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This connected tabletop gadget can measure the calories on your plate in 10 seconds flat

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Counting calories from an app can be pretty inaccurate, so this kitchen gadget is set to be a godsend for dieters.

Japanese electronics conglomerate Panasonic just showed off a prototype of its tabletop calorie counter dubbed CaloRieco.

All you have to do is pop a plate of food into the microwave-sized device, press a button on the lid, and 10 seconds later you’ll get an overall calorie count of your meal. Impressively, it’s also able to deliver a breakdown of your meal into carbs, fat and protein — great for people watching their macros. Read more…

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This ’90s Hair Tie is Back and We Have Lots of Feelings

You may have seen everywhere how ’90s fashion is making a comeback in a big way. While we’re thankful to add patches to our pieces and dress like the girls from Clueless, other childhood favorites have also surfaced. Some of them we thought we’d forget about for a long time. These pieces may look grown-up now, […]

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This Furniture Label Proves Cashmere and Wool Are Not Just for Clothes

There is nothing more luxe than high quality fabric touching your skin. The feel of a new leather jacket hugging your body or the need for a cashmere sweater like Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic. Knowing that you have a piece of clothing made from the finest materials makes you feel like you’re […]

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Discovery of World War II shipwreck ends a 74-year mystery

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For 74 years, the merchant ship SS Macumba lay lost beneath the depths of the Arafura Sea, off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory.

It was attacked back in August 1943 by two Japanese aircraft, who scored a direct hit on the ship’s engine room. Three seamen were killed, and survivors were taken aboard an escort. 

The ship was left to sink, and its whereabouts remained unknown for decades.

The SS Macumba.

The SS Macumba.

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That’s until researchers from the CSIRO aboard the RV Investigator discovered the shipwreck on Wednesday morning, during a survey of the area. Read more…

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Handbag Edits: The Essentials You Can Keep In the Off-White Binder Clip Bag

Last week, we introduced Handbag Edits wherein we list down items you can pack in different sized bags. For the first one we focused on the Louis Vuitton Pallas Clutch, that can fit lip balm, hand sanitizer, and a  card case among others. This week we’re tackling Off-White’s Binder Clip Bag. You might have seen […]

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Solar power beat all other energy sources in 2016, but Trump still wants more coal

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Listening to the Trump administration advocate for reviving coal, one might get the impression that a fossil fuel resurgence is taking place in the U.S. and abroad. 

However, the global statistics tell a far different story about where the world is getting its energy, with unprecedented thresholds crossed by renewable energy technologies like solar and wind power. 

A major new report released Wednesday morning shows that, for the first time ever, 2016 saw solar photovoltaics, or solar PV, take the lead for the fastest electricity capacity growth when compared to any other fuel, beating the net growth in coal. Read more…

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How Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, and the Olsen Twins Got Into the Business of Fashion

As we continue in our studies of how to develop your personal brand, we’ve talked about the different ways stars build on their celebrity status. One way is through beauty lines. There are also different collaborations but also merchandise is involved. But don’t mistake these for the usual fan paraphernalia you get after a concert […]

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Stephen Colbert on gun control after Las Vegas: ‘Doing nothing is cowardice’

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On Monday night, Stephen Colbert opened The Late Show as much of his television compatriots did by addressing the shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

And like his fellow talk show hosts, Colbert also called for something, anything to be done on gun control.

“Terrible things happen in the world. Sometimes like today, where we feel things have risen to a new level. But we cannot accept that as the new normal,” he said.

Colbert also challenged Trump to prove himself as a president “who doesn’t care about how things have always been done in Washington D.C.” Read more…

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Balenciaga models wore Crocs on a Paris runway, so you can dust yours off and wear them proudly now

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Crocs (and closet Crocs) fans, it isn’t April Fools’. Fashion house Balenciaga just sent models down the runway in Paris wearing platform Crocs, elevating the polarising squishy foam shoe to new heights — quite literally.

The new, limited edition Crocs will only be sold at Balenciaga stores, and on its website for its spring collection next year.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway at the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Here, have a closer look:

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway at the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Balenciaga’s version of the iconic, often much hated shoe adds a 10cm platform to the base. It also appears to come with Balenciaga-designed shoe charms called Jibbitz, that you plug into the holes on the top surface of the Crocs.  Read more…

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Filipina Model Hannah Locsin Joins the Ranks of Kendall Jenner, Erin Wasson, and Liu Wen

Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” And I wonder if this quote resounded in model Hannah Locsin’s head when she received the news that she’s officially signed with The Society Management New York. She now joins the ranks of models like Kendall Jenner, Liu Wen, […]

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The Dress Detail that Made Julia Barretto and Erich Gonzales Stand Out at Star Magic Ball 2017

When you’re given a venue like the Star Magic Ball red carpet, you have a choice to either go glam or go…even more glam. Many celebrities last night achieved that by going in shimmery ensembles. Think: crystals, pearls, glitter, and metallic fabrics. We know you’re still talking about your favorite OOTDs so we rounded up […]

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returns to ‘SNL’ wearing a golf shirt, of course

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Alec Baldwin decided not to retire his Emmy-winning President Trump impression after all, kicking off season 43 of Saturday Night Live with a catch-all cold open that brought The Donald back from his important golf trip to deal with such national crises as … disciplining a naughty little “bad boy” Jeff Sessions.

“Sometimes, when you’re president, you have to make sacrifices, so I skipped the back nine,” Baldwin-as-Trump said, greeting Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who teed him up with a phone call from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s desperate mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Melissa Villaseñor).

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The Airport Outfits Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis-Smith Wore For Their Flight to LA

Whether you’re planning a trip or scrolling through Instagram, almost everyone has been out of the country lately. Some are out for work while others are taking a much needed vacation. From travel apps to small bags, we’ve given you some tips and tricks you can use from the airport to your destination. You can […]

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Obama, Biden and Prince Harry had so much fun at the Invictus Games

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While Donald Trump is dealing with the Tom Price fallout, former President Barack Obama is having a grand time. 

He got together with BFF Joe Biden and Prince Harry on Friday at the Invictus Games in Toronto. They all watched the United States face France in a game of wheelchair basketball, and boy did they look like they were having fun. 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock (9099827r) Prince Harry and former President Barack Obama pose for a picture while watching wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games at the Pan Am sports centre in Toronto, Canada on September 29, 2017. Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada - 29 Sep 2017

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They even posed for a selfie. (Someone’s friends are going to be jealous.) Everyone wanted to meet Obama and his British friend. Prince Harry started the Invictus Games for wounded military personnel and veterans back in 2014. This year, it includes 550 competitors from 17 nations.  Read more…

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Uber will teach you how to sign your name in its app

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Uber is offering basic sign language lessons in its app, in an effort to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers.

Riders in North America will be able to see a card in the Uber app’s messages section, offering to teach basic greetings such as “hello” and “thank you” in American Sign Language (ASL).

Check your messages in Uber

Check your messages in Uber

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It’ll also teach you how to sign your name in a sequence of videos, which is a pretty nifty addition.

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Uber, who has “thousands” of deaf drivers in the U.S. alone, says the new feature is in support of National Deaf Awareness Month, and it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Read more…

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This Luxury Brand Just Made Their First Pair of Baby Shoes

Another great fashion collaboration has revealed itself. French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has designed his first ever baby shoe for Goop. The shoe aptly, named Loubibaby, will launch on Nov. 16. The shoe is a Mary Jane silhouette embellished with a handmade bow and sports the signature red sole. The Loubibaby comes in blue and […]

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Here’s How You Can Spruce Up Your Clutches and Handbags

Small bags are essential when going out because they are less bulky to bring. You’re also encouraged to only bring the necessities like your phone, wallet, and maybe a powder compact and lipstick. Just look at how we compartmentalized the items we can fit in a Louis Vuitton Pallas Clutch. Aside from the usual neutral-colored […]

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Architecture

Nokia’s releasing the iconic 3310 in 3G, and Australia’s getting it first

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Don’t worry folks, you’ll get your dose of Snake — the resurrected Nokia 3310 is being released in 3G.

Earlier this year, we got a little excited about the rebooting of the Nokia 3310 from Finnish startup HMD. Announcing a smaller, lighter, upgraded version of the classic 2000 phone at the Mobile World Congress in Feb. 2017, HMD rolled out the phone in 2G in May and June this year.

The bad news for thirsty, nostalgic types was that the phone relied on 2.5G connectivity, which requires 2G networks — and they’re being very slowly decommissioned in many countries including Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the U.S. Read more…

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