September 14: Tech, Media & Current Affairs Round Up

I’ve never been great with technology so I thought I’d get my good friend Harriet in to give me a hand with a wrap up of the latest tech announcements, media changes and current affairs in one quick video.

Here are the links to articles we covered:
Apple Announcement
Vogue Brazil Campaign Criticism:
Swimming Caps:
Buzz feed’s new video focused strategy:

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Pakistani Pilot Sisters Make History

Two Pakistani sisters are doing it for themselves. Both Maryam Masood and Erum Masood work as pilots for the country’s national flag carrier PIA and are in the history books by becoming the first pair to fly Boeing 777 aircraft at the same time, the airlines said.

The two sisters flew 777s concurrently from Lahore to Karachi,

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Dog-Friendly Offices

This is a move that I think most people would welcome in the office, dog friendly workspaces.
Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Human-Animal Interaction found that having dogs around the office produced a wide array of benefits for both pet owners and their pet-less co-workers.
The study, which was published in a 2012 edition of International Journal of Workplace Health Management,

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Zrebar Hawrami: Kurdistan’s Military Atelier

I just saw this article on Al Jazeera and thought it was an incredible insight into the region, and especially women, outside the battlefields. The story and video describe how as more and more Kurdish fighters join the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in northern Iraq,

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Study: It’s Bad For Men To Be Breadwinners

This article has been quite the point of conversation this week. First spotted in Time, researchers are saying that being a good provider isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Guys who are required to earn the lion’s share of the family income are less happy and less healthy than guys who aren’t.

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South African Schoolgirl Could Save Country From Drought

A 16 year old South African schoolgirl won a science fair and may now help her country deal with the worst drought in its history.

Kiara Nirghin won the Google Science Fair’s Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa with an idea called “No More Thirsty Crops” that uses orange peels and avocado skins to create a “super absorbent polymer” material that stores reserves of water.

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Kat Cole: From Hooters Waitress to CEO

To be honest, I knew nothing about Kat Cole until I came across this interview on Lenny.

Described as irrepressible, Cole is currently a group president at food conglomerate Focus Brands, and the 37-year-old exec has been heading up billion-dollar businesses since she was just 32, when she took the reins at Cinnabon.

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