A few days ago, bizarre ads filled my screen. Many of them aimed at women: Maxipads for instance. They appeared on Youtube & in MY private google account. Even on Spotify I received ads for Christian books and mascara. At first, I was amused. But the offbeat ads have become downright annoying. So, I delved into my Google Ad settings.
I was shocked to discover that Google pegged me as a 17 year old girl!
And it’s not just Google. I’ve had issues with Amazon as well. For instance when my WIFE was logged into Amazon. MY wishlist appeared on her suggested buys–when she clicked on the “Your Wishlist” link, MY wishlist appeared. What’s even worse was Amazon’s sending HER purchase suggestions to MY google e-mail. I received direct e-mails from Amazon suggesting that I buy things from HER private wishlist for myself. Somehow Amazon’s cookies crossed our wish lists. Our names are different. Amazon has no way of knowing that we’re married. It’s disturbing because her personal preferences were sent to me without her consent. And mine were sent to her without my consent. The privacy hole is huge and frightening. We contacted Amazon and they have fixed the issue.
I’m sure that I am not alone. Anyone who shares a computer with someone else has probably endured similar glitches. Here’s how I was able to “Opt Out” of Google advertising.
Log in to your account. Just below the gear/configure icon, click the link that says, “Why this Ad?“
A balloon will appear it will say:
This ad was based on the email you were viewing. Ads Settings puts you in control of the ads you see.
Click on the link that says, “Ads Settings“
Click on the links that say, “Opt Out“.
For added privacy, you might also want to disable Flash Cookies.
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I love it when fellow Barefoot Latinos shatter stereotypes! Of all the sports in the world involving balls, basketball is NOT what comes to mind when I think of Latinos and feet, especially when the Latinos are barefoot children. This pack of unshod youth are dominating the competition with and undefeated streak in mini-basketball.
Just eat the F*%&ing candy! It’s Halloween. Have fun. Be safe.
Near the chimney, watching the sky .
Xero Shoes announced its first PREMADE running sandal.
Let me begin by saying that I love Xero shoes. The company is authentic because they embrace the barefoot lifestyle. Their lightweight, rainproof, multi-terrain running sandals offer the freedom of barefoot running while protecting your sole from the hazards of the open road and the filth of city streets.
Xero shoes started out with a simple sheet of vibram material and lacing. As the company grew, they created the first outsole designed specifically for barefoot sandal running. In keeping with the minimalist lifestyle, the company only sold DIY kits. The kits ensured that the shoes fit your feet perfectly. Even if you wanted Xero Shoes to make a pair for you, you still had to trace your foot and mark your toe-hole. The major benefit to the KIT shoes is the ability to place the toe-hole precisely. Everyone’s feet are different; so, placing the hole in the right spot ensures that the lacing won’t rub or irritate crevice of your big toe.
So why is Xero shoes making a manufactured shoe?
First of all, not everyone is DIYer. Some people want instant gratification. You might be thinking, But the pre-made shoes have the hole already punched! That’s a bad thing, isn’t it? No. It’s not! The pre-made shoes will only make your feet stronger. The position of the toe hole isn’t important. And I’m shocked that it’s taken Xero Shoes this long to figure that out.
Wilson Kipsang, a bona fide mid foot striker, won the 2013 Berlin Marathon, shattering the course record by a minute. But before Kipsang could break the tape at the finish line, an ambush marketer and obvious heel striker burst from the crowd and shot onto the course. The renegade marketer rushed to finish line and snapped the victory tape before Kipsang, stealing Kipsang’s well deserved moment of glory. See images below.
Heel Strikers are ruining the world!