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Plus-size teen rocks dress she never thought she'd wear and the photos are so inspiring

Friends can sometimes give us the little nudge we need to try something that we’ve lacked the confidence to do.  Ashlie Bautista, 18, from Texas, USA, tweeted that her friends convinced her to wear a dress she never thought she’d wear. And, she ended up gaining some confidence in herself.   “So last night, I …

Dad comes up with the ultimate life hack for clipping his dog's nails

Whether they’re jumping through open car windows at top speed or inspiring us with their pioneering spirit, dogs are basically the gift that keeps on giving. Every now and then, though, it’s their owners that deserve the praise.  On Sunday, Kendal Peifer shared some photos of her dad’s genius method for clipping their dog’s toenails. …

680K disgruntled Snapchatters have signed a petition to get rid of the new update

The Snapchat redesign is proving rather controversial, to say the very least. Indeed, Chrissy Teigen’s already declared that she hates it, making us all feel far less alone.  And now, 680,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Snap Inc. to reverse its drastic redesign.   The petition, created by Australia-based Nic Rumsey, aims to …

Malaysian newspaper criticised for its 'how to spot a gay person' list

Protesters raise placards during a protest to give recognition to the Malaysian LGBTQ community in 2011.Image: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-02-13 02:56:54 UTC LGBTQ discrimination is rife in Malaysia, but it doesn’t get more ridiculous than an article telling readers how to spot them. Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian has been criticised by activists for …

Robots are having their own Olympics, but they kind of suck at skiing

Don’t worry, the robot uprising isn’t coming yet. The mechanic athletes competing Hoengseong, about an hour outside Pyeongchang, South Korea are a mess.  Eight robotics teams from South Korea’s research institutes, universities and a private company competed in a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge.” The goal? Race robots down a ski slope …

This teen slept through his alarm because of Netflix and still won gold at the Olympics

Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-02-13 00:25:53 UTC Red Gerard may be an Olympic snowboarder, but he’s still a typical 17-year-old at heart. The teenager overslept after a late night of bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ignoring the alarm he had set because he was supposed to compete on Sunday morning.  Gerard should have been awake …