lynda foxfowler

58 Added | 4 Magazines | 16 Likes | @faefoxfowler | Keep up with lynda foxfowler on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “lynda foxfowler”

A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of …

Photography

No, Drinking Coffee Won't Save Your Life Or Prevent Heart Attacks

Once again the media has swallowed the bait hook, line, and sinker. Following the publication of a a new study in the journal <i>Heart</i> last night, hundreds of news reports have now appeared extolling the miraculous benefits of coffee. Here’s just one typical headline from the <i>Los Angeles Times: “Another</i> …

Medical Research

Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500

You’ve heard that companies with women executives at the helm tend to perform better than those led by men— and a new study furthers that claim, …

S&P 500

Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana And Was A Bully In High School, Say Former Classmates

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush smoked marijuana while in high school, a personal use of the drug that stands in contrast to his later political stance on the plant.<p>“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush, the current Republican frontrunner seeking his party's 2016 …

Government

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

One of my clients told me that social media sabbaticals are the new treks through Nepal. Taking a social media sabbatical is trendy, takes some courage, and for most westerners, it’s outside the realm of possibility. But (thankfully for me), it doesn’t require as much physical fitness as a hiking …

Will Hillary's Campaign Be ‘White Dude-Fest 2016’?

Hillary Clinton’s pre-presidential campaign has made some high-profile hires recently—but all of them, so far, are white males. And Democrats have …

Government

Dying Light preload is live, best deal for PC is $45

This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.<p>We’re just hours away from the release of <i>Dying Light</i>. If you’re looking to jump into the action ASAP on PC, the pre-load is already live on Steam for $59.99. Even better, there are several digital authorized retailers out there offering up a Steam key at a …

The DEA Is Spying on Millions of Cars All Over the U.S.

With sweeping power to monitor the movements of so many Americans, the federal agency will continue to lose the hopeless drug war.<p>Once again, Americans face a tradeoff between liberty and security. On one hand, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been building "a database to track in real time …

Surveillance

Nest to replace old Dropcams for free before they go dark April 15

Image copyright Dropcam.One downside of having products that require cloud services in order to work is that the physical objects can suddenly become …

Home Automation

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.<p>Safety is often celebrated as the biggest benefit of a world full of driverless cars, but two other presumed social improvements follow closely behind. One is that the technology could reduce traffic congestion, since …

Twitter Jokes and the Philosophical Origins of Humor

How Thomas Hobbes and Immanuel Kant would have explained why tweets make us laugh<p>In its nearly nine years of existence, Twitter has grown to encompass an array of communities and subgenres. There’s media Twitter, weird Twitter, black Twitter, dad Twitter, and brand Twitter—each with distinct and …

Jokes

Players could explore Elite: Dangerous for thousands of generations and not see it all

When <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> launched in December it was the end of a long journey for David Braben and his development team. More than 30 years after its original release, the modern installment is finally in players' hands. But for those players, the journey has only just begun.<p><i>Elite</i> is an online …

Esurance (with Walter White!)

From the sexiest cheeseburger you've ever seen, to a flashback of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel trying to decode the Internet, here is a look at this year's Super Bowl ads.<p><b>Super Bowl advertisements</b> have always sold at a premium on the promise of reaching a worldwide, captive audience. Captive, in …

Advertising

7 reasons to use emoticons in your writing and social media, according to science

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes
Government

Kim Kardashian May Not Realize That Her T-Mobile Super Bowl Commercial Is Making Fun Of Her

The Super Bowl is less than a week away, but we’re not seeing a ton of buzz surrounding the Super Bowl ads yet, with the exception of Charlotte McKinney’s “au natural” Carl’s Jr. ad, which is getting a boost online by being advertised as too racy to air in the East Coast, and the Victoria’s Secret …

Kim Kardashian

Alan Ladd Jr.'s Wife Accuses Bill Cosby of Rape: "It Was Obvious … He Had Had Sex With Me"

Cindra Ladd is just the latest in a series of women who've accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them.<p>The wife of film producer</b> …

Google’s Waze is a ‘stalking app,’ claim US police

Sheriffs have accused Google’s Waze traffic app of being a stalking app and called for alerts that indicate when police are nearby to be switched off, reports The Guardian.<p>In 2013, Google acquired Waze, which combines GPS navigation with a social community, for $966 million. It offers free …

I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future

Hiding from robots while looking like a cyborg<p>You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to sound a little excited now.<p>Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve been seeing VR narrative experiences for years at this …

Virtual Reality

This App Wants To Help You Get Rid Of People Who Stress You Out

Pplkpr is an art project and real app meant to give us a peek into our quantified future.<p>Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald are artists who create tech-based projects exploring the possibilities of the near future. In the past, projects of theirs have hired Amazon’s Mechanical Turks to rate their …

Heart Rates

“American Sniper’s” biggest lie: Clint Eastwood has a delusional Fox News problem

The insanities and fantasies at the heart of “American Sniper” explain everything about the state of the 2015 GOP<p>Much has been made recently about the inaccurate representation of Chris Kyle in “American Sniper.” We’ve learned that, despite the fact that the film depicts Kyle as a hero and a …

Clint Eastwood

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

Silicon Valley

Sundance 2015: Scientology, Cruise, Travolta and a hot premiere

Alex Gibney's new Scientology documentary stirred speculation that protesters might attend the film's Sundance premiere Sunday night, especially after full-page Scientology ads appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times asking: "Is Alex Gibney’s Upcoming HBO ‘Documentary’ a Rolling …

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states …

Cannabis

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time spying program

American Civil Liberties Union warns scanning of license plates by Drug Enforcement Agency is building a repository of all drivers’ movements<p>The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned …

Surveillance

15-Minute Envelope Pillow Tutorial

Do you love to change out your throw pillows? I do. Whether it’s for the season, or a holiday, or just because I need a change, there’s something …

Sewing

7 Crazy Homes That Every Nature-Lover Should Visit

Looking to live closer to nature? We've found the house for you!<p><b>A house built under a rock seen here.</b><p><b>A glass cube house spotted here.</b><p><b>An ivy-covered house spotted here.</b><p>.<p><b>A house built on a rock seen here.</b><p><b>A place to stay warm seen here.</b><p><b>A house on the lake spotted here.</b><p><b>A house built out of rocks seen</b> …