The Magic Touch

Do you believe in magic? What if Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny were all real? Would all your childhood memories change?

Now consider this, what if you could text a specific number and get anything you wanted?

Enter Magic. This text-messaging-based concierge service promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries so you don’t have to. The enthusiastic goal of the new start-up is to act as a phone number in your contact list, instead of an app, and provide a delivery service for anything you may need. Only catch- it must be legal.

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Cornell Uncovers Popular Tweet Elements

Twitter is chaos. How are you to fit an entire idea is a mere 150 characters? What make a tweet successful, or popular for you or your company? How can one achieve Twitter fame?

A recent study at Cornell University uncovers that elements of a popular tweet have more to do with a tweet’s style versus the content that is being said.

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Mars One Means New Civilization

Ever wanted to live on Mars? Now what about if it was a one way ticket, no chance of coming back to earth? That’s what Mars One is planning for four individuals in the next 10 years.  Continue reading

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Discover Pinterest App Pins

Ever wished you could pin an app on Pinterest? Or find out about new, up-and-coming apps that will make your life a heck of a load easier? Then Pinterest App Pins is definitely up your alley.

Partnering with Apple, Pinterest debuted its newest product, App Pins, which will allow Pinners to find iPhone and iPad apps. Without having to leave the Pinterest site, pinned apps can be downloaded directly to an iOS device by just clicking on the image.

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Public Speaking Tips

For the first time throughout my years of education, I am taking a public speaking class. To say the class intimidates me is an understatement. I have no problem with interviews or group projects or class discussions but something about standing in front of thirty or so students, judged on my performance, scares me to no end.

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Better Call Saul Record High Debut

Better Call Saul, the prequel spin-off to AMC’s Breaking Bad, aired a two-day premiere this week.  Breaking Bad was not only known for domination over the Emmy’s and many other award shows but also for it’s loyal and cult following of viewers.  You can find iconic Heisenberg t-shirts anywhere from Target to Hot Topic.  So it’s no surprise that Better Call Saul raked in 6.9 millions viewers for the debut, making it the second most watched cable series debut of all time. Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneurship: Praxis

According to the Kauffman Foundation, 54% of Millennials say they would like to start or be part of a startup. Now more than ever is the time for the entrepreneurial generation of creation.

Today, in my Social Innovation class, Dave Blanchard, the CEO and Co-Founder of Praxis lectured about the entrepreneurship movement that has taken off and influenced many young people’s career aspirations. Blanchard is an entrepreneur passionate about bringing new ideas to life to have a positive impact on society.

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Twitter is Lovin’ McDonald’s Super Bowl Campaign

What do a wheelbarrow full of Doritos, designer sandals, a trip to Ecuador and a $1,000 Victoria Secret gift card have in common? These were a few prizes offered on McDonald’s Twitter account during the Big Game.

Last Sunday evening, Twitter users were lovin’ McDonald’s Super Bowl campaign. Their winning idea: to give away every advertised product during the Super Bowl, after the ad airs, by offering it through a live tweet from McDonald’s twitter account.

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How to Adapt to Ever-Changing Social Media

As young professionals, whether in your career as a student or in the professional world, it is easy to assume that you are all-knowing in the field of social media.  But the way it is now, the way it was once and will be, is ever-changing.  It is so necessary to constantly learn what’s going on in the social media world.  And that doesn’t mean just updating whatever app it is and clicking around. Continue reading

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Sky Ferreira Second Album

35195c43As many already know Sky Ferreira has recently finished her Night Time, My Time tour throughout the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all over because she’s already working on her second album and we have the tour to thank. Long drives to different cities has not gone to waste because it’s inspired Ferreira and given her time to write new songs.  Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies Gone Mobile

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tag-Alongs? People can’t get enough. Girl Scout Cookies are the beloved All-American treat that people of all ages can’t get enough of. But sometimes they’re hard to come across – unless you have a little “Brownie” scout living on your block, chances are slim that you’re going to be able to order a  box. Or two. Or twelve.

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Nasty Gal Opens First Store

T160119he well-known global fashion online store —Nasty Gal— finally opened it’s first retail store today, November 21st in Los Angeles, CA. Located in the heart of Hollywood in the Melrose shopping area women and young girls now have access to a face-to-face shopping experience.  Continue reading

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Up Next for Snapchat: Snapcash

Snapchat has just announced the unveling of its newest feature: a payment option enabling users to exchange money among friends. This feature will be used through the private message service that is already in use.

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Introducing the Grillo

Andres Meira and tech investors in Silicon Valley have recently come out with a product that could save thousand of lives. It is called the Grillo, the Spanish word for cricket.

This product is an earthquake alarm that could save thousands of lives.

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Amazon Black Friday Take Over

As Thanksgiving is approaching and Christmas is just around the corner, you know what that means. Yes, black Friday is approaching quickly and that also means, Cyber Monday is only 3 days later. For some, this is great news, and for others, just not so happy.

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Dutch designer created a typeface for dyslexics

Dyslexic Dutch designer Christian Boer created a typeface designed to make reading easier for dyslexics. The new font is expected to help keep dyslexic readers’ brains fromtypeface for dyslexics Continue reading

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Why the Music Industry Needs Taylor Swift

She has transitioned flawlessly from country twang to pop music.  She is a talented songwriter.  She sells out stadiums in minutes.  But most of all, she has a heart big enough to love the entire world if she could.  If you don’t know who I’m talking about you clearly have been living under a rock for the past week.  The lady who has stolen the hearts of many within the music industry is no other than Taylor Swift. You can love her, you can hate her, but there is no denying the fact that this woman has become the face of a movement to better the media and music industry as a whole.  The music industry needs more people like Taylor Swift. Continue reading

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Selena Gomez’s New Music Video Will Leave You Speechless

rs_300x300-141106042329-600.Selena-Gomez-Heart-Wants-What-It-Wants-JR-110614Selena Gomez recently released a new song with music video, which is leaving people speechless. It seems like Miss Gomez is putting more of herself out there and expressing her feelings towards her ex-boyfriend, Bieber, to the world. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” is a deep emotional song that will relate to many women and girls pushing Gomez to success in her musical career. Continue reading

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Tired of boring presentation slides? Check out Prezi

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Slideshows with bubble font and clip art are a thing of the past. Prezi is the next step in the evolution of presentations, and it’s time to learn how it works.  Continue reading

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Social Security Numbers Are Now Causing Huge Problems

Social Security numbers have been in use since 1936. Each individual gets a unique nine-digit number used as an identifier, to track Social Security benefits, get government services and for many other purposes.

Recently, there has been talk that we should not be using Social Security numbers to identify ourselves because Social Security Numbers are now causing huge problems.

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