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Social Media & Flash Mobs For National Dance Day!

For one day, Americans can forgot about who's dancing around political issues and join in a bi-partisan dance-off organized through social media channels. Mark your calendars for July 31 when the first National Dance Day takes off nationwide, and learn how to 'Flash Mob Dance' whether you think you can dance or not.

YouTube Raises Hope & Not So Savvy Parents

It's a fact - our Millennial children are having little Millennials of their own. And perhaps not having paid a lot attention to their own role models - they're struggling with the new job responsibilities. Marketers and TV execs are using YouTube and humor to portray the angst and struggle of the latest generation to adjust to their new roles as first-time parents.

Has 'Fast Company' Pulled A Fast One On Social Media Influence?

Story-tellers in today's social media milieu seem to have fallen into the trap of 'working' a story more than 'telling' the story.  Interesting angles have always been the mainstay of good journalism, but when a story's end play is whether or not it can 'go viral,' that's when we start to lose focus of what's really important. Critics believe that's the case with a debate brewing over whether or not Fast Company is playing fast and loose with 'influencers.'

Stem Cell Treatment Heals Spinal Cord Injuries In Mice

The prospects for people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries just took a great leap forward, as Japanese researchers have succeeded in restoring the damaged spinal cords of mice using pluripotent stem cells.

Workplace Aggression Causes Mistakes, Even In Operating Rooms

We've all been there.  Every workplace seems to have one or more agressive employees or supervisors that behave agressively or rudely on the job.  A new study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Aberdeen in Great Britain, shows how harmful that behavior is to the performance of workers.

Solar Impulse May Set Precedent in Solar Flight Tomorrow

A solar-powered aircraft, shaped like a dragonfly, called Solar Impulse is attempting to take a 24-hour solar powered flight today. The goal is to fly through the night. The plane took off early this morning fueled only with solar power.

Hanging Hooks From 3M Are A Little Too Happy To Help Out

Got hangups? 3M has got something for that - cute animal hanging hooks that are either eager to carry your coat, or just very happy to see you.

Gowalla & NJ Nets Score Major Upset Against Foursquare & NY Knicks?

How can a town dominated by Foursquare and the the New York Knicks get a major upset by Gowalla and the New Jersey Nets on real-estate that faces the home of the Knicks - Madison Square Garden?

A Social Media Crowd-Sourced Film Documents 'Life In A Day' As Time Capsule

July 24th could be one day in your life like no other. If you were to capture something compelling about yourself on film, movie producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald might edit you right into their experimental documentary titled, 'Life In A Day.' 

Foodies Rejoice! 33 Fancy Foods Win The 2010 Gold SOFI Awards

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) had its annual Fancy Food Show in New York City late last month and, low and behold, it awarded 33 Gold sofitm Awards to new specialty foods, beverages, and food lines. Foodies, get your Christmas gift lists out.

 


Flattr, Social Media That Comes With A Pricetag

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how come a new startup that goes by the name "Flattr" seems to have a business model like no other. While it's somewhat reminiscent of Digg's and Facebook's 'digg' and 'like' icons - this ecosystem is all about making real money every time someone clicks on a 'Flattr' button.

Have iPad, Will Travel, Airlines & Apps Take To The Friendly Skies

In a post titled, "Which Airline Will Be The First To Offer Passengers Inflight iPads," I polled my readers two months ago as to which airline they thought would be the first to embrace the iPad as part of their inflight entertainment system. Just this month, the Australian budget airline Jetstar Airways was named the first.

Scientists Identify Triggers Of Sudden Cardiac Death During Sleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester and the University of Bristol in Great Britain have discovered what happens during sleep to cause suddent cardiac death (SCD), a discovery which may lead to preventative treatments.

Did The Fireworks Spook Your Dog? Thundershirt Is The New Dog Anxiety Treatment

Nevermind a dog psychiatrist; here's the Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Treatment.

The Ribbon Ceiling Fan: The Coolest Next Generation Air Cooler

A design student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia not only came up with an aesthetically pleasing design for his Ribbon Ceiling Fan, but a more functional technology than typical blade fans.  The Ribbon Ceiling Fan recently won an Australian Design Award in the student design category.