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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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Announcing TheFW – Your New Destination for Web Delights

Need a distraction? Perhaps a quick afternoon pick-me-up? Looking for a video to cheer up your mom?

Look no further than TheFW, a new site following the best of what’s being passed around the internet every day.

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Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens to Destroy Facebook on November 5 [VIDEO]

Members of notorious hacker clique Anonymous have their sights set on taking down Facebook — and they even set a date: November 5.

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Facebook Stamps Let You ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ Things in Real Life

For those who spend tons of time of Facebook, the real world can feel like a foreign place: How can you know if that cute girl at the bar is single without a relationship status? How to remember the name of that guy from high school if he hasn’t been helpfully tagged? And how does one share an opinion on a clever magazine article or cool piece of art without a “like” button? Happily, liking things in real life just got a whole lot easier with Jailbreak Collective’s set of Like/Dislike stamps.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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Beer-Loving Robot Prefers Tecate Over Bud Light [VIDEO]

While scientists have yet to perfect artificial intelligence, they’ve at least perfected artificial beer preference. When it comes to brewskies, this thirsty robot named DARwIn-OP know what it likes — the folks who built him over at Trossen Robotics actually programmed him to have a drink of choice. Given the option, the little guy will ignore a can of Bud Light and go for a cold Tecate every time.

It could have something to do with the colors of their respective cans, but we like to think DARwIn’s just got fond memories of a robo-bender in Mexico.

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Do You Use Facebook To Spy On Your Kids Or Other People [VIDEO]

Right out of Spy vs Spy or a crime detective show people are creating fake profiles to spy on their kids or other people.

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Cool Gadget Inspires Runners!

Well, I took a jog yesterday with my friend/co worker Dana,  and at the end of the run, she promtly looked at her Iphone and said "well, we ran 3.99 miles!"  I was intriqued at how she could possibly know that!

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Woman Drives Car Into Water, GPS to Blame [VIDEO]

I've never had issues with my GPS. But apparently this kind of thing happens more often than you'd think. 

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Have We Finally Gone To Far With The Whole Plastic Surgery Thing?

Tuck my tummy, trim a little off the end of my nose, and suck a bunch of fat out of by butt-tocks. For every flaw we think we have, there is a plastic surgeons who will cut, chop, pull, remove, stretch, tuck, suck, laser and reduce to make us look like some one else. T

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10 Awesome TV Remote Controls for Father’s Day

Is there any home accessory more fought-over than the remote control? TV-loving dads have long had to establish that they are masters of their domain by commandeering the clicker from the kids.

But why should fathers settle for a remote that just changes the channels when they can have one that also opens a bottle of beer? Or tells time? Or is powered by their own wind?

This Father's Day, swap the traditional family remote for one of these babies that will have him channel surfing in style:

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