Kate Makai

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Easter Island's Secret May Be Adaptation, Not Suicide

The Polynesian society of Easter Island supposedly collapsed in the late 1600s after the population razed the island of every last tree. Recent evidence suggests a different story, one that hints not at environmental suicide but at successful adaptation. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with …

Would You Encourage Your Children to Work in Advertising?

Labor Day got me thinking. About working and my profession.<p>For the past 15 years, I've worked at the same agency. Recently, I moved into a new role, …

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Find Out Where You Rank On The List Of The World’s Richest People

Created by London-based agency Poke, The GRL asks users how much their yearly salary adds up to, and then let’s them know what percentage of the …

Marketing Fail of the Day: “Matilda” Ad Team Is Looking for a Few Good Reviews

The letters <i>TK</i> are used in journalism and publishing to note that some item–a headline, say, or a chapter–is missing but on the way. It’s less …

This Must Be The Best Ruler Ever Invented

It looks pityingly on rulers that just "measure" things<p>If you're still using a basic ruler--the kind that's a stick with notches on it--allow us to introduce you to the future, where our rulers will be crazy interactive devices that measure the angles on hand-drawn triangles and allow us to create …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

You needn't be wrong to be called delusional

Just because they're out to get you doesn't prove you're not paranoid, says the latest edition of the psychiatrists' bible<p>It's not clear who forcibly sedated her in 1972. It's not certain that she was admitted to a psychiatric ward in the following year. What's definite though is that many people …

The Most Racist Part of the Zimmerman Trial Was the Media

How many young African-American men were killed in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York during the Zimmerman trial? It's difficult to find out because most news organizations apparently aren't interested. But the numbers are startling. Crystal Wright reports from the U.K, that<p>During the July 4th …

It's College Students vs. the Corporate Machine -- and the Machine's Winning

Once this nation saw higher education as a citadel of learning, growth and opportunity. Now student debt is being used as a cash cow to subsidize corporate tax breaks, while universities become incubators for corporate employees and cheap laboratories for private-sector patents.<p>The new student loan …

How to Write Interesting Content for a "Boring" Topic - Copyblogger

If you’re lamenting how “boring” the niche you’re writing in is, take heart … I’m here to tell that you <i>can</i> make it interesting to the right …

Ikea Has the Hottest Malms on the Internet at Slutty HotMalm.com Site

Ikea is a family brand, except when it comes to showing dozens of Hot Malms in compromising positions.<p>A new website, HotMalm.com, shows loads of …

21 Campaigns That Should Snare Lions at Cannes

Smart ways to live, and dumb ways to die. Advertising demonstrated it all over the past 18 months, and the best work will do battle at the 60th …

Adobe Live-Photoshops People Into Bus-Stop Ads in Ambush That’s Actually Not Awful

The notion of being secretly photographed, digitally manipulated and publicly displayed might make some folks shudder. But the furtive surveillance …

The Trailblazer: Meet The Brit Behind Sundance Channel’s Push Into Scripted Series

Sundance Channel, launched in 1996, is more than independent film these days. Inspired by the success of sister cable network AMC, Sundance Channel …

The Disappearing Chinese Artist That Advertisers Can’t Get Enough Of

Over the years, with his ongoing “Hiding in the City” series, Liu has blended himself seamlessly into the background of places as unlikely as a …

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

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My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

From Rhys Ifans to Madonna: writers on their worst celebrity interviews

<b>Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph</b><p>The film industry is now less caring about [traditional] media exposure. A lot of their PR campaign – and the interview is …

'I Only Want to Get Married Once'

Far too often, it's because people jump into marriage thinking that the only thing they need to make it work is "the click." Although infatuation does provide a great kick-start to a relationship, it's short lived.<p>On a recent flight, I sat next to a businessman in his late 30s. He wore a stylish …

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Think brain scans can reveal our innermost thoughts? Think again

The grip of neuroscience on the academic and popular imagination is extraordinary. In recent decades, brain scientists have burst out of the …

Downton Abbey Has Gone To The Dogs (And Cats)

Now imagine the show, about the inner workings an aristocratic family and also the help, if it starred dogs and cats! Kim Parkhurst, who runs the …

10 Hot Social Networks to Watch

Hot Social Networks to Watch<p>1. Medium<p>2. Kleek<p>3. Viddy<p>4. RunKeeper<p>5. Ghost<p>6. Pose<p>7. Vine<p>8. Atmospheir<p>9. Days<p>10. App.net<p>Have you ever dropped into …

15 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

It's always hard to get back to work after a long Memorial Day weekend, and if you've been neglecting the news, don't worry — we've got you covered …

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Andrew Fairclough Interview<p>Kate Bingaman-Burt Interview<p>Chris DeLorenzo Interview<p>Justin Pervorse Interview<p>Ty Wilkins Interview<p>Josh Brill Interview<p>Brad …

39 Relaxing Outdoor Hanging Beds For Your Home

To relax outdoors, in the sunlight or, on the contrary, in the shadows in light summer wind, there’s nothing better than a hanging bed. Lie, read, …

Warning: This Addictive Word Game Induces Clairvoyance

OK Go–yes, the band–has released a free iPhone game that feels like magic.<p>You say a word and I say a word at the same time.<p>“Burrito.” “Quesadilla.”<p>And then we both try to find something in between.<p>“Quesarito.”<p>That’s the premise behind <i>Say the Same Thing</i>, a free iPhone app by Space Inch and uber …

Buck Knives Stowaway Kit (0941BKSVP3) for Travellers

A set of cutting board and knife in one, <b>Buck Knives Stowaway Kit (0941BKSVP3)</b> makes it perfect to own when you travel a lot. Camping, road trip, …

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