Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Lakers' world begins, ends with Kobe

To this day, Jordan Farmar is not entirely sure the call really happened. It was early, and he was still emotionally spent from the excitement of the day before. The Los Angeles Lakers, the team he'd grown up rooting for as a boy in the San Fernando Valley, had made him the 26th pick of the 2006 NBA draft, and now, first thing the next morning, his phone was ringing and Kobe Bryant was on the other line?
"I thought I was dreaming still, to be honest with you," Farmar said. "I woke up early in the morning, the phone rang and he's like, 'What's up man? It's Kobe. Welcome to the Lakers. Are you ready to get to work?'"
As introductions go, it was about as straightforward as they come. Had he been fully awake and alert, everything Farmar needed to know about playing with Bryant and the Lakers was embedded within that early-morning phone call.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Youth-drug can 'reverse' ageing in animal studies

US scientists have performed a dramatic reversal of the ageing process in animal studies.
They used a chemical to rejuvenate muscle in mice and said it was the equivalent of transforming a 60-year-old's muscle to that of a 20-year-old - but muscle strength did not improve.
Their study, in the journal Cell, identified an entirely new mechanism of ageing and then reversed it.
Other researchers said it was an "exciting finding".

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Facebook, Zuckerberg Plan to Sell Shares Worth $3.9 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. (FB), is selling shares to help pay taxes, joining the company and some other shareholders in an offering worth about $3.9 billion.
About 27 million shares will be offered by Facebook, and almost 43 million shares are being sold by certain stockholders, including 41,350,000 shares by Zuckerberg, the company said in a statement today. Menlo Park, California-based Facebook fell as much as 5.3 percent in pre-market trading.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Importance of Adversity in Growth and Development

This is an incredibly long read but to parents, athletes, coaches it is very insightful. Please review the entire article.
The development path to excellence in anything is filled with moments of great reward; but challenge, disappointment, and frustration are also frequent companions on the road. While that sounds demotivating, and perhaps an article about growth and development shouldn’t be so blunt, this truth cannot be hidden or ignored. Ignoring reality doesn’t make it different, and naivety almost always impairs anyone’s ability to navigate complex situations.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Instagram filters in personal photo tool

NEW YORK — Instagram has added a new feature that lets users share photos and videos with no more than 15 people rather than everyone who follows them on the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing app.
Called Instagram Direct, the feature is available for Apple and Android phones, CEO Kevin Systrom said at a news event in New York City. Users can choose up to 15 people who follow them on Instagram to share photos or videos.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Twitter nixes changes to blocking feature

Twitter reversed course on changes to its blocking functionality that many users complained would leave the service more prone to abuse.
When a user blocks someone on Twitter, it prevents them from following or messaging that user, as well as add that account to their lists.
A change introduced yesterday by Twitter would have turned block into essentially a mute button, where users could remove their tweets from their Timeline, but the blocked user could still follow that user and reply to messages.

Friday, December 13, 2013

13 things you should know about Friday the 13th

Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and stay inside until tomorrow.

What Facebook's Recent Product Changes Tell Us About The Future Of Content

Facebook announced an algorithm change last week that has dramatically impacted the content consumed online and on mobile devices (disclosure: I own shares of Facebook). While 30% of Americans find news on Facebook, an astonishing 78% of those Americans discover stories while on the site for other reasons. The significance of a change in the algorithms that determine how 23% of Americans (78% x 30%) find news has had a dramatic impact on content consumption. The impact of these changes was published in BuzzFeed two weeks before Facebook announced its algorithm update. Facebook referral traffic to the BuzzFeed Partner Network, which includes over 200 media sites and 300 million users, was up from 100 million referrals in August to 151 million referrals in October – a 69% increase in 2 months.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Twitter reverses policy that would allow blocked persons to follow user

Twitter has reversed a controversial policy change announced Thursday that would let a user block others on Twitter, but the blocked people could still continue to follow and see the user’s tweets and interact with them.
”We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users—we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe,” wrote Michael Sippey, Twitter’s vice president of product, in a blog post.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Is time quantized?

Is time quantized? 

  John Baez is a member of the mathematics faculty at the University of California at Riverside and one of the moderators of the on-line sci.physics.research newsgroup. He responds:
"The brief answer to this question is, 'Nobody knows.' Certainly there is no experimental evidence in favor of such a minimal unit. On the other hand, there is no evidence against it, except that we have not yet found it. There are no well-worked-out physics theories incorporating a fundamental unit of time, and there are substantial obstacles to doing so in a way that is compatible with the principles of General Relativity. Recent work on a theory of quantum gravity in which gravity is represented using loops in space suggests that there might be a way to do something roughly along these lines--not involving a minimum unit of time but rather a minimum amount of area for any two-dimensional surface, a minimum volume for any three-dimensional region in space and perhaps also a minimum 'hypervolume' for any four-dimensional region of space-time."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus

Courtesy of WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
Influenza A(H7N9) is one of a subgroup of influenza viruses that normally circulate among birds. Until recently, this virus had not been seen in people. However, human infections have now been detected. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

International Women's Day

Why Women's Day
Why dedicate a day exclusively to the celebration of the world's women?
The United Nations General Assembly, composed of delegates from every Member State, celebrates International Women's Day to recognize that peace and social progress require the active participation and equality of women, and to acknowledge the contribution of women to international peace and security.
For the women of the world, the Day is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.
You might think that women's equality benefits mostly women, but every one-percentile growth in female secondary schooling results in a 0.3 percent growth in the economy. Yet girls are often kept from receiving education in the poorest countries that would best benefit from the economic growth.
Until the men and women work together to secure the rights and full potential of women, lasting solutions to the world's most serious social, economic and political problems are unlikely to be found.
In recent decades, much progress has been made. On a worldwide level, women's access to education and proper health care has increased; their participation in the paid labor force has grown; and legislation that promises equal opportunities for women and respect for their human rights has been adopted in many countries. The world now has an ever- growing number of women participating in society as policy-makers.
However, nowhere in the world can women claim to have all the same rights and opportunities as men.
The majority of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women.
On average, women receive between 30 and 40 per cent less pay than men earn for the same work.
And everywhere, women continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women of reproductive age worldwide.

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betterific: Betterific is Like Reddit for Customer Feedback: The Launchpad  is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for ...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Potato parties: the worst kids' food fad ever?

South Korean kids have taken to ordering huge amounts of fries in McDonald's, dumping them on to trays and photographing themselves stuffing their faces

A South Korean potato party.

A South Korean potato party.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

China divided on TV 'execution parade': judicial resolve or crude voyeurism

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/01/china-execution-parade-tv
Naw Kham
Convicted murderer Naw Kham being led to his execution in China. Photograph: Zuma / Rex Features
Naw Kham's wry smile belied his macabre circumstances. "I haven't been able to sleep for two days. I have been thinking too much. I miss my mum. I don't want my children to be like me," the 44-year-old Burmese druglord, chained to a chair, told a Chinese TV interviewer.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Outfit Post: A Touch of Color

Outfit Post: A Touch of Color

polka dotsWhile we are spring ahead this week...I had to take advantage of the warmer weather last week, where taking your jacket off doesn't mean a chance of pneumonia. Yes, 50 degrees in the middle of January is warm for us New Yorkers. Even in the mornings, when these photos were taken, it was much more mild then say a week or two before. I much rather have a cool crisp winter then a freezing cold one. I love wearing hats and layers but I also like having to get away with not having to wear boots and heavy socks all the time. This outfit alone reminds me of Spring with it's brightly contrasting colors. Pink and red is one of my favorite color blocking mixes, maybe because they are in the same color family...I don't know what it is...but I love it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013



Chores for Kids: Starter Lists

Chores for Kids: Starter Lists

Chores for Kids: Starter Lists

Our latest on Helping Kids Help Themselves is about giving kids the responsibility of chores. Take the first step by creating a list of chores appropriate for your child's age. Use these starter lists as guides and create your own chore lists in Cozi, where it's easy to save and manage lists.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fog, haze disrupt roads, flights in China

Fog and hazeLight fog hung over North China on Friday, causing the suspension of flights and closure of expressways, while most parts of East China were affected by haze, meteorological authorities said.

  In Beijing, air pollution was severe and the situation will not be alleviated until this afternoon, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center said.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Natural Disasters in the world

Natural Disasters in the worldA natural disaster is the consequence of a natural hazard (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, landslide) which moves from potential in to an active phase, and as a result affects human activities. In some cases these disasters have lead to the loss of millions of lives. This is a list of the top 10 natural disasters (ranked by number of fatalities). 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Women's Wedding Dress

Wedding is wonderful, and when a bride plans for her special day, she starts by shopping for the perfect wedding dress.
Wedding Dress  These days, wedding gowns are available in a variety of colors. Brides are no longer limited to just a shade of white.  
White: White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. This color of choice for the traditional bride is and will always a staple in bridal fashion.
Ivory: The same thing that is said about a white wedding gown can be said about an ivory one. It is also a very traditional color. However, some believe that ivory is also a symbol of

Monday, January 21, 2013

Android on PC--BlueStacks

If the past decade, the PC era, the next decade should be called the cell phone era Android phone is very prosperous, and the application of the above are also more and more rich, and sometimes even the Windows computer users also jealous of the software on the phoneor game are particularly delicate interesting, such as the popular fruit Ninja, angry Birds, Instagram, sometimes I wish I could on the computer can play them.

  In fact, this wish has been realized! BlueStacks App Player (application player) is an Android emulator on the PC, it allows you to run directly on a PC using the Android software, games. In today's mobile applications are everywhere, with it, your computer will add unlimited fun! Equivalent, you free a quite powerful Andrews, although it is not a tablet of wood with a touch screen, but the practicality is still very strong ...

Saturday, January 19, 2013


NuWa is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven.
NuWa    Nuwa taxiing on earth, envy those beautiful structure of the Pangu body, her love of trees and flowers, but she more intoxicated with a more lively, more vibrant insects, fish, birds and animals. After they looked at the fan, Nuwa think the Pangu creation can not be considered complete, the intelligence of insects, fish, birds and animals far from being able to make her meet. She wanted to create a creature than any living thing must be excellent. So that there would have be able to dominate the life and management of all things, will not just the weeds Manshan, wild animals and flocks of birds into help, the world will not be lonely and desolate.

    So, when the female trouble taxiing along the Yellow River, bow saw his beautiful shadow, can not help but cheer up. She decided to use the mud on the riverbed to pinch the

Beautiful Lovely Girls

Beautiful Lovely Girls

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Beautiful Lovely Girls

Beautiful Lovely Girls

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Facebook Page Promotion

Recommended facebook page
Facebook Page Promotion  Master Recommended Pages skills, learning tutorials and methods available through the network.

Regularly updated information
  Regularly updated information can keep your profile page in the active state, you can write content to the file page above the input box, once a day or a few days time line, but if you want your page to look compelling.
Others in order to "like" you, first of all you have to Likeable (amiable), a chaotic Facebook page, but will immediately "get rid of" customer. A Facebook page, quality content and active interaction able to leave a good first impression. Other factors include the brand itself, constantly updated information, fans and admin active interaction.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Differences Between Twitter and Facebook

Are you a Facebook marketing master? If this is the case, then this may be bad news. For Twitter, you know a lot of things are wrong.

Differences Between Twitter and Facebook        Social media Interactive Buddy Media recently completed a study conducted for the Twitter platform 320 brands - such as Coca-Cola, American Eagle, Microsoft, and Nike Fortune 1000 companies - to understand what factors can largest user participation, and what factors can not. The following is the specific details of the report:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pan Gu Creates the World

Pan Gu
Pan Gu Creates the World

The beginning of all things, an egg contains the whole universe. The egg is a chaotic, dark, heaven and earth, the moon and stars, but no human survival. However, in this chaotic darkness, but gave birth to create the world of Pangu.

    Pangu bred adult in a giant egg, sleep eighteen thousand years, and did not wake up. At this time, he discovered that he is living in the dark chaos of large egg, heart Bie Mende Huang, covered like a rope bondage hard, they can not see the silver lining, so he was determined to stretch your muscles and joints, pierce the large eggs.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Photos Bookmark WeHeartIt

Collect your favorite images

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  Sometimes when you're browsing the web you find amazing images you want to save and show to your friends.
We Heart It lets you save these images, and helps you discover and share your inspiration with the world.

Organize the things you love

  Save your favorite images in sets and keep it all organized for when you need to find them again.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flickr Dress Photos

  Flickr is a very good online Photo album for us to remember past happiness and tears, and it's more world famous than other same sites.

Prom Dress
  This is my Flickr Zone, come and share with me, very beautiful pages and dresses photoes.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Facebook Like Numbers

Facebook Like numbers are more than just people clicking Like.

It seems that every site now has a Facebook Like button on it, but did you know that the number of Likes is made up of more than just people clicking Like?
The number shown on a Like button is the sum of:
  • The number of likes for the URL
  • The number of shares for the URL – This includes copy/pasting a link back to Facebook.
  • The number of likes and comments on stories on Facebook about the URL
  • The number of inbox messages containing the URL as an attachment

Friday, January 4, 2013