Using Emojis To Encourage Charitable Giving

For years when charitable institutions tried to make giving and participation easier through using digital tools, they were accused of “slacktivism” a term coined to describe the fear that true participation might be replaced by feel good “like” button clicks. Those same critics would jump all over this new effort from No Kid Hungry aimed

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CuriosityStream Sells Subscription To Help You Actually Thin ...

While the last think you probably need is another streaming service, I found the premise behind this one interesting specifically because I have browsed the documentary categories on both Netflix and Amazon Prime and found them to be fairly small. Something like this could offer a new way to engage your mind on demand and

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Professional Clowns Have A Creepiness Problem, Thanks To  ...

The popularity of the horror film “It” has created some predictable losers … professional clowns. After a group of clowns had a slate of birthday party cancellations because of freaked out parents, they organized a rally in New York to prove clowns aren’t all that bad. It’s an interesting reputation challenge to imagine what you would

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What A List Of The Most Streamed Star Trek Episodes Means

Just ten days before the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery finally premieres, Netflix released a timely list of the most frequently re-watched Star Trek episodes. If you are a trekkie, the full list will be fascinating – but I selected this story for another reason. It’s a rare look inside the treasure trove of data Netflix has about

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Why One Reporter Won’t Be Getting The iPhone X

In the first Night at the Museum film, the hero invents a “snapper” device to control your lights, but it loses to the “clapper” because clapping is easier. Simplicity doesn’t seem to be winning at Apple. Plugging in headphones is easier than finding and pairing wireless ear buds. Using TouchID is easier than FaceID. The new fast

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Peercel Lets You Ship Packages By Sending Them With Stranger ...

What if you could have a stranger hand deliver your package internationally? While intriguing on paper this idea has many challenges given security concerns and the relative inconvenience of actually delivering. With all the potential pitfalls, what would it take for an idea like this to succeed? Adding a social community could be the key.

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Singapore Changi Aims To Become The World’s Fastest Ai ...

In their bid to improve upon being named the best airport in the world, Singapore’s Changi Airport is using technology to get even better. From robot chefs to smart wheelchairs, travelers are well taken care of. I find it more interesting how much of Changi’s innovation is behind the scenes. For example, giving their 600 baggage handlers

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Uno Finally Creates A Version For The Color-Blind

Inclusiveness is certainly a hot topic right now and so Uno and Mattel are well on trend with this announcement that they now have a version of the game for people who are colorblind. While there probably weren’t large groups of people with colorblindness clamoring for this, it’s a good example of a longstanding simple

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Want To Live Cheaply In London? Try An Abandoned Building &# ...

London-based property management company Lowe Guardians has a unique business proposition for landlords of abandoned buildings: rent them out. The company has pioneered the brilliant strategy of offering young people a chance to become “guardians” of an abandoned building, living in fabricated housing often in prime locations for an unusually affordable price. If there was ever

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How Libraries Might Save Humanity’s Soul (Or At Least ...

We expect libraries to maintain an archive of humanity’s best thinking, but what if a library decided to put so-called “pulp fiction” on the shelves?

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