7 women speak out on the status of feminism in China


When China passed its first national legislation criminalizing domestic violence in March, it was a hard-won victory for Chinese women. The landmark law had been in the works for more than a decade and addressed an important issue: A reported 25 percent of Chinese women have experienced domestic violence, but only 40,000 to 50,000 complaints are registered each year.  The past year has seen other signs of progress. After more than 30 years of coerced abortions and hefty fines, the

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Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail


Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people in drink form was charged with unpermitted construction, grading and zoning code violations in Los Angeles court today for a structure he dubbed on social media

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Pope Francis to young people: Don't be a video game-playing 'couch potato'


BRZEGI, Poland — Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world. Peppering his speech with contemporary lingo, the 79-year-old pope, despite a long day of public appearances, addressed his eager audience with enthusiasm Saturday on a warm summer night. Francis spoke of a paralysis

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7 can't-miss apps: Zagat, Potterize, 'Kubic,' and more


With Yahoo’s big sale to Verizon finally becoming official and a new look at how the iPhone without a headphone jack could work, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a DJing app, a new puzzle game and an app that will make your GIFs look like they came out of Harry Potter. Check out the gallery below

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2016


Since eight years1, our monthly desktop wallpapers challenge is a Smashing favorite that wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of talented designers and artists from across the globe. On a quest to cater for wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd, we challenge you, the design community, to get your creative juices flowing and produce some interesting and inspiring designs each month anew. And, well, it wasn’t any different this time around. This post features

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10 most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends


 As the tech industry has heated up in recent years, athletes with an interest in startups have been jumping on deals. Most have stuck to what they know and supported sports-tech companies like CoachUp and The Players’ Tribune. But for some athletes, even that wasn’t enough. Here’s 10 of the most unlikely startup investments made by NBA legends. Read More Source link

Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without a parachute


LOS ANGELES — A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute and land in a net instead. After a two-minute freefall, Luke Aikins landed dead center in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts of Simi Valley. As cheers erupted, Aikins quickly climbed out, walked over and hugged his wife, Monica, who had been watching from the ground with their 4-year-old

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Serious privacy flaws discovered in Glow fertility tracker app


There are scores of startups making fertility tracker and family planning apps today, but a Consumer Reports investigation has singled out Glow Inc. for serious security and privacy flaws. First, Consumer Reports’ team was able to access very personal information including data and comments about users’ sex lives, history of miscarriages, abortions and more, through a privacy loophole having to do with the way the app allowed couples to link their accounts and share data. Additionally, Consumer Reports found that

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