RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

… app. Yik Yak was once valued at $400 million and raised $73.5 million in venture funding. Then, it was plagued by cyberbullying on its platform and a dropoff in interest among the college and High school students who used it. For an app whose core users were always college students, summer felt like the right time to end things, the co-founders said. “With the school year drawing to a close for many of you and summer vacation on the horizon, now feels like a good time for us to say …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

… salespeople. High-School Wrestler He landed at Goldman Sachs, where his older brother Jason is co-chief operating officer of the securities division, which houses the trading units, including the distressed-debt desk. Adam joined as a partner, one of the few people the bank has hired from a competitor at that level. At the time, Goldman Sachs’s distressed-debt desk was in turmoil. Jerry Keefe and Dennis Lafferty, who had been co-heads of the group with Tom Tormey, both left after Tormey …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

… December. “And most importantly, will it be lit?” the subhead added. “Can a critical mass of Victoria’s Secret Models and a Hadid give Bahamas tourism an Insta-boost?” asked Vanity Fair. Hell, even Kendall Jenner was involved. If influencers have turned social media platforms into a gigantic version of High school (complete with the social stratifications), Fyre Festival seemed to represent a chance to hang with the cool kids and get a taste of their life for a …

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This is what an extreme sea level rise scenario looks like for U.S. cities

April 27, 2017

… Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published an extreme High-end sea level rise scenario, showing 10 to 12 feet of sea level rise by 2100 around the U.S., compared to the previously published global average which is closer to 8 feet in that time period. The research and journalism group Climate Central took this projection and plotted out the stark ramifications in painstaking, and terrifying, detail. The bottom line finding? “By the end of the century, oceans could submerge land …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… impressive collection of CEOs and other High-ranking executives. There wasn’t a strict agenda for the day but the business leaders and government types in the room took turns giving quick 3-minute talks what Jain has described as a kind of “reverse Shark Tank” pitching the budding entrepreneurs on problems they should tackle. Sir Ronald Cohen (L) and Principal at Chertoff Group Michael Hayden are interviewed onstage at the Kairos Society Global Summit at One World Observatory …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

… Apr 8, 2017 at 4:58am PDT In the Blue Room, they rode on a swing through the sky, while the Green Room conjured childhood memories of playing in the backyard via green grass, plants, and lawn games. The Red Room was the most High-energy room, meant to spike guests adrenaline with lots of glowing, flashing lights. In the Black Room, guests were enveloped in the blackest, deepest of blacks. The only light came from pinholes on the ceiling to imitate stars, mirrored to appear as if they night …

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in Netflix’s newest hit, the intense High school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… had given up on dating apps,” Lebbate said. “I couldn’t find anyone who also smoked weed. It’s something that’s part of me. I use medical marijuana for health ailments, and a lot of people aren’t cool with that.” Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? A large number of High There users are between the ages of 22 and 40. “We have a significant amount of members who are older, whether they are veterans (battling …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

College football got a little more interesting this year. One High school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or Higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at Basha High School in Arizona. About a dozen women have played football for NCAA …

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Congress invited to light up for a 420 ‘joint session’

April 19, 2017

Smoke weed with your elected officials.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The same group that offered a free joint to Inauguration Day attendees is puff, puff, passing along the free cannabis to Capitol Hill workers. To properly celebrate 420 in the nation’s capital, on Thursday from (High) noon until 4:20 p.m., the pro-marijuana group DCMJ is handing out two free joints to members of Congress and congressional staffers, interns, and other workers and credentialed journalists. The group will …

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

A Higher profile Very few readers will recognise Toor Pekai from her picture. Whenever Malala attends a High-profile function to promote her cause, she is invariably accompanied by her father Ziauddin, who has often been interviewed about his daughter’s many successes. Meanwhile, Malala’s mother has played her own low-profile, but important, role at home with the rest of the family in Birmingham. Toor Pekai explains: “When Malala was being treated in hospital we were very …

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Reporter’s notebook: A dramatic moment aboard Air Force 2 while headed to South Korea

April 17, 2017

(CNN)It wasn’t even an hour after we took off for South Korea on Air Force Two after a refueling stop in Alaska that a few of the vice president’s aides came back to the press cabin to tell us what was probably inevitable: North Korea had just unsuccessfully tried to test a missile. The press does not have Internet access on Air Force Two (which is secretly kind of liberating), so we didn’t know, but of course the VP and his team have High-tech, secure communications …

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Kylie Jenner showed up at this kid’s proms and a bunch of teenagers lost all control

April 10, 2017

Image: Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock Throughout America’s storied history, proms have traditionally been miserable affairs. Only the presence of someone super-famous has ultimately been able save one of these dances from its dull, predetermined fate. Luckily for students at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California Kylie Jenner stopped by to rescue their junior prom Saturday night. Jenner had agreed to be the date of Albert Ochoa, a ridiculously excited junior at the school. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

(CNN)There are great rivalries and there are Great Rivalries — and we all know the difference between the two. Athens vs. Sparta. Ali vs. Frazier. Adolescence vs. Orthodontistry. All great rivalries. Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Beatles vs. Stones. The English Breakfast Society, whose rousing mission “to restore the traditional English breakfast to its former glory and encourage the spread of establishments serving a High quality traditional English breakfast …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… the U.S. capital, where Senate Republicans have been working to get President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, confirmed to the High court. A few Democrats said they’d vote for Judge Gorsuch as well, but most of them have been working to block the nomination. And in the back and forth between the political parties, both a filibuster and the nuclear option came into play yesterday. We defined these terms on Wednesday’s show. You can find that in our archives at …

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Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

… picking Amazon and not Twitter helps them play the field. They already know that Twitter users love football, regardless of whether there’s football on there or not. Now, they get to find out if Amazon Prime users feel similarly and perhaps if they want to buy merchandise or make other purchases during the game. And Amazon gets to find find out if some Prime holdouts can be wooed with High-end live sports. Still, Twitter continues to compete with the tech giants: Verizon (AOL, Yahoo), …

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Why developers struggle to make video game cameras that don’t annoy you

April 4, 2017

… to move automatically without them constantly adjusting it. Balancing between the two can be a massive headache. Many games solution is to let players adjust the camera but impose a timer that automatically resets it behind the character again if the game doesnt detect any input from the player for a set amount of time. Issues can arise when that timer is too short or too long, especially in games where you move at High speeds, like driving games. If the camera takes too long to reset, …

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Celebrities like Steve Martin, Gordon Ramsey teach online classes

April 3, 2017

… to be the hottest destination for sex ed While it’s not offering extensive coding lectures like Khan Academy, MasterClass has upped their online class offerings with 12 different celebrities in the past year. In March, they announced an acting class with Steve Martin and a few more star-powered courses are on their way. A one-time $90 fee (per course) gives you access to High-caliber how-tos in filmmaking, cooking, performing, singing, acting, screenwriting, music producing and even film …

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Homeless families rehoused out of London ‘up five-fold’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

‘No choice’ Kate Webb, head of policy at housing charity Shelter, explained High London property prices mean “councils are finding it much harder to find landlords that will work with them”. Councils are struggling to secure long term leases on properties to use for temporary accommodation, so are forced into per-night rental agreements, or to look beyond the capital, she said. The number of nights rented under these arrangements has more than tripled from 540,000 to …

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NCAA: Steve Nash loves underdogs, dishes out tips on NBA success

April 2, 2017

… “I have a pretty close relationship with (Oregon 6-foot 7-inch small forward) Dillon Brooks, so I really like him a lot. He’s one of our Canadian kids; he’s physically an NBA player but he’s also very tough minded. “I think he’s one of those guys that isn’t talked about as a High pick but he could play a long time in the NBA.” What about (UCLA point guard) Lonzo Ball? He reminds me of a bigger version of Jason Kidd with a better shot at the …

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High Heels For Babies?? SRSLY???

April 1, 2017

High heels for babies??? Send in the infantry! A company called Pee Wee Pumps is selling collapsible, plush High heeled shoes for infants aged 0-6 months, and people are seriously not happy. The company’s Earlier this month, Pee Wee Pumps came under fire by a UK campaign group called Let Clothes Be Clothes, who advocate for “the end [of] the use of gender stereotypes in the design and marketing of children’s clothes.” Are these harmless fun or totally inappropriate, …

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Where beauty queens mingle with live rattlesnakes

April 1, 2017

Sweetwater, Texas (CNN)The beauty pageant contestants had been preparing for months, designing elaborate outfits, rehearsing talent acts and practicing flawless walks across the stage for their town’s most Highly anticipated event. “We probably are the only beauty pageant that does kill and skin snakes,” said Cyera Pieper, a High school sophomore and contestant in Sweetwater’s “Miss Snake Charmer” pageant, a west Texas tradition that dates back decades. The …

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Kim Kardashian opens up about the risks of a third pregnancy

March 31, 2017

… recently decided to go ahead and try to carry the child herself, though, despite the challenges ahead. “So they need to like clean that out and then there’s like scar tissue,” she says. “It’ll still be like a really High-risk pregnancy, just I would be able to get pregnant.” The episode premieres April 2. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAzonAuthority – Single Site License Profit Builder is the Ultimate LIVE Builder and Profit Generator for …

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Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

March 31, 2017

… description. Right now, all personal fundraisers need to be submitted first for a 24-hour review process, in which Facebook ensures all fundraisers meet its policies and community standards. This process has some automation but is led by actual staff. “We are starting somewhat conservatively. We do want to ensure the fundraisers are High-quality, meet the categories, meet the fundraiser policies and are legitimate,” Gleit said. Facebook’s own research and surveys showed that …

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Prominent governor says Trump’s climate order is a ‘colossal mistake’

March 31, 2017

… burning fossil fuels, destroying forests and other human activities are the predominant reason why global temperatures are rising to historically High levels. Brown, in turn, has consistently mocked Trump for his head-in-the-sand views on the issue. Trump’s climate denial also puts him at odds with the world’s leaders, who for now remain committed to fighting global warming through the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Image: Ed hawkins With Washington ditching its role as a global …

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The future of VR is here and Oculus Rift is one year old. So why isn’t it mainstream?

March 30, 2017

… users altogether. The result? A wide array of Gear VR apps (films, live streaming events) from High profile brands, all unavailable to the most passionate VR users who sit on the sidelines with their expensive Rift devices. It’s telling that on Reddit the biggest VR-related device subreddit subscriber base is Oculus at around 80,000, followed by Vive at around 70,000, with the Gear VR far behind at around 23,000 (Google’s Daydream subreddit has about 7,500 registered users). High …

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