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With Trump, The GOP Is Playing A Game Of Diminishing Returns

An expert on authoritarian regimes thinks Lindsay Graham’s recent tweet promoting Trump’s golf business is a bad sign of things to come. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of  Fast Company. Read Full Story

Patreon admits it “messed up” on that new fee structure everyone hated

Last week Patreon announced plans to implement a new fee structure that would likely hurt creators who depended on patrons who donated small amounts. Instead of the usual processing fee, Patreon announced that patrons would pay additional amounts for each donation made. Show More Summary

Anderson Cooper says he was hacked after tweet calls Trump a “pathetic loser”

The Twitter account of Anderson Cooper called President Trump “a pathetic loser” yesterday, and the CNN anchor says he had nothing to do with it. The tweet was sent in response to Trump’s tweet stating that he knew Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore would lose the race against Democrat Doug Jones. Show More Summary

These sexual-abuse headlines inspired the most visits to the EEOC’s website in 2017

Recently, the term “Weinstein effect” has been used as a way of trying to trace the ongoing cascade of sexual-abuse allegations back to early October, when Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct first started dominating headlines. While...Show More Summary

This New Kraft Ad Wants To Make All Parents Cry

Parenting is tough and Kraft wants to make you feel better (probably about feeding your kids Kraft Dinner). What: A new brand campaign from Kraft that pulls the heartstrings to remind parents not to feel guilty about feeding their kids Kraft Dinner. Read Full Story

This hotel just launched a maker program to fight plastic pollution in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of those lust-worthy vacation spots that could make you punch your Instagram feed in jealousy when friends post photos frolicking in its crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. But one thing most people don’tShow More Summary

These Are The 10 Habits That Drive Recruiters Crazy

Talking too much, showing up late, and not having a list of questions prepared are definite no-nos on your next job interview. When it comes to interviewing, there’s no such thing as one recipe for success–what a recruiter is looking for will largely depend on a company’s needs, job requirements, and culture fit. Read Full Story

This New Site Lets You Try A Job For Six Months Before Committing

Two millennial women were daunted by choosing a role to which they’d have to commit, so they created a platform to allow young professionals to try out jobs. When Juliette Lim was approaching the two-year mark as a business analyst at McKinsey, she had to make a decision. Show More Summary

Someone tried to trick the media with a fake lawsuit against Chuck Schumer

Reporters from Axios, the Washington Post, CNN, and others were reportedly presented with a document that looked like a lawsuit detailing a sexual harassment complaint against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The document appeared to have come from a former staffer, and contained “lurid sexual harassment accusations,” reports Axios. Show More Summary

Congrats On Your Startup Funding! Here’s How To Avoid Wasting It

One CEO says you can enlist everyone in your company to keep an eye on the budget even when you’re flush with cash and tempted to splurge. After my company raised over $60 million in financing and passed the 200-employee mark, we faced an urge many other venture-backed startups do: the impulse to splurge. Read Full Story

New NBA pact with Twitch means you too could someday announce games

In the latest sign of what the future of basketball broadcasting might be, the NBA will soon co-stream some of its developmental league games on the popular social video service Twitch, enabling a wide variety of commentators on games. Show More Summary

No One Wants To Work For You, And These Three Words Are Why

It’s one of the most common expressions found in job descriptions and postings, but it might be sending the wrong message. There’s a section in The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding, Al and Laura Reis’s 2002 branding bible, about the importance of “owning” the word or phrase you want customers to associate with your business. Show More Summary

Women Leaders Share Moments Of 2017 That Redefined Their Roles

Twelve women executives discuss how pivotal headlines caused them to rethink their values and transform their approach to leadership. The news this year has been filled with controversies, crises, and challenges generated from all corners of every industry, from our government to nonprofits and across the private sector.  Read Full Story

Activists Launch Prankster Protest On FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote

Failing to sway the FCC with calls, letters, and comments, advocates for regulation unleash a little online mayhem before Thursday’s vote. My fondest memory from covering Occupy Wall Street was a group of pranksters called the Tax Dodgers...Show More Summary

Apple invests $390 million into laser chipmaker Finisar

The company made the investment via its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, reports CNBC. Finisar makes some of the VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chips found in the iPhone X and Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds.Show More Summary

Astronauts on the ISS will get to watch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in space

Pretty excited about your center-front seats for The Last Jedi? That’s still not as cool as being able to watch the new Star Wars flick in orbit. After a tweet from spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal broke the news that crew on the...Show More Summary

The Top 10 Most Popular GoFundMe Campaigns Of 2017

The crowdfunding site hit $5 billion in total donations this year. Social fundraising platform GoFundMe continued to break its own crowdfunding records in 2017. In total, the service has been used by tens of millions of donors to raise over $5 billion for various crowdfunding campaigns since it launched seven years ago. Show More Summary

Google’s Year In Search 2017 video is full of hope

Looking back at world events, 2017 seems like one of the most distressing, nail-biting years on record with political uncertainty, extreme weather, and the depravity of some of those in power seemingly running amok across the globe.Show More Summary

Google’s top searches for 2017 included Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma

The search giant has unveiled its annual Year In Search results that show the top Google searches in various categories globally and by country. Hurricane Irma topped the search charts in both the U.S. and globally with Matt Lauer being the most searched for person in the U.S. Show More Summary

These Entrepreneurs Are Transforming The Middle East’s Startup Scene

Are investors in the region ready to support them? Ask an American VC or angel investor what comes to mind when they think of the Middle East, and many are likely to say “war.” “When I see my friends from business school,” said Tarek...Show More Summary

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