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4 Hours Ago   Actress Bella Thorne says she was hacked and had nude photos swiped. When the hacker blackmailed her, threatening to release the intimate photos to the public unless she paid, Thorne beat the hacker to it, sharing the photos on Twitter on Saturday along with a note saying she is taking her power back.

5 Hours Ago   When it comes to soccer, the fans at the Women’s World Cup are pretty civil. But head to, for instance, Argentina, and it’s a different story, as the intense rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate has erupted into violence on multiple occasions.

16 Hours Ago   Horrible bosses get a lot more attention than good bosses, which isn’t fair. After all, it’s a lot easier to be a horrible boss than a good one.

Yesterday   Working in an office can be a major summer bummer. (Uh, no offense, boss.) While summer Fridays are nice and all, when the sun comes out, sometimes you just want to spend all day outside, ideally perched in a cabana next to the pool with a cocktail in hand and far, far from a cubicle.

Yesterday   Donald Trump is in Orlando, Florida, to kick off his re-election campaign today. While the 2020 presidential election is still a ways off, and the Democrats haven’t selected his opponent yet, the Orlando Sentinel decided to use the president’s proximity to be the first newspaper in the nation to give its editorial board’s presidential endorsement for 2020.

Yesterday   The 1995 film Waterworld offers a glimpse of a future Earth that is addled by climate change, a place where the polar ice caps have melted and the only hope for a ragtag group of survivors is .

2 Days Ago   If you have ever found yourself knee-deep in a conversation about privilege, here’s one example: Many people reading this have credit cards with their real names on them.

2 Days Ago   Fashion designer, artist, author, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning at home surrounded by friends and family. She was 95. Her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, announced her passing in an emotional on-air tribute to his mother, explaining that his mom learned she had terminal stomach cancer just earlier this month after hospital tests.

2 Days Ago   You’ve heard of Basic Economy. Now get ready for Basic Business. Emirates has just rolled out a new slate of business class “special” fares that do away with some of the perks of business travel (like lounge access) in exchange for a lower price.

2 Days Ago   Thanks to technology, women can now be harassed anywhere perverts have internet access—even up in the air. A woman flying on Southwest Airlines was subjected to a barrage of dirty pictures thanks to an anonymous jerk AirDropping pornography to her while she was trapped on a plane.

2 Days Ago   A recent study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology says it’s possible that humans eat anywhere from 39,000 to 52,000 particles of microplastic a year, and that was before it got into your Ragú Old World Style Traditional.

3 Days Ago   The first official event to explicitly celebrate fatherhood was on July 5, 1908, in a church in a West Virginia town still reeling over a mining disaster that cost the lives of 362 men, many of whom where fathers.

5 Days Ago   Sudan’s military may be trying to prevent word of its massacre of civilian protesters from getting out, but despite an internet shutdown, the word is spreading.

5 Days Ago   Parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief, because Kango, the kids’ ride-hail app that doubles as a childcare service, may be coming to help soon.

5 Days Ago   Seven Americans have died and one was brutally assaulted while staying at resorts in the Dominican Republic in recent months, and that is making some American travelers nervous.

6 Days Ago   If you’re a recent grad or just up for a change in career, here are two words of advice: Go West. Job site Indeed has just released its annual list of the best cities for job seekers, and Silicon Valley sits firmly at the top.

6 Days Ago   You may use LinkedIn to congratulate a friend on their work anniversary, but spies use it to find new potential sources, and they may be using AI-generated profiles to help them do it.

7 Days Ago   On April 11, change came to Sudan. After months of protest reportedly triggered by cash and bread shortages, Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled the country for the last 30 years despite indictments for war crimes and genocide in Darfur, was overthrown by the citizens of Sudan who were tired of living in a dictatorship.

7 Days Ago   Pinterest, the social media network best known for weed-themed wedding ideas, keto kebab recipes, and low-carb cupcake ideas, is wading into the political fray. The site has permanently banned Live Action, the controversial anti-abortion group that published misleading videos about Planned Parenthood’s practices, for spreading misinformation and conspiracies.

7 Days Ago   The Trump administration has decided that an Army base in Oklahoma is the perfect place to hold the growing number of immigrant children it is keeping in custody, despite some incredible symbolism that would have others thinking twice.

7 Days Ago   Last year, Build-A-Bear had a great idea: Let everyone come to its family-friendly stores, make a new friend, and then pay a dollar amount that matched their current age.

8 Days Ago   Radiohead got hacked, but they used it as an excuse to do a little good in the world. The band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood posted on Instagram this morning that files from Radiohead’s early days were hacked from a minidisc archive belonging to Thom Yorke.

8 Days Ago   The world wastes a lot of food. Despite the fact that undernutrition is the cause of nearly half of all deaths in children under 5, the world will waste or lose an estimated $1.2 trillion worth of food per year by 2030.

8 Days Ago   Some old white guy once said that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. That may be true for old white guys, but for a different segment of the population, the other guarantee is getting your period (probably while you’re wearing your favorite white pants).

9 Days Ago   Canada is planning to phase out single-use plastics by 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that his government is taking inspiration from the E.U. and hoping to ban single-use plastics bags, straws, and cutlery, in Canada as early as 2021.

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