Happy National Doughnut Day! Time to hurry over to your nearest Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme donut shop and get in touch with your inner Homer Simpson with FREE donuts! MMMMM...DONUTS… Established in 1938, this time honored holiday was originally to celebrate the women who served food to soldiers during World War I. Keeping that in mind, we can now all celebrate by indulging in some fried, doughy, and delicious treats.

We’ve all heard of the “cat cafe” trend, and may have even suffered a few arm scratches while trying to enjoy a cappuccino in the company of an adorable and furry friend, but has this pet cafe trend taken things a step too far? Meet the “Dungeon”, San Francisco's new pop-up restaurant and very own rat cafe. For the low price of $50, rat cafe patrons can sip their coffee and enjoy a show and history lesson, all while surrounded by scurrying rats.

The Great Cookie Caper is on! A 26-year old Girl Scout leader in Kentucky has been charged with the heist of the season - felony theft of $26,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies. Leah Ann “Thin Mint” Vick hasn’t been seen since she picked up around 6,200 boxes of cookies in February and literally disappeared. Kentucky State Troopers arrested her on Tuesday - but the cookies have yet to be found.

Melissa McCarthy takes over social media this week in preparation for her upcoming SNL episode. McCarthy gears up for her performance by lip-syncing the tune “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story as she transforms into her oh-so-pretty role of Secretary Spicer. And in other musical treasures, don’t miss Chris Pine’s hunky lip-sync battle on last week’s late night show as well.

Has your Instagram feed been overtaken by the same image of a model in a red swimsuit? Earlier this week Sunny Co. Clothing announced that "EVERYONE" who posted that photo to Instagram would receive a free swimsuit, vastly underestimating how many 'grammers would be enticed by such an amazing offer. Sunny Co. tried to get a handle on the (immediately) overwhelming amount of engagement by announcing a limit to the contest after the fact, but the damage had already been done.

If you thought the ‘plastic knee-window jeans’ were bad, or the crop tops so cropped they’re not even cropped - get a load of the latest pricey trend to take over the shelves at Nordstrom. Movin’ on from the ‘distressed jean’ look, the department store is now selling “fake mud jeans”. Denim pants that are literally designed to look like you took a nasty tumble in the mud (or that you really love gardening).

With Earth Day coming up this weekend (April 22nd yo!), there are plenty of ways to celebrate and advocate for our planet.

Comedian, and older brother to Eddie Murphy, passed away this past Thursday of leukemia. While growing up in the shadow of a famous sibling is never easy, Charlie carved his own path.

We hope everyone had a successful April Fool’s day! If you need a laugh today though, check out this list of some of the best (and some of the less inspired) pranks recorded on the web from last Saturday. From Google’s “PacMaps”, to the viral ‘neverending letter’ prank this couple played on their mailman, April Fools 2017 was pretty fun.

This week, Peggy Whitson floated out of the International Space Station and set the record for the most experienced female spacewalker. A veteran of two earlier space station visits, she surpassed the previous record with a spacewalk time of 53 hours and 22 minutes. NASA is also in the process of establishing a port on the station to accommodate commercial ships being built by Boeing and SpaceX. Keep it up Dr. Whitson!

The music world, and the adoring public, lost a legend in Chuck Berry earlier this week. The rock n’ roll legend died on Saturday in his Missouri home. He passed away at the age of 90.

This past Wednesday, people around the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. The day was filled with everything from celebrations of gender equality victories to demonstrations reminding us that there is still work to be done.

This past Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony was a grand event as expected, but boy did they save the most exciting moment for last.

The scientific discoveries this week are LITERALLY out of this world! Seven earth-sized planets have been discovered in the constellation Aquarius, only about 40 light years away from us. The planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1.

Among many memorable moments from The Grammys this past Sunday, Beyonce’s gilded (psuedo Virgin Mary) performance wowed the crowd. Queen Bey was indeed glowing in her golden costume (and pregnancy) as she belted out two tracks from her Lemonade performance during the show, and the reception of her performance made the choice for Album of the Year (Adele’s 25) seem surprising to some.

Considering buying some stock in Snapchat? Make sure you get the right company. Much to their chagrin (we’re sure), it seems that a group of not so savvy investors mistakenly bought up stock in a mobile dating app start-up called SNAP Interactive Inc. (we’re thinking this is a case of mistaken identity, no?). In fact, this kind of mix-up is not uncommon. Tweeter Inc.

There’s more than just Big Games and Groundhogs that make February one of the the best months out there. We’re talking about Black History Month.

Cat Meme. That’s probably all we’ll have to say to put a smile on your face today. But when cat memes mix with pro sports, the elation is taken up another notch. Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers have created a #raisethecat sensation in response to their team’s victories. The trend started with Sixers rookie Ben Simmons, who regularly posts pics of himself and his kitty. From there, a Philly fan named Dennis Grove noticed and took it to the next logical step: he added the hashtag.

The Golden Globes were this past Sunday, honoring achievements in TV and film this year and providing us with a Jimmy Fallon & Celeb musical number a la La La Land (say that 10 times fast). As a testament perhaps to a universal sympathy for stories of dreamers, La La Land did indeed take home quite a few awards.

Despite the fight waging against Obamacare, Bernie Sanders is here to remind us of a promise that Donald Trump made during the campaign to not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. .

In our post-holiday daze, it’s time to start making resolutions and thinking about what's important in the New Year! It's also the time of year to snuggle up to someone you care about, and many are finding solace in one term from the Oxford Dictionary’s shortlist for 2016’s “Word of the Year” - the Danish term “hygge” (confusingly pronounced “hoo-gah”), essentially a verb form of cozy.

With the New Year just around the corner, here are some updates and developments you can expect from your iPhone in 2017. Apple is sure to take note of the iPhone’s 10th birthday in the coming year, so it’s likely you can look forward to some big changes. Among possible developments, many are speculating about what the newest name will be, wireless charging, fancy new colors and plenty of advanced optics and speed.

In the wake of this year’s election, the power of internet and technology has certainly been an important and contentious topic. In some recent findings, there seems to be substantial evidence to suggest D.N.C. interference from Russian Cyberpowers.

This past week, the Army Corps of Engineers made the decision to deny the allowance for the key portion of the Dakota pipeline that would run through the territory of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, endangering their land and drinking water. After months of protests and demonstrations, the people of Standing Rock and their supporters finally have a victory to celebrate.

After Thanksgiving, you might still be recovering from politics at the table and compounded food comas. But, before you lose the holiday momentum, remember that Christmas is right around the corner. Impending decorations and retail sales wouldn’t let us forget that.

In the aftermath of the election, Facebook and Google have come under fire for accusations that the prevalent propagation of fake news on their platforms helped to influence the outcome of the election.

After months of gruesome campaigning, America has elected Donald Trump as president. The country must now face the reality of a Trump/Pence White House.

With election day drawing nigh, tensions are drawing high. According to the most recent New York Times/CBS polls, the race has settled back into a close contest, with Hillary Clinton narrowly in the lead. The poll includes the vast number of Americans who have taken advantage of early voting and have already cast their ballots.

It’s time to get organized with those crazy stunts you’ve been thinking up for years, because there is now a finite amount of time that you can justify your foolish actions by saying that you  “did it for the Vine”. Following a suspicious Twitter announcement that the company was restructuring, it was then announced that Vine will cease to exist within a few months.

Wednesday night was the third and final Presidential debate of this year’s election. Sad to say, they didn’t get much better as they went along. While many agree that Hillary Clinton was the “winner” of this debate, it seems that democracy and maturity were among the losers with the debate unravelling into an “I know you are but what am I” moment when Hillary called Trump a puppet of Putin. The GOP candidate ladies and gentlemen.

This past Sunday was the second Presidential Debate, and by all accounts, it was fairly grisly. Here are some highlights, if you missed it. Even with two moderators, the debate saw its fair share of candidates loudly talking over each other and their time limits.

This past week, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia sat down for their first and only Vice Presidential debate. Challenges were shot back and forth, defenses of the respective presidential candidates were demanded and subsequently attempted, and hashtags were inspired. In perhaps one of the most memorable lines of the evening, Gov.

Things are continuing to speed up in this year’s presidential campaign. On Monday, the conversations were kicked up a notch with the first debate of season. Of course, the public debate continues as to who won the actual debate, but shots were certainly fired in both directions (and it may be relevant to note that the fact checker on Hillary Clinton’s website saw a lot of traffic). There were ultimatums on tax return releases, speculations on the D.N.C.

The Queen City made headlines this week as protesters took to the streets over multiple nights following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Police on Tuesday afternoon.

You can hear him now - in Sprint commercials! Sprint Wireless recently rolled out a new ad campaign featuring the “Can you hear me now?” guy from Verizon’s 2002-2011 ad campaigns.

The CYHMN guy (known to his family as Paul Marcarelli) is now touting Sprint as the “50% cheaper than Verizon and almost as good” wireless provider. With a pitch like that, you can be assured that Sprint’s ad dollars are being well spent.

This week marks the return of America’s favorite sport (no, not you Lawn Mower Racing). Football Season is back! As Americans again commit their Sunday to helmeted gladiators, one can’t help but dream that this is THEIR year.

2016 has claimed another legend, this time in the form of comedy God Gene Wilder who has left this world at 83 years young. The star of the best two Mel Brooks movies and our version of Willy Wonka (#sorrynotsorry Johnny Depp) passed away due to complications with Alzheimer’s earlier this week.

Rio Round Up: Week 2

  • Ryan Lochte: Michael Phelps’ sidekick and three other U.S. swimmates were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning by thieves posing as police officers. The thieves forced the swimmers, who were all in U.S.

Are you ready for Rio?! Let the games begin! The biggest Summer sporting event in the world begins with the 2016 Opening Ceremony tonight, which by the way isn’t a live event. Keep an eye out for U.S.

It happened, it finally (and quite shockingly) happened. Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican party’s nomination for prez. This is not a drill people! It’s been an eventful week for the GOP, who have been partying in Cleveland all week for their national convention.

84 people were killed and dozens more were injured in an attack in Nice, France on Bastille Day, which is basically France’s Fourth of July. A man driving a large truck loaded with weapons and grenades rammed into a crowd of people watching fireworks. The truck was going about 25 mph and the driver was eventually shot by police.

Within two days of each other, two police shootings have left two African American men dead. The first shooting took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday night when Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was fatally shot after an altercation with two white police officers.

Earlier this week, three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, one of the world’s busiest travel hubs, killing 43 people and injuring more than 230.

Father’s Day was last weekend and most dads celebrate with a beer in one hand and barbeque tongs in the other. Some other dads had a different celebration in mind. May I present to you...the “Cheerio Challenge!” To compete in the challenge, all a dad needs is a box of Cheerios and a sleeping baby. The goal is to stack as many Cheerios on your baby’s head (or other limbs) as you can. The Cheerio Challenge record is 16 Cheerios in a single stack.

Early last Sunday morning, a 29-year-old gunman open fired at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring 53. Only 30 people were found alive.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a...Facebook profile picture? A professor of human sciences and psychology at The Ohio State University published a study that found that moms are more likely to post photos and updates about their child when they feel pressure from society to strive for parental perfection. The study also found that most moms felt that motherhood had to be their central identity.

A golf course in Florida became a real-life Jurassic Park when a 15-foot alligator casually strolled across the green. Who knew that Gator Golf was actually based on a true story? Golfers quickly grabbed their phones and began to record the gator but luckily, they didn’t have to run for the golf carts, as gator didn’t even pay them any mind. Clearly the gator was just trying to find its ball in the lake.

Breaking news: according to an article we found on Twitter a recent study says that social media is now biggest source of news for many. This study conducted by Pew Research Center, states that 62% of Americans get all their relevant info from social media platforms. Might not be surprising considering Facebook’s 1.6 billion users spend enough time on the platform that they’re bound to run into some important news stories circulating the internet.

The dishware innovations keep on coming. First we saw the zero-waste edible spoons, available in a variety of flavors to suit your taste, and now may we present the plate that does your dieting for you. AbsorbPlate, a new invention from ad agency BBDO Bangkok (and the Thai health administration), will quite literally soak the extra calories out of your meal.

Top story this week, the internet has a collective freakout when Instagram changed its logo and layout without telling anyone. The stealth update was rolled out earlier this weekend with overwhelmingly harsh reviews.

Big week in the wide world of politics. As it becomes frighteningly clear that Donald Trump is now the presumed nominee for the Republican party, it also becomes clear that his party (and the general public) is not in full support. Speaker Paul Ryan stated that he is “not ready” to support Trump as a candidate, while the rest of the world is seriously concerned about what the U.S.

New messaging app Talkshow is becoming quite the spiffy new social media platform. With a clever little concept, Talkshow seems to be capitalizing on what everyone already does on social media (and apparently directly inspired by an online convo between Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran): hosting their own “talk show” of sorts. Through the iOS app, users can go live on any given topic or event and invite their friends (or enemies) to join in with commentary and discussion on their very own Talkshow.

The world lost a truly iconic celebrity and personality this week, as musician Prince died Thursday at age 57. More than just a musical legend, Prince is remembered for challenging standards of beauty and gender and championing a generation with his freedom of expression.

Get ready for a new spin on the adventures of Mowgli and Baloo! Disney has created a “live action” return of The Jungle Book. The film is a feat of computer generated imagery, with the kid who plays Mowgli frolicking around with a host of CGI critters. Seems like a demanding acting challenge, but fair enough as some of these critter’s real-life equivalents are endangered and could be a little bit difficult to work with.

Updates from the world of dating apps: find a new BFF just in time to commiserate about discovering that your S.O. is cheating on Tinder. Popular dating app Bumble understands how tough it is to make new friends in a big city. As such, they added an update to their platform that will help you find more platonic partners, “Bumble BFF.” Introverts rejoice, now there’s no need to go out or venture forward into social events in order to find your new bestie.

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been unveiled. CEO and co-founder Elon Musk opened up orders an hour before the official unveiling, even extending the online ordering process to more countries. Within just 24 hours of the pre-ordering process, the company had 134,000 of their Model 3 cars accounted for. Looks like some seriously high-tech (and affordably sexy) innovations for the auto industry are on the horizon.

Sadly, we lost two members of the entertainment community this week. Malik Taylor, otherwise known as Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, died this past Tuesday from complications of diabetes, at 45. Tributes from the music and entertainment community poured in over Twitter and other such platforms, showing that Taylor was a truly respected talent and will be missed.

As the campaign moves ahead, Hillary Clinton has held her place ahead in the polls on the democratic front. President Obama recently gave some private advice to Democratic donors, saying that it will soon be time for them to back Clinton as their candidate. Unfortunately for Bernie Sanders, it looks as though some are beginning to lose faith in his prospects. The republican front continues to provide us with ample entertainment.

The new Facebook reaction emojis are finally a reality. Say goodbye to simpler times of “liking” your friend’s status about how their dog just learned to roll over, now you must decide whether you love it, or are appalled, or if honestly it just makes you mad. You’re also no longer afforded the same luxury of liking something ironically and having it remain ambiguous. Personally, we think variety is great, but these options are a little bit stressful.

Continuing in the best fashion, last night’s GOP debate was complete with messy attacks on Donald Trump and the leading Republican candidate countering these attacks with comments on the sizes of his own and his opponents man-parts. A picture of maturity and class, wouldn’t you say? There was also some productive discussion of yoga. Boy are we in trouble.

Fellow celebrities have been coming out to support artist Kesha as she faces court proceedings and tries to extract herself from a contract with Dr. Luke, to whom she had allegedly been the victim of sexual assault. There is much controversy surrounding the issue as Dr. Luke has denied all allegations and pushed evidence that the singer has fabricated the accusations in order to leverage a contract with Sony.

Science has made a sound step forward in the possibility of 3D printing replacements for human skin. A recent study in Nature Biotechnology reveals a special 3D printer that can build you a brand new ear. The technology can replicate tissue, bone, cartilage and more! Too bad ol’ Vincent Van Gogh isn’t around to reap the benefits of this scientific innovation.

At this year’s Super Bowl halftime, Beyonce undoubtedly stole the show right out from under Coldplay. In addition to a performance that just about blew the crowd away, the superstar has dropped a surprise and politically conscious new video for her song Formation that quickly climbed the charts and she finished off by announcing her first solo tour since 2013’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. But Chris Martin sure did jump a lot… so that’s one point on his scoreboard, we guess?

Seems like we really are living like The Jetson’s now, with Tesla’s new Summon feature. No longer will you have to travel from doorstep to car, your Tesla Model S P85D will come right to you! The Summon feature, available from your key fob or phone (or even cooler, your Apple Watch) allows you to call your car right out of the driveway, unparking itself and obediently arriving right at your doorstep!

Most of us over on the east coast are still recovering from this past weekend’s blizzard. This time, the hype might have been justified. Winter storm Jonas was a doozy. With snowfalls ranging from 18 to 29 inches, this was one of the biggest storms on record for many major east coast cities.

Looks like the East Coast is in for another Snowmageddon. Forecasts are predicting a storm that could paralyze the coast from Washington D.C. to New York City, with accumulations up to at least two feet in some areas combined with hurricane-force winds and possibility for major coastal flooding. Yikes!

The new social media app you didn’t even know about might be meeting an untimely end. Peach, a hip new intimate social networking app, launched about a week ago. Despite some novel features like “Magic Words” that can trigger drawing functions to add some doodles to your post, as well as a personal mode of content-sharing, Peach just doesn’t seem to be getting the traction it needs to thrive.

President Obama published an op-ed on gun control in the New York Times this week. The president argued that gun control must be the country’s shared responsibility and stated that he would not support any presidential candidates who did not support “common sense” gun control and safety protocols.

Universally hated “pharma bro” Martin Shrkeli is at it again. His infamy began with an incident of pharmaceutical price gouging, but he has not lost his charm: getting on the wrong side of Wu-Tang Clan by buying a collection of never-before-heard tracks, disrespecting Taylor Swift, stating a plan to bail out rapper Bobby Shmurda from jail, and maintaining an utterly heinous Twitter feed (enough to be called a “spoiled brat” by Donald Trump himself).

Many television fans and loyal series followers were a bit confused at the list of Golden Globe nominations for this year. Of course, we’re all for avoiding monotony, but this year’s list of nominations is just kind of strange. We’re not surprised at the nomination of shows like Game of Thrones, and Empire, but some might be wonder how the lesser know Narcos beat out House of Cards in the Netflix Original game.

Our favorite enlightened teen celebrity will soon be publishing a book of philosophical essays . Jaden Smith has been quoted to say that he “sees himself as a modern day prophet” and that his “spiritual ties to people in other dimensions and galaxies” will help him put his philosophical musings in writing to be shared with the world. Keep an eye out for some of his new and mystical takes on those dated ideas like string theory and chaos theory, in bookstores near you!

Reports show that conversations about Black Friday and Cyber Monday on social media beat out talk of Small Biz Saturday . As of the middle of the week there were more than 189,000 mentions of Black Friday and nearly 9,300 mentions of Cyber Monday, but only about 4,500 mentions of Small Business Saturday.

Global news this week has left us all with a heavy heart.

Tinder has been hinting at an allegedly “huge” change to their algorithm. CEO Sean Rad says that the update will boost connections, deeper connections in particular, by almost 30%. The app is working to move past hook-up culture and provide a means for users to discover meaningful connections. We’re not entirely convinced that a “super” like truly conveys a deeper emotional intent than a swipe right, but who are we to judge!

Last week we had Hurricane Patricia, this week we’ve got Cyclone Chapala hitting record intensities in Yemen. This cyclone, if it continues to gain intensity as forecasted, could be the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the Arabian Sea. Affected areas could see somewhere between 5 and 10 years worth of rainfall in just one or two days.

The strongest hurricane ever recorded is about to hit Mexico. Since this past Wednesday, Hurricane Patricia has escalated from a minimal tropical storm to a record-breaking Category 5 disaster. Residents as far north as Texas are being urged to evacuate as forecasts predict the cyclone to make landfall later this evening, with winds of almost 200 miles per hour. The power and speed of this growing storm have many wondering, is this just the beginning of global warming effects to come?

In what is likely to make a lot of people seethe with jealousy, Forbes has listed the highest paid YouTube stars of 2015. Coming in first is PewDiePie with pre-tax income of $12 mil. This news will certainly push many more people to give this career path a go themselves.

Apparently, Britain has been having problem with their duck population observing proper sidewalk etiquette. And here we thought bike lanes were a problem! In an effort to keep the peace between pedestrians, cyclists, and ducks, Britain's Canal & River Trust has introduced "duck lanes" that run alongside the canals, marking out a clear waddling path for these feathered fellows.

NASA has revealed new evidence of liquid water on Mars. What does this mean for the prospects of Martian life!? Well before we get too excited, what they really found were hydrated minerals that point toward temperature fluctuations and seasonal changes on the planet’s slopes. That’s science talk for, “slow rock-water.” So far, the most that this discovery could mean is that life on Mars might have disappeared a couple million years ago, rather than billions.

More buzz around Apple’s iOS 9 (We now have Taco emojis people!), as a widespread bug in the new system has been locking up users’ iPhones, iPads, etc. before the upgrade is even complete. Thankfully, Apple has admitted to this problem and has released iOS 9.0.1 with fixes for this and a couple other bugs.

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