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'Dear world, your hashtags won't #BringBackOurGirls'

Simple question. Are you Nigerian? Do you have constitutional rights accorded to Nigerians to participate in their democratic process? If not, I have news for you. You can’t do anything about the girls missing in Nigeria. You can’t. Your insistence on urging American power, specifically American …

50 Years Ago: NYC World's Fair in Pictures

Sherry Turkle's Solution To The Downside Of Screen Relations: Conversation

If Neil deGrasse Tyson from Cosmos has become the bard of deep time, then Sherry Turkle is the bard of the present moment. Her stories, most recently <i>Alone Together</i>, tell us what our emerging technologies are doing to us. And what a set of stories they are, full of techno-delights and human fears, …

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

U.S. stock futures higher despite data

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures marched higher ahead of the opening bell, however they trimmed gains slightly after housing data showed …

New Facebook Ads Show How To Interact With People You Actually Care About, In Real Life

The social network is combatting those criticisms with a new ad campaign, titled "Where will your friends take you?" It shows how Facebook can be used to bring people together offline to make life better.<p>According to Mashable, the ads were made by Wieden+Kennedy, the same agency behind 2012's …

The Fading Middle Class

The real monetary costs and individual and societal consequences of political proposals, laws, and edicts, as well as of corporatism and judicial …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Couples: How to avoid money arguments

You’ve got some life goals, right? That is, ideas on when you want to retire, places you want to travel to or experiences you don’t want to miss. …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

21 Things To Look For In The Person You Marry

1. The kind of inside jokes that make you crack up just by looking at each other, and that you think of while you’re alone (and which make you laugh …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

How Not To Critique App Monetization Strategies

One of the Christmas season’s big mobile apps is rolling out today – and a notably weird review of Rovio’s “Angry Birds Go” in The Verge is a good example of how confused or misguided criticism of the app industry can be. The Verge admonished “Angry Birds Go” for adopting the single most effective …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Choir Sings A Tribute To Nelson Mandela In The Form Of A Flash Mob In The Least Expected Place (Bringing Tears & Smiles To Shoppers)

A South African chain store has laid on one of the most touching tributes to Nelson Mandela in the form of a flash mob. Woolworths teamed up with the …

Charles Barkley Talks Future Plans, 'Strained' Relationship with Michael Jordan

Charles Barkley has quickly become a favorite on-air personality of just about every NBA fan, but that doesn't mean he plans to stay in the television game forever. He has bigger plans in mind, which is one of many insights he revealed to Rachel Nichols during an interview that will air on Dec. …

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5 Mistakes You're Making With Customers' Feedback | Inc.com

Finding the right system for soliciting customer feedback doesn't have to be complicated. At the very least, it shouldn't be cluttered with unnecessary red tape, protocols, and procedures. Your customers should be able to file a complaint to the right department--the one that will take action on …

Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem And Gets Hated On By Black Hairdresser... Does Anyone Step In To Check Her?

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe.<p>One big reason is cost. On average, a set of hearing aids rings up a tab of about $4,000. Most insurance policies don't cover them.<p>A company …

Quip Toothbrush to Complement Your Modern Lifestyle

Stylish Quip Toothbrush is designed by Simon Enever to complement your modern lifestyle. Each toothbrush is carefully engineered to be customizable …

Great balls of data! 2 sports devices you need for the holidays

When you think sports, the first word that comes to mind is likely not “sensors,” but two startups are using sensors to make some of the coolest products in data-focused sports training we’ve seen.<p>You hear about industries that are being “disrupted” by data: finance, education, healthcare, and …

How to protect yourself: 2 million Facebook, Google accounts compromised

More than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised, security experts warn, compromising countless accounts and leaving Internet and financial companies scrambling.<p>Some online networks responded by disabling the affected passwords, or requiring affected accounts to choose …

Two crazy Teddy Bridgewater plays highlight Keg of Nails

Two of the best plays of the potential No. 1 NFL Draft pick's season came on a single drive Thursday night.<p>This hasn't been Teddy Bridgewater's best game (before this score, he was 17-of-32 with a touchdown and an interception), due in part to constant pressure and Cincinnati being able to keep two …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

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Doria Tillier to Present Weather Nude on TV After France Reach World Cup Finals

French weathergirl Doria Tillier may be the secret reason behind Les Blues reaching the World Cup finals.<p>The presenter promised to present the weather naked if France overturned a 2-0 deficit against Ukraine in the second leg of their play-off match in Paris on Tuesday.<p>After Didier Deschamps' side …

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