Create Better Ice Breakers By Knowing Your Audience and Objectives

When you are put in a group of strangers, ice breaker activities are a great way to start working together. Instead of just picking an activity at random, look at the goals of the group and design activities that focus on those.


New York Man Ticketed for Driving in Carpool Lane with Wooden Friend 

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Arctic Invasion Chokes East Coast Waters With Ice

The Arctic invasion that has gripped so much of the United States for so long has turned the waters in and around New York City into something resembling the winter shores of Qaanaaq, Greenland. Well, I guess that's an exaggeration. But when I went to NASA's Earth Observatory today and saw satellite images of the ice choked waters around Gotham, the first thing that came to my mind was the floating sea ice off Greenland. As the Earth Observatory observes, "Baby It's Cold Outside": The

U.S. Moves to Deport Bosnians Implicated in War Crimes

U.S. Moves to Deport Bosnians Implicated in War Crimes

United States immigration officials are seeking to deport at least 150 Bosnians who they believe participated in war crimes and "ethnic cleansing" during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, the New York Times reports.

Officials have identified around 300 immigrants they believe to have been involved wartime atrocities, a number which could rise as high as 600 as more documents and records from Bosnia become available, the Times reports. The Bosnian war left 100,000 dead and displaced two million more from 1992 to 1995.

From the Times:

Evidence developed by immigration officials indicates that perhaps as many as half of the 300 Bosnian suspects in the United States may have played a part in Europe's worst massacre since World War II: the 1995 genocide at Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serb forces executed some 8,000 unarmed Muslim boys and men.

Immigration officials say 64 Balkan immigrants have left the United States, either because they were expelled "through legal proceedings" or because they fled while under investigation. Most cases involve Bosnian Serbs, the Times reports—the majority of the war's atrocities were carried out by Bosnian Serbs, backed by Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, seeking to establish their own state—although action has apparently also been taken against Bosnian Muslims and Croats.

Just $65,000 was allotted last year for travel and translation expenses for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's war crimes center, the Times reports. "There's been a lot of covering up of what happened in Bosnia, and a lot of these people who were involved are still walking around," Hamdija Custovic, a Bosnian immigrant and leader of the Congress of North American Bosniaks, said. "Whatever has been done to find these people is not enough. It's tragic."

Perform Calculations, Converstions Right the Chromebook App Launcher

Chromebook's browser-based operating system may be focused on the web, but its built-in app launcher has a few tricks up its sleeve—like performing calculations and conversions without ever opening up a web page.


What a Half-Vulcan Taught Us About Science

The death of Leonard Nimoy yesterday inspired an outpouring of moving testimonials about his vast impact: as an actor, as a supporter of science and smart science fiction, as a voice of reason in media both traditional and digital. You can find these memorials all over Twitter, often accompanied by incredible photos, such as this on-set candid moment and a look at his sensitive moment as an advice columnist. Look at #LLAP (live long and prosper) and see what I mean. Even President Obama weig

William Shatner Says He “Can’t Make” Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

William Shatner Says He

On Saturday, William Shatner took to Twitter to mourn the death of longtime Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy, ruefully confessing he couldn't "make it back in time" to attend the late actor's funeral on Sunday.

"I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight," wrote Shatner. "I feel really awful."

"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015

I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015

I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015

Instead, Shatner suggested, fans could join him online tomorrow to remember Nimoy.

So maybe tomorrow we come together here and celebrate his life.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015

So let's spend some time tomorrow celebrating Leonard's life and remembering the man.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015

Until tomorrow! #LLAP

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015

Naturally, Shatner missing Nimoy's funeral over a seemingly minor scheduling conflict struck more than a few commenters as rather odd. Isn't there some Trek-loving billionaire out there who can charter Bill a flight?

[Image via AP Images]

Ask a Hospital for Financial Aid If You Can’t Pay the Bill

Hospital bills, even with insurance, can devastate your budget. While you might be able to negotiate your bill , also check into your hospital's financial aid program to reduce your payments.


Car Thief Throws Brick at Car, Brick Bounces Off Car, Knocks Thief Out

A car thief threw a brick at the window of a car outside Gerry Brady's pub in Drogheda, but the brick bounced off the window and hit the car thief in the face, the Irish Independent reports.

"You should have heard the garda laughing when they saw the video," Brady said. "They were in stitches. Credit to them, they were straight out when we called and found the guy within minutes."

Here is a longer version of the video, with a much more dramatic build-up, and some fine editing apparently done by Brady. It is titled, "The Thick With The Brick."

Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Let's face it: some of us have messy desktops. If you can't focus, try a "Desktop Zero" approach to stay productive.


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