Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

May 22, 2017

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

May 21, 2017

… ALSO: Neoliberals are trying to do the impossible: Make their memes cool Every American should be able to reach out and find their representative, but half of the time reporters can’t even locate their whereabouts. Take a look to see if you can do a better job. 1. Where oh where hath Spicey gone? Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Sean Spicer courageously confronted reporters by cowering amongst the bushes. 2. Can you find …

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Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

May 19, 2017

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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

May 19, 2017

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

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

May 19, 2017

… (if they worked there beforehand), so use LinkedIn, look for second degree connections and don’t be afraid to dig a little bit and see if people could be helpful.” 3. Think quality, not quantity Cavoulacos says: “One of the biggest mistakes people make in their job search is what we call the ‘spray and pray,’ which is updating your resume once then applying to as many jobs as possible if what you are saying to yourself is ‘today was successful because I …

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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

May 18, 2017

… interesting when we look at what Twitter’s partners know about me. I have 218 interests, according to Twitter’s partners. Not sure if these are listed in any particular order, but I apparently am interested in a lot of CPG (consumer packaged goods) categories starting with antiperspirants and deodorants as well as feminine care, shaving care and hair removal, skin care, and oral care. Brands that have me listed include Swiffer, Tide, Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Aveeno, and …

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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

May 18, 2017

… to take a look at Westinghouse and Elements Amazon Fire Edition 4K TVs primarily because I didnt even know these two budget tech brands still existed. Still, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. If they were able to tap Amazon to essentially integrate the excellent Fire TV set-top box into their 4K TVs, there must be more than meets the eye. And there is. I own an original Amazon Fire TV (not the 4K version) and Ive often booted it up and wondered why nobody has turned it into a TV interface. …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 17, 2017

… holds valuable lessons for the rest of us struggling to prevent, contain, and reverse the damage of toxic masculinity. If Axe can take a hard look in the mirror and decide to change its retrograde ways, perhaps that unlikely transformation will inspire men skeptical of overhauling their own concept of what it means to be a man. Still, a woke advertising campaign is just that a glossy vision of social change that might give you the feels, but ultimately can’t destroy thousand-year-old ideas …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

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Kim Jong Il Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of the late Kim Jong Il, former Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details of his life were mysterious and varied from source to source. Death date: December 17, 2011 Birth place: Sources vary between Khabarovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Siberia and Mount Paektu, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea …

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Nelson Mandela Fast Facts

May 15, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Death date: December 5, 2013 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images The glittering guestlist includes Alan Carr, Amanda Holden, Ant and Dec, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claudia Winkleman, Daniel Mays, David Walliams, Ed Balls, Jessica Raine, Kim Cattrall, Louis Theroux, Nicola Walker, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Olivia Colman, Pearl Mackie, Sarah Lancashire, Scarlett Moffatt, Suranne Jones, Thandie Newton, Tom Hollander and Zawe Ashton. And by the look of the seating plan (above), The Crown’s Claire Foy will spend the ceremony sitting …

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Office sauna: Must-have or hot air? – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… and food”. The motivation for the business was a 30% cut in property costs per person, by using the space more efficiently. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat did the “office of the future” look like in years gone by? Some of the vocabulary about modern offices – such as “app-centric workplace” and “collision coefficient” – may raise eyebrows among your average office worker. Yet, the logic behind the lexicon …

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Delta might have jumped the gun on the broader laptop ban

May 13, 2017

A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on July 14.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images UPDATED 10:55 a.m. PT with information from Delta. Abandon all devices bigger than a smartphone, ye who board here. We just got our first look at an airline warning passengers that they cannot bring laptops, tablets, or e-readers in their carry-on bags. This: .@Delta tells @ABC: The sign was posted in error and has been taken down. …

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How I manage a business with depression and anxiety

May 11, 2017

… or at cocktail events. I started a software company after law school for $100. I ended up selling it for $20 million to Intuit. Ive since built another company thats grown into a multi-million-dollar business. Ive got an incredible husband (and business partner) and four thoughtful, beautiful, and talented kids. Ive been featured on radio, TV, and print. And, except for the times when I forget to bring the snack for the football team, I probably look like Ive got things together. But thats …

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Can the ad industry beat ad blockers with … ad blockers?

May 11, 2017

… Franchi admits would be less impactful. But many in the online ad industry are also weary about an ads standard-bearer with a huge business stake and an inordinate amount of market power. If Google follows through with its plans as reportedly stated, it will hurt certain publishers and companies. “look to what Google is saying could be blocked and you’re going to see where there could potentially be some losers,” Franchi said. ‘Fits and starts’ Most people in ad …

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James Comey Fast Facts

May 11, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Birth place: Yonkers, New York Birth name: James Brien Comey Jr. …

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Inside Microsoft’s AI ambitions

May 8, 2017

… writing assistants like spell check and grammar, which now go beyond flagging obvious mistakes to suggesting more stylistic changes like using must instead of have to. Gregersen said the these Gold Squiggles (what appears under the flagged prose) are expanding to look for inclusive language and even gender bias in writing. It was hard to do this in the past without large language models and machine learning, he said. Research gets a little easier with AI behind it. Image: Microsoft Of …

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For far rightists, the curse of Trump’s example

May 8, 2017

… was hurt by her association with Trump. When I asked French voters about Le Pen, somehow the name Trump kept coming up. Some parties deliberately labeled Le Pen “the French Trump.” Political posters melded the two politicians’ faces, making Trump and Le Pen look like the same person and urging voters “Don’t Trump yourself.” In an atmosphere where more than eight in ten voters dislike Trump, that wounded her. Le Pen did not become president of France, but she …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 7, 2017

… look not just to D.C., but also to your local community its there that many of the most consequential battles will happen over the next four years, and its there that you can have outsized impact. Take part in sustained organizing, and also make sure you show up to flashpoints of unity and momentum like marches, rallies, and protests. Resistance groups like Indivisible and the Town Hall Project offer resources on how to effectively pressure elected officials. You may also be able to bring …

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Crayola has revealed its new, thoroughly underwhelming crayon

May 6, 2017

… at Crayola explained that the decision to introduce yet another member of the blue family came from previous polls and surveys that indicated blue was the favorite color of fans in North America. Nevertheless, here it is. And here are three other very similar looking blue crayons that already exist in Crayola’s classic 24-pack blue, cerulean, and indigo. This all makes sense. This makes so much sense. They all look very different. Crayola’s new YInMn Blue crayon. Image: crayola …

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I’m a single woman and I don’t need a subscription box to ’empower’ me

May 6, 2017

… you’re the love of your own damn life and don’t apologize about it. #selfloveisthebestlove #af A post shared by SinglesSwag (@singlesswag) on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT Each month, subscribers receive a white box emblazoned with the words #loveyourself. Inside the box, you’ll find “fun, trending fashion accessories,” artisanal snacks and treats, as well as “books, and other surprises!” “We love making single women look and feel beautiful while …

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Tainted love: Bob Thissen finds beauty in derelict Japanese love hotels

May 4, 2017

(CNN)In one photo, a dusty chandelier hangs from the ceiling above a large circular mattress framed by a mirrored headboard. In another, an abandoned suit of armor stands guard over a chariot bed adorned with stained pillows. Signs of decay, from the scattered debris of a collapsing roof to water stained walls, are everywhere. Yet the images — all taken in the rooms of an abandoned Japanese sex hotel by Dutch photographer Bob Thissen — seem oddly serene, like staged monuments …

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Facebook Stories is a total failure

May 4, 2017

… important real estate. SEE ALSO: Facebook is turning into a confusing social nightmare It’s possible this is by design. (Is Facebook intentionally watering down the “Stories” feature to diminish Snapchat’s relevance? Perhaps!) But it’s not a good look for the social network, which has struggled with its image in the past year after a series of high-profile missteps. Think of it this way: At a time when Facebook is particularly invested in making sure users want to …

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