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Judge’s Ruling Vindicates Walmart Workers Fired for Participating in Strike

The retail giant unfairly retaliated against employees, the ruling said.

Strikers outside a California Walmart in 2012. Via Flickr user Neon Tommy/Matt Hamilton.

Sixteen former Walmart employees who were fired after participating in strikes in in 2013 will be reinstated, thanks to a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board released Thursday.

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Sarcasm may be the official dialect of the internet, but it’s also a tricky beast, leaving misunderstandings and hurt feelings in its wake. Can a machine do what humans can’t—detect sarcasm in written communications?

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Rapper Killer Mike Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

“Men have to be able to tell our friends and peers when they’re wrong.”

Image via Flickr user Treefort Music Fest

Run the Jewels rapper and activist Killer Mike spoke out on social media Wednesday in support of a group of female musicians who say they were sexually harassed by a prominent music publicist—and friend of Killer Mike’s.

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Sitting kills. One oft-cited study found that the effects of being sedentary throughout the day—sitting at your desk, in your car, in front of your computer, in front of your TV—are not offset by regular exercise. Prolonged inactivity for eight to 12 hours a day is associated with cardiovascular disease, and ups your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 90 percent.

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