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Want a job? 'Ugly' need not apply

Want a job? 'Ugly' need not apply | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Employers can be sued for discriminating on the basis of gender, race or disabilities. But, with the exception of one Australian state, they are free to discriminate when it comes to physical appearance.

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Court rules mobile phone caused tumour

Court rules mobile phone caused tumour | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A POTENTIALLY landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.


in a ruling handed down on April 11 but only made public on Thursday, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.

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Google eyes ad-blocker for its Chrome browser

Google eyes ad-blocker for its Chrome browser | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking extension to its popular Chrome web browser, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The feature would identify and filter out ads in the hope of enhancing users' experience with the mobile and desktop forms of the browser.
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Former journalist is transforming the care of dementia patients by telling their stories

Former journalist is transforming the care of dementia patients by telling their stories | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Three years ago, when Jay Newton-Small moved her father into a care facility she was given a 20-page questionnaire to fill out. Her father had Alzheimer's disease and his fading memory and agitated behaviour made it hard for caregivers to understand his needs...

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Judge learns sign language to swear in a group of deaf lawyers

Judge learns sign language to swear in a group of deaf lawyers | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Roberts learned to sign the phrase just for that occasion, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

That moving gesture alone made the admittance of 12 deaf and hard of hearing lawyers to the highest court in the land an historic moment. All were members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association and were from various parts of the country.
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Meet the 15-year-old voice of Peppa Pig

Meet the 15-year-old voice of Peppa Pig | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Appearing on This Morning with her TV mummy, Morwenna Banks (AKA Mummy Pig), Bird delighted her hosts - and the audience - by slipping into character, complete with that famous giggle.

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‘Penis seat’ introduced to Mexican public transport in a bid to fight sexual harassment

A ‘penis seat’ has been introduced on public transport in Mexico as part of a United Nations campaign to fight sexual harassment. The plastic seat, which features key parts of the male anatomy, has been introduced on Mexico City’s train network. It forms a key part of sexual harassment campaign by UN Women Mexico. The seat, which is moulded with the shape of a male torso and an erect penis, is accompanied by a YouTube video.
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Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming 'Zootopia' Ripped Off 'Total Recall' Writer

Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming 'Zootopia' Ripped Off 'Total Recall' Writer | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Disney is now facing a serious lawsuit alleging that Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia was copied from the work of Gary L. Goldman, a reputable author whose distinguished credits includes writing Total Recall and Next and producing Minority Report.

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This man raped this woman...and now they're telling their story together

This man raped this woman...and now they're telling their story together | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Most survivors of sexual assault would do anything to avoid meeting the perpetrator who caused them so much pain again — let alone agree to pen a book with them or share a public stage. But, Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger have done just that. ★ Read more View TEDtalk

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Millionaire giving away three-bedroom apartment for free

Millionaire giving away three-bedroom apartment for free | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A MILLIONAIRE who spent his childhood sleeping on park benches is giving away a free flat.
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'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91

'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Masaya Nakamura, the Japanese video game pioneer known as the "father of Pac-Man", has died aged 91, his company said Monday.
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America's scientists are launching unofficial Twitter accounts to defy trump

America's scientists are launching unofficial Twitter accounts to defy trump | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Employees from more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" Twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by President Donald Trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.
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"Tiny Hands" Women's March Chant (featuring Fiona Apple)

Tiny Hands" Women’s March Chant (featuring Fiona Apple)Sister Marches (global/worldwide) list: Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organize
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Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.

Artificially sweetened drinks, such as diet sodas, were tied to a higher risk of stroke and dementia in the study, which published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke on Thursday | read more...

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Spiders knit 30-metre shimmering web in New Zealand field

Spiders knit 30-metre shimmering web in New Zealand field | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

They craft and create webs every day, but the spiders in Tauranga, on New Zealand's North Island, probably weren't expecting to go viral on the internet. 

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Girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition

Girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
“Where we see an obstacle, she sees an opportunity.”
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Dishwasher and Australian waiter become co-owners of Noma

Dishwasher and Australian waiter become co-owners of Noma | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Noma chef Rene Redzepi has made the dishwasher of his Michelin-starred restaurant a part-owner.

In a Facebook post, Redzepi introduced the world to his new corporate co-horts, which includes Australian-born manager James Spreadbury and 62-year-old Ali Sonko, who has manned the kitchen sink at the restaurant's Copenhagen headquarters for 14 years.
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Teenage boys joining ‘Men Going Their Own Way’

Teenage boys joining ‘Men Going Their Own Way’ | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
THERE’S a growing movement of men in Australia called “Men Going Their Own Way” (MGTOW).
It’s an offshoot of the men’s rights movement but rather than getting stuck in and tackling issues, these guys have vowed to stay away from women, stop dating and not have children.
“Essentially, MGTOW is a statement about living life your way rather than trying to make a woman happy or being a slave to cultural expectations,” one NSW member says.
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The cup of coffee that could cause heart palpitations

The cup of coffee that could cause heart palpitations | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The "world's strongest coffee" is now available in the US, but just one cup could spill you over the daily caffeine limit.
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Trump Lawyers Swipe at Teen Over Cat Website

Trump Lawyers Swipe at Teen Over Cat Website | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

"I really just want people to be aware that this is a president who's clearly more concerned about what people think of him than doing things of substance," says the 17-year-old behind the site. - Read more get link to the site :)

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McDonald's restaurants across the nation close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

McDonald's restaurants across the nation close for 'Day Without Immigrants' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The protest, which was intended to show how heavily America relies on immigrants in the workforce, took quite the toll on the fast food chain's employee count, causing many die-hard Mickey D's fans to miss a day of burgers and fries.
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Lego Launches A Social Network For Kids Too Young For Facebook

Lego Launches A Social Network For Kids Too Young For Facebook | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Lego Life is something like a hybrid of Pinterest and Instagram, where kids can post pictures and videos of things they’ve built or places their minifigs have gone, where Lego Batman has the influential power , where you "like" a post by tapping the standard heart icon, but if you choose to unlike it, the app responds with a fart. 

Lego Life is out today. It’s free to download on iOS and Android. And just so you know, kids over the age of 13 can still sign up. ;)
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Boy Scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programs

Boy Scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programs | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs.
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Qantas to assist passengers affected by US immigration ban

Qantas to assist passengers affected by US immigration ban | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Qantas will offer a refund or change of destination to passengers affected by the United States' new temporary ban on immigration.
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Melbourne tram network to use solar energy by end of 2018

Melbourne tram network to use solar energy by end of 2018 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A new solar energy plant to be built in regional Victoria will run Melbourne's entire tram network by the end of 2018, the State Government says.
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