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Twitter Outrage: Separating The Tweet From Chaff, From The Kardashians to Kent State

The concept of separating the ‘wheat from the chaff’ dates back to Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. In the Digital Age, that parable bears significance when measuring outrage on social networks like Twitter. The microblogging platform has acted as a barometer for our level of emotions when we are dismayed, appalled or shocked by current-day events. But how do we separate the meaningful from . . .

One-Stop-Shop On iPhone 6 & Twitter

The old AMEX ad slogan of ‘don’t leave home without it’ is apropos when referencing the new social trend of ‘instant purchasing.’ Within the very same week, both Apple and Twitter have devised new mobile e-commerce options. The stickiness of making a purchase without leaving the confines a social network or opening up several apps on your smartphone is appealing to the no-nonsense digerati who gravitate towards. . .

Breed Specific Pet Food: Should You Fall For It?

Purina is the most recent pet food company to announce a line of breed-specific dog foods; Beta™. Although currently the line is available in Great Britain only, I suspect it's just a matter of time before it's available in the U.S,. as are Eucanuba and Nature's Recipe breed-specific dog foods currently.  Royal Canin produces breed specific foods for dogs and cats.  The question is: Should your Terrier be fed differently from a Shepherd?  Your Maine Coon from a Siamese?


16 Best Pet Halloween Costume Winners For 2014: Funniest, Fiercest, Best Proof That Hello Kitty IS INDEED A Cat, & More...

We really have some great pet costume designs in this year's 8th annual Halloween Pet Costume Competition, and it was a very competitive field.  We have winners in several typical categories, like the Cutest, Funniest, and Best Impersonator costumes, but we added some new categories like Best Prehistoric and Best Proof That Hello Kitty Is Indeed A Cat.... Let's warm up by starting off with the Cutest Pet Costume of 2014....

Why Snapchat Ads Are An Oxymoron

Snapchat and advertising seems to me to be two functions diametrically opposed - an oxymoron if you will. How can any marketing campaign make an impact, if by design it’s fleeting in nature? Since Snapchat is a messaging app that delivers status updates, photos and/or videos viewable for 10 seconds only — is that enough time to leave a lasting impression?

Attention Crazed 'Mart Shoppers: Ten More Cars Of The People Of Wal-Mart

Vehicular manslaughter? At my Wal-Mart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These ten more weird wheeled entries in the Wal-Mart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.

Birding Is About To Become A Lot More Popular! The 'Bird Photo Booth"

After you finish reading this blog about the Bird Photo Booth, please wait at least 90 seconds before ordering it, as I want to have a head start in ordering mine.... Yes, there will be a rush, because the Bird Photo Booth is the neatest thing created for bird lovers since the invention of the telescopic lens!

Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.

Smartshopping And Virtual Fitting Rooms: The Revolutionary Fitle

There's never been a paradox like online shopping before. How can something be so convenient and annoying at the same time? Shopping online for clothes is difficult because you can't try anything on. You gamble each time you click the "purchase" button. The inventors of Fitle had enough of that. Fitle is an online shopping platform that lets you create a 3-D avatar and allows you to virtually try on clothes. The guessing game of online retail is over thanks to Fitle.

'Internet Of Everything' Pits Home Depot Against Lowe's

The DIY (do-it-yourself) trend is still thriving, as the two largest home-improvement franchises -- Home Depot and Lowe's -- go toe-to-toe (or should we say tool-to-tool) in competing for a large demographic of consumers - namely the self-made 'handyman.' Of recent date, however, another market of interest has emerged that both of these large chains find just as appealing, namely the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning IoE . . .

Boxed Delivers Big Box Products To Your Door

Imagine a life where your family goes through Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks like they are the only thing left on Earth to eat. Okay, if your family is anything like mine that might not be so hard to imagine. But imagine a world where you could have those things delivered to your doorstep without dealing with the crowds, parking lots—the rage those things may cause—or membership fees of big box retailers like Costco or Sam’s Club. Boxed is a free, no membership fee app that delivers big box products to your doorstep. Without the rage.

Chinese Internet Entrepreneurs List Luis Suarez Biting Bottle Opener Keychains

Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.

Aliens Unite Over The Power Nap Head Pillow

There's not much joy in travel these days, but I can see that this Power Nap Head Pillow might just make a positive dent in the otherwise dreaded train or plane ride. So what if other passengers stare at you and laugh.... You won't see or hear them!

ReStyle Restores Hope For Women

ReStyle is a company which brings Fair Trade, women artisan made products to the mainstream market. ReStyle gives women in El Salvador, Columbia, and India the ability to create art, earn money, and support their families and children. ReStyle has renewed many women’s lives by giving them the hope for a brighter and safer future by recycling and using native materials.

A Safer Way To Travel With Your Dogs: Variocage

The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were.  It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs.  But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the  Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out.  Nevertheless...

LEGO Creator MINI Cooper Mk VII Won't End Up On Blocks

Forget Grand Prix, LEGO is bringing us grand bricks! LEGO's upcoming Creator Series replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII features everything one expects in a life-sized MINI, plus a picnic basket and bottle of wine.

6 Dog Cooling Jackets That Really Work In The Dog Days Of Summer

When I see folks walking their dogs, or worse, running with their dogs, in the middle of a hot summer day, I cringe. Exercising with your dog on hot days is a recipe for disaster.  Dogs don't sweat the way humans do.  Yes, they pant, in part to cool off, but panting dehydrates them fast when they are exercising.  Older dogs are especially vulnerable in the heat and some dogs, young and old, will resist walking in the heat with all their little might - I've had a few of those.  So, what's a dog owner to do?

The EnChroma Cx: Eyeglasses That Correct Color Blindness

Color blindness affects nearly 8 percent of men and .5 percent of women; some people don't even know they have it.  Most color blindness is inherited, although there are several diseases and certain traumas that can cause it.  There is no cure or permanent correction of the condition currently available, but after 10 years of development, a company called EnChroma offers correction for the most common type, red-green color blindness.

Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure hunt created by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.

LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)