Search Engine Optimization ServicesLately I have come across this expression called 'Search engine optimization services'. Truly speaking I did not have much of an idea about it when I first heard it. However, my association with NuReach Global Internet Marketing Services has not only given a crystal clear idea of this term but also introduced me to its utility and effectiveness. Before sharing my experience with NuReach Global Internet Marketing Services, let me give you an........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/30/2009 5:44:18 PM)
Sunday GreetingsAs you read this, I am probably in St. Louis, visiting with family (and eager for the opportunity to return home). A certain pack of nephews and a niece (what’s the collective word for these relations?) always visit Grandma and Grandpa over the Easter weekend, and unless I fly to various parts of the country, it’s my best chance to see them and hand out gold dollars. Plus its the first chance I’ll have to see my newest nephew,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 10:07:44 PM)
Naked ChiantiLinda Sterling did a review recently of a nice chianti. A very nice chianti, actually. And she did it naked...
If you never seen Linda's Naked Wine Show you're missing out. On this particular episode she looks at Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2006 - which, at under $25 a bottle is a more premium wine than the show normally focuses on.
The wine has a dense, rich ruby color. The aroma is spicy (hints of nutmeg, cinnamon,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:43:00 PM)
Japanese Kit Kats IWhen my friend Cassie went to Japan for a fun trip with her boyfriend (so jealous, by the way), she offered to bring me back candy. I eagerly requested Kit Kats. Why Kit Kats, a run-of-the-mill candy that"s all over the U.S.? Because the Japanese make about a zillion Kit Kats in strange flavors, and I wanted in. Cassie obliged, for which I am grateful. I"ll review the two normal ones today and make y"all wait until another day for the weird ones........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:40 PM)
Hand Signals At The Stork ClubThe Stork Club was a famous Manhattan night club that was founded by Oklahoma native and ex-bootlegger Sherman Billingsley and operated continuously from 1929 - 1965. The NYC hot spot was a destination for celebrities, artists, writers and wealthy people in general.When Billingsley was talking to his guests, there was always an assistant nearby watching his hand gestures. Here"s a series of images of Mr. Billingsley demonstrating his own brand........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:26 PM)
Charlize Theron calls gay marriage ban 'form of apartheid'South Africa-born actress Charlize Theronthinks US ban on gay marriage is another "form of apartheid". The Oscar-winning actress revealed that she was "bothered" that her adopted country failed to legalise same-sex unions.Charlize said it was this "caveman" approach which reminded her of her native country"s past apartheid laws, which marked a distinctive line between whites and non-whites. "I don"t like living in an elitist world, it bothers........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:10 PM)
How do Chinese consumers really feel about Western brands?How do Chinese consumers really feel about Western brands? We often hear that magazines and billboards influence Chinese consumers to imitate Western lifestyles. Meanwhile, Chinese "patriots" are thought to reject Western brands as a symbolic gesture of loyalty to their country. A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research paints a more complex picture.
"We set out to study the cultural meanings of Western brands to Chinese........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 5:27:14 AM)
Isolating Harmful Forms of ChemicalsResearchers studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions.
This finding and the possibility of quickly and cheaply implementing the segregation of two-handed objects in the laboratory could have a big impact on industries like the pharmaceutical industry, for which the separation of........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/20/2009 9:44:06 PM)
Complex nucleation processes using DNA origami seedsThe construction of complex man-made objects--a car, for example, or even a pizza--almost invariably entails what are known as "top-down" processes, in which the structure and order of the thing being built is imposed from the outside (say, by an automobile assembly line, or the hands of the pizza maker).
"Top-down approaches have been extremely successful," says Erik Winfree of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). "But as the........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/9/2009 4:48:29 AM)
List Of Crayola Crayon ColorsCrayola crayons have come in a number of different colors over the years. When Binney & Smith first produced Crayola crayons in 1903, there were just eight colors. Now there are 120 colors.List Of Crayola Crayon Colors.(via DrikoLand)........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 10:13:21 PM)
Keep your hands off the goodsTo avoid unwanted or unnecessary purchases, keep your hands off the goods. That's the conclusion of a newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research
Authors Joann Peck (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Suzanne B. Shu (UCLA) cite a 2003 warning from the Illinois state attorney general's office that warned holiday shoppers to be cautious of retailers who encourage them to hold objects and imagine the objects as their own when........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 3/31/2009 3:37:20 PM)
Chocolate Beauty Round UPI’ve been in the mood for chocolate lately, literally covering myself from head to toe in the yummyness of it all. Along the way I’ve found some GREAT chocolate products, reviews coming shortly but here’s a quick sneak peek at what I’ve been using…
Hemloq’s Choclate Face Masque (Natural
Sweet Beauty Love Potion Body Scrub (Organic
Sweet Beauty Chocolate Body Cream (organic
Montagne........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 6:50:19 PM)
The samurai's way by ChipscompanyChipscompany is a young french graphic designer who managed to build different graphic universes, by using illustrations, animations and photo manipulations........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:18:46 PM)
JIMMY AND MARTHA LOVE ALL THINGS POT!hey hey! funny man jimmy fallon stopped by the martha stewart show for a special episode (that aired today) dedicated to all things related to the word pot aka the pot show! except for the kind you smoke - although it was alluded to many times (i"m sure martha and jimmy have both taken a few tokes before - who hasn"t?) jimmy even joked by bringing her a fresh plate of brownies - claiming he baked them at michael phelps" house - plus he brought........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:18:15 PM)
Graphene's edge structure affects electronic propertiesGraphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon, holds remarkable promise for future nanoelectronics applications. Whether graphene actually cuts it in industry, however, depends upon how graphene is cut, say scientists at the University of Illinois.
Graphene consists of a hexagonal lattice of carbon atoms. While researchers have predicted that the orientation of atoms along the edges of the lattice would affect the material's electronic........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 2/25/2009 5:35:24 AM)
Open Access May Not Guarantee Wide DisseminationIf you offer something of value to people for free while someone else charges a hefty sum of money for the same type of product, one would logically assume that most people would choose the free option. As per new research in today's edition of the journal Science, if the product in question is access to scholarly papers and research, that logic might just be wrong. These findings provide new insight into the nature of scholarly discourse and........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/25/2009 5:15:24 AM)
Mention time in your advertisementsDo consumers respond more positively to advertisements that mention time ("Miller Time") or money ("Perfection Has Its Price")? A newly released study in the Journal of Consumer Research observed that mentioning time makes consumers more likely to purchase and enjoy products.
When consumers are primed to think about time, they are more likely to feel personal connections with products, explain authors Cassie Mogilner and Jennifer Aaker (both........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/24/2009 6:15:23 AM)
Environmental Photographer of the year
This year The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management’s Environmental Photographer of the Year competition received over 1,400 international entries for the categories Changing Climates, World of Difference, Quality of Life, The Natural World, and Under 21. A selection of the images is currently being shown at the Apothecary Gallery in Hammersmith, London. The overall winner was Abhijit Nandi, whose image is shown........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:28:00 PM)
New Wave Flash Animation Via MoscowA new wave of Russian flash animation is evolving the form. When an offshoot becomes a genre is debatable, but the Russian school is stretching the boundaries - most certainly in subject matter if not the animation itself.Serious minded animation for those who want to see Flash used for more than just e-cards and Christmas sing-alongs. Take a look at the latest Russian Revolution.(via Robert-John)........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:27:53 PM)
i-D Magazine - March 2009i-D Magazine March 2009 : "The Best Of British" photographed by Sølve Sundsbø Is it just me or does Jourdan look like she just got hit in the eye? The winking thing doesn"t seem to work out as well unless the eye is partially obscured, the wink is exaggerated or the head is turned slightly.I do love Naomi"s cover hair.S: The Fashion Spot........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:27:31 PM)
Need for continual change in sustainable education reformAny educational reform, no matter how effective it may seem today, will have to change in order to last, as per University of Chicago education researcher Jeanne Century.
The oxymoron stems from the reality of complex social processes. But this complexity is paralyzing educational reform efforts, said Century, director of science education at the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
"Even when........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/29/2009 5:11:36 AM)
Alex Rivera and Leonor Varela"Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, Sleep Dealer is a welcome surprise. It combines visually arresting science fiction done on a budget with a strong sense of social commentary in a way that few films attempt, let alone achieve," praised Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times. Visually arresting indeed, the debut feature from co-writer/director Alex Rivera may be the first sci-fi film set in a third-world locale
"Mexico. The........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 10:07:36 PM)
Model-Making Klutz Admires 1-6th Scale Corvette EngineWay, way back when Elvis first made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show I was a radio announcer in North Bay Ontario. No disc jockeys in those days, folks.... we covered everything from funeral announcements to local hit parades. Already a sports car enthusiast, in my spare moments at the station I attempted to build a 1/43 model Ferrari from a kit. I've always been a klutz with my hands so the mini Ferrari had a short life.
Thus you........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/22/2009 10:07:14 PM)
Spencer Caught; Catfighting EnsueSo The Hills is back, and of course I"d be traveling and busy for the first two episodes, and of course those first two episodes would be super good and restore my faith in a series that seemed to be lagging by the end of last season. And of course because of said traveling and said business, I wouldn"t be ale to recap those episodes, which I apologize for, but if it"s any consolation, I"m here to not only bring you a recap of this week"s........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:52 PM)
High risk foodsI"m usually a pretty casual person. Not only is our office population small and unassuming, but we work with food and I never know at the beginning of the day how much time I might need to spend in the kitchen. As a result, I rarely dress up for a day at work (seriously: I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times I"ve worn panty hose during daylight hours in the last 12 months). In fact, 3 work days out of 5, you"ll find me in flats........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:33 PM)
Sneezing In Slow MotionA thousand-frame-per-second camera captures amazing footage of people spraying snot everywhere, set to opera music. From the Government of South-Australia.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/21/2009 10:42:18 PM)
Decline in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Reduce Global WarmingThe threat of global warming can still be greatly diminished if nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, as per a new analysis.
While global temperatures would rise, the most dangerous potential aspects of climate change, including massive losses of Arctic sea ice and permafrost and significant sea-level rise, could be partially avoided.
The study, led by researchers at the National Center for........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/20/2009 9:47:23 PM)
Novel Technique to Sequence Human GenomeSince the human genome was sequenced six years ago, the cost of producing a high-quality genome sequence has dropped precipitously. More recently, the National Institutes of Health called for cutting the cost to $1,000 or less, which may enable sequencing as part of routine medical care.
The obstacles to reaching that goal have been primarily technological: Researchers have struggled to figure out how to accurately read the 3 billion base........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/16/2009 5:18:41 AM)
Aerosols may drive a significant portion of arctic warmingThough greenhouse gases are invariably at the center of discussions about global climate change, new NASA research suggests that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 appears to be due to changes in tiny airborne particles called aerosols.
Emitted by natural and human sources, aerosols can directly influence climate by reflecting or absorbing the sun's radiation. The small particles also affect climate indirectly........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 4/9/2009 4:46:46 AM)
Reinterpreting Little Red Riding HoodA school assignment by Tomas Nilsson to reinterpret the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, inspired by Royksopps Remind me.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 4/1/2009 10:13:28 PM)
First Live Action Movie of Individual Carbon Atoms in ActionScience fiction fans still have another two months of waiting for the new Star Trek movie, but fans of actual science can feast their eyes now on the first movie ever of carbon atoms moving along the edge of a graphene crystal. Given that graphene - single-layered sheets of carbon atoms arranged like chicken wire - may hold the key to the future of the electronics industry, the audience for this new science movie might also reach blockbuster........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 3/31/2009 3:03:50 PM)
French Revue de Modes #14 - Mia Aminata NiariaShiny.ETA: More featured models from the issue. Apparently there are multiple covers, all shot by Thierry Le Gouès, including one with Arlenis Sosa that has yet to surface online. I have two of Theirry"s photography books and I really admire his work but I just don"t get the super shiny "slaves toiling under a hot sun" look many photographers and stylistist seem to love on dark skin. It goes way beyond dewy to my eye. I just hope that for Mia"s........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 3/22/2009 6:45:36 PM)
Cool bicycle turn indicator and mirror comboThe Winkku is a bicycle mirror and turn indicator combination which comes with bags of good looks, a practical design and a lot of plastic bits. The company sent me one to look at and it’s certainly a very well built piece of kit. Solid and dependable you might say
It’s powered by 3 AA batteries, and features a couple of handlebar attachment options, either a conventional into the end plug, or an over the top clamp with a........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 3/4/2009 9:28:49 PM)
Photoshop To Create Vivid Colors For Your Digital PhotosWhile it may not be everyone's favorite, Adobe's Photoshop series of digital graphics software, is certainly fat and versatile enough to satisfy even the most demanding digital photo manipulator
Photoshop's biggest drawback, however, is its steep learning curve, made so because of the wide variety of tasks the program can handle
The trick, I find, to making big, complex programs easier to use, is to spend time looking for........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/26/2009 10:18:35 PM)
New Hydrogen Purification MethodPresident Barack Obama's pursuit of energy independence promises to accelerate research and development for alternative energy sources -- solar, wind and geothermal power, biofuels, hydrogen and biomass, to name a few.
For the hydrogen economy, one of the roadblocks to success is the hydrogen itself. Hydrogen needs to be purified before it can be used as fuel for fuel cells, but current methods are not very clean or efficient.
........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 2/25/2009 5:32:47 AM)
Catalyzing ChangeA couple of years ago, researchers on the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology saw a dire statistic. Of the new graduates from the colleges of education across the state, not one student had passed the Praxis certification exam in Physics.
While Georgia Tech by charter is not in the business of certifying teachers, it has a clear interest in the quality of science teaching in the state and the quality of undergraduates entering the........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/25/2009 5:18:20 AM)
Fashion Week Fall 2009Tina headband: python cut flowers by Paige GambleA sincere thank you to our friend, The Shoe Goddess, who got us on the list of Carine Roitfeld"s after party tonight. I interviewed Carine a few years ago after she put us in Paris Vogue and she is definitely the most gracious and fabulous woman alive not to mention the most stylish. I caught up with her again tonight and she was as nice as ever. Je t"aime Carine!........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:28:15 PM)
European Casual at Rush HourIt"s always exciting to see new restaurants pop up in unexpected neighbourhoods, and when a newcomer impresses as much as Rush Hour does, it"s worth returning to try new dishes. European casual is the focus, and the price is certainly right.Read my full review of Rush Hour in our restaurant section.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:28:07 PM)
Japan's Economy UnravelsThe H Post is among a huge number of sources covering the sharp downturn of the Japanese economy
If there was any doubt that this is a global recession, the economic news on Japan put an end to that this week. Tomoko A. Hosaka put it this way:Japan's economy contracted at the fastest pace in 35 years in the fourth quarter as a collapse in export demand drained life from the world's second-biggest economy.The short version.... Japan........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:27:39 PM)
Rachel Roy - RTW - Fall 2009Rachel Roy"s first few collections left me wanting more but lately, I haven"t connected with her vision. Her new lined debuted recently at New York Fashion week and the first thing that popped into many observer"s minds was that the presentation borrowed heavily from Stefano Piliati"s YSL show last fall, right down to the bowl cuts and black lips.There"s not much in this lineup worth coveting in my opinion and I wonder if the recent buy-ins by........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 2/18/2009 11:27:16 PM)