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Whole Foods is banning plastic straws, but you can still buy plenty on Amazon

Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market will remove plastic straws from stores in the US, the UK, and Canada by July, the company said today. Whole Foods…

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Nike will stop penalizing its female athletes for getting pregnant

Shoe giant Nike is reportedly reworking its sponsorship policies for female athletes, with contract language that protects their pay if they get pregnant. The move,…

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Our “Game of Thrones” poll accurately predicted episode 6’s character death

This post contains spoilers for season 8 episode 6 of Game of Thrones. After nearly a decade, the Game of Thrones has finally been won…

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The lesson of “Game of Thrones” is that you should trust betting odds

This post contains spoilers. Before the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones was released, it became a popular parlor game to try to…

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The very richest Americans have even less to fear from the IRS

Shrinking budgets and staff at the Internal Revenue Service means the US’s tax collector is auditing returns at the lowest rate in more than 15…

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VC investor explains how he finds surprising startups by focusing on the founders’ opinions instead of their initial product idea

Reilly Brennan thinks it’s a mistake for early-stage tech investors to focus too much on the initial ideas entrepreneurs have for their startups. Brennan is…

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An Icelandic canyon shut down after a Justin Bieber-inspired tourist surge

Iceland’s majestic Fjadrárgljúfur Canyon was once a relatively little-known destination. It was a place where locals and a few adventurous tourists could go to admire…

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Switzerland just voted overwhelmingly in favor of tighter gun control laws

Europeans haven’t had a great experience with referendums lately, but Switzerland has proven to be the exception. On Sunday (May 19), Swiss voters overwhelmingly agreed…

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Milkshakes have replaced eggs as the UK’s protest weapon of choice

Milkshakes have become a popular political tool in street protests in the UK. Tommy Robinson, a far-right activist and independent candidate for North West England…

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Exit polls predict Narendra Modi will cruise back to power in India

A bunch of exit polls, which began trickling in after the final phase of India’s national election concluded yesterday (May 19), suggests the Narendra Modi-led…

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