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Ladies and gentlemen, the art of the sound bite.


It’s smart for candidates to do some debate prep. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been consulting over WhatsApp with his debate-champion son, Dante. Senator Cory Booker has apparently been doing push-ups. And it’s natural for them to practice preprepared sound bites that will elicit cheers from the crowd.

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The Carnegie Corporation of New York announces this year’s entrants to its list of great immigrants, as a counterbalance to increasingly anti-immigrant government policies that it’s fighting against.


In honor of Independence Day, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has inducted 38 new immigrants into its annals of amazing contributors to society. At the same time, the philanthropic funder continues to back grassroots efforts to mint more of them, by easing the process of immigration in the face of increasing government hostility to newcomers.

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The first debate of the 2020 presidential election suffered from a fatal design flaw.


The first debate of the 2020 presidential election suffered from a fatal design flaw: There were too many candidates.

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The YouTube masthead, some of the most expensive real estate on the internet, is now encouraging viewers to join team Trump.


On the day of the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election, the Trump campaign bought an ad on YouTube’s masthead, some of the internet’s most expensive advertising real estate.

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Scott clearly did not want to have any part of being a GIF in a Mitch McConnell tweet, and his resulting back-and-forth with the account was very . . . popcorn GIF.


Being Mitch McConnell’s social media strategist must be a tough gig.

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Today’s consumers spend an average of three hours and 43 minutes a day on their mobile devices. How do we reach all these hyperconnected users in 2019?



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Moving Image and Content sorted the top six 2020 Democratic candidates for president by the unique donors and qualifications for debate, then ranked them by reach, growth, engagement, and activity online.



 



Unlike any election before it, 2016 was a wake-up call for the role of social media in politics. This time around, voters and candidates alike have their eyes wide open to the promise and the peril these platforms can bring. That said, which Democratic candidates among the myriad running for election in 2020 are the stars of social?



 



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The result of a happy kitchen accident, Bacom Bits could help you cut a bit of meat out of your life without sacrificing any deliciousness.


Richard and Kate Hanley discovered what is now one of their most innovative products by accident.

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Physical therapist, founder, and influencer Vinh Pham on how to up your charisma game.


Charisma is a wonderful quality. It refers to someone who has a compelling charm or a magnetic presence. When you think about charisma, who comes to mind? Great leaders like John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King Jr. Movie stars, rock stars, sports players.

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A survey of over 79,000 internet users between the ages of 16-22 in 45 markets debunks stereotypes about Gen Z consumers and reveals trends in their digital behavior.



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The United States is currently in a humanitarian crisis. Here’s how you can help.


The United States is currently in a humanitarian crisis, whether politicians admit it or not. The Trump administration, for over a year, has been separating migrant children from their parents as part of its hard-line anti-immigration policy.

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Ntwrk’s deft use of celebrity—and the brands who also have access to them—gives it an advantage in the influence-driven commerce game.


E-commerce platform Ntwrk just got a boost in cash—and cachet—with a second round of funding led by mega promoter Live Nation Entertainment and rap titan Drake.

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Ntwrk’s deft use of celebrity—and the brands who also have access to them—gives it an advantage in the influence-driven commerce game.


E-commerce platform Ntwrk just got a boost in cash—and cachet—with a second round of funding led by mega promoter Live Nation Entertainment and rap titan Drake.

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A new line of Chuck Taylors made from upcycled jeans is just the beginning of Converse’s efforts to rethink its most famous design around sustainability.


This August, Converse will release a new line of sustainable shoes made from discarded jeans. Dubbed Renew Denim, every pair will be unique because it’s been sourced from worn denim. But Renew Denim is only the first step in an roadmap for Converse to produce millions of Chuck Taylors and Chuck 70s out of upcycled textiles of all sorts.

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The current banking system in the U.S. doesn’t meet the equity or environmental aims of the Green New Deal. But the push to establish government-run banks that do is gaining momentum as an alternative.


For the latter half of 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux and activist allies from all over the country camped out in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was likely to harm their native lands through an invasive engineering process and inevitable oil spills.

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The students say their loans should have been forgiven under an Obama-era rule.


A group of former for-profit college students filed a potential class action against the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Tuesday, saying they and nearly 160,000 others are waiting on the department to rule on whether they should have federal loans forgiven due to “their school’s misconduct.”

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When it comes to workplace protections for LGBTQ employees, things have not progressed as quickly as you might think.



 



This weekend will mark 50 years since an uprising at New York City’s Stonewall Inn sparked what many consider to be the birth of the modern gay-rights movement. Since that time, the steady march toward LGBTQ equality in the United States has largely been seen as one of the most significant cultural victories of our time, including a Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.



 



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Mountain View, California-based Drive.ai made kits that turned regular cars into self-driving ones.


Axios’s Kevin Waddell and Ina Fried are reporting that Apple will buy Drive.ai for an undisclosed sum. Their story confirms an earlier San Francisco Chronicle article that said Apple was kicking the tires on the autonomous driving company.

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The terms may be new to you, but you experience them nearly every day.


When I visit my aging mother in the Midwest, I watch as she sits at her computer endlessly scrolling on Facebook. Like many of us, her use of social media has gone far past simple utility (“I need it to stay in touch,” she says) and into the realm of compulsive, even addictive, behavior.

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Everything your business needs to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra. Why are they interested in crypto, how can businesses benefit, what are the rising concerns, and how have experts reacted to the news?



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This movement has already caught the attention of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


Employees at the e-commerce company Wayfair are planning on staging a walkout tomorrow over an alleged decision to sell furniture to BCFS, a government contractor operating camps at the U.S. border that are detaining migrants. According to a tweet from the group of employees, they sent Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah a letter asking for the company to stop doing business with the contractor. Over 500 people allegedly signed the letter.

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The New York Post scrubbed E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault allegation against Trump from its website. The New York Times buried it in the Books section. What is happening?


If a male CEO accused of rape insisted the allegation was untrue because the accuser was “not my type,” it stands to reason he’d no longer be CEO anymore. Amazingly, this standard does not apply to the President of the United States.

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Forrester found that two-thirds of Americans don’t mind watching ads accompanying free content, and 72% would rather watch video content containing ads than wait longer for ad-free content. Ad-supported video on-demand (AVOD) providers are finding a new revenue opportunity to contrast subscription services: offline video ads.



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PayScale polled nearly a quarter of a million people, and these are the biggest regrets they have about their college education.


If you knew you were going to regret something, would you do it anyway?

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So you think you know how wealthy people spend? Here are the myths you’ve been buying into.


At the moment, it might be easy to draw conclusions about rich people based on the billionaire in the White House. But in reality, most affluent Americans are much less inclined to wear their wealth—or talk about it—than Donald Trump. The people more likely to flaunt their wealth are actually the ones with less money in the bank. “The most extravagant homes I’ve been in have belonged to people who, four out of five times, had to move out because they co

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Certified financial education instructor Bola Sokunbi shares the things that you shouldn’t do when you’re negotiating your salary.


When I graduated from college and got my first job, my starting salary was $54,000. I was ecstatic. It was more money than I’d ever earned in my life, and as far I was concerned, I was balling. It didn’t once cross my mind to ask for more money or even a signing bonus. I was just happy that I got a job.

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Pallet originally built disaster shelters. Officials in Tacoma, Washington, are using them to get a roof over people’s heads quickly while they wait for more permanent housing.


Two years ago, Tacoma, Washington, declared a state of emergency over homelessness. With 1,300 people experiencing homelessness in the surrounding Pierce County, and hundreds of them living on Tacoma’s streets, officials kicked off a three-phase plan to address the issue. They deployed rapid resource pop-ups, such as hand-washing stations and portables, and worked to expand overall homelessn

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ess services throughout the county. They also set up temporary shelters, including a large tent over dozens of individual tents to help protect the tent dwellers from inclement weather.

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Lest anyone is confused, Nick Fury’s eyepatch goes on the “#lefteyemuthafukkah.”


Whoever is cranking out these Spider-Man: Far From Home movie posters just can’t catch a break.

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If you simply can’t wait until this fall to try out dark mode, Shortcuts, and the improved Maps, you can sign up to download the beta.


Apple originally said the public beta of the new iOS 13 would come in July, but it has surprised us by releasing it early.

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Beauty retailers stores are likely to take a hit from this new Amazon service, which will offer fast delivery through Amazon Prime and promises competitive prices.


Today, Amazon launched a new section on its website devoted to beauty professionals, offering stylists, barbers, hairdressers, and estheticians a new alternative to their local beauty supply store. In a blog post, Amazon announced that it would sell products from brands like OPI Professional and Wella Color Charm, which you might find at your local hair or nail salon. Customers will have to submit their credentials to

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Amazon before they will be able to gain access to the store.

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The Google sister company plans to build an entire supply chain to support its plan for a mass timber neighborhood—but only if Toronto adopts its plan wholesale.


Today, Google sister company Sidewalk Labs released a draft of its master plan to transform 12 acres on the Toronto waterfront into a smart city. The document details the neighborhood’s buildings, street design, transportation, and digital infrastructure—as well as how the company plans to construct it.

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Under Sens. Mark Warner and Josh Hawley’s DASHBOARD Act, big tech companies would have to report the value of the user data they harvest to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Both Silicon Valley and various tech policy groups are reacting cautiously to a new bill introduced in Congress today that would require large tech companies to report the dollar value of the personal data they collect from consumers each year.

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