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“Time well spent” is shaping up to be tech’s next big debate

In 2016, Tristan Harris, whose job title at Google was “design ethicist,” left the company to focus on a new nonprofit he called Time Well Spent. The goal of Time Well Spent is to reverse what it cals “the digital attention crisis” — the brilliants minds at Google, Apple, Facebook, and elsewhere who “hijack our […]

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Tropical Storm Harvey Is Hitting Houston Hard; ‘FEMA’s Going to Be There for Years’

Moses Juarez, left, and Anselmo Padilla wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. Image via the AP. Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but as Houston is hit with massive flooding, the Weather Channel is looking pretty grim right now. The National Weather Service […]

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All of the Sudden I Need to Meet the Rock Immediately

Image via the AP. Dwayne Johnson, Uncle DJ, is stoked, about everything, all the time, and his latest mission is meeting a ten-year-old fan right now immediately. The boy Jacob O’Connor saved his two-year-old brother from drowning by doing CPR which he learned from watching the Rock’s performance in San Andreas. So Johnson invited the […]

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White Supremacist Daniel Borden Charged in Charlottesville, Va., Attack of Deandre Harris

Hamilton County Justice Center An arrest has finally been made in the brutal attack of Deandre Harris that occurred during the Unite The Right racist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Police arrested Mason, Ohio resident Daniel Borden, 18, Friday evening and charged him with malicious wounding, according to WCPO. As reported by The Root, Harris was […]

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Sunday’s Best Deals: Sony Headphones, Brother Printer, Foam Mattresses, and More

A printer you won’t hate, discounted foam mattresses, and $170 off Sony noise cancelling headphones lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for […]

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Amazon Will Ship You a Foam Mattress For Not Much Money Today, With a 120 Night Trial Period

You’re not a true internet user until you’ve purchased a mattress online, and today only, Amazon’s marking this eLuxurySupply 10” dual foam mattress down to just $374-$607, with queens checking in at $517. That’s significantly less than the equivalent Casper or Leesa, and while it’s more expensive than some other mattresses-in-a-box from Amazon, this is […]

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As His Golf Vacay Gets Rained Out, Trump Passes the Hours Shit-Talking Richard Blumenthal on Twitter

Image via Getty Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. It’s like raaaaiiiiiiin, on your golf vacay. Advertisement Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today: Trump is on vacation at his golf club—or “working hard from New Jersey,” as he phrased it—but, uh […]

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A List of Ivanka Trump Fan Accounts That Ivanka Trump Follows On Instagram

Image via Getty. Although I assume there are myriad, I do not follow any Ellie Shechet fan accounts on Instagram. Unlike me, Ivanka Trump follows many accounts devoted to being devoted to her. She follows 1,097 people and brands on the platform, whose ranks include, dizzyingly, former Real Housewife Kristen Taekman, Mike Bloomberg, Lenny Letter, […]

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The Producers of Poldark Are Making a ‘Darker’ Pride and Prejudice 

The producers of Poldark are taking a shot at an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, drawing out the tale’s “darker tones.” That’s according to Radio Times, though dates and cast are still TBD: The producer [Mammoth Screen], which also makes ITV smash hit Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, has commissioned acclaimed playwright Nina Raine – author […]

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Laura Dern Could Make History If She’s Elected President of the Academy of Motion Pictures

Laura Dern is on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures, giving her power on various committees that form the membership and power centers for the Oscars. She is now a contender for the position held by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who is stepping down as president after four years of pretty crazy […]