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The definitive guide to the best cloud photo storage services in 2015

This year is the year of the cloud-based photo library, with Apple, Google and Facebook all now pushing to be the place you choose as home for your photos.<p>Now that there are so many great places to keep your photos safe, it was about time to compare them and look at where the best place to put your …

Apps

Ello mocks Facebook by being (intentionally) creepy

Remember Ello?<p>Ello first grabbed the attention of the tech world last fall by billing itself as the "anti-Facebook" social network, railing against …

Fortune.com

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White House predicts same-sex marriage win from the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed guarded optimism that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an upcoming decision.<p>"We have seen a rapid change all across the country, and the country is waiting to see if the Supreme Court has changed …

Same-sex Marriage

Islamic State militants attack 2 cities in northern Syria

After weeks of setbacks, militants from the Islamic State group launched swift counteroffensives Thursday on predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens and setting off car bombs, activists and officials said.<p>The two-pronged attack on the northeastern city of Hassakeh …

3 Beauty Products French Women Love (and How to Get Them Here)

On a recent trip to Paris, I was excited to check out the French pharmacies I always heard about from other editors and makeup artists. While I was …

European leaders kill off plans for migrant quota system

The national leaders of Europe have scrapped plans for a new system of quotas in response to the soaring numbers of migrants reaching the continent from Libya, the Balkans and the Middle East.<p>Effectively telling Brussels to mind its own business on the politically toxic issue of immigration, a …

Donald Tusk

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief review – horribly compelling study of a creepy organisation

As a study of group psychopathology and cult abuse, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology is horribly compelling. Using interviews with ex-members such as Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis, Gibney shows how this aggressively paranoid organisation evolved from a postwar evangelical …

Religion

Flashback: Paul McCartney Plays a John Lennon Medley in 1990

Paul McCartney had been on the road for nearly a year when his <i>Flowers in the Dirt</i> tour finally touched down in Liverpool on June 28th, 1990. This was …

Music

Flashback: The Avett Brothers Cover 'Forever and Ever, Amen'

By the time Randy Travis released his second album, <i>Always & Forever</i>, in April of 1987, he had scored four consecutive Top Ten hits, two of which ("On …

Country Music

Music producer Scott Storch files for bankruptcy

Famed music producer Scott Storch filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida, according to the filing obtained by <i>EW</i>. Storch once worked with stars …

Watch Amy Poehler Burn Sports Illustrated Writer over Sexist Tweet

Seth Meyers joined her for a surprise segment of the S.N.L. classic “Really?!”<p>On Wednesday, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> alums <b>Amy Poehler</b> and <b>Seth Meyers</b> re-united on <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i> to revive a popular segment from their Weekend Update days: "Really?!" The deserving victim of his particular …

Comedy

See Beyoncé's awesome throwback photo to celebrate Solange's bday

Beyoncé celebrated her sister Solange’s birthday with a cute-as-hell throwback photo from their childhood. “Happy birthday my sis! I love you deep,” …

U.S. Army Begins Training Ukrainian Soldiers

Fighting surged again this week in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist militias and their Russian allies.<p>NATO is responding by sending troops and equipment to eastern Europe, and it's also giving defensive training to Ukraine's beleaguered army.<p>First, you need to know …

Military

Ted 2 Is Almost the Kind of Movie Seth MacFarlane Should Be Making

While much of it is devoted to predictably provocative jokes, Ted 2 also reveals more of Seth MacFarlane’s softer side.<p><b>Seth MacFarlane</b> trades in a kind of privilege humor—he’s aware that nearly every joke he makes is filtered exclusively through a straight white guy’s lens, and there is a hint of …

Comedy

YG speaks out about the night he was shot

YG was shot June 12 during a late-night studio session in Los Angeles. The rapper was shuttled to the hospital by his friends and was ultimately …

Microsoft's CEO rallies the troops with a new mission statement

It was only a matter of time until Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella updated the company's mission statement with his own twist. Today, a week after a major executive shakeup, he revealed it in a "State of the Union" message to Microsoft employees. "Our mission is to empower every person and every …

Doctors Are Using Lasers To Treat People With Severe Psychological Conditions

Not your grandmother’s lobotomy<p>In the middle of the 20th century, lobotomies were a relatively common treatment for people with severe mental illnesses. The controversial procedure surgically destroyed neurons connecting a patient’s prefrontal cortex to the rest of the brain. Since the 1960s, the …

Marketers Will Drool Over Facebook’s New Signup Ads That Auto-Fill Your Email Or Number

Businesses desperately want your email address, but it’s annoying to enter it on mobile. Cue Facebook’s latest News Feed ads. A marketer can buy an ad asking for you to sign-up for a newsletter or request a sales call, and with two-taps you can auto-fill your email address, phone number, or other …

Sasha Obama Grown-Up Style

As Michelle Obama toured around Europe last week with daughters Malia and Sasha, we noticed something: Baby sister Sasha, who entered the White House at the age of seven, (earning the honor of the youngest member of the first family since John F. Kennedy's children,) is <i>so</i> not a baby anymore! In …

Zoolander Is Real: How Rick Owens Outdid His Penis Scandal

Rick Owens caused an outcry when his models paraded their penises on the Parisian catwalk. Today one of his models brandished a sign about killing …

Sean Hannity: Rap music, Confederate flag similar

In the wake of calls to remove the Confederate flag from public view, Fox News host Sean Hannity said on his radio show that perhaps rap music should …

Robert Downey Jr. Helped Pick the New Spider-Man

Marvel’s biggest star is minting the new ones.<p><b>Tom Holland</b>, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to make his debut as Spider-Man in next year’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> and then lead his own Spider-Man-centric franchise— yes, the third of the decade. The 19-year-old actor …

Comics

Update: New Game of Thrones Information Adds Fuel to the “Jon Snow Lives” Conspiracy

<b>Update July 5, 5:52 P.M.:</b> Since this original article was published, <b>Kit Harington’s</b> <i>Game of Thrones</i> co-star, actress <b>Emilia Clarke</b>, went on record saying she thinks there’s a ”50/50“ chance Jon Snow will come back from the dead. That story (coupled with more alleged sightings of Kit Harington in …

TV Series

Bill Cosby’s Legal Team Argues He Is Not a Public Figure to Avoid Court Records Being Released

The A.P. has requested that some of Cosby’s court records be made public.<p>Following the recent deluge of rape allegations against <b>Bill Cosby,</b> the comedian is now trying to keep court records relating to one lawsuit, which was settled about nine years ago, sealed.<p>The lawsuit was filed by former …

Bill Cosby