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January 25, 2012
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Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth AP – 22 hrs agoThe sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption. More

 

Scientists Produce World’s First Magnetic Soap

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3 Secrets To Recruiting Tech Talent In Tough Markets

BY Shane SnowToday

Running a tech company and looking for Ruby developers? Got a “great idea” for a startup, and all you need is a programmer? Congratulations! You’ve just joined the 10,000 other geeks in the same coder-starved boat, especially if you live in a tech hub like Silicon Valley or New York. Fortunately for cash-strapped startups, money and perks aren’t the answer to hiring talent. READ»

 

RapidShare Responds To Megaupload Comparisons: Only 5% Of Our Files Are Pirated

BY Austin CarrToday

RapidShare attorney Daniel Raimer explains why the amount of pirated content a service hosts is not the proper metric for deciding whether it deserves the same fate as Megaupload.READ»

 

Unmasking A Digital Pirate On Amazon

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More Than Luck: David Milch and Michael Mann On Their HBO Collaboration

BY Susan KarlinTue Jan 24, 2012

Powerhouse producers David Milch and Michael Mann ensured a smooth production process by staking out clear territories in HBO’s new horse-racing drama, “Luck.” But that didn’t mean they weren’t open to a little give and take … READ»

 

A New Service For Africa Gets Rid Of Pain At The Panel

BY Ben SchillerTue Jan 24, 2012

Much of Africa is lit and powered by polluting and unhealthy kerosene. But plans to leapfrog the country to renewables often come up against the lack of funds to purchase panels. But Eight19 has a model to get solar power into African … READ»

 

A Seat Made From Hand-Folded Sheets Of Paper

BY Belinda LanksTue Jan 24, 2012

Cecilie Manz is a demi-goddess of product design: She may lack the name recognition of Patricia Urquiola or Hella Jongerius, but the Dane’s varied output is consistently (and understatedly) first rate. Take, for instance, her design … READ»

 

How Good Are You at Loving?

You can get better (or worse) at loving someone. It is also possible to rank how well you are doing at loving someone. In fact, I will provide a “love inventory” that will help you to determine just how good you (or your significant others) really are at loving. Read More

Relationships

Falling in Love with a Culture and a Language

Some people fall in love with a new culture and language. The way Julia Child discovered the French culture and language, and French cuisine – and became enamored with all three – is very moving. Read More

Health

90 Minute Checkup – A Doctor’s Discovery of Health

I remember waiting at the doctor’s office. I filled out the 4 to 5 pages of personal information. Carefully laid out the medications I had been prescribed and the reasons why I was being referred. I was a bit nervous because I was having horrendous abdominal pain that was radiating to my chest and back. Read More

Autism

A Dream That Leads To A Nightmare

By Lynne Soraya on January, 24, 2012 in Asperger’s Diary

Last night, I had a dream. I was in a store with family, and I had an outburst, what we in the autism community call a meltdown. As the stress and frustration boiled over, I had to get out. So I ran.Outside the store, I found a quiet corner in which to stand and wait for my family to be done. Read More

Gender

Breaking A Glass Ceiling With a Bat and a Ball: How Women Influence Sports

By Vivian Diller, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Face It

It’s about this time of year, as football winds down and the Super Bowl approaches, that sports fans like me start their countdown to MLB Spring Training. Twenty three days, 16 hours and 45 minutes to go — yes, there’s an app for that — ’til Pitchers and Catchers report. Read More

Eating Disorders

The Curious Incident of the Fish Sticks in the Nighttime

By Carrie Arnold on January, 24, 2012 in Body of Evidence

Visiting hours were soon, and if I wanted to see my parents, I had to finish my dinner. I truly didn’t have an out. If I didn’t eat on tray sitting, I knew my doctor would order a nasogastric tube. If I refused that, he would get a court order to have one placed. So ever reluctantly, I picked up my fork and started eating. Read More

Philosophy

The Jews and Capitalism

By Walter E. Block on January, 24, 2012 in Defending the Undefendable

I. IntroductionThere is no doubt that at least in some sense, there is a love hate relationship between Jews and Capitalism.On the one hand, there is a strong tradition of support for socialism, communism, labor unionism, feminism, affirmative action, within the Jewish community. Read More

Relationships

Time is the currency of self-esteem

By Lynne Griffin on January, 24, 2012 in Field Guide to Families

“How do I give my child a self-esteem?” “If my child doesn’t get a [fill in with sticker, souvenir, lollipop, trophy etc] won’t that damage his self-esteem?”People ask me lots of questions about self-esteem as if it’s an entity or unit that can be measured.  Yet “the self- esteem” doesn’t sit in some mysterious place in our minds or bodies. Read More

Ethics and Morality

Life Lessons From a Poodle

By Jory Goodman, M.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Attention, Please

It has been said that we live in the information age. Most people have more access to more information–fact, fiction, reality, opinion…–than ever before. Simultaneously we live in an age where the quality of primary and secondary education has deteriorated steadily. More and more people spend more and more time in cyberspace than in reality. Read More

Ethics and Morality

Powerful Psychiatrists Push False Theory on Unknowing Souls

Top psychiatrists conceal truth from depressed patients Read More

Self-Help

Breaking Up is Awkward–But Needn’t Trigger Depression

Relationship endings can be disheartening. It is possible though to lower the risk that a breakup will lead to depression. The same strategy works whether you are the one who initiates the breakup or the one who receives the bad news. Read More

Parenting

What Your Five Year-Old Needs To Know About Sex

When our kids are infants, many of us really don’t think a whole lot about what we’re going to say to them about sex when they get older. For the most part the stuff we’re going to discuss with them later on is not even on our radar screen as yet. And even if it is, it is all so far off in the future that we think we have a bunch of time to prepare for it, correct? Read More

Work

Listen Your Way Up the Ladder

“We think we listen, but we don’t,” says Nancy Kline in her book Time to Think. “We finish each other’s sentences, we interrupt each other, we moan together, we fill in the pauses with our own stories, we look at our watches, we sigh, frown, tap our finger, read the newspaper or walk away. We give advice, give advice, give advice.” Read More

Neuroscience

Reality Check

By Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Eyes on the Brain

We may mistake a change in our bodies for a change in the outside world. Read More

Relationships

Top 10 Wrecking Balls Of Love

By John R. Buri, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Love Bytes

Love doesn’t simply die for no reason…just as a building doesn’t fall for no reason. Here are the Top 10 Wrecking Balls of Love. Read More

Integrative Medicine

Mind and Heart: The Doorways to Existence

We get into trouble when we listen to the voice of our mind and identify it as who we are. We are not our minds, but a much greater consciousness. Read More

Stress

The Biggest Myth in Time Management

By Peter Bregman on January, 24, 2012 in How We Work

The truth is, we can’t ever really get away from it. There is no escaping the nonstop surge of email, text, voicemail, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn — and that’s just the technology-based stream. How can we ever catch up? We can’t. Read More

Creativity

Commitment to the Creative Life

By Dennis Palumbo on January, 24, 2012 in Hollywood on the Couch

As a psychotherapist, one of the themes that often emerges in my work with patients is commitment. In dealing with relationship issues, for example, the depth of a commitment is tested by fears about the future, questions about trust and fidelity, and concerns about the tension between dependence and independence. Read More

Happiness

Am I worthy? Lesson 1 in Vulnerability

When you finally allow people to see who you are they may reject you and you can’t protect your ego by saying that they didn’t really know you. That thought alone terrifies me. Read More

Child Development

Evaluate Yourself as a Coach

I married into a large Irish/Italian Catholic family of athletes, coaches, and teachers. My husband, an athlete himself, was the baby of the family by 10 years and more. We watched his married brothers and sister organize their lives around their children’s sports schedules for years. Read More

Addiction

A Possible Cure for Sexual Addiction—In an Essay

By Ravi Chandra, M.D. on January, 24, 2012 in The Pacific Heart

David Mura’s classic essay is an absolute must read for anyone interested in how male sexuality interacts with pornography and other sexual addictions. The essay goes right to the heart, and makes it possible to “cure” pornography addiction in about 10,000 words that stimulate deep reflection and maturation. Read More

Self-Help

Why Leaders Have More Willpower, and More Willpower Failures

In my Science of Willpower course, we talk about willpower as a strength that can be trained. I encourage people to think of themselves as willpower athletes. Try doing something harder than you’re used to; dig in to your determination and motivation; trust that by training, the difficult will become easier. Read More

Relationships

See Beings Not Bodies

By Rick Hanson, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Your Wise Brain

When we encounter someone, the mind summarizes & simplifies tons of details. Though fast and efficient this process has lots of problems Read More

Animal Behavior

Cat Killed and Defaced As a Political Statement

By Marc Bekoff on January, 24, 2012 in Animal Emotions

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out why some people do what they do to other animals. Our relationships with animals are often challenging, frustrating, complicated, and ambiguous, and this incident should surely make everyone reflect on how we interact with other animals and why some people do the heinous things they do to innocent beings. Read More

Parenting

Training Family Court Judges About Parental Alienation: A Lot to Think About

I have been asked to develop and give a one-hour training to family court judges and I am thrilled at the prospect of have an opportunity to speak directly to them about this issue that is near and dear to my and their hearts. Read More

Stress

The Association Between Violence and PTSD

By Tracy Stecker, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Survivors

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness” Confuscius. The worst part for him was standing there watching, not being able to do anything to help as he watched an Afghan man whip an innocent 8-year old Afghan boy at his captain’s urging. Read More

Parenting

The Minds of Abused and Alienated Children

As I continue to read first-hand accounts of individuals who have been abducted, I gain increasing insight into the mind of abused and alienated children. Read More

Psychiatry

Defenses From DSM 5 Get ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’

By Allen J. Frances, M.D. on January, 24, 2012 in DSM5 in Distress

Elizabeth Lopatto has written an excellent piece in today’s Bloomberg News summarizing concerns that DSM 5 will expand the boundaries of psychiatry, increase the already existing diagnostic inflation, and promote the excessive use of medications to treat life problems that don’t really require them. Read More

Parenting

Occupying the Toy Aisle One Pink Lego at a Time

By Polly Palumbo, Ph.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Momma Data

A drama has settled over Lego’s new Heartlake City, a pink and purple village with girly figures sporting hearts and butterfies. The feminized, pre-assembled play sets that include a beauty shop, bakery and stage have been accused of promoting gender roles, sexualizing girls and stunting spatial abilities. Are toys marketed towards girls really so harmful? Read More

Work

Why Ask “So, What Do You Do?”

By Lissa Rankin, M.D. on January, 24, 2012 in Owning Pink

The 15 minutes of fame garnered by my blog, my books, and my social media success lead strangers to reach out and ask to meet me from time to time. Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Touches On Kindle Fire, Android, Windows Phone

BY Austin CarrTue Jan 24, 2012

Offering a rare peek inside the famously secretive company, Apple’s earnings are watched by every industry analyst and news outlet–and even live blogged in some instances, like a worldwide sporting event.READ»

 

12 Famous Chairs Designed By Famous Architects

BY Suzanne LaBarreTue Jan 24, 2012

You can tell a lot about architects by the furniture they design. Take Zaha Hadid, who whips up sleek, liquidy tables that look every bit as futuristic as her buildings. Or Frank Gehry, whose cardboard Wiggle chair summons the same … READ»

 

An Ecosystem For Growing Your Own Veggies At Home And Indoors

BY Belinda LanksTue Jan 24, 2012

Food accounts for about 13 percent of trash in the United States, the third-largest component behind paper and yard trimmings. Although composting may be the natural extension of recycling paper, metal, and plastic, many urbanites … READ»

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Sign Of The Times: Safety Maps Help You Plan For Catastrophe

BY Tim MalyTue Jan 24, 2012

Most of us live in places saturated with comms signals. We carry phones in our pockets and we’ve come to rely on them for coordinating our movements. As Clay Shirky points out, we’ve basically replaced planning with coordination. We … READ»

 

Tricking Stomach Microbes To Convert Seaweed To Fuel

BY Scientific AmericanTue Jan 24, 2012

Seaweed grows fast and naturally without fertilizer and is a better source of biofuel than most land-based plants. And with a little alteration, our good friend E. coli loves to eat it and spit out fuel. READ»

 

Apple Beats Estimates Again: $46.33 Billion In Revenues, $13.06 Billion In Profit

BY Kit EatonTue Jan 24, 2012

Apple’s just reported its first quarter finances for this year, and they’re astonishing. Again. READ»

 

RapidShare Attorney: If We’re Shut Down Like Megaupload, Then YouTube, Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud Are Next

BY Austin CarrTue Jan 24, 2012

RapidShare is one of the world’s most popular file-hosting sites, and many have wondered whether the site could be next on the feds’ list of targets after Megaupload.READ»

 

Leo Burnett’s Short, Sweet Guide To Creative Satisfaction (And Making Money) [Video]

BY John PavlusTue Jan 24, 2012

Whether you believe it or not, Google’s (in)famous motto, “Don’t be evil,” is one of the most unambiguous value statements by a major company. Leo Burnett, the legendary ad executive and founder of an eponymous agency, delivered a … READ»

 

Two Porsche Cayennes Made Entirely of Wood And Smashed

BY James GaddyTue Jan 24, 2012

The German duo Köbberling and Kaltwasser are obsessed with wood, but only as an anachronistic take on contemporary modes of transportation. In the past two years, they’ve built a bulldozer made from discarded panels of the Olympic … READ»

 

Leadership Lessons From Community Maven Tara Hunt: When Not To Listen To The Crowd

BY Lydia DishmanTue Jan 24, 2012

Any entrepreneur or community-building connector worth their salt should know when to crowdsource, and when to listen to their inner voice.READ»

 

Can Google’s Thrun Create The First Real Online College Degree?

BY EdSurgeTue Jan 24, 2012

After helping to pioneer a selection of online courses at Stanford, the man behind the driverless car is leaving the ivory tower to do something potentially more groundbreaking: start a high-quality online university. READ»

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To Be A Better Leader, Learn How To Referee Work Relationships

BY Ken Blanchard and Scott BlanchardTue Jan 24, 2012

When you are able to put on the striped black-and-white referee shirt and mediate conflict–when you take responsibility for fostering cooperation, collaboration, and collegiality between coworkers–you’ve taken a large step toward becoming a more productive and valuable leader.READ»


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