Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 4, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…

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We Were Kicked Off Chicagos Dyke March for Not Being the Right Kind of Jew

July 4, 2017

On June 24, some 1,500 people joined the Chicago Dyke March, in what seemed like a utopia of acceptance and respect for people of all orientations, races, nationalities and backgrounds or it almost was. According to the Windy City Times, it seemed as if the entire gender, racial and sexual spectrum was represented, walking hand-in-hand and demonstrating a powerful unity as they chanted "We are Dyke March" in English and…

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This course can help you finally figure out how to make money while using Facebook

July 2, 2017

Image: Pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let’s be real. After you picked up that fancy diploma, you lost all interest in learning skills that won’t help you earn a higher paycheck. If you work in marketing, you probably already know the importance of Facebook in advertising, building brand awareness, and driving purchases. But nearly anyoneeven marketing neophytescan…

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Life Under Trumpcare ‘Would Be Terrifying’: Stories From The Front Lines Of Health Care

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON Much of the deliberation over the Senates bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is taking place behind closed doors. Key senators have yet to make their views heard. Some have sought to avoid reporters questions about the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.) had hoped to vote on the legislation without so much as a single hearing. But with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Officeanalysis showing that the bill…

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Facebook’s latest manifesto on fighting hate speech feels kinda whiny

June 29, 2017

All eyes are on Facebook for fighting hate speechImage: B. TONGO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock As Facebook works to become more transparent about its strategy to combat hate speech, one of its public policy leaders published a lengthy explainer on the process Tuesday. For all of the post’s enlightening details, though, it felt as if Facebook was saying, “Sorry, guys, it’s hard.” Richard Allan, Facebook’s VP of Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East,…

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

Image: Laura Clery Laura Clery lives the Hollywood dream. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to be an actress. She slept on friends’ couches and ate their food as she worked to get an agent and learn the ins and out of the industry. She ended up landing the first commercial she auditioned for. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is easy,’” Clery said with a laugh. Thirteen years later,…

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for…

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Why The FBI Usually Doesn’t Label Attacks By Non-Muslims Terrorism

June 22, 2017

Just hours after the that last weeks politically motivated attack on members of Congress at a baseball practice was not an act of terrorism, federal investigators informed the public on Wednesday that the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan, . Police said Amor Ftouhi, 50, attacked Lt. Jeff Neville of Bishop International Airports Department of Public Safety on Wednesday morning. Ftouhi, a Quebec resident who…

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 22, 2017

These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and thats what we need, thats what we have to have so the world doesnt take advantages of us, Trump, tolda crowd of about 6,000in Cedar Rapids. We cant have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just dont want a poor person. Does that make sense?…

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Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

A number of Christian groups and outlets applauded the bill. But according to a new report by the Public Religion Research Institute, support for religiously based service refusals is quickly declining. Thats roughly the same percentage that opposed such refusals in a similar study PRRI conducted last year. But a breakdown of the results reveals that across religious groups, support for religiously based service refusals is declining. No group witnessed…

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

Image:  Vasylyna Halun/shutterstock Five years ago, I was one year into a salary writing job at a luxury fashion brand when it hit me: I was being grossly overpaid. You read right. I was overpaid. As a writer. In fashion. You can imagine my boss face whenat our monthly review I marched into his office, diligently listed out my responsibilitiesand informed him that I was being overpaid. Through the most…

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

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration formalized an immigration policy shift on Thursday evening that was notable for what it didnt do as much as what it did. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DAPA, a never-implemented program that would have allowed some undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to stay in the country. But more significantly, it left in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a…

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Obviously UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will take over Theresa May’s job

June 11, 2017

Hey, May, what's the word about your future on WhatsApp?Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May. The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. SEE ALSO: This photo perfectly sums up the state of British politics in 2017 That self-inflicted blow,…

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

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get…

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 6, 2017

Image: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES Snap may have lost a bunch of money last quarter, and by a bunch we mean $2.2 billion. But it’s just a young company trying to build a sustainable business modeland that means adding some “creepy” advertising. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new ‘limitless’ snaps will change everything Placed, its latest acquisition first reported by GeekWire Monday and confirmed to Mashable by Snap, may help on that mission….

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Putin: ‘We Don’t Care Who’s The Head Of The United States’

June 5, 2017

Putin, in an interview on NBCs new program Sunday Night, with Megyn Kelly, fired back at assertions that Russia had meddled in the election, at times getting noticeably agitated with the line of questioning. At one point, he told Kelly Russia didnt care who the American president was as the main political direction does not change, regardless of whos in charge. I havent seen, even once, any direct proof of…

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MTV adds ‘Cribs’ and ‘Girl Code’ to Snapchat’s roster of TV shows

June 2, 2017

Image: mtv MTV is gearing up to hook a new generation: the Snapchat kids. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s constant evolution shows it won’t let itself be crushed by Facebook The channel that once defined cool on TV is bringing two of its shows to the teen-heavy app. “Cribs” will premiere June 3 and run every Saturday, and “Girl Code” will launch July 27. MTV’s “Cribs” making a comeback isn’t breaking news….

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Ex-CIA Director Slams Jared Kushner’s ‘Hubris’ And ‘Ignorance’

May 29, 2017

Hayden wants to chalk up the stunning plan to naivete rather than evil intentions but thats not reassuring, he said in an interview on CNN. Hayden was commenting on reports, which first appeared in The Washington Post Friday, that Kushner discussed last December establishing a secret communication channel with the Kremlin using Russian facilities without any monitoring by the U.S. Kushner emerged last Thursday as a person of interest in…

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Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump should be concerned when former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress later this month. That, at least, is the view from a self-described confidant of Comeys, Benjamin Wittes. Wittes spoke to CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, telling the anchor, I thoughtit was interesting and very telling that he [Comey]declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a…

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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

May 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable In Snapchat Vs. Facebook, the gloves are off and the competition is heating up. As the fight for advertising revenue intensifies between the two social media giants, the tactics will get dirtier, and the prizes will become bigger. Yet, in the midst of all this, one question remains: what will the fighting mean for journalistic publications that use these platforms to boost their profile across social networking…

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Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging – BBC News

May 18, 2017

A $2m prize for inventors to devise products that are practical and easily recycled will be launched by Prince Charles in London later. Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, welcomed the competition, adding: “Improvements are desperately needed in product design.” Simon Ellin’s worst recycling offenders: Pringles (and products with similar packaging): “Number One recycling villain. These things are a… nightmare. Impossible to separate the parts.” Lucozade Sport (and…

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Sen. Angus King Says We’re Getting Closer To Impeachment

May 18, 2017

The New York Times and several other publications, citing a detailed memo written by Comey, reported Tuesday that the president asked the then-FBI director to cut off the investigation of Flynns ties to the Russian government. The report was published exactly one week after Trump abruptly fired Comey, a decision the president said later was influenced by the Russia thing. If these allegations, Senator, are true, are we getting closer…

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