Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… certain outcome can cause your rational mind to go in the wrong direction. At times like these, it is intuition that holds the power to save you, writes Kasanoff. That bad feeling gnawing away at you is your intuition telling you that no matter how badly you might wish to talk yourself into this direction, it is the wrong way to go. Smart people listen to those feelings, concludes Kasanoff. And the smartest people among us – the ones who make great intellectual leaps forward – cannot …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Since 2010, researchers found a decline of 40% in people needing treatment in emergency departments after violence, he added. Decreases in drug uses and binge drinking were said to be possible reasons for falls in violent incidents. But the group’s latest report, which also assessed records from minor injury units and walk-in centres, said casualties peaked at weekends – suggesting that alcohol-related violence remained a significant problem. The data showed males and people aged …

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Facebook and GIPHY are now good friends

April 26, 2017

… launched a feature that let Facebook users share moving images on the site. They weren’t GIFs, Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff reported back in 2013. As in they were not in the native GIF format, and yet, they were moving images in Facebook posts and comments, which people mistakenly referred to as GIFs. “You’re right this is not native GIF format support but it is the first time you’ve been able to find a GIF on the Internet and then get it to play on Facebook,” …

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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… outlandish menu items from food and beverage chains that seem to be geared more toward online sharing than actual consumption. The impulse of customers to broadcast photos of meals on Instagram or other social media has broadly changed the way restaurant and fast food chains think about their visual presentation. It’s also pushed them to roll out increasingly outrageous offerings just for the sake of online reactions a type of product known to people in the industry as “stunt …

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… in your photos and can automatically label your pictures? The image recognition systems that Facebook – and other social media – uses to automatically tag photos is based on machine learning. When users upload images and tag their friends and family, these image recognition systems can spot pictures that are repeated and assigns these to categories – or people. Read more Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs Will a robot take your job? Artificial intelligence ‘as …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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How will the White House remember the Holocaust?

April 24, 2017

… racist rhetoric about peoples considered “other,” and the failure of world refugee policy. Perhaps the White House should think about the moment when a future State Department is called on to apologize again to innocent people for the ways the United States abandoned its core principles because of racist fears. How will it explain how in 2017, it denied entry to scientists going to MIT, medical researchers destined for Harvard, or translators who have risked their lives for US …

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

… endorsed Le Pen last week, against President Obama, who called Macron to wish him godspeed. While the world for the moment may breathe a sigh of relief that a far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, was left in the dust, the final round will represent a French vote for or against France’s remaining in Europe — effectively a referendum on Frexit. A vote for Le Pen won’t happen by accident. It will be a conscious choice of the French people, who know very well who they will …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… zero is basically a pipe dream, and crafting the perfect message that isn’t riddled with typos is an increasingly difficult task as the distractions provided by Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat/looming WWIII all pile up. How many times have you hit “send” on a professional email only to immediately realize you’ve misspelled the recipient’s name? Or sent out a message to millions of people asking them how much they hate CNN? With just a little tweak of the Gmail settings, …

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Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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Google and Partners Try to Block the March of Ad-Blockers

April 23, 2017

… ads. The feature is designed for publishers, rather than a tool for consumers, and would operate the same way Chrome already filters ads that are undesirable in other ways like those that drain computer batteries, according to people familiar with the plans. The Wall Street Journal Chrome began automatically disabling ads that use multimedia Flash players, citing computer battery drain. people in the Coalition said they expect Google will also hold its own search, display and YouTube ads to …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

Don't be afraid to show the real you.Image: ambar del moral/mashable Think you’ve obsessed over your dating profile pics and finally managed to get them just right? Sorry, but you’d better think again. The dating app Hinge sifted through thousands of their users photos and figured out what gets those likes and what gets ignored. The results are pretty surprising. Hinges profile requires you to add six photos, and people can like them and start conversations based on them …

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

April 22, 2017

… anywhere. And it soon will be. Augmented reality requires a combination of hardware and software to function, and likely one day AR-specific products similar to Google Glass will be commonplace. At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFlickDramatizer Monthly Turn dull videos into visually striking blockbusters that bring …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and with other people On …

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

April 21, 2017

… the kerb. SEE ALSO: Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest But users have been chaining up bicycles outside their apartments, preventing others from using them. Some people bring them up to their apartment floors, so they can’t be found easily by other users looking at the app: Who threw the oBike in the drain pic.twitter.com/OYmeavNaEg JY (@kosherjellyfish) April 16, 2017 SEE ALSO: Singapore’s big plans for nationwide …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… stage fund focused on consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder. What originally sparked your interest in female consumers? When I started working in media back in the mid 70s, no one talked about data everything we did was by instinct: what do we think people want to read about? Will this cover line be a magnet for readers? But it didnt take me long to realize that women bought many more magazines than men did, and that you could grow your circulation by talking to …

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

April 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods” secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the order of posts in people’s feeds, favouring popular posts over chronology. Instagram bloggers have been …

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exist in their own …

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EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Environmentalists say USS Lead Superfund in East Chicago, Indiana, is the poster child of environmental injustice. The people who live there are at risk of lead contamination at every turn. It’s in their drinking water and it’s in their soil. More than one thousand people were forced to evacuate, according to Debbie Chizewer at Northwestern Law School, who has worked very closely with the affected residents. A local school was shut down and a public housing complex was also …

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Facebook Workplace gets beefed up during F8

April 20, 2017

… Workplace. Developers can build bots for work chat and for Groups to do tasks like help order food or order a Lyft. “Bots help people weave Workplace into their daily workflow. At Facebook, we have over 100 of these bots helping people be more productive,” said Simon Cross, product manager for Workplace. Image: facebook Facebook is also integrated with eDiscovery and compliance partners to help with exporting documents, making it a better product for companies that have …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… conversation turned to gender equality,” Ms Gadhia told me. “And he said, I am all for gender equality, but what happens if I employ a woman and the next week she tells me: ‘I’m pregnant?’ “And there was a gasp around the table to think that people were still thinking like that. “I remember going back to the office and saying: ‘You know what, the dinosaurs are still out there.’ “It is undoubtedly the case. I see it from time to time. …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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

April 19, 2017

… recalls the first time his father brought news of what had happened after the blast, shouting with excitement: “Heligoland is still here, it’s still here.” In the middle of the 20th Century Heligoland still mattered to its people, fiercely independent speakers of a Friesian dialect who are neither British nor German. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 70 years on, the crater from the explosion is still a feature of the island The British bombing operation acted …

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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

… democracy takes a hit, at least the people can turn to memes for comfort. In case you were wondering, Salt Bae didn’t reveal which way he voted. But we’re pretty sure he’s pro-steak and revealing V-necks. WATCH: The first teaser for ‘The Last Jedi’ is here and OMG More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmail Jeet 2 LITE Annual Email Jeet is your captive email marketing autoresponder.Stupidly Simple Arbitrage The quickest way to make money online …

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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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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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