In New York state, fracking ban fuels secession talk

From this village of dairy farms and friendly diners, Carolyn Price can see across the border into Pennsylvania, and it is a bittersweet view. The rolling hills a few miles away are as green as the ones here, and the Susquehanna River is icy and beautiful on both sides of the state line as it…
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Edward Snowden held a secretive invite-only talk at SXSW

Edward Snowden appeared via a video call at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday morning — but the Verge reports that the session wasn't open to the public. The exiled NSA whistleblower can't attend tech conferences in person because he'll likely be arrested if he leaves Russia. That means that he has to make virtual appearances instead. The session on Sunday morning saw Snowden speak to a group of invited privacy campaigners and technology experts. The Verge says that "roughly two dozen Read more [...]

Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about

Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Talk Golden Globe Getups

They’re a huge hit as a hosting duo for the Golden Globes Awards and for 2015 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have already selected their outfits. The “30 Rock” actress says she’ll wear a “Pierre d’Jambon romper with cheese and children’s ice skates,” in a new television spot. Meanwhile, Ms. Poehler will don an “ER bandage dress and stilts by the Ohio stilt king.” Amy also wonders, "This is our third time. How are we going to keep it fresh?" to which Tina fires back, “Uh, we're Read more [...]

Liberty Ross, Erykah Badu & More Talk Personal Style in ELLE October 2014

As we all make the transition from summer wardrobe to autumn ensembles, Elle magazine is full of inspiration in the October 2014 Personal Style Issue. The feature piece examines the fashion flavors of several stylish ladies such as singer/songwriter Erykah Badu- “I was raised a child of the funk era: Betty Davis and Bootsy Collins. I’ve always enjoyed a very loosely put together style that feels like maybe I slept in it the night before—almost hobo chic. Effortless.” As for professional Read more [...]

This company lets you obsess over and talk about about your dreams

Image Credit: Gisela Giardino/FlickrWe have databases for everything, so why not dreams, right? One company, DreamsCloud, is building exactly that and announced today that it has raised $ 2 million in a first round of institutional funding to continue developing its database and increase its teams and its marketing efforts. DreamsCloud is exactly what it sounds like: A collection of services and tools to help you chronicle, analyze, and talk about your dreams with others. On DreamsCloud’s Read more [...]

Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Susie Wolff, Paul Di Resta and More

Susie Wolff has led the way in terms of increasing the participation of women in Formula One. The Scot became the first female driver in over two decades to take to the track on a race weekend last month and believes more will arrive on the scene in the near future, with women currently holding senior positions at Williams and Sauber. While Wolff is leading the way, her compatriot, Paul di Resta, has lost his way as far as his Formula One career is concerned. Di Resta was banished to the DTM, the Read more [...]