Amazon buys Whole Foods(!)

June 17, 2017

Amazon has acquired Whole Foods, a move that marks the ecommerce giant’s official entry into the world of brick-and-mortar stores as well as groceries. It’s Amazon’s biggest acquisition everand it’s not even close. The company is paying $13.7 billion in cash for the grocery chain, which now operates some 465 stores across the U.S. Starting out as a online book seller, Amazon has grown into a retail behemoth, drastically altering the market for almost every company in …

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Was Basically The ‘Hamilton’ Of The Tonys This Year

June 12, 2017

… isolation that come with being at teenager. When I get … the opportunity to meet fans after the show or hear from them online or via letters, they feel really comfortable divulging really personal things and opening up about their own struggles, Platt told PBS NewsHour. The actor continued to spread a compassionate message onstage at the Tonys. The connection audiences feel with the source material has also made Dear Evan Hansen an undeniable commercial success.The Broadway cast …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the government's commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online." London police haven't said what role, if any, social media or information from the internet factored into Saturday night's attack that killed seven people. ___ 5:20 p.m. Cricket rivals India and Pakistan have held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge attacks amid enhanced security at the …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… great for the anxiety-prone, because it allows you to focus on your breathing and body without getting stuck in your head. If youre new to yoga, I highly recommend starting with Lesley Fightmasters online videos. It may sound simple, but similar to yoga, walking outside (without your phone) allows you to refocus your anxious energy on a physical act and take in the world around you. Heres a great way to start, courtesy of psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson: 4. Singing, humming and …

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Why Good People Ghost: The Rise Of A Dishonest Dating Culture

May 30, 2017

… drop. We never know who else theyre talking to, who else theyre sleeping with, who they might meet at the bar or online or at work who blows us out of the water and renders us suddenly obsolete. We are constantly at risk of being one-upped and theres no way to shelter ourselves from it other than to prepare for it. To always have one foot out the door. To never be totally invested or all the way in. Check any twenty-somethings phone and youll generally see a specific smorgasbord of people theyre …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

May 29, 2017
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Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

… was widely believed to have had an erotic appeal. SEE ALSO: China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day “Women’s small feet came to be considered as the most intimate part of her body, the very symbol of femininity, and the most powerful centre of sex appeal,” writes Robert van Gulik, a scholar of East Asia, who authored a study on the sexual life of the ancient Chinese in 1961. But a new book, Bound Feet, Young Hands, by Laurel …

May 27, 2017
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What you should think about while considering a career change to healthcare

… online course work. Zuniga cites these people as great resources for both aid and support in the pursuit of her dream. Zuniga plans to complete this round of her education next year, when she will decide whether or not to pursue further classes and earn her MBA. She’s looking forward to entering the healthcare field full time. If youre considering making a career change to the healthcare field: 1. Identify your passion. Zuniga’s dream of working in healthcare started pretty …

May 27, 2017
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Are hackers working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz?

Ain't that rich?Image: Getty Images When it comes to online currency, lulz just might outvalue Bitcoin. A unknown group of hackers is working behind the scenes to restart the ransomware WannaCry, and one security expert believes the culprits this time around aren’t who you think. And neither is their motivation. SEE ALSO: It won’t be easy for WannaCry hackers to get their cash Contrary to what you might expect, it appears not to be the initial group responsible for WannaCry …

May 20, 2017
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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

… hundred thousand found that fewer than 1 percent were opposed to net neutrality enforcement, NPR wrote. Today, momentum is building even more quickly. Already just weeks since Pai introduced his proposal hundreds of thousands of citizens have contacted the FCC. And groups like the EFF, a nonprofit devoted to civil liberties online, are helping Internet users directly reach the FCC. At Mozilla, weve witnessed this momentum firsthand. Tens of thousands of people have added their signatures to …

May 19, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

May 19, 2017
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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the social media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …

May 18, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… they’re not alone in questioning the emotional straightjacket that is traditional manhood. “What we wanted to do is show … that there is this habit of guys going online in the privacy of their own home asking all these questions,” says Rik Strubel, global vice president for Axe. Axe is probably the last brand you’d expect to make this pivot. Yet, its unlikely trajectory from peddling sexist messages for profit to becoming a woke critic of machismo also for profit …

May 18, 2017
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