Oct 25 2011

Siri, Technology and Health

"I run for dear life to God, I'll never live to regret it. Do what you do so well: get me out of this mess and up on my feet. Put your ear to the ground and listen, give me space for salvation. Be a guest room where I can retreat; you said your door was always open! You're my salvation-my vast, granite fortress." Psalm 71:1-3 Message

As the official airline of Aloft Hotels presents Live in the Vineyard, Southwest is partnering with various artists to provide the ultimate in-air entertainment experience. Crossing Another Item Off Mat Kearney's Bucket List

Interview with Rachael Lampa.

Audio coming soon.

Apple's new Siri, the voice-activated virtual assistant built into its new iPhone 4S, has already been hailed as a game changer. Instead of typing commands or moving a mouse or touching a screen, you talk to her. You ask her for things, and she answers in spoken English, soothingly and sometimes amusingly. Why Are Computer Voices Female? Ask Siri abc News

Siri goes well beyond voice recognition, they say, by applying powerful artificial intelligence and statistical analysis to decipher the meaning behind questioners' sometimes jumbled sentences. What makes Siri special? MacWorld

The television will be revolutionized. That's what industry experts have long said Apple has up its sleeve. Now, Walter Isaacson's book Steve Jobs gave a confirmation nod. Apple's whiteboard has television plans Content USA Today

ITony Fadell, chief of the iPod division and the man credited with the ideas that resulted in the creation of the iPod and its marriage with the iTunes Music Store. iPod creator reinvents the thermostat CBS NEWS

All those well wishes paid off. Just days after undergoing a double lumpectomy, during which she also had some lymph nodes removed for biopsy, Giuliana Rancic is back in the house! Giuliana Rancic back to E following surgery TODAY.com

Your morning coffee might do more than jump-start your day. Researchers say that daily caffeine jolt might also reduce your risk of developing a type of skin cancer. Daily coffee may lower your skin cancer risk. YourLife USA Today

How the stress of work might really make you sick LifeInc TODAY

Study: Germs on gas pumps, ATMs and more could make you sick YourLife USA Today

'My Puppy Got Me Sick'? 5 Craziest Excuses for Missing Work MoneyWatch BNET

New theme restaurant caters to your inner-child. Shine from YAHOO!

8 reasons to make time for family dinner CNN.com

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Oct 21 2011

Here's Your Sign

Ever seen a sign that just cracked you up? Tell us about it or post your favorite on Facebook.. (keep it clean please)

October Build your immunity with Prevention Today

7 Workplace Blunders and How to Avoid Them

1. Taking things too personally

2. Not asking enough questions 

3. Shrinking back instead of speaking up

Mandatory 25 percent tips would weed out bad customers Shine from YAHOO!

Lately it seems like I can’t go anywhere without encountering that awkward tipping moment An Insider's Guide to Tipping Shine form YAHOO!

There's an awful lot of bad blood between banks and their customers right now. In these tough economic times, new fees have really hit a nerve. How to break up with your ban in seven steps MSNBC

The 9 Most Annoying THings To Say To A Single Person Shine from YAHOO!

1. "Are you seeing someone? Why not?"

It's fun to turn the question around to the asker. "Why are you in a relationship?" "Because I'm in love!" "Right, well, I'm not."

2. "Have you tried online dating?"

Online dating? What is this new fangled thing you speak of?

(Of course we're online dating!)

3. "It'll happen when you least expect it."

The problem is, if you're single and actively looking, then you're always kind of expecting it.

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Oct 20 2011

Self Advice

If you could give your "teen self" advice, what would it be?

Kelli Caldwell: "Don't worry so much about what the other kids are thinking. They are most likely not thinking about you at all!"

Hugh Jackman: "Love life? (spoiler alert) You will meet an incredible woman, and the choice to marry her will be the easiest choice of your life."

Alice Cooper: "Trashy girls are excitin' for about 5 minutes. Keep your eye out for a really good lookin' church girl. Then you'll have the best of both worlds."

Ricki Lake: "Talking is good … so speak up, and continue to be heard. Someday soon, the world is going to be listening!"

What advice would you give your teen self if you could? Share here or on Facebook.

Famous people give their teen selves advice USA Today

The restaurant provides gourmet-quality meals to the hungry while enabling them to volunteer on community projects in return without the stigma of visiting a soup kitchen. Bon Jovi opens charitable Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant in NJ HuffingtonPost

7 workplace blunders and how to avoid them Shine from YAHOO!

1. Taking things too personally

2. Not asking enough questions

3. Shrinking back instead of speaking up

Read full article for more tips.

Today's retailers have uncovered the science behind shopping. Your favorite mall stores actually hire such retail researchers as Paco Underhill, author of "Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping." 7 shopping secrets retailers won't tell you Bankrate.com

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