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Most of us can see that 2012’s four big trends will get bigger next year: mobile, social, cloud, and big data. Market-research company IDC has gone one further, predicting how these trends will unfold next year—to the tune of billions of dollars.

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Via Business Insider

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A lot changed in the last year. Microsoft’s nightmare scenario is actually starting to take hold. Each of the slides that follows has one piece of the nightmare scenario for Microsoft. In the body of the slide, is explained where Microsoft stands in comparison to that hypothetical situation.

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Full story at Business Insider

National home prices are expected to climb 0.3 percent in the next year, according to the latest home price report by Fiserv Case-Shiller.  But over the next five years, home prices are projected to rise 3.3 percent. Here are top 15 cities ranked by the projected annualized change in home prices between Q2 2012 and Q2 2017.

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Full story at Business Insider

The most successful people in business work differently. See what they do–and why it works.

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Navigated from Inc.

Scientists have developed an entirely new light bulb that could potentially replace the typical buzzing, fluorescent lights in offices and commercial spaces. The team at Wake Forest University said on Monday it has created a lighting solution twice as efficient as traditional fluorescent bulbs that don’t shatter, flicker or hum.

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Via Mashable

While sports nutritionists have since come around to recommend that we should indeed replenish salt when we sweat it out in physical activity, the message that we should avoid salt at all other times remains strong. Salt consumption is said to raise blood pressure, cause hypertension and increase the risk of premature death. This is why the Department of Agriculture’s dietary guidelines still consider salt Public Enemy No. 1, coming before fats, sugars and alcohol. It’s why the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that reducing salt consumption is as critical to long-term health as quitting cigarettes.

And yet, this eat-less-salt argument has been surprisingly controversial — and difficult to defend. Not because the food industry opposes it, but because the actual evidence to support it has always been so weak.

Via The New York Times

More young people are losing faith in God, according to a recent Pew survey. About 68 percent of Millennials say they never doubt the existence of God, a decline of 15 points since 2007, while the number of older Americans with a firm belief in God remains stable. Millennials are defined by Pew as those young Americans born in 1981 or later.


Via The Huffington Post

Whether you’re juicing them up for refreshing beverages, zesting them for tasty sauces or chopping them for bright summer salads, nothing goes better with warm weather than the tangy taste of citrus fruits. But what to do with all those leftover scraps? Those tidbits of lemon, orange, lime and other citrus fruits have loads of useful applications around the house.

Via The Huffington Post

From deadly floods to failed crops and water shortages, developing countries are already feeling the harrowing effects of a warming climate. And with another report out this week confirming climate change remains the biggest threat to food security, it is only a matter of time before western consumers face consequences.

Full story at The Huffington Post

Scientists have discovered how mosquitoes can fly through a downpour—even though a single raindrop can weigh 50 times more than one of the insects. Georgia Tech researchers used high-speed videography to determine how this is possible. They found the mosquito’s strong exoskeleton and low mass render it impervious to falling raindrops.

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

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