Asshole Client Bullies This Artist To Make A Halloween Costume For His Son Without Paying For His Time

This parent, in a post shared by Imgur user Ashontez, is clearly feeling the pressure. Or perhaps he is just an asshole. Either way, the post clearly highlights the kinds of situations that people who work for commission regularly find themselves in, overworked and underappreciated by customers who expect personalized,…

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FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes to Curb Teen-Vaping ‘Epidemic’

Teenage use of e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. In a briefing, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb…

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and…

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Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth. So you may need…

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Google Glass Is BackNow with Artificial Intelligence

Google Glass lives—and it’s getting smarter. On Tuesday, Israeli software company Plataine demonstrated a new app for the face-mounted gadget. Aimed at manufacturing workers, it understands spoken language and offers verbal responses. Think of an Amazon Alexa for the factory floor. Plataine's app points to a future where Glass is…

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Get impregnated by World Cup stars and win free Whoppers, says Burger King

Burger Kings Russian division has apologized for a social media campaign offering free burgers for life to women who get pregnant by football players Burger King has apologized for a poor-taste ad campaign posted on its official Russian social media account. On Tuesday the burger chain announced a promotion on…

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12 Ways Youre Eating in New York City Wrong

Few questions are more urgent than where to eat when you’re traveling to a place with more than two restaurants. It’s certainly omnipresent for people who are visiting New York. (“Where should I eat?” is a question any local food critic hopes to never hear again.) The city has one of the best and…

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The Anything-but-Golf-Tchotchkes-or-a-Tie Fathers Day Gift Guide

Since Father’s Day was first conceived in the early 1900s—by the daughter of a Civil War veteran and widower who had raised six children as a single parent—there’s been a what-to-give quandary.  Here’s our advice. Just think of dads as what they are: grown-up kids. We like cool things, tasty things, daring…

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Barbara Bush, Matriarch of U.S. Political Clan, Dies at 92

She was the wife of one president and the mother of another Exemplified a type of first lady who has gone out of style shot down in the Pacific. (He parachuted into the sea and was rescued.) Barbara Bush didn’t return to Smith College, where she had finished her freshman…

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