How Twitter Maps Can Be Useful During Disasters

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A young girl wades through flood water in Jakarta. (Reuters) While Twitter may not offer a comprehensive picture of a phenomenon or an event, it can provide fast, real-time information about a large-scale disaster—like a flood—as it unfolds

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What You Should Really Do After a Food Recall

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Mshev / Shutterstock.com Click through the FDA's list of recalls and you'll find at least one on almost every day of the week. The reasons range from labeling errors to stowaway metal pieces, but just in the past few months, several high-profile recalls have been linked to the potentially-lethal pathogen Listeria. There was Amy's Kitchen in March and Sabra in early April

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Five-Legged Lamb, Five-Mouth Calf and Sheep-Eating Cow

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It’s Odd Animal Friday and we’ve got a trio of creatures that have their owners, mothers and local villagers baffled. A farmer in Wales has a lamb with five legs while one in India – home of the multi-limbed deities – has a calf with not one, not two … this could go on for a while … five mouths. And in Kenya, a farmer gained an oddity but lost a lamb when his cow started eating his sheep

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How to Create Engaging Powerpoint Presentations From Start to Finish [Infographic]

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I don't know about you, but there are a number of really awful things I'd rather endure than sitting through a boring Powerpoint presentation. Seriously, I'd rather eat burnt popcorn, go get my oil changed, or dare I say it, get a paper cut in between my fingers than suffer through a bad deck. The reason being that visual content, when leveraged correctly, has the ability to capture your audience's attention in ways that the written word simply can't -- according to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of the population are visual learners

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This Pencil-Thin Tower Sets a New Bar for Skinny High-Rises

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Both 432 Park Avenue and 111 W. 57th Street in New York City hit the reset button on the notion of what a residential building could look like. These new and rising towers are pinnacles of urban infill development: super-tall, super-skinny projects whose slim footprints were never considered for high-rises before the current building boom

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