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Ryan Lochte picked the absolute worst time to be an oafish dumb jock

qz.com — In the almost two weeks that have passed since Ryan Lochte's drunken visit to a Rio gas station, he's been subjected to a public shaming usually reserved for politicians caught in affairs. NBC's Matt Lauer dressed him down in an embarrassing interview that exposed Lochte as goofy and inarticulate.

The best tips for improving your online dating profile from eHarmony's CEO

qz.com — Grant Langston was named CEO of online dating site eHarmony last month, but he's been with the company since 2000 so he's seen the good, the bad and the ugly of Internet dating. We asked him for his tips on how to improve your online dating profile.

EpiPen maker Mylan (MYL) is becoming the poster child for drug companies to hate — Quartz

qz.com — It's not hard for pharma companies to appear villainous, but Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, may be in a class by itself. Mylan has drawn the ire of patients, consumer groups and now Congress for raising the price of the device 400% since it acquired EpiPen in 2007.

Tyra Banks, who will teach a course at Stanford, is only the latest celebrity instructor

qz.com — Tyra Banks, the swimsuit model turned entrepreneur, will co-teach a class at Stanford's business school next year. The course - Project You: Building and Extending Your Personal Brand - is intended to teach students how to promote themselves. According to the course description, Banks, 42, and Allison Kruger, a former television executive who is a lecturer at...

Harvey Mudd College took on gender inequality in tech, and now more than half its computer-science majors are women

qz.com — As US universities struggle to encourage women to study computer science, one small college is having uncommon success attracting them to the field. Harvey Mudd College, in Claremont, California, has been an outlier in producing female programmers for a decade. This year, for the first time, more women than men graduated with a degree in computer science....

Sumner Redstone isn't the winner of the Viacom squabble

qz.com — The long battle over control of Viacom appears over, and by all accounts, Sumner Redstone won. Redstone, the 93-year-old media mogul, reached a settlement with his former protegé and present antagonist Philippe Dauman, the CEO of Viacom whom Redstone tried to oust from the trust that controls Viacom and CBS in May.

The Olympics' antiquated rules prevent us from seeing who the world's best really are

qz.com — What's the point of the Olympics? Is it to bring together the youth of the world in friendly competition? Or is it a contest among the planet's greatest athletes? It's increasingly clear that it's intended to be the latter, a process that started with the ending of the sham of amateurism (Olympic basketball: welcoming NBA players since...

The US Navy is naming a ship after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk

qz.com — Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US, had an ambitious vision of equality and gay rights, but even he may not have foreseen this. In a sign of how quickly LGBT rights have moved in recent years, the US Navy, which just six years ago was kicking sailors out of the...

Berkeley Sees Dirks Claiming Place as Ivy With Public Mandate

bloomberg.com — After helping lead Columbia University's 17-acre expansion in upper Manhattan and its $5 billion fundraising campaign, Nicholas Dirks is taking a pay cut to run the University of California, Berkeley, the pre-eminent U.S. public college that has seen its state funding fall 47 percent in the past five years.

Why do the track athletes run the 1500 meters instead of the mile? — Quartz

qz.com — Today (Aug. 16) in Rio, some of the world's most talented runners will contest the 1,500 meters. That's too bad. They should be running the mile instead. The 1,500 meters has been part of the Olympic program since 1896, reflecting the French origins of the modern Olympic movement and its founder, Pierre de Coubertin.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @alicetruong: Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, just got his five-year anniversary bonus. It was big one: $135 million  http://qz.com/768232  by @YAN0

Aug 26, 2016

So the libertarian response to Zika seems to be ... government intervention  https://twitter.com/reason/status/769273721013936128 

Aug 26, 2016

RT @FT: BREAKING from @fastFT: PwC settles landmark suit over culpability in bank collapse  http://on.ft.com/2blQION  https://t.co/95elR4Nb0r

Aug 26, 2016

RT @qz: Netflix changed its Twitter bio to mock its North Korean knockoff Manbang  http://qz.com/767738 

Aug 26, 2016

I joined Today in Tech to talk about how @harveymudd encourages women in computer science (starts at 19:38) @TWiT  https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1585?autostart=false 

Aug 26, 2016

RT @marcbain_: "These bans do nothing to increase public safety, but do a lot to promote public humiliation." @amnesty on court's overturn…

Aug 26, 2016

I think it's pretty obvious that the trend should be toward more clothing on beaches, not less  https://twitter.com/barbarademick/status/768494999453462529 


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