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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Meme Becomes Mantra for NBA's Hottest Team

Back on Dec. 27, the NBA's Golden State Warriors stood on shaky ground. Their record was 17-13 and they'd just recently begun crawling out of a mini-slump that already had some fans pining for trades and the firing of coach Mark Jackson Then All-Star forward David Lee took a local blogger to task, a meme was born and — as if propelled by some potent Internet mysticism — the Warriors haven't lost since. Today they're the NBA's hottest team The Warriors had been beset by injuries throughout the early part of this season, disappointing fans who entered the season anticipating high-scoring fireworks displays from the team's talented full roster. So, after the Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns on the night of Dec. 27 with their entire core available, Lee took the opportunity to point out to blogger Jordan Ramirez of the WarriorsWorld fan site that Golden State's season had actually gone quite well when playing with their full squad.

Israel Votes Unanimously to Ban Revenge Porn

Revenge porn is now a crime in Israel. The country's parliament, the Knesset, passed a new law on Monday, which criminalized the posting of nude videos of others online without their consent. This crime can carry a prison sentence of up to five years Israel follows in the footsteps of New Jersey and California, the first two states in the U.S. to outlaw the lewd trend. In New Jersey, before "revenge porn" became a mainstream term, a 2003 invasion of privacy law prohibited the distribution of nude or sexual material without that person's content.

Emails Reveal Top Chris Christie Aide Tied to Political Revenge Plot

Newly revealed emails from a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie link his administration to an apparent traffic revenge plot. The revelations could turn out to be a road block for Christie, who is widely expected to run for president in 2016. Both the Wall Street Journal and North Bergen Record published conversations between Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's deputy chief of staff, and David Wildstein, a long-time friend of the governor, discussing a plan to create traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., by closing inbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge

5 Skills You Need to Be a Leader at Work

If you've got your eye on a management role — especially one on the top of the totem pole — you have your work cut out for you. After all, there's more to being a boss than, well, bossing people around. You see, if you want to be a truly inspirational and effective leader, there are big picture skills you need to learn — that is, figuring out how to manage your team in a way that impacts the success of the whole company in the long run. So, for all you current, developing, and hopeful leaders out there, check out this infographic for five essential skills to start (and continue!) developing.

'Cats' Is the 'Girls' Parody for the Millennial Feline

"I think I might be the meow of my generation. Or a meow of a generation." The Pet Collective, known for their furry parodies of pop culture, tackles the controversial HBO comedy Girls in their latest video — never have cats been more angsty, self-centered and Millennial See also: Tina Fey Joins 'Girls' Cast in Hilarious 'SNL' Parody Watch as these four felines cope with the daily struggles of being 20-somethings (or in cat age: six weeks) in the harsh, cold world. They learn the hard way that not everyone can reach Grumpy Cat's level of fame or have a gold-lined litter box And if you're more into the human version of the television show, Girls debuts on HBO on Jan. 12.

'Race Yourself' Google Glass App Gamifies Exercise

If your 2014 resolution is to get in shape, then "Race Yourself" might just be the app to get the job done As its name suggests, the Google Glass app allows users to race against themselves, and beat personal-fitness records by completing virtual games. Users can also race against friends or projections of professional athletes, including Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. See also: This Tiny Device Brings Exercising to Planes, Couches “Imagine racing against your own personal best, chasing a friend you want to beat or even escaping a 400-tonne cargo train traveling at your target marathon pace," company co-founder Alex Foster said in a release. "By blending reality with virtual reality, we can make workouts a lot more interesting and motivating."