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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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

… reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New school in New York City. Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. “We feel that Games for Change is very well-positioned to help develop this community …

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

April 25, 2017

… the biggest one every review of Option B has to face: Why should you take advice on life’s worst experiences from a billionaire tech executive? Sandberg has created the Option B community to help people find connections amidst loss and trauma. Image: optionb.org Sandberg doesn’t have the soulfulness of Oprah Winfrey, who uses her brand to nudge followers along the path of spiritual enlightenment. Nor is she from Momastery founder Glennon Doyle Melton’s school of being …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… (ph), I call her Wawa, since I was in the sixth grade. ROSIE ALMONTE, NOMINATOR: You guys came to my school and I signed up immediately. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know what’s the good check for that? Just drop this one. SUBTITLE: Why did you nominate them as a CNN Hero? ALMONTE: He deserves a hero nomination because he’s making a big difference for kids in our area. LUC DESCHAMPS, NOMINATOR: Sometimes, I’m looking at her and I’m amazed at what she does here. ROBINSON: I felt …

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Here are the 53 best photos from the March for Science

April 24, 2017

… “I’m a school nurse, retired, and I have some friends that work in EPA and I heard their concerns … and I think it is something that people need to be aware of, a lot of issues that are at stake and because of a lot of budget cuts, a lot of people can get hurt. That’s why we’re here.” Lisa Allen Gilberto Giafalas (right) Zach and sister, Julie, from Washington D.C. “She’s a lawyer, I’m a doctor. We’re both Rick Sanchez from …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Coding Autism wants to diversify the tech industry with autistic talent

April 20, 2017

A new school called Coding Autism is coming to Los Angeles to help get autistic people into tech fields.Image: Coding Autism People on the autism spectrum are getting the support and skills they need to break into the tech industry. And it’s all thanks to a new program for autistic people, by autistic people. A new startup called Coding Autism, which launched earlier this month, is developing a school in Los Angeles to teach autistic people coding, web development, and software …

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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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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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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was Prince Harry talking about his anger. I felt that a lot. I …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Withnail and I: Cult classic turns 30 – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… work after leaving London’s Central school of Speech and Drama. Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption “I’ve been watching you” – poacher Jake warns the hapless pair Daniel Day-Lewis had turned down the role and other leading contenders included Bill Nighy and Ed Tudor-Pole. It was not much easier for McGann, with the role of Marwood offered to Michael Maloney. Having stepped into his shoes, his strong Liverpudlian accent promptly saw him sacked before an …

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Model shares Instagram of her cellulite to show ‘how bloody natural it is’

April 13, 2017

A British model has shared a photo of her cellulite on Instagram to show “it’s nothing to be ashamed of” and that it’s “bloody natural”. SEE ALSO: Lena Dunham gives props to magazine for leaving her cellulite alone Model and body positive activist Charli Howard, who’s signed to agency Muse NYC in the U.S., talked about the pressure she felt at school to not have cellulite. “I went to an all-girls’ boarding school and really used to envy the …

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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

… pretty harbor, great beaches and warmer water.) Sydney’s persistent inferiority complex is chalked up to a poisonous self-awareness that it’s a superficial tart, blessed with good looks, who dropped out of school early. Melbourne is the sophisticated, wealthier sister with a MA from Oxford and innately more interesting. Or so it claims. As for Sydneysiders, they just think Melbourne is a constant weather anomaly with an unsophisticated mob of latte-sipping sports heads, so caught …

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Where Pepsi went wrong with its disastrous ad, according to ad execs

April 7, 2017

… social causes with empty corporate posturing. Don’t expect that to end with The Pepsi-Jenner Disaster. “It’s a huge cultural shift,” said Max Lenderman, founder and CEO of the ad agency school, which specializes in social good-themed marketing. “There is this inherent power to it.” It hasn’t always been like this. The idea of working social causes into advertising is still relatively new, Lenderman said, only starting to catch on within the last decade. …

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JPMorgan might be getting in on the roboadvisor game

April 6, 2017

… spokesman for JPMorgan, Darin Oduyoye said it will be an innovative take on automated advice. WATCH: Old-school arcade games have made a comeback at this underground gaming tournament This article originally published at Bloomberg here More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsViral Kickstart Bundle IM Product Launching – Full Access (Private Offer) IM Product Launching. Kevin Fahey’s Product Creation SecretsMints Viral Origin Builder Agency (LITE PACK) …

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Marvels The Defenders teaser had a big fat Easter egg did you find it?

April 5, 2017

… addition to all this fine editorial content, the Bulletin site features just one advertisement, for Chikara Dojo Colleens martial arts school. Clicking on it brings you to an actual Chikara Dojo webpage that includes a 30-second video ad and student testimonials. The ad itself is hilariously cheesy, in a way thats kinda believable (a local establishment like Colleens would totally have an ad like this) and kinda not ( but youre telling me that with all of Colleens well-heeled investors, none of …

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ killer isn’t who you’d expect, and that’s why it’s perfect

April 3, 2017

… Here’s what we learned in “You Get What You Need.” (Even if what we really need is another season with these awesome women.) Who died: Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard), who finally got his comeuppance for abusing his wife, Celeste (Nicole Kidman). Bad to the bone. Image: HBO Celeste wasn’t the only one scarred by Perry’s years of violence: His actions also caused their son, Max, to start bullying one of his classmates, Amabella Klein, who blamed school …

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An incredible journey with the Incredible String Band – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… Greig tried to emulate the Incredible String Band with Fate & Ferret Greig says: “I was a fan out in the provinces and lots of people around about me were turned on, there is no other word for it, by the band. “There were no drugs available in East Fife at the time. The music just astonished us. “There was a school folk club that was doing fairly earnest American protest songs and Scottish folk songs, there was also the Beatles and The Stones, which we loved, but we had …

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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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What we learned from the new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer and what we still want to know

March 30, 2017

… what we’ve learned and what we’re still dying to know. SEE ALSO: Well, the new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer looks just delightful First, if you haven’t seen the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer yet, here it is: While the last Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer emphasized the film’s high school setting, this one plays up the conflict between our superhero and his supervillain, the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton). It also featured a lot more of Tony …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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Mom Calls High School A Dark Place For Teen Daughter Then She Meets A Special Friend

March 22, 2017

Teens Tanner Bufton and Abby Smith have a very special friendship unlike any other. Their fondness for one another goes beyond what others see: a student who has taken to a young man with Down Syndrome. While Tanner may have many “girlfriends,” any mention of Abby makes him blush. And she also has a story to tell about how he helps her. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with depression. But her friendship with Tanner brought light when high school became a “dark place” …

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