Author Archives: Taiwo Talabi

If ‘Catching Fire’ was remade with no special effects, save for fire

[ad_1] The Hunger Games: Catching Fire goes DIY, remade with zero visual effects but lots of action figures and homemade costumes and fire effects. Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, serves up creative remakes of your favorite trailers and movie scenes. All videos are exact shot-for-shot re-creations put together at home without any visual effects. Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: ...

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How millennials are warping the vinyl industry

[ad_1] VINYL evokes another time. In “Call the Midwife”, a drama set in the late 1950s, the young women return from a day of delivering infants to enjoy a Horlicks and a Chordettes record. In “Mad Men”, Don Draper can often be seen nursing an Old Fashioned with some Big John Hamilton or Peggy Lee whirring on the turntable. But ...

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They’re watching Yahoo

[ad_1] A FAILED turnaround and then, last month, the biggest data breach from a single site in history. Yahoo, an online firm, has had a bad run of news. On October 4th came a fresh blow when Reuters, a newswire, reported that the company had written customised software to scan all incoming e-mail for certain keywords, complying with a request ...

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4 Reasons to Get Away from Transactional Networking

[ad_1] When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get into a habit of transactional networking (“I’ll do this for you, now you do this for me.”) And that makes sense: You’re always looking out for the best interest of your company, so you only seek out relationships that could have a clear benefit on your bottom line. Related: 9 Networking Blunders That ...

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Five years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, her nation is riven by war

[ad_1] Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman (center) shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee (left) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. They are shown here during a torchlight procession in their honor in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10, 2011. (Scanpix Norway, Fredrik Varfjell/AP) Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman was the most prominent leader of the 2011 revolution ...

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Even Speedtest thinks Reliance Jio's internet speeds are slowing down

[ad_1] Even India’s richest man is unable to quench the country’s need for speed.  Launched with much fanfare and promise of providing high speed internet via its future proof 4G LTE only network, Reliance Jio’s services are downgrading as more people get on board. While users have been complaining about slow on social media, now even Ookla, the Seattle-based company ...

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Football agents and managers in England stand accused of corruption

[ad_1] WHERE there is money in football, there is usually corruption. In England, the game turned professional in the late 19th century; by 1915 it had experienced its first major scandal, as the Football Association (FA), the national administrative body, banned seven players who colluded to fix a match between Liverpool and Manchester United. A century later, match-fixing remains a ...

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Hurricane Matthew lashes Florida; emergencies declared in three states – Washington Post

[ad_1] As Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida, strong winds are already knocking over street signs and swaying trees to and fro. Here’s what it looks like on the ground as Floridians wait for the Category 3 storm to make landfall. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Packing winds of 120 mph, Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s coast Friday after mass evacuations ...

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What a 30-Hour Work Week is Really Like

[ad_1] This story appears in the October 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » John Dionas is a car dealer’s car dealer, with a big grin, a gold ring with five diamonds and a deep tan authenticated by a white line across the bridge of his nose. He has been in the business for three decades. For roughly 26 of those years, ...

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Quick and dirty

[ad_1] THERE are 68,000 firms listed around the world, most of which have little in common. Yet one thing unites bosses from Shanghai to San Francisco—the sense that capitalism has become too hyperactive, forcing them to take ever shorter-term decisions at the expense of their owners and of society. It’s as close to received wisdom as you can get in ...

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Snapchat reportedly planning IPO in March that would value it at $25B

[ad_1] Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering that could happen as soon as March of next year. The maker of the popular visual messaging app is busy preparing the paperwork for an IPO that could value the company at $25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. That’s significantly higher ...

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4 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Writer for Your Blog

[ad_1] It’s no secret that using high quality written blog content can improve your overarching marketing efforts. In fact, 76 percent of B2B content marketers plan to create more content than last year. While creating exceptional written content seems simple in theory, consistent execution is where some content marketers run into trouble. Add in the pressure to create high-performing content ...

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China’s Tibet tourism statistics just don’t add up

[ad_1] Tourists take a selfie at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, China. (Simon Denyer/The Washington Post) Depending on your perspective, the official statistics for the number of tourists flooding into Tibet are either impressive, or downright scary. The Chinese government says 23 million visitors will enter the Tibetan Autonomous Region this year, an 11-fold increase in a decade since it opened ...

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Seven tickets to Stockholm

[ad_1] BIGGER is not always better. Anyone who doubts that has only to look at the explosion of computing power that has marked the past half-century. This was made possible by continual shrinkage of the components from which those computers are made—and that success has, in turn, inspired a search for other areas where shrinkage might also yield dividends. One ...

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Weather experts to skeptics: Evacuate before Hurricane Matthew hurts you

[ad_1] Weather forecasters have a clear message for all residents of areas in the path of Hurricane Matthew: evacuate now.  While conservative voices like The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge have suggested that the U.S. government is over-playing the strength of the storm to make a point about climate change, weather experts across TV and the internet are urging citizens to ...

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Autopilot is the enemy

[ad_1] Creativity’s brewing there, somewhere Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives. By Tim Harford. Riverhead; 327 pages; $28. Little, Brown; £20. SELF-HELP books offer ways for readers to whip their lives into shape. A new book by Tim Harford, an economist and columnist at the Financial Times, argues that we need to whip our lives out of ...

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