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@nycework tweet digest: 05/19-24/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Peeking into your future using big data; quick, homemade budget cuts; dirty ice in fast food places; you’re harboring moody bacteria; sustainable city farming; gadgets too advanced for their own good; daring to fail greatly…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 19 and May 24, 2013:

3D-modeled vertical farm

3D-modeled vertical farm
(Image credit: Cjacobs627 at en.wikipedia)

  • A quote by Robert F. Kennedy about the achievement ability of people who aren’t afraid to fail;
  • an article about scientists’ discovery that our bodies harbor kinds of bacteria that affect our health, our weight and our mood;
  • an article about a student’s experiment that found 70 percent of tested fast-food ice was dirtier than toilet water samples taken from the same establishment;
  • an article about how vertical farming using skyscraper greenhouses could produce sustainable, city-grown, inexpensive food;
  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);
  • an article about 5 old gadgets that didn’t become popular because they were ahead of their time;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about how information you share publicly might be used to predict your future.

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@nycework tweet digest: 03/31 – 04/05/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Success on easy and doable terms; 3D printing powered by your mind; break old writing rules, get more responses to your e-mail; restoring self-confidence, naturally; a farewell to local and network HDTV; weird, WEIRD North Americans; toxic water supplies…

Posted by @nycework between March 31 and April 5, 2013, the noteworthy tweets include:

3D printed blue tree frogs in different layer thicknesses

3D-printed blue tree frogs in different layer thicknesses
(Photo credit: Creative Tools)

  • A quote by Maya Angelou defining ‘success’ in a clear and personally achievable way;
  • an article explaining why writing your e-mail’s conclusion first will get you more favorable responses;
  • an article about an FCC ruling that allows cable companies to scramble or encrypt local HDTV and network broadcasts. The ruling, which takes effect on April 10, 2013, means you’ll need a cable company-provided set-top box to watch HDTV broadcasts;
  • an infographic describing what 3D printing is, how it could forever change lives, and why big business might not want you anywhere near a 3D printer;
  • an article about North American culture and its weird effects on the way North Americans relate to self, other inhabitants of the planet, and the environment;
  • an article with pointers on how to rekindle self-confidence…naturally;
  • and, @nycework’s previous tweet digest with an article about a 2011 environmental study that found toxic water supplies in 43 US states…and more.

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@nycework tweet digest: 03/24-29/2013

Last week’s tweets in a nutshell? Toxins in tap water; dealing with angry customers; the most glorious task; changing undesirable habits; protection against password crackers; DuckDuckGo; printable medicine…

The information-packed tweets reproduced below were posted by @nycework between Mar 24 and March 29, 2013, and include:

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo
(Photo credit: picsishouldshare)

  • A brief quote by Sophocles summing up every person’s purpose in life;
  • an article about a 2011 environmental study that found up to 84 percent of tested major U.S. municipal water systems contain toxins;
  • an article describing how to deal with angry or hard-to-please customers;
  • an article about how to change an undesirable habit using one often-overlooked asset you already have;
  • an article that discusses how to protect yourself against five common tactics used by crackers to gain user passwords;
  • an article about DuckDuckGo, an alternative search engine that neither tracks your Internet activity nor your search terms;
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a video post where Chemist Lee Cronin talks about a project he’s working on that’ll let you print your own medication….and more.

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