- A new app lets you split bar tabs by bumping phones
- A study that shows wearing a mouth guard during lifting might actually increase your maxes
- Tom Herman shows us some great off-season QB drills
- Facebook tells us when our relationships will end
- Four marketing campaigns that will knock your socks off
How to Split Checks with a Bump
Source: Fast Company
Bump, an app that lets users “bump” their smartphones together to share contact information or photos, has just announced this week that it’s launching another service called Bump Pay. You can link your PayPal account and easily transfer money to someone you owe. Splitting drink tickets at your local watering hole has now become a thing of the past.
Power of Mouth Guards
Source: Men’s Health
Think mouth guards are only for keeping your teeth from getting knocked out? Think again! A recent study shows mouth guards can actually increase power when hitting the weights.
“Researchers believe clenching your teeth—like you do when you’re wearing a mouth guard—is similar to chewing. It can increase blood flow to areas of the brain associated with memory, awareness, motor control, timing, and fear.”
Ohio State Spring QB Drills
Want to spice up your offseason routine for your QBs? Tom Herman, the new Offensive Coordinator for Ohio State University, takes you through some of his most used QB drills for the offseason. These drills show that you can get plenty of value from these workouts without a ball—you just have to be a bit more creative.
Utilizing Facebook’s Data
Facebook recently performed a study on relationship status changes and came across some interesting findings. For example, your relationship is most likely to end on a Friday during the summer. More people enter into relationships around Valentines Day and Christmas. Needless to say, I’ll be sure to spend some extra time with my wife during the weekends this summer!
“Facebook pored over data from 2010 and 2011 tracking nameless changes to relationship statuses. Married to divorced, single to in a relationship, it’s complicated to not-in-middle-school-anymore. Turns out, some patterns crop up. Fairly predictable ones at that.”
Brilliant Marketing Campaigns
Advertisers have always struggled to create campaigns that resonate with customers. Inc.com discusses four current campaigns that hit the nail on the head in ways that seem so simple. Frankly, I’m mad that I didn’t think of these first.
“Marketing is all about capturing the attention of the masses. Since the masses are often on sites like YouTube and Facebook, these four innovative social media campaigns provide a good model for any business to follow…”