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[6 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
If you had $1 million dollars would you feel wealthy? You won’t.

Does money make us happy?
What is considered “wealthy?”
How much money would it take for you to be happy?

Did you know the majority of millionaires don’t consider themselves wealthy? Only 31% of these millionaires consider themselves wealthy.

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Internet, Social Media »

[16 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Are Teenagers bored of Facebook? [Infographic]

Did you know…

– Facebook usage among teens in the US has declined 7% in the last 6 months?
– Facebook users are getting older?
– Tumblr has become the biggest player in teen usage?
– Mothers are taking over Facebook!?

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[9 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
The Power of Words Changes Eating Behavior

Ever wonder why a medium soda at Jack in the box soda is a size of a tub and why Starbucks insists calling it’s small drink a tall?

Well here is something to chew on. A new study from the Cornell Food Brand Lab found that simply calling the same portion of spaghetti “double-size” caused the diners to eat considerably less. The group thinking they were eating double-sized meals left 10x as much food leftover.

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Internet, Social Media »

[31 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
What Happens Online in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

So what happens online in any given minute? How about…

2 million searches on Google
72 hours of video uploaded on youtube
1.8 million likes on facebook
11,000 searches on linkedin…

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Internet, Video »

[26 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Watching Puppy Videos increases Performance! Scientifically Proven?

It’s the justification you have been waiting for. You don’t have to feel guilty about watching puppy & kitten videos anymore, because they make you better at your job. Dog lovers have always had a hunch this was true, but now science can officially back it up.

The Power of Kawaii (kawaii means cute in Japanese), a study by the University of Hiroshima, set out to analyze the effects of cute images on your brain. The results?…

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Advertising, Movies »

[1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Product Placement: A Reflection of Reality or Sneaky Advertising?

Love it or hate it, product placement in television, movies, music videos and even Broadway plays is here to stay. Product placement is the art and science of getting a company’s brand featured in a popular movie or television series with the implied endorsement that goes along with the placement. Broadcasting & Cable reported that two-thirds of advertisers use product placement as part of their marketing plans, most of which (80 percent) is used in television, according to an Association of National Advertisers survey. With this proliferation of products in the media, it’s difficult to know just how such use of products in media affects the general public.

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Internet, Social Media »

[12 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Three Easy Ways to Protect Your Child on Facebook

From the bus stop to the home computer, kids are vulnerable little creatures. Even in the comfort of home sitting right beside you on the couch, your child is essentially exposed to online predators and Internet dangers while playing on a laptop. And the moment they log onto Facebook, they’re open to whole new world that, without boundaries and limitations, threatens their safety…

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Movies »

[19 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Django Unchained Movie Review

The movie “Django Unchained” was one of the more popular movies from 2012. And it wasn’t only popular with general audiences either, as it also won 2 Oscars, and 26 other awards. The movie doesn’t have a shortage of famous names attached to it either, with Quentin Tarantino directing, and actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx starring…

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Internet, TV Shows »

[8 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Children TV Shows Options on Amazon & Netflix

What are our kids learning from television? The Federal Communications Commission says children currently spend more than three hours a day watching television. Although the FCC has enacted provisions that require broadcasters to improve and increase the educational content of children’s television, there is no consistent way to ensure that what children watch has any redeeming qualities.

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Internet, Social Media »

[6 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Harlem Shake vs Gangnam Style [Infographic]

Everyone loves infographics. Everyone is curious about things that go viral. Combine the two and you get this interesting infographic of useless information!

Below is an infographic comparing the twitter “virality” between two internet phenomenas: Harlem Shake vs. Gangnam Style. Bear in mind, this is an apples to orange comparison. Harlem Shake consist of numerous videos compiled by multiple peoples and groups.

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News, TV Shows »

[10 Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
FCC considering allowing F-Words & Nudity on Network Television

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and “non-sexual” nudity. This means that if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow networks to use profanity and frontal female nudity regardless of viewing hours. This includes times when children may be watching…

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