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Uber wants to be the ‘Amazon of transportation.’ BMW and Daimler might do it first.

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Two major car makers just out “Ubered” Uber. 

Last year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he wanted the app to do it all: individual rides, carpools, food deliveries, electric bicycles, e-scooters, self-driving vehicles, and even flying taxis. He wanted Uber to become “the Amazon of transportation.”

But on Friday, German companies Daimler (of Mercedes-Benz) and BMW announced they were investing 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to offer many of the same services. 

Period tracking app says it will stop sharing health data with Facebook

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After The Wall Street Journal reported that popular period-tracking app Flo had been secretly sharing some of its users’ most personal health data with Facebook, Flo is promising to make some changes.

Along with a number of other popular health apps, Flo used Facebook’s developer software to track users’ data in a way that could be used for advertising purposes, the report found. 

In Flo’s case, the period tracking…

Proud Pokémon Parents, It’s Time to Show Off

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8 of the best slow cookers right now, according to Amazon reviews

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Slow cookers are a must-have appliance for anyone with a kitchen. Also known as a right of passage to being a grown-ass adult who has their life together — or at the very least, makes you look like you do.

Whether you’ve been on your own for 20 years and have kids, just graduated college, or hell, are still in college, you know the struggle of being too busy to cook a nice meal. (If you’re a parent, this struggle is multiplied.) “Mmm, another frozen meal,” said no one ever. Don’t you just…

14 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

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Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book.

That’s certainly true of race and power in America. Whether it’s through thoughtful essays, gripping fiction, or haunting poems, contemporary black authors have been publishing a number of books that are shaping our conversations about race for readers of all ages.

Some books tackle larger issues like mass incarceration and police…

Eminem is also mad about Netflix cancelling Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’

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Although not entirely unexpected, Netflix’s cancellation of Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones has struck some nerves.

Particularly not pleased about The Punisher being cut was Eminem, who wrote a caps-only tweet admonishing the streaming giant for its decision.

Although, credit to Eminem, he was still polite enough to end his tweet with a “sincerely.”

DEAR @NETFLIX,

REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE…

Elon Musk would rather sit in freeway traffic with Autopilot than use Waze

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While making bold predictions about full self-driving cars during a podcast session with an investment firm this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also shared how he gets around – in a very Tesla way.

In the conversation with ARK Invest — a Tesla shareholder that wrote a stern letter to Musk after he tweeted about taking Tesla private — Musk said Tesla vehicles would be capable of self-driving by the end of this year and that by the end of 2020 human drivers wouldn’t have to pay attention…

8 of the best slow cookers right now, according to Amazon reviews

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Slow cookers are a must-have appliance for anyone with a kitchen. Also known as a right of passage to being a grown-ass adult who has their life together — or at the very least, makes you look like you do.

Whether you’ve been on your own for 20 years and have kids, just graduated college, or hell, are still in college, you know the struggle of being too busy to cook a nice meal. (If you’re a parent, this struggle is multiplied.) “Mmm, another frozen meal,” said no one ever. Don’t you just…

Want to try CBD? Get 25% off CBD oil and isolate powder from BlueBird Botanicals with this code.

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CBD talk has been so prevalent on the internet (and in Coca-Cola meetings) recently, it’s nearly impossible to not be at least a little curious as to why it’s garnering so much attention.

Stress relief, anxiety relief, and help falling asleep are just a few of the claims aboard the benefits hype train. If you want to learn more, do a deep dive and read all about here.

If you want to test the waters for yourself, do it with a trusted brand: Bluebird Botanicals has been a top player in the…

Self-care apps want to make us happy. So why do they make us feel so bleak?

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It’s 2019: How are you tracking your happiness?

If you’re not already logging and quantifying your moods, don’t worryApple declared self-care apps the top app trend of 2018, and they’ve been growing in number by the month. There are thousands available to guide you along your happiness journey. And while it’s hard to come out against a pro-snacking, nap-positive app genre, the boom in self-care and digital wellness shouldn’t automatically be a cause for celebration. It’s a reason for pause…