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‘Kick her out’: Hanson lashes anthem girl
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Ten of Australia's best literary comics
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I'd work with Mazz in an instant (if I could design)
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Land Portal News Digest - Week 37 -
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This sudomakes so much sense. Although I'm not sure he actually went so deep, he might have just been a Wuxia nut ;)
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What’s the best way to understand Flexbox? Learn the fundamentals, then build lots of stuff. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this article. Making photos run in rows and columns with Flexbox is easier than most persons perceive.
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Designing A Product Page Layout with Flexbox | CSS-Tricks
Every day at Shopify I speak with Partners who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in ecommerce design. Recently, I've noticed a number of designers are experimenting with Flexbox in their stores.
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The largest social networks in the world would be huge countries — Quartz
Social networks make the world’s largest nations seem small https://ift.tt/2N5uGRL Prospective https://ift.tt/2OdagTz September 12, 2018 at 01:08PM

In the latest profile of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos mentions an astonishing statistic: 2.2 billion people—”a third of humanity,” Osnos wrote—use Facebook at least once a month. If Facebook were a country, it’d be the largest in the world.

How do other popular social media sites compare to countries’ populations? Like Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube have monthly user-bases larger than the world’s two largest countries, China and India. Facebook’s Messenger app has a monthly user-base roughly equivalent to those two countries’ populations. And chat app WeChat (or Weixin, in Chinese) pulls in the equivalent of 76% of China’s population. (WeChat has become integral to many Chinese people’s lives.)

These numbers are a testament to the power of social media. Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter replica), QZone (China’s equivalent of Facebook), and Chinese messaging app QQ each attract more monthly users than there are people who live in the United States, the world’s third-largest country by population. It’s also a testament to the power of the social media companies themsleves; Facebook owns three of the world’s largest platforms (Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram), and Chinese company Tencent owns QQ, QZone, and WeChat.

Of the major social networking sites, only Pinterest and Snapchat had fewer users than the US had people, but they’d still both rank in the top 10 largest countries in the world.

Even massive countries around the world struggle to govern themselves, so perhaps it’s no surprise that companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to moderate the use (and abuse) of its platforms.

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Tripadvisor, mille recensioni false: condanna a 9 mesi
Il "mercato" delle recensioni false online è sicuramente un business attrattivo: reputazione comperata e venduta a poco prezzo e altissimo valore. Ma finalmente qualcosa inizia a muoversi per la trasparenza...
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Apple iPhone event 2018: start time, live stream, and live blog - The Verge
Apple iPhone event 2018: start time, live stream, and live blog https://ift.tt/2Nan4NV Prospective https://ift.tt/2x5QbY4 September 12, 2018 at 01:11PM

iPhones! Apple Watches! More Apple announcements! We’re just hours away from Apple’s big fall hardware event where the company is expected to show off the phones, smartwatches, accessories, and software updates for its suite of products.

As always, the spotlight will almost certainly be on the rumored iPhone XS and XS Max, which are updates to last year’s flagship iPhone X. There’s also rumored to be a new 6.1-inch LCD model that could bring the bezel-less notch display down to a cheaper price point.

The Apple Watch is also expected to get a big update with the Series 4 model said to offer the first redesign in years, with a slimmer design and a larger screen.

And given that it’s Apple, anything (maybe even “one more thing”) could happen on stage. As always, The Verge will be on the ground at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino to bring you all the latest news as it happens. Here’s how you can follow along:

Where to watch:

Starting time: San Francisco: 10AM / New York: 1PM / London: 6PM / Berlin: 7PM / Moscow: 8PM / Delhi: 10:30PM / Beijing: 1AM (September 13th) / Tokyo: 2AM (September 13th) / Sydney: 3AM (September 13th).

Live blog: Tune in to The Verge live blog for up-to-the-second updates, commentary, and pictures directly from the venue, or follow below.

Keynote live stream: Apple’s live stream is available on its website and Twitter for streaming on desktop. It’s also available through the Apple Events app on the Apple TV.

Live tweeting: Follow @verge on Twitter for the latest headlines and details as they emerge.

Live updates: Today’s @verge Instagram Story will have live video updates from our team on the ground at Apple Park.

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Outdoor Voices fans are getting the high-impact bras and leggings they
Outdoor Voices fans are getting the high-impact bras and leggings they asked for https://ift.tt/2N7947v Prospective https://ift.tt/2Ojr7Uw September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

[Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Voices]

Today, the cult activewear brand Outdoor Voices launches women’s leggings and bras engineered for high-impact activities. Every aspect of the garments–from the cool hand-feel of the fabric to the thick waistband–came from the brand’s intimate conversations with customers. OV poured over these insights, then spent months refining new fabrics and cuts for this collection.

“We’ve always strived to be a customer-led brand,” says founder and CEO Ty Haney. “As we get bigger, we have to get more creative about engaging with our customers, but we’re always turning to them for feedback.”

[Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Voices]OV fans are a loyal bunch. Earlier this year, they rushed to the brand’s defense when a competitor created activewear that seemed to rip off OV’s iconic colorblocking aesthetic. Haney has worked hard to cultivate this devoted following. She regularly talks with customers on Instagram, which is how she discovered, back in 2017, that there was a desire for high-impact gear. “Many found it very hard to find a bra that was comfortable, supportive, and also attractive,” Haney says. “High performance doesn’t have to equate with ugly.”

The OV team developed a proprietary new fabric that provides compression, while still maintaining the comfortable, relaxed feel that the brand is known for. The leggings went through 12 iterations before this final product was born, and tested each piece through activities like spin classes and boot camps. The new collection features colorblock patterns, but also fun polka dots.

This rounds out the brand’s assortment of products, which have specialized on low-impact gear until now. Haney founded OV six years ago to provide an alternative to the competitive approach brands like Nike and Adidas adopt. She encouraged her customers to think of their everyday pursuits–like walking the dog, or taking a gentle hike with friends–as part of an active lifestyle. This approach has worked, transforming the startup into a major player on the marketplace, with eight stores (and five more coming) and $64 million in VC funding to keep growing.

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Another pharma CEO raised the price of an essential medicine by 400%
Another pharma CEO raised the price of an essential medicine by 400% https://ift.tt/2Odas5j Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

Nirmal Mulye, the CEO of a small Missouri-based drug company called Nostrum Laboratories, has raised the price of his drug, nitrofurantoin, from $474.75 to $2,392 per bottle last month, reports the Financial Times. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections and is classified by the World Health Organization as an essential medicine due to its importance. So the thing you want to do is make the drug as pricey as possible, obviously.

Shkreli, Jr.–er, Mulye–defended his  price gouging by saying he has a “moral requirement to make money when you can.” Mulye then went on to try to rationalize his greed at the cost of others’ suffering by saying his price gouging is no different than Apple charging more for iPhones and automakers charging more for cars. Of course, those products aren’t designed to save lives–not that the argument matters. After all, Mulye has morality on his side.

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Amazon is packing its search results with sponsored ads
Amazon is packing its search results with sponsored ads https://ift.tt/2N7Nxf5 Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

If you do a search for almost anything on Amazon, the first few results you are likely to see now are sponsored ads which are paid for by companies to show when Amazon’s customers search for certain terms, reports Recode. It’s only when customers scroll a little down the search results page that they see the organic search results. And the spending on these sponsored ads increased by 165% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to a year earlier.

So why are companies spending more and more on Amazon sponsored ads? Because, as with Google searches, most users won’t go beyond the first page of product search results on Amazon. In order to guarantee your products show up on that page (and at the top, no less) brand will shell out the big bucks. And that works great for Amazon, who makes money not just selling the ads, but from selling the product itself. The increased presence of ads on search results pages could also help smaller brands–if they’ve got the cash, they can buy ads to get their products seen instead of having them show organically on that ninth page of search results no one navigates too.

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One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem | Aeon Ideas
One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem https://ift.tt/2MkXDUx Prospective https://ift.tt/2N9XloY September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, despite all the opiates we take: when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – t...

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Does Locke's entanglement with slavery undermine his philosophy? | Aeon Essays
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John Locke took part in administering the slave-owning colonies. Does that make him, and liberalism itself, hypocritical?

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PRIVATE DEBT COLLECTION WAS IMPLEMENTED DESPITE RESOURCE CHALLENGES; HOWEVER, INTERNAL SUPPORT AND TAXPAYER PROTECTIONS ARE LIMITED
Recent report on the effectiveness of private debt collectors for overdue taxes :

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corey is ecstatic that we saw the Harry Potter store in heathrow, guess we can pack it in and go home now
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