Saturday, August 9, 2008

Photo Shows Edwards, Hunter Together At Dallas Tour Stop

Photo Shows Edwards, Hunter Together At Dallas Tour Stop

Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years

Breast-feeding offers a host of benefits to both mother and baby, including a stronger immune system for the baby and faster weight loss for mom. There are even some known psychological benefits from breast-feeding, such as a stronger parent-child bond.But British researchers have recently discovered another mental bonus...

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The National Swimming Center of Beijing 2008 [pics]

Construction of the landmark project, also called the “Water Cube,” officially started on December 24, 2003. The work on concrete and steel structures was finished in July 2006. On August 1 this year, installation of cushions of membrane structure was officially launched.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

What’s the Difference between IZOD and Lacoste?

What’s the Difference between IZOD and Lacoste?: "As it turns out, Lacoste is a subbrand of IZOD. As Aristotle would put it: All Lacostes are IZODs, but not all IZODs are Lacostes. These days, both brands are owned by the garment giant Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, so the difference between Lacoste IZODs and non-Lacoste IZODs is primarily marketing."

10 Things You Don’t Want To Miss At The 2008 Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics start this Friday, and it's sometimes dizzying and tough to know what to watch with the hundreds of events, and NBC's 3600+ hours of coverage this year. Here are 10 must see events at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

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Creative Business Card Designs

Collection of creative business card designs that everyone should see.

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Slow Motion Lightning Video

Well, this is just about the most amazing thing I've ever seen. It's a lightning bolt that's shooting down from the sky, shot in slow motion. I'm not sure exactly how fast this camera is, but it's got to be shooting at a speed faster than the Casio EX-F1 can shoot at, at least at a resolution this high. Whatever, who cares?

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Telephone Piano

found by Audrie, Molly, and Frank

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Man On Wire

Apple - Movie Trailers - Man On Wire: "On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York’s twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released"

Rich People Rooftops NYC

Rich People Rooftops NYC - a set on Flickr

Lifehacker's Top 10 Conversation Hacks

A whole lot more than just words passes between people who are talking, so a few simple conversational skills can help you recognize what's really being said and help you lead the discussion your way. Learn how to read body language and facial expressions, de-code euphemisms, ask sensitive questions, criticize constructively, and more!

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11 iPhone Tricks You Might Not Have Known

Whether you're an iPhone rookie or a weathered pro, take a look at these quick-and-easy iPhone tips and tricks which not only save you time, but ease your overall iPhone experience.

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The amazing house that always faces the sun [PICS]

It’s surprising that there’s so little (english) information available about this house as it seems to be such a piece of engineering brilliance and a building which, when designed, was way ahead of its time. it was built and lived in by an italian ship engineer by the name of angelo invernizzi.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Darren McFadden, Nike Commercial

Woman riding a donkey fights off lion with machete

Woman riding a donkey fights off lion with machete: "ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican woman said she fought a 500-pound lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away. Celsa Aleman said she and her 7-year-old niece were riding a donkey Monday along a road when the lion went after the animal's legs.

The 35-year-old woman says she found the courage to fight the lion because she thought it would attack her niece. She hit the animal with a machete until the beast ran away. Aleman and her niece were unharmed.

The state government said in a statement that the lion had escaped from a private zoo owned by a former local congressman.

It said the animal killed two dogs and ate a pig before it was sedated and taken back to the zoo."

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready : "The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F)."

Oops! Weirdest Accidents, Part 4

Dark Roasted Blend: Oops! Weirdest Accidents, Part 4

Mountain Lion Snatches Dog From Owners' Bedroom

A mountain lion slunk into the master bedroom of a Colorado home early Monday, snatched a yellow Labrador retriever and vanished. The residents had left open the French doors to their bedroom, apparently to cool the house, and didn't have screens.

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How Sleeping Can Really Make You a Smarter Person

As we snooze, our brain is busily processing the information we have learned during the day. Sleep makes memories stronger, and it weed outs irrelevant details and background info so that only the important pieces remain. Our brain also works during slumber to find hidden relations among memories, solving problems we were working on while awake.

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Could Pandas be an Evolutionary Mistake?

Pandas have been ridiculed for their decidedly non-bearlike vegetarian diets, their apparent lack of interest in—and aptitude for—sex, their tendency to spend the majority of their time sitting, eating, scratching, and defecating. These rather "unfit" characteristics have made the giant panda a favorite animal of creationists.

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Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

New research with mice suggests that intravenous doses of vitamin C could one day reduce the size of cancerous tumors in people. The research shows an unexpected use for vitamin C, which has previously been thought of as a nutrient, not a drug.

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Bernie Mac has it: what is sarcoidosis?

Because of comedian Bernie Mac, new attention is focusing on sarcoidosis, a little known medical condition that affects tens of thousands of Americans. Mac, currently hospitalized in Chicago with severe pneumonia, has the condition but has been in remission since 2005.

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The Surprising Impact of Taste and Smell

Often overlooked in favor of cooler, sexier senses such as sight or touch, smell and taste are more complicated than many people might think and have a surprisingly sweeping impact on behavior, perception and overall health.

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80s Supermodels -- Where Are They Now? [34 Photos]

We did a little research to find out what those supermodels are up to now, and not surprisingly, it brought back waves of bittersweet post-pubescent nostalgia. After checking out the gallery below, you'll know what we mean.

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The 17 most stylish gadgets you wish you owned

These gadgets are beautiful, have style and class and you know you want them ...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dog vs. Polar Bear

An encounter with a polar bear

Pennies to Millions

Pennies to Millions: "Have you ever wondered how much money you would have made on a stock that has had incredible success? Below are ten stocks that represent some of the highest returns on initial investment ever. Take a look and see how much you could have made."

EPx - HP-12C emulator

EPx - HP-12C emulator

Johnny Carson's 7 Techniques for Effective Public Speaking

Do you believe that fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of death? Indeed it does according to the comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Learn how to conquer the art of speech with none other than the King of Comedy Johnny Carson.

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How To Get Comped in Vegas

It used to be all about the bling. But these days, you don't have to be a high roller to score Cirque tix. Frank Scoblete, author of Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos, explains how to game the system.

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Amazing Gorilla Find In The Congo

Amazing Gorilla Find In The Congo: "Researchers have found what they Gorillasare labeling the 'mother lode' of western lowland gorillas in the Republic of Congo. The gorillas have been found in an isolated forest known by researchers and scientists alike as the 'Green Abyss' because the forest is nearly impossible to navigate on foot because of all the swamps. No roads exist in this forest, and it has been void of humans because of its harsh traveling conditions. The forest has not been logged, and these gorillas have not been exposed to human disease, which is why the population has been allowed to grow to a whopping 120,000 gorillas!"

Rare New Species Discovered Dubbed Worlds Ugliest Dolphin

First ever rare footage has been captured of what has been dubbed the world’s ugliest dolphin for a breakthrough discovery of a recently reclassified mammal now known as the snub fin dolphin. The creature has a distinctive bulbous head, and unique to the waters near Australia

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In historic bid, British rower halfway to Hawai

In historic bid, British rower halfway to Hawaii : "The 40-year-old Brit has set out to become the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, and she passed a milestone recently: She's now halfway to Hawaii. That's after setting off from San Francisco in her 24-foot rowboat just before midnight on May 24."

5 Unbelievable Olympic Moments

Athletes will push themselves—and each other—and hopefully, some will fall down, only to rise up stronger than ever. Until then, I’m warming up my adrenal glands with a few of my personal favorite Olympic moments, moments that have less to do with gold, and more to do with blood, sweat, and tears … and heart.

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The Five Most Very Special Episodes from 1980s Sitcoms

The Five Most Very Special Episodes from 1980s Sitcoms: "Kidnapping, drugs, domestic violence: ’80s sitcoms had it all. And unless you count the noble efforts by Two and a Half Men to prove that a couple of mentally handicapped men can, in fact, raise a child all on their own, it’s safe to say contemporary sitcoms are devoid of a social conscience."

Juice Pack - iPhone 3G

Juice Pack - iPhone 3G (pre-order): "The All-New mophie ‘Juice Pack 3G’ is designed to more than double the time you can Rock, Talk, Surf and Send with your iPhone 3G

The Juice Pack for iPhone 3G is available for Pre-Order. The expected ship date is in late September.

This is the first Apple certified ”Works With iPhone” attached battery in the world!

The Juice Pack is a rechargeable lithium polymer battery in the form of a non-slip, soft grip case. It extends the time that you can use your iPhone 3G.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Weight Loss Implant

Weight Loss Implant | Diet & Weightloss: "Medics are currently testing a new method of excess weight loss, which lets the patient live their normal life without changing their nutritional habits or dieting. The reduction of the calorie intake is provided by electronic implant VBLOC made by EnteroMedics. The new invention is said to have little or no side effects."

Bizarre and Hilarious Signs (PICS)

Scratching of head required......and even then, it's no guarantee you'll figure out the real meaning behind these masterpieces of ambiguity. At least this signage provides much needed entertainment and comic relief on our all-too-stressful urban roads.

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Man 'proud' of his 12 fingers and 14 toes

Holding the record for the most recorded number of fingers and toes in a living person might be seen as a blessing to some people.

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How to Trigger Green Traffic Lights

35 Beautiful Music Album Covers (PICS)

Below we present 35 excellent examples of beautiful, creative and impressive album covers that will certainly inspire you to head down to the local record shop and start browsing through records and labels.

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The Moral Instinct: What Makes Us Want to be Good?

The moral sense is as vulnerable to illusions as the other senses. It is apt to confuse morality per se with purity, status and conformity, reframing practical problems as moral crusades. The science of the moral sense can advance it, by allowing us to see through the illusions that evolution and culture have saddled us with.

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Ball that bounces on water is summer craze

A ball that bounces on water has become the must-have beach toy of the summer. The Waboba ball, which is about the size of a golf ball, has taken off around the world after videos were posted on YouTube.

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How to Brew Your Own Coca-Cola Clone

The initial surprise is that it really does taste like Coke. Very slightly sweeter than "the real thing" but less acidic. A satisfying, complex flavour, subtly different from the brand leader, but easily as good.

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21 of the World’s Most Spectacular Roads [PICS]

For those who consider the journey to be as important as the destination, road trips have long provided amazing views and a sense of adventure. Below are some of the world’s most spectacular roads. Fair warning to viewers: these images are shockingly attractive and have been known to induce wanderlust in those who gaze upon them.

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World's Smallest Snake Discovered on Barbados

As slim as a spaghetti noodle and able to fit snugly on a U.S. quarter, a new species of snake has been found hiding out in a forest on Barbados. The reptilian runt is now the world's smallest snake.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Revisiting Moon landing sites after 40 years

The flag is probably gone. Buzz Aldrin saw it knocked over by the rocket blast as he and Neil Armstrong left the moon 39 summers ago. The truth is, no one knows exactly what the Apollo landing sites will look like, or in what condition Russian spacecraft like the Luna 9 or the geological rover, Lunokhod 1, will be in after four decades.

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The Best Weirdest and Most Wonderful Gadget Designs of 2008

The 2008 International Design Excellence Awards are in. These are like the Oscars of the industrial design world, taking the pulse of what’s going on, highlighting tons of weird and wonderful gadgets. We have picked the best, the weirdest, and the most wonderful, from laser liners that look like Wall-E’s Eve evil twin, microwave containers.

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Triumph at Comic-Con

Google Offices (Googleplex) Around The World

Located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, this is the headquater for Google. Google Map.

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