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Nas: My Life in 20 Songs

“Live at the Barbeque”<p>Main Source's <i>Breaking Atoms</i> (1991)<p>I specifically meant for that verse to spark my whole existence in rap music, so I approached …

Rap & Hip-Hop

33 Powerful And Creative Print Ads That’ll Make You Look Twice

Most ads out there are annoying, but given the amount of professionals working in the marketing and advertising industries, they’re bound to come up …

Miniature Superheroes’ Adventures By Russian Photographer VSE OK

Russian miniature figure enthusiast Artem has come up with a unique form of storytelling that lets him create surreal and playful narratives using …

A Simple Trick Makes These 3D Gifs Pop Out Of The Screen At You

A new trick has been circulating among gif creators that allows them to create animated images with a convincing 3D aspect.<p>The trick is simple but …

22 Words Hilariously Mispronounced By Toddlers

One of the most important parts of a young child’s growth is when they start developing their language skills, but the things that they manage to say …

Language

What Happens When You Put Two Pit Bulls In A Photo Booth

Photographer Lynn Terry decided to put two beautiful pitbulls together in a photo booth and the rest, as they say, is history. Bumper landed a big, …

Pets

16 Funny-Shaped Fruits And Vegetables That Forgot How To Be Plants

You’d think that a carrot is a carrot is a carrot, but that’s just not the case – some carrots are just carrots, and others are also intergalactic …

Toy Story

America’s fastest mobile networks are left in the dust by Brazil, Russia, and Mexico

Mobile broadband speeds in the United States can’t keep pace with networks in other countries. In a study of 16 countries, the average US download speed in 2013, at 6.5 Mbps (Megabits per second), was faster only than the Philippines, and then just barely. Despite broad coverage and plenty of …

4G LTE

Lovely apartment-hunting app now lets you send rent directly to your landlord

The apartment-hunting service Lovely has expanded its ambitions over the last few years. After first focusing on giving users a way to be notified when apartments they might want hit the market, Lovely then added the ability to submit rental applications right through the app itself. Today, Lovely …

Microsoft OneDrive for iOS review: Good cloud storage, but with little to set it apart - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Microsoft OneDrive</b> for iOS has a sleek interface for browsing your files and offers tight integration for Microsoft Office subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no password protection in the app. Photo backup features are automatic and don't ask permission.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> OneDrive is a solid cloud …

Software

Facebook bought WhatsApp for its global reach—except in the world’s biggest mobile market

Facebook just placed a $19 billion bet on the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, which has grown to a staggering 450 million monthly users in only a few years—many of them in fast-growing international markets like India, Brazil, and Mexico. But there’s one market where WhatsApp has failed to make …

Mobile

Google reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp for $10 billion

Yesterday Facebook announced their plans to purchase WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion, with plans to keep the service running separately, which means that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp will co-exist, at least as far as the immediate future is concerned.<p>According to Fortune, however, there is …

Android News

The Complete Guide to Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

Having a slow website is a frustrating experience. Not only will it rank poorly in the search engines (loading speed is one of the ranking factors in …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Savvy Brands Are Using Apps Instead of Ads to Get Messages Across

Innovative companies are increasingly reaching out to their customers with the help of useful apps. The idea is to use apps to convey brand messages …

11 Personal Finance Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30

But not all advice is created equal. When you're in your 20s, you want easy-to-read books that will teach you the foundations of investing, the best way to budget for major purchases down the road, and how to finally pay off those student loans.<p>To help narrow down the choices and find the best …

Apple's Zombie iPhone 4 Leads An Emerging-Market Invasion

The iPhone’s market share tells the tale of the two Apples perfectly. In the U.S, Apple’s smartphone reached an all-time high of 41.8% of all smartphone users in December, according to ComScore. It has been rising consistently for years for now and observers like <i>Asymco’s</i> Horace Dediu think it will …

Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs

<b>Turkish financial crisis adds to region's chaos</b><br>By David P Goldman<p>More than coincidence accounts for the visit to Iran by Turkish Prime Minister Recep …

Currency trading scandals are the next big black eye for banks

These days, it doesn’t take much digging to find potentially scandalous behavior coursing through the world’s biggest banks. But the latest round of probes into currency trading are shaping up to be a real doozy.<p>Already more than 20 traders, which make money for their firms by betting on …

Investing

What Happens When You Take A Long-Exposure Picture Of A Christmas Tree While Zooming Out

As important as the holidays are for celebrating with friends and family, they’re also a good opportunity for people to show off their creativity. …

Christmas Trees

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Mass Building Workout Program for Skinny Guys

Posted by<p>Kristoffer Perry<p>Here are quick links to the supplements that are critical in building muscle mass fast:<p>HMB <br>DHEA <br>Creatine Monohydrate<p>Skinny …

5 Essential Exercises for Bigger Arms

You’ve done about a thousand curls in the past week and the same number of triceps extensions, yet your arms are still not growing. The fact is, …

4 Ways to Crowdsource Your Marketing Success

Crowd sourcing as a viable business model has existed for years. Lending Tree has done this for bank loans. Priceline has done it for discount travel.<p>However, you're a marketer and need to deploy marketing campaigns quickly, easily, and inexpensively with at least a somewhat reliable outcome.<p>Is it …

There's a Science to Selling Things on Instagram

Photo: via Instagram/ Madewell<p>It goes without saying that brands and marketers are perpetually interested in why we buy. Our spending habits, what hooks us, and what motivates us to pull the trigger and complete a purchase provide vital info for retailers who are attempting to tailor their products …

Is this the end of retail as we know it?

Target Corp. has been in the headlines a lot lately, and not for the right reasons.<p>Yes, there’s the hacking you’ve heard about. But that’s only the …

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