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Square Payroll could allow employees to get paid more frequently — but it could also highlight the high cost of labor for their employers.
Work, as economics gurus love to say, is becoming more flexible. But, so far, payday hasn’t. Most people still get paid every two weeks, and the payroll industry …Money
“France is dog life,” one piece of graffiti says in the port city of Calais.
Photographer Phil Le Gal is traveling across Europe to visit both old and new borders for his project “The New Continent.” He’s so far been posting pictures from Calais, a French port city where migrants trying to reach the …Instagram
Want to find out if your local river is polluted with people’s old bathwater? Grab yourself a tampon and a UV lamp, and make like a scientist.
A little while ago, some scientists figured out that you could test whether a river was polluted with “grey water” by dipping tampons into it.
Grey water is …Tampon
A proposal to establish stricter identity requirements may strip website owners of the ability to mask their personal information.
To rid the internet of piracy, entertainment companies are willing to greatly reduce privacy, at least where website registration is concerned.
The Internet Corporation …Anonymity
Militants affiliated to ISIS launched a wave of simultaneous attacks on military positions in the restive peninsula on Wednesday morning.
Dozens of people have been killed in Egypt’s northern Sinai region after militants affiliated to ISIS launched simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in the …Egypt
The quest for the Chipotle of salad continues.
Sweetgreen, a salad chain serving local and organic veggies, has secured $35 million in funding. The round was led by funds managed by T. Rowe Price, with additional funds from Revolution Growth, an investment company founded by AOL veterans Steve Case …Dunkin' Donuts
The documents released by the State Department show Clinton received email sent to an AT&T account. A spokesman said Clinton had used the account as a senator, but it remained active for most of 2009 only as a forwarding address.
In the first installment of eight planned releases, the State …Email
The longtime Clinton confidant appears to have been informally offering information about more than just Libya while she was secretary of state.
In addition to advising then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Libya matters, longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal advised her about British …Bill Clinton
In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don’t want them is a policy …Corruption
The younger members of the movement want to take revenge and are shifting the group’s ideology in a more radical direction.
CAIRO — Less than 24 hours after a spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood called on the movement to take revenge in the name of the Islamists in May, 19-year-old Ahmed decided …Muslim Brotherhood
A few years ago, when I was broke and faced with a big hospital bill, I got $8,000 for donating my eggs. If I’d known then what I know now, I wouldn’t have done it.
It was our first-ever couple’s getaway. Albert and I were set up in an all-white seaside hotel room in the tony San Diego suburb of La …Eggs
In May, the state abolished the death penalty. Now, the fundraising race is on between groups trying to put the death penalty up for a statewide vote — or keep it off the ballot.
After the Nebraska legislature successfully abolished the death penalty in the state, an expensive battle has begun to …Fundraising
“Real name” on Facebook does not mean legal name, says Zuck.
Facebook has no plans to end its controversial “real name” policy, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the policy can work for those in the trans community advocating for its removal.
In a Tuesday Q&A with the public on his Facebook page, …Facebook
At midnight Tuesday, Greece missed the deadline to repay the International Monetary Fund 1.6 billion euros, sending the nation into deeper financial turmoil.
Greece failed to meet a midnight deadline on Tuesday for making a roughly 1.6-billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund, sending …Greece
StayWoke.org is meant to link up would-be activists.
WASHINGTON — Organizers in the Black Lives Matter movement are preparing to launch a digital platform designed to connect activists to broaden the movement that developed last year.
The project, StayWoke.org, uses a five-minute survey requesting …Recruitment
“We do not expect the Iranians for local consumption to — they say things, we’re not too concerned about what they say,” said Sen. Ben Cardin. “We’re concerned about what the agreements say.”
Ben Cardin, the Maryland senator and top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last week …Middle East
We convened a panel of passionate experts to get to the bottom of this one mystery.
A major new music product from Apple raises all kind of big questions, many of which our colleagues in music and tech journalism are busy answering right this minute. How does it stack up against the big players in …Indie Music
Swiftkey is joining the Unicode Consortium in a move that will undoubtedly influence the evolution of one of the world’s fastest growing mediums of online expression.
The Emoji Council Of Elders is about to get a little bit bigger.
As of today, Swiftkey, the predictive keyboard app for iPhone and …Emoji
“So I consider it but the problem is right now In my life I need to attain some degree of financial security for my family and pursuits of ambition in politics is just not appropriate at this time for me.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday, the most by a …Security
I went to Farmborough NYC and found out country music fans really like to drink.
1.“Why don’t you get drunk and be somebody? Toughen up, honky!”
2. “He’s hot, but he’s short. A hot short man. I should start dating shorter men. They’re probably real good at butt stuff.”
3. “What’s that smell?… What is …Music Festivals
In a filing Tuesday, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office asks a federal appeals court to allow its lawyers to stop representing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.
WASHINGTON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office is asking a federal appeals court to let its lawyers stop representing the …Marriage
The U.S. will open an embassy in Havana, while Cuba will open an embassy in Washington, D.C.
After decades of icy relations, Cuba and the United States have emerged from historic negotiations with a plan to reopen their respective embassies.
A senior Obama administration official told BuzzFeed News …Foreign Policy
Today is the day you do yourself a favor and unfollow someone how has been driving you nuts.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Twitter is only as fun as you make it with the people you follow. We all have someone we’d love to just go ahead and unfollow, and guess what? It’s time. Make your life better and …Tweeter
Sadly, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are no more.
Love is dead.
But does this mean that there’s a chance the original Bennfier could reunite?
Probably not, but let’s take a walk down memory lane anyway.
Let’s be real, Jennifer Lopez brought Ben Affleck’s stunt level to .
Sure, she …Ben Affleck
Because that’s what twins do.
So you know how Dylan and Cole Sprouse graduated college this year?
I know, I know, we are all very old. Well, it turns out the brothers pulled a total ~twin~ move on graduation day.
The Sprouses told Teen Vogue:
Cole: We actually received each other’s diplomas.Dylan: In …
WITH GOOD REASON.
In case you haven’t heard the absolutely devastating news, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are NO MORE.
Sorry, lemme translate this for you: .
I know, I know, this news is obviously heart-wrenching, gut-twisting, soul-breaking to hear.
On Twitter, there are basically two teams. Team …Ben Affleck
Never have I wanted so badly to be a cowboy than at Farmborough NYC.
1. Wow. That’s a lot of denim.
2. Moonshine’s a real thing?!
3. I love Moonshine.
4. Sorry Luke Bryan, I know you say rain is a good thing, but I’ve never hated it more than this moment.
5. Holy denim Batman, it never ends! (Applicable …
After 10 years of marriage!
TMZ is reporting that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their marriage.
We’re told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce.Although they will file for divorce, it won’t be done immediately. They are working things out with a …Ben Affleck
Bad maintenance, natural erosion, tourist-made damage, and brick-stealing are taking their toll on the Great Wall.
The Great Wall of China, is UNESCO World Heritage Site and an indisputable symbol of Chinese culture.
Over the course of 2,000 years, various dynasties built up the military defense …China
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by social anxiety.
1. This accurate representation of how anxiety shuts down your YOLO attitude:
2. This post that understands the glory of cancelled …Social Anxiety Disorder