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Month: June 2018

The ‘Fixer Upper’ fallacy: 9 reasons real estate professionals want you to stop watching HGTV

June 30, 2018

Negotiations don’t typically go down in coffee shops “I wish clients would stop watching HGTV so I can stop explaining that negotiations occur over a couple of days through emails, not on the phone in a coffee shop,” says Evan Roberts, a real estate agent and founder of Dependable Homebuyers. The typical televised scenario that […]

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20+ Hilariously Honest Post-It Notes That Reveal My Struggles Of Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

June 30, 2018

After the birth of my first child, I quit my job to be a stay-at-home dad, or SAHD for short, though I never use that acronym because it looks and sounds too much like the word “sad.” Daycare is obscenely expensive. It made more fiscal sense to stay home with my kid than to collect […]

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Chicago officials laud 15th consecutive month of declining gun violence

June 30, 2018

Chicago (CNN)It seemed a typical month in the nation’s third largest city. The occasional spasms of violence, though, are not keeping Chicago officials from lauding the 15th consecutive month of declining gun violence in a city frequently targeted by President Donald Trump as a symbol of rampant crime. “This is a Trump-free zone,” Mayor Rahm […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ stars got fancy for Rose and Kit’s epic wedding

June 30, 2018

It's a 'Game of Thrones' wedding!Image: mashable composite: MARK MILAN/GC and IMAGES and Jane Barlow – PA Images via getty images Jon Snow and Ygritte finally tied the knot, everyone! And all your Game of Thrones faves were there to celebrate. On Saturday, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie — who fell in love after playing […]

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Facebook permanently grounds its Aquila solar-powered internet plane

June 30, 2018

Facebook has announced that it will no longer pursue its dream of building a gigantic, solar-powered plane to blast internet to underserved communities via laser. Surprisingly, it’s just not practical. In a news post on the company’s coding sub-site, Facebook’s Yael Maguire announced that “we’ve decided not to design or build our own aircraft any […]

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9-0 ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court

June 30, 2018

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court’s rejection of Democrats’ challenge to districts they say were rigged on a partisan basis by Wisconsin Republicans came on a 9-0 vote, but dueling opinions revealed internal conflicts and portend difficulty ahead for any future gerrymandering claim. The court, therefore, sidestepped the salient question of whether federal judges may ever take […]

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Bird sings “Bacon Pancakes” from Adventure Time.

June 30, 2018

We love this classic song from “Adventure Time,” but it’s even better when sung by a parrot.

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Debit card payments more popular than cash

June 29, 2018

These purchases have increasingly been made using contactless technology, when cards are placed on or near a reader without the need to enter a personal four-digit number. The frequency of contactless payments almost doubled in a year to 5.6 billion payments last year. This was most commonly used in supermarkets, but card suppliers say that […]

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This Is How You Can Win A Game Of Chess In Just Two Moves

June 29, 2018

Chess is a board game like no other. Unlike a lot of other games, it prioritizes intellect over luck and physical strength. It’s entertaining and challenging and we have been enjoying versions of it for over 1,500 years (crazy, right?). I mean, the game is a huge part of our history as humans. In chess, […]

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