Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

June 27, 2017

… for the rest of his life. He is functionally asplenic and will need to take prophylactic antibiotics the rest of his life to prevent and protect against sepsis, a huge risk of death for our kids in the heterotaxy community.” Since posting Ethan’s medical bill on Friday, the tweet has been viewed over 73 thousand times. “That is why I like to tell our story. Maybe you hadn’t thought of this side before. You don’t picture a 3-year-old with all these fees.” …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

… have seen,” the petition reads. “He worked day night(sic) in creating this company to what it is today.” “Uber is TK and TK is Uber,” it continues. Other public postings about Kalanick have a similar sensibility. Uber product manager Margaret-Ann Seger posted a lengthy response, including her view that Uber was a good place for women like herself who had struggled at other companies. “So thank you. Weve mis-stepped at times- Ill be the first to admit that Uber …

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… Los Angeles times that he was never contacted by the grand jury about Rodriguezs case. I was surprised and distressed by the grand jury report, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of law at the University of California, Berkeley, told HuffPost. Heres some of the reasons the report left many feeling that an independent probe is desperately needed now more than ever before. Gail Fisher via Getty Images Grand jury says its just rogue deputies who worked informants improperly, despite court evidence. …

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… Hornsey are still of the post investigation opinion that there was no systemic toxicity at @uber Jenn (@jenn) June 21, 2017 Hornsey’s own behavior can at times come off as slightly bizarre. The external investigation into Uber recommended new regulations to curb the consumption of alcohol at the company, particularly within its offices. At the recent all-hands meeting to discuss the report, Hornsey thought it was the appropriate time to repeatedly joke about drinking, according to …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… continues to undergo decomposition.” The possibilities could have been any number of things, Wecht said, including strangulation, suffocation, medication or a botched suicide attempt. But “the basic cause, no matter what the mechanism, would have been … hypoxia,” the medical term for insufficient oxygen reaching the brain. What happened in North Korea? Up until last week, one of the last times the world saw Warmbier, an American college student, was at a news conference …

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

… whose hand had been near his gun, pulls out his weapon and fires seven rapid shots into the car, striking Castile five times. Reynolds: You just killed my boyfriend. Castile: I wasn’t reaching … Reynolds: He wasn’t reaching. Yanez: Don’t pull it out! Reynolds: He wasn’t. Yanez: Don’t move! (Expletive.) Yanez is then heard shouting obscenities and breathing heavily as the tape continues. The child exits the car amid the chaos and the other officer picks her up. …

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9 hilariously moany tweets about just how damn hot Britain is

June 20, 2017

Too… hot… can't… cope…Image: Shutterstock / Pajor Pawel In Britain, complaining about the weather is almost as popular a past-time as drinking tea. SEE ALSO: 8 charts that sum up the misery of the British summer This week, it’s ridiculously hot. The sun’s out, temperatures are up in the early thirties (Celsius), and us Brits are doing what we do best in times like this: moan. 1. It’s so hot the dog has started to melt pic.twitter.com/Qsl41JkQSu …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… says the website was used by about 100,000 people – more than four times as many as its 24,000 membership. This meant young people with no experience of canvassing could team up with those with previous election experience for targeted canvassing. “If you have a young person telling another young person, ‘You should get out and vote because this election is important’, it’s more convincing,” Mr Todd said. Manifesto There was also an unashamed pitch for the …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… the feature, and Instagram did not collaborate with the Federal Trade Commission, which is tasked with keeping advertisers in check. Neither Instagram nor the FTC have “hard and fast rules” for the practices, the New York times wrote last summer. Even the rules that do exist are broken. Marketing firm Mediakix issued a report in May that found 93 percent of sponsored posts by the top 50 celebrities on Instagram do not comply with FTC guidelines. Still, Instagram will not enforce the …

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Shady developers are turning Apple’s app subscriptions into giant scams

June 14, 2017

… more than banning some keywords, though. Apple has made efforts to reduce app review times over the last year as part of its bigger efforts to make its App Store more developer-friendly. subscriptions are astonishingly easy to opt into Apple didn’t respond to Mashable’s request for comment on app subscriptions or whether those who had unwittingly paid exorbitant amounts for app subscriptions would get refunds. That Apple would be reluctant to acknowledge problems with its …

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Snapchat releases new research that says its for close friends

June 13, 2017

… plummeted over 40 percent, and total downloads fell 22 percent in the last two months compared to the year prior, according to app tracking company Sensor Tower. So, let’s say you’re an advertiser: How’s Snap still worth your money? Nearly 60 percent of interactions on Snapchat are between close friends, according to a Snap-commissioned study by research firm Sparkler. That research is saying that you and your close friends are about three times more likely to influence each …

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Man fleeing London Bridge attack with beer in hand becomes unlikely symbol of British pride

June 5, 2017

Image: sir lynton crosby/mashable A young man who fled yesterday’s terrorist attacks with a pint of beer in hand has become something of an internet hero. The photo, which has been retweeted over 28,000 times, features the man fleeing from the scene with a pint of beer in hand. For some, the photo provided a moment of profoundly dark comedy on a day otherwise entirely colored by tragedy. SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump tweets support for LGBTQ people, and you can guess what happens next …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… agencies or other investigators and did not actively recruit or manage any informants. Johnson also said those inmates were not informants but were sources of information. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles times via Getty Images The Mystery Of The Log, And Its Abrupt Termination, Continues Central to the hearings are questions surrounding the abrupt termination of the Special handling log a of notes that Special Handling deputies inside the jail secretly maintained from 2008 to 2013 to …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… the table as the rest of the world addresses these issues. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is misguided, and harms the ongoing effort to fight climate change while also isolating us from our allies. Murkowski addressed Trumps decision on Thursday, KTOO reported: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) According to the times Free Press, Alexander said in a statement Friday that while he doesnt think withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is catastrophic for climate progress, he believes the most …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… tax, a move , but the efforts failed. Whitman fears the program wont be able to function with additional cuts to staff and enforcement. She said enforcement is critical to get polluters to pay up. But Pruitt, a longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry who sued the agency he now runs more than a dozen times as Oklahomas attorney general, insists Superfund will become self-sustaining under his watch. The great thing about this is we have private funding. There are people out there responsible …

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Macron speaks out about the Trump handshake: \

May 29, 2017

… that turned Mr. Trumps knuckles white,” The New York times wrote. Congratulations to both leaders for emerging from the summit with all of their hands intact. WATCH: An Indonesian village got a rainbow makeover, now it’s an Insta-worthy hot spot More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCovert Social Press Run Your Own Profitable Social Network On WordPress!Hugh’s Twitworkz Mastery 2.0 Email Genie Access Monthly Mints App 2.0 Agency Kit Mints app 2.0 agency package …

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

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

May 28, 2017

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god. For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits. SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites. …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times. Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how things used to be. Since Trump’s inauguration in January, the …

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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

May 27, 2017

… University of Phoenix Discovering her passion Zuniga says she’s had a passion for healthcare for years. She studied healthcare while she was an undergraduate student, but like many others, she switched her field of study a few times. Her husband, who works as a research scientist at a cancer center, inspired her to pursue a career in the field. Through discussing his work and seeing the impact he was making, she was motivated to take steps to finish what she started as an …

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

May 27, 2017

… set my laptop up far enough to be able to get 12 feet away. Throughout the test, your iPhone acts as a kind of remote control: You navigate questions and tests that appear on your computer by swiping on your phone screen with the in-app camera on at all times to ensure you remain at the correct distance. This means you must keep holding up your phone at the same level throughout the test as this is how the app makes sure you’re standing at the correct distance (you’re prompted to …

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What Harvard graduates saw from Mark Zuckerberg: humility

May 26, 2017

… can be humble about the success he’s achievedand that he hopes others with power can do the same. “I love this place,” Zuckerberg said, with an unexpected amount of enthusiasm especially when compared to Faust, to begin what would be a 30-minute long speech that had a one-word tagline: purpose. That single word was uttered 27 times within the speech, according to a transcript he later published to his Facebook page. “Today I want to talk about purpose,” Zuckerberg …

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People Are Pissed At Kim Kardashian Over This Tweet She Posted About Manchester

May 25, 2017

… episode. 4thCarterKnowlesKid. (@zaddy_bee) May 23, 2017 Theyre truly shocked. Kim Kardashian really posted a pic of herself at a party with Ariana Grande as a tribute to what happened in Manchester WhoElz Rothschild (@juelzthatmana12) May 23, 2017 Kim Kardashian is the only person who would post a picture of themselves as a “tribute” to the Manchester bombing actually sad Evan Beyer (@ebeyer93) May 23, 2017 @KimKardashian I’ve tried multiple times to like you …

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

May 24, 2017

… although I love Nick and have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in himIts become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to, Azalea wrote, wishing her ex good vibes. I genuinely wish Nick the best. Its never easy to part ways with the person you planned your entire future with, but futures can be rewritten and as of today mine is a blank page. Young, meanwhile, acknowledged the split with a solitary word that got retweeted 36,000 times: Single. Relatively speaking, most relationships die …

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