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These Designers Are Betting Men and Women Will Buy the Exact Same Outfits

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2 mentions8 hours ago 8 hours ago
The difference between women's wear and menswear is almost meaningless, so long as you're a woman: boyfriend jeans, slouchy button downs, and loafers are all fair game. The reverse isn’t quite so easy. Try to put a man -- even a famous pop star -- into harem pants ...

Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

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In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine ...

Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

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Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has ...

This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

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2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon ...

Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams

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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

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Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located. This map was made on August 2 by John Matherly, the founder of Shodan, a ...

Toronto's chief planner prepared daughter to walk alone at 9

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Toronto's chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, says her daughter Alexandra, now 14, started walking to school on her own at age 9. The experience increased Alexandra's confidence, freedom, awareness of her neighbourhood and sense of responsibility. When I was a kid, no one really thought twice about walking to ...

Mount Holyoke Students Advocate For The Rights Of Transgender Students At Women’s Colleges

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. sits about 10 miles away from Smith College, another women’s college in the state of Massachusetts. Both schools are single-sex institutions of higher learning, and both schools are also facing difficulties in accommodating transgender students. Earlier this year, students at Smith protested their college’s refusal to ...

Review: Ethan Hawke's "Seymour: An Introduction"

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Ethan Hawke's career is distinguished by contemplative roles, notably the ones associated with Richard Linklater, though in his limited output as a director — the two narrative dramas "Chelsea Walls" and "The Hottest State" — he hasn't found the same degree of perceptive material. But that has changed ...

SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference

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The UN and Samoan flags are raised in the capital, Apia, for the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States. UN Photo/D. Dickinson 30 August 2014 – Ahead of the official opening of the United Nations conference on small island developing countries, the UN and Samoan flags were ...

Palestinians are sentenced to sadness

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I always wanted to meet my mother’s West Bank family who I had not seen for more than a dozen years. Israel’s policies of separation imposed on the Palestinians in Gaza, where my father was born and where I grew up, and the West Bank, where my mother ...

Extreme Moneyball: Houston Astros' Jeff Luhnow Lets Data Reign

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Professional baseball is an insular business, so when Jeff Luhnow showed up for his first day of work as the St. Louis Cardinals’ vice president for baseball development, he already had two strikes against him: He was a former management consultant at McKinsey, brought in to shake up ...

Video: Palestinians cheer as Israeli “skunk” truck crashes into ravine

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It has been described as smelling like “a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer” placed in a blender. It is the foul-smelling liquid the “skunk” truck, one of Israel’s weapons of occupation and oppression, routinely sprays at Palestinians. One of these skunk trucks can be seen ...

Israel appropriates massive tract of West Bank land - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

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The appropriation of just under 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of West Bank land between the Etzion settlement bloc and Jerusalem was announced on Sunday by the Israel Defense Forces' Civil Administration.The appropriation was decided on by the cabinet last week as a response to the kidnapping and killing ...

Review: Nick Broomfield's 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'

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British documentarian Nick Broomfield is a frequent presence in his projects, which is often distracting when he has nothing to do with them. In "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," however, the ebullient investigative filmmaker recedes to the background and lets his furious subjects lead the way. Though Broomfield ...

Say Hello To ‘Michael Scotti Jr’ Creator of the #doubtfireface

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In my last few posts, you got to see My #doubtfireface Suicide Prevention Challenge.Also, my research on American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the #doubtfireface challenge this led me to Michael Scotti, Jr. creator of the viral video: Say “Helloooo” to #suicideprevention! I reached out to him via ...

AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing

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We don’t always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can’t help it, though. This is gonna be one of those times. Anand Lal Shimpi, namesake founder of the ...

How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries

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Editor’s note: Daniel Marovitz is CEO of Faculty of 1000. Prior to that, he was the CEO and co-founder of buzzumi, a cloud, enterprise software company. Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is ...


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Out gay football player Michael Sam did not make the final cut to play on the St. Louis Rams this fall, the team announced today. All NFL teams were mandated to cut down their roster to 53 players today by 4 p.m. EST, but the other 31 NFL ...

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison

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ERBIL, Iraq — Thousands of Iraq’s Yazidis, driven from their homes by ISIS and trapped in the desperate siege of Mt. Sinjar, have captured the world’s attention and received some relief from U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid. But hundreds of Yazidi women taken by ISIS and held in ...

China media: Beijing's Hong Kong ruling

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Papers in China urge Hong Kong to accept Beijing's guidelines over electoral reforms in the territory. China's legislature on Sunday ruled that candidates standing for Hong Kong's election must be approved by more than half of a special nominating body. The election, due in 2017, will be the ...

Beijing official heckled amid Hong Kong election anger

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Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech given by a Beijing official explaining voting changes for the territory. They chanted slogans and held placards accusing Beijing of breaking its promise to allow Hong Kong to choose its leader directly. On Sunday the Chinese government ruled out ...

Childhood Burn Survivors Suffer Higher Rates of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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Adults who were hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new Australian study. A 30-year follow-up study of childhood burn victims by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies found that ...

Manhunt after New Zealand shooting

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Police in New Zealand are hunting for a man who shot two people dead and injured a third at an unemployment office. Two people were killed and a third person was in a "serious but stable condition", local police said. "This is an ongoing situation and a full ...

Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too

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Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer — swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, endless Popsicles — the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own D.C. neighborhood. They got to walk ...

Thursday Night Dear Colleague Letter

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Good evening! We’ve worked together for a few years now. Today you sent an email to the Chair that described my work as “pathetic” and asked, “Do she otherwise contribute to the Dept? [sic])” Only you didn’t send it to the Chair of our department. You sent it ...

New Research Shows Sleep Critical to Effective PTSD Treatment

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Sleep quality is critical to the effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, according to a new study. “I think these findings help us understand why sleep disturbances and nightmares are such important symptoms in PTSD,” said Sean P.A. Drummond, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of ...

Remember the mothers of sick children

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I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but its truth becomes clearer to me everyday. And nowhere is that truth more evident than in mothers of children with a serious illness. Throughout my years of working at this hospital, I’ve had the privilege of knowing dozens of ...

5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

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How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked before publication, and it confirmed, yet again, the grim—dire, frightful—reality ...

Egypt: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

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(London) – Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today in a joint statement.The Egyptian Social Solidarity Ministry placed an advertisement in leading state newspaper Al-Ahram on July 18, 2014, giving all Egyptian and international nongovernmental organizationsuntil September 2 to register under Law 84/2002, a restrictive measure passed during the Mubarak rule. This law empowers the government to shut down any group virtually at will, freeze its assets, confiscate its property, reject nominees to its governing board,

Ukraine crisis: Russia urges Ukraine ceasefire talks

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An "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine must be the priority for key negotiations taking place on Monday, Russia's foreign minister has said. Ukrainian troops "must leave positions from which they can harm the civilian population", Sergei Lavrov said. Ukrainian and Russian officials are due to hold talks with separatist ...

This Elderly Gentleman Was Born With His Brain Hemispheres Disconnected. How Did It Affect Him? Barely At All

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In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights ...

Are We On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough?

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Electric vehicles are cool. They’re inexpensive to operate, can make our air cleaner, and help reduce the amount of climate change-causing gases released into the atmosphere. But right now, they’re also mostly just for rich people. The initial cost of buying the car, combined with their limited availability,

Chart of the Day: When Women Fail, They Pay a Bigger Price Than Men

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The chart below is not part of a study that examines a statistically random set of data. It's quite informal, and probably suffers from some inherent sampling biases. Nonetheless, it's pretty astonishing: Here's the background: Kieran Snyder asked men and women working in the tech industry to share their performance reviews with her. Virtually all of them were high performers who got generally strong reviews. But it wasn't all positive: In the 177 reviews where people receive critical feedback, men and women receive different kinds. The critical feedback men receive ...

Bahraini Activist Detained on Arrival to Kingdom

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Police detained Bahraini human rights campaigner Maryam al-Khawaja after her arrival in the Gulf country on Saturday, her mother said. Al-Khawaja has dual Bahraini and Danish citizenship. Her mother, Khadija al-Musawi, told The Associated Press that her daughter was refused entry after presenting her Danish passport and a ...

Austin, Texas Passes a New Law Making Solar a ‘Default’ Generation Resource

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The city of Austin may have just single-handedly propelled the Texas solar market into the top-ten leading states. Last night, the Austin city council voted in favor of a resolution that would increase the city's rooftop and utility-scale solar targets by 800 megawatts over the coming years. It ...

See for yourself: Aerial and panoramic views show devastation in Gaza

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7 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
The video above, published by the Gaza-based video production company MediaTown, shows an aerial view of the devastated Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. On 20 July, the area was subjected to indiscriminate artillery bombardment by Israel that was so intense that it shocked even US military officers. A ...

United Nations Millennium Development Goals

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The United Nations is not responsible for the content of any messages posted on this site or sites linked from this page. The inclusion of a message does not imply the endorsement of the message by the United Nations. 2015 is the Time for Global ActionThe opportunities that ...

Manhattanization could be the best thing ever for Toronto: Hume

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What makes Manhattan unique, writes Christopher Hume, is not the number of skyscrapers or their height; it’s the city’s passionate embrace of density. Ignore the hand-wringing. Forget the predictions of doom and gloom. The Manhattanization of Toronto will be best thing to happen to this city. Though the ...

3 million Syrian refugees

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Thousands of dolphins migrate along the coast of South Africa

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Hundreds of dolphins are seen diving through the sparkling waters as they migrate along the Eastern Cape of South Africa. On the last leg of their annual 6,000mile migration, the dolphins can be seen joyfully breaking the surface, and jumping across the waves off the coast of Port ...

Icelandic volcano erupts

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A warning sign blocked the road to Bárðarbunga on 20 August, as volcanologists anticipated the eruption that began on 29 August. Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano erupted just after midnight local time on 29 August, sending small lava fountains into the air north of the ice cap that covers the ...

Ukraine crisis: US senators urge arms 'to fight Russia'

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Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin must face a cost for his "aggression". The conflict in eastern Ukraine ...

Nation of Privilege Versus Rule of Law

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These days, the word “privilege” has been reduced to a trite buzzword. That’s a shame, because it used to mean more than just being born into advantageous circumstances. The word, which means “private law” in old French, originally referred to a system in which different groups of people ...

TripCast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For iPhone

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A new mobile application called TripCast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home. The app lets you create a travel journal of sorts, by not only collecting the photos and sharing them, but also ...

Scientists Cannot Explain This Crazy Ant Behavior, but They Love It

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Forget swarms of nanobots taking over the world—if something is going to band together to rise against humans, my money is on ants. Look at this video of them forming a chain to move something way bigger than any individual ant. Humans, faced with the same task, would ...

India unveils cheap new village toilets

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An Indian charity has unveiled 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May. The teenage cousins were killed in Katra Sahadatganj in Uttar Pradesh when they went unaccompanied to relieve themselves in the fields.

Red-Light District Dims as Zurich Bankers Curb Spending

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A prostitute walks past so-called "sex boxes," opened in 2013 with the aim of getting prostitution off Zurich's street. Like the finance industry, the sex industry has opted for a lower profile on the outskirts of town. Close A prostitute walks past so-called "sex boxes," opened in 2013 ...

JPMorgan Hack Said to Span Months Via Multiple Flaws

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Hackers burrowed into the databanks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and deftly dodged one of the world’s largest arrays of sophisticated detection systems for months. The attack, an outline of which was provided by two people familiar with the firm’s investigation, started in June at the digital equivalent ...

My #doubtfireface Suicide Prevention Challenge

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You’ve heard and seen many of the ALS videos over the past month.I even did one with my son. (see my ALS ice bucket challenge). A new challenge is hitting the viral video “Doubtfire Face for Suicide Prevention” started by Michael Scotti Jr. as tribute to Robin Williams.I ...

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