Irans Islamic Evolution

May 26, 2017

… uprisings have damped Iranians’ appetite for revolt. While Iran’s presidential elections offer a very limited form of democracy, the quadrennial ritual has been instrumental in moving the country in a more liberal direction. “In every election aspirations and demands are expressed, and that gives them legitimacy. And what is ceded can’t be taken back,” says Saeed Laylaz, an Iranian economist who advised former President Mohammad Khatami. Since a divide emerged …

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Sean Hannity Gives Platform to Man Who Claims Hillary Is Evil, Bisexual Secret Sex Freak

May 24, 2017

… marriage and how hed help them hide their scandals. Rovin, who said he wanted to appear on Hannitys program to offer a less hyperbolic version of the Enquirer cover story, was awfully cagey for someone who was outing himself as a notorious Clinton fixer. He did assert that it was an open secret among his fellow Clintonite cohorts that Hillary Clinton had a romantic relationship with Vince Foster, the former White House aide who committed suicide and has since become a fascination of Clinton …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

… will build virtual reality porn. It has already started. Glider’s CMP Corp offers 180-degree and 360-degree videos through a site called BadoinkVR.com. But in more ways than one, porn VR will sit on the fringes of the Internet. And the mainstream services will offer VR that’s pretty porn-like. No, really. If we can communicate with each other via virtual reality, we will trade pornography—or stuff that’s close to it. Culturally, we’re moving towards a world where …

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 22, 2017

Social media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller scale, Willie Rennie trumps his Lib Dems. This …

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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

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Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

May 20, 2017

… when its crackdown on unsavory ad placements led to drops in ad revenue across the board. Instagram and Snapchat don’t offer creators any cut of the advertising income they generate, and Facebook only recently started granting select video makers a share of a little more than half. Patreon, on the other hand, skims up to one tenth of income generated on the site, depending on the size of a given creator’s audience. YouTube personality Phillip DeFranco said last fall that he was …

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A guide on where and how to sell your stuff online

May 19, 2017

… the exchange. Its definitely a different style than the online auctions and sales. If youre not comfortable handling all the logistics yourself and thenmeeting up with a stranger, you should probably stick to online only. Depending on what youre selling, you can arrange to meet your buyer in a public place (many local police stations offer a safe haven for such sales) or have a friend hang around while you make the sale. The simplicity here is the key: no packing, shipping or fees, just cash in …

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Garmin’s latest wearable finally brings fitness tracking into the weight room

May 18, 2017

… wearables have little to offer there, so my workouts go largely untracked. There are a few devices tailored specifically for the barbell set the PUSH Band and Athos smart clothing come to mind but they’re both too expensive and too specialized for a everyday gym rats. The $140 vvosmart 3 is a shot at making a more well-rounded wearable for everyone, with the added bonus of new weight room-specific features to appeal to workout warriors who’ve committed to the #SWOLELIFE. Garmin puts …

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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

May 17, 2017

… global in-store education program The redesign is part of the “Today at Apple” program the company announced last month a regular slate of workshops on photography, film, and other pursuits that can be supplemented with Apple products. Apple will officially launch that effort this week. Each of its stores will offer their inaugural “Photo Walk,” an educational tour led by a well-known local photographer, and “Kids Hour” session this Saturday along with a host …

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Dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

May 14, 2017

… Australia has totally justified their place in the competition. #Eurovision Simon Varley (@SJVarley) May 13, 2017 Australia is already at the bottom of the leader board #Eurovision #eurovision pic.twitter.com/iw9MPYHqC4 John Doherty (@johnanthonydoc) May 13, 2017 Man, American television suddenly seems really boring. WATCH: McLaren has a sweet job offer for the world’s fastest gamer More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstamate Premium Monthly Instamate …

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

May 11, 2017

… least with what the product has to offer everyday. When asked about Snapchat Discover and the other media partnerships the app has, Spiegel talked up their Shows venture. He referred to it as a new endeavor, though it’s been going on since August last year. “Don’t know if you got a chance to see it?” Spiegel said in a casual tone. The biggest shift of the boldness and brightness of Spiegel came when he directly asked about Zuckerberg. That’s when he referenced Yahoo …

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Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

May 8, 2017

… offer. Her YouTube channel is stocked with videos about fashion, body positivity, and life advice including sex and relationships. The vlogger chats naturally and realistically about what to expect from sex because it’s not all sunshine and roses sometimes it’s gross and hilarious. From farting during sex to porn to consent, Grace doesn’t hold back. She started her channel in 2011 because she wanted to see more people like her represented in the media. Grace’s mission is …

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These companies offer crazy-awesome perks and benefits

May 5, 2017

… changed since your parents and grandparents trudged uphill (both ways) to the office. So what should companies do to ensure their staff remains happy? There is a lot more to HR than meets the eye, which is why were unlocking the mysteries behind the challenges of this job. Let the words of these hiring managers, recruiters, and CEOs help you to gain insight into the key drivers of employee happiness. Katie Needs, People Operations Team at Kickstarter What does your company offer that no one …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

… price. Many packages included chartered airfare and “glamping” accommodations. There was even a $400,000 package that offered a house on the “VIP island” that included “dinner with a performer.” It’s an attractive offer to people who follow Instagram stars and imagine the lives behind their sunset-on-the-beach photographs. Think: less music festival, more a millennial version of those fantasy rock-and-roll camps. Gracias @jackiegallardophoto y …

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

April 29, 2017

… to fyreapp.com and in a few minutes I had booked French Montana to play my birthday (June 2) at Mashable HQ in New York (don’t think I can expense private jets to the Bahamas). It just took: 1. Sign up Image: FYREAPP.COM 2. Find your artist Image: fyreapp.com 3. offer Image: fyreapp.com No money had to change hands, yet. I offered $500 with a $50 booking fee from Fyre. I wanted to put in $100, but guess the minimum bid is $500 (I don’t have $12,000 to spend on Fyre …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… that porn sites offer a fictionalised version that could be ascribed to personal taste or even art. “The definition of sexual acts likely to cause death is incredibly vague and could include fictionalised practices like asphyxiation, for example,” Jackman said. Privacy threat from companies who don’t know how to keep your data safe Age verification checks by porn sites could lead to a serious privacy breach. Companies that provide these checks have no experience of privacy or …

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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… atmosphere. But they all have one thing in common: Windows — some of which are built in the jharokha style — framing exquisite views. In the turrets, these windows offer a comfortable place to relax and take in the scenery. “The jharokha windows are an integral part of Indian architecture,” Khandelwal says. “You can’t omit them.” In ancient times, women rarely left their place of residence. Instead, they lounged in these window alcoves and watched the …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

… PTSD) or individuals who are looking for people to meet and share experiences on the medicinal side,” Roberts said. Roberts said there is substance to the cannabis community that may be misunderstood. One of the first user profiles established was from a woman who had terminal cancer, who turned to cannabis for pain relief, he said. The womanwanted to share her experiences from dealing with her illness and offer others suggestions on the medicinal benefits of the drug. “That’s …

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

… consumption and sharing (Though naturally, Facebook Messenger now has Stories). Ultimately, social products aren’t just defined by the features they offer; they are also shaped by the learned user behaviors and norms that evolve within them. “What happens when you drop a feature like Stories into a community that doesnt have that well developed set of norms? Some different set of norms will develop,” Parker Thompson an early stage investor and partner at Angelist recently told …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun UK told the Times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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

April 11, 2017

… same time The Work Hack You Need When Other People Are Holding You Up 4 Things to Do at the End of a Meeting (if You Don’t Want it to Be a Waste of Time) Your 4-Step Plan for Bouncing Back When You Don’t Get the Job offer Cybersecurity Will Impact the Future of Tech Careers This article originally published at The Muse here More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaStore – Reseller (Unlimited Resell License) Resell InstaStore and get 100% Commission on the FE + …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… they haven’t received a lot of early intervention. They get to us at 4 or 5 years old and they don’t know their name. All right. Let’s work on your homework. Our organization works with children with all different degrees of hearing loss. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Speak louder, have upbeat energy. Go. CHRISTIE: We offer a free program to allow kids to have the education that they deserve. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to No Limits: Believe It or Not! CHRISTIE: We started with a theater …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… Sunday, reached three under at one point but dropped three shots in his last five holes to slide back to level par. Alongside him was 2013 champion Adam Scott of Australia. Mickelson, who won his last Masters in 2010, is looking forward to calmer weather at the weekend which should offer perfect scoring opportunities. “I’m expecting us to be able to get after it and make a lot of birdies and eagles,” he said. McIlroy battling Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy mixed …

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Social airline concepts make flying more fun

April 7, 2017

(CNN)Flying is about to get a lot more fun. The latest design concepts feature customizable group-seating pods, sleek lounge bars and, soon enough, co-working spaces — all at 35,000 feet. These changes come with a trend toward experiential travel, in which “authenticity and personalized experiences” are key components of a fulfilling journey, according to a 2016 US Experiential Traveler Survey by travel industry intelligence platform Skift. …

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