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8 Questions With Mark Kurlansky
time.com
Twenty years after Cod, one year after Paper and as he wraps up Spilt Milk, the best-selling historian talks about the genre he popularized
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Opinion | Ryan O’Callaghan and Finding Life Beyond the Closet
www.nytimes.com - 17 hours ago
Coming out as gay is a necessary first step, but dealing with it is an even bigger step to take.
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How to Motivate Yourself to Start Working Out
Men's Health - 3 hours ago
A trainer who’s helped countless people transform their bodies reveals the 5 questions that will change everything
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Intersex and proud: model Hanne Gaby Odiele on finally celebrating her body
the Guardian - 2 months ago
When Hanne Gaby Odiele revealed she was intersex earlier this year, it was a chance for her to give voice to something she’d always been told to hide. The model talks to Aaron Hicklin about her unusual life
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Perspective | Wondering if the work of parenting matters? These 5 things can up your job satisfaction.
Washington Post
Taking a professional approach to the business of raising children and taking care of the home can pay off.
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Leaders: Here's How You Can Make Your Workplace Joyful
Forbes - 5 hours ago
I always say that emotional intimacy is the secret ingredient to having an extraordinary workplace culture.
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Review: In ‘The Big Sick,’ Comedy Is Hard, Love Harder
www.nytimes.com - 5 hours ago
Kumail Nanjiani stars opposite Zoe Kazan in this very funny, moving true story about how he found and almost lost love. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano also star.
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‘Marvin’s Room’ Moves to Broadway With Women Front and Center
www.nytimes.com - 2 hours ago
The Roundabout Theater Company’s production, directed by Anne Kauffman, has a prominently female cast.
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Seven Tips For New C-Level Executives
Forbes - an hour ago
Management on an executive level is unlike anything you may have encountered in business before.
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PLA general skipped South China Sea meeting during Vietnam visit, ministry says
South China Morning Post - 3 hours ago
Analysts say snub by top military man is sign of Beijing’s frustration with Hanoi over its activities in disputed waters
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This is the best phone you can’t buy
CNET - 2 hours ago
You’ll love the Xiaomi Mi 6’s hardware and price. You’ll hate that it’s China-only, at least for now.
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Artificial Intelligence Smart Assistants: The Next Big Thing in Computing?
Forbes - 2 hours ago
One of the big themes emerging now is the rise of the AI-powered digital assistants. Rapid improvements in key underlying technologies - voice recognition and natural language processing - are making these “smart” assistants more capable of letting us use our various devices just by talking to them
‘I was crying, and I was angry’: Hotel Coolgardie's shocking portrait of sexism in the outback
the Guardian - 11 hours ago
Two Finnish backpackers find themselves under siege when they take jobs behind the bar in this Western Australia mining-town pub
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Chuck Klosterman: 'Sometimes you accidentally say something that becomes meaningful'
the Guardian - 4 hours ago
The author and pop-culture theorist talks to Lanre Bakare about peak TV, Taylor Swift, why everything is political – and how he inadvertently predicted Trump
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Nintendo Switch on track to redefine gaming industry
South China Morning Post - 14 hours ago
Accompanied by a fleet of exclusive titles set to open up gaming to a new generation, Nintendo is once again on course to redefine gaming with its Switch console
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How 'Winning Friends & Influencing People' Helps Turn Customers Into Strong References
Forbes - an hour ago
Investing in customer relationships now increases your chances of winning their endorsements down the road.
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Chinese firm sells off Hong Kong site as Beijing controls impact
South China Morning Post - 3 hours ago
China City Construction will sell its Ma On Shan waterfront residential site to Wang On Properties. It acquired the plot in 2014 for HK$2.138 billion.
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Jessa Crispin: ‘Today’s feminists are bland, shallow and lazy’ | Rachel Cooke
the Guardian - 2 months ago
Rachel Cooke talks to Jessa Crispin about her incendiary new book, Why I Am Not a Feminist
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The 3 Best And Worst Things About The OnePlus 5
Forbes - 15 hours ago
Is the OnePlus 5 worth it? Here are the three best and worst things about this phone.
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Google's Eric Schmidt: We need critical thinking now more than ever
the Guardian - 8 hours ago
The Alphabet boss says the world is entering an age of abundance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning
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Global banks reduce lending to dirtiest fossil fuel companies by billions in 2016
the Guardian - 17 hours ago
World’s largest banks lent $87bn to oil, coal and LNG companies in 2016 – a 22% drop from a collective $111bn worth of lending in 2015
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Wholesale price rise boosts Chinese power shares
South China Morning Post - an hour ago
Shares of Chinese coal-fired power generators surged as much as 6 to 8 per cent on expectations of a wholesale power price increase next month, which is likely to bolster profits that have been dented by surging coal costs in the past two years....
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Foxconn founder: US investment agreement expected by August
Washington Post
The chairman of Taiwan’s Foxconn, which assembles Apple’s iPhones and other consumer electronics, said Thursday it expects to release investment plans by early August for at least three U.S. states following its announcement it would spend up to $7 billion to build a factory in the United States.
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A looming deadline on Trump tapes has lawmakers thinking subpoena
Washington Post
If the president misses a Friday deadline, will lawmakers attempt to force the matter — even if they can’t enforce it?
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Comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon is unfair — to Nixon
USA TODAY - 6 hours ago
Trump is accused of complicity in a far more extensive break-in into the computer systems of the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign perpetrated by Russian agents.
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This country will dethrone China as most populated by 2024
South China Morning Post - 11 hours ago
The population of India, which currently ranks as the second most populous country with 1.3 billion inhabitants, will surpass China’s 1.4 billion citizens by 2024
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Credit tightening in China to continue, BAML says
South China Morning Post - 5 hours ago
Bank of America Merrill Lynch says Beijing is likely to continue with its campaign to rein in the shadow banking sector and tamp down credit growth in the second half
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Opinion | Morning Bits
Washington Post
Must-read links to start the day.
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Forbes Insights-Alfresco Study Reveals 3 Levers For Digital Transformation
Forbes - an hour ago
Efficient flow of information key to digital success SAN MATEO, Calif., and NEW YORK (June 22, 2017)— A new study by Forbes Insights and Alfresco explores what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy.  “The Great Rethink: How Digital Leaders Are Building Tomorrow’s Organizations,” is based on a [...]
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What is the Best American Express Rewards Credit Card of 2017?
Forbes - an hour ago
American Express has long been a top contender in the rewards credit card field. They also have several great cards to choose from to complement your spending habits.
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The Most Common Faces People Make When They Orgasm
Men's Health - 14 hours ago
Scientists explain your “vinegar strokes”
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IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed
Washington Post
The Islamic State group’s destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged.
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Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP
the Guardian - 9 hours ago
​PrEP is controversial even on the gay scene. Does the drug encourage dangerous ‘barebacking’ or could it be the game-changer that wipes out HIV for good? ​Matt Cain decided to take it for three months and find out
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Next Wave In Artificial Intelligence: Plug In And Work, Plug In For Services
Forbes - 43 minutes ago
How and why artificial intelligence is a liberating force, enhancing the human enterprise.
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JD.com buys US$397m stake in fashion e-commerce firm Farfetch
South China Morning Post - an hour ago
JD.com has bought an undisclosed stake in Farfetch, the London-based luxury fashion e-commerce service provider, in a US$397 million deal that marks the Chinese online retail giant’s biggest international acquisition to date....
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The Best Accounting Firms In America In 2017
www.forbes.com - 7 hours ago
The Best Accounting Firms In America In 2017 This is the fifth year in a row that PwC has topped the list. (source: Vault.com,) The New York-based firm operates in 157 countries, employing more than 223,000 people worldwide.(source: Vault.com,)
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Wanda rejects ‘rumours’ banks were told to sell bonds
South China Morning Post - 7 hours ago
One of the company’s bonds tumbled 220 cents as ‘rumours’ spread online that major banks had been directed to sell
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War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts
Washington Post
The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly outbreak in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine.
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5 percent of world population recently abused drugs: UN
Washington Post
About 5 percent of the world’s population abused drugs at least once in recent years and nearly 30 million people could be dependent on narcotics to the point of needing treatment, according to a U.N. report released Thursday.
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Trump To Host Trump Re-Election Fundraiser at Trump Hotel
time.com - 17 hours ago
The President's campaign director called it a "premier and convenient choice."
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Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq
Washington Post
Iranian media are saying the country has begun exporting gas to neighboring Iraq.
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Portugal brings 2nd wildfire under control after 64 died
Washington Post
Portuguese authorities say they have contained a dangerous wildfire that raged for five days near another blaze that killed 64 people last weekend.
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UN says IS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage
Washington Post
Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said Thursday.
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Berkshire Hathaway extends $1.8B rescue plan for troubled Canadian mortgage lender
USA TODAY - an hour ago
Berkshire Hathaway offers a $1.8 billion rescue plan to troubled Canadian mortgage lender, Home Capital Group.
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Opinion | Russia pays no price if Trump has his way
Washington Post
Will Trump and the GOP blink on sanctions?
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The GOP's Problem is Human
Forbes - 17 hours ago
Earlier this week it was disclosed that a data analytics firm contracted by the Republican National Committee had exposed 198 million voter records. The root cause here is not technology—it’s humans.
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Management And The Singularity
Forbes - 56 minutes ago
The gap between strategy activation and implementation reflects a dearth of management innovation over the last fifty years. What if, rather than layering technology on top of outdated management theories, technology enabled a new paradigm of management?
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How ‘The Big Sick’ makes arranged marriages, Muslim families and a coma perfect rom-com material
Washington Post
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s debut film is a look at his real-life love story. It’s complicated.
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BlackBerry Sets Its Sights On EoT With New UEM Features
Forbes - 16 hours ago
BlackBerry improves its unified endpoint management offering with Microsoft app support, analytics, and Docusign. It added enhanced support for enterprise connected devices to compete in a growing Enterprise of Things (EoT) market .
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Pan-dem and finance heavyweight among new faces on incoming Exco
South China Morning Post - 9 hours ago
Appointments announced a day after unveiling of Carrie Lam’s cabinet,
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