Huffington Post writer's Garmin outs her cheating at half marathon

A Huffington Post lifestyle writer and food blogger saw her blazing-fast marathon time go up in smoke after an investigation revealed she cut part of the 13.1-mile course. “Very few, if any, runners could shave a minute and a half off their splits in the second half of a race,” the Miami New Times reports. SMART MATTRESS WILL OUT YOUR LYING, CHEATING SPOUSEMurphy detailed his probe into Seo on his website,, where he posted an apology that Seo posted on Instagram late Monday. “I made a HORRIBLE choice at the Ft. Lauderdale Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 20,” Seo wrote, according to Murphy’s website. “As some of you may be aware, one of our members intentionally cut the course at a Half Marathon this past weekend,” according to a statement on the group’s website.

February 23, 2017 13:52 UTC

Where American Commuters Spend The Most Time Stuck In Traffic [Infographic]

According to a new report, LA's commuters are forced to contend with the very worst traffic congestion levels of any major U.S. city. Each day, drivers have to endure 44 minutes of extra travel time, adding up to 170 hours in total wasted sitting in traffic every year. That's according to Tom Tom's 2017 Traffic Index, an annual report detailing traffic congestion levels in cities around the world. Back stateside, Seattle came second only to LA for hours lost in traffic. Last year, commuters in Seattle lost 152 hours due to tailbacks, just ahead of third-placed San Francisco's 150 hours.

February 23, 2017 13:44 UTC

Jackie Evancho 'disappointed' with President Trump revoking transgender bathroom guidelines

Jackie Evancho, the 16-year-old singer who performed the National Anthem at President Donald Trump's inauguration, is now "disappointed" with him. Evancho, who has a transgender sister, tweeted at Trump after he announced the decision to roll back federal guidelines on bathroom requirements for transgender students at public schools. “I am obviously disappointed in the @POTUS decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. She then asked to meet with the president to discuss transgender rights. Related: Jackie Evancho on Trump inauguration gig: It's 'an honor to sing for my country'The Trump administration Wednesday revoked federal guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama that allowed public school students to use restrooms and other facilities corresponding to their gender identity.

February 23, 2017 13:44 UTC

Trump's reversal on transgender bathroom directive: How we got here

Story highlights Transgender bathrooms policy should be left to the states, Trump administration saysNew directive angers civil rights activists but pleases conservative groups(CNN) The Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era protections that allowed transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity has angered civil rights groups. The change in position Wednesday reignited the debate on whether guidance on transgender students' use of bathroom and locker room facilities is a state or federal rights issue. Here are a few questions and answers to help explain how we got here:What was the Obama administration's position? JUST WATCHED Transgender youth talk about bathroom guidelines Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Transgender youth talk about bathroom guidelines 04:10Last year, the Education and Justice departments issued joint guidance directing schools to let transgender students use facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The letter to school districts and colleges that receive federal funding was based on the Obama administration's interpretation of Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools.

February 23, 2017 13:41 UTC

U.S. Jobless Claims Measure at Lowest Level Since 1973

WASHINGTON—A measure of layoffs across the U.S. fell to the lowest level in more than four decades last week, an indication that the labor market continues to add jobs at a healthy clip. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims, a calculation that evens out week-to-week volatility in the numbers, fell by 4,000 to 241,000 in the week ended Feb. 18, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was the lowest level since July...

February 23, 2017 13:32 UTC

Goldberg Vs. Brock Lesnar: Who Has The Edge In WWE Raw Ratings?

WWE WrestleMania 33 is being built around yet another blockbuster main event, this time pitting Brock Lesnar against Goldberg. Goldberg and Lesnar have taken turns making special appearances on Raw, with a pair of joint appearances to boot. An advertised Lesnar appearance from the week before resulted in the former WWE champion calling out the WCW legend. In Lesnar's five advertised appearances dating back to that night, he has drawn an average of 2.99 million viewers. It's clear that Goldberg and Lesnar have piqued the interest of casual fans coming out of the woodwork for WrestleMania season.

February 23, 2017 13:30 UTC

Mnuchin: The U.S. can get back to 3 percent growth

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)The administration’s target of 3 percent economic growth is “very achievable” because tax reform, regulatory relief and cuts to banking regulation that encourage lending will boost growth, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday morning in his first televised interview since taking office last week. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Mnuchin said the policy changes would not likely begin to translate into economic growth until the end of next year. Many economists are projecting lower rates of economic growth than the administration. In December, the Federal Reserve estimated longer-run growth rates of 1.8 percent, while the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan group, projected growth rates of 2.3 percent for 2017, falling to 1.9 percent in the longer run. Mnuchin said that he “absolutely” viewed the stock market rally as a reflection on the Trump administration.

February 23, 2017 13:27 UTC

N.B.A. Trade Updates: Rumors Fly, and Here’s What Might Happen

trade deadline day, and fans are buzzing about possible blockbuster deals, perhaps involving big-name players, before the 3 p.m. cutoff. PhotoThe 76ers are getting trade deadline day started by swapping one of their big men. After a brief experiment with winning some games, the Sixers seem to have returned to the days of dumping assets. Will the Pacers Trade Paul George? Besides looking at George and maybe Drummond, they could be seeking to land Jimmy Butler from the disappointing Bulls.

February 23, 2017 13:18 UTC

The Risk Factors For Heart Disease Also Predict Dementia

And we know that heart disease and brain disease often go hand in hand. The study also found that certain markers of heart disease were also incredibly strong predictors of brain disease. For instance, people who smoked in middle age had a 41% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers. “Diabetes raises the risk almost as much as the most important known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease,” Gottesman said. The same is true for heart disease.

February 23, 2017 13:18 UTC

Apple criticizes Trump over reversal of transgender bathroom guidelines

Apple has criticized a decision by the Trump administration to withdraw protections for transgender students in public schools. "We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals," the statement continued. The Obama-era protections rolled back by Trump on Wednesday allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and facilities that correspond with their gender identity. More than 100 firms, including Apple (AAPL, Tech30), signed a letter asking former Gov. Related: Tech leaders condemn Trump's immigrant banThis is not the first time Apple has publicly opposed a Trump policy.

February 23, 2017 13:18 UTC

Police: Dallas teacher threatened to kill staff unless he was given raise

A Dallas teacher was arrested after he reportedly threatened to kill the staff if he didn’t get a raise, police said. Police said Alanis sent a second email adding that those who don’t comply with his demands would be “put down immediately by Dallas PD. According to Fox 4 News, Alanis went missing for a week after the threats came to light, but returned a week later. Alanis told police that he was standing up to the administration to bring change in regards to pay. “You know, there’s a back story to that,” Arlene Alanis told Fox 4 News.

February 23, 2017 13:18 UTC

Praise Yeezus! Kanye West Jesus Statue Rises In Hollywood

#art #streetart #oscars with generous help from @pverik and sculpture @morgothlot #kanyewest #hollywood the statue will be on Hollywood Blvd for some time today. And then at our show Saturday. At Gibson bands 8801 sunset Blvd . The former tower records store. A post shared by Plastic Jesus® - Official (@plasticjesus) on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:54am PST

February 23, 2017 13:14 UTC

Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks Are Key To Apple's Boring Success

Expectations are rising that Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be packed full of magical hardware and technological advances to create an all-powerful flagship smartphone. There will be new features on the iPhone, but expect all of them to have been seen before in Apple’s competitors. And that’s why the iPhone will be another financial success for Apple. Wireless charging is gaining significant market share across Android devices, driven by the interoperable Qi standards. The success of the iPhone is key to Apple’s ongoing success.

February 23, 2017 13:05 UTC

People Under 30 Crushing It in Consumer Tech

Listen to the full episode here:The clichè coming out of Silicon Valley is that hardware is hard. But, on the Forbes 30 Under 30 consumer tech list, there are a few undeterred souls that are taking on the challenge. On this episode of "The Forbes List," Brian Solomon, the Forbes staff writer in charge of curating the list, will talk about a number of innovations. Kai Kloepfer, the founder of Biofire Technologies, is developing a smart gun. Fresh software concepts will be revealed as well: an app to bring high school kids together, an app to unite people by interests they have in common and smart tech that could upend the traditional real estate market.

February 23, 2017 13:01 UTC

Eight Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Freelance Developer

So how do you sort out which person, or group of people, have the best abilities and attitudes for your project? Forbes Technology Council experts offer up their best questions to ask freelance developers, or for an outsourced development shop, to find out. I pose a hypothetical issue we’d like to fix, or feature we’d like to build, and see how the developer or firm approaches making a solution. Technology is evolving rapidly, and it’s important for people in the space to have a pulse on latest innovations. Every project for them is a step towards fulfilling a long-term mission, a vision that inspires their best work no matter the task.

February 23, 2017 13:00 UTC

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