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Sharon Strandskov has been at 18 events

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MasterChef1,145,846MASTERCHEF Fans! Want a chance to cook alongside your favorite finalists in a first-of-its-kind cooking series? Now you can! MasterChef will be streaming its live Cookalong via Google+ Hangouts.On each one-hour “Cookalong,” up to four fans will cook and interact with a Season Four MASTERCHEF finalist in real time as he/she prepares a favorite summer dish. The next “Cookalong” takes place on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET with MASTERCHEF finalist Jessie Lysiak. Jessie will be making Shrimp and Grit Cakes with Sweet Tomato Relish and Spring Vegetable Salad.The cookalongs will stream live at 7:00 PM ET on the MASTERCHEF Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+masterchef/posts), as well as on FOX’s YouTube Channel, (http://www.youtube.com/FOX), where the cookalongs will also be available for playback.The “Cookalong” series will be moderated by Laura Vitale, creator of “Laura in the Kitchen” (YouTube).You can watch all previous cookalongs here: http://fox.tv/MCcookalongsDon't miss all-new episodes of MASTERCHEF on Wednesdays at 9/8c, on FOX!MasterChef TM & © 2013 Reveille Independent, LLC. All Rights Reserved.MASTERCHEF COOKALONG w/ Jessie Lysiak2013-09-04 01:00:001526G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13.Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so no theme but please consider our March Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event herehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426gfor some inspiration.There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another.The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00191G+
BakeSpace.com1,092,433This week on Kitchen Party... 1-2-3-New Year Reset.... with #juicing   #recipes   recipes!  Join us as we meet with Tess Masters, blogger at http://Healthyblenderrecipes.com and cookbook author at Cookbook Cafe who will share her favorite juicing recipe and tips for resetting your health in 2013 through juicing.BEFORE THE SHOW: Got something to say about juicing? Weight in below by posting a message or question!PARTICIPATE - JOIN OUR WEEKLY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK! Upload your favorite juicing recipe and be part of our community cookbook we publish after every show.  Simply go here: http://bit.ly/kpjuicing and add your favorite Juicing recipe.  Each week we publish a new cookbook from recipes submitted by our guests, hosts and audience members like you!Follow Tess on twitter: http://twitter.com/theblendergirlTO WATCH THE SHOW: At 8pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific on Thursday 1/24 head over to http;//youtube.com/bakespacetvNEVER MISS A SHOW: If you don't want to miss an episode, subscribe to our google+ account or youtube pages.FOLLOW #KITCHENPARTY HOSTS:+Babette Pepaj +Jeff Houck +Rene Lynch +Douglas Welch #hantouts   #hangoutsonair   #hoa  Juicing Recipes with Tess Masters, HealthyBlenderRecipes.com on #KitchenParty2013-01-25 02:00:0052G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Jan. 13/13.There is no theme this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy.A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community.There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12.Theme: "The Best of 2012"Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait.Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community.Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community.There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00291G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12.Please note, there is no theme this week!I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community.There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP.This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event. __________Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00226G+
HEATHER FAY1,235,555GRAB A CUP OF COCOA (or Holiday Spirit!) AND JOIN ME BY THE FIRE FOR MUSIC AND MERRIMENT!!HEATHER FAY HOLIDAY HANGOUT CONCERT2012-12-14 02:30:0051G+
BakeSpace.com1,092,433This week on Kitchen Party.. It’s cookie season! We invited our favorite cookie baker +Anna Ginsberg, cookbook author and food blogger at http://CookieMadness.net to join us for an evening of cookie talk - tips, tricks, recipes and just plain kitchen fun!If you love baking, you don’t want to miss this live show!To watch the show: RSVP here and you'll be reminded once we go live! Or you can go to our blog and join in our live chat: http://www.bakespace.com/news/holiday-cookie-ideas-with-cookbook-author-and-food-blogger-anna-ginsberg-kitchenparty-live/ when the show goes live. We’ll also hear from our co-host +Douglas Welch how his marathon cookie baking is going this year. Every year Douglas bakes hundreds of cookies for his annual holiday party. See Douglas's latest cookie cookbook at http://www.bakespace.com/cookbooks/detail/I%27m-Making-Cookies%21-with-Douglas-E%2B-Welch/550/ or download it on your ipad: http://bit.ly/cookbookcafe and search "cookies" for his free cookbook. KitchenParty Hosts:  +Babette Pepaj +Rene Lynch +Douglas Welch +Jeff Houck  #cookies   #hangoutsonair   #food   #recipes   #baking   #bakingseason Holiday Cookie Ideas with Cookbook Author and Food Blogger Anna Ginsberg | KitchenParty Live2012-12-07 02:00:0034G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 2/12PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12.Theme: Bond, James Bond!I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by 007 and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme.Either way it should be fun. Props may come in handy here!__The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00181G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 11/12This will be an "open" project this week so no theme.________________________________The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_____________________UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00199G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12Theme: Where is the LoveShow us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait.________The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:0065G+
Billy Wilson1,542,544Wow, the 28th episode of my weekly show, thank you guys for being so supportive of my weekly on air G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW). The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week I'll have joining me Entrepreneur, Entertainer, and Geek +Chris Pirillo; Creator of the Uglydoll Brand +David Horvath; +Liz Krane of LearningNerd.com; Linux System Admin +Liz Quilty; Engineer +Eric Martindale; and Special Musical Guest +Meri Amber ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live!The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #28: Technology, Learning, Toys, Live Music and More! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-13 04:00:0070G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30/12No theme this week. The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00269G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12Theme: Tales from the Dark SideOtherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out.Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride .Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00239G+
Jeff Smith60,083Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/12The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format.There is no theme this week as we move to the event modeI will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time.+LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride .Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_________________UPLOADINGYou can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00247G+
Tim Clary257,135It’s been one year since my first post on G+! Let’s celebrate with some live drawing and some surprise guests. This will be an On-Air hangout so I’ll be drawing first and drinking later, but feel free to bring your own adult beverage of choice and/or your sketchpad.Friday Night Drink & Draw2012-08-18 03:00:0011G+
Daria Musk3,478,443IT'S OUR FIRST HANGOUTIVERSARYG+niuses, I'm so thrilled to announce this biG+ concert celebration! Last summer I met you in my first Hangout Concert and you changed my life overnight. Now it's one year later and whether you're in New York City or around the world on Aug 10th, I want to see your faces and sing your praises, like alwayses. ❤ Details below!JOE'S PUB GOES PUBLICOn August 10th we're going rock out and hangout live from on of New York City's most famous stages - Joe's Pub! It might sound like the name of a little dive bar like the one I was lugging my amps through the rain to play this time last year, but it's actually an incredibly beautiful music spot, widely-known as the best sounding venue in the city. It's a part of The Public Theater (think Shakespeare In The Park).Adele, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and many more have sung from its stage...And now we're taking that stage together with a giant on-stage Hangout!It'll be the first live-interactive global show in the venue's storied history. We're crashing the party guys! ;)READY TO CELEBRATE?Here's details to come be there live in person - Hugs! Cupcakes! Bubbly Toasts! Balloons! and if you can't get to NYC here's the details to join the hangout live and a guest-star on stage.BE THERE IN PERSON:♬ Get Tickets: www.joespub.com or 212.967.7555♬ Address: 425 Lafayette St, NYC♬ Doors open at 9pm ♬ Show starts at 10pm♬ Raise a glass, sing along, rush the stage, celebrate the night away with me and our nyc familyNote: I hope to be joined by some other awesome musicians who you know from Hangouts here! Special guests TBA!HANGOUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD:♬ Comment here to be added to the first-invite circle! (We'll rotate like always)♬ Find the Hangout on my G+ Page: +Daria Musk and my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/dariamusk♬ Global Times: http://bit.ly/P0RwzuThank You For The Best Year Of My LifeThis relationship is getting serious G+. We've spent every waking minute together for a year. You've changed my life. You've changed my heart. I've written you love songs. You've met my mama. And now it's time to celebrate our first anniversary together. See you there.XO, DariaDaria Musk :::: Hangoutiversary Concert :::: Live In NYC2012-08-10 22:00:00111G+
Vivienne Gucwa1,691,878This is the official page for this awesome event. Led by myself (Alan Shapiro and Sharon Strandskov were there in spirit :) )The meeting up point is Columbus Circle at 1:00 pm. We have a nice path planned that will include several really beautiful locations throughout Central Park including (but subject to change): The Mall (and Literary Walk), Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Shakespeare's Garden, Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle!We also have some fun ideas up our sleeves for everyone that will utilize this event page space (particularly the shared album).Bring your walking shoes and a smile. This walk is open to everyone with or without a camera. Even if you don't have a camera but just want to come and celebrate, feel free! This event is all about celebrating the awesomeness of G+ on its one year anniversary! :)-#gplusanniversary #gplusanniversarynycThe Official NYC Google Plus One Year Anniversary Photowalk2012-06-30 13:00:0064G+

Sharon Strandskov has been shared in 248 public circles

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Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:39477028CC G+
Mike Elgan3,464,700Follow the Blogs of August!1. Click "Add people" then circle this shared circle (even if you did it before)2. Share with your circlesThe Blogs of August are bloggers who are either trying or have already decided to blog on Google+ exclusively for the month of August (or permanently). 2014-08-06 12:34:462215525CC G+
Mike Elgan3,437,756Behold! The new League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!My League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is my hand-picked group of super charming super-sharers! I want you to do three things: 1. Click the "Add people" button below and circle this group (especially if you've circle this group previously -- doing this will update the group without duplicates). 2. Share this post with all your circles. 3. Share this post with people who are looking for awesome people to circle on G+. I've added four new people to the League.+Amira Elgan! Yes: She's my wife. And I've been trying to avoid adding her for a year. But her stream is perfect for the League so I've added her. +Noble Ackerson is a super nice and interesting guy, a super nerd and consummate glasshole -- he uses Google Glass to great effect to bring you into his world. In fact, the only bigger glasshole I know is... +Cecilia Abadie and Noble work at the same company, and Ceclia is another Glass user with a wonderful Google+ stream. +Andreas Katifes gives you a window into Greek scenes and Greek food that's so compelling you might accidentally quit your job and move to Greece. Welcome to the League, everyone! 2014-07-27 23:39:2625111341CC G+
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483105CC G+
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139641CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369CC G+
Robert Connor9,868this is a good circle to add and share1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this postcircle #circleshare #sharingcircles #addme #followme #followmeback #circlesharing #yourcircle #circleoffriends #topcircle #helpingcircles #followers #topcircleshare   #topcircles #curatorscircle2014-06-12 12:11:124487410CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615824CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
John Nuntiatio35,459#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-03 07:59:01448183CC G+
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -- 2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Sh-ZA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:42:04472281867CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,516#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-13 13:34:431395137CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,328circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news  #bestcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-04-12 05:24:203299511CC G+
Amaresh Singh11Great circle shared  AprilThis circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement .Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus  #community #followback   #followers     #gplus   #influence  #leadership   #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags  #ripples   #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle   #socialmedia #theplus #tcs  #team2014-04-04 13:10:16494116CC G+
John Nuntiatio32,394#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-04 09:57:572736711CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,146#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-26 21:57:474965811CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
Brett Bjornsen41,190Random Grab BagThis circle ain't for you old timers on G+... it's for the new people to browseBecause new content in your stream is a Plus... feel free to pick through the circle and add people of interest, or just add the whole circle to see what it does for your stream content... I make no promises...  #sharedcircles   #noguarantees   #norefunds   #nobutthurtallowed  2014-02-19 09:03:001159114CC G+
Raquel Hunter17,237Foodies Rejoice circle! This is my ultimate go to circle when I am looking for a delicious recipe. #SharedCircle   #FoodiesCircle   #ChefCircle  2014-01-29 05:58:49498649CC G+
Jay Carter7,522Haven't shared a Circle in 2 years so... This is my "Haven't Sorted" circle which generally means people I find have great sense of humour and are all interesting :-) 2014-01-26 21:27:3117920034CC G+
Mike Elgan3,022,401Drafting +Renata Sherwin into the League!Click "Add people" below to circle my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!" (And please SHARE with all your circles!)My Google+ charm offensive continues with the addition of one +Renata Sherwin into the League. Renata was an early Google+ superstar, then mysteriously vanished for awhile. Now she's back, bigger than life, and sharing her world and discoveries. Welcome to the League, Renata!!2014-01-26 18:46:493220625CC G+
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215CC G+
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512CC G+
Laura Milani1,520Topengagers Laura CircleHappy Saturday People !  May you have a great shopping day !This #sharedcircle has my top engagers for great ripples !Laura2013-09-07 15:57:562946214CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,164,4602,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 5 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi and Mi-Sh.  Today's , part 5 of 5, represents Sh-Z. I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6fPart 4-5:  http://goo.gl/Tq9HCO*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-05 16:07:314714429109CC G+
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Raquel Hunter6,447Food, a simple substance that tantalizes our tastebuds and brings us continued pleasure.This circle is composed of chefs, foodies, and food enthusiasts. Let them inspire you with their beautiful pictures and simple, yet wonderful recipes. #Foodies   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2013-09-05 00:48:07499349CC G+
Mike Elgan2,555,670Please click 'Add people' below!It's still August. And that means the Blogs of August experiment is still picking up steam. We've got 166 dedicated bloggers now blogging primarily on Google+. Please click Add people to add this circle (even if you've already added it in the past) then share this post to "Public!*2013-08-28 04:19:0216515629CC G+
Mike Elgan2,515,444More bloggers in the Blogs of August - Please 'Add people' again!I've added more bloggers to the Blogs of August circle since the last time you added this circle. Please add again to get the new people!Also: Please share this circle with all of YOUR circles. August is halfway done -- let's support Google+ blogging by adding, sharing and promoting the Blogs of August!2013-08-15 11:20:36148291535CC G+
Raquel Hunter2,911Foodies Rejoice Circle!Perfect circle with recipes from notable CHEFS and FOODIES with SIMPLE recipes. #Circleshare #FoodiesCircle #SharedCircle #RecipeCircle #foodies 2013-08-06 15:20:30497146CC G+
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001CC G+
Christy Sandhoff12,220from +Mike Elgan ...Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 19:07:5230033CC G+
Mike Elgan2,441,171Get ready for the return of my charm offensive!I haven't added anyone to or promoted my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends circle in a long time. But the Internet's most charming and original crew of engagers is coming back!Here's what you need to know about the League:As a group, they're not the usual suspects.This circle is not tech heavy or filled with celebrities, pundits or people with massive circle counts (people who reach 100k followers are "graduated" out).This is my hand-picked, carefully curated list of people I personally recommend. So here's what I'm asking you to do: 1. Share this post2. Click "Add people" and circle this shared circle3. If you have a circle you share, please add this circle to that circle. 2013-07-11 18:58:02299924CC G+
Brett Bjornsen39,607G+ 2 Year AnniversaryIt's hard to believe it's been two years of plusin' already.  I've met some incredible people in my time here since those first days of beta, and it's changed my view of what "social" really is.  When I received my invite to G+ beta back on June 28, 2011, I came here thinking of this space as an easier way to share things privately with people I already knew.   It didn't take long until I began discovering new and interesting people that changed my opinion for the better and I began circling and interacting publicly ( "public or it doesn't count" ring a bell to some of you? ).Almost half this circle is filled with great people I have met in person thanks to Google+.My thanks to everyone in my circles for continuing to enrich my social experience here. #sharedcircles   #googleplusanniversary   2013-06-28 07:48:25166431238CC G+
Daniel Fontaine18,279When I created it, I named this Circle Something Old Something New. Not getting married or anything, I already am, it just seemed appropriate.It includes all the old school familiar faces that helped me appreciate, enjoy and love Google+ since stumbling into my first hangout.It also has a nice helping of newer folks that I have met here on elsewhere that make me enjoy checking my stream and this circle so frequently.I am bit rusty on the circle sharing but if I did this right, if you were notified you are in it and thank you!#sharedcircles   #community  2013-06-11 14:21:49188651162CC G+
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622CC G+
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500388175CC G+
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466CC G+
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212CC G+
Brett Bjornsen26,855Eclectic Collection122 reasons my stream is never boringGoogle+ has gotten a bad ghost town rap in the media over the last couple years, mainly because the people writing those articles didn't do one simple thing... follow enough interesting people.The key to a great G+ experience is following outstanding people that share amazing content...Here's a handful of people that keep my stream pumping around the clock... Enjoy!#sharedcircles #SharingIsCaring 2013-05-22 23:14:3612243214CC G+
Aaron Wood213,503I shared my 1st circle the other day, but realized I forgot to notify the people IN the circle. :)Let's try this again.2013-05-20 19:59:3710621117CC G+
Aaron Wood213,460In the entire time I've been here on G+ I've never shared a circle of my own. I've shared a few circles that other compiled, but never something picked from the people I'm following.I know, I know... very selfish of me, especially since I've been in a lot of circle shares since the good ol' days of beta.Well, I'm going to make up for that now. This is my "Battle Tested" circle. It includes a lot of familiar faces and maybe some people you haven't seen before.This is quite the rogues gallery of different people. You have been warned. ;)(As is customary, I added myself... because... yeah. lol)2013-05-17 16:07:3110611218CC G+
Luke Bowman5,668THE KARMA CIRCLEThis is a circle that +Gabriel Tanaka originally curated and shared with this message:.•°¤*(¯`★´¯)¤° ⓚⓐⓡⓜⓐ ⓒⓘⓡⓒⓛⓔ °¤(¯´★`¯)*¤°•.★★★★★ THE KARMA CIRCLE - Round 2 ★★★★★Here is an update to The Karma Circle that I launched a couple weeks ago. This circle includes the top people I follow and awesome people who engage, +1, share, and comment on others' content.There are also many courteous people here who have shown love to me and to their followers and friends.The purpose of this circle is to keep that positivity and gratitude circling around out there on Google+. Enjoy!If you wish to be removed from future circle shares, message me. :)#awesomepeople #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #karmacircle #payitforward #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #awesomeindividuals #circlebomb #circle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle     #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircleCollapse this post2013-04-19 19:01:13218151124CC G+
Mike Elgan2,209,377Have you added the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends lately?2013-03-31 09:40:493327321CC G+

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2014-04-08 04:01:05 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 72 +1s)

Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.

+Verizon Wireless, is this really standard procedure? This worries me.

Most reshares: 34

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2014-04-08 04:01:05 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 72 +1s)

Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.

+Verizon Wireless, is this really standard procedure? This worries me.

Most plusones: 120

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2014-06-18 02:03:14 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 120 +1s)

As per usual for these guys, an awesome video.

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2014-08-14 00:22:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

I've only taught my new kitty a few things so far, but I must say that she's catching on quickly to my clumsy ways.

Pardon my wheezing laugh at the end (I'm ill) and don't worry, she landed on her feet (like cats tend to do) and is fine. 

I've only taught my new kitty a few things so far, but I must say that she's catching on quickly to my clumsy ways.

Pardon my wheezing laugh at the end (I'm ill) and don't worry, she landed on her feet (like cats tend to do) and is fine. ___

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2014-08-11 14:12:57 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 25 +1s)

The definitive guide to whether or not you can use that image.

Sharing images online is complicated. This (equally as complicated) flow chart will help you figure it out. I've been writing a long time and I'm still guilty of messing up every now and then. Aren't we all? Regardless, we should always be considerate of content creators and do our best to accurately attribute credit when possible. 

This image was posted to LifeHacker by The Visual Communication Guy. Link: http://lifehacker.com/follow-this-chart-to-know-if-you-can-use-an-image-from-1615584870

...did I do that right? ;)

The definitive guide to whether or not you can use that image.

Sharing images online is complicated. This (equally as complicated) flow chart will help you figure it out. I've been writing a long time and I'm still guilty of messing up every now and then. Aren't we all? Regardless, we should always be considerate of content creators and do our best to accurately attribute credit when possible. 

This image was posted to LifeHacker by The Visual Communication Guy. Link: http://lifehacker.com/follow-this-chart-to-know-if-you-can-use-an-image-from-1615584870

...did I do that right? ;)___

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2014-08-07 02:26:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Fun, kinda trippy, human slinky.

Fun, kinda trippy, human slinky.___

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2014-08-07 01:47:32 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)

When "realistic" isn't realistic
A great read, not just for the skinny nor just the women.

I posted this article on fb the other day, and this part really stuck with me:
"A woman commented on the article saying,
'Wouldn’t it be even better if the picture were of a person more realistic? This size zero blow dried super tan model just turns me right off the content.'
I was the size zero in that photograph."

The thing is, the body that so many people claim is "more realistic" just isn't realistic--or even possible--for women with some body types...if we gain weight, we don't get curvy and voluptuous, just lumpy and unhealthy. Focus on being healthy and stop worrying about forcing any one particular aesthetic ideal on yourself or others.

When "realistic" isn't realistic
A great read, not just for the skinny nor just the women.

I posted this article on fb the other day, and this part really stuck with me:
"A woman commented on the article saying,
'Wouldn’t it be even better if the picture were of a person more realistic? This size zero blow dried super tan model just turns me right off the content.'
I was the size zero in that photograph."

The thing is, the body that so many people claim is "more realistic" just isn't realistic--or even possible--for women with some body types...if we gain weight, we don't get curvy and voluptuous, just lumpy and unhealthy. Focus on being healthy and stop worrying about forcing any one particular aesthetic ideal on yourself or others.___

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2014-08-05 21:08:39 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

If you want to make planning running routes more interesting, here's some inspiration.

(came to this indirectly through one of Kristen Bell's tweets that led to a post about the phallic ones)

If you want to make planning running routes more interesting, here's some inspiration.

(came to this indirectly through one of Kristen Bell's tweets that led to a post about the phallic ones)___

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2014-08-05 02:16:23 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)

Charts! Maps! History!

I'm saving this as a reward for when I finish my work, but you can enjoy now.



Charts! Maps! History!

I'm saving this as a reward for when I finish my work, but you can enjoy now.

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2014-08-01 23:14:02 (7 comments, 21 reshares, 48 +1s)

Ebola for Beginners: How it Works, Why There’s No Cure, and Why It’s So Hard to Control This Time

By Maren Hunsberger, reposted with permission (originally published at http://goo.gl/ZVwoBU)

The internet is awash with news that one of the world’s foremost Ebola-fighting physicians, Sheikh Umar Khan, has himself been infected with the disease (http://goo.gl/i5T6yj), along with two American aid workers (http://goo.gl/VuQJA9). History’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola is currently sweeping across Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, having claimed more than 600 lives already. With a mortality rate of anywhere between 40% and 90% (this epidemic's is around 65%), what is it that makes Ebola one of the most lethal diseases in the pantheon of pathogens? Why is there no cure or vaccine? And why is so difficult to control?

The Basics: Ebola’s full name is Ebolahaemorrha... more »

Ebola for Beginners: How it Works, Why There’s No Cure, and Why It’s So Hard to Control This Time

By Maren Hunsberger, reposted with permission (originally published at http://goo.gl/ZVwoBU)

The internet is awash with news that one of the world’s foremost Ebola-fighting physicians, Sheikh Umar Khan, has himself been infected with the disease (http://goo.gl/i5T6yj), along with two American aid workers (http://goo.gl/VuQJA9). History’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola is currently sweeping across Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, having claimed more than 600 lives already. With a mortality rate of anywhere between 40% and 90% (this epidemic's is around 65%), what is it that makes Ebola one of the most lethal diseases in the pantheon of pathogens? Why is there no cure or vaccine? And why is so difficult to control?

The Basics: Ebola’s full name is Ebola haemorrhagic fever, a rather gruesome title (the details of which we’ll address shortly). It’s caused by the Ebola virus (no surprises there), which is a member of the Filoviridae family. For context, viruses can be 50-100 times smaller than bacteria, and come in a variety of shapes. Ebola virus, along with its sister, Marburg virus, is thread-like in appearance. Ebola is also a zoonotic disease (http://goo.gl/Kgo5Fu), which means it is transferrable from non-human animals to humans (and vice versa). In Ebola’s case, humans can catch it from non-human primates such as chimpanzees and gorillas, as well as from rodents, bats, and a few ungulates. Transfer of the virus occurs through close contact with infected bodily fluids such as blood, vomit, and feces, all of which abound after Ebola has done its damage.

A Little Background: The family of zoonotic diseases includes Rabies, Hanta virus, Anthrax, Lyme disease, the ever-infamous Plague (http://goo.gl/8Yeu5c), Toxoplasmosis, and many more, all of which have fascinating life cycles. They also present a unique challenge to communities that live in close contact with the animals that carry these diseases. Animals can often act as a reservoir, meaning they carry the bacteria or virus but present no symptoms themselves. Alternately, the disease can decimate populations of livestock and wildlife upon which a community might depend, contributing to a lack of resources and increased pressure on the human population. Identifying the natural reservoir of a disease is important in containing outbreaks--if you can identify the little bugger that carries the disease without showing it, you can minimize contact with the organism or take steps to control those populations. It’s widely believed that the fruit bat (http://goo.gl/C1qwqd) is the reservoir for Ebola. This is an issue because many communities in Ebola-prone areas consume the fruit that bats snack on (providing easy host-to-host transfer for the virus via bat saliva). Dwellings are also often located near fruit bat colonies. Some outbreaks may also begin when an individual consumes bush meat (http://goo.gl/15isqp), a dead animal carcass found in the vegetation surrounding the community. Consumption of bush meat is traditional in many parts of West Africa, and can sometimes be the only protein that is readily available. If the animal has been killed by Ebola or another zoonotic disease, the individual (and anyone to whom he feeds or sells the meat) can become infected. This ‘human-consumption-of-bushmeat’ infection path is the also leading theory for how the first human became infected with AIDS (http://goo.gl/Z8BZLM).

How it Works: Ebola. The nasty, worm-looking virus that’s causing  damage in West Africa. There are five subtypes (http://goo.gl/vWDxlt) known so far, all named  after their place of origin—the one that’s in the headlines right now is  closely related to the Zaire Ebola virus, the strain with highest mortality rate.  (As of now, no one knows what makes it more deadly than the other  strains). So how does it kill you? When your body produces any kind of  fever, that’s the immune system's response to an infection—inflammation  can help kill whatever’s bothering your body. Ebola essentially sends your  body’s immune system into overdrive. The virus infects the immune cells  that are your first line of defense--monocytes and macrophages. This  means your body is incapable of killing the virus when you first become  infected. The virus then gets to replicate as much as it wants, using your  own primary immune cells as hosts until the infection has grown so large  that the rest of your immune system can’t help but notice. In a valiant effort  to kill the virus, your body produces a fever so high that you go into shock,  your tissues start to degrade and your blood pressure drops, and eventually your organs start to fail.

The virus acts quickly. Initial symptoms of Ebola are varied and often resemble the symptoms of malaria, typhoid fever, influenza or various bacterial infections, all of which are more common than Ebola. It can take too long for Ebola to be diagnosed, and by then the secondary symptoms may have set in: diarrhea, red eyes, vomiting blood, gastrointestinal bleeding from the mouth or rectum, hemorrhaging from the nose and mouth, and bleeding in the brain that may lead to seizures and delirium. After the presentation of these symptoms and a miserable week or so, patients either recover or die from systemic multi-organ failure. While the visible hemorrhaging is what gives the virus its name, it actually presents in less than half of the patients infected with Ebola. Unfortunately for the current outbreak, the Zaire strain is the form of the virus that causes the most severe symptoms.

Why There’s No Cure: Viruses are too small to reproduce on their own, so they have to inject their genome into a host cell. This means that when the host cell replicates, so does the virus. In order for the virus to be able to do its injecting, ‘do all the hard work for me’ trick, it needs to be able to attach to a molecule on the surface of the host cell—this molecule is called a receptor. If the virus doesn’t have the equipment to attach to a certain kind of cell’s receptor, it can’t invade that cell. In fighting viruses, it’s important to identify the virus’ corresponding receptor so you can prevent it from binding and thus prevent it from replicating. With Ebola, this is the missing piece of the puzzle—we don’t know what the receptor is, so we don’t have  a way to stop the virus from proliferating. In humans, Ebola is capable of invading many different kinds of host cells, so it’s possible that it is capable of binding to more than one receptor, making it a dangerously versatile aggressor. Ebola is also notoriously hazardous to study, although many research universities (http://goo.gl/sR7Lk1) and institutions (http://goo.gl/ck7iPj) are working on unravelling its mysteries.

What’s Happening This Time: The current outbreak is the first time that Ebola has rapidly spread to urban areas. With previous incidents of the virus, responders were able to contain the infection within small, rural populations by identifying modes of transmission, points of origin, and mitigating the damage. With large, closely packed populations, however, the virus spreads faster. It’s much harder to identify who has it, who’s given it to whom, and it's difficult to stop people from leaving the area. The West African nations suffering from this outbreak also lack adequate medical facilities and personnel. Without isolation wards and advanced labs, the virus is extremely hard to contain. The infection of the physicians on the ground is a result of the sheer number of patients in their charge. They wore all the proper protective gear, but somewhere in the melee they came into direct contact with infectious fluid. Additionally, some traditional rural practices have accompanied recent transplants to the cities--it is customary in some of the cultures affected by the virus to wash a dead relative’s body by hand before the burial. This is obviously an issue when it comes to preventing disease transmission. To tackle the epidemic without losing the trust and cooperation of those being treated, it's necessary to implement informed, culturally appropriate health care and education.

David Quammen (http://goo.gl/XIS14W) has written an enthralling book, Spillover, about the histories, cultural contexts, and life cycles of the world's zoonotic diseases. His research makes a convincing case that the next human pandemic could be of zoonotic origin. Will it be Ebola? Probably not. In Q&A (http://goo.gl/Vzws4Y) with National Geographic, W. Ian Lipkin, of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University (http://goo.gl/VoTFvE) addresses the fear that Ebola will spread worldwide. He posits that with the health care systems available in high-income countries like the US and the UK, "it's unlikely that we would have widespread disease as a result. We would be on top of it, and we would be able to contain it. Our health care system affords people access to gloves and gowns and personal protective equipment. I don't think there's reason for panic that we're going to be hit with an outbreak of Ebola". All we can do is wait and see, stay updated on developments, and support WHO (http://goo.gl/nT6J0H) and Médecins Sans Frontières (http://www.msf.org/) in their efforts to combat the spread of the disease.

Further Reading:
Mechanism of Genus Ebolavirus (http://goo.gl/0B47zf)
National Geographic Ebola News (http://goo.gl/iJFqeh)___

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2014-07-28 01:24:54 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)

I've heard of this app, but haven't used it...looks like some good fun to be had! Have any of you tried it out?

I've heard of this app, but haven't used it...looks like some good fun to be had! Have any of you tried it out?___

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2014-07-21 16:57:51 (3 comments, 16 reshares, 81 +1s)

YES. Cumberbatch as Turing.

via +Gizmodo 

YES. Cumberbatch as Turing.

via +Gizmodo ___

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2014-07-18 16:54:02 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

[New details emerge about downed flight MH17, and it's worse than we could have even imagined.]

108. 108 of the world's top HIV researchers, some of whom have been working on solving this global health crisis for several decades.

This event just became even more tragic on a scale I can't begin to measure, the impact of which is too far reaching to comprehend. And my outrage grows to meet it.

#flightmh17   #ukraine   #globalhealth   #aids   #hiv  

[New details emerge about downed flight MH17, and it's worse than we could have even imagined.]

108. 108 of the world's top HIV researchers, some of whom have been working on solving this global health crisis for several decades.

This event just became even more tragic on a scale I can't begin to measure, the impact of which is too far reaching to comprehend. And my outrage grows to meet it.

#flightmh17   #ukraine   #globalhealth   #aids   #hiv  ___

2014-07-16 20:17:08 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Which is worse: trolls being jerks on purpose for amusement, or regular jerks who honestly think the rubbish they say and can't be reasoned with?

Does it come down to intentions? Or whether there is a reasonable person in there at the end of the day?

(Yes, I broke the #1 rule of the internet and read comments on articles about controversial social issues)

Which is worse: trolls being jerks on purpose for amusement, or regular jerks who honestly think the rubbish they say and can't be reasoned with?

Does it come down to intentions? Or whether there is a reasonable person in there at the end of the day?

(Yes, I broke the #1 rule of the internet and read comments on articles about controversial social issues)___

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2014-07-16 00:47:55 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

This is fun and impressive! I just found out that there are places to do courses like this and look forward to trying it!


This is fun and impressive! I just found out that there are places to do courses like this and look forward to trying it!
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2014-07-14 03:21:45 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 88 +1s)

This is my new life logo. :)

#Introverts #IntrovertsUnite

This is my new life logo. :)

#Introverts #IntrovertsUnite___

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2014-07-14 02:55:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Awesome ad campaign. #stopthebeautymadness

Awesome ad campaign. #stopthebeautymadness___

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2014-07-12 18:35:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Those were far from my best six miles, but gosh darnit, they were better than every six miles that I didn't run.
Related: If someone were to use a stranger's slip n slide while out for a run, would the entertainment value make up for the trespassing and sweat?

Those were far from my best six miles, but gosh darnit, they were better than every six miles that I didn't run.
Related: If someone were to use a stranger's slip n slide while out for a run, would the entertainment value make up for the trespassing and sweat?___

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2014-07-11 19:47:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

You'll be the talk of all the summer parties.

You'll be the talk of all the summer parties.___

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2014-07-10 04:32:36 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 53 +1s)

Have a birthday coming up? Try making a Jupiter-inspired cake.

Instructions for making the cake are here: goo.gl/Xq5PmQ

Have a birthday coming up? Try making a Jupiter-inspired cake.

Instructions for making the cake are here: goo.gl/Xq5PmQ___

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2014-07-10 00:17:44 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

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2014-07-08 14:03:25 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

For those that have been afraid or dismissive of yoga, especially the guys who consider it too girly (which is ironic since men have been practicing for centuries). Just please find an experienced instructor who will help you with form--it defeats the purpose of treating or preventing injury if you hurt yourself with bad alignment!

For those that have been afraid or dismissive of yoga, especially the guys who consider it too girly (which is ironic since men have been practicing for centuries). Just please find an experienced instructor who will help you with form--it defeats the purpose of treating or preventing injury if you hurt yourself with bad alignment!___

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2014-07-07 23:51:17 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

This makes me very sad. We protect historic buildings to the point where functional renovations can't be made, but will allow the Grand Canyon to be disrespected with more homes, hotels, commercial space, gondolas, etc that will put an even harsher strain on the ecosystem, and of course, the aesthetic.

"Park officials say existing development around the park and the scarcity of water have already stressed the park's ability to handle visitors. The new projects would only make matters worse."

This makes me very sad. We protect historic buildings to the point where functional renovations can't be made, but will allow the Grand Canyon to be disrespected with more homes, hotels, commercial space, gondolas, etc that will put an even harsher strain on the ecosystem, and of course, the aesthetic.

"Park officials say existing development around the park and the scarcity of water have already stressed the park's ability to handle visitors. The new projects would only make matters worse."___

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2014-07-07 19:45:33 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Get out there and enjoy our natural wonders!

How many of these have you seen? Which is your favorite?

Get out there and enjoy our natural wonders!

How many of these have you seen? Which is your favorite?___

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2014-07-05 15:33:32 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 25 +1s)

I probably would have gone with more patriotic music, but this is pretty darn awesome. 

I probably would have gone with more patriotic music, but this is pretty darn awesome. ___

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2014-07-02 00:21:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

...and this was when I knew for sure that I needed a coffee break.

...and this was when I knew for sure that I needed a coffee break.___

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2014-06-26 19:38:34 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

The ad has an important message that I agree with, BUT the statistics they share bother me tremendously... if you asked me if I liked science and math when I was a kid, I would have said yes, but I didn't get into engineering--I got a degree doing research, which involved science and tons of math; my second major involved tons of logic, math, and computer science but also wasn't engineering. I went into a career that involved IT and now focuses heavily on math. Just because you're not an engineering major doesn't mean that you aren't in a field that involves STEM skills, so the statistics they mention are mostly useless.

Also, the second stat is the percentage of engineering students who are women, which is a very sloppy comparison since it doesn't take into account the percentage of boys who said they liked math and science as kids, nor the actual number of women... more »

The ad has an important message that I agree with, BUT the statistics they share bother me tremendously... if you asked me if I liked science and math when I was a kid, I would have said yes, but I didn't get into engineering--I got a degree doing research, which involved science and tons of math; my second major involved tons of logic, math, and computer science but also wasn't engineering. I went into a career that involved IT and now focuses heavily on math. Just because you're not an engineering major doesn't mean that you aren't in a field that involves STEM skills, so the statistics they mention are mostly useless.

Also, the second stat is the percentage of engineering students who are women, which is a very sloppy comparison since it doesn't take into account the percentage of boys who said they liked math and science as kids, nor the actual number of women engineers and how that relates to the percentage who had an interest. I'm going to stop myself before I start rambling on about things like Simpson's Paradox and such. Furthermore, I'd need to read the study, but I am guessing the sample size of 4th graders was significantly smaller than all engineering students.

Clarification since apparently my intent was misunderstood: my point is that there is a lot more to math and science than just engineering so it makes no sense to compare the number of girls who say they like math and science as kids to the percentage of engineers who are women.___

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2014-06-24 02:14:01 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 24 +1s)

This is so much better than the fake strangers kissing video that it is mocking. (watch the whole thing, it's really fun and adorable)

This is so much better than the fake strangers kissing video that it is mocking. (watch the whole thing, it's really fun and adorable)___

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2014-06-18 02:03:14 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 120 +1s)

As per usual for these guys, an awesome video.

As per usual for these guys, an awesome video.___

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2014-06-17 02:31:21 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

I realize my views are different than most, but this sounds like the best bachelor party ever. Literally, I think it's even okay to use 'epic' here. 

I realize my views are different than most, but this sounds like the best bachelor party ever. Literally, I think it's even okay to use 'epic' here. ___

2014-05-13 02:10:39 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

People who know Atlanta pretty well: what are the must see things if you have a very limited amount of time in the city? Historical spots, vegetarian eats, cute shops, amazing treats, etc that might not be obvious from basic internet searches?

I'll be in a suburb for work, and will be completely exhausted from manual labor, but spending a little time in Buckhead (and other parts of the city if I'm given a reason) and I'd like to make the most of it.

People who know Atlanta pretty well: what are the must see things if you have a very limited amount of time in the city? Historical spots, vegetarian eats, cute shops, amazing treats, etc that might not be obvious from basic internet searches?

I'll be in a suburb for work, and will be completely exhausted from manual labor, but spending a little time in Buckhead (and other parts of the city if I'm given a reason) and I'd like to make the most of it.___

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2014-04-21 23:41:56 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Because your kitties are going to join you at your desk anyway... 

Because your kitties are going to join you at your desk anyway... ___

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2014-04-13 16:50:11 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Do any of you have a +Lovesac Sactionals couch set?

I've been shopping for a couch for a while and not finding what I'm looking for in the stores I have some familiarity with (except +Crate and Barrel's lounge sofa, but they want me to pay for the down cushions AND the foam ones in order to just get the foam ones, no thanks!). However, every time I walk past the LoveSac store, I am tempted... but it's a lot of money to spend on something that I don't know anyone personally who has experience with the products and dealing with the company (I take random online reviews with several grains of salt).

(before you suggest it, I'm currently watching YouTube videos trying to get a better sense, doing some searches through posts here, and reading reviews on their website, I just like to hear from people directly when possible)

Do any of you have a +Lovesac Sactionals couch set?

I've been shopping for a couch for a while and not finding what I'm looking for in the stores I have some familiarity with (except +Crate and Barrel's lounge sofa, but they want me to pay for the down cushions AND the foam ones in order to just get the foam ones, no thanks!). However, every time I walk past the LoveSac store, I am tempted... but it's a lot of money to spend on something that I don't know anyone personally who has experience with the products and dealing with the company (I take random online reviews with several grains of salt).

(before you suggest it, I'm currently watching YouTube videos trying to get a better sense, doing some searches through posts here, and reading reviews on their website, I just like to hear from people directly when possible)___

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2014-04-12 12:46:30 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

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2014-04-08 04:01:05 (24 comments, 34 reshares, 72 +1s)

Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.

+Verizon Wireless, is this really standard procedure? This worries me.

Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.

+Verizon Wireless, is this really standard procedure? This worries me.___

2014-04-06 00:55:31 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Do any of you use +Verizon Wireless Edge program on a family plan where the other members are on regular contracts? I spoke to a sales rep and what they told me contradicts what it seems to say on their website, and it doesn't at all seem worthwhile...but it is very possible that I'm not understanding correctly and their employees don't get it either, so I'm hoping to find someone with firsthand experience.



Do any of you use +Verizon Wireless Edge program on a family plan where the other members are on regular contracts? I spoke to a sales rep and what they told me contradicts what it seems to say on their website, and it doesn't at all seem worthwhile...but it is very possible that I'm not understanding correctly and their employees don't get it either, so I'm hoping to find someone with firsthand experience.

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2014-03-31 22:40:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

“'Big data' has arrived, but big insights have not. The challenge now is to solve new problems and gain new answers – without making the same old statistical mistakes on a grander scale than ever."

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This article reminds me how much I agree with Arthur Benjamin that statistics should be taught to all students, with higher priority than calculus--statistics will be more useful in life for the average student than most other high school math, by a very statistically significant amount.

“'Big data' has arrived, but big insights have not. The challenge now is to solve new problems and gain new answers – without making the same old statistical mistakes on a grander scale than ever."

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This article reminds me how much I agree with Arthur Benjamin that statistics should be taught to all students, with higher priority than calculus--statistics will be more useful in life for the average student than most other high school math, by a very statistically significant amount.___

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2014-03-12 18:41:07 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

What an idiotic use of $4 BILLION. 
The Port Authority could have done so many more useful things with that money, and after enough people slip and fall, they're going to have to spend even more putting mats over the marble... which will come in handy for covering up the stains.

"To fulfill its grandiose vision, the PA retained the world’s most over-the-top architect, Santiago Calatrava, a man famous, or infamous, for designing super expensive, eye-catching, sculptural public buildings without regard to their functionality."

What an idiotic use of $4 BILLION. 
The Port Authority could have done so many more useful things with that money, and after enough people slip and fall, they're going to have to spend even more putting mats over the marble... which will come in handy for covering up the stains.

"To fulfill its grandiose vision, the PA retained the world’s most over-the-top architect, Santiago Calatrava, a man famous, or infamous, for designing super expensive, eye-catching, sculptural public buildings without regard to their functionality."___

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2014-03-11 14:55:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

The location used as Carcosa in the True Detective finale "is too hazardous for the public to visit"; they recommend checking out Fort Pike instead, which is the same design and in better condition. While I would go see that just because I love that sort of thing, it's obviously missing the appeal of going to the location from the show.
Fort Pike: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fort-pike

The location used as Carcosa in the True Detective finale "is too hazardous for the public to visit"; they recommend checking out Fort Pike instead, which is the same design and in better condition. While I would go see that just because I love that sort of thing, it's obviously missing the appeal of going to the location from the show.
Fort Pike: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fort-pike___

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2014-03-09 02:33:50 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Last chance to back Letterforms Kickstarter campaign for their dry erase notebooks--funding closes tomorrow. I'm excited to receive mine in April!

Last chance to back Letterforms Kickstarter campaign for their dry erase notebooks--funding closes tomorrow. I'm excited to receive mine in April!___

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2014-03-07 23:17:31 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Not sure if there's a catch, but signed up to try TrackR for free and you can, too.

"When an item goes missing with a TrackR device attached, all TrackR enabled phones will begin to search for the item. If another user comes nearby the item, that user's phone will ping our server which will then update the item's owner with the new GPS coordinates. The more people in our network, the more real time the GPS updates will be and the better our devices will work. Help us build the next GPS network."

If you're curious what the difference is between this, Tile, and other trackers, here are some responses: http://www.quora.com/Technology/What-is-the-difference-between-StickNFind-Button-TrackR-and-Tile and overviews of 7 of the devices that are out there: http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2013/12/01/gadgets-track-valuables/

It's a bit odd that they... more »

Not sure if there's a catch, but signed up to try TrackR for free and you can, too.

"When an item goes missing with a TrackR device attached, all TrackR enabled phones will begin to search for the item. If another user comes nearby the item, that user's phone will ping our server which will then update the item's owner with the new GPS coordinates. The more people in our network, the more real time the GPS updates will be and the better our devices will work. Help us build the next GPS network."

If you're curious what the difference is between this, Tile, and other trackers, here are some responses: http://www.quora.com/Technology/What-is-the-difference-between-StickNFind-Button-TrackR-and-Tile and overviews of 7 of the devices that are out there: http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2013/12/01/gadgets-track-valuables/

It's a bit odd that they don't get in to security concerns on their page.

h/t +Andrea Kuszewski  who shared this article that led me to the site to sign up: http://laughingsquid.com/trackr-a-service-that-uses-gps-to-keep-track-of-commonly-misplaced-items/___

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2014-03-05 16:05:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Beware, spoilers ahead. This article lays out references made throughout the current season of True Detective.

Beware, spoilers ahead. This article lays out references made throughout the current season of True Detective.___

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2014-03-05 02:32:50 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

"For anybody who knows anything about weight loss and nutrition, you will immediately recognize how shallow, and ultimately harmful, only focusing on calories can be. That is because:

1) A healthy body cannot be measured simply by poundage; and

2) Fewer calories do not equal good nutrition.

It is especially saddening because of the blatant misinformation fed to women by the media about how to be fit, or even, what fitness is.

"Toned" is MUSCLE, goddammit, just call it by it's effing name! Muscle.

When women want to get "toned" they are saying the female word for "muscle." They often don't know that "toned" actually means "muscle," and they would never actually say, "My health goal is to build muscle." But what is a round, shapely butt made out of? Muscle. How... more »

"For anybody who knows anything about weight loss and nutrition, you will immediately recognize how shallow, and ultimately harmful, only focusing on calories can be. That is because:

1) A healthy body cannot be measured simply by poundage; and

2) Fewer calories do not equal good nutrition.

It is especially saddening because of the blatant misinformation fed to women by the media about how to be fit, or even, what fitness is.

"Toned" is MUSCLE, goddammit, just call it by it's effing name! Muscle.

When women want to get "toned" they are saying the female word for "muscle." They often don't know that "toned" actually means "muscle," and they would never actually say, "My health goal is to build muscle." But what is a round, shapely butt made out of? Muscle. How does an abdomen stop being jiggly? Muscle. How do you get a back that doesn't produce bra-bulge? Muscle.
[...]
Adriana Lima, Victoria's Secret Angel and one of the most successful supermodels in the world, works her perfect butt off by boxing. She's not a twig, and I would bet good money that she could literally beat the crap out of you! See all that supa' fine definition on her midsection? That's muscle.
[...]
Please do not throw your own physical -- and mental -- potential out the window by starving yourself into skinny bliss. It's not worth it. And trust me, it's not bliss."

article via +Danielle Heffernan on Twitter___

2014-03-04 02:23:11 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Looks like I'll be flying the old school way: with a book! Recommendations welcome.

My primary tablet is on its last leg and my Kindle Fire has gone missing. We're close enough to new tablets being released that it's worth waiting for something that will be supported longer. 
If anyone has leads on the whereabouts of my Kindle, they would be appreciated. It said something about going out for milk...should have been back by now.

Looks like I'll be flying the old school way: with a book! Recommendations welcome.

My primary tablet is on its last leg and my Kindle Fire has gone missing. We're close enough to new tablets being released that it's worth waiting for something that will be supported longer. 
If anyone has leads on the whereabouts of my Kindle, they would be appreciated. It said something about going out for milk...should have been back by now.___

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2014-03-03 15:47:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I'd be curious to see the profitability stats for +Kickstarter campaigns in aggregate, as well as by category, and maybe sliced a few other ways, but unfortunately, I don't believe this data is captured anywhere. (then again, as a data nerd, I want all the data, for pretty much everything)

When I read articles like the one below from last year, I wonder if a lot of projects end up in at least some debt. In many cases, a little bit of a loss is worth it because you'll make up for it with future sales, exposure, and opportunities, but sometimes, it's enough to kill such opportunities and turn your life upside down.

I took a look through some of the search results for "average profit for Kickstarter campaign" and all the advice on how to have a successful campaign seems to ignore tips on the kinds of hiccups you might not be expecting to encounter and how to... more »

I'd be curious to see the profitability stats for +Kickstarter campaigns in aggregate, as well as by category, and maybe sliced a few other ways, but unfortunately, I don't believe this data is captured anywhere. (then again, as a data nerd, I want all the data, for pretty much everything)

When I read articles like the one below from last year, I wonder if a lot of projects end up in at least some debt. In many cases, a little bit of a loss is worth it because you'll make up for it with future sales, exposure, and opportunities, but sometimes, it's enough to kill such opportunities and turn your life upside down.

I took a look through some of the search results for "average profit for Kickstarter campaign" and all the advice on how to have a successful campaign seems to ignore tips on the kinds of hiccups you might not be expecting to encounter and how to avoid them, as well as the best approach for padding your profits to account for potential problems without getting so greedy that people don't want to support you.

I'd venture to guess (though I could be wrong) that the average person creating a Kickstarter to fund their project does not have too much experience in this and is just coming up with what they think sounds good.

Note: the headline is somewhat misleading, as it was the house he was using for his business, but was not his primary residence

(article via conversation with +Jason Levine, originally sparked by this comic book artist that seems to be dealing with some mental issues and is burning the books and yelling at backers instead of sending them out: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/02/28/kickstarter-fail-john-campbell-burns-comics-rather-than-sending-them-to-donors/)___

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2014-03-03 00:01:08 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Which theory (or a different one) do you think is correct?

Which theory (or a different one) do you think is correct?___

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2014-02-26 23:16:06 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

I am a big fan of +TED (and +TEDx) talks in general, but I'm looking forward to watching this event on “Changing the Way We Eat". If you'd like to watch along, it will be live streaming at:  new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2014 The schedule can be found in the attached link.

I am a big fan of +TED (and +TEDx) talks in general, but I'm looking forward to watching this event on “Changing the Way We Eat". If you'd like to watch along, it will be live streaming at:  new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2014 The schedule can be found in the attached link.___

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2014-02-24 23:43:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Star Power

This is a fairly lengthy article, but you can get the gist from the first section--the rest goes into background information, more details, and what is suspected to happen when it is turned on. Also, worth pointing out, in case you don't read the excerpts that I included: the conservative estimate is a cost of $20B, or roughly around the same amount that Facebook just paid for WhatsApp.

"For the machine’s creators, this process—sparking and controlling a self-sustaining synthetic star—will be the culmination of decades of preparation, billions of dollars’ worth of investment, and immeasurable ingenuity, misdirection, recalibration, infighting, heartache, and ridicule. Few engineering feats can compare, in scale, in technical complexity, in ambition or hubris. Even the iter organization, a makeshift scientific United Nations, assembled eightyears a... more »

Star Power

This is a fairly lengthy article, but you can get the gist from the first section--the rest goes into background information, more details, and what is suspected to happen when it is turned on. Also, worth pointing out, in case you don't read the excerpts that I included: the conservative estimate is a cost of $20B, or roughly around the same amount that Facebook just paid for WhatsApp.

"For the machine’s creators, this process—sparking and controlling a self-sustaining synthetic star—will be the culmination of decades of preparation, billions of dollars’ worth of investment, and immeasurable ingenuity, misdirection, recalibration, infighting, heartache, and ridicule. Few engineering feats can compare, in scale, in technical complexity, in ambition or hubris. Even the iter organization, a makeshift scientific United Nations, assembled eight years ago to construct the machine, is unprecedented. Thirty-five countries, representing more than half the world’s population, are invested in the project, which is so complex to finance that it requires its own currency: the iter Unit of Account."

"No one knows iter’s true cost, which may be incalculable, but estimates have been rising steadily, and a conservative figure rests at twenty billion dollars—a sum that makes iter the most expensive scientific instrument on Earth. But if it is truly possible to bottle up a star, and to do so economically, the technology could solve the world’s energy problems for the next thirty million years, and help save the planet from environmental catastrophe. Hydrogen, a primordial element, is the most abundant atom in the universe, a potential fuel that poses little risk of scarcity. Eventually, physicists hope, commercial reactors modelled on iter will be built, too—generating terawatts of power with no carbon, virtually no pollution, and scant radioactive waste. The reactor would run on no more than seawater and lithium. It would never melt down. "

The article is dated MARCH 3, 2014, to get you in the mood for thinking about the future.___

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2014-02-21 03:11:44 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Let's Tango.
I'm excited to see what the developers do with this! What would your application be?



via +Allan Vitus 

We are excited to announce a new project from ATAP, something that we have been working quietly on over the past year.

As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We use our eyes to observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout over time almost effortlessly . This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other.  We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.

The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.

Our team has been working with universities, research labs, and industrial partners spanning nine countries around the world to harvest research from the last decade of work in robotics and computer vision, concentrating that technology into a unique mobile phone.  Now, we’re ready to put early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help pull those ideas into reality. 

What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again?  What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army.

We hope you will take this journey with us. We believe it will be one worth traveling.  To find out more, and apply for a development kit visit  http://g.co/ProjectTango.

The future is awesome. Let’s build it together.

-- Johnny Lee, and the ATAP Project Tango team___Let's Tango.
I'm excited to see what the developers do with this! What would your application be?



via +Allan Vitus 

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2014-02-19 21:14:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

The infographic does a good job showing how +Philips' technology would benefit the customer. All using light bulbs, which the store already has fixtures for. Pretty impressive!

"However, indoor directions needn't be the limit of the system. Much as we saw with Qualcomm's Gimbal beacons - used in Apple Stores with the iBeacon system - recently, Philips' version could be used to enable personalized check-outs, deliver venue-specific content during concerts, or anything else which benefits from knowing exactly where the user is.

Where iBeacon relies on short-range Bluetooth connections between phone and store, Philips has opted for what's called visual light communications (VLC). Effectively turning the LEDs on and off at such a high rate that they can be used for data transfer, but also so fast that the human eye doesn't see that flickering, it allows for... more »

The infographic does a good job showing how +Philips' technology would benefit the customer. All using light bulbs, which the store already has fixtures for. Pretty impressive!

"However, indoor directions needn't be the limit of the system. Much as we saw with Qualcomm's Gimbal beacons - used in Apple Stores with the iBeacon system - recently, Philips' version could be used to enable personalized check-outs, deliver venue-specific content during concerts, or anything else which benefits from knowing exactly where the user is.

Where iBeacon relies on short-range Bluetooth connections between phone and store, Philips has opted for what's called visual light communications (VLC). Effectively turning the LEDs on and off at such a high rate that they can be used for data transfer, but also so fast that the human eye doesn't see that flickering, it allows for information to pass in one direction, from light to phone."

via +Lisa Bimmerz on Facebook___

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2014-02-19 01:57:56 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)

Om.

Om.___

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2014-02-14 17:57:09 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

"And that photo was everywhere the next week, and it made me feel good and guilty at the same time. Because, on the other hand, that photo was fantasy. That photo was me, but it was me at my most excellent. A moment in time. The point of the stride free from gravity. The angle of repose. I was acting the part of a superhero in a Marvel movie. It showed no evidence of all of my imperfections. That picture was what we all want to feel about ourselves, myself included. I spent my teenage years looking at fantasy photos like that and feeling inadequate. And now it was my body in that photo."

So, she set herself free and posted shots from that same week where she looked 'normal'.

"And there it was. My thigh cheese and belly roll on the internet, right below my runway shot. And I felt totally free. I wasn’t embarrassed anymore; I was f---ing proud. I felt like Io... more »

"And that photo was everywhere the next week, and it made me feel good and guilty at the same time. Because, on the other hand, that photo was fantasy. That photo was me, but it was me at my most excellent. A moment in time. The point of the stride free from gravity. The angle of repose. I was acting the part of a superhero in a Marvel movie. It showed no evidence of all of my imperfections. That picture was what we all want to feel about ourselves, myself included. I spent my teenage years looking at fantasy photos like that and feeling inadequate. And now it was my body in that photo."

So, she set herself free and posted shots from that same week where she looked 'normal'.

"And there it was. My thigh cheese and belly roll on the internet, right below my runway shot. And I felt totally free. I wasn’t embarrassed anymore; I was f---ing proud. I felt like I owned my body completely for the first time. Ever."

I think a lot of people romanticize 'fit' bodies and end up discouraged, that despite all their hard work they will never look like the professional athlete, or even the person at the gym, that they look to for inspiration. 
I'm happy to see a fitness role model like +Lauren Fleshman, who also graced the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, showing that even her amazingly fit body has cellulite, bloating, and behaves much like the rest of ours. 

Stop worrying about your body looking perfect at all times and focus on being healthy.___

2014-02-13 21:52:25 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Words With Friends: Where I learn that words I use aren't real, and words that look like gibberish are.

Words With Friends: Where I learn that words I use aren't real, and words that look like gibberish are.___

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