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Pornhub adds closed captions for viewers with hearing loss

Pornhub may always have one eye on an eye-catching publicity stunt, but it is at least trying to bring adult content to those with accessibility issues. From today, the site is adding closed captions to a section of its content library, geared towards those with hearing loss. Over 1,000 clips …

Hearing Loss

Amazon is selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

If you're nervous about the privacy implications of Amazon's camera technology, there might be a good reason for it. The ACLU and a coalition of civil rights groups are calling on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to stop offering Rekognition facial detection system to government customers after learning …

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change …

Sexual Harassment

NCAA Latest: Florida State finishes off 1st round with win

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):<p>12:57 a.m.<p>The Florida State Seminoles might not have a flashy scorer. They do have plenty of …

The Nikon D850 is Map Camera’s top-selling camera for February 2018 (again)

The major Japanese camera store Map Camera just published a list of their top-selling cameras for February 2018 - a total of four Nikon cameras are …

What Airbnb Did to New York City

Airbnb’s effects on the city’s housing market have been dramatic, a report suggests. And other cities could soon see the same pattern.<p>There are two kinds of horror stories about Airbnb. When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest …

The Golden State Warriors’ 70-Year-Old Truth-Teller

OAKLAND, Calif. — Out on the hardwood, toward a far corner of the gym, crouches a 70-year-old man, thin and bespectacled, with a crook in his back, a hitch in his step and braces on his wrists to protect them from bullet passes. He is drilling a quartet of Golden State Warriors, each young enough …

Basketball

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Siblings

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Sleep

Camera Review: Leica CL

When Leica introduced the TL2, the company sought to make a mirrorless camera with a bold, minimalist design statement. The CL shares many of the …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Does bariatric surgery help teens lose weight? Jewel tells her story. - Vox

When everything else failed, Jewel turned to weight loss surgery.<p>On April 19, 2017, the second day of her spring break, Jewel Francis-Aburime was lying on an extra-large bed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in DC, calmly waiting to be wheeled into an operating theater, where surgeons would …

Fitness

The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

Republicans were joyful Friday as they finalized their tax plan, bridging differences between the House and Senate bills and moving another step closer to getting legislation to President Trump by Christmas.<p>They also appear to have locked down the votes they need to pass the measure through the …

Health Care

Mimi O’Donnell Reflects on the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Devastation of Addiction

The first time I met Phil, there was instant chemistry between us. It was the spring of 1999, and he was interviewing me to be the costume designer for a play he was directing—his first—for the Labyrinth Theater Company, <i>In Arabia We’d All Be Kings</i>. Even though I’d spent the five years since moving …

6 Hand Sanitizers for Cold Season That Are Anything But Basic

Amidst the throes of cold and flu season that could strike fear into the hearts of the stalwart, you may be faced with an unfashionable dilemma: Do you brave the perils of doorknobs, elevator buttons, and taxi television screens with bouts of obsessive handwashing—or do you resort to on-the-go …

The Ghost of Matt Lauer

Why the departure of the longtime Today show host—who was abruptly fired by NBC after an allegation of sexual impropriety—represents much more than a casting change<p>“We just learned this moments ago, just this morning. As I’m sure you can imagine, we are devastated and we are still processing all of …

Media Industry

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high,' according to first update of guidelines in 14 years

Leading heart health experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.<p>The American Heart Association, the American …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …