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Help Katarina Rodriguez Take Home the Miss Intercontinental Crown

Just four days ago, Katarina Rodriguez flew to Egypt for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant that will take place on Jan. 25. Could not be any more excited to be representing not only myself but an entire country, MY country in this once in a lifetime competition. Philippines, I love you. 🇵🇭❤️🙏🏼 A post shared by […]

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Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct, he responds

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Aziz Ansari issued a statement Sunday night following an anonymous report from Babe 24 hours earlier, where a woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct during a date the two went on in September.

In a statement to Mashable, Ansari essentially agreed with the woman’s account of the evening, ending his note by stating that he “continue[s] to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”

“Grace,” a 23-year-old photographer based in Brooklyn, told Babe that she and Ansari went to a restaurant and then to his home, where, very quickly, things started to escalate with a speed that made her uncomfortable. Read more…

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French Actress Catherine Deneuve Has a Problem with the #MeToo Campaign

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. A few years ago, walking along the streets of New York City, my mother was apparently running a mental tally of men who walked past us with a compliment or […]

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Which Type of Credit Cards Should You Use for Holiday Shopping in Singapore?

Tis the season (or nearly so) for Christmas presents, fancy parties and busted budgets. Singaporeans are known to spend more than a thousand dollars on Christmas gifts alone. Given this heightened level of spending, most of this expenditure will go on credit cards. One savvy step to reducing the impact of your holiday spending is […]

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Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million ‘All The Money’ fee to Time’s Up

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In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…

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Apple’s ‘I’m sorry’ for throttling old iPhones isn’t good enough for Congress

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The drama surrounding Apple’s old iPhone batteries isn’t over yet. 

Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate. 

In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase battery performance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to $29. 

But the apology and explanation from the billion dollar company wasn’t enough for House Republicans, who want more answers on the subject, according to ReutersRead more…

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Netflix’s new show about AI is blowing people’s minds – literally

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Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new sci-fi thriller, is set in a futuristic world with limitless potential. Immortality is finally attainable—for the very wealthy, at least—thanks to AI tech that can download a person’s consciousness and memories to a new body. 

Given the show’s hyper techie premise, CES was the perfect venue for Netflix to hold an exclusive pre-screening event. Mashable Brand X was onsite to capture audience reactions to Altered Carbon. We predict the rest of us will be happily binge watching this new sci-fi series when it drops on Feb 2.  Read more…

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New York City, January 11, 2018

★★ The lingering snow fell as rain under the scaffolding. Jackets had taken back the streets from parkas and puffy coats. The wan and unpleasant light bloomed, briefly and unexpectedly, into something that was almost sunshine. Space opened between the edges of shrinking snowbanks and the pavement below. Everywhere people’s shoes had gone, there was […]

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How to keep the resistance going in 2018, even when you’re impossibly tired

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I was listening to The Read recently — it’s my favorite podcast — and I was struck by co-host Kid Fury’s observations about reaching the end of the year and feeling tired. 

I posted how I felt on Instagram: “Can’t add one more plan tired. Hard to get excited about exciting things tired. Can’t project, assume, or read minds tired. I’m letting myself be tired, be imperfect, be how I am. It is time to hibernate and make meaning of this year, understand the lessons.”

Five hundred people gave it a heart within a few hours. People reached out to me to say they are also tired — exhausted, really. Falling out in meetings, losing things, fighting with loved ones, letting hopelessness have our tongues.  Read more…

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