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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

200 Days Spent Looking for Lost Stuff

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much time we spend looking for misplaced items? Brace yourself: on average, we dedicate a whopping 200 days of our lives to this wild goose chase! Yep, you read that right – 200 days.

Let's break it down. Imagine you're rummaging through drawers, peeking under cushions, or turning the house upside down in search of your keys, phone, or that elusive favorite pair of socks. These mini-adventures might seem harmless at first, but when you add up all those minutes, hours, and days, it's a considerable chunk of time.

Think about the moments stolen from our lives by this scavenger hunt for our belongings. Instead of enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee or catching up with a friend, we find ourselves on a quest to locate something we misplaced. It's like a real-life version of hide-and-seek, only the stakes feel a tad higher when you're late for work because your keys have mysteriously vanished into thin air.

But here's the kicker: it's not just about the time lost. The mental toll of constantly searching for lost items can be exhausting. It's frustrating, it's stressful, and let's face it – it's a tad embarrassing when you realize your glasses were perched on your head the whole time.

So, what's the solution to this 200-day conundrum? Enter technology, stage left. With the rise of smart devices and handy apps, we're witnessing a revolution in how we track our belongings. From Bluetooth-enabled trackers to nifty organizational apps, there's a myriad of tools at our disposal to help us keep tabs on our stuff and reclaim those precious 200 days.

But beyond technology, there's something to be said for good old-fashioned organization. A designated spot for your keys, a tidy desk, or a neatly arranged closet can work wonders in reducing the time spent on the scavenger hunt.

So, the next time you find yourself knee-deep in a search mission for your missing wallet, take a moment to ponder: is there a better way? With a bit of tech savvy and a dash of organization, we just might reclaim those 200 days for more meaningful pursuits – like finally mastering that hobby you've been putting off or simply enjoying a little extra downtime.

Until then, happy hunting (and may the odds be ever in your favor)!

Monday, February 19, 2024

Is Crypto Coming Back? Projects to Watch For.

Is crypto coming back? Bitcoin is currently up 25% and about 10k over the past month to a present value of 52k. This is a much better situation than last January when it was at about a 22k total value after a fall from 60k. 

This is a project we've been following closely since the start and we're going to do an overview of it and share our thoughts. Cryplandia.com is offering a presale of their token "Nova Gold" right now on their website linked above. This project has a crypto coin, an NFT, and a virtual reality concept to it coming in the future. The trinity of the crypto world. We think this is a project to watch for and keep an eye on but we're going to put it to the test. A criteria we have is listed below, so let's see how many of these boxes they can check.

The main reason we think majority of Crypto projects fail is because they either:

A. Lack originality or charm in the design, hired a generic designer (if it is an NFT)

B. If it is a coin, and has no use case, there is no reason for people to get it 

C. If it is not run by people that are capable of not getting ripped off and can do some of the work themselves. Purely financial founders tend to overspend and be out of touch with the project. 

A. The designer of the NFT portion of this project, Pilgrim Apes is also the designer behind Block Boy Not 4 $ale https://opensea.io/collection/blockboyproject which went on sale last year with only 21 NFT's and sold out 33% of it independently without any investors or promotion. This was strictly a designer run project so the sales are not as high but the investment was minimal. The backstory was unique and offered a new perspective on consumerism and capitalism. The art was done well and there were no mistakes in the NFT's appearances. This is promising as the Pilgrim Apes also look great, as you can see from the one pictured in this article. 

B. The roadmap says that there will be a VR experience to go along with the token, similar to a virtual networking hub also under the Cryplandia Crypto Club brand.

C. Metropolis Cybergroup LLC, is the company behind Cryplandia.com and believes crypto still has a strong chance of becoming a commonly used financial instrument. Cryplandia.com stands as the digital gateway to this burgeoning ecosystem, serving as a hub for cryptocurrency enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and visionaries alike. The founders are fascinated by Crypto and are interested in building a community not just a product, they have a discord where they are launching the Cryplandia Crypto Club and will have free community events to talk about entrepreneurial ventures and investing. 

"Central to Cryplandia's vision is the Cryplandia Crypto Club—an innovative concept poised to revolutionize the way like-minded individuals connect and collaborate in the digital realm. This online virtual reality club offers a decentralized space where entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators can converge to work on business projects and creative ventures, all within an immersive and interactive environment." - Metropolis Cybergroup

The project is one we highly are looking forward to seeing evolve, and it checked all our boxes for a promising crypto project so we really have faith in it. There are many scams out there which make the space untrustworthy, for a fair reason. This means that we have to be extra cautious and proactive when looking at these companies and making sure their project isn't an overhyped scheme. Which Cryplandia doesn't fit the description for, as on their site they have all the disclaimers that make it known there are no guarantees and there isn't any over zealous promises in their roadmap on their site either. 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Can the Virtual World Replace Reality?

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 Imagine a disgusting green world where the buildings have decayed, the streets are filled with garbage and people walk among them as if nothing has happened. How can this be you ask? How can something like this happen? A scenario where society has fallen yet people still walk around town happily as ever. 

They’re all wearing an AR headset obviously. Imagine people seeing the world as Beautiful through their virtual headset goggles 🥽 but in reality everything has become decrepit. A very dramatic dystopia but still a possibility. If everyone eventually will be seeing the world with an extra filter, there’s no reason to upkeep and or redesign certain things and eventually all inventions and developments will cease in the real world. I imagined someone drinking a smoothie and in their headset their looking at a delicious fresh smoothie but when this one guy without a headset sees this in the real world he just sees a guy drinking out of a metal box labeled fruit paste.

In general there is a question of virtual world and ai vs. reality and the traditional methods of doing things. As humans we can't help but wonder, how will we be able to separate reality from this new incoming virtual world if it becomes exactly as realistic as the real world we live in today? If everything looked and felt the same, would we ever know? And if a person we were speaking to was an ai that was identical to a real human, how would we tell the difference? Is there an innate gut feeling we get when we're around a real person or are those just as technical as signals running through your body telling you to feel a certain way, and can they be replicated. Will people be making genuine connections with virtual beings that aren't even real? 

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Joe Rogan's not so Rugged Childhood


 Although today many people see podcast mogul Joe Rogan as a rugged outdoors man who loves ice baths and cigars, his upbringing may have been quite the opposite. 

He was born in New Jersey and has lived in California but he graduated from a high school in Newton, Massachusetts and spent his teenage years there. When he recounts stories of going to Boston and going to the karate studio people imagine young Joe Rogan in the cold hard streets of Boston. Maybe you can see where I’m going with this so I do want to make a disclosure that I’m not necessarily saying Joe Rogan purposefully leaves out the nicer parts of his upbringing but it just happened to turn out this way. There seems to be more mention of his rugged fighting stories, such as the one where he said two sides north and south fought each other in his hometown. If you are from Massachusetts and you know what Newton is, it’s not a very tough place. In fact it’s probably one of the nicest in the area, and in the whole state for that matter. If you’re from Newton, you have a bubble to be protected within, it results in an interesting outcome. I would say most kids won’t do much because of their upbringing being so nice, but the few that were able to take advantage of their opportunities, learn everything they could, become incredibly talented and multifaceted. John Krasinski a fellow Newton alumni is another example. In Rogan's case we see that he was able to go to the best karate studio in his teens because of where he was from, it’s not cheap to have the ability to have free time and go around doing whatever classes you want. All of these things cost money and the fact of the matter is Joe Rogan came from an area where he was given that opportunity to try everything and it shows the results can be incredible, just 1% of the time. The rest of his class were probably douche bags. Sorry.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Dr. Robert Shafie Introduces the Lolli Bally Ball Device

Dr. Robert Shafie, a licensed clinical psychologist, a distinguished figure in the Newton community, has recently made waves in the health and wellness industry by trademarking and filing a patent for the revolutionary Lolli Bally Ball Device. This innovative creation is set to transform daily routines, fostering physical activity while simultaneously enhancing cognitive function.

The Lolli Bally Ball Device is a belt designed to wrap around the waist, featuring a soccer ball that hangs to reach the knees and encourages users to engage in thigh juggling. This unique and playful exercise is not only entertaining but serves as a powerful tool for maintaining physical and mental well-being.

Key features of the Lolli Bally Ball Device include:

1. Versatility for All Ages: Suitable for individuals aged 6 to 90, the Lolli Bally Ball Device can be utilized in various settings, such as warming up on a soccer field, gym workouts, physical therapy sessions, rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, bedrooms, or even in the office for instant relief and exercise.
2. Space-Efficient Exercise: Unlike traditional exercise routines, the Lolli Bally Ball Device does not require much space. Users can incorporate it into their daily lives while standing, watching TV, jogging, or running.
3. Health Benefits for Mind and Body: This innovative device serves as both an enhancer and a booster, offering benefits for physical health and brain performance. Regular use may contribute to improved cognitive function, making it a potential aid for individuals dealing with Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, Huntington's disease, stroke, blood pressure issues, aging-related concerns, attention and memory deficits, OCD, BPD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, addictions (including smoking), hyperactivity disorder, and more.
4. Companion for Solitude: The Lolli Bally Ball Device proves to be a supportive companion for those spending time alone. Its engaging nature provides a source of entertainment and exercise, promoting overall well-being.
Lolli Bally Ball is set to revolutionize the way individuals approach daily physical activity and cognitive enhancement. With its user-friendly design and wide-ranging benefits, this innovation is poised to become a staple in homes, fitness centers, healthcare facilities, and workplaces across the globe.
For more information about the Lolli Bally Ball Device or to inquire about partnerships, please visit lolliballyball.com
IT IS ALSO NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CRPQ1CJ6

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

How to Take Advantage of Short-Form Content in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital media, short-form content continues to reign supreme as a powerful tool for engagement, reach, and brand building. As we delve into 2024, the opportunities presented by short-form content are more abundant than ever before. From TikTok to Instagram Reels, Snapchat to Twitter Fleets, the avenues for creating and consuming bite-sized content
are endless. So, how can content creators and businesses alike leverage this trend to their advantage? Let's explore some key strategies for mastering the art of short-form content in 2024.


1. Embrace Creativity and Authenticity: 

Short-form content thrives on creativity and authenticity. In a fast-paced digital landscape, capturing attention requires content that is visually appealing, entertaining, and relatable. Whether it's showcasing behind-the-scenes glimpses of your business, sharing quick tips and tutorials, or crafting engaging stories, authenticity is key to fostering genuine connections with your audience.

2. Tailor Content to Platform Preferences:

Each platform has its own unique audience and features, so it's essential to tailor your content accordingly. Understand the nuances of each platform's algorithms, trends, and audience demographics to optimize your content strategy. Experiment with different formats, such as vertical videos, GIFs, and interactive polls, to maximize engagement and reach.

3. Keep it Short and Sweet:

The beauty of short-form content lies in its brevity. In a world inundated with information, capturing attention quickly is paramount. Keep your content concise, punchy, and to the point. Aim to convey your message within seconds, leveraging attention-grabbing visuals, captions, and soundbites to make a lasting impact.

4. Leverage Trends and Challenges:

Stay abreast of the latest trends, challenges, and memes circulating on social media platforms. Participating in viral challenges or leveraging trending hashtags can amplify your reach and visibility, exposing your brand to new audiences. However, ensure that your participation aligns with your brand identity and values to maintain authenticity.

5. Foster Community Engagement:

Short-form content provides a unique opportunity to foster community engagement and interaction. Encourage your audience to like, comment, share, and even create user-generated content. Respond promptly to comments and messages, fostering a sense of connection and community around your brand.

6. Analyze and Iterate:

Like any aspect of digital marketing, analyzing performance metrics is crucial for refining your short-form content strategy. Track key metrics such as views, engagement rates, and click-through rates to gauge the effectiveness of your content. Use these insights to iterate and optimize your approach over time, continuously striving for improvement.

An example by OTG.video: https://youtube.com/shorts/XWNEHkPWbI0?si=9mpLpj-HkKWKyidQ

(This blog was also written and provided to us by OTG.video, for more tips and blogs such as this visit their website OTG.video)

Monday, February 12, 2024

When Did Biking & Walking Become Weird?

Do you remember back in the good old days, how much you would walk around with your friends, and how normal it would be to walk to your destination? You wouldn't even notice how long it took and you wouldn't complain.

Biking to a destination was also a common activity, at least for my friend group, and I suspect for many others as well. 

These acts weren't considered out of the ordinary. 

I said I walked here today to someone at pressed cafe, and they almost seemed confused and asked "you walked here??"  

We've gotten so used to our cars and conveniences that I think
we have gone so far down the innovation rabbit hole that we have looped back around to stupidity. A comedian Shane Gillis had an incredible anecdote about the "Peleton" bike. It was something along the lines of a person from a third world country asking about the Peleton, they ask the U.S citizen, oh its a two thousand dollar bike, must be pretty fast, and the westerner responds, no it actually doesn't move at all. The foreigner asks, well it must power a lot of electricity, no the westerner responds it actually uses a lot of electricity and has a giant screen on top. The foreigner then confused asks well does it churn some kind of food or anything? No the westerner responds, why would I need it to do that I can just have someone deliver me Doordash on their bike. 

This is the perfect visualization of what is happening. Instead of actually riding bikes to get our food our walking, we are using technology to get the same exercise we would just doing the real thing, and paying someone else to get our food for us, also with tech. In a way both things could be cancelled out by just riding a bike to get your own food.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Taylor Swift's 1st Super Bowl Ring!

In the realm of sports, superstitions and lucky charms often hold an inexplicable power over athletes and fans alike. From lucky socks to pre-game rituals, athletes grasp onto anything that might give them an edge on the field. However, in the case of the Kansas City Chiefs' recent Super Bowl victory, the unlikely source of their success has emerged: Taylor Swift's good luck. The Chiefs' triumphant win in this year's Super Bowl has left many scratching their heads, wondering how a team that seemed to be struggling throughout the season suddenly emerged victorious on the biggest stage in American football. While analysts may attribute their success to strategic plays, exceptional talent, or coaching brilliance, some fans believe there's more to the story—a story that involves the pop sensation Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift having something to do with the Chiefs winning this year's Super Bowl is a theory some may consider "far out", but there is something to be said about the timing. A question we also would like to pose is: what would happen if the Chiefs didn't win? I guess we'll never know. 




Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Rude Awakening of America's "Hub of Hospitality"


Boston, Massachusetts, often hailed as the "Hub of Hospitality" for its rich history, vibrant culture, and renowned academic institutions, may seem an unlikely candidate for the title of the rudest city in the United States. Yet, behind its charming cobblestone streets and iconic landmarks lies a reputation that some would describe as less than welcoming.

For decades, Bostonians have been stereotyped as brash, abrasive, and downright rude. From their infamous driving habits to their no-nonsense attitude, residents of the Bay State's capital have earned a reputation for speaking their minds, often without a filter. But is there truth to the perception of Boston as America's rudest city? According to a recent survey conducted by a leading travel website, Boston ranked among the top contenders for the dubious title of the rudest city in the country. The survey, which polled thousands of travelers from across the United States, cited Bostonians' perceived lack of patience, tendency towards sarcasm, and penchant for blunt honesty as contributing factors to the city's less-than-stellar reputation.

One of the most commonly cited grievances among visitors to Boston is the city's notorious traffic congestion and aggressive driving culture. Navigating the city's narrow streets and chaotic intersections can be a harrowing experience for even the most seasoned drivers, with honking horns and colorful language serving as a constant soundtrack to daily life. But it's not just on the roads where Bostonians' brusque demeanor shines through. From interactions with service industry workers to encounters with strangers on the street, visitors to the city often report feeling a palpable sense of impatience and indifference from locals. In a city where time is of the essence and efficiency is prized above all else, pleasantries can sometimes fall by the wayside.

Despite its reputation for rudeness, Boston remains a vibrant and dynamic city with much to offer visitors and residents alike. From its world-class museums and historic landmarks to its thriving culinary scene and passionate sports fandom, there's no shortage of reasons to love Beantown.

In the end, whether Boston truly deserves its reputation as the rudest city in the United States is up for debate. What is undeniable, however, is the city's unique character and the resilience of its people, who continue to navigate the hustle and bustle of urban life with a sense of humor and a hearty dose of Bostonian grit.

Are Trump and Hillary Secretly Friends?

In the realm of politics, alliances and rivalries often define relationships between public figures. However, amidst the polarizing landscape of American politics, a tantalizing rumor has begun to circulate: could former adversaries Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton actually be friends behind the scenes?

While it may seem far-fetched at first glance, there are several compelling factors that fuel this speculation. First and foremost is the longstanding relationship between the two prominent figures. Prior to the heated 2016 presidential election, Trump and Clinton moved in similar circles within New York's elite social scene. Both were fixtures in the world of business and politics, attending the same high-profile events and fundraisers. Despite their political differences, Trump and Clinton have been known to share cordial interactions in the past. Photos of the two smiling and conversing at social gatherings have surfaced over the years, sparking curiosity among observers. Could these interactions be indicative of a deeper, more amicable relationship behind closed doors?

Furthermore, the dynamics of the 2016 presidential campaign have led some to speculate that Trump and Clinton may have more in common than meets the eye. Throughout the contentious race, both candidates engaged in a war of words and personal attacks, fueling animosity among their respective supporters. However, some analysts have suggested that this animosity could have been more strategic than genuine, designed to rally their bases and capture media attention. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, rumors of a secret friendship between Trump and Clinton have persisted. Some insiders claim that the two have maintained communication since their respective campaigns, exchanging pleasantries and even sharing advice on occasion. Additionally, Trump's occasional praise for Clinton's political acumen and resilience has raised eyebrows among political observers.

Of course, it's essential to approach these rumors with a healthy dose of skepticism. The notion of Trump and Clinton being friends may seem inconceivable to some, given the deep political divisions that have defined their public personas. Furthermore, both individuals have vehemently denied any suggestion of friendship, asserting that their relationship remains strictly professional.

However, in the unpredictable world of politics, stranger things have certainly happened. The idea of Trump and Clinton forging an unlikely friendship may seem improbable, but in the complex landscape of power and influence, anything is possible. Whether these rumors hold any truth remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain: the speculation surrounding the relationship between Trump and Clinton is unlikely to fade anytime soon.

200 Days Spent Looking for Lost Stuff

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much time we spend looking for misplaced items? Brace yourself: on average, we dedicate a whop...