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MI5 named Britain's most gay-friendly employer

The security service did not allow gay people to apply 25 years ago - now it is Stonewall's top employer for LGBT equality<p>MI5 has been named Britain’s most gay-friendly employer, only 25 years after homosexual candidates were first allowed to apply.<p>The security service, which has a “reverse …

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The bank bashing era may finally be coming to an end

But which rules will handicap British banks compared to their international rivals?<p>It has been a good week for the UK’s banks. In the past few days there have been three clear indications that George Osborne’s Mansion House speech in June, at which he signalled the end of the persecutory phase in …

Fed hawks still want a rate hike in 2015

Some officials at the Federal Reserve still want a rate hike in 2015.<p>The Fed didn't raise rates in September and the U.S. economy has struggled since then with a mediocre September jobs report, low retail sales last month and third quarter economic growth now projected to be below 1%.<p>But it's time …

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

As offices across the country close out a week marked by celebrations of “Boss’s Day,” now is a great time to consider your relationship with your current boss–could it be improved, or maximized in some way?–or what kind of notes you might want to strike with your next one.<p>“The most important …

This Politician's Speech About His Gay Uncles Will Give You Chills

Tim Watts says he was forced to speak from the heart following last night's events.<p>"I'm tossing the script and I'm talking about a gay man that I knew," Watts said. "A man who I called Uncle Derek. But who my uncle Ian was never able to call his husband."<p>Watts spoke of his family's long struggles …

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

These are the 11 countries with the safest banks in the world

One of those is the perceived safeness of banks.<p>WEF used its executive opinion survey to ask "in general, how do you perceive the soundness of banks?"<p>So the measure isn't based on any objective economic or accounting measure, but rather by the perceptions of the population. The countries are ranked …

No PR campaign will save Walmart from being 'exhibit A' of bad worker policies | Richard L Trumka

For nearly two generations, no company has been worse than Walmart when it comes to suppressing the rights of workers to stand together on the job<p>Americans are increasingly fed up with an economy that rewards wealth over work, a message that’s made it all the way to the top. That’s why when the …

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How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

Wait, what? Mobile browser traffic is 2X bigger than app traffic, and growing faster

Mobile browser traffic is actually twice that of mobile app traffic, according to a just-released Morgan Stanley report that rates Google’s stock as a buy. This appears to fly in the face of recent, strong, and repeated evidence that the app is winning, capturing 80-90 percent of our time on mobile.<p>…

Another Thing Americans Now Do on Dates: Bank

More U.S. consumers are doing their banking on the go– even on dates.<p>About a third of consumers are more often using digital banking, such as mobile apps or a bank’s website, this year compared to last year.

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Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested as latest identification tool

Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.<p>Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.<p>“We sometimes call it the …

Ikea's incredibly futuristic table replaces your stove, your cookbook, and your brain

The table— yes, the humble table — is the future of the home.<p>That's according to Marcus Engman, Ikea's head of design.<p>"Personally, I do believe that the table is going to be extremely important for the future," Engman says. "That's going to be the masterpiece of the home. It used to be, hundreds of …

Vitamin C related to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that high vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake …

'A Very Easy Decision': These Straight Couples Waited to Wed Until Gay Marriage Was Legal

When Roxy and Jordan Davis got engaged in 2009, Proposition 8, banning gay marriage in their home state of California, had recently passed. Instead of saying "I do," both decided, "we won’t" until everyone had the right.<p>"It was a very easy decision to make," said Roxy, 29.<p>Jordan, also 29, said he …

The making of a Hillary Clinton echo chamber

One day in May, operatives from a Washington-based super PAC gathered New Hampshire mayors, state representatives and local politicos at Saint Anselm College for a day of training.<p>They rehearsed their personal tales of how they met Hillary Rodham Clinton and why they support her for president. They …

Trump says he still doesn't know where Obama was born

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is standing his ground.<p>The billionaire businessman was unapologetic -- and as defiant as ever -- about a number of controversies that have inundated his presidential campaign in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that aired on Wednesday and …

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How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Robert Harding World Imagery / A/Alamy<p>Same-sex marriage is more powerful than nature, so could ruin stuff like this.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/29/1435576699133/589f3718-14b8-444c-8be5-8d238b3b4831-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Robert …

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US gay marriage: Texas pushes back against ruling

<b>Texas' top law officer has called the US Supreme Court decision legalising gay marriage in all 50 states a "lawless ruling" and vowed to support state workers who refuse to marry couples on religious grounds.</b><p>The court ruled on Friday that marriage for all is a constitutional right.<p>Texas Attorney …

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YouTube Just Released the Most Beautiful Tribute to Marriage Equality

"My son is not an issue, he is a person. Just like you."<p>Today, YouTube released an emotional tribute in honor of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage as well as LGBTQ pride month.<p>Over the last 10 years, YouTubewrote, "everyone from moms to presidents have uploaded videos in …

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.<p>The justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years …

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Sprint CEO says unlimited data plans won't stay around forever

Sprint is one one of the biggest wireless carriers still offering unlimited data plans, but don't expect them to always be there. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said at the Code Conference today that unlimited data won't stay around forever. That doesn't necessarily mean that those plans will go away …

Wind and solar-powered Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future

Living in a tiny wind and solar-powered pod that can be taken almost anywhere on the planet may sound more like something out of a science fiction …

Seven deadly mistakes that destroy employee motivation

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Don is the CEO of a family-run business. His entrepreneurial …

Photos without Google Plus is exactly what we've been asking for

Though nowhere near official, it seems Google may actually be splitting its impressive Photos service from their sputtering social arm.<p>Android Police recently got some hands-on time with Google’s new “Photos” app. The report doesn’t divulge all the details we’ve been hearing about — like sharing …

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