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Source: Apple Will Produce Only 8 Million iPhone X Units In Q2

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:22:09 GMT

The company has been disappointed by global demand for the device, and some believe the $1000 starting price may be partly to blame.

The narrative is growing that demand for the $1000 iPhone X has stalled in the first part of 2018. It’s further bolstered by new information from a supply chain source with direct knowledge of Apple’s plans saying the company has ordered the production of only 8 million iPhone X units in calendar Q2 of 2018.

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“Star Trek 4” Beams Up the Franchise’s First-Ever Female Director

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:14:14 GMT

Director S.J. Clarkson just helped prove that resistance to gender equality may be futile.

What: Some terrific staffing news for the upcoming Star Trek 4.

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Muslim Fashion Is A $254 Billion Market—But Big Brands Can’t Crack It

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:00:56 GMT

Burberry and DKNY missed the mark, but these startups–founded by Muslim women who understand Muslim women–nailed it.

There’s a new must-see event on the fashion calendar.

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Amazon stock explodes again after another blockbuster earnings report

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:46:07 GMT

It looks like the president’s anti-Amazon tweets weren’t enough to doom the company’s financials. Sad! Amazon just reported its first-quarter 2018 earnings, easily beating analyst estimates on revenue and profits. We’ve been eagerly waiting to see if political tumult and angry rhetoric from President Trump would have any impact on the company’s business. Now that the …

It looks like the president’s anti-Amazon tweets weren’t enough to doom the company’s financials. Sad!

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Now This Is How You Sell A 1999 Fu*king Toyota Corolla

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:45:35 GMT

An unusually compelling Craigslist ad that makes a 19-year old car sound like a must-have.

What: Guaranteed, the funniest ad for a 1999 Toyota Corolla that’s ever appeared on Houston’s Craigslist.

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Report: Victoria’s Secret is a suffering brand in the #MeToo era

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:31:43 GMT

In a world where Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault and Harvey Weinstein is universally shunned, how does a brand like Victoria’s Secret–which hinges on flaunting women’s sexuality–play with consumers? Not well, according to new research by YouGov. Data from YouGov’s BrandIndex shows that Victoria’s Secret’s brand has not been doing well within its …

In a world where Bill Cosby is convicted of sexual assault and Harvey Weinstein is universally shunned, how does a brand like Victoria’s Secret–which hinges on flaunting women’s sexuality–play with consumers?

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Permanently Affordable Housing Gets Its Own Accelerator Program

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:30:15 GMT

Cities are not moving nearly fast enough to preserve affordability, so a partnership between a nonprofit and Citi aims to quickly grow the presence of community land trusts and create housing options that actually reflect people’s economic realities.

Several years ago, a North Florida couple, Susan and Luke, watched their child fall very ill and the medical bills pile up. They lost their property and moved into a mobile home. They knew, like so many Americans, that owning a home again would be the key to rebuilding their wealth, but the American homeownership system tends to favor those who already have means. For people like Susan and Luke, who experienced significant financial loss, it’s nearly impossible to secure a mortgage.

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It’s not looking good for the MAGA rights movement

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:47:15 GMT

A New York court has ruled that it’s okay for a bar to kick out a man wearing a MAGA hat. Greg Piatek claims he was refused service and then eventually kicked out of New York City bar The Happiest Hour in January 2017 for donning the bright red symbol of Trump support. He then filed a …

A New York court has ruled that it’s okay for a bar to kick out a man wearing a MAGA hat. Greg Piatek claims he was refused service and then eventually kicked out of New York City bar The Happiest Hour in January 2017 for donning the bright red symbol of Trump support. He then filed a lawsuit against the establishment claiming discrimination.

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Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault trial

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:09:02 GMT

Bill Cosby was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand. This was the second jury to hear the Cosby case, the first having reached a deadlocked decision last summer, which ended in the judge ruling it a mistrial. Constand’s claim against Cosby stems from a 2004 incident in which she says she was …

Bill Cosby was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand.

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Bill Gates’s Mosquito Week Reminds You Which Animal To Actually Fear

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:00:53 GMT

Sharks might have more dramatic videos, but mosquitoes kill 1,470 people per day.

“Mosquitos kill more people in one day than sharks killed over the last 100 years,” writes Bill Gates on his GatesNotes blog. It’s a startling fact, especially when you break down the comparative body count. For mosquitos, it’s 1,470 deaths per day. Sharks have managed just 1,035 over the last 100 years.

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Royal baby births are pricey, but they have nothing on U.S. births

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:03:55 GMT

When Kate Middleton went into labor, she and HRH Prince William rushed to the Lindo Wing at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, a private maternity ward that is the top pick for London’s royals. According to a woman who gave birth there, it’s akin to “a five-star hotel,” albeit a five-star hotel filled with miserable women …

When Kate Middleton went into labor, she and HRH Prince William rushed to the Lindo Wing at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, a private maternity ward that is the top pick for London’s royals. According to a woman who gave birth there, it’s akin to “a five-star hotel,” albeit a five-star hotel filled with miserable women forcing other humans out of their bodies. The rooms come with “spacious ensuite bathrooms, lavish menus–including a wine and champagne list–and celebratory post-labour afternoon tea” plus top-notch medical care and low maternal and infant mortality rates, all for the  price of £10,000, or $13,987.

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Nintendo’s stellar year—profits soar, Switch sales skyrocket

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:52:04 GMT

Nintendo is reaping the rewards as its Nintendo Switch console sets sales records. The company’s profits jumped 505% to 178 billion yen (roughly $1.6 billion) in the 2017 fiscal year, thanks largely to 15 million Switch sales. To date, Nintendo has sold 17.7 million Switch units (the console went on sale in March 2017, a …

Nintendo is reaping the rewards as its Nintendo Switch console sets sales records. The company’s profits jumped 505% to 178 billion yen (roughly $1.6 billion) in the 2017 fiscal year, thanks largely to 15 million Switch sales. To date, Nintendo has sold 17.7 million Switch units (the console went on sale in March 2017, a month before Nintendo’s fiscal year began), and the company expects to sell another 20 million units in the current fiscal year. Nintendo also sold 5 million units of its Super Nintendo Classic consoles.

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This DeVos-Style School Turned Teachers Into Gig Economy Workers

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:30:20 GMT

Fusion Academy promises a world-class education for its students. But some of its teachers have had trouble making ends meet, and have decided to unionize.

Five years ago, Sean Damlos-Mitchell received his M.F.A. in creative writing from The New School–and like many other arts grads, didn’t quite know what to do next.

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Science says one of your tastiest habits might be good for you

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:01:45 GMT

The next time you find yourself stressed out, try shoving a whole bunch of dark chocolate into your mouth. It’s not just the most magically delicious form of self-care, but it’s scientifically proven to lower stress levels. Not one, but two new studies out of Loma Linda University presented at the Experimental Biology 2018 conference …

The next time you find yourself stressed out, try shoving a whole bunch of dark chocolate into your mouth. It’s not just the most magically delicious form of self-care, but it’s scientifically proven to lower stress levels.

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What If You Could Take Your Kid To Work Every Day?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:00:51 GMT

Newly launched coworking spaces are targeting freelancer parents.

For many parents, the idea of taking their kid to the office every morning sounds like the stuff of nightmares. But for a growing number of moms and dads, working alongside (or in close proximity to) their little ones is a dream come true.

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These Puppets Show Kids How To Tell If Mom’s Overdosing

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:00:38 GMT

A new PSA campaign from Kansas City’s nonprofit Youth Ambassadors advocacy group raises awareness about the issues many kids are facing.

What: A new PSA campaign from the Kansas City nonprofit Youth Ambassadors that uses Sesame Street style puppets and songs to raise awareness for some tragic realities.

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This 27-Year-Old Scientist Has A Fix For Our Pesticide Problem

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:30:24 GMT

The winner of the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize thinks he can drastically cut the pesticides we use, by making them stickier.

By 2050, there will be 2 billion more people on planet Earth. Because everybody has to eat, the latest science suggests we may need 70% more crop production to meet demand. But right now, all the tricks we have to boost yields–pesticides, fertilizer–also do incredible amounts of damage to the environment.

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Amazon Earnings: Things To Watch As Stock Tries To Recover From Trump

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:30:07 GMT

Will Jeff Bezos and company deliver another blockbuster quarter in the wake of Trump’s escalating anti-Amazon rhetoric?

Amazon is set to report its Q1 earnings report today, and all eyes will be on whether its stock will continue to rise. Even with President Trump tweeting critical messages about the e-commerce giant over the last few weeks–which did cause a large market reaction at the time–the company has regained the ground it lost. It’s back to slightly above where it was following Amazon’s last earnings report three months ago.

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The teacher strikes finally reach a blue state: Colorado

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:22:18 GMT

What started as a statewide protest in West Virginia over low salaries and decimated benefits has turned into a movement: Since February, teachers have walked out of classrooms not only in West Virginia, but also in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona. Their demands have been largely similar. They are born out of a dissatisfaction with traditionally …

What started as a statewide protest in West Virginia over low salaries and decimated benefits has turned into a movement: Since February, teachers have walked out of classrooms not only in West Virginia, but also in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona. Their demands have been largely similar. They are born out of a dissatisfaction with traditionally conservative policies of offering tax cuts to large companies, which, in turn, results in lower salaries for public employees like teachers.

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How The Gates Foundation Makes 52-Week Paid Parental Leave Work

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:00:58 GMT

Gates Foundation head of HR Steven Rice talks about the challenges and benefits of extending parental leave for moms and dads to a full year.

In 2015, when the race to offer paid parental leave benefits was heating up, leaders at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation asked themselves if their policy aligned with their mission to support healthy families as an organization.

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