Now you can get your loose change as stored value, instead of coins, in South Korea

April 22, 2017

Image: Heon-kyun/Epa/REX/Shutterstock South Koreans can soon say goodbye to coins jiggling in their pockets. The Bank of Korea launched on Thursday a project allowing people to deposit their spare change into prepaid card value. That means they’ll be able to get their change at major supermarkets and convenience stores deposited into their cards, rather than receiving physical cash. SEE ALSO: 25 Technologies Every Smart City Should Have If the trial proves successful, the bank says …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

April 21, 2017

With under seven weeks to go until polling day, parties are racing to select candidates and prepare for the snap 8 June election, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday. What you need to know about the general election Plan to raise death legal fees ditched Parties race to choose candidates Mr Corbyn, who insisted on Thursday that he can defy the polls and “change the direction” of the election, has used Labour analysis of Department for Education figures to focus on …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘change poll’s course’ – BBC News

April 20, 2017

The Commons vote, by 522 to 13, paved the way for a seven-week campaign that has taken the country by surprise. ‘Cosy cartel’ In a speech in London, Mr Corbyn will say: “Much of the media and Establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion. “They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can’t really change, then you can’t win. “But of course those …

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Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit

April 19, 2017

… will tour the headquarters of Snap-on-Tools, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer, and deliver a speech about US manufacturing. Farmers, workers fearful of Trump immigration The executive order, though, does not take direct action to fundamentally change either portion, instead initiating a series of reviews and assessments and calling on federal departments to begin proposing reforms to the programs. The order would send a clear signal to federal agencies responsible for …

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‘Diablo 3’s Necromancer class introduces the best companion ever: The Flesh Golem

April 17, 2017

… class, two character slots, two stash tabs, and other cosmetics. From what we’ve played so far, the new content is every bit as satisfying and exciting as the Reaper of Souls expansion was when it released in 2014. SEE ALSO: Diablo 3 Is the Fastest-Selling PC Game in History Note: The beta I played was a not complete version of the game, so some in-game text seen in the clips and screenshots below may be using placeholder text indicated by a “{PH}” and could change before …

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President Trump is spending some hefty coin on travel these days

April 17, 2017

… steep ratio, even if a few of those trips were “business.” Factor in other costs, including those incurred in protecting First Lady Melania Trump and First Kid Barron Trump who are still currently in New York City, and, yeah, it seems that a hefty chunk of change is being spent by the Trump White House. Obama is on yet another two-day West Coast fundraising swing. Has to fit it in before his 15 day tax-payer funded vacation. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2014 …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 16, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable  Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you’re a young farmer living in a rural community, it’s a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience. And not always a good one. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer’s glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can’t …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For U.S. Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who havent improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasnt been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if youre allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida’s coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn’t real. The site of the hearing — just four miles from Trump’s weekend getaway in Palm Beach — was clearly intended to send a …

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House Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash suggests time for Ryan ouster, blasts Trump

April 11, 2017

Cedar Springs, Michigan (CNN)Rep. Justin Amash said Monday the solution for dysfunction in Washington likely boils down to removing House Speaker Paul Ryan and replacing him with someone who is “nonpartisan.” “We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker,” Amash said while answering a question about the perpetual gridlock in Washington. The Michigan Republican also laced into President Donald Trump, hewing close to a strategy of …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 10, 2017

… no mistake the focus on kindness isn’t a way to prioritize empathy for Trump voters above all else, as some pundits controversially suggested the opposition do in the wake of the election. It’s about discovering how solidarity and kindness are intertwined at the personal and institutional level, and understanding their combined potential to bring about change. “The more positive things you put out there … the more [kindness] can replicate itself,” says Jennifer …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …

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Interior agency’s website creates confusion

April 8, 2017

(CNN)It’s a photo of coal that in any other situation probably wouldn’t raise any eyebrows. But when a tranquil hiking scene was replaced by a wall of coal on the home page of the Bureau of Land Management’s website, more than a few people took notice. The agency, best known for managing millions of acres of federal, often recreational land, replaced the photo with another scene on Friday. Some questioned whether the bureau was telegraphing a change of priorities. …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… on the global ski map and has athletes who are hoping to become their country’s first Winter Olympians in 2018? 6. Thermochromic ink, for which new uses are appearing in the fashion industry, is able to do what? 7. What two-word term is used to describe a controversial rule change in the U.S. Senate that allows a majority party to overcome a filibuster with a simple majority vote? 8. What two countries have the largest economies on Earth, accounting for 40 percent of the world’s …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… terrible,” said He. “Trump may be …illogical or clueless about politics, but he knows that things have to change — and the only way to do so is through unconventional means.” “As he turns the world upside down, China must feel nervous.” Giant gold Mao statue torn down Hands off Despite Trump’s fiery attacks on the campaign trail — accusing China of “raping” the US economy and stealing millions of American jobs, among other …

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Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

… Chirikjian, the student who launched the project, told Business Insider. “We don’t even know what we’re selling anymore,” he said. Even if the joke got out of control, it was a timely one. Amazon and Google satirized their own smart home devices this April Fools’ Day, too, with Petlexa and Google Gnome. WATCH: How this portable stove can change the way you camp More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsConversion and Sales Authority Conversion and …

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Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

… environment, veterans and LGBTQ equality. To start donating, you have to opt into Round Up & Donate in the app’s settings. Then every ride will be rounded up, with the change distributed across good causes. You can always opt out, but donating is not decided per ride. Opt into Round Up & Donate in Lyft’s settings. Image: lyft The idea is similar to a feature already offered by RideAustin, one of the ridesharing companies that sprung up in Austin, Texas after Uber and …

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13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… not wearing a bra… pic.twitter.com/g9U4oITT7Z Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) March 24, 2016 5. Sophie Morgan Sophie Morgan is a presenter and activist for the disabled. Morgan is a voice in a segment of feminism that is so often underrepresented. She has recently embarked upon a project to create wheelchairs for mannequins in order to change the way fashion views people with disabilities. Her Twitter feed is a catalogue of her adventures, demonstrating that there’s nothing she …

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Source: ICE is targeting ‘sanctuary cities’ with raids

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting so-called “sanctuary cities” with increased enforcement operations in an effort to pressure those jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration agents, a senior US immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions told CNN. A sanctuary city is a broad term applied to states, cities and/or counties that have policies in place designed to limit cooperation or involvement in the enforcement of federal …

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

March 23, 2017

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the current GOP health care plan. …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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Trump warns GOP: Don’t break your health care promises

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, in an attempt to sell the GOP Republican health care plan, warned Republicans about breaking all those promises to repeal Obamacare they’ve made over the years. The White House is currently unsure that Republicans have enough votes to pass the GOP health care bill. And for a president who fashions himself a deal-maker, the law has become a potent test of Trump’s ability to make it happen. “The American people voted for historic change. …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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