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Is It Really Possible to Trick Someone's Memory, Like Crazy Eyes in 'OITNB'?

It's disturbing, but true: a mind divided between fact and fiction Take an example from Netflix's hit show, Orange Is the New Black, which follows female inmates in a New York prison. (Spoilers ahead.) In the final episode of seasonShow More Summary

BioFuel Energy - Day Traders Pushed The Price Above Reasonable Limits

By New Capital: Over the last week, shares of BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ:BIOF) have shot up 45% with the biggest 24% increase seen on Friday. It is very hard to justify such stock fluctuation especially keeping in mind that no news were announced neither on Thursday nor Friday and that daily trading volumes exceed total free float. Show More Summary

Pay Up, Mayor de Blasio

To my mind, the worst thing about the 2005 UFT Contract was giving up seniority transfers and the UFT transfer plan so that veteran teachers could become ATR teachers. Rendering them week to week wandering subs a few years back made that even worse. Show More Summary

Edna St. Vincent Millay on the Death Penalty and What It Really Means to Be an Anarchist

3 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"The minds of your children are like clear pools, reflecting faithfully whatever passes on the bank..." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Walk of Shame (Blu-ray)

5 hours agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "For those who don't mind a bit of formula with their laughs, the film delivers."

Blame and responsibility: An unfolding ethnographic drama [Part one]

  Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Bree Blakeman. Bree recently submitted her Ph.D. through The Australian National University in Canberra, though you may know her from her more usual online incarnation, as author of the blog Fieldnotes and Footnotes. This is the first in a series of posts looking at the way Yol?u consider issues […]

Two Ayats To Be Mindful of During Ramadan

We are told that Ramadan is the month of the Qur'an. It is a month when many aim to read the Qur'an from cover to cover. While this is a commendable task and has many benefits, the Qur'an is a book to reflect on, ponder and take action. It is an instruction manual for our […] The post Two Ayats To Be Mindful of During Ramadan appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.

Essential Research: 52-48 to Labor

A slight shift to the Coalition in this week's Essential Research, which also finds the recent Senate turmoil has changed very few minds about the utility of minor parties holding the balance of power.

This Is The First Wrist Wearable That You Wouldn’t Mind Wearing

Wearables provide very useful features for people on the go. The problem is, they look bulky and awkward. Most people... The post This Is The First Wrist Wearable That You Wouldn’t Mind Wearing appeared first on Lifehack.

Spotlight on: Art Dolls

8 hours agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Lately I’ve been stalking swaps on Craftster that are for art dolls. Now keep in mind I am not a doll type person, though I appreciate the reason some collect dolls. With that said…art dolls are right up my alley. Art dolls are one of a kind pieces of art, not at all intended to [...]

Economics Daily Digest: What young women voters want

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Not Your Father's Electorate (Richard Heffner's Open Mind) Roosevelt Institute...Show More Summary

'Real Housewives of Orange County' Recap: Tamra Judge Has Officially Lost Her Mind

Post by Rebecca Stokes. This week's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County was intense. Oh sure, it kind of always is what with all the drama constantly brewing betwixt the ladies. But this week the devil came home to roost,...Show More Summary

Vado ft. Chinx, 2 Chainz & Ace Hood – You Already

Hear a new one from Vado called “You Already” featuring Chinx, 2 Chainz, and Ace Hood. [IFWT] Previously: Papoose ft. Vado – New York State Of Mind

Think Progress: Poor People in Luxury Condo Building Forced to Use Different Door from Rich Folks

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read this? A luxury condo building on New York City’s Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post. To me, the first thing that comes to […]

Retail Minded’s Founder to Attend JA New York as Retail Expert

JA New York,  a leading jewelry show that has been serving retailers for 108 years, introduces “Meet the Experts!” as an added-value program for exhibitors and attendees of the show. Industry experts will be onsite at JA New York to meet with show attendees and exhibitors, sharing a variety of fields for free through speed [...]

Magician can guess the card you're thinking about through this video

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Our eyes are too slow and our brains are too easily fooled. Just watch this video where Illusionist Eric Leclerc shows off by reading our minds through a simple YouTube video. He plays around with us in the beginning but at the end, he just jumped through the computer screen to peer into our wrinkled brain. Read more...

Worried Your Kids Aren't Learning Critical Thinking Skills? Tiddlybot Is Here To Help!

One can't be blamed for being a little worried about their kid's education. We aren't exactly living in the ideal eara for learning. With that in mind, it's not entirely surprising that we're starting to see inventions like Tiddlybot - a robot designed to teach children higher-order thinking.

Can You Identify These Brands By Their Signature Fonts Alone?

Earlier this month, we talked about how brands use color to establish their place in consumers' minds. But that's not the only way companies use subtle imagery to make connections with people. Sometimes simply choosing the right font can convey important messages. Show More Summary

Humans Could Achieve Digital Immortality Within 30 Years

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Internet isn't just a repository of humanity's information (and porn), it could soon serve as a final resting place for the mind after our bodies wear out. Johnny Depp attempts to do just that—but with disastrous results—in Transcendence. But how close are we to accomplishing the same in real life? Quite close, according to the film's star Paul Bettany. Read more...

Poseur Alert

‘”The Mockingbird Next Door’ conjured mostly sad images in my mind. Ms. Lee has a regular booth at McDonald’s, where she goes for coffee. She eats takeout salads from Burger King on movie night. When she fishes, she uses wieners for bait. She feeds the town ducks daily, with seed corn from a plastic Cool […]

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