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Love the skin you’re in: 9 uplifting body-positive blogs



Among the fashion, entertainment and media industries, body-shaming and impossible beauty standards are exceedingly commonplace. But bloggers are fighting back.

Using platforms like Tumblr, an important intersection for young people and issues of social justice, bloggers are changing the conversation and showing it’s possible to love the skin you’re in.

From the inclusive Stop Hating Your Body Tumblr, which promotes self-love among all…

Google set to banish sexually explicit content from Blogger



Anyone who’s running a blog containing sexually explicit images on Google’s blogging platform, Blogger, is in for a nasty surprise — their blogs will soon be made private

Those blogs’ content won’t be deleted, but it will only be visible to the blog’s owner and admins, as well as users with whom the blog has been shared. Google announced the change in an update to its Adult content policy on Blogger Monday

For existing blogs, the change will go into effect March 23, 2015. After that date,…

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Uber: Military drivers made $18 million in 6 months



Uber announced on Wednesday that over 10,000 members of the military community have signed up as drivers since last fall.

The popular on-demand car service launched a program in September dubbed UberMILITARY to enlist 50,000 service members, veterans and military spouses as drivers by early 2016. One of the goals of the campaign was to “empower them as entrepreneurs and small business owners,” the company said in a

Listen to a choir of 300 Android smartphones singing in unison



Google‘s team in Japan connected 300 smartphones and tablets with different animated characters “singing” through the devices’ speakers for your listening pleasure.

The characters on the smartphones and tablets screens come from Androidify, which is the company’s app for creating a customized, animated Android mascot

In order to see the performance, you’ll need to visit Tokyo between Thursday and Sunday. Otherwise, you can simply watch…

Sia has the biggest and best Grammys hair yet



It’s a given that Sia won’t show her face on TV anytime soon. But it’s her methods of concealment that never cease to surprise us.

She and her date, Maddie Ziegler — a.k.a. the dancing girl wonder from the singer’s latest music videos — hit Sunday’s Grammys red carpet donning cropped blonde wigs, and Sia’s was large enough to cover all but her red lipstick

This is far from the first time that Sia’s hidden her face from the…

A talented Jack Russell Terrier puts your dog to shame



Move over, Air Bud.

Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier has more tricks up his sleeve than David Blaine. From riding a scooter to playing the piano, this talented little terrier can do more than 35 amazing maneuvers that make you wonder just what can’t he do.

Jesse’s owner, Heather Brook, says on her blog that she teaches him “using positive reinforcement and relationship-based training.” For all the tricks Jesse does, Heather better have a…

Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange



Bitcoin may be getting some of its groove back.

Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced Monday that it is launching the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the United States with the goal to provide a more “reliable and secure platform” for trading bitcoins.

“We believe Coinbase Exchange will bring stability and trust to the exchange space,” the startup wrote in a blog post….

‘Humans of New York’ helps raise over $400,000 for inner-city students



What started as a photo of a young man posted to the widely popular Humans of New York blog has grown into a crowdfunding effort that raised over $400,000 in one day for inner-city schoolchildren.

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog, teamed up with the principal of a Brooklyn middle school to launch an Indiegogo fundraiser that will pay for sixth graders to take yearly field trips to Harvard University. Why Harvard? “I want every child who enters my school to know that they can…

Tumblr looks to make money off of its creative class



Tumblr has a new plan to attract advertisers, and its most creative users are at the core of that scheme

Creatrs Network is a new program that recruits artists on the blog network, and aims to leverage their talent with advertisers. Marketers will now have the option to tap a variety of artists curated by Tumblr for advertising content

Artists are paid an agreed-upon rate by Tumblr, with no revenue split on any ad buys. All work used for ads is…

Live from Microsoft’s Windows 10 consumer event



Microsoft’s other Windows 10 shoe is about to drop.

Four months after revealing Windows 10 and its enterprise and business focus, Microsoft is finally ready to deliver on the promise of an operating system that “unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect.”

Though well over a million people downloaded the first Windows 10 preview build, not much is known, beyond the return of the Start Menu, about how this major…