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nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:
Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.


Really.  They take a “pro-family approach”?  They don’t do irony in Singapore I guess, in that at least one of these books is about the positive aspect of a family.

nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:

Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.

Really. They take a “pro-family approach”? They don’t do irony in Singapore I guess, in that at least one of these books is about the positive aspect of a family.

(via npr)

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The Google I/O keynote was epic in at least one respect, length. For three hours Google laid out the near horizon for all things Google. This included the next version of Android; a new platform for connected watches; Google for your car; yet another Google TV; and a new health platform. Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans plowed through it all, including what was noticeably absent: Google+ and Google Glass. What the future looks like as the lines between mobile apps and web pages blur, and why Google is the new Microsoft — in the best possible way.

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"10 years ago, Union Square Hospitality Group, the parent company of Michelin-starred restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, set out to start a casual burger joint."

I still think no burger is worth the wait of even the regular hour-long line.

"10 years ago, Union Square Hospitality Group, the parent company of Michelin-starred restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, set out to start a casual burger joint."

I still think no burger is worth the wait of even the regular hour-long line.

Jun 11
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yahoofinance:

Bitcoin Prices and News Now on Yahoo Finance
You can now check the latest Bitcoin price, news and charts on Yahoo Finance!
Here’s the permalink or simply enter BTCUSD in the Yahoo Finance ticker search box.
Pretty sweet…

yahoofinance:

Bitcoin Prices and News Now on Yahoo Finance

You can now check the latest Bitcoin price, news and charts on Yahoo Finance!

Here’s the permalink or simply enter BTCUSD in the Yahoo Finance ticker search box.

Pretty sweet…

Jun 04
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yahoofinance:

Yahoo Finance Racing to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
In August, 14 Yahoos will make up Team Yahoo and race in the 2014 NYC Triathlon! By doing so, they will be supporting the fight against blood cancer by raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Two of the Team Yahoo members come from Yahoo Finance and we would love for you to check out their fundraising pages and donate if you can.
Mandi Woodruff is a reporter at Yahoo Finance and this is her first triathlon so show her some support people!
Charlie Hartel is a senior product manager on the product team at Yahoo Finance. He ran last year, crushed it and loved it so please hit him up and donate!
Check out Mandi and Charlie’s Fundraising Pages Below:
Mandi’s Fundraising Page
Charlie’s Fundraising Page

Woot!

yahoofinance:

Yahoo Finance Racing to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

In August, 14 Yahoos will make up Team Yahoo and race in the 2014 NYC Triathlon! By doing so, they will be supporting the fight against blood cancer by raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Two of the Team Yahoo members come from Yahoo Finance and we would love for you to check out their fundraising pages and donate if you can.

Mandi Woodruff is a reporter at Yahoo Finance and this is her first triathlon so show her some support people!

Charlie Hartel is a senior product manager on the product team at Yahoo Finance. He ran last year, crushed it and loved it so please hit him up and donate!

Check out Mandi and Charlie’s Fundraising Pages Below:

Mandi’s Fundraising Page

Charlie’s Fundraising Page

Woot!

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May 27
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thisistheverge:

The classic designs of Massimo Vignelli, 1931–2014 “Politicians take care of the nation and fix things — at least they are supposed to. Architects take care of buildings. Designers take care of everything around us. Everything that is around us, this table, this chair, this lamp, this pen has been designed. All of these things, everything has been designed by somebody.”

The loss of a design genius.

thisistheverge:

The classic designs of Massimo Vignelli, 1931–2014
“Politicians take care of the nation and fix things — at least they are supposed to. Architects take care of buildings. Designers take care of everything around us. Everything that is around us, this table, this chair, this lamp, this pen has been designed. All of these things, everything has been designed by somebody.”

The loss of a design genius.