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News and opinions from the saturated fat of the web. Readers beware! MSM with a far-left bent.

Should You Tell A Friend You've Started Having Feelings For Them?

20 January 2022 @ 5:00 am

You’re reading Love Stuck, where trained therapists answer your dating, sex and relationship dilemmas. You can 

Is The 'Crying Selfie' Good or Bad For Our Mental Health?

20 January 2022 @ 5:00 am

Bella Hadid has opened up about her depression and anxiety.There’s sometimes a moment when you’re crying when you suddenly catch sight of yourself in the mirror. Or perhaps you consciously take a photo with your phone. Maybe you even send it to someone to show, without telling them, how you’re feeling.It’s something supermodel Bella Hadid can attest to. The 25-year-old recently opened about the “excruciating and debilitating” anxiety she experiences and how “crying selfies” have helped her get through the pain.Speaking to the Wal

These Celebrity Manifestations Show It's All In The All Long Game

20 January 2022 @ 5:00 am

The idea of “manifesting” your dreams into reality is nothing new, but it has really gained momentum in the past year. There are books, TikToks and Instagram pages all dedicated to the concept of speaking things into existence.Advocates of manifestation believe that putting your intentions out there – and focussing your attention on them – will ultimately bring about tangible change. Others think it’s a pile of BS.But now, a star-studded Twitter thread has made us wonder if there is some value in sharing your hopes and desires with the world.A new ad campaign for the platform shows all the celebrities who’ve shared their ambition publicly, only for it to come true. Fame and fortune can sometimes leave us feel

6 Morning Habits That'll Make You Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

20 January 2022 @ 5:00 am

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'Operation Save Big Dog' To 'The Pork Pie Plot': Westminster's Word Salad Explained

19 January 2022 @ 9:07 pm

<img src="" alt=""Big Dog"" data-caption=""Big Dog"" data-rich-caption=""Big Dog"" data-credit="UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via PA Media" data-credit-link-back="" />Westminster is a jargon-filled place at the best of times (hello to “laying a statutory instrument”). But in recent days, British political watchers could be forgiven for being utterly confused by the salad of words being casually served up. Here’s our best attempt to explain what they mean.Operation Save Big DogLast Friday, the Independent reported Boris Johnson 

Boris Has Scrapped Plan B But Scientists Think It's An Awful Idea

19 January 2022 @ 4:46 pm

Goodbye face masks?Boris Johnson, fresh off the controversy of party gate, is scrapping Plan B measures in what looks like a bid to please those against Covid restrictions.The prime minister has signalled the end of work from home guidance, Covid passes and mandatory face masks in public places in England.Speaking in the House of Commons, Johnson said people were no longer advised to work from home when 

Angela Rayner Waves Goodbye To Boris Johnson In Very Subtle Commons' Snub

19 January 2022 @ 4:12 pm

Angela Rayner waving goodbye at Boris Johnson during PMQsAngela Rayner had a wordless rebuttal for the prime minister’s attempts to put down Labour during PMQs on Wednesday.This week’s PMQs were especially tense as political pundits have been speculating how many Tory backbenchers actually want to re

Rebel Wilson’s Mortifying Emergency Poo Tale Is Giving Us Bridesmaids Flashbacks

19 January 2022 @ 3:35 pm

That explosive poo scene in Bridesmaids is one of the most memorable in recent(-ish) cinema history, but it’s come to light that something similar actually happened to one of the film’s stars.Rebel Wilson, who played Brynn in the 2011 comedy, has revealed that life imitated art when she was once caught short out in public shortly after making the movie.Although Rebel doesn’t feature in the scene in question – when Maya Rudolph’s bride-to-be character and her bridesmaids end up decorating a bridal shop (and the road outside) after a dodgy meal – she can most certainly relate.The 41-year-old Aussie sta

Boris Johnson Will Stay On And Fight Any Leadership Challenge, No.10 Says

19 January 2022 @ 3:09 pm

JohnsonBoris Johnson still believes he is the best man for the job and will fight any no confidence vote levelled against him by Tory MPs, Downing Street has said.No.10 said Johnson plans to lead his party into the election despite facing calls to resign over the party scandal.Johnson faced the toughest prime minister’s questions of his premiership today, witnessing one of his own MPs, Christian Wakeford, defect to the Labour party just moments before he addressed in the Commons.Wakeford, who was elected in 2019 for Bury South, was one of a num

Gaspard Ulliel, Face Of Bleu De Chanel And Star Of Marvel's Moon Knight, Has Died Aged 37

19 January 2022 @ 3:01 pm

Gaspard UllielFrench actor Gaspard Ulliel has died at the age of 37, following a skiing accident.Gaspard was hospitalised on Tuesday after an incident while he was skiing in the Alps, after which he was said to be in a “serious condition”.The day after the accident, it was confirmed to the Agence France-Presse by Gaspard’s agent that the actor had died.

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A mindful blog for mindful people.

Tips on Finding the Best Academic Assignments Help Online

28 December 2021 @ 9:27 am

Assignments are part of the daily life of every student. Many of these academics are fine with handling the pressure of writing assignments on a routine basis but for some, it is a very difficult and tedious job to do these papers. Along with regular online classes and preparing for examinations, when they need to… The post Tips on Finding the Best Academic Assignments Help Online appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Incredible Cycling Routes That Should Be On Your Checklist

24 December 2021 @ 7:49 am

Nothing beats the charm of a long and thrilling cycle ride. The chill you experience every time waves of cool wind hit you cannot be found anywhere else.  Once you set off on the road surrounded by mind-blowing and beautiful nature, you start loving every mile of the trip. This is why, they say, it… The post Incredible Cycling Routes That Should Be On Your Checklist appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

A Guide to Drug Rehab: What You Get and How Much It Costs

22 December 2021 @ 10:17 am

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, then it’s important to understand the different levels of care that are available. We’re going to take a look at what drug rehab entails and how much it costs so that you can make an informed decision about where to go for help. What is… The post A Guide to Drug Rehab: What You Get and How Much It Costs appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

22 December 2021 @ 10:00 am

Mental health and substance abuse are often linked together. This is because addiction often occurs in people who suffer from mental disorders. In fact, over half of the people who are checked into rehab for addiction meet the criteria for mental illness diagnoses. Dual diagnosis treatment can help patients suffering from both problems. This blog… The post Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

3 Reasons why Temporary Wallpaper is a Great Choice for Tiny Homes

20 December 2021 @ 9:48 am

Picking wallpaper for your house is made such a great deal more straightforward now. There are a wide range of unlimited designs accessible having rich getting done and they can be installed easily. At whatever point you feel like you want to rearrange and have another plan in your tiny home, temporary wallpapers are exactly… The post 3 Reasons why Temporary Wallpaper is a Great Choice for Tiny Homes appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

The Store That Is Bringing Together Love, Laughs, And Nature

26 November 2021 @ 3:19 pm

With a plethora of information out there, a lot of spiritual gurus promising to heal you, it’s difficult to develop a connection with yourself – let alone find like minded people. Luckily, a new collective called Honest Angels has formed a one stop shop to remind us of our interconnectedness, practice unconditional love, and laugh… The post The Store That Is Bringing Together Love, Laughs, And Nature appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Healthy Living: A Few Relaxing Methods for Creating Joy in Your Life

24 November 2021 @ 6:23 am

Life is a complex thing. Though this seems like a complete oversimplification, these complexities of life often cause us undue stress, worry, and angst.  In order to combat the varied unknowns that life throws our way, we find sanctuary in engaging in social affairs, finding activities and hobbies to pass the time, or we develop… The post Healthy Living: A Few Relaxing Methods for Creating Joy in Your Life appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

What Are CBD Oil Extraction Methods

12 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Hemp cultivation is where the (cannabidiol) CBD production process begins. The cannabis genus is the plant from which the cannabinoid extracts, specifically the hemp species.  Only hemp strains, with the possibility for developing higher levels of CBD plus terpenes, albeit lower THC amounts, are chosen by farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill set legal limits for… The post What Are CBD Oil Extraction Methods appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Designing a Home? You might want to look at this.

9 November 2021 @ 12:20 pm

With a new home comes a new phase. You get a welcomed change of things and the opportunity for new beginnings. If you are designing your own home, it’s not just the cherry on the cake. It’s another cake by itself! Whether it’s a mansion or an apartment, designing your home has a convenient way… The post Designing a Home? You might want to look at this. appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

Life In The Age Of Virtual Technology

4 November 2021 @ 2:07 pm

We are living in the age of virtual technology. Over the past few decades, technology trends have been changed. Technology trends are making our lives easy. We are seeing amazing changes in the latest trends in online career development with the help of top quality Apps. One of the best things about the latest technology… The post Life In The Age Of Virtual Technology appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.

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10 More Great Articles and the Coronavirus

3 June 2020 @ 2:01 pm

10 More Great Articles and the Coronavirus: imageThe Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them by Erin Bromage - It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why…Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry by Atul Gawande - Health-care workers have been on the job throughout the pandemic. What can they teach us about the safest way to lift a lockdown?

10 Great Articles about the Coronavirus

10 April 2020 @ 1:34 pm

10 Great Articles about the Coronavirus: This Is How We Can Beat the Coronavirus by Aaron E. Carroll and Ashish Jha - Mitigation can buy us time, but only suppression can get us to where we need to beDon’t Halt Social Distancing. Instead, Do It Right. by Aaron E. Carroll and Ashish Jha - There are two things the United States must do to beat the coronavirus

5 Great Articles about Viruses

13 March 2020 @ 2:01 pm

5 Great Articles about Viruses: You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus by James Hamblin - Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain… Out of the wild by David Quammen - Where will the next pandemic come from?

10 Essential Essays about Women

8 March 2020 @ 3:00 pm

10 Essential Essays about Women: The Tyranny of the Ideal Woman by Jia Tolentino - How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization…Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain by Leslie Jamison - The pain of women turns them into kittens and rabbits and sunsets and sordid red satin goddesses, pales them and bloodies them and starves them, delivers them to death camps and sends locks of their hair to the stars

10 Essential Essays about Feminism

7 March 2020 @ 3:00 pm

10 Essential Essays about Feminism: What No One Else Will Tell You About Feminism by Lindy West - Guess what? You’re a feministBad Feminist by Roxane Gay - If I am, indeed, a feminist, I am a rather bad one The Women’s Movement by Joan Didion - The half-truths, repeated, authenticated themselves. The bitter fancies assumed their own logic

4 Great Articles about Women and Work

6 March 2020 @ 3:00 pm

4 Great Articles about Women and Work: The Invisible Barriers to Women in Science by Meghan Sullivan - If we hire a smaller fraction of women as professors than there are women with PhDs we have basically thrown away talent What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man by Lara Bazelon - In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simp

8 Great Black Essayists

21 February 2020 @ 3:01 pm

8 Great Black Essayists: imageJames Baldwin - One of the greatest essayists of all time Zadie Smith - Amazing reads by a great essayist/novelist Malcolm Gladwell - Fascinating psychology and more Roxane Gay - Incisive analysis from a leading voice Ta-Nehisi Coates - Hard-hitting, stand-out journalism 

10 Great Essays about Work

7 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm

10 Great Essays about Work: Work Sucks by Kassandra Vee - People don’t need any convincing to hate their jobs—their jobs do that for themThe Real Future of Work by Danny Vinik - Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.Your Professional De

5 Great Essays about Physics

31 January 2020 @ 4:01 pm

5 Great Essays about Physics: What Is Everything Made Of? by Charles Sebens - To answer whether the fundamental building blocks of reality are particles, fields or both means thinking beyond physics What If Everything We Know about Dark Matter Is Wrong? by Katia Moskovitch - It’s the biggest puzzle in science: we see only five per cent of all matter. This is the epic tale of the unending hunt for dark matter

What is Science? 5 Essential Reads

31 January 2020 @ 3:00 pm

What is Science? 5 Essential Reads: But is it Science? by Jim Baggott - There is no agreed criterion to distinguish science from pseudoscience, or just plain ordinary bullshit…The Trouble With Scientists by Philip Ball - How one psychologist is tackling human biases in science…The Hi-tech War on Science Fraud by Stephen Buranyi - The p

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Business, innovation and technology blogging sphere.

How new FTC and DOJ rules could stifle future Big Tech mergers

19 January 2022 @ 4:35 pm

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice said they’ll develop an updated set of guidelines for deciding when the government will try to block future tech mergers. Washington’s main antitrust regulators–the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)–made a joint announcement on Tuesday that they intend to look at big tech mergers through a different lens in the future.Read Full Story

Want more Instagram likes? Marketing scholars have discovered a formula for the perfect image

19 January 2022 @ 2:10 pm

‘In practical terms, we found that you could improve the number of likes of any given image by about 3% if you applied the appropriate filter.’ To pull in Instagram likes, the biggest rules are obvious: Be a name brand, or just have a ton of followers—and include witty accompanying text.Read Full Story

Lina Khan’s first on-camera interview: 5 takeaways, from Big Tech mergers to the metaverse

19 January 2022 @ 1:30 pm

The agency is redefining how it thinks about harm in order to tackle big antitrust questions raised by companies like Amazon, Apple, and Meta. Lina Khan has given her first on-camera interview since being named chair of the Federal Trade Commission. In it, the legal scholar, who has previously excoriated companies like Amazon for nimbly working around antitrust laws to undercut competitors and expand into new territory, talked about the current state of the commission. Below are five takeaways from her conversation with CNBC’s Aaron Sorkin and New York Times columnist Kara Swisher.

Ghosting on this Gen Z dating app will literally make you invisible

19 January 2022 @ 11:01 am

Snack, a dating app aimed at Gen Z and millennials, says people who ghost too frequently will become less visible on its platform. A one-year-old dating app for younger users says it’s found a way to make ghosts disappear. Read Full Story

Dear CEO: Here’s how to cope with ever-changing return-to-work plans

19 January 2022 @ 10:00 am

Maynard Webb says ask these three questions to help make decisions about returning to work (again). Q. Just as we were trying to get people back to the office and back to normalcy, omicron surfaced and changed our plans again. I would still like people to come into work, but I don’t know what is reasonable to ask our employees. It’s complicated with people in different locations facing different situations. What should I do to keep us moving forward in a world that keeps getting interrupted?Read Full Story

How to quiet your mind by doing a brain dump

19 January 2022 @ 9:00 am

You’ve decluttered your home for remote work. Now declutter your mind. From the moment we first open our eyes in the morning to the moment we go to bed, we’re confronted with a barrage of decisions. Which outfit should I wear? What should I make for dinner? What’s the fastest route to take to work today? Our minds are often full of a continuous stream of tasks, and it takes a toll on our mental well-being. With so much information coming from different sources—from news to social media outlets to our own family in the background—our brains can feel completely overwhelmed.Read Full Story

From failed medical devices to wrongful arrests, this is what happens when inclusive design takes a backseat

19 January 2022 @ 9:00 am

Here are 4 tangible ways to make product design more diverse from the outset. People interact with machines in countless ways every day. In some cases, they actively control a device, like driving a car or using an app on a smartphone. Sometimes people passively interact with a device, like being imaged by an MRI machine. And sometimes they interact with machines without consent or even knowing about the interaction, like being scanned by a law enforcement facial recognition system.Read Full Story

Problems ordering your free COVID test kits? Try this fix

19 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Some apartment dwellers are getting the error message “At-home COVID tests have already been ordered for this address.” Try looking yours up on USPS. This week, the Biden Administration finally launched its free at-home COVID tests program. The program allows every household to order four free tests. You can find instructions on how to order your tests here.Read Full Story

Former SpaceX engineers raised $50 million to build a Tesla for freight trains

19 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Autonomous, electric freight trains are here to take on semitrucks. Trains may be an old technology, but they are still remarkable machines—operating with roughly four times the energy efficiency of semitrucks driving on a highway.Read Full Story

This Web3 music startup mints ‘producer NFTs’ as the future of fandom

19 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

DoomsdayX is a new web3 studio giving fans a producer credit on their favorite artists’s upcoming music videos. NFTs entered the mainstream through the art world, as collectors paid headline-grabbing sums for digital works. And now there’s a growing number of Web3-first startups, including Catalog, Royal, and, betting on the music industry carrying the next big NFT wave.Read Full Story

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Get the Most Out of Your Show With Great SEO

20 June 2018 @ 9:28 am

Win New Audiences With Good SEO Strategies There are some small but very important things you can do to help boost listens to your broadcast. The combination of a relevant, catchy show name, great episode titles, and the use of keywords which give good results will work together to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) […]

Get yourself on Amazon Devices

9 May 2018 @ 1:28 pm

Learn how Tunein and Alexa can bring your show into homes. Listening to your broadcast has become even easier. You can now submit your radio show to Tunein which will make your show available on Amazon Alexa devices. Amazon Alexa devices are wireless, voice-activated “smart speakers”, they have a personal assistant voice service named “Alexa” […]

Your Guest Can Be Your Megaphone

5 April 2018 @ 11:46 am

Learn how to have a clear plan for each guest to help grow your audience. Be a Top Notch Broadcaster Being a radio broadcaster opens many doors, interviewing celebrities and other A-listers give you the opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people. For example you could interview one of Hollywood’s top stars one day and […]

How To Avoid Splitting Feeds and Losing Stats (& Money!)

17 January 2018 @ 4:07 pm

There are many different destinations that audiences can listen to your podcast. As a podcaster, you want to make sure your podcast is available everywhere your audience is. The key is that one distribution point (your podcast host) is responsible for spreading your podcast across the internet via your RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed. Your […]

The Power of Conversation in Broadcasting

14 December 2017 @ 10:23 am

Having a conversation is something we do all the time, a part of everyday life. However, the power of the humble conversation as a marketing tool is being re-evaluated by marketers around the world as they are starting to see what an integral part of a communications strategy it can be – especially when it […]

5 Ways to Boost Your Audience

29 November 2017 @ 4:01 pm

It’s undeniable. Everyone who is putting themselves out there and broadcasting on a regular basis is keen to grow their audience. However, the art of gaining new listeners is not an easy one and is something which takes time and practice. How you go about drawing in those followers completely depends on what you’re talking […]

How To Create The Perfect Radio Interview

22 November 2017 @ 5:46 pm

  The interview format is here to stay. Whether it’s a talk show, magazine profile or radio broadcast they attract listeners and viewers alike. Why? Huffington Post believes ‘we’ll always be drawn to Q&As about other people’s lives’ and Cultured Vultures confirms this ‘there is something to be said for being offered an insight into […]

BlogTalkRadio Has “Coffee With Kenobi”

10 November 2017 @ 3:29 pm

The Coffee With Kenobi podcasting network will be joining BlogTalkRadio. They will bring over four years worth of shows to the platform to take advantage of BlogTalkRadio’s unique monetization offerings. Coffee With Kenobi Host and Co-creator, Dan Z says, “We are thrilled to bring members of our Coffee With Kenobi family network to BlogTalkRadio. If you […]

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This Mexican news presenter didn’t pull any punches in his NSFW message to anti-vaxxers

20 January 2022 @ 8:16 am

Mexican news presenter Leonardo Schwebel of Telediario Guadalajara addressed anti-vaxxers in a passionate outburst on El Pulso. He said things a lot of other news presenters probably wish they could say, although maybe not in Spanish. Mexican TV Host loses it , calls all antivaxxers "morons" "You damned antivaxxers, gaggle of morons! Stop with your […] The post This Mexican news presenter didn’t pull any punches in his NSFW message to anti-vaxxers appeared first on The Poke.

It’s likely to be curtains for this US shutter company after they cancelled themselves

20 January 2022 @ 7:07 am

We can hardly believe this ad is allowed on US TV, yet @robertjackson392’s TikTok post shows it in action. Florida-based Plantation Shutters for You has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, with its unashamed political bias. @robertjackson392 Part 2 if this blows up 😂😂😂 #fyp #icantvote #florida #republican #democrat #business #biden #trump ♬ original […] The post It’s likely to be curtains for this US shutter company after they cancelled themselves appeared first on The Poke.

A Tory MP ‘supported’ the PM by comparing him to a serial killer -12 deadly takedowns

20 January 2022 @ 5:41 am

In case you missed it, Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday was quite the drama. A Conservative MP, Christian Wakeford, crossed the floor to join Labour, seating himself just behind Keir Starmer at the start of proceedings. Boris Johnson failed to address Partygate in any acceptable way, but deflected by announcing […] The post A Tory MP ‘supported’ the PM by comparing him to a serial killer -12 deadly takedowns appeared first on The Poke.

David Davis just told Boris Johnson ‘In the name of God, go!’ – 15 vote-winning responses

19 January 2022 @ 4:03 pm

There was a twist in the tail of today’s PMQs, where along with the relentless and hilarious mockery of Boris Johnson from the opposition benches, there was also a call for him to resign from a familiar face on the PM’s own side. It was Tory grandee David Davis (you remember) and it was quite […] The post David Davis just told Boris Johnson ‘In the name of God, go!’ – 15 vote-winning responses appeared first on The Poke.

Forget for a moment David Davis, this Labour MP had the funniest Boris Johnson takedown at PMQs

19 January 2022 @ 2:13 pm

Everyone’s talking about Tory grandee David Davis’s dramatic intervention at PMQs today where he told Boris Johnson: ‘In the name of God, go.’ "In the name of God, go" Conservative MP David Davis directs a quote, from late Tory politician Leo Amery, to Boris Johnson. Read more: — ITV News (@itvnews) January 19, […] The post Forget for a moment David Davis, this Labour MP had the funniest Boris Johnson takedown at PMQs appeared first on The Poke.

This 3-second clip of Boris Johnson at PMQs is surely the only one you need

19 January 2022 @ 1:47 pm

Boris Johnson was back at PMQs today where he was subject to no end of jokes about his many and various attempts to excuse his attendance at that boozy Downing Street garden party. Except the subject matter really was no laughing matter, of course, and Johnson responded to nearly every question by asking people to […] The post This 3-second clip of Boris Johnson at PMQs is surely the only one you need appeared first on The Poke.

The Daily Star front page was good but the Independent was great

19 January 2022 @ 12:25 pm

The Daily Star’s had a memorable run of front pages during the pandemic and today’s was no exception as it took Boris Johnson to task as he tried to excuse himself over ‘Partygate’. Pinocchio: I Am Not A Liar The pointed political humour of tomorrow’s @dailystar will not please Boris Johnson 😆 — Kevin […] The post The Daily Star front page was good but the Independent was great appeared first on The Poke.

The dog’s response to Ricky Gervais talking about dying melted people’s hearts

19 January 2022 @ 12:12 pm

To the One Show where Ricky Gervais was on the sofa to talk about the third and final series of After Life on Netflix. He was joined by his on-screen dog Brandy, played by female German Shepherd Anti. We mention this because Gervais got onto the topic of dying, and how he ‘wants to go […] The post The dog’s response to Ricky Gervais talking about dying melted people’s hearts appeared first on The Poke.

Simply 17 funniest things people are saying about Boris Johnson right now

19 January 2022 @ 10:38 am

Boris Johnson’s worst week continues to get worse. The good news for the beleaguered PM is that it presumably won’t be his worst week for long. As the mockery continues to rain down on his so-called excuses for attending that boozy Downing Street garden party (‘No-one told me it was against the rules!’) here are […] The post Simply 17 funniest things people are saying about Boris Johnson right now appeared first on The Poke.

This man defending Rosie Holt’s fictional Tory MP just made the whole thing even better

19 January 2022 @ 9:35 am

You will probably already have seen Rosie Holt’s fabulous spoof of a ‘Tory MP’ who doesn’t know whether she attended the Downing Street party or not. MP doesn’t know whether she attended Downing St Party — Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) January 11, 2022 The video went wildly viral and it fooled no end of people […] The post This man defending Rosie Holt’s fictional Tory MP just made the whole thing even better appeared first on The Poke.

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Surfacing women in science with the Smithsonian

19 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Women have always been on the forefront of science. From Ada Lovelace designing the first computer programs, to Rosalind Franklin decoding the structure of DNA, to Katherine Johnson figuring out the physics for mankind to reach the moon, the history of science has been driven by the contributions of women. However, they have often not received proper credit or acknowledgement for their essential work.This is why today we are thrilled to announce a new phase in our long-term collaboration between the Smithsonian and Google Arts & Culture. Together, we’ve developed new machine learning tools for use by curators at the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative as we dive into the institution’s archives to help uncover and highlight the many roles women have played in science over more than 174 years of his

It’s time for a new EU-US data transfer framework

19 January 2022 @ 11:00 am

If you rely on an open, global internet, you’ll want the European Union and the U.S. government to agree soon on a new data framework to keep the services you use up and running. People increasingly rely on data flows for everything from online shopping, travel, and shipping, to office collaboration, customer management, and security operations. The ability to share information underpins global economies and powers a range of services like high-value manufacturing, media, and information services. And over the next decade, these services will contribute hundreds of billion euros to Europe’s economy alone.But those data flows, that convenience, and those economic benefits are more and more at risk. Last week, Austria

The harmful consequences of Congress’s anti-tech bills

18 January 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Update: Ahead of the committee vote on the bill, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have circulated an amendment to the Senate bill. Below is our statement from Kent Walker:These changes concede every concern that has been raised about the bill — and solve none of them. For example, the amendment acknowledges the real security flaws in the bill by saying that platforms won’t be forced to share user data with companies on the U.S. sanctions list. But it says nothing about provisions that could require sharing data with countless other bad actors and foreign companies. The bill still covers leading American companies, while giving a free pass to foreign companies. It still includes all the provisions that hamper our ability to offer security by default on our platforms, exposing people to phishing attacks, malware and spammy content. And it still includes the provisions that could prevent us fro

This year's Doodle for Google contest is all about self care

18 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

I used to be the type of person who took pride in filling my days up. I loved checking items off my to-do list, saying yes to everything and filling my week with social plans. I took pride in productivity and living a fast-paced life. But the pandemic and the shift to new ways of working and living forced me to re-examine my mindset. I had to be intentional in rethinking how I structured my days and build in time for self-reflection, care and introspection.This shift isn’t unique to just me. The past few years have been marked by uncertainty, and students in particular have been profoundly impacted in the way they learn, socialize and approach health.So the theme of self-care felt fitting for our 14th annual Doodle for Google student contest. The 2022 contest theme is, “I care for myself by…”. We’re asking students to share how they nurture themselves in tough times. What do they do to feel better when they

The biggest lesson from a local news startup: listen

18 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Editor’s note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challengeprogram is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Kelsey Ryan, founder and publisher of The Beacon, is part of an innovator seriessharing inspiring stories and lessons from funded projects.When I first started thinking about launching a digital news startup for Kansans and Missourians after getting laid off in 2018, I envisioned an investigative-only outlet. But that’s very different from how The Beacon looks today. Now it’s better,

Schneider Electric secures its teams through Android Enterprise

18 January 2022 @ 11:00 am

Editor's note: Today’s post is by Simon Hardy-Bistagne, Director of Solution Architecture for Schneider Electric. The global company specializes in energy management and automation, with operations in more than 100 countries.At Schneider Electric, we are responsible for providing sustainability and energy management systems for a global customer base. As the Director of Solution Architecture for our digital workplace, I lead a team that ensures our employees have access to all of the collaborative tools they need from wherever they’re working.Android Enterprise is key to securely and flexibly managing Schneider Electric’s global workforce devices. We support a wide range of device-use scenarios for our employees, from fully-managed devices to personal smartphones securely enrolled with the Android work profile. The ex

So you got new gear for the holidays. Now what?

14 January 2022 @ 7:58 pm

The new year is here, and the holidays are (officially) over. If you were gifted a new Google gadget, that means it’s time to get your new gear out of the box and into your home or pocket.We talked to the experts here at Google and asked for a few of their quick setup tips, so you can get straight to using your new…whatever you got...right away.So you got a Pixel 6 Pro…Begin by setting up fingerprint unlock for quick and easy access.Prepare for future emergencies and turn on the extreme battery saver feature in the settings app. Extreme battery saver can extend your Pixel 6 Pro’s battery life by intelligently pausing apps and slowing processes, and you can preselect when you want to enable the feature — and what your priority apps are.Create

This talking Doogler deserves a round of a-paws

14 January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? You’re not alone. Over the last year, dog “talking” buttons have taken the pet world by storm. With the push — er paw — of a button, dogs are now “telling” their humans what they need, whether that’s water, food or to go outside. Some pups have even become social media famous for their impressive vocabulary, inspiring dog owners everywhere to pick up a set of buttons. Or in the case of Rutledge Chin Feman, a software engineer for Google Nest, to try building their own DIY versions.“I know I’m biased, but Cosmo is obviously the best dog in the world,” says Rutledge of his pup. When he and his wife adopted Cosmo, a German Shepherd mix and the first dog for both of them, they noticed right away he was skittish. “He was afraid of everything and would do a lot of lunging and barking. It was kind of a forcing function to learn a lot about positive reinforcement trainin

Increasing Google’s investment in the UK

14 January 2022 @ 6:00 am

Image credit: Pollitt & Partners 2015For almost two decades Google has been proud to have a home in the UK. Today, we have more than 6,400 employees and last year we added nearly 700 new people. We also strengthened our commitment to the UK in 2021 with the laying of a new subsea cable — Grace Hopper — which runs between the United States and the UK.Building on our long-term commitment to the UK, we are purchasing the Central Saint Giles development — the site many Googlers have long called home — for $1 billion. Based in London’s thriving West End, our investment in this striking Renzo Piano-designed development represents our continued confidence in the office as a place for in-person collaboration and connection.Across all our UK sites, Google will have capaci

Some facts about Google Analytics data privacy

13 January 2022 @ 7:48 pm

The web has to work for users, advertisers, and publishers of all sizes — but users first. And with good reason: people are using the internet in larger numbers for more daily needs than ever. They don’t want privacy as an afterthought; they want privacy by design.Understanding this is core to how we think about building Google Analytics, a set of everyday tools that help organizations in the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors understand how visitors use their sites and apps — but never by identifying individuals or tracking them across sites or apps.Because some of these organizations lately have faced questions about whether an analytics service can be compatible with user privacy and the rules for international transfers of personal data, we wanted to explain what Google Analytics does, and just as important, what it does no