A plea from the founder of Starbucks to stop buying the Unicorn Frappuccino

April 24, 2017

Image: starbucks Hello, my name is Rutherford Q. Starbucks and I am the founder of Starbucks. When an employee first came to me with the Unicorn Frappuccino idea I told him no. I gave you all the benefit of the doubt. I told him, we here at Starbucks, we respect our customers and they respect us. Our mission is to provide our customers a delicious, caffeinated beverage to complement their day. SEE ALSO: Here’s United Airlines’ adjusted 2017 pre-flight safety speech I let my …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… take a 24-hour digital fast in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging, which is no easy feat. “Some students look at us like ‘I could never do that,’” she said. Some of the feedback she got back about the day was positive: how enjoyable it was; how stress levels dropped; how it felt like a refreshing recharge. Others told her how challenging it was and how they couldn’t do it. That’s OK, she said in a phone call last week at least they are trying. The …

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

April 23, 2017

… You never indulge Just like with socializing, its alright to indulge now and then. It can be used as a reward or help you experience new things. So, if youve brewed your own coffee at home all week, go ahead and stop by Starbucks on Friday morning. You earned it! 13. Youve taken DIY too far Thanks to Pinterest and YouTube, weve been tricked into thinking that we can do anything from building furniture to repairing our cars. The problem is that this can lead us to potentially do more harm than …

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White House downplays Australia tensions ahead of VP visit

April 22, 2017

(CNN)As Vice President Mike Pence heads to Australia on Friday on the next leg of his Asia-Pacific tour, a White House foreign policy adviser on the trip downplayed President Donald Trump’s early feud with the Australian Prime Minister. The adviser also said the two countries will reaffirm their partnership on security, trade and immigration issues during the visit. But concerns about the us-Australia relationship go beyond a sour first impression, as Pence will have to address thorny …

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Will Curiel’s case be a DACA test for Trump?

April 21, 2017

… was picked up and deported to Mexico in February, a claim that the Department of Homeland Security disputes. When Montes tried to reenter the us two days later, he was arrested by Border Patrol agents. DHS says he voided his DACA status by leaving the country; he says the leaving was involuntary. Replay More Videos … MusT WATCH Replay More Videos … MusT WATCH Replay More Videos … MusT WATCH …

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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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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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

April 20, 2017

… people don’t want us to win. Because when we win, it’s the people, not the powerful, who win.” What you need to know about the general election Which MPs are going – and which ones might return? Corbyn rules out SNP coalition PM says no to election debates Gates urges UK to protect foreign aid He will add: “They say I don’t play by the rules – their rules. We can’t win, they say, because we don’t play their game. “They’re quite …

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Ann Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley after school calls off event

April 20, 2017

(CNN)Conservative commentator Ann Coulter vowed to proceed with a scheduled speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley, despite the school’s decision to call it off. In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who organized the event, Vice Chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton said campus police were unable to find a “suitable venue” for the April 27 event. “Unfortunately, UCPD determined that, given currently active security threats, it is not …

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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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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Donald Trump: ‘You always have to be concerned’ about thermonuclear war with North Korea

April 19, 2017

… have a pretty good power, not a great power perhaps, but a pretty good power over North Korea. We’re gonna see what happens. It’s a very, very tricky situation.” North Korea’s UN ambassador on Monday said us actions had “created a dangerous situation in which thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and poses a serious threat to world peace and security.” …

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Trump draws on populist campaign roots as 100th day nears

April 19, 2017

… short of his goal of radically revamping the us trade policies and heralding a manufacturing revolution. And the executive order — which calls for stricter enforcement and launches a review of “Buy American” statutes and the doling out of skilled worker visas — will barely dent his attempts to match his bold campaign rhetoric with policy action. So far, his administration has signaled it intends to push for only modest reforms to NAFTA, rather than the bold overhaul …

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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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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Sen. Ben Cardin: We don’t know if Trump knows what his North Korea policy is

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee on Monday implored President Donald Trump to prove he has an effective policy in mind on North Korea. “The Trump administration has not presented to the Congress a coherent policy in regards to North Korea,” Cardin said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” Over the weekend, North Korea trotted out a slew of missiles in a parade before firing one off, which us Pacific Command said blew up almost …

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

April 18, 2017

… American recklessness that Pruitt epitomizes. I happened to have been in the White House (discussing solutions to the AIDS epidemic) the day in early 2001 that George W. Bush Jr. pulled the us out of the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The move was a predictable disaster: it delayed effective global action on global warming for another 15 years. Yet Bush used an argument then that is utterly closed off today. Replay More Videos … MusT WATCH Replay More …

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US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

April 17, 2017

(CNN)us Vice President Mike Pence visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone Monday, a day after the embarrassing failure of a North Korean missile test which the us and South Korea said exploded on launch. Pence stood within 60 meters (200 feet) of the North Korean border, saying that all us options regarding the issue were still on the table. His visit followed an impressive parade Saturday to mark the “Day of the Sun,” the most important day in the North Korean calendar, when …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 16, 2017

… you angry. https://t.co/eS74wiReXL Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 12, 2017 All signs point to the Congressman having a pretty depressing outlook for the next four years. Trump is on the “road to authoritarianism,” Lieu says. Democratic power is at an all time low, and divided. A major of travel ban supporters think the Bowling Green Massacre is real. Still, Lieu remains confident. The former us Air Force officer was born in Taiwan and spent his first few years of his life living in a …

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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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Workload ‘pushing young teachers to the brink’ – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… that she was “sick of seeing all her colleagues being so downtrodden”. “We should be left just to teach and provide awesome opportunities for learning. “We end up filing endless paperwork, box-ticking, trying to prove we do our job. Maybe just trust us,” she added. ‘For the kids’ Henry Emoni, a maths teacher, said it was his fourth year in the profession and he was already disheartened. “My mum was a teacher, and I know how hard she worked.” …

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How many bombs has Britain dropped in 2017? – BBC News

April 15, 2017

Where the number wasn’t known, the BBC presumed one bomb was dropped. The most commonly used weapon is the Paveway IV precision guided bomb. At least 129 have been used against IS targets by the RAF this year. Through Operation Shader, the RAF is supporting Iraqi ground forces as part of a us-led international coalition. @media only screen and (min-width: 1px) { .ns_datapic_stat–bombs-2017 .ns_outer_wrapper { background-image: none; } .ns_datapic_stat–bombs-2017 .ns_outer_wrapper …

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House Russia investigator travels to Cyprus, island at center of Manafort allegations

April 15, 2017

(CNN)A Democrat on the House intelligence committee flew to Cyprus this week as part of the panel’s broad investigation into allegations that Russian operatives and top aides on President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded to influence the us election. “You go to Cyprus because that’s where Russians launder money,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, in explaining the reason for his trip. The Mediterranean island nation has become a part of the sprawling probe …

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Trump names Garrett, Bachus to Export-Import Bank

April 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will nominate former members of Congress Scott Garrett and Spencer Bachus to two vacant positions at the us Export-Import Bank — an entity Trump has in the past called “excess baggage” and agreed with conservatives on shutting down. Garrett would fill the role of Ex-Im president for a four-year term. In the past, Garrett was openly critical of the Ex-Im Bank, tweeting in 2015: “I opposed the House’s vote to reauthorize the …

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We suck at picking our own profile pictures

April 15, 2017

Your profile picture selection won't be the most flattering.Image: vicky leta/mashable “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” According to a new study, that’s trueand we’re not very good at recognizing which of our profile pictures others will find beautiful. SEE ALSO: Trendsetters teach us how to pose for show-stopping Tinder profile photos In a small experiment with 102 students, researchers at UNSW Sydney in Australia found that the photos we pick of ourselves …

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US sending ‘dozens’ more troops to Somalia

April 14, 2017

(CNN)The us is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia to train and equip the Somali National Army and the forces participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia there, a us military official confirmed Thursday. President Donald Trump last month granted additional authority to us Africa Command to conduct counterterrorism airstrikes against the terror group. The deployment was first reported by Voice of America. …

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