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Black Lives Matter is given its largest national platform yet
From: Salon.com | By: Sophia Tesfaye | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Mezi, an AI-powered chatbot shopping app, has secured $9 million in Series A funding. The investors included Nexus Venture Partners, Saama Capital and American Express Ventures.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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As an adult woman, I know how to deal with strange men who catcall me. But minors are a more complicated story
From: Salon.com | By: Sarit Luban | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Two new novels ponder the still-urgent question of what could have compelled young women to do such terrible things.
From: The Atlantic | By: Julie Beck | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Wednesday: A stinky flower in the Bronx, goodbye to the Big Apple Circus, and a slower ferry.
From: New York Times | By: JONATHAN WOLFE | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Use this herb in the form of tea, capsules, oils, and creams to help with anxiety, wounds, or insect bites.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Reader's Digest Editors | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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One drawback with solar cells is that flat, pitch-black panels have only limited aesthetic appeal and limits their application, but a team of researchers at Aalto University have come up with an inexpensive inkjet-printed solar cell that can be made...
From: Gizmag | By: David Szondy | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 We can’t all be botanists, unfortunately, but most of us do have smartphones, and that may be a start. A computer vision system built by Microsoft Research Asia can identify thousands of species of flowers with nothing but a picture. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Linda Martin, a 55-year-old real estate agent, died at a stoplight in Southlake in late May.  Now the man accused of killing her, her estranged husband, is out on bond.  Kenneth Martin, 52, posted his $100,000 bail at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort...
From: Dallas Observer | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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John Holmstrom, Roberta Bayley, and Chris Stein discuss punk music, legendary rock venue CBGB, the philosophy of punk, and Johnny Power Ranger toys.
From: The Rumpus | By: Allyson McCabe | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Amorphophallus titanum is known as the "Corpse Flower" because it smells like rotten flesh. The infamous stink attracts flies and beetles that helps it get pollinated. Native to Sumatra, the plant rarely flowers and can take as long as a decade to bloom...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Lily Wu used to work at an herbal cosmetics company in Beijing, which provided her her expertise in natural skincare before she went on to start making her own handmade soap six years ago. We recently met Lily and her boyfriend Gary Zhang at the Farm...
From: The Beijinger | By: flyingfigure | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette comes to an end next week and naturally fans are curious as to which one of the guys she rejected will be named the next Bachelor and when the big reveal will take place. Fans can expect to hear the news between...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Cheryl P | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Should a used piece of chewing gum go in the recycling bin, the non-recycling bin or the compost bin?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Paul Slade | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Back from a week in New York, which in the hot humid summer is like being inside Fidel Castro’s mouth. I was there to teach a weeklong comedy writing workshop at NYU. All the money that usually goes towards football programs goes to teachers at NYU...
From: Ken Levine | By: Ken Levine | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Retellings, companions, and other titles that are based on famous works are here to stay. From a modern-day update of Pride and Prejudice to a choose-your-own adventure version of Romeo and Juliet, the following works bridge the gaps between old classics...
From: School Library Journal | By: Mark Flowers | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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With two episodes left in its first season — and now only one as of publication — Preacher came to San Diego Comic-Con. The cast and creators of the show gave a press conference, where Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg dodged questions about the finale...
From: SlashFilm | By: Fred Topel | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Not sure why this happened every day, but admittedly, it did. I ate healthy most of the day, with my green protein smoothies for breakfast, perfectly-packed mason jar salads for lunch, and fresh fruit and nuts for snacks. I felt like my diet up until...
From: FitSugar | By: Jenny Sugar | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Having taken the Dutch fashion industry by storm and designed hands bags for global names like Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, designer Omar Muni is now turning his attention to helping refugees in a country that welcomed him as a refugee when he...
From: Free Republic | By: Al Arabiya | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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You only need two bits to represent the number of games in this series. This is a weird little two-game series, so here’s a weird little two-game preview. The Braves are not good. They are the worst team in MLB, but that’s not really news to anyone....
From: Twinkie Town | By: SooFoo Fan | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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This herb counters inflammation, swelling, and pain, while protecting against infection.
From: Reader's Digest | By: Reader's Digest Editors | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Read More “Topsy Turvy Wedding Cake”, “Tired of usual wedding cakes with ribbons and flowers? Still looking for some new fun cake ideas? Wanna impress your guests and friends? Then I/u2019m absolutely sure that you need to pay your attention to...
From: Tartelette | By: my-tartelette | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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On June 23, Britain voted by a margin of 52 to 48 percent to leave the European Union (EU). Much ink has already been spilled on the policy implications of that vote and, indeed, its long-run consequences may prove quite profound. When it comes to financial...
From: Cato Institute | By: Tom Clougherty | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The Werribee Mansion is renowned as one of the most glamorous and impressive venues in Victoria, Australia as it boasts 1900 period-styled decor, rolling green hills, and an absolutely massive size. Ben and Chris took full advantage with their Gatsby-inspired...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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On a farm, nothing goes to waste—not even the waste. But even though manure has value as fertilizer, it’s not valuable enough to transport far, says Roland Kessler. That’s why farmers typically keep it for their own fields. As animal operations...
From: Xconomy | By: Frank Vinluan | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the DNC is the Kremlin leader's fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections.
From: Politico | By: Julia Ioffe | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Stop what you’re doing and look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? If so, you were likely exposed to higher levels of testosterone while you were in your mother’s womb. Is your index finger longer than your ring finger?...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Jim Bob Duggar is the patriarch of the entire Duggar clan. He leads the family in the direction he wishes to go, and his wife submits herself to him. Duggar has been married to his wife Michelle for nearly three decades. The two credit their lasting...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tiffany Bailey | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Guns ‘N Roses’ comeback tour continued this weekend when they played New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday. But what started with a party in the jungle ended with “at least 30 people” arrested, according to the New Jersey...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jessica Goodman | Monday, July 25, 2016
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LeToya Luckett and Draya got summertime fine to hit up the Kia Beach House in Malibu for chat it up about their beauty secrets and routines. Meanwhile, LaLa Anthony is partying it up with Jennifer Lopez for round 2 of her birthday festivities in Vegas....
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Cops arrested more than 40 people at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend....
From: New York Daily News | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Warning: Spoilers for The Vampire Diaries are ahead. The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will be the last and fans understand why, but are still a little sad about the series ending. Through the years, the characters have had different relationships. One couple...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Taylor Rios | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Jillian Harris has searched for love on the Bachelorette, whipped up gorgeous spaces as an Interior design maven and now she can add chic mama to that list. With the help of Monika Hibbs, Aly Armstrong and Shay Merrit, they crafted a celebration...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Police say more than 40 people were arrested at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Police say more than 40 people were arrested at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit
From: U.S. News and World Report | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police say more than 40 people were arrested at two Guns N’ Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit. Police tell The Record...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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From: Politico | By: Julia Ioffe | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Just weeks after rumors began to swirl that Drake and Rihanna are officially back on as a couple, new reports are claiming that the two are getting serious and may even be making big plans to elope. According to Life & Style, Rihanna and Drake have...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Emily Hutchinson | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Nine women gave their moving testimony on the dais of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia: Nine African-American women who lost their children to police and vigilante violence walked on to the stage at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center with giant...
From: Liberaland | By: dave-dr-gonzo | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA—Bernie-or-Bust is bigger than anyone bargained for. And neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has yet figured out a way to make it smaller. The ardent support for Sanders—against Clinton—has taken just about everyone at the Democratic...
From: In These Times | By: Kate Aronoff | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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The article first appeared on Standart newspaper. PR Expert Maxim Behar gained a global recognition last month, after being included in this year's edition of the Global Power Book of the authoritative British weekly PR Week. The book is a ranking of...
From: Novinite | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The latest release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is the animated film version of Batman: The Killing Joke and it is bringing a ton of controversy with it. DC Comics still has a lot of hope for it, though, and now, the attention is moving on to...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Danny Cox | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Together they stood. Nine mothers under the spotlights on the Democratic National Convention stage who all lost children at the hands of law enforcement or due to gun violence. For almost a full minute, none of them could get a word out as the crowd...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Tia Mitchell | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Following the band's sold-out show at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Axl kept the party going at club Never Never on 14th Street.
From: New York Post | By: Page Six Team | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Another Pizza family episode! “Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service” suffers a bit in comparison to “Restaurant Wars” (and, honestly, to its namesake, because Kiki’s Delivery Service is great). In fact, yesterday’s episode might actually have...
From: A.V. Club | By: Eric Thurm | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Last month, we reported that DC was working on an animated film about the Justice League Dark team, a group of magic-based heroes who handle the threats that are too spooky for the regular Justice League. Now, with that controversial Killing Joke adaptation...
From: A.V. Club | By: Sam Barsanti | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Guns N’Roses are just as rabble rousing now as they were back in their heyday: at least 30 people were arrested — and two New Jersey state troopers were assaulted — at a Guns N’Roses concert at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey last night. Guns N’Roses...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Bernadette Giacomazzo | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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It was once the official flower of the borough.
From: New York Magazine | By: Jen Kirby | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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OK, so we were not thrilled by The Killing Joke for many, many reasons. However, the one good thing about it is one of its special features. a preview of their next animated film, Justice League Dark, which focuses on the supernatural side of the DC...
From: Geekosystem | By: Teresa Jusino | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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