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Oprah’s Golden Globes speech was the emotional call to action America needs

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

“It is not lost on me that at this moment there’s some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award,” Oprah said, speaking about watching Sidney Poitier as a child. “It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.” Read more… More about Entertainment, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Oprah, and Golden Powered by WPeMatico

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China’s futuristic cities may include supersonic trains and drone-powered ride-sharing

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

China is steeped in centuries of rich history and culture. But in the modern era, it’s also a country with eyes to the future.  Today’s Chinese cities are forging a path for the world’s urban hubs of the future. This momentum is driven in part by predictions that more than 75% of China’s population (and a total of more than a billion people) will live in the country’s urban areas by the year 2050. “The global city of the future […]

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PSA: Australian-style licorice is the licorice you should be eating

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

My fellow Americans, Twizzlers are bad. So is Good & Plenty. So are Red Vines (and not just because of “Cat Person”). And at the end of the day, this country’s licorice pickings are relatively slim, especially if you’re not necessarily a fan of black licorice. (If you are a black licorice purist and think all other licorice is “fake” or whatever, this is not the article for you.) SEE ALSO: After 100 years, Hershey’s decided to take a new […]

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Weather and climate disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

A disastrous hurricane season combined with wildfires and other extreme weather events inflicted a record-setting toll on the U.S. in 2017, with 16 billion-dollar weather and climate events costing a total of $306 billion in damage. These events caused 362 direct deaths. These figures come from a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released on Monday morning.  SEE ALSO: Disastrous 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ends, with hard-hit areas still reeling The previous costliest year for the […]

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Steve Carell met Kelly Clarkson 13 years after ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ and his reaction in perfect

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards certainly had their moments, some of which were rare connections between two unlikely people – like Kelly Clarkson and Steve Carell. It’s been 13 years since Carell starred in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and screamed out Clarkson’s name during the infamous waxing scene. Astoundingly, the two celebs never met before Sunday night. SEE ALSO: Oprah’s must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action During the show, viewers […]

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Trick out your home theater with this TV speaker that’s massively on sale

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater, then this $200 soundbar is currently on sale for just $76 and will seriously help you out.  SEE ALSO: This is everything you need to start streaming video games on Twitch The TaoTronics speaker measures 36 inches long and contains four speakers, two […]

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Bored girl made incredibly ornate sticky note doodles of her favorite Vine videos

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

You know that feeling when you’re bored so naturally you draw detailed screenshots from popular Vines on Post-It notes? Neither do we. But that didn’t stop one impressive artist. Twitter user @zephanijong started a thread last week of her favorite Vines drawn as “bad” sticky note doodles. SEE ALSO: Vine creator is working on a ‘follow-up to Vine’ They were incredible, and of course, the internet ate them up. it is wednesday my dudes pic.twitter.com/7zN93W3yGq — rip zeph (@zephanijong) January […]

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The inspiring reason your favorite stars wore black on the red carpet

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

Celebrities walked the Golden Globes red carpet sporting black dresses and “Times Up” pins to support the fight against sexual harassment, assault, and inequality in the workplace. Many in Hollywood are drawing attention and donations to the legal defense fund that hopes to expand the movement across every industry. Read more… More about Film, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Sexual Harassment, and Red Carpet Powered by WPeMatico

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Dogecoin inventor thinks the cryptocurrency bubble will blow up in everyone’s face

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. A cryptocurrency that originally started as a joke now has a market cap of more than $1.7 billion. And its founder thinks that’s a bad sign for the cryptocurrency market in general.  Jackson Palmer, currently a product manager at Adobe, created dogecoin — a fairly simple Bitcoin clone — back in 2013. Back before bitcoin […]

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How the ‘bomb cyclone’ formed to slam the East Coast

January 8, 2018 Editor 0

The huge winter storm that slammed the East Coast is being called the ‘bomb cyclone’ because it’s one of the most rare of its kind. The storm will be followed by the coldest weather of the winter so far in the East. Read more… More about Science, Mashable Video, Weather, Cold, and Winter Powered by WPeMatico