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Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …


Looking back at the rise of Google’s new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, the rising star within Google’s ranks, has finally reached the top.<p>Since October, he had been overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, and on Aug. 10, he got a title to match his responsibilities. Pichai will be the new CEO of Google when it restructures later this year as a …

Sundar Pichai

A new flag? New Zealand picks 40 best from 10,000 designs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is considering changing its flag. The public was encouraged to come up with ideas, and submitted more than 10,000 designs. A government-appointed panel has winnowed those down to 40 finalists.<p>A look at the flag flap:<p>___<p>WHY CHANGE?<p>Many in New Zealand …

New Zealand

Men's swimshorts and knitwear – in pictures

After a day basking in the sun in your swim shorts, brush off the sand and pull on a lightweight knit. Match with espadrilles and you are good to go

Men's Fashion

7 battery cases for the iPhone 6 to keep you powered in any situation

The iPhone 6's ultra slim design is also its biggest crutch. If Apple made the iPhone 6 a few millimeters thicker, it could have squeezed in a larger …

Toyota radio ad shuts down iPhones because drivers won’t

Let’s be clear: It is incredibly dangerous to do anything with your phone while you’re driving. You shouldn’t be texting, checking your mail, or swiping through Tinder when you should be focused on all of the people and giant, dangerous machines around you.<p>But Toyota knows that despite all of the …

Pop singer Ariana Grande issues video apology for 'doughnut fiasco'

Ariana Grande issued another apology Thursday for her “ugly” behavior after she was caught on surveillance video apparently licking pastries and slamming America while inside a Riverside County doughnut shop.<p>The 22-year-old pop singer issued a few apologies, including on Twitter. About 7 p.m. …

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