lunes, 31 de agosto de 2009

40 Clever Advertising Campaigns of McDonalds

Despite all the controversies and criticism, McDonalds continues to grow fast and strong.

We cant imagine a world without McDonalds, we cant imagine not seeing the big yellow M. McDonalds powerful advertising campaign contributes a lot to its worldwide awareness. The following are some brillant McDonalds ads we collected.

Source:
http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/40-clever-advertising-campaigns-of-mcdonalds/

SF Street Art Mecca to be Demolished in September [Pics]

The old tuna cannery down in the flats of Bayview Hunters Point has been sitting empty ever since it was condemned after the '89 quake.

But one peek inside the immense building reveals it has hardly been abandoned. What appears on the outside as an industrial wasteland is, on the inside, perhaps the largest living canvas for graffiti artists in SF.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2009/08/secret_street_art_mecca_rankin.php

domingo, 30 de agosto de 2009

Skip the Buffet Obese Americans Make 25 Less Than Peers

The costs of obesity are enormous, and not just in health care costs, such as increasing medication expenses 77% for someone who is obese.

Source:
http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/08/28/how-to-lower-obesity-fatten-wallet-at-chinese-buffets/

sábado, 29 de agosto de 2009

High tech wheelchair functions as a scooter as well

Developed by researchers in Japan, this high-tech wheelchair provides greater mobility to the disabled.

The prototype RODEM looks and even functions like a scooter to some extent. It has an all-wheel drive, and the cushioned surfaces on the prototype provide safety for the legs and chest.

Source:
http://www.automotto.org/entry/high-tech-wheelchair-functions-as-a-scooter-as-well/

Prefabricated Shelters Offer a Jungle EcoRetreat

Once on the site, constructing the houses required no moving of soil or excavating.

These shelters are currently being used as temporary housing for employees that work at the Verana resort, but the owners say that the treehouse-like shelters have been such a hit that they plan on building more, but this time for guests " so get ready to pack...

Source:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/28/prefabricated-shelters-offer-a-jungle-eco-retreat/

Food Tech What Doesnt Make You Stronger Could Kill You

It's hard to think of anything more essential to human survival than eating.

And yet that very primal act of gobbling sustenance has, of late, become one of the most genuinely perplexing things we people do.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5347500/food-tech-what-doesnt-make-you-stronger-could-kill-you

New KFC Opens Sells Marijuana Instead of Fried Chicken

So do they plan on selling hot biscuits with THC butter? Can you order your Pineapple Express by the bucket? "No comment." Hm.

I suppose we'll have to take that as a no.

Source:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/fast-food/kfc-marijuana-dispensary/

Fresnos Freakin But Marijuana Dispensary To Stay Open

You've gotta pity the poor, put-upon city officials of Fresno.

After all, they've only had 13 years to suss out Proposition 215, this newfangled medical marijuana law that's being forced upon their fair city by more progressive Californians. And, heck, it's only been a little over half a decade since the legislature amplified and clarified the inte

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/08/chronic_city_victory_in_fresno.php

viernes, 28 de agosto de 2009

Death Calculator Predicts Your Odds of Kicking the Bucket

A new web site claims to give the odds on you dying next year, or for whatever period you select, based on a few simple questions.

The site, DeathRiskRankings.com, is the brainchild of researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University. It provides answers based on publicly available data from the United States and Europe, comparing mortality..

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/health/090826-death-calculator.html

The Fast Food Industrys 7 Most Heinous Concoctions

Some of America's favorite chains have concocted some thoroughly repellent dishes that make the Double Quarter Pounder look like a celery stick.

Source:
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/142237/the_fast_food_industry's_7_most_heinous_concoctions_/?page=entire

America F Yeah Hummer Dealership Now Sells Guns

The largest Hummer dealership in the United States, according to Motor Trend, has opened a new wing of it's store called "Adventure Shooting Sports." They have also beat Stephen Colbert to the punch and registered the domain name GunsAndHummers.com.

Source:
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2009/08/america_a_chesterfield_hummer_dealership_sells_assault_rifles.php

More Cock Darling

Investigating a Packet of Cock: We tried a packet hot, spicy cock (flavored soup mix) in the name of science.

How did it taste? Not like you'd imagine...

Source:
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2009/08/more_cock_darling.php

RIBA robot nurse bear

RIBA " short for Robot for Interactive Body Assistance " was developed by researchers at Japanese Institute.

Designed primarily to assist nurses by lifting patients in and out of their beds and wheelchairs (as well as on and off the toilet), the 180-kilogram robot can safely pick up and carry people weighing as much as 61 kilograms (135 lbs).

Source:
http://www.pinktentacle.com/2009/08/riba-robot-nurse-bear/

jueves, 27 de agosto de 2009

Keyboard style could give early warning of dementia health

Software that monitors how we use a keyboard shows that we type differently when we're under stress, and could flag up signs of cognitive deterioration

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327224.200-keyboard-style-could-give-early-warning-of-dementia.html

Top 11 Gamers As Found In Real Life

Which one are you?

Source:
http://www.bamkapow.com/top-11-gamers-as-found-in-real-life-3835-p.html

17 of the Worlds Biggest Liars photo gallery

As Mark Twain once wrote, "Everybody lie --every day; every hour; awake; asleep...From the famed American Traitor Benedict Arnold to pop duo Milli Vanilli, a look at some of the world's biggest liars.

Source:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/212610

Beautiful Glass Shard Spire Set to Dominate London Skyline

Feast your eyes on these latest visualizations of The Shard (aka London Bridge Tower), a 1017ft skyscraper actually under construction.

When finished in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the U.K, and one of the tallest in Europe.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5345826/beautiful-glass-shard-spire-set-to-dominate-london-skyline

miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2009

Wikipedia will Limit Changes to Articles on People

Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/technology/internet/25wikipedia.html?_r=1

Will the Trabi East Germanys Clunker Make a Comeback

Don't laugh, the car once reviled as a symbol of socialist dysfunction may be coming back as an environmentalist's dream ride

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1918271,00.html

Swine Flu Vaccine Warning In 1979

Dr.

David Sencer and others about the Swine Flu vaccine of 1976. Note the admitted lack of safety and informed consent to the public, even as TV ads frightened American citizens into getting a shot. Think anything has changed?

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEJyUgt7lY8

How To Control A Nation Pic

How To Control A Nation.. (Pic)

Source:
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6499/goeringwithout.gif

martes, 25 de agosto de 2009

7 Car Mods That Get 100 MPG

Hand-built, eco-modified, and wood-powered cars raced this weekend driving 100 miles on just a single gallon of fuel.

Source:
http://gas2.org/2009/08/24/7-car-mods-that-get-100-mpg-or-more/

9 Real or Fake Aphrodisiacs

Which foods have greater libido-boosting powers than others? We sorted through fact and fiction to bring you the answers.

Source:
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Health/9-Real-or-Fake-Edible-Aphrodisiacs.html

Resveratrol All the Benefits of Red Wine In a Magic Pill

Resveratrol supplements are a prime example of how hope, buzz and profit can distort science.

Source:
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/13/health/he-resveratrol13

Placebos Are Getting More Effective Why is This Happening

It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say.

It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger...

Source:
http://www.wired.com/medtech/drugs/magazine/17-09/ff_placebo_effect

10 Extraordinary and Unique Lakes Pics

When a body of water is inland, not part of an ocean, deeper than a pond and fed by a river, it is classified as a lake.

Usually created by rifts, tectonic shifts and ongoing glaciations"often found in basins or along mature rivers"theyre some of the most beautiful nature-made landmarks on earth.

Source:
http://www.womansday.com/Content/Family-Lifestyle/10-Extraordinary-Lakes

lunes, 24 de agosto de 2009

The Worlds Weirdest Hotels

On your next trip, you could be checking into a wine cask, a salvaged 727 airplane, or a room where the furniture defies the law of gravity.

Source:
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-29498002

SIGG Scandal Sigg Eco Water Bottles Contain BPA

SIGG water bottles, which have long been perceived to be the eco-friendly alternative to plastic water bottles, has just confessed something that has sent huge ripples through the media - all of their bottles manufactured before August of last year actually DO contain BPA.

Source:
http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/08/22/sigg-scandal-sigg-eco-water-bottles-had-bpa-all-along/

Frown The 14 worst cities for your teeth

With factors like dry climate and hard water, find out which American towns fell short on what it takes to have a healthy, attractive smile.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32492885/

domingo, 23 de agosto de 2009

Porn makers challenged for not mandating condoms

An AIDS advocacy group filed complaints with state officials against 16 production companies that show unprotected sex in porn movies. By law, U.S. adult film actors must prove they have tested negative for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases within 30 days of going to work on a film.

Source:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Porn-makers-challenged-for-apf-183164416.html?x=0

sábado, 22 de agosto de 2009

LongestServing Bartender in US Retires After 77 Years

Angelo Cammarata has been serving up cocktails since Prohibition ended at midnight on April 7, 1933. (Well, there was the brief interlude in the 1940's when he served in World War II, but you'd be surprised what a good bartender can do with a canteen and a pack of Pall Malls.)

Source:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/bars/angelo-cammarata-oldest-barten/

Is hygiene a recent invention Did the days of old stink

The low point in terms of BO was reached during the Renaissance.

In the wake of the plague, Europeans decided baths were dangerous, believing hot water allowed toxins to penetrate the skin. A grossed-out Muslim suggested that once Christians were doused with baptismal water they felt entitled to avoid bathing for the rest of their lives.

Source:
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2575/is-good-personal-hygiene-a-recent-invention

NASA Photos of Cities at Night

To an observer in space, humanitys footprint on the surface of the Earth is large and varied.

Astronauts circling the Earth have the perfect vantage point, taking in whole regions at once.

Source:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/travel/photos/nasa-photos-cities-at-night/21223

Obama to Set up a White House Farmers Market

Not long ago, the first lady planted the first seeds for the White House's own organic garden.

Now the Obamas want to expand the idea to set up a farmers market just outside the White House.

Source:
http://www.mnn.com/food/markets-groceries/stories/obama-to-set-up-a-white-house-farmers-market

viernes, 21 de agosto de 2009

Fastest Kettle in the World to Break 103 yr old record

After several set backs last week, yesterday the British Steam Car Team unofficially broke the 103 year-old world steam-powered land speed record. The team's own calibrated equipment measured the two way average of 137.14 mph and a 48 min, 52 second turn-around.

Source:
http://gas2.org/2009/08/20/fastest-kettle-in-the-world-racing-to-break-103-year-old-steam-powered-land-speed-record/

Americas 10 Best Places To Grow Up

If you could create the ideal community to raise a child in, what ingredients would you include? First off, you'd probably want a low crime rate.

A strong school system would also be key. From there, you'd need lots of other children, expansive green spaces to play in, and plenty of nearby family events.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20090820/ts_usnews/americas10bestplacestogrowup

JawDropping Collection of 3D Chalk Art on Pavementslideshow

Former Nasa employee Kurt, armed with just pastels and paint, can transform the ground into living art.

Using a style known as anamorphic street painting, the artist is able to create convincing illusions. Kurt has been able to create a staggering collection of work and has appeared on pavements in over 30 countries.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/6060699/Chalk-in-three-dimensions-the-pavement-art-of-Kurt-Venners.html?image=1

Steven Colbert Freaks Out Over Sugar Shortage [video]

Marion Nestle confirms Stephen's fear that there is a sugar shortage in America.

Source:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/247152/august-19-2009/sugar-shortage---marion-nestle

Americas Food Crisis and How to Fix It

He's raised on grass and hay and lives happily on a pasture by the ocean.

His meat is free of antibiotics, but can we afford to eat it? We can't afford not to

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1917458,00.html

Pundits attacking government health insurance rely on it

Never before have so many known so little about so much.

The meme that my Slate colleague Timothy Noah has been tracking about Medicare not being a government program has two sources: ignorance and mendacity. Some people may really not know that Medicare is taxpayer-funded health care. That's ignorance. Many more people know it¢??and know the degre

Source:
http://www.slate.com/id/2225664

Can you fall back in love

Sometimes people wrongly convince themselves theyre in love again because theyre afraid of the future..But usually there were good reasons why the people broke up.

And yeah, with the passage of time you can perhaps persuade yourself if you give it another try it will be different.

Source:
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/relationships/articles/2009/08/20/can_you_fall_back_in_love/

jueves, 20 de agosto de 2009

Frustrated tweets are a new headache for Airlines

Indignant letters, e-mails and phone calls can still get results for unhappy airline travelers, but more are finding that if you really want to vent your frustrations, you can now be loud and fast and public.

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE57H6E920090819

Smore Bacon Please 17 Extreme Smore Creations

From the Napoleon Complex and Sad Muppet S'mores to the high-powered Wasabi S'more and the red-pepper-based S'Mas Caliente, these creations have something for just about anyone jonesing for a little chocolate/marshmallow/graham cracker treat.

Source:
http://www.food2.com/blog/2009/08/18/top-17-extreme-smore-creations-bacon-included?nl=F2N_social_smores

Rogue Pharmacies Still A Problem For Search Engines

A recent report on sponsored search ads on Bing highlights the ongoing challenges posed by shady drug vendors to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.

Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Health Tech.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-10303655-247.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1

Guy Dumps HitRun BMW In Clunkers Blames Dings on Wild Hog

A man accused of using the Cash for Clunkers program to ditch his BMW after a fatal hit-and-run crash is due in a Phoenix court on Thursday.

Source:
http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_us_clunkers_hit_and_run.html

miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2009

The Magic of Disneyland Video from 1956

Priceless footage recorded at Disneyland in only its second year of the parks operation, on the retired 16mm Kodachrome film stock.

Source:
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/fry-cook-on-venus/2009/08/disneyland-1956.html

Man Born With Heart Outside Chest Celebrates 34th Birthday

How long could you live with your heart outside your chest? For Christopher Wall it's 34 years and counting.

Having just celebrated his birthday on Monday,

Source:
http://singularityhub.com/2009/08/18/man-born-with-heart-outside-chest-celebrates-34th-birthday/

Cool Trick Use Spiral Notebook Binding to Manage Wires

Grab an old spiral bound notebook (plastic coils are best, but wire should still work) and make a cut in the spiral some length down the notebook.

The it's as easy as twisting out the coil and twisting it back onto a cluster of cables. Brilliant! If you're a visual learner, check out the DIY YouTube video.

Source:
http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/how-to/use-spiral-notebook-binding-to-manage-wires-093311

Proof That Your Brain Went Psychotic Last Night

Thinking about skimping on your Zs? You'd better tune in to hear what UC Berkeley's Matt Walker has to say about it first!

Source:
http://fora.tv/2009/08/11/Matt_Walker_Secrets_of_the_Sleeping_Brain#Proof_You_Went_Psychotic_Last_Night

LoveFeaturing Road Signs and Street Artworks

Love is everywhere - the street art featured in this post proves that.

It's all about love: road signs, street names and public notices.

Source:
http://www.interbent.com/love-featuring-road-signs-and-street-artworks/

Amazing New Orleans Arcology Habitat Building

NOAH (New Orleans Arcology Habitat) is a massive, 1200-foot city within a building that's hurricane-proof and can actually float.

Conceptualized through a mind trust of three architectural firms, green (wind, solar and water) energies would help power the structure's 20,000 residences, 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space...

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5339870/gargantuan-noah-arc-proposed-to-new-orleans-with-straight-face

martes, 18 de agosto de 2009

Actor From Swine Flu Prevention Ad Catches Swine Flu vid

The actor from a graphic UK public service announcement about how to avoid swine flu --has been diagnosed with swine flu.

Source:
http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/08/actor-in-swine-flu-ad-catches-swine-flu.html

Obama aide says president still favors public health plan

The White House sought to reassure jittery supporters that President Obama is not abandoning the fight for a public health insurance option.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/17/health.care/index.html

You Are Being Watched

B.A. baracus, The Joker and Jack from The Shining to name but a few.

Incredibly real graffiti faces staring out of the wall...

Source:
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/graffiti-watching-you/14031

So What Are They Going To Do With All Those Clunkers

This.

Source:
http://topcultured.com/funny/so-what-are-they-going-to-do-with-all-those-cash-for-clunkers-cars/

lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009

12 surprising Signs You will live to 100

What you're doing right and how to do it better to stay healthy, happy, and strong for years to come.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32272813/ns/health-aging/

Gallery Air Water Show 2009 36 Photos

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/events/chi-090812-air-water-show-pictures,0,556872.photogallery

domingo, 16 de agosto de 2009

How Gorgeous 5 National Parks to See Before You Die

Can't decide which to check out? Maybe this will help...

Source:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-national-parks-photogallery,0,1361825.photogallery

Transplant 1st as 5 lives saved from two donors in 24 hours

Surgeons in Birmingham have carried out five life-saving transplant operations from two donors in under 24 hours in a European first.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6032045/Transplant-first-as-five-lives-saved-from-two-donors-in-24-hours.html

Hard to Believe

With a focus on primary care and preventive services, nonprofit federally-funded health centers are succeeding in Vermont and around the country.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/opinion/15herbert.html

sábado, 15 de agosto de 2009

Bugatti Unveils The Grand Sport Sang Bleu At Pebble Beach

The Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is still one of the most iconic of the limited-edition Veyrons, but today it gets some in-brand competition: the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu.

Source:
http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1034275_bugatti-unveils-the-grand-sport-sang-bleu-at-pebble-beach

Trios website may hold TVs future

Ryan Connolly is having his heart ripped out by a woman . . . literally.

In a pouring rain, she starts with his arms, tearing 'em off one at a time, blood spurting out. Just as Connolly voices second thoughts about breaking up, she reaches into his chest and rips his heart out, leaving him screaming in agony.

Source:
http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/1185476.html

Women more attracted to men with similar facial features

They say opposites attract but women are drawn to men who resemble themselves because they find them more trusting, according to a new study.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1206540/Women-attracted-men-similar-facial-features.html

viernes, 14 de agosto de 2009

GMs Work With Mercury Was More Toxic Than Anyone Imagined

In the wake of General Motors' bankruptcy and reorganization, funds for a partnership to clean up toxic mercury waste from old cars could be drying up.

Source:
http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/08/13/gm-mercury-removal

50 Amazing Ramen Noodle Recipes

Going to college requires a lot of your time, which doesn't allow you to cook your common four-course meal.

Using the age-old college fallback, ramen noodles, you can cook yourself a tasty treat in a short amount of time without breaking the bank.

Source:
http://www.rasmussen.edu/dev/articles/ramen-noodle-recipes.asp

Health Insurances Dirty Tricks Exposed

Whistle-blower Wendell Potter describes in detail the insurance companies singular focus on profits"how the business model demands that they avoid the people most in need of care.

Source:
http://thestimulist.com/health-insurace-industrys-dirty-tricks-exposed/

Death by Chocolate Not for Heart Attack Survivors

If you've survived a heart attack, you could dramatically cut your risk of dying from heart disease by eating chocolate two or more times per week.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090813/ts_afp/healthdiseaseheartchocolate

Insurance Companies Revoke Sick Peoples Health Coverage

You might have known that insurers can deny health coverage based on preexisting medical conditions, but heres something else to worry about: They can take away the coverage you thought you had when actually need it, the government says.

The Department of Health and Human Services put a spotlight on that practice Tuesday.

Source:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/health-care-reform/2009/08/hhs_insurance_companies_encour.html

jueves, 13 de agosto de 2009

Strange History of Pfizer Pill Rogue CIA Agent Suicide

Real Life Big Pharma Drama: If the story of Pfizer's Neurontin epilepsy and anti-seizure drug doesn't read like a Hollywood script for the next George Clooney movie, I don't know what does.

Source:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/08/12/pfizers-neurontin-epilepsy-meds-have-never-been-this-sexy/

Smokey the Bear Turns 65 Gets Hip to the Internet

Who says you can't teach an old dog bear new tricks? Smokey the Bear, that cute and lovable reminder of wildfire prevention and safety, turned 65 years old Monday, and he celebrated in style.

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http://www.switched.com/2009/08/11/smokey-the-bear-turns-65-gets-hip-to-the-internet/

Top 5 Scariest Meals Served in SelfHeating Cans

Meet HOTCAN, the self-heating can of food. In five steps and ten minutes, you can go from cold cans of Irish Stew, Sausage & Bean or Chicken Casserole...to toasty, hot versions of these potted delicacies.

Sadly, the whole-chicken-in-a-can isn't available in a self-heating option.... yet.

Source:
http://www.food2.com/blog/2009/08/11/top-5-scariest-meals-served-in-self-heating-cans

Ill Bet The 7th Day Church Would Like To Buy A Vowel pic

I'll Bet The 7th Day Church Would Like To Buy A Vowel (pic)

Source:
http://www.collegehumor.com/picture:1917662

Caffeine vs Calories Infographic

Caffeine vs Calories (Infographic)

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25541021@N00/3770804689/sizes/o/in/set-72157621765556147/

How Drinking Fiji Water Helps Dictators

Obama sips it.

Paris Hilton loves it. Mary J. Blige won't sing without it. How did a plastic water bottle, imported from a military dictatorship thousands of miles away, become the epitome of cool?

Source:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/09/fiji-spin-bottle

miércoles, 12 de agosto de 2009

Cancer Found In Young 911 Cops

Researchers say a small number of young law enforcement officers who participated in the World Trade Center rescue and cleanup operation have developed an immune system cancer.

Source:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/10/health/main5230524.shtml

Do working women get lower quality sleep than men

While domestic responsibilities are slowly being divvied up more equally among men and women with the increasing prevalence of working moms and stay-at-home dads, there is plenty of evidence suggesting that women still shoulder most of the household and child-rearing responsibilities.

Source:
http://wellness.blogs.time.com/2009/08/11/do-working-women-get-lower-quality-sleep-than-men/?iid=digg_share

Getting Things Done GTD Explained for Students

If you're into productivity, then you must have at least heard of David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity opus.

GTD is basically a "workflow for life," so if all you want to do is get papers in by their deadlines, it's overkill. Luckily, some of its precepts work for the student workflow"so that's what I'll share here.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5334886/getting-things-done-explained-for-students

GM Announces 2011 Chevrolet Volt Will Get 230 MPG City

The mpg rating is based on a new methodology that the EPA will use to rate fuel economy for extended-range electric vehicles.

It's will also be the first vehicle ever to achieve a triple digit rating.

Source:
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/11/gm-ceo-henderson-announces-the-volt-will-get-230-mpg-in-the/

Online Treatment May Help Insomniacs

Two studies suggest that online applications based on cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective in treating insomnia.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/health/11slee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Optimists less likely to suffer heart attacks or die

Being an optimist really is good for your health and can significantly cut the chances of suffering a heart attack or even dying, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6004579/Optimists-less-likely-to-suffer-heart-attacks-or-die.html

21 Horrible Fashion Ideas that Took Off

Fashion is a progressive industry that changes with the wind and the tolerance of the people.

Occasionally, however, men become courageous en masse, and the end results were typically disastrous.

Source:
http://stylecrave.com/2009-08-11/worst-fashions/

martes, 11 de agosto de 2009

A Look at Global Healthcare Systems

An in depth lo at how other countries around the world handle their healthcare needs.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/10/global.healthcare.wrap/index.html?eref=rss_latest

New York Woman Gets First Internet Connect Pacemaker

After relying on a pacemaker for 20 years, Carol Kasyjanski has become the first American recipient of a wireless pacemaker that allows her doctor to monitor her health from afar"over the Internet.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351371,00.asp

Survivalist Guide 15 Tips for Staying Alive

So the worst has happened.

You've lost your job, your account's in overdraft, and you're kicked out of your apartment. ou've got to move quickly if you want to get back on your feet and fix this mess. No worries though, these 15 tips should help get you on your way.

Source:
http://www.manolith.com/2009/08/10/survival-guide/

8 Cities In US Line Up For Experimental Swine Flu Test

Participants will be given different combinations of two swine flu vaccines made by drug makers Sanofi Pasteur and CSL Limited and a seasonal flu vaccine.

Typically it takes a year to do this, said Frey, an infectious diseases expert.

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002147.html

San Francisco Top 10 Urban Biking Trips

In this hilly city, where cyclists use a zigzagging route known as the Wiggle to avoid steep climbs in the city center, the ride from Fisherman's Wharf on the Embarcadero to Sausalito in Marin County is one of the easiest " and the most spectacular.

Source:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1915050_1915041,00.html

sábado, 8 de agosto de 2009

To die will be an awfully big adventure

Artwork "To die will be an awfully big adventure" created by H¶gni Valur H¶gnason is final project from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.

It descovers theme of deaths in our life. As you could notice it consist of three pieces.

Source:
http://www.beautifullife.info/art-works/to-die-will-be-an-awfully-big-adventure/

Canstruction Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Bridging the gap between good design and giving back to the community, Canstruction, the annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students compete to design and build gigantic structures made entirely from full cans of food, is coming to New Jersey in October.

Source:
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/06/canstructing-new-jersey-architects-play-with-canned-food/

viernes, 7 de agosto de 2009

FDA smoke screen on ecigarettes Washington Times

Dr.

Elizabeth Whelan reveals that the FDA's test report on the e-cigarette was "distorted, incomplete, and misleading," aimed at scaring the public away from a product that smokers are finding to be an acceptable subsitute for their deadly tobacco cigarettes. She provides a convincing argument that the product should be kept on the market for now.

Source:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/06/fda-smoke-screen-on-e-cigarettes/

Hot Dog Lovers Hold the Wrecking Ball Save Coney Island HQ

Nathan's Famous at Surf and Stillwell Aves. in Coney Island has been an unofficial landmark for decades, and its supporters want it granted official status so it isn't replaced by high-rises.

Source:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2009/08/05/2009-08-05_nathans_famous_on_coney_island_could_be_saved_by_landmark_designation.html

WiJacking Space Hogs Get the Boot From NYC Cafes

Industry savvy, latte-drinking individuals may start finding it harder to conduct their business in coffee shops and small cafs.

Source:
http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2009/08/06/2009-08-06_the_nyc_coffeeshop_office_is_in_danger_as_small_cafs_start_putting_restrictions_.html

How NOT to wash your car

See, spotless! Also, roofless.

Source:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=489_1249330964

GasolineDiesel Engine Gets 20 Better Fuel Efficiency

Gasoline and diesel have different combustion characteristics that make one or the other preferable depending on the situation.

But what if you could get the best of both world? That's what researchers at the University of Wisconsin are trying to do.

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/dual-fuel-gasoline-and-diesel-more-efficient-cleaner-engines.php

San Francisco Luxury Real Estate Friscos 10 Priciest Homes

Where do the rich lay their head in the city of the Golden Gate? While most of us may not have the bank roll to afford them, heres a look at the 10 most expensive homes on the market in San Francisco today.

Source:
http://stylecrave.com/2009-08-06/san-francisco-luxury-real-estate-friscos-10-priciest-homes/

jueves, 6 de agosto de 2009

Healthcare the road to robotic helpers

Robots are whirring away in factories all over the world, building cars, phones and cookers.

Yet they can do so much more. Robotics for healthcare has been tipped as the next big wave, and Europe should be poised to ride it, according to a European road-mapping study.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news168698587.html

A 250 SlipnSlide Alright Michigan is Making a Comeback

Forget Cash for Clunkers ... spanning about 250 feet on the side of a hill in Grand Rapid Michigan, Rich Haralson and friends created a water ride Tuesday that puts Wham-O Inc.'s original Slip-n-Slide to shame. Best yet, this attraction is open to the public for free.

Source:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/08/friends_offer_neighbors_fun_on.html

Fakin Bacon Phony Bologna and Sham Ham

Whether it's fear of mad cow disease, personal or religious preference or a desire to eat more healthfully..this drift toward partial, and even total, vegetarianism is better meat analogs.

As researchers and consumers learn more about the value of vegetables in the diet, this increases the pressure to reduce meat consumption

Source:
http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2005/522.html?page=full

Chronic City How To Ignore the Voters and the Law

One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.

In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed by political cowardice, inertia, and the status quo.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/08/chronic_city_marijuana_morator.php

miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2009

Solar Forest Keeps Electric Cars Cool And Charged

The solar panels actually follow the sun throughout the day for maximum efficiency.

And that canopy provides some much needed shade for the cars below. The tree trunks are like a giant power strips for electric vehicles. Cars can just plug in and cool off.

Source:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/solar-forest-charging-station-keeps-cars-cool-and-juiced.php

Best and Worst Places to Drive

The Affinion Group, a marketing company, has released a survey of American cities and rated them on everything from road rage to how often drivers put on lipstick in the car.

Keep reading to find out the other best and worst places to drive -- don't blow your top ... we'll get to them.

Source:
http://www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/28512/best-and-worst-places-to-drive

Rapid Tuberculosis Detector Spots Bacteria in a Half Hour

Researchers at have now demonstrated that a handheld device can be used to count as few as 20 bacteria in a sputum sample in a half hour.

They hope to develop the test into an inexpensive product that can be deployed for TB testing which currently can take up six weeks for the most accurate results

Source:
http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/23110/

Why Food is About More Than Nutrition

A recent study found no health benefits from eating organic food; but researchers say we need to take other aspects of food production into account.

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17547-why-food-is-about-more-than-nutrition.html

Cash For Clunkers The Data On Why Its Working

As enacted, the Clunkers program was something akin to the definition of a camel: a horse designed by committee.

It had two goals that weren't always aligned: It had to increase the average gas mileage of cars on the road, but also encourage new car sales, period.

Source:
http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/1033891_cash-for-clunkers-the-data-on-why-its-working

Costs of childbirth at the Santa Monica Hospital in 1952

Using inflation calculator: $23 for deluxe private ward in 1952 would cost $187.21 in 2009.

Does anyone know how much they actually charge today?

Source:
http://imgur.com/RKu4D.png

martes, 4 de agosto de 2009

US vehicle fuel efficiency increased only 3 mpg in 80 years

At 25 mpg, an original 1913 Ford Model T would still give you better fuel economy that most vehicles on US roads today.

Source:
http://www.gizmag.com/us-vehicle-fuel-efficiency-improves-3mpg-80-years/12410/

Researcher says he found malarias origin

Monday, research by Wolfe and his colleagues appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, outlining what they believe to be the origins of malaria. According to Wolfe and his team, malaria jumped to humans from our closest ancestors: chimpanzees.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/03/malaria.origins/index.html

The raw tasty truth about natural chocolate

Raw cacao is one of the top antioxidant foods in the world, so why are we constantly reaching for the average roasted chocolate bar?..Raw chocolate also contains neurotransmitter modulating agents, which are chemicals that act as natural antidepressants.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32271092/ns/today-green/

Bionic Ear Infographic

A look into the science of the cochlear (say what?) ear implant.

Source:
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-deafchild3-g,0,3442519.graphic

Woman Demands Refund for Vacation Spoiled by Naked Girls

"A Serbian woman is demanding a full refund of her Greek vacation, not because of bed bugs or a noisy room, but because their room was next to a room occupied by 2 girls enjoying themselves on their balcony (naked)."

Source:
http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/31/woman-demands-refund-for-vacation-spoiled-by-naked/

Brain Exercises May Delay Dementia

Activities that keep the brain active, such as reading, writing and playing card games, may delay the precipitous memory declines that define dementia, a new study suggests.

Dementia is a decline in mental capabilities, especially memory and functioning, that can be caused by specific diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as......

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/health/090803-brain-exercises.html

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2009

I am watching you Pic

I am watching you (Pic)

Source:
http://imgur.com/bGjGr.jpg

Want to lose weight Cheat on your diet

No sweets, no snacking, no salt, no butter, no oil, no fun whatsoever " diets are associated with deprivation for a reason.

Not surprisingly, they're also associated with a resolve that crumbles like a handful of potato chips in the face of temptation. Give in enough times, and you end up giving up altogether.

Source:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30876359/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/

domingo, 2 de agosto de 2009

Teen passenger in speeding car sues driver who was hit

The driver of a minivan who was seriously injured when she was struck head-on by a drag-racing teenager doing 81 mph is now being sued by the teenager's passenger, who was also injured.

Source:
http://www.salemnews.com/punews/local_story_212205251.html

3604 Cups of Coffee

The Mocha Lisa.

Source:
http://imgur.com/31yjx.jpg

sábado, 1 de agosto de 2009

4 Reasons Why GrassFed Beef Is Better

The benefits of grass fed beef are numerous, when compared to conventional beef cattle raising.

Source:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/grass-fed-beef-benefits-072704

House Panel Close To Health Care Bill Agreement

A key House committee appears close to a vote on a plan that would cover almost all uninsured Americans and limit annual increases on insurance premiums.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111437368&ft=1&f=1001

Duke Professor Uses Crowdsourcing to Grade

'Crowdsourcing,' the notion of using the wisdom of the crowd for sites like Wikipedia, could be making its way into academia. A professor at Duke University plans to test just that this fall, when she leaves the evaluation of class assignments up to her students, using crowdsourcing to make students responsible for grading each other.

Source:
http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Duke-Professor-Uses/7538/?utm_source=wc

Are You a Mosquito Magnet

"There's a tremendous amount of research being conducted on what compounds and odors people exude that might be attractive to mosquitoes,"...Larger people tend to give off more carbon dioxide, which is why mosquitoes typically prefer munching on adults to small children.

Source:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/31/health/webmd/main5202020.shtml?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.7

Red Rocks The Awesome Legacy of FDRs New Deal

Rather than merely making work, as so many critics like to say the New Deal did, it built its legacy on creating portals to the natural world like Red Rocks, that have brought tens of millions of people into the landscapes they could only read about before.

Source:
http://redgreenandblue.org/2009/07/30/red-rocks-rock-n-roll-and-fdrs-new-deal/

Mexico Ramps Up the Crystal Meth Production

Here in the heat of northern Mexico, the factory churned out record amounts of methamphetamine known on the American streets as crystal meth, or ice ¢ï½ï½ a drug that has torn through the United States and become the biggest growth area for cartels south of the border.

Source:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/090729/mexican-cartels-go-industrial-meth-production