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  • General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue

    NYT > Home Page
    By STEPHANIE STROM
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The company had a change of heart after consumers had a negative reaction to its new arbitration rules.
  • William and Kate at Easter service

    BBC News - Home
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • The week in 33 photos

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just one of the best photos of the week
  • BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Cleanup

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some states have started using fines paid by BP and its partners to clean up inland water pollution.
  • Divers Begin Pulling Bodies From Sunken Ferry

    News
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
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  • William and Kate at Easter service

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
  • Easter messages show Ukraine divide

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
  • French hostages home from Syria

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France, AFP reports.
  • VIDEO: One-minute World News

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • The week in 33 photos

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez observes a moment of silence in Boston on the one-year anniversary of the marathon bombings. Just one of the best photos of the week
  • Divers search for those still missing

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    The bodies found from the sunken ferry on Sunday were carried through a cordon of police -- who themselves shed tears -- and past grieving relatives.
  • Challenging conditions

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Under the water, conditions for divers carrying out the grim task of looking for survivors from the sunken South Korean ferry are challenging at best.
  • South Korean ferry

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Body after body from a capsized South Korean ferry came ashore Sunday morning, a solemn process pierced by the deafening screams and cries from the passengers' families.
  • 27 amazing sports photos

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
 
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    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Cleanup

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some states have started using fines paid by BP and its partners to clean up inland water pollution.
  • GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The head of General Motors' North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."
  • Verizon, AT&T Face Spectrum Bidding Limits

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said a portion of the high-quality wireless airwaves coming up soon for auction should be reserved for smaller carriers.
  • Newmont, Barrick Merger Talks Collapse

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining were in advanced talks this week over a deal that would have combined the world's two largest gold producers, but the talks broke down.
  • Batista Unfazed by Reported Probe

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista on Friday said he isn't concerned about a reported criminal investigation into the collapse of his once-highflying oil company.
 
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    Mashable

  • A Soccer Star's Transition From the Pitch to YouTube

    Sam Laird
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana He's going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet's go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV. Along with revolving around the world's favorite sport, Conrad's contrasting World Cup roles have something else in common: He's living a reality most can only dream…
  • The Loch Ness Monster: Only on iOS

    Ann-Marie Alcántara
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -– it found the Loch Ness Monster Members of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club identified a shadow in the loch's waters that can be seen only in Apple Maps' satellite imagery –– the same form was not found on Google Maps See also: Food Maps Turn the World Into Delicious Art The shadow, about 100 feet long with two “flipper-like” appendages, can only be seen on iPads and iPhones, according to The Huffington Post The disputed outline of the Loch Ness Monster spotted on Apple Maps. Image: Apple Maps Many Nessie…
  • A-Sides and B-Sides: Record Store Day Lives On

    Ann-Marie Alcántara
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    These days, thanks to various technologies, listening to any type of music anytime, anywhere is pretty easy. But across generations, people still love dusting off an old vinyl record, and listening music on a record player Record Store Day, which takes place every third Saturday of April, brings people together to celebrate their love of vinyl, even as digital-music sales continue to grow See also: 11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note Despite the fact that music-streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora are becoming increasingly popular, vinyl sales grew 32% last year, up from…
  • Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

    Adario Strange
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the company's rocket-development facility in Texas The epic video gives us a 360-degree aerial view of the feat, thanks to the unique perspective of a camera-equipped drone See also: Elon Musk on Risky SpaceX Test: If It Works, It's the Biggest Thing We've Done The video, above, opens with the hexacopter drone already airborne, and swooping in to get a close-up view of the rocket as it begins to take off. After reaching a height of 250…
  • Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

    Kurt Wagner
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet up, you can tap a button, and send them your exact location — complete with a map detailing where to find you See also: Facebook Launches 'Nearby Friends' Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL It's a push from Facebook to encourage more users to connect offline. For some, the feature…
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    TechCrunch

  • Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

    Ross Rubin
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able to talk with a place of residence… Read More
  • Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

    Anamitra Banerji
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
     If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally. Read More
  • The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

    Peter Relan
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
     Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More
  • Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

    Todd McKinnon
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
     Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app -- something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just as easy and delightful as posting a photo. Read More
  • Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

    Darrell Etherington
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
     Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More
 
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    Slate

  • Des guerres de la faim en 2050

    Slate.fr
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Dans trois décennies, la pénurie de nourriture pourrait conduire à des révoltes et plus encore des guerres de la faim pour mettre la main sur les ressources alimentaires. Et ce n’est pas de la science-fiction et une nouvelle version du film Soleil Vert, mais une prévision très sérieuse de l’agence fédérale américaine pour le développement international, USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). Il se pourrait fort bien qu’en 2050 il n’y ait tout simplement plus assez de terres cultivables, d’eau et d’énergie pour nourrir les 9,6 milliards d’habitants que…
  • Adios Gabo: Comment Gabriel Garcia Marquez a changé l’Amérique Latine

    Daphnée Denis
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    «Gabriel Garcia Marquez a réussi, par son décès, à mettre d’accord pour la première fois deux ennemis jurés: les guérillas des Forces Armées Révolutionnaires Colombiennes (FARC) et l’ancien président [conservateur] Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010), qui se sont lamentés d’une seule voix à la mort de l’écrivain lauréat du prix Nobel de littérature en 1982.» Voilà le constat que faisait le quotidien latino de Miami «El Nuevo Herald» après la mort du maître du réalisme magique jeudi 17 avril 2014. De son vivant, Gabo, comme il était connu en Amérique Latine, n’a…
  • Pourquoi le chômage est si élevé en France

    Eric Le Boucher
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    La déception des chiffres récents de l’emploi amène à vouloir fortifier la croissance, rien ne pourra s’améliorer sans elle. Assez haute, elle pourrait être suffisante pour rogner doucement les chiffres du chômage, et inverser enfin «la courbe». Mais les mauvaises performances de la France ne datent pas de 2007 et de la crise des subprimes, elles remontent à loin. La croissance retrouvée ne suffirait pas à redonner de l’élan à l’emploi en France. Jean Tirole, président de la Toulouse School of Economics, dresse dans un article intitulé «La théorie économique de la…
  • Avant «The Search» d'Hazanavicius, il y a eu «The Search» de Fred Zinnemann

    Antoine Sire
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    C'est officiel: The Search, de Michel Hazanavicius, sera cette année l’une des trois chances françaises de Palme d’or au Festival de Cannes. Ce film, qui parle d’un enfant dans une guerre oubliée, celle de Tchétchénie, s’inspire d’un autre du même titre, réalisé juste après la Seconde Guerre mondiale par Fred Zinnemann. Ce film bouleversant se déroulait en Allemagne: un soldat américain y recueille un enfant tchèque survivant d’Auschwitz, que sa mère recherche désespérément sans savoir s’il vit encore. Très bien accueilli en son temps, sorti en France sous le…
  • Daniel Lauclair, l'homme du match et la dernière mèche de Léon Zitrone

    Jérémy Collado
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Daniel Lauclair est tatillon sur les horaires. Quand on prévoit de l’appeler à 17h30, ce n’est pas 17h. «J’ai un vrai boulot, là, vous ne pouvez pas m’appeler comme ça». Son boulot, justement, depuis quarante ans, c’est d’arpenter les hippodromes, les pelouses, les courts de tennis et les tournois de pétanque pour commenter à hauteur d’homme, sabrer quelques traits d’humour et improviser des interviews sur la pelouse. Mais aussi, parfois, se prendre des gros râteaux. C’est le jeu: «Quand un entraineur ou un joueur me fait oui ou non de la tête, ça marche comme…
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  • 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.
  • Five More Freaks Event Opportunities

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    Wow! So, Wiley had to push the book back a few weeks to deal with some last minute stuff (probably my fault), and so that gives me just a little more time to lay some groundwork. For YOU, that means if you’re thinking of having an event and if you want to take advantage of the absolutely most affordable way to have me speak live and in person to your community and event, there’s still time. Hire Me to Speak for Only 300 Books Not bucks. Let’s not be crazy. But books. The deal is this: hire me for an event in this or the next calendar year for the cost of your purchasing of…
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    The Bloggess

  • No bunnies died for this picture

    thebloggess
    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

    thebloggess
    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

    thebloggess
    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…
  • Not a real post, but still awesome

    thebloggess
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Hi.  This isn’t a real post but I’m posting it anyway and so I think that makes it a real post.  Unless you’re epileptic, in which case you need to leave now.  It’s for your own good.  Come back tomorrow when I write about something less likely to make you fall down. Okay, see the video above?  Open it to full screen and stare at the center of the video for the full minute that it plays.  Then immediately look at your hand.  Then bring your friends over to watch it and when it ends say “Never mind the video.  What is wrong with your hand?”  Then…
  • Watermelon is the secret code word

    thebloggess
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Whenever I’m at large events and I’m asked to write my name on those “HELLO, MY NAME IS” stickers I instead write “Watermelon is the secret code word.”  Most people just look at me like I’m off and avoid me.  Some people (usually the ones in large, boisterous groups) loudly yell “Secret code word for what?” and I just say “I have no idea what you’re talking about” and walk away.  But a few people (usually the same people hiding in corners, or drinking so they have something to do with their hands) will hesitantly come…
 
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    I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I Want a Turn!

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Submitted by: ani.s4 (via www.youtube.com) Tagged: fun , ride , gifs , ferrets , cute Share on Facebook
  • This Russian Wild Kitten is Wildly Cute

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
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  • If I Fits, I Vrooms!

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    null LoL by: kittahmonster (via null) Tagged: boxes , cute , imagination , Cats Share on Facebook
  • 10 Helpful Tips on How to Become the Easter Bunny

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Easter is coming and there can only be one Easter Bunny so you need to be all ears right now. We've put together a list of tips that should help you thump the competition. Heed this advice and you'll be sure to be a hop above the rest! Submitted by: Unknown Tagged: easter , bunnies , tips , list , cute Share on Facebook
  • Letz Make A Deal

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • 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…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 surprisingly great

    Rob Beschizza
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Windows Phone 7 was Microsoft's belated entry in the smartphone wars, ushering in cool new design trends without making a huge impact on the business. Windows Phone 8 was a disappointment. But the first major point version is a big surprise, packing all the new features expected in its predecessor: "a magnificent smartphone platform," writes Peter Bright.
  • Blackmagic adds more pro cameras at market-nuking prices

    Rob Beschizza
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Blackmagic's trick is to make cameras with great cinematic image quality at a relatively inexpensive price. The tradeoff is gear that is Satan's gift to ergonomics, with low-end audio inputs, terrible battery life and a limited set of features. Enter the Blackmagic Studio Camera, which includes a big 10" monitor, 4 hours on a charge, XLR inputs, and broadcast-friendly features lacking in the earlier models. With the offered grip accessory, one may even hold it with a human hand! The game-changing prices remain: it's just under $2k, with a 4K version for $3k. You'll still need to bring your…
 
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Must-reads of the week

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week: How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists -- Or SF's housing crisis explained The slaughter bench of history -- How war has made the world safer...
  • How the Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer for commentary

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    DETROIT, MI -- This might just be the newsiest city in America--and Stephen Henderson's job is to make sense of all that news. 2013 spun Detroit through a landmark bankruptcy, emergency management, and a soap opera of a mayoral election, and Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, delivered columns that sharpened the news morass with a...
  • The ambiguous LA Times/Occidental rift

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Jason Felch, a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting, in the kind of rare, career-killing public takedown that gives any journalist pause. The Times published an editor's note correcting a December 7 story by Felch about Occidental College's handling of a number of alleged sexual assault cases. The editor's note went on...
  • Walking the public opinion tightrope

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime's mammoth documentary series on climate change that premiered Sunday night, is every bit as riveting as its celebrity-laced cast would suggest. In the first hour of the nine-part series, Harrison Ford journeys into an Indonesian jungle, gauging the effects of massive deforestation; Don Cheadle shuttles across Texas narrating the crippling job...
  • Huffington: 'Virality has become fetishized'

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Huffington Post's South Korean edition--the site's 11th international incarnation--launched in February with a reporting focus on burnout and technology addiction, two themes that HuffPost will also cover globally. Arianna Huffington spoke about the importance of covering those topics at a journalism forum at Tufts University on Wednesday, where she also expressed some of her general opinions about digital journalism...
 
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    PerezHilton

  • VH1’s Mimi Faust’s Sex Tape Trailer Has Broken Porn Records! Find Out How Many People Ordered Their Pre-Sale Copy HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Looks like this was a good investment! We showed you an exclusive trailer for Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith’s new sex tape, Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta, and apparently people are loving it! In fact, Vivid Entertainment boss Steve Hirsch said they’ve already seen record pre-sale numbers, bringing in over $400,000! And all that's been released is the trailer! Are U one of the people planning to buy it?! P.S. If you haven’t seen the NSFW clip yet, you can CLICK HERE.
  • Khloe Kardashian & French Montana Are Just Having Fun… For Now!

    Perez Hilton
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Maybe she’s taking Kim Kardashian’s advice to heart! Khloe Kardashian and rapper French Montana have been seen together a lot recently, and even though they haven’t confirmed that they’re dating, it’s pretty obvious they are. In fact, a source recently explained the status of their relationship, saying: "Khloe is totally with him. She's having so much fun with him. She wasn't sure at first where things would lead but he treats her amazingly. That makes her feel really good. She deserves that. She's not taking it too seriously, just having fun." However, after KoKo’s nasty divorce…
  • Bryan Singer Is Being Distanced By Fox & ABC After Sexual Abuse Allegations! Find Out The Changes They’re Making!

    Perez Hilton
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    This is a nightmare for everyone involved. X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually molesting a minor, right as he has two big projects on the horizon. This is causing the 20th Century Fox and ABC networks to rethink their marketing plans. First, Singer cancelled his WonderCon appearance this weekend, as well as another at an MPAA-sponsored conference in May. But in addition to that, X-Men: Days of Furture Past and ABC’s new show Black Box are scrambling to change some things around. ABC has already pulled any promos that mention Singer’s name attached with their show…
  • Kendall & Kylie Jenner Go To Coachella AGAIN With Jaden & Willow Smith! But Why?!

    Perez Hilton
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Where are these girls’ parents?! Kendall and Kylie Jenner were at Coachella last weekend, but they couldn’t get enough and came back for weekend two also! The 18-year-old and 16-year-old sisters were dancing around with their famous besties Willow Smith, 13, and Jaden Smith, 15, as they listened to Ellie Goulding’s glorious voice! But why were they even there?! Both weekends have the same lineup, and more importantly, is this the best place for these teens to be? It just doesn’t seem like an adult festival is where this group of adolescents needs to spend so much of their time,…
  • Jason Derulo Gives Jordin Sparks Vertigo! See Their Too-Cute Duet HERE!

    Perez Hilton
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    zOMG! All of this love is giving us butterflies! Jason Derulo performed his new song Vertigo for Walmart’s Soundcheck concert series, and Jordin Sparks joined in too (above)! The clearly enamored couple sang to each other like they were the only ones in the room, making a beautiful song even more fantastic! After seeing this, it’s so obvious that these two are built to last! So, when's the wedding going to be?!
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  • Raptors GM uses profanity about Nets

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Raptors GM uses profanity about NetsGettyToronto general manager Masai Ujiri addressed hundreds of fans before Saturday's playoff game and went too far.'Just trying to get our fans going'More NBA playoffsEast's top team is in troubleDominant win for No 8 Hawks
  • Bad weather could disrupt Easter festivities

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Bad weather could disrupt Easter festivities APWhile most of the west will remain dry, 'some of the strongest thunderstorms' could hit the midwest.Regions to monitorMore News Woman sues over unique license plateGwen Stefani joins 'The Voice'
  • Mom shocked at what was inside daughter's egg

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Mom shocked at what was inside daughter's egg AP A Michigan preschooler brought home a plastic Easter egg, but it wasn't filled with candy. What could have been dangerous More to read Judge screams at accused killer Wife apologizes for husband's death
  • Braves pitcher comes close to making history

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Braves pitcher comes close to making historyGettyAtlanta starter Aaron Harang was on the cusp of pulling off something special ... ... but his pitch count got in the wayMore in baseballFriday night's 'Web Gems'Mets, Pirates make a trade
  • Judge loses his temper during sentencing

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Judge loses his temper during sentencingNewsyA convicted killer's snickering sent Judge John McBain off the handle."I hope you die in prison"More in crime2 brothers, 7, fight off carjackerBizarre hijack attempt
 
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    International Herald Tribune

  • 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…
  • Seinfeld, His Show, And Inequality

    Saskia De Rothschild
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    From the International New York Times- At first, the new Jerry Seinfeld show seemed reassuringly like the old one. Spontaneous coffees with friends. Mindless chatter that occasionally verged on the hilariously brilliant. But look closer and you see that this show isn’t that show, and that new realities are upon us in America. The country has changed since “Seinfeld” signed off in May 1998, and Jerry has changed. His popular new online show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” dispenses with the observational examination of regular life that defined the old “Seinfeld.” In its…
 
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    Hawaiimagazine.com | HAWAII Today

  • 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...
  • NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    NFL all-star Pro Bowl game leaving Hawaii for 2015, returning in 2016 2006 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Photo: NFLFor only the third time since 1980, the NFL Pro Bowl will not be played in Hawaii.The National Football League announced yesterday that its annual all-star game will relocate to Arizona next year and set for Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium. Super Bowl XLIX will take place a week later in the same stadium.The NFL Pro Bowl will return to Oahu’s Aloha Stadium in ...
  • HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    HAWAII Magazine's "Hidden Waikiki" Guide: Edibles, Part 1 Okonomiyaki bar at Jinroku Pacific. Photo by Aaron Yoshino.That’s roughly how much street time and literal legwork our staff collectively put into our “Hidden Waikiki” guide, which you’ll find in its entirety in HAWAII Magazine’s current March/April issue. What’s “Hidden Waikiki” all about?It’s our first-ever, user-friendly guide to the under-the-radar spots we hit when...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

    Husain Sumra
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Nike plans to cease making wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET. The shoemaker isn't throwing in the towel on technology. Rather, it's turning away from hardware and realigning its focus exclusively on fitness and athletic software, a strategic shift that would still benefit the company in the long run, analysts said. As the competition in the fitness wearable category has increased with entries from…
  • Apple Offering Some Developers Second Chance to Buy Unclaimed WWDC Tickets

    Jordan Golson
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Apple is offering some developers a chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets, according to a report from 9to5Mac and several Twitter users. Apple has emailed certain developers to offer them WWDC tickets, giving them 24 hours to pay the $1,599 ticket fee. This year, because of nearly immediate ticket sellouts in past years, Apple decided to offer WWDC tickets to registered, paid iOS and Mac developers through a lottery system. Developers who won the ticket lottery had until April 14 to complete their purchases. Now Apple is reportedly reaching out to developers who didn’t win the lottery…
  • Apple's Shazam Partnership Could Boost Advertising Efforts

    Juli Clover
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple has plans to integrate song identification features into iOS 8 through a partnership with audio discovery platform Shazam, but as suggested by media professor Aram Sinnreich, Apple's ambitions may go beyond simple music recognition capabilities. Speaking with Computerworld, Sinnreich, a media professor at Rutgers University, points out that Apple could use Shazam's audio recognition abilities to gather information on the media that iPhone and iPad users are consuming, including music, television shows, movies, and more, for targeted…
  • Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Following the leak of an alleged iPhone 6 front panel earlier this week, the iPad is now getting its turn with a pair of photos showing what is said to be a front panel for the next-generation iPad Air, shared by Dutch site One More Thing [Google Translate]. Notably, the part appears to include an integrated display in contrast to the separate panel and display parts used on the current model. A move to an integrated front panel/display would reduce overall thickness, potentially allowing Apple to further slim down the iPad Air or make room for other components such as a slightly larger…
  • Analysts Predict Q2 2014 Decline in iPad Sales, Slight Increase in iPhone Sales

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Sales of Apple's iPad and iPhone remained strong during the holiday season with record quarterly sales reported in Q1 2014. Analyst predictions for Apple's second quarter of its fiscal year suggest iPhone sales may rise slightly, while iPad sales may decline slightly, reports Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune's Apple 2.0 blog. The consensus estimate from 21 Wall Street professionals and 13 amateur analysts predict iPad sales of 19.3 million, a 0.7 percent decline in Q2 2014. This is a significant change from Q2 2013, which saw a 55 percent year-over-year increase. The consensus estimate, at 19.3…
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    MacOSXHints.com

  • 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 Preview.app. 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…
  • Low-power mode for Maps.app

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's possible to save power when using Maps to navigate in a car. It's an obvious trick once you know about it, and easy too. When you're navigating with the Maps app, you're probably used to it chewing through battery life. Even on a full charge my iPhone 5 doesn't last more than 2-3 hours when navigating. To eke out extra life, just press the Sleep button (top of the phone), once you're on your way and are on a long stretch before the next turn/navigation point (i.e. on a freeway for 50 miles). The screen will blank, but the navigation will continue. The phone will briefly wake 10 miles…
 
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • 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, ...
  • Will Winter Ever Leave Us?

    Martha Stewart
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    After a severe and bleak winter, we were finally enjoying some spring-like weather here in the northeast.  Cheerful spring flowers were beginning to bloom and there was a ...
  • An Interesting Exhibit at Dienst + Dotter

    Martha Stewart
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hannah Milman, our Crafts Editorial Director, would like to share the following blog. I recently attended the book launch and gallery opening for Joseph Ari Aloi’s Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, ...
  • See What's Blooming At The Farm!

    Martha Stewart
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Finally, after a long and drawn out winter, the snow has all melted and the early spring blooming flowers are sharing their refreshing beauty.  Here's a bit of ...
  • The Unveiling Of The Summer House Garden

    Martha Stewart
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The former owner of my farm, Mrs. Sharp, occupied two houses on the property.  She called the house on the corner the Summer House, where she stayed during ...
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    Wallpaper* News Feed

  • Audemars Piguet: Complications and finishing

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    There are two characteristics that set apart an Audemars Piguet watch made in La Vallée de Joux; its complications and its finishing. This short video celebrates the meticulous craft of the master “horloger” and the emotions that an Audemars Piguet timepiece provokes in the heart of its owner. Discover more
  • Wallpaper* explores COS at Salone del Mobile

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A champion of simplicity and subtlety the white shirt is central to the COS fashion ethos. Now it has been woven into a new installation: a collaboration with design studio nendo, at Salone del Mobile in Milan. To celebrate, Wallpaper* has commissioned three short films…
  • Haus Lux by Manfred Lux, Germany

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sited in Schlipsheim, a small and traditional village in the southern German state of Bavaria, the unconventionally shaped Haus Lux was designed by architect Manfred Lux for his own family. In an area where convention and homogeneity in architecture is the norm, Lux managed to sway the 25 local politicians into giving him approval to build a house that is a firm departure from the area's more customary designs, by explaining the importance of this energy-saving design. Refined and robust at the same time, the house takes its shape directly from its floor plan. Externally, the building…
  • Salone Satellite: the rich pickings at this year's young talent showcase

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
  • Wallpaper* & Volvo: On the road

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Craft, care and attention to detail are synonymous with the Swedish approach to product design. Volvo’s ongoing journey towards a new era of design and technology keeps these Scandinavian qualities close, and nowhere is this better exemplified than through the materials, forms and processes that have gone into its triptych of cutting-edge concept cars. Robin Page, Volvo’s interior design director, joined the company after playing a major role in some of the world’s most luxurious automotive brands. Page understands the importance of materials, quality and detail in conveying…
 
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    The FontShop FontFeed

  • (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…
  • Lettres Modernes #2: See, Watch, Read

    Yves Peters
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    This quick post is specifically aimed at our French(-speaking) readers. This afternoon I leave for Caen, France where I will participate in the international symposium on typography Lettres Modernes #2 tomorrow and Friday, March 27–28. By inviting type designers, researchers and artists, this free event offers two days of reflection on how the coexistence of traditional and digital media influence typography and its perception. Organised by Ésam Caen/​Cherbourg as integral part of its research activities, the symposium is coordinated by French type designer and teacher…
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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

  • 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.
  • The Woman Who Gave Up Sex

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A great show like “The Good Wife” isn’t just something you watch. There is ritual, expectations built up over years. Love.
  • No Monkeying Around for These Partners

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Genetic analysis supports what observation had already suggested about the steadfast monogamy of Azara’s owl monkeys in South American.
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    VentureBeat

  • Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

    Sean Jacobsohn, Emergence Capital
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    GUEST POSTImage Credit: ShutterstockWhen I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.” How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in? I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining what helps a company move from an intro meeting into a closed investment. In order to make 10 investments, the average venture capital firm reviews approximately 1,200 companies.   Leads: These 1,200 come from network introductions, conferences, in-bound…
  • Which state has the best electric-car savings? (Hint: It’s not California)

    Stephen Edelstein, Green Car Reports
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Saving money on the energy used for every mile traveled is one of the most attractive aspects of electric cars. Yet varying incentives and other factors mean the savings can vary significantly by state. So which state’s drivers get the quickest return on their electric-car investment? According to a recent Navigant Research blog post, it’s not the green-car mecca of California. It’s Indiana. Hoosier drivers enjoy an average savings of $0.11 per mile over the average gasoline car. In the state with the lowest savings over gasoline — Hawaii — that number is much…
  • Chinese giant JD.com launches a smart-hardware accelerator

    Tracey Xiang, TechNode
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Image Credit: JD.comChinese online retail giant JD.com has become one of the first distributors that smart-hardware makers would turn to when they are about to ship products. When the maker revolution was about to explode, JD established a sub-channel for selling smart hardware products only. Then, the company launched JD+, an accelerator for smart hardware products, offering funding, marketing support, and other resources to which individual makers would otherwise have scant access. More recently, the JDCloud project was added to provide makers with WiFi or sensor solutions, cloud…
  • Two theses for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community

    Brad Feld
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    GUEST POSTYesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. The study is excellent if you are interested in this topic and can be read at ad “Think Locally, Act Locally: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.” Kauffman did a study of 1 Million Cups, a community-building program that was launched at Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City and is expanding rapidly around the U.S.. It’s now in 33 communities in 21 states.
  • Chinese Twitter clone Weibo makes $285.6M in its U.S. IPO, shares up 19%

    Emma Lee, TechNode
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Image Credit: FlickrSina Weibo, a Twitter-like service under Chinese online media company Sina, went public on the Nasdaq Capital Market this week under the ticker symbol of “WB.” The company filed for this long-rumored IPO in March 2014. The company will issue 16.8 million American depository shares at the bottom of its planned range of $17 each to raise $285.6 million of capital. The company had planned to sell 20 million shares at between $17 and $19 per share. At the time of this writing, shares are trading at $20.24, up by around 19 percent. Sina held a 77.6 percent stake in…
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    ReadWrite

  • Amazon's Fire TV Still Needs Fixing, Stat

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Despite Amazon’s lofty ambitions to reimagine the multimedia center, its Fire TV streaming box entered the streaming-video fray earlier this month with a frustrating, fractured search engine. Amazon is taking some steps to fix the Fire's flaws—but so far it's not close to solving its biggest problems. See also: Review: The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess True, Amazon customer reviews of the device are generally positive—five-star reviews account for roughly for almost half of nearly 2,400 reviews so far; the average review is 3.9 stars out of five. The Fire TV also ranks…
  • Americans Are Bullish On Technology's Distant Future, Less So Its Present

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Despite the number of popular dystopian novels written over the years, Americans have continually been optimistic when it comes to the future of technology. At least, the distant future of technology. We're far less sanguine about the technology that threatens to upend our lives today or tomorrow, as a new Pew Research survey suggests. In 1988, the Los Angeles Times took a break from crushing traffic (no, not really) to anticipate they'd have robotic maids and holographic conference calls in just 25 years. That prediction didn't come to fruition, but it hasn't stopped people from…
  • The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Guest author Matthew Brian Beck is a journalist and advertising strategist based in New York City. The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller. Historically, our social media experience has been chained to the first-screen browser and the one News Feed to rule them all. We've been saturated with bloated content from overpopulated streams. We've been bombarded with updates and notifications from friends and family we love, pages we Like, accounts we follow, colleagues we connect with, and acquaintances that can't even remember where we knew them from—we just couldn't keep up.
  • 5 Important Things To Consider If You're Still Running Windows XP

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Microsoft has finally tied its good old dog, Windows XP, to a tree ... and bashed its head in with a shovel. After 13 years of loyal service, Microsoft has finally cut off support for Windows XP, which means the company won't be issuing further security updates for it. But plenty of people are going to keep using Windows XP anyway; it's still operating in machines everywhere, from ATMs and point-of-sale systems to computers at government agency and large corporations. Fortunately, there are still several ways to stay protected now that XP is vulnerable to new attacks and zero day bugs…
  • How Technology Is Making It Great To Be A Music Fan

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    I’m a music junkie. Like many of you, my life is often accompanied by a soundtrack. I’ve got playlists for working out, and just plain working. Music for when I’m feeling on top of the world, and music for when I'm down in the gutter. Songs that make me think, and songs that bring back memories. Music is important to me—and probably to you as well. But despite the importance of music, technology is really what allows it to be such a huge part of our lives. So how is tech going to shape the future for music fans like me and you? I needed to find out. I connected with the band…
 
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    hrw.org

  • Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

    Human Rights Watch
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a prominent Sudanese human rights activist, who died on April 17, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.  read more
  • Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

    Human Rights Watch
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Algerian authorities on the eve of the April 17, 2014, presidential election forcibly dispersed a demonstration against a fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The authorities should abandon such repressive practices by rescinding the 2001 decree banning all demonstrations in Algiers, the capital, and by allowing people to exercise their right to peaceful assembly anywhere in Algeria. (Beirut) – Algerian authorities on the eve of the April 17, 2014, presidential election forcibly dispersed a demonstration against a fourth term for President…
  • Saudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights Activist

    Human Rights Watch
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Saudi authorities should immediately release prominent human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair and drop all charges against him. UPDATE: Samar Badawi, the wife of Waleed Abu al-Khair, said that authorities allowed him to speak to her by phone for one minute on April 17, 2014.read more
  • A Tribute to Karpal Singh

    Human Rights Watch
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Human Rights Watch mourns the loss of Karpal Singh, a towering fighter for justice and human rights in Malaysia, and in all of Asia. He died in the early morning of April 17, 2014, in an automobile accident as he was traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Penang to attend a court hearing. He was 73 years old. (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the loss of Karpal Singh, a towering fighter for justice and human rights in Malaysia, and in all of Asia. He died in the early morning of April 17, 2014, in an automobile accident as he was traveling between Kuala…
  • Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

    Human Rights Watch
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on April 9, 2014, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today. Despite a January 2 directive from the Nepali Supreme Court that the law must meet international legal standards, the bill contains provisions for amnesty that violate international law. (New York) – Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation…
 
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  • Spring Espadrilles

    rebeccadaly
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s possible that espadrilles are the ultimate spring shoe. They unmistakably welcome warmer weather, but they provide enough protection (and warmth) for those days that just didn’t quite get the message that it’s no longer winter. On top of that, they’re super cute—and super comfortable. Here are three great pairs to help start spring off on the right foot:   Check out more cute […]
  • What to Do If You Cut Your Bangs Too Short

    Rachel Stein
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thought you’d be able to snip your own bangs juuust a tiny bit to clean them up, only to take too much length off? Tempting as it may be to kick yourself for not going to a pro, consider it a lesson learned for next time and be proactive now by getting the most out of the length you have […]
  • How to Ask For Cash as a Wedding Gift

    Brigitt Hauck
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    These days, plenty of engaged couples already have bedding, kitchen appliances, and other items you'd need to furnish a home and begin a life together. So, what's an engaged couple to do if they'd rather receive a cash gift?
  • Today’s Thought

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    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com How to Dye Easter Eggs How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt No-Dye Easter Egg Decorating IdeasFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

    Benice Atufunwa
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]
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  • Moore’s law gives way to Bezos’s law

    Greg O'Connor, AppZero
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cloud providers Google, AmazonWeb Services (AWS) and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning, and it’s out with the old, in with the new when it comes to pricing services. The latest cuts make it clear there’s a new business model driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth — with order of magnitude improvements to pricing — as Moore’s Law has been to computing. If you need a refresher, Moore’s Law is “the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every…
  • Choosing the best cloud based music app on iOS for your CD music library

    Geoffrey Goetz
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Believe it or not, an awful lot of people still buy CDs. When digital music purchases surpassed physical music sales in 2011, one would have thought that the world had forever changed and no-one was buying CDs anymore. Then it was all about on-demand music services like Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music and Google Play’s All Access. When it was reported that digital music sales dropped in 2013, many thought this was the beginning of the end of digital music sales. Looking at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s annual Digital Music Report for 2013, physical…
  • I analyzed more than a million bitcoin tweets. Here’s what that looks like

    Derrick Harris
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently got my hands on more than 1.3 million tweets, all mentioning bitcoin or creator Satoshi Nakamoto, spanning the entire month of February 2014. My goal was to get a sense of who’s actually interested in bitcoin (enough to tweet about it, at least) and to see how activity on Twitter tracked with big news stories. Here’s what I found. Click on any image for a larger version. (Disclaimer: I’m neither a statistician nor a programmer, so I used relatively simple tools for analysis and worked with companies on other aspects. Gnip, which is now part of Twitter, supplied…
  • Sorting through the OpenStack nuttiness

    Barb Darrow
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    The beauty of open-source software projects is the passion they generate from so many people. The drawback of open-source software projects can be that same sort of passion. with so many developers and so many vendors involved, there is often a proliferation of projects that can confuse the issue — and customers. That’s what happened around the whole OpenStack and PaaS situation. That’s one topic that OpenStack COO Mark Collier and Executive Director Jonathan Bryce take on in the latest Structure Show podcast. OpenStack is the four-year old cloud framework initially pushed by NASA and…
  • Nike has reportedly fired most of its FuelBand team and is getting out of the hardware business

    Mathew Ingram
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Nike has let go most of the members of its FuelBand wearables unit and will stop developing new versions of the device, according to a report by CNET. The tech news site quoted an unnamed person “familiar with the matter” as saying that the firm has laid off 70 to 80 percent of its 70-person hardware division and will not produce a new version of the FuelBand, but will continue to sell the existing version. Some industry observers believe Nike has decided to align itself with Apple, which is expected to launch an iWatch or other wearable device that might run Nike’s Fuel…
 
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  • NBA Fun

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    NBA Fun Check out a wacky remix of some the 2013-14 season's most memorable moments featuring exciting hoops, jams, slams, and bloopers! About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, as well as NBA rosters at the start of the 2013-14 season featuring a record 92 international players from 39 countries and territories. For the 2013-14 season, each of the league's 30 teams will play 82 regular-season games, followed by a…
  • F9R First Flight Test | 250m

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    F9R First Flight Test | 250m Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at our rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximately 250m, hovers and then returns for landing just next to the launch stand. Early flights of F9R will take off with legs fixed in the down position. However, we will soon be transitioning to liftoff with legs stowed against the side of the rocket and then extending them just before landing. The F9R testing program is the next step towards reusability following completion of the Grasshopper program last year…
  • Love Letter to Food

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Love Letter to Food Alex's Issue Brief: http://www.foodpolicy.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@fprc/documents/content/cvm_content_477272.pdf Subscribe! On YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/minuteearth?sub_confirmation=1 And Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth Produced by Henry Reich, Alex Reich, Elliot Malcolm With additional writing & production from the MinuteEarth team: Emily Elert, Peter Reich, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder and EpidemicSound ________________________ Thank you to everyone who made this…
  • Why You Get Angry When You're Hungry

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why You Get Angry When You're Hungry Are you easily made angry whenever you're very hungry, and then as soon as you eat, you're fine? Why does this happen? Join Laci as she explains the science of being "Hangry." Read More: Low glucose relates to greater aggression in married couples http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/09/1400619111.abstract "People are often the most aggressive against the people to whom they are closest-intimate partners." Mad at Your Partner? You Should Probably Eat Something.
  • Catholicism | Have A Little Faith

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Catholicism | Have A Little Faith Zach meets with Blythe and her five (adorable) children to talk about her family and and learn about Catholicism. He also meets a bunch of other young Catholic moms and their kids at a Mommy Meet Up at the park. Watch more episodes of Have a Little Faith! http://bit.ly/1qQTqIG Created by: Zach Anner Host: Zach Anner Executive Producer: Krissy Wall Producer - Jessica Jardine DP - Nate Cornett 1st Camera - Jacob Menache Audio - Kile Stumbo, Associate Producer - Colin Flaherty Ancillary Producer - Brad Anner Editor - Max Dionne GET MORE FROM SOULPANCAKE:…
 
 
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  • 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…
  • The Many Meanings of Make

    Maeve Maddox
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    What began as an effort to find out if make can be a linking verb has led me to discover the multitudinous uses of this humble verb. The verb make has been around so long that its etymology is obscure. It may go back to an Indo-European word meaning “to knead,” as in making dough. Its usual use is as a transitive verb, but it can also be used as an intransitive verb and a linking verb. Its first sense is ‘to produce, construct, assemble, frame, fashion.” It has numerous figurative meanings and occurs in many English idioms. Sometime when you have about an hour to spend, look up make…
  • Particular vs. Specific

    Maeve Maddox
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:06 pm
    A reader asks if there is a distinction to be made between the words particular and specific. In some contexts, the words are close synonyms, but not in all. Both particular and specific mean “distinguished in some way among others of the same kind,” so the following sets of statements would have the same meaning: Do you have a particular company in mind? Do you have a specific company in mind? Do you have a particular movie you want to see? Do you have a specific movie you want to see? To me specific has a more formal connotation than particular. Although the meanings are identical in…
  • Predicate Complements

    Maeve Maddox
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    The term complement comes from the verb to complete. The predicate nominative and predicate adjective complete the meaning of a state-of-being or linking verb. The most common linking verb is to be, with its forms am, is, are, was, were, being, been. Other verbs, like seem and appear, also function in this way. The predicate nominative (abbreviated PN) completes the verb and renames the subject of the verb. The predicate adjective (abbreviated PA) completes the verb and describes the subject. The predicate complement is also called the subject complement because it restates or describes the…
  • Indolence and Indolent

    Maeve Maddox
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    When I heard an NPR reporter use the expression “passive indolence,” I decided I’d better look up the word because I thought indolent included the idea of passivity. I couldn’t imagine, for example, talking about “active indolence.” The noun indolence has traveled a long way from its original meaning of “freedom from pain.” The Latin noun indolentia means “freedom from pain.” The abstract noun came from the Latin verb dolere, “to be pained” and the negative prefix in, “not.” Indolentia was a state of not being in pain. In modern medical usage, indolence and the…
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  • 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…
  • Canvassing ProBlogger Readers: How Have You Built Your Readership?

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    As you might be aware, each month this year we are running a themed week – delving in deep the topics that are of the most interest to you. We started with creating content, moved on to resources for newbie bloggers just starting out, and this month we had an epic drilldown into creating products to sell. Our next themed week is all about building readership and creating community on blogs. We are looking for people with success stories in different niches – have you build a great readership? Or know of someone who has? If you are interested in sharing your story here on…
  • When Journalism and Blogging Collide: 7 Reporters’ Tactics to Make You a Better Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Image via Flickr user Binuri Ranasinghe. This is a guest contribution from journalist and blogger Christian Toto. Journalism appears to be a dirty word in 2014. Some people blast reporters for their perceived biases. Others say journalists simply protect the status quo rather than speaking truth to power. Everyone else is is fed up by reporters paying more attention to a twerking Miley Cyrus than the deficit or health care. None of this means journalism skills aren’t a great way to separate your blog from the competition. In fact, blogging with Cronkite-colored glasses can help your site…
  • 6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines

    Guest Blogger
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of SearchDecoder.com Many newbie (and sometimes even veteran) bloggers erroneously spend 95% of their time creating blog content and only 5% pondering titles. Unfortunately for these bloggers, most readers’ attention spans expire in seconds. Unless you reel in your readers instantly, your well-crafted content goes largely unnoticed and going viral becomes impossible. Set aside at least 15 to 30 minutes for choosing a magnetic title after crafting your post. List three to five intriguing titles guaranteed to increase your CTR and page views.
  • How to Convince Someone to Be Interviewed on Your Blog

    Darren Rowse
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    This question was submitted recently via the ProBlogger Facebook page. How do I get an established blogger like yourself to do an interview with me? or How can I get an established blogger like yourself to do a guest post for me on my blog? – from Sandra Tillman Good questions. I think you’re much more likely to get a popular blogger to do an interview with you than to write a guest post for you. I can only speak for myself really but writing a guest post for someone else’s blog is low on my list of priorities when I already have a blog to create content for. The exception…
 
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  • 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…
  • How to Choose Arresting Images for Your Blog Posts (And Why You Should)

    Jerod Morris
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve read the headline. You’re intrigued. “But,” you might be thinking, “Why didn’t you choose a different, more arresting image for this post?” Good question. First, because The Lede is a regular post series, and the graphic that Rafal created for us is a clear visual cue to our audience that a new episode has been posted. Second, because we are posting this episode a day early, meaning that the visual cue is extra important to let people know a new little audio gift is unexpectedly waiting to be unwrapped. But, if we didn’t already have an…
  • The Simple Truth People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business

    Sean Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You want to grow your business, right? You want downloads of your app, people buying your products, readers on your blog, and evangelists on social media, don’t you? Fair enough, that’s what we all want. But you’re missing something essential. People won’t ever know you, hear from you, understand you, follow you, or engage with you because of one simple flaw. Your target isn’t small enough. Seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? It isn’t. Building an audience online should be born the same way it is offline: from person-to-person. First, define who you are…
  • Are You Really a Writer … Or Just a Copyist?

    Raubi Perilli
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is a terminology problem plaguing the content community. It’s confusing marketers, it’s misleading clients, and it’s causing an identity crisis among content creators everywhere. It seems that no one really knows what it means to be a writer. And Merriam-Webster isn’t much help when it comes to defining this person. A “writer is someone whose work it is to write books, poems, stories, etc.” Or even more vague, a writer is “someone who has written something.” And as Sonia Simone recently pointed out here at Copyblogger, there are even some…
  • 12 Examples of Native Ads (And Why They Work)

    Demian Farnworth
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite all the hype, native advertising remains a fuzzy concept for most marketers. According to our 2014 status report: 49 percent of respondents don’t know what native advertising is 24 percent are hardly familiar with it Another 24 percent are somewhat familiar Only 3 percent are very knowledgeable So, given the lack of awareness (and people mistaking it for other things, like sponsorship), we thought it would be a good idea to walk you through about a dozen examples of native advertising — and why they work. Let’s get going. 1. Print advertorials … starting with…
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  • Cuddle Puddle!

    Brinke
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    “OK TOTALLY BIG DEAL: My husband and I were out in the Fraser Valley over the weekend. We visited a dairy. It is Spring. THERE ARE BEBEH GOATS! We found this cuddle puddle sleeping amongst one of the feeding areas.” -Christi Y. Photo credit: Martin G.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Goats
  • It’s the Mythical Bunny Bird!

    Not That Mike The Other Mike
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    At twilight, just before Easter, when the sun is low and the bunnies are high, you may see the Mythical Bunny Bird way up in the trees, laying Easter eggs for the good girls and boys. Via Flickr-er Anissa Wood.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Birds, Bunnies
  • Caturday: The Cat & The Flat

    Brinke
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    “Cat In The Flat” is the name of a fashion shoot in Vogue magazine. Photographer Charlie Engman and fashion editor Jorden Bickham put this together, as seen on Design Taxi. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday, Whatchoo Lookin' At?
  • Caturday: 57 Channels N’ Nuthin’ On

    Brinke
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    [Dad: "U sure U wanna watch this show? We can watch Ani-"] [Son: "-mal Planet, yeah I know. I'm SICK of watching Animal Planet! That's all we watch!] Reddit.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday, Springsteen Reference
  • Things Could Get a Little Hare-y

    pyrit
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I have to hide how many eggs? Via Pinterest.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Buns
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  • 'Beats Music' Updated With In-App Subscriptions, Offline Mode and More

    Husain Sumra
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Beats has updated its Beats Music streaming music app with in-app subscriptions, Facebook friend search, an offline mode and more. The move allows users to subscribe to the Beats Music service via their iTunes account. What's New in Version 1.0.7 You asked for it, and we listened! Some highlights in this release include: - In-app subscription and account management via your iTunes account - Find Your Friends -- find and follow your Facebook friends on Beats Music - Improved Facebook and Twitter account management - Thousands of new tracks available in The Sentence - Artist Offers -- discover…
  • Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

    Husain Sumra
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Nike plans to no longer make wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker and will instead focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET. The shoemaker isn't throwing in the towel on technology. Rather, it's turning away from hardware and realigning its focus exclusively on fitness and athletic software, a strategic shift that would still benefit the company in the long run, analysts said. While the competition in the fitness wearable category has increased with entries from…
  • Facebook Updates 'Paper' App With Birthdays, Events, Photo Comments and More

    Husain Sumra
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Facebook has updated its news creation and curation app Paper with birthdays, events, group updates, photo comments and much more, filling in the app with features from the "main" Facebook app that users have requested since its debut. Thanks again for your feedback on Paper. We've been working to build features you've asked for, and we're excited to share version 1.1. Here's the scoop: - Birthdays and events: Never miss a chance to celebrate! Just tap the notifications globe and scroll down to see important dates ahead. - Photo comments: When words aren't enough, now you can add photos to…
  • Apple Could Benefit as Samsung and Globalfoundries Standardize Mobile Chip Production

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Samsung and Globalfoundries announced yesterday that the two companies will adopt the same chip production process as they upgrade their manufacturing facilities in preparation for the next generation mobile devices. (Via Wall Street Journal) This announcement adds credence to an earlier rumor that Apple was negotiating with GlobalFoundries to start making the A-Series chip in the company's Malta, New York Fab 8 facility, with Samsung helping in the early stages of production. As part of the agreement, Globalfoundries has agreed to drop its current 14 nanometer circuit technology and will…
  • RadioShack Drops iPhone 5s Price to $99

    Jordan Golson
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Beginning tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the 16GB iPhone 5s for $99 with two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. This is $100 off the standard $199 price and one of the lowest prices we've seen for a new iPhone 5s. It's unclear if the price drop will be permanent or just a temporary price, but a source at Radio Shack says the promotion does not currently have an end date. For many, the discount will matter less with the new pay-by-the-month phone financing plans offered by AT&T and Verizon, but for customers still on a two-year contract plan, the $100 discount…
 
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  • Incomparable

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    All of these things are not like the others. Not one of these things really does belong. To kick things off this week, we’ll look at two comparisons that are lost in time! Then another pundit doesn’t compare things at all—she just takes Apple in isolation. It’s easier to throw a fit that way. Finally, comparing XP to an easy-to-use tablet operating system? For real?Fails in comparison Writing for GottaBeMobile, Adam Mills knows just what to compare the just-released Galaxy S5 to. The iPhone 5s? No, no, no. Don’t be silly. He’s going to compare it to 2012’s iPhone 5. “Samsung…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Big grip, small hands

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Big grip, small handsThere’s a big case in this week’s roundup that’s designed specifically for small hands, while others bring together materials, from plastics to natural woods, to keep your tablet safe from everyday accidents big and small.BigGripsThe Frame (all iPad models; $35) includes a case made from a soft, non-toxic rubber foam that keeps your tablet safe and makes it easy for the little ones to get ahold of it, as well as a compatible stand that safely holds up your iPad at multiple angles, in both landscape and portrait orientations.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy. The case centers on alleged secret agreements struck among companies including Apple, Google and Adobe that they would not try to hire each others’ workers. The tech workers say that drove down their wages and restricted their mobility. In the pretrial period, plaintiffs referred to materials such as outside blog posts referencing Jobs and Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the former Apple chief.
  • Comic: IMAP incantations

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: IMAP incantations. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Expansion to popular adventure game checks all of the boxes on your wishlist

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Diablo III () was a good-but-not-great dungeon crawler that managed to infuriate old fans and failed to satisfy critics clamoring for Blizzard to once again raise the bar. The game demonstrated the well-worn formula of dungeon crawling: you kill dozens of increasingly exotic enemies, find loot, sell it in town, and then repeat. Diablo III disappointed many because it didn’t push the genre in any new directions; it simply kept to its formula but did it very well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Fila Men's Athletic Shorts, 5 Styles

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    ModeasterThis Easter, please, don't let your giant human-sized rabbits walk around unclad. Easter is a time of joy, and love, and reflecting on new life. That's why so many churches host a traditional Easter egg hunt! It's good clean fun that reminds us about the joy that comes from children, and Spring, and nice weather. But you know what ISN'T fun? A bunny without any pants on. Oh, yes, there are SOME who'll say that bunnies have fun. But so what? What does fur even mean? Face it, a big bunny without pants is an open door to Spring Break at some hedonistic Hollywood wrap party. Why take the…
  • HP Pavilion 17.3" AMD A8 Quad-Core Laptop

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Word SearchUse this laptop in your local diner instead of wasting time with a child's placemat.   How many times have you said IF ONLY I HAD A LAPTOP I WOULDN'T NEED TO BE ASKING THE WAITRESS FOR CRAYONS! Well, here's your chance to finally enjoy that ridiculously small dream. Buy this laptop and carry it with you, and you won't need crayons ever again. Except, of course, to find and circle all the features in the Word Search we've created for you here today. It's up there, see? So go on and give it a shot. See if you can find all 13 words that also appear in our list of features! Some…
  • Dyson DC35 Multi Floor Vacuum - 3 Colors

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NostalgiaThis DC35 is cordless. But we bet if you could see its photos from back in high school...Hey, DC35! What's that? "That? That's my... oh no. Oh, NO! MY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK! Don'topenitdon'topenitdon'topenit!" Too late! AW YEAH! THERE YOU ARE! "This is so embarrassing." What is that, a salmon t-shirt? With a cobalt blue tie? Ha ha ha ha! And look at those pants! "Hey, look, everybody's fashion looks stupid years later. I was a kid! Today I'm a responsible vacuum weighing 4.85 pounds, able to move freely about the room thanks to my lack of cord." Yeah? Guess you got all your rebellion…
  • Your Choice of VIZIO LED Smart TV

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Lady Or The TigerTime to choose, friends. The HDTV with the lady... or the HDTV with the tiger! On your left, you'll see that 70" HDTV, featuring the image of a lady. Very clear and lifelike, isn't she? She's in 1080p, after all. On your right, you'll see a 32" HDTV. 720p, of course, but more than enough to make out the image of that tiger. But wait! Before you choose, know you have MORE OPTIONS! Look there, to the East! A 65" 1080p HDTV with the image of a tiger on it! Or there, to the West! A 29" 720p HDTV with the image of a lady! Or to the North, a 55" 1080p HDTV with the image of a…
  • There Can Be Only Pun: Poets you can Eat

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Help me feed my pun addiction! Check out what we're looking for and post your own puns in the comments! THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Poets you can eat! It's poetry month, so let's do some poet puns! We're looking for poets you could eat. Check out these examples: Poblano Neruda Lord Alfred Venison William Curdsworth   Put yours in the comments and I'll pick my favorites next week. The Best from Last Week (Disgusting Beautiful People) Spewma Thurman (from the legendary Jimkillian) Puke Wilson (from trippler) Mila Anus (from the shameless bsmith1)  
 
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  • Western Lawmakers Want Their Federal Lands

    matsop
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    It's time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah's Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber-and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. The summit was in the works before this month's tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing. "What's happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem," said Utah…
  • Obama Signs Cruz's Iranian Diplomat Bill

    afkabl2
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Sen. Ted Cruz's bill to forbid an Iranian diplomat from entering the U.S. got President Barack Obama's signature Friday, though the president noted he considers the law "advisory." The law spearheaded by the Texas Republican was a rare moment of consensus in D.C.: Obama's sign-off follows unanimous passage in the Senate and House last week. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access…
  • Architect of CIA Torture Program Unapologetic

    rcade
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    James Elmer Mitchell has been called a war criminal and a torturer. He has been the subject of an ethics complaint, and his methods have been criticized in reports by two congressional committees and by the CIA's internal watchdog. But the retired Air Force psychologist insists he is not the monster many have portrayed him to be. "The narrative that's out there is, I walked up to the gate of the CIA, knocked on the door and said: 'Let me in, I want to torture people, and I can show you how to do it.' ... It's a lot more complicated than that," Mitchell told the Guardian in his first public…
  • White House Won't Deport Justin Bieber

    rcade
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The White House has answered the call to deport Justin Bieber, but those hoping for the Canadian pop star to take a long hike up north will be disappointed. More than 270,000 people signed the petition "to deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card," but the administration said it's not going to comment. "Thanks for your petition and your participation in We the People. Sorry to disappoint, but we wonÂ’t be commenting on this one."
  • How is Yahoo So Worthless?

    rcade
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Derek Thompson, The Atlantic: Yahoo is huge. It is the fourth-biggest Internet domain in the United States. It is the fourth-biggest seller of online ads in the country. It is the most popular destination for fantasy sports, controls one the most-trafficked home pages in news, and owns the eighth-most popular email client. In the last three months, it collected more than $1 billion in revenue. It's very rich. It's also totally worthless.
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  • Hopkins, 49, becomes oldest to unify titles

    Dan Rafael
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    There are few superlatives left to describe Bernard Hopkins, the nearly half-century old fighter still going strong at age 49. But brilliant works.
  • Well off pace: Hawks hammer No. 1 Indiana

    Associated Press
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
  • Wie ends drought, claims 1st win on U.S. soil

    ESPN.com news services
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
  • Thunder handle Grizzlies to win at home

    Associated Press
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series.
  • QBs fail to impress in Alabama spring game

    Alex Scarborough
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Alec Morris may have had the biggest impact of any Alabama quarterback during the Crimson Tide's spring game on Saturday. The problem, however, is that he stood out most as a punter, booming 15 kicks for an average of 38.4 yards per attempt.
 
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  • These Are Some of the Oldest Living Things on Earth

    Greg Miller
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Animals sometimes sleep inside the hollows of giant 2,000-year old baobab trees inside Kruger Game Preserve in South Africa. Humans too, sometimes use the trees, for more dubious purposes -- a jail, a toilet, a pop-up bar -- as photographer Rachel Sussman discovered when she toured the park to photograph the trees for her new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World.
  • 18 Maps From When the World Thought California Was an Island

    Greg Miller
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Glen McLaughlin wandered into a London map shop in 1971 and discovered something strange. On a map from 1663 he noticed something he'd never seen before: California was floating like a big green carrot, untethered to the west coast of North America. He bought the map and hung it in his entryway, where it quickly became a conversation piece. It soon grew into an obsession. McLaughlin began to collect other maps showing California as an island.
  • Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield

    Matt Simon
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: 5.3 Million Years of Sea Level Change on One Cliff Face

    Brandon Keim
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    It's not often that we think about deep time. Lucky to live for a century, humans flitter like mayflies across Earth's surface, our own epoch an eyeblink in a planetary history that's largely hidden from everyday consciousness. Every now and then, though, that history punches right through into the present.
  • New Exoplanet Could Be Earth’s Cousin — Or Something Totally Alien

    Adam Mann
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Astronomers are one step closer to discovering Earth Two. They have found an exoplanet slightly larger than our own, orbiting a star at a distance where it could have liquid water on its surface.
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  • Immune cells to be tested on the International Space Station

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. Scientists are now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. We know the effect of gravity on muscles, bones and joints inside out; it has been studied extensively in medicine for centuries. For a long time, however, exactly how gravity affects the cells remained a mystery.
  • SpaceX-3 launches science cargo to International Space Station

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft full of NASA cargo, experiments and equipment blazed into orbit Friday, April 18, aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station will unload the supplies after the Dragon arrives at the orbiting research laboratory.
  • ADHD: Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction.
  • 'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it" may one day be obsolete if researchers further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning. Other possible uses of this technique could be used in long-distance sensors and spectrometers to identify chemical makeup.
  • Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Seeds that sprout as soon as they're planted may be good news for a garden. But in the wild, a plant whose seeds sprouted at the first warm spell or rainy day would risk disaster. More than just an insurance policy against late frosts or unexpected dry spells, it turns out that seed dormancy has long-term advantages too: plants whose seeds put off sprouting until conditions are more certain give rise to more species.
 
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