It’s time to destroy startup-style workaholism once and for all

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There’s a debate raging in Silicon Valley this week that you should really know about. 

Though it may look like just a few heated Twitter exchanges and at least one scathing blog post, it’s really a high-profile fight over who gets to decide how we value work in the 21st century. 

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We can probably all agree that dedicated, diligent employees are essential for any workplace, but some people argue for more — they want you to become a workaholic, singularly obsessed with achieving the company’s mission. 

This is no small difference, and you probably feel the repercussions in your everyday life. You may be an industrious soul, devising creative solutions for whatever problems come your way, and are happy to devote your talent and time to your employer. But you might also resent the fact that your days are long — so long that you rarely get to wind down with a bike ride, see close friends, or even spend time with your kids.  Read more…

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‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ roster leaks, no X-Men present

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The character roster for the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite game leaked today, revealed by the same NeoGAF user who correctly leaked the existence of the game before its public reveal in December.

The current roster for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is below with the newly leaked characters in bold. Just remember that this is from a leak, so it may not be completely accurate and may be missing some characters that have not yet been announced.

Capcom

  • Arthur

  • Chris Redfield

  • Chun-Li

  • Dante

  • Firebrand

  • Jedah

  • Mega Man X

  • Monster Hunter

  • Morrigan

  • Nemesis

  • Ryu

  • Spencer

  • Strider Hiryu

Marvel

  • Ant-Man

  • Captain America

  • Captain Marvel

  • Doctor Strange

  • Gamora

  • Hawkeye

  • Hulk

  • Iron Man

  • Nova

  • Rocket Raccoon/Groot* 

  • Spider-Man

  • Thanos

  • Thor

  • Ultron Read more…

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Justin Bieber searched ‘MDMA used for’ on YouTube and Instagrammed the results

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Since Just Bieber returned to Instagram, he’s used the platform to experiment with artistic expression, whether he’s announcing his conjunctivitis diagnosis of documenting his abs. Usually. he’s documenting his abs. 

This morning, Bieber was so inspired that he Instagrammed 26 times in a single hour, including a TMZ screenshot of himself getting into an altercation and a photoshop of his head on Halsey’s body. 

In his endless thirst for wisdom, he also apparently searched for uses of ecstasy on YouTube and shared a video of what he found out, because he is a generous soul who can’t help but let his fountain of knowledge spill out onto the streets.  Read more…

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Lebanon bans the new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie

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BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says authorities have banned the new Wonder Woman movie following a campaign against its lead actress, who served in the Israeli army.

SEE ALSO: Lebanese ministry calls for ban of ‘Wonder Woman’ movie

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel. The ban is in accordance with a decades-old law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from traveling to Israel or having contacts with Israelis. The official says the ban issued by the minister of interior Wednesday has been relayed to the distribution company. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been published. Read more…

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My name is Dan Covfefe and unfortunately the meme died before I could capitalize financially on it

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My name is Dan Covfefe and I should be the person everyone is talking about right now. I should be the hit of the country—nay, the world– right now. But I’m not. And I blame you. 

It all started with a tweet from Donald Trump.

I saw the tweet almost instantly after it was posted and my heart started racing. The president called me by name. What serendipity. I had always known I was destined to do something great, something magnificent, and this was it. After a few seconds of careful thought I fired back the reply that, I thought, would propel me into the global spotlight.

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Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz?

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Late night TV is full of overachieving hosts: Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon are locked in a battle for ratings dominance (while Colbert is simultaneously locked in a snark battle with President Trump); Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 2018 Oscars (despite this year’s controversial telecast); and James Corden is apparently trying to become the third-busiest man in showbiz behind Ryan Seacrest and Chris Hardwick.  

In addition to hosting this year’s Grammys — and next year’s, for that matter — Corden has a number of high profile TV shows (one for Snapchat, no less!) and movies in the works, all with varying degrees of buzz. But while Seacrest and Hardwick have crossed from ubiquity into full-blown overexposure, Corden has managed to avoid that air of omnipresence that makes his rivals seem like they’d show up to a door opening.  Read more…

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Adorable new ‘Game of Thrones’ Funkos will make you forget the tiresome bloodshed

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Game of Thrones gets pretty grim more often than not, so it’s nice to have pint-sized figurines of the characters to give us a little break. Funko’s newest line of Game of Thrones figures introduce new characters while making the old ones as sinister adorable as ever. 

The new figures will be available in July, just in time for you to make Brienne and Tormund kiss before Season 7.

SEE ALSO: Dany in Westeros makes ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘a new show,’ says producer

First you have your classics, like a brooding, scarred Jon Snow who has risen from the dead.

'I know more nothings than you've ever imagined.'

‘I know more nothings than you’ve ever imagined.’

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From politicians to celebrities, few are happy to see Trump pull out of Paris Agreement

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Forget “covfefe” — it’s time to focus on  the Paris Climate Agreement.

On Wednesday morning, while the world was busy mocking President Trump for his late-night Twitter typo, a far more pressing matter came to light.

President Trump confirmed on social media that in a matter of days he will be announcing his decision on whether or not the United States will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement  — a major climate treaty that commits developing and industrialized nations to tackling global warming.

I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017 Read more…

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