Deep Thought Sounds: How Music Aids Focus & the Best Albums to Listen to While Working

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Some people doubt the intertwined human connection to music, but those people are generally idiots. While music clearly means different things to different people, ignoring that a connection exists is naive. The proper music sets the mood, triggers memories, and can boost your brainpower if managed correctly. Connecting two highly variable concepts like musi…

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New Favorite Thing… Smart Car Body Kits

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It’s not a Micro-Machine. It’s not a Golf Cart w/ a grill. It’s a Smart Car, with a Body Kit, and it's kinda amazing. Smart car body kits are a clever way to make those eco-friendly cars (that we all love) look just a bit cooler. The upside of smart cars has always been obvious, but the drawbacks lurk right beneath the surface. The largest drag on the potent…

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Dear America – Letters to America

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Like a lot of people who work remotely, I keep the news on in the background when working most of the time. Although the freedom is always appreciated, by the end of the day I often find myself making a fair amount of snarky comments towards the tv. Since that really doesn't accomplish much, I think I'll start making “Dear America” pictures when I get annoye…

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Meet Axiron (aka Drugs with Funny Side Effects)

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With the nonstop growth of pharma in the US, the side effects have reached comical proportions... but which drug has the absolute funniest side effects? If you've have seen the latest commercial for Axiron, you already know the answer to that question. If you haven't, let me give you a quick recap. Funniest Side Effects? Lets Give Axiron a Shot. So, to star…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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The Worlds Best Animated Gifs

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To me... Animated GIFs are a little piece of magic. When I first started learning the "art of graphic design" I wanted to absorb EVERYthing possible about formats... Mostly so I could clearly see the advantage/disadvantages of each. GIFs are one file type I skipped past though. In hindsight, it was intentional... Some of my favorite animated gifs S…

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The Movie Industry is Weak

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Surely I'm not the first person to think or say this, but... The movie industry seems to have hit an all time low. The last three successive movie commercials I've seen have dropped these bite-sized gems... Jason Statham's best film ever. Mark Walberg's at the top of his game Nicholas Spark's best screenplay since "The Notebook". ...that is all.…

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Consumer First - When Did the Consumer Lose Control?

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I don't mean that title in the sense of wild spending - I mean when did we all become a line of numbers standing in an endless circle surrounded by our omnipresent and all knowing industrial creditors. Imagine what a store clerk, shop owner, or craftsmen had to do to retain business. Simple things… produce a demanded product at a fair price… ensure it's qual…

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