Chris Dong

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Mass Casualties After Gunman Opens Fire in Gay Club

At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.<p>The shooter, identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen, 29, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement …

Afghanistan

8 Variations of the Pushup

I've included eight of those variations here. Think you're tough? Try to complete 10 reps of each—80 pushups total—in 5 minutes or less. It's a body-weight challenge that's sure to make you a believer in the power of the pushup.<p><b>Standard Pushup</b><p><b>The benefit:</b> The standard pushup works your chest, …

The dark side of Silicon Valley

California's booming tech industry has created the most extreme wealth disparity in America. Josie Ensor investigates the tale of two cities<p>Jimmy hands $2 worth of dimes to the conductor and finds a seat at the back of the bus.<p>He settles himself in for what is going to be a long night - taking off …

8 Netflix tricks to try over the long weekend

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Weekend Challenge: The Body-weight Abs Blaster

1. Dirty Dog: Do 10 reps on each side<p>2. Plank Walkup: Do 20 reps<p>3. Groiners: Do 10 reps<p>4. Bird Dog Pushup: Do five reps on each side<p>Durkin blew through this belly blaster in just <b>3 minutes and 43 seconds</b>. Can your abs survive the attack? Try it and let us know how you do in the comments below.<p>For a …

What Uber Drivers Really Make (According To Their Pay Stubs)

I went on 11 rides with 11 randomly picked Uber X drivers to see how much they're paid and how they like driving for Uber.<p>A few weeks ago, Uber New York General Manager Josh Mohrer, who has been known to fight his fair share of public battles in defense of Uber on Twitter, tweeted an offer to …

Personal Finance

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

Exercise 1 Hand-Release Pushup<p>Start in a straight-arm plank position, your body elevated between your hands and toes. Line up your hands directly under your shoulders, just wider than your ribcage <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core stiff and squeezing your glutes, lower your chest completely down to the floor …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

How to fix tech conferences’ white male problem

<i>This post originally appeared at Model View Culture.</i><p>Technology events can be extremely empowering experiences for planners, speakers, and attendees. However, this empowerment is only fully experienced if you’re a straight, cis white male. For everyone else, there are limits to what can be gained …

Feminism

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

You can pick and choose what level you want to work at, too. For each movement, there are three progressions. The higher the level, the harder the move. Be smart, though: Choose a level that challenges you, but allows you to keep proper form throughout the entire movement.<p><b>Exercise 1</b><p><b>Pushup</b> …

6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no <i>natural</i> connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which …

Misundertanding Amazon, The Whole Point Of Technological Advance Is To Destroy Jobs

The Observer has a great piece about what it’s like to work in an Amazon fulfillment centre in the UK. It’s great because yes, it is indeed a good piece of writing, good reporting, and it also contains a simply wondrous number of mistaken arguments. Including the argument that Amazon have been …

7 Excuses We Use To Cover Up Failure

Does the name Maria Kang ring a bell to you? She’s the sexy mom who recently posted a picture of herself in workout gear with her three boys sitting around her. Emblazoned at the top were the words, “What’s your excuse?”<p>The obvious message sat around Maria, as the picture clearly showed three …

The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia

Omar Hammami grew up in the small of town of Daphne, Ala., but ended up in southern Somalia on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. Last week, Hammami was reportedly killed by members of al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group, after a falling out with its leadership.<p>He was known for rapping …