Have you ever wished you were taller, leaner, or maybe had a different eye color? Or have you ever wondered what life would be like if you possessed a genius IQ or an olympian’s physique? While it can be fun to fantasize about changing qualities about ourselves, the technology now exists to alter the traits we pass onto our children. Thanks to the astonishing strides made by genetic engineers in recent years, in the near future, it could be common practice for parents to enhance their offspring.
Here’s a fun trick: Go to Google Image Search, type in “future phones,” and adjust the settings so your query only returns results from 2008 and earlier. (This link should save you some time.) You’ll find some pretty wild concepts, few of which look anything like the devices most of us carry around today. And though it might be hard to believe, it’s just as likely we have no idea what the technology of 2028 will look like. Yet that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate.
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It’s not often two sober singles strip down within minutes of meeting each other, but that’s exactly what’s happening tonight as blind daters Danielle and Ian introduce themselves inside an EPIC Limo destined for a couple’s massage at downtown’s AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club.
The digital displays we stare at might be doing us more harm than good. Here’s what you can do to keep them from taking over.
Among the most buzzed-about books on Blinkist’s social media pages in 2017 was A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. Written by journalist Warren Berger, this best-seller illustrates the importance of asking the right questions in order to embark on personal journeys of creativity and success. Based on cutting-edge research, and highlighting actual examples from today’s business world, A More Beautiful Question outlines a path to living a more meaningful life by demonstrating how curiosity can lead to more purposeful questions.
Any stoners worth their salt have seen Dave Chappelle’s 1998 cult classic, Half Baked, at least a dozen times ... though they might not remember the first 11 viewings. In the film, a trio of best buds sell some killer weed under the brand “Mr. Nice Guy” in an effort to raise enough money to bail their fourth friend out of jail for inadvertently killing a diabetic police horse.
From Silicon Valley CEOs to presidents of powerful nations, 2017 saw more than its fair share of shake-ups in the realm of leadership. And while the stories about today’s head honchos are still being written, lessons learned from other modern movers and shakers are readily accessible in today’s top nonfiction.
With news stories elapsing into each other at a rate of knots, it’s going to be interesting to see how 2017 will be remembered. The gift of hindsight will allow historians to trace patterns and comprehend happenings in a way that we’ll never be able to see. So, while you’re waiting for 2017 to be assessed, why not check out some of the history books that were published this past year?
It’s the most wonderful time of year, and nowhere in North County is celebrating the season more than the luxurious L’Auberge Resort. Sprawling across 5 acres of manicured grounds and overlooking dreamy Del Mar Beach, the Four-Diamond hotel is hosting an impressive roster of Christmastime events fit for the whole family. Here’s a glimpse of their holiday happenings.
Blind daters McKenna and Eli just met for the first time on the field at Valley View Casino Center. Eli, who plays defender for the San Diego Sockers, is about to run through a quick warmup with McKenna before dinner at the Cohn Restaurant Group’s new Draft Republic in Carlsbad.
While turning 21 can be a boozy rite of passage for many, for East County native D.J. Mull, his first legal drink led him to his destiny.
When it comes to leadership, few people are more authoritative on the topic than James Stavridis, the retired 4-star admiral who not only spent more than 30 years commanding combat-ready vessels for the US Navy, but who also served as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Global Operations.