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A couple took a divorce selfie

According to Fast Company:

Shortly after finalizing their separation, Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight snapped a picture with–and here’s the maybe-noteworthy part–a very sweet caption. “We are officially un-married,” wrote Kinson. “Here’s to the most friendly, respectful, and loving split imaginable. We smile not because it’s over, but because it happened.”

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Are you an independent fashion blogger in need of a photographer? Try using your boyfriend

Apparently there’s a growing trend within the fashion blogosphere in which the female bloggers employ/coerce their boyfriends into photographing them:

There are ways in which it makes sense for your photographer to be the person you’re around the most. If you come across the perfect stairway for showing off your new block-heel flats, for example, they’ll be there. Romeo Pokomasse met his girlfriend, Ivania Carpio, of the Netherlands blog Love Aesthetics, when she took his picture on the street (“I thought he was hot,” she says), but initially hesitated when she asked him to photograph her. Now they have brainstorming meetings about upcoming shoots. “We’ll have an argument about who has to do the dishes, but with work we’re always on the same level,” Carpio says. (Pokomasse is taking more vacation days from his sales job because, Carpio says, “I need him more and more.”) And most of the photos on Keiko Groves’s blog,Keiko Lynn, are taken by her boyfriend, Bobby Hicks, a bartender at Milk & Honey in New York, usually on their antiquing trips upstate. But Groves says she is careful not to overwork him. “It can become more of a partnership than a romance,” she says. “I had an ‘aha’ moment when someone I knew who had the same setup had their relationship fall apart. I said, ‘Let’s take a step back.’”

How Google handles office romances between employees

Several former Google employees say that the company is casual in its approach to dating at work. One says that Google is “intentionally agnostic about dating,” and that there are hundreds of “Google couples” among its global offices. In fact, Google’s code of conduct does not ban dating between employees, saying, “Romantic relationships between co-workers can, depending on the work roles and respective positions of the co-workers involved, create an actual or apparent conflict of interest. If a romantic relationship does create an actual or apparent conflict, it may require changes to work arrangements or even the termination of employment of either or both individuals involved.”

Concerning the culture of office romances at Google, one Atherton socialite with close connections to the company says, “When you have executives dating employees, it’s like a doctor-nurse relationship—it’s not illegal, but it seems like it shouldn’t be happening. Tech is a man’s world. Most of these guys are married, and then there are these young fresh [female] sharks, and they’re smart too.” But the men have hundreds of millions of dollars. The socialite trots out an old saw: “It’s almost like you get a Stanford degree so you can work at Google, so you can find a husband.”

— O.K., Glass: Make Google Eyes