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Sunglasses Styles on Trend for Spring Summer

Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun but aside from that, it can also complete your outfit and give it a stylish, cool vibe.<p>If there’s one …

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Your Favorite '90s Hair Trend Is Now Instagram-Famous

No, we're not talking butterfly clips here—though, would it be too early to make a case for them? The hair gems you used to rock in middle school are …

YouTube now bigger than TV among advertisers' target audience

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki kept it simple Thursday in the digital video company's annual pitch to advertisers.<p>"I'm happy to announce that on mobile alone YouTube now reaches more 18- to 49-year-olds than any network -- broadcast or cable," she told a crowd of 2,700 gathered at the Javits Center in …

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Seagull basically forces family to accept it as their pet

If you thought seagulls existed solely to swoop in and steal your snacks on the beach, think again. We also have to fear seagulls strolling through …

This poem sums up Los Angeles perfectly

Los Angeles' poet laureate needs to make a small confession about our city. "I have a love/hate relationship with L.A." says Luis J. Rodriguez.<p>No one is more qualified than Rodriguez to make that assessment. Los Angeles and its poet laureate have a history. He started in Watts, moved to the San …

Why ‘Driver: San Francisco' Is Gaming's Most Fabulous Joyride

Ubisoft's race-around-an-open-world game of 2011 was so much more fun than its stuffier series predecessors.<p>"<i>Driver</i>." Is there a more generic title? It's not just a plain word. In the spirit of bland, entertainment marketing, it tells you precisely what kind of game you're about to buy. Shooter. …

Netflix has set up posters that let people face-swap with characters from its biggest shows

As we first saw reported on The Drum, the posters feature characters from shows including "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," and "Daredevil" positioned next to a "your face here" symbol.<p>To get the face-swap to work, people taking part need to fire up Snapchat and use the face-swap …

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Snapchat users paying up to thousands for custom filters to celebrate life events

Snappers buying into geofilters, the app’s latest ‘photo booth’ feature that personalizes temporary, location-activated filters for weddings, proms and more<p>It’s the ultimate 2016 teen love story: a “promposal” via a personalized Snapchat geofilter with Bitmoji characters all lined up for the …

Why Ads Go Viral, and What Made Apple’s ‘Taylor vs. Treadmill’ the Perfect Viral Spot

There's a lot of mystery around what makes a video go viral and the factors that can catapult content into the stratosphere of cyber fame. Brands are …

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Canada government has trouble detecting citizenship fraud: watchdog

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s government is not doing enough to weed out fraudulent citizenship applications and this means ineligible people can obtain Canadian passports, the country’s top watchdog said on Tuesday.<p>Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson speaks during a news conference upon the …

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Uber Is Texting Passengers Asking For Their Support At The Polls

Uber is texting customers in Austin asking them to vote for a bill that would that would repeal a fingerprinting requirement for ride-hail drivers. Lyft is doing the same via email.<p>In advance of a public vote this Saturday, Uber is texting customers at their personal phone numbers to encourage them …

Apple's iPhone sales fall for 1st time

Apple reported its first year-over-year quarterly decline in sales of the iPhone, its dominant product, as the company reported second-quarter …

Air Canada reports $101-million profit compared with a loss a year ago

MONTREAL — Air Canada reported a profit of $101 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago.<p>The airline says the profit amounted to …

‘Damn, Daniel!’: Vans sees up to 30% sales spike in white shoes after online viral video

A viral video from earlier this year starring a California teen and his gleaming sneakers featured a particular catchphrase (“Damn, Daniel!”) and …

Jessica Alba's Honest Company fires back against baby formula lawsuit

Jessica Alba's Honest Company is publicly challenging claims that the company's baby food isn't really organic.<p>In April, the Organic Consumers Association, an advocacy group, filed a lawsuit against the company. OCA claims Honest Company's Premium Infant Formula contains 11 synthetic ingredients, …

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Starbucks Is Being Sued For Serving Too Much Ice

If you’ve every felt cheated by the amount of ice in a Starbucks cold drink, worry not—someone is on your side.<p>An Illinois woman has sued …

Zynga Now Worth Less Than Its Own Office Building

<b>DESIGN DISTRICT, SAN FRANCISCO</b> — After a long spate of difficulties with its product strategy and business model, the gaming company Zynga, once a …

How YouTube Beauty Star Rachel Levin Keeps 7 Million Subscribers Tuned In

Unless you're one of Rachel Levin's 7.6 million beauty-obsessed YouTube followers, there's a good chance you've never heard of the 21-year-old …

12 Refreshing Facts About Coca-Cola

Most pharmacists admit that pretty much anything they mix up is going to taste awful. The most spectacular exception: Coca-Cola, a flavored syrup …

Rescue Cat Turns Broken Jaw Into Gorgeous Smile

Last year, Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought in to a Texas animal hospital. She had a broken jaw and other complications after being hit by a car, …

Facebook Messenger to gain privacy-enhancing self-destructing messages

With the ongoing debate about privacy and encryption, the rollout of end-to-end encryption to Facebook-owned WhatsApp came as little surprise. Now …

12 ’90s Hairstyles to Rock After Coachella

There’s no escaping the fact that the ’90s are back, and we’re <i>kinda</i> obsessed, especially after a long Coachella weekend filled with those too-cute double-bun hairstyles. While you’re dusting off your Doc Martens and bringing back those staple ‘90s chokers, you could also use some ’90s-era hair …

Saturday Night Live will cut back commercials by 30 percent next season

The move follows an industry trend to reduce ads, as networks seek to stem shrinking audiences and attract young viewers<p>Something very unexpected has been happening in the world of broadcast television over the last few years. After decades of increasing the number of commercials shown each hour, …

Top 10 law schools for people who actually want to become lawyers

Slide 1 of 12<p>Prestige, location and curriculum are standard go-to factors for law school applicants to consider, but what about the law degree’s …

Nanaimo jazz duo wins big at Monterey Jazz Festival

A dynamic young duo from Nanaimo is revelling in a big musical win.<p>Teenagers Kenton Dick and Ethan Olynyk went to California from April 8-10 to …

How Anti-Trump Ads Could Win Trump the Nomination

New data show that the advertising onslaught against The Donald might actually be helping him.<p>So far this campaign season, anti-Donald Trump forces have spent close to $70 million on ads attacking the GOP front-runner—more than triple what Trump has spent on his entire campaign. Even more shocking …

Uber and Lyft Have Absolutely Gutted L.A.’s Taxi Industry

The L.A. Times reports that in the three years since ridesharing services Uber and Lyft became available in the city, overall trips by conventional …

Far Fewer Teens Are Driving Today. What's Up?

There may be a time in the future when kids never leave the nest at all.<p>They’ll marry at around age 50, taking their AARP-eligible spouse with them …