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Presidents Day 2017 Guide: What's Open, What's Closed And For How Long

Presidents Day 2017 is this Monday, Feb. 20, and many businesses and institutions are closed for the day. Schools, banks, post offices, and more are not working today, but there are still plenty of businesses and services operating normally, so here's the deal.

Life & Style February 20, 2017

Germany Taking Tougher Stand On Failed Asylum Seekers, Will Deport Record Number In 2017

Germany has deported 80,000 migrants in 2016 by rejecting their asylum applications. The German government states that this number will increase in 2017, in a bid to maintain public support for the asylum system.

Life & Style February 21, 2017

Tesla Owner Who Sacrificed His Model S To Save Another Driver Gets Surprise From Elon Musk

The Tesla Model S owner who sacrificed his vehicle to save another driver's life has impressed the entire world. In response to this selfless, heroic act, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company wants to show its appreciation and reward the good Samaritan.

Life & Style February 18, 2017

British Airways Hostesses Sleep In Cars, Can Only Afford Pot Noodles

With meager pay, the cabin crew members of British Airways state that they are living on pot noodles and are sleeping in cars. Like the British Airways authorities, the crew members are not ready to give up on the fight.

Life & Style February 18, 2017

Auto Loan Delinquencies Climbs North, Highest Since 2008 Financial Crisis

Reports reveal that 2016 saw the highest rate in terms of auto loan delinquencies after 2008. The fourth quarter auto loan debt stood at $23.27 billion.

Life & Style February 17, 2017

Monopoly Ditches Thimble Token, New Ones Will Arrive In August

Monopoly classic game piece Thimble has been scrapped from the board game and won’t appear in its next edition. The decision was taken by voters during an online voting challenge started by Hasbro.

Life & Style February 17, 2017

Winston Churchill Mused 'Are We Alone In The Universe?' Reveals Lost Essay

An 11-page essay written by Winston Churchill just before World War II has be rediscovered in a U.S. museum. In the draft, Churchill talks about extraterrestrial life, future space explorations and existence of exoplantes.

Life & Style February 16, 2017

Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder And More On Cuomo Spotify Playlist

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has shared his Spotify playlist in celebration of the relocation of the company's headquarters to the city. His playlist includes songs from Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder and even Lady Gaga!

Life & Style February 16, 2017

Guess Who Are America's Worst Drivers? The Millennial

A survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, shows that millennials are America's worst drivers. It highlights several dangerous acts that they engage in while driving like clicking selfies or replying to a text, which leads to accidents.

Life & Style February 16, 2017

McDonald's Re-Engineers Straw Using Fibonacci Formula To Let You Enjoy Shamrock Shake More

McDonald's has contracted two engineering firms to produce a special straw that can optimize the Shamrock Shake's Flavor. The limited edition straws were developed for several months.

Life & Style February 16, 2017

Starbucks Starts Serving New Ice Cream Drinks: Here’s What Is On The New Affogato Menus

Starbucks is adding new ice cream beverages to its menu in select Reserve and California locations that are inspired by the Italian dessert affogato.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

American Girl Introduces A New Doll, And It’s A Boy!

American Girl is releasing its first-ever boy doll, a character named Logan who is a drummer.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Associates Were In Contact With Russian Intelligence, Intercepted Telephone Calls Reveal

U.S. officials have shared that calls intercepted during the Presidential campaign suggest that members of Trump’s committee were in frequent contact with Russian intelligence. The officials, however, have not disclosed the names.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

App Study Finds Millennials Would Chose Fame Over Falling In Love

The talent discovery app Clapit found that 7 percent of millennials are willing to breakup to be single and famous.

Life & Style February 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos' Education Department Apologizes For Misspelled Tweet With Another Error

The Education Department tweeted a quote highlighting the importance of education from the late W.E.B Du Bois. But things backfired when the tweet misspelled Du Bois as 'DeBois.'

Life & Style February 17, 2017

President Donald Trump Still Using Unsecured Smartphone, Senators Question Why

President Donald Trump is being questioned by two U.S. senators on the lack of security measures reported on his phone. The senators have expressed their concerns in a letter to the Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

Want To Please Your Friends? Talk To Them About Things They Know About

Friends enjoy hearing stories which they can relate to affirms a new study. On the other hand, new and extravagant experiences can bore the listener.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

Study Results Are 'Very Clear': There's No Link Between Immigration And Crime

According to a study, having a lot of immigrants doesn’t equate to increased levels of crime. The research results are relevant as the Trump administration recently issued an executive order banning nationals from seven countries.

Life & Style February 14, 2017

Dating An iPhone Owner? Your Date May Be Judging You Based On Gadgets You Own: Survey

Survey results from an online dating site reveal perceptions of iPhone and Android users. One of the findings shows iPhone users are more likely to judge Android users negatively.

Life & Style February 12, 2017

Federal Agents Arrest Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Across Several States

Federal agents have reportedly detained several undocumented immigrants who are undocumented and have a criminal record. The ICE conducted raids across homes and workplaces in LA, New York, Chicago and more.

Life & Style February 11, 2017

Pizza Lovers Can Now Create A Wedding Registry At Domino’s

Domino’s is letting customers celebrate love at first slice by creating a wedding registry with the pizza chain.

Life & Style February 10, 2017

How The Popularity Of Organics Is, Quite Ironically, Hurting Whole Foods

Last Wednesday, Whole Foods posted what could arguably be its worse performance in 10 years. It disclosed its sixth consecutive quarter of dipping same-store sales and slashed its outlook for the year.

Life & Style February 11, 2017

Visiting US May Mean Handing Over Facebook And Twitter Passwords, Says Department Of Homeland Security

Those intending to visit the U.S. may have to surrender their Facebook and Twitter passwords to the border security agents. The new rule may become a part of the Homeland Security's protocol.

Life & Style February 9, 2017

Breast-feeding Gone Bad: North Carolina Mom Outraged After Day Care Worker Breast-fed Her Son Without Consent

A North Carolina mother wants to press criminal charges against a day care worker who breast-fed her 3-month-old son without permission. The baby, who was lactose-intolerant, had to be hospitalized after the incident.

Life & Style February 9, 2017

Travel Ban In US Should Have Been Delayed, Says Homeland Security Chief

John Kelly, the homeland security chief, has revealed that a delay in imposing the immigration ban would have been better. Kelly, however, is in agreement with the Trump administration’s levying the travel ban.

Life & Style February 9, 2017

Tornadoes Tear Through Southern Louisiana, State Of Emergency In New Orleans

A state of emergency has been declared in New Orleans due to the devastating effects of the tornadoes that ripped through southern Louisiana. Fortunately, no deaths were reported due to the natural calamity.

Life & Style February 8, 2017

Merriam-Webster Adds 1,000 More Words To Catalog: What's New For Tech And Science?

Merriam-Webster just added 1,000 more words to its roster. The dictionary has added a lot of technologically-related words, based on what we do with technology.

Life & Style February 8, 2017

A Harambe-Shaped Cheeto Just Sold For $100,000 On eBay

A Flamin’ Hot Cheeto in the shape of Harambe the gorilla sold on eBay for a whopping $100,000.

Life & Style February 7, 2017

New Yorkers 'Turn Hate Into Love,' Here's How

In a heartening show of compassion, New Yorkers who were traveling in a subway car removed racist messages targeted at Muslims and Jews. They cleaned hate messages which were accompanied by a swastika symbol.

Life & Style February 6, 2017

How To Win An Oscar: Be An American Actor In Movie That Shows American Culture, Reveals Study

A new study has revealed that to win the Oscars, it is best to be an American actor portraying American culture in a film. The statistical analysis conducted by the researchers supports their hypothesis.

Life & Style February 6, 2017

Twitter, Netflix File Legal Documents Emphasizing The Importance Of Immigrants

Companies like Twitter, Netflix, and more have submitted legal documents challenging the immigration ban passed by President Donald Trump. The amicus brief was filed at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 5.

Life & Style February 6, 2017

Trump Travel Ban: Federal Judge Orders Temporary Block

A Seattle district judge has ruled to temporarily block President Trump’s blanket ban on immigration. White House staff have opposed the ruling vehemently and stated that it was ‘outrageous’.

Life & Style February 5, 2017

President Trump Thanks Samsung In Tweet: New Factory Coming To The US?

After reports of Samsung considering a factory in the U.S. emerged, President Donald Trump thanked the company in a tweet. Samsung, however, has remained non-committal on its plans.

Life & Style February 4, 2017

Trump's Attitude Towards Mexico Leads Mexican Woman To Return Her US Visa

A Mexican woman has returned her U.S. visa after being offended by President Trump's racist remarks on Mexicans. Fifty nine year-old Alma Siller Contreras' move is in a bid to pledge support to her country people.

Life & Style February 3, 2017

How To Land An Internship At Google, Apple And Facebook: Harvard Grad Gives Resume, Interview Tips

How do you increase your chances of landing an internship at Google, Apple, and Facebook? A Harvard University student shares some tips to make your resume stellar and prepare yourself for the interview process.

Life & Style February 4, 2017

Elon Musk Won't Quit Trump Advisory Panel, He Explains Why

Elon Musk has confirmed that he will not resign from the post of adviser to President Trump. He asserted that his involvement did not imply he agreed with the decisions that were taken, but would stay for 'greater good.'

Life & Style February 3, 2017

Bad With Social Cues? MIT Researchers Built A Wearable For You

MIT researchers are developing a wearable AI system that can function as a social coach to aid socially challenged individuals figure out social cues with ease.

Life & Style February 3, 2017

LOOK: This Graphene Dress Lights Up Based On Breathing Pattern

The world's first graphene dress is unveiled in Manchester. The little black dress that lights up based on breathing pattern gives a whole new meaning to wearable technology.

Life & Style February 5, 2017

Super Bowl LI: Here's How To Watch The Big Game Using VR

With the Super Bowl LI game scheduled for Feb. 5, fans can now watch the game in virtual reality via Fox Sports' VR app. Users can download the app from the Google Play Store and App Store for free.

Life & Style February 2, 2017

Google Employees Walk Out Of Offices To Protest Trump Immigration Ban, Company Leaders Join The Rally

Google staff rallied against Trump's immigration ban and more than 2,000 employees protested. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin joined the #GooglersUnite protest and opposing the controversial executive order.

Life & Style January 31, 2017

Trump UK State Visit To Go Through Despite More Than 1.2 Million People Signing Petition Against It

A UK petition against a Donald Trump state visit has drawn more than 1.2 million signatures, prompted by Trump's recent immigration ban. Despite increased opposition, however, the visit will reportedly not be canceled.

Life & Style January 30, 2017

Delta Resumes US Flights After Computer Glitch Grounded 170 Flights

Delta’s two and a half hours flight suspension has come to an end, with the airline resuming domestic flights in the United States. Around 170 flights were grounded by the airline due to systems outage across the country.

Life & Style January 30, 2017

Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom From Hotel After Locking Hundreds Of Guests

Hackers attacked a hotel in Austria and guests were locked in their rooms, and the electronic systems disabled and manipulated. The systems were released only after the hackers' demand for 1,500 euros (about $1,600) bitcoin ransom was paid.

Life & Style January 30, 2017

Federal Judge Grants Emergency Stay On Trump Administration Executive Order On Immigration

A U.S. federal judge has put a stay on the executive order signed by President Donald Trump. The order prevented citizens from seven muslim countries from entering the U.S. for a period of 90 days.

Life & Style January 29, 2017

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