Meet Axiron (aka Drugs with Funny Side Effects)


Funniest side effects? Lets give Axiron a shot. If any of you have seen the commercial for Axiron, then you already know the answer to that question. If you haven't, here's a quick recap... So, to start with Axiron cures "Low-T" (which is a clever way to say low testosterone). Apparently Hypoandrogenism actually is a disorder afflicting less then 3% of our population, but that's not the market Eli Lilly is shooting for. Their advertisements in fact suggest that 7 out of 10 men suffer from "Low-T". But I suppose the legitimacy of the disorder is besides the point (even though I'd suggest checking it out for yourself)... The real gift here though are the funniest side effects you could…

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Data Visualization Births / Deaths


Dealing with large scale data is one aspect of web development that has seen a meteoric rise lately. It leaves devs with a problem they rarely encounter - having too much content. Most designers and developers I know spend quite a bit of time prying information out of clients and utilizing a few layout tricks to make it look good. Dealing with "big data" leaves you in quite the opposite situation. While doing some research on a recent project I ran into an interesting subset of data. Researcher Brad Lyon created a beta project titled Data Visualization Births / Deaths in Real-Time that displays a simulated, real-time graph of births and deaths in the US. While this information might come off…

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Fresh off the Boat to Huangs World - aka Who is Eddie Huang?


Some characters both embody and spit in the face of the American ideal. They come in many forms, but always end up drawing attention. There's no professional or educational requirement either, it really just requires authenticity, some humor, and the ability to look beyond convention. Huge figures in America have embodied these traits, names like Frank Lloyd Wright and Mark Twain spring to mind quickly. It's line of thinking that brings me to Huang's World. While he hasn't yet reached "household name" status, he's quickly approaching and the wide swaths of people he's met will vouch for his unique spirit. You may have already seen him on Vice or Fresh of the Boat, but let's start at the top... Who…

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Risk Board Game. Best Board Game Ever.


Any kid who grew up in the 80's - 90's has know the classics. Operation, Shoots and Ladders, Perfection, Battleship... but above them all - the Risk board game.The Risk Board GameIf you can play the game of Risk, I may not want to play you in Chess. And really - That's the highest praise you can bestow on a board-gamer. That's not even an opinion, that's just science. If you can find a Risk board game at your local toys-r-us, I'd certainly suggest picking one up.…

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What did Kyoto Achieve? [Kyoto Infographic]


View this Kyoto Infographic Kyoto was the largest pollution mitigation program in the last 100years... But what did it actually get done? This Kyoto infographic shows you a few important details. Was the U.S.'s withdrawal (followed by Canada) really a good idea? Take a detailed look at this Kyoto infographic and I think you'll get a clearer picture almost immediately.…

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Darrel Issa, Paid Liar.


Watch him speak for five minutes and you'll see exactly what's wrong with politics these days. Darrel Issa Paid Liar is no politician, he is simply a paid liar. Being a paid liar may have it's perks, but be careful of that corner ahead Darrel Issa Paid Liar... you paid liar you.…

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Why I Like Obama in a Picture & Moment aka Obama's Coolest Moments


Good photography can evoke plenty of emotion and candid images can sometimes do the difficult job of conveying who a person really is. Major politicians make so many appearances that it's hard to think any picture is unplanned, but when you see a candid picture you know. The picture and clip I've included below didn't get a ton of airplay, but to me they're some of Obama's coolest moments. They show why I like Obama, but they also convey very well that when a genuine moment is captured it's easy to see.Why I Like Obama In One PictureWhen it comes to President Barack Obama, I must say I'm a little torn. I certainly don't agree with all his decisions,…

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Local Farming Support with an Urban Farm


I detest the phrase "outside of the box"... Maybe not as much as the word "synergy", but close. Macro problems like world hunger need "left-field" ideas as far as I'm concerned, but the more I think about this approach the more advantages I seem to find. If you look at government assistance programs and you have at least half a heart, you're confronted with a problem. Assistance programs are intended to be "safety-nets" - measures to protect the most vulnerable from hitting points of despair... Homelessness, hunger, shelter, medical, etc. But how do you prevent people from taking advantage of these programs? It's a tough issue, but a cause a HUGE majority of our population would support. The only people…

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