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Australian student arrested in North Korea after posting about life in secretive country
An Australian exchange student who ran tours in North Korea has been arrested after posting about life in the secretive country.
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Today's Horoscope

Aries Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Your innate enthusiasm is catching—others are warming up to whatever you're on about lately. You should make sure to recruit as many new folks as you can to ...


Taurus Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

You feel somewhat worried about today's energy—it's out of sync with the rest of the world, and that can feel rough on someone like you. Just take a deep bre...


Gemini Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Reach out to your people and see where they're at today—you can communicate clearly and get them to do the same. It's easy for you to understand them and to ...


Cancer Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Inspiration strikes—though it's more likely to be of the 'that's where I left my keys' variety than 'this will make me a millionaire.' Still, it's good to kn...


Leo Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

You get some great news today that might come bundled inside a teaching moment. It's one of those days when you're having too much fun to worry about how you...


Virgo Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

You need to say no when people come to you asking for help today—unless it's life or death, of course! You've just got too much on your own plate to think ab...


Libra Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Your love life can get along fine without you for a bit—just let it coast while you attend to other important people in your life. You know you can always co...


Scorpio Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Though you may not feel fully engaged with your life right now, it's still a great time to start up something new. You can get plenty done if you can motivat...


Sagittarius Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Your sweet side is on display now, and at least one person really likes what they see! You may find that your energy is helping you land a date, or you may j...


Capricorn Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Stop whatever you're doing—maybe for good! Now is a great time to drop bad habits or to give a clean break to a bad relationship, so find a way to start over...


Aquarius Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

Who gets your help today? It may be a friend, a stranger, or a subcontinent, but you can feel the great energy welling up inside you that has to be released ...


Pisces Daily Overview for June 26, 2019

You may be puzzled, but that's nothing new—in fact, your energy is perfect for confronting big puzzles. That's not to say you'll solve anything right away, b...


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Strange but True

Seals 'can sing Star Wars tune' and 'copy human speech'
Grey seals are capable of singing movie themes and mimicking human language, a new study has suggested. 
Man arrested after 34 live birds in hair curlers found in case
A man has been arrested after trying to smuggle 34 live finches hidden in plastic hair curlers on a flight from Guyana.
YouTuber buys town and renames it Gay Hell
A YouTuber has bought the small Michigan town of Hell - and renamed it Gay Hell.
'Trump Heights': Israel renames settlement after Donald Trump
Israel's prime minister has renamed a settlement after his favourite world leader: Donald Trump.
Boy, 4, secretly drives great-grandpa's car on mission for sweets
Children will often do anything for sweets, but one American boy has taken his desire for confectionery to the extreme.

Mashable

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is 'evaluating' deepfake policy
Facebook may soon have new rules for "deepfakes."  That's according to Mark Zuckerberg, who said Wednesday that the company is currently discussing specific policies that would police deepfakes, a term that refers to videos that have been realisti....
Bryan Stevenson explains why HBO's 'True Justice' almost didn't get made
For more than thirty years, Bryan Stevenson has worked to bring justice to the justice system. Now, his fight is coming to HBO. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, a new documentary from HBO and Kunhardt Films, chronicles the ongoi....
Better Sound Than Spotify
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Interesting Things

ITotD on Summer Break
My attempts at building a time machine having failed thus far, I find myself with too few hours in the day. So ITotD will be on a (hopefully brief) hiatus while I take care of business..
Take Control of Your Digital Photos
Digital cameras make it easy to take way too many pictures. Need help sorting, organizing, storing, and managing them? We've got a great book for you—and Interesting Thing of the Day readers can save 30% on it..
Killer Snails
When you think of deadly animals, you may picture lions, hippos, or even mosquitos. But watch out for the real killer: snails..

Product Reviews

Google's Matías Duarte on the History of Smartphone Notifications
A conversation with Matías Duarte, one of the designers of Android, about how notifications grew from an idea to a relentless buzz..
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 Review: Good for Tiny Hands
Worry-free tablets like the 2019 Fire 7 are great for small, sticky hands. Read our full review of it, and FreeTime Unlimited..
How to Watch the 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Wednesday and Thursday
Twenty candidates. Two nights. A bunch of 60-second answers. Probably at least one meme. Here's how to watch..

The Onion

Norfolk Tides Third Baseman Sent Down To Baltimore Orioles
BALTIMORE, MD—Hoping to give the still-developing prospect more time to find his game, the Norfolk Tides announced Wednesday that third-baseman Anderson Feliz would be sent down to the Baltimore Orioles. “Feliz has been dealing with a couple of in....
Americans Tune Into First Democratic Debates
Americans will tune into NBC tonight to watch the first of two nights of Democratic presidential debates as the expansive field of candidates vie for the interest of voters. What do you think?Read more....
10 Indie Games That Were So Heartbreakingly Pitiful We Decided To Throw Them A Bone
Indies games can be a portal into another world, letting their developers explore often-emotional themes while pursuing their own individual visions. But many of these games languish in obscurity due to a lack of interest or variable quality. So h....

TV & Showbiz

Kendall Jenner makes the most of her slender supermodel figure as she poses in a bikini
The 23-year-old supermodel was seen in a leopard print number as she posed for the fashion line she created with sister Kylie Jenner.
Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington donates $10k to a fan fundraiser
Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has stunned fans by donating almost $10,000 to an online fundraiser for the charity Mencap, which supports people with learning disabilities.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in South of France for Joe and Sophie Turner's second wedding
The actress, 36, and her musician spouse, 26, have wedding fever once more as they arrived in the south of France on Wednesday ahead of the second nuptials of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
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Hello Headlines

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex royal tour – find out where you can spot them this October
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stayed close to home since the birth of their first...
Prince William reveals his worries for his three children
The Duke of Cambridge has voiced his concern for his three children at an LGBT charity...
Strictly's Katya Jones gets makeover of DREAMS – see pic
Katya Jones won season fifteen of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 with actor Joe McFadden and...
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Huffington Post

What To Look Out For In The First 2020 Presidential Debate
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off Wednesday night in the first round of televised debates..
New York City Declares A Climate Emergency
The Big Apple follows 17 other cities, including San Francisco, Oakland and Hoboken, New Jersey..
Chris Cox, NRA’ Second-In-Command, Resigns As Turmoil Roils The Gun Group
A recent lawsuit said Cox joined an attempted coup to oust the National Rifle Association's top executive..

Buzzfeed Latest

Boris Johnson Now Says There’s A “Million To One” Chance Britain Will Leave The EU With No Deal
The Tory leadership contender also said he was “not attracted” to suspending parliament to make Brexit happen – but he didn’t rule it out.View Entire Post ›.
This Quiz Will Determine If You're A Geography Expert Or Not
This is trickier than it sounds.View Entire Post ›.
Opinion: Everyone Is Wrong About Israel Folau
Israel Folau’s belief that gay people go to hell is not niche. But it is harmful — and sacking him does nothing to help.View Entire Post ›.

The Daily Beast

Scouted: I Will Never Leave Home Without the LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine
I grew up in the suburbs, so I’m used to sleeping with nothing but almost complete silence. But I’m also a relatively heavy sleeper so much so that I once slept through an earthquake in San Francisco. What I’m trying to say is that normally, I don....
Hundreds of Wayfair Workers Walk Out Over Furniture Sales to Detention Camp
Scott Eisen/GettyBOSTON—Hundreds of employees of home-goods delivery giant Wayfair took to the streets in Boston on Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to a government contractor that would be used for children detained a....
Scouted: Grab an Extra 30% Off Converse Sneakers, Clothing, Socks, and More
Converse sneakers are the great equalizer of comfort and casual with fashion.  They’re the perfect shoe to throw on with a pair of jeans on the weekend or a sundress in the summer. Make a pair of Converse your go-to shoe this summer while they’re ....

Aeon Magazine

Re-made in China
From Marxism to hip hop, China’s appropriations from the West show that globalisation makes the world bumpy, not flatBy Amy Hawkins & Jeffrey WasserstromRead at Aeon.
Why is psychedelic culture dominated by privileged white men?
A recent study of users of novel psychedelic substances found, probably to no-one’s surprise, that they are more likely than average to be male, white and college-educated. This has been the public face of psychedelic culture ever since it emerged....
Little brother
The Toronto-based filmmaker Dominique van Olm and her younger brother Dexter are separated by 13 years and hundreds of miles, so they spend very little time together. In Little Brother – a ‘hybrid of documentary and narrative fiction’ – van Olm ta....



Lifestyle

Are hallucinogenic drugs your new wine o'clock treat? 
Move over, chardonnay - a growing number of professional British women are turning to hallucinogenic drugs to medicate their stress. But is it as safe as the evangelists claim?
This threesome could save your sex life 
Meet the Hotbed Collective - the realistic love gurus giving hope to couples desperate to get intimacy back on the menu. Sophie Heawood discovers why your pleasure is their business
Meet Instagram's oldest, boldest influencer 
In an age of Identikit Insta icons, 90-year-old Baddie Winkle stands out for her style and chutzpah. Jane Mulkerrins says we could all learn from her

TV & Radio News

Love Island: Viewers urge others to vote Danny Williams and Arabella Chi out of villa
Love Island viewers have the say on who is next eliminated from the show.
Love Island: Viewers SLAM Lucie Donlan following her confession on tonight's show
Love Island viewers slam Lucie Donland following tonight’s show.
Love Island: Kady McDermott and Olivia Attwood brand Molly-Mae Hague a ‘LIAR’ on Twitter
Molly-Mae Hague was left reeling following Wednesday’s Love Island challenge.
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Food & Drink

Cambodian Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry (Cha Kreung Satch Moan)
If you're hoping to familiarize yourself with the mouthwateringly delicious foods of Cambodia, look no further than cha kreung satch moan. This chicken stir-fry is salty,....
Tiger Salad (Lao Hu Cai) Recipe, à la Xi'an Famous Foods
Savory, refreshing, and tart, this recipe is inspired by the lao hu cai, or "tiger vegetable salad" served at Xi'an Famous Foods. Get Recipe! .
Fruity No-Churn Ice Cream
While it may lack the romance of fresh-from-the-farmers-market produce, freeze-dried fruit is second to none for making a vibrantly colored, ultra-fruity no-churn ice cre....
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Time Magazine Entertainment

The Handmaid’s Tale Could Be So Much Better. But First It Has to Leave Its Star Behind
A 200-year time jump at the end of Margaret Atwood's novel jarringly recontextualizes Gilead, offsetting the gloom of Offred’s story. The Hulu version could accomplish something similar—or at least stop repeating itself—if it weren’t so invested i....
Yesterday Is a Rom-Com That’s Perfectly Charming If You Don’t Look Too Closely
The new movie from the writer of 'Love Actually' imagines a world without the Beatles. But its love story is suspect.
Beth Chapman, Wife and Co-Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dies at 51
A spokeswoman said that Chapman died early Wednesday after a battle with cancer.