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8 petty laws inspired by Honolulu’s attempted ban on cellphone walking

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… right-swiping their soulmate? No. Do you really think anyone is going to resist responding to Slack messages from their boss on-the-go, thereby shattering the illusion that they’re already diligently working from their desks instead of running 20 minutes late? LOL good one. We text, we walk, we multi-task. Get over it. Other petty laws the world could use instead While we’re on the topic of petty laws, there are SO many pieces of legislation we’d rather see passed. Here are …

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Finally, I’ve learned to stop saying sorry in work emails

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… “thoughts?” or “re-upping this in case it’s been missed”. Abstaining from apologies I’ve reigned in my apologies in written form and IRL. I now save the word ‘sorry’ for when I’m actually at fault. I’m not sorry that my email is long. You’re being paid to read it and answer it. Why must women beat around the bush? When composing an email, I remind myself how much of my life I’ll be working. Suddenly the thought of adding …

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The insidiousness of Silicon Valley VCs, and their pithy, pathetic apology blogs

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… McClure with The New York Times, in which 500 Startups ended conversations about working with her after she declined a sexual advance from McClure. That was published in the Times on June 30. Two days later, McClure posted his apology on Medium. Two days after that, McClure resigned from the companya resignation that, apparently, wasn’t of his own volition. And that’s a key takeaway: McClure remained in his position until things got so bad, it became patently untenable for the firm …

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers part one

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… very promisingly disconcerting: a book about the ironies of adulthoods appetite for youth and vice versa. Thats definitely going on the heap for summer, and so is China Mivilles October, both because friends I trust tell me it may complicate my present sense that the October Revolution was a straightforward catastrophe for 20th-century socialism, and because I really want to see what happens when a brilliant fantasist turns to narrative history. And Ill be working my way on backwards through …

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What if women ruled the world?

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An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they would stop being dependent, they would never be the victim, they would never be abused. I want women to be warriors. When women are free and happy, they will know …

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Meet Silvercar, The Startup Trying To Shake Up Airport Car Rental

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… “So the challenge is now working on how to deliver the next generation of car rental experience at the airport in a system that was designed 20 or 30 years ago with an incredibly powerful car rental lobby that essentially dictates the terms of those CONRACs.” Just as Uber has rattled the medallion system for the taxi industry, Schneider says Silvercar wants to shake up the airport rental car industry’s status quo. And as is the fashion with those looking to disrupt an ages-old …

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Sepp Blatter after the fall: Why the hell should I bear all the blame?

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… precipitous as a fall can be: from being courted by prime ministers and presidents, to a ban from any activities relating to football. He is serving that ban still, for the 2m Swiss francs (1.35m) payment in 2011 to Michel Platini, the former president of European footballs governing body Uefa, which both men claimed was back pay for work at Fifa Platini had concluded nine years earlier. When I was working on my book about Fifa and its serial corruption scandals, Blatter agreed to see me in …

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Kevin Love says Cavaliers’ underdog label in NBA finals is ‘funny to me’

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… played great basketball this year. Obviously adding an MVP to a team that already has a two-time MVP makes them even more impressive. Its tough to say that we didnt expect it; we knew theyd be right there. After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didnt go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan to stifle Golden States powerful, multi-faceted offense. Lue knows the Cavs are facing a difficult task, one made tougher with the addition of …

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When It Comes To Working Out, These 15 People Can’t Even

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… is just…so much. YouTube / Nixa Zizu 10. Welcome to working out, where everything’s made up and our spines don’t matter. 11. That de-escalated quickly. YouTube / Vine Virals 12. I juuuust don’t know what to do with this information. YouTube / Vine Virals 13. “How do you even walk in those things?” Who said anything about walking, sis? YouTube / Protein …

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Michelle Obama tweeted a mysterious phone number and yes we called it

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… Miranda look familiar? Wolfe worked on the videography. Wolfe’s personal website reveals photographs he took of Obama while he was a “White House intern,” along with a link to his Instagram account. Today is my last day working at the White House || Over 9 years ago I arrived in snowy Iowa just in time play a very minor role in bringing home the most unexpected caucus victory for Senator Obama. Today, after attending the President’s Farewell Address in Chicago …

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