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Sex Sells (NSFW)

Sexy ads have always garnered our attention when it comes to product advertisements. And I bet this post will get more hits than my usual posts just because I put the word Sex in the title (and tagged it with some suggestive terms). Design blogĀ From up North features some innovative sexy ads. A few of my favorite and witty ads are featured below.

I don’t usually post NSFW content, but as the title of this post notes, the below content is Not Safe for Work. Continue reading

4 Little Known Tricks to Teach Your Body

Based on some health tricks posted on Lifehacker and Men’s Health, I’ve compiled the 4 most surprising tips and tips that I may find useful.

1. Dilate your pupils on command:

Try tensing your stomach in a variety of ways and see if it increases your pupil size. Some people can dilate their pupils in this way, although the underlying mechanism is unidentified. – via Lifehacker

2. Delay the urge to go:

If you scratch or rub the back of your calf for a few moments, really vigorously, you may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain just long enough for you to make it to the toilet – via Lifehacker

3. Avoid a brain freeze:

Press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. – via Men’s Health

4. Improve hearing:

If you’re stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It’s better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you’re trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones. – via Men’s Health

 

Twitter Users Similar to Colonial Americans

A federal judge has ruled this year on a 2006 case that a man cannot be prosecuted for tweeting harassing phrases as it violates his First Amendment rights. This is great news that will serve as a precedent for future cases. Let it be known that you cannot be prosecuted for harassement on Twitter. But this can apply to more than just harrasement. Just like you have a right to protest, you have the right to say anything you want on Twitter. And in a time of SOPA and the NDAA, it’s good to know that some things work out in the end.

The judge on this case made a great statement regarding this right. And just like Gizmodo posted an excerpt of his statement, I will too, because there’s no way I can paraphrase it: Continue reading

Tokyo 2.0 (Just in Case)

Source: Wikipedia

After the March 2011 earthquake, Japan thinks that they need to build a backup Tokyo. In the event of a natural disaster that cripples Japan’s capital, the government and 50,000 residents will evacuate to a standby city about 300 west of Tokyo. Apparently the backup city, affectionately known as IRTBBC (Integrated Resort, Tourism, Business and Backup City) will not only have government facilities but also office complexes, resorts, casinos, and parks. To top it all off, the city is also to include a 652 meter tower. My question is, do you really need casinos and resorts in your backup city, especially if it’s built for only 50,000 of Tokyo’s 13 million residents?

via World Architecture News

Fresh water shortage in Africa? No biggie, we’ll just tow an iceberg there.

For a paltry $10 million, you could tow a 7-ton iceberg to Africa. For just $90 million more, you could tow a 100-ton iceberg.

Is it really feasible, though? The experts say yes, and it could provide 1.5 million people with access to a year’s-worth of fresh water.

Surprisingly, the first test could take place as early as next year! The question now becomes, should we do it? I’m not convinced. With all this talk about small temperature shifts affecting the vital ocean currents that control the weather patterns for all of the Atlantic, how would a 100-ton iceberg (essentially a giant ice cube) off the coast of Africa affect these ocean currents?

Source: DVICE

The Google+ Song

Google+ explained in song form:

Source: Youtube via DVICE

Would you do your job for free?

As I near completion of my time in college, I’ve already begun my job search (albeit very slowly). Truthfully, I have no clue what field I want to enter. So as I look through the multitude of job listings that I could possibly apply for, the question at the front of my mind is, “will this make me happy?” I’m still not sure what would make me happy in the end, but a great bit of job advice that I’ve heard before is, “if you wouldn’t do your job for free, then quit.”

A recent Lifehacker article reminded me about this career advice. As I reflect on my Co-Op experience, I realize that I could potentially see myself doing the work for free. So it would seem that I found something that makes me happy, now I just need to find a permanent position that I’d like.

What about you? Have you found that job that you love?

Source: Lifehacker