See what it’s like to be an astronaut through Snapchat

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To celebrate the International Space Station’s 100,000th orbit around the Earth, astronaut and Space Station commander Tim Kopra documented his day via Snapchat. Here are some of our favorite clips from his fun-filled day. Prepare for Snapchat Story envy.

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Your labrador can’t help but beg for food. Really, it’s in his genes.

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When your dog looks up at you hopefully with big, sad eyes, begging for a treat, it can be hard to say no  in spite of your best intentions for restricting your pet to a healthier diet.

And one dog breed tests their owners more frequently, with more persistent begging than other breeds, according to a new study.

Labrador retrievers were found to be more inclined than other dog breeds to beg for treats, and to generally engage in behaviors related to getting more food. And the reason lies in their DNA, researchers found.

The study’s lead author, Eleanor Raffan — a veterinary surgeon and geneticist at the University of Cambridge in England — told Live Science that she was inspired to explore labrador obesity because she was seeing an unusually high number of overweight labs in her veterinary clinic. Read more…

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It’s not about what you’ve lost. It’s about what you still have that matters.

Check out these quotes about happiness images:

It’s not about what you’ve lost. It’s about what you still have that matters.
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It’s not about what you’ve lost. It’s about what you still have that matters.

Happiness is
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wearing lipstick even when your face is green

My 1800th post, and that quote is copyrighted, btw, don’t even think about using it =P

(jokes aside, folks, two bad news:
1. During Vietnam tour my 5D (MKI) broke. The mirror came off. I loved that camera. Some of my most precious memories were captured with it. It still takes pictures, but you can’t see through the view finder. A metaphor for my life, I guess.
2. About a month ago I ordered some equipment from B&H. They never arrived. This is the first time this happened since I have started buying stuffs from them about 5 years ago. Its not their fault, I am unlucky. I was going to start a new project, but….

I am still happy though, my face is green, but I am smiling wearing lipstick=)

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. – William Gibson

Some cool quote of the day images:

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. – William Gibson
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This was the quote of the day amid the entertainment news on the concession stand tickers at the Century Theaters- the best seat for the 21st century.

I imagine this was the case at all of them which used the tickercom feed. This was taken in Walnut Creek, California on November 19th, 2007.

www.williamgibsonbooks.com

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www.centurytheatres.com

www.fbi.gov/hq/td/fwg/quotables.htm (scroll to the bottom)

findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4020/is_200601/ai_n1718248

www.brianstorms.com/archives/000461.html (you now get 10,900 citations in google)

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet. – William Gibson
quote of the day
Image by Steve Rhodes
This was the quote of the day amid the entertainment news on the concession stand tickers at the Century Theaters- the best seat for the 21st century.

I imagine this was the case at all of them which used the tickercom feed. This was taken in Walnut Creek, California on November 19th, 2007.

www.williamgibsonbooks.com

www.tickercom.com

www.centurytheatres.com

www.fbi.gov/hq/td/fwg/quotables.htm (scroll to the bottom)

findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4020/is_200601/ai_n1718248

www.brianstorms.com/archives/000461.html (you now get 10,900 citations in google)

Be yourself no matter what. Some will adore you and some will hate everything about you. But who cares? It’s your life. Make the most out of it!

Some cool quotes about happiness images:

Be yourself no matter what. Some will adore you and some will hate everything about you. But who cares? It’s your life. Make the most out of it!
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Be yourself no matter what. Some will adore you and some will hate everything about you. But who cares? It’s your life. Make the most out of it!

Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.
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Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.
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Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

It’s Time to Ditch Your Wallet for Mobile Payments

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Credit and debit cards have significantly cut back on the amount of cash people carry with them at a given time. But what if you could reduce the number of cards you carry to just one — or even eliminate your wallet entirely?

In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Client Insights Manager Samantha Cruz discusses mobile payment technology, and the effects it will have on retailers and consumers alike.

If you think mobile payments are just a trend, think again. “Whether it’s designer-made, or made of pleather, Pew research sees wallets being obsolete by 2020,” says Cruz. Read more…

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A Congressman Just Joined Snapchat and It’s Not Anthony Weiner

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We already knew Rand Paul was a fan of long form. Now he’s taking a stab at a more phantasmal form of communication — Snapchat.

The Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky signed up for the popular yet somewhat controversial photo-sharing app, he announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Paul will send the first snap from his account, under the username “senatorrandpaul,” on Wednesday evening.

Paul’s first official post came a bit earlier, though. Upon adding him on Wednesday morning, we were able to view a six-second Snapchat story that was pushed out to his followers Read more…

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