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From Salesforce to Apple, here are all the tech companies so far who are changing their policies around Election Day.
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Flushed out Bork!Bork!Bork!  Windows pops up in the strangest of places. Sure, digital signage – been there, done that. But as something to stare at when one should be directing one's undercarriage? That's a new one.…
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No more fiddling around with QR codes when you want to use WhatsApp on a big screen.
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Black Widow fans are finally getting what they've been asking for: A stand-alone superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson as the superspy Natasha Romanoff.
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Facebook Connect starts at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 16.
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Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is back in production with Anthony Mackie suited up and ready to smoke out the bad guys.
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It is more and more difficult for an ordinary user to understand the lineup of Xiaomi devices. A number of models look like each other ... The post Redmi 9i launched in India as a Redmi 9A variant with more storage appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The Kremlin has meddled in so many elections that democracy’s immune system has gotten wise to its threats. Here are lessons other countries can teach us.
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These are official URLs linked to OnePlus.com, so these phones likely exist or were planned to exist.
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This week NASA's Curiosity rover will perform a highly anticipated experiment that could reveal clues about the possibility of life once existing on Mars.
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MacBook Pro deals are dropping down even closer to that magic £1,000 price point this week.
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Siegel will face an uphill battle to unseat McCaul this November, but this southeast Texas-based seat could be in play this election cycle.
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New research released today is the first bit of evidence supporting a vaccine for covid-19 being developed by scientists in Russia.
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On top of the usual romantic challenges, long-distance relationships come with their own set of issues. Whether you’re 100 miles apart or 10,000, there will likely be times when things feel particularly distant.“It’s only natural for two people who aren’t living in the same area to experience feeling the distance at times. To expect otherwise, you’d be kidding yourself,” said Neely Steinberg, a dating coach and founder of The Love TREP. When issues like work stress, family problems or health struggles arise, it may feel easier to pull back from someone who isn’t present geographically. Or there may just be stretches when things simply feel off between the two of you.“People sometimes forget that the primary purpose of a romantic relationship is to provide comfort and security, and most people need physical closeness in order to feel comfort and security,” said Seth Meyers, a psychologist and author of “Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve.” “A long-distance relationship can be a happy and fulfilling one, but the distance will cause occasional moments when the individuals have pangs of loneliness.”There are ways to work through this, however. Below, Meyers, Steinberg and other experts share their advice for what to do when a long-distance relationship starts to feel extra distant. Work on your communication skills.“Relationships may start to feel extra distant when one or both partners aren’t communicating enough,” said Alysha Jeney, a therapist and owner of Modern Love Counselling in Denver. “Maybe they are struggling external to the relationship and don’t want to communicate about it and resort to pulling away to cope. Maybe partners are struggling with building intimacy from a distance and need to prioritise the uniqueness of their relationship.”She noted that transparent and vulnerable communication is important in a long-distance relationship, so it’s important to express what you’re feeling while you’re living apart rather than let things fester.“Couples may struggle when they make assumptions about each other and begin to build insecurities or assumptions,” Jeney added. Talk about what’s happening in your day-to-day life. That way, your partner will know what challenges you’re dealing with outside the relationship rather than fill in the blanks with unhealthy assumptions. Ask difficult questions. “Be curious,” advised Jeney. “Ask questions that are not accusatory, such as ‘I wanted to check in and see how you’re feeling in general and about us.’ Or ‘How are you feeling about how things are going in our relationship? What can we do to bridge any gaps or disconnects?’”Steinberg echoed this sentiment, emphasising that you have to be willing to face any issues that arise head-on but should avoid being overly accusatory or jumping to conclusions. And don’t let your fears about what the answers or consequences might be prevent you from asking the tough questions. “Bring up your concerns and feelings in a sensitive, mature way ― to let the other person know how their behaviour is affecting you,” she said. “Say, ‘When you go a few days without checking in, I start to feel disconnected from you. Is there a way we can make this work better for the both of us?’ You will learn a lot about the person and how important the relationship is to him/her by his/her response to your requests.” Set expectations together. “Trust is huge with long-distance relationships, and you both need to express your expectations and make fair agreements so both of you are on the same page about your connection and responsibility to each other,” Jeney said.Do a bit of housekeeping by setting expectations together. This involves discussing each other’s needs and feelings so that you can agree to a schedule for visiting each other, as well as how often you want to be communicating with each other via text and video chat. Talk about your long-term hopes and expectations as well. Meyers noted that it’s helpful for couples to “mutually remind each other of their shared goals for the relationship.” Make tangible plans.“Relationships thrive off of anticipation of things you might do together or moments you may create,” said Damona Hoffman, a dating coach and host of the “Dates & Mates” podcast. “If there isn’t a specific plan to be together that you are working towards, a relationship can feel distant and aimless.”She advised building moments of anticipation in the relationship ― whether that’s an in-person meet-up or a fun virtual date night.“Knowing you have special time together coming up can give you both a sense of purpose in the relationship,” she explained. Take stock of your needs and feelings. “Individually, you can work on mindfulness and be really attuned to your own needs and feelings throughout the day,” Jeney noted. “If you miss your partner, how do you respond to it? Do you reach out to your partner excessively, do you suppress it and move on? How can your feelings and needs be congruent with your behaviour?”Understanding yourself will make you better able to communicate your needs and feelings when you have big conversations and set expectations. Try to be a better listener. In addition to better equipping yourself to express what you want and need, you should also work on your ability to process your partner’s needs and feelings. Showing interest in what your partner has to say goes a long way. “From a self-improvement perspective, make sure you are focused on building your listening skills so your partner feels connected and supported when you speak,” Hoffman suggested.“The key to a fulfilling long-distance relationship is a relationship that offers tremendous emotional intimacy,” Meyers said, adding that showing curiosity in what is happening in your partner’s daily life is one way to increase that emotional intimacy. Get creative.Distance poses unique challenges, so it’s important to think outside the box while you’re apart.“Couples who are separated by geography must work harder and be more creative in order to sustain a sense of closeness,” Meyers noted. “Sending tiny gifts on a regular basis and designing fun, creative theme dates on the phone or virtually can go a long way in keeping two people connected.”You can also spice up your standard video chat, Hoffman suggested. “Instead of the boring usual video chat, play a game together or do an activity like sip and paint night to give yourself an additional interaction point than just the conversation,” she said. Blissed Connectionsis an editorial series from HuffPost US that explores practical ways to strengthen and deepen the relationships you have — or want to have — with the people in your life.Related... Here's How Being Polyamorous Prepared Me For Parenting Why Being The 'Unicorn' In A Threesome Isn't Always So Magical Has The Lifting Of Lockdown Been The Ultimate Cuffing Season? Also on HuffPost
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OK Play was inspired by Mr. Rogers and wants to help parents and kids play together in the real world to become happier people.
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Facebook's attitude to right-wing figures has been at the center of a political debate in India following an explosive Wall Street Journal report.
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Sam Stovall said: "volatility in the three months prior to the election, compared with the non-election years actually volatility typically is less."
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The robot could one day reduce the need for humans to take on the risky job of climbing coconut trees
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Nintendo Switch currently has four methods for connecting with friends. Here's how to become pals on Switch.
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We spoke to art director Tom Jenkot about designing the aesthetics of a whole Magic: The Gathering set from the ground up.
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Google Assistant is getting a new feature that makes it easier to donate money to important humanitarian and nonprofit organizations, starting with the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that works to promote police transparency and accountability. The news was announced today to coincide with the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. The new donation shortcut can only be accessed on mobile phones for now, either by saying “Hey Google, donate to racial justice,” to Assistant (either directly on Android or through the app on iOS) or by using a dedicated card in Google Assistant’s daily Snapshot view. The Center for @PolicingEquity is determined to identify and stop racial disparities in law enforcement.In the U.S., ask... Continue reading…
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There's some cool concept art to check out here, but don't get your hopes up for a launch anytime soon.
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"I don't use a lot of Facebook products — any, actually," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on a recent podcast.
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If you're on a limited budget, here are three soundbars that sound great, look good, and don't cost an arm and a leg.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On August 2nd of last year, TikTok celebrated its first birthday. To mark the occasion, I wrote about the four biggest risks facing the company. One was finding new customers. Two was continuing to develop compelling new features. Three was attracting top influencers. And four was managing its relationship with regulators. The big news over the past few weeks has been that TikTok, due to reasons largely outside its control, ultimately failed at the fourth task. President Trump has ordered that the Chinese company ByteDance divest TikTok, transferring all of its assets to an American company. And on Monday, TikTok sued the Trump administration. Here are Mike Isaac and Ana Swanson in the New York Times: TikTok sued the U.S. government on... Continue reading…
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Prosecutors allege that former Uber security chief Joseph Sullivan covered up a major breach, in the first high-profile case of its kind.
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But apparently no on-demand release is scheduled.
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Strictly Come Dancing will pay tribute to Caroline Flack in an upcoming special, the BBC has confirmed. The show will remember the 2014 champion in a compilation episode showcasing the best of the live finals over the years. Caroline – who won the BBC ballroom competition with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev – took her own life in February. The Love Island presenter set a record when she competed in the 2014 final, becoming the first contestant in Strictly history to score full marks for all three of her routines. Caroline’s emotional showdance, set to Robbie Williams’ Angels, was previously mentioned in tributes from her Love Island colleagues Iain Stirling and Laura Whitmore following her death.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by Iain Stirling (@iaindoesjokes) on Feb 15, 2020 at 3:35pm PSTStrictly bosses also paid tribute to Caroline in a statement at the time, saying they had been “heartbroken to hear this incredibly sad news”.“Caroline had an infectious energy and passion for dance, she shone brightly in “the Strictly ballroom every week and became an incredible champion,” it read. “Words cannot express our sadness, she was simply one of a kind.”The BBC revealed plans to honour Caroline on screen as it announced the Strictly The Best Of The Final episode on Wednesday. The episode will air in addition to three previously-announced specials, which will celebrate the best routines from the competitions Blackpool, Movies and Musicals Week. A special Christmas countdown has also just been confirmed, which will reveal the 25 most memorable dances of all time voted for by viewers. It has been reported that this year’s actual festive edition of Strictly – which usually airs on Christmas Day – has been axed due to logistical reasons related to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has yet to be officially confirmed. Bosses have already shortened the length of this year’s series by a month due to the pandemic, with the competition not set to kick off until October. It is expected the Best Of specials will air in the autumn, in the lead up to the new series. Useful websites and helplinesMind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email [email protected] Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on rethink.org.READ MORE: Caroline Flack's Death Ruled As Suicide As Inquest Reaches Conclusion Caroline Flack’s Family Say She Was ‘Seriously Let Down By Authorities’ And ‘Hounded’ By The Press Laura Whitmore Honours 'Vivacious, Loving' Friend Caroline Flack In Heart-Wrenching On-Air Tribute
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