‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

… and it makes them want to improve their work as well. You said in your bio on Instagram, “The facts are not beautiful.” What message are you trying to tell through your images? What’s not beautiful is the ordinariness of facts — the facts that we know and we are used to. The photo of a whale floating in the ocean does not mean much, but seeing a whale coming out of the middle of the desert can make people feel different. Photography can tell a story through its images …


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. …


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

April 22, 2017

… the other side of the coin, not all brands utilize inclusive marketing correctly. There have been a handful of brands over the past several months who have tried to take a stab at inclusive marketing, but to their dismay, their message was not received by the masses in the way they had hoped (looking at you, Pepsi). However, when executed correctly, inclusive marketing has the potential to make serious impacts for any business of any size. Nigel Barker, internationally renowned photographer whos …


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 tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …


’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 …


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

April 20, 2017

… comments.” Instagram blogger Meggan, who runs @CardiganJezebel, describes a pod as “essentially a group message on Instagram”. Members of the group follow each other, and constantly like and comment on one another’s posts to keep pod members’ posts showing up in other people’s timelines. After Meggan became part of a few pods through Facebook groups and Twitter, she says she’s been getting better reach and engagement on her Insta posts. …


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. …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… arrested. On Friday, a delivery truck was driven into a department store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Four people were killed in that attack and some of the 15 people injured were in critical condition as of last night. Thousands gathered on Sunday to remember the victims. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There’s been a fierce determination here in Sweden to get life back to normal. That message has come from the king and the prime minister, right down to the …


Fox to employees: Don’t act like the president

April 9, 2017

Don't act like the president at Fox, except at Fox News.Image: win mcnamee/Getty Images Trying to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace? Here’s some easy advice: Don’t act like the president. That’s the message human resources staffers at 21st Century Fox recently started doling out to employees. Tape of President Donald Trump saying he would grab women “by the pussy” before appearing on an Access Hollywood segment in 2005 made its wayinto training …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… explicit religious commitments to holy Shiite sites. Their brutality is arguably religiously motivated in a way similar to that of ISIS. That Gabbard and her allies believe being secular is enough to grant Assad legitimacy is even more important. The unspoken argument here is that alleged war crimes, mass torture and decades of repressive one-family rule are acceptable, so long as they dont have a pesky Muslim tinge. The message is precisely what controversial Trump White House advisers like …


Google’s Mars data center and weather control system are just a couple of its best April Fools’ Day pranks

April 3, 2017

… bubble wrap), allows the user to simultaneously enjoy the feeling of popping those tiny plastic bubbles included in packing materials while typing out a message. Once the message has been popped out, a Puchi Puchi reader rolls over the popped material to decipher the message. Yes, this is stupid. But for some reason, I actually want this. They even added a special version of the Puchi Puchi Keyboard that releases pleasant fragrances when you pop the bubbles, including air from places like …


Grindr isn’t just a hookup app, it’s now an LGBTQ publisher too

March 30, 2017

… and more that celebrate and represent the modern LGBTQ world.” Grindr says Into will serve as a “barometer” and “a digital window into the LGBTQ world,” publishing content on things like fashion and music, to current events and advice for the LGBTQ community. Itaims to be an “all-inclusive” site that’s “open to everyone with a message or story that needs to be heard.” Into’s homepage on Grindr.com. Image: grindr “After …


Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

… CHRISTOPHER MINESES / MASHABLE I am constantly assessing what I should and shouldn’t share on social media. Whether it’s a funny comment my mum made in the privacy of her own home, or a hilarious Tinder message I’ve received. The question I ask myself now is always: should I share that? And, if so, where? But, by sharing personal information with hundreds of people I don’t know or scarcely know I’ve set a dangerous precedent for turning my private life into …


An app that calls Congress for you and yet another Snapchat clone: This week in apps

March 21, 2017

… the cofounders of Venmo, aims to make contacting your representatives as easy as leaving a voicemail. The team behind Stance is an audio messaging company called Ense, which leverages Twilio’s API to automatically send the message through congressional call trees. They’re also tweeted directly to representative’s Twitter accounts, where they can be played on Twitter. Download it on iOS and Android. Amazon is bring Alexa to your iPhone Image: amazon A new update brings …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… Parliament can’t legally derail Brexit via legislative consent, MSPs could give Mrs May a terrific headache from a political perspective. Ignoring a legislative consent vote would be of far greater significance than ignoring the non-binding motion on Section 30. So the message could be, “give us your referendum, and we’ll give you your clean Brexit” – paving the way for a referendum sometime in 2019. …