Rafael Mendez Parra

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Use These Digital Marketing Tools and Improve Your ReachBuilding a brand image involves using the best tools that will grow your community and …

'World of Warcraft' gold is worth 7 times more than Venezuela's currency

Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, has been drastically losing value on the global market ahead of its reform in June. The bolívar has lost so much …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

This Film Takes Timelapses and Camera Techniques to the Next Level

Want to see some jaw-dropping camera work? Check out this 3-minute trailer for the upcoming feature film <i>Awaken</i>, by renowned time-lapse photographer …

This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …

This Plane Trails Photo Was Made by Stacking 2,655 Photos

StarStaX is a popular program for creating photos of star trails by stacking multiple exposures, but it can also be used for other purposes. For the …

‘The Impossible Project’ Documentary Tells the Story of Polaroid’s Rebirth

When Polaroid announced that it would stop making Polaroid instant film in February 2008, The Impossible Project was founded to keep the film alive. …

10 nature getaways in Catalonia in 2017

Beautiful coves and beaches, tall mountains and uniquely sculptured mountain ranges, wide rivers that turn into deltas when they reach the sea, …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1.</b> <b>Adblock Plus and The Pirate Bay's founder have launched a service to let people pay the online publishers they love the most.</b>The Flattr Plus browser extension lets users select how much they want to spend a month and, as users consume content on the web, it automatically distributes that monthly …

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#ThrowbackThursday - Man wanted in 12 systems is described as unarmed and no longer dangerous. https://t.co/NccmSubeUy

Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide

Before he directed such mind-bending masterpieces as <i>Time Bandits</i>, <i>Brazil</i> and <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>, before he became short-hand for a …

Terry Gilliam’s Lost Animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail Are Now Online

This year marks the 40th anniversary of <i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i> and as the group has always been upfront about shamelessly milking their fans …

Venezuela Trolls the US by Pledging to Fight the War on Drugs With Russian Fighter Jets | VICE News

Any story that touches on nukes, cocaine, and cutting-edge Russian military hardware ought to be at least as exciting as the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the truth is probably a lot less entertaining and just plain sad.<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently announced plans to buy at least 12 …

Memo To Venezuela: The Soviets Nationalized Food Distribution And Guess What? It Didn't Work

There is a point to the study of history. For as George Santayana said, those who fail to study it are doomed to repeat it. The point therefore being to find out which things people tried in the past, which of those things didn’t work and then <i>not do them</i>. It’s this part of the process that …

Save Money by Checking Out Nikon's Best Older Gear

Nikon has a long history of venerated products, many of which are still just as useful today as they were in generations past. Here's a list of some …

This 1957 drawing reveals the brilliant strategy behind Disney's lasting success

Disneyland in Anaheim, California, celebrates its 60th anniversary on Friday.<p>The success of the original park, which opened July 17, 1955, sparked the 1971 opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and eventually led to the construction of nine other parks and resorts operated by Disney …

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29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Saving the dictators

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The Obama administration has been holding high-level talks with the Venezuelan dictatorship, this time in Haiti of all places, and …

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Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

Today's fit - funky Friday Going with a fun and funky fit for this awesome summer Friday. I bought these pants a couple months back but can never seem to find myself wearing them. They are a little bold (for my usual taste) but perfect color for summer. Paired em with a super light wash denim shirt and gave it that "casual Friday" slouchy tuck. Figured I was already going bold with the pants so I decided to go hard and go all out with this crazy cool patterned cable knit belt (@thetiebar), it's got a funky retro vibe that I dig. Gave the wrist a little bit of extra game and going with my summer shoe, these chukkas you all love. A funky cool retro modern vibe today for sure.

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

Venezuela's currency is sinking so fast, its biggest bill is worth just 16 US pennies

Cashier Marisol Garcia makes the bolivar boats to illustrate roaring inflation and the currency's tumble on the black market, where even the country's biggest bill is worth just 16 U.S. cents.<p>"People ask: 'What's that?' I say: 'Our reality,'" explains Garcia, 44, as she rapidly counts wads of notes …

Web design is dead

Web design is (finally!) dying of irrelevance. Web pages themselves are no longer the center of the Internet experience, which is why designers need …

An Animated Introduction to Michel Foucault, “Philosopher of Power”

Do you still need a working knowledge of the ideas of Michel Foucault to hold your own on the cocktail party circuit? Probably not, but the ideas …

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How Apple and IBM Marketed the First Personal Computers

In 1977, companies building PCs had to try to convince the American public that this confusing new technology was missing from their lives.<p>As ubiquitous as they might be now, in the 1970s, few things were more mysterious and unknown than the “personal computer.” For years, these shadowy, …

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11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

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