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  • Visualizing “The Art of War” for the Workplace in 11 Photos

    Tzu’s famous Chinese military book “The Art of War” is a must read for any man or woman approaching the real world. It’s methodology parallels just about every situation of strategy. Cartoonist Jessica Hagy created “The Art of War Visualized” a creative chart based book highlighting key components of “The Art of War” wisdom you can use in the business world. Business Insider asked Hagy to annotate a few of her favorite charts from her book.

  • Horny Goat Brewing Perfects Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

    Porters, those deliciously dark beers that are often overlooked by new imbibers, have often enticed us with flavored offerings. It began with vanilla and chocolate, which are both delicious, but in recent years, brewers have become more adventurous with their flavors, reaching the apex of beer flavor fusions with the introduction of chocolate peanut butter. I’ve had chocolate peanut butter porters before, such as Liquid Bliss from Georgia’s Terrapin Beer Company, and thoroughly enjoyed them, but it wasn’t until I got a hold of Horny Goat Brewing Company’s Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter that I realized just how great the concoction could be. I had never heard of Wisconsin’s Horny Goat Brewing Company and at $11 a 4-pack, it was a bit more expensive than the $12 per 6-pack I was used to paying for Liquid Bliss. But variety is the spice of life and I was feeling muy caliente! As soon as I popped open the bottle, I was hit with a strong aroma of peanut butter and a less intense chocolate accent. It smelled like dessert and absolutely nothing like beer. If this was a blind taste test, I would have thought there was a peanut butter more »

  • Volvo May Be Way More Ahead of Self-Driving Technology than Everyone Else

    Volvo is set to start testing a full fleet of autonomous vehicles in 2017 on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, where the company calls home. Volvo quietly paved the way for self braking cars, which other car companies have more than boasted about, and now their quietly delving into the self driving industry. With a company like Volvo, safety has been priority number one for it’s entire history. So with the future (and present) in mind, they came to the conclusion of taking the most dangerous aspect of driving out of the equation; humans. Volvo’s careful approach takes a page out of aircraft engineering, creating a series of back up systems that come into play if another fails. Cameras, oh so many cameras. Oh and sensors, too. So many sensors. Cameras and sensors working in unison with radar and laser systems precisely map out everything on the road, from lane markers to traffic hazards to other vehicles. The series of cameras can visually triangulate objects’ relative positioning using a trifocal camera, which simultaneously views the world in swaths of 140, 45, and 34 degrees. Ultrasonic sensors serve two distinct purposes for use, very low-speed driving – like parking- and last-second emergencies, like more »

  • New Meme Alert: Travolta’s Creepy Kiss

    Last year at the Oscars, we all felt bad for John Travolta when he couldn’t pronounce Idina Menzel’s name. It was awkward and live and we were very understanding about it. But John Travolta doesn’t want our pity. He wants us to fear him the way Christian Slater did in the 1996 classic Broken Arrow. How can we learn to fear the man who taught William Hurt how to enjoy life again in the 1996 classic Michael. Easy. By creeping out every woman at the Oscars last night with unnerving displays of affection. Of course, once PhotoshopBattles got a hold of the photos, Travolta again became the subject of much derision.

  • Photographer Transforms Her Photos Into Pop-Up Books

    Colette Fu was born in New Jersey, but when she was in her mid-twenties, she decided to visit China and learn about her ancestry. She learned that her mother is a member of the Yi tribe, one of 55 ethnic minority groups recognized by the People’s Republic of China. The Yi live primarily in Yunnan Province, home to 25 different minority tribes. Now inspired to document these tribes, Colette combined her photography and paper crafting skills to give her incredible photographs new dimension. The project began in 2008 with Colette originally intending to only document ethnic groups in Yunnan Province, but as the project grew in popularity, Colette extended her scope. You can keep up with her travels and ever-growing body of work on her blog. If you would like to see these impressive books in person, check out “Land of Deities: Pop-up Photos of Southwest China,” on view now through April 21 at Georgetown University.

  • The Fun-spiring SF Offices of Tech Company, Chartboost

    Blitz Architecture has developed a new fun office layout for Chartboost, a technology platform that helps mobile game developers find new users and monetize their games, in San Francisco. When moving into a new office space, Chartboost was most interested in taking the opportunity to celebrate what is at the core of their business: video games. As the world’s largest games-only technology platform, Chartboost wanted their San Francisco space to reflect the energy of the gaming world and create a fun, interactive environment that would excite anyone who entered. Blitz stepped up to the challenge and designed a modern ofce that brings the world of games to life. The full Chartboost experience begins after walking up the stairs from entrance to the reception, where an entire wall is dedicated to the “photo op.” Visitors can find their games on display and take pictures with the boxes (although we think the show-stealing, 11-foot-tall dinosaur probably gets some photo love too). The dinosaur, aka “Buster,” has become the Chartboost mascot – they even developed their first in-house mobile game starring the T-Rex. Hanging app boxes and an interactive iPad love wall further celebrate the developers and clients of Chartboost’s products. Blitz reflected more »

  • 38 Ways To Enjoy Coffee [Infographic]

    We have some great news for coffee drinkers! The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the top nutritional experts in the US, have lifted their decades-long silence on the subject of coffee and it’s nothing but praise for the beverage: Currently, strong evidence shows that consumption of coffee within the moderate range (3 to 5 cups per day or up to 400 mg/d caffeine) is not associated with increased long-term health risks among healthy individuals. In fact, consistent evidence indicates that coffee consumption is associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults. Moreover, moderate evidence shows a protective association between coffee/caffeine intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, along with other healthful behaviors. The bad news is that the majority of Americans are barley drinking two cups per day. If you want to drink three to five cups but you feel regular coffee is just too boring, try one or twenty of these coffee drinks. But be careful, the added calories from sugar and dairy can negate some of the healthful benefits.

  • Language Quiz: Are You on Fleek? [Link]

    Did you mistakenly scroll down while watching a YouTube video only to find that you have no idea what any of the commenters are talking about? Bae? On fleek? TFW? What the hell does any of this mean? And how did we lose touch before 30? Take this quiz from the New York Times and finally learn what the kids mean when they tell you they’re unbothered. And then feel old when you get half of them wrong.

  • House Of Cards Gets The Sesame Street Treatment [Video]

    Sesame Street has been lampooning adult-oriented TV shows and confusing children for years with such parodies as “Birdwalk Empire,” “Homelamb,” “Desperate Houseplants,” and “True Mud,” but their latest might just be our favorite yet. Check out this brilliant retelling of the Three Little Pigs as a parody of Netflix’s House of Cards, complete with Frank Underwolf complaining about there being too much pork in town.

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Teases Profile View of Curved Screen

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been surrounded with rumors and leaked photos as of late, but a recently tweeted out photo of the S6 courtesy of T-Mobile CEO John Legere, reveals the company will carry the Galaxy S6, but also hints at it’s beveled curved screen adding another dimension to the phone. Though the official unveiling will be on March 1st, it’s highly speculated the phone will look and function very similar to the Galaxy Note Edge. Was there even a question? Of course @TMobile will carry The Next Big Thing! http://t.co/st6K7weXXz — John Legere (@JohnLegere) February 23, 2015

  • Stunning Photo From Space Shows America Encased In Ice [Photos]

    Americans living in the eastern U.S. have certainly been feeling the cold this past week, but now they can see it. This weekend, NASA released a satellite photo which shows the Midwest and East Coast turned white with snow and ice thanks to a recent blast of Siberian and Arctic air. However, the blast has contributed to 21 weather-related fatalities in Tennessee since Monday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They include 11 people who died of hypothermia and five victims of motor-vehicle accidents. ‘Looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer,’ the space agency said in a statement. The picture was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite 200 miles up from Earth on Friday when record low temperatures were set across the nation including in Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.

  • The Official Oscars 2015 Drinking Game Rules

    It’s that time of year again. The time when you fill your glass with the beverage of your choosing before sitting down for a long night of drinking—er, watching the Oscars. To make the always-lengthy ceremony more enjoyable, grab a beer (or several) and follow along with our drinking game—beginning when the pre-show kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

  • How To Make The Perfect Margarita [Infographic]

    Pre-made margarita mix is for chumps. To celebrate National Margarita Day  we give you an infographic on how to make the perfect margarita. Summer is fast approaching and nothing spices things up like a delicious margarita on the rocks. Most guys don’t realize how easy it is. If you want to get real fancy check out our article “Avion Tamarindo Margarita” on how to make the recently crowned best tasting margarita on Earth. How to make the Perfect Margarita Salt, for rimming the glass (optional) Ice 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave) 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec) Dash of sugar — We would also like to share with you a favorite at The Roosevelt’s office, The Beer Margarita. A simple, easy to make margarita you can pull off as a regular drink. A refreshing drink without the dainty glass and little pink umbrella. How to make the Beer Margarita (makes 6, 1 cup servings) 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate 12 fluid ounces tequila 12 fluid ounces water 12 fluid ounces beer ice 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • Watch Afroman Throw Another Fan Offstage [Video]

    Afroman​ is back at it! Just days after he punched a girl in the face the rapper tossed a fan off stage. The fan was trying to snatch Afroman’s blunt and probably deserved it but the real question is why the hell  doesn’t Afroman have any concert security? Post by The Roosevelts.

  • The Ultimate Winter Commuter Guide to Wearing Brown Boots at Work

    If you have the unfortunate luck of being in the north east this winter than you know that your fashion sense comes after staying warm… and alive. Blistering cold fronts, snowy commutes and slushy roads all have to be considered when walking out your front door. Sneakers are out of the question and dress shoes are a laughable option, so when push comes to shove, grab a stylish pair of brown boots and get your neutrals in order. Can never go wrong with a white or blue oxford. Those should be in your wardrobe already. Depending on your workplace, if flannels are acceptable go grab a few, accented with a sweater or chinos, they clean up quite nice. Patterned shirts are also in right, now but again, depending on how casual work is, you might want to keep patterns down to a minimum – No Azteca… unless you work at a start up. -Heather grey always goes with navy or blue denim, then you’ll be able to transition into brown. -Heather grey, however does not go with khaki. Keep that in min. -When all else fails go navy. Navy and brown go so well together you can almost accent anything more »

  • Don’t Believe The Hype About Android Malware

    Currently trending on social media and shared by frightened old people is a story about Internet security specialists AVG discovering malware on Android phones that mimics the shutdown process then makes calls and takes photos while the phone appears to be off. AVG details how it works and it’s an interesting read, but many websites ran wild with the report and now naive Android users are worried about something that’s a non-story for anyone who’s not a mobile software developer. So why shouldn’t we burn our Android devices and all go out and buy iPhones or Windows Phones? The first clue is that the third paragraph of the AVG report states that 10,000 phones in China have been affected by the malware, spread through Chinese app stores. Later in the report, we learn the malware requires root access. So how could regular Android users outside of China end up with the malware? David B.’s sensible comment on Mashable’s article breaks it down: You REALLY have to go out of your way to get this malware on your phone. For anyone outside of China, this means you have to do the following: 1. Enable Unknown Sources. 2. Install third party Chinese more »