This millennial’s relatable tweet about time is blowing people’s minds

If you’ve ever found yourself confused when a colleague tells you they were born in the late ’90s (how are they even old enough to be working?!), or wondering how it can possibly be summer already when we’ve only just had Christmas, then good news — you’re not alone. Time, as Stephen Hawking taught us, is a strange concept. And the older you get, the more confusing it seems to become.  This is something that’s actually been studied. There’s a psychological concept known as Weber’s Law, for instance, that deals with how our perception of something will change based on its size, or quantity. As mathematician and presenter Hannah Fry shows in this Numberphile video, the law can be applied …

Hey drivers, use this to discover how much Uber and Lyft take from you

Uber and Lyft keep changing how their drivers get paid. Along with all the confusion, some drivers are feeling short-changed. Now a new online tool is available that collects driver receipts and crunches the numbers to find out how much the ride-hailing apps are taking from drivers. Transportation media outlet Jalopnik is investigating what it believes are unfair pricing structures, with Uber and Lyft taking as much as half of fares in some situations. Starting this week, the site is trying to collect as much driver trip payment data as possible.  Uber’s average earnings — the amount it takes after driver earnings are deducted from what a rider pays — is 22 percent of a ride, globally. Lyft calls this …

Like Taylor Swift, every woman faces a Justin Bieber

It’s easy to argue that, in 2019, women are more powerful than they’ve ever been in United States history. A record 117 women won office in the 2018 midterms. A record number of women are vying for the presidency in 2020. The youngest billionaire in history is a woman (Hi, Kylie Jenner!). The number of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies hit a record high. But even at a time when “something is happening” with women, we’re constantly reminded that even the most powerful among us have to fight for what’s theirs, whether it be reproductive justice, a seat at the proverbial table, or creative license. Read more: cnn.com

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook are having issues. Again.

Call it a perfect social media-free storm. Facebook’s three social platforms — Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — all experienced outages on Wednesday morning.  According to Down Detector, there were problems around the world. Outages were concentrated in the eastern United States, and parts of Europe and South America. Don’t panic! Image: screenshot: down detector That doesn’t seem sooo bad? Image: SCREENSHOT: DOWN DETECTOR OK, panic! Image: SCREENSHOT: DOWN DETECTOR The trouble seems to have started around 7 a.m. E.T. and persisted into the morning.  SEE ALSO: New Instagram feature brings ‘Suggestions For You’ in DMs Read more… More about Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Tech, and Social Media Companies Read more: mashable.com

New Gameplay Today – Rainbow Six Siege’s New Showdown Mode

Click here to watch embedded media The limited-time Showdown event hit Rainbow Six Siege today, which accelerates the action in fast-paced 3v3 matches. Better still, there are cowboys! Leo played a few matches today, and you can see how he fared in today’s episode of NGT! In addition to the gameplay, we can watch Leo’s will erode in real time, as he blows a not-insignificant amount of cash on some cosmetic items. Cosmetic items that, as you will soon see, are basically terrible and without any merit whatsoever. But they’re there, so what can you do? Showdown is in the game starting today and running through July 16. Read more: gameinformer.com

'Dangerous overcrowding' decried at Texas migrant detention centers

The report by the agency watchdog came a day after a group of Democratic lawmakers toured detention centers for undocumented immigrants in the state bordering Mexico and denounced “horrifying” conditions there. “We encourage the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take immediate steps to alleviate dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults in the Rio Grande Valley,” acting DHS Inspector General Jennifer Costello said in a memorandum to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan. The report included images taken at several Texas sites, showing dozens of migrants including young children packed shoulder to shoulder into cage-like holding areas or cells. Read more: news.yahoo.com

Meet IAS Officer Abdul Nasar who completed journey from orphanage to collector’s office

Kollam [Kerala]: IAS Officer, Mr. Abdul Nasar completed his journey from orphanage to the collector’s office. On Monday, he was appointed as the Collector of Kollam District. According to the report published in Indian Express, he decided to become an IAS officer in 1983 when the then Thalassery’s sub-collector visited his orphanage. His personal background When Mr. Nasar was 5-year-old, his father passed away. He was raised by the orphanage till the age of 17 years. Later, Mr. Nasar who pursued his graduation and post-graduation in English literature become a health inspector. Despite acquiring a job, he decided to appear in various competitive examinations. Professional background In 1994, when Kerala Public Service issued notification for the post of Dy. Collector, …

Samsung has reportedly fixed the Galaxy Fold

Samsung has redesigned the Galaxy Fold to address the screen durability issues that torpedoed its launch, Bloomberg reports, with the folding phone soon to begin commercial production. The company still isn’t able to confirm a release date, however, and one person told Bloomberg that the phone is unlikely to resurface at next month’s Galaxy Note 10 event. Samsung is said to have made the screen’s protective film “flow into the bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand.” Previous review units shipped with a film that looked like a removable screen protector, even though removing it would actually destroy the screen — as some reviewers found out. The Verge’s unit had a different problem, however, developing a …

The Handmaid’s Tale comes to life in Alabama. Women must heed the warning | Zoe Williams

The ludicrous indictment of Marshae Jones for the manslaughter of her unborn child is an extreme example of a disturbing pattern Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when another woman, Ebony Jemison, shot her in the stomach, in an Alabama town called Pleasant Grove. The 27-year-old Jones survived but the foetus, hit by the bullet, did not. Jemison successfully pleaded self-defence, since her gun was drawn in the middle of a fight that Jones reportedly started and was winning – according to an unnamed police source – until the gun was fired. Since the shooter was exonerated, it seems odd still to be preoccupied with who started the fight. But this is one of two key elements in the extraordinary …

This Newborn Baby Photo Shoot Featuring 9 Puppies Is Going to Ruin You

Newborn shoots are perhaps among the cutest types of photos ever – and sometimes the funniest – but take the combination of a puppy photo shoot and a newborn photo shoot, and, well, you’ve basically formulated the perfect way to break the internet. Teresa of Park Avenue Photography got the opportunity to photograph baby Brydon for the first time at just 6 days old – as well as nine little puppies, born on the exact same day. Although it would seem that photographing a bunch of wriggly puppies could be difficult, Teresa surprised us: “Brydon . . . was a booger to get to sleep! But once we started piling up the pups one by one he calmed down instantly!” …

Designed by Banksy, worn by Stormzy: the banner of a divided and frightened nation

The artist chose Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage as the place to unveil his latest artwork – a stab-proof vest – and helped the rapper speak for England It’s not what he does, it’s where he does it that makes Banksy modern Britain’s most effective artist. The pseudonymous street artist from the West Country picked the perfect platform yet again this weekend – the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival, no less, where Stormzy headlined in a stab-proof vest decorated with a near-monochrome union jack flag. It added a punch of visual tension to his verbal mash-up of modern Britain from knife crime to Boris Johnson. Only after the rousing show did a photo of Stormzy in his discomforting vest appear on Banksy’s …

46 DIY Car Detailing Tips That Will Save You Money

Family HandymanBest Way to Clean a Car: Destink the InteriorTo neutralize tobacco smoke, buy an aerosol can of Dakota Non-Smoke. Holding the can 12 to 14 in. away from fabrics, lightly spray the headliner (don’t soak it), seats, door panels and carpet. Then turn the fan to high and switch the system to recirculate mode (“max. A/C” if you don’t have that option). Find the intake opening by holding a tissue near the blower motor. Then spray the mist into the opening. Leave the windows closed for at least one hour. Your vehicle will smell like baby powder for a while, but that’ll go away. You can also change your car’s air filter once this is done. Plus: If you …

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler No Oil

Easy Vegan Blueberry Cobbler. No Added Oil in this crisp buttery berry cobbler. Gluten-free option. Plant Based Summer Dessert, can be made ahead and versatile. Use blackberries, mixed berries and peaches and other summer fruit. Vegan Soyfree Oilfree Recipe. Can be made nutfree and Glutenfree. Jump to Recipe This Blueberry cobbler is the perfect way to use up all those plump summer berries! Just a few ingredients and 15 mins active time! The lemony blueberries topped with a crisp biscuity top and served with some whipped coconut cream. So Dreamy! Toss the blueberries with lemon juice and zest and some coconut sugar or other sweetener, in a baking dish or iron skillet. Make your biscuit topping with the flour, almond …

Tips for How to Use Painter’s Tape

Clean Moldings Before Applying Painter’s TapeEven the stickiest masking tape won’t stay put if you apply it to a dusty, dirty surface. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and frustration if you start every masking job by cleaning the moldings or the wall to which you’re applying the tape. Usually a thorough dusting with a damp rag is all that’s required. But if the surface is greasy, you’ll have to wash it with a detergent solution. TSP-PF (phosphate free), available at home centers and paint stores, is the go-to detergent for most painters. Wait for the surface to dry completely before masking. Click here to learn more about interior painting preparation. Read more: familyhandyman.com

Secret Cleaning Tips From the Pros

Remove Bathroom Soap ScumSoap has a nasty way of forming a hard-to-remove film on tile in tubs and showers. You won’t get rid of it by rubbing. Instead, wait for the surface to dry, then scrape off the scum with a 4-in. plastic putty knife. For grout lines and textured surfaces, use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Find out the 10 things you shouldn’t use a Magic Eraser on and what makes them so magical. To prevent soap scum buildup, stop using real soap and start using a synthetic. Chemically speaking, any soap in a liquid or gel form, and some bar soaps (Zest and Ivory), are actually synthetic soaps and much less likely to leave a tough film in your …

An experience I just had

Today has been the first day in a while where I truly focused on the messages Tarot has been sending. I did something a little adventurous, I spent time with my family and my friends, and I did the things that bring me joy but for some reason I felt uneasy and called to journal so I wrote and wrote and the more I wrote the more I felt releasing. I’m on a journey to be reunited with my twin flame but as I was done writing I tried to fall asleep because I’m more drained than I’ve ever been. I had my music playing in the background like always and all of a sudden my music stopped and my …