For some, it’s 13 going on $5 million for the Jewish rite of passage as industry families “outdo one another … and the Grammys and the Emmys.”

Bar mitzvahs in Hollywood aren’t just parties — they also can be auditions.

Read the Full Article: Source – Hollywood Reporter
Time For Truth: (Hollywood Reporter) – Hollywood's Battles For The Best Bar Mitzvah: $5m Budgets, Justin Bieber And Camels

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The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat.

But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides.

Read the Full Article: Source – The New York Times
Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

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The next invasion of the robots may be in the construction industry, when Hadrian X, a robot named after Roman emperor Hadrian (of Hadrian’s Wall fame), may soon laying bricks far faster and more cheaply than any human can.

Once commercially available, this amazing robot will be capable of laying approximately 1,000 bricks per hour, which means that it could build the entire shell of a building in just two days, rather than four to six weeks of hard labor needed for a human crew to complete the same task.

Read the Full Article: Source – Market Watch
Time For Truth: (Market Watch) – This home-building robot could put human construction crews out of business

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Models getting their own magazine cover these days is rare (Karlie Kloss might be pretty but the Kardashians sell copies), but Valentina Sampaio fronts ELLE Brazil’s November issue. So what makes this woman whose last name isn’t Hadid or Jenner worthy of such an honor? While Sampaio’s beauty is remarkable, the cover is important for another reason: it marks another small step for diversity in the fashion industry because Sampaio is a transgender woman. The 19-year-old’s latest shoot is just the latest contribution to the fashion industry’s efforts to be more gender inclusive.

Read the Full Article: Source – Yahoo News
Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Transgender Model Stuns in Bathing Suit on the Cover of ELLE Brazil

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Football, America’s biggest prime-time powerhouse, has been thrust into a crisis this fall, with dwindling ratings sparking questions over whether it can remain a gold mine for television in an age when more Americans are abandoning traditional TV.

Network executives have long used the National Football League’s live games as a last line of defense against the rapid growth of “cord-cutting” and on-demand viewing upending the industry.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – NFL ratings plunge could spell doom for traditional TV

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