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Jordan Peele Jokes About Meghan Markle's Christmas With Royal Family; Twitter Reacts

Jordan Peele reacted to Meghan Markle spending Christmas with the royals with a dark joke.<p>On Friday, the "Get Out" director took to Twitter and wrote …

Why Stand-Up Comedy Is Best For Long Road Trips

There’s a lot you can do to keep yourself entertained on lengthy road trips. Listening to music is always an excellent option. Podcast are great as …

Comedy

Conservatives get canceled, liberals quit laughing: How Trump’s election killed comedy

National Public Radio host Jesse Thorn announced this year that his now 6-year-old child, who was born a biological male, is transgender and will be …

'It takes literally one second': A former Google engineer just gave me the best meditation advice I've ever heard

The tip, which originally comes from Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, appears in Chade-Meng Tan's 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself."<p>Tan summarizes the advice for his readers:<p>What Tan's really telling readers: Don't get too ambitious when it comes to meditation.<p>It doesn't make you lazy — …

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

Startups

Reality Is Nothing But a Hallucination: A Mind-Bending Crash Course on the Neuroscience of Consciousness

If you've been accused of living in "a world of your own," get ready for some validation. As cognitive scientist Anil Seth argues in "Your Brain …

Consciousness

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

Facebook has acquired a content rights startup called Source3 to help fight video pirates

Facebook wants to make sure video creators can’t get ripped off.<p>Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without …

Internet

Is Amazon working on a new messaging app called Anytime?

Messaging apps today are one of the most popular ways consumers communicate today, not just with each other but, increasingly, with businesses and services. Now there are signs that we could see another big player enter the messaging fray, alongside more established services from Facebook, …

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Uber’s Kalanick still hasn’t decided if he’s going on leave, and it’s causing intense management turmoil

Only hours before the Holder report is released and an all-hands meeting that paints an ugly picture of the car-hailing company under his leadership, the CEO mulls his own fate.<p>Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has still not decided as yet whether he plans to take a leave of absence from the deeply troubled …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

Creativity

Watch David Byrne Lead a Massive Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” Singalong

David Byrne hosted a variety show at New York City’s Town Hall last night to celebrate the release of a new edition of his 2012 book <i>How Music Works</i>. During the event, Byrne led a massive singalong of Whitney Houston’s classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” as Stereogum points out. …

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Google Sheets adds automatic charts, Docs & Slides sync, improved shortcuts and more

Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.<p>The first major update Sheets gets today is the ability to …

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Does Calvin Harris Have Another Hit With His Career-Altering New Single 'Slide'?

Dance producer extraordinaire Calvin Harris has just released his new single “Slide,” and surprisingly, it’s not just another club-ready track for the unthinking millions to enjoy—it’s a calculated career shift, and one that will surely pay off for him and his collaborators all around the world.<p>The …

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Music teams from YouTube and Google Play combine

Come together, right now, over me<p>According to several sources familiar with the change, the product teams working on YouTube Music and Google Play Music are being combined into a single unit. Nothing will change for users right now, and both apps will continue to exist independently for the moment. …

Signal, Snowden's favorite private messenger, is testing a video call feature

Signal, better known as Edward Snowden's favorite private messaging app, is testing a feature that lets users make video calls.<p>A beta version of the …

Hot startup Cloudflare is putting itself right in the middle of a crucial battle between Google and Facebook

What Cloudflare is offering is a new way, developed with some help from Google, to load AMP pages— those quick-loading, single-page articles that often pop up on your smartphone (denoted by a little lightning bolt).<p>If the publisher is a Cloudflare customer, this change will mean offering readers a …

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

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Are You A Good Boss? Test Yourself With These 5 Questions

Think you’re good at managing people? Most managers, when asked, provide a glowing commentary of their stellar people management skills.<p>Yet research has demonstrated the opposite. A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that 50% had left their job to get away from their manager to improve …

These 4 Massive Art Pieces Will be at Burning Man 2016

Ah, <b>Burning Man</b> . You dusty, steamy, life-changing, oversized playground, you. Land of first-rate entertainment, birthplace of steel/wood dreams and …

How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes

With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play.<p>When Princeton professor Andrew Appel decided to hack into a voting machine, he didn’t try to mimic the Russian attackers who hacked …

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In-app spending differs across geography, platform, and app category

In-app spending is set to increase over the next few years as the app market expands further into emerging markets and matures in developed markets, according to a new report from AppsFlyer.<p>Measuring over $300 million of in-app purchases by more than 100 million users, the report found that in-app …

FCC's Wheeler confident Supreme Court will back net neutrality

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said late Thursday he's confident new rules requiring equal treatment of all Internet traffic — which were upheld this week by a federal appeals court in Washington — can survive a review by the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>"As (U.S. …

Dish extends carriage negotiations with NBC

Dish Network subscribers who were worried they would lose access to NBC or some of its cable channels this weekend can rest easy.<p>The satellite giant on Friday notified NBCUniversal and the Federal Communications Commission of its intent to request arbitration over the carriage dispute.<p>The notice …

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Imagine Obama's national security policies in Trump's hands | Trevor Timm

It’s bad enough that Obama entrenched the illiberal powers of George W Bush. Think what would happen if a man who has praised torture gets hold of them<p>As Donald Trump gets closer to locking up the Republican nomination and therefore one step closer to the presidency, it’s worth looking back at one …

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