How Ride-Hailing Could Improve Public Transportation Instead Of Undercutting It

Ride-hailing services have reduced fatal drunk driving crashes and offer greater independence for elderly and disabled populations.

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Over the last half-decade, public transit ridership declined nationwide. The number of vehicle miles traveled in cars is rising, and traffic congestion is getting worse in many U.S. cities. At the same time, the century-old taxi industry is struggling, with many taxi companies going bankrupt.

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19 Rude And Selfish Parkers Who Pissed Off The Wrong Parking Lots

Don’t do this at home. But if you do, please take a picture.

Vandalizing someone’s car is wrong and illegal, so don’t do it. But what you can do is check out what happened to these incredibly rude parkers who pissed off the wrong people. Check out this slideshow of photos collected on Reddit by Distractify, featuring bad parkers “Who Got A Swift Visit From Karma.”

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Chariot For Women Is A Ride Share Service About Preventing Sexual Assault

An all-female driver service for women and children only.

It didn’t take a startling expose about mismanaged sexual assault claims for women to know that Uber is not the most female-friendly service in this, our sharing economy. But when BuzzFeed News got a hold of some leaked screen shots from Uber’s internal customer support interface, seeing the words “rape” and “sexual assault” appear more than 10,000 times in the “Subject” field of the search query window was still a sickening experience. Uber executives said some untrue things about how their Zendesk database locates search terms – which they later admitted were literally “imperfect and fictitious” – and decried the figures as “highly misleading.”

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This Is The Creepy Song That North Korea Blares Through Pyongyang To Wake Up Its Residents

It sounds like a swarm of ghosts is haunting the entire city

Just when you thought North Korea couldn’t get any weirder, you learn that the government wakes up the citizens of its capital city, Pyongyang, by blaring this “song” through the city via loudspeakers.

I put “song” in scare quotes because, well, the song is really, really scary. And it resembles music only in the vaguest sense.

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When You're The Only Undocumented One In The Family

“The bottom line is that everyone wants a better life for themselves and their family”

By almost every measure, Gustavo Gutierrez is an impressive twenty-something. He’s a college graduate. A successful marketer in Toyota’s corporate offices. And lately, he's been spending his spare time laying the groundwork to launch his own company. And Gutierrez has had to do it all without a social security number or driver's license— because he was born in Mexico.

But on June 15, 2012, not long after he turned 25, President Barack Obama signed the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals or DACA policy into law, putting a series of protections for those who illegally entered the United States before age 16.

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When the Beastie Boys burst on the scene in the mid ‘80s, the punky rappers were known for party anthems and hard-hitting beats. But as the band evolved, by the early ‘90s, messages of social consciousness creeped into their music and the trio began supporting the Free Tibet movement, women’s charities, and animal rights groups. Leading the charge was rapper/bassist Adam “MCA” Yauch who died of cancer in 2012 and was memorialized in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York with a park in 2013.

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