Bali switches off internet services for 24 hours for New Year ‘quiet reflection’

In Indonesia, one of worlds most connected nations, mobile providers will take island offline to mark Nyepi this SaturdayInternet services on Bali will go dark this Saturday, with providers switching off mobile services for 24 hours to mark the Indonesian islands annual day of silence. Nyepi, or New Year according to the ancient Balinese calendar, [...]

This board game is powered by Amazon Alexa

Image: sensible objectsYour next family game night could include Amazon Alexa.  Game manufacturer Sensible Objects has released When in Rome, the first board game to incorporate Alexa.  Through your Amazon Echo device, Alexa teaches you the rules, keeps track of the score, and guides you through the game.  SEE ALSO: This company made a way [...]

United Airlines had the most on-board pet deaths in 2017 for the third year in a row

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThings just got even worse for United Airlines.  Two stories broke earlier this week about unfortunate incidents involving dogs: one pup who died after being forced into a carry-on baggage compartment and another who was mistakenly sent to Japan.  While it may seem like an anomaly, it's not. Turns out United has [...]

Harry and Meghan reveal wedding plans

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSee inside St George's chapel, Windsor Castle, where the wedding will take place on 19 May Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed more details of their forthcoming wedding on 19 May.The couple will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at midday - meaning a clash [...]

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndria Zafirakou: "I want to share this honour with my fellow teachers and wonderful students" A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world's best teacher.Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won [...]

Donald Trump’s Alleged Mistress Stormy Daniels Tells All To 60 Minutes!

We have a feeling Donald Trump tuned in for this. POTUS' alleged mistress Stormy Daniels appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday to detail her time spent with our very married Commander In Chief. Related: Did Stormy's Lawyer Tease A Presdential Dick Pic?? Stormy, aka Stephanie Clifford, was interviewed by Anderson Cooper – despite the fact that [...]

The Church of England is now accepting Apple Pay and contactless payments

Image: sumupIn an increasingly cashless world, the need to carry physical money is rapidly on the way out. And, one institution that previously relied on physical cash for donations are making big changes to adapt. The Church of England introduced contactless card terminals at thousands of sites in an effort to make "donations and transactions [...]

First non-stop flight between Australia and UK set for take-off

The inaugural, historic flight departs Perth on Saturday evening, completing the 9,000-mile journey in just over 17 hoursAustralia and Britain will be connected by a non-stop journey for the first time with the arrival in London on Sunday of a direct Qantas flight from Perth. The QF9 flight, which takes off on Saturday evening from [...]

Power-sharing talks collapse at Stormont

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDUP had agreed a deal in the talks, says Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill There is "no current prospect" of a deal to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader has said.Arlene Foster said the talks failed due to disagreements with Sinn Féin [...]

Gina Haspel should be arrested not put in charge of the CIA | Vincent Warren

If the US Senate has a single shred of respect left for the law, it should not confirm her appointmentWere on the brink of a full-throttled return to officially sanctioned US torture. Our impulsive president has said he wants to bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse and has now named Gina [...]

Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination Of 2018 Is An Underrated Treasure

Lonely Planet has used its special brand of travel witchcraft to uncover what it considers to be 10 deeply underrated American destinations. Topping the list is California’s Redwood Coast.  If you do plan a trip to see the redwoods in 2018, take note: In honor of its 100th anniversary, Save the Redwoods League is offering free admission to [...]

Teresa Giudice Says Visiting Husband Joe In Prison Is NOT Her Number One Priority!

The table-flipper speaks out! On Thursday in New York City, As you may know, the controversial Real Housewives of New Jersey patriarch is serving a sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. Although Joe is doing "really good" and she visits him "all the time," he is NOT number one on her list of priorities! [...]

Paul Simon Says His ‘Farewell’ Tour Will Be His Last

The 16-time Grammy award winner made the announcement on Monday, with the 76-year-old citing the recent death of his lead guitarist and wanting to spend time with his family as reasons for his retirement from touring. His “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour,” which kicks off in Vancouver on May 16, will include shows in North [...]

These Queer Muslims Are Using Art To Tell Their Stories

Mortezaie said he’s heard it all: “Oh, you must be so happy you’re here in America,” others say.   “It does get a bit exhausting,” Mortezaie told HuffPost. “Queer Muslim voices are the margin of the margins and have no representation and are often thought of as a contradiction and an anomaly.”  “The Third Muslim,” which [...]

The un-lonely planet

It used to be easy to get lost. Pick up your passport, board an airplane, and zoom, you were gone, disconnected, all on your own, until and unless you stopped by an Internet cafe or an international phone booth. Nowadays my T-Mobile plan gives me free data roaming in more than a hundred countries, and [...]