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Super Bowl vs. Valentine’s Day

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Here’s the latest episode in my “Wedded Blisster Series” of animated movie shorts. Marriage is bliss, but these mini-movies I sometimes make have a humorous take on some of the blisters that couples face along their blissful way. Episode #13 looks at the tension between the “guy holiday” of Super Bowl Sunday versus the “gal [...]

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An MLK Day Chat With Cleverbot…

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Holidays provide a great reason to have a discussion with Cleverbot. What’s Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. It’s a real-world, social-technology experiment that I regularly engage. While it’s a stretch to say that [...]

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Most Expensive Medical Procedures

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According to CNBC host Jim Cramer, the number one cause of bankruptcy in America is unexpected health care costs. One of the biggest challenges with health care reform is that every American will be required to have some type of health care coverage, but many of those individuals can’t afford it and the country continues [...]

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Why We Need More Pinky Promises

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Here’s a guest post from a talented writer and graphic designer, Maria Cowell. Check out her site HERE or follow her on Twitter: @HipMamaMedia. If you’d like to submit a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines HERE. ============================= Some places are more free-wheeling than others. I live in Southern California, the epicenter of [...]

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Why People Can’t Stand Christians…

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Over the holidays we spent time with some close family friends, and one of the topics that came up during our conversation was a seemingly growing distaste for Christians and Christianity in general. Through our discussion, it was obvious that the reasons for this perception are legion. However, one of the examples given during the [...]

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Salvation – yup, there’s an app for that…

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Here’s a guest post from a funny writer that I’ve featured before. His name is Bryan Logan. Check out his blog HERE and his entertaining post below. [EdiTOR’s Note: When Bryan first submitted this post, I thought it was a cleverly “deceptive” spoof. However, Bryan happens to conceptualize and write programming code for mobile applications. The idea he writes [...]

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Cleverbot talks New Year resolutions and Apocalypse

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Last year I discovered Cleverbot, which is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. No one in their right mind would call Cleverbot intelligent but interacting with this particular “thinking” software can be mildly amusing. I thought it was about time to talk [...]

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4 Tips to Help Your College Kids Cope

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This is a guest post from Mariana Ashley who’s a blogger and freelance writer for www.onlinecolleges.net. She offers advice for choosing the perfect online program for prospective students and parents, welcoming comments at mariana.ashley031@gmail.com. If you’d like to write for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ====================== Heading into the New Year, colleges across [...]

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Anatomy of a New Year Resolution

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This time of year, it’s obligatory to write a post about New Year Resolutions – it comes with the blogging territory. One of my top resolutions for 2013 will be to spend more time with my family offline, which means less time online. Toward that ultimate goal, here’s an interesting infographic from the fine folks [...]

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Holiday Edition: $5.37 “Caption This” Photo Contest

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It’s another installment of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Today’s picture features the jolly old elf himself, but we have some business to attend to first. Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest  last week. The winning caption is below. Congratulations to the victor – Bryan – who [...]

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