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Funny Dog Video | freak outs after taking baths
Business Hacks | Learning to love networking
Video | man helps poor community with fresh food
Head in the Clouds
Podcasts | The David Steinberg Podcast
Websites | being professionally personable on Facebook
Apps | the 12 best travel apps
Funny Dog & Cat Video | unlikely hodgepodge of cross-species fun friendships
Humor | Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – season 4
When someone had a seizure on a NY subway platform and fell on the tracks, a brave man sprang into action and saved him.
When a school bus driver had a heart attack and the vehicle careened out of control, a couple of middle school students heroically saved the day.
Richard Joyner has led his rural community of Conetoe, N.C., to better health by helping students grow and distribute 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year.
When an elderly man is trapped in a burning inferno, a stranger happens along, bravely rescues the man and then disappears.
The Arts | stunning animal creations from living human models
You may think you're seeing a frog--but in fact you're seeing five human beings, painted and intertwined to create an incredible art illusion by Italian artist Johannes Stoetter.
Video | comedic film-maker creates hilarious Vine illusions
Zack King can make traffic disappear, jump through the closed doors of a moving train and steal the Eiffel Tower–and he does so with imaginative fun in his very short films known as Vines.
Funny Dog & Cat Video | Unlikely hodgepodge of cross-species fun friendships
This funny and heartwarming viral video, Be Together–Not the Same, features a hodgepodge of animals of different species, romping around together and having furry fun.
Business Hacks | Learning to love networking
Why? Because professional networks lead to more job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, improved capacity to innovate, faster advancement, and greater status and authority.
Business Hacks | win-win biz, helping the environment and humans in need
Flowers at weddings are beautiful—but their beauty doesn’t have to end there. People donate to Repeat Roses, who picks up the flowers, repurposes them, and drops them off at hospices, hospitals and nursing homes, where they conjure needed smiles on patients’ faces.
Websites | being professionally personable on Facebook
When people talk about using social media to advance their careers, they’re usually talking about LinkedIn, Twitter, or maybe their blog. But the reality is that more people use Facebook than any other social network, which means you need a Facebook strategy for your career.
Photography | images around my Venice neighborhood
My new year’s resolution was to create more images of a non-commercial, personal nature. Shooting whatever I see while walking my dog Nunzi around our Venice neighborhood. Seems I’m actually doing it and enjoying it and here are some from the first batch.
Business Hacks | being happier at work
Emma Seppälä, author of The Happiness Track, explains the proven benefits of a positive outlook; simple ways to increase your sense of well-being; and why it’s not about being ecstatic or excited all the time. Audio IdeaCast available too.
Business Hacks | what is disruptive innovation now?
The theory of disruptive innovation has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Here’s an excellent article and video about how it’s evolving.
Dog Video | Great Dane helps child learn to walk again
When Bella met George, something wonderful happened. Not long ago, the 11-year-old with a rare disorder was clinging to crutches. But now she's walking with the help of a Great Dane who has become her best friend and constant companion.
Apps | Yahoo Video Guide combines all your streaming apps into one
The streaming app to rule them all. With Yahoo Video Guide you can quickly find and stream all your favorite TV shows and movies in one beautiful app.
Business Hacks | the new science of customer emotions
When companies connect with customers’ emotions, the payoff can be huge.
Video | heartwarming story of sick Cheetah cub and his puppy savior
Just when the Cheetah cub was having a hard time surviving, some kind-hearted humans and a brave shelter puppy came to his rescue.
Life Hacks | you’re already more persuasive than you think
It’s amazing the opportunities we miss because we doubt our own powers of persuasion.
Business Hacks | marketing - why some videos go viral
In “Puppyhood,” a video for Purina Puppy Chow produced with BuzzFeed, a guy spontaneously adopts a puppy, they bond in typical roommate fashion...and a marketer’s dream comes true.
Life Hacks | mindfulness as a productivity tool?
A wisdom tradition associated with personal growth and insight is now being absorbed by our culture as a tool for career development and efficiency.
Podcasts | Story Worthy – true stories from interesting talents
Story Worthy is a free weekly storytelling podcast featuring Hollywood’s most creative talents and normalish people spinning intriguing true tales.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
With Stephen Colbert, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Trevor Noah, Steve Harvey, Bill Maher–this latest season 6 is my fave. And kudos to the improved cinematography
Lessons from the 20 most popular TED talks
The 20 most popular TED talks ever are likely to make you question just about everything. And they will toss in a few answers.
Proof that life experiences, not things, make you happier
If you’re wondering whether to use that extra money you came upon to buy that new expensive bag or go on vacation, a new study suggests your best bet may be the latter
Good samaritan dog surprises new friend
This good samaritan dog surprises his new friend with secret good deeds that improves his life and romance.
Life Hacks | how to impress anyone in 30 seconds or less
Few things in life will help you more than knowing how to make an immediate great impression. Make note of these impressive habits.Life Hacks | 12 things successful people never reveal at work
You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.
Video | jungle animals funny reactions seeing their first mirror
French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre traveled to Gabon, Africa, and set up a mirror in several locations of the jungle to capture animals walking by. In this video, they caught their interesting reactions on camera.
Life Hacks | natural, herbal and homeopathic sleep remedies
Insomnia can negatively affect your daily activities. Here are various home remedies for insomnia including natural remedies, herbal treatments and homeopathic medications.
Architecture | “Building Of The Year” awards – showcasing inspiring innovation
From a pool of over 3,000 buildings designed and created in the past year, the folks at Arch Daily reveal the stunning winners.
Photography | Babies thrive with their furry friends
When I was studying for my pet therapy certification test, I remember reading studies about the many health benefits humans, especially kids, garner from interacting with animals. Well here is the visual evidence showing how babies thrive with pets.
The Arts | The most creative & witty sculptures from around the globe
From kinetic sculpture to light sculpture to classic marble statues, these works of art are some of the most creative and witty pieces I’ve ever seen. A nice sampling from all over the world.
Video | Babysitting dogs display their effective & funny skills
Ideal babysitters for the job are always happy, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. Check out this video to see four-legged babysitters who show they are very qualified for the position!
Apps | TED’s best apps to make your everyday life easier
You’ve likely heard about those smarties at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). I’ve enjoyed their fine podcasts for years and now their staff has come up with the 25 best apps to help make your everyday life easier.
Video | extreme dog teams up with Parkour athlete
I’ve been a big fan of Jumpy and think he does the most impressive extreme dog stunts out there. In this video, Jumpy has found his human athletic soul mate, and they do a romping duet that's nicely captured by an excellent slow motion cinematographer.
Humor | Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – season 4
With a wide range of comedians, this Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season is one of my favorites. Slugging down the java with Seinfeld is John Stewart, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Klein and George Wallace.
Humor | celebrities read mean tweets about themselves on Kimmel
If you haven’t seen these funny bits on Jimmy Kimmel before, you’re in for a tweet treat. I’ve gathered all 7 editions that have aired over the past two years to give you a quick laughing binge.
Websites | top ten inspirational websites
From time to time we can find ourselves out of gas, in a rut or even knocked to the ground, and can use a little inspiration to get going again. These sites could lend a hand.
Video | Maron – excellent podcast begets funny IFC show For years I’ve been listening to Marc Maron’s excellent podcast “WTF”, and now pod has morphed into video and begot a funny show on IFC called “Maron“.
Websites | StillTasty – ultimate food life and scrumptiousness guide Left pizza out overnight? Know how to defrost a whole fish? And what of the age-old question: are those eggs ok 2 weeks past the use-by date? Get the answers about how long foods last and the best way to store them at StillTasty.com.
Movies | The Wolf of Wall Street – the script and intriguing tales about the production The Wolf of Wall Street is a black comedy directed by Martin Scorsese, based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name, and the script was written by Terence Winter.
Recipes | Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup w how-to videos Olive Garden zuppa Toscana soup is a classic, delicious and hearty Italian soup with sausage, potato, bacon and kale. We have one recipe from Olive Garden’s cookbook and one that’s a healthy low fat version.
Video | Dog swimming with wild dolphins
Kira is an ordinary dog with extraordinary friends. Each day she leaves boring canine pursuits on the shore and heads out to sea to do something much more exciting–swim with wild dolphins.
Photography | mix celebs, many margaritas & me for a fun shoot
Wanted to share some images from a fun shoot I did at the American Music Awards gifting lounge. My rough job assignment was to hang out with celebs at the Sauza Tequila bar and capture the fun.
Apps | better smartphone typing is a tap away
Touch-screen phones have become very good at some tasks but there is one feature that they still struggle to get right–the keyboard. Here are some apps and setting tweaks to assist your fingers.
Podcasts | Adam Carolla Show - the iTunes top ranked comedy
The Adam Carolla Show is the top ranked comedy podcast and Guinness World Records holder for the most downloaded podcast. Adam shares his thoughts on current events, interviews celebrities and rants about whatever’s bugging him.
Movies | American Hustle – the script and intriguing tales about the production
American Hustle is a comedy-drama directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation.
Apps | 8 excellent apps to make you a better reader
Eight excellent apps that'll help you improve your reading ability and become a better literary citizen, while simultaneously boosting your brain function.
Websites | wikiHow - learn how to do anything easily
wikiHow is a collaborative effort by knowledge philanthropists who have created the world's most helpful how-to guides. A goldmine of easily understood articles and instructional videos.
Podcasts | The Smartest Man in the World
Greg Proops is certainly not the smartest man in the world, nor is he the funniest for that matter, but there is never a dull moment and he never fails to entertain.
Recipes | Cheesecake Factory pumpkin pecan cheesecake
This recipe for the Cheesecake Factory pumpkin pecan cheesecake, combines the flavors of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts--pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake--to create this luscious holiday dessert.
Humor | funny video of dogs having their beds stolen by cats
My fave compilation on this silly subject. Some of these poor dogs try to fling their beds, some bark hysterically & some put up a losing half-hearted fight. A few at the end give up and just snuggle up with their feline.
Movies | Iron Man 3 - the script and intriguing tales about the production
Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black, is the fifth-highest grossing film of all time.
Video | Comedians In Cars-Jerry Seinfeld’s funny web series
Jerry Seinfeld is back with “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”–an excellent and amusing web based series. Episodes follow a format of Seinfeld introducing a vintage car, picking up the guest comedian, and taking them out to have coffee.
Apps | Facetune easily improves your look in mobile photos
The Facetune app lets users remove blemishes, diminish dark circles, smooth skin and create many effects that normally take considerable Photoshop training to master.
Humor | Hilarious cats argue & play patty-cake
I thought this viral video was pretty funny with just the cat patty cake thing going on. But then the cats start talking and takes it to a new level. A couple of guys found the original clip and did a great job writing the dialogue and then performing it with impeccable comedic timing.
Podcasts | Hang Up and Listen-Slate’s weekly sports discussion
Hang Up and Listen is a weekly sports discussion from the online magazine Slate. It features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis and NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca.
Movies | Flight – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast
John Gatins was the screenwriter for Flight. The movie received two Oscar nominations including best original script, best actor for Denzel Washington, and it was directed byRobert Zemeckis.
Photography | bringing out the warm humanity of humans
Bringing out and capturing the natural warmth and personality of people is often the essence of a successful photograph to me. Here are a ten of mine I think worked out pretty well.
Photography | my favorite summer images
As this summer heads into its seventh inning stretch, I chose my favorite summer images that I shot this year and years past. Got a fave summer poem too.
Apps | to get more battery life out of your phone
Here are five free apps that will help you extend the battery life of your smartphone.
Apps | Top 10 traveling apps help you save money Here are excellent apps to assist you in traveling around the world without busting your budget.
Video | Teaching rescue dogs to drive cars Yes, some animal experts in New Zealand have taught three rescue dogs how to drive. Here are several videos proving they actually did it and the exciting tale of the tail.
Humor | How To Pet A Kitty by Matthew Inman Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal in How To Pet A Kitty.
Movies | Zero Dark Thirty – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast Mark Boal was the screenwriter for Zero Dark Thirty. The movie received five Oscar nominations including best picture, best original script, best actress for Jessica Chastain, and it was directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
A winning combo of a creative and cute concept with dancing babies. It’s a fantasy of seeing yourself dancing with you as a baby looking back at you through a reflection.
So your brutal workday is over and you’re ready for some great entertainment. Good news, there’s plenty of great apps out there designed to make sure you have fun.
Earthporn is a series of breathtaking pictures that capture the brilliance of our magnificent planet, nature and life.
This is the epitome, the very definition of dogged determination. This pooch is totally convinced a statue of a man is actually alive and has to play fetch with him. Must play!
Django Unchained was directed by Quentin Tarantino who also wrote the Oscar winning script. The movie received five Academy Award nominations with Christoph Waltz taking the Best Supporting actor award.
Panera Bread broccoli cheese soup recipe with chopped broccoli, shredded carrot and select seasonings simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. How-to video for the soup recipe and baking for bread bowl.