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Girl on Phone

Does sitting through a movie without your phone give you the shakes?  Do you check into Foursquare to become the Mayor of the neighborhood bar before saying hello to the friends meeting you there? Do you check the weather on your phone before looking out the window to see if it’s raining?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, two Syracuse University students may be able to help you. YOU’LL BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT HOW – AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Inner Monologue of a Toddler Using a Smartphone

Baby on Phone 3

What babies are REALLY thinking while they drool all over your phone… AFTER THE JUMP!

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Stormtrooper Style

Hi, All! Hope you had a great weekend!

I’m heading back to NYC this morning after a whirlwind weekend in Chicago with my sister’s family during which I:

*watched in horror/laughter as my 6 year-old nephew stuffed an entire …READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Little Engine That Could

Little Train That Could

Many of us were raised on the timeworn wisdom of The Little Engine That Could.  And even long after we’ve grown out of our diapers and into our grown-up clothes, we still invoke that little engine’s mantra – “I think I can, I think I can” – when life hands us lemons.  It’s always relevant, yet sweetly nostalgic.

Just like the story of Steve, who …FIND OUT AFTER THE JUMP!

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We Are Made of Stars

We Are Made of Star Stuff

I am currently very into the idea that we are made of star stuff.  (Because most of the time, I think I’m made of McDonald’s.)  Makes every little thing we do feel a little more divine, doesn’t it?

“All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star stuff.” – Carl Sagan, 1973

And more about our truly inspiring connection to the cosmos here!

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The Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

Normally something like this would give me an existential crisis; I don’t enjoy being reminded just how little control I have over things.  (Ask my college boyfriend.)

But 23 years ago THIS happened…READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

Normally something like this would give me an existential crisis; I don’t enjoy being reminded just how little control I have over things.  (Ask my college boyfriend.)

But 23 years ago THIS happened…READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP!

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Invisible Bike Helmets

Invisible Bike Helmet

To the untrained eye, this just looks like a lumberjack on a bicycle.  A good-looking lumberjack whose lap I’d like to sit on, sure, but that’s not the point.  He’s wearing an invisible bike helmet.  This is not a gimmick, not some sort of bait and switch.  He is ACTUALLY wearing a bike helmet.  And yellow suspenders I’d like to snap.  (Again, not the point.)

I think it’d just be best if I let the designers (two Swedish women in killer shoes) explain for themselves.  Prepare to gasp in delight. …READ MORE!

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It Sure is Crowded In Here

Crowd

This real-time map visualization of births and deaths as they happen all over the world is incredible and overwhelming.  I mean, there are just…SO MANY OF US.  I’m also a little bit discouraged by how many people I’ll be competing against for Beyonce concert tickets in 2030.

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Life in 3D

Twinkind 2

I didn’t even know how deep my need to be memorialized in miniature was until I saw this.  Last week Slate posted a short video (can be seen here) about a grocery retailer in the UK that is manufacturing 3d self-figurines for $64 and just in time for the holidays.  The results are incredibly lifelike (one man even had his figurine made to keep his wife company in the nursing home).  A little research revealed that the Brits aren’t the only ones doing it either.

Check out these amazing 3d self-figurines …AFTER THE JUMP!

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