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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 114

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an […]

15 Ways To Beat Procrastination

The holiday season is a perfect time to relax and not get any work done. It’s also a perfect time to fall into the bad habit of procrastinating. “I don’t need to get this done, it’s the holidays.” It’s hard not to think like that, but...Show More Summary

Zap2it Quiz: From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Scandal,' where do your favorite shows actually film?

So, you're watching "Supernatural," and you think to yourself, "that doesn't look much like Pennsylvania... or Ohio... or wherever they are this week." Or maybe "Scandal's" Washington D.C. winter looks way too green and warm.That's because TV shows film in one primary location, 99% of the time, no matter what is going on in the story. Show More Summary

Using social media for behavioral studies is cheap, fast, but fraught with biases

PITTSBURGH--The rise of social media has seemed like a bonanza for behavioral scientists, who have eagerly tapped the social nets to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing. But computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University warn that those massive datasets may be misleading. read more

This Ugly Guardians Of The Galaxy Sweater Will Improve Your Christmas By 12%

Did you like Guardians Of The Galaxy? Of course you did. It was superb. How do you feel about Christmas? Of course you love it. It's amazing. That being said, you'd think that the two colliding together would have produced something better than this rather unflattering sweater then, wouldn't you? Actually, that's a tad harsh. Show More Summary

Knite & The Ghost Lights Kickstarter update - platforms and traps

Hey everyone! Happy thanksgiving (if you are in that part of the world). Being a Seattle native, I like to think of it as game day. Go Hawks! We just wanted to show you some new stuff. As we've mentioned before, we've been working on our first zone. Show More Summary

This Thanksgiving, Explore The Chemistry Of Eating Too Much - We think you might need this right about now.

14 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Sure, the physical size and stretchiness of your stomach has a lot to do with why you probably feel like a turkey-filled Macy's Day balloon right now. But the American Chemical Society's Reactions series wants you to know that a lot of it also has to do with chemicals—and not just the oft-demonized tryptophan, either. Unbutton your pants and join us for some science!

It Would Be Foolish Not To Get Your NYE’s Dress Booked Now At The RTR Sale

16 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

I know you're not thinking about fitting in to a little black New Year's Dress right now (you're probably more all about that second piece of pumpkin pie, right?), but you just need to think about your NYE plans for like 2 seconds right now and book your dress on Rent the Runway because they are having a big sale today. Show More Summary

Think You Can’t Afford a Butler? Alfred Could Prove You Wrong

Have you ever wished you had your own butler, like Bruce Wayne’s Alfred? Most people could use a little bit of help with their housework and chores now and again. But few have the money and resources to hire live-in help like Alfred....Show More Summary

Counting Your Blessings: Oil Prices

You probably are not thinking of the price of oil as something for which we should give thanks today. But if like most people you are traveling by car, you notice and have been noticing the decreasing price of gasoline. According to the U.S. Show More Summary

"Will you please come to my house? Let’s play together. I think you are pretty like a horse or a ladybug."

"I’m not sure which. You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me. I love you and I lost a tooth last night. I think I would like to do a magic trick for you and then let you watch me battle robots."

Forget The Puffers, Jessica Alba’s Coat Will Hide Your Food Baby And Keep You Warm

17 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

While you roll around in a turkey daze, you should probably start thinking about how you are going to run around all weekend without looking like a giant turkey. Your puffers are great and all, but to avoid the Michelin Man vibe, why not try something a bit more chic and just as cozy. Show More Summary

I’m on the Top of the World

Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: Okay, I have to confess, I am not really the one looking down. I do not like high places. I don’t think I am afraid, but I would rather have my feet on the ground. The one exception is that I love to fly. I am entranced by the view from an airplane window. I would... Read More

Alternative Ways to Invest with ETFs

When I have a little extra money to invest, I like the idea of trying something a little different. While most of my investments are very boring (think index ETFs and dividend aristocrats), I do have a few somewhat alternative investments in my portfolio — just for fun. Show More Summary

Thank You, Fate!

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Most of us think of Thanksgiving as an American tradition. But it was most likely brought over by English settlers, since such holidays existed in the Old World and elsewhere for centuries. Show More Summary

"Think Like a User" and Other Semantic Search Suggestions

Unless you have been ignoring the world of SEO, you have an idea about semantic search. I think it’s exciting to see how the focus in marketing is coming back around to the humanity of connections rather than the mechanics of coding, although you still need both. The two are getting blended in semantic search.

For Darren Wilson, An Uncertain Future

Realistically, may as well be ex-Officer Darren Wilson can't really begin thinking about his future what with a Depart of Justice, White House and organizational Left that's likely far from done with him. He could still face Civil rights violations and the media storm chasing him is still raging. Show More Summary

Restaurant Empires: Joël Robuchon's Empire Spans 3 Continents, 12 Cities

Welcome to Restaurant Empires, a new regular feature in which we map out the businesses of prominent chefs and restaurateurs. [Photo: Robuchon Official Site] It's hard to think of a more appropriate way to start a feature like this than...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Unknown Mortal Orchestra

To me, this group sounds a bit like Tame Impala, St. Vincent, and Beck all rolled into one. I like all of those artists, so I can definitely get behind that. Although other styles are present in their sound, I think that UMO has done a good job of developing its sound over the past four years. What are you listening to tonight?

Startups: Does your marketing feel like a gift or a re-gift?

Guest: On the other hand, think about the last time you were “re-gifted.” You probably got the feeling that the gift giver didn’t really care about you as much as you had hoped.

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