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Jack Bruce, Bassist for Supergroup Cream, Dead at 71



Jack Bruce, the bassist for legendary rock supergroup Cream, has died. He was 71

Bruce’s family announced his death via Facebook and the musician’s official website.

“It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad and all-round legend,” the statement said. “The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

40 Hidden Messages in Famous Brand Logos



A killer logo design is clever but subtle. From FedEx’s famous purple and orange logo to NBC’s colorful peacock, successful branding often features clever hidden within their minimalist designs

And while the price to design a trademark symbol varies between companies (Nike famously paid only $35.00 for its iconic “swoosh”), design that cleverly conveys the brand’s identity is at the core of every great logo.

Oomph analyzed 40 logos with hidden messages…

Fallen Canadian Soldier’s Emotional Journey Home



The procession for the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo traveled from Ottawa to the fallen Canadian soldier’s hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, along the Highway of Heroes on Friday

Renamed in 2007, the highway is a stretch of Ontario’s Highway 401 that runs from Trenton, Ontario, to Toronto, and commemorates Canadian soldiers who have died, according to CTV News

Crowds of people, many carrying Canadian flags,…

New Jersey Health Care Worker Tests Negative for Ebola in Preliminary Test



A health care worker with a recent history of treating Ebola patients in West Africa, and who was quarantined, has tested negative for the disease in a preliminary test, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday.

The patient arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday. The individual had no symptoms upon arrival, but later developed a fever while quarantined at the airport. The New Jersey Department of Health said the patient was transferred from the airport’s…

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8 Steps to a Successful Career Change



More than a decade ago, I made a career pivot from corporate communications director to almost-all-commission recruiter. I took uncalculated risks and managed just about every aspect of the transition in a haphazard manner. Fortunately, I got lucky. It all worked out.

But looking back, I can’t help but think to myself, “Dude. That was reckless.”

This, after all, was my livelihood. This was my life.

If you’re considering a career pivot, I’m going to appeal to you to do things differently….

33 Last-Minute Couples Costumes You Can Pull Off in a Pinch



October is not a good month for procrastinators.

Although it seemed like just yesterday you and your significant other, best friend or favorite sibling were chilling at the beach, Halloween is just around the corner and you still haven’t figured out the perfect couples costume. It’s time to put your heads together to come up with a clever solution — and fast.

Luckily, even when it’s getting down to the wire, you can still prove to…

Drones Are Now Helping Fight Malaria in Malaysia



In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.

Researchers on the island of Borneo are using flying robots to map out areas affected by a type of malaria parasite (Plasmodium knowlesi), which most commonly infects macaque monkeys. In recent years, public health officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah have seen a rise in the number of cases of humans infected with this deadly parasite, which is spread,…

Living With an Ocelot. In a Manhattan Apartment.



Photographer Al Fenn Visited the Manhattan apartment home of Si and Meg Merrill. Fenn was on assignment for LIFE magazine to do a photo essay on living with an ocelot. More correctly a tree ocelot, also known as a margay, a smaller, lighter, tree-dwelling cousin of the true ocelot.

The Merrills had bought “Montezuma” – or Monte – a little over a year before as a kitten. Exotic pets, like leopards, chimpanzees, other monkey species and kangaroos, were very popular in the 1960s.

Monte’s diet…

Apple Retina 5K iMac Has a Screen That Can Stop Traffic



There is a lot to like about Apple’s 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display. In addition to having the fastest processor that Apple’s ever put in an iMac as well as a super-slim frame, the Retina 5K iMac is stunning with a 5,120 x 2,880 display that seems to defy reality with its clarity and picture depth.

Retina, Apple’s branding term for HiDPI, or high dots per inch, is central to the new iMac. Retina devices first appeared in 2010 with the iPhone 4. In 2012, the iPad got its own…

1,000 Hungry Polar Bears Assemble for Annual Migration



You’re no longer allowed to complain that there’s nothing to watch on TV or Neflix — the polar bears are back.‘s live streams capture the annual migration of polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada — a.k.a. The Polar Bear Capitol of the World — and they’re now available for your nature-loving viewing pleasure

The cameras are strategically placed to watch the adorable, yet deadly bears as they anxiously…