What Your New Years Resolution Says About You

December 20, 2017

Ah, New Year’s Eve, the universally appealing fuckboy. The other 364 days of the year, we all sit around agreeing that NYE is a trash holiday, guaranteed to let you down—but as the 31st approaches (or that fuckboy sends out a “ u up?” text), we’re suddenly, inexplicably dashing out to buy sequined dresses, eyes swimming with the vision of the perfect kiss at midnight. We’ve discussed how the “new…

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12 Reasons Millennials Are Totally OVER Church

December 20, 2017

ShareTweet By Sam Eaton Millennials and church don’t seem to mix. The truth is no one has asked me why millennials don’t like church. Luckily, as a public school teacher, I am highly skilled at answering questions before they’re asked. It’s a gift really. From the depths of my heart, I want to love church. I want to be head-over-heels for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders. I want to…

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Net Neutrality is dead after FCC vote

December 19, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai drinks from a big coffee cup during a commission meeting December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.Image: Getty Images Companies now control the internet, and there’s no way to stop them.  The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to eliminate its power to ensure net neutrality, effectively paving the way for internet providers to begin charging companies and consumers for faster internet access.  These kinds of arrangements,…

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Forget abortion: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want

December 18, 2017

Pikeville, Kentucky (CNN)Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. But from the moment Cheryl became sexually active, she felt dirty. She didn’t dare tell anyone or seek help. Growing up in rural eastern Kentucky, she’d been raised by drug addicts who’d lost the family home and lived in a place, she says, where there…

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Psaki: Jones win is an earthquake that will echo into 2018

December 18, 2017

(CNN)There is nothing like a political upset to energize the party out of power. As special elections go, this is an earthquake that will have repercussions far into 2018. What will they be? First, Democrats are going to feel emboldened to run in states and districts next year where traditionally they would have no business running. This carries some danger because Democrats are still behind Republicans in fundraising on the…

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Peter Kay cancels comeback tour

December 17, 2017

Report End of Twitter post by @peterkay_co_uk The star of Phoenix Nights and Car Share currently holds the record for the biggest-selling comedy tour of all time after playing to 1.2 million people in 2010 and 2011. Image copyright BBC/Goodnight Vienna Productions Image caption Two more episodes of Car Share were announced recently But the announcement won’t affect the final two episodes of his BBC One sitcom Car Share, which…

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This Electric Truck Will Probably Beat Teslas to Market

December 16, 2017

On the evening of Nov. 16, Elon Musk unveiled the latest prop in his Tony Stark cosplay. Photographer: Angie Smith for Bloomberg Businessweek As Semler drives the ET1 around Hollywood, gawkers whip out their phones to take photos. The heavy-duty semi, which has a 22-inch touchscreen on its dashboard and a winged black logo splashed across its grille, uses a beach-ball-size electric motor and a couple of large battery packs…

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The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over Improper Sexual Conduct

December 16, 2017

The New Yorker has let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine confirmed Monday. The New Yorkerrecently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza, a spokesperson for the magazine said. Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further. In a…

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How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web

December 16, 2017

"I just came across this email," began the message, a long overdue reply. But I knew the sender was lying. He’d opened my email nearly six months ago. On a Mac. In Palo Alto. At night. I knew this because I was running the email tracking service Streak, which notified me as soon as my message had been opened. It told me where, when, and on what kind of device…

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He Just Wanted What Was Best For Me

December 15, 2017

God & Man When we met, he told me how much he adored me for being so ambitious, so independent. “You’re not like other girls. You’re so smart and strong. You’ve accomplished so much. I can actually have a conversation with you!” I was young and I didn’t know that men who said things like this, were not men you should have around. I brushed it off because he was…

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She’s the first woman to land this gig at ESPN. Here’s how she did it.

December 15, 2017

Being rich, famous, and at the top of your field is awesome. But it doesn’t absolve anyone from self-doubt and anxiety. Just ask Samantha Ponder. At 31, she’s been a successful sideline reporter and “College GameDay” host, and she’s a mom to two beautiful kids. Most recently in 2017, she became the first female host of ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” shattering the concept that women can’t talk sports from the…

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Target to Buy Shipt for $550 Million in Challenge to Amazon

December 15, 2017

Target Corp. agreed to purchase grocery-delivery startup acquired software company Grand Junction, which also manages local and same-day deliveries. Target now offers same-day delivery in New York City and can send orders from 1,400 of its stores. Competition in this space is growing fiercer, though, as rivals Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Best Buy Co. also apparel, have sent retailers scrambling to improve their online offerings. E-commerce sales are up about…

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Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Years Holiday Parties

December 15, 2017

Along with a seemingly endless string of harassment and discrimination scandals, Silicon Valley’s homogeneity has a more trivial side effect: boring holiday parties. A fete meant to retain all your talented engineers is almost certain to wind up with a rather same-y crowd, made up mostly of guys. At this year’s holiday parties, however, there’ll be a surprising influx of attractive women, and a few pretty men, mingling with the…

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The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

December 14, 2017

On Nov. 12, someone moved almost 25,000 bitcoins, worth about $159 million at the time, to an online exchange. The news soon rippled through online forums, with bitcoin traders arguing about whether it meant the owner was about to sell the digital currency. Holders of large amounts of bitcoin are often known as whales. And they’re becoming a worry for investors. They can send prices plummeting by selling even a…

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‘Riverdale’ Recap: Betty Gives Ariel Winter A Run For Her Money

December 14, 2017

Well fam, we’re here. We made it to Wednesday and, consequently, to another episode of . Last week was a fucking snoozefest, and I, for one, am ready to see Cheryl burn some shit to the ground again. Like, enough with The Black Hood bullshit; let’s get back to the storylines that are actually interesting, like ordering hits on would-be date rapists and outing mothers for their slutty high school…

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5 Things That Happen When You Become A Mom (Because You Have Zero Free Time Now)

December 13, 2017

1. You’re suddenly ten times more productive—when you be. When you’re responsible for the wellbeing of another human at all hours of the day, even when you’re not physically present, time is suddenly THE most valuable commodity. So when you have a pocket of time to complete a task or a given project, you get down to fucking business. You don’t doddle—at all. Because you know that the window for…

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Non-profit is making Christmas tree toppers of your favorite female figures

December 13, 2017

Nothing says decorating the Christmas tree like honoring your favorite female figures.  And you know they deserve to be at the top of that tannenbaum.  Women To Look Up To created tree toppers of powerful women from politics, pop culture, and business to make your holiday filled with a lot more cheer after 2017.  SEE ALSO: Ridiculous Star Wars holiday decor will make your house the best on the block…

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Art and wine: Learning to paint while drinking

December 13, 2017

Image copyright Gareth Shelton Image caption Writer Susie Bearne attended a Pop Up Painting class in London But I needn’t be too anxious; it’s pretty clear this painting session isn’t your standard art class. Image copyright ArtnSips Image caption ArtnSips says drinking while drawing can unlock your creative side Experts says it’s largely been driven by millennial consumers, who increasingly prefer to spend their cash on experiences, such as gigs…

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‘Breakthrough’ deal in Brexit talks

December 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister said the deal will allow more to be invested in “priorities at home” PM Theresa May has struck a last-minute deal with the EU in a bid to move Brexit talks on to the next phase. There will be no “hard border” with Ireland; and the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU…

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Facebook for 6-Year-Olds? Welcome to Messenger Kids

December 12, 2017

Facebook says it built Messenger Kids, a new version of its popular communications app with parental controls, to help safeguard pre-teens who may be using unauthorized and unsupervised social-media accounts. Critics think Facebook is targeting children as young as 6 to hook them on its services. Facebook’s goal is to “push down the age” of when it’s acceptable for kids to be on social media, says Josh Golin, executive director…

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Starbucks Christmas Tree Frappuccino just tastes like sugar and regret

December 12, 2017

Please drive this away from me.Image: STARBUCKS Nothing says Christmas like a cold cup of sugar.  At least that’s what I kept telling myself as I took a sip, and another one of the Christmas Tree Frappuccino. It’s Starbucks’ latest concoction that has people running out to corporate coffee shops, where they spend $5 and most likely take a bunch of smartphone photos to later post on social media.  Like…

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John Oliver Gets Into Heated Argument with Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

December 12, 2017

John Oliver is not afraid to stand up to a powerful Hollywood playereven in a room of well-heeled socialites at a pricey event on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Late Monday night, while hosting a Q&A at the 92nd Street Y prior to a 20th-anniversary screening of the Barry Levinson war satire Wag the Dog, the comedian grilled screen legend Dustin Hoffman about the sexual-misconduct allegations against himincluding from…

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Heartbroken Mom Reveals The Final Message Sent By ‘Fit And Healthy’ Son Who Died Hours Later In Bed

December 11, 2017

Losing a child is one of greatest tragedies that anyone can go through. No parent, even of a sick child, expects their baby to die before them. But imagine believing that your child was the epitome of health one day and then realizing that you couldn’t have been more wrong. Fifty-four-year-old Elaine Walsh is a mother who recently lost her only child, 23-year-old Patrick, and she has decided to show…

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A letter about sexism from this celeb chef has lessons for all men on how to be an ally.

December 10, 2017

The recent “revelations” of rampant harassment in the restaurant industry weren’t exactly a shocker to the women working in it. Or the men, for that matter. This isn’t just a matter of a few bad eggs and ​we all know it. For every John Besh splashed across Page Six, we can assume hundreds, if not thousands, more chefs run kitchens just like the ones his female employees described. Something’s broken…

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Trump lawyer claims he wrote the president’s controversial Michael Flynn tweet

December 10, 2017

The tweet in question, sent out from the president’s account Saturday morning, suggests that he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time he fired him. That would mean Trump knew Flynn had committed a serious crime at the time when he tried to convince former FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating Flynn. In June, Comey testified under oath that Trump had asked him to let the…

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