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Google. Cloud. Music. Sync. Awesome!

Sadly Google Music is available only US for now. Learn more and request an invitation at Google Music.

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Citibank tells women how to fail at business

The HR department at Citibank (allegedly) put together a (not so) handy list of tips and tricks for women looking to succeed in business. Silly women always applying make-up during board meetings—when will we learn?

In other news, Citibank’s construction costs for reinforcing the glass ceiling have run way over budget.

Full story at Jezebel.

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In 1909, Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii set out on a three-year photography journey under the blessing of Tsar Nicholas II to capture images of the Russian Empire. Using a specialized camera, Prokudin-Gorskii shot three quick black-and-white shots of his subjects using colored filters. The three images were later combined and projected using filtered lanterns that created near true color images. The vivid shots reveal a fascinating slice of history in a time before the Russian Revolution and World War I.

Full collection at Boston.com’s Big Picture.

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Photo Tuts has compiled a list of “100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals” that is super helpful to becoming a better photographer. The subjects covered include:

  • Composition
  • White balance
  • RAW vs JPEG formats
  • Lighting

Full story at Photo Tuts.

How to be Alone [Video]

Embrace being alone with a little help from filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis.

“If you’re happy in your head, then solitude is blessed and alone is okay.”

So, is being alone overrated or underrated?

Via Reddit & AllTop

Mad magazine doles out rejection with a wink and a smile, as evidenced by this letter sent out to every failed submitter during the time when Al Feldstein sat at the helm of the humor mag. If only all of life’s rejections came in such an amusing, giggle-inducing format. Sigh.

Fighting evil and protecting a top-secret identity can stress a person out, so it should come as no surprise that superheros harbor some pretty serious mental problems.

A trio of L.A.-based psychiatrists analyzed the mental issues of Spidey, the Caped Crusader, and other masked do-gooders to give fans an inside glimpse into their favorite heroes’ complicated thoughts and emotions.The mental health experts believe that examining heroes from a psychiatric viewpoint can add another, deeper dimension to the stories and help dispel stigmas about mental disorders and treatment.

Full story at AOL News.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration might not love the idea of aphrodisiacs, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of people from trying to use certain foods to spice up their love lives. Take this quiz to see if you know which foods are purported to intensify sexual desire and set the stage for a wild night or some afternoon delight.

What do you think?

  • Arugula, or Eruca sativa, is known in some parts as “rocket” for a reason. Fact or Fiction?
  • Carrots have a reputation for more than just the gift of good eyesight. Apparently ingesting them can also make a prospective mate pretty easy on the eyes. Fact or Fiction?
  • Olive Oyl was on to something . It turns out olives are another food believed to help set the stage for seduction. Fact or Fiction?

Show what you know at HowStuffWorks.com.

Top-paid CEOs of the decade

Ready to slam your noggin against the side of your cubicle? Put on a helmet and read on. TheWall Street Journal has revealed the top-paid public company executives of the past decade. With compensation higher than the GDP of many small countries, these deep-pocketed head honchos make enough money to have a pool filled with cash a la Scrooge McDuck.

Check out the top five earners of the decade:

  1. Larry Ellison, Founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., $1.84 billion
  2. Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp, $1.14 billion
  3. Ray Irani, CEO Occidental Petroleum Corp., $857 million
  4. Steve Jobs, Co-founder and CEO Apple Inc., $749 million
  5. Richard Fairbank, CEO Capital One Financial Corp., $569 million.

Full story at WSJ.

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