Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

Tens of thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and blistering heat to demand action on climate change in mass protests that fell on President Trump’s 100th day in office and blasted his administration for rolling back environmental protections. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., approximately 150,000 to 200,000 people made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue on their way to encircle the White House. Organizers had secured a permit for …

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Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated – BBC News

April 30, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Keeper of secrets: Jed Mercurio Is it true a sixth series is not confirmed? We definitely have a fifth, not a sixth… but we haven’t started working on it yet. I need to think what the character is first. Image caption Thandie Newton as DCI Roz Huntley How do you come up with the plots for Line of Duty? I come up with the story ideas on my own. I like to sit at my desk… sometimes I get inspiration when I’m going …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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The internet has a grand time making fun of this congressman’s weed nukes scenario

April 29, 2017

Dude, what if the nuke was in a joint thiiis big?Image: Monsivais/AP/REX/Shutterstock “What if Kim Jong-un snuck nukes into the U.S. … in weeeed?” No, that’s not a question posed by a dude outside a Hardee’s. It was a scenario imagined by a member of Congress. SEE ALSO: The U.S. government grows some seriously garbage weed for research During a briefing Wednesday, Brad Sherman raised some concerns about North Korea with Vice President Mike Pence. Later, he …

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So, Fyre isn’t just a music festival. Meet Ja Rule’s company

April 29, 2017

In case you have been under a rock or you’re trapped on an island in the Bahamas with a dead cell phone and no connectivity the Fyre Festival has been a disaster. But what is Fyre? Yes, it’s a music festival that has now left hundreds of rich millennials stranded and awaiting refunds. But the actual Fyre, the inspiration of the name, is a company created by rapper Ja Rule. Fyre, which I hadn’t heard of until today, is an “on-demand talent booking service.” I went …

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New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

April 29, 2017

Image: kerry flynn/mashable Snapchat’s pitch to big brands has been the same for a while the opportunity not just to reach its coveted, young audience but to also boost viewership on other platforms. New data shows that Snapchat’s claims could be true, though the situation opens up a traditionally thorny issue for marketers around causation and correlation. The Nielsen-commissioned data, released by Snap and first reported by Axios, shows that media companies that partnered on …

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How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

It's the end of porn as we know it?Image: Pitarakis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch. The Queen has rubberstamped the Digital Economy Bill, a law that will force any website that benefits commercially from porn to verify the age of users. SEE ALSO: How the UK government can hack your personal data If they fail to do the monitoring and checks, payment providers and third parties will be legally required to intervene. Should the websites refuse to …

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She wrote an adorable letter to Google’s CEO. Now she’s on the ‘board’ of a computer company.

April 29, 2017

Chloe and Hollie testing out a computer kit.Image: KANO Chloe Bridgewater is only 7 years old but she’s already getting paid to test products for a computer company. Her new side hustle comes only a few months after she wrote a letter asking “Google boss” Sundar Pichai for a future job in tech. SEE ALSO: This 7-year-old is not giving up after Google CEO’s sweet rejection letter Since her adorably honest and earnest letter went viral, Chloe and her family in Hereford, …

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Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 28, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen pledges $30 million to house Seattle’s homeless

April 28, 2017

Paul Allen speaks at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards benefit dinner in New York City on Oct. 15, 2012.Image: Ragozzino / BFA / REX / Shutterstock Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has committed $30 million to a new initiative that will help establish permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The money will go toward building a new facility specifically designed to house the city’s homeless …

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Kim Kardashian on Paris robbery: ‘It was meant to happen’

April 28, 2017

Kim Kardashian announced that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist in 2016 was meant to happen. The 36-year-old reality TV personality told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s episode of the comediennes show that shes such a different person after the robbery in October, which took place at the time of Paris Fashion Week. KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS SHE CAN’T HAVE MORE CHILDREN Kim added that she was definitely materialistic before being robbed, but insisted that she now doesnt …

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TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

April 28, 2017

He told the BBC that he always had a passion for making things and loved a challenge. “I did this entirely for the same reason that you might look at a mountain and decide to climb it – for the journey and the challenge.” He said he was also fascinated by the idea of human flight. Image copyright Bret Hartman/Ted Image caption Mr Browning keeps his flights short and low to ground even though he could fly much higher The suit can currently fly uninterrupted for around …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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Racial discrimination lawsuit is the latest legal mess for Fox News

April 28, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit. Fox now finds itself on the defense against allegations of racial discrimination just as several sexual harassment lawsuits ousted some of the network’s most prominent executives and personalities. SEE ALSO: Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News and this is the internet’s go-to joke Nearly a dozen current and former employees at the channel filed a class-action lawsuit against Fox on Tuesday. The lawsuit …

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Netflix has found a way into the world’s biggest streaming market

April 27, 2017

Image: Netflix After being locked out of the massive Chinese market by regulators, Netflix looks set to be able to enter the country after all. The company has signed a licensing deal with local streaming service iQiyi, which claims over 500 million monthly users. Robert Roy, Netflix’s vice president of content acquisition, announced the deal at APOS an industry conference that is being held in Bali, Indonesia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ …

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‘Prison bae’ explains why beauty isn’t everything in first ever interview

April 27, 2017

Image: man about town magazine Jeremy Meeks is the convict-turned-model who stole our hearts when police released his rather dashing mugshot and sent the internet into a frenzy. He’s just addressed the conversation surrounding his appearance in his first high-fashion photoshoot and interview with British magazine Man About Town. SEE ALSO: ‘Hot Felon’ was denied entry to the UK and we can’t even The magazine has released the photos and interview just one day after the …

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Cancer survivor tells date about her prosthetic leg and I’m not crying you’re crying

April 27, 2017

A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates. Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. “When I first went dating, I had my leg covered up so that the guys I went on dates with couldn’t see that I had my leg amputated,” Sarah said. “Now, I’ve decided to get my leg …

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Masked man with multiple guns arrested outside Dallas police station

April 27, 2017

DALLAS –  A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after showing up to Dallas PD Southwest patrol with a mask, guns and drugs in his vehicle and threatening to shoot. In the mans car was a mask in the style worn by the group Anonymous, multiple guns and marijuana. A Dallas police major tweeted a photo of the items. #DPD officers continue working hard. 1 guy arrested at SW with this. Unrelated SE Officers now searching woods for possible robbery suspects pic.twitter.com/OBN0DE9EwS …

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Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDevora Khafi Concerns over some students’ unions’ support for a boycott of Israel are being looked into by the Charity Commission, the BBC has learned. Seventeen student bodies have endorsed the BDS movement – which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians. Some Jewish students in the UK say growing support for BDS has fuelled a rise in anti-Semitism on campuses. The …

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HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

Image: huffpost When talking about the future of the Huffington Post brand, editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen points to the homepage “splash” following the news that Bill O’Reilly had been let go from Fox News. “BILLY ON THE STREET” blared the headline in big, red letters. Image: mediaite That’s a sensibility that Polgreen wants to not just keep but expand. On Monday, the Huffington Post is rolling out its biggest redesign ever and first-ever rebrand and …

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Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

Rest in pieces, Chanel blush.Image: YOutube/Beauty News As Pablo Picasso once said, and as I now whisper to myself at my computer, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Including these videos of makeup being crushed into dust. “Makeup Breakup” is the brainchild of beauty bloggers Kat and Hailey, who run the Beauty News YouTube channel. As far as we can tell, it’s the first makeup destruction series of its kind and the videos, in which Kat and …

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Daphne Oz dishes on her co-hosts on ‘The Chew’

April 26, 2017

Daphne Oz, co-host of The Chew, works with some of the top names in food including Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Michael Symon. But somehow, they all get along. We are all as friendly off-set as you see on-set, she revealed to Fox News. I dont know how the producers put us together but we have so much respect and so much love for each other; I genuinely think its because no one is done learning. Everyone wants to have fun and talk and have great conversations and learn something. Former What …

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Caitlyn Jenner: ‘I would seriously look at a run’ for office

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner told an audience Tuesday night that she would consider running for public office during an interview promoting her new book. Either way, Jenner said she will not give Trump or the Republican Party a pass if they “screw up.” “My loyalties are not with Donald Trump. I will come after him and come after Republicans if they come after my community,” said Jenner, who also is known for appearing on reality television shows like “Keeping Up with …

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Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret voting for Trump despite LGBT ‘mistakes’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.” …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

Image: the royal family / facebook For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers. But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long stood between the royal family and the people. Through their social sharing, the younger royals are coming across as relatable, relevant and human to a millennial …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable There’s something comforting about Sheryl Sandberg’s voice on the phone. It’s calm, self-assured, and sweet. Yet there are also tremors of vulnerability in the Facebook COO’s voice, hints of the grief and longing she has grappled with ever since the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015. SEE ALSO: What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life’s meaning “Living with this is a daily thing,” she …

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