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  • Ex-KPMG Partner Gets 14 Months in Prison

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Former KPMG partner Scott London, who pleaded guilty to an insider-trading scheme, was sentenced to 14 months in prison.
  • S&P 500, Nasdaq Rise; Dow Flat

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    An upbeat earnings report from Apple powered gains in technology shares, while soft results from several blue chips kept a lid on the broader market.
  • GE in Talks to Buy Alstom Unit

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    GE is in talks to buy the energy operations of France's Alstom, a move that would help the U.S. company reduce its reliance on its finance business.
  • Visa Profit Rises

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Visa Inc. said its fiscal second-quarter earnings rose on higher operating revenue and payments volume.
  • GM Confirms Probes Under Way

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    GM confirmed in a government filing that it is under investigation by federal prosecutors, the SEC, a state attorney general, Congress and the NHTSA for its handling of a recent rash of recalls.
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    The New Yorker

  • Waiting for Prince to Be Prince Again

    Ben Greenman
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Prince patched up his vexed relationship with Warner Bros. this week by announcing a new recording deal.
  • Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable

    Rebecca Solnit
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    In all Woolf’s work as I know it, the freedom sought is the freedom to continue becoming, exploring, wandering, going beyond.
  • The Cat Café Is Here

    Katia Bachko
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Eight felines—chosen for their sparkling personalities—recently greeted visitors at the temporary Cat Café.
  • A Letter from a Prolific Correspondent

    The New Yorker
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    I am delighted with Andrew Marantz’s recent piece about me, but I have three small bones to pick.
  • Consider the Egg

    Alexandra Schwartz
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Ukrainian Easter eggs dangled from pegs stuck into a map the country, casting long shadows over the gray territory below.
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  • Bryan Singer Pulls Out of 'X-Men' Promos, Calls Sex Abuse Allegations 'False, Vicious'

    Josh Dickey
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Bryan Singer is pulling out of future press events for X-Men: Days of Future Past so as not to distract from the “extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved,” the embattled director said Thursday in a statement. In it, he also called sexual abuse allegations against him “outrageous, vicious and completely false.” It was the first in-his-own-words reaction from Singer since Michael Egan, now 31, filed a lawsuit in a Hawaii federal court alleging that the director drugged and raped him as a teen at parties in Los Angeles and Hawaii.
  • Apple and Google Settle Lawsuit Over Illegal No-Poaching Agreement

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Four tech companies — Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel — have settled a lawsuit against involving an illegal no-poaching agreement that prevented the firms from hiring each other's staffers. A class-action lawsuit, filed by thousands of tech employees back in 2011, claimed that the companies conspired not to poach employees as a part of an effort to keep salaries lower. The agreement created "no contact" lists, preventing recruiters from contacting people at competing companies. See also: Google Street View Now Has a 'Time Machine' Feature According to a Reuters report, the…
  • GM Confirms Several Government Investigations Into Recalls

    Seth Fiegerman
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    General Motors is now the subject of five different government investigations after a series of recent recalls, the car company confirmed on Thursday. "We are also the subject of various inquiries, investigations, subpoenas and requests for information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Congress, NHTSA, the SEC, and a state attorney general in connection with our recent recalls," GM revealed in a filing. "Such investigations could in the future result in the imposition of damages, fines or civil and criminal penalties." See also: General Motors' Brand…
  • 'Sharknado' Star Cast as Lead in 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    Josh Dickey
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Aubrey Peeples, star of ABC's Nashville and the SyFy cult hit Sharknado, will play the lead in the live action Jem and the Holograms film, director John Chu and his team announced Thursday on the project's website. The other "Holograms" — members of Jem's band, if you're old enough to remember the '80s cartoon — include Stefanie Scott (No Strings Attached) as Kimber, Jem's sister; Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana; and Hayley Kiyoko (Velma in two Scooby Doo! films) as Aja. SEE ALSO: 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Has Truly Outrageous…
  • Amazon First-Quarter Earnings Meet Expectations as Revenue Rises

    Jason Abbruzzese
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Amazon earnings met expectations, boosted by a 23% rise in sales to $19.7 billion in the first quarter of 2014. The company logged a profit of $0.23 per share, in line with analyst estimates. See also: 10 Predictions About the Future of Ecommerce Amazon shares rose slightly in after-hours trading but are down 15.8% since the start of 2014. The positive numbers help provide a financial backstop to a busy quarter for Amazon. The company launched its Fire TV streaming box, signed a deal with HBO to bring older series to its Prime streaming service and is reported to be moving in on the delivery…
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  • Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

    Jonathan Shieber
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
     Making its fourth acquisition of a technology company in less than three weeks, Warburg Pincus is announcing that the private equity firm has bought compensation software services vendor PayScale in a deal worth up to $100 million. In the fourteen years since its launch in 2000, PayScale has developed a massive database of individual compensation profiles, containing salary information on 40… Read More
  • Domino’s Launches Its Pizza Ordering App For iPad With 3D Custom Pizza Builder

    Frederic Lardinois
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
     Domino's Pizza has revamped its menu and turned around its financials over the last few years, during which time it also started to offer mobile ordering. Next Monday, the pizza chain will launch its iPad app, which will allow you to build your pizza and order it for take-out and delivery right from your couch. Read More
  • The FyreTV Porn Streamer Maker Is Suing Amazon For Trademark Infringement

    Matt Burns
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
     Remember the FyreTV? Probably not, but it was a media streamer, much like Amazon's new FireTV streamer, that was released in 2008. Unlike Amazon's FireTV, however, the FyreTV streams porn and only porn. And now the company behind the device is suing Amazon. Read More
  • Amazon Beats Street In Q1 With Net Sales Up 23% To $19.74B, $0.23 EPS

    Frederic Lardinois
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
     Amazon today reported its results for the company’s first financial quarter of 2014. Amazon reported net sales up 23 percent to $19.74 billion compared to $25.59 billion last quarter and $16.07 billion in the year-ago quarter. Operating income, however, decreased 19% to $146 million in the first quarter, compared with $181 million in first quarter 2013. Ahead of the earnings, analysts… Read More
  • Apple, Google, Intel And Adobe Settle Antitrust Lawsuit Over No-Hire Agreement

    Darrell Etherington
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
     Four of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies have settled an antitrust lawsuit brought against them over a shared no-hire agreement that prevented poaching employees from one company by another. The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed, according to Reuters, but this averts a trial that had been scheduled to start later in May. The class action lawsuit represented around 64,000… Read More
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  • «Internet est un projet de la CIA»: Poutine trolle encore les Etats-Unis

    Andréa Fradin
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    «Un projet de la CIA»: voilà comment Vladimir Poutine a défini Internet ce jeudi 24 avril, à l'occasion d'un forum des médias à Saint Petersboug, rapporte l'agence Associated Press (AP). Mieux, le réseau «continuerait à être développé comme tel» –comprenez par là, par et pour les espions. Pour rappel, Internet n'est pas né dans les cuisines secrètes de la CIA. Son histoire est un poil moins excitante: Internet découle d'un effort collectif de scientifiques, notamment réunis au sein d'une agence du ministère de la Défense américain, la Darpa (Defense Advanced Research…
  • Pourquoi les athlètes mordent-ils leur médaille?

    Daniel Engber
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Les champions olympiques Matthias Mayer (descente de ski alpin) et Justine Dufour-Lapointe (ski acrobatique bosses) ont posé pour les traditionnelles photos de victoire avec leurs médailles dans leurs bouches à Sotchi dans une tentative apparente de tester l'authenticité de leur prix. Peut-on vraiment tester la pureté d'une médaille en la mordant? Pas sans beaucoup d'entraînement. Dans leurs formes pures, l'or et l'argent sont en fait des métaux très mous, si mous que vous devez pouvoir laisser une trace avec vos dents. Selon l'échelle de Mohs de la dureté des minéraux, l'or est…
  • Des policiers brésiliens entraînés par des paramilitaires de l’ex-agence Blackwater

    Mathilde Dorcadie
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Mi-avril, vingt-deux agents de la police militaire brésilienne se sont rendus en Caroline du Nord aux Etats-Unis pour suivre un entraînement musclé avec la société militaire privée Academi, plus connue sous le nom de Blackwater, a révélé le journal Folha de S.Paulo. Cette société est pour certains le symbole de la privatisation de la guerre en Irak. Ses agents, qualifiés de mercenaires, ont été accusés en 2007 de la mort de 17 civils, lors du massacre de la place Nisour à Bagdad, entre autres bavures commises par ses hommes. D’après le quotidien brésilien, ce stage de…
  • Je t’aime donc je te trompe: l'adultère n’est pas toujours le signe d’un couple qui ne fonctionne plus

    Hanna Rosin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nous aimerions tous penser que les liaisons extraconjugales sont les expédients des insatisfaits, et que seuls les gens malheureux en ménage trompent leur partenaire. Pourtant, il semblerait que le «bonheur» ne soit pas un antidote suffisant à la tentation de l’adultère. Certes, nous vivons dans un âge d’or du mariage où les élites, au moins, sont plus susceptibles que jamais de se déclarer «très heureuses» en ménage. Or, à en croire la psychothérapeute Esther Perel, la nature étroite, complice et totalement fusionnelle du mariage moderne est justement l’un des facteurs…
  • Votre patron ne peut pas vous empêcher de porter un décolleté au bureau

    Camille Jourdan
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Toutes les filles en jupe. Pas de bermuda pour les hommes. Des cheveux attachés en chignon pour les femmes, la barbe rasée pour les hommes. Pas de décolleté au travail (interdiction que Ségolène Royal dément avoir imposée). Votre patron peut-il vous obliger à porter une tenue particulière lorsque vous allez au bureau? Jupe, pantalon, kilt, marcel ou costume trois pièces, en principe, chacun est libre de s’habiller comme il l’entend, y compris pour aller travailler. Mais certaines circonstances et conditions de travail exigent des tenues particulières. C’est pourquoi un…
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  • Freaks Book Release Week

    Chris Brogan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hi there! If you’re even vaguely considering getting my new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, but are on the fence, here’s my big attempt to convince you, especially since this week is a big week in ensuring the success of its release. So, it’s my job to entice you and convince you and it’s your job to see if this book is for you. Deal? Can’t see the video? Click Here Are You a Freak? In the parlance of this book, a freak is someone obsessed with excellence and a deep understanding of their domain. Marc Ecko is a freak about design and apparel and deep…
  • 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People

    Chris Brogan
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I was looking at the news flow stream thing on LinkedIn just now. Don’t ask. But you know, I thought I’d see if anything was worth my time. I found that pretty much every post fell into two categories: “go to my thing” or “read my bland and boring article.” So, a fun idea came to mind. 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People Use graphics everyone else would use. Especially people in suits or weird stick men and dollar signs. Make sure you use a number in the post title, unless it’s an event. Then just say “new event” or “premier…
  • The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence

    Chris Brogan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I made to my digital presence. What’s Changed In Social Media Here’s a quick list: Then: conversational. Now: promotional. Then: thoughtful sharing. Now: shovel it over the wall. Then: “I’m hungry for lots of great information.” Now: “I’m drowning in information.” Then: just being here is great!
  • On the Occasion of my 44th Birthday

    Chris Brogan
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today, I turn 44 years old. First, I don’t feel especially old. In fact, I’m in the best health and shape of my life (thank you, fitness journey). Do I feel more wise? I wouldn’t go that far, or at least not in the way that you’d think it would keep me out of trouble. I learn by failing. Wisdom comes with that learning. I’m grateful for the love of a strong woman. I’m thrilled to be a dad to two really smart and funny kids. I’m blessed to have two amazing parents. And I’m lucky to have the support and connection of friends and allies like you.
  • Portland, Oregon – I’m Part of #pdxpioneer

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I’ll be in Portland, Oregon to speak at Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation event. It’s built for Owners. Are you in Portland? My Business Intentions for #pdxpioneer I have one goal in mind while speaking at Pioneer Nation: to convince you that the freaks shall inherit the earth. But I’m not going to sell my book. I’m not going to sell my business services (though if you subscribed to my newsletter, I’d be grateful, and if you started in on the Owner’s Mastery Foundation Group, I would LOVE you.
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    The Bloggess

  • Please talk to your children. *mild trigger warning*

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Yesterday Hailey came home terrified because of a letter sent home to all the kids in her elementary school.  It was meant for the parents but of course the kids on the bus read it and talked about it and made it more so much scarier, as children do.  And it is scary. According to what I’ve read, an unnamed elementary school in our district has been threatened with mass violence by anonymous emails from someone who identified themselves as a serial killer.  It’s most likely a hoax (as most of these things are) and the fact that the emailer claims that it will happen on…
  • You’ll shoot your eye out.

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    I just saw this on the “Buy-one-get-one-half-off” rack at our local toy store: Awesome. I assumed the eye-patch was for after you’d shot your brother’s eye out, but Victor thought that it was perhaps preventative, because if you were pretending to be a pirate while being shot at you’d have one less eye exposed to the crossfire. Either way, I want to lick whoever put these two things together. And in other news, it’s Monday, but I didn’t post the weekly wrap-up yesterday because I knew you were too busy recovering from having to spend time with…
  • No bunnies died for this picture

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today is Thursday, which is good because this week I’ve been swamped with a combination of editing on the book and insanely strange emotions I blame on the moon.  But since it’s Thursday I can just throw an old picture up here and it counts as a post because it’s Throwback Thursday.  Yay for laziness! This is Hailey on her first Easter.  They didn’t have cute etsy hats nine years ago so I had to make my own.  I made it by buying a stuffed animal and scalping it and tying it to her head.  This is what we did in the old days before everyone learned to knit and it…
  • I need your help to solve assholism and get my Nobel Prize

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    me:  Things aren’t going right for me. Victor:  How do you mean? me:  I can’t make things with words work. Victor:  Could you be more vague? me:  My thing with the words in it isn’t working right. Victor:  Your…head? me:  Sort of.  The creative part that makes words fit together properly.  There’s probably a word for it.  I’d probably know what it was if my head wasn’t broken right now. Victor:  Your head is always broken. me:  Yes, but most of the time that works in my favor.  Right now everything is cloudy and I’m exhausted and I…
  • Playing in the swamp

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    If you’ve read here long enough you’ve probably seen Brooke Shaden‘s work because it’s the strange, whimsical and macabre photography that goes so well with some of my darker writing. She’s magic. And today she’s coming to Texas so she can photograph me in a swamp.  It’s possible I’ll be eaten by alligators, but – in fairness – that’s probably a really fascinating way to die, and knowing Brooke she’ll probably get some awesomely disturbing  photos out of it.  I give you full permission to look at any death photos…
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Lost Warhol originals extracted from decaying Amiga floppies

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Golan Levin writes, "My lab (in collaboration with Cory Arcangel, the CMU Computer Club, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art) has announced a major dead-media discovery. We have recovered previously unknown, pure-digital artworks by Andy Warhol -- extracted from decaying Amiga floppy disks from 1985." Warhol created the works with Graphicraft, and the disks needed a lot of love and coaxing to get the files off them (to my mind, the story of the technical heroics is a lot more interesting than the pictures, but I'm not much of a Warhol fan). A documentary film about the file…
  • Google's Project Ara: a click-in/click-out modular concept phone

    Cory Doctorow
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Modular mobile phone design feels important; I've been excited about the idea since Xeni posted about Phonebloks last September. Now, Google and New Deal Design have floated a concept for a modular Android phone ecosystem called Project Ara that's got me even more worked up. Project Ara lets you swap modules (batteries, radios, cameras, screens, etc) around between "exoskeletons." They call it an "ecosystem" because third parties are meant to be able to supply their own modules for an open spec. A good overview in Wired discusses the possibilities this opens up (night vision, 3D imaging,…
  • Playing Jenga with heavy earth-moving equipment

    Cory Doctorow
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In Stack competitions, a bunch of earth-moving equipment plays a monster-scale game of Jenga with 600lb blocks of wood -- pretty amazing skill on the part of the operators! This is pretty amazing, but don't get too excited about Cat's equipment. Remember, this is the company that bought an Ontario factory, got a huge, multi-year tax break out of the government, then, pretty much the day it ran out, demanded a 50% wage-cut from the union, refused to negotiate, then closed down the factory, fired its workforce just before Christmas, and split town, having waxed fat on corporate welfare. No…
  • Profile of Aeropress and Aerobie inventor Alan Adler

    Cory Doctorow
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Alan Adler is a Stanford engineering professor and inventor who's had two remarkable -- and wildly different -- successes: the long-flying Aerobie disc, and the Aeropress, a revolutionary, brilliant, dead-simple $30 coffee maker that makes pretty much the best cup of coffee you've ever tasted. I've given Aeropresses to a dozen friends, I keep one in my travel-bag, and I've got Aeropresses at home and at the office. I use mine to make hot coffee and to filter cold-brew (including hotel-room minibar cold-brew that I brew in breast-milk bags). Zachary Crockett has a great, long piece on Adler…
  • Gay jeans: bluejeans that go rainbow as they fade

    Cory Doctorow
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chris from Betabrand writes, "Betabrand designer Steven B. Wheeler has discovered the Gay Jean -- more precisely, a denim that slowly but surely fades to reveal rainbow-colored thread within." How do I know these jeans are really gay? Could it just be a phase? Actually, brand-new Gay Jeans look and act like any other pair of fine five-pocket denims. But as they get older, they can't help showing their true colors — literally! Through normal washing and wearing, their indigo dye will gradually fade away, revealing fabulously colorful yarn. Can I prevent them from becoming gay by not…
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • The $1,000 pill is popular! So, who pays?

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Remember the $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi, that wowed the press upon FDA approval in December? In the months since, reporters--and insurers and state Medicaid directors, among others--have begun asking much-needed questions about the price and potential of the drug. This week, Gilead, the company behind Sovaldi, announced that sales of the drug hit $2.3 billion, which "shattered the previous...
  • Print ads go up at The New York Times

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The New York Times just had a quarter reminiscent of the days before the Great Newspaper Crash. The Times paywall hit 799,000 subscribers, for one. More importantly, the paper grew ad revenue by 3.4 percent in the first quarter, an increase led, shockingly enough, by print, which was up 3.7 percent from a year ago. But, as Reuters's Jennifer Saba...
  • Journalism's hiring transparency problem

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Last week, a journalist friend emailed me to say that several of her colleagues had just been laid off, and she would appreciate any job leads she could pass along to them. I get emails from hiring editors all the time, so I did a quick comb through my inbox. And I quickly realized that the vast majority of those...
  • Climate scientist's privacy victory may prove a lose for journalists

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    After deliberating for months, late last week the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of climate scientist Michael Mann in his quest to maintain the privacy of his emails against a Virginia legislator and conservative think tank that sought to access his records using Virginia's freedom of information laws. As I wrote last month, the trial and the court's verdict,...
  • Forget the spin of eight million sign-ups

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the announcement late last week that eight million people had signed up for Obamacare, it seemed for a while a new wave of spin was upon us. From the president himself came this: Republicans "can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working." And from Republican House leader John Boehner (via spokesperson) came this: "The White...
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  • Jodie Foster -- Left Holding the Bags After Marriage

    TMZ Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Wearing her brand new wedding ring and cuffed jeans, Jodie Foster was photographed for the first time as a married woman Thursday in Santa Monica -- carrying some serious baggage.As we reported, Foster and her photographer girlfriend, Alexandra…
  • TMZ Sports Show: Tiger Woods Chills with Lindsey & Elin -- A Tee Ball Miracle

    TMZ Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    ON TODAY'S SHOW Tiger's Tee Ball Threesome with Elin & Lindsey Brandy's Kobe Bryant Souvenir Eddie George Turns Hip Hop Playwright George Brett Rips Michael Pineda for Stupidity ... Not for Cheating  SKYPE US TMZTVSHOW TWEET US Tweet to…
  • 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer -- I'm NO Kiddie Fiddler ... Now Go See 'X-Men'

    TMZ Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Bryan Singer insists he never laid a finger on the man accusing the "X-Men" director of raping him as a 15-year-old -- but he's not about to squander a perfectly good publicity opportunity for his new movie.Bryan released a statement, saying, "The…
  • Beyonce's Dad's Child Support Payments -- He's Off The Hook ... For Now

    TMZ Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Beyonce's dad -- the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny's Child -- just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation ... because he grossly overpaid in the past.As we've reported ... baby mama Alexsandra Wright has dragged …
  • Aldon Smith -- Won't Be Charged with Felony ... In LAX Bomb Arrest

    TMZ Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    San Francisco 49ers superstar Aldon Smith will NOT be charged with a felony for allegedly telling TSA agents he had a bomb on his person at LAX earlier this month ... TMZ Sports has learned. The L.A. County District Attorney's Office tells us…
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  • This Weatherman Cannot Get Through His Weather Report After A Minute-Long Laughing Fit!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Now what was just so darn HIGHlarious, Andy Parker?! The WGRZ weatherman from Buffalo, New York could NOT stop laughing during his weather report -- for unknown reasons! Well, we're pretty sure his co-workers knew why he was giggling throughout the whole segment, but the rest of the world doesn't! What gives, Andy?! We want to laugh too! Ch-ch-check out the infectious laughing fit (below)! [Image via WGRZ.]
  • One Direction's You & I Music Video Could Be A Complete Concept Rip Off!? Decide If The Boys Are Copycatting HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    One Direction displayed some AH-Mazing cloning effects in their newly premiered video for You & I, but now, it's being called a total rip off!! Let us explain, faithful Directioners... Australian production company OhYeahWow noted that the Ben Winston-directed vid looked a lot like another clip made for Australian band Clubfeet. In a recent statement, the company claimed its similarities, while staying on 1D's good side by shedding compliments left and right: "Late Friday night whilst we were busy observing the good traditions of the public holiday, something very suspicious was brought to…
  • Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, & The Entire Cast Of Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swing By GMA! Watch The FULL Interview Here!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    High atop a roof in Times Square, the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sat down for a quick Q&A sesh with Robin Roberts and GMA! Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone must have gotten up EXTRA early to coordinate their outfits for their morning interview! The red-hot couple wore matching blue and looked happier than ever sitting next to each other! Jamie Foxx, Sally Field, and Dane DeHaan were also on hand to spill some deets on the upcoming Spidey sequel, including who each of them would trade places with in the flick! Keep an eye on poor Sally’s dress too! The winds were whipping in New York…
  • Miley Cyrus Is "Feeling Better" And After Reading This News About Her Tour, You Will Be Too!

    Perez Hilton
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Yay! Miley Cyrus is finally out of the hospital! The Adore singer moved from the Kansas City Hospital to another facility, and now she's been completely released! So after nine days of rest and recuperation, how is Mileybird feeling? Good enough to continue touring?? A source close to Miley says: "She is feeling much better and Europe is still on." Yay! This is especially great news for all the Smilers in Amsterdam (and we're guessing there are a LOT) because it sounds like Miley will still be making her first stop there on May 2nd! What about her missed U.S. tour dates? She'll make those up…
  • Need To Dump Your Girlfriend? Why Not Do It Over Instagram Like This Kid Did! (Kidding, Don't Do This, EVER!)

    Perez Hilton
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Yikes! Talk about an Insta-breakup! Kids these days are totally reliant upon technology. It's pretty much a fact. We know it, they know it, everyone knows it. That being said, there are still some things that should NOT be done through social media. Like breaking up with a person. Through a hashtag. On Instagram. #RUDE It went down like this: We have to admit, it is a LITTLE bit funny. But overall it's a definite NO WAY JOSÉ! Seriously, though, we really feel bad for this poor girl! What an AWFUL way to get dumped! But, least the internet knows this dude's face and other girls won't fall for…
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  • The award no airline wants to win

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The award no airline wants to wingettystockA new poll was just released and Spirit Airlines probably won't be happy about taking the top spot. List that no one would brag aboutMore finance news Shaq just won LinkedInCompanies hiring interns
  • MLB comes down on Yankees pitcher

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    MLB comes down on Yankees pitcherThe league announced punishment for Michael Pineda after he was tossed for having a foreign substance on his neck Wednesday.Penalty he was slapped withWide world of sportsCowboys eyeing QB in draft?Seahawks QB, wife file for divorce
  • If you like it from the outside, you'll love the inside

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you like it from the outside, you'll love the insideGettyThis Volkswagen is popular for many reasons -- including its comfortable, well-designed cabin.The 10 best car interiorsOn the road again10 best car deals this month'Most American' cars on the road
  • Putin makes outrageous claim about US

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Putin makes outrageous claim about USGetty ImagesAnxious for more Internet control, Putin has been attacking websites and making comments some are calling 'absurd.' US agency he says runs the webMore world news Israel suspends peace talksNew clues about ferry disaster
  • Fury, desperation as S. Koreans seize officials

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Fury, desperation as S. Koreans seize officialsGettyRelatives of victims in the ferry sinking shouted at officials who were detained by the mob.A tragic truth that was revealedMore on the S. Korean ferryNew clues on ferry sinkingGrim find on children's bodies
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    International Herald Tribune

  • The Lost Children of Cebu

    Saskia De Rothschild
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    From Der Spiegel- Cybersex is a big business in a city on the Filipino island of Cebu. To escape poverty, parents force their children to strip in front of webcams. City officials are fighting back in an attempt to prevent sexual exploitation from destroying a generation. Carsten Stormer/ Zeitenspiegel/ DER SPIEGELA young girl holding a tablet computer near Cordova, Philippines, demonstrates to the reporter how she chats online with a “friend.” A study by a French non-profit organization estimates that tens of thousands of children in the country between the ages of 7 and 17 are…
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

    Saskia De Rothschild
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    From the New York Times- Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. His death was confirmed by Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers –…
  • We Will Live Again

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    WE WILL LIVE AGAIN looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger who, in his nineties and long retired from running the facility, still self-publishes books on cryonics, awaiting the end of his life and eagerly anticipating the next.
  • Allowing Another Rwanda

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    From the International New York Times- Shortly after a mob looted his Bangui neighborhood and killed a Muslim man in broad daylight in December, Khaled Dea Oumar joined other young Muslims in the street. Exasperated at what he saw as a lack of protection from French and African Union forces supposed to be keeping the peace in the Central African Republic capital, he ran up to a group of African Union soldiers who had arrived on the scene too late. “We tell you to come, and you don’t come,” he shouted. “What are you doing?” James Nachtwey Rwanda, 1994- Survivor of Hutu death camp As…
  • Using Ukraine to Cook the Planet

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    From The Guardian- The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the U.S. Congress that attempt to fast-track liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, all in the name of helping Europe to wean itself from Putin’s fossil fuels and enhancing U.S. national security. According to Cory Gardner, the Republican Congressman from Colorado who introduced the bill in the House of Representatives, “Opposing this legislation is…
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  • Win a Maui vacation from HAWAII Magazine in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Win a Maui vacation from HAWAII Magazine in our 16th annual Reader Photo Contest Haleakala volcano summit at night, Maui; Grand Prize, 15th annual contest. Photo by Ron Raport. Our readers love Hawaii as much as we do. So we’re always thrilled when they share their Hawaii experiences and memories with us.One of the ways they most often share with us is through photos. Lots of photos. The best of these give even longtime residents like us new persp...
  • 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online.

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition begins this week. Watch it live online. Photo: Merrie Monarch FestivalThe 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival gets underway this week on the Big Island with world-class hula competition, exhibitions, entertainment, arts-and-crafts fairs, and the annual Royal Parade through downtown Hilo.The weeklong event, which runs now through April 26 in Hilo, honors the legacy of King David Kalakaua, called the “Merrie Monarch” for his lov...
  • Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Top 5 favorite Hawaii places to watch a sunset Ko Olina Resort, Oahu, sunset. Photo by James Wu. Hanalei Bay and Haena State Park on Kauai. Wailea and Makena Beach on Maui. Anaehoomalu Bay on the Big Island. Ko Olina Resort on Oahu.These are the universally-agreed-upon sweet spots that DIDN'T make the final five cut of our readers’ Favorite Hawaii Places to Watch a Sunset list for 2014.Earlier this month, we again asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook reader ohana the poll quest...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: After Dark Dining behind the tatami curtains at Choco House Restaurant & Sushi. Photo by Aaron Yoshino."Hidden Waikiki" is our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when we visit our backyard, world-famous, ever-fascinating and wholly unique Hawaii resort area.You'll find the entire feature in our current March/April issue, on sale now nationwide or available for
  • Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge celebrates Hawaiian makahiki with ocean sports and games this weekend Photo: Duke Kahanamoku Beach ChallengeIf you’re in the midst of very modern Waikiki this weekend and find yourself yearningt for a glimpse into old Hawaii, check out the 29th annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge.The annual event, which benefits the Waikiki Community Center, is a mix of Hawaii heritage and modern Waikiki fun, with double-hulled canoe races, tug-of-war, stand-up paddle board races and a variety of...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Apple, Google Settle Class-Action Anti-Poaching Lawsuit

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe have settled the lawsuit levied against them for their anti-poaching agreements, reports Reuters. The settlement was revealed in a court filing, but the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The no-hire agreements between the companies first came to light in 2011, after tech workers filed a class action lawsuit alleging the companies had conspired not to poach employees from one another in an effort to keep salaries lower. No-solicitation agreements dated back to 2005 and in addition to Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe, involved Intuit, Lucasfilm, and…
  • iOS 6 Users on Devices Able to Run iOS 7 Must Upgrade to Fix FaceTime

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Apple today released a new support document, detailing the issue behind the recent problems some iOS 6 users have been experiencing with FaceTime. According to Apple, a bug resulting from an expired device certificate has rendered FaceTime unusable on older versions of iOS and the only solution to the problem is to update to the latest version of the operating system. Devices capable of running iOS 7 must be upgraded to iOS 7.0.4 or later, while devices unable to run iOS 7, such as the fourth-generation iPod touch, must upgrade to iOS 6.1.6.If you started to have issues making or receiving…
  • Apple's Future OS X Names May Include Yosemite, Mammoth, Big Sur, Redwood, Pacific, and More

    Eric Slivka
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Following recent trademark investigations related to the iWatch, French site Consomac has discovered [Google Translate] that Apple may also be using a pair of shell companies to protect various California-related names in anticipation of future OS X releases. Apple's Craig Federighi announced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference that the company would be shifting gears on OS X naming, moving from big cats to "places that inspire us in California". The current OS X Mavericks was the first to adopt the new naming pattern, taking its name from a popular surfing spot known for its…
  • Tim Cook Auctions Charity Lunch Meeting at Apple HQ

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Charity auction site CharityBuzz is hosting a second listing to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, this time offering a lunch meeting. The auction is the second Cook has volunteered his time for, with last year's coffee auction raising $610,000 for the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights. The 2014 auction benefits the same cause, which aims to achieve a "just and peaceful world by partnering with human rights leaders, teaching social justice and advancing corporate responsibility." Two people can meet with Cook for lunch, for approximately one…
  • Pioneer Talks CarPlay: Working with Apple, Pricing, and the Future

    Eric Slivka
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Following last month's formal introduction of Apple's CarPlay system for integrating iPhones with in-dash vehicle systems, there were some questions about whether the feature would be able to make its way to aftermarket products or if it would be limited to auto manufacturers putting it into brand-new vehicles. That question was answered earlier this month, with both Alpine and Pioneer announcing their plans to launch CarPlay-compatible systems. Pioneer appears to be in the best position to move quickly with CarPlay, as its latest NEX systems already include CarPlay-compatible hardware, which…
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  • Create a Fusion Drive with a Recovery Partition

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are many step-by-step guides on the internet that explain how to add an SSD to an existing Mac, and create a 'Fusion Drive' that has the speed of an SSD, but also the capacity of a Hard Drive. All these guides fall short in one way that was important to me. Creating the Fusion Drive the way these walkthroughs say (including OWC's exceptional guides), destroys the Recovery Partition that exists on the drive. Without a Recovery Partition, you cannot enable FileVault2, and will need some other external boot drive if you ever need to perform maintenance on your internal drives. For a laptop…
  • Using Time Machine on unsupported volumes

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I wanted to use Time Machine on my exFAT hard drive, but turns out that these volumes aren't supported from Time Machine! There is a very simple way to use Time Machines on unsupported hard drives, as long as you follow these instructions carefully you shouldn't have any issues at all. First, connect the unsupported volume (in this case, an exFAT external hard drive.) When it mounts, open the Terminal and type these commands, substituting 'My External HDD Name' for the name of the unsupported volume. cd /Volumes cd 'My External HDD Name' Next, type this code, substituting for your needs:…
  • 10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'd just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I've clicked 'Close' on way too many iCal notification alerts. Here's a script to close them all for you in one fell swoop. Since I still want iCal to popup a Notification alert for event alarms I've set, I don't want to simply disable all the iCal notifications (or set them to temporary banner alerts). However, it still occurs that sometimes a small pile of alerts have accrued while I was away from the computer, and I really hate hitting 'Close' a…
  • Create very unique signatures in Preview

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can make signatures in Preview that are pen and ink style drawings. I don't know if this has been posted yet, or if it is generally known, but I stumbled upon a neat feature of signatures in When you create a signature, if you you don't hold up a piece of paper with a signature on it, and simply smile for a mug shot, Preview will create a signature that is a neat pen and ink style image of yourself, or whatever is in front of the camera. I've created several, that for the right client, can be used as a humorous alternative to an actual signature. I also used a screen capture…
  • Custom margins in TextEdit

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is already an old hint about this topic, but it doesn't really explain it very clearly, only in the comments. Here's how you can change the margins in TextEdit to your favourite size, so that you can use, for example, the whole space on a sheet of paper when printing. First, save your document first as a Rich Text file (.rtf), if you have not already done this. To see the effect directly in your document, open it and enable under the Format menu the setting Wrap to Page for your document. Next open up the TextEdit preferences, switch to the tab Open and Save and check on the option…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Pruning Berries At The Farm

    Martha Stewart
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I love growing berries and I have large patches of red raspberries, golden raspberries, black raspberries, gooseberries, and currants.  For maximum yields from these plants, it's really important ...
  • More Easter Photos For Your Enjoyment!

    Martha Stewart
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    There were so many wonderful comments posted on yesterday's blog about my recent Easter celebration.  Photographer, Douglas Friedman, has shared his photos on this blog in the past.  ...
  • A Photo Gallery Of The Perfect Easter

    Martha Stewart
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I hope you all had a pleasant Easter weekend.  I certainly did!  Holidays are so much fun because I get to celebrate them with my grandchildren, Jude and ...
  • An Early Spring Tour Of The Farm

    Martha Stewart
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes it's hard to believe, with all of this crazy weather we've been having, but spring is really on its way.  I thought I'd give you an early ...
  • The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, NYC

    Martha Stewart
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I am pleased to announce that Martha Stewart Living has taken part in The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a creative charity initiative taking place in New York City, ...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • New York International Auto Show 2014: the finest new models

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    From Alfa Romeo's highly-anticipated re-introduction into the US market to new offerings from Aston Martin, BMW and Mazda's record-selling Miata, to sheer muscle power from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet, this year's New York International Auto Show, while lukewarm overall, was all about the coupé. And despite this year's New York event clashing with the Beijing Auto Show, there were still a few significant new vehicles. This season, however, Los Angeles and Detroit one-upped the Big Apple in splashy debuts with their respective auto shows - which made the New York show rather…
  • Alberto Guardiani's logo lights up in Milan

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Continuing its long-running collaboration with Wallpaper*, Alberto Guardiani commissioned London-based set designer and artist Robert Storey to create a special installation for its recently redesigned Milan store during Salone Del Mobile.
  • Apelle House, Finland, by Marco Casagrande

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Designing with a nautical theme can be a tricky business. But in the case of the Apelle house in Karis, in southern Finland, the reference is acceptable. By using locally sourced spruce in a small, 140 sq m home with no internal walls, Helsinki-based architect Marco Casagrande created a continuous, vessel-like home that he describes as 'sailing through the woods'. But the nautical comparison isn't limited to the design. In fact, the carpenters who were hired to build Apelle normally build boats, not buildings. The new construction, which was completed last year, was the result of…
  • Maruni Wood Industry: Salone del Mobile 2014

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Japanese furniture brand Maruni lured visitors to its stand at the Salone del Mobile with a new designs by Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison. Here, we explore the secrets behind their seating collection
  • Audemars Piguet: Guilloche dial

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The Audemars Piguet watch's dial is a carefully crafted facet of an expertly engineered jewel. This film maps the highly detailed process of making the Guilloche dial, charting everything from the raw materials to the gentle pulse of the completed watch's first tick.
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • Type Design Finally Arrives at TED

    Yves Peters
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Well, that was rather unexpected. Yesterday the Twitterverse – by way of the inimitable Tobias Frere-Jones, type designer extraordinaire and (co-)creator of some of the most popular typefaces out there – alerted me to the fact that type design had indeed landed on planet TED. Living legend Matthew Carter is one of the very few (the only?) type designers to have worked in all technologies. He started cutting type in metal, then designed typefaces for every subsequent technology, and currently is at the forefront of digital type design optimised for on screen reading. That’s…
  • (Re)live TYPO San Francisco With Five Videos

    Yves Peters
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    I am home since this morning, fighting a jetlag and recovering from a jampacked week in the Twin Cities. I had a marvelous time – after my two talks, judging the AIGA Minnesota 2014 Design Show and participating in the panel discussion on opening night of the show, I had the opportunity to visit friends old and new. I finally got to meet Process Type Foundry’s Nicole Dotin and Eric Olson in person (and their lovely newborn Mercer and dog Charlie); the next day I visited Mark Simonson whom I hadn’t seen since he visited my home town Gent with his wife and daughter seven years ago, and…
  • TYPO San Francisco Next Week

    Yves Peters
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Excitement is building in the Bay Area, both at FontShop’s San Francisco office and the local (and not-so local) design community. For two inspiration-packed days, on Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11, some 30 international speakers will delight the audience at TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The organisation predicts a sell-out, so get your tickets sooner rather than later. What sets TYPO SF from similar events is that its schedule boasts a high number of speakers you rarely can see in the United States (yet it also includes a fair share of local…
  • Minneapolis Mini-Tour Next Week

    Yves Peters
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Amidst the excitement caused by the successful launch of the public beta of the new FontShop website I would like to quickly announce my Minneapolis Mini-Tour next week – very bummed I am missing the terrific TYPO San Francisco “Rhythm” though. I have been invited by AIGA Minnesota to be a judge for their Design Show 2014 on April 9 and 10. Because I am coming over anyway I offered Craig Eliason to speak at the local Type Tuesdays on April 8, and also volunteered for a CreativeMornings talk on April 11. Whatever little free time is left I will try to visit local type designers and…
  • My Type of Music: April’s Fool 2014 Special

    Yves Peters
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    I had been slipping a little when it comes to My Type of Music posts, so it feels good to be back on track, reviewing the covers for recent album releases on The FontFeed. Even though the concept of the music album may sound archaic to anyone under 30, it still is a valid form of art. The selection included in this episode proves that music – now as much as in the past – can be a powerful source of inspiration for beautiful, refreshing, challenging and most of all surprising artwork. We start this episode with an astonishing example of typography mirroring the image. On Lažno…
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    My Mommy Manual (For the Journey)

  • Taking Love Off The Line

    Zen Mommy
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Why? Why must we continue to discipline our children from a place of fear? of distant authority? of the sort of not-enoughness that soooo many of us were raised in? .... In the words you use. In the actions you take. Tell your child. Your love is theirs. Unconditionally. It just IS.
  • You Know You Are A Parent When…

    Zen Mommy
    19 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
    (The truth is always funnier than anything we could possibly make up.) Embracing the little moments of this day (the messy, imperfect and oh so sweet little moments of life with little ones...) with you.
  • Embrace the Chaos

    Zen Mommy
    10 Dec 2013 | 10:01 am
    When motherhood offers up the unexpected there is really only one thing left to do. Embrace it.
  • Think Food Doesn’t Affect Behavior? WATCH THIS.

    Zen Mommy
    2 Dec 2013 | 6:44 am
    Think food doesn't affect behavior? Check this video experiment out for yourself; the differences in these two groups of kids is remarkable...
  • Average Is Not What Your Baby Needs

    Zen Mommy
    21 Nov 2013 | 10:58 am
    There's a lot of information out there. It is worthless without you and your mommy-filter to make sense of it all. Step into your power. Average is not what your baby needs. You are.
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    NYT > Sex

  • Plan to Sell Condoms in Schools Encounters Resistance

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Middle schools in Xi’an in Shaanxi Province should sell condoms, education officials have said. Family planning officials say they know the move is controversial, but hope it will help stop the spread of H.I.V.
  • India: Court to Hear Appeal Over Restoration of Ban on Gay Sex

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The announcement by India’s Supreme Court that it would hear an appeal of its ruling in December that re-criminalized gay sex is unlikely to lead to a serious reconsideration of the decision.
  • Living With Cancer: Bedtime Issues

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My cancer support group friends had lost not just sleep, but intimate pleasure and a significant aspect of their identities as women.
  • How to Talk to Your Teenager About Pornography

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Even researchers who can’t point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?
  • Does Porn Hurt Children?

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Research suggesting that teenagers and pornography are a hazardous mix is far from definitive.
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  • Microsoft shows solid first quarter with Nadella in the driver’s seat

    Eric Blattberg, Jordan Novet
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Image Credit: OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS/FlickrHow can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Looks like everything is just fine at Microsoft, with Satya Nadella leading things up. The tech giant brought in $20.4 billion in revenue last quarter, just above analysts’ predictions of $20.39 billion and slightly down from $20.48 billion year over year. It registered $5.66 billion in net income last quarter, down from $6.05…
  • LOGIN Conference: Unexplored Opportunities For Mobile and Wearables

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    SPONSORED POSTMobile platforms and wearable technologies don’t show any signs of slowing up the global market. If you’re in the mobile development and wearable technology industries, empty your calendar LOGIN Conference 2014 on May 8, 2014 at The Factory (525 Harrison Street, San Francisco). LOGIN Conference is the premier executive conference for the mobile gaming and technology industries. In the last decade, LOGIN Conference has been attended by C-level executives, developers, game designers, producers, business managers and investors in the gaming industry, and the attendee number…
  • Apple, Google, Adobe, & Intel settle no-hire lawsuit

    Harrison Weber
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Image Credit: BrAt82 / ShutterstockA lawsuit over illegal anti-hiring practices allegedly involving four major technology companies has finally be settled. A Google spokesperson confirmed the news to VentureBeat: “We can confirm the existence of a settlement, but don’t have any further comment.” First filed back in 2011, the lawsuit claimed Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel entered into an agreement to not hire each other’s employees. The lawsuit was filed “on behalf of roughly 64,000 workers,” according to the Guardian. The news was first reported…
  • Mt. Gox crumbles into liquidation, throws Bitcoin legitimacy into question

    Barry Levine
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Image Credit: Julia Zakharova/Shutterstock“I hate gold. But right now, I’d rather own gold than Bitcoins.” This sentiment comes from investment firm Belpoint’s chief strategist David Nelson. In a call today with VentureBeat, Nelson discussed implications of the news that Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange on the planet, has been ordered by a Tokyo court to begin liquidation. The directive from the district court and the appointment of attorney Nobuaki Kobayashi as the bankruptcy trustee was announced in a document posted today on the Mt. Gox site. Last week,…
  • Sirrus Unveils First New Chemistry Platform for Adhesives, Coatings and Inks in Decades

    Business Wire
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    SPONSORED POSTCheck out our press release hub, powered by Business Wire. It's a one stop shop for industry announcements to help you stay on top of the latest technology and investment trends. Get the scoop here.1,1-Disubstituted Alkene Technology Solves a Variety of Long-Standing Manufacturing Challenges CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 24, 2014– Sirrus, a manufacturer of high-performance monomers formerly known as Bioformix, has successfully developed a new chemistry platform that promises to transform a range of adhesive, coating, printing and resin applications for…
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  • Turns Out Galaxy Users Don't Much Care For Samsung Bloatware

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Remember all those sort of wild-sounding software features that Samsung insists on stuffing into phones like its Galaxy S3 and S4? The ones you never use? Turns out, no one else does, either. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4—Sometimes More Is Less [Review] A recent survey by Strategy Analytics found that Galaxy S3 and S4 users spend a mere six to 18 seconds a month on pre-installed Samsung apps such as ChatON, Group Play, Samsung Hub, and Samsung Link. Engadget reports that users spend larger amounts of on-device usage on popular apps like Instagram and Facebook—151 minutes and 11 hours…
  • Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Is Out, Leaving Its "Social Spine" Wobbly

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Google+ is still figuring out where it fits among other social identity managers like Facebook and Twitter since it launched in 2011. But Vic Gundotra, head of Google+ since its inception, will not be there to see its eventual epiphany. Today Gundotra, who has spent eight years at Google, announced he is leaving the company with, predictably, a post on Google+.  "I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else," he wrote. "And I'm overwhelmed when I think about…
  • Fitness Wearables Must Smarten Up Or Die—Just Ask Nike's Fuelband

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. The first age of wearable devices is coming to an end—and the next generation will either be considerably smarter, or will disappear into our smartphones entirely. Consider the news that Nike is drastically cutting back on its FuelBand hardware efforts, while Facebook is buying Moves, a smartphone app that tracks your steps and other activities. Death To The Glorified Pedometer I've long called devices like the FuelBand "glorified pedometers." Simple wristbands with accelerometers,…
  • How GitHub Could Restore A Woman-Friendly Environment

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    GitHub may have thought it cleaned up its recent internal kerfuffle this week when it published the results of its third-party investigation into allegations of gender discrimination—and found no evidence of gender-based discrimination.  However, the situation is not as neatly resolved as Github would hope. While the company says there was no gender-based discrimination to be found, the language in the statement did not specify other types of discrimination. It’s also unlikely that Julie Ann Horvath, a prominent female developer, left Github for no good reason.  The…
  • Facebook Wants To Be A Source For Real-Time News

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Facebook and Twitter are on a well-documented mission to one-up each other. But Facebook threw the latest punch on Thursday, announcing a new feature that caters to Twitter’s most avid users: Journalists. Facebook is partnering with Storyful, a social media tool that helps find and verify interesting content, to launch FB Newswire, a curated page featuring newsworthy public posts from around Facebook. The handpicked posts, which will include photos and video on a variety of topics from politics to celebrities, will be pulled from public Facebook profiles and Pages…
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  • Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email A ground-breaking European treaty on violence against women moved one step closer to entering into legal force, with Andorra becoming the 10th country to ratify it. With this milestone met, the treaty will become binding on August 1, 2014. Countries ratifying the treaty are obligated to protect and support victims of violence. Update: On April 23, 2014, Denmark became the 11th country to ratify the Istanbul Convention. (Berlin, April 22, 2014) – A ground-breaking European treaty on violence against women moved one step closer to entering into legal…
  • Kosovo: Approval of Special Court Key Step for Justice

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Kosovo parliament’s approval on April 23, 2014, of a special court for serious abuses during and after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war is a step for justice and the rule of law. (Brussels) – The Kosovo parliament’s approval on April 23, 2014, of a special court for serious abuses during and after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war is a step for justice and the rule of law, Human Rights Watch said today. read more
  • Russia: Veto Law to Restrict Online Freedom

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Russia should not impose unjustified regulations on freedom of expression and privacy on the Internet. A restrictive new law requires Russian bloggers with significant followings to register with the authorities and comply with the same regulations as media outlets. (Moscow) – Russia should not impose unjustified regulations on freedom of expression and privacy on the Internet, Human Rights Watch said today. A restrictive new law requires Russian bloggers with significant followings to register with the authorities and comply with the same…
  • Turkey/Azerbaijan: Journalist Deported, Imprisoned

    Human Rights Watch
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Azerbaijan’s jailing of a prominent independent journalist after his summary forcible return from Turkey bears the hallmarks of a coordinated operation that violates international law. (Berlin) – Azerbaijan’s jailing of a prominent independent journalist after his summary forcible return from Turkey bears the hallmarks of a coordinated operation that violates international law. read more
  • Kenya: No Justice for 2013 Election Attacks

    Human Rights Watch
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Kenyan authorities failed to investigate adequately a spate of organized gang attacks on western villages during and after the March 2013 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The authorities should reopen investigations into the attacks in Busia and Bungoma counties and prosecute those responsible for carrying out and supporting the attacks. (Nairobi) – Kenyan authorities failed to investigate adequately a spate of organized gang attacks on western villages during and after the March 2013 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a…
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    UNICEF News

  • Response teams rush to treat rising malnutrition in South Sudan

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    PAGAK, South Sudan, 23 April 2014 – Nine-month-old Jock Chabang, one of the youngest citizens in the world’s newest country, has already experienced a great deal of hardship in his lifetime.
  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits Syrian children in Jordan

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    IRBID/ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 16 April 2014 – In a run-down washroom between two apartment blocks in Jordan’s northern city of Irbid, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom chatted with a Syrian family. They fled Aleppo two years ago for safety in Jordan. But since then, they’ve been living a precarious life in a basic accommodation.
  • Routine immunization aims to save children's lives in Central African Republic

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    BANGUI, Central African Republic, 21 April 2014 - Claudia can’t protect her daughter from homelessness, and she can’t protect her from rain and cold. But she can at least protect Melanie from measles, yellow fever and polio. That’s why she visited a mobile vaccination clinic at Carmel displacement site last week.
  • "We try to make the violence disappear": The challenge of teaching amid conflict

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    BANGUI, Central African Republic, 17 April 2014 – “We, the teachers, we try to make the violence and the war that we have experienced disappear,” says Nguinissara Rita, a primary school teacher at the St. Charles Louanga Missionary displacement site in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic.
  • Broken by Typhoon Haiyan, the cold chain gets up and running again

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    TANAUAN, Philippines, 11 April 2014 – Dylin Cortez was nine months pregnant when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines. As the storm surge rushed into the house she shared with her husband and six children, the water quickly rose up to her neck.
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  • What to Do With Your Old Cell Phones

    Benice Atufunwa
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you’ve purchased a new phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, turn it into an “emergencies only” cell phone. Even though there’s no subscription plan associated with the phone, because of government mandates, wireless carries are still required to transmit emergency calls made to 911. Just one important note: In the event that you do […]
  • Smoothies Under 250 Calories from

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]
  • How to Cover a Popped Pimple

    Rachel Stein
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite definitely knowing better, you popped a pimple and it erupted. Rather than lecturing you on how bad it is to pick at your skin—because it is a bad idea­­­­—here’s how to cover it up: A combination of acne-fighting gel, concealer, and translucent loose powder. First, go ahead and apply an acne-fighting gel (like Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $17, […]
  • Today’s Thought

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on 12 Flattering Plus-Size Bathing Suits How to Compost 13 Unique Wedding Rings  Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Wednesday Trivia: Jobs That Make You Gain Weight

    Rachel Stein
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A new study from CareerBuilder and reported by Huffington Post found that the very worst job for waistlines just may in information technology and government—not surprisingly, two jobs that require a whole lot of sitting. And if you feel you may have put on a few pounds since starting your job, take solace in the fact that you’re in good […]
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  • Amazon Web Services sales up again

    Barb Darrow
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    And the AWS juggernaut continues. For Amazon’s first quarter, ending March 31, 2014. sales of Amazon Web Services were up again year over year. Net sales in Amazon’s “other” category which encompasses AWS along with some other items, were up 60.5 percent to $1.204 billion for this quarter compared to $750 million for the same period a year ago.  Sequential growth from the fourth quarter was just about 3 percent from $1.17 billion. But a picture is worth a thousand words.   The usual caveats apply: these numbers tell us nothing about profitability, and the usual…
  • Profits up, Amazon claims it’s “working hard to keep Fire TV in stock”

    Laura Hazard Owen
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Amazon released a fairly ho-hum Q1 2014 earnings report Thursday, slightly beating analyst estimates for revenue and profit. The retailer reported revenues of $19.74 billion, up 23 percent over this time last year, with net income of $108 million, or $0.23 per share. Operating income, a metric that analysts watch closely, was down 19 percent to $146 million. The earnings release, as is customary for Amazon, contained no previously unreported news and few hard numbers. Amazon definitely didn’t break out how many units it has sold of its new streaming TV box, the Fire TV, but CEO Jeff…
  • launches an email service only accessible from a smartphone

    Kif Leswing
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Looking for a new email address? Russian portal bought the domain name for its international brand in late 2012, and now it’s letting users worldwide sign up for email addresses. Unlike other email portals, email accounts will only be accessible through the MyMail app, which is available for iOS and Android. There will be no webmail, POP3, or IMAP option. Instead of using a login and password, MyMail users attach their email to their mobile phone number and receive a text message with an access code when the first time they sign in. This means if you…
  • Netflix claims Comcast abuses its market power in peering negotiations

    Stacey Higginbotham
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    While the internet debates the death of network neutrality, the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger back-and-forth continues. Sen. Al Franken released Netflix’s response to his request for its thoughts on the proposed merger. Netflix, needless to say, doesn’t like it. In details that have not been aired publicly, the letter accuses Comcast of abusing its market power to charge Netflix an interconnection fee to reach its customers — the first time Netflix has ever paid such a fee to an ISP. However, if the FCC has its way on net neutrality, this may just be one of many fees…
  • Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel agree to settle anti-poaching lawsuit

    Jeff John Roberts
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    More than 60,000 California engineers are poised to collect a windfall after four of Silicon Valley’s largest employers agreed to settle a closely-watched class action suit that alleged the companies entered into illegal pacts not to poach one another’s employees. A court filing, first reported by Reuters, shows that Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel have agreed to settle the case, but does not provide financial details. Any settlement will have to be approved by the court, and is likely to include a contingency of around 20 percent to the lawyers who brought the case. The case,…
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  • Pharrell Williams - Marilyn Monroe (Official Video)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pharrell Williams - Marilyn Monroe (Official Video) Get Pharrell's new album G I R L with 10 Brand New Tracks on iTunes: Get Pharrell's new album G I R L with 10 Brand New Tracks on Amazon: Follow Pharrell: Music video by Pharrell Williams performing Marilyn Monroe. (C) 2014 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment From: PharrellWilliamsVEVO Views: 1861943 28214 ratings Time: 04:51 More in…
  • David Letterman - Stephen Colbert's Top Ten List

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    David Letterman - Stephen Colbert's Top Ten List Stephen Colbert presents a Top Ten list he submitted for a writing job on Dave's show in 1997. From: Late Show with David Letterman Views: 246253 470 ratings Time: 04:16 More in Entertainment
  • Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump - 4K

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump - 4K Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World's Tallest Building. Brought to you by Dubai Film Production. Music Licensed by The Rights Workshop From: Skydive Dubai Views: 1570063 8901 ratings Time: 01:43 More in Sports

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    BABY DEFRANCO IS FINALLY HERE! Philip DeFranco the III is finally here! The Vloggity crew and a few lovely friends send Phil and Lindsay their very best. Congrats! From: Philly D Views: 1781046 27737 ratings Time: 06:41 More in People & Blogs
  • The Southwest Flight Attendant Is Here!

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    The Southwest Flight Attendant Is Here! Her video is a YouTube sensation. The hilarious flight attendant was in our studio to meet Ellen, and to get one heck of a surprise. From: TheEllenShow Views: 595482 6413 ratings Time: 06:42 More in Entertainment
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  • Biden tours famous Kiev monastery

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    April 22 - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tours famous Mikhailovsky monastery in Kiev after holding meetings with Ukrainian leaders. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Philips shocks with 2014 warning

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Apr.22 - Unfavourable currency effects, restructuring costs and weakness in China and Russia are to blame for an unexpectedly large dip in Q1 profits, Philips CEO Frans van Houten tells Reuters. David Pollard reports.
  • Teen survives flight to Hawaii hidden in plane's wheel well

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    April 22 - A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner, traveling from California to Hawaii. Jillian Kitchener reports.
  • Netflix shares rally as subscribers keep coming

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Apr. 21 - Netflix may put a near 24 percent sell-off it behind it with shares rising after global subscriber growth tops 48 million, earnings beat predictions, and plans for higher new membership fees ease growth fears. Conway G. Gittens reports.
  • Music for Donetsk

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    April 21 - Davide Martello, who became famous for playing his piano at a protest site in Turkey, performs for pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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    Dinosaur Comics

  • man there's probably pizza there too. man. maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousApril 23rd, 2014nextApril 23rd, 2014: Guys, The Midas Flesh #5 comes out today! AHHH. It's the comic I'm writing about oh I don't know KING MIDAS IN SPACE WITH DINOSAURS and this issue is a big one. You can read a preview here! And you can pick the book up at your local comic book shop, or download a digital version instead (/ ALSO??) Check it out! One year ago today: some days you write the comics and some days the comics write you– Ryan
  • operation: the guy i want to make friends with in real life must never read this comic

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousApril 22nd, 2014nextApril 22nd, 2014: So because of my surgery I have been taking PAINKILLERS and been posting what I've been told are Painkiller Tweets, but I'm still pretty sure they're good? Anyway my painkillers have been giving me really vivid dreams: they're nothing exceptional in terms of plot, but more richly detailed. It makes for an odd combination: I truly experienced what it was like to catch a ride with my dad to high school last night.One year ago today: in her face i can see the world–…
  • the last panel slid across the table while maintaining unbroken eye contact

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousApril 17th, 2014nextApril 17th, 2014: Adventure Time #27 is out now! IT INVOLVES: Finn and Jake being ghosts BMO and Ice King on a date EVEN MORE, AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH?? You can read a preview by clicking on this page! You can get it locally, online, or digitally.One year ago today: hey kids! let's learn about... computers!– Ryan
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: if you stopped reading at panel two you missed an upside to death in panel six, which may NOT be what you intended!!

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousApril 16th, 2014nextApril 16th, 2014: Adventure Time #27 is out today! IT INVOLVES: Finn and Jake being ghosts BMO and Ice King on a date EVEN MORE, AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH?? You can read a preview by clicking on this page! You can get it locally, online, or digitally.One year ago today: the trick here is that it is ensconced in law that people can have different opinions about plays– Ryan

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    archive - contact - sexy exciting merchandise - cute - search - about← previousApril 15th, 2014nextApril 15th, 2014: Here, let me save you some time! Commotio cordis. Really sorry if you or your family has invested heavily in physical bodies made of meat, perhaps for untold generations!!One year ago today: the bedsheets have batman on them, OF COURSE they have batman on them– Ryan
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Disappointed + Preposition

    Maeve Maddox
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    A reader asks: Could you write about which preposition should be used after “disappointed” (e.g., in, at, with, by…)? Please explain the instances to use them correctly. I don’t think it’s possible to lay down a hard and fast rule about which preposition should follow disappointed, but I’ve gathered some headlines and quotations from the Web that illustrate what seems to me to be the most common usage. His military dad was disappointed in him. My parents are disappointed in me. Disappointment is an emotion. The preposition that follows disappointed hints at the…
  • Six Words from Shakespeare for 2014

    Maeve Maddox
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    In honor of the Bard’s birthday, here are six words Shakespeare used that we still find useful to describe life in the 21st century. 1. addiction: the state or condition of being dedicated or devoted to a thing, especially an activity or occupation; adherence or attachment, especially of an immoderate or compulsive kind; immoderate or compulsive consumption of a drug or other substance. Henry V, I.i, 92-97 The Archbishop of Canterbury is talking about the change in the former prince since his accession as king. Since his addiction was to courses vain, His companies unletter’d, rude…
  • Revising with the Present Perfect

    Maeve Maddox
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The following item appeared in the column of one-sentence news items on the front page of my morning newspaper: William Bradford Bishop Jr., who was a State Department employee in 1976 when he is suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons, was added to the FBI’s list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” drawing renewed attention to the case. Conveying a coherent report in 50 words or less is quite a feat, and the writers in my paper usually do an amazingly good job of it. Nevertheless, this strange assortment of verb tenses left my grammar nerve twitching. The principal fact being…
  • Boots and Booty

    Maeve Maddox
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The noun boot, meaning “a covering for the foot and lower part of the leg,” has been in the language since the early 14th century. The word existed in medieval Latin and entered English via French. The popularity of boots as footwear has never diminished, but our use of the word boot and similar forms doesn’t always pertain to the article of apparel. First let’s look at terms and expressions that do relate to footwear. bootleg: As a noun, bootleg is recorded in the 17th century with the meaning “the leg of a boot.” Nineteenth century American frontiersmen favored bootlegs as…
  • The Many Meanings of Mean

    Maeve Maddox
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    A reader from Brazil wonders about the word mean: It has many meanings, such as as evil or significant. Could you help me and others with this word? It’s not surprising that a non-native English speaker would have difficulty assigning a sense to this word. Apart from many discarded definitions, mean continues to be used in numerous senses. Ignoring the word’s use as noun or verb, I’ll look at mean as an adjective. How can mean denote both median and unkind? The word comes from two etymological sources that have jostled together through the years. From its Anglo-Norman source, mean has…
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  • Want to Market Better? Think Like a Consumer

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Image via Newton Free Library on Flickr This is a guest contribution from Moazzam Kamran. Consumer centricity is a hot topic in marketing circles. Organizations across the globe are trying to “get in touch” with the consumer through multiple methodologies. We employ consumer audits, focus groups, in-house visits, in-depth interviews, and various other techniques to try and understand the consumer’s mind. But in doing all of that, we as organizations are dehumanizing ourselves. We focus so much on getting to know the customer that we slowly and surely distance ourselves…
  • Kick-Start Your Blog With These Engaging Content Suggestions

    Guest Blogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. Image via Flickr user mkhmarketing There is not a specific content strategy that is set in stone for bloggers to follow. Every single blog has a specific target audience, requiring content that engages that blog’s particular audience. What works well for “Blog A” might not work as effectively for “Blog B,” requiring each blog owner to test different content approaches to determine what performs the best for his or her particular blog. Here are some content suggestions that can be used to help spark some…
  • How To: Customize HTML of New Getty Images for Your WordPress Blog

    Guest Blogger
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    This is a guest contribution from Bhagwad Park of As we discussed last week, Getty Images recently opened up millions of its images for free usage. Coming from a professional stock photo website, this is a phenomenal step and one that will be greatly appreciated by thousands of bloggers all over the world. Most of us have been in the position where we have found a really appropriate picture to use only to find that it is copyrighted and requires a license fee to display. Now we can have access to the best photographs on a dazzling variety of subjects for free. By default, Getty…
  • Five Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Cheat Sheet

    Guest Blogger
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jim Butcher of Mr and Mrs Romance. There’s never really such a thing as a perfect blog post, is there? There’s always something else you could have done, something more you could have added. Another, better way you could have phrased a sentence. And then there’s grammar and punctuation. I was never taught grammar at school further than ‘a verb is a doing word. A noun is a naming word, etc’. It’s no wonder native English speakers make so many simple mistakes. Spotting these mistakes after you’ve hit ‘publish’ or – even worse –…
  • 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)

    Guest Blogger
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke of Zen Optimise. Image via Flickr user Dan Patterson Have you ever glanced at a post the day after publishing it … only to notice a glaring error? In an ideal world, you’d have a professional editor helping with your posts, making careful adjustments and double-checking things with you until your post is the polished masterpiece it deserves to be. In the real world, chances are you’re on your own. If your post is going to be edited, it’s up to you to do it. Whether you’re a highly experienced writer or a new blogger who’s very unconfident…
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  • Which Email Marketing Strategy Should You Choose: Full Meal or Just the Aroma?

    Sean D'Souza
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s say you’re at Alfredo’s. Alfredo’s is your favorite Italian restaurant and you’ve been yearning all week for this lasagna. You sit down, chomp a mouthful, then another mouthful. The flavors explode in your mouth. Then Alfredo steps in and takes the plate away before you get the third bite in. It’s enough to make you choke, right? You were into the meal, but Alfredo says you have to get up from your table and continue your meal in the next room. Email newsletters can make you boiling mad like that too, you know … You open the newsletter,…
  • The Complete Flake’s Guide To Getting Things Done

    Sonia Simone
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    So if you clicked through to read this post, I’m going to make a couple of educated guesses about you. Maybe you’re smart and motivated and passionate. With all kinds of cool things you’d like to get done. But somehow when it comes to doing them, you just . . . don’t. Maybe you’re great at ideas but lousy at execution. Talk a good game but don’t get the results you want. Spend a lot of time thinking about where you want to go, but not much time actually moving your ass down the road that would take you there. You, my friend, are a flake. Congratulations. We are a…
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (While Sharing Social Content)

    Andrew Schrage
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    More than 70 years ago, the American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie published a transcendent book on people skills entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” To this day, Mr. Carnegie’s many nuggets of wisdom ring largely true, because more than anything else they speak to human nature, which for better or worse seems to change very little over time. In the modern age of the Internet and social content sharing, we can still look to age-old truths in deciphering a code to grow an audience (win friends) and successfully market online content via social media…
  • The 14 Keys to Writing Advertorials That Sell

    Demian Farnworth
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Advertorials are native ads with a single purpose: getting specific action from the reader. This could be donating to a cause, downloading a PDF, subscribing to an email newsletter, visiting a store, or buying a product. An effective advertorial grips the reader and leads her to the logical conclusion — pointing her, in very specific language, to what to do next. This is the call to action. Advertorials come in all shapes and sizes. They could be lists or guides They could be videos or print articles They could be one page or six Regardless of the format or medium, however, most tell a…
  • Want Copyblogger to Answer Your Specific Business Question? Here’s Your Chance

    Demian Farnworth
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We see it all the time: questions from people like you who are looking for answers to specific challenges. Questions like: What are the best business models for a hyperlocal site? Do I have the right “Big Idea” for my business? How can I expect a certain content strategy to affect my SEO? Will my strong political or religious views interfere with my Google authorship business profile? Just how can I make the time to get all this content written, anyway? These are the long-tail questions that either we haven’t gotten an opportunity to address on the blog yet, or are so…
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    Cute Overload

  • It’s National Pig-In-A-Blanket-Day

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Totally true! [Would we make up a day just so we could have fun with it? Wait- we would. Let me rephrase that. -Ed.] So naturally, we present…..pigs in a blanket! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. This is Eric…. and Jane. Thanks to Anna S. for reminding us of the national holiday today… …and to Meredith T. @ Farm for the ninja-quick turnaround.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: pigsters
  • Bubble Boggle

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Melvyn was a special dog, artistic and graceful. While the other dogs in the pack enjoyed roaming the neighborhood, chasing squirrels, and other typical dog activities, Melvyn stayed behind to rehearse his tribute to Sally Rand’s 1933 bubble dance. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Pups, What Is This I Don't Even
  • Three Hours Of A Bug’s Life

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    The KEY to an effective workout is to make sure that ALL of your muscle groups are utilized. If you HAVE any, of course. Blame It On The Voices says, “This went on for over three hours.”Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: bugs
  • Porsche Unveils New “Fastback Kitteh 2014″

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The venerable German carmaker, known for iconic models such as the 911, has released its latest model, the “Fastback Kitteh 2014.” Improved nomming and mewing are just a few of the new features built in, says a spokesperson in Zuffenhausen, Germany. “We’re very excited to get this kitteh into production.” Via @EmrgencyKittens. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh
  • Meet Skittles

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    [Wanted to pass along this email from Bridget E. -Ed.] “I had quite a scare with Skittles just last week. On April 15th, Skittles required emergency surgery due to an intestinal obstruction. Thank goodness, he is healing now. Because it was an emergency procedure done by a specialist, his medical bills are through the roof. I’ve set up a GoFundMe website to help raise funds for his surgery bills.” “So far, I’ve already raised over 25% from friends and family, which is amazing! Now, I’m hoping to reach animal lovers from all over to help fundraise the…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Creation of Original iPhone Browser Detailed by Former Apple Engineer

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Countless details on the development of the original iPhone have been shared by various Apple employees in several different publications, but a new story on the creation of the phone's first web browser has surfaced courtesy of Francisco Tolmasky, an early iPhone engineer who interviewed with The New York Times. Tolmasky joined Apple when he was just 20 years old, working under Steve Jobs to create a mobile web browser for the original iPhone. Jobs regularly gave him feedback on his project, often sending Tolmasky back to the drawing board because his creation wasn't "magical" enough."Steve…
  • Facebook Expands Mobile App Portfolio with 'Moves' Fitness App Acquisition

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Facebook today announced that it is acquiring mobile fitness app developer ProtoGeo Oy, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Helsinki-based company was founded in January 2012 and launched its first and only app, Moves [iTunes] one year later. The fitness tracking app debuted first for the iPhone and was made available for Android in August of 2013. It is popular, accruing 4 million downloads across both mobile platforms. In a post on its website, ProtoGeo confirms Moves will continue to operate as a standalone app and adds that the company has no plans to share its fitness data with…
  • 'Beats Music' Tops App Store Music Chart as In-App Subscriptions Spark Interest

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    As noted by Billboard, the Beats Music app [iTunes] for the iPhone climbed to the top of the iOS Music charts on Wednesday, amid grumblings that the streaming music service is struggling to attract customers. Founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, Beats Music launched its streaming music service earlier this year, entering a crowded market that is dominated by Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify. Beats has aggressively marketed its service, spending millions of dollars for a splashy Superbowl ad featuring Ellen Degeneres and recently partnering with AT&T Mobility to offer its…
  • 'Opera Coast' WebKit-Based Browser Now Available for iPhone

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back in September, Opera Software released its Coast WebKit-based browser for the iPad and now the company is debuting a new version of the browser designed for Apple's iPhones. Like the iPad version of the app, Opera Coast for iPhone has been optimized for the touchscreen. Initiating a search is as simple as pulling down on the home screen, which brings up an input interface with an icon-based autofill that allows users to tap the site they want to visit. Made for thumbs: The iPhone was made for having all screen real estate within a thumb's reach, and Opera Coast takes this idea one step…
  • Prong Debuts iPhone 'PWR Case' With Built-In Plug and Backup Battery

    Juli Clover
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Prong, the company behind the iPhone case with a built-in plug for easy charging, today announced an expansion to its product line up, debuting the Prong PWR case. Like its existing PocketPlug combo cases, the PWR case includes an integrated plug for charging the iPhone, but it also comes equipped with a 1500 mAh detachable backup battery that can be used to charge the iPhone when it is away from a power source. The backup battery itself can also be detached and recharged via its built-in plug. The Prong PWR Case includes a detachable backup battery and integrated plugs for charging in any…
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  • Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.Security researcher Kristin Paget, who left Apple at the end of January for a position at Tesla Motors, strongly criticized her former employer’s software patching practices in a blog post Wednesday.The researcher pointed out that many of the vulnerabilities fixed in iOS 7.1.1, which was released by Apple Tuesday, were the same ones the company had patched in Safari 6.1.3 and 7.0.3 for OS…
  • Hands on: Opera Coast iPhone browser offers a different way to view the Web

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    To delete sites from your home screen, tap on an icon and hold, then drag to the top. Safari is the go-to browser for the vast majority of iPhone users—it’s the default, after all. But there are a few third-party browsers vying for your attention, and the latest is Opera Coast from the folks at Opera Software. Opera Coast is actually at version 3.0—the iPad version has been out since last fall.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • This Week in iOS Apps: Unlimited coffee!

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Unlimited coffee!This week’s roundup of apps includes ways to buy coffee, plant your garden, plan your tasks, and call a cab. Oh, and everybody’s favorite web-slinger makes an appearance, too.The Amazing Spider-Man 2This is one of those apps that kind of sells itself: The $5 Amazing Spider-Man 2 for iPhone and iPad features the latest adventures of everybody’s favorite web-slinger. The game, though, goes beyond the story of the new film and includes new characters like Black Cat and Screwball. (You’ll also take on six “legendary villains” from the Marvel universe.) Best of all?
  • Hot Deals Thursday: Pick up a Toshiba Satellite for only $600, Windows 8 Pro Upgrade at 65% off, and more

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Today's hot deals from LogicBuy include one-day savings on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, $550 off a Lenovo gaming laptop, huge discounts on an internal hard drive, Samsung HDTV, Keurig Rivo, Adobe software, and more!
  • Apple's Cook on new products: 'Take the time to get it right'

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is closer than it has ever been to releasing products in an entirely new category.( read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Simmons 3" Gel Topper- Your Choice

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    There's no way to soften the blow.The universe conspires to plunge you into constant discomfort. Or maybe it's something more sinister. Oh, you think it's an accident? You think it's just happenstance that your days are packed with uncomfortable little nuisances? That the DMV did not carefully select the pinchiest of plastic chairs, or that your toilet seat just happened to shift at that single inopportune moment? You are a gaping fool. Big Mattress has been in the pockets of every major organization for years. They're the ones responsible for dwindling airline seats. They're the ones who…
  • Sac de Merde

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    That's a crap, folks Oh, crap! Who put this here?Some folks follow the Woot-Off for the good deals, others for the variety of products. And others, well, they break their F5 buttons in the quixotic pursuit of a bag of worthless crap. Maybe this will be the time. Maybe... 
  • Coby 32" 720p LCD HDTV

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    That's a crap, folks If you buy it, it will come (to your house [in a box {barring shipping issues}]). #dreamSome folks follow the Woot-Off for the good deals, others for the variety of products. And others, well, they break their F5 buttons in the quixotic pursuit of a bag of worthless crap. Maybe this will be the time. Maybe... 
  • Asus VivoTab RT Tablet w/ 32GB microSD

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    That's a crap, folks If you buy it, it will come (to your house [in a box {barring shipping issues}]). #dreamSome folks follow the Woot-Off for the good deals, others for the variety of products. And others, well, they break their F5 buttons in the quixotic pursuit of a bag of worthless crap. Maybe this will be the time. Maybe... 
  • Philips 3D Blu-ray Player w/ Apps & WiFi

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:31 pm
    That's a crap, folks What does a 3D Blu-ray disc look like? Isn't that hard to fit in the slot? Some folks follow the Woot-Off for the good deals, others for the variety of products. And others, well, they break their F5 buttons in the quixotic pursuit of a bag of worthless crap. Maybe this will be the time. Maybe... 
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    Drudge Retort

  • FCC Moves to End Net Neutrality

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead. The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday that it would propose new rules that allow companies like Disney, Google or Netflix to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers. The proposed changes would affect what is known as net neutrality -- the idea that no providers of legal Internet content should face discrimination in providing offerings to consumers,…
  • Scalia: 'Perhaps You Should Revolt'

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    During an event at the University of Tennessee's law school on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested to the capacity crowd that perhaps they should revolt against the U.S government if their taxes ever get too high. A student asked Scalia about the constitutionality of a federal income tax. Scalia assured the questioner that the tax was in fact permissible by the constitution, but added that if it ever became too high, "perhaps you should revolt."
  • 700-Page Economics Book No. 1 on Amazon

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century, at first glance, seems an unlikely candidate to become a best-seller in the U.S. After all, it's 700 pages long, translated from French, and analyzes centuries of data on wealth and economic growth. But the book, from economist Thomas Piketty, is now No. 1 on's best-seller list, thanks to rave reviews and positive word of mouth. Beyond that, however, the book has something else going for it: Capital has hit a nerve with Americans with its message about income inequality.
  • Russian Bombers Chased Out of Dutch Airspace

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a fairly routine action that comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO, a Dutch official said. Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said that the military learned around 3:50 p.m. that two Russian TU-95 bombers had come a half-mile inside its airspace. A pair of Dutch F-16 military jets were then dispatched to escort the Russian planes and "ensure they (flew) out of our airspace," said Ter Horst, a Dutch military spokesman.
  • GOP Backing Away from Cliven Bundy

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Republicans -- including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul -- are scrambling to distance themselves from defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after he made startling comments about slavery and African-Americans in a New York Times article published Wednesday night. After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) called Bundy and his allies "domestic violent terrorist wannabes," fellow Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) countered last week that they are "patriots." A spokesman for Heller told the Times that the senator "completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy's appalling and racist statements, and condemns…
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  • 49ers' Smith won't face felony in bomb hoax

    Bill Williamson
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
  • Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet

    Associated Press
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Yankees' Pineda banned 10 games by MLB

    Wallace Matthews
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Kosar: Concussions cost me broadcasting job news services
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been removed as a TV commentator for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech he attributes to concussions sustained in the NFL.
  • Pacers GM tweets about Vogel's job status

    Marc Stein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard moved to ease the pressure on coach Frank Vogel by sending out a tweet Thursday saying Vogel's job is "safe."
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • What do Minerals do for Your Body?

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Vic Shayne, PhD These days people interested in improving their health are looking at a wide variety of supplements and their potential for ameliorating symptoms. But there is a rising trend in ingesting more targeted supplements such as herbs, weight loss pills or antioxidants for specific problems rather than laying the groundwork for whole body health. The point? We can’t afford to forget about the basics, and minerals are among the most needed nutrients for optimal health, healing, organ support and disease prevention. MINERALS ARE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF HEALTH Merck Manual summarizes:…
  • Andrew Weil Dumps Grocery Association

    5 Sep 2013 | 1:25 pm
    from the Organic Consumers Association… Victory! Dr. Weil Quits Grocery Manufacturers Association Thanks to consumer pressure, the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) membership roster is a little shorter now. Weil Lifestyle, the company founded by heath guru Dr. Andrew Weil, cut its ties with the GMA after 24,623 consumers signed the Organic Consumers Association’s (OCA) petition pointing out the hypocrisy of telling customers and followers that GMOs should be labeled, while paying dues to the largest contributor to the campaign (NO on 522) to defeat GMO labeling in…
  • Is Your Breakfast Cereal Dead?

    7 Mar 2013 | 10:01 am
    Breakfast Cereals in Boxes Are Dead Several years ago I spoke with a PhD at one of the major organic cereal companies. He told me what I already suspected — boxed breakfast cereals, even if branded as “healthier,” are just dead foods. He said that they are cooked, baked and fried until there is no nutritional value left. Knowing this, they infuse a powdered chemical into the cereal that contains a host of synthetic vitamins and minerals. Too bad that so many millions of people rely on these cereals to start their day. What’s a healthier alternative? You’re better…
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    14 Feb 2013 | 10:59 am
    Garlic is great for the Immune System People are more aware of the importance of their immune systems than ever before. But most do not know how to nourish their immune systems. No problem. Here are three key ways to give yourself a boost in this department. 1) Feed your flora. The intestines are one of the main lines of defense in your body, so taking a good probiotic supplement is a great course of action. You can find probiotics in the refrigerated section of your health food store. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health tell us that probiotic supplementation, especially with…
  • Why Potassium Imbalance Leads to Health Problems

    5 Feb 2013 | 8:19 am
    Potassium is a mineral that helps your body create electricity and energy. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t get enough of it, which can result in numerous health problems. POTASSIUM AND SODIUM BALANCE Potassium has a positive charge and works on energy-production inside of cells, while sodium works on the outside. In balance, they carry on nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction and heart function. If potassium levels are low, however, and out of balance with sodium, depending on degree, you may experience fatigue, muscle weakness and intestinal problems. (source) Researchers…
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    WIRED » Science

  • Space Radiation Remains Major Hazard for Humans Going to Mars

    Adam Mann
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    During a conference this week in Washington D.C., enthusiasts are attempting to rouse support for a manned mission to Mars sometime in the next two decades. NASA is there, as are many key players in the spaceflight community. But there continue to be major obstacles to manned Mars missions. A new study highlights one of […]
  • Science Graphic of the Week: 19th Century Shipwreck Found Near the Golden Gate Bridge

    Greg Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    On a foggy night in 1888, the passenger steamer City of Chester was headed out of San Francisco Bay when disaster struck. The 202-foot boat was rammed by a much larger steamer, the Oceanic, coming into the bay from Asia. Sixteen people died in the accident, and the City of Chester quickly sank to the bottom. This multibeam sonar image from NOAA is the first look at the steamer in well over a century.
  • Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos

    Betsy Mason
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year's winning video is a three-dimensional look through a 10-day-old quail embryo growing inside its egg.
  • Genetic Tricks Could Make Bionic Ears Hear Better

    Greg Miller
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day make bionic ears even sharper. The idea is to make neurons inside the cochlea sprout new branches and become more sensitive to signals from a cochlear implant.
  • A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade

    Adam Mann
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful nuclear weapons.
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • 'Double-duty' electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Researchers have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. Researchers have challenged a long-held assumption that a battery's three main components -- the positive cathode, negative anode and ion-conducting electrolyte -- can play only one role in the device.
  • Small business owners not always worried about being treated fairly, researcher finds

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Fairness is not always the most important priority for small retailers. In an international study, researchers found that some small retailers are less concerned about whether they are treated fairly by business suppliers than other factors, such as cash flow and company survival. "It is presumed that fairness, however it is defined by individual businesses, is important to all businesses," one researcher said. "Our research challenges that presumption and reveals that the importance placed on fairness can vary greatly among retailers."
  • The blood preserved in the preserved relic pumpkin did not belong to Louis XVI

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    The results of an international study indicate that the DNA recovered from the inside of a pumpkin, attributed so far to the French King Louis XVI, does not actually belong to the monarch, guillotined in 1793. Complete genome sequencing suggests that blood remains correspond to a male with brown eyes, instead of blue as Louis XVI had, and shorter.
  • Spiders in space weave a web of scientific inspiration for Spider-Man fans

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    While spiders were busy spinning webs in space, researchers on Earth weaved their knowledge of this activity into educational materials to inspire and motivate students. Now, this free, Web-based guide is being re-released through Scholastic and Sony Pictures as curriculum for educators to leap on the excitement surrounding the release of the film, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
  • 'Tis the season: Be on the lookout for brown recluse spiders

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Warmer, spring weather has many of us getting out and becoming more active, and the brown recluse spider is no exception. Scientists shared 10 facts about the somewhat small, shy spider.
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