Monthly Archives: June 2013

What is the most annoying office behavior?


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We’ve all worked in an office where there’s at least one person who just gets under your skin.

Maybe you just have a personality conflict, or maybe you hate covering for them because they just aren’t carrying their weight.  One person that Web Watch worked with in the past needed their manager to provide some much-needed personal hygiene advice.  How would YOU like to be the one to initiate that conversation?

It’s not the easiest thing to say to someone, that they need to take a shower or wash their clothes as it’s disturbing the office environment.  But it happens, and we’ll bet it happens more often than we’re led to believe.

How to Deal with Difficult People in the Office: 15 Ways to Deal with Annoying Colleagues
How to Deal with Difficult People in the Office: 15 Ways to Deal with Annoying Colleagues

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How much money does Pandora pay artists for music streaming?


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Whether you get your music listening fix from your own MP3’s stored on your cellphone/tablet/desktop, from the local AM/FM radio station, or a streaming service like PANDORA, SPOTIFY, or others — you know that nothing is ever free.

Whether it be listening to advertising, viewing popups, or purchasing the audio files from your favorite vendor (Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Best Buy) — that music has to get to you somehow.  And it’s that transport that’s going to cost someone, somewhere.

Pandora
Pandora

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How to pee during a filibuster


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The rules of a filibuster are quite clear — you can usually speak for as long as you want, as long as you do stay on topic and don’t leave the floor.

In Texas, you’re not even allowed to lean or sit.  It’s not easy to continually talk about a specific topic for hours on end, let alone do it without a bathroom break.

So it’s the inevitable question: CAN YOU PEE DURING A FILIBUSTER?

Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate
Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate

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Top Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (June 2013)


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You own an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, right?

Web Watch doesn’t even know why we’re asking — we’re fairly certain that you’re reading this on your cellphone right now.

So how many different apps have you downloaded?  A dozen?  Fifty?  And even if the vast majority of them are free… they were really more of a “freemium” download.  A freemium is where they give you a little taste of the game for free, but if you really want to enjoy it, you’re going to need to pony up some cash to unlock certain features.

Learning to Build Apps for iPhone - iPad
Learning to Build Apps for iPhone – iPad

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Swimming pools are filled with sweat, saliva… and more


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How many of Web Watch readers own a swimming pool?

Thought so.  It’s always a popular item for your FRIENDS to have, but it’s seldom something that you want to invest in yourself.  Some have said that a swimming pool is just a hole in the ground that you throw money into.  Add to the equation how hard it can be to sell a house that has a swimming pool — some people won’t mind or will openly embrace the pool being there.  Others will turn away from the pool at all costs, even if the rest of the house is perfect.

Sometimes owning a swimming pool just isn’t worth the time, hassle, and money for maintenance.

SharkVac Robot Pool Cleaner
SharkVac Robot Pool Cleaner

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Most Iconic Brands across the US


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Whenever Web Watch travels around the country, we always try to “go local” whenever possible.  We can eat at an Applebee’s or a McDonald’s almost anywhere… but we’ll go out of our way to chow down at an IN-N-OUT BURGER or grab a beer at the WYNKOOP BREWERY because, well, we can’t get that stuff locally.

Well, we could if we put some effort into the project, but you know what we mean.  When you travel, you want to be like a native.  If that means drinking sweet tea while in the South, or grabbing some BBQ in Texas, having a lobster roll in Maine — well, by golly, that’s what we’re going to do.

From Altoids to Zima: The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names
From Altoids to Zima:
The Surprising Stories Behind 125 Famous Brand Names

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Video Fun: Singing at the Fast Food Drive Thru


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It’s a tired comedian point of view: nobody can ever understand the fast-food worker at the other end of the drive thru order speaker.

The order comes back mumbled, they never get anything right when you order at the drive thru. You’re always stuck behind the mom with the 14 different orders for each member of the baseball team in her minivan (along with 14 different payments for each one).

Yup, the drive thru can be a real blah.

McDonald's Electronic Cash Register Set - Bonus 10 piece Drive-Thru Playset
McDonald’s Electronic Cash Register Set and
Bonus 10 piece Drive-Thru Playset

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The definitive guide to The Sopranos final episode (“Did Tony Die?”)


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THE SOPRANOS was, as everyone who’s seen the show has said, a milestone in television history.  There are very few television series that can get that amount of water cooler talk going these days, although some have tried (*cough* The Red Wedding *cough*).

But with The Sopranos, it really did hit its peak with the final episode, which is widely considered THE BEST FINAL TV EPISODE EVER, even though Entertainment Weekly said it was only worth the #10 spot on their list.  Go figure.

Sopranos: The Book: The Complete Collector's Edition
Sopranos: The Book: The Complete Collector’s Edition

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What your logo color REALLY means


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As Web Watch drives around Suburbia, we can’t help but notice that in strip mall after strip mall, all the signage for the retail stores are almost always the same color: red.

There should be a community ordinance about it, but everywhere we look we see red signage.

And while we understand why this may be the case — easier to see in all light and weather conditions – we got to wondering whether a red sign was really the best choice for all business types.

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team

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Video Fun: Horse Carriage Music Videos in New Orleans


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Bands are always trying to figure out what the “next big thing” can be in making their music videos more interesting and engaging with their fans.

You could do the same thing (concert video) that everyone else does, or you could work outside of your comfort zone and do something a bit different — both in film style as well as music style.  Why lipsync when you can play live in a unique venue?

Horse CarriageHorse Carriage

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The three worst hair styles ever made


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People spend a lot of time and effort (and a little bit of money) on their hair.

Coloring, straightening, making brighter and shinier.  Waxing, shaving, adding extensions.  Figuring out how to stop losing it.

For many people (Jennifer Anniston?), hair is what defines who your are as a person.  Would Jennifer be less popular today if she didn’t inspire her own personalized hairstyle from being on FRIENDS?

 

How to Create the Perfect Cut, Shape, Color, and Perm for Any Hair Type: Secrets and Techniques from a Master Hair Stylist
How to Create the Perfect Cut, Shape, Color, and Perm for Any Hair Type:
Secrets and Techniques from a Master Hair Stylist

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10 Most Annoying Beach / Sunbathing Activities


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What do you like to do when you go to the beach on vacation?

Are you a total sunbather, just hanging out on your lounge and never going into the water?  Or are you a more active person, playing volleyball, surfing, digging sand castles?

Different people like to do different things while at the beach – but everyone needs to remember that the beach is a shared experience, and you don’t want to do anything to be THAT guy (or THAT girl) while hanging out on a beautiful day.

Sunbathing Mr Potato Head
Sunbathing Mr Potato Head

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#TIL what physically causes height limits when building a skyscraper


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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently billed as the World’s Tallest Building.

It sways in the wind almost five feet.  It stands over half a mile tall, at 2,716.5 feet.   But one has to wonder whether the Burj Khalifa will ever become the 2nd tallest building in the world, and if so – what needs to be overcome in order to achieve this goal?

LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa Dubai
LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa Dubai

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Women are less competent if they have a lot of bedroom partners


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How many sexual partners have you had over your lifetime?

Whether it’s just zero or one, or more than 100, the number of partners that you’ve engaged with has made you who you are today – for better or for worse (although we hope it’s for the better, no matter which your choice has been).

But while you may (or may not) be comfortable with the number of partners you’ve had, you still have to deal with others’ perception of you based on that number.

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Pop Quiz: At what age do men reach maturity?


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Everyone knows that women mature faster than men do.

Whether it be obvious in that 5th grade health class where everybody learns about the upcoming puberty changes, or the way girls advance in Honors classes through school while boys are still sitting in the back of the classroom figuring out who farted — women have proven over and over to be more advanced than their yearly age would attest to.

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