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

April 22, 2017

… order to plan and save for your retirement, you need to first calculate how much youre going to need to set aside each month. NerdWallet has a handy retirement calculator that can help you get started on the right path. 16. Putting money into modest growth plans One of the biggest mistakes that even the savviest savers make is putting money into modest growth plans, such as low APR savings accounts, CDs, bonds, mutual funds, or simple 401(k)s. Thanks to Fintech, your bank or financial adviser …

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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 …

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

April 20, 2017

… them. When I went to ABC the conventional wisdom was that women would watch shows made for men, but men wouldnt watch shows for women – so everyone was chasing the next Law and order, the next CSI. I walked into a meeting one day and heard the woman running our comedy department bemoaning the fact that Sex and the City was going off the air. She said, all my shows are gone, meaning shows like Ally McBeal, Melrose Place, SITC, that women gathered to watch together and talked about the next …

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

April 20, 2017

… showed the suicide.” One alternative, she says, would have been to show just the horror on the mother’s face upon discovering her daughter. “When you’re talking about loss … that’s the power,” she says. “You’ve lost somebody you love. How they did it and all of that is so irrelevant.” The show’s creators also seemed to think that viewers needed to experience pain in order to reject suicide as an acceptable option, but they may …

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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 bloggers have been …

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Richard Simmons hospitalized for severe indigestion, says manager

April 19, 2017

… previously hinted that its possible that Simmons would be willing to appear in public after yearning to live a more private life in order to promote a new line of products, but added that any decision is yet to be determined. He also emphasized in the past that Simmons hasnt officially announced his retirement. When Frank Sinatra sang My Way, that was his goodbye song, said Catalano. And Frank got bored and he was back for 20 years. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixal …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

… The two vats of soup inside the kitchen turn like a furious, roiling sea, swathing the cramped, packed restaurant with a mighty spicy meat mist. There’s no need to order, as there is only one dish. Seonji gukbap — commonly referred to as a “hangover stew with clotted cow’s blood” — comes with four side dishes, rice, minced garlic and chili powder. It’s a wholesome, beefy, slightly sweet and thoroughly nourishing dish. Okya restaurant, 307 Ogya-dong, …

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This Starbucks barista’s coffee cup caricatures will put a huge smile on your face

April 17, 2017

Image: brittany herbert/mashable What’s better than walking out of Starbucks with a cup of your preferred caffeinated beverage just the way you like it? How about a cute caricature of yourself drawn on your cup? SEE ALSO: Starbucks could be jumping onto the unicorn train with a new drink Jason Tocewicz is not your typical Starbucks barista. He’s become something of a local superstar in Toronto, CBC News reports. Within 10-30 seconds after taking a customer’s order down, …

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Uber will shut down its current version of UberRush

April 16, 2017

The end of UberRush.Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Uber will eliminate its use of UberRush for restaurants as a logistics and courier delivery service, Quartz reported Friday. The lesser-known Uber delivery service allowed restaurants and some other businesses to power their own deliveries. But as the popularity of UberEats, which allowed customers to order food directly through Uber grew, drivers who could have been picking up passengers were busy transporting meals through UberRush and …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… up in their own “we’re better than Sydney” pretension that it creates a reverse snobbery not worth even acknowledging. “Deep down, you wish you were me,” feels Sydney. “Let me get back to my champagne and don’t stick your reflection in my sunglasses ever again.” To prevent a family tragedy between these bitter sisters, the capital of Canberra was pretty much built from scratch somewhere in between. Charged with keeping things in order, the …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… behind,” said Spieth, who squandered a five-shot lead on the 10th tee while bidding for back-to-back wire-to-wire titles last year. “In order to win this golf tournament you have to play to win.” ‘Round of my life’ Barring one bad swing on the 16th — perhaps his Jordan Spieth moment — the 40-year-old Hoffman showed he has the mettle to contend, and has the experience of playing in the penultimate group in 2015 before finishing ninth. Moore, 34, is …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… did it. SEN. HARRY REID (D), NEVADA: It’s time to get the Senate working again, not for the good of the current Democratic majority or some future Republican majority, but for the good of the United States of America. CILLIZZA: The filibuster, whether real or threaten, had always been a way that the Senate distinguish itself from the House. The House very much runs in a “majority rule” rule. If you have the votes, you have the votes. In the Senate, in order to close off that …

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… patience and empathy, one can surely find beauty and order in every frame.” MORE: Is this the world’s cheapest draft beer? The peace-seeker Lm sao thi bay thnh ph nhu nt c k Nhng ngy bt nhp ph khn Thng 2, c iu chi i ti A post shared by Lan Chi (@caracat) on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:31pm PST A Hanoi native, 30-year-old Lan Chi Tran has a deep connection with her hometown — evident on her vibrant Instagram feed, where she has 9,000-plus followers. “Hanoi is a dreamy …

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Someone put Creme Eggs on a pizza and we’re not sure how to feel about it

April 5, 2017

… available to order from Crust Bros on the Deliveroo website or app from 7 April until 14 April. Fior-egg-tina pizzas are priced at 6.45 and there’s an extra 50p charge for added Mini Eggs. WATCH: This chocolate kebab is what you need to get through your day More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsExplaindio Video Vault Special How To Get Whitelabel Animated Explainer Video Templates And Sell Them To Online and Offline Business On Autopilot.AdExpress Whitelabel-50 ADEXPRESS …

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Facebook’s new News Feed: Your go-to destination for spam, probably

April 5, 2017

… working to make sure people see the most relevant stories that they care about,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote to Mashable. “But sometimes people haven’t liked a Page they may be interested in. In order to help people find relevant stories that might not currently be in their News Feed, we are testing this separate feed.” Facebook already drops recommended Pages and posts into your current Feed, but this new feature gives users a dedicated place to seek out new content …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… engaging those same parts of our brains every day and questioning what we’re seeing in our social feeds.” This year, April Fools’ Day inconveniently falls on a Saturday, leading brands to start their pranks early in order to counter any potential dip in exposure. It has resulted in a week-long run-up to this godforsaken event. For journalists, it has meant days of wading through a deluge of press releases about fake stories, most of which don’t contain a helpful April …

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In defense of Snapchat, a manifesto

April 1, 2017

Image: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images YeahI’m a business and tech reporter, who reports on social media networks. And in order to do the job correctly, it’s on me to maintain a degree of objective remove. That said: I’m not a reporting robot without ideas, preferences, or a life beyond my gig. And while part of that job also involves spending time on social networks, like all of you, (A) I still do it for fun, and (B) If you looked at my phone, it’d be pretty …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote – BBC News

March 28, 2017

Follow the debate on Holyrood Live Ms Sturgeon wants the backing of the Scottish Parliament in pursuing a “Section 30” order from the UK government. The power to call a referendum is reserved to Westminster, and this order would transfer the authority to hold a vote to Holyrood. The debate on the motion started a week ago, on 21 March, but the two-day debate was suspended when Holyrood business was halted in the wake of the fatal attack at Westminster. Ms Sturgeon wants a …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… not wearing a bra… pic.twitter.com/g9U4oITT7Z Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) March 24, 2016 5. Sophie Morgan Sophie Morgan is a presenter and activist for the disabled. Morgan is a voice in a segment of feminism that is so often underrepresented. She has recently embarked upon a project to create wheelchairs for mannequins in order to change the way fashion views people with disabilities. Her Twitter feed is a catalogue of her adventures, demonstrating that there’s nothing she …

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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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Scottish independence: Holyrood to debate referendum call – BBC News

March 21, 2017

Her minority SNP government will ask MSPs to back its plans to ask Westminster for a section 30 order, which is needed to make a referendum legally binding. The government is expected to win Wednesday’s vote with the support of the Scottish Greens. Is there a referendum date that would suit both sides? Allan Little examines Scotland’s dilemma Prime Minister Theresa May said last week that “now is not the time” for a referendum, insisting that the focus should …

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

March 21, 2017

… Alexa directly to your iPhone via the Amazon shopping app. You can talk to Alexa while you shop and ask questions like “search for paper towels,” “reorder batteries” and “track my last order.” By bringing Alexa to the Amazon app rather than introducing a separate app on your phone, it’s likely Amazon wants people to get used to Alexa in a familiar environment before making it more widely available. Elsewhere Image: spotify Spotify and Waze …

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Farron likens PM’s politics to Trump’s and Putin’s – BBC News

March 19, 2017

He will make the comments as part of his keynote speech at the Lib Dem’s spring conference in York. ‘The new normal’ The party leader will say: “The politics of Trump. Of Putin. Of Le Pen. And now the politics of Her Majesty’s Government. “Welcome to the new world order. This is the new normal, the new status quo. “Aggressive. Nationalistic. Anti-Nato. Anti-EU. It is the post-war internationalist consensus unravelling in real time. “Winston …

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

March 19, 2017

… that might be, but on those terms it doesn’t seem likely a new vote could happen anytime before late 2020. The Europe question Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption Votes on many Holyrood motions are not binding The Scottish government now argues that the Holyrood vote on a Section 30 order is more important than ever. In the end, it was the focus of Ms Sturgeon’s big conference speech. But Mrs May’s response assumes that this vote will be approved. Ms …

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