Mashable
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Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken." The future? Subscriptions. "Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives for free. For members, it will get better. For $5 per month (introductory price), you'll get two upgraded aspects..." he wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Those aspects are a new reading experience that Medium has yet to roll out (and will feature a select list of curated stories), along with better content thanks to a pledge to give all subscriber money, for the first few months, to writers and publishers on its platform. After that, the subscriptions revenue will split between content creators and Medium in an undisclosed way. Read more... More about Business , Journalism , Digital Media , Medium , and Business
Voice Of America
14 minutes
Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view the American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday. "You get this feeling — the kids from abroad come here, they spend a year, they think that school is easier here," said Tom Loveless, a fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy with the Brookings Institution. "We think we have made great strides in making our schools more challenging, here is at least one outside group that is, in fact, saying they are not terribly challenging." While the findings appear to corroborate international student assessment tests, in which American schools trail many developed countries, some experts disputed the methodology and the underlying principles of Loveless' study, saying that foreign exchange students did not represent typical teenagers in their home countries and that the focus on sports wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
Collective Evolution
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For mothers mourning their dead infants, this process will sometimes be ongoing for a few months at a time, up until the infant's body is no longer recognizable to the mother chimp. In 2012, some of the world's most prominent scientists who study this subject published the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals . They came to the conclusion that animals actually experience moment-to-moment awareness and consciousness in the same way that humans do. The main difference between our brains and those of other animals is found in the frontal cortex, which allows humans to think, plan, and reflect; other than that, animals' brains function similarly to our own. Animals have the ability to care for one another and experience love and affection, as they become distressed if their companions are in danger or upset and show signs of grief when mourning a loss.
Fox News
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March Madness is underway and what better way to celebrate than with – a vasectomy? This time of year is very popular for the procedure because men can spend a few days afterwards watching college basketball on the couch. You’ll meet three friends who decided to undergo the experience together
Western Daily Press
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A TV cook has gone from Masterchef to Mastershed after opening her first restaurant in her garden shed.Kathryn Minchew, 32, who reached the semi-finals of the hit BBC show, is launching the unique dining experience in a small wooden hut at the foot of her garden.The Studio seats just six people on reindeer hide covered benches and guests dine from wooden plates and drink from handmade cups.But if the rustic setting does not appeal the chef is also opening a second restaurant in...
Red Bull
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The Huffington Post
an hour
In both trips, passengers will be treated to views of the famous ships deck and grand staircase, which lie approximately 2.4 miles beneath the Atlantics surface. Bluefish further advertises views of the Marconi Room, from which the ships SOS signals were broadcast, as well as Titanics boilers and propellers. Blue Marble touts the trip on its website as a rare opportunity that very few have seen, or ever will. Far fewer people have visited the wreck of the Titanic than the number who have been to space or summited Mt. Everest this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an expedition designed only for those with a truly adventurous spirit, the companys website reads . According to a previous CNN report, the company Deep Ocean Expedition was the last to offer public dives to the Titanic.
Washington Free Beacon
an hour
Sen. Patrick Leahy's attempt to defend Roe v. Wade won applause from pro-life activists on Wednesday, who said the anecdote he shared highlighted how safety laws would protect patients. Sen. Leahy (D., Vt.) recounted his experience prosecuting a Nazi-trained doctor who crossed the Canadian border to perform illegal abortions in Vermont to the Judiciary Committee during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing. Leahy called the incident representative of the "dark days" before the Supreme Court struck down state laws against abortion in the landmark case. "She was trained to do these abortions working for the SS at Auschwitz so she could abort the women prisoners that they had impregnated so that they could keep on using the women that way before they put them in the gas chambers," Leahy said . Pro-life groups welcomed the remarks, saying Leahy had inadvertently highlighted the reason lawmakers have sought to increase safety regulations and health inspections at facilities that provide abortions.
Futurity
2 hours
It is an exceedingly devastating experience when someone you love dearly dies suddenly by suicide, says study leader Annette Erlangsen, adjunct professor of mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We were able to show that being exposed to such a stressful life event as the suicide of your partner holds higher risks for physical and mental disorders and is different from losing a partner from other causes of death, such as illness or sudden accident. Even after death, one spouse relies on the other Using Denmark's Cause of Death Registry, researchers identified everyone in the country 18 or older who had died by suicide since 1970. Using other national records, the team then identified surviving partners, including spouses, registered partners, or those with whom the deceased cohabitated.
Variety
2 hours
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Wednesday that the league is taking steps to improve the flow and pace of the game after a notable ratings drop in the 2016 regular season. In an open letter addressed to fans, Goodell said the league is working with its TV partners CBS, Fox and ESPN to... Read more »
The Economic Times
2 hours
MK Anand, MD and CEO at Times Network, said, "Delivering Times Now for the last decade or so has given us invaluable and incomparable experience and infrastructure that we believe has the capacity to produce more. And the news flow that this nation of 1.3 billion produces is impossible to contain in one linear stream. Hence, our second offeringMirror Now." Anand said the tone, style and resultfocused journalistic approach will be the same as that of TIMES NOW. "I think there is room for differentiated segments within national news to deliver another winner," he added. Rahul Shivshankar, chief editor, Times Now, said, "As a network that caters to 100 million urban affluent viewers in India, it was important for us to diversify our channel offering and content. With the heavy news flow and emergence of new political and economic centres, there was a teething need to launch a new channel to cater to this segment.
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
Web shows have tended to be shorter than mainstream programs and geared toward the 15-to-30 age group, but the content has been growing more substantial. Episode lengths are definitely getting longer, says Kishore. A couple years ago, the average length of a video on YouTube was under five minutes. Its creeping higher. A stat that I find staggering: the average mobile YouTube experience is 40 minutes long. And YouTube is pushing creators to create longer content because they know the audience appetite is there. How He Got Started Kishore, a Maryland native, says that his parents repeatedly warned him that TV was going to rot my brain. He went on to study economics and electrical engineering at Yale, then spent a decade in finance. He launched Stareable with help from friends-and-family funding, setting up shop in Dumbos Made in New York Media Center , a city-affiliated startup incubator.
Ars Technica UK
2 hours
Enlarge (credit: Sean Hollister / CNet ) After initial reviews of the Nintendo Switch noted widespread issues with the left Joy-Con occasionally losing its wireless connection to the console, hackers have found that opening up the controller and adding a simple piece of wire seems to increase its effective range greatly. Now, Nintendo is offering a similar fix to users who call in to its support line, and the company may be selling redesigned, fixed controllers at stores right now. Over at CNET, writer Sean Hollister recounts his experience with Nintendo customer service, which he calls "just about the best electronics customer service I've ever experienced." After getting a free overnight shipping label for his controller after a weekend call, Hollister received his controller back in the mail just five days after sending it. Opening up the fixed controller showed that Nintendo didn't have to do much to correct the connection issue.
The Event Chronicle
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TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
Nintendo says it has discovered why certain Joy-Con controllers experience sync issues when communicating wirelessly with its Switch game console, and that it has taken steps to correct the problem. The issue, first reported by certain press outlets and experienced firsthand by TIME , involves the left Switch Joy-Con controller intermittently losing connection with the console itself. In TIME's case, the problem only manifested when completely obstructing the controller (we essentially had to sit on it). But in other instances, videos by Switch owners appeared to show the issue occurring during routine usage, without apparent obstruction. In a March 9 statement to TIME , Nintendo said the number of Joy-Con replacement or repair requests was not significant, adding that the number was also consistent with what weve seen for any new hardware we have launched.
WinBeta
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Techradar
2 hours
Its obviously a much more stationary experience than broadcasting video recorded from a smartphone, but a number of options have been added Seamless streaming Facebook noted that it has added a new feature for those who have dedicated streaming software or external hardware to go live directly from their PC with ease. The social network said : With this update, people can seamlessly share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos. All this could be useful for gamers trying to make their broadcasts more interesting , and indeed those concocting the likes of how-to guides who can superimpose text and instructions on footage, and so on. Will this cause Twitch to quake in its (so to speak) boots? That remains to be seen, but for now this is definitely a very useful addition for PC users who fancy connecting with a new and potentially huge audience (Facebook has closing on two billion users worldwide).
Politico
2 hours
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the agency had tried without luck to get the publications to correct mistakes in the articles. We are concerned that much of the information in these articles is not factual, Toner said. For example, parts of the article about Ms. Nowrouzzadeh are in fact sourced to Iranian state-run media, which often publishes Iranian state propaganda and falsehoods. We did reach out in this case to correct the record and they did not do so. Asked whether the employees' jobs were in danger, Toner said, The department does not base any of its personnel decisions on allegations made in the press. Yael Lempert, a National Security Council official who deals with Israeli-Palestinian issues and has nearly 20 years of government experience, also has been targeted by reports casting her to be anti-Israel.
BBC Parliament
3 hours
to the book of Mormon in Melbourne and midnight oil, people have had the same experience. With a midnight oil, people have had the same experience. With a young boy who brought his tickets for the book of Mormon, an who brought his tickets for the book of Mormon, an 18-year-old student, saved up,.
BBC Parliament
3 hours
either. What effect has all this experience had on you and your life? Personally on my long life it has had a massive effect. When I was offered my refund, I had a massive effect. When I was offered my refund, I was very glad of it but I started to be were other people had been affected and of it but I started to be were other people had been affected and were not receiving refunds so people had been affected and were not receiving refunds so I started to try and help them personally by e-mailing them individually. Within a few days I realised I could not keep up with that so I started a Facebook group. It has.
BBC Parliament
3 hours
experience is quite unique in the sense that when I pushed by, the verification by these window opened on the website, I was fast and putting in my information quickly. For whatever reason, it wouldn't let me put in my birth date so that process didn't complete
BBC Parliament
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particular circumstance and the experience you had, buying I believe Ed Sheeran tickets. He's getting a lot of publicity today! Could you just walk you through your experience for the benefit of the committee?.
BBC Parliament
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And Viagogo will be watching. I have four children, three of them are massive Ed Sheeran fans. This year, we have a combination of very big birthdays. So as their mother, I thought it would be an amazing experience for us to have this and go to Ed Sheeran together. My son is about to turn 16 and it's.
BBC Parliament
3 hours
freighter buckle buyer, what the complaints process is, because a general criticism with web platforms is often that the process of complaint or flagging concerns is not always very clear. Everybody in our group who has had this very distressing experience, will try to contact Viagogo. If you can understand they are very quick to take money, but not quick to answer concerns. Customers may try to contact.