These Texas students are on a mission to raise money for their classmates with cancer

April 26, 2017

For a group of eighth grade girls from Deer Park, Texas, organizing a benefit concert has shown them the incredible power of community. The Music 4 A Mission benefit concert was born out of a class the girls are taking at Deer Park Junior High School called Caring Communities. The goal is to raise $20,000, through a combination of ticket sales, donations, and a silent auction. The proceeds will be donated to four students in the Deer Park community who are all battling a different form of …

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Inside the car design lab crafting pianos, bicycles and helicopters

April 20, 2017

(CNN)We’re all used to the familiar front grilles and badges of car brands like Audi, Porsche and BMW. But have you ever considered a Peugeot piano? Or an Aston Martin yacht? Perhaps a Bentley handbag? These days, ever-increasing numbers of car manufacturers are offering their design expertise as a resource to outside clients — either extending their own brand to something without four wheels and an engine, or consulting on projects that will ultimately exist in their own …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… difficult. Based on Harris’ account he had done his research and homework to make sure the TSA and United would let him travel with the device. It seemed like everything was set for him and his new husband to saunter onto the plane where they’d splurged on first-class seats since it was their honeymoon. After making it through security without a hitch, it appears a typo and unreasonable staff threw a wrench in his travel plans. A note about his call into the airline about the …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show Whetstone echoed Kalanick’s upbeat tone in her statement sent by Uber: I am incredibly proud of the team that weve builtand that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the productand that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first …

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What makes this Easter egg so hard to export? – BBC News

April 12, 2017

… Grimsby-based firm first started exporting in 1970, business was largely driven by expats. Marmite, brown sauce and baked beans were the items most in demand in the company’s markets in Spain, Portugal, France, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Now it delivers to 130 countries and turnover last year was 50m. Mr Ramsden says the company’s growth reflects demand from a growing global middle class. “The food becomes premium by virtue of being imported. There is an element of snob …

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Cadillac takes on Tesla with its own hands-free driving tech

April 11, 2017

… combo of advanced LiDAR-mapped data and a driver attention system to allow for what the automaker is touting as “the industry’s first hands-free” cruising experience. The description practically shoots shade at Tesla and other luxury competitors with advanced driver assistants on the road, like the Mercedes Benz E-class Drive Pilot, which require hands-on attentiveness at all times. A Cadillac rep confirmed to us via email that Super Cruise is considered a Level 2 autonomous …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… by a business to its customers.If that resonates with you, this course will provide the concepts, case studies, and tools to help you build a foundation for pursuing product design. Cost: FreeLength: 2-3 hours 2. Marketing: Introduction to Marketing, Udemy Image: THE MUSE Take the mystery out of marketing with this wallet-friendly class, which will cover everything from the most basic, What exactly is marketing? to How do you promote a product? (And if it feels like a great fit, here are …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… and children? Does the US welcome too many immigrants? Are corporations too powerful? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Those might seem like questions ripped from today’s headlines, yet they literally provoked riots and lynch mobs during World War I, the film shows. Few people today, however, know how relevant the war remains because it seems so distant, trapped forever in wobbly black-and-white silent film, historians say. “The First World War is the most important …

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Qatar Airways figures out a way to get past the laptop ban

April 1, 2017

… multiple countries The airline is offering loaner laptops since in-flight entertainment systems just don’t cut it for people traveling for work. Writing up reports or endless work emails on a smartphone is headache sometimes you just need the real thing. That performance report isn’t going to write itself during your 15-hour flight. So, how this works: business class passengers will download any necessary info onto a USB flash drive before boarding. Once onboard, passengers can …

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Goodbye, ClassPass. Hello, Reserve with Google!

April 1, 2017

… Google Maps and Google Search and puts them into a new Reserve with Google website (on desktop and mobile). Think Google Flights (google.com/flights) except this is for transforming your body rather than transporting it. You can search for fitness studios based on location and style. Google will also recommend ones to you. Here’s how it works on mobile: 1. Go to google.com/maps/reserve. Choose your date and location. You can also search for types of classes. Select a time for the class. …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… are actually bringing in revenue are sponsored geofilters, made and paid for by brands. That move, starting last year, is a departure from pitching other options like sponsored lenses and video ads that cost in the six-figures and therefore attract only wealthy, big-name brands. Barry’s Bootcamp, the workout chain with 18 locations (including one by Snapchat’s HQ in Venice, California), is one of the latest sign-ups for sponsored geofilters. About 40,000 people participate in a class …

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… Life without Uber and Lyft is a fun sh*tshow When I came back, and even during the whole ordeal, I found my favorite part to be the 45 minutes that I spent away from all the hullabaloo. It was the cycling class I participated with Foursquare and CYC on Monday, the midway point in my SXSW journey. The invitation wasn’t extended lightly. Mine arrived in my inbox after I expressed my sadness (on Twitter) over Spotify not throwing their own cycling event, as they did in the year prior with …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

I remember learning about the Prohibition Era in my high school history class, but I must not have been paying very close attention since I missed so many of these incredible facts about life during the ban. Of course, I know about speakeasies, black market hooch, and how Al Capone had his heyday after the 18th Amendment went into effect onJanuary 16, 1920, but have to admit I also had no idea just how it lasted so long before the 21st Amendment came along to repeal it. It’s fun to look …

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

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FDR memorial not wheelchair-friendly: lawsuit

March 18, 2017

(CNN)If Franklin D. Roosevelt were alive today, the former President would have trouble accessing a New York memorial built to honor him, a lawsuit says. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island is a memorial to the man who was stricken with polio in 1921 but went on to lead America through the Great Depression and World War II — from a wheelchair. A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday by several advocacy groups for disabled people claims the park has numerous …

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15 Important Life Skills Kids Should Be Taught By The Time Theyre 15

March 17, 2017

… child entering high school should be able to wake themselves up, get washed, and dressed in clean clothes — on time. I admit, I’m guilty of being my son’s alarm clock, but after several weeks of rushing breakfast and being late for his classes, I put my foot down when I realized all I was teaching him was, “I’ll always be here to wake you up, have food ready for you, and get you in class on time no matter what.” Maybe it was OK when he was 7, but 15? Let alone …

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