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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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 cells were taken without consent in 1951 and used in …

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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 …

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

April 20, 2017

… get to the Brooklyn Bridge, youre at Mars the fact that you passed Mercury, then Venus and Earth on the way to Mars, and you hit Mars by the time you hit New York that and the whole rest of the solar system is west of there, is kind of startling and extremely memorable, said Hadfield, who has traveled a few miles in his day. In “Miniverse,” the giant planet Jupiter hovers over the Mall in Washington, D.C. Most people do not have any feel at all for the solar system, …

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

April 17, 2017

… to go, Hannahs having a gay emergency with her gay dad. Elijah ** I just dont understand why you would want to leave New York, okay? Thats like something your family makes you do when youre too deep into crack to stop them. Its not something that a young, vibrant, albeit pregnant, person does. Elijah ** Ray broke up with me. Can you believe it? Marnie Mom, you cannot run away like that, okay? This is Brooklyn. Its one of the most dangerous places in America. You dont know the …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 15, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable  Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you’re a young farmer living in a rural community, it’s a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience. And not always a good one. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer’s glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can’t …

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‘Real Housewives’ star Kim Richards claims she went on a date with Trump

April 14, 2017

… relationship. I dont want to talk about the president, Richards said, after co-star Lisa Vanderpump asked if the two had sex. Though its unclear when Trump dated Richards, the former child star is among the famous blondes romanced by the president, including ex-wives Ivana Trump and Marla Maples. Part two of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion airs Tuesday on Bravo. This article originally appeared in the New York Post’s Page Six. More From this publisher …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… 1952 Charlie Chaplin In the early 1950s, Charlie Chaplin reportedly said he had “no further use for America” and “wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President”. After a series of political controversies, personal scandals and falling audiences, he decided to hold the world premiere of Limelight in London, where the film was set, rather than the US, where he had settled. Boarding the RMS Queen Elizabeth in New York in 1952, he received word that his …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… Bannon in a corner. Yes, the meister was laughing in the front row of Wednesdays press conference with the head of NATO. But it was a chuckle of the condemned. Everyone in town saw the presidents dismissive distancing of himself from Bannon in Trumps hometown newspaper, the New York Post. Everyone also has seen Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster shred Bannon to pieces for the amusement of vengeful First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner. …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… national cricket rivalry has been dubbed by The New York Times as the Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox plus Barcelona vs. Real Madrid plus England vs. Australia (in any sport) “distilled and deepened with an extra dose of hostile geopolitics and the passions of 1.4 billion people.” Since their first test match in 1952, only three wars, a political assassination and a major terrorist attack in Mumbai could keep these two teams away from their drawn-out pursuit for cricket supremacy — …

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The Surface Pro 5 could be yet another boring refresh

April 8, 2017

New York, NY – OCTOBER 06 2015: Microsoft Corporate Vice President Panos Panay introduces a new tablet titled the Microsoft Surface Pro 4Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Microsoft won hearts far and wide last fall with its all-in-one Surface Studio touchscreen desktop PC. The beefier Surface Book, not so much. What people really wanted was a new Surface Pro, but Microsoft wasn’t ready to announce anything. It’s now spring and technology blogger Paul Thurrott has revealed what …

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People are selling old girl scout cookies on Amazon. Not cool.

April 4, 2017

… expensivearound $10 per boxso it’s really a lose-lose. “Buying the cookies through Amazon is giving people access to cookies without access to Girl Scouts, which undercuts the programmatic element,” a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of the USA told New York Magazine. Is convenience really worth sacrificing the beloved taste, freshness, and authenticity of your favorite treats and upsetting the entrepreneurial spirits of young Girl Scouts? Do-si-don’t think so. And hey, …

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Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

April is bringing in the big bucks.Image: animal adventure park April the giraffe has been expecting a baby for more than a year, but it wasn’t until near the end of her very long pregnancy that people all over the world started to notice her. The overdue giraffe at Harpursville, New York’s Animal Adventure Park has been the star of a livestream since early February, with hundreds of thousands of viewers watching her stand in her pen with her bulging belly. It’s been an …

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Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

… classic, iconic 24-count box of crayons. SEE ALSO: This App Makes Coloring Books Come to Life The company casually announced its ruthless decision on its social media platforms as though it wouldn’t crush anyone who has ever colored outside the lines or dared to dream. My gosh. Then, Crayola had the audacity to announce it would be live-streaming the madness and holding an event in New York’s Times Square to really celebrate this tragedy. If you’re wondering whether the …

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‘The Hate U Give’ tackles race, police brutality and the nuances of being young and black in America

March 28, 2017

Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE To read The Hate U Give as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror. The No. 1 New York Times best-selling young adult novel thats been swept up under the category of Black Lives Matter books is a true reflection of the life of a young person of color in Americaand thank goodness, because there really hasnt been a mirror like this for people to pore over, well, ever. Angie Thomas debut novel (the title is drawn from a Tupac Shakur reference) brings us …

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Why subscription services aren’t dead yet

March 25, 2017

… levers to think about.” Biggins joined Mashable social media producer Tracey Edouard and me in our New York headquarters to talk about her history in the subscription space and her new venture, MealPal. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products[MRR + Bonuses] Turbo Bot Builder PRO Edition DropMock – Editor Dropmock Editor – Generate Striking Mockups For Marketing In An InstantSellosity Labs Sellosity Labs is the perfect compliment to the Sellosity Smart Commerce Platform that …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

… to making ice cream. 7. Dive Bars Were Called “Blind Pigs” Wikimedia Commons / Bain News Service Folks who were lucky enough to live on a coast could hop on a boat that would circle out in international waters and enjoydowning as much alcohol as their sea-legs would let them. 10. Bootlegging Court Cases Could Get Complicated YouTube / Ken Burns Quite afew of the more famous of New York City’s sneaky drinking spots have their doors open todaylike …

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Familys Living Room Has A Mirror With A Giant Hole In The Middle, Leading To A 4-Story Slide

March 18, 2017

… out of bed. I thought that all of these super-fun things were impossible, a figment of my childish imagination. However, there is a four-story penthouse apartment in New York City that does indeed have a winding, spiraling slide that snakes through the entire apartment. Architect David Hotson saw an unused building in Manhattan and envisioned a wonderland of an apartment. He restructured the entire interior of the building to accommodatea luxury living space for a whole family. It’s …

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Sleep no more: Macbeth-inspired production pulls out all stops

March 13, 2017

… company SMG. It eased the path to finding the location and securing permits to perform in a previously disused building. With “locked room” adventures now fairly familiar to young Chinese urbanites, and having been thrilled by “The McKittrick Hotel” in New York, Luke Ma of SMG had no fears that Shanghai would be ready for a Punchdrunk production. “People here are always looking to experience the new,” he says. As the show is now sold out, with new …

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Everyone cheered for the Obamas when they got lunch with Bono in NYC

March 12, 2017

From backwards baseball caps to leather jackets, the Obamas have looked good since Jan. 20. Their post-presidential reign as style icons continued on Friday when the pair joined U2 frontman Bono for lunch at Upland in New York. Everyone cheered for the former president and first lady when they arrived at the Gramercy Park restaurant: Former President Obama greeted with cheers as he departs lunch @upland_nyc with #bono credit: @SteeleTravel #obama @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/GjVLW3GJSk Lila …

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You’re not going to like this snowfall forecast from Philly to Boston

March 12, 2017

… as hinted by computer models on Saturday afternoon, could spare areas northwest of New York City and Boston from the heaviest snow. Blizzard watch for NYC, Boston With the potential for a crippling snowstorm in the nation’s biggest cities, the National Weather Service is not taking any chances. Winter storm watches have been issued for Monday night through Tuesday night from New Jersey north into New England, and a blizzard watch is in effect for New York City, Long Island, coastal …

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The Country That Everyone Used To Know

March 10, 2017

… pray. When vandals toppled 200 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Muslims started a crowdfunding site to help repair the damage. They raised so much money that they will be donating the excess to other Jewish centers that have been vandalized or harassed with bomb threats. On the same weekend the St. Louis cemetery was vandalized, rabbis marched on behalf of Muslims in New York City. Thats what makes America great. This type of kindness and empathy will make America greater, Mr. …

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