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  • How the coworking company is working to get displaced people back on their feet–and into new opportunities. If you work at WeWork’s Times Square coworking office, you might see Mamadou Diallo stocking a coffee station or cleaning a conference room. He’s been on the job for a little over eight months. Two years ago, he was forced to flee his home country of Guinea as a political refugee, after his ...

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  • With Disney’s help, The Void has built a spectacular Star Wars VR experience. But that’s just the beginning of what this new technology can do for location-based entertainment. Moments after slipping on a backpack stuffed with the innards of a gaming computer, and a helmet with a virtual reality display set inside, I completely forget about the technology driving what I see and feel.Read Full Stor...

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  • She could go to prison. Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former chief executive of the disgraced diagnostics company Theranos, is going to court. Federal prosecutors have slapped Holmes and the company’s former president and COO Ramesh Balwani with criminal charges, accusing them of defrauding doctors, patients, and investors, reports The Wall Street Journal.Read Full Story

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  • Undergrads studying modern capitalism are usually assigned Max Weber’s famous essay. But our own ideas about the “Protestant work ethic” rest on a misreading of Weber’s. Max Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most misunderstood of all the canonical works regularly taught, mangled, and revered in universities across the globe. This is n...

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  • Actually, iPhone parts orders in the last half of 2018 will be pretty much the same as those in 2017. A Nikkei report last Friday said Apple plans to produce 20% fewer iPhones in the second half of this year, compared to second-half production levels of last year’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. But a new report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty may correct the record on the Nikkei’s assertions.R...

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  • In the growing race for new content, the deal marks a huge win for Apple and its media ambitions. It’s not just Hollywood studios fighting for top talent anymore. The tech giants have officially entered the fray, too. Today, Apple inked its biggest deal to date, signing up none other than Oprah Winfrey for a multi-year content partnership.Read Full Story

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  • Many Apple Maps users found the search functions in the app were completely useless today. Many Apple Maps users found the search functions in the app were completely useless today, as Apple servers supporting the service apparently suffered a major outage starting around 11 a.m. ET. Apple has now acknowledged the problem and says it’s working hard to get the service restored.Read Full Story

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  • Director X talks about the lasting impact Super Fly had on the genre and the many ways hip-hop factors into his action-packed new remake. Hip-hop didn’t even exist in any mainstream sense when Super Fly came out in 1972, but the seminal Blaxploitation film about a drug dealer trying to get out of the game had a massive impact on the genre. Now that the story of a Katt Williams-haired cocaine kingp...

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  • A new survey of hiring managers and CEOs finds that most people are willing–even eager–to hire formerly incarcerated people, but no one is putting in systems to make it happen. America’s unemployment rate is down, clocking in at just under 4% according to a Bureau of Labor report in June. That’s left many employers in a crunch to find new talent.Read Full Story

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  • The actress posted an essay on Medium detailing a history of abuse at the hands of a man who many think could be Hardwick, her ex. Actor Chloe Dykstra recently published an essay on Medium in which she claims she suffered years of emotional and sexual abuse from an ex-boyfriend. Dykstra does not name the ex, but many people have concluded that he is Nerdist cofounder and ex-CEO Chris Hardwick.*Rea...

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  • If you’re the type of person who craves social interactions on a day-to-day basis, you might want to give remote working a trial run first. You’re probably hearing more and more about people who work remotely and companies that want them to. But even though “flexible location” seems like a tempting and highly coveted benefit, it’s not a good fit for everyone.Read Full Story

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  • Field Ready, a San Francisco nonprofit comes up with ingenious solutions to the toughest problems in countries like Syria. In Syria, as bombs continue to fall in that country’s seven-year civil war and descent into hell, there’s a man in a cave, working his ass off to try to cobble together on-the-fly fixes to broken medical equipment. Sometimes he succeeds, and sometimes he’s stumped by stupid pr...

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  • Asking for help can feel awkward, so here’s how to get over it and get what you want. You probably don’t mind lending a hand when someone needs help. We’re hardwired for altruism. In fact, it triggers a feeling of pleasure, according to neuroscience. When it comes to asking for help, though, it’s not that easy. We often feel awkward or even worrisome. Why is there such a disconnect?Read Full Story...

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  • New Year’s resolutions that focus on exercise usually fizzle out by spring. Here’s how (and why) to change your approach while the days are longest. It’s said that beach bodies are made in the winter, but that’s only true in practice for a handful of people. Many of us set ambitious exercise goals after New Year’s only to let them lapse after a few weeks or months.Read Full Story

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  • A pancake restaurant somehow dominated brand news, Shea Moisture celebrates dads, and Wish jokes around with soccer stars. As you know, the world is a pretty wacky place. A place where an American president can create a fake movie trailer about the fate of the world. And a place where IHOP can somehow capture the brand and marketing news cycle as if we lived in an alternative universe where pancak...

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  • People spend less on their dads for Father’s Day than they do for Mother’s Day. But will shifting gender dynamics finally make moms and dads equal? If you’re a dad who enjoys Father’s Day, you can thank a woman for it. Specifically, thanks should go to Sonora Smart Dodd, the woman who founded Father’s Day in the U.S. Dodd was born in 1882 and when she was just 16, her mother died giving birth to D...

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  • As well as with other GOP leaders to discuss alleged conservative bias. Four Facebook executives will meet with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, and Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale, reports Axios. The meeting is being held to discuss alleged censoring of conservative voices on the company’s platform. In a letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg...

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  • Just 2.5% of its workforce is black, 3.6% Latinx, and 0.3% Native American. The company has released its latest yearly diversity report. The report shows that, overall, the company is still majority white and male, however, it has made small improvements in the past year. Here are the report’s major stats for 2018:Read Full Story

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