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Great summary of what you missed among all the supreme court coverage.
 
I don't normally post straight-up news bulletins, but today has been a day of so many events and changes that you may have missed some of the key things that happened.

If you're in the US, the two biggest stories were the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the President's powerful eulogy for Clementa Pickney. 

The other story likely to be very important was a sharp drop in the Chinese stock markets: 7.4% for the Shanghai Composite, 7.9% for the Shenzhen Composite. We've known for a while that these markets are likely to be in a bubble, but a one-day drop like this could well mean that the bubbles have popped. The consequences of this are likely to be very significant, as this could easily plunge China into a recession just as it's trying to figure out how to balance between an increasing urban/rural economic divide. (For comparison, the 1987 "Black Monday" crash which precipitated a serious economic crisis in the US was a one-day, 22% drop)

Beyond this, ISIS' call for terror strikes during the month of Ramadan appears to be being heeded: an attack on a mosque in Kuwait killed 27, an attack at a seaside resort in Tunisia killed 39, and in France, a man decapitated his employer and then set off a bomb. 

Rather depressingly, today's death toll of 67 dead only makes this the bloodiest day of terror attacks since January of 2014, when Boko Haram massacred 85 people in Kawuri. (There have been higher-death-toll attacks since, but they were spread out over several days; you can thank Boko Haram for those, as well)

(Stories:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/06/26/world/middleeast/ap-ml-kuwait.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/world/africa/gunmen-attack-hotel-in-sousse-tunisia.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/world/europe/french-factory-lyon-attack-isis.html)

So it's been quite a significant day around the world.
Two major indexes fell sharply on Friday. Analysts had been warning for months about the risks of a stock market bubble.
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London doesn't want to let me go... Plane problems. Flight delayed 3 hours and counting...
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Exploring new coffee places in NY. Thumbs up for Tanzanian pour over.
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Don't you just love travelling in Europe's border-free Schengen area? Today we are celebrating 30 years since the signature of the first Schengen agreement. Read more about it @ http://bit.ly/1MR3X17 and tell us, which European countries have you already visited?
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Now that we have a terrace, this will be at the top of my frivolous things to buy list: http://www.amazon.com/Bestway-Lay-Z-Spa-Miami-Inflatable-Hot/dp/B00HRT863U#
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"Winning Hearts and Minds: Best Practices from Customer Experience All-Stars" at #MLUK15

Great sessions, clearly shows how crucial the customer experience is, and how successful you can be with an innovative experience that meets customer needs.
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This could be right out of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

http://gizmodo.com/sonys-robotic-dogs-are-dying-a-slow-and-heartbreaking-d-1712160637
Back in 1999, Sony released a robotic dog called Aibo, a canine companion that didn’t crap everywhere and only ate electricity. It sold pretty well — 150,000 units, despite the $2,000 price tag. Some owners became remarkably attached, which makes it even more sad that Sony has stopped repairing Aibo. Slowly but surely, they’re all dying.
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The new +Google Photos​ search feature is kind of magic. The image recognition is off the hooks.
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User Researcher
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Usability Testing & Eye-Tracking Research . Agile Prototype Testing . User Surveys & Quantitative Analysis . Usability & User Experience Reviews . Information Architecture & Card Sorting . User Experience Design . Wireframing
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  • Amplify Education
    Lead Research Manager, 2013 - present
  • University of Baltimore
    Adjunct Professor, 2013 - 2014
  • True Action (an eBay Inc Company)
    Interaction & Usability Research, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Baltimore
    User Research Fellow, 2009 - 2011
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Human-Computer Interaction Researcher
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I'm a user experience researcher a passion for everything related to Human-Computer Interaction and a keen eye for visual design. Through 5+ years of experience doing user research and an MS in Interaction Design, I've built a thorough and broad understanding of every aspect of the user experience design process. 

In addition to my user experience passion, I'm also a general science & and technology geek. I spend a lot of time experimenting with my digital devices and catching up on the latest research. 

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I fluently speak a language you've never heard of - Luxembourgish.
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  • University of Baltimore
    MS in Interaction Design & Information Architecture
  • Towson University
    BA in Graphic Design
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