These ‘stupid’ cat drawings will cure your case of the Mondays

Mondays can be hard. These pictures of poorly drawn cats will make your day better. Ainars, a cat owner and the man behind the Daily Purrr Instagram, told INSIDER that he just wants to make people smile. Cats, to put it simply, are the best. As everyone knows, nothing quite solves a case of the Mondays (or the Any Days) like a cute, fluffy cat. And, wouldn’t you know it, there’s an Instagram for that. Enter: Daily Purrr, an Instagram that brings “stupid cat drawings” to your feed on a daily basis. Ainars, a 30-year-old graphic designer from Rezekne, Latvia, turned his passion for cats into a project. “I tried… Read More

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Sponsored: Contemporary sophistication in Alameda

Welcome to this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home situated on a premium lot in a desirable cul-de-sac at 17 McMurty Court. This beautiful home offers over 2,600 square feet of living area plus an additional 460-square-foot sunroom off the family room. Enter the home and there are vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms with many clerestory windows for an abundance of natural light. The main floor features formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen and family room. It also includes a bedroom and full bathroom, perfect for an au-pair, guest room or home office, as well as a laundry room next to the garage entry. This Alameda home comes with… Read More

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Leaked Xbox controller shows Microsoft is serious about accessibility

The Xbox One may be getting a new controller built to help those with disabilities get into gaming. If it’s real, it needs to catch on, because its design could not only help multiple gamers who might otherwise struggle, but it could start a trend with the rest of the industry. The controller itself features oversized A and B buttons, along with several impressions near the top which appear to represent different functions, as well as an LED light which might indicate you can program it with different modes. It also has a USB port and a headphone jack. There’s… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Trump’s drug price retreat adds to list of abandoned populist promises

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would not force drug companies to lower prices for older Americans marked at least the fourth populist economic promise he has abandoned since taking office. Instead, his changes have frequently pivoted toward policies pursued by big companies and the wealthiest Americans, even though he vowed trouble for both during the 2016 campaign. On Jan. 26, 2016, he promised to use Medicare’s economic leverage to negotiate lower drug prices in a way he said would save the government $300 billion a year. The Obama administration, he told a New Hampshire crowd, could have pursued such an effort but didn’t “do it. . .… Read More

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Bankrupt developer under investigation for fraud unloads Aspen properties to pay creditors

A bankrupt real estate developer under federal investigation for securities fraud is in the process of unloading 130 high-end properties in California and Colorado worth more than $650 million to help pay back its creditors. But no one is getting a deep discount on the Woodbridge Group of Co. properties, including at least 17 in the Aspen area. “They all range from single-family homes in Aspen Glen or River Valley Ranch, and there are some in Snowmass,” said Laura Gee, who was the managing broker of Woodbridge Realty Unlimited, an affiliate of Woodbridge Group of Co., in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now is a broker associated at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s… Read More

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Cartogram raises more cash from Cyanogen founder, Bing Maps vet for mapping tech startup

Cartogram has reeled in more cash to help expand the use of its mapping technology. The Seattle-area startup just raised another round of funding from investors like Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik; former Bing Maps manger Sandeep Singhal; and a bevy of other firms across the U.S. It also recently won a $100,000 first place prize at the Flywheel Investment Conference. Total funding to date is now $1.8 million. Founded in 2013, Cartogram provides indoor and outdoor mapping services that help people find their way around everything from basketball arenas to hospitals. The startup sells app-based products and also integrates with existing websites. Customers like the Sacramento Kings or Vidant Medical… Read More

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