What’s next for #MeToo after Kavanaugh’s confirmation

(CNN)For many, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was about more than a seat on the Supreme Court. It was a test of how far the conversation about sexual violence has come in the year since survivors began raising their voices. “As a result, we will be taking our power to the polls in November and voting them right out.” The first target of their political activism is the midterms, followed by the 2019 Women’s March. Then, all eyes will be on the 2020 general election. Otherwise, activists and civil rights groups say they will continue working to strengthen laws…

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All The Times The Vanderpump Rules Cast Cheated Betches

In Los Angeles, there are a few things that are abundant. Sunshine, Botox, and cheaters. It’s the land of Stassi Stassi, the chin-implanted OG Queen of SUR, was a victim of one of the biggest cheating scandals on reality TV, thanks to her douchebag boyfriend at the time, Jax. His cheating was so bad that it overshadows her probably emotional affair she was having with complete sleaze Frank, another SUR lackey. Frank went on to share and attempt to sell a video of Stassi masturbating. What gems. Jax The original king of f*cking up. Who hasn’t Jax slept with? After passionately denying…

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Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! #1 Abbey Library Of Saint Gall, Gallen, Switzerland #2 Palace Of Mafra Library, Mafra, Portugal #3 Library Of Fermo, Fermo, Italy #4 Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland #5 Metten Abbey Library, Metten, Germany #6 Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France #7 Royal Portuguese Cabinet Of Reading, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil #8 Wiblingen Abbey Library, Wiblingen, Germany #12 National Library Of…

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Guy Notices Something Odd On Top Of Zeus Temple In 1858 Photo, Discovers What They Dont Teach At School

Being a history researcher means endless hours of poring over books, paintings, photos and manuscripts, looking for clues from the past to create an accurate picture of what things were really like. Naturally, when following a lead it can be easy to be led down all kind of interesting ‘rabbit holes,’ and that’s exactly what happened to author and PhD student Paul Cooper, from Norwich, England, while researching the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece. Paul came across an incredible photo of the temple’s ruin, taken way back in 1858. “I was researching the forgotten histories of different ruined…

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Netflix snags former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to lead its consumer products team

Netflix is doubling down on its merchandising efforts with its hiring of former Disney exec Christie Fleischer to head its global Consumer Products team. Previously the head of merchandise for parks, experiences and consumer products at Disney, Fleischer will now lead a team at Netflix focused on overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events, the company says. This role will include developing consumer products across all categories for Netflix original series and films. Merchandise is an area Netflix has dabbled in before – like those “Stranger Things” tees at Target and other items at Hot…

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7 Real People Who Singlehandedly Screwed Entire Economies

The stock market is even more powerful than you realize. Which is saying something, right? Much like Han Solo is pretty sure he can imagine infinite money, you believe you know the world’s combined wealth is mighty. But did you know a lot of Traditional Upstanding Stock Market Business is simply rich people gambling? And did you know individual rich people, regular people, and even children have steered the entire world economy into a ditch more times than your history teacher can count? On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Gaby Dunn for an…

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What the hell is the deal with Tether?

It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a certain lack of pesky regulations. Now there are $2.7 billion worth of Tether in circulation, and they are anything but simple. (Euro Tether also exist but they’re a rounding error.) Who created Tether? The same people behind the exchange BitFinex, with whom Tether shares a CEO, a CFO, and (until…

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Watching floral foam get crushed will make your brain feel all fuzzy and relaxed

I think you're ready for this gelly (mask).Image: mashable composite: vicky leta and bob al-greene This is You Won’t Regret It, a weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. I don’t know about you, but my eyes are exhausted. I spend my days scanning hundreds of headlines, furiously scrolling through social feeds, and reading a significant amount of distressing news. My retinas move from phone to computer to television screen to books with very little rest in between, and they’re strained as hell. SEE ALSO: Trick your brain into falling asleep faster with this…

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Graphic novel nominated for Man Booker

The eligibility rules were changed in 2013 to allow international authors to be nominated, as long as their book was written in English and published in the UK. The longlist for the £50,000 prize will be whittled down to six in September before the final winner is announced on Tuesday 16 October. Image copyright Sophie Davidson / Serpent’s Tail / Jonny Davies Image caption L-R: Sophie Mackintosh, Esi Edugyan and Sally Rooney Snap by Belinda Bauer (UK) Milkman by Anna Burns (UK) Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (USA) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Canada) In Our Mad And Furious City by…

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Standardized tests don’t tell the whole story. This author’s viral tweet proves it.

What happens when you have a childhood dream to be a writer, but your test scores tell you it’s not in the cards? For Alexandra Penfold, she became a writer anyway — and a successful one at that. Penfold is a literary agent and the author of children’s books like “All Are Welcome” and “We Are Brothers, We Are Friends.” In a viral tweet, Penfold shared an image of a self-evaluation she wrote in fourth grade. In scrawling cursive penmanship, it reads: “Writing. I love to write and I hope to become an athor [sic] someday.” Below that image, she…

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