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Uber driver reveals how to get a 5-star passenger rating in polite notice

What does it take to get a five-star passenger rating on Uber? A driver reveals all …<p>An Uber driver has won online praise for a polite notice promising passengers a five-star ride.<p>The driver also reveals, in a note displayed on the back seat of the cab, a few simple things a passenger can do to get …

This YouTube video of fireworks has been viewed over 8 million times

This video was posted to YouTube in 2013 by Media By JJ (who has an assortment of other fireworks videos available) and has been viewed over 8 million times. It was created with Fireworks simulation software FWsim.<p>Wishing you and yours a happy Fourth of July!

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Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as …

A New York man says a fortune teller scammed him out of $700,000

Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny.<p>The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with …

Corruption

Uber Wants to Hire a Million More Drivers Then Replace Them All With Robots

Driving for Uber helps marginalized people make money, but it wants to replace them all with driverless cars.<p>When Uber metaphorically blew out the candles at its fifth birthday party Wednesday (happy birthday, Uber!), the company closed its eyes and wished to double its driving workforce from a …

Uber’s 5th birthday party was pure theater, and here’s our review

An ensemble drama to make you feel good about ride-hailing<p>Travis Kalanick was choking up. On stage at Uber’s birthday party, looking out on an audience that included drivers, employees, the press, and his parents, Uber’s pugnacious CEO found himself overcome with emotion. "I realize I can come …

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The 1 Unexpected Trick to Selling Your Stuff on Ebay

It’s that time of year again. Folding tables are sprouting up in driveways all over the U.S., because yard sale season has arrived once more. But …

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p><b>Pay for reach with Facebook ads.</b><p>Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the …

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Katie Couric Has an Unexpected New Gig As an Uber Driver?

What would <i>you</i> do if Katie Couric was your Uber driver?<p>“Why are you driving an Uber?” two passengers ask Couric when they notice she’s their driver in …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

Someone is trying to prank Uber with a fake 'UberSex' app

That is the idea behind "UberSex." The joke is that passengers would be able to request a driver of their choice to pick them up — then take them to a place perhaps best left to the imagination.<p>"UberSex matches you with drivers that sync their Tinder accounts," the app says.<p>It's not clear who made …

Uber, Lyft Legal in Virginia; Reagan National Hits Record

· Uber and Lyft are now legal in <b>Virginia</b> [WaPo]<br>· Proposed school for Black and Latino boys faces Title IX challenge [WCP]<br>· The common mistake that undermines <b>American bike-share stations</b> [SB]<br>· Reagan National hits traffic record [WBJ]<br>· Board approves transitional housing for homeless in <b>Silver Spring</b> …

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These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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2 lawsuits could dramatically alter the business model for Uber and Lyft

Both lawsuits, which were separately brought on by drivers for the two companies, say the companies' drivers should be reclassified as employees as opposed to independent contractors.<p>The difference between the two, according to the IRS, is that for common-law employees, employers "must withhold …

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Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

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Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

Apple had a pretty good quarter.<p>And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever.<p>This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion …

Glitter bomber gives up on popular prank service

As promised by the web service, a glitter bomb sent to an enemy can be a real nuisance.<p>But the glitter that just wouldn’t go away turned out to be on the hands of the man who created shipyourenemiesglitter.com, who after a few days of viral attention and web-site crashing orders begged off.<p>“Hi guys …

News Industry

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

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