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

April 28, 2017

… has upped the population and made rent prices soar, pushing out those on the margins. Like Allen, others in the tech space have tried to curb their industry’s negative impact on Seattle’s homelessness crisis. Last year Amazon, another local tech giant that has undoubtedly contributed to housing shortages in the city, repurposed a building for its downtown campus as temporary housing for the homeless population. …

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

April 24, 2017

… bright and clear, and the road was rock solid I’m not saying I went all Christian or anything, but I stayed after the others had left, basking in the peace inside that little space. As we neared Belaya Gora the whole crew were in good spirits – humming along on under the empty Siberian sky He came out of this bath announcing he felt like “A newborn baby”. Groceries were delivered to Belaya Gora, then the guys carried on further up the river Cute, but as hours …

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

April 20, 2017

… Hadfield said. Maybe youve memorized something that lets you remember that its Mercury, then Venus, then Earth. But after watching the show, now, when someone refers to Mars or Saturn, youll have an internalized touchstone familiarity with where it is and why its different than the ones next to it, how far away it is and how it fits into context. Canadian space Agency Hadfield hopes Miniverse will bring viewers closer to the family of planets in our celestial community. I think the …

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

… signature Mineral Silk Foundation ($6-$19), which is infused with jojoba and vitamin E oils and available in 13 shades. TailoredSoap This Norway-based shop features nearly 200 products, including gorgeous natural soaps in every scent imaginable, luscious body butters, and roll-on fragrances. Though everything at TailoredSoap rocks, were especially smitten with the brands stunning lemon-scented space Soap ($10), which, fittingly, looks like a miniature galaxy. Our always-popular Orion …

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Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 18, 2017

It is four years since she set up shop in the quiet, picturesque Gwynedd village of Llanbedr – a place whose claims to fame are a campsite on the coast boasting it is the biggest in Europe, and an ex-Raf airfield that wants to become an international space port. But this spring, it is Sophie making the headlines in the village, in north Wales – and beyond. She has just been named the best cut-throat shaver in Wales – the first woman to take the title. It also means …

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These rising architectural stars could change India’s skylines forever

April 17, 2017

(CNN)“India is the place to be,” said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis. And for the rising Indian architectural star, this certainly seems to be true. Though the design firm — founded by Gupta and his wife, Britta Knobel Gupta — is only seven years old, it is already looking to shape cities and skylines throughout the South Asian nation. Replay More …

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

April 8, 2017

… in Syria because it helps connect the crisis to Americans memories of oustingsecular dictators, like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qaddafi, only to leave space for horrific groups like the so-called Islamic State. Defenders of Assads rule use the secular label to argue that he is better than any alternative in Syria, despite well-organized homegrown resistance to the dictator and differences between the situation in Syria and those in Iraq and Libya.Kucinich, a two-time Democratic presidential …

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Jeff Bezos is going to sell off a ton of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin

April 7, 2017

Jeff and his rocket nozzleImage: Blankinship/AP/REX/Shutterstock So many people have dreams of going to space, surrounded by the cosmos, and so close to the planetsthose shining, glorious jewels hanging in the black vastness of spacethat it feels like we can reach out, grab them, and hold them in the palms of our hands. So does Jeff Bezos. And lucky for him, he actually has the money to do it. And now we know how the seriously super megarich Bezos, whodid we mention he’s rich?is planning …

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

April 5, 2017

… Snapchat, from which Zuckerberg and company have sampled heavily, the second feed appears to be snatching a page out of Twitter’s book. Twitter deemphasized its widely mocked Moments feature earlier this year, making it a subset of the newly unveiled Explore. This allowed the company to show users everything from trending topics to live video (and the remnants of Moments) in a single, dedicated space. Notably, this is different from the main Twitter feed in that it focuses on posts by …

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Antique oddities target new collectors

April 3, 2017

… preserved animals, precious gems, objets d’art — that were precursors to museums. With estimated value of $6.4 million, the 76 lots that make up the auction bring together objects from the Jurassic Period to the present day and span a wide geographical space from the Siberian tundra to Egypt. The improbable array of items illustrates how Sotheby’s is encouraging existing clients to get more creative with their collections. …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… and cleaning services. You have to buy your water from the vending machine down the hall. The bottles in the room aren’t replenished after check-in. Don’t stay here for the decor; stay for the lively American-themed rock bar on the ground floor, where a blonde bombshell singer (often in white Lycra) belts out everything from Nirvana to Cranberries covers. Dining Fire & Ice A hypertrendy loft space complete with NYC-style brickwork, Fire & Ice is set in one of Dubai’s …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… But, they aren’t all aesthetically pleasing. A Red Bull ad has a logo that takes up too much space, in terms of design, he noted. Others are deterred from actually sharing a snap with a sponsored geofilter because the word “SPONSORED” appears in huge letters. However, that tag disappears when it is shared to the user’s Snapchat Story or with friends. The change brings up a dilemma with FTC guidelines. Sure, the user is aware of the situation before they snap a selfie with …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

Minna Salami, J.K. Rowling, and Emma Watson have mastered the Twitter game.Image: Carola Michaela photography / David Fisher / Broad image / REX / SHUTTERSTOCK / MASHABLE COMPOSITE While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free tweeting their hatred at will. SEE ALSO: 11 times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In a time where feminist discourse has never been greater or more important, Twitter …

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