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Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

“Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes.”<p>In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled — not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of …

Microsoft Windows Phone by any other name: It's now 'Windows 10 Mobile'

Windows Mobile is back from the dead.<p>Microsoft is killing off its Windows Phone brand, which has languished in the mobile market for the last five years. In its place: Windows 10 Mobile, a reference to the original name of its smartphone operating system, Microsoft announced in a blog post …

Windows 10

Starbucks back in business: Internal report blames deleted database table, indicates outage was global

Good news, Starbucks fans: The coffee giant’s stores are open again. Bad news: The coffee isn’t free anymore.<p>The Seattle-based coffee company says it …

9 Hacks to Shop at Whole Foods as a Health Conscious Eater on A Budget

Every plant-based eater or even those that don’t eat 100 percent plant-based, know that Whole Foods is an awesome place to shop. From the moment you …

Healthy Eating

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Nutrition

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Clothing

Google And Microsoft Want Hotels To Stop Blocking Your Wi-Fi

Re/Code is reporting that the two tech giants are arguing against a proposal by hotel groups including Marriott International to use blocking hardware to prevent their customers using cell phones to create personal Wi-Fi hotspots for their laptops or tablets.<p>Hotel groups don't like people creating …

Meet The Brazilian Entrepreneur Making Money With Other People's Free Time

Most businessmen would agree that time is money, but 24-year-old Brazilian social entrepreneur Lorrana Scarpioni has literally built her entire business model upon that motto. The only difference is that the time from which she is profiting is not hers. Scarpioni is the founder and CEO of Bliive, a …

The Waltons Deserve Their Hundred Fifty Billion; The Rest Of Us Gain $5 Trillion From Walmart's Existence

The firing of that Thanksgiving starting pistol for the peak mass consumerism season that is the holiday shopping rush led, as it increasingly does these days, to protests outside WalMart stores about how much they pay their workers. One of the obvious points being made, as is now traditional, …

The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning

Multitasking is pretty much seen as a necessity in the modern world. The ability to do several things at once – even if it’s something as apparently simple as emailing and talking at the same time – is taken for granted.<p>But the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more …

Solid State Storage Prices Tumble This Black Friday

For the last few years, I have been recommending that users upgrade their systems with a solid state drive, or SSD. If you have a system that’s still chugging along with a hard disk drive at the heart of its storage subsystem, replacing it with a solid state drive will be one of, if not the most, …

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the …

Military

Computerworld's 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And Analytics Will Lead IT Spending

IT decision makers’ spending on security technologies will increase 46% in 2015, with cloud computing increasing 42% and business analytics investments up 38%. . Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36%, and for wireless & mobile, 35%.<p>Cloud computing initiatives are the most important …

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

With the exception of royalty, spelling and <i>humour</i> (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business. But as someone who has spent much of my working life …

Run your play station games on windows PC

Do you love PlayStation but you don't have money to buy a new PlayStation then i have something for you. PCSX2 is a open source emulator that allows …

Mom Sews Incredibly Accurate Disney Costumes For Her Daughter To Wear At Disney World

Three-year-old Lane Rouch from Florida is an unofficial star attraction whenever she shows up at Orlando Disney World thanks to her incredible …

Walt Disney Company

Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008 (updated)

Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from governments to individuals since at least 2008. The …

America's Only Humor Site

If they build it, no one will come. But if you consider why they had to build it at all, things get...interesting.<p>By Alex Schmidt<br>• /<br>• June 04, 2018<p>Let's …

Social Media

Daily Deals: Asus Nexus 7 16GB Tablet: $85, XWAVE Bluetooth speaker from $20, HP wireless audio transmitter: $30, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Every morning we search for the best <i></i>Daily Deals using our <b>Daily Deal</b> finder tool and have them here for you bright and early at 9am …

Get 24% Off the Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Speaker

Looking for a quality portable speaker that’s easy to carry? Soundfreaq’s Pocket Kick is about as big as your phone, pairs wirelessly via Bluetooth and packs a real punch when blasting all your favorite tunes.<p>How good does it sound? This iLounge Best Of Year Award winning speaker features …

Everything you wanted to know about how India watches porn in one map and five charts

It’s official.<p>Indians are among the most prolific consumers of internet pornography in the world, and increasing numbers of men—and women—are streaming it on their mobile phones.<p>Pornhub, one of the world’s largest adult websites, has given Quartz access to their data, outlining India’s sexual …

Forget Barney and playtime, this five year old is busy earning IT certificates

Meet six year old Ayan Qureshi, the youngest-ever certified computer specialist. While many kids his age are busy learning basic addition and …

Multiple Choice

13 Crucial Facts About His Penis

Consider this your go-to handbook for his manhood<p>If you’ve been with enough guys in your lifetime (however many that may be) you might think you know your way around a penis. But the truth is, whether you’ve been with one or 10, you probably know a lot less about them than you thought. So to …

North Dakota

DARPA funds $11 million tool that will make coding a lot easier

DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder who wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias ever, will actually be a tool that can automatically complete a programmer's draft -- and yes, it …

The best Google Chrome extensions to revolutionize your workday

Google’s Chrome is a fine browser on its own — it’s fast, light, and doesn’t get in the way of the content you want to see. But what makes Chrome …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Portable

Black Hole Challenge To Einstein's Theory

Structural changes to the Milky Way’s super-massive black hole have been detected as it emitted a blaze of electromagnetic energy, an observation that could lead to a profound rethinking of physics.<p>The images of the singularity at the core of our galaxy (called Sagittarius A*, abbreviated SgrA* and …

You might not need a mobile carrier by 2020

You'd be hard pressed to swing a cat and miss a Wi-Fi hotspot these days.<p>Wi-Fi is ubiquitous. No longer the realm of coffee shops and homes, Wi-Fi spans entire neighborhoods. Trains, planes and automobiles are Wi-Fi equipped. Cruise ships have Wi-Fi. Comcast (CMCSA) has even made every customer's …