Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about hair hate and how Shea is their go-to productprompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in Harlem in 1991, has a strong African-American customer base. SEE ALSO: Pepsi finally unites America with its terrible Kendall Jenner ad Wow – we really f-ed this one up! Please know that our intent was not, …

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TV show launches toy box to distract kids during sex scenes

April 22, 2017

… awkwardness arising from children being around while the show is on, French agency BETC have launched “Versailles for Kids”. Obviously it’s a jokey marketing stunt, but hey as far as jokey marketing stunts go, it’s definitely one of the better ones. Versailles Season 2 starts Friday night on BBC 2. WATCH: The top 9 shows to watch in 2017 More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsKambo Resellers Flick Overlay Club 3m Amz Authority Zone Premium Membership …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… bathroom selfie.) Abramowitz suggests that selfies might look too posed or give the impression that youre trying too hard. And now for the nitty-gritty details: For women, smiling in a way that shows your teeth made you 76 percent more likely to get a like. Looking away from the camera (which upped likes by 74 percent) and standing alone (increased likes by 69 percent) were also big helps. And, oddly, so was wearing you hair up, which boosted your chances of getting a like by 27 percent. …

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

April 21, 2017

… them. When I went to ABC the conventional wisdom was that women would watch shows made for men, but men wouldnt watch shows for women – so everyone was chasing the next Law and Order, the next CSI. I walked into a meeting one day and heard the woman running our comedy department bemoaning the fact that Sex and the City was going off the air. She said, all my shows are gone, meaning shows like Ally McBeal, Melrose Place, SITC, that women gathered to watch together and talked about the next …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Britain.” The operation was carefully stage-managed – the old black and white pictures even include a close-up of a Royal Navy officer’s finger triggering the blast. Aerial footage shows the entire horizon erupting in a huge grey curtain of mud, sand and rock. For the Royal Navy and the British Army of Occupation it was mission accomplished. Image caption Heligolander Olaf Ohlsen was 11 years old when the detonation took place Olaf says everyone knew that the explosion …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… baby’s health and her own. But Consolata’s district, with a population of 500,000 people, has only three ambulances. Getting to a doctor in time seemed impossible. SEE ALSO: Stunning graphic novel shows aid workers fighting famine and fear in South Sudan So she took out her mobile phone and dialed a special hotline number to get an “ambulance taxi” a revolutionary aspect of the Vodafone Foundation’s maternal health program in Tanzania’s rural Lake Zone. …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

New evidence shows just how far Shell was prepared to go to get its hands on it. Standing between Shell and its prize was Dan Etete, whose company acquired the rights to OPL 245 for a tiny sum while he was oil minister of Nigeria. He was later convicted of money laundering in a different case. Shell and the Italian oil company ENI eventually acquired OPL 245 in 2011 – by paying $1.3bn to the Nigerian government. That’s more than the entire health budget of Nigeria but it …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Friday with a vote of 54-45. One senator was absent. Justice Gorsuch fills the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. If you missed any of our shows last week, we had a couple of in-depth explainers on the Senate’s rules, rule changes and confirmation process regarding Gorsuch. Our April 5th show defined terms like filibuster and the nuclear option. Our April 7th show explained how they actually played out. You can both of them from our homepage, CNN.com/CNN10. …

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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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