Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… Health and Human Services, and the race had become a proxy for the national political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… registered as a benefit corporation, or B corp, meaning the company has committed to adhering to rigid environmental and charitable standards, submitting detailed annual progress reports, and giving 1 percent of its pre-tax profits to green causes each year. Patagonia donated $800,000 We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land. Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario We have such a close connection to the area, Hilary Dessouky, Patagonias general counsel, told HuffPost by phone this …

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Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …

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Samsung opens Bixby preview sign up in U.S.

June 17, 2017

… the phone and with other Samsung devices, trying to make access and control of contextual features more natural. As Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile and the architect behind Bixby told Tech Editor Pete Pachal in March, “Bixby is an intelligent user interface, emphasis… on ‘interface.’… A lot of agents are looking at being knowledgeable, meaning that you can ask questions like, ‘Who’s president of the U.S.?’ A lot of these are glorified extensions …

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16 Men And Women On The One Piece Of Advice They Wish They Could Give Their Younger Selves

June 12, 2017

… time. 9. If you think they might be into you and youre into them, then make a move. Dont wait. Do it. 10. Your parents will get old faster than you can imagine. Love them. 11. Appreciate the tiny moments. Theyll become the most memorable. 12. Read as often as you can, and step outside your comfort zone when choosing which books to devour. 13. Surround yourself with good people who care about you and will pick up the phone at 2am when you need them. Be that person for them as well and youre …

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Trump adds Poland stop during G20 trip

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The White House announced that President Donald Trump will visit Poland during a trip to Europe next month for the G20 summit. Poland, a more conservative-leaning government, provides a natural stop for Republican politicians. …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 10, 2017

… wasnt personally under investigation. When it comes to finding out what exactly transpired during those private meetings and phone calls (assuming there are no secret recordings), its Comeys word against Trumps. Who, then, is more credible? There are several key points on which Trump and Comey differ: As Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) put it during Thursdays hearing, a lot of this comes down to who we should believe. By most accounts, Comey was well respected within the FBI and has a …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 9, 2017

… documenting his relationship with the President but also Comey’s hugely high-profile testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. If ever there was a time when you might expect Trump to take phone in hand and offer his own counter-narrative, this past 37 hours was it. And yet, nothing. Theories abound to explain it. The most common one is that someone took Trump’s phone away, ensuring that he simply lacked the ability to tweet. I doubt it. He’s the …

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Election 2017 poll tracker: How the parties compare – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… Labour than Conservative. It’s very unclear whether this could really have caused a significant shift though. A further complication is that most of Survation’s polls in this campaign have been conducted by phone. This was an internet poll so it makes comparisons with their previous figures harder. Leader ratings Ipsos MORI also published a poll on Friday with a Conservative lead of 5%. In addition to the voting intention numbers, they reported a dramatic change in attitudes towards …

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Nothing About My Anxiety Is Cute

June 5, 2017

… of how hot she is). It’s not being quirky or playing the ukelele while nervously giggling. It’s not checking your phone and turning to your cat to melodramatically say, “BLERGH! Will they ever text me back??? It’s driving me nuts!!!” Anxiety looks like my hands. Chaotic. Messy. Sort of gross, if we’re being honest. Not cute. Absolutely, positively cute. Plenty about me could qualify as cute! I think my heart is cute. The way I care. My softness and emotional …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

… thinks the close pairing of the iphone 8 (or 10 or X) and AR means Cook and company will wait for the full reveal until the phone launch later this year. They could give us a hint of their interest in AR, but only a hint, granted Bajarin. Hasson sees things differently. He thinks the phone integration begs for this early reveal, especially if Apple integrates AR support into iOS 11. If they integrate such an approach, they need developers and brands to build experiences on top of that. So WWDC …

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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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People Share The Most Ridiculous Reasons Why They Ended Their Relationships (Add Yours)

May 31, 2017

Compiled by Bored Panda, the stories below contain some of the funniest and most bizarre reasons that people have decided to break up with somebody. Let us know which one’s the best, and if you’ve had a funny or bizarre breakup then don’t forget to add it to the list below! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 She ate my burger that I ordered at Chili’s. I asked her if she wanted food. She said no. Right as the food came I went to …

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

May 30, 2017

… a hit. The only thing worse than being broken up with is realizing that someone didnt even consider you worth breaking up with. Being ghosted was an unpleasant experience. But it was also one that forced me to reflect on my own past dating behaviours. While mulling over my own rejection, my mind flashed back to a day several weeks before, when I was sitting on my best friends couch with my phone in hand. Im just not interested in him, I explained. I mean, theres nothing with him objectively, the …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

… media app can better handle the image,” Google says. This also applies to videos, URLs, text, and other types of content your phone can learn what you typically do with different types of content to improve its recommendations. 3. Cleaner Icons Android developers can now create an array of icons to match the styles for different devices. This mean if you use a phone that defaults to round app icons, apps that have typically used square icons now have the ability to use round ones instead. …

May 21, 2017
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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

… to is ice cream, you’re probably doing fine. Speak soothingly Image: Jim Cole/AP/REX/Shutterstock When Trump is upset, he has his friends speak soothing sounds to him over the phone. Those friends include Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and a few billionaires. Richer friends/parents than a toddler is likely to have, but you get the idea. Bonus: Truck photos Remember that time Trump hopped inside a truck and …

May 21, 2017
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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

… everyday tasks, like making phone calls or using social media. “Before I had the iphone and iPad, people treated me like I had a disability. They talked about me, not to me.” To prevent this, Meera has pre-written statements plugged into her speech-to-text app to help her introduce herself. She plays some for me with the simple tap of a button. One describes her harrowing time as a toddler on the streets of New Delhi. Another explains all the things she likes to do, like playing …

May 19, 2017
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