Rebecca Jennings

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

China's Blossoming Skyscraper Inspired by a Rosebud

Chinese architectural firm UA studio 7 has designed a 1,000-foot-tall contemporary skyscraper known as <i>New City Flower</i> at the intersection of Fushun and Shenyang in China in an effort to reinvigorate the local area. Inspired by the shape of a rosebud, the tower features six “petals” that rise from …

Architecture

Tom Hanks Is 'Captain Phillips' In High-Seas Hostage Drama

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 7, 2013.</i><p>In April 2009, Somali pirates boarded an American-flagged container ship and took its captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a small lifeboat. That led to a five-day drama at sea, much of it covered on television, as a U.S. Navy destroyer …

New Trojan Ads Are More Family Time Than Sexy Time

If you want to advertise safe sex, perhaps you shouldn’t make your viewers squirm on their couches or hurry to shut off the TV before little Jonny or grandma walk into the room. Trojan has finally figured this out and produced a series of new ads that are so…nice, they could easily air on prime …

Condoms

Malala Yousafzai memoir launch scrapped in Pakistan

Politicians accused of blocking promotion of I Am Malala, the autobiography by schoolgirl who survived Taliban shooting<p>An attempt to launch the memoir of the Pakistani schoolgirl who became a global icon after being shot in the head by the Taliban in her home province has been scuppered by …

Why Is Facebook’s App Asking To Read Your Text Messages?

Over the last month or so, a few keen-eyed Android users may have been startled by some peculiar permission requests when they tried to update their Facebook app. One request asks to “read your text messages (SMS or MMS).”<p>That’s not exactly the kind of language users are likely to find reassuring, …

Inspiring Story of How a Young Woman with Muscular Dystrophy Became a Model

Fashion design brand Diesel recently held a casting call for models and fashion blogger Jillian Mercado, a young woman who has spastic muscular dystrophy, decided to apply. To her pleasant surprise, she booked the job and is now one of twenty-three models featured in Diesel's new <i>#DieselReboot</i> ad …

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