Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

Rest in pieces, Chanel blush.Image: YOutube/Beauty News As Pablo Picasso once said, and as I now whisper to myself at my computer, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Including these videos of makeup being crushed into dust. “Makeup Breakup” is the brainchild of beauty bloggers Kat and Hailey, who run the Beauty News YouTube channel. As far as we can tell, it’s the first makeup destruction series of its kind and the videos, in which Kat and …

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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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Why some Brits are opting for Belgian citizenship – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… concerning paperwork to whether the police inspect bedrooms to check that couples are definitely married. To help expats navigate the system, the British Brussels Community Association is planning a series of workshops. But becoming Belgian is not an option for some of the UK nationals employed in the EU institutions, such as the bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission. Many of the Commission’s 1023 British staff pay their tax directly into the EU budget which means they may …

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Corona never paid a dime for millions of dollars of ‘Fast and Furious’ product placement

April 15, 2017

… beer brand. “We love Corona, series producer Neal Moritz told Ringer founder Bill Simmon on an episode of his podcast this week. Corona is the official beer of Fast & Furious… unpaid. The brand loyalty has paid off big-time for Corona. Apex Marketing Group, which handles film and television placements for major advertisers, told The Ringer that the beer’s screen time across each of the films had a total estimated value of more than $15 million. The placement in Fast and …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… 1952 Charlie Chaplin In the early 1950s, Charlie Chaplin reportedly said he had “no further use for America” and “wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President”. After a series of political controversies, personal scandals and falling audiences, he decided to hold the world premiere of Limelight in London, where the film was set, rather than the US, where he had settled. Boarding the RMS Queen Elizabeth in New York in 1952, he received word that his …

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Why are U.S. tech companies listing in Australia?

April 13, 2017

… the ASX, suggested the attraction is the ability to list at a relatively young age. While many companies see venture or private equity as the only options, the ASX thinks of itself as an alternative for companies at series B or onwards. “If you want to go public in the U.S. and you’re less than A$1 billion ($757 million), you really are a very small fish in a big pond,” he said. “If you’re too small for the public markets in the U.S. but are interested in going …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

The launch of the Falcon 9 Space X rocket at the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida.Image: HANDOUT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock We’re hurtling towards a future where everything from cows to toasters will be internet-connected. But do we have the infrastructure to support this digital web? An Australian startup wants its nano satellites to help form the backbone of the internet of things. Founded in 2015, Adelaide-based Fleet announced a A$5 million ($3.8 million) series A funding …

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Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

April 12, 2017

… been a series of departures from the ranks of Uber executives in recent months as well. President Jeff Jones resigned last month while another senior vice president was forced out in February over failing to disclose to corporate officials that he had been investigated for sexual harassment while working at Google. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1A Kriketz Pro The First Live Reaction Broadcasting Software for Facebook -CBS Lead App (Downsell) WML Developer VideoOverload …

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Never-released NES game ‘Mystery World Dizzy’ released for free

April 11, 2017

Image: the oliver twins There’s a new Dizzy game that’s actually quite old: it was originally supposed to be released in 1993, for NES. Never heard of Dizzy? That’s OK. It just means you probably didn’t grow up gaming in Europe during the ’80s and ’90s. It was a big series at the time, starting in 1987 with Dizzy The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure. SEE ALSO: ‘Sunless Sea’ is a wild 350,000-word literary RPG, out for iPad That first game was …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

… though there have been convictions for conspiracies as well as attacks by right-wing extremists against immigrants. Three people with neo-Nazi connections are currently in custody in Sweden, suspected of carrying out a series of bombings targeting facilities housing asylum seekers and political opponents. The country has a small military contingent in Iraq helping the U.S.-led multinational effort against IS. Sweden has also been …

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Treating people like, well, people is key to leadership here’s how

April 9, 2017

… a host of methods, but the most uncomplicated answer lies in one we often overlook encouragement. In Baron and Hannans study, encouragement lay at the heart of each commitment organization. Likewise, Duke behavioral economists Dan Ariely validated this finding through a series of experiments at Intel. Compliments nothing more than a simple Well done! from the boss increased productivity 34.7 percent more than monetary bonuses over a one week period. Why? Because while cash led to initial …

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How taking the wrong funding will kill your business

March 29, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / ImageFlow Small businesses, as the saying goes, need all of the help they can get these days. Clate Mask, CEO and cofounder at Infusionsoft, is one who helps small businesses and lends a hand. Mask is a visionary leader who took Infusionsoft from a struggling startup to an eight-time Inc. 500/5000 winner. Clate has helped this company land four rounds of venture capital, including a $55 million series D led by Bain Capital Ventures with contributions from prior investors …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… who signs the pledge, there are plenty of others who won’t, said Substantia Jones, a photo activist and founder of the Adipositivity Project, a photo series that proudly puts fat on display. What’s to stop clients from going elsewhere? You. “Theyre going to need it to be backed up with dollars, the consumers are gonna rule on this one,” Jones said. That means, if you want the standards to change, you have to buy from brands that strive for realness in their ads and call …

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Don’t dismiss these alleged ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leaks so quickly

March 27, 2017

Image: imgur It’s time to shoot Nazis again, apparently. The annual Call of Duty hasn’t been announced yet, but a set of allegedly leaked photos suggests the new game will return to an old setting: the second World War. The same military conflict that was at the center of the first three Call of Duty games, as well as 2008’s World at War. SEE ALSO: Blizzard remastered the original ‘StarCraft’ so you can game like it’s 1998 The mystery begins with a series …

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Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

March 25, 2017

… appearance in BBC Three comedy People Just Do Nothing. The chart-topping star also made the trip to find out about the charity’s work in Liberia. Image copyright Comic Relief Image caption Spot the odd one out: Take That got taken for a ride by James Corden The telethon also saw appearances from the cast of sketch show Smack The Pony, who reunited for the first time since 2003. There were special previews of Mrs Brown’s new chat show and the second series of Peter Kay’s …

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In full ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ garb, protesters silently take on Texas bills that curb reproductive rights

March 23, 2017

… second trimester. SEE ALSO: Tomi Lahren suspended from TheBlaze over abortion comment backlash Dressed in the robes and bonnets described in the book (and seen in movie adaptions and soon-to-be-released Hulu series), the women filed into the senate chamber with signs depicting the ongoing rollback of reproductive rights and silently made their statement. Margaret Atwood’s handmaidens gather to demand the #txlege stop restricting reproductive rights pic.twitter.com/J9iWcHJuqU Alexa …

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Why ghds strength of brand will cement its place in hair care history

March 22, 2017

… market leader in the UK. Though the company is primarily renowned for its straightening irons, it also makes dryers, curlers, brushes and combs, and styling products. Hair tool tech One of the reasons ghd tools tend to be on the pricier side is because of their patented technology. The Eclipse straightener, for instance, uses “tri-zone technology” and a series of six sensors to maintain constant temperature, minimising damage to hair while taming even the unruliest of tresses with a …

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Google is in big trouble for putting ads near terrorist and Nazi videos

March 22, 2017

… through a series of investigations by The Times of London and The Guardian in recent weeks. The papers found that Google’s automated systems were placing ads for major brands on videos of former KKK leader David Duke, Islamic State sympathizers and a homophobic preacher who praised the Orlando nightclub shooting, among other controversial content. It’s unclear whether these mistakes are more common in the UK, or that’s simply where they’re getting press attention at the …

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Ad blocker needs YOU to decide which ads live and die

March 16, 2017

… least twice a year to review and adjust the rules governing which ads are whitelisted. The members are intentionally split between two presumably opposing factions those pushing business interests and those sticking up for users. Eyeo, the blocker’s German parent company, has been trying to staff this board for nearly a year and a half. Given the animosity between it and the industries from which it is recruiting, it’s been a fraught process, characterized by a series of tense …

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The Oxford comma is the reason these workers won a court case against their boss

March 16, 2017

… Donald Trump’s inauguration poster has an embarrassing typo If you don’t already know, the Oxford comma is the last one in a series, such as in the sentence: “I like to run, skip, and jump.” Take out that Oxford comma and the sentence reads like this: “I like to run, skip and jump.” Sometimes, the lack of a comma can leave ambiguity in the sentence. So what does this have to do with a bunch of workers trying to get overtime pay? Well, the Maine dairy drivers …

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Why there is more to Middle Eastern art than women and war

March 16, 2017

(CNN)A couple of months ago, I invited a reputed art historian to speak at Art Dubai’s inaugural Modern Symposium, a series of talks that focus on 20th-century art produced by masters from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. I explained that the symposium, in part, responds to those who doubt the wealth, breadth and quality of modernism in this region. She laughed, knowing all too well the criticism that Middle East art practitioners face. I’m so proud to work with an …

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‘Alien: Covenant’ and AMD show birth of Michael Fassbender robot

March 13, 2017

The next installment of the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, just added another cool piece of backstory to the film series, this time focusing on Walter, the humanoid robot played by Michael Fassbender, with a little help from AMD, the processor company. In a short clip posted on YouTube, we see the “birth” of Walter as his parts are assembled (a la Westworld’s opener) and his processor chips are implanted. Oh, what’s that? Yeah, it’s sort of a commercial for …

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Handmaids and (almost) naked people spotted at SXSW

March 12, 2017

… Handmaidens Tale are part of PR stunt. But. Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) March 10, 2017 Hulu’s 10-episode series, based on the best-selling book, follows people in a dystopia called Gilead a totalitarian society, once part of the U.S., rooted in twisted religious fundamentalism. It’s a place where a class of women are subjugated and used only for reproduction. Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) stars as one of the world’s few remaining fertile women, Offred. Orange is the New …

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Pikachu-themed batteries are too hot that’s why they’re being recalled

March 11, 2017

… series’ Pokballs. The Pokball-themed battery. Image: The Pokemon Company The Pikachu-themed battery. Image: The Pokemon Company Users have observed the batteries becoming abnormally hot and generating smoke, according to RocketNews24. The Pokmon Company has asked owners to refrain from using the batteries, which were made in collaboration with Tokyo-based electronics retailer Near Direct. The batteries were only available through the Pokmon Center, Pokmon Store, Pokmon Center …

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