Celebrate Pride by following these incredible queer artists on Instagram

June 26, 2017

… these brilliant artists have worked with celebrities and appeared on magazine covers, while others are a bit lesser-known. But one thing they all have in common is their phenomenal work across a number of mediums, from paint to photography to yarn. Check out the 17 visual artists below, and hit “follow” while you get ready to celebrate Pride however you please. 1. Bombchelle A post shared by rd (@bombchelle) on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:03am PDT @bombchelle’s portraits are …

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This is why airlines mess up hyphenated names

June 26, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / one photo If your name is too long, too short, hyphenated, or contains an apostrophe you probably have trouble while flying. Apostrophes, hyphens, and other special characters in names have been an issue for flyers for many years. A blog post from 2007 describes a flyer having trouble with booking a ticket because of a hyphenated last name. A decade later, another flyer, John Scott-Railton wrote a blog post about the same issue. Both airlines and technology have evolved …

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Two Dutch Journalists Freed Unharmed by Colombian Rebels

June 26, 2017

… their release. "Bolt was … very relieved. They have a long journey through the jungle ahead of them. We are doing all we can to bring them back to the Netherlands as soon as possible," he said in a statement. Bolt is host of a Dutch television show called "Spoorloos" (Without a Trace) and Follender is a cameraman for the show, which attempts to help people find their long-lost relatives. "We are incredibly happy and relieved," the show said in a Facebook post. …

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Black queer love shines on Instagram through joint couple accounts

June 25, 2017

… know that their love is just as strong and beautiful as anyone else’s.” A post shared by The Way We Met (@thewaywemet) on Jun 12, 2017 at 6:52pm PDT The couple started their joint account last year because they both were “frustrated that many of the advertisements and gay love stories highlighted by both straight and LGBTQ-centric media rarely (if ever) showed images of gay black couples.” So they started posting their own photos and videos where they could …

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Google vows to stop its creepy practice of reading your emails to target ads

June 24, 2017

… Cloud SVP Diane Greene. “This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products,” Greene wrote in a blog post. SEE ALSO: Facebook and Google are destroying bad online ads, which is great until they own the world Users of free Gmail will still see ads in the form of promoted messages, but they will only be targeted based on data Google’s collected on you through other avenues, like search history and YouTube activity. Given Google’s …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today in May. But, what did …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… of violence that triggers more violent acts, a 2015 report from Teesside University’s Centre for Fascist, Anti-fascist and post-fascist Studies notes. And with four terror attacks hitting the UK in recent weeks, the risk of cumulative extremism is high. “There’s no big overall, strategic network except for the fact that I think energy and motivation by seeing one attack spurring another,” former Metropolitan Police Commander Mak Chishty told CNN. “What’s …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… person in the Trump orbit to enter the spotlight as, over the weekend, he appeared on several Sunday morning news shows to defend Trump over the ongoing Russia investigation, including one on Fox News which didn’t go so well. Sekulow has his own unique history as a conservative pundit and an attorney who may be out of his depth defending a sitting president, as this great Washington post profile notes. And he’s also in a suburban dad cover band. There was a bit of a kerfuffle on …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

… “meaningful changes to the driving experience.” This news is big because Uber was famously anti-tipping. CEO Travis Kalanickcurrently on a leave of absencesaid he wanted to keep the app simple. In a blog post in April 2016, Uber called earnings through tips a kind of “uncertainty” for drivers. Uber riders could always technically tip their drivers in cash, but they weren’t encouraged or prompted to do so. Uber has also told riders that there’s “no …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… part? Both Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling won’t be in parliament to answer questions or respond to points being made. The siblings’ strategy so far has been to post revelations and accusations on social media from overseas. It looks like they are still holding some cards close to their chest to be revealed later in order to keep the pot boiling. Housing fight Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home is a pre-war bungalow the country’s founding father had lived in since …

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

June 19, 2017

… might be in vain. There is a whole lot of /r/bitcoin style “this is good news” ITT… imo yes, it is a huge issue!https://t.co/Hi46zzPTxE Vlad Zamfir (@VladZamfir) June 13, 2017 There are also various tricks big players can employ to buy tokens before others; some companies are undertaking measures to make the playing field more even, with mixed success. Finally, ICOs aren’t regulated. A company that sets out to do an ICO will post some rules on a website, and …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… Bruni. No matter how much I admire the Stones and how much I like Mickhes an old friend and all thatit has nothing to do with my relationship to the Stones. The reason we did it is because it sounded cool. While Bruni has acknowledged seeing Jagger, shed like to clear the air about another rumored beau: Donald Trump. As the story goes, on June 26, 1991, a photo of Trump and then-girlfriend Marla Maples was splashed across the front page of the New York post accompanied by the blaring headline, …

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Become a #content queen with this digital marketing course

June 17, 2017

Image: Pixabay.com Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The field of digital marketing is extremely, well, vague. From copywriters to data analysts to coders, nearly any professional could be performing digital marketing tasks at this very moment. Digital marketing skills are extremely beneficial for a wide variety of people to know, and no, we’re not talking about your daily dog post to Insta. Unless, of course, your …

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

… justification for Comey’s surprise termination. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The solicitor general, the lawyer who represents the United States in cases before the Supreme Court, had better stay close to the phone. (Trump has nominated Noel Francisco for that post; the acting solicitor general is Jeffrey Wall.) Like his famous predecessor, the Nixon administration’s Robert Bork, who played a key role in the “Saturday Night Massacre,” the solicitor general …

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Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

… Most Trusted” from now on. It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the only slogan that Fox has moved on from, indicating that the changes were part of a larger overhaul in the post-Ailes era. Fox News is dropping their “Fair and Balanced” slogan. Are they going to change it to “Alternative Facts?” Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) June 14, 2017 New slogan.. “Fox News – We have the best words” Joe Burke (@joker5339) June 14, 2017 …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

Listen up, Kardashian Klan and all you wannabe models and socialites shilling products on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Get ready to see less #ad and #spon on Instagram The Facebook-owned app released a tool Wednesday for disclosing sponsored content. Now, when you’re getting paid to take a photo with a Volvo XC90, for example, you can include a tag at the top of the post that reads “Paid partnership with volvocarusa” or insert whatever the Instagram account name of the sponsor is. …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… after his administration had tried to sell the same case Sessions was selling on Tuesday: That Comey was removed because of a memo from Rosenstein. That’s the fact. Everything else — including Sessions’ attempts to spin his views on Comey and the circumstances surrounding his firing — are simply post-action spin. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLPM-ALP Lifetime Membership Special Offer Automated List Profits *Special Lifetime Discount* Membership …

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Grab joins Uber in making plans to offer helicopter rides in congested cities

June 15, 2017

… service down the line. A post shared by Grab Indonesia (@grabid) on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:22pm PDT Uber’s also indicated it’s serious about helicopter rides, and even set a timeline to launch flying Ubers in Dallas by 2021. It’s explored partnering up with different aviation firms, from Europe’s Airbus, to Bell Helicopters in the U.S., on offering rides. Last October, Uber managed to nail down an actual cost in a white paper: rides should start at over $100 today, …

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

June 14, 2017

… “architect of the euro” Bernard Lietaer is a part of the team. But Bancor also benefited from good timing. The price of ETH has been surging lately and currently sits at $379.21, up several thousand percent compared to last year. Also, the interest in ICOs has never been higher; basically every project that employed this method of funding has been funded within hours. The company has followed up the successful ICO with a post on their website detailing how it plans to use the …

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

… media accounts since middle school and are terrified that an errant post or tagged photo from years ago could come back to haunt them. Unfortunately, there are still lots of students who don’t take necessary precautions when it comes to policing their own online presence. “One of the things this Harvard example highlights is that a lot of kids do things online that can come back to bite them. It’s important to realize that it happens on a much more regular level,”said …

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London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

June 14, 2017

(CNN)A huge fire has engulfed a 27-story apartment block in West London. #fire #london #nottinghill #latimer #road #latimertoad #ladbrokegrove #ladbroke #grove A post shared by Anwar Belkhadir (@3alam.anwar) on Jun 13, 2017 at 6:34pm PDT “The whole building is on fire (and) spreading fast,” witness Goran Karimi told CNN. He said he saw people jumping from the building. The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still unknown. In a statement posted on …

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Missouri Parole Board member quits for playing word games during hearings

June 13, 2017

… Ruzicka resigned his post as a Parole Board member Monday. Kenny Jones, chairman of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, accepted the resignation and said, “Members of the board must be held to a higher standard in order to do the work that is requested of them to ensure that all parties involved are equally heard during the hearing process before a final decision is made.” CNN’s efforts to reach Ruzicka by phone and email Monday were unsuccessful. More From this …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly by all the councillors. In the UK the House of Commons is the …

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After sexual harassment investigation, Uber fires more than 20 employees

June 7, 2017

… Travis Kalanick in February. This isn’t the first major departures from Uber even since Fowler’s blog post in February. Uber’s SVP of engineering Amit Singhal resigned shortly thereafter, when reports surfaced that he left his previous job at Google due to sexual harassment allegations. Uber has made some other changes in the name of improving the workplace environment. In March, it released its first-ever diversity report. Earlier this year, Uber recruited Frances Frei, a …

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

June 7, 2017

… Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto during what were supposed to be cursory post-inauguration phone calls. Many hoped that Trump wouldnt make the same mistakes with a foreign policy team in place. However, five months into his terms it appears that the president is willing to disregard the advice of the experts surrounding him, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. In the case of this weeks …

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