Michael Scott Friedman

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Sacha Baron Cohen punks politicians in 'Who is America?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sacha Baron Cohen has been punking people for the last 20 years in various guises, which at first blush made his Showtime series, "Who is America?," sound like just more of the same. But the provocateur has reeled in some big fish -- who have dutifully denounced him -- as marks, adding …

baroncohen

Papa John Schnatter Says He Was ‘Pushed’ To Use the N-Word That Ended His Career

Embattled pizza chain founder John “Papa John” Schnatter says that he used the word “nigger” on a company conference call because he was working with …

John Schnatter

Today's Funny Photos

Today’s Funny Photos 7-13-18<p>by Mandatory Editors Jul 13th, 2018<p>What do you say we go ’round one more time? You’re already here anyways.<p><i>Speaking of</i> …

iOS 11 battery woes? This might be one culprit

Check this setting to make sure Apple didn't inadvertently wreck your battery life.<p>Like many people, I noticed a decrease in battery life after I installed iOS 11 on my iPhone (a 6S Plus, if you're curious). What's the deal, Apple?<p>This is actually pretty common; it seems like each new version of …

Batteries

CNN’s Reliable Sources Blasts Fox News Ties to Trump Administration in Excruciating Detail

“You know they’re close. But do you realize just how close?” That’s the question <i>Reliable Sources</i> host <b>Brian Stelter</b> asked today of his audience, …

Donald Trump

Ben Jennings on Donald Trump's UK visit – cartoon

Donald Trump

Inside the Thailand Cave: The Obstacles Facing Rescuers

Divers have been navigating flooded passages, with some openings as small as 3 feet wide, to rescue the team.

Thailand

The Times at Gettysburg, July 1863: A Reporter’s Civil War Heartbreak

<i>Times Insider</i> <i>delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times.</i><p>Newspaper correspondents, particularly those assigned to conflict zones where both territory and politics will be violently contested, are expected to wear a mask of …

War

An artist uses Photoshop to create surreal optical illusions that will completely blow your mind

Optical illusions are taking the world by storm these days, but Justin Peters' artwork is truly something special.<p>According to his website, Peters, a 22-year-old digital surrealist artist, merges reality with imagination using Photoshop. The resulting works of art turn our mundane world into a …

Digital Art

Ron Paul Blames Shockingly Racist, Anti-Semitic Tweet On Staffer

He replaced the post with the same attack on "cultural Marxism" but dropped the offensive cartoon.<p>Former Texas Libertarian congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul called a racist cartoon posted on his Twitter page Monday a “mistake” and blamed it on a staff member.<p>The posted tweet, which …

Social Media

The 5 Best Email Apps That Promise a Clutter-Free Inbox

Traditional email apps come with consumer trust for established brands and familiar interfaces. But due to their age and limited changes to design, …

All the Features You Need to Know About in the New Version of Gmail

They're designed to boost your productivity and keep your messages more secure.<p>8 min read<p>In April, Google added a row to the top of its settings menu: “Try the new Gmail.” You may not have noticed this option, or you may be reluctant to switch over because you like your current Gmail setup just …

Google

17 Tech Hacks That'll Make You Feel Like a Boss

No one can resist the power of a game-changing secret, especially when it comes to the gadgets and technologies we use on the daily. If you want to know how to keep earphones from getting tangled or what to do with your favorite square Instagram prints, there's a hack for that, and we've rounded …

Hacking

Org Chart Software for company planning & presentations

The Org Chart with Superpowers<p>Pingboard makes it easy to organize teams, plan for growth, and keep everyone informed.<p>Pingboard has been the most …

Management

15 Behind-The-Scenes ‘Wizard of Oz’ Facts That Will Send You Over the Rainbow

In order to create the "horse of a different color" effect, they used JELL-O to dye the horses' coats (four different horses were used).

How hiding depression and mental illness from family can be deadly - Vox

The silent shame of having a mental illness in a Chinese family.<p>“Don’t you dare go back to that doctor,” my mother growled into the phone. “He’ll put ‘bipolar’ on your record and then you’ll never be able to get a job.”<p>I nodded into the receiver. “Okay.”<p>I never went back. Seven years later, I woke …

Mental Health

Astronomers Spot Nearly 80 Exoplanets in Record Time - ExtremeTech

By on June 22, 2018 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Astronomers are looking forward to …

Universe

Logitech's school-targeted Crayon stylus is so good, Apple should copy it for iPad

Apple's latest iPad push to take on Chromebooks in schools didn't just come with a new Apple tablet and software, but new specialized accessories. These accessories, announced by Apple at its education event back in March, are made by Logitech, not Apple: a super-rugged keyboard case called the …

Apple Pencil

The Devil and Tom Donohue

News item #1: The Trump administration is taking thousands of children away from their parents, and putting them in cages.<p>News item #2: House Republicans have released a budget plan that would follow up last year’s big tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy with huge funding cuts for Medicare …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Astronomers watch in awe as supermassive blackhole devours wandering star

Astronomers searching for supernova explosions accidentally stumbled upon a supermassive blackhole recently as it devoured a wandering star that had …

Black Holes

How a Minor Change to the Apple Watch’s Buttons Could Vastly Improve User Experience

Hardware buttons are slowly disappearing from Apple’s devices—and for good reason.<p>The Apple Watch’s hardware hasn’t changed much since its debut in …

Smartwatches

14 Cooking Habits You Should Actually Ditch ASAP

Don't let these tiny mistakes ruin your cooking.<p>• 17 Clever Cooking Tips I Learned While Working In Restaurants<p>• 12 Nerdy But Brilliant Cooking Tips From A Food Scientist<p>• Just 16 Helpful Tips If You're Cooking For One

How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families

WASHINGTON — Almost immediately after President Trump took office, his administration began weighing what for years had been regarded as the nuclear option in the effort to discourage immigrants from unlawfully entering the United States.<p>Children would be separated from their parents if the …

Immigration

7 Amazing Apps to Turn your iPhone into a Portable Radio

Internet radio app is a good way to discover new music, listen to sports news, podcasts, radio shows. Free online radio became so popular that it has …

Watch Steve Martin do Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"

Steve Martin takes a walk in Michael Jackson's loafers for "The New Show," a 1984 sketch-comedy TV program from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne …

Friday Essential: Smartphones That Totally Collapsed In The Market

Every time a company launches a new phone model, the creators try to set a benchmark and try to achieve the best. With new innovations, stupefying …

‘Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life’ On Netflix: Review

Three decades after meeting for the first time on the set of the movie <i>¡Three Amigos!</i>, Steve Martin and Martin Short have enjoyed reuniting to tour …

Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane

Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist with viewers across the globe, says God told him he needs a new jet.<p>Specifically, God told Duplantis he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The Falcon 7X, which would be …

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Cybersecurity

Is Pluto really just a giant comet?

Pluto has had a pretty interesting past few decades. Long considered the ninth official planet, astronomers who redefined what “planet” really means …