Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 23, 2017

How more convenient can you get?Image: Shutterstock / Shou A student at U.C. Davis figured out how to make vending machines more awesome than they already are. Instead of stocking them with snacks for late-night study sessions, senior Parteek Singh insisted on filling one campus vending machine with condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. SEE ALSO: Guys: Its now possible to test your sperm via smartphone It took two years, but Singh’s idea finally became a reality earlier …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 23, 2017

Image: Faberr Ink/shutterstock When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that youve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not monitoring your budget When it comes to saving some cash each month, nothing beats a budget. Heres the problem. You base your budget on your fixed expenses like rent, insurance, and utilities. But, …

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… or national insurance. But now Conservative insiders are emphasising that does not mean the forthcoming manifesto will automatically abandon this position. The content of the document is yet to be agreed – but the swiftness of the response suggests that headlines in some Conservative supporting newspapers, speculating on tax rises, were far from welcome. On Thursday, Mr Hammond told the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed that “we do need to make sure that Theresa May and her government have a …

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

April 22, 2017

… online. More than a quarter (27%) of what was spent online was in financial services. However, attempts of online retailers to make a mark in the grocery sector had so far failed in comparison to the use of cards in shops and supermarkets. Some 41% of in-store card purchases were on food and drink, compared with only 7% via the internet. Pawn shops, laundry and pubs, somewhat unsurprisingly, registered the least online shopping activity, the figures showed. Clicks or bricks Traditional …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Trump draws on populist campaign roots as 100th day nears

April 19, 2017

Kenosha, Wisconsin (CNN)“America First, you better believe it. It’s time. It’s time, right?” Nearing the 100-day mark of his presidency, President Donald Trump posed this question to a roomful of manufacturing employees and technical students here Tuesday as he promoted a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order and flashed the populist persona that helped make him the first Republican to win this state in three decades. He pilloried the World Trade …

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20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

April 17, 2017

… lights. Because fairy lights shouldn’t ever be restricted to just the holidays. Price: $19.77 2. Watercolor Image: ColorWatercolor/etsy Twinkle lights aren’t for everyone, but this exquisite watercolor of cherry blossoms would look good on any wall in any home. Price: $25+ 3. Room perfume Image: bath & Body works If you want to completely envelope yourself in cherry blossoms, to the point where decorations won’t even cut it, why not just make your entire room …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… behind the counter at his shop,” Chip told PopSugar. “I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall.” Like Gaines, West pursued his relationship for some time before successfully wooing his raven-haired beauty. Chip consistently invested in unnecessary automobile maintenance hoping to make an impression and Yeezy finally got a cell phone to persuade Kim to ditch Kris Humphries. Ah, love. The first time Chip declared his love for Joanna, she responded …

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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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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… home or savings into what it calls a “Wealth Preservation Trust”. Trusts are legal devices designed to hold assets on behalf of named beneficiaries – often children. With a trust owning the assets, the theory is those assets will no longer be counted in the means test. That should make it more likely that the individual will qualify for local authority help. But there’s a big catch. Trusts According to Bridgette Shilton, chair of the National Association of Financial …

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

April 14, 2017

… includes an extremely lengthy caption warning prospective customers of all the drug’s risks. Check out a screenshot of the 2015 ad for comparison. The language is significantly more conversational and the now ubiquitous #Ad warning is nowhere to be found. Image: kimkardashian/instagram It would make sense for Kim to just pull the screenshot up on her phone for the actual photo. Kardashian West has favored film photos taken by Kanye West’s director, Eli Russel Linnetz, for the …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… cut. Vocational education is being cut. “We are seeing schools around the country sending letters to parents asking for money on a regular basis to make up for the the gap that the government is leaving in school budgets.” The Department for Education insists that schools in England are funded at record levels and that its investment will rise as pupil numbers rise. …

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White House: Federal hiring freeze over, ‘surgical’ cuts begin

April 12, 2017

… morning, is an attempt by the Trump administration to make good on the President’s promise to “drain the swamp,” a slogan that animated his 2016 campaign. “This is really important to the President,” Mulvaney said when asked why Trump will be able to do what past presidents have failed to accomplish. “I can tell you that this is a big part of draining the swamp. … Really, what you are talking about doing is restructuring Washington, DC, and that is how …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… it’s not which sketch elicited the biggest laughs. Political comedy needs to be measured by what is both funny and makes insightful points. And it’s often not the funniest sketch of the show because it’s raising issues, such as in this example sexual harassment, which make many people uncomfortable. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook But regardless of who is actually worse in their treatment of women, it was daring of …

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Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un

April 9, 2017

… to drastically escalate sanctions against Pyongyang if they fail to negotiate in good faith. “This coordinated initiative could force North Korea to make real demilitarization concessions, while providing a win for both China and the United States,” Markey wrote, adding that China has unsuccessfully urged the US to engage North Korea directly for years. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

(CNN)As public attention focuses on the impact of policy changes on the climate, we may overlook an important contributor to the climate crisis: our food systems and the daily food choices we make. It may sound hyperbolic that our roast beef sandwich is contributing to environmental degradation of the planet. But mounting evidence of the impact requires our attention and action as global citizens. And each of us can do something about it, today, by taking what we eat as seriously as we …

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Resistor beanies are the perfect headwear for scientists of the resistance

April 8, 2017

… glassware, renewable energy, computers, and a heartbeat EKG. And for those who live in areas that will be too hot to rep a beanie during late April, she’s also created resistor knit headbands and armbands. Arjes will be marching at a rally in San Fransisco, but with more than425 other marches around the world, she’s encouraging others to make their own hats as well. To further spread the spunky science-wear trend, Arje’s knitting blog Craftimism partnered with Project …

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Schiff: Trump promised documents, but WH staff is fighting release

April 6, 2017

… opposed to even letting my own staff review the documents, my staff director,” Schiff told CNN on Wednesday. “So we’re still trying to get those documents for the full committee, we would like the White House’s help if they are sincere about wanting to share this information and have the oversight functions performed, they are to be facilitating this.” He added, “But as yet we have not been able to make those documents available to the full committee.” …

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The UK’s first online dating profile photographer – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… community As the company has expanded, Saskia says her biggest challenge has been finding photographers who she thinks fit the brand. “It’s so critical that we get people who can make people laugh, can be light-hearted and joke around, because you want to get natural, relaxed and happy shots.” Saskia says she is also notoriously bad with numbers – describing herself as suffering from “dyscalculia”, or being dyslexic with numbers. Luckily she has a banker …

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Meet Memoji, the app that turns you into an emoji

April 3, 2017

same tbhImage: Shutterstock / photototo What came first, the face or the emoji? Okay, there’s a clear answer here but Facetune’s new Memoji app by Lightrick lets you make photos and selfies look more like classic emojis. Forget the real tears and slap on a cartoon water droplet! Why make a kissy face at the camera when the app can do it for you? Also, there’s a unicorn filter, and it’s magical. SEE ALSO: The new emoji coming this year include broccoli, a T. rex and this …

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

April 2, 2017

… the beginning,” the company’s “industrial design lead” says in the video. The story of the confusion surrounding Hub is a long one that the startup’s founders explained to Business Insider. Basically, people realized the project was a joke, but then started offering their own ideas for how to make it better. Soon after, the startup’s founders were inundated with internship applications and proposals for the future of Hub. “This is our fault,” John …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… PERSON].” Using the person’s actual name would obviously make it easier for craven leakers to find their targets. After speaking to the press, Nunes headed off to tell Trump about his alleged bombshell. The news is taken by some Republicans and administration allies and officials to mean that Trump’s accusation had some basis in fact. Again, it didn’t. Nunes, though, had successfully confused the issue. But wait, the drama — and most important part of the story …

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Texas House Democrat signals bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, signaled that he’s planning to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018. “I think that national profile highlights the fact that he’s been running for president for four years while he should have been serving the people in Texas,” O’Rourke said about Cruz on Wednesday. O’Rourke was careful not to make an …

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PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting – BBC News

March 27, 2017

The first minister has said that a second referendum should be held ahead of the UK’s EU departure to give the people of Scotland a choice between what she calls a “hard Brexit” and becoming an independent country. Nut Ms May has warned that a second referendum will make the UK “looser and weaker”. What is Article 50? Do voters want a second referendum? All you need to know about Brexit Brexit deal must meet six tests, says Labour Triggering Article 50 begins …

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You use this word all the time to get through hard times

March 26, 2017

… the generic form of the word “you” helps people make sense of and distance themselves from negative emotional experiences. Consider, for example, sayings like: “You don’t know what you have till it’s gone,” or “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Those may be clichs, but there’s a reason people turn to them for solace. They make tough times feel less personal and more like universal experiences. The Science study conducted six …

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