My favorite girl (at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks)
Microsoft has unveiled a “real-time” language translation feature for its internet phone service Skype.
Chief executive Satya Nadella said the firm would launch a test version of the service, dubbed Skype Translator, for Windows 8 later this year. (via BBC News - Skype to get ‘real-time’ translator)
"We are going to continue to see the national progression of online brands moving offline,” he said, and added that some companies used Storefront to test the public’s interest in a brand, almost like beta testing the real world. “You may start with a one-day street fair for a nominal fee, just to see if people like your product. Come holiday season, maybe you set up your own store — next thing you know you’re in 10 Nordstrom outlets on the East Coast."
Having fun with the Kim Tang Clan (at Purr)
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, former President Bill Clinton copped to having aides search Area 51 as well as papers on Roswell, N.M., “to make sure there was no alien down there.” (via Bill Clinton: Aliens May Exist - The Daily Beast)
"The clear message here is that the more fruit and vegetables you eat, the less likely you are to die at any age," Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode of UCL’s department of epidemiology and public health and lead author of the study, told The Telegraph. "My advice would be however much you are eating now, eat more."
"The group that was allowed unlimited access to food ended up with nearly three times more likelihood of developing diseases and a threefold increase in risk of death, the researchers found."
Why and how did the zebra get its stripes? It’s a question that’s confounded evolutionary biologists for decades.But now a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, believe they’ve systematically solved the puzzle.
In a study published today in the online journal Nature Communications, scientists have proffered the horseflies and tsetse flies — and their painful bites — the main evolutionary drivers of zebra stripes. (via The science behind zebra stripes - UPI.com)
“It can’t be done.” Throwing in the towel makes you look like a quitter — and quitters don’t get promoted. Instead of giving up on a project entirely, frame your response in terms of alternative ways to get the work accomplished. Very little is truly impossible, and most managers and executives want forward-thinking problem solvers to climb the corporate ladder. If you offer solutions instead of giving up, you’ll be seen as a valuable member of the team. (via The 7 Things Successful People Never Say | LinkedIn)