Friday, August 31, 2007

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts) can help give you:
  • A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
  • Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom
  • More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
  • Lower cholesterol levels
The Many Benefits of Breakfast

Thursday, August 30, 2007

ProfileBuilder :: Online Identity Platform


Your profile is your online place, it's the place to put anything you want — like your interests, activities, contacts. From now on, wherever you sign your name, you sign your icon with it
ProfileBuilder :: Online Identity Platform

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Married Men Really Do Do Less Housework Than Live-in Boyfriends

The study of more than 17,000 people in 28 countries found that married men report doing less housework than men who are live-in boyfriends.
ScienceDaily: Married Men Really Do Do Less Housework Than Live-in Boyfriends

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Top 10 Sexiest Green Cars (TreeHugger)


Green cars are officially sexy. No longer are they small, ugly, plodding electric commuters - they're speedy, exciting, desirable sports cars. Inhabitat has compliled a list of the 5 sexiest models, which makes for an interesting read. Unfortunately for you though, 5th and 3rd place are only concept cars, 2nd place isn't in production, and 4th place is only produced at a rate of 25 per year. We thought we'd have our own say too, and have compiled our own list of the top 10 sexiest green cars. Read it after the jump.
Top 10 Sexiest Green Cars (TreeHugger)

Monday, August 27, 2007

101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders - Inside CRM

Management is all about connecting with the people on your team. So how do you effectively manage a team? With common knowledge, of course. These are a few back-to-basics rules that will help you develop management skills that really matter.
The Manager's Cheat Sheet: 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders - Inside CRM

Sunday, August 26, 2007

How to Save Money and Make Your Clothes Last Longer When Doing Laundry

  • The Right Temperature for the Right Clothes
  • Load Your Washer in The Proper Order
  • Wash Conservatively
  • Make Your Own Detergent
  • Get a Front Loading Washer
How to Save Money and Make Your Clothes Last Longer When Doing Laundry

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Out-of-body Experience Recreated

The experiments, described in the Science journal, offer a scientific explanation for a phenomenon experienced by one in 10 people. Two teams used virtual reality goggles to con the brain into thinking the body was located elsewhere.
BBC NEWS | Health | Out-of-body experience recreated

Friday, August 24, 2007

Free Online Face and Picture Morphing

MorphThing morphs faces: give it two people and it'll combine them, to create a new person with the facial features of both.

Free Online Face and Picture Morphing - MorphThing

ThemBid.com » Blog Archive » Removing Backgrounds Quickly in Photoshop


This tutorial was created using Adobe Photoshop CS2. When I first started with Photoshop, many years ago, I remember removing backgrounds manually using the eraser tool. Very tedious, but you can sometimes get good results. Here I will show you how to do remove backgrounds very quickly with good results using Photoshop’s extract feature.

ThemBid.com » Removing Backgrounds Quickly in Photoshop

CD/DVD Recovery Software

CD Recovery Toolbox (download) tool was developed for recovering damaged files from different disk types: CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on the surface) or as a result of incorrect recording.
CD/DVD recovery software - Zip Recovery Toolbox - freeware

Techniques For Better Learning Illuminated

One way people can learn efficiently is to accurately evaluate their learning and decide how to proceed. For example, if you were studying for a final exam, you could most efficiently use your time if you were able to accurately judge between those concepts that you have learned and understood well versus those that you have not learned well. In doing so, you can invest your time on the latter.
ScienceDaily: Techniques For Better Learning Illuminated

World's Highest-resolution Computer Display


Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have constructed the highest-resolution computer display in the world – with a screen resolution up to 220 million pixels.
ScienceDaily: World's Highest-resolution Computer Display Reaches 220 Million Pixels In Resolution

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Embed YouTube into PowerPoint Offline

84 Years Old and Still Driving His First Car - New York Times


TO keep a car running for many years, change the oil every 3,000 miles, says Clarence Cleveland Curtiss. His advice is not new, especially for anybody who owns a 1990 Buick, a 1980 Chevy or even a 1964 Volkswagen.
84 Years Old and Still Driving His First Car - New York Times

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

DIY Portable Hard Drive

A couple of months ago I ran out of disk space on my MacBook and decided to upgrade it's hard disk to a larger one. Which was nice and easy, but left me with a spare 80GB drive with no purpose in life.
zonageek: blog: The Geekster Moleskine

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How to be charming | Wise Bread

Charming people all seem to:
Listen exceptionally well
Have excellent memory for details
Praise our accomplishments and empathized with our troubles
Make good eye contract
Ask lots of relevant questions
Be good at accepting compliments
Be genuine in their expressions, never false or flaky
Understand the power of touch, be it a great handshake, hug, or arm squeeze
Make the other person feel really special
Avoid offering unsolicited advice
Use our first name a bit more than most people would during conversation (without overdoing it)
Ask great follow-up questions
Be honest, if not brutally so
How to be charming | Wise Bread

Monday, August 13, 2007

Love At First Sight Of Your Body Fat

When we choose a partner for a relationship there may be many and complex reasons for our choice, but it has been known for many years that we tend to select people with characteristics similar to our own. For instance, tall people tend to marry other tall people, and we tend to marry within our own social class, within our own educational class, and within our own race.
ScienceDaily: Love At First Sight Of Your Body Fat

Thursday, August 09, 2007

5 Simple Steps Could Save 100,000 Lives

5 Simple Steps Could Save 100,000 Lives


If more Americans followed just five simple preventive health care practices, nearly 100,000 deaths each year could be prevented.

A new study shows that getting adults to follow simple steps like getting help to quit smoking or being screened for cancer could save tens of thousands of lives every year.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Quickly removing scratches from CDs and DVDs | Wise Bread

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Quickly removing scratches from CDs and DVDs

I used to look in wonder and amazement at some of the CDs and DVDs in my best friend's collection. How could he let them get in such a state? 'Dude, treat them with more respect' I'd say. Then I had children, and found my CDs and DVDs were perfect replacements for frisbee toys, coasters and anything else they could think of.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Travel: Korean Air's Coach Cabin is as High-Tech as Their Country - Gizmodo

korean airs coach cabin

Travel: Korean Air's Coach Cabin is as High-Tech as Their Country - Gizmodo

While the air travel industry in the States disintegrates into madness, with overbooking, delays more often than on-time flights, and people being crammed into uncomfortable seats like cattle, it takes Korea to come along and show us how it's done. Korean Air has just won the 'World's Best Economy Class' award in the Skytrax 2006/7 World Airline Awards. Yes, these pictures are from coach. What the hell.