Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax Bill

January 18, 2018

Apple Inc. said it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S., pay about $38 billion in taxes on the money and spend tens of billions on domestic jobs, manufacturing and data centers in the coming years. The iPhone maker plans capital expenditures of $30 billion in the U.S. over five years and will create 20,000 new jobs at existing sites and a new campus it intends…

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Trump Asks Hows Your 401(k)? But Most Voters Dont Have One

January 18, 2018

President Source: GAO analysis of 2012 data from Survey of Income and Program Participation and U.S. Census Bureau Note: Each income quartile represents about 25.5 million private-sector workers Trump mentions the stock market almost daily in tweets or public remarks, taking direct credit for record highs by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indexes. But only about 14 percent of U.S. families directly own stocks, an asset class dominated…

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7 Things You’ll Inevitably Learn From Having An Older Brother In Your 20s

January 18, 2018

Oh, brother. Life is full of adventure, and having a sibling is sometimes a whole adventure in itself. You’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way — how to tie your shoes, how to buy a plane ticket, and how to be a good friend — but nothing quite compares to the things you learn from your older brother when you’re in your 20s. A lot changes when you’re…

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How Oprah’s Golden Globe award and powerful speech made history

January 18, 2018

There’s a reason why, throughout the Golden Globes, stars have been whispering her name like a prayer: Oprah.  The queen’s acceptance speech for the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille award (essentially a lifetime achievement award) at the Golden Globes Sunday night was a rallying cry for the disenfranchised that managed to perfectly articulate the #MeToo moment.  SEE ALSO: The 6 best moments of the Golden Globes (obviously including Oprah) “It is…

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This Is The Zodiac Sign You Should Probably Never Date, According To Your Sign

January 18, 2018

All’s fair in love and war, and while the zodiac might strongly caution you against entering certain relationships, there’s nothing the cosmos can actually do to stop you from pursuing love with a zodiac sign you shouldn’t date. But they can encourage you to keep your heart in distance. Every astrological sign has something to teach you, but not every single one is ideal for entering a loving, committed relationship….

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By The Way, There Are Street Lights Powered By Dog Shit

January 17, 2018

Believe it or not, we once worked out – as best we could – how much energy you could generate if you burned the poop of our planet’s entire human population. It’s surprisingly little, perhaps enough to power a few million standard American households. Saying that, poop can be used as a (flawed) power source when push comes to shove, and as highlighted by a piece in The Guardian, there is…

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Sharon Stone was asked about sexual harassment. She went into a fit of laughter.

January 17, 2018

On January 14, actor Sharon Stone sat down with the anchors of CBS Sunday Morning to chat about the next phase of her career. After decades as a Hollywood A-lister, Stone dropped out of the limelight when she suffered serious brain hemorrhaging after a stroke in 2001. “There was about a 5% chance of me living,” she explained to CBS correspondent Lee Cowan. Now healthy and ready to turn a…

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All The Drama That Caused A Fake Missile Alert In Hawaii, Explained

January 17, 2018

I think we can all agree that every day is a waking nightmare that may or may not end in a nuclear war depending on what the stable genius illiterate bag of orange farts in a suit over in the Oval Office feels like tweeting that day. What a dream. Anyway, Hawaii had like, a real life “this is the end” scare over the weekend when an emergency missile alert…

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Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time

January 17, 2018

On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and tried to break their most fundamental security protections. Two days earlier, in their lab at Graz's University of Technology, Moritz Lipp, Daniel Gruss, and Michael Schwarz had determined to tease out an idea that had nagged at them for weeks, a loose…

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Scotland Plans To Become One Of The First Countries To Ban Plastic Cotton Buds

January 17, 2018

In a move that experts say will cut Scotland’s marine plastic pollution in half, the government is proposing a ban to prohibit manufacturing and selling plastic-stemmed cotton buds. A proposal to introduce the ban will be put to public consultation. If approved, Scotland will be the first country in the UK to legislate against the plastic pokies. “Banning plastic cotton buds would be a clear sign of our ambition to address…

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Heres Why Your Life Is Weird Right Now, According To How Pregnant You Are

January 17, 2018

4 Weeks You JUST peed on a stick and the result was either a plus sign, two parallel lines, or (if you sprung for the fancy test) the word PREGNANT. Yay! You’re a fertile human capable of reproducing! Your partner’s swimmers and your egg did their respective biological jobs! As you mull over your new reality, you’re way too excited to care about all the lifestyle changes you’re about to…

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Cranberries Singer Dolores ORiordan Dead at 46

January 16, 2018

London (AP) — Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter's publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, "No further details are available at this time," Holmes said, adding that O'Riordan's family was "devastated" by the news. Her Cranberries bandmates…

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These family portraits may be the worst Photoshop fail of all time

January 16, 2018

Heavy-handed photo retouching has come under scrutiny in recent years. But you’ve never seen a botched Photoshop job like this before. Pam and Dave Zaring shared a series of photos to their Facebook page on Friday of a family photoshoot they had taken last year.  “We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to…

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5 Ways To Secure As Many Kisses On New Year’s As Possible To Ring In 2018 Right

January 16, 2018

I love New Year’s Eve. It’s our annual excuse to go full glam, let our inhibitions go, and party like it’s the end of the world. One of the best New Year’s traditions has to be the midnight kiss — that moment where all the walls of inhibition drop and we celebrate humanity in one, giant, culturally-approved, orgiastic make-out session. But what if one kiss isn’t enough? What if you…

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Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday

January 16, 2018

(CNN)In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The House passed the bill earlier Tuesday, but technical changes were made to it in the Senate, and the bill will go back to the House on…

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Here Your Weekly Horoscopes For January 8-14

January 16, 2018

Are you mentally prepared for week two of 2018? Muster all of the stable genius you can. The Sun, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Pluto are all hanging out in Capricorn this week, so be prepared for a Monday of readjusting to a full week of work with a few minor surprises along the way. Joy. Gemini Your financial situation is looking better than its looked in months thanks to a…

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Ivanka Trump, husband agreed she’d be the one to run for president, book says

January 16, 2018

Washington (CNN)Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made a deal when they came to Washington to serve in the White House that the first daughter would become the first female president if the opportunity arose, according to a forthcoming book obtained by The Guardian. “Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president,”…

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How one woman’s tattoo journey allowed her to overcome bullying and beauty standards.

January 16, 2018

Caroline Grace is covered head to toe in tattoos. They make her stand out, but that wasn’t always her goal, especially as a teenager. Brand new tragic kingdom dress from @westernevil 🔥www.westernevil.com A post shared by Carolina (@curaline) on Sep 4, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT “I didn’t like the way I looked,” Caroline admits. “I started to wear makeup to feel good about myself. But then I’d get bullied for…

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Turns Out James Franco Is Both Annoying And Creepy

January 16, 2018

It’s a new day in Hollywood, which means there are new accusations against a powerful Hollywood man. And surprise surprise, betches, that man is James Franco, someone who’s made me make this face: Of course he is denying everything because that’s par for course with these types of ghoulish men. Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers both were like, point blank, “are you a creep?” And he had the audacity to…

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