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The Best of ‘The Best of 2016′ Lists

December 12, 2016

The Best of ‘The Best of 2016′ Lists

2016 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“10 Best Air Jordan Releases Of 2016,” Kyle Rooney, Hop New Hip Hop

“The Best Snowshoes of 2016,” Outside

“Instagram’s Best of 2016,” David Cohen, Social Times

“Top 10 religious liberty stories of 2016,” Don Byrd, BJConline.com

“The biggest tech turkeys of 2016,” Roger Cheng, CNET.com

“The 10 Most Popular Viral YouTube Videos of 2016,” Raisa Bruner, Time

“The Best Horror Movies of 2016,” Noel Murray, Screencrush

“The 65 BEST Drugstore Beauty Products of 2016,”Sue Williamson, Tina Ferraro, Sarah Wu, and Emily Gaynor Teen Vogue

“The best tiny houses of 2016,” Adam Williams, New Atlas

“Top 10 cultural buildings of 2016,” Design Boom

“The 16 Greatest Facial-Hair Moments of 2016,” Adam Hurly, GQ

“10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016,”  MIT Technology Review 

“The Best Classical Music of 2016,” Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe, Corinna de Fonseca-Wollheim, David Allen, and James R. Oestreich, New York Times

“The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016,”  Alex Di Stefano, OC Weekly

“The top baby names of 2016,” WTOP Radio

“Leaders of the pack! Here are the top dog names of 2016,” Randee Dawn, Today

“The 10 most potentially dangerous toys of 2016,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2016,” Tom Musick, Safety+Health Magazine

“The Top 10 Worst Songs of 2016,” Time

“5 Best Latin Music Videos Of 2016: From Gente De Zona To Thalía,” Joan Wallace, Latin Times

“The best movie trailers of 2016,” A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club

“Most overpaid actors of 2016 revealed,” Luke Morgan Britton, NME

“The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016,” Stephen Simpson, Personnel Today 

“The Best Book Jackets of 2016,” David Canfield, Slate

“The 10 Best Comic Books of 2016,” Abraham Riesman, Vulture

“The Best Self-Published Books of 2016,” Huffington Post

“Top 10 YA and Children’s Books,” Sarah Begley, Time

“Best poetry collections of 2016,” Elizabeth Lund, Washington Post

“The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016,” Collin Robinson, Stereogum

“10 meme themes of 2016,” Randi Stevenson, Chicago Tribune

“10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries of 2016,” Jonathan H. Kantor, Listverse

“The Top 16 Junk Science Stories Of 2016,” Alex Berezow, American Council on Science and Health

“The 18 Best Celebrity Bodies on 2016,” Adam Hurly, GQ

“The Best TV Hair in 2016: See Who Made the Cut!” Sadie Gennis, TV Guide

“TOP 10 temporary structures of 2016,” Design Boom

“The Best Marijuana Stocks in 2016,” Keith Speights, The Motley Fool

“The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Fast-Food Creations of 2016,” Dan Myers, The Daily Meal

“Top 2016 Legal and Regulatory Trends in Dietary Supplement Industry,” Natural Products Insider

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Blogging Is Dead. Again.

September 27, 2016

Blogging Is Dead. Again.

‘We were all bloggers, or so it seemed circa 2003,” writes Jeet Heer:

“At the height of the blogging craze, there were even utopian claims made on its behalf: Blogging would give us (finally) the Republic of Letters that the Enlightenment promised, a world where everyone could be a writer and find an audience—an interconnected network where, in true McLuhanesque fashion, a divided world would become a unified global village. Thanks to blogs, journalist Trevor Butterworth wrote in the Financial Times in 2006, ‘power was shifting from the gatekeepers of the traditional media to a more open, fluid information society.’”

“A funeral for blogging itself feels not far off—or at least a mid-life crisis.”

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“What Were Blogs?” Jeet Heer, The New Republic

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The Best of ‘The Best of 2015′ Lists

December 30, 2015

The Best of ‘The Best of 2015′ Lists

2015 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“The Best Snowshoes of 2015,” Berne Broudy, Outside

“The 30 Best Fashion Magazine Covers of 2015,” Chantal Fernandez, Fashionista

“The biggest tech turkeys of 2015,” Zack Whittaker and Jason Perlow, ZDNet

“The Top 10 Sports Media Feuds of 2015,” Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing

“The absolute worst ads of 2015,” Brad Reed, BGR

“The Biggest Selling Manga Issues of 2015,” Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku

“Top 10 museums that opened in 2015,” Designboom

“Top Healthcare Construction Projects of 2015,” Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance

“10 Best Green Buildings of 2015,” FastCoExist

“Top 10 motorhomes and caravans of 2015,” C.C. Weiss, Gizmag

“The Top Celebrity Homes of 2015,” Zillow, via Forbes

“The 17 Biggest Celeb Real Estate Stories Of 2015,” Marshall Bright, Refinery29

The Most Significant Title and Foreclosure Cases of 2015,” New York Law Journal via LI Business Group News

“Most Popular Baby Names of 2015,” Baby Center

“The Most Popular Dog Names Of 2015,” Kate Bratskeir, Huffington Post

“The 38 Most Awkward Dogs Of 2015,” Chelsea Marshall, Buzzfeed

“The Best Video Game Dogs of 2015,” Stephen Totilo, Kotaku

“Top 6 Freediving Videos Of 2015,” By Jennifer Palmer, Deeper Blue

“Top 10 Best Underwater Photographers in the World,” TopTeny

“Best of 2015: Top 10 PC Game Graphics,” Jonathan Leack, Game Revolution

“50 best healthcare quotes of 2015,” Emily Rappleye, Becker’s Hospital Review

“The 9 Donald Trump Quotes Of 2015 That Defied All Expectations & Brought American Politics To A New Low,” Hillary E. Crawford,  Bustle

“Top 5 Best Animes of 2015,” Natalie Duffy, Cultured Vultures

“Best Broadway or Theatre Books 2015,” Dom O’Hanlon, London Theatre

“The 10 Best Stand-up Comedy Specials of 2015,” Garrett Martin, Paste

“Top lobbying victories of 2015,” Megan R. Wilson, The Hill

“The 8 Best Publicity Stunts of 2015,” Graham Winfrey, Inc.

“The best and worst journalism of 2015,” David Uberti, CJR

“The Year in Fungi,” Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker

“The Best and Worst Oreo Flavors of 2015,” Nicole Perry, PopSugar

“Top 10 scientific discoveries of 2015,” Michelle Hill, UPI

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Comet Lander: It’s Alive!

June 15, 2015

Comet Lander: It's Alive!

The Philae device the European Space Agency landed on a comet has emerged from 7 months of hibernation and phoned home, sending a radio signal from Comet 67P. The ESA Rosetta Orbiter landed Philae after a 10 year space voyage, but the washing-machine-sized device bounced into a shadowed part of the comet’s surface and couldn’t recharge its solar cells until now.

More:

“European space probe, thought lost, awakes in comet’s shadows,” Thomas Atkins, Reuters

“ESA’s Philae comet lander wakes up after seven months of hibernation,” Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica UK

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The Best of ‘The Best of 2014′ Lists

December 31, 2014

The Best of ‘The Best of 2014′ Lists

2014 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“Top 10 Least Reliable Cars of 2014,” Jason Siu, AutoGuide

“Best of Lacrosse 2014,” Lacrosse Magazine

“Top 10 Best Bollywood On Screen Kisses Of 2014,” Business of Cinema

“The 14 most glorious posts on Craigslist in 2014,” Jessica Contrera, Washington Post

“17 worst selfies of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“Top 10 Misguided Climate Deniers’ Quotes of 2014,” Mitch Jones, Food & Water Watch

“The top 10 graphic novels of 2014,” Michael Cavna, Washington Post

“Top 10 New Species of 2014,” Jeffrey Kluger, TIME

“NASCAR: Best Pit Crews And Crew Members Of 2014,” Christopher Olmstead, BeyondTheFlag.com

“Cricket in 2014: 10 memorable moments,” Mike Selvey, The Guardian

“Top 10 temporary structures of 2014,” DesignBoom

“Top 10 worst candidates of 2014,” Jessica Taylor and Cameron Joseph, The Hill

“Top 5 Egregious Political Fails of 2014,” Patrice J. Lee, Independent Women’s Forum

“The 10 best moments in political comedy this year,” Kali Holloway, Salon

“The Top 10 Vinyl Releases of 2014,” Diffuser.fm

“Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2014,” Gabriel Tanaka, BestGuitarEffects.com

“14 striking findings from 2014,” George Gao, Pew Research Center

“Barbara Walters: ‘The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014,'” ABC News

“The 25 Most Intriguing People of 2014,” People Magazine

“The Least Influential People of 2014,” Drew Magary, GQ

“The Best Science Books of 2014,”  Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“The Five Best Anime of 2014,” Richard Eisenbeis, Kotaku

“The best (and worst) commercials of 2014,” Joshua Rivera, Entertainment Weekly

“The top 27 GoPro videos of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“The 6 best classical music viral videos of 2014,” Daniel Ross, Classic FM

“The 12 Most Stylish Music Videos of 2014,” Alyssa Vingan, Fashionista

“10 Great, Underrated Movies From 2014,” Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“Top 20 most pirated movies of 2014,” Todd Spangler, Boston Herald

“Top 10 Toys of 2014,” Eliana Dockterman, TIME

“2014 ’10 Worst Toy’ List,” ToySafety.org

“11 of the Worst Policy Ideas of 2014,” Wonkblog staff, Washington Post

“Top 5 Russian military innovations of 2014,” Tatyana Rusakova, Russia & India Report

“The 10 Most Memorable New Products of 2014,” Kristina Monllos, AdWeek

“The 10 most tasteless sales items of 2014,” Cliff Weathers, Salon

“Best Tall Buildings of 2014,” Adam Williams, GizMag

“Top 101 Convenience Stores of 2014,” CSPnet.com

“11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014,” Alexandra Sifferlin, TIME

“The 8 Most Bogus health claims of 2014,” Julia Belluz, Vox

“The 20 Best Comedians of 2014,” Hudson Hongo, Paste

Best poetry books of 2014,” Don Share, Boston Globe

“The five best Romance novels of 2014,” Sarah MacLean, Washington Post

“Best of 2014: Biggest Bromances,” Kamala Kirk, E! Online

“The Top 10 Celebrity Weddings of 2014,” Kristen Klein, Bridal Guide

“The Best Wrestlers of 2014,” Kyle Dunning, eWrestlingNews.com

“The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014,” Jeff Benjamin and Jessica Oak, Billboard

“The 2014 Top Ten Higher Education List,” Robert Kelchen, College Guide

“The 19 Best TV Couples Of 2014,” Shaunna Murphy , MTV News

“Notable deaths of 2014 from the worlds of technology, science & inventions.” Bob Brown, NetworkWorld

“Best of 2014: Kate Middleton’s Most Regal Styles This Year,”  Lindsey Sirera, E! online

“The 10 Best Football Managers of 2014,” Sierra Godfrey, Football.com

“Best Bishoujo Of 2014,” SeventhStyle

“Top 10 Innovations 2014,” The Scientist

“The 25 Best Cigars of 2014,” Cigar Aficionado

“Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014,” Elena Malykhina, Information Week

“The Best Cosplay Of 2014,” Luke Plunkett, Kotaku

“The Best Poetry Books of 2014,” Sarah Crown, The Guardian

“Top 10 Golf Shots in 2014,” T.J. Auclair, PGA.com

“The 5 worst art exhibitions of 2014,” Richard Dorment, The Telegraph

“Michelle Obama’s Best Outfits of 2014,” TIME

“The Most Over-The-Top Christmas Trees Of 2014,” Chris McGonigal and Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post

“10 Worst Leveraged ETFs of 2014,” Tom Lydon, ETFtrends.com

“16 memes that broke the Internet in 2014,” Annie Colbert, Mashable

“The Best of the Best New Supermarket Snacks of 2014,” Anne Monette Roberts, Pop Sugar

“The Top 10 Cleanses of 2014,” Charlotte Hilton Anderson, Shape

“Politics Dominates the Top Ag and Food Stories of 2014,” Peggy Lowe, Tri-States Public Radio

“Top 12 Agriculture Blogs of 2014,” Farm Futures

“Instagram’s top 10 most-tagged destinations of 2014,” Maeve McDermott, USA Today

“10 Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014,” Feministing

“The 10 Best Up-And-Coming Female Singer-Songwriters You Need To Know,” Diane Cho, VH1.com

The Sexiest Female Athletes of 2014,” Hilary Sheinbaum, Men’s Fittness

“The Hottest Women of 2014,” Men’s Health

“The 12 Most Powerful Feminist Hashtags Of 2014,” Elizabeth Plank, Huffington Post

“18 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2014,” Rossalyn Warren, BuzzFeed

“Top 10 Muslim women that made headlines in 2014,” Dina al-Shibeeb, Al Arabiya News

“Top 10 educational facilities of 2014,” DesignBoom

“The Top 10 Offbeat Moments of the 2014 Tennis Season,” Chris Oddo, Tennis Now

“The 15 best subreddits of 2014,” Max Knobblauch, Mashable

“Top 10 WWE Superstars of 2014,” Renjith Ravindran, SportsSkeeda

“Top 10 3D printing stories of 2014,” DesignBoom

“The least essential albums of 2014,” David Anthony, Laura M. Browning, Marah Eakin, Josh Modell, Sean O’Neal, and Annie Zaleski, A.V. Club

“The 15 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014,” Daniel D’Addario, TIME

“The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” Thomson Reuters

“Cleaning All-Stars: The Best Cleaning Products of 2014,” AllYou

“4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014,” Jai Vijayan, Information Week

“The Best User Interfaces Of 2014,” Mark Wilson, FastCoDesign

“The 10 Best Ads of 2014,” Tim Nudd, AdWeek

“The 25 Best Inventions of 2014,” TIME

“20 Best Metal Songs of 2014,” LoudWire

“Top 2014 Invertebrates Books,” Marc Srour, Teaching Biology

“21 Greatest Selfies of 2014,” Brian Koerber, Mashable

“The Best Wall Street Analysts of 2014,” Institutional Investor

“Top 5 Poker Players of 2014,” Lee Davy, Poker Update

“The Top 10 [Marijuana] Strains of 2014,” Danny Danko, High Times

“The 12 Best Documentaries of 2014,” Geoff Berkshire, Andy Crump, Michael Dunaway, Tim Grierson, Jeremy Mathews, and Tom Meek, Paste

“Hip-Hop’s Biggest Fail Moments of 2014,” Emmanuel C.M., XXL

“The 19 best drone photos of 2014,” Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Mashable

“Best kisses of 2014,” Christina Ascani, Mashable

“The Best Snowshoes of 2014,” Berne Broudy, Outside

“2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“The 20 best cassettes of 2014,” Fact

“The Most Interesting Product Controversies of 2014,” Vauhini Vara, The New Yorker

“Top dog names of 2014,” Victoria Taylor, NY Daily News

“Scientific American’s Top 10 Science Stories of 2014,” Scientific American

“Top 10 Feuds of 2014,” Denver Nicks, TIME

“The Worst Instances Of Public Nudity In 2014,” Tess Barker, MTV

The Best Red Dresses of 2014,” Chrissy Rutherford, Harpers Bazaar

“Top 10 phone scams of 2014,” Phil W. Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle

“Top Xbox 360 Games of 2014,” VideoGamer.com

“Here are Wall Street’s six worst trades of 2014,” Melvin Backman, Quartz

“The 10 Worst Things Wal Mart Did in 2014,” Alyssa Figueroa, Salon

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The Best of ‘The Best of 2013’ Lists

December 31, 2013

The Best of the 'Best of 2013' Lists

2013 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“10 Best Sneakers of 2013,” Daryl Nelson, Boombox

“Top 10 Meat Scandals of 2013,” Global Meat News

“The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013,” TIME Magazine

“Best of 2013: Top Wardrobe Malfunctions of the Year,” Jordanna Ossad, E! Online

“America’s 10 Best Protected Bike Lanes of 2013,” Michael Andersen, PeopleForBikes.prg

“10 Best Metal Videos of 2013,” Loudwire

“The Biggest Public Health Stories of 2013,” Atif Kukaswadia, Public Health Perspectives

“TV’s coolest new women of 2013,” Maria Elena Fernandez, Today NBC

“Highest Auction Prices 2013: Fine Art,” Bloomberg

“The year in insults: 2013′s best put-downs,” Aisha Gani, The Guardian via Raw Story

“Top 5 Google Doodles of 2013,” Priyankee Saikia, MensXP.com

“The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013,” Craig Silverman, Poynter.org

“Best Telugu Actors of 2013,” Sangeetha Seshagiri, International Business Times

“10 Top Clean Energy Stories of 2013,” Sierra club via EarthTechling.com

“Best of 2013: This Year’s Top Twerkers,” John Boone, E! Online

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NotionsCapital: 2012 in Review

January 1, 2013

NotionsCapital: 2012 in Review

This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2012 by readers from 188 countries. Those remaining 7 countries don’t know what they’re missing.

In 2012 there were 454 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,693 posts. Most were illustrated with mashups from our Flickr file.

The busiest day of the year was March 6th with 2,654 views. The most popular post that day was a typically hard-hitting think piece, “Oreo Cookie Centennial.” Best ever? 48,132 views of Congress Reaps Pizza Harvest on November 17, 2011. Total views of NotionsCapital.com since August 2007: 1,122,131.

Thanks folks!

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Earthquake Today. Next: Hurricane.

August 23, 2011

Phil Plait’s animation (above) shows how the shock of today’s earthquake rippled across the country.  The seismic wave also rolled across the Blogosphere and Twitterverse:

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The Internet, Democracy, and Repression

April 2, 2011

The Web: Tool of Democracy or Repression?

Everybody knows that social media challenged or overthrew repressive regimes in North Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Everyone knows that the Internet promotes Democracy, right? Not so fast, says Evgeny Morozov.

Mr. Morozov emphasizes that networked digital tools can be used to maintain political power as well as challenge it, and recently spoke to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) about this. The video of his complete lecture is here, but this short animated excerpt is easier to follow and more fun:

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Bittman Live Chat, 2PM Tuesday, March 22nd

March 22, 2011

Bittman Live Chat, 2PM Tuesday, March 22nd

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman will live chat with Grist’s Tom Philpot at 2:00 PM Eastern this afternoon. Questions welcome.

 

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