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Elsa Jenna Alternate reality games existed before the iPhone, using email, fake ads, and even faxes to send players on clue hunts. But thanks to the smartphone, games now include geospatial triggers and social media integration, allowing players to seamlessly...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Internet has an endless appetite for two things. The first is people sharing more information than they had intended with companies that use that information to target advertising. The second is cat pictures. Yet what if there were a way to use cat...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sales for the smartphone grew even during a time of year when smartphone sales are expected to be slow.
From: New York Times | By: THE NEW YORK TIMES | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In a roiling sea of empty fast fashion, the designs of Geoffrey Beene offer a happy haven of authenticity and passion.
From: FashionTribes | By: Fashiontribes | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It's no wonder that in one of the world's busiest metropolises, residents are looking to bring green elements to inner-city areas. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is home to a new family residence by Vo Trong Nghia Architects that aims to address this issue...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Mark Bittman on the true cost of producing a hamburger, after accounting for externalities like carbon generation and obesity. Cheeseburgers are the coal of the food world, with externalities in spades; in fact it's unlikely that producers of cheeseburgers...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I'm 24 and have almost no dating experience, and I need help knowing whether I should pursue things further with this guy or end it.I'm female. Because of shyness and anxiety, I never dated in college and high school, so I'm behind many of my friends...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A member of my gaming group has developed a ton of food intolerances/allergies, so I need substitutes for cauliflower and cashews in vegan recipes. And can anyone spot a pattern to her allergies?So one of the folks in my monthly gaming/supper club has...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: magstheaxe | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I want to write. But I have all kinds of Big Dumb Issues around it. Help me stop sabotaging myself?I'm in my mid-20s now. I was branded as A Good Writer in elementary school, and all throughout school I consistently performed well in any class which...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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       Massachusetts kids lead nation in well-being,  but even here far too many live in poverty Children have a greater opportunity to thrive and succeed in Massachusetts than in any other state, according to the 50-state ranking announced today...
From: Franklin Matters | By: shersteve@gmail.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Earlier today the US Court of Appeals dealt Obamacare a blow.  The 4th Circuit likewise issued a ruling, favorable to Obamacare, but when the issue ends up in the lap of the US Supreme Court, it could mean bad news for Obamacare….and bad news that...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For 25 years, Dr. Nikita Levy ran an obstetrics and gynecology practice out of the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community clinic run by the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Last February, Johns Hopkins authorities discovered that Levy had...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Hess | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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I love nothing more than a trip to Boots. It's my idea of heaven. All those tempting lotions and potions, beautifully packaged, promising to transform our skin to its baby soft and blemish free best. It's no wonder the average woman allegedly spends...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A group of Boy Scouts from Central Iowa received a lesson they won't forget in federal manners at a border crossing from Canada into Alaska. According to the scoutmaster, a casual snapshot of a Border Patrol agent got the group of about two dozen scouts...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Weighing the candidacies of the all-timers, the almost-weres, and the Heigls for the Rom-Com Hall of Fame....
From: Grantland | By: Grantland Staff | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Internal happiness cannot be bought--it must be sought.
From: Time | By: Elizabeth Dias | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Debt Disaster Dead-Enders - Paul Krugman Is economics jargon distortionary? - mainly macro A Dearth of Investment in Much-Needed Drugs - NYT Geography Matters Even if it Doesn’t - Growth Economics America’s economy: Jobs are not enough - The Economist......
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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By Gabrielle. I definitely wouldn’t look at Kat‘s home and think to myself “I’ll bet they did all this debt-free!” No, that would not be my first, second, or even tenth thought. Because there’s so much else to think about in this tour! Like...
From: Design Mom | By: Design Mom | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ABC Family’s newest drama Chasing Life deals with some pretty hefty subject matter given its lead character April has just recently learned she’s in for the fight of her life—the fight against her cancer diagnosis. Not only are there high …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kelly Bryant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Days after welcoming twins, son Kane and daughter Kaia, 7 months, mother-of-six Kim Zolciak wasn’t afraid to show the world her body, posting selfies on Twitter. Why? She was already back down to a size 4! Kim, 36, …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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So how does a guy run the free world on ABC as Scandal’s President Fitzgerald Grant and then create and direct The Divide on WE tv all at the same time? Fortunately for Tony Goldwyn he already works with the …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kelly Bryant | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It’s only fair to use these tools as exactly what they’re meant to be: tools. A piece of the puzzle, not the magic answer to everything.The post Could Your Armband Fitness Tracker Be Making You Fat? appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Heather Neal | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The perfect recipe to whip up on a hectic weeknight! The post Make Easy, Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna for Dinner Tonight appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kelsey Banfield | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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You may be helped in your career, but you still have to do the work and show up prepared. There is no coasting.The post Life Lessons from The View: What Working Women Need to Know appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Dresden Shumaker | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Towanda and Trina Braxton, hit the purple couch on “Wendy” to dish on the all of the drama and family issues we will see this season and preview their new trailer. Plus, NeNe Leakes is clappin' back at Wendy over comments she made about her custom...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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For the Fall 2014 Couture Collection, Giambattista Valli sent models down the runway in silky turbans, sheer floral skirts, and ombré dresses that would make any fashionista swoon. Below, Taryn Multack, mastermind behind the blog Miss Ladyfinger, re-creates...
From: Fashionologie | By: Marina Liao | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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For the Fall 2014 Couture Collection, Giambattista Valli sent models down the runway in silky turbans, sheer floral skirts, and ombré dresses that would make any fashionista swoon. Below, Taryn Multack, mastermind behind the blog Miss Ladyfinger, re-creates...
From: BellaSugar | By: Marina Liao | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Why didn’t Columbia Journalism Review’s Elizabeth Spayd just call me?  Journalism 101, right?  I would have told Spayd. Criticism of me in her article? That’s ok – that goes with the territory. But criticize Jill Abramson as Spayd does?  (see...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Subject: WH travel pool report #4 remarks + wildfire update   Obama opened by mentioning forest fires in the state, said he had been briefed on the drive here by Inslee. Said he was able to get Craig Fugate on phone to get an emergency declaration for...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Q&A with Dr. Manny: Are there any infertility risks linked to taking birth control pills for a long period of time?
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Department of Environmental Conservation opened hearings on renewing water quality permits for the Indian Point nuclear reactors...
From: New York Times | By: MATTHEW L. WALD | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The products provide a different kind of payout: good will from regulators and a chance to woo customers who might one day become profitable....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL CORKERY and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A pregnant Michigan 18-year old, Brooke Slocum, was strangled to death, and her 25-year old boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, was decapitated as their attempt to meet up with a stranger on Craigslist for a sexual encounter went horribly wrong. Be very careful...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Republican-majority legislatures in many red states are gorging themselves on new laws to restrict safe, legal abortion out of existence, but things have been pretty stable for the women of Tennessee, a state that has 14 doctors providing abortion, compared...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Guardians of the Galaxy actress wed artist Marco Perego last summer
From: People | By: Michele Corriston | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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HEARTBREAK and happiness found their way into Georgia’s Republican strongholds in almost equal measure last night. After winning the party’s nomination for November’s US Senate contest David Perdue (pictured) tepidly thanked his opponent, congressman...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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AFTER last June's Ipsos-MORI issues index where race relations and immigration displaced the economy as the most important issue facing Britain today, it is no surprise to see the same this month. 36% of the public mention it as a concern, a drop of...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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THE wait is over. After taking two weeks to count 135m ballots from 480,000-odd polling stations across the vast archipelago, Indonesia’s Election Commission (the KPU) has at last confirmed that Joko Widodo has been elected president. The commission...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Alliance to Save Energy, an association of lawmakers and manufacturers are promoting a bill that would strip consumers of the right to lodge class action litigation against companies that falsify Energy Star ratings. Consumer advocates and trial...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Jan Lee | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The turbines are acting as "artificial reefs" for marine life, researchers say...
From: Salon.com | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Banks of wind turbines in the ocean can be attractive hunting grounds for seals, suggests new research.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.
From: NPR | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Broadway star used to describe herself as a Catholic, diabetic, alcoholic. She died July 17 at the age of 89. In 1999, she talked with Terry Gross when she was starring in a revival of Sail Away.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Both Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a ceasefire.
From: NPR | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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