This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he…

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in…

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose…

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If Fox News will no longer tolerate sexual harassers, the rest of the country has no excuse

April 21, 2017

BREAKING: Bill O’Reilly OUT pic.twitter.com/oJ9QPeRo27 Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017 The calculus for O’Reilly changed suddenly earlier this month when a New York Times expos revealed that O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, paid a total of $13 million to resolve multiple sexual harassment claims. New allegations surfaced and more than 50 advertisers bailed on his primetime show. O’Reilly maintains his innocence; his lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying his…

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College majors dominated by women lead to lower-paying jobs, Glassdoor found

April 20, 2017

The gender pay gap is linked to college majors, but even choosing a high-paying field doesn't always help.Image: Shutterstock / silvabom The gender pay gap in the United States starts early with what you choose as your college major. Majors that tend to lead to higher-paying jobs are dominated by male college students and majors that feed into lower-paying jobs are dominated by women, Glassdoor found in a new report….

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors….

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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 suicide….

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods” secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the order of posts in people’s feeds, favouring popular posts over chronology. Instagram…

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From Sea To Shining Sea, A Solar System ‘Road Trip’ With Astronaut Chris Hadfield

April 20, 2017

CuriosityStream Sure, we sort of all know some of the names of the planets in our solar system, and sure, we kind of know what many of those planets look like, right? But have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the main planets in our cosmic neighborhood as if they were always hovering in the air right above major cities? The actual distances between the planets…

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

(CNN)It wasn’t just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together — it was a mutual love for cannabis. One year ago, Chloe Lebbate and Dakota Shyface were single marijuana users in their 20s, living in Las Vegas and looking for “something.” But love, friendship and connections evaded them on mainstream social networks like Tinder and Match, they said, because the sites failed to weed out…

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This country’s most expensive film of all time costs $150 million

April 20, 2017

Image: Getty Images That India is the world’s most prolific film-producing nation is well-known. It makes over 2,000 films in more than 10 languages every year a feat unmatched elsewhere in the world. And grand dreams require grand budgets. One such is The Mahabharata, a multi-lingual retelling of the Sanskrit epic, that will be the costliest Indian movie ever made. SEE ALSO: ‘Dangal’ becomes the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all…

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Too shy to send a dick pic? This code will salvage your sexting game.

April 19, 2017

Image: rachel thompson/ mashable Sexting is a scary business. The idea of sending out an intimate photo of your genitals to someone you quite fancy is terrifying. And, sometimes a simple just won’t cut it. Behold the “Dick Code,” a way to share a unique and anatomically accurate image of your penis without actually taking a photo of it. SEE ALSO: How to explain sexting and dick pics to your…

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Gorgeous iPhone pictures of Thailand’s annual countrywide water fight

April 19, 2017

Over the weekend, Thailand soaked up the festivities during its annual mass water fight, Songkran. The Thai new year marks the arrival of spring, but visitors to the country also know it as a weekend-long water fight, as major streets get closed, and people arm up with water guns and buckets. SEE ALSO: This photographer is documenting the resistance and donating the pictures It’s also a terrific opportunity for dramatic…

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Richard Simmons hospitalized for severe indigestion, says manager

April 19, 2017

Richard Simmons was admitted to a California hospital for what his manager called severed indigestion. Richard Simmons was hospitalized on Monday at an undisclosed location in California, said Michael Catalano, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment. RICHARD SIMMONS’ MANAGER SAYS IT’S ‘POSSIBLE’ STAR MAY RETURN TO THE SPOTLIGHT…

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American Idol reject finds fame with faith film Because of Gracia

April 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES –  After Moriah Peters auditioned for American Idol during her senior year of high school, she walked away feeling discouraged. However today she looks back and realizes that that rejection has actually led to the best things in her life. The now 24-year-old has said that the Idol judges once mocked her religious lifestyle, but now she looks back on the experience as a lesson. Peters is now…

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

April 19, 2017

In its last update in January, the number of victims stood at 526, while the number of potential suspects stood at 184. Police forces across the UK have received an increased number of calls from victims and from people offering information since the hotline was set up. The NPCC said 25 referrals to the inquiry related to sports other than football. These have included rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling,…

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Ca tru: A night at the opera in the streets of Hanoi

April 19, 2017

(CNN)On a Sunday evening in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you’ll likely hear the purr of motorbikes, calls of street vendors and clicks of camera shutters as wide-eyed tourists capture the city’s manic atmosphere. After all, the otherworldly tones of ca tr — one of Vietnam’s most revered musical genres — are hard to ignore. An ancient Vietnamese tradition of sung poetry, the art is more than 1,000 years old. More From…

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

Image: Mashable Last week, Facebook announced that Instagram Stories had reached 200 million daily active users (DAUs). People were quick to pounce on that significant number and declare that finally, Mark Zuckerberg had “officially crushed Snapchat” and Facebook and Instagram were winning some imaginary war. Many tweeted things like, “RIP Snap,” “Is Snapchat already dead?,” “Snapchat is dead fam. Instagram stories came and ended her.” SEE ALSO: If you hate…

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

In 2005, Etsy was launched in a Brooklyn apartment by three friends whod hoped to give local artists a place to sell their work. Over the past 12 years, the start-up has grown from a small, three-person operation to a global online marketplace with a network of nearly two million artists. Though best known for its selection of handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind art, Etsy also boasts an unbeatable beauty section,…

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Adriana Lima strips down for steamy Easter Sunday shoot

April 18, 2017

Adriana Lima celebrated Easter Sunday by stripping down for Love magazine. The 35-year-old Brazilian model teamed up with the UK-based fashion publication to create a series of NSFW videos where she took a steamy shower and ate chocolate to the sounds of The Weather Girls 1982 hit Its Raining Men. Tomorrow… #LOVEeaster @adrianalima by @philpoynter @sallylyndley @_virginiayoung_ @millchannel @millbeautychannel A post shared by LOVE MAGAZINE (@thelovemagazine) on Apr 15, 2017…

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Drake accuses country club of racial profiling during Coachella trip

April 18, 2017

Drake is fuming after a recent stay at La Quinta, Californias Madison Club. The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling #Coachella, the rapper, 30, wrote in a since-deleted post on Instagram early Monday with a snapshot of the facilitys logo. JENNIFER DATING A-ROD AFTER DRAKE SPLIT? Drakes fans are…

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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…

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Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Living in one of the 20 listed hotspots puts a 71,158 premium on the price of a home on average, according to Lloyds. Its research found the average price of a home in those areas was 735,874 – 13% higher than the typical price in surrounding areas. However, in Hove buyers typically pay about 31,000 less than in surrounding areas, Lloyds said. Million-pound homes Of the top 20 areas with…

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities.

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Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 18, 2017

It is four years since she set up shop in the quiet, picturesque Gwynedd village of Llanbedr – a place whose claims to fame are a campsite on the coast boasting it is the biggest in Europe, and an ex-Raf airfield that wants to become an international space port. But this spring, it is Sophie making the headlines in the village, in north Wales – and beyond. She has just…

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A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

I dont want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation. Hannah I dont even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks Im the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me. Hannah **Im so happy to see you I…

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