Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… registered as a benefit corporation, or B corp, meaning the company has committed to adhering to rigid environmental and charitable standards, submitting detailed annual progress reports, and giving 1 percent of its pre-tax profits to green causes each year. Patagonia donated $800,000 We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land. Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario We have such a close connection to the area, Hilary Dessouky, Patagonias general counsel, told HuffPost by phone this …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 12, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/mashable It appears that asking your phone assistant for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung recently partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to make voice command banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice command via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID. SEE ALSO: You can now buy stuff without even having to leave …

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Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… Moscow, some people did not even care about it, but another time security showed up straight away. “In London, it was very welcomed by the people passing by; everyone was asking questions — ‘what is this about, can we take part in it?’ “But in South Korea they were super scared. They were freaking out, screaming, picking up the phone,” he recalls. “I think they’re not used to unexplainable things happening in public places.” False flags …

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Will Arnett is so overcome with email he’s working with a startup to solve the problem

June 5, 2017

… the format: scripts, meetings, publicists, lawyers its all on email. “Trying to keep up with them does get insane,” Arnett said last week during a phone interview from Los Angeles. Plus he has two young kids and presumably a life outside of work and those things also come with their own onslaught of emails, on top of keeping up with social media. It’s a lot enough to get Arnett involved his first tech project. SEE ALSO: How to fix your chaotic nightmare of an email inbox …

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BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Under EU law, passengers can claim compensation from BA for travel disruption, worth up to 600 euros (524). They can also claim expenses for items such as hotels, meals and phone calls – a matter that led to a dispute with insurers during the week. Automatic compensation Which? said the airline sector was out of step with other service industries. In a letter to BA chief executive Alex Cruz, Alex Neill from Which? wrote: “You have ‘profusely’ apologised to passengers, …

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I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter’s death – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images One of the things Sarah remembers most clearly about this period, as the family waited together, was how her son Barnaby would go to buy pizza in the evening, which no-one could eat. Every day they threw away boxes of uneaten pizza. Sarah wondered what the rubbish collectors would think. Although she knew that the helpline staff were taking her concerns seriously, she says it wasn’t made clear to the family that they had been logged as a priority case. …

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‘The World Cannot Wait And Neither Will We,’ 61 Mayors Pledge

June 3, 2017

… actions are a shameful rebuke to the work needed to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren, states have been and will continue to step up. G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, where they Paris Agreement and pledged a continued bilateral climate cooperation.That move, along with taking effect in November. James Brainard, the Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana, who didnt sign the Climate Mayors open letter, told HuffPost by phone Thursday that Trump likes to talk about greatness, …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… great for the anxiety-prone, because it allows you to focus on your breathing and body without getting stuck in your head. If youre new to yoga, I highly recommend starting with Lesley Fightmasters online videos. It may sound simple, but similar to yoga, walking outside (without your phone) allows you to refocus your anxious energy on a physical act and take in the world around you. Heres a great way to start, courtesy of psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson: 4. Singing, humming and …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

In a statement, BA said its IT systems were moving “closer to full operational capacity”, and chief executive Alex Cruz has posted videos on Twitter apologising for what he called a “horrible time for passengers”. But no-one from the airline has been made available to explain the cause of the system crash, and it has not explained why there was no back-up system in place. Five key questions for BA Wedding on hold amid BA travel woes BA passengers ‘trying not …

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Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more: this week in apps

Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you. SEE ALSO: Google imagines an app-less future with Android Instant Apps Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s …

May 21, 2017
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