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Here’s what you need to know today
Google, Google, Google…Google’s I/O event kicked off today in San Francisco, the agenda runs until 5:30 PM PDT. Earlier this month, I shared a rumor about Google adding “buy buttons” to search results. This rumor has been confirmed by one of Google’s chief business officers. Android Pay, Google’s mobile wallet, and a hot topic at I/O event, will soon offer peer-to-peer money transfers (watch out Bank of Facebook). Google’s updated OS Android M is rumored to have universal fingerprint support, another security feature setting Google apart from other peer-to-peer money transfer apps.
“This one is going viral,” says John Brandon who’s Seven Minute Morning Routine has been shared by more than 10,000 people on social. Why has Brandon’s morning routine resonated with so many people? Two words: Brain Dump. Brain Dumps are nothing new, but typically performed at the end of the day, rather than the start. Read this on some of the benefits a calculated Brain Dump can provide.
Good olfactory awakening. SensorWake alarm clock will wake you up 99% of the time, in 2 minutes, to the scent of freshly brewed coffee, home baked croissants, even money or “ebony luxury.” For that 1% SensorWake has a sound alarm built-in as a backup. Apparently, this is not the first scent-based alarm clock ever invented, “Oscar Mayer created one that emitted the smell of frying bacon (personally tested by Crave writer Amanda Kooser). The bacon clock used a scent spray, whereas SensorWake uses a scent pod.” With 33 days left in its Kickstarter campaign SensorWake has raised €39,743 ($43356.63) and will surely surpass their goal €50,000.
“Handshakes. Firm. Dry. Solid. 3 seconds.” – Nick Offerman. Aside from making a good first impression, new research is indicating a firm handshake, more specifically grip strength, shows a strong relationship with disease and mortality rates. Stronger grips are predicting longer lifespans. Functional Aging expert Dan Ritchie knows how important strength training is for older clients. If you’re a young personal trainer, you won’t want to miss this sneak peak at what Ritchie will be sharing at the 5th Annual TT Summit event.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals took place this morning with the finals set to air at 8 PM EST tonight on ESPN2. I doubt any of the contestants will have trouble spelling “WTF” or “emoji” two new additions to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Though it would be entertaining to hear the judge’s “definition” or to “use it in a sentence.”
Business Insider published a list of the 10 toughest words ever to win the bee. See if you know the definition of this one:
Hint: This kid is definitely Pococurante => https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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