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Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after insulting Muhammad on Twitter

The Saudi religious police had gotten word of Ahmad Al-Shamri's tweets and came to his door sometime in 2014.<p>He was accused of using social media to say disparaging things about Islam and the prophet Muhammad, according to activists. The charge: Apostasy, a crime punishable by death.<p>But activists …

One Man’s Quest to Prove Saudi Arabia Bankrolled 9/11

This New York lawyer says he has found a link between Saudi officials and the hijackers. The U.S. government refuses to do anything about it.<p>When Jim Kreindler got to his midtown Manhattan office on Friday, July 15, 2016, he had a surprise waiting for him. Twice in the previous eight years, …

Al-Qaeda

Ian McKellen Explains Why He Turned Down Playing Dumbledore In The ‘Harry Potter’ Films

Sir Ian McKellen is British and dignified (that’s British for “old”) — therefore, he was offered the chance to play Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the <i>Harry Potter</i> film franchise after the original Dumbledore, Richard Harris, passed away following <i>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets</i>. Of …

U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Rejects Effective Male Contraceptive Because It Works

An Indian biomedical engineer has invented the perfect birth control -- but no U.S pharmaceutical company wants anything to do with it.<p>One man has …

How to be more persuasive in business and in life, according to a Hollywood exec who's spent 30 years making people care

But a story doesn't have to be confined to fiction alone. In fact, we tell stories every single day. How we see the past, how we envision the future — those are stories.<p>How we convey a message, how we describe a product or service — those are stories as well. A pitch, a presentation, a plea — all …

'Ghost in the Shell': How a Complex Concept, "Whitewashing" and Critics Kept Crowds Away

While Paramount tried some innovative marketing to launch the Scarlett Johansson action film, it limped into theaters with a $19 million domestic …

'Ghost in the Shell': 4 Japanese Actresses Dissect the Movie and Its Whitewashing Twist

THR invited the women to join a no-holds-barred conversation about cultural authenticity and why Japanese nationals fail to understand the race …

10+ Comics Showing What Would Happen If Cats And Humans Switched Roles

Cats are probably the cutest and the most evil things ever - one second they show their affection and the next they want to punch you in the face. …

Patrick Stewart's Foster Pit Bull Inspires Him To Stand Up Against Dog Fighting

After falling in love with Ginger, he wants to protect other dogs like her.<p>Just when we thought Sir Patrick Stewart couldn’t get any more wonderful, he and his wife Sunny Ozell started fostering an adorable pit bull named Ginger.<p>Now, Stewart is going a step further, and using his celebrity platform …

Pets

Rub a dub dub, 2 dogs have very different experiences in the tub

Getting pets into the bath can be a tricky endeavor, but these two dogs seem content to be in the tub. Now if they only had the same idea of how to …

'Grexit' is back

Greece's banks lost about €4 billion in bank deposits since the turn of the year as Greeks fear a return of capital controls that ban them from making cash withdrawals over set limits. Separately, the country looks as if it is tipping back into recession — GDP shrank by 1.2% in Q4 2016.<p>Does this …

Economics

20 Pups Celebrating "National Puppy Day" Because You Need This Right Now

Keep calm and look at puppies.

Hair Color

In Honor of National Puppy Day, Here Are The 16 Cutest Puppies On the Entire Internet

BUT WHICH ONE IS THE BEST ONE???<p>Being a Puppies Editor is exhausting work. Every single day, we have to comb the world wide web to find the cutest …

Russian Irrelevance

Russia suddenly looms large in American news cycles, but popular anxiety is way out of proportion with Russia’s relevance. The bear is really a mouse and no matter how loudly it roars, there isn’t much to back it up in the long run.<p><b>A Cornered Animal</b><p>Adventures in Ukraine, Syria and most recently off …

Cyber-attacks

Stray Cats Find Drain Pipe Holes And Now They Are Having The Time Of Their Life

A Japanese photographer named Nyan Kichi dedicates a good chunk of his time out and about on the streets, capturing the beauty of stray cats – and …

4 companies that give staff paid time off when they get a puppy

Anyone who has experienced getting a puppy knows it can be hard work. Owners often refer to their pets as "fur babies," which makes a lot of sense considering how much attention puppies require when you first get them.<p>Puppies need time to settle into their new home and bond with their owners. …

Former Russian Lawmaker Is Shot To Death Outside Hotel In Kiev

A former Russian parliamentarian named Denis Voronenkov, who fled Russia last October and has criticized President Vladimir Putin's government, was killed in Kiev on Thursday, in an apparent assassination that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly calling "state terrorism."<p>Voronenkov, …

Russia

It’s National Puppy Day, so here are your puppies

<b>It’s National Puppy Day in the US – but that’s all the excuse the rest of us need to celebrate the joy puppies bring to this world.</b><p>The day is …

Just a video of a dog howl-singing along with a recording of itself

If you’re one of the people who love hearing the sound of your own voice, then you will totally relate to Kibo the Shiba howl-singing along with five …

18 Pictures That Prove Dogs Are Actually Beautiful Weirdos

We will never fully understand them.

Pets

7 Inexpensive Company Perks That Will Make Your Employees a Lot Happier | Inc.com

Although people need a certain amount of money to meet their basic needs, money does not buy happiness.<p>I know this from personal experience. After all, one of the private companies I invested in is worth about 50 times more than the check I wrote to buy a stake in it. That's largely because it was …

Employee Engagement

These Incredible Puppy Rescue Stories Will Make You Smile

On National Puppy Day, it is the perfect time to talk about adopting a rescue puppy and offering it a loving home. Here are five incredibly …

Russian Lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov Thrown From Window Was a Witness for the U.S. Government

A lawyer connected to murdered Putin foe Sergei Magnitsky has been thrown from a window in Moscow. He was a witness for the U.S.<p>Two common causes of …

Introduction to Philosophy: A Free Online Course

From John Sanders, Professor of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, comes <i>Introduction to Philosophy</i>. In 10 lectures, Sanders' course …

Philosophy

The Perfect Dog Breed for Your Zodiac Sign

There’s just nothing better than the unconditional love of a sweet pooch (no shade to the cat lovers out there!). If you’re thinking about adopting a dog but aren’t sure which breed best suits your personality, we’re here to suggest choosing your new first love based on your zodiac sign (hey, if …

A Russian Former MP And Putin Critic Was Just Shot And Killed In Ukraine

Denis Voronenkov fled to Ukraine last October and had taken on Ukrainian citizenship.<p>A former Russian MP who fled to Ukraine last year and was known to be a critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed outside an upscale hotel in Kiev on Thursday, the Associated Press reported.<p>Denis …

Russia

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

National Puppy Day 2017: 17 Famous Quotes About Dogs To Celebrate The Holiday

Thursday is National Puppy Day, a well-deserved tribute to man’s (and woman’s) furry best friend. As pet fans everywhere take lessons in …