Mysterious Land Mass Appears Overnight Off Japan’s Coast

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You would normally expect news of an unusual event off the coast of Japan to be about land disappearing, either because of a tsunami or earthquake or both. That’s not what happened on the northern island of Hokkaido on April 24th when residents of Rausu on the island’s east coast saw a huge land mass rise 10 meters (33 feet) out of the water in less than 24 hours. At the time of this writing, the land mass is an estimated 30 meters (66 feet) wide, 500 meters (1640 feet) long and 15 meters (50 feet) above sea level.

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How Ecommerce Can Capitalize on How Men and Women Use Pinterest

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Pinterest has long been recognized as a female-centric social media platform with 80% of its total users identifying as female, but the times are changing. One of the biggest differences we see lately is the ability to narrow search results for males, so search results show men's watches or women's watches, based on your interests. Since users are able to select search results to more closely reflect their interests (whether shopping for themself or someone else), this benefits all users.

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It’s Easier Than Ever to Discover Your Home’s History

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Tupungato / Shutterstock.com Here’s what I already knew: I live in the garden level of a brownstone building in Sunset Park, about halfway between Park Slope and Coney Island in Brooklyn. We have built-ins and a tin ceiling and thick layers of white paint on the doorframes. We’re uphill from the factory spaces-turned-artisanal-havens at Industry City, and downhill from the bustling Chinatown on 8th and 9th Avenues

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Rise of the Fragmented City

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Two views of Chicago, the most politically "fragmented" city in the U.S. (Flickr/Steven Vance, Flickr/Fabrice Florin) From the moment I began studying urbanism, I’ve heard urbanists, economists and city officials lament the so-called “fragmentation” of city government. The basic line is that our cities and metro areas are overrun with conflicting, competing, inefficient and redundant organizations

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The Long Fuse Behind the Violence in Baltimore

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Baltimore police officers push back demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) After two weeks of high tensions and mostly peaceful demonstrations in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, violence beset Baltimore on Monday afternoon and fanned through the city overnight

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The fatal flaw for most start-ups is marketing

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by Merav Chen, {grow} Community Member When talking to startup founders, I’m always surprised to see how many don’t consider bringing a marketing function on board until a very late stage in the company’s and product’s life cycle. There’s much evidence suggesting that lack of marketing input is one of the main reasons startups fail. And yet … Why do startups overlook marketing

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