Fast Company
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Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload. Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload. It's no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven distractions, the pace at which we are expected to respond has accelerated. We're multitasking with unfortunate effects. Read Full Story
Techradar
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Voice Of America
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“The media released the speech of President Obama that he would withdraw the American forces from Afghanistan after six months,” he wrote. “Matters will be relieved and our movement will be easier.” Still other documents reveal deliberations on matters both mundane and, perhaps, surprising. Image, branding a concern In one letter to Abu Muhammad Salah, bin Laden addresses what he calls “the top secret matter” of al-Qaida militants “in their unfortunate celibacy” due to a lack of available wives. “We have no objection to clarifying to the brothers that they may, in such conditions, masturbate,” he wrote. Still other discussions touched on the use of hostages, the forging relationships with selected media outlets and persistent concerns about al-Qaida's image and branding. “It continues to show how connected bin Laden was to the overall al-Qaida network even though his Internet access was limited,” said Gartenstein-Ross.
The Herald - Markets & Economy
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THE big banks have delivered a most unfortunate amount of drama in the last decade. And Wednesday proved, while we might have crawled painfully away from the darkest days of the global financial crisis, there is still plenty to unfold in the big-budget banking sector soap opera.
TIME - Top Stories
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That's unfortunate, Solis said. Solis said having Hispanics in the Cabinet is important because they often step out of their department roles to offer different perspectives. I did that often, she said. Especially on immigration and health care. Newly elected Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., the nation's first Latina senator, called Trump's lack of Latino appointments, beyond disappointing, especially after he ran a divisive campaign that often demonized the Latino community. But New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican and the nation's only Latina governor, brushed off the appointment complaints. The president-elect gets to choose whomever he wants to choose for his Cabinet, said Martinez, who openly clashed with Trump during the presidential campaign. Even though I'm a female Hispanic, I have always said that the person who has the greatest merit and who is the best and brightest should hold those positions.
Android Police
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The unfortunate tale of the Galaxy Note7 has been a long one. Shortly after the release of the Note7, reports of the phone catching fire began to materialize, and before long Samsung started a global recall . Samsung sent affected users a "safe" model with the problem supposedly fixed, and later began selling it on retail channels, only for that to start exploding as well . Now the Note7 saga is about to come to a close. Read More Samsung will announce results of Note7 investigation on January 23 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Huffington Post
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"In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party." Perhaps not surprisingly, the Sunday morning broadcast network political talk shows and much of the media at large wasn't interested in their analysis, which Ornstein told The Washington Post's Greg Sargent was unfortunate given the fact that their assessment "focused on press culpability -- it would be hard to find a more sensitive issue for the media than the question of whether they're doing their job." That simply wasn't the preferred story the Beltway press wanted to tell during the Obama years. Crossposted at Media Matters for America . -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
TIME - Top Stories
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Apartment Therapy
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My daughter picked up this sad little dresser at a thrift store thinking I might have some fun with it. It had suffered an unfortunate paint job and was nicked and bruised and cried out for some love to bring it back to life. I began by patching any problem areas with lightweight spackle and gave it a vigorous sanding. After I was sure I had really roughed up the finish, I decided to forego primer and went straight for a glossy latex paint in a rich, deep blue-green. READ MORE »
The Economic Times
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SP ticket to Atiq had invited criticism from BJP and BSP leaders who said it was unfortunate for Uttar Pradesh that such people with criminal background were being given poll tickets.
Daily Mail - Australia
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Speaking on her daytime chat show, the 57-year-old presenter used the unfortunate choice of wording in reference to the Silent Witness star's great sense of humour, and Liz quickly made a joke.
Leicester Mercury
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Reigning world and UK champion Mark Selby is still on course to claim his 'Selby Slam' after a nerve-shredding 6-5 win over Mark Williams at the Masters.The Jester from Leicester' was pushed all the way to a final-frame decider by the Welsh potter but won thanks to an 89 clearance after Williams had suffered an unfortunate kick.The enormity of Selby's potential achievement, holding the world, UK and Masters titles all at the same time, is not lost on the 33-year-old. It would be...
Voice Of America
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There are no definitive figures for how many local families are headed by women, but it is known that there are many. "We were anticipating that women would be listed in title deeds as co-owners or joint owners of land," said Kasyoka Malonza, a Mutito community representative in the Mui Basin. "It's unfortunate that we have not been recognized despite all our efforts," she said. A national problem According to the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Kenya now has a raft of progressive laws aimed at ensuring gender equality but customary laws continue to limit women's rights to land and property. The Land Registration Act, introduced in 2012, includes provisions for joint tenancy and gives wives a legal right to land that is held in the other spouse's name where the woman has contributed either in financial terms or through her labor. FIDA estimates that only five percent of all land title deeds are held jointly by women with men, and only one percent of land titles in Kenya are held by women alone.
Daily Star - Football
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PLYMOUTH manager Derek Adams says his side were unfortunate not to score in their FA Cup third round replay tonight.
Mashable
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Neighborhood dance studios have been churning out baby ballerinas for generations, a rite of passage for many daughters growing up in suburbs across the nation. But what is there to offer other unfortunate souls who lack simple grace and rhythm? Prankster-turned-professional-comedian Jeff Wysaski , otherwise known as Obvious Plant , posted flyers for some fake dance classes at his local studio that would solve that problem. SEE ALSO: This ballet dancer proves dancers come in all shapes and sizes Check these beautiful classes out, and imagine what they'd be like if they actually existed. Image: Obvious plant Image: OBVIOUS PLANT Read more... More about Dance , Prank , Watercooler , Conversations , and Pics
Voice Of America
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"This is an unfortunate tragedy that befell people already suffering the effects of violence," said the U.N.'s humanitarian chief for Nigeria, Edward Kallon. Human Rights Watch issued a statement Wednesday calling on Nigeria to compensate the families of the victims. "Even if there is no evidence of a willful attack on the camp, which would be a war crime, the camp was bombed indiscriminately, violating international humanitarian law," said Mausi Segun, a senior Nigeria researcher at HRW. The bombing comes as the military claims more and more territory in Borno - Boko Haram's stronghold. Last month, the army said the conflict was in its final stages after eight years of violence, in which 20,000 people have been killed and 2 million others left homeless.
Ars Technica
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As climate scientists predicted as early as late 2015, the final tally shows that last year has once again claimed the unfortunate distinction of warmest year on record, based on data going back to 1880. This follows on records set in 2014 and 2015—they're the combined products of long-term human-driven warming and natural variability that has pushed individual years up or down slightly. The biggest source of year-to-year variability is the oscillation between El Niño and La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean. In El Niño years, warm surface water flows eastward to cover up cooler, deep water; La Niñas see rising deep water pushing west against that warmer water. Depending on which conditions predominate, the average global surface temperature sits above or below the long-term trend. It’s a bit like walking up or down a step on a moving escalator.
Information Age
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Den of Geek
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The Huffington Post
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They totally and utterly disregarded the line. The article entitled 'Guy Shares Sick Snapchat Of Woman Shitting Herself After Passing Out At Party' talks about why people defecate themselves when they've had too much to drink. Quoting part of an article from fellow news site BuzzFeed (which too has come in for a heap of criticism this week), Lad Bible includes a quote from a doctor who goes into the scientific explanation as to why someone might experience this unfortunate situation. Things then take an even more disgusting and perhaps sinister turn when Lad Bible, in their infinite wisdom, decide to publish the photo of the girl who was the subject of some arsehole bloke's Snapchat. The very first sentence in this article reads as: "This Snapchat of one collapsed woman sure is something you won't shake off too quickly". No Lad Bible, and I'm sure the girl who collapsed won't shake it off too quickly either.
The Huffington Post
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"With Kaepernick, a pretty good group of people immediately thought he was disrespecting the military. It had nothing to do with his protest. In fact, he was able to do what he did because of what the military does for us. Most thinking people understand that, but there's always going to be an element that wants to jump on a bandwagon, and that's what's unfortunate about our country. It's gotten to a point where the civility and the level of discourse is basically in the gutter. "When somebody like Kaepernick brings attention to this (the growing tension between African Americans and police), and others who have, it makes people have to face the issue because it's too easy to let it go because it's not their daily experience. If it's not your daily experience, you don't understand it. "I didn't talk to my kids about how to act in front of a policeman when you get stopped.
The Sun Daily
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The joint communique said the suspension was consistent with decisions made by the three countries in the July 2016's Ministerial Tripartite meeting in Putrajaya. The statement was jointly signed by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Australian Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester and People's Republic of China Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng. Later in a press conference, Liow confirmed that the search, which cost in excess of RM500 million, had been suspended until further credible evidence was found. "This is a tripartite decision. If there is any new clues on the whereabouts of the plane, then we will convene a meeting on the next course of action," he said after officiating the national-level Chinese New Year road safety campaign, here, today. Liow said it was unfortunate that the search team was unable to find the plane despite its best efforts and commitment, and that he remained hopeful new information would come to light.