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Double Up | Important News | We All Lose

PRNewser: There is something called the “American Frozen Food Institute” and it’s launching a massive PR campaign. Which part of that sentence is weirder?

AppNewser: We still don’t have a cure for cancer, but scientists have created a way to use body heat to charge wearable electronics, so we’ll call it a wash.

TVNewser: ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity are fighting over a Pulitzer. Sigh.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Perfect Pitch | True Tweets | Team Takes

graphic1GalleyCat: Here are some ways to sell your eBook. One idea? Say it’s about Game of Thrones even if it isn’t.

Lost Remote: BREAKING – Actor joins Twitter, is boring.

Stock Images: Someone combined Pokémon logos with NBA logos. This is the most exciting thing involving the Knicks that has happened all season.

Fairy Tales for All | Kelly Award | Heads Up

GalleyCat: The Bible might become Louisiana’s official state book. Not to be outdone, Arkansas is expected to name Little Red Riding Hood its official book.

FishbowlDC: The AP’s Rukmini Callimachi is this year’s recipient of the Michael Kelly Award.

TVSpy: Here’s a video of a meteorologist getting scared out of his mind. Oh c’mon, you know you’re intrigued.

Man on Man | No Thanks | Looks Promising

colbertTVNewser: Stephen Colbert discusses Stephen Colbert.

AppNewser: Google is offering Glass to anyone — for only $1,500 — during a one day sale. Imagine the kind of people who get excited about that. If any of them are your friends, you’ve made some mistakes in life.

Lost Remote: If CNN launches wacky programming, will you promise to watch?

He’ll Buy | Pack Them In | Grab Hold

Tony Reali GTVNewser: Tony Reali, host of Around The Horn, is joining Good Morning America. We hear there will be no paper tossing involved.

GalleyCat: Here’s that Game of Thrones/Disney character mashup that dorks and children have been begging for.

AgencySpy: This ad campaign will get you to feel your balls. If you have some to feel, that is.

Bigger Take | Don’t Pass it to Smith | Wise Choice

Inside Facebook: Surprise! The latest Facebook redesign was just a way to make the ads bigger.

TVNewser: Chuck Todd wanted to be a point guard in the NBA. The Knicks should sign him. We’re serious.

AgencySpy: If you can afford to buy a BMW, you should.

Brief Congrats | Terrible Omission | The Puns Keep Coming

Lost Remote: The Shorty Awards have been announced. Each winner reported being mildly excited.

FishbowlDC: Speaking of awards, DC Magazine celebrated the most stylish men in the city, and somehow left out the editors of FishbowlDC. Who wants to break DC Magazine staffers’ thumbs for us? We can pay you in sticks of gum. Trident. Not that expensive Bubble Yum stuff.

AgencySpy: Car Fax’s latest ad takes us inside Car Fox’s cave. Advertising!

Okay Man | Bad Idea | Mapped Books

Stephanopoulos-304TVNewser: George Stephanopoulos says he’s okay with being the only male host of Good Morning America and will do 500 pushups to prove it.

AppNewser: Yelp has introduced Emoji-based searches in the hopes that soon people will hate the site even more than they already do.

GalleyCat: Here’s a pretty cool literary map of San Francisco.

Boredom from Above | Clinton Calling | More Power

quizup-quizInside Mobile Apps: QuizUp adds questions that use Google Earth. QuizUp’s creators are hoping you will be entertained by this for approximately one week, just like the rest of the app.

TVNewser: Hillary Clinton calls out the media for its portrayal of women.

GalleyCat: Sheryl Sandberg has her own comic strip, proving once again that she has a pretty awesome life.

Hello, Goodbye | Too Late | Young Magazine

josh elliott gmaTVNewser: Good Morning America bids farewell to Josh Elliott without Josh Elliott. Awkward.

PRNewser: E-Trade has stopped making those ads featuring the talking baby only five years after they stopped being funny.

FishbowlDC: Washington Post Magazine shamelessly targets something called “millennials.”

 

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