Have we reached peak Twitter trolling?


The numbers look grim.  Data analyzing how the social media site Twitter is used for abusive online behavior, or trolling — in internet parlance — does not paint a pretty picture.  The company may have lost potential buyers because of its very real problem with trolls. Bloomberg reported the reason …

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Ben Affleck stars in a hilarious PSA about voting in New Hampshire.


<br> If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the modern history of elections in America, it’s that New Hampshire sure is important. Yes, even the 2016 election, with all of its unusual, uh, let’s call them “quirks,”  the Granite State is set to play a key role. It’s of the …

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Picture of the Day: Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park


  Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, in Glacier National Park, Montana. The road stretches 50 amazing miles (80 km) reaching a maximum elevation of 6,646 ft (2,026 m) at Logan Pass. Construction began in 1921 and was completed in …

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Watch Microsoft's 'Imagine what you'll do' event right here


Microsoft Corporate Vice President Panos Panay introduces the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in October 2015. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Karen Nissim2016-10-26 06:00:00 UTC While the event name is pretty cryptic, Microsoft’s event on Wednesday will certainly reveal some major updates to the Windows 10 and the company’s lineup of …

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These unique tiny homes are designed to help pull low-income families out of poverty.


<br> Owning a home is part of the American dream, but for people who are in poverty or were recently homeless, it’s often just that: a dream. Image via CCSS/Vimeo. The Tiny Homes project in Detroit hopes to change that. Image via CCSS/Vimeo. The project was born out of a …

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An Interactive Map of Every Cargo Ship in the World in 2012


  Using over 250 million data points from the UCL Energy Institute (UCL EI), Kiln, a London-based data visualisation and digital journalism studio, created the incredible interactive map embedded below. The map displays movements of the global merchant fleet over the course of 2012, overlaid on a bathymetric map. You …

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If Cleveland sports can experience a year like this, then anything is possible in your life, too


LeBron James addresses the crowd at an Indians game  earlier this month. Image: Jason Miller/Getty Images By Sam Laird2016-10-25 12:51:34 UTC The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers changed the time of their previously scheduled ring ceremony Tuesday night so that Clevelanders could also watch their hometown Indians play in the opening …

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15 proverbs from around the world that you should start using ASAP.


We all come from different backgrounds, but that diversity makes for some pretty awesome lessons. <br> If you live in America, chances are you’ve heard (or used) the phrase “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Most of us know it means, essentially, that you shouldn’t make all your …

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Picture of the Day: Huka Falls, New Zealand


  Located just outside of the small town of Taupo, New Zealand are the amazing Huka Falls, where 220,000 liters of water thunders over the 11-meter (36 ft) high waterfall every second. That’s enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in about 11 seconds! The Huka Falls are located on …

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Bobby Vee, '60s pop idol who sang 'Take Good Care of my Baby,' dies


Bobby Vee playing the guitar at his St. Joseph, Minn., studio in 2013. Image: AP Photo/Jeff Baenen By Josh Dickey2016-10-24 18:42:08 UTC Bobby Vee, the ’60s pop idol who sang “Take Good Care of my Baby” and rose to fame after filling in onstage following the plane crash that killed …

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