The aches, the chills, the injustice of someone giving you—YOU!—this horrible bug that’s put you at death’s door. Here, the five stages of (hopefully) surviving the flu.
Stage One: DenialBecome vaguely aware that something is awry, but fail to connect this to any of the other 127 times something has felt awry right before you got sick.There you are, sitting in work, or traffic, or jury duty, or hour three of Wolves of Wall Street, and you think to yourself, “Hrm. Usually I am completely unaware of my eyeballs, and yet right now, they are throbbing? Weird.”Fifteen minutes goes by, and another body part that should be quietly doing its job makes itself known.
From the looks of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, this year’s tech is all about us.
Las Vegas, NV—Sixteen years ago futurist and sci-fi writer David Brin imagined a world where cameras and censors would be everywhere and everyone would have access to them whenever they wanted.Far from an Orwellian nightmare of Big Brother, Brin was optimistic despite his resignation that nothing could be done about the proliferation of cameras and sensors soon to be engulfing us. “The cameras are coming. They’re getting smaller and nothing will stop them.
Defenders of Internet English may think they’re standing up against oppressive, elitist style police. But the rush to replace words with images may be preparing us for servitude.
On a newly buzzworthy strip of storefronts in Venice, CA—Silicon Beach, as it’s now known—there’s a modest-looking building with some kind of ghost logo out front. No eyes, no mouth. It’s yours—for $16,800 a month. If you’re a total loser, you won’t recognize this as the former headquarters of fast-expanding Snapchat, the app so far at the vanguard of progress that it brushed a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook. The spectral startup, of course, is almost the opposite of the world’s most famous social network, which is losing droves of younger users because too many old people are posting too many words.
Uganda doth protest too much, Google thinks: it’s one of the highest ranking on search terms for man-on-man love.
Search trends released by Google indicate that the African nation, which recently passed a bill sentencing those guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, is the third-most popular source for searches of “man fucking man.” The gold and silver medal winners for search terms related to gay pornography? Kenya and Pakistan—two more nations where gays face legal punishment ranging from two to 14 years in prison. In fact, of the ten nations where searches for same-sex porn are the highest, nine are places where homosexual activity is explicitly banned.
Why are tennis balls fuzzy? These oddball questions will have you pondering life, luck, and pizza delivery men.
Question: Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?That’s a tough one, and you don’t have to answer right now—unless you’re interviewing at Dell for an account manager position. In which case your answer means everything.That’s just one of many oddball interview questions candidates are likely to hear from hiring managers at some of America’s top tech companies, according to the jobs and careers website Glassdoor. Using information from thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates on the site this past year, Glassdoor this morning identified the strangest ones—the curveballs—that knock you back in your seat and might leave your stammering to come up with an answer.
The surveillance state sold itself to hackers as the coolest place to work. Now it’s seen as the enemy, and that means going elsewhere to build an army of digital cat burglars.
There’s a truism you’ll hear repeated in computer security circles: if the NSA wants to get inside your computer, they’re already in. So when Jacob Applebaum stepped on stage last month at the 30th annual Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany his audience had an idea of what was coming.Over the next hour, Applebaum, a Wikileaks ally and core engineer of the Tor anonymity software, revealed the technology and tactics the NSA uses to “get the un-gettable,” executed by an elite unit known as Tailored Access Operations, or TAO.
The web makes it easier for misogynists to stalk women online, but the real problem is a very old and ingrained mindset that expects women to be silent and subservient.
Since dial-up first started being installed in homes, women have been complaining about the sheer amount of harassment for being simply being female online, especially if one dares to be female with an opinion. The beginning of 2014 has produced an uptick in interest in the topic, largely due to Amanda Hess’s essay for the Pacific Standard titled “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet.” The piece chronicled not just the harassment that women endure but the toll it takes on victims, both mentally and financially.
By Michael Israetel for Life by DailyBurn In the fitness community, carbs are vilified in one discussion, praised in another, worshipped on food blogs, and damned all the while. Of course, so many strong and contradictory opinions can’t all be completely right, but they each have some merit, even when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. So what are carbs? And what’s the best approach to fitting them into your diet (while still fitting into your favorite jeans)? Read on for the 411 on the sweet stuff.
If you’re a professional who needs to communicate without a paper trail, Confide is for you—at least until it gets hacked or bought by a big, privacy-invading tech firm.
Confide, the disappearing-messaging app for grownups that was tabbed as one of the The Daily Beast’s hot apps for the week, has come too late for many professionals. But if you want to rag on co-workers, engage in political machinations, and swap tips about hot stocks without having to worry so much about the consequences, it’s right on time.The media is full of stories of careers and lives laid waste by indiscreet texts, emails, and other digital communications.
I Snapchatted with Senator Rand Paul. Is this the future of elected official-constituent communications? Doubtful.
On Wednesday, I made a new friend.Senator Rand Paul, the filibustering, anti-drone, fresh-faced Kentucky Republican Party savior got a Snapchat account. The move was indicative of an ingrained GOP tendency to incorporate misguided attempts at connecting with “the youth,” (see Mitt Romney’s legendary “Who Let the Dogs Out” reference).I received Paul’s first snap a little after 11 am EST. It was a short, inoffensive video message which simply stated “thanks for the follow!” Of course, I took a quick screenshot of it, as the rest of the conscious general public did, documenting this historic moment.
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is building a tech utopia out of the rubble of downtown Las Vegas. Can a shoe salesman save Sin City?
Detroit and New Orleans are low hanging fruit for the spank bank of disaster porn.Boarded-up opera halls, decrepit homes, and record setting poverty levels—and yet they are becoming havens for urban renewal; artists in search of a 1980s era New York or 1800s Montmartre flock for cheap studio space and enough despair to paint a million pictures. Perhaps though, no city was as silently-failing-nor-publically-rehabilitating as Las Vegas.Tourists flock to the frenetic energy of “Vegas”, a 4-mile strip that sits just outside city limits, while the real city lays claim to only 25% of the area’s population and a downtown zip code (PDF) that is the poorest in the metropolitan area.
Critics of America’s most popular new diet aren’t entirely wrong, but look closely at their three biggest criticisms and you see why you should still be experimenting with a paleo diet says Chris Kresser, author Your Personal Paleo Code
The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity over the past several years. It’s not unusual to see a Paleo book on the New York Times bestseller list, and by now you’ve either heard of it, know someone who is doing it, or perhaps are doing it yourself. But while the Paleo diet has rapidly gained a foothold in the public consciousness, it has also been criticized in the media. I outline below the three most common critiques and explain why they don’t invalidate the fundamental premise of the Paleo approach.
A recent report made the claim that Facebook’s teens are dropping like flies, down 25% since 2011. Ten years old, does this spell doom for Facebook?
A report hit the web Wednesday claiming Facebook, now in its tenth year, is losing its teens at terrifyingly high rates.“Three years ago, we published a report on 2011 Facebook Demographics & Statistics that covered gender, location, education, and more (US only),” DJ Saul writes at the iStrategyLabs, the website of a digital agency with clients that range from ESPN to Pinkberry. “Recently we dove into Facebook’s Social Advertising platform to get a refreshed snapshot of the same data points to see what exactly has happened over time and to look at the numbers behind many recent claims: teenagers are leaving by the millions.
Some women have resorted to wearing corset to lose weight, claiming it helps them eat less and reshapes their bodies. Not so, says science. Here’s why the corset diet is a bad idea.
From cayenne pepper master cleanses to cotton balls, women have ingested a lot of weird items in an effort to lose weight. But the most recent weight loss trend actually isn’t about what you eat, but what you wear.The corset diet is pretty much as simple as it sounds. Just as it was worn hundreds of years ago, corsets are being used today to reshape a woman’s body into an hourglass figure. It even has its own celebrity poster child. Jessica Alba revealed that she “wore a corset day and night for three months” to regain her body after each of her pregnancies.
The activist website says its most popular posts of 2013 dealt with the media’s portrayal of women’s bodies—but measuring users’ feminist outrage turns out to be a slippery task
There’s never a shortage of outrage over the portrayal of women’s bodies in the media. This past week alone, Lena Dunham’s naked body was sprawled across news sites for the umpteenth time; Elle magazine was accused of being “fat-ist” for not celebrating Mindy Kaling’s curves on its cover (how dare they choose a lovely head shot instead?); and the Internet freaked out over the “bikini bridge,” the latest trend in thinspiration which, incidentally, turned out to be a hoax.
Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an inexpensive and popular service? Because it can.