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Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat In Stinging Rebuke Of Trump/Bannon

Moore may have lost the votes of Alabamians who agreed with his moralist agenda but balked at his own morally questionable actions. The Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore for the open Alabama Senate seat. Jones’s victory...Show More Summary

Do any Republicans oppose the FCC’s net neutrality vote? This one does

Whether it should be or not, net neutrality regulation is a nearly lock-step partisan issue in Washington, D.C. Democratic minorities both on the commission and in Congress oppose the rollback of the rules enacted in 2015 during President Obama’s term. Show More Summary

#VoteForRoyMoore was a favorite hashtag today for Russian-linked Twitter accounts

Ever since revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct were first published in early October, the growing list of harassment scandals has dominated social media, including on Twitter accounts linked to Russian propagandists. Show More Summary

Why the once darling social media service Storify is coming to an end

Storify, the beloved digital publishing tool that allowed writers to chronologically arrange social media posts, will soon be no more. The curation service will go offline May 16, 2018, the company announced today. For those who have...Show More Summary

The New iMac Pro Is Really Expensive And Really Worth It: Early Reviewers

The machines, meant for Pro users, are super powerful but can’t be upgraded. After much anticipation, Apple has finally said when the new iMac Pro will be available for sale–this Thursday, December 14. The new machines, which design-wise look just like current iMacs, are meant for Pro users, such as video editors, architects running CAD software, and the like. Read Full Story

We Need More Women In STEM: The Girl Scouts Want To Help

The first step is proving to young girls that they can make a difference in typically male-dominated fields. What’s next, and more complicated: Keeping their interest and confidence as they learn. The gender gap in the fields of science,...Show More Summary

The Music Industry’s Go-To Collaborator Sampha Just Wants To Understand Himself Better

Sampha has worked with Kanye West, Beyoncé, Solange, Frank Ocean, and others–now he’s trying to find his own sound. Sampha has had a busy year. Then again, to hear the English singer talk about it, he’s been busy for a long while. He’s...Show More Summary

Ikea employees are getting VR headsets for Christmas

Ikea wants to make sure its employees are gearing up for the future–so it’s giving them some gear. The U.S. division of the flat-pack furniture behemoth is giving 14,000 employees virtual reality headsets for Christmas. While the press...Show More Summary

For better or worse, Twitter is finally embracing the tweetstorm

For years, intrepid Twitter users have been devising workarounds to allow for greater verbosity than can be crammed into 140 (or even 280) characters. One that has stuck is the tweetstorm—a series of tweets connected to each other as @replies. Show More Summary

Trans people can join the military beginning on New Year’s Day, but might be banned later

A federal judge yesterday upheld a temporary pause on President Trump’s ban of transgender service members in the U.S. armed forces, according to the New York Times. That means that–for now, anyway–the Defense Department must allow trans people to enlist starting on New Year’s Day. Show More Summary

Todrick Hall Invites You “Behind The Curtain” Of His Dizzying Hustle

The YouTube star’s new documentary details the making of his chart-topping musical “Straight Outta Oz”–prepare to have your to-do list put to shame. If Todrick Hall has ever unfollowed you, don’t take it personally. Read Full Story

3 Ways To Tell Your Annoying Coworkers To Shut Up Without Being Rude

You don’t need to take the passive-aggressive route. There are obvious benefits to an open office. Have a question for your manager? You can just walk right over to her. Want to have an impromptu conversation with your team? You don’t even need to go into a conference room. Read Full Story

New Gun Violence PSA Looks Ahead To Tomorrow’s School Shooting

Sandy Hook Promise marks the five-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. What: Sandy Hook Promise marks the five-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School with a new PSA that illustrates how tomorrow’s news can be reshaped by today’s actions and challenges the idea that gun violence is unavoidable. Read Full Story

My Smartest Employees Have Forced Me To Reward Them—Here’s How

Humu CEO and former Google HR chief Laszlo Bock on how “discretionary effort” (plus modest self-promotion) can win over oblivious or skeptical managers. There’s a lot about your work life that you can’t control: your coworkers, your assignments, your customers, your boss. Show More Summary

Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive

Making a habit of running through your top-priority tasks can cut back on wasted time in your workday–even if you can’t accomplish everything. If you have a love-hate relationship with lists of all kinds, you aren’t alone. On one hand,...Show More Summary

When Your Fear Is The Remote Control: Karen Palmer’s Immersive Cinema

The filmmaker’s “RIOT” changes according to your particular emotional reactions, and may change them too. Karen Palmer is out to scare people. For the past three years, she’s been plunging people into a stressful and potentially deadly riot, firmly believing that they’ll emerge changed for the better. Show More Summary

Groupon’s Andrew Mason is back with “a word processor for audio”

In 2013, Andrew Mason was famously fired as CEO of Groupon, a company he cofounded. His second act, Detour, was a startup that created podcast-like audio tours. That involved producing a boatload of spoken-word content. And Mason discovered that working with speech in existing sound-editing programs was a hassle. Show More Summary

Inside Barbie’s Fight To Stay Relevant

Today’s Barbie is fighting for gay rights, body inclusivity, and open borders. But is she woke enough for millennial parents? Just before Thanksgiving this year, Barbie had her wokest moment yet. On the official BarbieStyle Instagram...Show More Summary

Pepsi just ordered 100 of Tesla’s new electric semis

The sugar water giant made the announcement on Tuesday, reports Reuters. The pre-order of 100 of Telsa’s new electric trucks is the largest publicly known order so far. That means that Tesla has now received pre-orders for 267 of the new vehicles, according to Reuter’s tally. Show More Summary

Local social media platform Nextdoor has raised another $75 million

The social media platform aimed at connecting neighbors took in its latest haul sometime in or after August, the Information reports. It’s not known which investors led the series G round, but the new funds now give Nextdoor an estimated...Show More Summary

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