So, Fyre isn’t just a music festival. Meet Ja Rule’s company

April 29, 2017

… make bullshit offers? I didn’t have to submit any payment information and nothing has been contracted, yet, unlike the promises they made to everyone who attended Fyre Festival. My offer for French Montana was rejected in about 20 minutes, via an email: Image: frye email So now that Fyre Festival is officially a disaster, the question remains: What’s next for Fyre? WATCH: Brazen Coachella thief steals 100 phones, is defeated with the help of ‘Find My Phone’ More …

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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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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

Paul Allen speaks at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards benefit dinner in New York City on Oct. 15, 2012.Image: Ragozzino / BFA / REX / Shutterstock Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city’s homeless …

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Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

… sweat thinking about a $45 product ended up in useless smithereens, fear not. Kat and Hailey aren’t out to generate waste. In fact, they want to help beauty consumers spend their money wisely. That’s why, once the makeup has been crushed into a fine powder, the two weigh the empty case just to make sure the usable makeup itself weighs as much as the company claims. Sometimes, Kat and Hailey mix the powder with liquid and try to fit the makeup back into its original packaging. Some …

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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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Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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How We Tried To Deliver 12 Tons Of Food To Siberias Arctic North

April 24, 2017

… someone needed help and Ruslan took on another driver whose truck had broken down. Towing another truck we were occasionally slithering on the ice Again Ruslan wanted to push through the night. I bailed – pulling on my coat and standing on the back of the second truck, ready to jump out if we went through the ice Drinking water came straight from the river Safety being a relative thing on the Kolyma highway… The sun came up, the music was cranked loud and I was on my …

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 23, 2017

… this month when the school installed the machine at a campus recreation center that’s open most of the day. That comes in handy when the student health center closes after business hours. Singh told the television station KCRA that he started pursuing the idea after a friend couldn’t get emergency contraception when she needed it. For $30, students can now buy it in the vending machine. He thinks that easy access will help students who might feel nervous about getting emergency …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… been highly esteemed for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the hit TV show Americas Next Top Model, has spent majority of his career working on marketing campaigns and advertisements for a plethora major fashion, makeup, and beauty labels. So who better than Baker to help break down the ins and outs of inclusive marketing? Nigel stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show, to share with us the five simple ways any business or brand can appeal to a more diverse audience in an …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… space because you no longer have space in your home to store it. How is that going to help you save money each month? 8. Buying coupons youll never use There are some incredible deals on Groupon or LivingSocial. But, are you really going to take that yoga class or eat at that new Italian restaurant outside of town before the voucher expires? If so, then purchase the voucher, but if youre uncertain, then skip the deal. 9. You jeopardize your safety I dont enjoy throwing away food. However, Im not …

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

… because he was known for using his artistic talents to help friends create banners for protests and marches. They wanted Baker’s creative contributions in LGBTQ activism to persist, even after his death. “We wanted to create something special that would not just honor Gilbert and his iconic rainbow flag, but also give the LGBTQ community a fantastic tool to help them create their own banners, posters, and signs,” Ogilvy & Mather’s design team said in a press release. …

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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. “Because men and women systematically sort into different college …

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

April 20, 2017

… problems.” “The genie is out of the bottle. Now it really is about containing it.” Klein is worried that only the behind-the-scenes episode prompts viewers to reach out for help by pointing them to a website with crisis information. She believes each installment should begin and end with that message. Better yet, she says, Netflix could update the series with cast member-led conversations about its themes, and include practical information about how to reach out for help and …

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

April 20, 2017

… complaining that it’s becoming harder to gain followers organically. Faced with this new challenge, they’re fighting back. In pod-form. “A pod isfamily of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another.” says photographer Natalie Franke. “The members of your pod become your Instagram family and work to support you as you grow your platform. Think of pods like a group of cheerleaderswho help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful …

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

April 19, 2017

… “everything,” he really means it. The categories cover everything from the appearance of your foreskin to size of your balls. There are several categories dedicated to pubic hair, as well as the angle and shape of your erection. Image: creative robot But, the categories don’t end there. There are also a series of images to help you convey ejaculation speed and arc. Once you’ve finished selecting all the images that best represent your penis, the website generates a …

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

April 18, 2017

… busy looking after her. Then she wrote a book and we were busy with that too, so that’s why I wasn’t in the public eye. “But now I’m trying to help other people get an education, so from now on I want to be more involved in these kinds of things. But if these interviews were in my own language it would be easier!” And it is clear that Toor Pekai has her own compelling story to tell about the events that brought Malala across the world. She still gets visibly upset …

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Joey McIntyre Reveals The Best Advice Donnie Wahlberg Ever Gave Him

April 17, 2017

Joey McIntyre cant help but feel thankful these days. The singer and actor just launched his own scripted show on Pop TV, and hes about to release an EP and kick off a tour with New Kids on the Block. The TV series, dubbed Return of the Mac, finds McIntyre playing an exaggerated version of himself alongside his real-life wife, Barrett Williams, and their three children. Loosely based on his life, the show finds McIntyre trying to land a serious acting gig on TV, but settling for a talk show …

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Watch out kids, your parents totally understand emoji (except maybe that eggplant one)

April 16, 2017

… emoji, commonly used to refer to a butt, fared a little worse with 42 percent thinking it meant “feeling peachy” and 35 percent thinking it was just a general fruit. This would help explain any texts from the parents who doesn’t love peach ice cream, after all? The eggplant emoji, on the other hand, is apparently in need of a PR push. SEE ALSO: Instagram won’t let us interact with the eggplant emoji Sixty-nice percent (insert obligatory “nice”) believed …

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Now there’s an easier way to binge with your friends, without having to leave the house

April 15, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Retro tech is huge right now because the present is a depressing nightmare In other words, you can see your friends go slack jawed as a horse fights an alligator without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. And while it’s obviously no replacement for that old fashioned human touch (seriously, you should still get out and interact in the meatspace), this digital approximation can help people connect with others even when all they feel like doing is vegging out at home. This is …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… asked about how it affected pupil behaviour, most teachers agreed that it led to an inability to concentrate in class and led to a pupil being isolated from other students or have problems making friends. ‘Expert gap’ Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary warned there was concern among teachers about a gap in the availability of experts and counselling to help children with mental health needs. “It is clear that teachers and school leaders are seeing many more children and …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snap here. Snap there. Snap everywhere especially in stores. Snapchat, the disappearing messaging turned mobile storytelling app, released a new ad product Wednesday that is a quick swipe at Facebook’s big offer to advertisers and retailers: online to offline conversions. SEE ALSO: A millennial reports from the NYSE floor on Snapchat’s IPO day That’s jargon for Snapchat’s pitch to help retailers get more products off their shelves and prove to them …

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

… doorbell” at the entrance of the house. To be fully immersed in the potato peeling celebration, participants must remove their shoes and switch off all electronic mobile devices and place them in a fabric backpack provided. But, the fun doesn’t end there. There are also workshops on making sourdough bread, herb bundling, spice grinding and grain milling. Ah, the simple pleasures! WATCH: Scientists have created edible water orbs that can help replace plastic bottles More From this …

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MTV star Clay Adler dies at 27 from apparent suicide

April 12, 2017

… gun on himself. He died in the hospital the next day. WATCH: Mia Farrow Speaks Out Following Son Thaddeus’ Suicide: ‘We’re Devastated’ Adler was best known for starring on two seasons of the MTV reality show, Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County. He also did some acting early in his career, and became friends with Jennifer Lawrence. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). WATCH: Don …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… potential career path, you might want to swap Hulu for online classes.To help you find the right niche, weve compiled 10 cheap (or free!) introduction courses for 10 different industries. Ones bound to catch your eye (and maybe even boost your resume) along the way. 1. Product Design: Product Design Course, ALISON Image: THE MUSE According to ALISON, Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… a brave young man in Los Angeles who would come out as a person in recovery and tell his inspiring story for the first time. And thats where you come in. The Voices Project proves that together we can help end the addiction crisis. We can do the work that we could never accomplish alone. Together, well end the silence and show this country that we are one of the largest constituencies ever to exist. We can inspire change, save lives, heal our communities, and build a digital movement like …

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