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This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Relatable And Sweet

These are getting all up in my feels.

Digital Art

13 Epic Scence Fiction Books Being Made Into Movies | Digital Trends

It’s a good time to be a fan of science-fiction movies. Whether your tastes favor explosive, big-budget spectacles or subtle, thought-provoking …

Science Fiction

30 Of The Most Hilarious Expressions Made By Dogs On Their Way To The Vet

Just as we humans are terrified of going to the doctor, dogs too are no less scared of visiting the vet. And while we can still make excuses and skip …

Pets

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Environmentally Friendly

Alphabet Just Made an Announcement That Should Terrify Uber

The age of the self-driving ridesharing service has arrived.<p>Lost in all of the headlines about lower advertising margins, a marketwide sell-off, and …

Autonomous Vehicle

5 Amazingly Practical Tools For Data Analysis

Data is continuously emerging with speeds and magnanimity we could never imagine. It is stated that data is more valuable than oil, but we know it …

Big Data

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

IDC: Tablet shipments decline for 13th straight quarter, Amazon overtakes Samsung for second place

The tablet market has now declined year-over-year for 13 quarters straight. Q4 2017 saw a 7.9 percent year-over-year decline: 49.6 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 53.8 million units in the same quarter last year. The only silver lining is that declines for 2017 haven’t been in the …

Mobile

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories across food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness, and liveability.<p>It also "found the key factors that make residents find their city exciting," …

Cost of Living

Big marketers like Airbnb and eBay are using Facebook to see which ads are a waste of money

Airbnb has always relied on data to drive its marketing. But testing how well different ads perform with different audiences and on different platforms — and then ideally shifting budgets to the ads or tactics that were performing the best — wasn't part of the marketing mix until two years …

Marketing

New To Content Marketing? Here's What You Need To Know

The last decade or so has been marked by the rise of content marketing. Content production platforms have become more accessible, traditional marketing and advertising strategies have become comparably more expensive, and algorithmic pressure for better-quality content—like Google’s Panda algorithm …

Marketing

Amazon's best original shows in 2017: RANKED

Amazon<p>Amazon is spending a boatload making TV shows and movies for its Prime service, and was one of the big winners at the 2018 Golden Globes, with two wins for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."<p>The show's star, Rachel Brosnahan, who goes from 50s housewife to stand-up comic, won the Globe for best …

TV

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

How to Make Sure People Won’t Hate Your New Open Office Plan

Organizations are rushing to implement open office spaces in hopes of retaining talent, encouraging cross-functional collaboration, enhancing exposure to different kinds of expertise, and accelerating creativity and innovation. Sometimes this works, but often it doesn’t. In our research, we …

Like Black Mirror? Here are 10 other dark and twisted Netflix gems to enjoy in 2018

If you’re a Black Mirror fan, chances are, you will be spending the final weekend of 2017 bingeing your way through the latest six-part series, which …

What the Big Mergers of 2017 Tell Us About 2018

The great business remix of the last three years shows no sign of abating. Deep changes in technology and globalization that started in the 1990s continue to up-end how we live and work. They have forced firms to reshuffle the cards they hold and remix the ownership of assets in the economy.<p>This …

Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad blocking

Websites aren't always conspicuous in their attempts to combat ad blockers. Researchers from the University of Iowa and UC Riverside have learned that 30.5 percent of the top 10,000 websites have measures to thwart ad blocking, and they're frequently using methods you wouldn't likely notice. Many …

How Consulting Firms Are Evolving to Modernize Companies

Fast technological evolutions call for changes in traditional consulting models. Firms not only are adjusting those models, but are also finding ways to create a competitive future for their clients through technology.<p>Last year, the global consulting market was worth more than $250 billion, with …

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Top Ten Podcasts Every Marketer Should Listen to

Dedicate yourself to learning in 2018.<p>As marketers, we live busy lives. We're under pressure to learn as much as we can as quickly as we can so that we can ride trends and help our brand to reach as many potential customers as possible. The problem is that as marketers we are also busy creatures …

Top 10 Reddit Posts Show What Ad Aficionados Loved and Hated in 2017

Redditors interested in advertising had a lot to talk about this year, and mining their top posts reveals what they consider the biggest stories in …

How MoonPie Became The Unexpected Top Social Media Brand Of 2017

MoonPie is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that offers only one product: an eponymously named, marshmallow-centered, chocolate-covered pie made with graham crackers.<p>They’ll also crack you up: MoonPie has become one of the “funniest and most personable brands on Twitter.” Buzzfeed wrote …

Judd Apatow

28 Phrases You Should Speak More Often to Your Coworkers

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50% of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you …

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something – anything – to make for dinner, and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the followup question: is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

Cinemark Declares War on MoviePass With $8.99 Subscription

The new Movie Club offering is more competitive than you might think ...<p>The movie theater business has been under pressure all year. The stocks of …

The $52.4 billion Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad-sales ramifications

Disney has agreed to acquire 21st Century Fox's film studio and a large chunk of its television production assets for $52.4 billion — a deal that alters the media landscape as we know it.<p>It helps Disney battle accelerated cord cutting, gives it an even bigger repository of content, and helps …

Nissan

How Facebook Watch will overtake YouTube as the biggest video platform

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Facebook is crushing Snapchat. Well, forget that, because I’m interested in a much bigger tech company Facebook is …

Dos and Don'ts: How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Losing your job is hard. It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail …

Employment

Marketing: The Convergence Of Art And Science

Armed with a staggering amount of data, marketing managers can now track the impact of each dollar spent on their bottom line. Digital marketing has made it all possible. Back when David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was measuring a marketing campaign’s success, he could only refer to blips in …

Marketing

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management