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By Cristina Roskoff-Harris | Exciting Articles From Around The World

The Best Spots To Take Your Doggo For A Swim In Melbourne

Avoid that sinking feeling of guilt everytime you leave your furry friend at home through these blissful summer months by packing them in car …

Australia

5 Jobs at Apple, Google and Amazon You Can Do at Home

Fire up the home office and get to work.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Are you in the market for a new gig and have designs on setting up shop in a home office? As we get ever more connected, a wide variety of companies have made flexible work options …

Amazing

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

• <b>The United States has many regions, and author Colin Woodard argues that it can be divided into 11 sub-nations.</b>• <b><br>Woodard's defined nations range from the "Deep South" to the "Midlands" and "El Norte."</b>• <b><br>The cultural differences between them contribute to the political tensions between states and how</b> …

Maps

Amazon has added a new "$10 and Under" section to its app and website

Amazon has added a new $10 and Under section to its app and website, featuring, as one could infer, items that are priced $10 or cheaper. All items have free shipping, regardless of whether a user has Prime membership. The feature, first spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>, looks to compete with budget shopping …

Amazon

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

French Writer Corinne Maier, author of <i>No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children</i>. Magali Delporte<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the …

Parenting

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration.<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced …

Matt Bevin

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, just donated $33 million to educate Dreamers in honor of his immigrant father

• <b>Jeff Bezos donated $33 million to provide college scholarships to illegal immigrants brought to the US as children by their parents, known as 'Dreamers.'</b>• <b><br>Bezos has been vocal in pressuring the Trump administration and Congress to bring back protections to Dreamers.</b>• <b><br>Bezos made the donation in honor of</b> …

Immigration

Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers

• <b>Walmart is abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club locations across the US, the company told Business Insider. Some stores were closed on Thursday. Others will close at a later date.</b>• <b><br>Many employees were not informed of the closures ahead of the time, according to reports.</b>• <b><br>10 of the closed stores will be</b> …

Frugal Living

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Racism

9 ways to know your cat really loves you

Grumpy cats, cute cats, those weird cats that like to walk on their two back legs… kitties are easily one of the internet's favourite obsessions. But as much as we pour love and adoration onto our tiny furry friends, they tend to treat us with indifference at best.<p>But, just when you think your cat …

Cats

It’s so hot in Australia that bats’ brains are frying

It has been a weird few weeks of weather. In North America, Canadians and Floridians alike shivered through freezing temperatures, bomb cyclones and a polar vortex. (It got so cold that iguanas froze and fell out of trees.)<p>Meanwhile, over in Australia, where it is summer now, it has been especially …

Climate Change

Tsunami threat passes after strong earthquake off Central America

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is no longer a tsunami threat for the Caribbean and Central America after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras, the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Wednesday.<p>Waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level had been possible, …

Earthquakes

The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Under The Water Weight From Melting Glaciers, And It’s As Bad As It Sounds

So much extra water is being added into the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath its increasing weight. …

Climate Change

Incredible photos from space show off the historic East Coast 'bomb cyclone'

The East Coast "bomb cyclone" on Thursday looks both beautiful and sinister from space.<p>While scientists have been tracking storms using satellites in …

Weather

‘Life or death for black travelers’: How fear led to ‘The Negro Motorist Green-Book’

In the 1930s, the freedom of the open road beckoned, but for African Americans traveling in the Jim Crow era, highways could be fraught with peril.<p>Stopping at the wrong roadside diner could lead to discrimination and “embarrassments.” Running out of gas on a highway could lead to an encounter with …

Black History

Fathers of Technology: 10 Men Who Invented and Innovated in Tech

When people are asked to describe inventors, they often use one word: genius. As a society, we look upon the inventor with awe, and we fawn over his …

Innovation

Can You Guess the 10 Most-Googled Dog Breeds of 2017?

From tiny pups to big dogs, the list represents America's tried-and-true favorites.<p>The stats are in for Google's Year in Search, which includes …

Dogs

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

Wi-Fi

Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, Charter Set Rate Hikes for 2018

Traditional pay-TV operators are bleeding subscribers — and that’s not likely going to improve, as major U.S. cable and satellite providers are …

Televisions

Spectrum to raise rates beginning January 1

<b>LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)-</b> Spectrum internet and cable says it's are raising rates beginning in 2018.<p>In a letter sent to Mayor Jim Gray's office on …

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Netflix

Alamo Drafthouse is launching a crazy new thing called a "video store"

Everybody knows that watching a movie in 2017 is as easy as renting something on Amazon, logging onto Netflix only to realize that there’s nothing …

FACT CHECK: Did an Online Pet Food Store Send Flowers to a Customer Whose Dogs Died?

CLAIM<p>Chewy.com refunded the purchase of two bags of dog food and sent flowers when a customer's two dogs died.<p>RATING<p>Research In Progress<p>ORIGIN<p>In late …

U.S. declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyberattack

The Trump administration on Monday evening publicly acknowledged that North Korea was behind the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 230,000 computers in more than 150 countries earlier this year.<p>“The [WannaCry] attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly …

North Korea

Japan opens first drive-through funeral service

Japan's rapidly ageing population means funerals are a booming business. Thanks to a new drive-through memorial service, mourners can now pay their …

Japan

The Irony of Nina Simone Joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Her class includes Bon Jovi, the Cars, and more, but Simone herself knew she belonged to a class of her own.<p>Nina Simone has made it to Cleveland. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame released the names of its 2018 inductees on Monday, including performers Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

My Pet Is Sick, and I Can't Afford to Go to the Vet

To some people, it is obvious that if times are tough financially, it is not the best time to adopt or buy a pet. The old adage seems to be: if you …

Missing police K9 in Florida has been found dead • Pet Rescue Report

Share This Story<p>The search for a missing police K9 has ended tragically. According to Florida’s Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, K9 Edo has been …