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Women-led movements in France and South Africa exposed damaging environmental policies–and won the presitigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2018.

In South Africa, the government cut a $76 billion nuclear power deal between South Africa and Russia that was poised to decimate South Africa’s environment and jeopardize its efforts to build out clean energy. In France, the multi-million dollar deep-sea fishing industry was helping precipitate the collapse of many of the Atlantic Ocean’s most vital species.Especially when tied to corporate and geopolitical interests, the decisions of government are difficult to confront, and even harder to undo.

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Internet trolls are the bane of our existence on social media. Write one little tweet about Russian bots, the insanity of #Pizzagate, or Ed Sheeran’s smarmy smile, and the trolls come out to harass you as fast as you can block them. Now a new podcast is spinning those stories of online malaise and digital …

Internet trolls are the bane of our existence on social media. Write one little tweet about Russian bots, the insanity of #Pizzagate, or Ed Sheeran’s smarmy smile, and the trolls come out to harass you as fast as you can block them.

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The quest for firewood decimated the environment around this camp for people displaced by Boko Haram. A new project wants to reforest the area, creating work, food, and a better environment.

When refugees from Nigeria first started arriving at the Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon, fleeing from Boko Haram, the area was surrounded by trees. As the camp’s population swelled to more than 60,000 people, thousands of those trees have now been cut down for firewood for cooking. At least one hectare of forest–an area about the size of a city block in Manhattan–is typically cut down per person per year in Cameroon for use as firewood or to make charcoal.

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If you love going to the movies, you’ve no doubt been tempted to buy a MoviePass, the card that lets you see numerous movies a month for less than the price of a single ticket. Originally, MoviePass allowed customers to see a movie every day–though you weren’t able to buy tickets in advance, or go …

If you love going to the movies, you’ve no doubt been tempted to buy a MoviePass, the card that lets you see numerous movies a month for less than the price of a single ticket.

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Looking for something to do with all your bitcoin profits? Shake off your Fyre Festival hangover, head to Iceland for the Secret Solstice music festival from June 21-24, and celebrate 96 hours of continuous daylight by burning through a million dollars in style. The festival’s Million Dollar Package includes: A private jet to and from …

Looking for something to do with all your bitcoin profits? Shake off your Fyre Festival hangover, head to Iceland for the Secret Solstice music festival from June 21-24, and celebrate 96 hours of continuous daylight by burning through a million dollars in style.

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This afternoon, Facebook will release its first-quarter earnings. Here are five things we’ll be watching for from the social-networking giant: This is Facebook’s first earnings report since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke last month. It will be interesting to see how the controversy–which involves the misuse of over 87 million users’ data–affects the company’s bottom …

This afternoon, Facebook will release its first-quarter earnings. Here are five things we’ll be watching for from the social-networking giant:

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From switching careers to finding ways to add value to their employers, three writers from The Motley Fool shared some of the biggest lessons they’ve learned during their working lives.

A surprisingly high number of Americans are unhappy with their work; some estimates are that more than half of us don’t like our jobs. And while there are always things we have no control over, none of us should feel completely powerless. There are almost certainly things you can do to put yourself in a better situation.

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Gawker may have filed for bankruptcy nearly two years ago, but the saga continues. The latest update involves the now-defunct media company’s liquidation sale. It had been rumored for over a year that Peter Thiel–who helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the website–would try to buy the Gawker domain. That no longer seems to be …

Gawker may have filed for bankruptcy nearly two years ago, but the saga continues. The latest update involves the now-defunct media company’s liquidation sale. It had been rumored for over a year that Peter Thiel–who helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the website–would try to buy the Gawker domain. That no longer seems to be the case.

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Apple launched podcasts on iTunes way back in 2005, the same year that the Oxford Dictionary named “podcast” its word of the year. A lot has changed since the early days when iTunes was mostly populated with The Ricky Gervais Show and an assortment of news podcasts repackaged from radio shows. These days, according to Apple, it …

Apple launched podcasts on iTunes way back in 2005, the same year that the Oxford Dictionary named “podcast” its word of the year.

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VanMoof’s aggressive sound design is one way to deter theft.

Around 50% of cyclists have experienced the feeling of walking up to where they locked their bike only to find it gone–sometimes memorialized with a lonely wheel or a dangling lock. Aside from the perceived danger of cycling in a city, the risk of theft is one of the main deterrents to people buying and riding a bike. And it’s certainly a barrier to buying a nice one.

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Sometimes, you need more guidance than “just get it done.” These five books can help you take more control of your life.

Getting everything done is not always simple. There are only 24 hours in a day, and for those of us who tend to take on more than we can realistically handle, it’s not enough time to do everything well.

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Some experts predict a boom in jobs meant to ensure that AI systems keep in step with legal and regulatory obligations, ethical responsibilities, and community standards.

You might think of it as the Mark Zuckerberg Full Employment Act.

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When it comes to some smart speakers, the music-focused brand says most aren’t too bright.

What: A new Sonos campaign aims at the limitations of your standard smart speaker.

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BuzzFeed and Netflix have announced a new partnership in the form of a streaming television series. Starting in early July, Netflix will stream a show called Follow This, which follows BuzzFeed News journalists as they do their reporting. Netflix has ordered more than 20 episodes, and each one is about 15 minutes long, according to …

BuzzFeed and Netflix have announced a new partnership in the form of a streaming television series. Starting in early July, Netflix will stream a show called Follow This, which follows BuzzFeed News journalists as they do their reporting.

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Writing cover letters is a boring but necessary part of job hunting. Here’s are some tips on how to craft one that catches the hiring manager’s attention (in a good way).

You’ve probably heard that many recruiters don’t always read cover letters when they review applications. Unfortunately, despite some grumblings about it being an antiquated practice, many companies still include it as part of their application process. Sure, sometimes they make it optional, but do you really want to risk getting put in the “no” pile because most of the applicants included a cover letter?

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Twitter more than exceeded expectations in its Q1 earnings report on Wednesday morning, clocking another profitable quarter and recording an additional six million monthly active users. In a nod to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal—and, possibly, the pressure he’s already faced since Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress—Jack Dorsey fielded questions about Twitter’s new privacy policy and …

Twitter more than exceeded expectations in its Q1 earnings report on Wednesday morning, clocking another profitable quarter and recording an additional six million monthly active users. In a nod to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal—and, possibly, the pressure he’s already faced since Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress—Jack Dorsey fielded questions about Twitter’s new privacy policy and data privacy during its earnings call.

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It’s good, cheap fun to blame millennials for the rise of selfies, spending all their money on avocado toast, and ruining brands, but there’s a growing consensus among millennials and Gen Xers that it’s the Baby Boomers who deserve the blame. Thanks to boomers, loosely defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, millennials face  massive college …

It’s good, cheap fun to blame millennials for the rise of selfies, spending all their money on avocado toast, and ruining brands, but there’s a growing consensus among millennials and Gen Xers that it’s the Baby Boomers who deserve the blame.

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Philly cable giant Comcast reported first-quarter earnings this morning, and the results for its NBCUniversal unit were mostly magic—with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure. The company’s “filmed entertainment” division, which includes Universal Pictures, saw decreased revenue of 16.3% to $1.6 billion. The lower results were largely due to tough comparisons from …

Philly cable giant Comcast reported first-quarter earnings this morning, and the results for its NBCUniversal unit were mostly magic—with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure.

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Why bother using LinkedIn when you don’t have much job experience to put on your profile page? Here’s why–and how to do it.

LinkedIn is a great place to build a network, diversify your knowledge, and find new career opportunities–even when you’re early in your career. Students and recent grads may neglect LinkedIn, thinking it’s premature to start investing time into the platform before actually building up a solid amount of work experience. That’s a mistake.

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Following the recent controversy surrounding the character, the actor is ready to step away from the character out of respect.

What: A follow-up to the recent Simpsons controversy surrounding the Indian-American character Apu.

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