Wednesday, August 4

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What would happen if you never washed your sheets

Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: No one likes making their bed, let alone washing their sheets. Especially single men. In one survey, 55% of single men between 18 and 25 reported changing their sheets only four times a year. And to be clear, those are beds that you would not want to sleep in.You shed about 15 million skin cells each night, but they don't just pile up in your sheets. Because something else is already there waiting to gobble them up: dust mites. And the longer you wait between washes, the more food these critters will have and the more they'll procreate and multiply. So if you don't wash your sheets, you'll be sleeping with hundreds of thousands of arachnids.Now, for the estimated 20 million Americans with dust allergies, it gets worse. Dust mites and thei...
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Former Pinterest whistleblower Ifeoma Ozoma talks about why confidentiality agreements harm tech workers

Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma has become a leading face in the effort to prevent nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements from silencing workers from discussing instance of workplace misconduct, such as harassment and discrimination. After Ozoma went public last year with allegations of racism and discrimination that she said she experienced at Pinterest, she has repeatedly broken her own NDA by speaking about her experience.  Ozoma sat down for a Q&A to talk about Insider's sweeping investigation into how NDAs enforce silence in the tech industry — 'A gag order for life': How tech companies use  secretive legal contracts to create a culture of silence — and what's ahead in the pus...
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A day in the life of a Twitch executive in Australia, who takes breaks to play Frisbee with his dog and sets aside an hour of’old man time’ with no screens before bed

Mitchell, who's been at Twitch for five years, works from home in the Wollongong area, about an hour south of Sydney.Lewis Mitchell Summary List Placement Lewis Mitchell is the head of content for the Asia-Pacific region at Twitch, the live-streaming platform that draws more than 30 million visitors every day, according to the company. Twitch Based in Sydney, Australia, he oversees a team of three people. Mitchell — who's in his mid-30s and moved to Australia from England when he was 15 — took a somewhat r...
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How to delete a tweet from Twitter’s website or app

LoadingSomething is loading. Twitter, famously, does not allow users to edit their tweets. Instead, if you need to correct a typo or just changed your mind about a tweet you wrote, you have to permanently delete it.Here's how to delete a tweet using Twitter's desktop website and its mobile app, and what happens after your tweet is deleted. How to delete a tweet using Twitter's desktop we...
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Big tech companies are telling their employees to be vaccinated before returning to the office as the Delta variant spreads

Major tech companies recently said employees must get vaccinated before returning to the office. Facebook and Google are among the firms mandating vaccines for in-person workers. The EEOC says employers can require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or ban them from the office. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. LoadingSomething is loading. Russia is finally ready to...
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The painful cost of confidentiality agreements: 5 tech workers reveal how restrictive NDAs left them struggling to get a job and isolated from friends

Evading questions from family. Seeking treatment for depression and PTSD. Struggling to land a new job after dozens of interviews. Signing a separation agreement to keep access to health insurance. These are a few of the circumstances tech workers experienced after they were bound to silence by strict nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements. The workers shared their stories with Insider anonymously as part of a sweeping NDA transparency project published this week.Many of the workers said they hadn't shared agreements with anyone previously, even family. For some, discussing their agreement was a nerve wracking, often confusing endeavor."It says I can't even acknowledge its existence so I don...
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How to set up and customize a new Twitter account

You can set up a new Twitter account from the website or mobile app. First, Twitter will show you how to register your account in five simple steps. Twitter will then prompt you to add a photo, bio, interests, and people to follow. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. LoadingSomething is loading. Setting up a Twitter acco...
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Facebook warns its growth is about to’decelerate significantly’ after the pandemic kept people online last year

Facebook on Wednesday reported its second-quarter earnings that largely exceeded investor expectations while warning of growing pains to come. Here's a look at the key numbers:Revenue: $29.1 billion versus $27.9 billion expected.Earnings per share (EPS): $3.61 versus estimates of $3.02.Total monthly active users (MAUs): 2.9 billion versus estimates of 2.9 billion.Facebook's user numbers ballooned during 2020, as the pandemic kept people inside and online. However, the firm said: "We expect year-over-year total revenue growth rates to decelerate significantly" in the second half of 2021. Shares fell about 4.5% in late trading following the release. The company hit a major milestone during its second q...
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A small Wyoming town is hoping Bill Gates’ $1 billion nuclear power plant could save hundreds of jobs

Bill Gates is considering Glenrock, Wyoming, for his next-generation nuclear power plant. The plant could replace 200 jobs that are at risk as a local coal plant closes, the mayor said. Gates' company TerraPower is running the project with Warren Buffett-owned PacifiCorp. LoadingSomething is loading. A small town in Wyoming is hoping that Bil...