How To Plan Your Summer Vacation on Pinterest by Kurt Wagner of Mashable

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The snow is melting, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the birds are breaking into song. At least, that’s what you imagine may be happening if you’re stuck inside your office

Yep, it’s time to put in that summer vacation request — and start surfing Pinterest for ideas on where to go and what to do.

Pinterest‘s recent introduction of Place Pins may not have been intended entirely for this purpose, but they’re becoming useful tools for planning getaways. Place Pins include extra details like location and contact information, along with a wanderlust-inducing photo Read more…

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2014 NFL Schedule: More Flex Games Means More Fun by Sam Laird of Mashable

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The NFL released its 2014 schedule on Wednesday evening with a twist: the league can “flex” games into primetime earlier than ever this season.

Beginning in Week 5, the NFL can decide to move any Sunday matchup from a mid-day kickoff over to the more coveted (and lucrative) Sunday Night Football primetime slot. The league can only do this twice between weeks five and 10, but that’s twice more than in years past. Beginning with Week 11, which is when flex scheduling usually starts, the league can flex any Sunday game into the Sunday night slot.

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Documentary that explores queerness in games out now for pay what you want price by Tracey Lien of Polygon – All

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Episode VII Will Be Most Expensive Star Wars Ever, Says Disney by Chris Taylor of Mashable

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Early filming has begun on the still-untitled Star Wars Episode VII, Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed — and for the first time, the movie has an estimated budget, give or take $25 million

“These large tentpole kinds of movies on the expensive side are in the neighborhood of $175 [million] to $200 [million],” Horn told Bloomberg TV in response to a question about whether “Marvel kind of money” would be spent on Episode VII

“We need to give the audience, essentially, a full meal in return for their affection and devotion and love for these properties,” Horn added. Read more…

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AC360 Daily Podcast 4/23/2014 by CNN of Anderson Cooper 360° Daily (Video)

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A doubtful discovery and very real questions in the search for flight 370.

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Why Does This NBA Player Have Emoji Tattoos? by Sam Laird of Mashable

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You might be renowned among friends for always having the perfect emoji for any text-messaging situation — but we guaranteed your emoji game isn’t as strong as Mike Scott’s

Scott plays for the Atlanta Hawks. He’s no NBA superstar, averaging under 8 points per game after being picked in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. But Scott’s been the talk of this year’s playoffs, at least among digitally-minded fans, thanks to his unusual tattoos — rendered in emoji

Given that the Hawks aren’t exactly mainstays of national TV during the regular season, many of us are meeting Scotti’s emoji ink for the first time this week. For stretches during Tuesday night’s Hawks game against the Indiana Pacers, Scott’s emoji tattoos seemed a hotter topic among fans and media on Twitter than the actual game did Read more…

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Watch Live: President Obama at the Miraikan Science Expo: by Megan Slack of White House.gov Blog Feed

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On Thursday, President Obama will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo and deliver remarks at an event for youth in science. Tune in here to watch the remarks, starting live at 2:10 am ET.

 

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