The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… to put one on Google Chromecast, a gadget that puts apps and video on your TV. Same result. Virtual Unreality Nowadays, the prevailing narrative is that virtual reality will re-energize the porn industry. After I spoke to Alec Helmy, the publisher of XBIZ, whocalled Mikandi the future, he wrote back and mentioned VR. Buzzfeed, in its lengthy porn feature, paints VR as the great porn hope. You hear the same thing from, well, WIRED. But the future is more complicated than that. Think of Chris …

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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

May 20, 2017

… of a beaming Trump shaking hands with Lavrov and Kislyak, which the White House had reportedly been assured would not be done. The controversial meeting was the day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russian thing with Trump and Russia, the president later told NBC News. The mortifying video clip of Lavrov joking about the president is another example that America isnt so much becoming great again, but an international laughingstock, several publications pointed out. Trump …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

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Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

… didnt feel comfortable attending, and tried to blend in with the curtains in the back of the room, Wittes wrote. But the president saw him and drew him in for an awkward hug. I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it, Trump told NBC News. And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, its an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election. Rosenstein said he appointed …

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

May 19, 2017

… to get asked no matter what, so practicing the ‘how did you get to where you were?’ or ‘tell me about yourself.’” “The last thing you want to do is take 20 minutes out of a 30 minute interview telling your life story,” she adds. “Take the time to think about what’s the narrative, what do you want to include, what are you skipping over, they can always ask you more, they have your resume in front of them, but make sure you’ve practiced how …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… users loved it. However, we noticed that some were sharing identical posts without reading them. Essentially, we were contributing to spam, which was not great for content creators and also not great for Buffer as a product. We believe in creating authentic voices on social media, and this broke down that trust users had in us. Even though this feature had lots of traction we ultimately decided to shut it down. At the time, we had our values of Listen First and Do the right thing top of mind. …

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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

May 15, 2017

… economic growth in recent months. “The weak pay data is no surprise given the continued weak productivity growth in the UK,” Mr Davies said. With less than four weeks to go before the general election, one thing is becoming clear. Whoever wins on 8 June will be facing a difficult opposition. Not the one sitting opposite the Prime Minister in the House of Commons. But the economy across the country, where people will be facing the fact that they have worked hard all year only to see …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… Americans’ lives would be detrimental, right? Well, maybe. The thing is, Facebook is rife with intentionally misleading stories masquerading as news. Zuckerberg is admittedly trying to combat so-called “fake news,” but in all likelihood the problem is not going away any time soon. However, that problem can disappear for you personally just as soon as you walk away from your account. As a bonus, you won’t have to argue with that random relative who keeps posting nutty …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

Image: christopher Mineses / mashable As I get ready to walk at my college graduation next week, I have more gratitude for one thing above all: YouTube. YouTube was my go to while doing homework, prepping for exams or just when I needed to refresh what a term meant. SEE ALSO: The time has come to remove Facebook from your life It’s also the first place I go when I want to learn about a subject I don’t know a lot about. Time and again, YouTube has helped me understand concepts, …

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Fyre Festival basically just asked employees to work for free

May 13, 2017

… according to an audio recording leaked to Vice News. Nor would they be receiving a paycheck for the past two weeks of work. SEE ALSO: This Fyre Festival pitch deck is the best thing on the internet today One might assume that such an announcement means those workers are being fired. Not so, says “serial entrepreneur” Billy McFarland, the company’s 25-year-old co-founder. Employees are free to keep doing their jobs for no money, he said on the call, an arrangement that many …

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We are what we wear and that matters a lot in job interviews

May 12, 2017

Image:  PSboom/shutterstock Interviews can be high-pressure. The last thing you want is to arrive at an office feeling awkward about your outfit. After working in the recruiting industry for over a decade, Ive witnessed and heard about too many of those moments. Your business professional interview outfit should be a stress-free experience, for both you and the hiring manager. Leaving a lasting positive impression starts the moment you walk in, starting with your physical appearance. …

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Murder suspect changed after moving to Boston, adoptive mom says

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Bampumim Teixeira moved from Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of Africa, to Boston in 2010 to live with his adoptive mother. But after a year in the United States, at age 24, he abruptly and permanently severed that relationship, Maria Luisa Teixeira said. “I came back from Brazil and one week later he said he was going to move out,” she said in an interview with CNN. “And I asked why? He said, ‘You and I are not getting along anymore’ and I asked …

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 12, 2017

… to Google. “If there’s one thing I want to communicate today it’s the overall creativity to our business,” Spiegel said. “If you want to be a creative company you got to deal with that people are going to copy your stuff.” Losing $2.2 billion these last three months? Well, seemed like not a big deal, if you were to listen to Spiegel. You have to have faith in the 26-year-old CEO if you’re going to bet on Snap. And secrecy is part of the bet. “I …

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CNN 10 – May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

… thing that is under investigation, formerly lead by Director Comey, was whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with alleged Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. President Trump has called that story phony, but critics say it was inappropriate for the president to fire Comey while that investigation is going on. Another reason why Comey was a controversial figure in the government, Democrats and Republicans have criticized how he handled controversies …

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Inside Microsoft’s AI ambitions

May 8, 2017

… simply type their queries into the text box that sits right next to the Start button. Cortana has to be a typing first experience, said Shuman, adding that people still dont speak to their computers. As we spoke over the phone, I heard Cortanas familiar voice pipe in. Anytime I talk about Cortana, have to remember to turn her off first. Occupational hazard, cant talk about the one thing I work on, he laughed. Just because everyone isnt speaking to their computers, hasnt dampened Microsofts …

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Simplify your email inbox (and life) with these easy tricks

May 8, 2017

"Oh hell yeah, an email from Bob!"Image: Getty We’ve all been there. Missing that one important email because your inbox is cluttered with garbage. But it doesn’t have to be that way. SEE ALSO: The best thing you can do to protect yourself from hackers Thankfully, there are numerous tricks you can use to make sure that you see the emails you want to see, when you want to see them. While the specifics of your digital streamlining will vary depending on your email provider …

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The 5 Best Email Apps That Use Machine Learning, AI

May 7, 2017

… option toautomatically snooze his messages until after work.On mobile, Astrobot lives ina separate tab from the rest of your inbox, so if you’d rather not get help from the app’s AI, you don’t have to. However,you’d be missing out on the app’s biggest strength if you didn’t check infrom time to time. 2) Zero With an AI assistant, several interfaces you can choose from, and a host of other tools, the iOS appZero could make email overload a thing of the past. …

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

May 7, 2017

… are actively guilty working to stop the system from changing. This is where collective action comes in. As 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben argues, the only thing powerful enough to take on the financial might and political power of the fossil fuel industry is the power of a social movement. This isnt just rhetoric: historical evidence suggests that it takes roughly 3.5 percent of the population to sustain a winning social movement. The single most important thing we can each do is to be part of …

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

May 6, 2017

… up? People whose partners are seriously ill? These products don’t make me feel better. They make me think “what the fuck?” These boxes don’t strike me as empowering they strike me as a massive misconception of what single people want and need. Here’s the thing, though. Single women don’t need products to make them feel empowered or inspired. They already feel those things every single day. Send me a box of shit I actually need a new computer, some new boots …

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An unscientific analysis of the Florida delegation’s feelings on orange juice

May 5, 2017

(CNN)In addition to being the day the House of Representatives passed an Obamacare repeal bill and the unofficial Star Wars day, Thursday was also National Orange Juice Day. It’s a totally real thing promoted by the state’s Department of Citrus, which you should not be surprised to hear is also a real thing. Florida is proud of its citrus, even offering visitors cups of orange juice at the state’s welcome centers — perhaps softening the blow of having to use a rest …

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Facebook Stories is a total failure

May 4, 2017

… use its app, the first thing it broadcasts when you tap in is that no one is using a marquee feature. Stories looks like this: If someone you know has updated theirs, their profile picture will light up, and you can tap on it to the view the precious content. By all accounts, you won’t have a lot to choose from. Facebook didn’t respond to a request for usage data obviously but our experience suggests Stories is a wasteland. At most, I’ve seen two friends with live stories …

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Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated – BBC News

April 30, 2017

… try and distinguish between facts and opinions. I am just pleased the show is being watched. Ratings are the most important thing. What advice do you have for budding crime series writers? Just write, write, write. Watch lots of shows and films in that genre. Read lots and think about story and characters. Are you tempted to write over in the US? I actually went over there for a while when my career was quiet over in the UK. I wrote pilots for shows over there for about five years. I like the …

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Homeland Security chief: Airplane terror threat ‘keeps me up at night’

April 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Friday that the heightened threat of terrorists taking down a commercial airline is one of his greatest national concerns. “A thing that keeps me up at night is the intent of terrorists to knock an airplane down in flight,” Kelly told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” Friday night. While Kelly acknowledged DHS is doing the “best we can” to guard against threats, the department …

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Go with your gut: Harnessing the power of intution

April 26, 2017

… Century. More recently, intuition has been linked to successful executive management and been favored by successful individuals like Steve Jobs, who said, Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. Thats had a big impact on my work. However, intuition also has a bad reputation. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, a German social psychologist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, told The New York Times that is because it is not thought to be …

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Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

… Hailey steadily crush expensive blushes, eyeshadows, and stick foundations with a small metal knife, are mesmerizing. SEE ALSO: This YouTuber is the realest damn thing to happen to ‘beauty vlogging’ Witness, for instance, the destruction of the infamously smelly Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette. It’s immensely satisfying to watch in the same way paint mixing videos are satisfying, for example, or fancy clips of candle carving. If you’ve already broken into a cold …

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Are we sexist for gawking at Macron’s marriage?

April 25, 2017

… Macron’s relationship is rather upstanding. He and Trogneux have been committed to each other now for more than 20 years. That’s more than we can say of our own President, though we won’t. That’s because it’s quite possibly the least concerning thing about him. As it is about Macron, too. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsKnow WP Step-By-Step WordPress Video TrainingCovert Commissions Pro InstaConsultant 2.0 – Unlimited Clients Become a Local …

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