The Huffington Post
36 minutes
They tap all the best parts of our personalities: patience, humor, humility (as anyone who has cleaned up a mess in the middle of the night can attest), compassion, playfulness, and loyalty. They remind us of the joy of connection and companionship--and no one is a better listening ear. Besides softening his image and providing fodder for positive news coverage, a dog in Donald Trump's White House could help him in other surprising ways: Foreign Policy Research has shown that it only takes 15-30 minutes with your pet to feel more relaxed and calm. A good snuggle session to boost serotonin before meetings with foreign leaders could help the president be a better diplomat (serotonin helps regulate mood, irritability, impulse and memory). Media Relations Studies have shown that having a dog helps people be more social, approachable and outgoing.
Daily Mail - Football
2 hours
The January transfer window is in full swing, with sides desperate to save themselves from relegation and others keen to creep further up the Premier League table.
PerezHilton
2 hours
Ha! But in all seriousness, this isn't super surprising as the 35-year-old is expected to be her dad's "closest adviser" with unprecedented "responsibilities" in the White House -- so we are happy to hear Ivanka is getting insight from the best, AKA Michelle. On that note, we'll just go ahead and predict we don't hear from Melania AT ALL for the entire first hundred days after she skips town following the Inauguration . What do YOU think?? [ Image via CBS / NBC / WENN . ]
Top Speed
2 hours
Initially launched as a four-door version of the Celica in 1979, the Camry became a stand-alone nameplate in 1982. Since then, it has evolved into one of the most reliable and popular sedans on the market, especially in the U.S., where Toyota has delivered more than 200,000 units a year since 1988 and in excess of 350,000 examples since 1996. Currently the best-selling passenger car in North America, the Camry drove into a new generation for the 2018 model year. Spotted testing on public roads since early 2016, the eighth-generation sedan was redesigned from the ground up. Of course, this isnt surprising as all new-generation vehicles get redesigns both inside and out, but the new Camry is a massive departure from its predecessor. Not only given a new look, its also sleeker, sportier, and more stylish than its predecessor. It looks as if the new Camry was created to bridge the gap between the dull Toyota cars and the premium Lexus offerings.
Apartment Therapy
3 hours
Part of the fun of making popcorn is the anticipation of it all. Whether it's a microwave packet, on the stovetop, or (my current preferred method) an air popper, that first pop is exciting and surprising. This video captures that very moment in super slow motion. READ MORE »
Mondoweiss
3 hours
Thus, according to the SCT’s ruling, the residents of Atir-Umm al-Hiran had acquired no ownership status or property rights to their land over the course of their decades of residence and land use.” We are therefore to understand the case of Umm Al-Hiran as one of many, and part of an overarching policy of violence: ethnic cleansing. This policy is sanctioned by the highest legal institution in the state – the Supreme Court. It is not surprising in this respect, that the late professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz considered one of the courts former judges (Moshe Landau), a ‘Judeo-Nazi’ , when he effectively legalized torture in 1987. So here we have this systemic violence. And whilst several eyewitnesses report of police violence on scene yesterday, the event resulting in two deaths – one of the local driver and one of a policeman, is quickly framed, not merely as violence by the dispossessed, but as terrorIslamic motivated terror no less.
TIME - Top Stories
3 hours
S. energy policy. Even as he maintains ties to oil and gas producers, a Perry-led Energy Department is likely to support renewable energy and the tax incentives that encourage its growth, Auerbach and other experts said. Perry, 66, left office in 2015 and then launched his second ill-fated bid for the GOP presidential nomination. He was a harsh critic of Trump, even calling the billionaire businessman a cancer on conservatism, but later endorsed the Republican nominee. Democrats and environmental groups have derided Perry's nomination, calling him a steep drop-off from the two renowned physicists who preceded him as energy chief, Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz. Perry earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University, where he was also a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Yell Leader. Perry has received support from a surprising source: Moniz, who told reporters that Perry is very intent on doing a good job.
The Economist - Middle East and Africa
3 hours
That is scarcely surprising since much of the money it raised went toward buying gunboats instead of the fishing sort. When it became clear that the company could not honour its debts, bondholders agreed to swap the bonds it had issued for government ones. Yet before the... Continue reading
PerezHilton
3 hours
-- It's said the church has always failed to reach people of color -- and even when they set up shop in neighborhoods like Inglewood and Harlem, Rinder suggested locals never went. Related: Leah Interviews Woman Who Was Allegedly Forced To Get An Abortion At this point, we're not sure what Leah can tell us that would be surprising! But the New York native admitted she's not quite done telling her story: "I just don't know that we're done. You'll probably see us soon. [We] can't let anything go." Are U wanting to see a second season of the A&E show, Perezcious readers??? SOUND OFF in the comments ! [ Image via A&E . ]
BMW Blog
3 hours
We heard through the grapevine that the upcoming F90 BMW M5 will be a monster on the track, but also in straight line. According to some people familiar with the new super sports sedan, the F90 M5 will run from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 3.6 seconds, significantly faster than the current F10 M5 which runs the same sprint in 4.2 seconds. Since the new M5 will come with an all-wheel drive setup as well and an M DCT, we're assuming that the quoted figures are for a car equipped with those two features. The numbers are impressive, but not so surprising considering the G30 M550i xDrive sedan which does the standard sprint in 4.0 seconds flat. The power sedan is powered by a further developed V8-Biturbo with a displacement of 4.4 liters, which is expected to press almost 600 hp on the crankshaft. Later variants – such as the BMW M5 CS – will continue to turn the power screw and underpin the special BMW M5 as a sports car in the business dress.
Evening Standard - Sport
3 hours
WhoWhatWhy
4 hours
Cnet
4 hours
Yes it's surprising, but the best selling iPhone in the US is the newest model.
New Scientist - Online news
4 hours
The redbutton” might not be safe under Trump's finger – but the new presidency brings some strange and surprising silver linings for disarmament
WhoWhatWhy
5 hours
Inc.
5 hours
BBC Two England
6 hours
Very impressive. He is the consummate match player. Slightly surprising where he has been for a futile and is, because I rate him as highly as the boys were saying. -- for a few tournaments. Look at the focus on his face. He is really tuned in.
The Week People
6 hours
BBC News - Top Stories
6 hours
Expert Reviews
6 hours
That’s still usable in all but the brightest of rooms, however. The only negative is that maximum resolution, which at 1,920 x 1,080 is a tad disappointing for the price. AOC Agon 27 inch 144 Hz 2560 x 1440 LED Gaming Monitor, 1 ms Response Time, Height Adjust, Display Port, HDMI, DVI, VGA, Speakers, 4 x USB 3.0, Adaptive Sync, Vesa AG271QX £409.99 Buy now Samsung C24FG70FQU review: Gaming performance This is, however, a gaming monitor first and foremost, and on that front, there’s very little to complain about. The monitor runs at up to 144Hz at Full HD and during my tests running Counter Strike: Global Offensive it performed valiantly, with no noticeable ghosting or blurring and ultra fluid motion. That’s surprising given the monitor is based on a VA panel, which typically are weak in these areas, but it’s all down to Samsung’s advanced motion blur reduction technology – a detailed explanation can be found on Samsung’s website .
BBC UK News
6 hours
BoingBoing
7 hours
France 24
7 hours
More surprising have been the cracks starting to emerge in Tehran's ties with Moscow, which has been the other chief supporter of Assad. Iran is worried that Russia appears to be shifting its allegiance towards Turkey: working with Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and excluding Iran from initial ceasefire talks in northern Syria. Ali Vaez, of the International Crisis Group, said Iran and Russia were only ever "tactical partners, not strategic allies". "Russia doesn't appear to share Iran's key priorities in Syria. Not only does Assad appear more dispensable to Russia than he is to Iran, but Russian officials also appear more comfortable with the concept of federalism in Syria than their Iranian counterparts," said Vaez. Others disagree, saying Russia has no choice but to stick by Iran. "The Russians want a strong strategic presence in Syria and the region," said Ali Montazeri, a Tehran-based analyst.
Techradar
7 hours
The iPhone Dark Sky Weather app lists your exact address moment by moment. So it'll tell you when it's going to rain where you are, with surprising accuracy. The Watch app gives you a detailed forecast of the next hour on one screen, the day ahead on the next, and then the week on the third. The latest version works as a complication on compatible Watch faces so you don't have to even touch the Watch to see that today is "13 degrees, mostly cloudy" or whatever. The Weather Channel is the world's most downloaded weather app, apparently. As well as instant weather descriptions for right now and forecasts for the next 15 hours or more, the Watch app shows details of how long until sunset, temperature and cloud cover now. There's also the current outlook, wind speed and chance of rain. Most of these details also appear in the app's Glances screen.