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The Coolest Job You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed

We spend a lot of time each day looking at, tweeting, and texting emoji, but few of us get paid to do so. Keith Broni, on the other hand, makes his living doing just that. Last December, London-based translation company Today Translations put out a call for an “emoji translator.” The job listing made news, partly because of its novelty — it’s believed to be the first role of its kind — and partly because it just sounds like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to spend their day looking at emoji? Today Translations received over 500 applications, and the interview process took five months, but Broni emerged as the winning candidate. You can’t major in emoji translation (at least, not yet), but Broni’s educational background does complement the role

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A Fan Painted Mark Zuckerberg’s Face On Her Nails, And Here’s What Happened Next

Mark Zuckerberg  is a famous dude and, as fans do with anyone who is famous, they like to show their appreciation in … inventive ways. One particular fan of the Zuck decided to really nail down her love for the Facebook founder. On Thursday, Zuckerberg shared a manicured hand on his Instagram that features the Facebook logo, the “heart” and “like” reactions, and, naturally, Zuck’s likeness. Whether he was more enamored or surprised by the gesture isn’t known, but he definitely liked it enough to share : A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT The image is accompanied by a caption that indicates this is the first time Zuck’s seen something like this and the hashtag #fcs2017.

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Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims

Google asks its employees to “Do the right thing.” At least, that’s what its revised 2015 motto states in an upgrade from the original company maxim, “ Don’t be evil . ” But when a user searches Google for information on Islam, the results often link to propaganda, anti-Muslim hate and outright lies. The algorithm for the world’s largest search engine is definitely not doing the right thing ― especially when it comes to the first page of results, where most users stop their searches. Basic searches for words like “Muslim” and “Islam” return reasonable results with links to reputable sites. But more specific terms, like “sharia,” “jihad” or “taqiyya” ― often co-opted by white supremacists ― return links to Islamophobic sites filled with misinformation. The same thing happens with the autofill function

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People Are Apparently Spending $400 On A Machine That Brews Tea

Welcome to 2017, the year in which your kitchen counter  could very well host a fancy  Keurig  for making coffee, a pricey  Juicero  for making juice you don’t need the Juicero to make , and a new $400 device for making tea .  The app-enabled Teforia Leaf claims to  brew tea to perfection , as opposed to whatever pedestrian  bag-dunking method you’re using . Depending on the type of its branded tea you crave, the gadget employs a series of short “ microinfusions ” and adjusts elements like water temperature and volume to “ unlock each tea’s true character  and depth of flavor,” per a description on Williams-Sonoma.com. Gizmodo reviewer Libby Watson, a “literal British person” who drinks tea, reported the complexity of it all gave her an “existential crisis”  while making her first cup. The tea, she concluded after questioning everything she ever knew about tea, was “fine.” And of course, some  Twitter  users were quick to chime in, critiquing the gadget as unnecessary and expensive since, you know, making decent tea really isn’t that hard.  Tea bags are downright barbaric next to @Teforia ’s $400 Leaf infuser. pic.twitter.com/bNSC8IAqNO — Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) June 19, 2017 Juicero: We have the most bullshit internet connected appliance.

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Former Commish Michael Copps: ‘Maybe The Worst FCC I’ve Ever Seen’

In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the president has appointed to the Cabinet and to head those agencies are so far in sycophantic lockstep, engaged in dismantling years of protections in order to make real what White House strategist Steve Bannon infamously described as “the deconstruction of the administrative state.” The Federal Communications Commission is not immune. Its new chair, Republican Ajit Pai, embraces the Trump doctrine of regulatory devastation. “It’s basic economics,” he declared in an April 26 speech at Washington’s Newseum . “The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get.” His goal is to stem the tide of media reform that in recent years has made significant progress for American citizens. Even as we rely more than ever on digital media for information, education and entertainment, Pai and his GOP colleagues at the FCC seek to turn back the clock and increase even more the corporate control of cyberspace.

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This Stunning Video Aims To Raise LGBTQ Awareness Through Dance

Two men get into the Pride Month groove on the Los Angeles streets in this colorful music video that’s also a retro-inspired meet cute.  Released by the DanceOn Network , the video stars dancers Derek Tabada and Will Johnston , who sport jewel-toned Paul Smith suits as they perform a playful, acrobatic routine to the tune of singer-songwriter  Dylan Hyde ’s “Clearly.” Eagle-eyed viewers may recognize Johnston, who also choreographed the number, from “ The LGBTQAlphabet ,” a similarly queer-inclusive video produced by Equinox in collaboration with the LGBT Community Center  and released earlier this month.  At one point, the dancers strut their stuff in front of Paul Smith’s West Hollywood storefront , which received a rainbow makeover earlier this month as part of an Instagram Pride Month initiative .  DanceOn CEO Amanda Taylor told HuffPost her company hoped to “act as an ally and an advocate” for the LGBTQ community by releasing the video, which aims to “channel artistic expression for positive change.” Last year, the group produced a contemporary dance homage to Orlando’s  Pulse nightclub tragedy  that has since received over 2 million views on YouTube .  The Paul Smith storefront, of course, is typically painted pink , and is known as one of the most photographed locations  of its kind in Southern California. Unveiled June 7, the new paint job is one of five “rainbow walls” created by Instagram to “strengthen relationships through shared experiences,” particularly among members of the LGBTQ community. Visitors are asked to share images of themselves in front of the five walls, which will also appear in London, Madrid, Cleveland and Nashville, Tennessee, with the hashtag #KindComments so that others can use Instagram to find a “community of support.” “For Pride, we hope the rainbow walls become physical structures that inspire kind comments and support,” Instagram’s Chief Operating Officer Marne Levine  told HuffPost, “but equally create an opportunity for people to come together on Instagram to support the LGBTQ community.” Take a look at some photographs from the June 7 rainbow wall debut below.  Find ways to celebrate Pride by subscribing to the Queer Voices newsletter .      — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Here Are Some Of The People Who Could Replace Travis Kalanick As Uber CEO

Embattled Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO on Tuesday after five investors reportedly requested he step down . The task of finding a replacement to lead the ride-hailing giant begins now.  “ I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,” Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times. His departure was a long time coming. An onslaught of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations  have placed Kalanick’s leadership tactics in doubt. A group of senior executives have been running the show since Kalanick announced an indefinite leave of absence  last week

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This Groundbreaking Online School Is About To Revolutionize Sex Ed

Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by  Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson  that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.  Try googling “ sexual education in America ” and then sit back and wait for the depression to wash over you as you read headlines like “ Sex-Ed In America Is Even Worse Than You Thought ” and “ These Maps Show Where Kids In America Get Terrifying Sex Ed .” From woefully inadequate abstinence-only curriculums to programs that neglect to discuss consent or queer sex ― much less pleasure ― it’s no small feat to locate informative, accessible classes in this country that realistically prepare individuals for sexual encounters.   Andrea Barrica wants to change all of that. The 27-year-old queer Filipina-American  technology entrepreneur is preparing to launch O.school , a groundbreaking shame-free online platform for pleasure education, this fall. The school will offer courses, led by instructors from communities around the country, to help participants “un-learn” elements of problematic sex ed they may have previously encountered. The classes will also be dedicated to investigating and championing sexual issues specifically facing queer people and people of color, addressing sexual trauma, and celebrating female sexuality and pleasure. I recently spoke with Barrica to learn more about her plan to bring her pleasure-based sex ed to the masses, how she intends to reach victims of toxic masculinity, and more.  HuffPost: Where did the idea for O.school come from?

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