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These Are Freelancers’ Top Four Concerns For 2018

LinkedIn surveyed freelancers who use its ProFinder platform about their top priorities heading into next year. Here’s what they said. Freelancers are preparing for the future of work just like everybody else, but that doesn’t strictly mean gearing up to fend off an automation-driven apocalypse. Show More Summary

The Political Dumpster Fire Of Net Neutrality Is Just Heating Up

After the FCC’s vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations, activists will turn to lawsuits, Congress—and the 2018 election. American net neutrality policy, a decade-old dumpster fire, flared up again this week with the FCC’s party-line vote approving chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom order. Show More Summary

This Is How Becoming A Freelancer Made Me Better At Managing My Money

Nine months of freelancing has taught me more about money and time management than years of full-time employment. For the first few months of my freelance career, I said yes to everything. I was desperate to impress clients, establish a name for myself, and earn something resembling a living wage. Show More Summary

Actresses are wearing black to the Golden Globes to protest Hollywood harassment

The Golden Globes just got darker. According to Entertainment Weekly, a lot of A-list actresses will be donning black gowns at the first major award show of the new year, as a gesture of protest against the scourge of sexual harassment in Hollywood that has turned the movie industry upside down in recent months. Show More Summary

Why The Highly Partisan FCC Decision Won’t Last Long

Chairman Pai’s power play proved successful, but the order passed by the commission Thursday is already under threat. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to roll back network neutrality rules and reclassify the internet...Show More Summary

Which Career Battles Should You Fight And Which Should You Drop?

It can be tricky figuring out how to advocate for yourself, and when it’s worth the fight. From getting more meaningful work to suspecting discrimination, here’s when to speak up. Kaleigh Moore had been working for an Illinois nonprofit as a PR manager for around two years when she asked her boss to work remotely once a week. Show More Summary

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

An analysis of home solar installations by GTM Research has found that the residential solar market is expected to fall 13% this year–its first drops after increasing YOY for years, reports Reuters. So why is Tesla to blame? After the...Show More Summary

Google’s AI helped NASA find a planetary system like our own

Using data obtained from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope combined with Google’s machine learning enabled the discovery of an eighth planet in the Kepler-90 system, a planetary system only 2,545 light years from Earth with a star much like our own sun, reports ScienceDaily. Show More Summary

Will the Justice Department scrutinize the Disney-Fox deal as much as AT&T-Time Warner?

The New York Times has an interesting op-ed suggesting that if the Justice Department is seeking to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger on antitrust grounds than it certainly will try to do the same thing with the Disney-Fox merger–that is, unless White House politics gets in the way. Show More Summary

A lot of dead people apparently supported ending net neutrality

People have taken to Twitter to post their findings that their deceased friends and relatives somehow came back to life to leave comments in support of the FCC’s decision to end the open and free internet. Scientists have yet to weigh in on this unbelievable miracle. Show More Summary

China Doesn’t Want Our Trash Anymore, So We Need To Recycle Smarter

For years, China has wanted all our leftover plastic. Now that it doesn’t, the U.S. waste industry needs to adapt–quickly. Each day, thousands of shipping containers full of American recycling–plastic, metal, paper, old electronics, textiles–are loaded on cargo ships and sent to China for processing and reuse in Chinese factories. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos shows what your Blue Origin ride into space will be like

The Amazon CEO posted a video of Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule 2.0 on its first successful test flight. The capsule is similar to the one that paying riders may eventually take into space. It features large windows that are 2.4 feet wide and 3.6 feet tall to give riders an unobstructed view of their surroundings. Show More Summary

Tesla’s New NYC Store Makes Room For Energy Products, Too

Elon Musk’s electric car company—which ended door-to-door sales of solar panels in April—has been quietly updating hundreds of showrooms. Tesla is opening a new storefront in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow that showcases not only vehicles, but also solar panels and energy-storing batteries. Show More Summary

Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy cereals are now a thing

Stop what you’re doing, go to your cereal shelf, and dump every single box of granola, muesli, and chia-hemp-barley flakes directly in the trash, because you can’t recycle that stuff and you’re going to need the space. Post just announced...Show More Summary

With a dramatic flair, Shervin Pishevar resigns from Sherpa Capital amid allegations

Shervin Pishevar, the tech investor who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and misconduct, just resigned from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he cofounded and had worked for as managing director. He hasShow More Summary

Apple TV and Chromecast suddenly appear on Amazon’s website

Amazon is preparing to sell the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast again, two years after yanking both streaming devices from its website. Listings for various Apple TV and Chromecast models have appeared on, and an Amazon spokeswoman...Show More Summary

This doll gives new parents the gift of sleep

When the Lulla doll hit the market in 2016, it sold out within two weeks of its release, prompting Ebay bidding wars the drove up the price of the $69 doll to $665. These bidders were likely exhausted new parents, who would do anything to get a few more hours of shut-eye. Show More Summary

Cute present alert! A stuffed toy that transforms into a hoodie for toddlers

Does your kid really need a $59 stuffed panda or tiger that miraculously transforms into a hoodie? Technically, no. But I guarantee it’s going to be a hit on Christmas morning. A new startup, Cubcoats, has just released a collectionShow More Summary

Most Americans know sexual harassment is a problem but don’t expect bosses to fix it

Despite the outpouring of workplace sexual harassment and assault allegations that continue to dominate headlines, only 49% of Americans  believe male business leaders need to speak out and set better examples, according to a nationally representative survey this month of over 2,000 U.S. Show More Summary

HuffPost editor steps down to launch a New York-centric nonprofit news project

Jim Rich, who was most recently the executive editor at HuffPost and before that the editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News, has announced he is stepping down from his post. According to a tweet, he is planning to launch his ownShow More Summary

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