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Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth, talks about why charisma is so critical to business and how special Jedi mind tricks can help get you there.

Navigated from Fast Company

Whether you’re trying to track down a bad driver or someone who keeps leaving their car outside your house, you can often find out who they are and how to contact them from their license plate number and a simple Google search.

Via Lifehacker

A compound found in red wine, grapes, and other fruits is able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity.

Full story at Futurity

Scientists have come up with a way to accurately measure protein biomarkers to detect breast cancer’s fingerprint in a single drop of blood.

Via Futurity

Much like wine, cheese, or ice cream, people all have their favorites and are usually loyal to a degree to their beer of choice, so these may not be the best beers, but instead represent a nice variety from which to pick and choose.

Navigated from The Hidden Fact

Feeling smug, because you still buy the same size clothes as 20 or more years ago? The truth may be rather uglier, thanks to “size inflation”: clothes with the same size label have become steadily larger over time.

Via The Economist

The numbers behind how parents cope with their phone-crazy teens:

Via Safely

Americans continue to consume close to 3,300 mg of sodium daily – about 1,000 mg more salt than recommended. Most adults shouldn’t consume more than 2,300 mg of sodium a day. People who are 51 or older, African American or who have high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease should limit sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg daily. But that can be easier said than done, when you consider some of the sneaky places excess salt is lurking.

Full story at The Huffington Post

No one likes junk mail, and the average US household receives some 850 pieces of it over the course of a year. Whereas French Pubeco aims to shift such communications to the online sphere, Readabl’s PaperKarma mobile app lets users submit a photograph of each piece of junk mail they’d like to stop receiving, and then works to make that happen.

Navigated from Springwise

Alright, so who cares if there are other delivery brands out there.  Which one of these two should we trust with our carefully boxed and wrapped parcels?  It’s a question many of us dabble with pretty much every time we are about to ship something.

Via Bit Rebels

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Interesting Fact Of The Day

Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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