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Ordering Your Steak Well-Done Like a Baby Is Also Dumb for Health Reasons

On Sunday, we learned Donald Trump eats his steak well-done with ketchup. If you’ve ever eaten steak—in Trump’s case, an expensive, tender piece of New York strip—you probably know that well-done with ketchup is simply not the way to go. The president should give medium-rare a try, not only for the sake of his…

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Bill Gates Made a David S. Pumpkins Video and I Want to Die

Bill Gates made a parody Christmas-themed David S. Pumpkins video in order to promote his Reddit Ask Me Anything on Monday. While the previous sentence is straight out of a piece of dystopian fictional, it’s real, and now I want to die.

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Report: Trump to Announce Massive EPA Cuts

On Monday, Trump will announce major cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency as he starts to build the budget for the next fiscal year, according to reports from Axios and the New York Times. A top official reportedly told Axios we can expect “transformational” cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency,…

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Apple ‘Looking Into’ Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral

On Wednesday an Arizona teen tweeted a video of her iPhone 7 Plus smoldering in its thick plastic case after it apparently exploded. Apple is “looking into it,” according to a company spokesperson.

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Texas Turns to Chemical Warfare to Bring ‘Feral Hog Apocalypse’

Texas’s 2.5 million feral pigs may soon fall victim to chemical warfare. On Tuesday, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller changed the rules of the Texas Administrative Code to permit the legal poisoning of these unsuspecting hogs.

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South Koreans May Soon Live to Be 90, But Our Short, Violent Grandkids Won’t

Here’s the good news: According to a comprehensive new study, the average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, with South Korean women born that year expected to live 90.8 years, the longest of the 35 countries analyzed. Here’s the bad news: Americans will die younger than their international peers and…

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The President of the United States Owns 3,643 Websites Including IHateTrumpVodka.com

Over the years, the Trump Organization has invested in thousands of domain names for potential business ventures, political campaigns, and often, simply in an attempt to be a step ahead of the haters or cover his tracks if things went awry. DonaldTrumpSucks.com, IHateTrumpVodka.com, TrumpRussia.com, and TrumpFraud.org

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Trump’s FCC Chair Praises Amazon Prime, Possibly Violating Same Ethics Rules as Kellyanne Conway

In what appears to be a violation of the federal ethics rule that prohibits a government employee from using “his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product,” Ajit Pai, the controversial new chair of the FCC, tweeted and subsequently deleted praise for Amazon’s PrimeNow service. “Needed…

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New York’s City-Funded Tech Hub Looks Like a Prison Built by Ikea

On Friday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio released the latest designs for the Union Square Tech Hub, a $250 million project that aims to “create a central convening point for technology training and networking” as the Big Apple tumbles into the increasingly digital future. As evidenced in the designs released by…

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Ex-Uber Engineer Says the Company Has a Culture of Sexual Harassment

Uber is not known for treating its drivers particularly well, but it gets worse: According to allegations from an ex-engineer Susan J. Fowler, the ridesharing app has a culture of misogyny, and threatened to fire her after she reported sexual harassment. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has already responded to the…

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