The Daily Read – Wish I Was at Comic Con Edition – 7/25/2014
Comic Con is happening right now in San Diego. Wish I was there. So to keep my mind of things, I’ll be reading these today.
You should be proud of yourself, you’ve made it to Friday. The day’s not over yet, so instead of doing actual work, burn some time with some of these great reads!
“In need of furniture for your man cave? Look no further. Gigi Barker, a London-based designer, has designed a leather chair with a pheromone-impregnated silicone base that makes it feel (and smell!) like you’re lounging in the fleshy, comforting folds of a man’s belly.”
“How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.”
Google Genome? Its new ‘Moonshot’ will collect, analyze human genomes
“Facebook’s remarkable share price surge over the last year has pushed its valuation — more than $192 billion as of yesterday — above some of the most venerable names in corporate America.”
“A 3.5-year, double-dummy, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, conducted across 235 primary care centers in Sydney Australia has found that paracetamol is no more effective in the treatment of back pain than placebo.”
“Facebook’s recent earnings results were a blowout, but its daily active users are dropping. That’s why its plan to bring the internet to the developing world is as much about its business as it is about philanthropy.”
“When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to break into a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone.”
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