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Shocking: Just 13% of the info on Google is actual search results! I bet you thought that if your company built a well structured website embedded with keywords in all the right places that your potential customers would certainly find you in a Google search. After all, you’ve been told that this is key to effectively generating traffic on the Internet, right? Yeah, well now… Not so much. In reality, if you run a search on Google today, you’ll see that only 13% of the information that appears on the

Don’t ask what the world needs. Rather ask–what makes you come alive? Then go and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, Founder Linkedin Hoffman and many other entrepreneurs believe that it’s better to  launch a product  and tweak as you go, rather than to wait until the product is perfect before launching. Of course, critics of this approach would say, “you only get one chance to make a first impression.” What do you think? -Jeanine

People do their most creative work when they are motivated by the work itself.

Truly frightening: Kate Middleton and Prince William Face Swap.  I guarantee that now, you will not be able to un-see this. 

laughingsquid: Red, White, And Booze, A Map of Famous Liquor & Beer Brands From Each State What/where will you be celebrating this 4th of July?

As throngs of ‘merikans head to the beach this 4th of July weekend, I thought it might be fun to share a couple photos from this beach art installation at Spain’s Laga Beach by Gunilla Klingberg. It’s a “truck tire star pattern” that’s embossed into the sand at low tide, only to be washed away at high tide. The beach becomes a giant groomed sculpture, only to turn back into unformed sand. Cool isn’t it? Happy 4th all!

Cyclists who use bikesharing programs are much less likely to wear helmets than people who ride their own bikes. A team of designers in London has come up with a solution: Temporary helmets you can throw away. But are they really safer?   Innovative? Or just ridiculous?

Need to get focused? Try turning off your computer and doing some good old fashioned hand-writing. fastcompany: “We learn more and retain more. Creative pathways are opened up as we engage more of our senses. Forming letters by strokes, as opposed to selecting each by keys, opens regions of the brain involving thinking, language, and memory that are not opened through typing. Writing, real writing, makes you smarter.” [Image: Flickr user Lali Masriera]

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