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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dave Chappelle just dropped two Netflix specials, but there's a problem



Dave Chappelle is widely considered to be a comedic genius. So when Netflix announced it had released two Chappelle stand-up specials, people freaked. A little comedy to wrap up this bitter year has to be a good thing, right?

Well, maybe. But maybe not. The specials just dropped, but there’s already some pushback when it comes to Chappelle’s thoughts on the transgender community. 

Of the two videos, “The Bird Revelation” and “Equanimity,” it’s the latter that is once again bringing Chappelle’s controversial views into the spotlight. In it, he reflects on past jokes of his that critics have called transphobic.  Read more…

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Photos and videos reveal 2017's extremely icy exit



In case you didn’t notice, it’s very cold across parts of the globe, stretching from a good chunk of the U.S. to the UK and Europe and even down into India this New Year’s EveThe coldest in decades, in fact, and the chill is going to hang around for a bit. 

While that makes it incredibly inconvenient to do anything that doesn’t involve being on your couch under around a dozen or so blankets, the weather does make for some interesting images and you can enjoy them without having to dig out your gloves and scarf.  Read more…

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Iran shuts down Instagram, Telegram apps amid protests



The Iranian government has blocked access to messaging app Telegram and photo app Instagram amid several days of protests in what authorities say is a move “to maintain tranquillity and security of society,” according to state-run media

Various media reports have stated that the apps were used to coordinate plans and share photos and videos of the demonstrations, which began as protests over economic inequality but have since grown in scope, taking aim at leading political figures like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  and President Hassan Rouhani. Read more…

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The beginner's guide to getting your side hustle off the ground



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You’ve probably heard hundreds of stories about your cousin’s boyfriend’s sister making thousands on a side hustle and finally buying her dream condo in Miami. It’s not hearsay. There are in fact hundreds of legitimate ways to create passive revenue streams outside your 9-to-5, and it’s more a matter of choosing the best path for you.

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Every Apple user needs these three accessories in the new year



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While some of you unicorns out there may have been wishing and praying to find a baby mop or a selfie drone under the tree this year, the vast majority were probably thinking AirPods or bust. And if someone really loves you, you may have even scored a new iPhone X or MacBook Pro — and are preparing to be the envy of the office (naysayers be damned).

But like any new Apple device owner, you’re likely discovering some inconvenient changes those sneaky Apple developers popped into their machinery. No USB-A port on your MacBook? No headphone port on your iPhone X? Yep. No turning back now. Read more…

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These apps will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions



 Almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Far fewer stick to them.
“Losing weight” and “exercising more” are among the most popular goals. A sizeable percentage of Americans also aim to “be a better person.”
TechCrunch reviewed apps that are designed to help people stay on track with these plans. Here are a few that will help you remain… Read More

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T-Mobile CEO is still blathering about 5G in 2020



T-Mobile CEO John Legere has never been known to remain quiet. As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s been no different.

In an annual memo posted to the T-Mobile blog, Mr. Legere offers up his raw opinions on the passing year and includes several predictions about the future. 

The biggest takeaway: Legere is excited about T-Mobile’s 5G internet development. “One of the most under-reported stories for 2017 is the 600 MHz auction,” he says in the post, referring to the FCC’s spectrum auction in April.

“While [Verizon and AT&T] focus on 5G hotspots that won’t work when you leave your home, we will be the only ones on the fast-track toward a real, mobile nationwide 5G network in 2020 – and have already started deploying 5G ready equipment,” he says. Read more…

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Poor, unfortunate soul gets his penis stuck in a London subway gate



He paid the price.

A London Tube passenger this week snagged his inner-thigh and penis in the fare gate while trying to jump over the barriers to avoid paying. The jumper remained stuck and screaming for several minutes while authorities struggled to dislodge him.

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook Thursday:

The man, who was yelling in pain while commuters looked on, received some assistance from London Underground workers, British Transit Police, and passersby, who appeared to be relieving pressure from the affected area, as well as trying to lift him out. Read more…

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How a simple tech upgrade at the IRS could transform the economy



 When you apply for credit, you essentially ask a lender to evaluate your financial picture to make an informed decision about your approval, rate and terms. The information that lenders use primarily comes from two sources: you and private credit bureaus. This system is imperfect. It’s held back by outdated technology at the IRS. New legislation would change this. Read More

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Learn some of the most in-demand management skills of 2018 with these online classes that are on sale



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As you consider all your potential New Year’s resolutions, maybe it’s time to consider whether you really love your job, or if it’s time to try something new. If you do decide to commit to a career change, Project Management is a totally practical option. And who said practical can’t be cool, amirite?

Project Management was one of the most in-demand skills of 2017, so it’s a safe bet it’ll be high in 2018, too. Another plus is that you don’t need any relevant work experience to get started. The eduCBA Project Management & Quality Management Bundle is the perfect way to get the comprehensive training you want on your own schedule. Read more…

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