commercecentral:

Today, we’re introducing Yahoo Live Web Insights, a free new mobile app for iPhone that lets small business owners manage their websites on the go—anytime, anywhere. And it’s not just for existing Yahoo Small Businesscustomers—anyone can use the app to get connected to his or her online…

(via yahoo)

fastcompany:

"One thing I’ve decided for sure after a year of standing — I’ll never go back to sitting."My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

I’m jealous

"We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles."

Joel Salatin (via kateoplis)

(Source: kambui, via kateoplis)

fastcompany:

We know that sugar-rush drinks are bad for us. The links with obesity and obesity-related disease and EXPLOSIONS (see above) are well-established by now. But is raising the cost of these beverages with taxes the best way to respond? Do soda taxes work?

I can’t stop laughing at that gif

fastcompany:

We know that sugar-rush drinks are bad for us. The links with obesity and obesity-related disease and EXPLOSIONS (see above) are well-established by now. But is raising the cost of these beverages with taxes the best way to respond? Do soda taxes work?

I can’t stop laughing at that gif

(Source: avianawareness)

parislemon:

Yes, it’s real. And yes, it’s spectacular. 

No, it’s not universal (it’s separate from the iPhone version). But yes, it’s definitely worth the $14.99. And yes, if you hurry, you can get it for $9.99.

And yes, you’re an asshole if you bitch about spending $10 or $15 on quality software. 

I bought it right away

parislemon:

Tony Schwartz:

Many retailers, for example, seek to save money by understaffing. The result is rushed, overworked and mistake-prone employees and higher turnover, which leads to unhappy, antagonized customers. The counterintuitive solution, Ms. Ton says, is to increase “slack” — meaning to have more employees available than are absolutely required at any given time of day.

QuikTrip, in contrast with most of its competitors, purposely overstaffs stores so that they can accommodate employees with emergencies or who are sick or on vacation. The result is happier employees and better-served customers. Ms. Ton cites one study of a 500-store retailer that found that every additional $1 spent on employee salaries resulted in an increase of anywhere from $4 to $28 in sales.

Funny that.

kateoplis:

A Ghost Heart, ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart — one that won’t be rejected — can be grown.
"Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this — first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts — for years. …
'The nice thing about this technology,' Taylor says, 'is that it will work with any organ or tissue. So it's not just about hearts.'”
Ghost heart [spectacularuniverse]

Amazing science

kateoplis:

A Ghost Heart, ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart — one that won’t be rejected — can be grown.

"Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this — first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts — for years. …

'The nice thing about this technology,' Taylor says, 'is that it will work with any organ or tissue. So it's not just about hearts.'”

Ghost heart [spectacularuniverse]

Amazing science

Tags: science

mattjmcd:

(via Twitter / ferblape: Loving this slide! …)