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May 27

: Custom Stamp →

scoutshonorco:

Just wrapped up this custom home stamp for a lovely home in Ohio. This was a gift from one sister to another… as someone with 3 sisters, I am backing that! I really enjoy working with clients to figure out what the essence of each house is - which details to highlight to make it truly feel like…

May 27

News.me: News.me is all grown up (and now free)! →

newsme:

We’re pleased to announce that News.me has officially spun out of bitly to run as an independent company under betaworks. Here’s what John Borthwick has to say about the change on his blog:

Over the past year, News.me has been incubated within bitly. Today, we’re pleased to announce…

May 27

The Windows Phone Problem In Three Words: Way Too Late.

parislemon:

Earlier today, Charlie Kindel, a former Windows Phone GM, posted some thoughts on why Windows Phone hasn’t taken off. Essentially, he blames Microsoft’s model pressuring both OEMs and carriers — so much so that neither really wants to push the platform.

Perhaps not surprisingly, I largely agree with his criticisms of Android. He believes Google’s platform has completely laid down for both the OEMs and the carriers to the detriment of the users (hence, the fragmentation we continue to see). This has allowed Android to flourish with regard to market share, but he thinks it won’t last forever because eventually the consumers will revolt, just as they did against Windows Mobile.

I agree.

Where I don’t agree with him is that Windows Phone is the correct model. I like the model a lot more than Android’s, and I like the OS a lot. But I don’t like the OEM strategy. And I hate the timing.

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May 27

htdeverything:

How to: stay awake on a long drive, understand a foreign accent, and wrangle votes for your bill. Also: what to do when you have the same number on your football jersey as somebody else, and Tripping Icarus, Tripping Icarus, and Tripping Icarus.

May 27
jtotheizzoe:

Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Long?
We know that exercise is good for you. Not only for your short-term health, but also to stave off disease and aging. We’ve covered before how exercise is the single best thing you can do when it comes to healthy living (but not the only thing, of course). What we don’t know is exactly how that happens.
Thanks to new research in active mice, we may be closer to understanding why.
It has to do with “autophagy”, a mechanism by which cells recycle worn out proteins and organelles. Perhaps by cleaning up the junk, they prevent toxic compounds and free radicals from building up? Cells that are exercised more are cells that recycle more. From The Economist:

Autophagy is an ancient mechanism, shared by all eukaryotic organisms (those which, unlike bacteria, keep their DNA in a membrane-bound nucleus within their cells). It probably arose as an adaptation to scarcity of nutrients. Critters that can recycle parts of themselves for fuel are better able to cope with lean times than those that cannot. But over the past couple of decades, autophagy has also been shown to be involved in things as diverse as fighting bacterial infections and slowing the onset of neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

(via The Economist)
PS - I know that’s a guinea pig, not a mouse. Sue me. Dude’s a boss on the weights.

jtotheizzoe:

Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Long?

We know that exercise is good for you. Not only for your short-term health, but also to stave off disease and aging. We’ve covered before how exercise is the single best thing you can do when it comes to healthy living (but not the only thing, of course). What we don’t know is exactly how that happens.

Thanks to new research in active mice, we may be closer to understanding why.

It has to do with “autophagy”, a mechanism by which cells recycle worn out proteins and organelles. Perhaps by cleaning up the junk, they prevent toxic compounds and free radicals from building up? Cells that are exercised more are cells that recycle more. From The Economist:

Autophagy is an ancient mechanism, shared by all eukaryotic organisms (those which, unlike bacteria, keep their DNA in a membrane-bound nucleus within their cells). It probably arose as an adaptation to scarcity of nutrients. Critters that can recycle parts of themselves for fuel are better able to cope with lean times than those that cannot. But over the past couple of decades, autophagy has also been shown to be involved in things as diverse as fighting bacterial infections and slowing the onset of neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

(via The Economist)

PS - I know that’s a guinea pig, not a mouse. Sue me. Dude’s a boss on the weights.

May 27
oh-so-coco:

CANADA: Win tickets to the premiere of “Letters to Haiti”Together with FLARE Magazine I’m proud to announce the exclusive event where I will premiere my new documentary, “Letters to Haiti,” on Thursday, October 13th. The film follows Behati Prinsloo and I as we visited Haiti, one year after a terrible earthquake ravaged the landscape. (To see the trailer go HERE.)You and a guest could win tickets to the invite-only red carpet event and screening at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. You could also be selected to take home a limited edition print photo by Behati Prinsloo herself! To enter, go to FLARE.com right now! Entries open today and close October 9th, so hurry!!
*Contest is open to residents of Ontario only who are over 19 years of age. Winner will be selected randomly and will take place at FLARE’s offices on October 10, 2011.P.s. If you don’t make it to the event in person, we’ll be live streaming “Letters to Haiti”’ across Canada exclusively on FLARE.com the evening of the event. The film begins at 8:00PM on October 13th. To read more about LakayPAM go HERE.

oh-so-coco:

CANADA: Win tickets to the premiere of “Letters to Haiti

Together with FLARE Magazine I’m proud to announce the exclusive event where I will premiere my new documentary, “Letters to Haiti,” on Thursday, October 13th. The film follows Behati Prinsloo and I as we visited Haiti, one year after a terrible earthquake ravaged the landscape. (To see the trailer go HERE.)

You and a guest could win tickets to the invite-only red carpet event and screening at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. You could also be selected to take home a limited edition print photo by Behati Prinsloo herself! To enter, go to FLARE.com right now! Entries open today and close October 9th, so hurry!!

*Contest is open to residents of Ontario only who are over 19 years of age. Winner will be selected randomly and will take place at FLARE’s offices on October 10, 2011.

P.s. If you don’t make it to the event in person, we’ll be live streaming “Letters to Haiti”’ across Canada exclusively on FLARE.com the evening of the event. The film begins at 8:00PM on October 13th. To read more about LakayPAM go HERE.

May 27

fymodernfamily:

SOFÍA VERGARA’S MAKEUP TUTORIAL ON THE ELLEN SHOW.

May 27
euralmanac:

Prague, Czech Republic
People stand around a campfire as they commemorate the death of former Czech president Vaclav Havel (via guardian.co.uk)

euralmanac:

Prague, Czech Republic

People stand around a campfire as they commemorate the death of former Czech president Vaclav Havel (via guardian.co.uk)