With services like Google Helpouts house calls are back in a big modern way.
Oh look your coworker’s changing his pants in his cubicle again.
For the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” on December 3, the nonprofit Pro Infirmis worked with Germany agency Jung Von Matt/Limmat to create mannequins reflecting less universal images of perfection. The statues represent a variety of disabilities from missing limbs to crooked spines, and they went on display in the windows of WE Fashion, modissa, PKZ, and Schild and Bernies in Zurich.
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Imagining yourself as “doing good” can sometimes lead to bad things. You eat more at Thanksgiving because you went to the gym in the morning. The “good” action somehow licenses the “bad” action, because you have a self-image as a healthy person. Similarly, you may commit unethical acts precisely because you consider yourself an upstanding person. You do the heinous thing because, subconsciously or not, you have the halo-credits in the bank.
Psychologists call this “moral licensing” or “self licensing,” and apparently it applies as much to corporate behavior as it does to eating. A new study finds that CEOs are more likely to do bad things when they’ve just unveiled a corporate responsibility initiative. In other words, those leaders that look best may be the ones we should be most wary about.”
If you are marketing on social media and you should be you are probably making some of these mistakes. Here’s how to recognize and fix them—from the from the gospel of Gary Vaynerchuck, the king of social media.
There are dozens of content management systems for sale but publishing companies like ours are building their own. Whats so complicated about a CMS, anyway?
These days, everybody has a headshot. If you don’t know what you’re doing with your eyes, your mouth, or your jaw to make sure that yours look their best, portrait photographer Peter Hurley is here to instruct you.
Kira Radinsky has written an algorithm that dissects old news stories and other Internet postings to look for past cause and effect, and then can alert us to possible disasters, geopolitical events, and disease outbreaks.
The business of heroes needs saving from the crushing weight of its own data. The Marvel team thinks they’ve built a solution: a massive database that uses graph theory to give fans a simple take on characters that span comics, movies, and video games.
"It’s basically 24 hours a day, seven days a week, of burning old electronics to remove the plastics, and get small amounts of metal that can be salvaged and resold," says David Fedele. The Australian filmmaker spent three months at this Ghanaian mega-dump, the world’s second largest graveyard for electronic waste while making his documentary E-Wasteland. “It’s in a constant state of dark toxic smoke, and the smell is unimaginable and never-ending.”
Anne Wojcicki’s Google-funded pioneering genetic testing company stops marketing its test. Can current customers expect refunds? And what happens to their results?