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Standing Out from the Crowd: How to Get Your Content Noticed in the App Store

2 minutes agoInternet / Blogging : BlogHerald

It’s finally done. You’ve labored day and night on it, and have spent countless hours staring at a screen, tediously debugging and coding it. At long last, your mobile app is complete. The hard part is over, right? Sadly, you’re not out of the woods just yet. Show More Summary

Clinton meets with labor leaders, makes endorsement pitch

This story has been updated. SILVER SPRING, Md. – Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton met with labor leaders here Thursday, one day after her primary season rivals asked the AFL-CIO executive council for the organization’s support in her party's primary. During the meeting, Clinton said she repeated her commitment to pushing for an increase in the […]

USAID Seeds Innovation: 15 Social Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Picture this: A farmer in Nigeria needs to plow her field, but does not have laborers to do it. Using her mobile phone, she sends an SMS message, and within days, a tractor arrives. She can now plow her field 40 times faster than manual labor, and at one third of the cost.

A Story of Chocolate and Child Labor

At 6 a.m., 10-year-old Emmanuel wakes and readies himself for a day of labor in the cocoa fields. Along the way, he watches as other kids walk in the opposite direction - toward school. He reaches the fields at sunrise and uses his machete to slice ripe cocoa pods from the tree. Show More Summary

The official Dragon Con countdown begins!

Many of us consider Labor Day as just another chance to get off work, but the four-day weekend can't come fast enough for fans of television, film, anime, comics, and pretty much anything pop culture. From Sep. 4 to Sep. 7, the 29thShow More Summary

Why You Should Skip Labor Day and Vacation the Weekend After

Thanks to a longer summer season, Labor Day airfare prices are down nearly 14 percent. Here's why you should still consider traveling the weekend afterwards.

Will Amazon Be Able To Ground Jet.com?

American consumers have been trained to wait for one-day sales at certain designated holidays -- Labor Day, President's Day, Black Friday -- in the annual shopping calendar indicating when to grab a bargain. Shoppers love these one-day sales because they give them permission to splurge and justify indulgent behavior. Show More Summary

Soft rockers Air Supply hope to find love in Las Vegas

Australian soft-rockers Air Supply are all out of love, so maybe a return to The Orleans Showroom for three shows over Labor Day weekend will help them find it. The duo take the stage on Sept. 4, 5 and 6.

Billboards double as roadside beds for Pakistan’s homeless laborers

MotlyFoam has created the Billbed — a billboard made of foam, which advertises the company during the day and transforms into a roadside bed at night.

The Rise of the Gig Economy Is a Giant Myth

It's certainly possible that, one day, Silicon Valley darlings like Uber that rely on massive numbers of independent contractors who work as they please will revolutionize the American labor market such that we'll all end up freelancers patching together a living working gig to gig. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Locks In $15 iPhone Pricing

T-Mobile today improved its iPhone leasing program. Anyone who leases the iPhone 6 before Labor Day will only have to pay $15 per month for the handset. Moreover, those customers will be able to keep the $15 monthly lease payment even if they upgrade to the next iPhone before the end of 2015. Show More Summary

Running Back To 'Normal'

Getting back to "normal" is different for everyone. Part of my normal is running on a regular basis again. I have decided to run a local 5k in Kennesaw, GA on Labor Day. Running a 5k used to be no big deal for me. I knew running wasn't going to be possible for a long time after the cancer diagnosis last year. Show More Summary

AUSTRALIA: Labor Leader Bill Shorten Promises Marriage Bill Within 100 Days If Elected Prime Minister Next Year

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Gay Star News reports: Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised to introduce a gay marriage bill within his first 100 days if elected prime minister in 2016. ‘Same-sex couples have waited too long. Australia is trailing the world,’ the Labor Party leader said on Sunday (26 July). Show More Summary

Separating Me from Them

I carried them in my body for 40 weeks, each.  I grew them, cell-by-cell, limb-by-limb, inch-by-inch. My body created them from two half-cells into tiny but whole people. I birthed them, laboring for 1/2 a day or more, to bring them into our world. Show More Summary

Design History: Why Can't We Wear White After Labor Day?

Pin it We've all heard (and probably ignored) this common fashion rule but just where did it come from anyway? Let's take a look. READ MORE »

The Time the Roosevelts Served Hot Dogs to Royalty

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people in the U.S. eat more than 7 billion hot dogs. In 1939, that included the Roosevelts and their guests, the King and Queen of England.

National Hot Dog Day Promotes Health Hazard

Americans consume 818 hot dogs every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Yet that's not enough for the meat industry. So the North American Meat Institute will observe National Hot Dog Day with thousands more hot dogs at its annual Congressional hot dog lunch on July 22. Show More Summary

Billionaires Win Again: A $900 Million Payday Is The Reward For Crushing The Twinkie-Maker's Labor Unions

Two days ago we reported that according to the new Chief Restructuring Officer of America's "first national supermarket chain", Great Atlantic & Pacific, also known as A&P, Superfresh and Pathmark supermarkets, which just filed its second...Show More Summary

The Met’s ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ Exhibit Will Break Alexander McQueen’s Record

Still haven't seen the Met's "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibit? Well, you're in luck, because the museum has extended its run through Labor Day due to high attendance. WWD reports that the Met has had 500,000 visitors come through since opening day on May 7. At this rate, "China:... More »

When moderators attack

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The New York Times's Adrian Chen reports on what happens when websites rely on unpaid labor to police their communities: trouble, such as Reddit becoming useless for days as the landscape of control shifts and cracks. Read the rest

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