Short story first, meta story later: I have been "dating" again, and like many 20-somethings in Brooklyn, I have been doing with the aid of the internet. After browsing the dating pool on the popular dating site "OKCupid" I found
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit In California Over Alleged Labor Violations Affecting 20K Employees — While Apple today reported its quarterly earnings, another group seized the moment to
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:Microsofts profit declines 7.1% as it absorbs Nokias money-losing cellphone business — Microsofts Profit Takes Hit on Nokia — Software Giants Revenue Increases, Beating Estimates
Apple:Apple Reports Third Quarter Results — iPhone, Mac & Services Growth Drive Record June Quarter Revenue & 20% EPS Growth — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28,
LinkedIn:LinkedIn to acquire business marketing company Bizo for $175M — LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo — Bizo Provides Opportunity to Accelerate LinkedIns Efforts to Offer a Comprehensive B2B Marketing Platform for Brands — LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the
Microsoft:Microsoft Cloud Growth Drives Strong Fourth-Quarter Results — REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and
Juli Clover / MacRumors:Intel Launches New Core i5, i7 Haswell Processors Possibly Slated for Retina MacBook Pro Refresh — Intel yesterday launched new Haswell processors designed for high-end notebooks, which
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:EU prepares to step up Google investigations, will likely revisit search antitrust settlement — EU Prepares to Step Up Google Investigations — Antitrust Regulators May
Mississippi Republicans continue to be the gift that keeps on giving. Virginia ex-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has entered the fray (any similarity here to a Republican Super Smash Brothers is, I assure you, intentional), targeting Senate Republicans who backed fellow
From today’s news, Israeli military has by now killed almost 600 people with a UN reported score of more than 80 percent civilians and more than half women and children. The injured now are in the thousands in Gaza. The
Poor Darrell Issa. He was having such a good day. He was having a hearing, and the topic was the IRS and how the Obama administration was covering up a Huge Enormous Scandal there by refusing to prosecute former IRS
Rick Perry, the Master of Oops, appears he really wants to run for President...just, one more time. This whole spectacle on the US/Mexico Border, is all election cycle Political Grandstanding...a very expensive political reality show, to put on. But whats
Gov. Scott understood. In May and June 2013, he signed into law two bills (HB 999 and HB 1083) designed to speed up permitting for what came to be known as the Sabal Trail Transmission – a controversial, 474-mile natural
Lately the American Legislative Exchange Council has been releasing bogus statements about transparency – which with a little bit of research prove to be false, 90% of the time. In fact, at this point of ALEC history – they are
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday to try to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that has killed at least 508 Palestinians and 20 Israelis and displaced tens of thousands of Gaza
Brands seem to be getting their social media marketing campaigns right. 2014 has already proven to be a good year for many brands to flex their savviness and bring innovative approaches to the social marketing table.
An Oral History of the 1989 Cleveland Indians. It was 1989, and no one knew that the usually predictable world of Major League Baseball was about to get as topsy turvy as it could. Heres the story of a plucky
Mallory Ortberg of The Toast continues the fine tradition of providing not-so-serious narration to very-serious art. This time, she tackles the Judgment of Paris, a theme based on a legend where three supremely powerful goddesses asked a worthless male mortal
Only 15 million, riiiight. A data experiment out of Florida State University maps the location of 1 million of the 15 million publicly available online images tagged with the word cat. Using a supercomputer and the map coordinates imbedded in
They grew up in America, were deported or returned to Mexico for other reasons and faced challenges and opportunities alike. A recently funded kickstarter for a book called Los Otros Dreamers tells the struggles and hopes of the other DREAMers.
Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design (The Guardian):Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster Nobody seriously paused to think about the different functions and their needs;
Its astonishing how many of the people conducting interviews and passing judgement on the careers of candidates have had no training at all on how to do it well. Aside from their own interviews, they may not have ever seen
Carl Zimmer writes for Quanta: The New Science Of Evolutionary Forecasting Can We Predict Evolution?Diverse Introspectives: A conversation with Lauren Buckley What do you think are the most important questions in ecology today? Predicting species responses to climate change is
The Daily Harassment of Women in the Game Industry. Its telling that men in the gaming industry, or simply commentators, refuse to listen to the reality of these situations and try to help. Theyd rather talk over women and convince
Morph is a plasticine man , star of many short animated films made for the BBC from the 1970s onwards by Aardman Animations, who would later use the similar techniques for Wallace & Gromit.A Kickstarter campaign last year has paid
Arizonas Checkpoint RebellionLiberals, libertarians, retirees, and activists protest against immigration patrols far from the border.Previously:DHS Checkpoint RefusalsAm I being detained? Am I free to go?
There are many reasons people start sewing their own clothes: to break out of some of the cycle of fast fashions humanitarian and ecological issues (MF link), to be creative, to make quality clothes, to support local fabric shops and
Meet Scarlett, North Americas Top ranked Starcraft player. A complex, real-time strategy game with exquisitely balanced opposing forces, Starcraft is so popular that men can and do make a career out of playing the game. All but one of the
Ellen Rumel plays in the band The Nunnery and takes 35mm photographs of the underground music scene in Boise, Idaho.Alexander Miranda plays in the band Underpass and takes 35mm photographs of the DIY punk scene in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sarah McKinley and Violeta Duncan for Community Wealth: Worker Cooperatives Address Low-Wage Work and the Feminization of Poverty.Women of color working low-wage jobs must often navigate unregulated work conditions, as much of their work is domestic labor—caregiving, house cleaning, child
Are you playing Kim Kardashian: Hollywood yet? Pretty much everyone is, including the EPA Office of Water. Your mission is simple: become an A-list celebrity through networking, flirting, modeling, promoting vodka, avoiding landlords and poking birds for money, and dating
With growing fascination for the large land vertebratomorphs that are so startlingly diverse on Tatooine, I secured Imperial funding for an expedition to Tatooine, to survey the exotic megafauna and search for fossils of Tyrannodraconis that might further illuminate their
Iron, Steam and Coal. Photographer Matthew Malkiewicz captures the timeless beauty of the steam locomotive and steam trains - the steam, the tracks, the folks who run them and just the folks who love them. (Via Petapixel)