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Americans Don’t Trust the Media, and for Good Reason

Sharyl Attkisson, The HillTrust in the mass media is at an all-time low. Two- thirds of Americans believe the mainstream press publishes fake news. Yes, there’s still much good journalism to be found, if you know where to look. Yet, ask reporters who’ve been around a while, and many will tell you that a lot of good journalism is being left unpublished. Good journalists hate what’s happening to the news. … Read the referenced story here: Americans Don’t Trust the Media, and for Good Reason

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Android 

The best tech deals that you don’t want to miss out on

Our friends at Thrifter post some great deals every day, and here are the best ones available right now! From mobile phones to general tech, home goods and much more, the team at Thrifter is scouring the web every single day to find the best deals. Whether something hits a new all-time low, gets discounted for just a limited time, or has a new coupon code available for it, you won’t want to miss out any of them. If you want to know about the deals as soon as they…

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Smarter 

10 Clever Kitchen Gadgets You Don’t Even Know Exist

Traditional kitchen gadgets are useful, but boring. Cooking and being in the kitchen doesn’t have to be a serious business. With a little creativity, kitchen gadgets can be fun. Even if you don’t like cooking, you’d love to have one of these (or all of these) in your kitchen. Lifehack has handpicked 10 clever kitchen gadgets that go beyond your imagination. 1. MasterPan Non-Stick 3 Section Meal Skillet This genius pan is designed to allow you to cook everything you need in one spot. Whether you’re trying to cook in…

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Don’t eat the Nougat [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry follow up on Andrew’s second opinion article about the Moto Z2 Force. They also talk about Bluetooth 5, the LG V30, and the installed base of Nougat, which is now at 13.5% of all Android devices. This brings up a great question: Is it better to buy a slightly older “flagship” phone, or a brand new mid-range device? Show Notes and Links: Moto Z2 Force, a second opinion: Just not enough Bluetooth 5 and the HTC U11: You had it all along Sponsor: Thrifter…

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Science 

In The Event Of A Nuclear Blast, Don’t Condition Your Hair

Enlarge this image The Homeland Security website Ready.gov warns that following a nuclear blast, you should wash your hair with shampoo but not use conditioner, because conditioner can bind radioactive material to your hair. Smith Collection/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Smith Collection/Getty Images If, for some reason, you find yourself in a situation where you need to wash radioactive material from your body, don’t reach for the bottle of hair conditioner. Conditioner can bind radioactive particles to your hair. That warning was part of guidelines issued last Friday by…

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Trump arrives home in New York, but protesters don’t see him

AP Photo/Craig Ruttle NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went home to Trump Tower on Monday for the first time since his inauguration, with a throng of chanting protesters awaiting – but never seeing – him. Thousands of demonstrators roared “shame, shame, shame” and “not my president!” while watching for Trump’s motorcade along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, but it ultimately approached from another direction. A far smaller crowd of Trump supporters also awaited him. Onlookers who did see the motorcade greeted it with cellphone … Read the referenced story here: Trump…

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Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

Deetz & Brophy, USA TodayBacklash and a #NoConfederate hashtag have already greeted the provocative idea from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to create a fictional HBO series depicting America as if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. While artists should be allowed to tell any story as they please, the danger here stems from an uneducated public and a very real legacy of institutionalized racism. … Read the referenced story here: Americans Don’t Have Education to Handle “Confederate”

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Smarter 

8 Common Words You Don’t Know Are Making You Sound Unreliable

Communication becomes more casual every day. Ten years ago, we never would have felt comfortable including a smiley face in an email to our boss, but now in 2017, that seems less unprofessional. While speaking and writing tend to have different guidelines, we still tend to have more fillers when speaking vs. typing a social media post or a quick message to a coworker. When we speak, we tend to allow ourselves more fillers; I’ll never forget the time one of my professors in college asked us to count the…

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Don’t Recall the Summer of Love? Lucky You

Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly StandardSan FranciscoIf you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to check out the trams at the airport. They’re done up in psychedelic colors. And over by the gates you can have your picture taken in a mock-up of an old VW bus like the hippies used to drive, also decorated psychedelically. Wearing flowers in your hair is strictly optional.When you get into the city proper, passing several psychedelic billboards, you’ll find it jumping with events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Having come…

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