Archive for August, 2010

Soft Drink Industry Structure

We recorded 987 varieties of soft drinks. These were sold under 195 brands, and 102 parent companies. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group offer 411 of these varieties (41.6%). The top 50 varieties were found in more than half of all stores, and were owned by just the top 8 firms. In contrast, over 300 varieties were found in only one store each.

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Posted: August 24th, 2010
at 8:28am by Koookiecrumbles


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Occult of Personality

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Posted: August 23rd, 2010
at 8:11am by Koookiecrumbles


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A.J. Jacobs’ year of living biblically

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Posted: August 23rd, 2010
at 7:55am by Black Ock


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Toyota RAV4: Get Outdoors

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Posted: August 22nd, 2010
at 8:04am by Koookiecrumbles


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Bicycle Wine

What wine to drink is always a pertinant question when travelling. In Melbourne, however, it was quite simple to choose. Rolling. Complete with a lovely cyclist on the label.

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Posted: August 21st, 2010
at 8:43am by Koookiecrumbles


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Mike Giepert : String Theory

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Posted: August 20th, 2010
at 8:01am by Koookiecrumbles


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How Did Astrologer Rick Levine Get into Astrology?

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Posted: August 19th, 2010
at 8:53am by Koookiecrumbles


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How Our Brain Controls Our Accent

Why do some people hold on to their accents all their lives while others drop them overnight? Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist from University College London, has spent 16 years researching speech: how we formulate words, how we come by our accents and how we decode what is being said to us.

To help her understand how our brain negotiates the complex task of talking, Professor Scott has enlisted the help of the television impressionist Duncan Wisbey, a regular on Alistair McGowan'sBig Impression and the voice of Migo on theAFimbles spin-off, theRoly Mo Show. By scanning Wisbey's brain she discovered that much more of the brain is involved in talking and learning speech than researchers previously thought. The results will be presented at a public event in London next week as part of Brain Awareness week.

Professor Scott speaks in a soft southern accent, despite growing up in Lancashire. "There are so many things that can influence why we have an accent; for example, how your parents spoke and how much you identify with your parents," she says. She hopes that by working out how impressionists use their brains to learn to mimic people, new techniques could be developed and used by speech therapists to help patients with communication problems. "We're going to look at the brain anatomy of people who have voice artist skills to see if parts of their brains are slightly larger than people who haven't got these skills," she says. "I want to find out why some people are better at doing accents than others." You meet some people who never seem to have lost their accent, while other people seem to change theirs at the drop of a hat."

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Posted: August 18th, 2010
at 12:30pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Quote of the Day

The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.A- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Posted: August 18th, 2010
at 8:38am by Koookiecrumbles


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