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Girl Creates PowerPoint Presentation to Win Over Boy

'Boobs exhibit steady growth over time'

(Newser) - If there's one thing young men find irresistible, it's a professional presentation. At least that's what 19-year-old Lizzy Fenton appeared to be banking on when she emailed her crush a PowerPoint slideshow titled "Why You Should Date Me" last month. "I wanted to win Carter...

Swiss Political Party Forms to Ban PowerPoint

They hope to get a referendum on the ballot

(Newser) - How much do you hate PowerPoint? Probably not as much as Matthias Poehm. He’s founded an entire political party dedicated solely to the eradication of the dreaded (but oh-so-user-friendly) presentation software, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The Anti-PowerPoint Party, or APPP, held its first meeting earlier this week, with...

Romney, Take Your PowerPoint and Go Home

Ruth Marcus is not impressed with Mitt's computer skills

(Newser) - Some people think Mitt Romney is unfit to be president because he created MassHealth, but not Ruth Marcus. “I believe Romney is unfit to be president because he used a PowerPoint presentation to defend it,” she writes in the Washington Post . These oh-so-popular presentations are invariably dull and...

Plug-in Syncs MS Office, Google Docs

Cloud Connect lets you work in Word, save online

(Newser) - Google has found a way for users to edit documents online without having to navigate a new application—bringing us a step closer to a cloud computing revolution. The search giant has built a plug-in for Microsoft Office that syncs it with Google Docs, TechCrunch reports. With the Cloud Connect...

Twitter Will Make You Smarter

Like other new media, site beefs up brain if used wisely

(Newser) - It's fashionable to cry about how Twitter and other new forms of electronic media are making us intellectually lazy and downright stupid. In fact, the opposite is true, writes Harvard's Steven Pinker. "Don’t rail at PowerPoint or Google," he writes. "It’s not as if habits...

The Military's Enemy Within: PowerPoint

It 'makes us stupid' one general charges

(Newser) - There's an enemy lurking inside the US military, and it's called PowerPoint. The presentation software has become more and more central to military procedure in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pentagon, the New York Times reports and the effect has not been salutary. Junior officers are often referred to as “...

20 Resolutions You Can Actually Achieve

Breaking down large goals makes them more realistic

(Newser) - New Year’s resolutions to lose 20 pounds, clean out all your closets, and cut your grocery budget in half not quite working out? That’s likely because your goals are too large. Here are 20 tasks you can accomplish, all of which are “no more challenging than reaching...

Keep Computers Out of Class, Prof Argues

(Newser) - An SMU dean has a message for his fellow college professors: Ditch the PowerPoint. Jose A. Bowen isn't anti-technology, explains the Chronicle of Higher Education, he just thinks too many instructors rely on it as a crutch. He's challenging others to "teach naked," without computers in the classroom,...

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