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How to keep the resistance going in 2018, even when you’re impossibly tired

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I was listening to The Read recently — it’s my favorite podcast — and I was struck by co-host Kid Fury’s observations about reaching the end of the year and feeling tired. 

I posted how I felt on Instagram: “Can’t add one more plan tired. Hard to get excited about exciting things tired. Can’t project, assume, or read minds tired. I’m letting myself be tired, be imperfect, be how I am. It is time to hibernate and make meaning of this year, understand the lessons.”

Five hundred people gave it a heart within a few hours. People reached out to me to say they are also tired — exhausted, really. Falling out in meetings, losing things, fighting with loved ones, letting hopelessness have our tongues.  Read more…

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Oh yus, ‘Flight of the Conchords’ is returning to TV

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New Zealand’s best singing comedy duo is heading back to your screens.

HBO announced that Flight of the Conchords will make a return in the form of a one-hour special set to air in May.

The comedy special was taped in front of live sold-out audience during their UK visit, featuring classic songs and originals performed as part of the “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first debuted on HBO in 2005 in an episode of the stand-up series “One Night Stand,” then reappeared again 2007 for their self-titled hit series.  Read more…

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Facebook announces a big News Feed change — and just wants you to be happy

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Facebook is re-tweaking its News Feed again. 

This time it wants to bring it back to friends and family instead of viral videos and media posts, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post Thursday. 

“I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions,” he wrote.

He said the change should make everyone feel better: “The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being. We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health.” Read more…

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Soon you can listen to the radio directly from your Samsung phone

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Months after the FCC badgered Apple to do it, Samsung is finally unlocking the FM radio chip in its next smartphone models. 

The company announced Tuesday that its upcoming devices will contain unlocked FM radio chips. Samsung phone users will be able to access local FM radio through apps like NextRadio, which connects smartphones to nearby radio stations. 

Users were already able to stream radio stations through services like iHeartRadio and Pandora. Connecting to radio directly through the FM chip will use less data and less phone battery.  Read more…

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I deleted Facebook off my phone and you should too

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I deleted Facebook’s app off my phone more than a month ago. 

And reader: I feel free. 

My days of mindlessly scrolling through random updates from my mom’s friends and people I haven’t spoken to since high school are over. 

And yours could be too. 

You just have to delete the app. 

That’s it. Not your Facebook account. Not your life on the internet. Just the app.

The initial desire to delete started with Facebook vacuuming up so much space and battery life on my (admittedly old) iPhone 6. But it quickly became clear that my actual, non-battery, capital-L Life was also better off not having Facebook a thumbtap away. Read more…

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Google wants your phone screen to double as a speaker

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In the first few days of the new year, Google has its eyes on the future. 

The company, a division of parent company Alphabet Inc., has acquired Redux, a U.K.-based startup. 

The startup “creates products and bespoke systems that enable high-resolution haptic feedback and speakerless surround sound audio,” according to Crunchbase. In other words, its technology eliminates the need for speakers and buttons in smartphones. 

Crunchbase claimed the acquisition took place this past August. Regulatory filings confirmed the deal in December, Bloomberg reports.  Read more…

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This cheap online course will teach you how to build Android apps, so you can finally quit your day job

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Sure, it seemed like the whole world was buzzing for a hot minute around the release of the iPhone X and iOS 11 — but don’t sleep on Android. Not only is the latest Google Pixel making significant waves, but it’s actually Android that’s the world’s most popular mobile platform.

Taking that into consideration, now’s as good a time as any to pick up some Android programming skills. With The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps, you’ll learn to develop for Android M, Google’s most recent release of the platform.  Read more…

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Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil Shared Their First Kiss Under the Stars

It’s official, Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil are married. A post shared by Martin Castañeda (@martincastaneda8) on Jan 11, 2018 at 1:05am PST The two tied the knot and Shangri-La’s Boracay resort surrounded by their friends and family. Maxene wore an elegant sweetheart neckline gown from Vera Wang with a long veil. A post shared […]

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Gillian Anderson is officially, really, truly leaving ‘The X-Files’

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The truth is out, uh, there — Gillian Anderson is officially leaving The X-Files.

The actress, known for her iconic role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, confirmed her departure from the show on Wednesday at a Television Critics Association press panel.

Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson said, “It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is. I’m finished, and that’s the end of that.”

The X-Files returns for Season 11 in 2018, and will mark the last ride for Scully. At New York Comic-Con in October, Anderson indicated that the new season would be her last, although FOX issued a statement at the time saying Anderson “has not commented on returning as it’s premature in that she is currently filming the new event series.” Read more…

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The 4 things that matter the most in analysing potential investments

To bake a cake, you need the right ingredients. If don’t have good flour, the right kind of sugar, and fresh eggs, you might still get lucky and bake something tasty. But chances are, without these critical ingredients, your cake won’t taste like cake. It’s the same thing when it comes to analysing investments – […]

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