Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snap here. Snap there. Snap everywhere especially in stores. Snapchat, the disappearing messaging turned mobile storytelling app, released a new ad product Wednesday that is a quick swipe at Facebook’s big offer to advertisers and retailers: online to offline conversions. SEE ALSO: A millennial reports from the NYSE floor on Snapchat’s IPO day That’s jargon for Snapchat’s pitch to help retailers get more products off their shelves…

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

Potato peeling is a task that many of us do not get any joy from. But, one British department store wants people to pause and enjoy the art form that is potato peeling. It’s part of a campaign by the department store Selfridges, reflecting on our homes and what they mean to us. SEE ALSO: How to throw a no-waste dinner party Our House, A Home For All explores what…

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Japanese octogenarian is spinning impressive beats at a Tokyo nightclub

April 13, 2017

Japan’s first octogenarian DJ can spin a mean beat. 82-year-old Sumiko Iwamuro, who goes by “DJ Sumirock,” is a monthly fixture at DecabarZ, a club in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo. SEE ALSO: 81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60 And boy can she play. Iwamuro, who’s spent over 50 years running a gyoza (dumpling) restaurant, only took up the turntables in her 70s,…

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MTV to revive ‘Fear Factor’ with Ludacris as host

April 13, 2017

MTV is reviving the hair-raising stunt competition series Fear Factor. Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris will host the reboot, which will kick off on May 30th, MTV announced Wednesday. The new Fear Factor promises to hit on youth tension points with challenges, such as Roach-ella, Trap Queen and personal cellphone rescues at heights of over 100 feet. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS On each episode, contestants will pair up into…

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Abigail Breslin opens up about sexual assault

April 13, 2017

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Abigail Breslin opened up about her own personal experience. The 20-year-old actress shared an image via Instagram on Tuesday, simply writing that she knew her assailant. It is the first time Breslin has spoken about being a victim.  i knew my assailant. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence A post shared by Abigail Breslin (@abbienormal9) on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:47pm PDT FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR…

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Festive fun or hopping mad: Is Easter the new Christmas? – BBC News

April 13, 2017

“Easter is becoming like a second Christmas,” she said. Image copyright Hobbycraft Decorated eggs are not a new phenomenon. House of Faberg set the standard back in 1842. Eggs themselves have been associated with the Christian tradition for even longer. They symbolise both new life and the empty tomb. Canon Sarah Rowland Jones is from the Church in Wales. “In many ways Easter is the more important Christian festival,” she…

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare…

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A field of Lego daffodils has sprouted in a UK city centre

April 13, 2017

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, UK, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull’s City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city’s arts and culture. The display in the East Yorkshire city’s King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made…

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Google remembers a pioneer of Indian art with doodle inspired by his works

April 12, 2017

Image: GOOGLE SCREENGRAB Search giant Google rolled out an artsy surprise for Indian users by paying a tribute to “pioneering artist” Jamini Roy on his 130th birth anniversary. It created a beautiful horse doodle inspired by the master’s Black Horse painting. It further allowed users to take a tour of Roy’s artworks and collections on Google Arts & Culture. The virtual exhibit was curated by Google and the National Gallery…

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Oh nothing, just the Queen feeding an elephant called Donna

April 12, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II makes friends with Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant.Image: DAVID ROSE – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES For most fans of the royal family, meeting the Queen would make their lives complete. But today an elephant named Donna didn’t just meet the Queen, she got hand-fed a banana by Her Majesty. SEE ALSO: Princess Charlotte hugged a balloon display and yelled ‘Dada’ And the 7-year-old Asian Elephant could not have…

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MTV star Clay Adler dies at 27 from apparent suicide

April 12, 2017

Rest in peace, Clay Adler. The former MTV reality star died on March 26, ET has learned. He was 27. WATCH: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Actress Lisa Lynn Masters Dead After Apparent Suicide “We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,” MTV said in a statement to ET. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.” According to TMZ, Adler was out shooting with…

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Nicole Richie gets slapped in the face by ‘Talk Stoop’s’ Cat Greenleaf

April 12, 2017

Talk about an epic fail. Nicole Richie appeared on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf on Sunday to discuss her new scripted show Great News when she was asked about the greatest news shes heard all week.The 35-year-old actress responded sarcastically that its supposed to rain three times this week in Los Angeles when the 45-year-old host went to high-five The Simple Life alum. NICOLE RICHIE IS ‘NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE’…

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John Cleese to make BBC sitcom comeback – BBC News

April 12, 2017

Image caption Cleese made 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers between 1975 and 1979 Jason Watkins, recently seen in Line of Duty, plays Edith’s grown-up son Roger, while his W1A co-star star Jessica Hynes plays his abandoned wife Wendy. Anne Reid, James Cosmo and Peter Egan are also part of the “amazing cast” Steadman says she is “thrilled” to be working with. Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning, said…

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Guitarist J. Geils found dead in his Massachusetts home

April 12, 2017

(CNN)John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, has died, police in Groton, Massachusetts, said. Police came to Geils’ home for a well-being check, police Chief Donald Palma said. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive and was declared dead at the scene. Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure. Foul play was not suspected and a preliminary investigation suggests Geils died of natural…

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Retro tech provides a brief escape from the depressing nightmare of the present

April 12, 2017

Just admit it.Image: Vicky Leta/mashable Is sticking your head in the sand still frowned upon if you discover a buried mini Nintendo NES while you’re down there? How about a rad keyboard styled like it was yanked straight off a vintage typewriter? SEE ALSO: If Steve Jobs was still alive he’d totally be wearing this 3-decade-old watch Dig around a bit more in the growing world of retro tech and…

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Sarah Holmlund Whether youre changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often that image comes from a TV show or movie). For example, maybe you think every media job is exactly like the roles embodied by the journalists in the movie Spotlight. Or, you believe that engineering jobs are a close replica of the…

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China is dominating the world in esports earnings

April 11, 2017

The 2014 'League of Legends' All-Star tournament.Image: Jacques Brinon/AP/REX/Shutterstock As esports have evolved over the years, global player representation has soared, prize money has fluctuated, and games have come and gone. Now we get to see exactly how everything has changed over the past 10 years as esports have grown into the global phenomena that they are today. A project called “The Champions of Esports” by Unibet gives us a…

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University Challenge: Professor Stephen Hawking presents winners’ trophy – BBC News

April 11, 2017

Why University Challenge contestants go viral Professor Hawking told the two teams: “I have said in the past that it is not clear whether intelligence has any long-term survival value – bacteria multiply and flourish without it. “But it is one of the most admirable qualities, especially when displayed by such young minds. “Many congratulations to both teams but especially to Balliol College Oxford on becoming series champions on University…

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Beyond pho: 5 of Hanoi’s top noodle dishes

April 11, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve tried one Vietnamese dish, it’s most likely pho. Made with rice noodles, the beef noodle soup is a must-try on the streets of Vietnam — not to mention readily available overseas. But there’s much more to Vietnam’s diverse noodle scene than this familiar food. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAuction List Building Exposed – Video Training Auction List Building Exposed – Legally Build Your List from…

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

At the time, I had no idea that one of those two things would save me from the other. Now, my phone and, more specifically, its social media capabilities are an intrinsic part of my new life in recovery. Its been more than two years since I got the call on my cell, telling me there was a bed available at a public detox. I took that call, and the…

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

(CNN)For so long he was the nearly-man who many had written off for a major title, but Sergio Garcia finally made his breakthrough with a dramatic Masters victory at Augusta. The Spaniard beat England’s Justin Rose on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after the European Ryder Cup team-mates had fought an intense duel on an electrifying Sunday afternoon. Follow @cnnsport Garcia won his first major at his 74th…

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‘Homeland’ pays off headline-fueled season with taut finale

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about “Homeland’s” sixth-season finale. More than most shows in the genre, “Homeland” operates in gray areas, avoiding facile solutions or easy answers. Where most dramas preoccupied with terrorism gravitate toward the good and bad, this one often deals in murky choices between the lesser of two evils. That was abundantly true of the season finale, which saw the end of what amounted to a coup attempt…

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How mahjong is changing with the times in Hong Kong

April 10, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)“The setting sun’s endlessly endearing, but the light of day is disappearing,” says Ho Sau Mei, one of Hong Kong’s last mahjong tile carvers. The 59-year-old quotes a Chinese saying, to express a mix of sorrow and joy as she watches her industry fade. In the 1960s, there were more than 20 mahjong tile carvers — and even an association dedicated to the industry.

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7 of Europe’s most beautiful villages — from England to Greece

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The notion of postcard-perfect villages steeped in Old World charm has inspired centuries of travelers to fan out across Europe, seeking its secluded hamlets. As a result, the continent’s scenic spots rarely remain hidden for long. It doesn’t take much to make a charming village feel uncomfortably popular. Consider the five fishing villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, where an evening summertime stroll often feels like shuffling through a…

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

(CNN)There are great rivalries and there are Great Rivalries — and we all know the difference between the two. Athens vs. Sparta. Ali vs. Frazier. Adolescence vs. Orthodontistry. All great rivalries. Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Beatles vs. Stones. The English Breakfast Society, whose rousing mission “to restore the traditional English breakfast to its former glory and encourage the spread of establishments serving a high quality traditional…

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