7 ‘digital nomads’ explain how they live, work and travel anywhere in the world

Feel miserable working in a cubicle or living in a boring town? The Internet has revolutionized the term ‘work’ today, bringing new opportunities and employment that didn’t exist until recently. For many, the Internet is an opportunity to combine work and traveling the world. The term ‘digital nomad’ is frequently overused and often simply means hacking around in cheap accommodation with a small level of income to keep you going. But, there are some folks out there who have shown that you can combine a career with the freedom to travel on your own schedule. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://thenextweb.com

What Facebook Tells Us About The Hidden Paths Of Mass Migration

The basic shape of urban growth is easy to spot; we look at the fastest-growing cities, for example, or immigration numbers. But yesterday, Facebook’s Data Science team revealed a less obvious pattern: Mass coordinated migration, where a group from the same city moves to another. Who are the winners and losers in this urban game? First of all, a bit of background on the methodology. The data team used the most basic information from users’ profiles: Hometown and current city. They grouped data points by users who shared hometowns and current cities, creating a map of group migration all over the globe. Below, red dots represent destination cities, while blue dots represent origin cities. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://gizmodo.com.au

Your Wireless Router Could Be Murdering Your Houseplants

Are you slowly killing your houseplants? Probably. But there might be a reason other than neglect that they’re all yellow and wilting: your Wi-Fi router. An experiment by a handful of high school students in Denmark has sparked some serious international interest in the scientific community. Five ninth-grade girls at Hjallerup School in North Jutland, Denmark, noticed they had trouble concentrating after sleeping with their mobile phones at their bedsides. They tried to figure out why. The school obviously doesn’t have the equipment to test human brain waves, so the girls decided to do a more rudimentary experiment. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

IBM: In 5 Years, Buying Local Will Beat Buying Online

In five years, doctors will use your DNA to keep you well. Cities will be smarter and use social feedback to make residents part of decision-making processes, and retailers will leverage the power of mobile devices to upgrade in-store buying to the point where it will be a better experience than buying online. Or so says IBM in its annual “5 in 5” predictions report, which considers five ways technology will change the way we live within five years. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

Legless Pirate Cork Screw

The sommelier’s favourite “Waiter’s Friend” corkscrew, pull corks like a professional. Corkscrew with easy-open lever, foil-cutter and beer bottle opener. Designed like a peg-legged pirate with eye-patch, beard, hook hand, earing, black bandana and even a parrot. Forget Blackbeard, “Legless” is the hardest working pirate in the bar. Check it out here! * Text and image from http://www.suck.uk.com

Pomegranate Cranberry Cocktail and How to Deseed a Pomegranate in 60 seconds

Get the rest of the original recipe here! *Text and image from http://kirbiecravings.com Ingredients 1 bottle sparkling pomegranate juice 1 cup cranberry juice (or cranapple juice for something sweeter) 2-3 oz vodka (optional) fresh mint or basil pomegranate seeds for garnish

Alcohoot: A breathalyzer smartphone accessory that just might change the world

Alcohoot officially launched today its smartphone breathalyzer, an accessory that plugs into the audio jack on your iOS or Android device to help you track your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). The Alcohoot costs $120 and is roughly the size of a Zippo lighter. Alcohoot says it has tested compatibility with flagship Android smartphones from Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG, though it worked fine on a Moto X. The breathalyzer works on all the latest iPhone models and all iPad models. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://thenextweb.com

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Get the rest of the original recipe here! * Text and image from http://www.lemonsforlulu.com Ingredients 3 cups flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/3 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tablespoon buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon white vinegar ½ bottle (1 oz) red food coloring (about 5 teaspoons) 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips 1 cup powdered sugar.

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Dislike’ to Messenger — Sort Of

Facebook still doesn’t have a Dislike button, but its Messenger app just received a collection of new stickers, including an image of a thumbs down. In April, Facebook introduced stickers — essentially, Facebook-branded emoticons — to its web and mobile chat feature. The latest crop of images in its “Like” pack includes a sore thumb, peace sign, poke and, of course, thumbs down. The Dislike icon was first spotted by The Verge. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem