Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

… impact on some of his employees. But if “Uber is TK and TK is Uber,” then it’s hard to fully buy into the idea that Kalanick somehow got a raw deal. The facts speak for themselves. Or maybe they don’t. Trump supporters have perfected the art of blocking out anything that doesn’t fit their worldview. All the horrible stuff Trump’s done, does, and will do? That’s the price of success. It’s all besides the point. “Everyone’s arguing about …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

… leaders. South Carolinians still have not gotten to the point where they can look at issues versus keeping it strictly partisan politics, said Horne, a co-founder of the progressive #DemEnter group. On the issues, Archie is clearly a better choice for anybody who lives in the state other than very wealthy people. Norman campaigned heavily on his commitment to helping Trump enact his agenda, including the repeal of Obamacare. He has also embraced raising the Social Security retirement age …

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Yanez asks for …

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

… PDT “We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it’s simply ignorant,” he wrote, both in Italian and English to really get the point across. “We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us!!” Good for you for standing up for what you believe in, Miley. Now get Braison a (fashion) campaign. We hear from the Cyrus family …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

"Hmm, that's not right."Image: BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES Adding an extra layer of security to your online accounts is a fundamental step to protect your digital life from hackers, but what’s the point if the new methods are just as vulnerable as the old ones? It’s a question some Twitter users are asking after discovering that the two-factor authentication on their accounts isn’t as secure as it seems. SEE ALSO: The software that could prevent ISPs from selling …

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One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… “This is an unsustainable solution that pushes the financial crunch point further down the line, but escalates the level of debt when this happens,” the charity’s annual review found. “Shame, fear and believing no one can help cause clients to delay seeking help for two years on average. This extended period of financial hardship and worry sees living standards and mental health deteriorate as debts spiral out of control. “This means seven in 10 end up behind with …

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

… other to make a purchase decision, compared to celebrities, and your close friends are twice as influential as distant friends. Another data point from Sparkler says about 95 percent of people say they trust recommendations from close friends; 71 percent say they often buy similar brands as them; and 62 percent say close friends influence them to discover new brands. That idea of friends influencing friends comes in stark contrast to marketers using Facebook-owned Instagram (who tend to rely on …

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‘Crackdown 3’ gets a release date and some kickass star power

June 13, 2017

Crackdown 3 didn’t get a full-blown presentation during Microsoft’s pre-E3 Xbox Briefing, but it does have one thing that no other featured title does: Terry MF’ing Crews. The actor brings his trademark joie de vivre to this latest look at Microsoft’s game of super-powered super-agents. We don’t know much else about the game at this point, but we finally know when it’s coming: Nov. 7, 2017. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAvatar Genie …

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Curatio promises to matchmake people living with the same health conditions

June 9, 2017

… promises to be a combination of Tinder and Facebook for healthand a way to combat the isolation and stigma that can come with health issues. “It’s a pain point every single person has at some point in their lives, for themselves or for a family member or friend,” said Curatio founder Lynda Ganzert-Brown. “If you’re mid-stride in your career, you’re probably not going to go onto a social media platform and say, ‘I just got diagnosed with Type 2 …

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Latimer Grange home ‘humiliated’ blind-deaf dementia patient – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… explain how it happened. “The weight was falling off my dad. At one point he was covered in flea bites. They had to have the place fumigated,” she said. “They couldn’t be bothered feeding him. He couldn’t see the food put in front of him and doesn’t have the mental capacity to eat properly himself. “It was terrible.” ‘Bad place’ The carer said if there was a shortage of meals on a specific day food “would not [be given] to …

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Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

June 7, 2017

… set per-capita limits on Medicaid, which would push states to put tougher restrictions on whos eligible for that program. Still, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the Senates approach would strike a better compromise than the House did, by giving states the ability to come up with their own new restrictions on Medicaid. Another, less problematic sticking point involves the Obamacare taxes, which the House bill would almost entirely eliminate. Senators are exploring keeping some of those taxes …

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NBA star Russell Westbrook returns to Los Angeles in new Samsung ad

June 5, 2017

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has had quite the season with his triple-double average in 2016-17. Although it wasn’t quite enough, as his team fell short against the Houston Rockets in the playoffs. In a new ad for Samsung titled Driven, Westbrook takes it back to where it all began, where he grew up in Los Angeles. The ad is of course littered with shots of Samsung products, but also heartfelt tidbits about the point guard’s life like how much getting back to …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

… sometimes deem to be the new archetypes of female characters, which is either the strong female character, or this permanent adolescent who cant really get her life together, drinks a lot, has sex like dudes, talks like a dude. These are types that I understand where they came from, and at a certain point, were very exciting in revealing a new kind of female in the cultural landscape. But like anything, when something gets replicated over and over again, it loses its depth. I feel like those two …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… elections but not in national elections. It’s frustrating because I can’t get my voice heard. I’ve been living here for 16 years and I still can’t do anything. The only thing I can do is be more vocal on social media. I can get other friends to see my point of view. I’m applying for permanent residency. It’s really, really difficult because I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. And I still need to look after my partner. What’s going to …

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… offered a recipe book deal and life went stratospheric. Political beliefs: I’ve been a member of the Labour Party on and off for the past few years, about six or seven years, eight maybe. I’ve also been a member of the Green Party at that time. I’m also a member of the Women’s Equality Party and the National Health Action party. How was your date?: I think it went well. It was nice to meet Georgia and talk to her and try to understand her point of view a bit more. First …

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South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

May 31, 2017

The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel, with polls showing him ahead but in a …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

… staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era. The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We’re closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think. …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

… posts have piled up, but these stand out as the best of the best. SEE ALSO: Apparently Paul Ryan emailed Seth Meyers about some health care bill jokes Glad he only tweeted out facts with his device. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:05pm PDT Troll Level: 8 Straight to the point, no nuance, Trump loves to tweet out hot garbage all day long. Signed, sealed, delivered, xoxo Pete Souza. Organized paperwork on the Resolute Desk, 2009. A post shared by Pete …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

… said. “Weve collected about five million impacts, and we have enough of a database now that you can really see differences in impact profiles. We think were at the point where we can tune helmets to be optimized for playing position, skill level, because players see different types of impact profiles depending on those factors.” Ide said integrated sensor tech and position-specific helmets will be expected in helmets in as little as five years, and individual “impact …

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You could get your next glasses prescription without a visit to the eye doctor

May 27, 2017

… the screen. You calibrate the desktop portion first by holding a credit card up to your screen and dragging an on-screen box around the card. A series of black and white boxes then appear on the screen, at which point the Prescription Check app launches a camera. You’re then instructed to hold your iPhone out in front of you while walking slowly backwards until you’re 12 feet away from the screen. Image: warby parker It sounds complicated, but it only took about a minute once I …

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How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2017

… first thing in the morning may feel like the right way to ease back into the workflow, but its more likely that youre just setting yourself up for failure. Its actually better for you to start your day with morecomplex work, and leave more simple tasks like email management for later in the day, when your energy will likely be at its absolute lowest point. Reward yourself by going out for a walk during your lunch break. After spending all weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather, the last …

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

… rearrange tax credits for people buying health insurance and dramatically cut funding for Medicaid leaving many millions of Americans without health insurance while exposing older, sicker people to some combination of higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The Medicaid cut is a big sticking point for senators from states such as Ohio and West Virginia that have expanded the program and have come to rely on it to finance treatment amid an opioid addiction epidemic. Its totally fluid. …

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

… verbal commitment to be committed to this woman and said that he didnt? Why is [he] not the bad guy? The bad guy is DAngelo for breaking some unsaid bro code. I hated that. Asked point blank if shed been cheated on, Azalea told Billboard then that she had no idea. I dont know. Ill never know. He says he didnt but I dont know. Do I believe him? I dont know about that. I dont have any girl thats out there like, Yes I did. Heres a video. Heres the hotel key. Heres where he stays. Heres what hes …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

… feelings of anxiety worse. The report says one in six young people will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, with rates of anxiety and depression increasing by 70 percent over the past 25 years. The report notes that the visual nature of Instagram and Snapchat is the reason behind the ranking. “Its interesting to see Instagram and Snapchat ranking as the worst for mental health and wellbeing both platforms are very image-focused and it appears they may be driving …

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