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  • Carcasses and ‘liquid truths’: The spellbinding world of Singapore Art Week
  • Winkd is the new dating app that puts LGBTQ people first
  • Tech companies are slowly starting to support a new equal pay law in New York City
  • 10 companies that have successfully transformed something old to make it new again

Carcasses and ‘liquid truths’: The spellbinding world of Singapore Art Week

(CNN)Singapore’s culture sector is developing rapidly — thanks to a government stimulus in arts and heritage, as well as growing interest from the international community in Southeast Asian art. The fifth Singapore Art Week, which this year runs through January 22, has expanded to include not just established art institutions and organizations, but also smaller, independent galleries. Emi Eu is director of STPI — Creative Workshop & Gallery, which is…

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Winkd is the new dating app that puts LGBTQ people first

People carrying umbrellas and balloons march along a street during the 38th annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. Image: AP While dating apps have exploded in popularity, they’re most often built with straight, cisgender men and women in mind. Winkd is a soon-to-be launched dating app built for the LGBTQ community. Founded by Diana Kalkoul and Neda Robat-Meily, two 20-something Sydneysiders who both have backgrounds in technology,…

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Tech companies are slowly starting to support a new equal pay law in New York City

New York City could soon bar employers for asking for potential hires’ salary histories. Image:  Andrew Pons/stocksnap A new bill in New York City would make it illegal for employers to ask potential hires about their salary histories, and NYC-based companies are slowly getting on board. Kickstarter is the first tech company to publicly back the legislation, which was proposed by the New York City public advocate’s office. The law,…

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10 companies that have successfully transformed something old to make it new again

A thermostat from ‘Nest’ at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 08 January 2015. The trade show takes place from 06 to 09 January 2015. Image: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Some of the most striking business success stories of the last few years aren’t about a new product or idea so much as they are about revamping something well-loved (or at least, well-used) and making it feel exciting…

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Trump to continue using his personal Twitter account instead of @POTUS to build followers

“Where is the ‘edit tweet’ option?” Image: Twitter/Kellyanne Conway With just days left until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, the president-elect has finally settled a burning question: where he’ll tweet from once he’s in the White House. SEE ALSO: Next time Trump tweets about a company, this app will let you know if it cost you some cash NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell…

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‘Genderless nipples’ account tries to trick Instagram’s nudity policy

A new account is challenging Instagram’s nudity policies. Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Instagram’s insistence on removing photos of any nipples belonging to women (and only women) is well-known. One account, aligned with the #FreeTheNipple cause, is tricking the platform’s strict nudity policies. Genderless_Nipples posts close-up photos of nipples that make it hard to tell whether the photo is of a man or a woman. SEE ALSO: ‘OITNB’ star joins #FreeTheNipple…

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Ringling Bros. Circus Announces Theyre Closing After 146 Years

After 146 years in business, “the Greatest Show on Earth” is closing their curtains on the circus. Ringling Bros. announced on Saturday, January14, that they willbe closing in May 2017. The executives of the company cited declining sales and high operating costs as the reason behind their closure. After many battles over the years with animal rights groups, they’ve finally called it quits. Many people are shouting, “about damn time!”…

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Despite ‘Famous’ friendship, Trump team hasn’t asked Kanye to perform

Washington (CNN)Tom Barrack, President-elect Donald Trump’s longtime friend and the chair of his Presidential Inaugural Committee, said that the team has not asked rapper Kanye West to perform at the inauguration — despite having had a high-profile meeting with Trump last month. “We haven’t asked him,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront.” “He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it’s not the venue. The venue we have…

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore & More Celebs To Lead Anti-Trump Rally

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, among other high-profile figures, will lead an anti-Donald Trump rally on the eve of the president-elects inauguration, The Associated Press reports. On Saturday, Moore announced the news on Twitter, encouraging his followers to come to the event. According to his tweet, the rally will take place right in front of Trump International Hotel. We are sending…

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Former WWE wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dead at age 73

Nov. 2, 2015: Former professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, right, arrives for his formal arraignment at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. In a decision filed Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, a Pennsylvania judge dismissed the murder case against Snuka in the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino, saying Snuka is not competent to stand trial on counts including third-degree murder.  (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File) Former…

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Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies

(CNN)Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring’s top rope that flattened his opponents, died on Sunday. He was 73. Actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced Snuka’s death on behalf of his family. The World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. also confirmed Snuka’s death on its website on Sunday.

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Piccadilly Circus lights to go out for site renovations – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Illuminated advertisements, seen here in 1912, were first introduced to Piccadilly Circus in 1908 The revamped interactive billboard will replace the current six screens. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lights, seen here on VE Day, were switched off for a decade during and just after World War Two Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Coca-Cola has a 62-year residency on the Piccadilly…

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The commuters who enjoy being creative with their time – BBC News

Image copyright Vikki Hutton Image caption Amy Dicketts asks the people she photographs to tell her something surprising about themselves “I thought there must be something better I could be doing than staring into space or looking at my phone,” said the 24-year-old who works in marketing. Image copyright Amy Dickett “Usually they are surprised but glad to have some entertainment on an otherwise boring journey. Often the people around…

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Trump vs. Hollywood: Who’s really ‘the elite?’

(CNN)Donald Trump’s response to Meryl Streep’s now-viral speech at the Golden Globes last night is precisely why her remarks are so paramount. Trump’s reaction — calling Streep a “Hillary lover,” telling the New York Times he wasn’t surprised that “liberal movie people” attacked him, and ultimately, the next day, going on a Twitter rampage tweeting that Streep was “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” — revealed just how…

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Here’s why Jennifer Holliday just backed out of Trump’s inauguration concert

Jennifer Holliday performs at the 7th annual BET Awards. Image: Kevork Djansezian/ap photo The drama surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration is not letting up. Things looked as hopeful as possible (relatively speaking) for the president-elect on Friday, after it was announced that country star Toby Keith, rock band 3 Doors Down and singer Jennifer Holliday were set to perform at his Jan. 19 concert. However, on Saturday morning, after receiving serious…

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Zoe Saldana thinks Trump won because we all bullied him

Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP photo Donald Trump has made countless racist, misogynistic and downright reprehensible remarks throughout the course of his life, but perhaps Donald Trump is the one who has truly been bullied. This appears to be the mindset of Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar star Zoe Saldana, who, though not personally a supporter of the Republican president-elect, feels his victory is due to “bullies” who insulted him during…

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Good news, internet: Jude Law approves of your ‘Young Pope’ memes

Young pope, you’re outta your mind… Image: hbo Good news, meme-makers, The Young Pope‘s Jude Law is well aware of the exquisite internet mockery surrounding his new HBO drama. In fact, much like a benevolent pontiff might offer benediction for your sins, Law has blessed our creative exploits. “Having spent the last week in New York and here doing lots of press, Ive become very aware,” Law told reporters at…

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Pet tortoise in Texas started a fire that caused $150,000 in damages

Image: Getty Images A tortoise in San Antonio is being blamed for a fire that spread to a neighboring home, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage. The tortoise’s motives remain unclear. SEE ALSO: For the love of charity, look at these dog bellies According to Fox 29 San Antoniothe reptilian suspect is 15 years old, his name is Bits and he weighs about 120 pounds. Bits reportedly knocked down a…

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Lego Batman gets a life-sized car to match his heroic ego

Image: chevrolet via twitter The Lego Batman Movie is just weeks away, and to add hype to what already looks like an epic movie, a life-sized Lego Batmobile has been unveiled. Chevrolet revealed the creation on Saturday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. SEE ALSO: Lego Boost is robot building for the rest of us At roughly 17 feet long, the Lego model was created by students…

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Ringling Bros. circus plans to shut down ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performers are seen during a show Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.  (AP) ELLENTON, Fla. –  After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of…

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The Nintendo Switch marks the death of game discs

The ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ game card for Nintendo Switch Image: Nintendo/Youtube Nintendo is ditching discs and going all in on game cards for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo revealed what the Nintendo Switch game cards look like in a Nintendo Treehouse Live stream Friday, showing a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild card roughly the same size as a Nintendo DS or 3DS game card. Although…

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Michael Lynton leaves Sony for Snapchat

Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. A big media executive is stepping down at Sony to help Snapchat on its quest to redefine the camera and television. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sonys entertainment division, announced Friday he is leaving his role at Sony to focus on Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat where he is chairman on the board. SEE ALSO: Snapchat…

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10 Valuable Life Lessons The Honeymooners Taught Us

Certain life situations just make you want togo, “Homina, homina, homina!” Luckily, the classic television favorite, The Honeymooners, offered us a plethora of life lessons to help us keep our cool. Ralph Kramden, Alice Kramden, and Ed Norton were just average Americans, who made a significant connection with viewers after all, they were just like us. Whether they were making trouble, dealing with hardship, or just wriggling out of a…

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