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Former MySpace CEO explains why Facebook was able to dominate social media despite coming second

We asked the veteran tech guru to look back and answer a big historical question: Why was Facebook able to dominate social media despite coming after the wildly successful MySpace?<p>According to him, it was simple.<p>"The real problem was that the world had been trained by MySpace that social networking …

MySpace

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

FROZEN'S "Let It Go" Sung in 25 Languages

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Poster: First Look

Lionsgate<p>"I fell into a ring of burning fire."<p>Johnny Cash's indelible lyrics come to mind when looking at the brand-new logo poster for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which was posted on the movie's official Facebook page.<p>Not surprisingly, the poster features the iconic mockingjay image, …

Thrilling Trailer for J.J. Abrams' and Alfonso Cuarón's BELIEVE

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, here's …

SHERLOCK Season 3 Prequel Episode - Many Happy Returns

When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?

Joseph Hall, an abused and neglected 10-year-old, was convicted last month of murdering his father, a neo-Nazi leader. His sentencing is scheduled for this week — but who do you punish when a child becomes a cold-blooded killer?

Crime

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …

Ворона катается на майонезной крышке

Loving Dad Colors in His Kids' Drawings While Away for Work

Redditor Tatsputin is a working dad who finds himself traveling out of state for ten days out of every month, but he takes a piece of his kids with him through their adorably scribbled drawings. While on the plane, the loving father affectionately colors in the drawings his tiny tots made for his …

Kids

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

Top 10 Most Creative Art Projects by Parents in 2013

In 2013, there was no shortage of creative ideas. In fact, we here at My Modern Met put out about 4,500 posts showing you story after story of ordinary people making extraordinary works of art. Of course, there was one group who not only inspired us but stole our hearts. They were the mothers and …

Top 10

Watch the Real-Life Anchorman Who Inspired Will Ferrell to Create Ron Burgundy

In a new* *<i>Rolling Stone</i> interview, Will Ferrell reveals the origin story of Ron Burgundy, the satirical 70s anchorman who is currently terrorizing our great nation —its college campuses, grocery aisles, and museums—to promote <i>Anchorman</i>’s upcoming sequel,<i>Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues</i>.<p>The actor …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

VOTD: Ron Burgundy Does the News in North Dakota to Promote 'Anchorman 2' – /Film

Between Dodge commercials, Ben and Jerry’s containers, and dog magazine covers, people might think Ron Burgundy has appeared everywhere to promote …

Trailer for AMC's New Series TURN: AMERICA'S FIRST SPY RING

‘Turn’ Trailer: Rupert Wyatt Brings Revolutionary War Spies to Life for AMC [Updated] – /Film

One of the new offerings from AMC in 2014 will be <b>Turn</b>, billed as “the story of America’s first spy ring,” set at a point when there was just barely …

'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Six-Minute Trailer – /Film

There have been no shortage of teasers, trailers, and clips for <i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i>, <b>Ben Stiller</b>‘s latest directorial effort, but for the …

Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school.<p>Big-budget movie …

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When Carolyn Isbister put her 20oz baby on her chest for a cuddle, she thought that it would be the only chance she would ever have to hold her. Doctors had told the parents that baby Rachel only had only minutes to live because her heart was beating once every ten seconds and she was not breathing. Isbister remembers: I didn’t want her to die being cold. So I lifted her out of her blanket and put her against my skin to warm her up. Her feet were so cold. It was the only cuddle I was going to have with her, so I wanted to remember the moment.” Then something remarkable happened. The warmth of her mother’s skin kick started Rachael’s heart into beating properly, which allowed her to take little breaths of her own. We couldn’t believe it – and neither could the doctors. She let out a tiny cry. The doctors came in and said there was still no hope – but I wasn’t letting go of her. We had her blessed by the hospital chaplain, and waited for her to slip away. But she still hung on. And then amazingly the pink color began to return to her cheeks. She literally was turning from gray to pink before our eyes, and she began to warm up too. The sad part is that when the baby was born, doctors took one look at her and said ‘no’. They didn’t even try to help her with her breathing as they said it would just prolong her dying. Everyone just gave up on her,” her mom remembered. At 24 weeks a womb infection had led to her premature labor and birth and Isbister (who also has two children Samuel, 10, and Kirsten, 8 ) said, “We were terrified we were going to lose her. I had suffered three miscarriages before, so we didn’t think there was much hope.” When Rachael was born she was grey and lifeless. Ian Laing, a consultant neonatologist at the hospital, said: “All the signs were that the little one was not going to make it and we took the decision to let mum have a cuddle as it was all we could do. Two hours later the wee thing was crying. This is indeed a miracle baby and I have seen nothing like it in my 27 years of practice. I have not the slightest doubt that mother’s love saved her daughter.” Rachael was moved onto a ventilator where she continued to make steady progress and was tube and syringe fed her mother’s pumped breastmilk. Isbister said, “The doctors said that she had proved she was a fighter and that she now deserved some intensive care as there was some hope. She had done it all on her own – without any medical intervention or drugs. She had clung on to life – and it was all because of that cuddle. It had warmed up her body and regulated her heart and breathing enough for her to start fighting. At 5 weeks she was taken off the ventilator and began breastfeeding on her own. At four months Rachel went home with her parents, weighing 8lbs – the same as any other healthy newborn. Because Rachel had suffered from a lack of oxygen doctors said there was a high risk of damage to her brain. But a scan showed no evidence of any problems and today Rachel is on par with her peers. Rachel’s mom tells us, “She is doing so well. When we brought her home, the doctors told us that she was a remarkable little girl. And most of all, she just loves her cuddles. She will sleep for hours, just curled into my chest. It was that first cuddle which saved her life – and I’m just so glad I trusted my instinct and picked her up when I did. Otherwise she wouldn’t be here today.

Thor: The Dark World - Clip - When Do We Start?

Marvels "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms …

This Ouija Board Rug and Coffee Table Need to Exist

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