Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The world is anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. With every nuclear or missile test, North Korea gets closer to its stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States. So what’s with the delay? USS Carl Vinson Navy strike group: What to know The pattern Domestic affairs and geopolitics are carefully considered when the secretive communist state conducts these tests. …


Frozen hash brown recall due to possible ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

April 23, 2017

(CNN)You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker. McCain Foods USA’s recall notice on the US Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with …


Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

… correction in a Daily Caller story about de Blasio. Then there was the time in 2014 when Carlson disputed that women do not get equal pay. This idea that women are suffering, thats just ridiculous! he said. Men are suffering. Thats not to say that Carlson doesnt appreciate women.The conservative Daily Caller website has its own provocative history. Along with right-wing opinion pieces and news, Carlsons site offered readers liberal doses of scantily clad ladies in slideshows with titles …


EPA head visits community famous for lead contamination

April 20, 2017

… evacuated after soil tests showed lead and arsenic contamination levels 228 times the amount the Environmental Protection Agency considers potentially hazardous to children. It was the first superfund site EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has visited — making a trip there Wednesday — and the agency said he was the first administrator to visit this particular site. Pruitt visited “to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… was treated to the piece de resistance: Conservative media personality Ann Coulter a screenshot from the lefty site Alternet. Like many new aspects of U.S. politics, this alignment has been clear for years in Europe. The cause of defending Assad has brought together the left-wing group in the U.K., and far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen in France. A Spanish leftist figure invited an Assad representative into the European Parliament just this week. Conservative British provocateur …


Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… This company ran ads during the show Tuesday night, but said Wednesday that it had received complaints and would stop airing commercials during OReillys time slot. Carfax, a site for researching vehicles histories, called the OReilly controversy a distraction from [its] mission when it announced on Wednesday that it was pulling ads from the program. The prescription drug coupon company said Wednesday that it is in the process of pulling ads from the show. BeenVerified The background …


Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 5, 2017

… ad agency R/GA and is being promoted through a partnership between The Muse (a career site), Ladies Get Paid (a professional community for women), Reply.ai (a company that builds chatbots), and, PayScale (a firm that tracks salary information). Facebook users can find the bot by searching Facebook for “Ask Cindy Gallop” or by using this direct Messenger link. The bot wastes no time getting to the point. She asks for your employer’s zip code, your job title, and the number of …


Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

Tech giant Google led the way in office gyms but Homes doesn’t believe a company has to have a gym on site, and says he encouraged staff to exercise even when they were a small start-up. “We made it clear that anyone could block off an hour for exercise during the day, provided it didn’t conflict with meetings and they made up the time (by having lunch at their desks, for instance).” And he believes it’s more than worth it. “I see employees return from …


Celebrities like Steve Martin, Gordon Ramsey teach online classes

April 3, 2017

Composer Hans Zimmer has a MasterClass so you can score the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film.Image: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MasterClass If you learn from the best, you’ll become the best. That’s the theory, anyway. The online education site MasterClass is all about finding your inner genius by learning from experts in their fields, even if it is only online. Want to learn tennis via video? Then who could be better than Serena Williams. SEE ALSO: Pornhub wants …


Amazon wants influencers with ‘large followings’ to sell its products

April 2, 2017

The host of the popular YouTube channel 'What's up Moms' was one of the first enlistees in Amazon's new influencer program.Image: screenshot Amazon is seeking social media celebrities. The online shopping giant quietly launched a new program this week in which influencers with “large followings” can apply to host their own stores on its site in exchange for a commission on products sold. TechCrunch first reported the news on Friday. SEE ALSO: The latest crop of …