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Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

Gear & Gadgets

12 Cider Cocktails to Will Warm Up Those Cold Nights

Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?<p>Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?

Jay Z Jokes & Timbaland Beatboxes in Second Day of Copyright Infringement Trial Over 'Big Pimpin''

Jay Z delivered short answers and many laughs to a federal courtroom on Wednesday in the second day of a longstanding copyright infringement trial …

Jokes

29 Things Every Woman Needs in Her Apartment by 30

Your space is often a reflection of your state of mind.<p>Your 20s can feel like a constant state of flux. Frequent moves are a fact of life as you transition from college to your first real apartment and beyond. But by the time you're 30, you're usually ready to settle down a bit.<p>I'm not by any means …

French father jailed for killing three year old son in washing machine

Christophe Champenois was punishing son for misbehaving<p>A French father who stuffed his son into a washing machine and then surfed the internet as the toddler died was jailed for 30 years on Friday.<p>Christophe Champenois, 36, rammed three-year-old Bastien into the device and switched it on, allegedly …

12 Simple and Delicious School Night Suppers

Now that school's back in session and everyone's schedule is a little more hectic, easy weeknight dinners are a must. These simple and delicious recipes will help you get dinner on the table fast.<p><b>1. Grilled Chicken Fajitas</b><p>Families love fajitas because everyone can pick their favorite fixins'. In …

Cooking

9 Healthy Recipes for Back to School

Summer’s easy, but also kind of hard. Easy because you don’t have to think about packing up school lunches, hard because—well—you have to think about …

Healthy Recipes

Soylent Under Fire for Allegedly Failing to Provide Adequate Warnings on Its Labels

Weird nutritional food replacement Soylent is under fire for allegedly violating California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, which requires companies to provide consumers with warnings on products that contain detectable amounts of harmful chemicals. On Thursday, environmental …

Ludacris has a ludicrous diamond-studded Apple Watch

Months ago, when the Apple Watch began to make appearances on the wrists of celebrities, we thought we'd seen the most blinged-out versions of the …

'Sesame Street' goes to HBO and makes it clear why we should fund the arts

The news that the beloved children's television program "Sesame Street" will begin airing on HBO, with new episodes coming to public broadcasting stations nine months after their initial run on premium cable, has prompted understandable dismay. The deal will allow "Sesame Street" to produce many …

Harper Lee's legacy looms over 'Watchman' celebrations in Monroeville, Ala.

The day after the release of "Go Set a Watchman," I am sitting alone in the famous balcony of the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroeville, Ala. This is Harper Lee's hometown, the inspiration for the town of Maycomb in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Watchman."<p>All around the old courthouse are signs of …

Literature

California city sends its water wasters back to school as drought deepens

Santa Cruz is offering to waive fines for excessive consumption if the parched city’s sprinkler splurgers and prodigal bathers do penance at water school<p>Some had turned a blind eye to gushy sprinklers. Others had ignored leaking toilets. One blamed an overzealous cleaning lady. Another pointed the …

Water

A Thai Surrogacy Case, With A 6-Month-Old Girl Caught In The Middle

Manuel Santos, from Valencia, Spain, is feeding his daughter, Carmen, a 6-month-old who was born to a surrogate in Thailand.<p>Father and daughter are in a temporary apartment in Bangkok, accompanied by Santos' husband, Gordon Alan "Bud" Lake III, from New Jersey, and the couple's 2-year-old son, …

Data Protection

The War Over Kylie Jenner’s Cornrows

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg slammed the youngest Kardashian-Jenner for reappropriating black culture, while Andy Cohen has offered himself up …

Feminism

Bill Cosby's Wife Insists His Accusers Consented to Sex and Drugs

Sources say she's "proud, dignified, but stubborn."<p>Bill Cosby has stayed quiet since recently revealed court documents showed he admitted to giving a woman Quaaludes and having sex with her. But according to the <i>New York Post</i>, there's at least one person still by his side: his wife, Camille.<p>Camille …

Bill Cosby

The oblivious, casual racism of modern conservatism

In the wake of the Charleston massacre, the right has shown just how beholden to white supremacy it truly is<p>Sometimes racism isn’t about vicious bigotry and hatred towards those with different skin color than your own, let alone a willingness to walk into a church and massacre nine of those others …

This startup is getting frat guys across America to wear short shorts — and they love it

Men's short-shorts may seem like an unlikely product for an ecommerce startup.<p>But for Chubbies cofounders Kyle Hency, Rainer Castillo, Preston Rutherford, and Tom Montgomery, it was the most natural thing in the world to start a company based around retro-inspired shorts.<p>After graduating from …

Startups

Is Male Birth Control Finally Happening?

This could be a game changer.<p>The Pill, the Patch, the Shot, the Ring, implants, IUDs—given the smorgasbord of options for women, it seems almost absurd that the condom is still the only form of male contraception. But that could soon change. Recent advances and successful animal trials mean we …

Sculptures Reveal the Inner Anatomies of Beloved Childhood Toys

When artist Jason Freeny lost his job as an industrial designer, he began carving the inner anatomies of famous toys. After months of unemployment, the talented creator turned to sculpting during a time of financial desperation. He decided to buy the character Dunny from Kidrobot, cut it open, fill …

Sculpture

Glory Johnson 'Truly Really Saddened' Following Brittney Griner's Annulment Filing

Glory Johnson said she is “truly really saddened” by wife Brittney Griner’s annulment filing, just 28 days after their marriage and one day after …

Domestic Violence

Shamed Nobel laureate Tim Hunt ‘ruined by rush to judgment after stupid remarks’

The beleaguered British biologist Sir Tim Hunt has revealed that he was forced to resign from his post at University College London (UCL) without being given a chance to explain his controversial remarks about women in science. “I have been hung out to dry,” he told the <i>Observer</i> in an exclusive …

Feminism

Keri Hilson: Rachel Dolezal tweets criticized

Singer Keri Hilson tweeted Friday that people should “thank” Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal for her work with the …

6 Ways to Amp Up Your Vacation Sex

Make sure your next trip is as good as your honeymoon.<p>Vacations are essential for couples, especially when life makes it nearly impossible to connect on the level that's crucial to enhance intimacy. Sure, there will be time for swimming, tanning, hiking, biking and shopping, but don't forget the …

“I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated”: Texas teacher pens breathtakingly racist McKinney post

Fourth-grade instructor Karen Fitzgibbons shares her inflammatory thoughts about “the blacks”<p>A fourth grade teacher in Texas has "apologized to the appropriate people" after she defended resigned renegade McKinney cop Eric Casebolt in a Facebook post calling for a return to segregation.<p>According to …

Boko Haram kidnap victim: Stigmatized for carrying captor's baby

<b>(CNN) —</b> Um Haleema was just 16 years old when she was kidnapped. Her first few months in captivity, at the hands of militant group Boko Haram, were enough to break anyone's spirit -- let alone that of a teenage girl so far from home.<p>She was captured trying to escape, along with three of her …

Africa

13 Things You Didn't Know About Starbucks

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p>Nowadays you can find four on every corner, but back in 1971, Starbucks was just another coffee place bringing caffeine to the sleepy masses. Frappuccinos were still 24 years away, the stock market wasn't even a consideration, and no one knew what the hell a Pumpkin Spice Latte was. …

11 Hair Tools From Your Childhood That Were the Worst

Before YouTube, Pinterest and heat-protectant sprays, it was a very dark, very frizzy time for hair. Here's a look back at the most questionable beauty tools that ever came near our heads.<p><i>By Chloe Metzger, Allure</i><p><i>More from Allure: The Most Flattering Haircuts for Women in Their 40s 35 Hairstyles to</i> …

Love Locks: Millions Are Heartbroken Today

The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses la Seine. It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre, (called "Palais des Arts" under the First French Empire).<p>You'd think that the bridge was very old, but the …