Kind fishermen rescue a poor seal completely trapped in net

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We hate seeing animals in distress, and wish we could rescue them all from harm’s way.

When two fishermen from Maine saw a seal trapped in a fishing net floating in the water, they immediately took action to rescue the little sea puppy. They lifted the seal onto their boat, and carefully cut away the net to set him free. The seal barks a bit throughout the process, but we think he knows he’s in good hands. Once the net is cut, the seal wiggles free and is placed back into the water, but not before getting a few scratchies from his heroes. 

This is the type of good deed we love to see. Read more…

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5 lessons to reinvent your career path

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Dom Prescod came to the U.S. from his native Trinidad with dreams of working in the tech field. He’d been teaching himself how to code, but it was quickly becoming an exhausting and frustrating experience.   

“The chances of getting a career through self-taught means was bleak,” he says. So he turned to General Assembly, a tech skills boot camp with locations all over the world, as a way to make a career change and learn the digital skills he needed in order to secure a brighter future.   

For people like Dom, who strive to have a job that can shift with the times, learning digital skills are a big part of adapting to the future.    Read more…

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6 social entrepreneurs helping build a better tomorrow

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As the trend of social entrepreneurship takes root in economies around the globe, future-focused impact investors are stepping up to the plate to help build a better world for generations to come.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 objectives to tackle global issues like hunger, joblessness, poverty, climate change, and food waste, among others. Below, we’ve selected six young people as examples of entrepreneurs bringing us closer to turning the UN’s SDGs into realities.

Brendan Carroll, founder of Skycision

Despite the fact that the average U.S. farmer spends around 1,000 hours a year manually scouting fields for signs of disease and other areas of stress, around 6% of annual crops are lost due to undetected threats, explains Brendan Carroll, the founder of Skycision. In developing nations, this number can be as high as 35%. Experts predict food production needs to increase by 70% in the next 30 years to accommodate rising population levels — so these losses are particularly concerning. Read more…

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No, a fart didn’t cause an American Airlines flight to evacuate all its passengers

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In today’s “Not The Onion” news, an American Airlines flight supposedly had to evacuate all its passengers after a person “passed gas,” causing violent episodes of nausea and headaches. 

Except that this isn’t true.

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The story, which originally appeared on local WNCN-TV, quotes an unidentified spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport as saying that all passengers were taken off the plane after it landed at around 4 p.m.

The incident allegedly started when passengers on the flight “became ill with nausea and headaches” spurred by a foul-smelling odor in the cabin. Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ is back with ‘Dragonstone’ and here’s what the critics thought

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Winter is getting there.

Game of Thrones kicked off its seventh season on Sunday night with “Dragonstone,” an episode that picked up at the outer edge of what’s shaping up to be a very bloody winter in Westeros. Forces are aligning all across the continent, and everyone seems to be fixing for a fight with someone else.

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It’s almost got the feel of that climactic stand-off in Reservoir Dogs. Who will pull the trigger first?

The expert Game of Thrones voices on the web all share a common sentiment: Dragonstone was a whoooole lot of setup. There’s surely blood and warfare to come, but critics agree that our first hour back in George R.R. Martin’s world was about reintroducing the labyrinthine web of murder politics. Read more…

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Trump’s ‘Made in America’ week is already failing and it’s not even Tuesday

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Donald Trump, who loves nothing more than themed weeks, would have been far more successful had he run for president of my middle school student council than president of the United States.

Alas, here we are smack dab at the beginning of “Made in America” week and already, the backlash has begun. Maybe he just needs better posters?

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The President is supposed to host a “Made in America” product showcase and deliver a speech enjoining companies to produce more at home. But Trump has come under highly understandable amounts of social media fire to this whole “Made in America” week when products from his an his daughter’s companies aren’t actually made in America.  Read more…

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5 strategies for bouncing back from a failed startup

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For more than two decades, the numbers surrounding the survival rate of small businesses have remained unfortunately consistent. Only 20 percent of all new businesses make it past their first year. After five years, 50 percent of new businesses no longer exist and only one-third are able to enjoy their 10-year anniversary. 

As entrepreneurs tackle the legal formalities of assorting with a failed startup, including dissolving it with the state, they are also faced with the stigmas that surround what it feels like to have a business that failed. Getting back out there and trying all over again is really tough. It takes a lot of courage, confidence, and a solid strategy to get back on track — which, believe it or not, your unsuccessful startup has actually prepared you for.  Read more…

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Why no one has ‘re-invented’ email yet

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You may remember the great tech crisis of 2014: Email was broken! We were getting so overwhelmed by the deluge of messages flooding our inboxes that we were missing more of the important ones. Our inboxes had evolved from helpful, at-times-cheery (“You’ve got mail!”) tools into overstuffed lockers of digital dread.

I’m not talking about about spam, either. That problem was more or less solved in the late 2000s with better filtering. But as email evolved to become the primary method of “asynchronous messaging” — basically, messages you can get to later — it began to include every newsletter, deal offer, message, bank statement, receipt, and notification that we, in some way, asked for. Read more…

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Prince Charles is a brilliant Harry Potter reader who does ‘all the voices’

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The nation’s favourite grandad is apparently a very gifted mimic who entertains children with spellbinding readings of Harry Potter books. 

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We are talking about Prince Charles, the future king, who according to his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, is a brilliant impressionist and actor whose nuanced voices for every character in the books leaves young people in awe. 

In a conversation with the Daily Mail, Camilla revealed fascinating details on how the Prince spends quality time with her grandchildren, who are aged between 7 and 9:  Read more…

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The internet has fallen in love with this throwback of a young Stephen Colbert

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The internet loves a good throwback and — as photographic evidence proves — 1984 was a good year for Stephen Colbert.

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A redditor named ArtieStation shared a sepia toned photograph of a young Stephen to the /r/OldSchoolCool subreddit where it went viral.

Redditors fawned over the young Colbert who looks like a man high on optimism — his big grin, the twinkle in his eye, his voluminous hairstyle.

Comment from discussion simple64’s comment from discussion “Young Stephen Colbert (1984)”.

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