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Woah. This is going to flip me to be 100% Uber. Sorry Lyft. I <3 Starwood points too much. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on Uber. More point bonuses for Uber rides during Starwood stays depending on your status level.
We are announcing an exciting new partnership with Starwood. Starting today Uber users and SPG members that link their accounts can earn coveted Starpoints on
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Nice! The connected home moves ahead another step.
 
Nest adds 15 new partners, including Philips Hue lighting and LG:  http://goo.gl/2DEzjh

In pursuit of an even smarter smart home experience, these fifteen new 'Works with Nest' partners expand to appliances and your car. Which new partner are you most excited for?

By +Jonathan Feist 
Google's Nest has added fifteen new partners to their Works with Nest program. Appliances, fans, phone calls and automobiles can now all help with your smart home needs.
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Obesity by Occupation: In the US police, firefighters, and security guards lead the pack!

Surely you are surprised with at least the top three. First, involved in our safety, the second with advice and the third with our well being. And if between 35 - 40% of them are obese, I wonder if at the minimum it sends a mixed message to us. Besides putting our safety and well being at possible risk.

What do you think is up?

On the flip side, it might be surprising that Athletes are higher than Economists, Scientists and Psychologists. But, it might be because you have not seen them around you too much. I'm looking at a group of Economists and Scientists from where I'm sitting, and they need food! (And exercise. :)

Data source: http://goo.gl/V8SR7j
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Surprised at how narrow the distribution is as well. 

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Mmmm.. "Butt butter". A friend's txt telling me about what she was making in her +Vitamix​.

+Barrett Bridenhagen​ 😝
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Inspired by Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator at the Wharton Energy Conference. "The world changed this week. China, US, and EU are going into Paris next week laying on the table their plans [for CO2 reductions]. This is 50% of the world carbon budget. The rest of the world will follow."
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This is what I'll be watching after this season of Downton Abbey ends. This lecture series may provide inspiration for new innovative businesses that can help address issues with our food systems. We can do better than the current crop of grocery/prepped ingredients/prepared meal delivery startups. 
Some of the world's preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, and their lectures are being made...
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The people and gov't in Cali inspire me. Regardless of political affiliation (The Terminator or Jerry Brown) the state shows leadership towards addressing climate change.
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A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.
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Looking forward to getting a Bheard Sound Pod made by my good friend +Susan Taing's 3D printing startup.  I've been looking for a way to play music while showering and was going to buy a bluetooth speaker.  This sounds like an even simpler solution than buying more electronics.
An acoustic amplifier for your phone that is optimized for better sound.
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Ooh interesting. I've tried a couple speakers that were not so great (bad sound quality, short batt life). I'd try this!

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Thank you Android gods for giving me a second chance to update my OS to Lollipop after I mistakenly spurned your offer yesterday.
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I like this despite waiting for 5.0 on my Nexus 4. 
 
Really entertaining interview. I'm impressed by his ability to speak intelligently across such a wide range of topics. Love his approach this evaluating new ideas: "My presumptive tendency, when I’m presented with a new idea, is not to ask, 'Is it going to work?' It’s, 'Well, what if it does work?'"
In conversation with the Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage.
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Getting written up by the NYTimes now... Nice job DC dining scene!
The capital is rapidly gaining in cozy neighborhood dining spots with distinctive food.
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What's going on?  Between this and the lonely planet article it's like DC doesn't feel quite so swampy anymore...
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/start-planning-now-for-lonely-planets-2015-travel-100549010472.html
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Definitely worth doing when you're in South Beach. The tour leaves at 10:30AM daily. The tour provides great history about South Beach in general, then goes deeper on Art Deco architecture. The walk itself wasn't too far, I'd guess ~1 mile in total, so everyone should be able to do it. Our tour guide was duper engaging and had lots of great stories about the architecture and the neighborhood. Demographics wise, it trended older to the 50+ crowd when we did it on a Saturday morning, but we liked being the nerdy 30 something's in the crowd.
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Super friendly staff that really helped us pick out a few items. Their clothing is so soft and I love supporting a small local brand.
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Solid slice of NY style pizza. Comes out piping hot, is nice and thin with a good layer of cheese, and the slice is about 1.5 the size of a regular large slice. This pizza shop is just a small storefront though with a small bar with 4 seats to at. Or you could sit on the steps in front to eat your slice. Oh, and we had this slice for lunch, not as a 3AM post partying snack, so I feel my review is fair and not influenced from a tiredness and drunkenness.
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There was a long line on a Sat night so we had some appetizer empanadas and sugar cane drink from the cafe stand while waiting. 4 empanadas for $6.50! At first I misheard and thought it was $16.50. Little did I know that was just the start of a long night of eating too much. Once we got seated, the butter bread arrived. We had a few beers and mojitos. And then ordered a bunch of appetizers and entrees to share. Ceviche, Cubano to share as an appetizer, "Imperial Rice" - how can you not order a dish with this name, Ox tail soup - hearty and delicious, Roasted pork - great flavor and falling apart from slow roasting. We tried to save room for dessert, but it was impossible after all this food. Overall a great meal and worth making the trip.
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As a guy, I don't shop for fragrances often, but came here with my other half in a weekend looking for a specific Creed fragrance. We stopped by Nordstrom right before and they didn't have it. But then discovered through the power of Google that Creed was sold at this Blue Mercury. The staff at this store is super friendly and helpful! I can't stress that enough. There were 10+ types of Creed fragrances and we were trying to figure out what her favorite was. The staff let us spray all of them onto little test strips. Then walked us through a rating exercise to narrow them down. They then had her wear it and walk around other stores a bit to see if she liked how the fragrance smelled outside the overpowering smells in the store. Finally, she wasn't sure if she wanted the specific perfume she picked so the salesperson gave her a very generous sample so she could wear it for a week to see if she wanted to buy it. I highly recommend coming here if you ever need any help picking fragrances!
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Great spot to grab a coffee while walking around Wynwood checking out all the great graffiti art. Beware the line can be long, we had a 10 min wait to order and another 5 for our drinks to be made, but the coffee was worth it. The iced coffee and latte we ordered were both very good. If we had more time in Miami, this is a coffee shop I'd love to spend some time sitting at to enjoy my coffee and the ambiance.
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Helping people use less energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and saving the world.
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