April 17, 2014
∞ : Wearables versus there-ables. What if we’ve got...

Wearables versus there-ables. What if we’ve got it all wrong? via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
How To Be James Bond: Science explains why he’s irresistible to women

Want to know how to be James Bond? Science has the answers. These certainly aren’t all easy – but it wouldn’t be Bond if it was. Any guy who can embody – or seem to embody most of these shouldn’t have trouble with the ladies, shaken or stirred. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
How to Flirt — Backed by Scientific Research

Very much so. In fact, research says it’s more effective than looking good. Signaling availability and interest trumps attractiveness. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
TurboTax Maker Linked to ‘Grassroots’ Campaign Against Free, Simple Tax Filing

Related Stories: Read how the maker of TurboTax, Intuit, has lobbied against free, simple tax filing, or hear how ProPublica’s director of research, Liz Day, discovered Intuit’s grassroots campaign. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
10 things happy people don’t care for

In my own personal journey of trying to be a better person, I realised that it was all about aiming to be happy. Nothing more, nothing less. When you’re happy, you’re effectively better in every aspect of your life. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is: via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital.

Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of 30 things to start doing for yourself. If you enjoy this, be sure to visit their website for more inspirational advice and tips for life. #1. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
Bay Area's average homebuyers shut out by cash offers, investors

As the Bay Area’s prime homebuying season begins, a witches’ brew of market forces is making this spring one of the toughest times in memory to purchase a home. via Pocket

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April 17, 2014
How to Lie With Data Visualization

Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it’s just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we’ll take a look at 3 of the most common ways in which visualizations can be misleading. via Pocket

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April 15, 2014
Gentrification's Price : S.F. Moves: Yuppies In, the Poor Out

SAN FRANCISCO — After living 35 years in the same North Beach apartment, Frances Brandolino and her husband discovered there was no longer room for them in this city. A group of lawyers bought the 17-unit Victorian building in which they had been living to convert it into offices. via Pocket

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April 15, 2014
How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. via Pocket

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April 14, 2014
“They don’t care if we freeze”: The shameful new way Wall Street is swindling ordinary Americans

Things are heating up inside Wall Street’s new rental empire. Over the last few years, giant private equity firms have bet big on the housing market, buying up more than 200,000 cheap homes across the country. via Pocket

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April 14, 2014
A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they’d been called together for an all-hands meeting. At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. via Pocket

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April 14, 2014
Meryl Streep Interview

Mrs. Streep, do you like to cook at home? Some nights I like it, some nights I don’t. I’ve started meals and then just said, “Oh God!” and thrown it in the sink. I have done that and said, “We’re getting pizza, that’s it.” And then I’ll go lie down in my room in a funk. via Pocket

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April 14, 2014
Yahoo Rolls the Dice on TV

Yahoo, a company that seems like a permanent adolescent in search of an identity, is about to try a new persona: high-quality television programmer. Well, aren’t we all? via Pocket

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