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Bitcoin’s Big Ethereum Problem

31Jul

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason,” as J.P. Morgan succinctly put it a century ago

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Muslims gathered for Catholic Mass on Sunday in churches and cathedrals across France in a powerful display of unity following the killing of an elderly priest.

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Retired Marine Gen. John Allen warned on Sunday that if Donald Trump was elected president, there would be mass unrest among the military rank and file over the policies that he would implement and pursue. “I think we would be facing a civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country before,” he said.

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A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film.

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Winter has come.  At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday, HBO finally confirmed that “ Game of Thrones ” would end after Season 8, Entertainment Weekly  reports.  More…

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Donald Trump has so wounded the Republican Party, the only way for Republicans to save it is by voting for Hillary Clinton. If Trump wins, its all over for the now-tarnished Republican brand. Trump will decimate its cherished policies for four years or more.

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It’s beginning to appear that the Russians will be the big winners at the Olympic Games opening next week in Rio. You may wonder how this could be given the fact that large numbers of Russian athletes, including all the track and field team, have been banned from participation in the Games of 2016.

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper THE LAST TREASURE by Erika Marks More…

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How To Be Amazing — Epi36: Michael Showalter Comedian Michael Ian Black, tends to wield his delightfully wry — nay, sardonic — wit quite liberally when he’s encountered on two of his three podcasts.

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Time and time again, Swedes emerge as some of the most creative people on the planet. Andreas Dahlqvist is no different. He founded DDB in Sweden and the Nordics in 2004.

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By: Shira Atkins We polled dedicated yogis and yoga teachers to find out what keeps them sane when the stress comes on. More…

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It is the rarest of celestial conjunctions in earthly politics. Within the same ten-day period, under a blazing spotlight, the choices for leadership of the most influential country on the planet have been officially winnowed to two. Simultaneously the choices for leadership of the one global institution that purports to speak collectively for the planet have been winnowed in an unofficial vote in a back room in New York

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Do you think as a design community that we are building the right tools for ourselves? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights . Answer by Adam Michela , Designer and Engineer at Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, Last, Gowalla, and more, on Quora .

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Going beyond "Anti-Trump"

28Jul

#DumpTrump along with #TrumpThat and #WallOffTrump are some of the most common hashtags you might have seen or even used in campaigning against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an electoral race that positions language such as “anti-Trump” as a way to frame support for Hillary Clinton, it’s also time we rally in the affirmative

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Deep Impact

28Jul

We are in the midst of a clash of civilizations. Not in the Samuel Huntington sense, of East vs.

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Barack Obama: Passing the Baton

28Jul

“America is already great,” President Barack Obama proclaimed to delegates at the Democratic Convention is his speech that highlighted his accomplishments in office, attacked Donald Trump, and enthusiastically endorsed Hillary Clinton to be his successor.

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Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. Whatever the U.S. does, Kim Jong-un again will fire missiles, test nukes, and threaten to lay waste to his enemies

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A recent study by the Bookings Institution raised questions about the extent to which students who graduate from college are actually facing the kind of crushing debt that is typically presented with anecdotal evidence by the media and politicians. The report indicates that only 7 percent of young-adult households with education debt have $50,000 or more, while 58 percent have less than $10,000 in debt, and an additional 18 percent have debts between $10,000 and $20,000

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Wouldn’t you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error — from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism — deserves an appeal? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does

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In the grand tradition of “ American Horror Story ” releasing unsettling imagery to whet fans’ appetites for the terrors ahead, the FX anthology series released multiple video teasers on Snapchat Wednesday to promote Season 6. In the first teaser provided by the network, a monstrous hand reaches toward a mobile made of an array of curiously curved torture implements, including a blade in the shape of the number 6

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How to Create a Great Customer Experience

27Jul

By Cathy Butler, SVP, Digital Products & Services, DigitasLBi More…

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Free the Slaves periodically honors survivors, activists and organizations that demonstrate outstanding courage, innovation and dedication in the fight to end slavery. The Freedom Awards celebrate anti-slavery heroes and innovators from around the globe by showcasing what some of the best anti-slavery work in the world looks like–and by supporting that work financially. Award winners are setting the standard for successful, sustainable anti-slavery initiatives.

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Connecting to Jobs

27Jul

Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of instability – some were without a place to live for years – and face a multitude of other challenges like a serious mental illness, substance use disorder and chronic health conditions. Housing is the first building block to recovery but there are other vital factors that help change the trajectory of their lives. A well-paying and quality job, for example, can be an essential piece for advancing growth and self-sufficiency.

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Crossposted from UN Women. What does being a winner mean

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The son of the Republican nominee for President – the son who favors killing elephants and leopards over golfing and says he wants to become secretary of the Interior Department (which oversees trophy imports) if his father is elected president – might have to set his gunsights elsewhere if HSUS and HSI get our way.

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I’m wrapping up the My Way Alpine Europe tour I’ve been leading. This tour includes ample free time to hike your heart out

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I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline

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To say that there’s a great deal of fraud and waste in healthcare is an understatement.

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Play with Bernie Sanders and you risk getting berned. When Donald Trump tweeted insults at the Independent Senator from Vermont during his Democratic National Convention speech Monday, his social media team responded in style. More…

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The Wall Street Journal , July 24th, 2016, writes that Verizon is planning on buying Yahoo, the web portal and search engine. More…

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PHILADELPHIA ― This was the best the Democratic Party could do. Democrats on Monday night fired nearly every progressive bullet they had in the chamber, hoping to kill what remains of the Bernie-or-bust movement that threatens to derail the party’s bid for the White House.

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Just one night into the Democratic National Convention , things are looking a whole lot brighter for the environment under a potential Hillary Clinton presidency than anything we heard in Cleveland last week. Climate change, fossil fuels and clean energy were all mentioned on Monday by leading Democrats, who have crafted a party platform heavy on environmental action and a belief in science

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In comparison to firms owned by other race and gender groups of business owners, Black men’s firms were hit hardest by the Great Recession. Of the 10 such groups analyzed in the report, ” The Color of Entrepreneurship ,” only African American men had a decline in their number of businesses from 2007 through 2012.

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Happy 70 ½ Baby Boomers. It might surprise you to learn that in most cases you MUST start taking money from your traditional IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts you may have at the time hit your 70 ½ birthday. Why?

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So much has happened over the past 10 days: a terrorist attack in France on Bastille Day, a failed Turkish coup, Donald Trump officially become the Republican Party nominee and Pakistani reality star Qandeel Baloch was brutally murdered in a so-called ‘honor killing.’ As such, it may be understandable that many of us might have missed the recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which criticized male guardianship over women in Saudi Arabia. Loosely defined, male guardianship is a practice whereby women require the consent from their husbands or male relatives to travel, work or carry out other various activities. More..

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One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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An out-of-control brush fire consumed hillsides around the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles over the weekend, charring 33,000 acres  and destroying more than a dozen structures in the region.  One person was found dead  inside a burned vehicle, although it was unclear if the fire was to blame. More..

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Ending AIDS begins with community engagement

25Jul

The world’s largest conference on a global health or development issue has just ended. The issue at hand was HIV and AIDS prevention.

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John Oliver  brought a host of famous music stars together to demand that politicians stop using their songs in political campaigns. Usher , Sheryl Crow , Josh Groban  and Cyndi Lauper were among the singers and musicians to appear in the “Don’t Use Our Song” clip on the “ Last Week Tonight ” show that aired Sunday.  More…

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“I’ve heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn’t sound any better in Russian.” Garry Kasparov, Russian dissident and former chess world champion More…

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As Mayor of Philadelphia, one of my major goals is to ensure that our city is a growing business center, and that means making it easier for companies of all sizes – and in all sections of the city – to do business here. Over the past decade, our downtown has seen significant economic development and an influx of new businesses.

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Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necessities they can no longer buy at home , a net result of Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil. What a testament to how desperate life has become for ordinary Venezuelans, who have endured hyper-inflation, high levels of unemployment, a rise in poverty, rampant cronyism and corruption, and severely reduced oil revenues — even before Nicolas Maduro assumed office in 2013. Since then, it has all become much worse

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defended Roger Ailes on Sunday, calling the embattled former Fox News chief a “very, very good person.” Ailes resigned as CEO on Thursday following a sexual harassment scandal that included dozens of women, including Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, the latter of whom first broke her silence earlier this month. More…

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would consider pulling the United States out of the World Trade Organization should he end up winning the election. The comments, made to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” are the latest in a series of Trump threats to pull the U.S. away from international institutions and compacts

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Stopping "Make America Hate Again"

24Jul

You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But there was another convention last week, and it couldn’t have been more different.

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Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Ice Age: Collision Course” (20th Century Fox) More…

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But What If Trump Loses

23Jul

Many Americans watched last week’s Republican convention with horror and trepidation. Rudy Giuliani’s quadrennial temper tantrum was even more animated than during previous conventions.

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Hillary Clinton on Friday said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was “right” to refuse to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention

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National leaders and mourners around the globe are extending their support to people in Munich, Germany, after a  deadly shooting rampage  there left at least 10 people dead, including the gunman, and several more wounded.  The community was in lockdown during the massive manhunt for the suspect and has entered a state of emergency, joining a growing list of many states around the world  in recent months.  More…

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CLEVELAND ― To his biggest critics,  Donald Trump is a fearmongering, misogynistic, racist xenophobe.

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Two months after well-meaning  tourists were shamed for their misguided attempt to rescue a baby bison in Yellowstone National Park, a federal investigation shows that a government wildlife expert made the same mistake. Both incidents ended in the death of a bison calf. Only one, however, drew  national attention and ridicule .

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How many miles would you travel to live the dream of running a winery? Anne (née Bousquet) and Labid Al Ameri met twenty years ago while studying in Minnesota. She came from France and ended up working as an economist in the paper packaging industry.

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For the first time in more than two decades, since the dictatorship, Brazil has a government that is widely seen as illegitimate. It is seen this way, not only by its citizens, but in much of the world.

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Ethereum is doing well after yesterday’s vote of confidence from Coinbase: the price of Ether is up 12.6% today according to CoinMarketCap , while market leader Bitcoin is down 1.5%.

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Patrick Wiseman , Georgia State University More…

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William Shakespeare has certainly posed challenges for directors these many decades and centuries later. What to do, for instance, in the 21st century about the relentless anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice ?

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HFC phase-down talks in Vienna are moving forward rapidly this week as countries engage on the specifics of freeze and reduction targets and funding needs. Negotiators have delved into key issues all week, and ministers are arriving for high-level talks over the next two days.

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A new 3D IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies , may provide the best chance this butterfly season to capture the magic of the Monarch butterfly migration, as many Monarch butterfly followers are bracing for what may be the worst on year on record for Monarch numbers.

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Trump: "I Alone Can Fix It"

22Jul

“I am your voice,” Republican nominee Donald J. Trump told convention delegates in Cleveland as he accepted his party’s nomination in a speech filled with anger but lacking soaring rhetoric. His delivery was not presidential, rather it was harsh and indignant.

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(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three days and two stages. The best part about it was that there wasn’t too many bands number-wise playing, you could catch every single band if you wanted to. While the likes of Disturbed, Slipknot, Manilyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin showed up on the bill, it was the only current US appearance from Rammstein that was the biggest selling point of Chicago Open Air and they didn’t disappoint.

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