Monthly Archives: July 2016

Olympic athletes complain about the newest problem in Rio: There’s no way to play Pokemon Go — Quartz

The Olympic athletes in Rio just can’t catch a break—or a Pokemon, apparently. In advance of the 2016 Games, which begin on Friday, athletes and press began arriving in Rio last week and quickly found evidence of a city unprepared: The Olympic village, where they sleep, has been described as “uninhabitable.” Meanwhile, Rio is still…

via Olympic athletes complain about the newest problem in Rio: There’s no way to play Pokemon Go — Quartz

Watch a California skydiver become the first person to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute — Quartz

Surely the number one thing on your packing list before a skydiving trip is “parachute.” Maybe right after that: “extra parachute.” And yet on Saturday (July 30), skydiver Luke Aikins packed neither, instead becoming the first skydiver to jump from a plane with nothing except an iron will and an immense faith in net technology.…

via Watch a California skydiver become the first person to jump from 25,000 feet without a parachute — Quartz

Photos: The emerging political activism of Hillary Clinton during her Wellesley college years — Quartz

Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first woman to do so in US history. The four-night run up to her speech at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, videos and speeches (including one made by her husband and former president Bill Clinton) was filled with references…

via Photos: The emerging political activism of Hillary Clinton during her Wellesley college years — Quartz

Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze — TechCrunch

Pokémon may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking…

via Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze — TechCrunch

If you see Hillary Clinton as more calculating than Donald Trump, you probably have a harder time trusting her — Quartz

Large swaths of the American public want Donald J. Trump to be their president—maybe even a majority, according to an analysis from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight in late July. Many people—Democrats and Republicans alike—find this shocking. Trump made his name as the “You’re fired” guy. He has never held political office, has arguably failed to generate…

via If you see Hillary Clinton as more calculating than Donald Trump, you probably have a harder time trusting her — Quartz

Stop Trying to Ruin the Olympics For Us

Megan Kalmoe

Today we are one week away from departure for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  Competition starts in eighteen days; and in twenty-two days I will have completed the final race of my career.  Rio will be my third Olympic Team after walking on to my college rowing team in 2002 with no knowledge or background in the sport.  Rio will be my first trip to South America. My family and friends are planning on being there to support me for my last-ever attempt to make the podium while representing the United States in rowing competition.  I will be traveling to Rio as part of one of the most talented and decorated women’s rowing squads in history.  I am incredibly excited for this trip, and this opportunity.  I have worked for ten years to get to this point and will continue to work as hard as I can over the…

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