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thetechgets:

Here are 12 slick tricks to make your iPhone run faster

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plenty of tricks that can significantly improve the iPhone’s performance, and Business Insider has put together a collection of 12 such handy tricks every iPhone user looking for performance improvements has to know.

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thetechgets:

Here are 12 slick tricks to make your iPhone run faster

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plenty of tricks that can significantly improve the iPhone’s performanceand Business Insider has put together a collection of 12 such handy tricks every iPhone user looking for performance improvements has to know.

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wired:

In Nevada it is illegal for men who have mustaches to kiss women.

In New Hampshire you can’t tap your foot or nod your head to keep time to music.

In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. 

Yup.

MORE: In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America

(Source: Wired)

halftheskymovement:

These diagrams from the Women’s Media Center’s Women Under Siege project shows the ways in which sexual violence against women has been weaponized by armies in many conflicts around the world.

One of the more disturbing reasons soldiers engage in sexualized violence against women is to promote solidarity among the soldiers, or “unit cohesion.” “[Unit cohesion is] a kind of nasty socialization in which soldiers find something terrible they have now in common." writes Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege project.

8 Ways Employers Make Their Employees Miserable

amexopenforum:

  1. You have not set a clear purpose for the company.
  2. They don’t feel like they make a difference. 
  3. You don’t really care about them. 
  4. You aren’t interested in their careers.
  5. They don’t feel appreciated.
  6. Your expectations are unrealistic.
  7. You don’t allow them to focus. 
  8. You don’t let them recharge.

Learn how you can improve your workplace on OPEN Forum’s “8 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Their Jobs (and How to Change It)

(via goodideaexchange)

Lest the power of fiction in the political sphere be doubted, remember Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. By personalizing the slave experience and bringing to light the subhuman ways slaves were treated, the 1852 novel heightened the tensions between Northerners and Southerners that erupted in the Civil War. Reportedly, Lincoln called Stowe “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” After reading Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle, a riled-up Teddy Roosevelt launched his own investigation of food preparation and handling conditions. The public outcry in response to Sinclair’s scarily accurate descriptions of unsanitary food preparation brought about the signing of the Meat Inspection Act and other regulatory laws.

Henríquez’s novel is poised to have a similar impact on how people understand the immigrant experience. Calling the truth fiction is sometimes the best way, after all, to open people’s eyes.

Scientists Discover What Happens in the Brains of Sex Addicts

University of Cambridge scientists and others performed brain scans on 19 heterosexual men who had compulsive sexual behaviors and 19 heterosexual men who didn’t, with the participants either watching explicit pornographic videos or sports. Two of the participants in the former category had lost their jobs after watching porn at work and four of them said intensive pornography use had led them to escalated behavior such as hiring prostitutes.

What they found was very familiar

(Source: micdotcom)

Whatever advice you give, be short.

—Horace (via wellsaidblog)

micdotcom:

Thor is a woman and now Captain America is black

Marvel is going all out to diversify their Avengers cast, not only bestowing the Thor title on a woman, but also officially giving the role of Captain America to a black man for the first time ever. 

These announcements came Wednesday evening on The Colbert Report as a preview of the new stories in the Avengers NOW! initiative. The new series will also give Iron Man a change of direction (and a new suit) and greater visibility to the Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man and Dr. Strange (among others) in preparation for their movie debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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micdotcom:

7 huge problems left by the World Cup in Brazil

 The long list of controversies before the tournament’s start included mass evictions, violent protests, police brutality and construction worker deaths. But now that the party is over, the buzz about the games is mostly good, and the problems that the media once covered with such concern are slowly being swept under the rug. 

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