Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… this is strong enough to make an individual act on it. What a gut instinct is not is a calculation. You do not fully know where it comes from. Despite the misconceptions, intuition is beneficial. Its a form of intelligence that allows you to understand and use information that will guide you throughout life.In fact, Bruce Kasanoff makes the argument in Forbes that intuition, is in fact, the highest form of intelligence. Sometimes, a corporate mandate or group-think or your desire to produce a …

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These Texas students are on a mission to raise money for their classmates with cancer

April 26, 2017

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of …

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Augmented reality will soon be everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid it

April 22, 2017

… of money behind the technology, it’s only a matter of time before even the Luddites of the world are forced to grapple with it in some form or another. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future So what is AR, and why is it so special? For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world. That layer can be dropped on basically anything, …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 21, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

… complaining that it’s becoming harder to gain followers organically. Faced with this new challenge, they’re fighting back. In pod-form. “A pod isfamily of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another.” says photographer Natalie Franke. “The members of your pod become your Instagram family and work to support you as you grow your platform. Think of pods like a group of cheerleaderswho help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… calling an election in May – a contest which saw him increase his party’s majority from 17 to a very respectable 60. At just under 50%, the Tories’ share of the vote was the highest ever achieved in the post-war period. It wasn’t enough, however, to see Eden through the Suez crisis, which led to his resignation and replacement in January 1957 by the wily Harold Macmillan. “Supermac”, true to form, bided his time before seeking his own personal mandate and was …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… as a kind of catalyst for a new form of post-war German nationalism. There were campaigns for the island to be returned to German sovereignty and for a rebuilding programme to allow the Heligolanders to go home. Historian Jan Rueger says that perhaps for the last time Operation Big Bang had made Heligoland part of a larger historical argument. “As always in history there’s a paradoxical side to these events,” he says. “In this case it lies in the way that all over Germany …

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London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 17, 2017

He added that Mrs Cochran, who was in a wheelchair when she joined a service for the families and survivors of the attack at Westminster Abbey on 5 April, was healing faster than expected. Victims of the London attack London attack: What we know so far In depth: Westminster terror attack The other people killed on the bridge were Aisha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… Arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixal Enhanced Credi Response Reseller Credi Response is a SAAS that lets you send an automated response to anyone who …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

… last week revealing that Kusher failed to disclose dozens of foreign contacts when he filled out an FBI national security form, as required for his clearance. Those contacts included at least two meetings with high-level Russians while Kushner was working on Trumps transition: Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, an executive of Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, which was under U.S. sanctions. Lack of candor, particularly regarding contacts with Russian officials, was a …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on March 6 in a challenge to President Donald Trump. Barack Obama was no master of world affairs either when he entered the Oval Office. But Obamas form of hubris to lecture the world on its moral failings was less perilous, at least in the short run. Making snap judgments about world leaders with nuclear weapons or even claimingthat you are making such judgments can complicate things quickly, and do irreversible damage in societies …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

The launch of the Falcon 9 Space X rocket at the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida.Image: HANDOUT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock We’re hurtling towards a future where everything from cows to toasters will be internet-connected. But do we have the infrastructure to support this digital web? An Australian startup wants its nano satellites to help form the backbone of the internet of things. Founded in 2015, Adelaide-based Fleet announced a A$5 million ($3.8 million) Series A funding …

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Never-released NES game ‘Mystery World Dizzy’ released for free

April 11, 2017

… Mario. The Oliver Twins (and later, Big Red Software) created a string of Dizzy games, spin-offs, and compilations between 1987 and 1994. Some of that stuff never got released at the time, but has trickled out since. Such is the case with Mystery World Dizzy, a browser-based port of a game that was originally intended for an NES release in 1993. In its original form, Mystery World is technically just a spiffed up remake of Fantasy World Dizzy, the third game in the series and perhaps the …

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Diamond Miner Ends Large Gem Drought With 114-Carat Find

April 9, 2017

… shares jumped as much as 11 percent, the most since January, to 98.75 pence. The stock traded at 93 pence at 12:12 p.m. “Given the paucity of large, high-value recoveries in recent months, we believe this recovery can precede a return to form for Gem,” Kieron Hodgson, an analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co. in London, said in a note Friday. …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …

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Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

You can apply for a McDonald's job via Snapchat.Image: Mcdonald’s McDonald’s is cool, it’s hip, it’s trying to reach the kids on Snapchat. To that end, the company has rolled out fast food-themed lenses and stories on the social media platform. Now, for the first time, it’s also fielding job applications. On Friday, McD’s launched “Snaplications” in Australia. It comes in the form of a Snapchat lens, which shows the user in a McDonald’s …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Periscope will soon feature pre-roll ads

March 29, 2017

… @realDonaldTrump)? The company, which Wall Street has obliterated for a lack of user growth and an utter loss of faith in leadership, is trading at record lows. Meanwhile, Snapchat is gaining the respect of the Street and pretty much everyone else (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?). The release also comes at an uneasy time in the online video advertising industry. YouTube is currently facing intense scrutiny from big name brands who have found their ads placed within or on top …

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Here Are The Many Ways Trump Scares The Crap Out Of Democrats

March 25, 2017

… news organization that prints something unflattering to me is an enemy of the people. That is not something weve ever heard an American president say. I dont think even Richard Nixon went that far. Schiff was referring to a tweet of Trumps to that effect, as well as the presidents subsequent repetition of the line. When the president is going with such attacks is especially worrisome for Democrats. If you want to form an authoritarian country, the first thing you do is bash the press and …

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What makes gambling wrong but insurance right? – BBC News

March 20, 2017

… insurance and expanded their businesses. Today, the biggest insurance market of all blurs the line between insuring and gambling: the market in financial derivatives. Derivatives are financial contracts that let two parties bet on something else – perhaps exchange rate fluctuations, or whether a debt will be repaid. They can be a form of insurance. An exporter hedges against a rise in the exchange rate. A wheat farming company covers itself by betting that the price of wheat will fall. …

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WhatsApp reintroduces plain old Status updates to pair with its Snapchat clone

March 17, 2017

WhatsApp is throwing back to good old fashioned away messages.Image: brittany herbert/mashable WhatsApp users have spoken, and their message is clear: They still want to update their Status via text just like the good ol’ days of away messages on AOL Instant Messenger. Last month, the Facebook-owned chat app introduced a new way for its billion-plus users to share updates with their contacts in the form of yet another Snapchat clone. The new Status feature is just like Snapchat and …

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Uber competitor Fasten releases Vouch to show what’s trending in cities

March 15, 2017

… step to a much bigger ambition to partner with restaurants and other businesses and create a new form of advertising. Instead of paying for clicks or impressions, as businesses do on Facebook and Google, Fasten says they can charge business owners for having actual people come to an establishment. This effort could also eliminate the “necessary evil,” Evdakov said, of consumers having to pay for a ride somewhere and simultaneously increase a business’s activity. “If you …

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Water Utility That Dared Challenge Farm Pollution Says Big Ag Is Trying To Destroy It

March 9, 2017

Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe says theres a word for an Iowa bill that proposes to dissolve the utility hes overseen for four years: retribution. But Stowe said Iowas mighty agribusiness interests are seeking justice of a different form by pushing legislation that would eliminate the utility altogether as revenge for the legal action. The legislation, introduced last month, would dissolve existing independent water utilities in Des Moines, as well as in the neighboring suburbs of West …

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Dubs amendment: Tory backing for council refugee audit – BBC News

March 7, 2017

… and in the best interest of the children. “We continue to encourage local authorities to participate in this scheme. “Each year around 3,000 children arrive in the UK and claim asylum, which is in addition to children placed in a local authority area through our resettlement schemes from the Middle East and North Africa region. “Last year, the UK granted protection or another form of leave to more than 8,000 children.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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