It’s nearing that time to send out holiday cards and what better way to do that than with cards adorned with the cute animals we all love. The Humane Society of the United States is offering the largest collection of animal-themed cards this holiday season. Any and all types of cards are available for humorous to traditional, and this year you can even personalize your cards.
This year the 2012 HSUS ornament features a chimpanzee hanging from a tree with “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty” emblemized on the ornament. For decades now, chimpanzees have been confined in research labs—this is the Humane Society’s attempt to shine awareness on the cruelty inflicted on our close human cousins.
Twitter users who have used the hashtag #FirstWorldProblems are getting some serious flack from DDB New York who created a campaign for the Haitian charity “Water Is Life.” In the ad campaign, which can be found on their website and YouTube, it features local Haitians standing in shanty, broke down towns and houses stating tweets that have been followed by #FirstWorldProblems. It’s both trivial and moving as you hear a Haitian man claim “I hate it when my house is so big, I need two wireless routers.” Or hear a little boy, in an unlivable house, state “I hate when I tell them no pickles and they still give me pickles.”
The CEO of DDB New York said that the goal is to not embarrass those who have used this inane hashtag, but an attempt to eliminate it all together. Also, to raise awareness and funds for the “Water Is Life” charity where in Haiti, water does not come in excess like the extra pickles on your fast food burger.
It’s Monday. Which means it is time to take charge of the week! But if you need a some time today to collect your thoughts, you can have a zen moment right in your office. Calm.com offers a variety of relaxing scenery with a choice of meditative guidance, calming music or nature sounds to add to the experience. The perfect opportunity to loosen up and then get on with your busy day.
Click the image to see the Google Earth feature in action!
The Runtastic GPS fitness and exercise has outdone itself with a new Runtastic Pro app for Android and iPhone. Get motivation from friends, track your run, set calorie and pace goals and monitor your heart rate all in one app. The app even provides weather forecasts, reports on sunrise and sunset, and voice feedback to help you reach your running potential. The most groundbreaking improvement is the Google Earth video playback feature for Android, and the auto pause and restart feature for Android and iOS. Let’s face it, when it comes to working out, we could all use some motivation!
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By Sarah Osbourne