Grow your mo


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It’s. Movember. Time to grow your mo. If you have no clue what this is about: November is the month to grow your moustache (mo is slang for moustache) to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. Movember, a blend of november and mo, is a worldwide movement started by two Australian guys in 2004. To help raise money for men’s health issues. And prostate cancer surely is one of them. About 1 man in 7 is diagnosed with it. The Movember Foundation has raised since 2004 a whopping $ 700 million. That is impressive. It has donated for example $ 44 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for research that will lead to novel tools to diagnose prostate cancer earlier and to generate precision treatment strategies. There is criticism as well. For example that growing moustaches is concealing the actual issue (comparable to the ALS ice bucket challenge). The Movember Foundation is aware of this and has started a second campaign next to the “grow your mo”: take the move challenge.
What Movember shows is that having a great story, working for a good cause, building a strong brand, designing a creative campaign, will lead to great success. Movember is number 55 on the top 100 NGO’s in the world.

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US elections 2016

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As you can see the chances of winning dropped considerably for Hillary Clinton, however she still has the lead.


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Bob Dylan albums ranked by words

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News how we consume it


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Album Fallen Angels falls fast off the charts

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On the basis of the rankings in 10 countries, it is obvious that Dylan’s  second album with “Sinatra” songs, Fallen Angels, is not doing so well as the first one (Shadows in the Night). The first week entries are lower (highest in this map a number 5 position in the UK) and in the second and third week the album is quickly dropping (in 3 countries out of the top 100 charts, in 3 countries almost out of the top 100 with positions 82, 88 and 100). The albums seem to do best in Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland and Italy. Also the Metascore and user score are less than the ones for Shadows in the Night: respectively 77 versus 82 and 73 versus 76. It confirms my own judgement that Fallen Angels does not match the quality of Shadows in the Night (with the exception of the excellent Melancholy Mood).


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