New York City, August 14, 2017

★★★ Dark clouds hung under lighter clouds and the black shapes of birds crossed below them all. The air was still and the ambient temperature seemed to require no thermal exchange. People with armloads of real-looking, mass-printed protest signs walked past a film setup where people held stagey-looking individual protest signs. A little breeze stirred […]


FCC’s favors for Sinclair are the natural byproduct of a pro-industry agenda

 Several Representatives are asking for an explanation for why so many of the FCC’s actions seem to benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group, and a New York Times report details a rather cozy relationship between the two. There’s no big conspiracy, though. Sinclair benefits because the FCC is deregulating these industries at their request and on their terms — as Chairman Pai has… Read More


8 athletic brands designing gym clothes that are nice enough to wear in public

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RhoneIn the past, sports and athletic wear was mostly regarded as attire that should only be worn to the gym and other training sessions. 

Now, as trends shift toward comfort-driven style, sportswear brands are  more popular than ever for their clothing — even for non-athletes. 

With performance as the primary focus, athletic wear is naturally more comfortable than other articles of clothing like suits, button-down shirts, and even jeans.

In line with more and more people wearing athletic wear regularly, the style of clothing has evolved to be extremely fashionable and, in some cases, suitable for the office. 

Sportswear giants like Nike and Adidas, as well as several amazing startups like Rhone, Olivers Apparel, and Public Rec feature a variety of athletic wear that’ll keep you comfortable and looking good.

Whether you’re a true athlete or someone simply looking for a versatile clothes, athletic wear is where you should look.

Check out 7 of the best stylish athletic wear brands below.



Designed for the modern man, Rhone is one of the most versatile activewear brands around. They offer all kinds of tops, bottoms, and accessories that will perform well for your workouts and look great in the street. I’ve written about their Commuter Pants and tried a handful of other pieces, all of which are super high-quality.

Shop all items at Rhone now.

Public Rec

Public Rec

When it comes to athletic wear, T-shirts are a staple, and Public Rec makes one of the best I’ve tried. Made from a proprietary fabric blend of Pima cotton, Tencel, and spandex, the Go-To Tee is designed to wick moisture and never shrink, while staying soft and stretchy. 

T-shirts aren’t the only thing they’ve executed well. Last year, the startup company received so much praise for its All Day Everyday Pant, a pair of sweatpants nice enough to wear to the office, that it sold out and ended up with a 1200-person wait list for them.

Shop all items at Public Rec now.

Olivers Apparel

Olivers Apparel

Olivers Apparel came to life after a 2013 Kickstarter and has become one of the best brands for stylish athletic wear. If your sense of fashion is clean and simple, then Olivers is perfect for you. While many sportswear brands use bold colors and patterns on its gear, many of Olivers’ clothes use solid colors and logo-less designs. 

I recently tried the Terminal Tech Tee and All-Over Shorts and was impressed with their ability to keep me cool and dry. Both are made of stretchy materials that make for very comfortable clothes, no matter what your day entails. 

Shop all items at Olivers now.

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18-year-old asks man for advice on her startup, he texts back sleazy messages


It’s a sad state of affairs when a woman reaches out for career advice from an industry influencer, and instead finds herself on the receiving end of inappropriate messages. 

When 18-year-old Lydia Jones contacted a male entrepreneur for career advice, the conversation quickly took a handbrake turn into creepy territory. 

Jones’ says she wanted a steer on entering the tech scene in London as her start-up Trooops is based in the north of England and she’s found it “very hard” to find people “willing to help” with growth and funding in that area. Jones told Mashable she reached out to the man after seeing him post “numerous times” in the London Startup and Entrepreneurs Facebook group.  Read more…

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It really looks like we could get cell-connected Apple Watches later this year


The rumor that the next Apple Watch will finally include cellular connectivity is gaining momentum, making it seem more likely that the company will introduce its first standalone wearable later this year.

The inclusion of an LTE chip was first suggested by noted insider Mark Gurman, and now, two more typically reliable sources have corroborated his original report with even more detail. 

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is one of the most respected Apple insiders in the industry, and CNBC both released predictions of their own. The reports both claim that Apple will bring a Watch to the market with LTE chips included, enabling users to get online without a connection to an iPhone to do things like download apps, stream music, and potentially even make calls. Read more…

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Silk Picks to Get You Snoozing Like a Queen

I’m kind of jealous of Zendaya in the “Versace on the Floor” video. Not because she’s paired with Bruno Mars, but the fact that there’s a huge silk bed in her room. She’s practically living like royalty in those sheets. Comfortable sleep is always top priority, especially when you’re out all day. We don’t all […]

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Significant Digits For Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 1.4 percent Percentage of U.S. consumers with a FICO credit score that is a perfect 850. The number is hugely consequential when it comes to securing credit, and many aspire to that top figure and will use all the idiosyncrasies of […]


In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

 Uber has inspired countless businesses to adopt its asset-light and on-demand approach to their industries. The examples are countless. Food delivery, dry cleaning, jet planes, home services rental bikes, or even phone chargers to name but a few — but how about farming equipment? That’s the case in India, where a startup called EM3 AgriServices is helping rural farmers literally… Read More


This Survey Says 18 Percent of People Use Apps to Make Their Sex Lives Better

If you’ve been reading us regularly (and we sincerely hope you do), you’ve probably figured we’re big on technology jumpstarting your dating life. Between the various dating websites and apps focused on relationships and sex, we’re all looking for love (in all its beautiful and twisted forms), but the way we look for it has […]

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Ryanair wants to limit airport drinking and morning pints before flying

FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair aircraft lands at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File PhotoThomson Reuters

London (AFP) – Ryanair on Monday called for British airports to impose a two-drink limit on passengers and end boozing at breakfast time to help curb a rise in rowdy passengers.

The Irish no-frills airline wants airport bars and restaurants to check boarding passes and sell no more than two alcohol drinks per pass, in addition to stopping them selling any alcohol before 10:00am. 

Ryanair said its intervention came “in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports”.

According to figures compiled by the BBC, there were 387 arrests for drunken behaviour at British airports or during flights, in the year up to February 2017.

There were 255 in the previous year, according to the BBC’s data, drawn from 18 out of 20 police forces whose region has a major airport.

“It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences,” said Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs.

The airline has not outlined plans to limit the sale of alcohol on board its own flights, although it has imposed restrictions on pre-purchased alcohol on certain routes from Britain. 

Ryanair passengers who pick up alcohol at Glasgow or Manchester airports before flying to the Spanish holiday destinations of Alicante or Ibiza are no longer allowed to bring the bottles on board.

Instead, their purchases have to be put in the hold.

Responding to the airport’s calls to toughen rules, British industry bodies said they had already introduced a code of conduct to prevent disruptive behaviour.

“Passengers should be aware that consequences of such behaviour could include losing a holiday because they are denied boarding through to fines, flight bans and prison sentences for the most serious offences,” said the joint statement by Airlines UK, the Airport Operators Association and the UK Travel Retail Forum.

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How to Make a Statement With These Minimalist Jewelry Pieces

Adding jewelry pieces to an outfit is a great way to take your look to another level as it can dress up any ensemble. Chunky rings and necklaces are great but dainty jewelry gives you more variety. With these types of accessories you can layer different designs like mixing metals and stacking different sized rings. […]

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