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29 Stylish Things That Are Incredibly Versatile

You'll want to wear these wardrobe pieces again and again... and again.

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BuzzFeed - Latest

An Artist Is Taking Over Instagram With Her Beautifully Poignant Drawings Of Unarmed Black Americans Who Have Been Killed

This week's newsletter: The big controversial story this week that's sparking questions like what right does a child have to the profits of their internet famous parents? And a woman's Instagram account that's grown massively for its beautiful tributes to black Americans who have been killed.

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Fast Company

Kristi Herold

Even without team sports, this recreational league company finds a way to boost spirits

How does a company focused on camaraderie and team sports maintain its high-energy culture? The same employee-centered practices—but with a different execution.

Before the coronavirus, you might have kept employees smiling by providing catered lunches or organizing an after-work office softball team. Now that everyone is working remotely and juggling the demands of home, it probably feels impossible to foster a healthy organizational culture. Despite changing work conditions, the truth is...

Fast Company

Nicholas Joyce

I’m a psychologist. Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person sessions

Many therapists resisted going online for years. It’s exciting to see that COVID-19 finally changed their minds.

The coronavirus has resulted in stress, anxiety, and fear—symptoms that might motivate a person to see a therapist. Because of social distancing, however, in-person sessions are less possible. For many, this has raised the prospect of online therapy. For clients in need of warmth and reassurance, could this work? Studies and my experience suggests it does.

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Fast Company

Lauren Steele

Can Jot’s coffee concentrate make you forget about that $5 latte? Here’s what our editors say

We gave Jot Ultra Coffee to three of our editors to see if it lives up to its promise of delivering barista-worthy drinks at home.

Jot’s timing is impeccable. The startup burst onto the scene with its Ultra Coffee concentrate at the exact moment that coffee-shop denizens found themselves shut out of their favorite spots. Gone are the daily treats of oat milk lattes, cold brews, and café Americanos. In its place are mornings spent in our own kitchens, spilling AeroPress grinds everywhere...

Fast Company

KC Ifeanyi

Janelle Monáe fights COVID-19 food insecurity with #WondaLunch

The actress, singer, and activist is creating jobs and addressing hunger amid the pandemic with her free lunch initiative.

Janelle Monáe is processing the pandemic like the rest of us.

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Fast Company

Mark Wilson

Ford kills COVID-19 with ingenious car heater hack

A software update allows Ford police SUVs to sterilize themselves.

As COVID-19 has spread across the U.S., sterilizing wipes and hand sanitizer have been in short supply, which was a problem for the NYC police department. So it reached out to Ford to see if there were alternative cleaning products that it could use to keep its fleet of Interceptor SUVs sterile for officers to share across shifts.

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Wired Top Stories

Parker Hall

Propella 7-Speed Review: A Great Ebike and a Killer Deal

Looking to get around safely? This sleek new electric bike costs as much as a year's worth of bus tickets.

Wired Top Stories

Gregory Barber

Covid-19 Testing Is Expensive. It Doesn't Have to Be

The diagnostics industry favors wealthy countries, but the rest of the world needs tests, too. Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash thinks "frugal science can help.

Wired Top Stories

Aarian Marshall

Everyone's Ordering Delivery, but Apps Aren't Making Money

With dining rooms closed, more people are using Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. But the services face a challenge to satisfy both consumers and restaurants.

Wired Top Stories

WIRED Staff

Trump’s Fight With Twitter Finally Grew Teeth. Now What?

This week, Gilad Edelman joins us to discuss the White House’s move against tech platforms, and how talk of the November election led us to this moment.

VICE News

David Gilbert

Twitter Just Censored a Trump Tweet Glorifying Violence Against Minneapolis ‘Thugs’

Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting Twitter, the social network announced that it had censored one of the president’s tweets for “glorifying violence” against protesters in Minneapolis.

Just before 1 a.m. on Friday, Trump was tweeting about the escalating violence in Minneapolis, a response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer who knelt on his neck until he became unresponsive, and later died.

Trump initially lashed out at the actions of...

VICE News

David Gilbert

Watch Police Arrest a CNN Crew Live on Air While They Cover Protests in Minneapolis 

State troopers who were called in to quell police brutality protests in Minneapolis arrested a CNN reporter and his crew live on air on Friday morning.

The incredible scene unfolded live on CNN’s “New Day,” as reporter Omar Jimenez was describing the scenes around the 3rd Precinct police headquarters, which protesters had set on fire on Thursday night.

Moments before he was arrested, Jimenez described how police and fire crews had arrived at the police station, and police in riot...

The Verge

Elizabeth Lopatto

What does Tesla slashing car prices really mean for the company?

Image: Tesla

Well, I was going to write about the historic crewed launch and SpaceX, Tesla’s overachieving older sibling, but then the launch got scrubbed. Instead, let’s discuss money.

Tesla cut prices on several vehicles earlier this week: the Model S and X now cost $74,990 and $79,990 — respectively — for their base model, a $5,000 drop. The Performance versions of both cars, which are more expensive, have also dropped by $5,000. The Model 3’s cheapest model, the Standard...

The Verge

Verge Staff

The Verge’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Give Dad something to make him glad

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TechCrunch

Rita Liao

SoftBank pours $500M into Didi in China’s biggest autonomous driving round

The race to automate vehicles on China’s roads is heating up. Didi, the Uber of China, announced this week an outsized investment of over $500 million in its freshly minted autonomous driving subsidiary. Placing the bet — the single largest fundraising round in China’s autonomous driving sector — is its existing investor Softbank, the Japanese telecom giant and startup benefactor that has also backed Uber.

The proceeds came through Softbank’s second Vision Fund, which was...

CNN.com - Top Stories

CNN correspondent cites 'opposite treatment' from police

CNN correspondent Josh Campbell explains that his experience with state police in Minnesota has been the opposite of Omar Jimenez, citing that he is white and Omar is not.

CNN.com - Top Stories

Minnesota police arrest CNN team on live television

CNN's Omar Jimenez was taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez's crew were also placed in handcuffs.

Mashable

Sam Haysom

CNN reporter covering protests gets arrested on live TV

State police in Minnesota have arrested a CNN reporter, producer, and camera crew while they were live on air, covering the protests in Minneapolis that followed the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man who died in city police custody.

In a video shared to Twitter on Friday morning, correspondent Omar Jiminez can be seen speaking to police in the middle of a deserted street, showing them his identification while he explains that they're currently live. 

"We can move back...

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