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Girls 'too poor' to buy sanitary protection missing school

Girls in the UK are missing school because they cannot afford sanitary protection, a charity has said. Freedom4Girls was contacted by a school in Leeds after it became concerned about teenage girls’ attendance. The group provides sanitary products to women in Kenya – but is now doing the same in West Yorkshire. One teenager told the BBC she taped toilet ...

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Theresa May expected to tour UK in effort to forge Brexit consensus

PM will seek to appease concerns over inclusion of devolved administrations in EU talks and ease tensions with Scottish government <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Theresa May and David Davis will consult key business figures on the forthcoming negotiations. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images Theresa May is planning a tour of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in an attempt to build ...

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Facebook and Twitter should do more to combat fake news, says GCHQ

Cybersecurity boss says companies must recognise their ‘social responsibility’ in the fight against misinformation <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Fake news is increasingly visible on social media sites such as Facebook. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook should be doing more to combat the emerging threat of fake news, a director of the government’s new National ...

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Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down

Broadcaster accidentally reveals boss’s resignation after seven years in tweet <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is to leave the broadcaster after seven years. Photograph: Roger Askew/Rex/Shutterstock David Abraham is to stand down as chief executive of Channel 4 after seven years. The broadcaster accidentally revealed Abraham’s resignation when it prematurely tweeted a statement about ...

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9 high-profile entrepreneurs who have endorsed universal basic income

AP It might seem odd for tech entrepreneurs to take an interest in income distribution policy. But an increasing number of high-profile Silicon Valley executives are endorsing universal basic income (UBI), a system in which everyone receives a standard amount of money just for being alive. On the one hand, it’s a way to reduce poverty, but tech folks also ...

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These are the fintech segments most likely to grow in 2017

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. As the fintech industry continues to mature, new segments are taking the lead when it comes to growth. A study by PwC and UK-based fintech accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech London looks at, among other things, the percentage of total applications to ...

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McDonald's employees reveal the best ordering hacks and secret menu items

DisobeyArt / Shutterstock The INSIDER Summary: We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, “what are some favorite McDonald’s hacks?” The hacks are mostly from former or current employees. Examples include asking for “fresh” food, going between 10:30 and 11 a.m., ordering a side salad with meat, and ordering a McDouble with Mac Sauce instead of a Big Mac. No one ...

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Chipotle is once again America's favorite Mexican food chain (CMG)

Flickr/b-duss Chipotle is once again America’s favorite Mexican restaurant chain, according to a new study. It seems the burrito chain is finally making a comeback following an E. coli outbreak that sent its sales plunging for more than a year, according to the study by Market Force Information. Prior to the outbreak, Chipotle topped the list of Americans’ favorite Mexican chains.  But ...

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Inside San Francisco's 'Hack Temple,' where technology is a religion

GVA Capital/Hack Temple Startup life can be a religious experience for those immersed in it. A shared passion brings people from all walks of life together. They evangelize their technologies. A Russian angel investor wants to give people passionate about startups a real-life a place of worship. Pavel Cherkashin, a former executive at Adobe and Microsoft, and his new venture capital firm ...

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17 ways to become a more interesting person

You don’t have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut. Flickr / Jason Hargrove Everyone has the potential to be interesting. You don’t have to be a billionaire, or a CEO, or an astronaut to hold people’s attention — you can just be you. It’s a question of knowing how to highlight the traits that make you different from ...

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