Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Google Wraps Up the Year By Summarizing Our Major Searches

Out of trillions of searches these were the top:

1.  Robin Williams
2.  World Cup
3.  Ebola
4.  Malaysia Airlines
5.  AlS Ice Bucket Challenge
6.  Flappy Bird
7.  Conchita Wurst
8.  ISIS
9.  Frozen
10.  Sochi Olympics

For additional Top 10 search categories, click here.


The Most Popular Toy in Every U.S. State

Video games, such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, still top the list in many states.

According to EBay, these are the most popular toys in every state, this holiday season.
  1. Alabama: Furby Boom Pink Hearts
  2. Alaska: Lego Minifigures
  3. Arizona: Barbie Fashion Doll Clothing Set
  4. Arkansas: My Little Pony Derpy Vinyl Figure
  5. California: Call Of Duty 
  6. Colorado: Assassin's Creed IV
  7. Connecticut: Webkinz Sparkle Harp Seal
  8. Delaware: Littlest Pet Shop Playset
  9. Florida: Assassin's Creed IV
  10. Georgia: New Super Mario Brothers for Nintendo DS
  11. Hawaii: Star Wars: The Black Series R2D2 Action Figure 
  12. Idaho: Mario & Sonic At The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
  13. Illinois: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  14. Indiana: Super Mario 64 DS
  15. Iowa: LEGO Minifigures 
  16. Kansas: Star Wars Clone Wars
  17. Kentucky: Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll
  18. Louisiana: Disney Frozen Elsa Toddler Doll
  19. Maine: Funko POP Game of Thrones Arya Stark Vinyl Figure
  20. Maryland: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  21. Massachusetts: Lego Minifigures
  22. Michigan: New Super Mario Brothers Nintendo DS
  23. Minnesota: Barbie Fashion Doll Clothing Set
  24. Mississippi: NCAA Football 12 Video Game
  25. Missouri: Lego Minifigures 
  26. Montana: The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  27. Nebraska: Prestige 1:16 Scale Tractor
  28. Nevada: LEGO Star Wars Favor Kit For 1 
  29. New Hampshire: Lego Minecraft Microworld The End
  30. New Jersey: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  31. New Mexico: The Lionel 30'' Straight Track
  32. New York: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  33. North Carolina: Disney Frozen Puzzle Set
  34. North Dakota: Littlest Pet Shop Horse Pet and Horse Friend
  35. Ohio: Lego Minecraft Microworld The End
  36. Oklahoma: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  37. Oregon: Pokemon Black & White 4 2-Pack Trading Card Game
  38. Pennsylvania: New Super Mario Bros Nintendo DS
  39. Rhode Island: Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll
  40. South Carolina: Barbie Fashion Doll Clothing Set
  41. South Dakota: Mega Bloks HALO Covenant Scarab Building
  42. Tennessee: Halo The Master Chief Collection
  43. Texas: Lego Bricks & More
  44. Utah: Fisher Price A Little People Christmas
  45. Vermont: Magic The Gathering 2012 Core Set Booster Pack
  46. Virginia: Lego Minecraft Micro World The End
  47. Washington: Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare
  48. West Virginia: Lego Bricks & More
  49. Wisconsin: New Super Mario Bros Nintendo DS
  50. Wyoming: Pokemon Black Version 2 Nintendo DS


Having Workplace Friends is More Important than You Might Think

Marriages Fail for the Same Three Reasons as Businesses

Psychologist Peter Pearson says that "by and large businesses and marriages fail for the same three reasons."

1.  Not learning from experience.

"The definition of success isn't that you don't have problems," he says. "Success is that you don't have the same problems that you had last year."

2.  Not adapting to disruption.

Disruption is when a major change occurs that requires a different way of acting.  "If you don't adapt to those tectonic shifts in business, you're history — and it's the same with a relationship."

3.  Not predicting future problems.

"Most couples stop thinking critically about their relationships after the honeymoon stage. After they get married they just assume that things will work out," Pearson says. "But it's no different than two people beginning a startup company. No two people would ever begin a startup company thinking, 'Well now that we started it we don't need to talk about it anymore.'"


Special Holiday Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

1.  Lunch with the Dalai Lama in his home.  Price:  $15,000

Includes a meeting with the monks of the Namgyal Monastery, a tour of the library of Tibetan Works, and a meeting with an oracle.

2.  His and Her's Vilebrequin Quadskis,  Price:  $100,000

A jet-ski that morphs into an ATV in less than 5 seconds.

3.  Original living video art piece   Price:  $70,000

Artist Robert Wilson will provide a video portrait that at first glance, appears to be a painting, until the subject moves.

4.  Trip to outer space.   Price: $200,000

Soon to be offered, the trip by Virgin Galactic will launch at daybreak and allow passengers to float around in zero gravity while snapping off-world shots of Earth.

5.  The Lamborghini Aventador   Price:  $400,000

The car features a V12 engine allowing you to accelerate from 1-100 MPH in under three seconds. Yes, you read that right, under three seconds.

6.  Your own floating island.   Price:  $6,000,000

The Orsos floating island sports a tropical sundeck and six bedrooms so there's enough space to include your friends on your trip to whatever sea destination you desire.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Picture of Hope from Hong Kong

Nothing quite communicates the spirit of hope like this photo of a parent explaining to his child, the meaning of the paper umbrellas strung over a Hong Kong causeway this week in December.

Photo:  Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images
The hope, of course, is for Hong Kong citizens to choose their own path in the coming years by voting for the candidates of their own choice.

This is a gentle reminder to us U.S. citizens that what we have, and often dismiss, is still a desired goal by many. Let's not forget our good fortune and the individuals who work, fight and die to protect our democracy

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