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Telecommuting Is Good News All Around

Sep 23, 14 Telecommuting Is Good News All Around

Posted by in An English Angle, Science, Technology

The way we work is changing rapidly, and not always for the better. Already an estimated 34 million Americans work from home. But the steady growth in the numbers of employees working remotely from home or elsewhere, known as “telecommuting,” seems to be a win-win situation for all concerned.

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The “Online Country Club” – Social Media For The Insanely Wealthy

Sep 22, 14 The “Online Country Club” – Social Media For The Insanely Wealthy

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

They may occasionally be distracted by helicopter rides and Michelin starred meals, but the super-rich love to social-network too. The only problem is that they seem to find, even if Facebook is often considered to be a breeding ground for egocentricity and passive-bragging for all of us, that a lot of the people they are connected to do not take kindly to their talk of the finer things in life.

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We Are Attracted To The Body Odor Of People With The Same Political Beliefs

Sep 21, 14 We Are Attracted To The Body Odor Of People With The Same Political Beliefs

Posted by in Science, WTF???

A new study in the American Journal of Political Science has revealed that people are attracted to others with similar political opinions, purely on the basis of their smell. A possible conclusion is that people who share the same political outlooks get together because they were subconsciously attracted by smell, before politics was even discussed.

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Living In A Future Home

Have you ever wanted to control your home with an app on your phone? Really, to tell you the truth, I really never thought about before but after watching the demonstration for Future Home, I will admit that it is a really neat idea.

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Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Sep 20, 14 Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Believe it or not, there are legitimate Nobel prizes out there for scientists who make bizarre and seemingly silly — but important — discoveries. They’re called Ig Nobel Prizes, and this year’s winners studied a wide array of fun topics from reindeers to the slippery-ness of banana peels.

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Tesla’s Rivalry With Edison: Two New Movies Disagree

Thomas Edison is viewed by many people as a scoundrel who stole ideas and sabotaged the work of others, particularly in regard to Nikola Tesla, who is portrayed as a rival. In 2015, two movies, both called Tesla will be released, but both will, it seems, have different views on the fabled rivalry.

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The Makeup Of A Smartphone

The iPhone 6 goes on sale in stores today. Are you excited? How much do you really know about your iPhone? No, I am not talking about its “specs.” I mean really, how much do you know about what your phone really is? Well, in case you were wondering, our friends over at Reactions have looked into it for us. What did they find out?

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Sidewalk Stigma For Smartphone Users

Sep 17, 14 Sidewalk Stigma For Smartphone Users

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Sometimes it seems to me that mankind is entering some kind of evolutionary dead end where we will all end up enslaved to and ensnared by technology. Take the “phone hog,” for example. The phone hog is so engrossed in “txting,” head down peering at the screen, thumbs flying in a blur as they type at warp speed, apparently impervious to oncoming pedestrians, mobility scooters, blind dogs, small children, or feeding pigeons – or me!

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The Signs And Dangers Of Career Burnout

Sep 15, 14 The Signs And Dangers Of Career Burnout

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Your boss or your demanding customers might not think so, but your mind and body are finite resources. They are not immune to the harmful effects of wear and tear, stress and pressure. Chronic Occupational Stress, better known as career burnout, is what happens when your brain and physical body get pushed beyond the limit of what they can take.

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Take Hold Of Destiny

Sep 14, 14 Take Hold Of Destiny

Posted by in Gaming, Miracles Of The Modern

I do not pay much attention to video game hype anymore. Too many times bitten, I guess. It is easy to hype up a game, after all, and it can be a whole other matter to actually carry through with it and have a game live up to all that hype. Well, from the look of things, Bungie's newest title, Destiny, might be doing just that.

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