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Enough With the Amateurs

time.com — It's difficult not to feel sympathy for the hard-working people of Virgin Galactic-Sir Richard Branson's private space tourism company-after the loss of their SpaceShipTwo vehicle in a crash in the Mojave Desert at a little after 10 a.m. PDT Friday.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @sacca: Brave pioneer died conducting research. Go fuck yourself, Time. “@TIME: "Virgin Galactic crash: A tragedy of hubris" ti.me/1wO0b0h

Oct 31, 2014

RT @guyadams: Time calls out Branson's hubris & hucksterism, says fatalities were "troublingly likely," dubs him "cosmic cowboy" http://t.c…

Oct 31, 2014

Because NASA had a pristine record "Virgin Galactic crash: A tragedy of hubris" ti.me/1zS6mWs Stay classy @TIMEIdeas

Oct 31, 2014

Time calls out Branson's hubris & hucksterism, says fatalities were "troublingly likely," dubs him "cosmic cowboy" time.com/3551643/virgin…

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Why Women Love and Hate Hello Kitty

time.com — This week, about 25,000 of the world's most devoted Hello Kitty fans are expected to assemble in LA's Little Tokyo district for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con-a four-day celebration of the character's 40th birthday, going on now.
Oct 31, 2014

"Let’s see Hello Kitty at her first job when she has to go on maternity leave..." Hello Kitty at 40 ti.me/1q8MrZW v by @obwax

Oct 31, 2014

Everyone must read @OBWax's masterpiece on the cultural significance of Hello Kitty: time.com/3532446/hello-… #hellokitty40thanniversary

Oct 31, 2014

"The first question is of course, why doesn't she have a mouth." @OBWax on Hello Kitty's polarizing history: ti.me/1q8MrZW

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Neither Party to Hold Washington Victory Celebrations Next Tuesday

time.com — Cancel the confetti cannons. Roll up the bunting. Democrats and Republicans won't be partying on Tuesday like it's 2006. Election night in Washington D.C. traditionally features two big hotel ballroom parties on different sides of Capitol Hill. Organized by the congressional committees, Democarts and Republicans gather staffers, donors and volunteers to watch returns come in and celebrate together various victories.

Comebacks for Not Dressing Up

time.com — So you don't like dressing up for Halloween. And while you're completely comfortable with your decision to abstain - be it due to time, money or just general ennui - you probably aren't excited for the inevitable person in a sexy Frida Kahlo costume stopping you in a bar, raising her one eyebrow and pointedly asking: "So what are you supposed to be?"
Oct 31, 2014

For those not dressing up, here are 11 ways to trick ppl into thinking your regular clothes are a Halloween costume time.com/3550999/hallow…

Oct 31, 2014

“This is what a feminist looks like!” <— the lazy Halloween costume I will forever rock time.com/3550999/hallow… h/t .@sam_grossman

Oct 31, 2014

"I'm an undercover cop" + 10 other ways to trick people into thinking your regular clothes are a Halloween costume ti.me/1zRyfOE

Ebola Death Toll Nears 5,000

time.com — Nearly 5,000 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, according to figures released Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). The health agency reports more than 13,500 confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak earlier this year. The new death figure may indicate that the spread of the deadly disease has slowed.

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program Tuns Trick or Treat Hauls into Cash

time.com — The cash payoff isn't the only reason kids might want to trade in candy soon after Halloween is over. Doing so also supports the troops overseas. To participate in the annual program, called the Halloween Candy Buy Back, families should start by finding a participating nearby dentist's office, via a search tool at the link or at the program's Facebook page.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @bradrtuttle: Hey kids, here's how to trade trick or treat candy in for $ & support the troops money.us/1E65M6l via @MONEY

Oct 31, 2014

Hey kids, here's how to trade trick or treat candy in for cold hard cash & support the troops money.us/1E65M6l via @MONEY

Oct 31, 2014

This is an awesome idea but if I were a kid I'd be like, hell no. time.com/money/3549103/…

These 6 States Could Expand Medicaid After the Elections

time.com — The 2014 midterms have been called the "Seinfeld election" and the "meh midterms" - because they're supposedly about nothing and nobody cares. But while congressional races have failed to capture voters' imaginations, the campaigns for governor may have a major effect on at least one group of Americans.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @arogDC: These 6 states could expand Medicaid after the elections ti.me/1wkGA9N by @m_rhodan

Oct 31, 2014

RT @michaelscherer: This election is about nothing. Except about 2 million people could get health insurance depending on results. ti.me/1wQgxJ8

Oct 31, 2014

These 6 states could expand Medicaid after the elections ti.me/1wkGA9N by @m_rhodan

Oct 31, 2014

RT @michaelscherer: This election is about nothing. Except about 2 million people could get health insurance depending on results. ti.me/1wQgxJ8

Oct 31, 2014

This election is about nothing. Except about 2 million people could get health insurance depending on results. ti.me/1wQgxJ8

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4 Big Money Issue on Tuesday's Ballot

time.com — Midterm elections are fast approaching, of course, and in times of economic uncertainty Americans tend to vote their wallets. But good luck with that this year. "A couple of years ago, people would have predicted that the economy and pocketbook issues would be the big issues everyone is running on, but that's not true" said Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.
Oct 31, 2014

Minimum wage. Obamacare. Taxes. Some ways Tuesday's election could hit your wallet. ow.ly/DDKvg via @MONEY

Oct 31, 2014

Even in a gridlocked Congress, next Tuesday's election may bring changes that will hit you in the wallet money.us/1rT7kZP @JakeD

Why To Use A Treadmill Desk at Work

time.com — Active workstations do more than just burn on-the-clock calories, finds a new study in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Standing desks and treadmill desks might make you healthier while also improving mood and not interfering with work.

Millennials Are Warming Up to the Stock Market, a New Survey Shows

time.com — What a difference a bull market makes. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 160% from its financial crisis low, and the latest research shows that young people are beginning to think that stocks might not be so ill advised after all.
Oct 31, 2014

Pigs fly! Millennials finally embrace stocks. money.us/1rXd8kS via @MONEY

Oct 31, 2014

Pigs fly! Millennials finally embrace stocks money.us/1rXd8kS nothing like a raging bull market to win them over

Study in Mice Shows Genes Impact Response

time.com — Scientists in a biosafety level 4 lab have discovered that genetics are likely involved in how susceptible someone is to Ebola, finds a new mice study published in the journal Science. Why some people survive Ebola and others do not, even when they're treated in the same conditions, is a question that's long intrigued researchers.

Starbucks Announces Plans For Coffee Delivery Service

time.com — If you're one of those people that can't start their day without a cup of Starbucks coffee, you may soon have to go no further than your front door. During the company's Thursday earnings conference call, CEO Howard Schultz outlined plans to begin a food and beverage delivery service late next year, according to NBC.

Katy Perry Dressed Up as in a Cheeto Costume for Halloween 2014: Photo

time.com — Last night in L.A., Hollywood elite gathered for Kate Hudson's annual Halloween party. But among the A-listers presumably dressed up like sexy kittens or sexy lemurs or whatever, one celeb forged her own path. That celeb was Katy Perry, who attended the party dressed as a Cheeto. A giant, sad Cheeto.

Torture Allegations By Chechen Dissident

time.com — On a warm morning in early August, a 68-year-old Chechen man named Said-Emin Ibragimov packed up his fishing gear and walked to his favorite spot on the west bank of the river that runs through Strasbourg, the city of his exile in eastern France.
Oct 31, 2014

Putin's secret agents: a Chechen man says he was tortured in France for challenging Putin. Great story by @shustry time.com/putin-secret-a…

Oct 31, 2014

Russian/Chechen dissident says he was tortured - in France - for challenging Vladimir Putin ti.me/1sP1t6R

Oct 31, 2014

Back to era of ice picks, poisoned umbrellas and Polonium sushi: @TIME piece by @shustry time.com/putin-secret-a…

Oct 31, 2014

excellent piece in @TIME by the great @shustry on Kremlin hitsquads targeting dissident in France time.com/putin-secret-a…

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Backlash, Petition

time.com — More than 16,000 people have signed a petition asking Victoria's Secret to apologize for an "irresponsible," "body-shaming" ad. The lingerie company sparked outrage for a new campaign celebrating "The Perfect 'Body." The ad promotes the "Body" lingerie line, but since the wording hovers over supermodels' bodies, people are saying it's sending the wrong message.

People Scared In Haunted House

time.com — The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada has been offering its guests the scare of their lives for over 30 years. Take a look at the faces of pure terror that awaits those who dare explore this haunted house.
Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween. Here are 25 photos of people totally losing their shit at a haunted house. ti.me/1G1WeLw

Oct 31, 2014

Everyone scares the same: 25 photos of screaming people at haunted house. ti.me/1wQd6Ca

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 31, 2014

lightbox.time.com — Today's daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Tomas van Houtryve's beautiful yet ominous aerial photographs. In response to a lax visual record of American drone strikes - from Somalia to Yemen to Pakistan - the Belgian photographer got creative, piloting a small drone over events or locations in the U.S.

Taylor Swift Halloween Pegacorn Costume: Photos

time.com — Katy Perry may have won Halloween with her Cheeto costume, but Taylor Swift's get-up is pretty good too. She dressed as a winged unicorn, or as she called it in an Instagram post, a "pegacorn." For those who don't know, pegacorn is a portmanteau of "pegasus" and "unicorn."
Oct 31, 2014

ZING RT @VeliaCommPro She should get that way w/her music RT @TIME: Taylor Swift got creative w/her Halloween costume ti.me/1wNR67H

Virgin Galactic spaceship ‘SpaceShipTwo’ crashes during flight test

time.com — A Virgin Galactic tourism spacecraft crashed in the California desert during a test flight Friday, killing one test pilot and leaving another seriously injured, the Associated Press reports. "We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident and provide updates ASAP," the company said in a tweet.
Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic spaceship ‘SpaceShipTwo’ crashes during flight test via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1zRSbRl