44 companies join the White House’s pledge for equal pay

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Adobe, MasterCard and AT&T are just a few of the 44 companies who recently pledged to close the gender pay gap. 

They all joined the Obama administration’s Equal Pay Pledge, the White House announced Wednesday. Also joining were eBay, the Honest Company, Square and Workday, among others. 

The pledge was launched earlier this summer, when it attracted the support of  companies including Apple, Facebook, Airbnb, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Women working full-time today earn 79 percent of what men earn. For black women, that number is 63 percent. For Latinas, it’s 54 percent.  Read more…

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You’re blocked! How to get The Donald to block you on Twitter

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Common life goals include starting a business, living on a beach or atop a mountain, obtaining a college degree, and, if a recent Twitter search is to be believed, getting President-elect Donald Trump to block you on Twitter. 

A lot of people have taken it upon themselves to poke the orange-tinged bear until he decides he no longer wants to see you in his mentions.

We’re not here to comment on whether this is a worthy life goal, so we’ll just leave you with a bit or evidence to show we’re not making it up. 

New life goal: try to get trump to block me on twitter

— LC (@LCONZZZZ) November 20, 2016 Read more…

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Sasha Obama slays as she raps along with Chance the Rapper

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LONDON — Chance the Rapper is no stranger to the White House. In fact, he’s been there three times alone in the past year.

During the 94th annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree, Chance performed the track “Sunday Candy”— much to the delight of one member of the audience in particular. 

Sasha Obama lip-synced to the song from the audience, where she was sitting with her parents. And, she appeared to know every. single. lyric. 

Sasha Obama just lip-synced to Chance the Rapper at the National Christmas Tree Lighting pic.twitter.com/yDlubgAZK9

— GIF The News (@NowThisGIF) December 1, 2016 Read more…

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A new app will grow the White House on your dollar bill

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With today’s advanced technology, learning about the White House is as easy as pointing your phone camera at a dollar bill. 

With the latest White House augmented reality app, 1600, you can transform your plain old dollar bills into a nifty and insightful learning experience.

Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary, announced that the app, made available Thursday, will let users experience a digital year at The White House and get insight into the traditions, events and the life of the president.

The app was created after the White House teamed up with the White House Historical Association and Nexus Studios “to educate and inspire Americans to learn all about what the People’s House stands for.” Read more…

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Massive Sunny and Bo replicas are the best White House holiday decor

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Throughout the Obama administration, replicas of Sunny and Bo, the Obamas’ very cute Portuguese Water Dogs, have graced the East Wing of the White House during the holidays. 

And this year’s First Dog statues are particularly festive. And large.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Holiday decorations featuring the likeness of first dogs Bo (R) and Sunny (L) are seen in the White House November 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. "The Gift of the Holidays" is the theme of this year's White House holiday decorations.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 29: Holiday decorations featuring the likeness of first dogs Bo (R) and Sunny (L) are seen in the White House November 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. “The Gift of the Holidays” is the theme of this year’s White House holiday decorations.

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