New Hot Toy Lists for 2018 from SproutScout.co

Looking for toys for kids both young and old? SproutScout.co has put together 30 guides for parents and grandparents to find the *perfect* gift this Christmas. Each list has ten options to help you find exactly what your child/grandchild will want to find under the tree. The Top 10 Best Current Marvel Toys The Top 10 Best Current Toy Cars And Trucks The Top 10 Best Disney Toys The Top 10 Best Dolls For Kids The Top 10 Best Learning Toys For Toddlers And Young Children The Top 10 Best Drones For Kids The Top 10 Best Ride On Toys…

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How Tumblr’s adult content crackdown could alienate users

San Francisco (CNN Business)Tumblr says it is banning images and videos that feature “adult content,” including pornography, from its platform. The change, which will start December 17, threatens to alienate some of the blogging website’s most active communities. By expanding its list of banned material, Tumblr said it wants to make more people “feel comfortable expressing themselves” on the platform. Tumblr will still allow written adult content, including erotica, fan fiction and other creative writing. The company will enforce the new rules through a combination of automated detection, human moderation and assistance from community members who flag objectionable posts they…

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Supreme Court double jeopardy case could impact presidential pardon power

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court grappled on Thursday with a case concerning an exception to the Fifth Amendment’s ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump’s pardon power as it applied to the Robert Mueller probe. In addition, it could also impact the presidential pardon power, leading to a question of what would happen if President were to pardon an individual like his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for federal offenses. Under the exception, a state could conceivably bring a prosecution for the same crimes. That might not…

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Push for more elderly crime convictions

“I’d like to assure older people that cases that go to the police will be investigated.” The CPS is opening its books on four cases involving older victims on Monday at its first area scrutiny panel on the issue in England and Wales. It wants feedback from different organisations on how they prosecuted them. Mr Hughes said he accepted older people could be patronised or stereotyped as all being vulnerable, but they wanted to learn lessons so more people would have the confidence to report crimes. Hostility to elderly people could become a hate crime Driveway conman made £1m from…

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Ivanka Trump’s 2009 Book Warning On Dangers Of Email Comes Back To Haunt Her

But President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter perhaps should have known better, given how she reportedly “My friend Andrew Cuomo, New York’s great attorney general (who is now Governor of New York), tells me that e-mail is the key to prosecuting just about everyone these days,” wrote Trump. Screenshot/Google Books can be so incredibly slapdash with their electronic messages, as if they were some modern version of smoke signals that can disappear without a trace.” RELATED COVERAGE Fox News Gets 'Late Show' Silent Treatment Over Ivanka Trump's Emails It's No Surprise Who Trump Thinks Should Be Time's 2018 'Person Of The…

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Bill Maher Trashes Fans Mourning Stan Lee And Adults Who Read Comics

In a blog post Maher wrote Saturday, the late night host trashed the impact that Stan Lee had on generations of comic book readers. The basis of the criticism seems to originate from his belief that comic books are for children. He chided adults for deciding about 20 years ago that they  didn’t have to give up kid stuff. Maher then took the rather large leap from comics to the political system. “I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.” they were not…

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Arianna Huffingtons Thrive Global is teaming up with Zenefits

In April 2007 she collapsed, broke her cheekbone and woke up in a pool of blood, a well-publicized accident she attributes to sleep deprivation and exhaustion. In the years that followed, she shifted her focus to wellness, authoring two books on the topic:  and , Thrive, which bills itself as a “behavior change” startup, helps businesses help their employees develop healthy relationships with technology and manage stress and burnout — issues with which Huffington is personally familiar. The company has raised nearly $43 million in venture capital funding to date, at a $121.5 million valuation as of May. The partnership will…

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Yes! Black Panther’s badass innovator princess Shuri now has her own comic.

Acclaimed fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor just launched a stand-alone comic for Black Panther’s princess Shuri. Ask young women who saw the Marvel movie “Black Panther” who their favorite character was, and you’ll likely hear a resounding, “Shuri!” It’s not hard to see why. The younger sister of King T’Challa is smart, spunky, cool under pressure, and unapologetic in her badassery. And now the genius princess has her own stand-alone comic. Nnedi Okorafor, known for her African-based science fiction and fantasy books, is the writer behind the new comic book, while prolific artist Sam Spratt is illustrating the series. Just the…

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Babbel CEOs to talk about language and startup lessons at Disrupt Berlin

The slow and steady rise of Babbel has been impressive on many fronts. The company is now managing the top-grossing language learning app in the world. That’s why I’m excited to announce that we’ll have founder and CEO Markus Witte as well as CEO U.S. Julie Hansen at Buy your ticket to Disrupt Berlin to listen to this discussion and many others. The conference will take place on November 29-30. In addition to fireside chats and panels, like this one, new startups will participate in the Startup Battlefield Europe to win the highly coveted Battlefield cup. Markus Witte Babbel Founder…

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