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Beats Music makes the most stupidest comment ever

Beats Music makes the most stupidest comment ever

Beats Music has made what has to be the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard a corporation make about their product. “Over the last few years athletes have written Beats into their DNA as part of the pre-game ritual. Music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete’s focus and mental preparedness and has

Expensive ice cubes, what the 1 percent does with their money

I find this utterly hilarious and sad. These blocks run about $60-100 per unit in bulk, and typically measure 40”x20”x10” (8,000 cubic inches) — enough to yield about 500 2.5” ice cubes. As Gläce charges $325 for a 50-cube box, $3,250 of product could hypothetically be harvested from one $100 ice block — though they don’t

Tablets and smartphones are making your toddlers stupid

For crying out loud, don’t be so quick to pacify your little one with a touch screen device. Here’s why: But some experts note there’s no evidence that screen time — whether from a TV or tablet — provides any educational or developmental benefits for babies and toddlers. Yet it takes away from activities that

Chewing makes you immune to advertising

Fascinating study by researchers at Cologne University tells us that chewing disturbs the psychological process of absorbing advertising by repetition. The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and the tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when we first hear it. Every time we re-encounter

Disney’s Brave #Fail

I really dislike what the Disney corporation is trying to do here. In the movie they tell the story of a fiery, independent and tough princess. This is a princess who is having issues conforming to what is expected of her. That’s a great story because it doesn’t limit the role of female characters –whether

The commercialization of breast cancer

  Turns out the first woman to devise a breast cancer ribbon for grassroots movement building was right not to sell out, as this Washington Post column details. Soon after she introduced her creation to the world, big business came calling — specifically, representatives of Conde Nast’s Self magazine and international cosmetics company Estee Lauder,