The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

… each tackles Trumps presidency with a different approach, they all set out with a common goal: to make Twitter in the Trump era a bit more bearable. SEE ALSO: Hit Trump where it hurts (his Twitter account) To get a better sense of what it takes to challenge Trump on his favorite social platform, we reached out to the creators of two of the most popular Trump parody accounts on Twitter and uncovered some intriguing facts about the 24/7 job. For instance: One of the most thought-provoking …

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A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

Adam Savarese was looking to make a splash in his new job as Peabody move helped engineer a rebound on a desk buffeted by losses and the departure of senior leaders. Now that same rescue play is inflicting pain. Though the trade is still a winner over its lifetime, it reversed course in the first quarter to But Goldman Sachs has demonstrated an ability to stomach trades that work brilliantly and then, suddenly, don’t, showing how it still embraces a volatility in trading …

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The dumpling burger is the world’s latest unnecessary food hybrid

April 29, 2017

Have you ever gazed down at some delicious dumplings you were about to eat and thought to yourself, “Wow, these dumplings are great and all, but you know what would make them even better? If they were squished between a hamburger bun and topped with lettuce.” Neither have we. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist (or, um, maybe it does). In any case, hold onto your utensils, some culinary innovator created the dumpling burger. Image: Chinese Club Meet the Momo …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 29, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

… sick. But what you’re capable of doing or willing to do during pregnancy depends on a zillion factors. It’s great that Serena Williams and Gal Gadot and others like them felt up to a physical challenge. But it doesn’t make them ultimate badasses so much as it makes them incredibly lucky lucky to have a healthy pregnancy that allows them to be up to working, lucky to be at the top of their fields and to have a choice about whether or not they want to work during pregnancy at …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

… New technologies like VR can have real impacts on things like education, health, understanding where other people are coming from, empathy, experiencing other people’s worldviews, and storytelling, Martin said. “So we wanted to lean in to that and make sure we were doing a little bit of proactive engagement with the VR community to encourage that part of the market,” he said. “We have the opportunity with the summit to highlight the way that this technology can be useful …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… the conclusion of current seasons of favorites like The Flash, Empire, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Law and Order: SVU with no interruption. If a potential strike were to drag on for several months, as it did a decade ago, it would likely delay the premiere dates for the 2017-18 season (new shows generally debut in September or October), or result in more reruns during the summer months, if networks decided to hold some of their planned summer premieres for fall to make up for …

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Amazon wants to rate your outfit, and that should worry you

April 27, 2017

"I see you."Image: Ambar Del Moral/mashable You’re in your bedroom, about to do something private. First, make sure you shut the door, close the blinds, oh, and remember to turn off your newly purchased Amazon Echo Look. SEE ALSO: These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages A video camera peering into a bedroom is typically associated with the opening of a horror flick, not the latest cheery announcement from your friendly $300 billion mega …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

… current rules. But what will replace them? Few expect Pai to answer that question tomorrow. I see three options, none of which will ensure an open Internet free of gatekeepers. Voluntary commitments Two weeks ago, the press was buzzing with rumors that Pai would recommend that the 2015 rules be replaced with voluntary commitments by ISPs that they would make part of their terms of service. Those commitments would then be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. This would amount to a radical …

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Surrey puppy farm shootings: ‘Deep concern’ over police staff – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… supervisor, and John Crabb, a firearms licensing inquiry officer, did not check police intelligence on Mr Lowe, highlight the risks he posed from a previous threat-to-kill investigation, look at whether he was a danger to the public, make sufficient inquiries into an ongoing investigation, or consider historical information on him. After Surrey Police agreed with the findings, a gross misconduct case was proven against Mr Crabb, who was dismissed without notice. Mr Royle retired before a hearing …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

… variety of newspaper and magazine stories, including ones with thousands of words. Other stories will be formatted originally and exclusively for the mobile phone screen, like this: Image: the new york times Were mindful to reach new audiences and to do so on business terms that ultimately make sense for both parties, Wilson said. As we worked with [Snapchat], we wanted to make sure this is something that works in the longterm. Kinsey and Snap declined to comment on the terms of the …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… says. “There are days I do better and days I do worse. There are days I keep the promises I make to myself to feel grateful, and there are days I don’t. In the better moments, even when I feel grief, I can remember that my kids are still alive. I can remember that Dave would have wanted them to be happy. I can remember how lucky I am to have friends and family. I would never say that those are all the moments, because they’re not.” Sandberg and I are discussing her new …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… mosques and she’ll take France out of the European Union. What’s interesting here is that neither of the country’s major traditional parties had a candidate advanced to the second round of elections. That vote is scheduled to take place on May 2nd. Far to the north, northeast of France, between northernmost Russia in the North Pole is a military complex where the only visit most people can make is a virtual one. It’s in Franz Josef Land, a lonely frozen archipelago. And …

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Here are the 53 best photos from the March for Science

April 24, 2017

… Trump administration.While activists and critics both agree that science shouldn’t be a party issue, the crowdactivists, teachers, and yes, plenty of scientistsclearly took issue with the Trump administration’s policies and general attitude toward the environment and issues like climate change. Here was the scene in Washington on Saturday and the reasoningfrom some of the people who took part in trying to make their world a better place. Gilberto Giafalasof New Jersey …

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Celebrities show up to support the March for Science

April 23, 2017

As hundreds of Marches for Science took place around the globe, science-loving celebrities sounded off on social media to show their support. A few marched themselves (looking at you, Peter Capaldi). Others, unable to make it, sent messages of encouragement and thanks to participants. Bonus: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s message involved a dog. Yes, if nothing else, we can take comfort in the fact that many celebrities appear to know that, indeed, there is no Planet B. Whew! SEE ALSO: Attend the …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… make the Forbes list has any use anymore (or ever did). If Amoruso’s #Girlboss (the book) were just a memoir, its television adaptation might be able to skate by as a period piece, capturing a particular mid-2000s moment in fashion and Silicon Valley. But #Girlboss was also a manifesto about how to be a feminist success, just like Amoruso. Since stepping down as Nasty Gal’s CEO in 2015, Amoruso has leaned into her #Girlboss brand. She published a second book, the “lushly …

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

April 20, 2017

… contemplating or attempting suicide, the show’s creators immortalized a dangerous representation of self-harm that may do more damage than good. “My own opinion is that I find it irresponsible that they showed the suicide.” Klein watched the series with her 15-year-old daughter. They both turned away during the scene. “It was very important for them to really make the viewer uncomfortable,” she says. “My own opinion is that I find it irresponsible that they …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

… we saw in the Black Panther sizzle is focused on Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead). And make no mistake: The Dora Milaje do plenty of heavy lifting in the film. From concept art hanging on an office wall to VFX shots in the sizzle reel to Nyong’o taking out a half-dozen armed soldiers in a scene shot earlier Monday, we got eyeful after eyeful of the Dora Milaje on duty. Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o at a party in New York City last April …

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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

April 19, 2017

… wanted to better understand what happens in people’s heads as they make various types of decisions an area of study known as neuroeconomics. SEE ALSO: Why some people think cilantro tastes like soap In this fledgling field, researchers have tended to focus on how people respond to feedback and gradually, deliberately adjust their thinking as they learn. But few studies had looked at so-called epiphany learning. “We had this intuition that there are situations where you don’t …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… German naval fortress, and historian Jan Rueger, author of Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea, says Operation Big Bang was designed by the British to make a big point. “They’re very clear that there’s a symbolic side to this [operation] and that is the German tradition of militarism,” he explains. “There’s a sense that Prussian militarism and its threat to Britain has to end and that’s very much how Operation Big Bang is received in …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever. It comes as no surprise that at the last minute, when the counting showed the “no” vote was threatening the thin lead of the pro-Erdogan …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… refusing to give up his $1,000 seat to “somebody more important.” A man on a flight from Houston to Calgary was stung by a scorpion after it fell on his head. Competing airlines trolled United, and Saturday Night Live made fun of it, too. Rev. Jesse Jackson leads a small protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Image: scott olson/Getty Images Dao was forcibly removed to make room for United crew members. This weekend, the …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… behind the counter at his shop,” Chip told PopSugar. “I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall.” Like Gaines, West pursued his relationship for some time before successfully wooing his raven-haired beauty. Chip consistently invested in unnecessary automobile maintenance hoping to make an impression and Yeezy finally got a cell phone to persuade Kim to ditch Kris Humphries. Ah, love. The first time Chip declared his love for Joanna, she responded …

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