Paul Helms

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Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine

Raising the spectre of nuclear war over Ukraine, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is playing a new, and dangerous, game.<p>On Friday, as Russian Federation tanks …

The Worst Starbucks In America

We’ve shown you the best. Now we’re showing you the worst.<p>Starbucks has some of the most beautiful stores in the world–architectural masterpieces that squeeze table service onto Swiss trains and 1,876 blocks of Dutch oak onto Amsterdam ceilings.<p>And then they have this drive-thru, walk-up location …

A Thoughtful Essay On The Details of Design by Craig Mod - The Fox Is Black

I really hate the phrase “the devil’s in the details” but I certainly appreciate it’s intention. As a designer and someone who regards aesthetics in …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

Demonstration

It's not looking good for Target

The tough times at Target continue. First it was the customer data breach in December. Now it's a fired CEO and lackluster profits for the start of 2014.<p>Worst of all, business isn't likely to turn around soon for the retailer.<p>Target (TGT) disclosed another steep drop in profits and dimmed its …

Christians in Israel face rise in hate crimes

Christians in Israel face an escalation of attacks by religious extremists.<p>Churches have been vandalised and the top official of the Catholic Church in the town where Jesus is believed to have lived has been threatened.<p>Some Church officials blame Israeli schools and politicians for supporting …

Stores May Have Received Tainted Beef

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on Wednesday named retailers in nine states that may have received tainted beef.<p>Two days earlier, the FSIS announced that 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products were being recalled on fears that they could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.<p>The …

Taking The Collecting Out Of Music

Everyone collects something. It might be clothes, shoes, baseball cards, bottle caps, coins, cars or an exclusive subset of these and thousands of other items. Regardless of your income strata, its a sure bet that there’s something that you collect, sometimes even without realizing it. Collecting …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

Russian and American Military Dolphins Might Face Off This Summer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tense East-West standoff in Ukraine could reach a new level of escalation: underwater. According …

Pope's Easter message offers prayer for Ukraine, Syria

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so many Christians.<p>More than 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — had …

The dream office of the future: No email!

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Startups

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

The Gestalt Principles

<b>The Gestalt Principles</b><p><i>Gestalt</i> is a psychology term which means "unified whole". It refers to theories of <b>visual perception</b> developed by German …

How Typography Affects Conversions

As an Internet marketer, conversion is our bread and butter. I can guarantee you spend a large part of your time pondering ways to optimize landing …

Financial crises | The Economist

Finance is not merely prone to crises, it is shaped by them. Five historical crises show how aspects of today’s financial system originated—and offer …

Fracking Is Necessary, But Does It Need To Be Evil?

Russell Gold, the senior energy reporter for the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and author of a new book, “The Boom“, knows fracking. Not only has he spent more …

Eye-Opening Photos Juxtapose Images of Present-Day and WWI-Era Europe

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the conflict that not only reshaped Europe, but also fundamentally transformed the world and international power structures. Over 16 million soldiers and civilians were killed and more than 20 million wounded, making WWI one of the …

History

Millions of passwords exposed

SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.<p>The breakdown revealed this week …

Songwriting For Worship

We started Leadworship.com 17 YEARS AGO (1999) WITH THE SOLE MISSION TO SERVE, EQUIP AND TRAIN LEADERS TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AT "HELPING OTHERS …

Celebration Midwest 2014