Keen On… Taxis: The Real Dangers of Riding In an Uber Car

Well, this is def one way to regulate!

TechCrunch

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According to Bill Rouse, the GM of Yellow Cabs of Los Angeles, riding in an Uber car is more dangerous than catching a traditional cab. Firstly, he says, there’s a chance that your driver might be a convicted felon – a situation, he says, that was particularly true of some of the earliest Uber drivers in Los Angeles. Equally worrying, Rouse says, there are “major gaps” in Uber’s insurance which is putting the public at rest in such tragic cases as the death of the six-year old girl, Sophia Liu, on New Year’s Eve of last year.

The key issue, Rouse says, is regulation. The self regulation of the sharing economy, he insists, “doesn’t work”. So not only does Uber need to change its insurance policy to cover their cars 100% of the time, but vehicle inspection needs to be put into place and there needs…

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With Over $100M Raised, P2P Lending Platform CommonBond Expands To 100 Programs To Help Grad Students Reduce Debt

TechCrunch

New York City-based CommonBond launched in late 2012 on a mission to bring the the power of person-to-person lending and crowdsourcing to the student debt crisis. With student debt in the U.S. having surpassed $1 trillion, college grads find themselves in an ugly situation today when it comes to subsidizing their education. Borrowing money from Uncle Sam means turning to federal loans and their high, fixed interest rates, while the big players in the private market appear content to maintain the status quo.

Companies like CommonBond have emerged in response to the student loan crisis, leveraging the popularity of peer-to-peer lending platforms like LendingClub and Prosper to give student borrowers a better shake. By connecting borrowers directly to alumni and a larger network looking to give back to graduates from their alma maters and see a steady return to to boot, CommonBond is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative.

The startup

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Distorted Eyes

One goal in life I have is to create meaningful content around make-up and beauty that celebrates the natural shape of Asians eyes (on the right) instead of distorting it to look like something entirely different (on the left).  I’m all for accentuating features, but this is not accentuating and appreciating the eye shape.  

Here’s another picture that distorts the eye even more dramatically.

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Not sure how happy that girl is….

Here’s the comparison of make-up done in a way that accentuates the natural shape of these Asian women:

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I’m all for having natural eyes.

By the way, there’s plenty of white women with beautiful eyes regardless of size…..

For example, Taylor Swift. Can you image Taylor with eye makeup to make her eyes look unreasonably huge?  It’s like her getting DD breast implants.  Just doesn’t work.

I think she’s happy with them as is and is successful nonetheless.

http://www.businessinsider.com/taylor-swifts-journey-to-success-2012-10
http://www.businessinsider.com/taylor-swifts-journey-to-success-2012-10

 Original distorted eye post I first read is below:

http://www.makeup.com/ulzzang-munner83-half-made-up-face-photo/

How To Shop At Target In 20 Simple Steps

Thought Catalog

Nobody is immune to reckless spending tendencies induced by the bulls-eye donning, shopping goliath that is Target. Once you step inside, you’re hit by something I like to call the Target Haze. It’s basically a red and khaki aura that mists over you, making the stingiest folks disregard their budgets and splurge like there’s no tomorrow. Here’s the only possible method to adapt when entering the beloved Tar-jay.

1. Don’t wear any articles of red clothing to Target because you will be mistaken for an employee.

2. Have a plan. No, it’s not going to work — but it’s adorable that you want to try. Make it short and sweet. If you’re extra determined (which is even more cute), scout the ads and the website in advance so that you have a serious shopping strategy. Ha.

3. As you make your way towards the entrance, be distracted by Target’s big…

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