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Have We Been Spammed?

Have We Been Spammed?

September 7, 2010

Attention all entrepreneurs! Carpet-bomb the Internets with trivia and clip art, engage in a smidgen of social networking monkey business, and in just a few short months, you’ll be swimming in cash!

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Asteroids!

Asteroids!

September 3, 2010

Although interplanetary space is less frantic than it was in arcade classic Asteroids, scientists estimate that 25,000,000 football-field-sized rocks float around the solar system. Should one rendezvous with our big blue marble, we’d be in for a seriously bad day in the worst disaster movie kind of way.

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His And Hers Colors

His And Hers Colors

September 1, 2010

Picture a happy couple – let’s call them Dick and Jane – out furniture shopping. They happen upon a comfy couch with pink upholstery, and Jane wants to buy it. Whether that puppy glides out the front door, or lingers on the showroom floor, could depend upon the words she uses to describe it.

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The Illusion Of Variety

The Illusion Of Variety

August 20, 2010

The incredible aisle-filling array of soft drink fizzes, flavors, and colors at the local supermarket? As Michigan State University professor Philip Howard aptly illustrates, it’s for the most part a cleverly-formulated illusion.

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Feeling Randy

Feeling Randy

August 19, 2010

Nick Newcomen – a man with a love of Ayn Rand – had a fine plan. So, he charged his GPS logger, gassed up the car, grabbed an atlas, and started to drive across America. 30 days, 30 states, and 12,328 miles later, he completed his masterwork:

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Bite-Sized Financial Advice

Bite-Sized Financial Advice

August 18, 2010

The handwritten infographic might just be the new black. Witness the success of the award-winning Indexed: an endearing diary of one woman’s thoughts and dreams, sketched on 3×5 cards as charts and diagrams.

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Nix The Ugly Clicks

Nix The Ugly Clicks

August 11, 2010

Trolling the Internets for love with that beautiful mug of yours? If so, you’ll be interested in the latest research from online dating site OkCupid, who found that your camera – and how you use it – could be the difference between getting some and watching repeats of Cheaters.

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Wrong And Rewrite

Wrong And Rewrite

August 10, 2010

To a self-appointed Defender of the Truth, Wikipedia might just be the best thing since sliced bread. In only a few minutes and with slightly more effort than using a TV remote, you can perfectly define any topic to the entire world? Amazing!

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