Monthly Archives August 2015

After 10 Years Of Photographing Homeless People, Photographer Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Diana Kim grew up on the Island of Maui where her father was a photographer, which is where she first learned her trade. When her parents split, Kim began to live with friends and relatives, and she lost touch with her father who became “absent.” In 2003 Kim began a long-term photo-project about the homeless; in 2012, she made a shocking discovery. Kim found her father among the homeless she was documenting in Honolulu.

“There were nights when I wouldn’t find him,” Kim told NBC News. “And other days when I least expected it, and he would be standing on the corner of a street. He suffered from severe schizophrenia, and left untreated, he was not always responsive...

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Facebook’s Laughable Data Shows ‘LOL’ Isn’t Funny Anymore

The cool kids at Facebook Inc. are telling e-laughers everywhere that “haha” and emoji are in, and “lol” is out.

Facebook last week released a report analyzing how its users convey laughter. The way they expressed humor changed based on gender, age and geography. No joke: “lol” users are older than “haha” and “hehe” people. If you want to telegraph your youthful giggles, use an emoji.

“Haha” was the most popular choice, with more than half of all laughs, while emojis accounted for a third. It seems “lol” — the popular acronym for laugh out loud — is no longer hip. Only 1...

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Google’s Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

Congratulations to Chennai born, Mr. Sundar Pichai on being appointed as the CEO of Google. Sundar Pichai will be Google Inc.’s new CEO under its new operating structure. Read the Businessweek profile.

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With Google creating its own parent company, Alphabet, there’s a bit of moving about in the Google boardroom.

Larry Page is now chief executive of Alphabet. Sergey Brin is its president.

And moving up to be in charge of Google is 43-year-old Sundar Pichai.

Great news for Pichai, and good news too for India – his appointment makes him the latest Indian to earn a massively high-profile job in the US technology industry. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella is the other notable example.

Pichai’s life story is remarkable, and his rise t...

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Naga peace accord without consulting North-East CMs shows ‘arrogance’ of Modi govt: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday slammed the Modi government over the Naga peace accord, accusing it of not taking chief ministers of north eastern states into confidence and said it showed its “arrogance”..

“We are really shocked that the prime minister (Narendra Modi) didn’t even think of taking into confidence the chief ministers of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh which are the directly affected states,” Sonia Gandhi told reporters in parliament complex.

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“It is the arrogance on the part of this government. How can an accord be signed without consulting the chief ministers that are directly affected even if the accord is being termed as historic?” she asked...

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Mind Blowing Facts About Coca-Cola

You know it’s so unhealthy but sometimes you simply cannot resist a cold misted bottle of Coca-Cola… Here we present you 20 facts about this beverage you might never heard of.

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1. Mexico all the way

Mexicans LOVE their Coke! They drink more coke products than the USA, UK and France combined! More than 2 glasses a day on average. Or maybe, just maybe, the people in Mexico have known about all the cleaning purposes that Coca-Cola can be used for, for a while… These researches are based on sales after all! 😉

2. This can’t be good either

In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of New Delhi announced that water used by Coca-Cola in the production of their beverages contained toxic pesticides tha...

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