This Canada Day, let’s celebrate Justin Trudeau, the guy who distracts us from Trump

Image: Mashable composite: pool/getty images O Canada! it’s a big day, eh? To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country’s founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau‘s year in the spotlight. In the midst of America’s own political dumpster fire, Canada’s prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank…

July 4, 2017
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This week in apps: Watch videos with friends and island hop with UberBOAT

Download those new apps ASAP.Image: drew angerer/Getty Images It’s completely possible that you weren’t able to keep up with app updates this week considering all of the speculation of what the iPhone will look like in 2020. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad Each week we round up the most important app news along…

July 4, 2017
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Kim Kardashian Faces Criticism For Car Seat Photo

On Saturday, Kardashian posted a photo of her 18-month-old son, Saint, sitting in a car seat. While many commenters pointed out how adorable Saint is, others also took the opportunity to voice concerns about the safety of his car seat setup specifically the fact that the toddler appeared to be front-facing. The comments section is filled with similar concerns, as well as responses from fans defending the celebrity. The American…

June 27, 2017
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Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explosion

Rebecca Burger, who regularly posted about fitness, lifestyle and beauty to her almost200,000 followers on Instagram,suffered cardiac arrest after beinghit in the chest by a faulty siphon on a pressurized canister at her home in Galfingue Saturday, according to French newspaper 20 Minutes. Her family announced her death in a statement on Instagram. They also shared a photo of a similar canister, which uses highly pressurized nitrous oxidethat expands to…

June 23, 2017
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Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

Image copyright Peter Rhys Williams Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris celebrated their oak anniversary at their Powys nursing home But after spending a month in hospital, Mr Harris was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as his wife in the Brecon Beacons. “Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor’s secretary but he always had…

June 19, 2017
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Backdrop For ‘Southern Charm Week’ Appears To Feature Slaves

The game-show icons promoted the week by standing in front of a picture of an antebellum mansion.If you look closely at the screenshot, below, you can see what appear to be two African American woman slaves in the background. Wheel Of Fortune Screenshot The structure behind White and Sajak is part of theOak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, which was built by slaves, according to the Daily News. A Wheel…

June 18, 2017
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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

They wanted to know Sanders advice for talking to kids about climate change, overcoming Republican gerrymandering in the South and how to deal with losing elections, something a questioner comically noted Sanders knew a thing or two about from his early years in politics. Thank you very much, Kendrick, Sander deadpanned, eliciting laughs from the audience. Kendrick makes a good point: Dont get locked into a moment, because things change…

June 13, 2017
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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, many of the arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin who has crusaded against corruption, was arrested before he could join the protests and sentenced in a midnight hearing to 30 days in jail, his second such sentence this year. Before this weeks event, he used a…

June 13, 2017
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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Was Basically The ‘Hamilton’ Of The Tonys This Year

Dear Evan Hansen was awarded Best Musical at the Producer Stacey Mindich accepted the honor, highlighting in her speech the shows central theme about wanting to belong.The cast including breakout star and newly minted Tony winner Ben Platt also performed the musicals central number, Waving Through a Window. It wasnt the total award sweep ofHamilton: An American Musical, which picked up 11 awardsin the 2016 ceremony, but Dear Evan Hanson…

June 12, 2017
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Kevin Spacey As Bill Clinton Makes Brutal Hillary Joke At The Tonys

71st Annual Tony Awardson Sunday night were treated to Kevin Spacey doing his best politico. Except this time, he brought former president Bill Clinton to the award show. See, Dear Evan Hansen, one of the musicals nominated this year, centers around a teenager who writes fake emails to ingratiate himself into the family of a fellow classmate, who commits suicide. Spacey used the opportunity to draw a comparison between the…

June 12, 2017
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Dr. Jill Biden Receives Standing Ovation After Her Tonys Speech

When she took the stage on Sunday night, Biden earned a round of applause even before beginning her tribute to Americas veterans. Following her short speech,in which she outlined the difficulties veterans face in adapting to civilian life, she was met by a standing ovation from the Radio City Music Hall crowd one of the biggest of the night. Biden was there to introduce a performance from the musical Bandstand.Set…

June 12, 2017
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Deaf Singer Wows America’s Got Talent And Earns Golden Buzzer

Mandy Harvey, 29, was recognized with the programs rare Golden Buzzer on Tuesday after bringing the audience to its feet with an original song titled Try. To help her along, an assistant stood by signing out the judges communication with her. Harvey also removed her shoes so she could feel the musics rhythm through the floor. With that, she launched into the tune, quickly inspiring applause and tears from audience…

June 8, 2017
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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold…

June 5, 2017
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JetBlue Could Soon Let You Scan Your Face To Board Planes

JetBlue is offering the technology to customers flying between Boston and the Caribbean island of Arubathis month. The process begins after customers check in for their flights, go through security and arrive at their gates. Travelers will step up to a camera at a Self-Boarding station, where they will have their photos taken. CBP will match the photo with travelers passport, visa or immigration documentation. A message indicating the photo…

June 2, 2017
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100 Middle Schoolers Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan During D.C. Trip

The students were visiting Washington, D.C., from New Jerseys South Orange Middle School on Thursday when they were offered the chance to pose with Ryan, according to reports. Fellow student Wendy Weeks said she also opted to not take a photo, telling the Village Green that to have stood next to Ryan would have given the wrong impression of how she feels about him. The House Speaker has earned criticism…

May 29, 2017
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White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

The photo, posted to an album titled President Trumps Trip Abroad, featured the spouses of NATO leaders gathering before dinnerat the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. Twitter users were quick to point out the missing name and accused the White House of doing it on purpose.Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast called the caption homophobic. Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy…

May 28, 2017
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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

The clip shows Lavrov and aides sitting down at a table for a meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As a photographer snaps photos at the start of their talk on Thursday, Jagland jokes: These pictures wont cause any problems for you? The photo jab referred to the fact that the only photographer allowed in the meeting was one from the Russian government-run Tass news…

May 20, 2017
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