Yan Huang is an award-winning marketer, interactive designer, business consultant, speaker, and the founder of Gray Hat Web, a Los Angeles design and marketing agency. He has 15 years of experience creating and marketing websites, and has worked with Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies. Yan is an entrepreneur at his core and his passion lies with online marketing and web design. Yan has founded or co-founded several successful websites with an emphasis on online marketing, web design, and business development. Read more

Kayaking Down The Colorado River

I went Kayaking down the Colorado River, and it was one of the most beautiful sights. It was a full day kayaking outdoor adventure and the kayaks provided had rudders, which were really convenient for making turns once I got into the rhyme of paddling. We also went inside cave, which was really neat. Above are some photographs that I took using my iPhone from the kayaking.

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Farewell & 10 Inspiring Quotes From Robin Williams

Robin Williams has touched millions and more. Farewell. Here are 10 inspiring quotes from the prolific man:

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Wikipedia Violates Photographer’s Copyright

Photo Credit: David Slater

I apologize if my headline isn’t politically correct but here is the summary of what happened: David Slater, a nature photographer, trekked the rain forests of Indonesia with his own photography equipment and production to photograph the crested black macaque (a rare species of monkey). The monkey happens to be the one that pressed the camera shutter. Because of this technicality, Wikipedia decided violate Mr. Slater’s rights to the photos and publish them as public domain.

Good luck Mr. Slater, hope you win this one!

P.S. He does a lot of amazing work – check out David Slater’s nature photography website.

Click to the next page to read the article from Gizmodo.

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Colorado Highway Fatalities at Near Historic Lows Since Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Marijuana Cultivation

The probability of prohibition of a vice propagating the inverse affects of which was intended is a paradox that has people prolifically asking why. Parallels of marijuana have been drawn to the alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s. This article from The Washington Post re-enforces the nature of this paradigm, which in my opinion is a direct reflection of human nature and should be observed by marketers and trendsetters alike.

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Follow These 4 Easy Steps to Toughen Up Your Passwords

Secure Passwords

Here are four easy steps to ensure your passwords are secure.

1. GET A GOOD PASSWORD MANAGER
The best passwords are long strings of letters, numbers, and symbols that you can’t remember. So you’ll need a tool to keep track of them—ideally, one you can access from any device. Look for a product that not only stores passwords but also generates them for you. I like 1Password, which works well on Mac OS, Windows, iOS, and Android.

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Why China Is Investigating Microsoft and Symantec

Symantec China

For years, U.S. politicians have been calling Chinese telecom-equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE (000063:CH) threats to American security. But making charges about national security is a game that China can play, too. Following Edward Snowden’s disclosures of U.S. spying, the Chinese government seems eager to show American companies that they will pay a price for U.S. government actions.

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Uncensored Methods to Overclock the Human Mind

Overclocking the Human Mind 2

Today, the demand threshold for mental performance and agility is greater than ever, especially with the constant changing communications, creative and technological tools that we need to keep up with, not only stay relevant in our businesses and at our jobs, but to push forth new frontiers in our respective fields.

The ability to observe and assess situations dimensionally, appropriately and effectively respond to circumstance and anticipate permutations and pitfalls intuitively from a higher level is what gives certain individuals a competitive edge.

In short, these are cut throat methods people have used to overclock their minds:

Psychedelics

DMT JesturesThis is controversial. I want to make it clear that I do not advocate the use of any substances that are illegal within your jurisdiction. I also want to make it clear this will not help you get the tasks at hand done any faster but what it will do is intensely overclock one’s perception and understanding of reality. From my research and a handful of people whom I have interviewed, psychedelics (ie. mushrooms, LSD and DMT or Dimethyltryptamine or The Spirit Molecule) have made a profound impact on their fundamental understanding of the world and their relationships to and within it. It was unanimous that these should not be used for recreational purpose but as needed for spiritual and intellectual pursuit and expansion.

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple; Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft; Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft; Mike Lynch, Britain’s first software billionaire and CEO of Autonomy (sold to HP); Oliver Stone, film director responsible for the classic Wall Street film that influenced a whole generation on Wall Street; and Tim Ferriss, best selling author of 4 Hour Work Week; have cited to use psychedelics at one point in their lives.

Amphetamines

Limitless Bradly CooperThis is controversial. Same disclaimer as above. The most popular prescribed amphetamine is Adderall, which is a combination of Dextroamphetamine and Levoamphetamine, which may have inspired the movie Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Side note, Ritalin, although serves a similar purpose, is not an amphetamine. It has been reported from consumers of Adderall that I have spoken with first hand, the substances provides an unprecedented level of focus and concentration. Although, these substances come at a price—short term side effects from the same users have included lack of patience for idle talk or “things not getting done”, irritability and insomnia. Captain, steer clear.

Nicotine

Ecig Katherine HeiglThis is controversial. I am referring to neuro stimulant, nicotine, not cigarettes (cigarettes kill people). Nicotine can be taken through vaporous formats including electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, hookah pens, etc. Many people do not know that nicotine slows down and arguably prevents the effects memory loss diseases such as Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s and counteracting the effects of depression. In addition to this, nicotine improves mental alertness and clarity, visual attention and working memory. E-cigs such as Blucigs and NJOY can be purchased at any Walgreens, CVS or smoke shop with a valid ID and age verification.

Caffeine
Caffeine PowderThis is the most widely used neuro stimulant consumed by 100+ million people each day — that is just in the United States. The most common consumption medium is coffee. It can be also consumed through energy drinks such as Red Bulls, Monsters and 5 Hour Energy shots; teas such as green tea, Earl Grey and English breakfast tea; and soda (or pop in the Mid-West) such Diet Coke, regular Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. It can also be ingested in refined states including caffeine tablets & pills and caffeine powder, which can be purchased at any Walgreens or CVS and powder form on Amazon.com

Diet & Fitness

This is the golden standard for health. Fish, nuts and blueberries have been evaluated by medical professionals to provide benefits towards memory. Studies have also found that maintaining a moderate amount of aerobic exercise increases memory and brain function. More importantly, just five minutes of running each day could add years to the longevity of your life.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, clearly. This is for educational purposes. You are solely responsible if you lose grips with reality and / or get yourself harmed or killed.

 

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