First Indigenous female MP sworn in amid traditional song

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A prominent Indigenous rights activist and politician has officially become Australia’s first female Aboriginal MP, giving her maiden speech in the House of Representatives Wednesday. 

The Wiradjuri woman and former teacher was “sung in” by fellow Wiradjuri women in a powerful display of traditional culture. 

Delivering her first speech as Labor member for the New South Wales seat of Barton in Sydney’s south, Burney donned a kangaroo skin cloak featuring her clan totem, the goanna, and her personal totem, the white cockatoo, which she described as “the noisy messenger bird.”  Read more…

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You Guys, James Franco Looks Kinda WILD Right Now

JAMESSSSS….

Actor/writer/author/artist and all-around bon vivant James Franco usually looks like this:

Actor/writer/author/artist and all-around bon vivant James Franco usually looks like this:

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Just look at him looking at himself.

Just look at him looking at himself.

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Sometimes he changes up his facial hair and looks like this:

Sometimes he changes up his facial hair and looks like this:

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BUT NOW HE LOOKS LIKE THIS.

BUT NOW HE LOOKS LIKE THIS.

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You Guys, James Franco Looks Kinda WILD Right Now

‘Corn sweat’ heat domes are becoming more common due to global warming

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The heat wave currently baking the midsection of the country has turned portions of at least 21 states into a sauna, with unusually high humidity with air temperatures running up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit above average.

On Wednesday, as high temperatures reached the mid-90s all the way into southern Canada, dew points that exceeded an astonishing 80 degrees Fahrenheit sent the heat index – which measures how hot it feels to the human body – soaring into the 100s. 

On Thursday, similar conditions are predicted for much of the corn belt, where evapotranspiration from corn fields is boosting the amount of moisture in the air. This phenomenon, known as “corn sweat,” is helping to make the heat more unbearable in states like Iowa and Minnesota, in particular. Read more…

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‘Corn sweat’ heat domes are becoming more common due to global warming

Bill Cunningham, celebrated New York Times fashion photographer, dead at 87

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Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets in New York, has died. He was 87.

New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy says Cunningham died Saturday in New York City. The Boston-born photographer had recently been hospitalized after suffering from a stroke.

Cunningham was known for his trademark blue jacket and riding a bicycle with a small camera bag strapped to his waist.

After serving in the Army, Cunningham wrote fashion pieces for the Chicago Tribune and then started taking photographs of people on the streets. A chance photograph of Greta Garbo got the attention of the Times and in 1978 he began publishing a regular series of photographs in the storied paper. Read more…

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How to send personalized mass emails in Gmail

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If you want to send out the same email to multiple people, but want to personalize it for everybody, setting up a mail merge will save you a lot of time. Some email clients like Outlook have a built-in mail merge function, but if you want to use it with Gmail, you’ll have to download a Chrome extension.

A mail merge works by importing a spreadsheet and plugging in data from cells to fill in specific portions of an email, changing them for different recipients. You can start doing a mail merge by downloading the Mail Merge for Gmail add-on here.

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People booed facts at the Republican presidential debate

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Nothing matters, including facts

The audience at Saturday\’s Republican presidential debate booed moderator John Dickerson when he tried to clarify when exactly Justice Anthony Kennedy was nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court. (The discussion surrounded the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday.)

Dickerson and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz squabbled over the date for a moment, but the audience seemed to want Dickerson to close his mouth.

After some back and forth, Cruz asked if he could answer the question Dickerson had asked. Read more…

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People booed facts at the Republican presidential debate