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Drew Carey Offers $10K Reward To Find Those Behind A Disgusting Ice Bucket Prank On An Autistic Teen

A horrible prank using the ice bucket challenge has people outraged in Bay Village, Ohio. Video of the prank surfaced earlier this week showing a 14-year-old with autism standing in a driveway preparing to take the challenge. Then things took a disgusting turn. From The Chronicle Telegram:<p>Bay …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

South-east Asia

Got a Minute? Try Meditating!

We all know by now that meditating benefits us in all kinds of ways. But who has time to meditate? Author Martin Boroson suggests that taking just …

This is Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Proclamations like ‘kids need to learn to code!’ may be accurate but, without some context and conceptual unpacking, they can be rather unhelpful. …

Learning

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

<b>5. How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test) vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>6. Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Pt. 2 vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>7. What If the Sun Disappeared? vis</b> …

Three Social Trends That Will Influence Education in 2014

There are patterns within the trend predictions for 2014 that are worthy of paying attention to. There is strong, if not overwhelming evidence that …

Fifteen Reasons We Need Friends

A new view of neuroticism shows what really makes you anxious<p>New studies show how your smile affects your relationship, if not your life<p>The details …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

Mindfulness

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Neuroscience

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

The start-ups struggling to make a name through crowdfunding

<b>Crowdfunding websites have caught the imagination of millions of web users, providing businesses and creative ventures with a platform to appeal for money.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe technology aiming to help refugeesRetrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green faceliftSudan …

Crowd Funding

Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Project

Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Drawing

A New Prize for Design and Social Impact

As the field of design for social impact grows, so does the discourse around it. Here at Core77, we recognize Social Impact as its own category in …

Realistic Oil Paintings by Eric Zener

Inspiring Oil Paintings.<p>This is a small selection of inspiring oil paintings by California-based artist Eric Zener. His work has been exhibited …

Digital Art

Daily Inspiration #1632

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …