The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.” It was another reminder that the Internet had changed in the age of the smartphone, that many devices no longer offered unfettered access to whatever the world cared to send across the Internet. But that bit of Jobsian self-righteousness also carried some untended consequences. Though Jobs didn’t mention it by name, about 10,000 people downloaded Mikandi onto their Android phones over the next 12 hours—ten times more than …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

May 22, 2017

… against Iran as part of the nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration, which Trump denounced countless times on the campaign trail, his government went ahead and waived them. Other sanctions may be imposed because of Irans missile program, but it hardly looks like the Trump administration is preparing to take the war to Tehran. Then again, everyone has learned that the Trump administration is not the same as Trump. Just ask the Israelis, who shared ultra-sensitive intelligence with …

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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It’s still worth spending billions to fight it

May 22, 2017

(CNN)More Americans die from accidents in the bathtubs than from attacks by terrorists. Should we then care so much more — and spend so much more — to prevent terrorist attacks than bathtub mishaps? We think so. The reason is simply human nature. And the terrorist attack last month in Paris, on the eve of the critical French elections, showed once again that human nature is, in many ways, unchanging. Recent commentary in the pages of the New York times and Financial times …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… their briefings. Something they’ve found that works? Mentioning his name in “as many paragraphs as we can,” one source told Reuters. Remember, he doesn’t understand some things Image: Peter Brooker/REX/Shutterstock White House officials have tried many times and in many different ways to defend the president’s disclosure of classified information to Russian politicians during a meeting at the White House earlier this month. What several of them did not say …

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

May 19, 2017

Two people briefed on the call told the newspaper it took place just weeks after Trumps inauguration.Comey declined to answer the question. In February, senior White House officials confirmed that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to publicly dispute reports of communications between Trump campaign officials and Russia. Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was quoted by the times in Thursdays article saying …

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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

May 18, 2017

… customers to miss,” Baga said. The partnership with Delta isn’t Lyft only big news of the week. On Sunday, the New York times reported that Lyft is partnering with Google on their self-driving car initiatives. Baga wouldn’t share many details but said there will be more shared in the coming weeks. “At this point all I can tell you is really excited to work with Waymo,” Baga said. “As you can imagine Google is a tremendous brand and Waymo is recognized for …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… officials until Trump fired him last week. In February, a day after ousting Flynn,reportedly for misleading the vice president about previous contacts with the Russian ambassador, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, according to news reports citing a Comey memo on the meeting. I hope you can let this go,Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York times detailing the memo the former FBI director wrote after meeting Trump. That conversation may be …

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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

Its very disturbing, Schodack Police Chief Joseph Belardo told HuffPost. Were throwing every resource we have into investigating this, and when we find the person responsible, they will be facing some very serious criminal charges. I screamed my wifes name, Madison told The Albany times Union. We all got out. When they arrived, they saw a swastika and a racial epithet had been spray-painted on the garage, Belardo said. Putting that together with this fire is why we are investigating this …

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

May 14, 2017

… visiting their websites directly. In doing so you will have both helped to stem the tide of fake news and supported journalism. It’s a chore While abandoning Facebook may sound like a pain, take a moment to think about how much time you spend on the service every day. It’s probably not a small amount. A 2016 Pew Research Center Study found that 55 percent of Facebook users visit the site several times a day, and 76 percent visit at least daily. Remember that all your time on Facebook …

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I learned more from YouTube than my professors in college

May 14, 2017

… video. In my experience, YouTube’s biggest benefit is that it offers something to students with many different learning styles. Many students learn much better with visual aids, and animation can add significantly to that. Many students also prefer to learn at their own pace, and YouTube allows them to pause and return to the same video a number of times. I have had professors who I loved and who spent many hours helping me over email and office hours, but their in-class explanations just …

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Pandora — The World of Avatar and 10 other hot theme parks of the future

May 12, 2017

(CNN)Ever wanted to fly on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent jungle or climb a floating mountain? Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences around the world. To get the lowdown on what to expect, we caught up with The Theme Park Guy, aka Stefan Zwanzger, a man whose roller coaster career has so far taken him to more than 350 parks in 150 countries. “I’ve been to parks that …

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How I manage a business with depression and anxiety

May 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / KieferPix Were living at a time when things are played out in public more than ever before. Spend a few minutes on Facebook, then hop over to TechCrunch, and you see countless examples of your peers killing it, crushing it, or whatever the verb of the week might be. However, theres often a deep chasm between media illusion and reality. The fact is that life can be stressful, lonely, and utterly depressing at times. Yet these normally arent the adjectives used on Facebook …

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

May 11, 2017

… the New York times, ESPN, and Vox Media. “This is critical, industry-wide work to solve consumer-driven issues, [from] which Google is almost entirely immune.” On the other hand, Eyeo is launching its own inter-corporate coalition meant to determine which ads are fit to be unblocked the company’s attempt to solidify its place in the industry. The 11-person board was the product of a series of meetings across the United States and Europe, which industry professionals either …

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Eurovision Song Contest: Bluff your way through this year’s show – BBC News

May 9, 2017

… “scandal” led to a change in the rules that ensured there would always be just the one overall winner in future. Ireland lead the way on the all-time leader board, having won the contest seven times between 1970 and 1996. Sweden has won six times, while the UK has five victories under its belt along with France and Luxembourg. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak

May 9, 2017

(CNN)A measles outbreak continues to strike Minnesota as health officials stress the importance of getting vaccinated. There are now 48 confirmed measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey and Crow Wing counties, mostly affecting unvaccinated Somali-American children, according to data released by the state’s Department of Health on Monday. Of those impacted, 46 are children 10 and younger; 41 are Somali-American; and 45 have not been vaccinated against the disease, according to the data. …

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French centrist presidential candidate says campaign was massively hacked

May 7, 2017

… “Intervening in the last hour of the official campaign, this operation is obviously a democratic destabilization, as has already been seen in the United States during the last presidential campaign,” the Macron campaign said in a statement. Specific detailsof the documents weren’t released, but the campaign’s statement alleged documents included emails from personal and professional accounts, contracts, and accounting statements leaked via social media.The New York times …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… breakfast, lunch, and dinner with my family, every day, at set times, and I work in between. My kids know I get off work at 5 pm each day, and that until 5 pm rolls around theyre not to disturb me. Since they know when Ill be done with work, it makes it easier for them to resist the temptation to enter the office during the rest of the day. 7. Start early After reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod I began waking up at 4 am each morning. Since Im based in Asia I schedule interviews and calls …

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14 black male Cambridge students posed for a photo to inspire other black men to apply

May 4, 2017

A group of black male Cambridge University students have posed for a powerful photoshoot to encourage other black men to apply to the prestigious academic institution. SEE ALSO: Oxford University is shaking up all those portraits of white men on its walls Inspired by a series of photos of 10 black students at Yale University which took the internet by storm last week, the photos of 14 Cambridge students have been liked more than 2.5K times on Facebook. “In 2015, only 15 black, male …

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‘We sold our home to build a social network’ – BBC News

May 3, 2017

… house, the cars, everything. We ran out of money twice. “We all gave up our jobs and committed totally to this. At times it’s been lonely. “When you put all your money into one project you are keeping an eye on everything.” They have now secured significant funding from a Russian backer, whom they decline to identify. The family are also coy about how they plan to make money from GameDay but hint that it will be similar to Facebook and Instagram’s business model. …

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Leeches are sucking their way back into the medical field

May 1, 2017

Leeches suck blood from a young patient's during a therapy session in India.Image: FAROOQ KHAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Medical bills are often littered with bizarre line items. If you’re in Russia, those little charges might include half a dozen slimy, slithering leeches. About 10 million of the blood-sucking invertebrates are prescribed in Russia every year, offering many people an affordable alternative for blood-thinning medicines, the New York times reported this weekend. As …

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Save Battery Power: 7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Phone’s Battery Life

May 1, 2017

… there are a number of ways you can avoid that momentor squeeze the most out of your phone’s diminishing battery level. How to save battery power Before you’re in battery trouble If your phone is dying on a regular basis, it’s time for a lifestyle change. You need to stick your phonein acharging caseor stow a battery pack in your purse. Jackery’s pocket-size portable charger can charge your iPhone 7 four times before needing a recharge itself (and costs under $30). Mophie …

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When Adolf Hitler confidante Unity Mitford came to stay – BBC News

April 29, 2017

… was amused by this sight as she was ‘a member of the aristocracy’,” Mr Howes said Unity brought with her a dog Lieblich, a dachshund said to have been given to her by Hitler. The Mitford sister had to be accompanied everywhere. Despite the atmosphere of constant surveillance, Margaret remembers these periods as happy times. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Unity tried to kick Margaret when she failed to express regret over the death of Hitler Margaret …

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Zuckerberg and Obama chatted about Facebook and fake news

April 27, 2017

Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.Image: Jeff Chiu/REX/Shutterstock After a long, confusing, fake news-filled 2016 election in which Donald Trump became President of the United States, Barack Obama was one of the many people to take shots at Facebook’s role in spreading fake news. But according to a new New York times Magazine article published online on Tuesday, Obama didn’t just complain about fake news, he also spoke directly to Mark …

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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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Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

… infamous “Double Down” of 2009 a sandwich consisting of two fried chicken patties separated by layers of bacon and cheese. A disgusted New York times writer called the unholy combination a “new low” in stunt food marketing, a pronouncement that now seems trite after years of greasy bacon- and snack chip-piled monstrosities. KFC’s infamous Double Down. Image: KFC The viral power of such items has since led some dining chains to attack junk food with the eye of …

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Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife

April 24, 2017

… days prior to his arrest he had attempted to stop construction of an oil communication device within the park. Katembo says he received phone calls telling him: “You have betrayed the country … You deserve to die.” Local chiefs have offered him bribes, “to help them get oil exploration going in the park,” he says, “they proposed $5,000 just to do that.” This figure would have been nearly five times his annual salary. Unknown gunmen shot the …

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