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  • Rick Santorum Joins Republican 2016 Presidential Race

    NYT > Home Page
    27 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    A former senator from Pennsylvania, Mr. Santorum was the runner-up in the 2012 Republican primary race, buoyed by the support of social conservatives, but has had little traction this time.
  • Nebraska abolishes death penalty

    BBC News - Home
    27 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.
  • Another WH bid for Santorum - Top Stories
    27 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House.
  • FIFA Officials Charged in Corruption Probe What's News US
    27 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    U.S. and Swiss authorities unveiled separate, sweeping probes of alleged corruption at the world’s top governing body for soccer, with the U.S. charging 14 people, seven of whom were arrested in Switzerland.
  • Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor, Outlaws Death Penalty

    27 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    The legislature of Nebraska has, by a vote of 30-19, overridden a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts and abolished the death penalty in the state. Nebraska will join 18 other states and the District of Columbia in outlawing the practice. Thirty-two states still allow it. The harshest punishment in the state will now be life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Unlike many states in which the death penalty is banned, Nebraska has long been a reliable Republican stronghold. But "a switch among conservatives" had given the effort to get rid of the penalty "a big push," state Senator…
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  • Rick Santorum Joins Republican 2016 Presidential Race

    27 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    A former senator from Pennsylvania, Mr. Santorum was the runner-up in the 2012 Republican primary race, buoyed by the support of social conservatives, but has had little traction this time.
  • Joshua Ozersky Drowned After a Seizure

    27 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The food writer, who died suddenly on May 4, drowned in the shower after suffering a seizure, the Cook County Medical Examiner said.
  • Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    27 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Nebraska became the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty after legislators voted to override the governor’s veto.
  • Flood-Damaged States Brace for More Storms

    27 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The death toll from an unusually severe set of storms in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana reached as high as 19, with more than a dozen people missing.
  • Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

    27 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The policy will be in abeyance while the administration lets the fight over the legality of President Obama’s executive actions play out first in lower courts.
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  • FIFA Officials Charged in Corruption Probe

    27 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    U.S. and Swiss authorities unveiled separate, sweeping probes of alleged corruption at the world’s top governing body for soccer, with the U.S. charging 14 people, seven of whom were arrested in Switzerland.
  • Sepp Blatter, FIFA's Embattled Leader

    27 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    As FIFA is enveloped in crisis amid charges of corruption among top officials, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter—the highly controversial president of soccer’s world governing body—is thrust into the limelight once again.
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  • Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor, Outlaws Death Penalty

    27 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    The legislature of Nebraska has, by a vote of 30-19, overridden a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts and abolished the death penalty in the state. Nebraska will join 18 other states and the District of Columbia in outlawing the practice. Thirty-two states still allow it. The harshest punishment in the state will now be life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Unlike many states in which the death penalty is banned, Nebraska has long been a reliable Republican stronghold. But "a switch among conservatives" had given the effort to get rid of the penalty "a big push," state Senator…
  • U.S. Military Bans McDonald's and Other Food From Gitmo Legal Meetings

    27 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Beginning on Wednesday, lawyers visiting their clients at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will no longer be permitted to bring them food. The reason, according to the U.S. military: health and safety concerns. “Ongoing patterns of possible improper sanitation and health practices by having meals brought into the legal rooms triggered us [to] review our practice of outside meals being brought in,” says Navy Captain Tom Gresback, the director of public affairs at the prison. “A legal room is not designed to be a dining facility.” The new rule ends a decade-long practice, and…
  • Greece Charges 41 Over Match-Fixing as Football Scandal Deepens

    27 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    While the international football scandal surrounding Fifa and the arrest of its senior officials on corruption charges has shocked the sporting world, the parallel one engulfing Greece yet again seems to be at the forefront of global examples. It expanded last week as six more Greek players were charged in connection with match-fixing and fraud, bringing the total number of those charged, including managers and referees, to 41. All six players were from lowly first division club Veroia and are alleged to have complied with a secret deal in 2013 between the managers of Veroia and Greek…
  • Castro 200, Obama 0: While Talks Continue, Beatings Continue

    27 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When President Barack Obama junked 60 years of U.S. foreign policy to seek a rapprochement with the Castro regime in Cuba, he was aware that he would be accused of ignoring human rights. After all, the Obama administration got next to nothing for the concessions it made to Cuba, and from all accounts it did not bargain hard for more. So the administration took the line, right from the start, that its actions would help human rights in Cuba almost automatically. The White House webpage, for example, recounts the agreement with the Castro regime and then adds this: A critical focus of these…
  • Why It Took the USA to Bust FIFA

    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    America does care about soccer, after all. On Wednesday morning, the United States Justice Department (DOJ) placed FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, into a penalty phase. With help from law enforcement officials in Switzerland, FIFA’s home base, the DOJ indicted 14 people affiliated with the global organization on charges ranging from racketeering to wire fraud to money laundering. “This is the World Cup of fraud,” said IRS investigator Richard Webb, who noted that, to date, the U.S. government has identified $151 million in laundered money, “and today we are issuing FIFA a…
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  • Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

    Eliza Barclay
    27 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."» E-Mail This
  • For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

    Dina Temple-Raston
    27 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home to Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.» E-Mail This
  • Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

    Krishnadev Calamur
    27 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party's social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.» E-Mail This
  • Women Fight Their Way Through Army's Grueling Ranger School

    Jay Price
    27 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.» E-Mail This
  • Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

    Martin Kaste
    27 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.» E-Mail This
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  • Peel, Peek, Touch, Rub: Reading Yoko Ono’s “Grapefruit”

    Seth Colter Walls
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    MOMA’s “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,” which opened last week, allows audiences just one John Lennon-conjuring piece at the entrance: Ono’s 1966 fruit-on-Plexiglass-pedestal sculpture, titled “Apple.” Depending on your record collection, the object may call to mind the Beatles’ recording imprint of the same name, which launched in 1968. From there, though, the museum turns back the clock, recreating the 1961 world of Ono’s much less talked-about—and arguably more important—New York loft, at 112 Chambers Street. In MOMA’s opening galleries, you’ll find…
  • The N.Y.C. Mystery History Hour: After The New York World’s Fair

    Julia Wertz
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    See more photos of the World’s Fair lampposts.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:A Real-Life GIF in Central ParkMaking Space for the HomelessThe Economics of New York’s Low Nail-Salon Prices
  • Stolen Moments at Cannes

    The New Yorker
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    While at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, on commission for the French fashion magazine Grazia, the photographer Julien Mignot turned ephemeral encounters with movie stars and filmmakers into a collaborative portraiture project. Stealing moments amid the parties and the premières, Mignot created shadowy, stylized portraits of his subjects, and then the artist Camille Rousseau used carbon paper to draw designs on each image, evoking, Rousseau said, “the aura that lives around the person.” The series, which was inspired by a portrait of David Lynch that Mignot shot at last year’s…
  • David Brooks’s Search for Meaning

    Rebecca Mead
    27 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    In the introduction to his new book, “The Road to Character,” David Brooks breaks the columnist’s fourth wall with a startling confession: “I was born with a natural disposition towards shallowness.” Brooks, who established a reputation for sometimes glib but often insightful cultural commentary with “Bobos in Paradise,” his 2000 best-seller, has more recently specialized in applying the latest in brain science and social psychology to larger questions of morality on the Op-Ed pages of the Times. He continues, “I’m paid to be a narcissistic blowhard, to volley my opinions,…
  • What to Do If You See a Bear

    Emma Rathbone
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    You may have received conflicting advice on how to act when you encounter a bear. Finally, the U.S. Forestry Department has put together a definitive guide, based on the latest research. Once and for all, this is what you’re supposed to do when you see a bear.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, May 27thThe Cartoon Lounge: Grim and Bear ItYou Sold Your Book! Please Sign This Contract
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  • Oculus Rift coupled with a new PC will cost you $1,500

    Lance Ulanoff
    27 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — Oculus VR has yet to announce a price for its upcoming VR headset, the Oculus Rift, but now we have some math to work with and, based on calculations, the headset may cost around $500. Oculus VR CEO Brian Iribe offered these pricing tea leaves in a chat with Re/Code's Walt Mossberg at the annual Code Conference on Wednesday. It's an important admission since Iribe has studiously avoided offering any clues on pricing for the virtual reality devices that should arrive early in 2016. See also: Despite loss, Ellen Pao succeeded in calling out subtle sexism…
  • Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart settle crash lawsuit

    The Associated Press
    27 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. — Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. See also: Tracy Morgan is 'just not better' after brain injury in crash, lawyer says Morgan's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed. A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of…
  • Google SVP confirms integrated 'Buy' button is 'imminent'

    Lance Ulanoff
    27 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA — Google is thisclose to removing one step out of your online buying process and, quite possibly, taking a chunk out of Amazon's online shopping business. Google SVP and Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani revealed on Wednesday at Re/Code's Code Conference that Google is planning to introduce an integrated "Buy" button on mobile search results, and that its arrival is imminent. The news comes a week after a report in the Wall Street Journal said the search giant wanted to add the button to the "Shop on Google" box that already appears alongside paid…
  • Rick Santorum launches 2016 presidential campaign

    The Associated Press
    27 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he competes again, he may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. The 57-year-old Republican will deliver his announcement at a factory near his western Pennsylvania hometown, according to spokesman Matt Beynon. See also: 'ISIS actually…
  • Dying mother gives daughter a beautiful first birthday party

    Jeff Leeson
    27 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    A mom losing her battle with breast cancer gave her daughter a first birthday to remember. Athena Krueger was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a form of breast cancer — while pregnant in 2013. Athena's husband Ben told Today that they learned of her lump and pregnancy simultaneously. She started chemotherapy at 15 weeks pregnant and delivered her baby Amari via Caesarean section at 32 weeks. See also: NFL player just made sure an 18-year-old with cancer will have the best prom Image: KARE 11 NewsAmari recovered well, but Athena did not. According to her blog, the…
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  • Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

    Michael Arrington
    27 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
     On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten years ago at my house in Atherton, it will be a party, a bbq and a celebration of startups. I can’t wait to spend the days with new friends and old. Get one of the few remaining tickets here. Read More
  • A Requiem For Pakistani Activist And Entrepreneurial Advocate Sabeen Mahmud

    Elmira Bayrasli
    27 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
     Housed in a dusty street in Karachi, Pakistan, the community space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, The Second Floor (T2F), doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside the space beams with light, color, art, and most importantly space. It was space that motivated Sabeen Mahmud to open up T2F in 2007. It was also the reason she was murdered last month as she left an event… Read More
  • What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    Darrell Etherington
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
     Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to expect, what isn’t all that likely, and what might… Read More
  • Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Alexia Tsotsis
    27 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
     Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation. Read More
  • Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Matt Burns
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is not selling its mobile phones or tablets in these regions yet. Starting on June 1st will offer the Mi Band activity tracker, Mi Headphones and Mi Power Bank — all decent products… Read More
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  • Organisation de la Coupe du monde 1998: adversaire de la France, le Maroc est soupçonné d'avoir acheté une voix

    Jean-Marie Pottier
    27 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Selon des documents publiés par la justice américaine dans le cadre du scandale qui frappe actuellement la Fifa, le Maroc, adversaire malheureux de la France dans la lutte pour l'attribution de la Coupe du monde 1998, est soupçonné d'avoir à l'époque acheté la voix d'un des votants. L'information se trouve dans le résumé des charges retenues contre Chuck Blazer, l'ancien président de la Concacaf qui a servi d'informateur dans l'enquête après avoir été poursuivi pour fraude fiscale. La justice américaine y décrit un «schéma de corruption relatif à la Coupe du monde 1998»:…
  • Les organisations sportives internationales ont trois bonnes raisons de s'installer en Suisse

    Robin Verner
    27 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Ah, la Suisse! Ses chalets raffinés, sa coutellerie de premier plan, son calme, ses deux-mille ans d’histoire, ses siècles de neutralité pacifique, ses gardes du corps d’exception envoyés pour former la garde du Pape au Vatican… ses avantages fiscaux, son secret (que d’aucuns appellent du gros mot d’«opacité») bancaire, son coup de filet au siège de la Fifa à deux jours de la (ré)élection de son président et son enquête ouverte par la justice helvète sur les conditions d’attribution des Mondiaux 2018 (à la Russie) et 2022 (au Qatar). À LIRE AUSSI Qui sont les sept…
  • Jack London, de Croc-Blanc à la prison, récit d'un voyageur hors du commun

    Jean-Patrick Géraud
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Jack London de Bernard Fauconnier Acheter ce livre Jack London (1876-1916) mena une existence aventureuse. Durant les quelques quarante ans qui composèrent sa vie, l’auteur de Croc-Blanc, L’Appel de la forêt et Martin Eden passa du statut de semi-vagabond et de travailleur exploité à celui d’écrivain reconnu, couronné de succès. Cette ascension, conquise sur le terrain d’une santé fragile et d’une vie affective tourmentée, est le prix d’une persévérance que Bernard Fauconnier s’attache à mettre en avant dans la récente biographie qu’il consacre à l’auteur:…
  • Que se passe-t-il vraiment dans le film «Un Français»?

    Vincent Manilève
    27 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Un Français, c’est l’histoire de Marco, un skinhead (interprété par Alban Lenoir) que l’on voit évoluer sur plus de trente ans, tentant de laisser de côté la haine et la violence pour se racheter. «C'est le parcours d'un salaud qui va tenter de devenir quelqu'un de bien», raconte le synopsis du film. Plusieurs médias le présentaient déjà comme l’équivalent français de films comme American History X, sorti en 1998, ou de This is England, sorti en 2006, c'est-à-dire une plongée dans le monde des skinheads néo-nazis (les boneheads), ici entre 1984 et 2013.   Mais à…
  • Le PS dans la hantise d’un grand déclassement politique

    Eric Dupin
    27 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Un spectre hante le PS: celui du surgissement d’un mouvement qui signerait son déclassement sur la scène politique française. Ce parti de taille modeste, dont quelques 40.000 militants viennent de ratifier l’orientation, domine la gauche française depuis quatre décennies. Cette position lui assure une précieuse rente de situation dans les rendez-vous électoraux en contraignant, bon gré malgré, bien des citoyens à lui apporter leurs suffrages au moment décisif «contre la droite». Mais tous les partis sont mortels. Et le PS, en fin de cycle politique dès lors qu’il ne reste…
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  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Still alive.

    27 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    The floodwaters are receding in our area and we’re still alive.  Aside from some minor outside damage and a door that battled more water than it was meant to we’re in really good shape compared to other people in our area (here’s a good link if you need help or want to give help) so we’re considering ourselves extremely lucky. Of course, since most of the damage happened outside that also means a lot of animal displacement (which might explain the mountain lion on my street a few days ago) so we’ve been spending a lot of time sweeping doodle-bugs and the…
  • Texas is trying to kill us.

    24 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The last 24 hours have been weird and so I don’t have time to write a full post because I’m too busy building a basement to hide in so instead I’ll just share my tweets from last night: Not sure if that was a mountain lion or an enormous yellow lab chasing that deer but we’ll be discontinuing our twilight dog walks for now. Related: Screaming “RUN TO THE HOUSE” at your kid while waving your arms to appear larger will make your neighbors run in their houses too. Texas wildlife is unsettling. 2 months ago Dorothy Barker and I were out at night & a howler…

    21 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    So last night I couldn’t sleep so I became the President. Hang on. Let me share the events as they unfolded, live: [View the story “I am the best President Canada has ever had.” on Storify] (I can’t figure out how to make the whole story appear here so you have to click on the above link and then come back to read the rest.  Sorry.) You may be asking yourself, how did this happen?  Was it because America needed a hero?  Maybe.  Was it because I’d been drinking?  Slightly more probable.  Was it because of my socks?  In a word? Fuck yes.  Technically…
  • To missing friends. The ones lost. The ones in hiding.

    18 May 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Tonight I miss people.  I miss friends who I’ve lost.  I miss friends who still exist, but are too terrified of life to say hello.  I understand it.  I miss me too when I go missing.  But I’m still here – deep down- under the shell that protects me when life gets too rough.  I’m still here when my head tries to tell me I’m nothing.  I’m still here under it all.  And you’re here too. You’re here even if you think no one would know if you were gone.  You’re here in the hearts of people you would never suspect you had impacted.
  • You are fantastic and I would live under a bridge with you.

    17 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
    It’s been a rough week but if you’re reading this it means you’re still alive.  Or that you have very good internet reception in the afterlife.  Either way, this calls for a small celebration: It’s the small things, y’all. And now, our weekly wrap-up.  Buckle-up, Buttercup. Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.): As requested, Totes MaGoats Totes.  Available in very-big and not-quite-so-big. Shit-you-may-or-may-not-want-to-see: Kick-ass stuff I pinned.
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    The Onion

  • American Voices: IRS: Hackers Stole Info From 100,000 Taxpayers

    27 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Internal Revenue Service admitted Tuesday that “an army of hackers” used the personal data of 100,000 taxpayers to break into an IRS online service and steal their tax returns and other information, which the IRS has promised to rectify in part by providing credit monitoring. What do you think?
  • Photo Finish: FIFA Official Pulls Off Incredible Bicycle Kickback

    27 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
  • News in Brief: Director Seeking Relatively Unknown Actress For Next Affair

    27 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    LOS ANGELES—Saying that he’s going for a certain look and will know it when he sees it, feature film director Peter Hastings, 52, confirmed to reporters Wednesday that he hopes to find a relatively unknown actress for his next extramarital affair. “I’m definitely looking for someone fairly new to Hollywood, a face that isn’t already too familiar,” said Hastings, who noted that going with an ingénue in her early 20s over a better-established actress could provide just the kind of novelty he has in mind. “With the right person, youth isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Younger…
  • News in Brief: Alarming Report Finds Hundreds Of Items Still Not Available In S’Mores Flavor

    27 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    WASHINGTON—Calling it a glaring and unacceptable gap in the nation’s diet, an alarming study released Thursday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest revealed that hundreds of everyday food items remained unavailable in s’mores flavor. “Our research found that numerous items—even staples such as milk and bread—are still rarely found in a s’mores variety,” said CSPI senior nutrition policy counsel Jessica Almy, adding that it was all too easy to fill an entire shopping cart with products completely untouched by artificial graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow…
  • Infographic: Candidate Profile: Rick Santorum

    27 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday, bringing the runner-up from the 2012 Republican primaries officially into the race. Here’s what you need to know about Santorum: Age: 23 years younger than average supporterBirthplace: America he barely recognizes anymoreCampaign Goals: Keep the rampant liberalism in the Republican party in checkEconomic Platform: More of a social issues guyTrademark Look: Suit, tieDebate Strategy: Hoping to be permitted to watch from green roomHobbies: Searching for intelligently designed life…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Zombie-head string lights

    Cory Doctorow
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Nothing says garden-party like glowing walker heads dangling over the patio -- $25 for a string of ten heads. Walking Dead Zombie String Lights [Thinkgeek]
  • Brief history of the wristwatch

    Rob Beschizza
    27 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    The ladies' fashion novelty became popular among British soldiers during the Boer War, recounts Uri Friedmen, a practice that spread during World War I.
  • 3D printed precious metal science jewelry that benefits open science curriculum

    Cory Doctorow
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Luk Cox Idoya Lahortiga, AKA Somersault 18:24, are jewelers who makes 3D printed science objects in gold, brass and silver, like the Darwinian phylogenetic tree necklace pictured above, and invests the profits in freely usable and shareable science education resources. A quick rummage through their store yields many more treasures: mitochondria necklaces, the Fibonacci necklace, plasma membranes and much more. (via Geeky Merch)
  • If you want a picture of the future, imagine a Roomba leaking pix of your home, forever

    Cory Doctorow
    25 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The game-plan for future Roombas may fit them with cameras that send images of your home to a remote service that identifies obstacles and lets the little robots clean around them -- what could possibly go wrong? Roombas will be equipped with standard cameras. They will use standardized operating systems -- probably a stripped down GNU/Linux or BSD variant. Their network and USB firmware will come from the same factories that produce the components in your laptop. They will connect to the same home router that your phone and computers and set-top boxes use. The images will encrypted with the…
  • Limited-edition 'Code Black' HD-camera drone for 50% Off

    Boing Boing
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    This powerful little drone ($99) is the size of your palm, and uses 6-axis gyro technology for an extremely smooth flight. With a flight time of about 10 minutes between charges, it’s a great introductory drone for anyone looking to dominate the sky. Ready-to-fly out of the box Palm-size drone 6-axis flight control system for an extremely stable flight 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward) Beginner and expert flight modes USB charging cable for charging w/ a computer You can also get the drone plus a crash pack, which includes 16 spare blades, replacement motors & more to…
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  • How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR

    Brian Barrett
    27 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Cardboard might also be one of the smartest, quietest, most innovative things going on at Google. The post How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down

    Davey Alba
    27 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The "Queen of the Internet" says the growth of the number of users online is slowing down. The post Mary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down appeared first on WIRED.
  • Chevy’s Taking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Mass Market

    Alex Davies
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Android Auto and CarPlay, the Google and Apple infotainment interfaces that can be installed in just about any new car, are arriving on the mass market. Chevy will offer both systems on 14 models for model year 2016, it announced today. That starts with the Cruze on June 24, with the Spark, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, […] The post Chevy’s Taking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Mass Market appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jony Ive’s Promotion Isn’t About Jony Ive

    Belinda Lanks and Liz Stinson
    27 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    The move probably is less about Ive than about the other two designers who got promotions. The post Jony Ive’s Promotion Isn’t About Jony Ive appeared first on WIRED.
  • 6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing

    Gwen Pearson
    27 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    A millipede ended up with 6 extra pairs of genitals. Or, if you count each appendage, a total of 16 sexual appendages. The post 6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Why movies make the best journalism

    27 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    We are enjoying a golden age of documentaries, although your underfunded neighborhood documentarian may feel otherwise. HBO, Netflix, and PBS are all producing excellent work that's creating more buzz than print journalism, with films like Blackfish, Virunga, Going Clear, and Restrepo providing provocative and award-winning examples. Documentaries depend on drama, which creates chatter, which attracts eyeballs and advertisers. And as...
  • At one Virginia paper, coders and reporters unite to make sense of government data

    26 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    These days, Wednesday evenings in the Daily Press newsroom in Newport News, VA, mean pizza. And data. Lots and lots of data. The paper, which recently moved from a 1960s building to new digs at City Center, has been opening its office up for monthly meetings of the local chapter of Code for America, a national nonprofit that builds open-source...
  • Not all conjunctions are created equal

    26 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Multiple people have written multiple times to dispel the myth that sentences cannot begin with conjunctions. We’ve tried to dispel it, too. That creates situations like the one where a student turned in a paper with this The landlord refused to respond to inquiries. Because he said he needed to talk to his lawyer. When told the phrase beginning with...
  • What to expect from Sports Illustrated’s new media podcast

    26 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Sports Illustrated is expected to launch close to a dozen new podcasts over the next couple of months. While SI has had a somewhat patchy history with the form, staffers were asked earlier this spring to pitch podcast ideas “that would serve both the SI audience as well as help bring new people to SI,” says senior editor Richard Deitsch....
  • Are podcasts the new path to diversifying public radio?

    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Late last month at the first-ever podcast upfront in New York City, NPR unveiled a study showing that nearly 33 percent of its podcast audience is comprised of people of color. This is significant in light of public radio’s long struggle with trying to reach more diverse audiences, particularly African American, Latino, and Asian American listeners. While NPR is touting...
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  • Boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa -- I'm Not Ditching 50 Cent ... Over Bankruptcy

    TMZ Staff
    27 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    50 Cent isn't going to lose his biggest boxing star ... despite the fact his promotions company filed for bankruptcy this week ... with Yuriorkis Gamboa vowing to ride with 50 all the way 'til the end. We broke the story ... SMS Promotions…
  • Ice Cube to Rabbi -- For You, a Beatdown! Casino Fight Alleged

    TMZ Staff
    27 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    So a rabbi and Ice Cube walk into a casino, and the rabbi catches an ass whuppin' from Cube's crew -- that's what the rabbi's saying, and he claims the beating was fueled by anti-Semitism. P. Taras -- who says he's a rabbi -- tells TMZ he…
  • Tracy Morgan -- Walmart Did Right By Me ... Settles Crash Lawsuit

    TMZ Staff
    27 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart, and says he's satisfied with how the corporation took care of him financially after the accident that left him severely injured. Tracy's attorney and Walmart's attorneys announced the settlement,…
  • Houston Texans -- Our Stadium Weathered the Storm

    TMZ Staff
    27 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Good news for the Houston Texans ... the team's $350 million stadium has suffered NO DAMAGE from the brutal floods wreaking havoc on the area ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We talked with a spokesperson for NRG Park who tells us, "We're pretty…
  • Lil Boosie -- My Diabetes Meds Went On Vacation ... That's Why I Puked

    TMZ Staff
    27 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Lil Boosie first heard big cheers from a NYC crowd, and then huge groans .. because fans watched him vomit on stage -- and he tells us it's all because he lost some very important medication. Boosie -- a known diabetic…
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  • Tilda Swinton Joins Marvel's Doctor Strange As This Traditionally Male Character!

    Perez Hilton
    27 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Marvel is taking another step towards diversity - though they're clearly sticking with that longterm plan of only employing fabulously talented people! They're doing both those things by hiring the amazing Tilda Swinton! The We Need To Talk About Kevin star is reportedly joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the magical Doctor Strange! [ Related: Michael B. Jordan Blasts Racist Internet Trolls Who Criticize His Fantastic Four Casting! ] Tilda is apparently set to play Strange's immortal mentor The Ancient One. The character is traditionally depicted as an old bearded man, but after they couldn't…
  • Milla Jovovich Shares A Wonderful And Beautiful Moment From Her Daughter Dashiel's Baptism! See It HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    27 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    This is so beautiful, it just brings tears to our eyes. Milla Jovovich has been giving fans and the world a look into her life weeks after welcoming her second daughter and this is just one of the many wonderful moments in Dashiel's new life! [ Related: Milla Shares The Sweetest Picture Of Dashiel! ] On Friday, the 39-year-old actress and her family held a traditional Russian Orthodox baptism ceremony at the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, California. And she shared incredible photos from the beautiful ceremony right on her Instagram for all to see! Milla wrote of…
  • Tracy Morgan Finally Settles Lawsuit With Walmart After Being Seriously Injured In Truck Accident — See His Statement HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    27 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    UPDATE 5:37 PM EST: Tracy Morgan released an official statement on the settlement Wednesday, saying: "Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably." Last year,Tracy Morgan was involved in a horrible car accident with a Walmart truck, which left the comedian seriously injured and killed fellow comedian James McNair. On Wednesday, the superstore announced that it had settled a lawsuit with Morgan's representatives. [ Related: Tracy Morgan Spotted Walking With A Cane Nearly A Year After His Tragic Car Accident…
  • Courtney Stodden's Mother Resigns As Her Manager Due To 'Serious Creative Differences' — Is The Rift A Result Of The Teen Bride's Sex Tape?!

    Perez Hilton
    27 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    It looks like Courtney Stodden is down a momager!! On Wednesday, Court's mom, Krista Keller, announced that she had effectively resigned as her daughter's manager on May 22. [ Related: Courtney Gives The 'OK' For Her SeXXX Tape To Be Released ] Hmm, perhaps Stodden's recent sex tape had something to do with the split! We imagine finagling the sale of your daughter's sex video might be a tad awkward... Mrs. Keller explained: "On May 22 I resigned as Courtney's manager/momager. I love my daughter very much, but I decided to step down due to serious creative differences." Ha! We bet a lot of…
  • Marlon Wayans Makes Queen Latifah Very UN-Happy With His Pharrell Performance! Watch The Up-Close-And-Personal Lip Sync Battle Preview HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    27 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    No offence to Marlon Wayans, but when we heard he was taking on Queen Latifah on Lip Sync Battle, we figured he was dead in the water. We mean, she has a rich music background, and he made Scary Movie! [ Photo: The First Poster For Marlon Wayans' 50 Shades Of Grey Spoof! ] But Lip Sync isn't about singing but about the bigger performance, and really making the space your own! Of course, Queen Latifah probably didn't think he'd use her personal space for his performance of Happy! See Marlon blur some lines while impersonating Pharrell (below)! [Image via Spike.]
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    27 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
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    International Herald Tribune

  • Putin’s Disunited Nation

    Saskia De Rothschild
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    From The International New York Times- During those tense days in early March when Vladimir Putin disappeared from public view, the Russian president issued only one official statement: He instructed his prime minister to prepare a blueprint for a new federal agency that would work toward “consolidating the unity of the multiethnic nation of the Russian Federation.” The move passed relatively unnoticed, but it raises provocative questions. Why suddenly create a new arm of government when funding for other departments is being frozen or cut? And why did the choice to lead the agency fall…
  • How Nepal can Rebuild

    Saskia De Rothschild
    4 May 2015 | 3:03 am
    From National Geographic– After a monstrous earthquake leveled Kathmandu in 1934, killing thousands, survivors in Nepal’s capital took shelter in new buildings raised from the bricks of ones that had collapsed. Then last Saturday, at least 5,000 Nepalese died – some perhaps under the same bricks – when a magnitude 7.8 quake crumbled the fragile buildings they inhabited. Unlike in 1934, Nepal today can take steps to break the cycle of devastation in a country rocked by strong temblors roughly every 75 years. And importantly in one of the poorest countries on earth, much…
  • Is China-Pakistan ‘Silk Road’ a Game Changer?

    Saskia De Rothschild
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    From BBC News- China has announced a $46bn investment plan which will largely centre on an economic corridor from Gwadar in Pakistan to Kashgar in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan looks at the significance of the plans. Why has this got people talking? The money China is planning to pour into Pakistan is more than twice the amount of all foreign direct investment (FDI) Pakistan has received since 2008, and considerably more than the entire assistance from the United States, Pakistan’s largest donor until now, since 2002. Pakistani officials say most projects will…
  • China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

    Saskia De Rothschild
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    From Der Spiegel Magazine- When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visited the port in June, Piraeus was described as China’s gateway to Europe: China’s exports could reach Germany, Hungary and Austria “between seven and 11 days” faster, he said. Huawei, the electronics conglomerate, has already opened a logistics center right at the port. 15 Oct 2013, Athens, Attica, Greece — Ships in Port of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Europe — Image by © Richard Cummins/Corbis Piraeus has become the story of two worlds — that of the turbo capitalism of the successors…
  • Why Beef Ban in Indian State Undermines Secularism

    Saskia De Rothschild
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    From BBC News– It is a bizarre image: cops demanding mug-shots of cows rather than crooks. But that’s what officers in the city of Malegaon in Maharashtra, one of India’s most populous states, are doing in an attempt to enforce its new beef ban. “We are keeping the photographs for verification purposes only,” one policeman told an Indian newspaper. “If someone alleges that some illegal activity has taken place and if the owner has a photo, it will be easy to establish the truth.” I’m not sure that’s right. How do you match a steak with a photo of a cow? But, to be fair,…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Apple appears to be offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates. In cities where Postmates operates, the Apple Store app is offering a same day delivery option on products that are available in local Apple Stores. For example, ordering an Apple TV in the San Francisco Bay Area results in a four-hour same-day delivery window, as does an order for a Lightning cable. In some areas, like San Francisco, delivery turnaround times are as fast as an hour, but for some products, delivery times can take up to a day. Customers who have…
  • Chevrolet Bringing CarPlay and Android Auto to 14 New 2016 Models Later This Year

    Eric Slivka
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    General Motors and its Chevrolet brand are announcing today expansive plans to bring support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year, a move that will mark a significant step forward for the availability of enhanced in-car smartphone experiences. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are scheduled to enter production in July, with the remainder of the CarPlay lineup rolling out as the new models launch in subsequent months. GM chief infotainment officer Phil Abram introducing CarPlay and…
  • Apple's Jeff Williams: Native Apple Watch Apps Coming This Fall, Apple Watch Sales are 'Fantastic'

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Apple's Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams today took the stage at Re/code's Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, to speak about Apple's recently released wearable device, the Apple Watch. Williams is the person who oversees Apple's supply chain, much like Tim Cook used to before he became Apple's CEO, and he was described by Walt Mossberg as the "quiet figure" behind many of Apple's popular products like the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Williams says he oversees 3,000 engineers in addition to the supply chain, and offered a tidbit on Apple's recent 74 million iPhone…
  • iOS 9 to Gain New 'Proactive' Lifestyle Management Feature With Augmented Reality Maps

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Apple's Siri and search features may expand significantly in iOS 9, letting Apple better compete with Google's feature rich voice-based search component, Google Now. As detailed in a lengthy report from 9to5Mac, Apple is said to be working on an iOS initiative called "Proactive," integrating features like Siri, Maps, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps into an expanded Spotlight search. Proactive will reportedly function as a search feature that's built deeply into iOS, replacing the existing Spotlight search menu (shown to the right). It may be accessed either from the top of…
  • CBS Likely to Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple, Met With Eddy Cue Last Week

    Joe Rossignol
    27 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Apple's much-rumored plans to launch a streaming TV service in the fall were confirmed today at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code's Kara Swisher that CBS will "probably" sign a deal with Apple for the network to be included as a launch partner. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Swisher during his live interview on Wednesday morning. CBS CEO Les Moonves speaks with Kara Swisher at Code Conference (Re/code) Moonves confirmed that he met with Apple senior executive Eddy Cue last week to discuss the plans, as part of an "ongoing…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Planting the Terrace Containers at Skylands

    Martha Stewart
    26 May 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The terraces at Skylands are brimming with plant life and color once again. I spent this past weekend at my home in Maine to carry out my yearly [&hellip...
  • A Memorial Day Evening Ride Around the Farm

    Martha Stewart
    26 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    This week, temperatures are expected to hit the high 80s here in the New York City area, but so far, forecasts don’t call for any significant rainfall. Yesterday [&hellip...
  • Happy Memorial Day Weekend

    Martha Stewart
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I want to wish you and your friends and families a very happy Memorial Day weekend. For me, this weekend does signal a significant change of seasons. It [&hellip...
  • Lunch at Patsy Pollack's Country Cottage

    Martha Stewart
    21 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Spring is the perfect time of year for outdoor lunches. Last weekend, after our visit with Bunny Williams and our morning at the Trade Secrets rare plant and [&hellip...
  • Visiting the Gardens of Bunny Williams

    Martha Stewart
    20 May 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Garden tours are a wonderful way to celebrate the season! After attending Trade Secrets last weekend, we went to visit the gardens of interior designer and author, Bunny [&hellip...
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Mom of The Year?

    Zen Mommy
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I empathize with this mother. And maybe that's it right there. We as a nation, empathize with this mother. We could be talking about the realities that drove this mom to lose it instead of judging her as either good or bad.
  • Good? Bad? Who knows?

    Zen Mommy
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    When we move past labels like good and bad, we step into the power we have as adults to not just punish or praise children, but to teach, guide, and encourage them --- transforming stressful moments into the moments that bind us.
  • Parenting by the book. Don’t do it.

    Zen Mommy
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    The first few years (decades?) of motherhood are hard. Wanting to feed, love and help this adorable little person grow the 'right' way fills any new parent with all consuming questions, the answers to which seemingly allude you alone. And the questions other people ask --- ohhhh the questions. "Is he sleeping through the night?" What the hell does that matter? Worst. Question. EVER.
  • It Is Not Your Job

    Zen Mommy
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    If we asked our children these three simple things daily in the way we parent, we just might get a closer look at each one's nature and stop deluding ourselves into thinking we are responsible for MAKING our children (fill-in-the-blank).
  • How to Get Kids to Listen Without Yelling

    Zen Mommy
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    If you are parenting a strong-willed child, it’s likely that each and every time you attempt to exert your authority, your child responds with some sort of resistance. Ignoring you. Defying you. Engaging you with back talk and banter.
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    NYT > Sex

  • Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes

    23 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Oxytocin and vasopressin affect trust and bonding.
  • Chelsea’s Risqué Businesses

    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a famously liberal enclave, residents both gay and straight weigh freedom and acceptance against commercial displays that schoolchildren must walk past.
  • Creep, Version 2.0

    13 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Metropolitan Diary: What started as an old-fashioned romance, with chocolates and poetry, soon turned into a come-on, and then, two years later, an even kinkier come-on.
  • An Intimacy That Outlasted Dementia

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Henry Rayhons last week was acquitted of charges that he sexually abused his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, prompting a national discussion about consent between partners.
  • Beware Our Mind Children

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Meet Ava, the sexy successor to Gort, Hal and R2-D2.
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  • Pebble Time begins shipping to Kickstarter backers, everyone else can preorder on June 22

    Ruth Reader
    27 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Today, smartwatch maker Pebble began shipping its latest smartwatch to the people who backed the $20 million Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign. The first 10,000 Pebble Time rewards will ship this week worldwide. Pebble says that all campaign contributors should receive a tracking number by mid-June. Everyone else can begin preordering the Pebble Time on June 22, 2015. The Time is Pebble’s third smartwatch and comes with a color screen and seven day battery life. At $199 it’s not cheap, but its more affordable than the Apple Watch. The watch also adds voice-command…
  • Jawbone sues Fitbit for stealing its talent and trade secrets

    Mark Sullivan
    27 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. Fitness tracker company Jawbone is suing its rival Fitbit for allegedly stealing its employees and trade secrets. San Francisco-based Jawbone filed suit against San Francisco-based Fitbit in a state court Wednesday. (See the full text of the lawsuit here.) In the fitness tracker market, Jawbone ranks second to Fitbit,…
  • Athenahealth adds 3 startups to its accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop

    Mark Sullivan
    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. The clinical software vendor Athenahealth has admitted three new digital health companies to its More Disruption Please (MDP) accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop. Athenahealth said its incubator’s mission is “disrupting the status quo in health care by delivering access and…
  • Smart air quality monitor Awair connects with Nest, Misfit, IFTTT, and more

    Dylan Tweney
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Bitfinder chief executive and cofounder Ronald Ro found inspiration for his smart air quality monitor from his daughter. She was born with a skin condition, Ro told me, which made her very sensitive to dry air, sunlight, and temperature. To help manage her condition when she went to preschool, Ro hacked together a suite of sensors on a circuit board. He attached it to her backpack, and it would monitor humidity, temperature, and ultraviolet radiation throughout the day. At the end of the day he would sync it to his PC via Bluetooth, giving him insights…
  • Chrome 43 for Android arrives with touch to search, faster Google Wallet checkout, and no more Android 4.0 support

    Emil Protalinski
    27 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. Following the release of Chrome 43 for desktop last week, Google today launched Chrome 43 for Android. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. First and foremost, Chrome for Android has gained a new feature called Touch to Search. It’s quite straightforward: You can now learn more about words…
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    Guy Kawasaki

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Human Rights Watch
    28 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The South Korean government should immediately stop using its outdated National Security Law to suppress freedom of speech and freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should release those imprisoned under the law, drop charges against others accused under the law, and launch an inclusive process to review the law with the aim of revoking or revising provisions that violate international human rights standards. (New York) – The South Korean government should immediately stop using its outdated National Security Law to…
  • Southeast Asia: Put Rights at Center of Boat People Summit

    Human Rights Watch
    27 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers. (Bangkok) – Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations…
  • Gambia: Dozens Held Incommunicado, ‘Disappeared’

    Human Rights Watch
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015. Those detained include women, elderly people, and a child, and many are believed to be in ill-health. (Dakar) – Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty…
  • Southeast Asia: Accounts from Rohingya Boat People

    Human Rights Watch
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Rohingya and other survivors of dangerous boat voyages from Burma and Bangladesh describe horrific treatment by unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers in Burma, and abuse and neglect aboard ships, Human Rights Watch said today. A regional meeting scheduled on May 29, 2015, in Bangkok must find solutions to the so-called boat people exodus. (Bangkok) – Rohingya and other survivors of dangerous boat voyages from Burma and Bangladesh describe horrific treatment by unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers in Burma, and abuse and neglect aboard ships, Human…
  • Nigeria: New President Should Address Abuses

    Human Rights Watch
    26 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Nigeria’s incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, should take immediate and concrete steps to address large-scale violence, endemic corruption, a lack of accountability for abuses, and other pressing human rights problems. Buhari will be sworn in on May 29, 2015. (Abuja) – Nigeria’s incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, should take immediate and concrete steps to address large-scale violence, endemic corruption, a lack of accountability for abuses, and other pressing human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Buhari will be sworn in on…
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    UNICEF News

  • Preventing malaria in South Sudan, one net at a time

    22 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    JUBA, South Sudan, 22 May 2015 – A young woman secures her baby tightly on her back with a piece of cloth and bends down to pick up a package on the ground in front of her. But this is no ordinary package.
  • Soap and a toothbrush, a welcome relief in Nepal

    21 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    GORKHA DISTRICT, Nepal, 21 May 2015 – A packet of clean toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste, water purifier and a few bars of soap might sound like a token disaster relief package for a devastated family that has lost their home and their farm in Nepal’s recent earthquake. But for 46-year-old Balbahadur Ghale and his family, a hygiene kit is a lifesaver. 
  • In Yemen, a mother struggles to keep her children alive

    20 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    AMMAN, Jordan/ADEN, Yemen, 20 May 2015 – Mohammed Hussain* and his family are among the survivors of recent heavy fighting in Salah Al-Din, Borykah, an area in Aden, southern Yemen. “I am sad. I am very sad, everything around me is falling apart,” 13-year-old Mohammed says. “I hear my mother hopelessly crying in the night. I hear my stomach cramping out of starvation.”
  • In Guinea, reaching out to root out Ebola

    19 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    MADINAGBE, Guinea, 19 May 2015 – A dozen people sit in the shade of a jackfruit tree, commenting on an illustration that shows a Muslim cleric and a few mourners watch men in protective suits conducting a burial. “While there is Ebola, we cannot have burials the way we are used to. We cannot touch the body,” one of the villagers says, drawing nods and mm-hmms of approval from the rest of the audience.
  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children

    18 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    MOUNDOU, Chad, 18 May 2015 – There is a magic tree on one of the streets of Moundou, in southern Chad. It may not look magical or even special through everyone’s eyes, but to 15-year-old Ahmad Mohammed, this strong, leafy tree is his favorite spot in the world. It receives the last light of the day, which allows him to finish his homework.
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    Gigaom Search

  • Acquired by Knowingly Corp

    26 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2015 Press Contact: Alessandra Wike Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These…
  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
  • Decoding Disruption: A Decision Model Canvas for Planning

    Haydn Shaughnessy
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The Decision Model Canvas for disruption presents a visual representation of how to manage the planning and execution of disruptive strategies companies can use in a systematic way to reshape markets…
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    The Globe and Mail - Home

  • Snoop Dogg owes me an apology

    Hannah Sung
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ten years ago, he unleashed a torrent of pimp talk on me when I was in my mid-20s and working as an on-air interviewer for MuchMusic
  • Video: How Ontario's new condo rules will affect residents

    27 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Those who live in condos across Ontario will soon have new rules that are intended to make life a tad easier for them. Some of the rules will help prevent owners from being surprised by unexpected costs after buying a newly-built condo, and cheaper dispute resolution costs. BNN speaks with David Orazietti, Minister of Government and Consumer Services to find out how much of an impact these rules will have on Ontarians and how much revenue will the province make off this.
  • Telecom complaint watchdog weighs in on 3-year contracts

    27 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) published a statement Wednesday outlining how it will interpret a deadline in the wireless code,
  • Mark Saunders’ honeymoon as new police chief ‘didn’t last very long’

    27 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    ‎From the day it was announced that Saunders would take over from Bill Blair, he has been under attack for defending the much-disputed practice of carding, and isn’t taking it lying down
  • The darker side of solar power

    27 May 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Panels need to produce emissions-free electricity for quite a long time to make up for the greenhouse gases generated by their manufacturing
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    Reuters Video: Most Popular

  • Evacuations urged as Texas dam ruptures

    27 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    A dam holding back floodwaters south of Dallas has ruptured and threatens to break following record flooding in recent days. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Arsenal boss wants FIFA rumors to "disappear" following arrests

    27 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger say he hopes an inquiry will make "the rumors disappear" following the arrest of top global soccer officials in U.S., Swiss FIFA corruption cases. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Water weary Texas braces for more rain

    27 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    More storms are forecast to hit Texas where torrential rains have already caused record flooding, destroyed hundreds of homes and led to about 1,000 calls for help. Linda So reports.
  • Queen marks EU referendum countdown

    27 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth will set out the government's plans for a European Union membership referendum. As Ciara Lee reports it's taking place as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants before then.
  • 13-year high for German consumer cheer

    27 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Morale among German consumers improves heading into June, helped by a growing willingness to make purchases. But as Ciara Lee reports the picture doesn't look quite as rosy in France.
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Top 10 Confused Words in English [E-F]

    Maeve Maddox
    26 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The words in the following list represent misunderstanding of the words’ meanings and not simply an inability to spell them correctly. This post covers words starting with the letters e and f (the a-b list is here, and the c-d one here). 1. economic / economical Both adjectives are related, but have distinct meanings. Economic refers to economics or the economy: “Reagan’s economic policies came to be known as ‘Reaganomics.’ ” Economical means, “giving good value in relation to the resources used”: “Buying in bulk is an economical way to shop.” 2. ensure / insure To…
  • Verb Review #9: There Is / There Are

    Maeve Maddox
    25 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    A reader asks about the use of “there is” and “there are”: I am writing to express my puzzlement over whether to use “there is” or “there are”. When I was reading a script, I came across [this] sentence: “In his arms there are a whole bunch of corn husks.” Should it not be “there is”? Plenty of native speakers experience a sense of puzzlement when it comes to “there is” and “there are.” The grammar is clear. A singular subject takes a singular verb. Therefore, “There is” should be used to introduce a singular noun and “There are” should introduce a…
  • Causing a Furor, Not a Fury

    Maeve Maddox
    24 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Although furor and fury derive from the same Latin verb, furere, “to rage, be mad,” when the intended meaning is “public uproar,” furor is the better choice. Although anger is often one of the emotions expressed in a public upheaval of interest and comment, it isn’t always. Sometimes a furor may be caused by excessive admiration. In fact, the word that Americans and Canadians spell furor and British speakers spell furore, entered English from Italian furore, “enthusiastic popular admiration.” Here’s an example in which furor is used without the connotation of anger: With the…
  • Cryptid

    Maeve Maddox
    23 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    The lovely word cryptid came to my attention in reference to the ivory-billed woodpecker. One of these birds, long believed to be extinct, was sighted in eastern Arkansas in 2004. As no subsequent sightings have been reported, the survival of the species is still disputed. Cryptid is of recent coinage, suggested in 1983 by J. E. Wall in a publication of the International Society of Cryptozoology, as a word “to replace sensational and often misleading terms like monster.” Note: The Google Ngram Viewer shows use of cryptid as early as 1963, but the appearance in the ISC newsletter is most…
  • Discomfort and Discomfiture

    Maeve Maddox
    22 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    A reader asks, Can you explain the origin of the word discomfiture? This seems to be a recent invention; I was not coming across this word about 10 years ago. However, recently its use has increased. Is it the same as discomfort? Discomfiture is not as common a word as discomfort, but it has been used continuously in English since Chaucer’s day. Discomfort is a little earlier, dating from about 1350, when it meant “deprivation of happiness.” The earliest OED citations show discomfiture used with the meaning “defeat in battle.” Meanings that developed from there include…
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  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: The Best Excuse to Repurpose Old Content

    Guest Blogger
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mike Canarelli. For bloggers looking to refresh or repurpose old content, after the April 21 release of Google’s “mobile-friendly” update comes at the perfect time and offers tremendous benefits. Gloomier prognosticators have nicknamed the update “MOBILEGEDDON” (yes, typically in all caps) because of its potential to disrupt 40% of all online searches—specifically those queried from mobile devices. What these doom-and-gloomers have forgotten to consider, however, is that because the update applies to individual web pages, as opposed to entire…
  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Guest Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use to increase your content distribution is the world’s marketplace for visual content. Whether it’s an…
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    Stacey Roberts
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little help if that content was seen by as many people as possible. Even better if those people hang around and provide ongoing traffic. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? While it won’t happen to everyone, and it’s almost impossible to force, there’s no doubt going viral can be useful when you can get it. Viral posts usually…
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
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  • Creating Visual Content: The Favorite Tools and Tips for Non-Artists

    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You don’t have to be a trained artist to create stop-them-in-their-tracks images that boost your content’s effectiveness. These days, you can find easy-to-use free tools that will allow you to create beautiful images for your blog, website, and social media. This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice for creating remarkable visual content. Tune in to hear from host Pamela Wilson, Demian Farnworth, Chris Garrett, and Lauren Mancke as they discuss: Why images “put the brakes” on readers, and why that’s…
  • Josh Pigford on Shipping, Hiring Smart People, and Not Being Epically Wrong

    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a self-proclaimed maker — but host Jon Nastor would call him an entrepreneur, writer, designer, developer, and master marketer. He has been developing and shipping products online for more than 10 years now and has seen his share of successes and not-so-successful ventures. He is currently the founder of Baremetrics, software analytics and reporting for Stripe. Baremetrics seemingly came out of nowhere with an awesome content marketing strategy, lead by today’s guest, on the Baremetrics blog — one of the best software business…
  • The Oddest Story About Overcoming Obscurity You’ll Ever Hear

    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s a monumental moment in the history of Rough Draft because we are going to break — for the first time ever — the monologue mold of Rough Draft. In fact, we’re going to do it all week. See, Demian Farnworth has four short interviews for you from four superb web writers. People who will teach you fabulous lessons on overcoming obscurity, finding your voice, choosing the right words, and rapidly expanding your audience. Right now, you’ll hear from the lovely James Chartrand, a single mom with two kids who built a world-class design and copywriting boutique called Men…
  • 5 Reasons Why It’s Practical and Profitable to Share Your Expertise Online

    Amy Harrison
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We were silent as the car left the coziness of our home to the bright lights of the train station. I’d never been so anxious. At the drop-off bay, I opened the door to leave and gave a barely noticeable lurch … barely noticeable. My husband looked at me with wide eyes. “Did you just throw up in your mouth?!” “No …” (I lied.) And so I went, to run the copywriting workshop that made me (almost) decide to give up live workshops altogether and only teach online. And I want to share what happened because it’s cheaper than therapy even though not all…
  • Showrunner ‘Short': The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast

    26 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Do you want to create a podcast for listeners? Or do you want to deliver a remarkable audio experience to your audience? In this reprisal of his presentation at Authority Rainmaker, Jerod Morris dives deep into the four essential elements of a remarkable audience experience. You’ll learn: Why the general perception of the term “showrunner” is too limiting How Jerod’s method of proposing to his now-fiancée was a quintessential example of responsibility for an audience experience The step you should take right now if you’re considering launching a podcast What…
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    Cute Overload


    27 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    That Little Bitty Grasshopper DID NOT JUST HIGH FIVE THAT WOMAN. NO, I DID NOT SEE THAT. (The Squid.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: grasshopper, Hoomin Interaction
  • THIS JUST IN: Worst Comic Book Ever

    27 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Look for “The Misadventures Of Grumpy Cat (And Pokey) this fall. The three-issue miniseries will also be compiled into hardcover graphic novel form just in time for Christmas gift giving. Also look for a companion website this summer with new comics each week…deets here.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: grumpy cat
  • “Oh Man, Here He Comes Again.”

    27 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    [Can’t I get ANY sleep around here? I work all day as a livestock/family guardian dog. All I want is a quick nap. But NO.] (Mashable.) Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: bebeh goatsters, BFFs, dogs
  • Kodie’s FIRST DATE!

    27 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    K-Man’s hoomin Angela C. was kind enough to send us these shots of Kodie’s FIRST DATE. “Kodie had his first date ever..with a girl name Tinkerbelle. She is a dog model from New York. They were both shy to each other but Kodie was worse. I was pretty embarrassed but we managed to take some photos.” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, Kodie
  • Meet Nappa The Hammie

    27 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Nappa hails from Yokohama (imagine that) and even has his own Twitter and Instagram accounts. #TotesAdorbs. (From RN24.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hammies, The Big J
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Shown Charging Through 6-Pin Diagnostic Port in New Video

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Earlier this month, the team behind the battery-boosting "Reserve Strap" for the Apple Watch suggested it was possible to use the hidden 6-pin diagnostic port in the Apple Watch to charge the device, and today they've backed up their claims with a video demonstration. In the video, an Apple Watch charging on a standard inductive charger is depicted next to one said to be charged through a power supply connected to the 6-pin port on the device. The watch being charged through the port charges slightly faster than the watch on an inductive charger, reaching a 95 percent charge at the same point…
  • Fox Debuts 'Movie of the Day!' App With Daily Discounts on iTunes Movies

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Fox today debuted a new app called Movie of the Day! [Direct Link] which aims to provide customers a new daily discount on one movie from Fox's large catalog (via Engadget). Every day the app updates with a new movie deal, ranging from "from blockbusters to acclaimed indies, and everything in between," at a discount which goes up to 70 percent off of the original price. To start off, the app is available only for iOS devices, but there are plans to expand to other app stores like Google Play. In addition to the basic daily discount, the app also lets users browse a movie's cast, check out…
  • Bellabeat Officially Launches Stress-Measuring 'Leaf' Activity Tracker

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bellabeat, a company focused on creating technology products designed for women, is today ready to launch its first wearable, the Leaf activity tracker. First announced last year, the Leaf is an activity tracker that looks more like a stylish piece of jewelry than a standard activity tracker from a company like Jawbone, Nike, or Fitbit. The Bellabeat Leaf is, as the name suggests, a leaf-shaped activity-tracking wearable that can be positioned as a clip, necklace, or bracelet. Depending on where it's worn, it's advertised as being able to track metrics like activity level, sleep quality,…
  • How to Calibrate Apple Watch for a More Accurate Offline Workout

    Lory Gil
    25 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Apple Watch tracks your movement and heart rate. It uses that information in conjunction with your gender, height, age, and weight to estimate how many calories you burn during daily movement, including light strolls and dedicated workouts. However, Apple Watch needs proper calibration to get the most accurate reading of your movement and heart rate, which is used to help determine distance and pace measurements when you are walking or running without your iPhone, or while using a treadmill. Calibration is fairly easy and takes about 20 minutes of exercise. For this purpose, you will need…
  • How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    24 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple Watch includes 6.2 GB of storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to 2GB of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there are a few steps you don't want to forget in order to play music from Apple Watch to your Bluetooth connected headphones Adding Music to Apple Watch In order to listen to music on Apple Watch without an iPhone in range, you must sync a playlist to it first. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and…
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  • CBS will 'probably' be part of the new Apple TV service

    27 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Fans of CSI, Survivor, and The Good Wife, here’s another reason to consider getting the revamped Apple TV service. On Wednesday, CBS CEO Les Moonves told the audience at the Code Conference that his broadcast network will “probably” sign on to be included in Apple’s forthcoming TV service. Moonves said that he’s had an “ongoing conversation” with Apple, and he’s “pretty excited” about the company’s plan to create, sell, and deliver bundled TV packages with fewer networks.  “Apple TV is trying to change the universe,” Moonves said, mentioning how Apple could sell…
  • Apple CarPlay's coming to these 14 Chevrolet cars in the 2016 model year

    27 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Chevrolet will have 14 cars in its 2016 model year with Apple CarPlay compatibility, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday. This will be the largest number of vehicles from any automaker so far to feature Apple’s smartphone-car solution. The compatible models range from the entry-level Spark hatchback to the hulking Suburban, offering choices in every category of car Chevrolet sells. “We’re going big and expect big things for this year,” said Chevrolet’s Dan Kinney at a press event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The…
  • Watch out Google Now, Siri may get 'Proactive' in iOS 9

    27 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Android fans love to extol the virtues of Google Now, the personal assistant that goes beyond Siri’s capabilities to intuitively give you information throughout your day. And they’re kind of right. Google Now is already available on iOS as a tool in the main Google app, but it's nowhere near the personal assistant Siri could be.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Podcast: iOS 9 will reportedly teach old devices new tricks

    27 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    How many old iPhones and iPads are in your drawers, or enjoying their hand-me-down second lives with friends and family? You might not have to warn those friends and family not to upgrade the OS, if the latest iOS 9 rumor proves true: Apple is reportedly preparing special stripped-down versions of iOS 9 to run on older hardware. Even if your old iPhone or iPad doesn't get every iOS 9 feature, running a new OS will keep you more secure, and help Apple grow its already-huge iOS ecosystem just a little bit more. We're all for it. Elsewhere, Jony Ive got a promotion, and Marco Arment didn't like…
  • Native apps coming to the Apple Watch this fall, thanks to an SDK

    27 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    One of the biggest problems with third-party apps on the Apple Watch is that they don’t run natively and can’t gather data directly from the Watch’s own sensors. This makes them more sluggish and feature restricted to Apple’s own apps—they simply can’t keep up.But Apple will soon open up more possibilities for Apple Watch development, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s operations chief and the executive in charge of the Apple Watch. On Wednesday, Williams told Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference that developers would get an Apple Watch SDK at this year’s Worldwide Developers…
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  • 4' Work Lights - Your Choice

    26 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    LIGHT BRIGHTLight is the source of all brightness. Hi, welcome to your first day of light training.  Let's all turn on our Energetic Lighting shop lights and stare directly into them. Wow, that's bright. See everyone? Do you notice how the--ok stop. I can't see anything. Ow. Arg. My eyes. Take five everybody. *** 18 minutes later *** Ok everyone, we're back. Everyone ok? Ok. Let's turn on our Energetic Lighting wor--OUCH. Oh MAN I just got SEVERELY shocked. Oh ow. Curtis, did you wire these in correctly? Well obviously NOT, I just got shocked and you burned down our last shop.
  • DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter w/ Zenmuse for GoPro

    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Choppa Choppa ChoppaIt's like four copters in one! From a certain point of view. If we were offering a four-pack of helicopters, you'd be interested, wouldn't you? You'd take notice! But then you'd be worried about all the costs involved with shipping. And you'd think "how do I store four helicopters in my home or office?" That's why we (and the nice people at Quadcopter HQ) decided to address that problem well in advance. Now, instead of needing to store four helicopters, you can store one quadcopter! Now, instead of needing to pay shipping for four helicopters, you can pay shipping on only…
  • The Debunker: Does "Moby-Dick" Begin "Call Me Ishmael"?

    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The month of May is come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom and to bring forth fruit! If you're literary enough to recognize that quote from Thomas Malory, you might also know that May is one of the best months of the year to be a bookworm, what with Independent Bookstore Day and National Library Legislative Day, not to mention the birthdays of Whitman, Emerson, and Thomas Pynchon. But you might be surprised by how much of what you think you remember about American literature is wrong. Luckily, Jeopardy! champ and man of letters Ken Jennings is here to set us straight. Let every…
  • Music Monday: Comet Songs

    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! The first recorded sighting of Halley's Comet was today back in 240 BC. It won't be back for quite some time, but when it gets here, it'll find Scott's gathered this small selection of comet songs in its honor! Isn't that nice? Paul Simon - St. Judy's Comet   Paul Simon wrote this for his son, and when you know that, it's obvious what this song is about. Sort of a much more catchy version of that book Go The F To Sleep. And it's lovely too. More comety goodness coming up, after the jump. Phish - Halley's Comet   I don't think this song has ever been put on an…
  • Emeril by All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Not To ScaleWho wants to try "12 Piece Find The Kitty" with us today? It's easy! Come play! "12 Piece Find The Kitty" is an excellent way to test your visual and memory skills, as well as illustrate just how many different items you'll be getting in each 12 Piece Emeril by All Clad Stainless Cookware Set! It's tricky to master, but easy to understand. Take a look at these pots and pans and cat. Got it? Good! Now we're going to cover up the kitty and move this cookware around. Try to keep track of where the kitty is! Whoa! Did you keep up? Where do YOU think the kitty is now? Let's find out!
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    Drudge Retort

  • Sanders Exposes 18 Offshoring, Outsourcing CEOs

    27 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Sen. Bernie Sanders fired back at 80 CEOs who wrote a letter lecturing America about deficit reduction by released a report detailing how 18 of those CEOs wrecked the economy by evading taxes and outsourcing jobs. The CEOs raised the ire of Sanders by publishing a letter in the Wall Street Journal urging America to act on the deficit, and reform Medicare and Medicaid. Some of them run corporations that evaded at least $34.5 billion in taxes by setting up more than 600 subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens since 2008, Sanders noted. At least a dozen of the companies…
  • Benen: A Moment of GOP Candor on Obamacare

    27 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Steve Benen, MSNBC: "I don't ever recall any distinction between federal and state exchanges in terms of the availability of subsidies," said Olympia J. Snowe, a former Republican senator from Maine who helped write the Finance Committee version of the bill. "It was never part of our conversations at any point," said Snowe, who voted against the final version of the Senate bill. "Why would we have wanted to deny people subsidies? It was not their fault if their state did not set up an exchange." The idea of denying subsidies to people who bought insurance through the federal exchange "was…
  • Bernie Sanders Launches Campaign

    27 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont publicly declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday with a demand for what he labeled the nation's billionaire class: "Your greed has got to end." "Today ... we begin a political revolution. Today, we stand here and say loudly and clearly that enough is enough," Sanders said in front of a scenic backdrop of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, the town he once led as mayor. "This great nation and its government belong to all of the people, and not to a handful of billionaires, their super PACs and their lobbyists."
  • SpaceX Cleared for U.S. Military Launches

    27 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The U.S. Air Force has certified the private company SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites. A joint venture between Lockheed Martin and and Boeing has had a monopoly on those launches since 2006. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, SpaceX has already won contracts with NASA to ferry cargo and crews to the International Space Station. The U.S. military has been relying on the Atlas 5 rocket, which uses Russian built engines, to power payloads into space. But the military only has until 2019 to use that system, as U.S. lawmakers have banned the use of Russian engines for launches that…
  • Saved By the Bell's Screech on Trial in Bar Stabbing

    27 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show Saved by the Bell is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar. Dustin Diamond is expected in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday for the start of his trial on a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors -- disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. Prosecutors say the 38-year-old stabbed a man with a pocket knife during an argument at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington on Christmas Day.
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  • Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

    27 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Chemists have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage.
  • Tiny parasite may contribute to declines in honey bee colonies by infecting larvae

    27 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade, researchers have discovered. Since 2006, beekeepers in North America and Europe have lost about one-third of their managed bee colonies each year due to "colony collapse disorder." While the exact cause is unknown, scientists have speculated that pesticides, pathogens, mites and certain beekeeping practices have all contributed to this decline.
  • Lethal wounds on skull may indicate 430,000 year-old murder

    27 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Research into lethal wounds found on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history--some 430,000 years ago--and offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in the archaeological record.
  • Diagnosing cancer with lumninescent bacteria: Engineered probiotics detect tumors in liver

    27 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Engineers have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver, by enlisting help from probiotics -- beneficial bacteria similar to those found in yogurt. Using a harmless strain of E. coli that colonizes the liver, the researchers programmed the bacteria to produce a luminescent signal that can be detected with a simple urine test.
  • 'Do' is better than 'don't' when it comes to eating better

    27 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Tell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can't, experts advise. Telling your child to eat an apple so they stay healthy will work better than telling them not to eat the cookie because it will make them fat. A new discovery shows that 'Don't' messages don't work for most of us.
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  • 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate

    7 May 2015 | 9:40 pm
    What is SSL? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the most popular means of providing internet security. Implementing the use of SSL on all website will help in acting as a shielding layer for the internet. This protocol is mostly used by web browsers and web servers to share sensitive information online. This is mainly used […] The post 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    FREAK (Factoring RSA Export Keys) attack is a SSL/TLS vulnerability and was initially announced on March 3, 2015. The vulnerability was found by Karthikeyan Bhargavan in PARIS. The vulnerability interrupts and interferes with the HTTPS connections between web server and vulnerable client thereby weakening the encryption for the hacker to manipulate and steal users’ personal […] The post Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • What is Freak SSL Flaw and How can it be Prevented

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    What is Freak SSL Flaw? A new vulnerability called the Freak SSL Bug has been identified by the security experts. FREAK stands for Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys. The Freak SSL was developed to attack the Transport security Layer (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols that is used to encrypt sensitive data that is […] The post What is Freak SSL Flaw and How can it be Prevented appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Who is the Largest SSL Certificate Authority

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    First time in the Internet History, Comodo has overpowered the giant certificate authority Symantec in market share for providing third party SSL Certificates. Symantec has been the first in terms of security and trust for 20 long years. This historic moment is a milestone for Comodo has it marks the transformation in the Internet trust. […] The post Who is the Largest SSL Certificate Authority appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    GoGo in flight internet service with Bogus SSL Certificate! A Google Engineer, Adrienne Porter Felt noticed that the in flight wireless network service, Gogo was using bogus SSL Certificate, while connecting to Youtube, the video service from Google. She further posted about the fake SSL certificate on Twitter. This was programmed to obstruct the communications […] The post Google Engineer Find Fake SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
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