CVS Pharmacy Promises to End Touchups of Its Beauty Images

January 16, 2018

New York (AP) — Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products. The company said it has a responsibility to think about sending messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women. CVS Health Corp. said Monday it will not "materially" alter photos used in stores, on websites and on social media by changing a model's shape, size, skin…

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A Modest Proposal for Striking North Korea

January 16, 2018

There seems to be a growing consensus among Serious Foreign Policy Intellectuals that the time is now ripe to mount a military operation against North Korea, much as in 2012 when the Obama took heed of the blunt piece under the modest title, Its Time to Bomb North Korea. The challenge, of course, is what precisely we ought to be bombing. Lutwak is rather silent on this important issuemost likely,…

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The Innovative CIA Agent Who Brokered a Truce in Vietnam

January 15, 2018

There was a sudden madness that nearly tore Vietnam apart at the seams. Edward Lansdale One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Never has this hoary adage been more applicable than in the case of Trinh Minh Th (pronounced tay), a warlord who was reviled by the French as a mass murderer and revered by many Vietnamese as a hero. Both sides could agree on one thing: he would…

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Learn how to sell your stuff and start a lucrative side hustle for just $29

January 14, 2018

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re looking to make some extra money but can’t work any more overtime than you already are, a side hustle could be exactly what you’re looking for.  SEE ALSO: If you’ve always wanted to learn Photoshop, here’s your chance With…

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IKEA Wants You To Pee On Their Advert, And It’s Actually A Pretty Neat Idea.

January 14, 2018

There aren’t many brands out there that will actively encourage you to take a wee on their adverts. In fact, if we’re honest, we couldn’t think of a single one. Even toilet companies. That changed today when we discovered IKEA’s latest advertising stunt. Weirdly, everyone seems to be onboard with the idea. It’s actually pretty neat. In an advert that features in Swedish women’s magazine Amelia, the furniture giant may…

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How Americas Diet Culture Hinders Those With Eating Disorders

January 14, 2018

The inevitable January advertising of New Year, New You has arrived, and with it, the societal pressure to drop weight. For some, this can be motivating, even goodafter all, Americas obesity rate is at a record high, according to eating disorders. Longstanding new research from the Michael Lutter, who works as an attending psychiatrist for the Eating Recovery Center, told The Daily Beast. Lutter researches the genetic and treating eating…

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These Bitcoin scams are ripping people off

January 14, 2018

Bitcoinblockchain technologyFrom illegitimate exchanges and currencies to classic fraud scams repurposed for the modern era, it’s important to stay sharp and research everything. To save you a couple of clicks (or worse), here are the most common Bitcoin scams threatening your dream of becoming a cryptonnaire. The most common Bitcoin scams 1. Pump and dumps The Wolf of Wall StreetUnregulated markets, volatile fluctuations, and quick turnarounds are all part of…

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Facebook Changes Could Mean Less Time Spent on Site; Shares Fall

January 14, 2018

Facebook Inc. said it’s making major changes to its flagship social network, shifting users’ news feeds back toward posts from friends and family and away from businesses and media outlets — a transition that is likely to mean people spend less time on the site. The shares tumbled the most in more than a year. In a post Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said community feedback has shown that…

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After Suicide Video, YouTube Cuts Business Ties With Logan Paul

January 13, 2018

YouTube has scaled back its business relationship with Logan Paul following outrage over a series of videos he posted in Japan, earns up to $1.3 million per month from YouTube advertising alone. Paul deleted his most offensive video featuring a dead man hanging in Japan's suicide forest within three days of posting it and is currently taking a hiatus from vlogging. YouTubewrote on Twitter. Paul technically violated YouTube's terms of…

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Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey to Leave Disneys Board

January 13, 2018

Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc.’s Jack Dorsey are stepping down from Walt Disney Co.’s board as the increasing competition between media and technology companies creates new conflicts. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive officer, aren’t running for re-election at the annual meeting scheduled for March 8, according to a Disney filing Friday. Orin Smith, the 75-year-old lead independent director, and…

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A Novel Approach Comes to Restaurant Pricing

January 13, 2018

Like eating out on Mondays? You are in luck. One of London’s leading restaurants will today start pioneering a new pricing model based on the travel industry, with different charges depending on the day of the week and time of your booking. Bob Bob Ricard, known for a luxurious dining room where each table has a call-button for Champagne, will offer exactly the same menu, only prices are 25 percent…

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Facebook Bug Could Have Let Advertisers Get Your Phone Number

January 12, 2018

Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network’s self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user’s cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage. Facebook fixed the problems on Dec. 22, and…

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Lebron James Just Edited the Racist H&M Ad& Its the BEST Response America Has Seen Yet

January 12, 2018

ShareTweet A racist H&M ad made headlines Monday after the retailer featured a young African-American boy wearing a sweatshirt that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” on their U.K. e-commerce site. Outrage from the general public and numerous celebrity figures led to the company pulling the ad and releasing what many considered to be a lackluster apology through a spokesperson: “We understand that many people are upset about the image. We, who…

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Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed to Favor Content from Friends, Family

January 12, 2018

In November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started sprinkling a new phrase, or perhaps a new idea, into his quarterly call with investors. “It's important to remember that Facebook is about bringing people closer together and enabling meaningful social interactions,” he said. Research, he continued, demonstrates that interactions with friends and family on social media is particularly “meaningful.” The goal of his service is to “encourage meaningful social interactions” and to…

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“Get Over It”: Mom of Boy in Racist H&M Monkey Ad Speaks Out

January 12, 2018

ShareTweet An H&M ad deemed ‘racist’ made headlines Monday after the retailer featured a young black boy wearing a sweatshirt that read “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” on their U.K. e-commerce site. Outrage from the general public and numerous celebrity figures led to the company pulling the ad and releasing what many considered to be a lackluster apology through a spokesperson: “We understand that many people are upset about the image. We, who…

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Pop-Up Mobile Ads Surge as Sites Scramble to Stop Them

January 12, 2018

Ads that automatically redirect you from your daily browsing to a flashy sweepstakes have long been an incredibly annoying facet of the internet. But the versions that have evolved on the mobile web are particularly vexing, because they can trap you with a pop-up "notification" and nowhere to go. And a recent surge in these mobile pop-ups, even on reputable sites, has left people more frustrated than ever. These redirects…

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Pub’s ‘Nazi-theme’ German night ad banned

January 12, 2018

The ASA said it appeared to resemble the “stylisation and colours typical of Nazi imagery”. Related Topics Darlington World War Two More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic Recommended ProductsSwift Member 2.0 – 100 Personal Sites License Install Swift Member 2.0 on 100 Websites that you personally own.AdConnect Agency – ONE-TIME Payment AdConnect PRO – LifetimeChannel Authority Builder 2 Whitelabel Channel Authority Builder…

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Investors Join Calls for Facebook, Twitter to Take More Responsibility

January 12, 2018

A big pension fund and an activist investment firm Thursday said they had filed shareholder proposals pushing Facebook and Twitter to take more responsibility for managing content on their platforms, including mistreatment of women, fake news, election interference, violence, and hate speech—in other words, the same issues that have kept social-media giants in the crosshairs for the past year. The resolutions were filed by New York State Common Retirement Fund,…

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Apple is the only thing that can save kids from the app store

January 12, 2018

Not terribly far off.Image: mashable/bob Al-Greene It’s fine-tuned to be as engaging as possible, so that you don’t want to put it down once you pick it up. It lacks real substance and is engineered to be desirable. With their sufficiently random rewards systems giving you unpredictable dopamine hits, they’re designed to be addictive. You don’t need it, but you want it, and companies spend billions of dollars each year…

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Farron regrets saying gay sex not a sin

January 12, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking on Premier Christian Radio he said he had been “foolish and wrong” Tim Farron has said he regrets stating he did not believe gay sex was a sin during last year’s general election. The ex-Lib Dem leader told Christian Radio he had been “foolish and wrong” and had spoken partly to try and get the issue of his faith “off the…

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Uber will pay $3 million in settlement to New York drivers

January 11, 2018

Uber has agreed to shell out up to $3 million in the preliminary settlement of a class-action lawsuit in New York. In the suit, Uber drivers accused the ride-hailing company of breach of contract and false advertising. The settlement was filed Monday in Brooklyn, New York, but still needs final approval by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis. In the class-action suit, Uber drivers say that in calculating driver services fees, Uber included sales…

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Rachel Dolezal remakes H&M’s ‘monkey’ hoodie, still offends people

January 11, 2018

On Monday, H&M apologized for advertising a hoodie with the phrase “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” modeled on a Black child. On Tuesday, Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP branch president who once went viral for being outed as a white woman presenting herself as Black, decided to make an offensive hoodie of her own. According to the Root, Dolezal created a “protest hoodie” to counter H&M’s racist article of clothing….

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LeBron James Has The Best Response To H&M’s Racist Online Ad

January 10, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers star used Instagram on Monday to call out the company for advertising on its e-commerce site in the U.K. showing a black child model wearing a hoodie that reads, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.” A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jan 8, 2018 at 3:58pm PST “We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove…

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Army ad promises ’emotional support’

January 10, 2018

The adverts are part of the Army’s “belonging campaign”. All of them are voiced by serving soldiers. BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale says the Army has been struggling to retain and recruit soldiers. Last year, a campaign was used to promote – what the Army calls – the travel opportunities and friendships within its ranks to boost numbers. In December, the defence secretary ditched plans to scrap the Army’s “be…

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First look at coolest tech of CES 2018

January 10, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at an electric virtual reality suit that shocks gamers that will be at CES 2018 All aboard the (self-driving) bus – next stop, CES: Las Vegas’ annual gigantic tech fest. About 4,000 companies – many of them start-ups – are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide…

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