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Browse your computer drag and drop here. The Worst Ads of 2010. It seems advertisers are hell-bent on making the commercial breaks that separate fans from Mad Men and Jersey Shore the longest, most excruciating minutes of our lives.

The Worst Ads of 2010

In the last year, we've suffered through Progressive's painful spokeswoman Flo squawking about insurance and awkward State Farm ads that remind us in depressing terms just how bankrupt we all are from the recession ("Our real national past-time? Saving money! "). Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone. ‘I Forgot My Phone’ on YouTube.

Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone

SAN FRANCISCO — Last weekend, I was watching television with a few friends, browsing the week’s most popular YouTube videos, when a piece in the comedy section called “I Forgot My Phone” caught my eye. As I was about to click play, however, a friend warned, “Oh, don’t watch that. I saw it yesterday, and it’s really sad.” The two-minute video, which has been viewed more than 15 million times, begins with a couple in bed. The woman, played by the comedian and actress Charlene deGuzman, stares silently while her boyfriend pays no mind and checks his smartphone. Here are's 24 rules for being a Lady in 2014! Thoughts? : TwoXChromosomes. How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love - Wired Science.

Mathematician Chris McKinlay hacked OKCupid to find the girl of his dreams.

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love - Wired Science

Emily Shur Chris McKinlay was folded into a cramped fifth-floor cubicle in UCLA’s math sciences building, lit by a single bulb and the glow from his monitor. It was 3 in the morn­ing, the optimal time to squeeze cycles out of the supercomputer in Colorado that he was using for his PhD dissertation. (The subject: large-scale data processing and parallel numerical methods.) While the computer chugged, he clicked open a second window to check his OkCupid inbox. Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think.

6 November 2013Last updated at 14:55 ET By Hans Rosling Professor of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet How extreme poverty became rarer Many people don't know about the enormous progress most countries have made in recent decades - or maybe the media hasn't told them.

Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think

But with the following five facts everyone can upgrade their world view. 1. Fast population growth is coming to an end. Can We Be Lovers & Not Have Sex? For more: Learning to Make Friends with Ourselves: a Pema Chodron video, on “Maitri.”Maitri: how to be Alone.

Can We Be Lovers & Not Have Sex?

. ~ Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats. Often held up as THE classic example of a schizophrenic artist, in recent decades there has come to be greater respect for the talents of Victorian-era illustrator of anthropomorphic cats, Louis Wain.

Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats

Wain’s famous felines were born of his efforts to amuse his wife as she was dying of breast cancer. Wain would draw their cat, Peter, with eyeglasses, pretending to read. This style was developed over the years and eventually Wain’s cats began to walk upright and wear contemporary clothes. They engaged in activities like smoking, fishing, playing musical instruments and having tea parties. A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism'