This Week’s Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.


Keep White Sneakers White With All-Purpose Cleaner and Regular Cleanings

There are a few ways to try and revitalize dirty sneakers , but the secret to keeping white sneakers white is regular cleanings and a typical household cleaner you already have.


A Herald of the AIDS Epidemic

Epidemics do not simply appear out of nowhere. They can simmer for months, isolated within a small segment of a population, escaping the notice of the public health community before boiling over into the larger community, triggering the identification of a spreading contagion. Too often, those individuals who recognize a nascent threat of outbreak and sound the alarm do not receive the public recognition they deserve. There is, however, a recent and well-deserved exception to this rule:

Governor Who Championed Bipartisan ‘No Labels’ Campaign Slaps His Label on Donald Trump

Governor Who Championed Bipartisan 'No Labels' Campaign Slaps His Label on Donald TrumpPhoto: Getty

Donald Trump is squeezing the pillars of the Republican party, and one by one, each is crumbling into a pathetic pile of post-ideological rubble.

Chief among them this week is former governor of Utah John Huntsman, a man best known for being co-chairman of the bipartisan No Labels group, a campaign with a whole bunch of inherently conflicting solutions for Washington gridlock. He also served as the United States Ambassador to China under the Obama administration. Now, forget ‘No Labels’ in favor of one label: Trump. He’s all-in for the Republican presidential frontrunner, Politico reports—along with a slew of other miserable souls.

“We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” Huntsman told Politico. “And it’s been clear almost from the beginning that Donald Trump has the ability to assemble a nontraditional bloc of supporters. … The ability to cut across traditional party boundaries — like ‘80, ‘92 and 2008 — will be key, and Trump is much better positioned to achieve that.”

But this flip-flop really shouldn’t come as a surprise—after all, we are talking about the same man who thought that riding a motocross bike was the best way to convince people that he was presidential.

Other for iPhone Quickly Sends Canned Messages to One Other Person

iPhone: If you have one person you tend to message with a lot, Other is a very simple little app that makes sending a canned message to them a ton easier.


How to Watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Online, No Cable Required

Tonight, the White House will host the last Correspondents’ Dinner of President Barack Obama’s administration. Here’s how to watch it online, even if you don’t have cable.


Being Trump’s Running Mate Is ‘Like Buying a Ticket on the Titanic,’ Say Marginally Intelligent Republicans

Being Trump's Running Mate Is 'Like Buying a Ticket on the Titanic,' Say Marginally Intelligent RepublicansPhoto: Getty

There are those who would, despite their best intuition and their previous statements, embrace the political whirlwind that is Donald Trump, taking the sweaty hand of the devil and following him down the stairs into a gilded hell.

Chris Christie and Ben Carson, two men whose presidential dreams were shattered by the unprecedented rise of a man whose biggest dream is to oust an entire religion from the country, would jump at this chance, according to The New York Times. The two men, along with Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, told the paper Saturday that they’d be willing to be the Republican presidential frontrunner’s running mate if he wins the nomination.

Other Republicans, reports the Times, would rather have a spike through the eyeball than do such a thing. Their responses to the very idea of it are straight out of an ‘SNL’ skit:

“Never,” said Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who is still running against Mr. Trump. “No chance.”

“Hahahahahahahahaha,” wrote Sally Bradshaw, a senior adviser to Jeb Bush, when asked if he would consider it.

“Scott Walker has a visceral negative reaction to Trump’s character,” said Ed Goeas, a longtime adviser to the Wisconsin governor.

Or, as Senator Lindsey Graham put it, “That’s like buying a ticket on the Titanic.”

It’s all fun and games until we wake up one day to a Trump-Christie White House.

Cut the Cord On Your Work Periodically to Avoid Burnout

It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re relaxing at home. Have you checked your work email today? If so, you’re probably contributing to your own burnout .


Make Delicious Vegan Waffles With Tofu Instead of Eggs

If you’re looking for a tasty vegan breakfast treat, these tofu waffles will taste like the real thing. You can even use your favorite waffle mix.


Words On The Brain: A Semantic Map of the Cortex

In a new Nature paper, Berkely neuroscientists Alexander G. Huth and colleagues present a 'semantic atlas' of the human brain. Huth et al. have mapped which brain areas respond to words, according to the semantics (meanings) of each word. It turns out that these maps are highly similar across individuals - which could have implications for 'mind reading' technology. Huth et al. recorded brain activity with fMRI while seven volunteers listened to over two hours of audio narrative (taken fr

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