$1 million from Bruno Mars concert donated to Flint water crisis

August 14, 2017

Singer Bruno Mars announced at a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he donated $1 million to aid the Flint water crisis. “Tonight I want to donate 1 million dollars, to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan,” Mars announced to the crowd, which immediately erupted in approval. Mars, along with show promoter Live Nation, donated proceeds from the sold out show to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. SEE…

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Man with extreme fear of heights tries his best to take in the view

August 14, 2017

Taking in the view is the best part of vacation for some people. For others, it’s a nightmare. So what does one do when visiting Dn Aonghasa in Ireland while suffering from acrophobia? Take the belly approach. With some encouraging words from his daughter, this terrified dad managed to belly his way right to the edge of the cliff. It took some coaxing, but we applaud this man for crawling…

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Google is giving users less reason to ever leave its sprawling walled garden

August 14, 2017

Image: mashable composite Google used to be about transporting you around the open web and connecting you with all the weird, wonderful stuff the internet has to offer. Not anymore. If it was up to Google, you’d never need to leave its growing internet real estate. It’s a scary proposition for just about everybody but Google. Between fast-loading AMP articles from major news brands hosted in its domain, full pages…

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Guam’s faithful look to God as North Korea threat looms

August 14, 2017

Hagata, Guam (CNN)Father Paul Gofigan began his homily with a question for the parishioners in Guam’s biggest place of worship — the Catholic Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica. Gofigan was referring to the length of time the Guam Homeland Security department estimates it would take a North Korean missile to reach the island. It’s not idle debate. Last week, North Korean state media said it was drawing up plans…

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Modern Fertility wants to revolutionize fertility testing with $149 at-home tests

August 14, 2017

A game-changer.Image: modern fertility Fertility testing is an area of medicine that isn’t really covered by insuranceand hasn’t yet seen much innovation from the tech world. Modern Fertility is trying to change that. The startup wants to be the first to revamp the experience of fertility testing and revolutionize how women think about their own fertility in the years before they’re ready to have children. The key is Modern Fertility’s…

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Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking it’s time you did too

August 14, 2017

Most successful startups have cracked the code on growth hacking — it's time you did too.Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Any young company claiming to be the next Apple or Amazon has its work cut out for it. But even those mega-giants of the tech world began in someones garage andwith the help of clever marketinggrew…

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Facebook’s original video is something publishers are actually excited for

August 13, 2017

Virtually Dating" is a five-episode series produced by Cond Nast Entertainment.Image: conde nast entertainment For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook. Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original…

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Sarah Reed death: Mentally ill ‘should not be assessed in prison’ – BBC News

August 13, 2017

The jury at Sarah Reed’s inquest recently concluded a narrative verdict. It found that a series of failures such as not treating her in a timely manner, mismanagement of her care and monitoring, plus an unacceptable number of cancelled visits by staff all significantly contributed to her deterioration. Ms Reed was waiting in prison for nine weeks for an assessment. ‘No food or water’ Her mother said: “It needs to…

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Amid 2020 buzz, Warren urges Democrats to reject centrist policies and move leftward

August 13, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)In the aftermath of last year’s election, the centrist old guard is out and progressives have won the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Warren declared Saturday. In a speech that outlined Warren’s vision for the party’s future, the Massachusetts senator offered a series of policy prescriptions, calling on Democrats to push for Medicare for all, debt-free college or technical school, universal pre-kindergarten, a $15-an-hour minimum…

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Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK – BBC News

August 13, 2017

He added that there had been a “tremendous improvement” in his health. Some protesters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, have demanded the president’s resignation this week. Others called for more transparency about his condition. Related Topics Nigeria More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFanGrower 1 Fanpage FC yearly Easy eStore Builder Developer InstantAzon Pro InstantAzon Pro – Create Multiple Income Streams in SECONDS!IM Video Masters Upgrade LIMITED TIME SPECIAL -…

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The remarkable history in your cereal bowl

August 13, 2017

(CNN)This morning, more than 350 million people devoured a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. All told, more than 128 billion bowls of Corn Flakes are consumed each year. While perusing the cereal box, peering over the bowl and gripping a spoonful of the stuff, few of these sleepy diners know that two men created those famously crispy, golden flakes of corn. John Harvey Kellogg, one of America’s most famous physicians,…

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‘SNL’s Weekend Update is (finally) back with Eric and Donald Trump Jr.

August 13, 2017

It seems as though so much has happened in the world since the Saturday Night Live season finale, and we’ve been itching to hear what the cast has, undoubtedly, been busting at the seams to say about all that’s gone on. Well, Saturday Night Live has heard our prayers they couldn’t just go through this entire summer without a peep about the madness. So, they’ve gifted us with Weekend Update:…

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Alleged millennial phrase ‘hold my avocado’ gets a roasting on the internet

August 12, 2017

Hold my avocado! LOL!Image: Getty Images/EyeEm If you’ve never heard any reasonably young person say the phrase “hold my avocado,” well, you’re far from alone. Yet TIME, the home of the latest in youth trends, published an article on Thursday stating that it was the “viral catchphrase millennials having been looking for” and it had become a favourite of the difficult to reach 18-30-year-old demographic. SEE ALSO: RIP: Here are…

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‘There’s a place for you in this industry’, Google’s CEO tells girls at coding event

August 12, 2017

The winning QamCare team with PichaiImage: google/supplied Google wants to show that it’s taking the issue of diversity seriously. Speaking at a coding competition, CEO Sundar Pichai addressed teams of teen girls, telling them that there “is a place for you at Google.” SEE ALSO: Yes, that controversial Google diversity rant matters. Like, really matters. “To the girls who dream of being an engineer or an entrepreneur, and who dream…

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Elon Musk says story about fired assistant is false

August 12, 2017

Elon MuskImage: MACMAHON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock In the last couple of days, a story lifted from Ashlee Vance’s biography of Elon Musk has been making the rounds on the internet, claiming that Musk fired his assistant of 12 years when she wanted a raise. The story portrays Musk as an unusually cruel (or extremely efficient, depending on your perspective) leader, but now Musk himself has taken to Twitter to explain that the story…

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Type 2 diabetes rise in children ‘disturbing’ – BBC News

August 12, 2017

Why are children getting type 2 diabetes? Being overweight is the biggest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, and three-quarters of these children were obese. With child obesity rates in England rising – but now by a smaller amount than they have been – it’s no surprise more children are being treated for the condition. In primary schools in England, one in 10 children in Reception and one in…

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Cladding to be stripped from Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – BBC News

August 12, 2017

Scottish local authorities and other organisations have been undertaking checks ever since, with some schools and other buildings found to have used it. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said that checks by external technical advisors had identified cladding on the hospital, which opened in April 2015, “of a type similar to, but not the same as, Grenfell”. The board said Health Facilities Scotland and their National Fire Advisor had given…

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The 39 most eyebrow-raising Donald Trump quotes today

August 12, 2017

(CNN)After largely avoiding the media since a solo press conference in mid-February, President Donald Trump held two extended press availabilities on Thursday at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. So, when Trump said Tuesday that “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States, …they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” the problem wasn’t that he went…

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Ohio doughnut shop closes during norovirus investigation

August 11, 2017

(CNN)An Ohio doughnut shop has voluntarily closed as public health workers investigate a norovirus outbreak affecting 266 people, according to county health officials. Calls to Mama C’s Donuts and Coffee were not returned Thursday. According to Moore, the doughnut shop will remain closed until after the cleaning and after it is reinspected by the health department. Norovirus causes around 20 million cases of gastrointestinal illness in the United States each…

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Congressmen: Our bipartisan plan for health care

August 11, 2017

(CNN)People are sick of politics and politicians. They have had it with the finger-pointing and blame games while the world is engulfed in chaos. We’re freshman members of Congress from different political parties, but we know there is more that unites us than divides us. That’s why we’re part of the Problem Solvers Caucus: a group of more than 40 lawmakers, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, committed to —…

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Study finds 1 in 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse

August 11, 2017

(CNN)Americans are drinking more. A lot more. According to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, an estimated one out of every eight Americans struggles with an alcohol disorder. Women, minorities, older people among most affected For the JAMA Psychiatry study, researchers used the DSM-IVdefinition laid out by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994. This definition combines factors of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence like: Drinking interfering with home, family,…

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Chinese mother tries to mail her baby to an orphanage

August 11, 2017

Beijing (CNN)A 24-year-old woman is under police investigation in Fuzhou, China after she attempted to mail her newborn baby to an orphanage wrapped in plastic bags. Luo placed the baby girl inside several black plastic bags Wednesday and then refused to let a courier inspect the contents of her package when he arrived to pick it up, local media reported. China’s abandoned children Police try to save newborn wedged in…

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In McConnell spat, Trump banks on his base

August 11, 2017

Washington (CNN)The only surprise about President Donald Trump’s flare-up with Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is that it took so long. Political logic? While Trump appears to be alienating one of the top Republicans he needs most in Washington by searing McConnell, there is some political logic behind his attacks. To begin with, the clash gels with the President’s political sweet spot, setting him up as the frustrated agent of…

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Cat narrowly escapes hungry coyote in Colorado

August 11, 2017

A security camera recording the front porch of a Denver, Colorado home captured a tense moment between a cat and a coyote. Homeowner Jason Zaffuto says he was working in his home in the early hours on Monday when his family dog alerted him of a commotion outside. Zaffuto and his wife have been feeding a stray cat outside their home, which attracted a coyote. In the clip, the coyote…

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Jennifer Lawrence seriously had a ‘Kardashian tent’ on the set of her latest film

August 11, 2017

Image: ANnie leibovitz/Vogue After filming particularly harrowing scenes from the upcoming psychological thriller Mother!, Jennifer Lawrence would take a break to retreat to her off-set “happy place:” A tent plastered with photos of the Kardashians. As Lawrence revealed in her Vogue September issue cover profile, the film crew built a Kardashian-themed escape for the actress to preserve her “well-being” throughout a challenging shoot. SEE ALSO: Watch Jennifer Lawrence in the…

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Artist paints hate speech messages outside Twitter’s HQ

August 10, 2017

Facebook and Twitter are often under fire in Europe for failing to clamp down on hate speech on their platforms. Germany, in particular, has recently passed a legislation, nicknamed the “Facebook law”, under which social media companies could face a fine of up to 50m (43m; $57m) if they fail to remove “obviously illegal” content after receiving notification or complaint. But for German-Israeli artist Shahak Shapira, that isn’t enough. SEE…

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