Monthly Archives: September 2018

Level up your business skills by taking an online course

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You don’t need an MBA to be business-savvy. Image: Pexels By Team CommerceMashable Deals2018-09-30 09:00:00 UTC Go to business school, they said. It will widen your network, boost your credibility, and enhance your earning potential, they said. While all these things ring true, going to B-school requires shelling out Big Bucks and dedicating a few years of your life to hitting the books, attending classes, and breaking your back completing […]

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Norway wants to clean up our oceans. Here’s how it could work.

Earlier this year, Norway’s minister of international development visited Ghana. Minister Nikolai Astrup had a simple request: He wanted to spend some time with his team collecting trash from beaches in the developing nation.  His team assured him that could be arranged. Then he was asked the most telling question of all: Where would they put the trash once it was collected? “That’s the point,” he responded.  Developing countries like Ghana lack the necessary infrastructure to properly dispose of waste, meaning that trash ultimately ends up in […]

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‘Armageddon’-style asteroid will now not destroy human race, sorry

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable‘s ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Some days are so damaging to your faith in humanity, you may find yourself idly wishing for the cleansing global firestorm that would follow an impact from the kind of asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. If that’s the case, then astrophysicist and planetary scientist Michael Busch has some bad news. Over the last couple of […]

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A Penthouse Made for Instagram

Advertisement Spotless walls, a “millennial pink” sofa, and a spa-style bathtub that’s waiting to be filled with flowers. And every inch of its 2,400 square feet is free from the clutter of everyday life. Image The living room area of Village Marketing’s penthouse photo studio in SoHo that has been crafted for influencers.CreditCreditAmy Lombard for The New York Times Sept. 30, 2018 This penthouse apartment in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood is awash in natural light, with high ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and a rooftop deck. The living room […]

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All the most beautiful places in the world are in Illinois, according to this Twitter account

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. It’s been an exhausting few days, so let’s take a moment to appreciate Beautiful Illinois.  I’m not talking about the state of Illinois, though I’m sure it’s great. I’m talking about @IllinoisViews, a Twitter account dedicated to posting the most breathtaking photos of their beloved Prairie State. Kind of.  The account, which offers no information about its creators, tweets stunning photos of other places […]

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Kanye West, armed with his MAGA hat, naively rants at the ‘SNL’ audience

Image: Brent N Clarke/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Adam Rosenberg2018-09-30 15:54:54 UTC Kanye West was the musical guest for the Season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live. He brought his MAGA hat along. It was originally supposed to be Ariana Grande, but she cancelled. So instead we got West, performing three songs (not SNL‘s usual two): A debut of “We Got Love,” featuring Teyana Taylor, along with “Ghost Town” (from West’s June 2018 album, Ye) and “I Love It,” featuring Lil Pump. Those who attended the show’s live taping were […]

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The best gifts for your horror movie loving friend

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Surprise! These gift ideas will spook the horror fan in your life. Image: warner bros By Shannon Connellan2018-09-30 16:00:00 UTC Everyone has a friend who knows not to run upstairs when they should be running out the front door. I’m talking the horror movie fan in your life, who’s so similar to Randy Meeks from Scream or Marty Mikalski from Cabin […]

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Kanye West’s comments about the 13th Amendment are confusing and bad

Then President-elect Donald Trump standing next to one of his fans, Kanye West. Image: Drew Angerer / Getty Images By Kellen Beck2018-09-30 20:55:33 UTC Oh no. Kanye West took to social media on Sunday to tell everyone that he supports the messages of Donald Trump while wearing a MAGA hat. In the same tweet, he wrote that he wants to abolish the 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America — the one that abolished slavery. this represents good and America becoming whole again.  We […]

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Social media guidelines for young people to be drawn up

Image copyright Getty Images Medical experts have been told to draw up advice on the maximum amount of time young people should spend on social media, the health secretary has said. In an interview with the Observer, father-of-three Matt Hancock said he was “very worried” about the impact on children’s mental health. He said he hoped the guidelines would become the “norm”, like the recommended maximum alcohol consumption for adults. England’s chief medical officer has been asked to put together the advice. Mr Hancock told the newspaper: […]

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Woman accidentally informs the U.S. that she’s a terrorist via online travel form

Flying over the Atlantic. Image: Getty Images/EyeEm By Mark Kaufman2018-09-30 17:56:12 UTC While planning a visit to the United States, a British woman unwittingly answered “Yes” to an online travel application query asking if she had ever engaged in terrorist activity. Accordingly, Mandie Stevenson’s U.S. travel application was promptly denied, reports the BBC. “At first I thought it was a bad dream and then I realised what I had done,” Stevenson said on the BBC radio show “Mornings with Stephen Jardine.” A screenshot of the U.S. Department […]

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