Here’s a definitive list of what NOT to do on a first date

Whether youre swiping on Tinder or searching IRL, datings never going to get any easier. Dating hasnt been easy at all in recent history, of course. Countless people have waxed eloquent about how the advent of social media and dating apps makes human interaction much more complicated than it used to be. But humans have been getting love-induced headaches since the dawn of romance. Consequently, theres no shortage of advicefrom first date tips to how to define a relationshiponline and in real life. Common first date tips include avoid politics and dont sleep with them but honestly, times have changed. Views on sociopolitical issues matter more than ever and, if theirs dont align with yours, they probably arent an ideal …

Andrew Yang Is Giving Away $120K To Promote Universal Basic Income

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images Here’s How To Enter Andrew Yang’s “Freedom Dividend” Raffle From The Sept. 12 Debate By Madhuri Sathish Sept 13, 2019 Ahead of the Sept. 12 Democratic debate, former tech executive Andrew Yang teased on social media that he had “something big” planned. In a brief series of tweets on Sept. 11, Yang dropped numerous hints about what he was planning, ranging from “crowdsurfing in sandals” to donning “ninja-style headwear.” But what was Andrew Yang’s surprise? During Thursday night’s debate, Yang announced an online Freedom Dividend contest in which his campaign will give away $120,000, and anyone can enter. On Sept. 9, host Trevor Noah said in a segment that Yang orchestrated stunts like crowdsurfing, dancing, …

PG&E settles with insurance companies for $11 billion in California wildfires, utility says

(CNN)Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced it has reached an $11 billion settlement with insurance companies for claims stemming from the devastating 2017 wildfires in northern California and the 2018 Camp Fire. PG&E disputes report that it ignored warning signs before California wildfire The payments are subject to bankruptcy court confirmation since the utility giant filed for bankruptcy protection in January after coming under pressure from billions of dollars in claims tied to the wildfires. The company has said it’s “probable” its equipment started the 2018 Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive, when a power line touched nearby trees. By April, it had cited at least $7 billion in claims from that wildfire. In May, Cal Fire released a …

Beamery announces platform to help HR recruit and retain talent

Almost every company has a talent problem. It’s hard to find good employees and, once you do, to keep them happy. Today, Beamery announced a fully integrated platform to help solve that problem. Company co-founder and CEO Abakar Saidov says that while drawing and retaining talent can provide organizations with a key strategic advantage, there has been a dearth of digital tools to help. “What we found was that there is no fundamental kind of operating system or system of record to be able to run that part of the business,” he said. While there are point solutions for different parts of the process, Beamery recognized an opportunity to deliver a more complete platform. “We essentially built what we’re calling …

This is what Trump’s Cabinet looks like right now

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser, John Bolton, tendered his resignation on Tuesday, marking the latest departure from an administration fraught with turnover. Commerce: Wilbur Ross Defense: Mark Esper White House chief of staff: Mick Mulvaney (acting) State: Mike Pompeo Education: Betsy DeVos Energy: Rick Perry Central Intelligence Agency: Gina Haspel Health and Human Services: Alex Azar Homeland Security: Kevin McAleenan (acting) Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson Agriculture: Sonny Perdue Interior: David Bernhardt Labor: Patrick Pizzella (acting) Transportation: Elaine Chao Treasury: Steven Mnuchin Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie Attorney general: William Barr Environmental Protection Agency: Andrew Wheeler Office of Management and Budget: Russell Vought (acting, though Mulvaney stills holds the title of director) US trade representative: Robert Lighthizer …

More than two dozen fake NBA championship rings seized at LA airport, CBP says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in California recently seized more than two dozen counterfeit NBA championship rings, with an estimated retail value of more than half a million dollars, authorities said Wednesday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection ) “Scammers take advantage of collectors and pro-basketball fans desiring to obtain a piece of sports history,” said CBP’s director of field operations in Los Angeles, Carlos Martel. “This seizure illustrates how CBP officers and import specialists protect not only trademarks, but most importantly, the American consumer.” LAX FLIGHTS GROUNDED, CANCELLED BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE Import specialists confirmed that the designs violated trademarks by the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, …

The trade war is quiet. Smart money sees a chance to take risks

London (CNN Business)Happy Wednesday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Investor insight: The announcement could encourage those who have recently unwound positions in safe haven assets such as the yen, which has weakened back to July levels after hitting 2019 highs in August. Gold prices have also dipped in the past week, and US Treasury yields have been rising as investors sell bonds. The yield on the benchmark 10-year note is up to 1.72%, from 1.46% earlier this month. But a rally in riskier assets on positive, or even neutral, trade news may prove short-lived. We’ve seen this pattern before. Remember: The next …

This Cretaceous-Era Pterosaur Is One Of The Largest Flying Animals Ever Discovered

Boasting a wingspan equivalent to two giraffes (or a single telephone pole), a newly identified species of pterosaur, named Cryodrakon boreas, is one of the largest flying animals ever discovered. This is according to a paper published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.  This gigantic beast could grow to lengths of up to 10 meters (32 feet) wing tip to wing tip and would have lived some 77 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, alongside dinosaurs like the Hadrosaurus and the Panoplosaurus. And yet, despite its bird- (or dragon-) like appearance, it was not a dinosaur but a member of the Azhdarchid group of pterosaurs – a family of flying reptiles that includes the Arambourgiania and the (relatively) diminutive Montanazhdarcho.  An artist’s impression of the Cryodrakon boreas looks like a cross between …

The iPhone 11 Pro Max Is On The Way, But It Won’t Come With AirPods

Stephen Lam/Getty Images News/Getty Images Will The iPhone 11 Pro Max Come With Airpods? Here’s What We Know By Yvonne Kim 4 min ago First, what feels like centuries ago, iPhone users lost their beloved headphone jack. Then, just as people started getting used to the lightning connector, AirPods started taking over the world as the new Apple earphone standard. In the midst of all this transition, Apple didn’t make much effort to make things easier for consumers. At the annual Keynote Address on Sept. 10, Apple announced a load of new iPhone 11 features but stayed silent when it comes to audio equipment on its latest line of smartphones, including whether the iPhone 11 Pro Max would come with …

Milo Yiannopoulos is dissatisfied with the living he makes from Telegram

Former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos is among the perennially banned members of the far-right and conspiracy theory set who have found a new home on Telegram. In spite of having 19,100 followers, one of the largest among his shunned cohorts who migrated to the messaging app, Yiannopoulos is not satisfied with his experience. Specifically, hes mad that he a) doesnt have more members and subscribers and b) the small size of his following is cutting into his bottom line. In a lengthy thread unearthed by Twitter user @witchofpeace, the self-styled pop star of hate complains profusely about his paltry 470 subscribers and microscopic followings like 20K, which he says are not going to sustain people like me. Milo reveals just …

The 5 Friends You Should Dump After Your Wedding | Betches

Everyone knows weddings are a ton of work. But the high cost, high stress, and just general tons of sh*t to do tend to bring out the best and worst in people. And usually it’s more of the worst. When you already have so much going on as a bride, it can really suck when your friends aren’t supportive or there for you. Or even worse, actually CONTRIBUTE to your stress. I mean, there are few things in your life that are as big a deal as your wedding. It’s like, the one thing your friends really have to show up and be supportive at (besides like, your funeral I guess, but you won ‘t even technically be there for …