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Sharing news on Facebook (FB) could help save journalism (and my job)

qz.com — Hey guys. All of you know me, although many of us haven't talked in years. Honestly, some of us never talked much in the first place, but Facebook came out while we were in college and everyone was friending everyone and so here we are, almost a decade later, with you knowing about every book...

An open letter to my Facebook friends

medium.com — Hey guys. All of you know me, although many of haven't talked in years. Honestly, some of us never talked much in the first place, but Facebook came out while we were in college and everyone was friending everyone and so here we are, almost a decade later, with you knowing about every book I read, and me knowing what time of day your baby poops.

Listen to all of the closing-credits songs from HBO’s Silicon Valley

qz.com — The end of an episode of Silicon Valley is like a touch of cilantro in salsa-perfection, if you're into that sort of thing. The show's closing credits usually roll to bass-heavy rap or electronica, and the song itself is often an ironic counterweight to some awkward final moment.

Marijuana shops are more lucrative than Whole Foods, by at least one metric

qz.com — For years, Whole Foods has been trying to shake its reputation as the place paychecks go to die. As far back as 2011, CEO John Mackey said it would be a "lot easier" for the grocery chain to push its healthy-lifestyle messaging "if the media would stop repeating Whole Paycheck, Whole Paycheck."

Brexit: Possibly the most astonishing comment of the day

qz.com — For many of the politicians behind the UK's "Vote Leave" campaign, the operative word appears to have been campaign. Securing any benefits of Brexit promised ahead of the vote is a bridge to be crossed later, by someone else. Perhaps no comment better illustrates this than one from Ian Duncan Smith, leader of Britain's conservative party and...

Latest poll suggests Brexit will probably be Hillary Clinton’s problem

qz.com — Given Brexit's potential impact on the US economy, America's next president just got a pretty big item on their to do list. According to at least one poll, that person will probably be Hillary Clinton. In a presidential matchup held today, 51% of registered voters would choose Clinton and 39% Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday (June 26).

The good news? US banks just had a fire drill for this garbage fire

qz.com — Imagine studying all year for the final, passing it, and then finding out that the real final is the next day. That's basically what 33 US banks went through this week. Global markets are flipping out over Britain's vote to leave the EU, less than 12 hours after the Federal Reserve concluded its latest round of stress tests....

The eco-friendly future of death is dissolving cadavers and flushing the remains

qz.com — Dissolving corpses sounds like a technique for Breaking Bad gangsters-not dearly departed loved ones. Yet the technique is gaining favor as a green alternative to traditional burial or cremation, with a small town in Canada leading the way. Alkaline hydrolysis goes by many names, including the brochure-friendly bio-cremation, liquid cremation, flameless cremation, and aquamation.

H Is for Hawk, U is for ugly cry

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — By all logical measures, we should not be fucking with hawks. Some of the most intelligent birds on the planet, hawks are smart and curious and fast as all hell. They have talons and beaks and the evolutionary advantage of being able to claw your face off and fly away before you even realize you're bleeding....

Get ready for an explosion in overtime lawsuits, America

qz.com — Nearly a year after promising a long-overdue update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the White House has set a new salary threshold that will make an additional 4.2 million American workers eligible for overtime pay. Starting Dec. 1, employers with annual revenue above $500,000 must pay time and a half for extra hours put in by...
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