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New Brain Research Center Opens: What's The Dalai Lama Got To To With It?

A new center is opening today for the study of healthy minds; that's a change from the study of addicted, obsessed, and psychopathic minds.  It may seem odd that a deeply religious and spiritual person, in fact a spiritual leader, would be the inspiration for this new center, but the Dalai Lama did lay the seeds for this endeavor by the Unversity of Wisconson's Waisman Center - about 20 years ago.

 


Try Gink, Diaspora or Sharepoint When Facebook Just Isn't Private Enough (10 Alternatives)

In just a few short weeks, more digital ink has been spilled over the distrust Facebook has engendered with its 400 million users than probably all the critiques ever written about the Bible. So why aren't people leaving the network in droves?

Put Chocolate Pasta, Brownies, And Mac & Cheese Back On Your Diet!

Do diet foods ever taste like the real thing?  I've always thought that if something tastes like it's fattening, it usually is... or the brand is really messing with you by cutting your portion size - like the bag of 100 calorie snacks that eaten all together may not make a mouthful!   But when I heard about a 'diet' chocolate pasta, I had to look into the company that makes it; then I learned that FiberGourmet makes almost all of my favorite comfort foods in a way that's filling, low-calorie, and full of fiber. Who can pass this up?

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How Could I Quit You, Facebook? You Had Me At "Dumb F*ck"

With Facebook’s desire to outGoogle Google, its recent privacy issue infractions, phishing scams, exodus rumors, senatorial probes and the controversy surrounding instant personalization and advertising as its ulterior motive, the network appears to be on a downhill spiral. Today, however the last log might have been thrown on that fire!

The UMO - Unidentified Magical Object - Ready To Land At NY Design Week

New York's Design Week 2010 opens tomorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and Brooklyn's UM Project is ready with several new furniture designs.  But what exactly is this design?  I'll give you a hint: don't let the toy-like appearance of the Unidentified Magical Object fool you... there's plenty of function here.

If Atlas Shrugged, Will Facebook Buckle?

It's often been said that "karma is a bitch" and "what goes around comes around." In Mark Zuckerberg's case, karma is not only a bitch, she's "hell on wheels" and this go-around, she's leaving a maelstrom of controversy in her wake. For a man who's only lived 26 short years, he's scaled heights in one lifetime many of us could only dream about. That is... if we didn't have to incur a subsequent fall - which also looks karmically imminent.

Gold Vending Machines Make 'GOLD To Go®' Good To Go

There are few things more precious than convenience and now, thanks to TG-Gold-Super-Markt's "GOLD To Go®" vending machines, that includes that most precious of metals: gold.

If You Must Talk, Do It Safely: The Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone

It's been proven time and time again that cell phone use is dangerous while driving.  Actually, eating, talking, or even listening to a passenger, or looking away from the road for just an instant could lead to disaster.  Recently, someone actually found that driving ruins the quality of cell phone communication!

Stanford Team Cleans Up $200,000 Winning MIT Clean Energy Prize

Three PhD students from Stanford University's chemical engineering program took $200,000 back to their new California business yesterday, after winning  MIT's Clean Energy PrizeC3Nano, a spin-off of Stanford's chemical engineering department, was started to commercialize their invention, and it could use the prize money to get things going!

 

Cardiac Ablation Reduces Risk Of Stroke And Alzheimer's Disease

New findings by researchers from the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, reveal that a treatment of the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than two million Americans, significantly reduces the risk of stroke, mortality, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia.

 


NBC & Flip.to Turn Fans Into Social Media Brand Advocates

What better way to spread the word about a brand or TV show then with the help of loyal fans? TV networks, Hotels, Airlines and Restaurants are finding new ways to improve CRM with loyalty campaigns and social media programs that convert TV fans, hotel guests, airline passengers, restaurant patrons and followers into brand advocates.   

5 Brilliant Product Designs Created To Change Your Behavior: The Interactive Institute

Swedish research and experimental design studio, the Interactive Institute, is focused on the use of 'new media,' the emerging digital and communication technologies of tomorrow.  From its research, the Institute often embodies its findings in designs that not only implement new technologies, but have lifestyle implications embedded into its crisp, modern functional products.  To illustrate, here are five Institute designs purposed with modifying your home energy use.

 

Foursquare App Gallery Signs 500 APIs Becoming Leader In LBS Space

Back in November the first sign that Foursquare was growing up and wearing big boy clothes was news about its "early adopter APIs." Apps like MobZombies, FourTapOyster, Layar and LastNightsCheckin were the first to queue up for the popular location-based social network. On May 12, Foursquare took a page out of the Apple iPhone App Store's playbook, and launched an aggregation of third-party applications built on top its core service aptly named, the App Gallery.

A Potential Treatment For Deadliest Brain Cancers

A compound called Dichloroacetate (DCA) has been tested at the University of Alberta (U of A) as a potential treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, since before 2007.  At that time, the research evidence showed that DCA reverses cancer growth in non-human models and in test tubes.  This time, the research team studied the effects of DCA on human glioblastomas....

 

Social Media Comes In For A Landing At Airports

Over the last couple of years, JetBlue has been lauded for their social media prowess. Others like the infamous "United Breaks Guitars" customer service debacle, not so much. Southwest Airlines, long commended for their creative promotions on Twitter, just recently caught the ire of movie director Kevin Smith on the same microblogging platform. Airports on the other hand have not till recently tested the social media waters.