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  • newAmericans Are About To Be Reminded That Butter Is A Luxury
    U.S. butter consumption officially hit a 40-year high in 2012, and hardly anyone eats margarine anymore. Butter converts might not have considered, though, what would happen if the dairy industry couldn’t keep churning out enough of it out to meet…
    - 24 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • newGoogle Glass Human Emotion Detector Is By Far The Creepiest Wearable App
    The Shore Human Emotion detector might take things a bit too far.
    - 24 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • newUkraine: Russia’s New Art Of War
    NATO has struggled to counter Moscow’s tactics in conflict where traditional might is only a part.
    - 24 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • newThe Worst Paying Jobs In America And The People Stuck Working Them
    It’s easy to forget now, but the original purpose of Labor Day wasn't to invite your friends over for a cookout, some beers, and one last chance to celebrate the summer. It was to recognize the contributions of American workers, at a time of strug…
    - 24 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • newThe Sun Sets On The Boardwalk Empire
    As casinos continue to close in Atlantic City, it feels like the end of an era. I went to see what the end looked like.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:48am -
  • newThe Mock Funerals Of Santa Marta
    Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the miraculous sister of Lazarus.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:45am -
  • newCan Jill Soloway Do Justice To The Trans Movement?
    In an already pivotal moment for transgender people, who are emerging from culture’s margins, Soloway’s "Transparent" tries to fast-forward past the incremental water-testing that network TV has historically applied to shifts like this, to skip t…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:45am -
  • newMeant For Kids
    The new cover for Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has no whiff of childish imagination — instead, it implies a deviant adult audience.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:42am -
  • newThe Evolution Of ATM Skimmers
    In a little over a decade, ATM skimmers have gone from urban myth to a wildly complex, ever-evolving suite of technologies that has the potential to be the worst nightmare of anyone with a bank account.
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:41am -
  • newRoadmap To Alpha Centauri
    The mysteries encountered by the Voyagers compel scientists to embark on follow-up missions that venture even deeper into the cosmic woods — out to 200 AU and beyond. But what kind of spacecraft can get us there?
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:41am -

Lifehacker

  • newSend a “Pain Letter” to Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager
    If you've ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it's rather impersonal. You'll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 11:00pm -
  • newDecryptolocker Saves You From the Popular Cryptolocker Ransomware
    Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don't pay for a code to unlock the files, you don't get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their f…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • newCheck Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread
    Where can I look for clients as a young licensed architect? What suggestions do you have for making my own t-shirt? How can I easily find and remove duplicate pictures in Windows? When should I tell a dealer I'm paying cash for a car? What do…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 9:00pm -
  • newIntroduce Yourself with Your Full Name So People Will Remember It
    At a networking event, we often introduce ourselves with just our first name. Instead, try using your full name so people can remember it easier.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • newNotable PDF Edits PDFs From Within Chrome
    Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a great add-on for Chromebooks.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 7:00pm -
  • newKeep Kids’ Small Toys in a Hanging Jewelry Holder
    Kids tend to accumulate lots of small toys like race cars and action figures. Try storing the toys in a hanging jewelry holder instead of a box.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • newFive Best Investment Firms
    Whether you're saving for retirement or just managing your money wisely, an investment firm can be a huge benefit—the best ones offer online access to your money at any time, guidance that demystifies complex financial topics, and gives you the fr…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • newInvolve Everyone During Group Job Interviews
    Sometimes, you'll find that job interviews consist of multiple members of the company asking you questions. Even if one interviewer does most of the talking, consider asking the quieter interviewer to speak up.Read more...
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 2:00pm -
  • This Week's Top Downloads
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • A Contractor’s Truck Can Be a Window into Their Work Style
    When you have contractors in your home, some clean up after themselves and some leave your home a mess. You can figure out if your contractor is a slob or not by looking inside the truck.Read more...
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 11:00pm -

Boing Boing

  • newMichigan State Fair program book, 1967
    The program book for the 1967 Michigan State Fair is a slice of heaven -- like the Schoolhouse Rock kids have gone to the carny for the day.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:29am -
  • newFrank Sinatra’s 1963 Playboy interview
    I like Frank Sinatra's music. I didn't know he was so articulate and well-read, though. Go get 'em, Blue Eyes! Read the rest
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:27am -
  • newBlogging History: Cash4gold sues Consumerist, Garage door openers aren't copyrighted works
    Five years Consumerist sued by Cash4Gold after critical blog posts: The whistleblower's post appeared on ComplaintsBoard last November. We featured it this February, as part of our ongoing coverage of Cash4Gold, after the company raised its public…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 9:27pm -
  • newThe Other Half of the Sky: praise-winning space opera with strong women heroes
    Laura Mixon (AKA Morgan Locke) writes, "Check out The Other Half of the Sky, a 2013 anthology of original short stories edited by PhD biologist and author Athena Andreadis, co-edited by Kay Holt of Crossed Genres. It has come out of left field to t…
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 9:14pm -
  • new8-Bit Mario pint-sleeves
    These sandblasted 8-Bit Mario Pint Glasses are $15 each, with a glass question-mark coaster.(via Geekymerch)
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 8:46pm -
  • newReview: Cappucino flavor Lays
    They smell like a tomb, and taste like stale crackers dusted with International Delight-brand instant coffee.
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 7:18pm -
  • newWATCH: trailer for documentary about Batman star Adam West
    Starring Adam West is a profile of the actor who portrayed Batman in the 1966 television series, became instantly world famous, and then hit a brick wall with his career. Adam Mangels says: "This documentary is currently available for streaming o…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 3:10pm -
  • Adafruit's pink vinyl record
    Our friends at Adafriuit, makers of cool electronic kits and components, have announced their first vinyl record: Frequency by Bartlebeets. They say it's the "soundtrack to your soldering." They are giving away the digital version at the link above…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Moral dilemma: rescuing the miners, rescuing the babies:
    On Crooked Timber, Ingrid Robeyns presents a tough moral calculus: if you can save 50% of a group of trapped miners with 100% certainty, knowing the remainder will die; or you can try to rescue all the miners, with a 50% chance that they'll all die…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 9:18pm -
  • Spheres o' gears
    Deviantart's Taffgoch creates beautiful models of spheres made from kinetic elements, primarily gears. Read the rest
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 9:16pm -

Ericulous

  • WP Theme: Cousteau for Travels
    Carefully designed and developed to cater the needs of travel agencies, holiday makers and anyone in the travel industry CSSIgniter Key Features of Cousteau WordPress Themes 20 color schemes Homepage featured slider Powerful Search by location, type,…
    - 32 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: In Shape for Fitness/Sports
    Tons of features specially created for personal trainers, fitness aficionados and even sport gyms Themefuse Key Features of In Shape WordPress Theme Built in workout calendar Exercise and training session Workouts module – easily add your programs…
    - 33 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Real Estate Directory
    Visitors will love your real estate portal because they will be able to easily search and find relevant properties Templatic Key Features of Real Estate Directory WordPress Theme Custom register form Front-end customizable submission form Agent dashb…
    - 45 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Flavour for Restaurants
    A classy & modern looking design that will definitely stand out and provide a touch of class to restuarant Themefuse Key Features of Flavour WordPress Theme Responsive design Infinite color variations Featured homepage slider Food menu layout Happy h…
    - 48 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Rabat for Coupons
    Rabat has a feature that allows you to submit many types of coupon you want to publish, wether it’s a promotional coupon, coupon code or printable coupon. Colorlabs Project Key Features of Rabat WordPress Theme Dashboard area and management tools f…
    - 54 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Music
    A theme that brings art to life for artists, events, portfolios, photographers, and even apps. Themify Key Features of Music WordPress Theme 8 color schemes Album – embed a custom playlist for visitors to listen to and enjoy Event – promote tours…
    - 56 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: Dating for Online Matching Sites
    SEO friendly dating theme with built in chat rooms, private messages, gifts/winks, membership options PremiumPress Key Features of Dating Theme Free Child Themes Online Status Indicator Chat room Invitation Custom Fields and Advanced Search Listing E…
    - 81 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • WP Theme: PinsPro – Pinterest Clone
    Layout and features inspired by Pinterest, and its awesome for a site showcasing fashion, trends, or other graphic heavy content. Pagelines Key Features of PinsPro Responsive design Homepage scroll slider WooCommerce ready Easy drag and drop layout G…
    - 87 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 2:00pm -
  • WP Theme: GamesZone for Gaming Magazines
    Lots of tools for easy finding the right review, lots of possibilities for search… users passionate about gaming will seriously enjoy the features. Themefuse Key Features of Games Zone Responsive design Infinite color variations Featured homepage s…
    - 90 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 1:00pm -
  • Theme Update: iPin Pro v1.8
    New features for iPin Pro: WordPress Pinterest Clone Theme Fontawesome 4.1 Masonry 3.1.5 SoundCloud support Top users page and badges Advanced search by categories, max price, min price and sort options Popup login form when visitors click on repin/l…
    - 98 days ago, 27 May 14, 1:18am -