What Is Flappy Bird? Sales of Phones With Discontinued App Soar on eBay

March 13, 2017

Finding the elusive app Flappy Bird might set you back a few bucks — or drive you to bankruptcy. After developer Dong Nguyen deleted the insanely addictive yet frustratingly difficult app from the App Store on Sunday, Flappy Bird eBay postings popped up offering phones with the app already installed on them. And the app appears to be more than just a passing fad for some people. One of the…

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House Rejects Obama’s Deferred Deportation Policy; Immigration Reform Slow to Gain Bipartisan Support

March 13, 2017

On Thursday, Republican-led House cut off funding for a program that defers the deportation of young adults that were illegally brought to the country as children. Republicans have largely opposed deferred deportation since Obama introduced the concept in June 2012. The policy, which has ties to Obama’s DREAM Act, was defeated as part of an appropriations measure by a vote of 224-221 in the House. Previously, to qualify for deferred deportation under Obama’s…

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If Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt Are Getting Divorced, What Chance Do I Have?

March 13, 2017

Even as I type this, I feel slightly pathetic admitting to you how bummed I am to hear that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting a divorce. Not run-of-the-mill “If two hotties like that can’t be happy, what chance do I have?” bummed; I feel it in my body, on my skin and in my stomach, a totally illogical sense of ill ease that I can’t quite shake. I am not…

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An Awesome Construction Set Marketed to Girls: Toys ‘R’ Us to Carry GoldieBlox

March 13, 2017

Girly construction toys seem to be trending right now. As a child, I spent endless hours playing with my brother’s Legos. I’m sure if GoldieBlox had been around back then, I would have been all over it. Luckily for all the little girls out there, this new line of building toys is hitting Toys ‘R’ Us shelves nationwide. GoldieBlox is a toy company founded by engineer Debra Sterling. The company…

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9 Ways To Have A Better Relationship With Yourself, No Matter What

March 13, 2017

As you get older, you slowly start to figure yourself out. You realize the type of people you want to surround yourself with and how you want to live your life. But honestly, none of that matters if you don’t have a healthy relationship with yourself. While it might be easier to hold your outside influences accountable for how you feel, how you interact and experience life is usually determined…

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5 Ways The Full Moon Supposedly Affects Human Behavior

March 13, 2017

For centuries, there have been legends about the full moon making people do crazy things — and sometimes even going literally crazy. But are there ways that the moon really does affect human behavior? Science has investigated, and their findings aren’t what the legends would have you believe. Despite the fact that cultures all over the world have stories about how the moon affects people, science hasn’t found much truth…

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5 Highlights from Michelle Obama’s Trip To Africa: Instagrams, Vines ‘Really Nice’ Prisions

March 13, 2017

The Obamas wrapped up their whirlwind trip through Africa this week, and while most of the spotlight was on the president, we kept an eye on Michelle to see what she was up to. Here are the top five highlights from her trip: 1. FLOTUS addressed the haters.  The First Lady gave inspiring speeches to crowds of young people promoting health, economic empowerment, and education. She also addressed the topic of bullying, telling…

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11 Body Positive Twitter Accounts You Should Definitely Start Following In 2017

March 13, 2017

Body positivity has been in the public eye for some time, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t new and exciting people on social media, sharing fresh ideas about the movement. To best stay up to date on news, campaigns, and body positive trends, following body positive Twitter accounts is a great way to share and comment on new issues, and get to know people within the community. No matter how many…

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In Other News: Hand Holding Dog, Adopt A Furloughed Worker, And Misspelt Jesus

March 13, 2017

‘In Other News‘ is Bustle’s daily roundup of the stories, videos, and more media you might have missed. JP Morgan Chase, America’s largest bank, has reported huge losses of $360 million in the year’s third quarter, and shares are down 17 cents apiece. The money has been siphoned mostly by the bank’s legal woes. Google wants to utilize its users’ photographs and other profile information in advertising. You can imagine how well that’s…

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Mom Eats Poppy-Seed Bagel and Gets Her Newborn Taken Away From Her

March 13, 2017

A Pennsylvanian mother won a $143,500 lawsuit Wednesday, after a local child welfare agency took her child away for five days after she tested positive for opiates in a hospital drug test. Because she ate a poppy-seed bagel. As stated in the lawsuit, “Elizabeth Mort never imagined that the last thing she ate before giving birth to her daughter—a poppy-seed bagel—would lead to the loss of her newborn, but that is exactly what…

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