing stats are any indication, iOS users spend way more time on the Web than their Android counterparts. Given how much we rely on Safari, though, there are a surprising number of features that you might not have heard of.Transcript This is Macworld senior editor Dan Moren. Safari’s probably one of the most used apps on your iPad or iPhone, but there are a handful of little features that you might not have stumbled across. Here are just a few that can help you browse more powerfully and efficiently. You’re scrolling through a lengthy article on the history of Prussia—as…
  • Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    iOS has changed the way we write. The ultra-minimal, file-free workspaces we use on our iPhones and iPads have gradually made their way to our Macs, making formatting toolbars and nested folders all but obsolete. Leafnote (Mac App Store link) isn’t quite as stark as other text editors, but it takes plenty of cues from iOS, resulting in a simple, speedy, and organized writing experience. LeafnoteTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Woot

  • 350TC 100% Pima Cotton 6Pc Sheet Set-4 Sizes

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hail SateenSo comfy you might just worship the glorious night's sleep they offer. Have you ever considered devoting your life to a sheet? For most people, that would seem silly. But if you've ever spend the night on a 350TC 100% Pima Cotton sateen weave sheet set WHICH COINCIDENTALLY WE HAVE RIGHT HERE HUH GO FIGURE you might just understand how someone could throw their lives away in the pursuit of hedonistic sateenism. Of course there are some who might only dabble in the comfy arts, but the truth is clear! A bed cannot be sheeted twice! If you truly embrace the path of sateen, you will…
  • There Can Be Only Pun: Computer TV

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    We've got a pretty high bar this week, y'all. May as well just give up now. THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Computer TV Here's what we're looking for (only better): Doogie Browser, MD The Router Limits Bill Wi the Science Fi   Your turn! Post your puns in the comments, and we'll post our favorites next week. The best from last time (Wild Game) Battlesheep (urhistory) Newts and Ladders (outahere64) TriviOwl Pursuit (barkwoot)   (Photo by Flickr user sharkbait, used under a Creative Commons License.)
  • Luxury 10" Gel Memory Foam Mattress 5-Sizes

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Waking Up Is Hard To Do A memory foam mattress may forgive, but it'll never forget.Dear Benjifer, These are the hardest words I've ever had to write. But you deserve to hear it from me instead of from rumors and whispers. I'm leaving you, Benjifer. I will always love you. Forever. I will cherish always the time we spent together, me cradling you in my luxurious jacquard cover, dispersing your body weight and reducing pressure points so I can watch you sleeping peacefully, undisrupted. But the relationship we have is not the relationship you need right now. The thing is, Benjifer - your…
  • Pyrex 18-Piece Storage Set Color Lids

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    PyreienThis 18-piece set can hold, in total, 30 CUPS worth of whatever! Unless the whatever is Pyrex-devouring aliens. There are many things you can do with nine containers and nine lids. Many, many, many things you can store and save in the BPA-free, non-porous glass. Things to put in the freezer, or the microwave, or the dishwasher if you just want to clean it off the sides before you nest and stack your containers. But please. PLEASE. Do not under any circumstances stuff a Pyrex-eating alien into one of these containers. Hopefully, though, that will never come up in your life. It really…
  • The Debunker: How Often Did Lassie Have to Rescue Timmy from a Well?

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Dog lovers: could there be a better month than August to salute our canine companions? After all, August 10 is the day poor Rin Tin Tin died, and it’s the day Snoopy celebrates his birthday, in a 1968 Peanuts strip. Two weeks later, on August 26, it’s National Dog Day, according to the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network. To celebrate the dog days of summer, we’ve unleashed Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings, who will correct some of man’s worst misconceptions about man’s best friend.   The Debunker: How Often Did Lassie Have to Rescue Timmy from a Well? Comedians have often poked…
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    Drudge Retort

  • Man Wrecks Million Dollar Bugatti on Purpose

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    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. They say he purchased a Bugatti Veyron and had it insured for $2.2 million. The elegant vehicle is considered one of the fastest in the world. Authorities say House initially claimed in November 2009 that he was reaching for his cell phone when the vehicle swerved into water near Galveston. The salt water flooded the engine,…
  • Perry's History with Repubs Charged with Drunk Driving

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    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Progress Texas: [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry is defending his attempt to coerce Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg out of office -- an attempt which resulted in not one, but two indictment charges -- by claiming that he was taking a stance against her drunk driving conviction. However, a look at the governor's history with Republican officials charged with drunk driving undermines his case. While it's true that Rosemary Lehmberg drove drunk, and that her actions following the arrest are indefensible, it's also true that she went through the legal process, saw a judge, and served…
  • Crist Wins Democratic Primary in Florida

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    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist won his first race as a Democrat Tuesday night, securing the party's nomination to challenge current Republican Gov. Rick Scott this fall. Crist held the Florida governor's office for a single term as a Republican but left the GOP in 2010, running for Senate as an independent. With 99% of precincts reporting, Crist won 74.3% of the vote, topping former state legislator Nan Rich, who won 25.7%. Separately, Scott easily won the Republican nomination.
  • 'Sopranos' Creator Reveals Whether Tony Died

    rcade
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Martha P. Nochimson, Vox: I had been talking with [The Sopranos creator David] Chase for a few years when I finally asked him whether Tony was dead. We were in a tiny coffee shop, when, in the middle of a low-key chat about a writing problem I was having, I popped the question. Chase startled me by turning toward me and saying with sudden, explosive anger, "Why are we talking about this?" I answered, "I'm just curious." And then, for whatever reason, he told me. And I will tell you. So keep reading.
  • Sports CEO Caught on Video Abusing Puppy

    rcade
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    The CEO of one of North America's largest sports arena catering companies was caught on a Vancouver high-rise elevator surveillance video abusing a friend's one-year-old dog. The video from July shows Desmond (Des) Hague of Centerplate Inc. kicking the dog in the stomach repeatedly and yanking its leash so the dog is lifted off the ground choking. The dog recovered, but animal cruelty charges may be filed. "This incident is completely and utterly out of character and I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed," Hague said. Centerplate, which has contracts with nine NFL teams, originally said this…
 
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    ESPN.com

  • Stewing Roenicke: Ump 'terrible behind plate'

    ESPN.com news services
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate."
  • Soler repeats Baez feat with homer in debut

    Mark Schmetzer
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    A second top prospect in the span of a month has homered for the Chicago Cubs in his major league debut after Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler went deep in his first at-bat on Wednesday at Cincinnati.
  • Kershaw cruises for MLB-best 16th victory

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.
  • Sharapova rallies; Stephens, Radwanska out

    Associated Press
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Maria Sharapova beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.
  • Yankees rock Price with 9-hit parade in third

    Associated Press
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

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    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD Nutrition Research Center Director author, The Super Foods Diet What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying. It’s making people sick every day and leading to major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, liver illnesses, skin eruptions, headaches and more. Certainly there are a lot of nonfoods that people should avoid, but these are the top four: 1. Non-organic foods. If you are not eating organic or biodynamic food, then you are not only receiving a sickening dose of pesticides, but you are also ingesting chemicals that mix…
  • Cancer awareness: natural solutions

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
  • What to do about dropping blood sugar blues

    admin
    15 May 2014 | 10:10 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD When I was younger I suffered from chronic dropping blood sugar for years without knowing that was my problem. My head would spin, I’d get that black-out feeling when standing up too quickly, and I felt a bit clammy and a bit queasy. I still get this way once in a while if I make a mistake in my diet. That brings us to the obvious question: What causes the uneasy symptoms associated with dropping blood sugar? And what can we do to avoid these symptoms? How the body handles sugar There are two main categories of sugar in the diet: one is inherent in real, whole foods, and…
  • Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

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    4 May 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and scores on any type of mindfulness scale,” said Tonya Jacobs, a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and first author of a paper…
  • Stress can make you sick; Relaxation can heal you

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    28 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Mind-body medicine is not a new idea. It’s been kicked around for several decades in the West. And it’s been a practiced modality for thousands of years in the East. But what happens when East meets West? We get a better picture, with a scientifically plausible explanation, of what’s going on with the mind that impacts the body. The ultimate goal, then, becomes to reverse the effects of stress and to alter the pattern of thinking that leads to stress in the first place. We’ve known for a while now that stress can cause ulcers, headaches, stomach upset and hives. But modern medicine…
 
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    WIRED » Science

  • How Movies Synchronize the Brains of an Audience

    Greg Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    When people watch a movie together their brain activity is, to a remarkable degree, synchronized. It's a slightly creepy thought. It's also a testament to the captivating power of cinema, says Uri Hasson, a psychologist at Princeton University.
  • Scientists Turn Bad Memories Into Good Inside the Brains of Mice

    Greg Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Neuroscientists have devised a technique for switching the emotional association of a memory from bad to good by directly manipulating the neurons that encode it.
  • Fantastically Wrong: The Legend of the Homicidal Fire-Proof Salamander

    Matt Simon
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    In the first century AD, Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder threw a salamander into a fire. He wanted to see if it could indeed not only survive the flames, but extinguish them, as Aristotle had claimed such creatures could. But the salamander didn’t … uh … make it. [HTML1] Yet that didn’t stop the legend […]
  • What’s Inside: The Science of Sriracha’s Fiery Deliciousness

    Wired Magazine
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    JARREN VINK CHILI Red jalapeños give rooster sauce its heat; they clock in at about 5,000 Scoville units, or around 300 parts per million of mouth-burning capsaicinoids. These molecules bind to a receptor, TRPV1, that shows up on the ends of nerves that lead to the trigeminal nerve, which conveys touch, temperature, and pain. GARLIC […]
  • What’s Up With That: Your Fingernails Grow Way Faster Than Your Toenails

    Nick Stockton
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    I like to clip my nails, because I’m addicted to the rewarding little tink of the clippers. Instead of being content with a finely manicured set of man hands, I crave more tinks. Without fail, I’ll kick off my sneakers in hopes of clipping away my toe talons, but instead of tinks, all I make is a loud sigh, because my toenails […]
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for depression; new approach could transform care

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Three papers reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment program is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care.
  • Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    It’s common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.
  • Why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Only recently has it become possible to accurately 'see' the structure of a liquid. Using X-rays and a high-tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container, a physicist has compared the behavior of glass-forming liquids as they approach the glass transition. The results are the strongest demonstration yet that bulk properties like viscosity are linked to microscopic ones like structure.
  • Social class makes a difference in how children tackle classroom problems

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Social class can account for differences in how parents coach their children to manage classroom challenges, a study shows. Such differences can affect a child's education by reproducing inequalities in the classroom. With the widening gaps in educational outcomes between social classes, the researcher suggested that this study could help schools become more aware of these differences and make moves to reduce the inequalities.
  • Nanodiamonds are forever: Did comet collision leave layer of nanodiamonds across Earth?

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A comet collision with Earth caused abrupt environmental stress and degradation that contributed to the extinction of most large animal species then inhabiting the Americas, a group of scientists suggests. The catastrophic impact and the subsequent climate change also led to the disappearance of the prehistoric Clovis culture, and to human population decline. Now focus has turned to the character and distribution of nanodiamonds, one type of material produced during such an extraterrestrial collision. The researchers found an abundance of these tiny diamonds distributed over 50 million square…
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    Life On My Mobile

  • Pebble Introduces New Limited Editions Colors

    David Boyd
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I have long been a fan of Pebble, and some may call be boring and plain, but I’m a fan of the black version. Yes, white or red tickle some people’s fancy, but I’m a simple guy. Now Pebble has kicked it up a few notches and introduced several new colors that are available for a limited time only. If you have ever thought about wanting a Pebble, but didn’t like the current color choices, take a look again and see what you think of their new lineup. Visit them at getpebble.com.
  • Review: BACtrack Mobile

    David Boyd
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In this day and age, almost everyone is looking for a gadget that can tie into their smartphone that will make their life easier in some way. The folks at BACtrack have come up with a small portable Bluetooth breathalyzer that will accurately measure how much alcohol you have in your system. This may help you make an educated decision about when you have had too much to drink. I have been using a BACtrack Mobile for the past several months, and I must say that I am impressed with the speed and apparent accuracy of the readings. The device is small and can be taken anywhere with you. It easily…
  • Nomad To The Rescue With Charging Accessories

    Brent Dupre
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Lets face it, we are consumed with powering our devices. Mobile accessory markets are being flooded with portable batteries, power supplies, and phone cases with built in battery life extenders. Each new generation of devices seems to run down batteries faster to power the latest processors, higher definition screens, speakers and more. When is the last time you remember making through and entire day without needing to charge your phone at least once? If you’re on the go like I am, you may forget to grab that power cord, or may not want to deal with that tangly mess. That’s where…
  • New Gear For Your Latest Excusion: STM Drifter

    Brent Dupre
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    If you haven’t heard of STM before, hopefully this article will help you get acquainted with them and an excellent piece from their new Annex collection. STM was founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia. They make a variety of bags, packs, phone and tablet cases. Their mission: to provide you with stylish options for carrying and protecting your valuable items, all with unparalleled quality and attention to detail. They also stand by their products, replacing or repairing without charge for any defect that may occur as long as it is not the result of accidental damage, misuse, improper…
  • Snapchat Clone Puffchat Insecure And So Is Its CEO

    Troy Brown
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:47 pm
    With every great app successes you see people trying to ride the wave and carve off a piece of the pie for themselves. That seems to be the case with Puffchat. This is a messenger app, that prior to today I didn’t even know existed. I found out about the app when Puffchat CEO Micheal Suppo decided to threaten security researcher Thomas Hedderwick for disclosing that the Puffchat security model was more smoke and mirrors than an actual secure app and provided proof. Thomas had attempted by a number of means to contact Puffchat and let them know about the issues prior to disclosing. In…
 
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