HUG is an app that allows you to send a remote “hug” that people can feel. Dubbed the worlds first emoji you can feel. Doesn’t beat the real thing of course, but I guess if I was halfway around the world my mom would appreciate the gesture, or be freaked out about putting her cell phone against her heart for too long due to cell phone radiation. Either way it’s the thought that counts and fake hugs are better than no hugs at all, I suppose.
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” — Wayne Gretzky
Go F#@king Do It helps you reach your goals by making you put your money where your mouth is. It’s very simple on purpose, you simply enter a goal, a deadline, and the amount you’ll pay if you don’t hit your goal by then and you pick a friend (called a supervisor) who will check if you actually did it. If they say you have, everything is fine and you are not charged. If they say you haven’t you are charged the amount you set. (assuming your supervisor is honest, and if they’re not it kind of defeats the point.)
So who does the money go to? The founder of the site, of course! And that in itself is supposed to be a part of the incentive to hit your goals as having the money go to the supervisor (your friend) or a charity would decrease the pain threshold.
A new addition to Mattel’s Barbie franchise is “Hello Barbie,” an eavesdropping doll that records children’s conversations and transmits them back to some corporation which analyzes everything to learn what the kids like and don’t like. It also talks back. (Dave, The Worlds Best Ever)
LSTN is a for purpose company that connects individuals, families, and communities through sound. For every pair of headphones they sell , they help restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The “Giving Back. Amplified.” program has helped more than 19,000 people in six different countries receiving hearing.
Here is a little price comparison I did for you as compared to another popular headphones brand:
Beats by Dre – $300
LSTN – priceless
I once was deaf and now I hear. Help LSTN continue making that happen!
“The Giving Keys exists to employ individuals transitioning out of homelessness and hardship in LA. But beyond changing the lives of our employees, we are also passionate about creating a culture of hope and encouragement for all people. We want you to join in on the movement and help these keys travel around the world. We encourage you to wear your key for as long as you need it and then, when the moment is right, pay it forward to someone who needs the message on the key more than you. Find hope. Spread hope.”
The PRESCHOOL MASTERMIND, by Michelle Joni, is a preschool experience for adults.The month long course explores preschool concepts, like sharing and friendship, in order to apply and inject play, wonder, self-belief, and community into participants grown-up lives.
She created the course as a way “for grownups to re-learn the basics, and experience the ::magic:: of life as it was originally intended.”