What You Need to Know Today: November 20

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Here’s what you need to know


What did you expect? Tinder CEO Sean Rad had one of the most cringeworthy interviews of his life — and his timing was impeccable. With Match Group, the parent company of Tinder and other notable online dating services, close to announcing its initial public offering — news like this could scare some investors. But c’mon, what did you expect? A guy who creates a dating app probably doesn’t have the greatest track record with women. So detailing his sexual exploits and misusing the word “sodomy” in an interview were bound to happen. Carl Icahn is probably at home laughing at these headlines. What’s that saying? Any publicity is good publicity.

Facebook wants to help you quit stalking your ex. “[Facebook] is testing a new feature that will let you reduce the number of posts you see from your ex, all without unfriending or blocking them. You can even go back and de-tag yourself from photos with your former significant other,” says TIME. No reports yet, but we can assume FB has reached out to Sean Rad for beta testing.

The future of buying cars. “Volvo wants customers to take a virtual ride in their cars before they actually get behind the wheel,” says Tech Insider. Think of almost any purchase you typically would make in person: buying a house, buying a car, buying appliances, buying property. Almost all of these big purchases will soon be done virtually or with augmented reality. Volvo knows it — and they’ve teamed up with Microsoft Hololens to show you how it will happen.


Hello from the un-streaming side. Adele’s “25” album is released today. If you plan on streaming it, then you’re out of luck. Adele pulled a Beyonce and said no to streaming. “This is a minor issue for Adele, but a major issue for the streaming services,” says Mark Mulligan, a digital media analyst with Midia Research. “For two years running they’ve not had the biggest album of the year.” Beyonce withheld her last album for a year before making it available through digital streaming. Full story.

Leaving your wife with the “second-best bed.” In William Shakespeare’s will he left his wife his “second-best bed.” Whatever that means. Historians today, still don’t know. “What can we learn from the wills of notable dead people?” Asks WiseBread’s Carrie Kirby. Here are 6 things about money you can learn from wills.

Organization 101 for online entrepreneurs. From how to manage your inbox, to how to create content calendars that won’t make you go crazy, Sarah Peterson covers it all. Check this out.


The struggle is real in the modern workplace. “The lack of social interaction — everything from small talk to brainstorming sessions to just running into someone on the way to the bathroom — can wreak havoc on your body and brain. This raises an interesting question: many people tout the flexibility and innovation of the new gig-based economy, but could this “modern” workplace model also be making people sick?” (Quartz).

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