If you're like me, you hate online ads. If you're also like me, you really don't study enough...
Well, the new Chrome extension V Energy AdNotes aims to help with all of that by replacing any ads on your webpages with study notes you can set up yourself. It takes a second or two to take over an ad, but then you can have whatever text or image you want appear there, like notes for an upcoming test:
They describe the extension like this:
"V AdNotes will help improve your study a bit by turning forgettable ads into memorable study notes.
It puts your study notes where ads usually go, so you're studying no matter what you do on the internet…
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Just input your colour-coded subjects and add as many study notes as you like. You can turn your subjects on and off depending on what you're studying, and preview how each study note will look in the major banner ad sizes.
Now browse all the cat memes and autocorrect fails you like, because you'll be studying, a bit, the whole time."
Nicole Sedgebeer found herself stranded in London after missing the last train home. She didn't know what to do (besides burst into tears) until a homeless man named Mark helped her out.
She explains on her Facebook post that she never expected someone like Mark to come to her aide:
I hope this story makes people look twice when they see a homeless person. Last night I missed my last train home and when I finally got to Euston to wait till the morning, the station was locked. Just as I was about to burst into drunken tears I met my homeless friend Mark. He said he would take me to a cafe that was open as it was too dangerous to walk by myself. He left me after a coffee and a chat and explained that he had to go get his sleeping bag but he would be back at 5 to walk me back to the station. (Me being a typical bitch didn't believe he would come back) It got past 5 and he was a no show. As I got round the corner my homeless friend Mark was running down the street towards me. Not only did he turn up but he had to get a bus to come get me. This man who I probably would of avoided eye contact with if he asked for spare change, completely changed such a negative event into the most eye opening event in my life. Mark you are one special man, I will never look down on a homeless person again ❤ This was also his first ever selfie!
There may no longer be plenty of fish in the sea.
A new study from the World Wildlife Fund arrived Sept. 16 to give you that particular sinking feeling that can only be found in the apocalyptic state towards which the world is slowly deteriorating.
The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, found that global marine life has declined by half, half, since 1970.
Analysis by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) of the population trends of marine species as presented in WWF's Living Blue Planet Report - an updated study of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish - shows a decline of 49 per cent in the size of marine populations between 1970 and 2012. As well as being disastrous for ecosystems, these findings spell trouble for all nations, especially people in the developing world who depend heavily on the ocean's resources.
The findings are based on the Living Planet Index, a database maintained and analysed by researchers at ZSL. Following alarming statistics raised in the Living Planet Report 2014, revealing huge declines in vertebrate populations around the world, this special report studies how overfishing, damage to habitat and climate change are affecting marine biodiversity.
The analysis tracked 5,829 populations of 1,234 species, from sea birds to sharks to leatherback turtles, making the data sets almost twice as large as past studies.
With fun subheadings like "Global food supply depleted" and "Devastating figures", the study credits climate change with causing the crazy decline.
Luckily, our national leaders are all firmly committed to reversing carbon emissions and slowing the steady pace of man-made climate change.
I've got to go lie down.
A group of bikers stumble upon a baby moose in the road that seemed hungry and thirsty. With no mother in sight, they decide to make an effort in coaxing the calf to drink the only thing they had, a bottle of Gatorade, as they waited for animal rescue to arrive.
Karl Kesel, a writer and inker for DC Comics, is selling a trove of old comics that he's been collecting and preserving since childhood.
What for? The Kesels recently adopted a baby with heroin-addicted birth parents, and need money to pay for the child's rehabilitation costs.
Kesel has found some solace in the sale:
I don't necessarily feel like I'm putting away childish things. I may be putting away my childish things. But I'm embracing Isaac's.
I think I'm getting another childhood here.