Facebook content moderation is an ugly business. Here’s who does it

Some of the workers saw video of a man being stabbed to death. Others viewed acts of bestiality. Suicides and beheadings popped up too. The reason for watching the gruesome content: to determine whether it should be pulled from Facebook before more members of the world’s largest social network could see it. Content moderators protect Facebook’s 2.3 billion users from exposure to humanity’s darkest impulses. Swarming through posts that’ve been flagged by other members of the social network or by the Silicon Valley giant’s artificial intelligence tools, they quickly decide what stays up…

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An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

The humble pencil was the simple solution that Three Idiots’ Rancho gave for the complex riddle of how to write in zero gravity. For about six centuries, the pencil has left its indelible mark as an all-weather writing instrument, after the accidental discovery of hard graphite at a nondescript Lake District village in England led to the commercial production of what would become the least inexpensive — yet must-have — item on modern desktops. Perhaps the instrument’s continuity as a stationery item was never in doubt. But when the mobile…

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Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex, is something of a trailblazer as a royal. She has bucked royal traditions on everything from her choice of wedding cake to hugging members of the public. And her most recent act of rebellion is subtle, yet significant: She wore a dark mani. On Monday, Markle made a surprise appearance as a presenter at the British Fashion Awards, wearing a one-shoulder, black Givenchy gown (she was presenting an award to Givenchy dessigner Clare Waight Keller). But it was her dark nail polish that…

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Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex, is something of a trailblazer as a royal. She has bucked royal traditions on everything from her choice of wedding cake to hugging members of the public. And her most recent act of rebellion is subtle, yet significant: She wore a dark mani. On Monday, Markle made a surprise appearance as a presenter at the British Fashion Awards, wearing a one-shoulder, black Givenchy gown (she was presenting an award to Givenchy dessigner Clare Waight Keller). But it was her dark nail polish that…

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Cramer’s lightning round: I’m not a fan of Netflix’s stock as an end-of-year buy

Netflix Inc.: “Candidly, I’m not a fan of Netflix. I’m not a fan of Netflix because I think that a lot of it depends on the content and I just don’t find the content as compelling as it once was. I think it’s a good story, but not a great story, because it’s up so much for the year and that’s been a real big determinant about how stocks are doing right now.” Cytokinetics Inc.: “Very speculative, but I’ll endorse it as long as you understand that that thing is…

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An Exquisite Art Deco Home in Silver Lake by William Kesling, Presented by Tracy Do

1827 Fanning St. | Silver Lake Tracy Do is thrilled to present the Hunter Residence, a stunning example of the Streamline Moderne style, designed by William Kesling, an innovative builder who was instrumental in bringing modern residential architecture to Southern California. Built in 1936, this exquisite Silver Lake residence has been comprehensively renovated, bringing it squarely into the 21st century while celebrating its marvelous origins. The home was the longtime residence of distinguished 20th century philanthropists Nadia and Norman Kaplan, celebrated members of the Silver Lake community and founders of…

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An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. And it turns out, when it comes to fighting cancer, the size does matter. According to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University, doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system. “The findings of this research are very exciting because it helps unravel the complex yin and yang relationship…

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Young women who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure post delivery

Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with the presence of an additional disease or condition, such as hypertension. The study found that although less than 2% of all pregnancy-related hospitalisations occurred during the postpartum period, nearly 60% of pregnancy-related heart failure hospitalisations took place during the same time.…

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What Is A Cheat Meal? Why An Occasional Binge May Not Be A Bad Idea

So, you have been good all the week. Refrained from fried foods, chose to pick a salad over the fatty steak. And, let’s not forget the cheesecake cravings that you successfully managed to ignore! When it comes to food, not giving into the impulses is a task. A task, that calls for a due reward from time to time. Cheat meal is one such incentive you can treat yourself with, after a spell of eating clean and staying active. Don’t worry; your nutritionists would not mind this occasional binge either. But Why…

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10 Pro Tips for Building an Ecommerce Business with Fulfillment by Amazon

Amazon has made a name for itself as one of the biggest and most trusted brands in ecommerce. But small businesses don’t necessarily need to view Amazon as a major competitor. You could instead make the company into a partner. Most ecommerce sellers already know that you can list and sell your own products on the platform. But you can actually rely on Amazon to handle the shipping and logistics part of your business as well — through the Fulfillment by Amazonprogram. Theo Prodromitis is the owner of the Spa Destinations shop on…

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