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PayPal’s Split From eBay Is the Best Thing That Could Happen to It

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It was supposed to be a marriage between two parties that complemented one anothereBay had built up an impressive auction marketplace that accounted for the majority of PayPal’s business and PayPal had mastered online payments, something eBay had tried and failed to do with a service called Billpoint.

After months of flirting with each other, the two companies finally tied the knot in July 2002 with eBay agreeing to pay $1.5 billion for the payments company. Most analysts said the deal made…

Air New Zealand and Tourism Australia Show How Easy It Is to Go Down Under

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How long does it take to fly from the United States to Australia? According to Air New Zealand, not as long as most Americans think.

“If you’re on the west coast of the U.S., it’s actually an easier journey to get to Australia or New Zealand than to go east to New York,” Chris Myers, Air New Zealand’s regional general manager of the Americas and Europe, told Mashable.

Myers insisted the 12-hour journey is more pleasant for a few…

20 Weird GIFs That Belong in Another Dimension

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The world is full of weirdos

Consider that a good thing — a certain level of the weird, strange and bizarre things is good for the soul. Otherwise you may find yourself perfectly content drinking pumpkin spice lattes while watching The Big Bang Theory.

Thankfully for those who can appreciate an accelerated level of weird, some people will strange minds also happen to be incredibly creative, and good at creating odd GIFs.

[H/T: r/FifthWorldPics]
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Finally, Say Goodbye to Derek Jeter and the Longest Goodbye in History

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Perhaps it’s that misty-eyed “America’s pastime” trope. Maybe it’s that the game lacks a clock’s anxiety-inducing march toward 0:00. Or maybe it’s childhood memories of post-game orange slices for everyone. Whatever the reason, baseball seems to lend itself to treacly nostalgia more than any other U.Ssport

But do you know what you get if you take all of baseball’s latent, maudlin sentimentality, then infuse that with some good old fashioned NYC-centrism and — most of all — a ton of cold,…

‘Winter Is Coming’: Richard Stengel Warns of a Bleak 2030

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Richard Stengel has a bleak vision of the world’s future — so bleak, in fact, he compared it to Westeros

During Monday’s Social Good Summit, the under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, provided a dystopian outlook for 2030 — in contrast to the optimistic visions several other panelists presented — in hopes of mobilizing today’s youth to get more involved and start preparing for the future as soon as possible

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Access and Simple Innovation Can Stop Maternal Death in Africa

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A woman is giving birth to her baby in a dark, airless hut in Ethiopia, and it’s a particularly scary situation. She’s lying on the floor, with just a small swatch of blanket beneath her body. She doesn’t have a skilled attendant standing next to her — only her mother-in-law is there — and she was never educated on maternal or prenatal health.

No one in this hut is quite sure how the delivery will go, and there is no plan B. They can only hope that, even under these conditions, the baby and…

22 Million People Were Displaced by Natural Disasters in 2013

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Natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes displaced nearly 22 million people in 2013, according to a UN-backed report released last week by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC). That’s twice as many people as those conditions displaced in the 1970s.

According to the Global Estimates report [PDF], storms displaced 14.2 million people last year, while floods displaced 6.2 million and earthquakes displaced 1.2 million. Wildfires…

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‘The Good Wife’ Season Premiere Recap: Lawyer Is the New Black

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Last season, The Good Wife pulled off some of the most dramatic shifts ever seen on network television, but the Season 6 opener proves that this show is not done putting its characters through the wringer and is still capable of producing some of the best television on network or cable. [Spoilers ahead]

Season 5 of The Good Wife — one of its best — divided into four arcs: espionage, outright corporate war, tragedy and aftershock. At the conclusion, Alicia found herself still ungrounded in…

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How the World Is Predicting and Preparing for Climate Extremes

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If we look at the hard facts of climate change, science is telling us we’re running out of time.

That’s what Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said during a panel at the 2014 Social Good Summit on Sunday. Moderated by Mashable‘s senior climate reporter Andrew Freedman, the panel focused on what actions we’re taking to make cities more resilient in the face of climate-related extremes over the next 15 years.

How Thought Leaders Approach the Global Health Conversation

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Improving global health is a universal goal, but it has been a challenge to gather enough resources and put them to good use in order to reduce poverty and death around the world

The conversation surrounding what we can do to improve global health is one of the most prominent topics of this year’s Social Good Summit, with multiple panels on the agenda.

Leading up to the Summit, LinkedIn asked its Influencers to share…

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