Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

June 20, 2017

(CNN)In the 1971 free speech case, Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court said, “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” That rings very true today. Now, I get to say: “I told you so.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Justice Kennedy summed it up perfectly: “By mandating positivity, the law here might silence dissent and distort the marketplace of ideas.” Today, because of a little-known band and a naughty word, you are all more …


Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… can be traded and they have a value, and after a successful ICO this value can easily double. Again, this is similar to an IPO; those who get in early usually benefit from the initial spike in value. But tokens don’t typically give their owners ownership over a part of the company that issued them. Each token is, in fact, a smart contract that can provide additional benefits down the road. For example, the tokens issued by Storj a decentralized storage solution can be exchanged for storage …


Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …


A startup named Bancor raised $150 million in a few hours

June 14, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Bye, Bitcoin. Hello, Ethereum. While most startups raise money from investors or through selling stock on public markets, Bancor found investors through an ICOan Initial Coin Offering. An ICO is a new way to raise funding that has gained momentum in recent months; the new company issues tokensa sort of mini-cryptocurrency that, besides being tradable, might also give you other benefits (though this differs from project to project). In an Ethereum-based ICO, tokens can be purchased in …


With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… United States role in the world and are willing to change their policies accordingly. [Trump] seems to be fine being alone, and it may have benefits in the short term. But in the long term its going to cost us, Daalder said. In acting as if you cant trust anybody else in the world, no one will trust the United States. Hours before Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, European leaders put out a joint statement with China to reaffirm their commitment to its …


reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

Paper isnt dead. Theres a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a napkin. Theres still tremendous demand for reading, writing and sketching, said Magnus Wanberg an Oslo, Norway-based entrepreneur who helped develop reMarkable, an electronic-ink-based tablet thats designed to come as close to paper as possible, while offering all the benefits of a digital screen. SEE ALSO: Fire sale: Amazon updates tablets and …


6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… including but not limited to coloring, pottery and knitting Being artistic calms the nervous system because when were focused on creative activities, our attention moves away from constant worrying, New York therapist Kimberly Hershensonsays. This helps the nervous system regulate, allowing our brain to clear space to process difficult issues. There are a multitude of benefits that come from practicing yoga, and a quieter mind is just one of them. Its basically active meditation, which is …


Trump’s Budget Hurts Women More Than Men, And No One Is Surprised

… Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program. Women are twice as likely as men to rely on food stamps, and over 7.8 million women and children relied on WIC benefits in 2016. Trumps budget is a direct attack on reproductive rights. President Trumps budget withholds all federal funds from Planned Parenthood and any other organization that provides abortions. #TrumpBudget singles out Planned Parenthood for first time in history, denying all funding and access to care for patients who …

May 26, 2017

Learn how to ace the new rules of the job application process

… them?‘” “Make sure you spend the time to ask those questions. Get to know the people you’re interviewing with, ask them what they enjoy about the company, what projects they’re working on, finding out more about the benefits, the perks, the traditions, the culture of the company all of that is fair game,” she adds. “You can both do that doing research online, but when you’re in the office look around. Is it an open floor plan? What’s the …

May 19, 2017

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? To find an answer, I …

May 18, 2017

Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

… evidence that those things work across the board,” Scott Kollins, a clinical psychologist and professor at Duke University, told NPR on Sunday. SEE ALSO: We, your child’s school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next That doesn’t mean the three-pronged plastic phenomena don’t provide any real benefits, or that parents and educators are wrong when they say it helps some children focus in the classroom. But retailers may be stretching the truth …

May 15, 2017