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10 Careers Barbie Should Tackle in Her Movie Debut

Come on, Barbie, let's go filming. Sony Pictures and Mattel announced plans today to bring Barbie to life in her first-ever live-action movie. The blonde bombshell has already compiled an impressive résumé over her many years on the toy shelf. Show More Summary

Venezuela Arrests U.S. Citizen for Arms Dealing, Tweets He Is a 'Mercenary'

Venezuelan authorities have arrested an allegedly heavily armed American citizen on Tuesday, accusing him of being a "mercenary," according to multiple news reports. Todd Michael Leininger, 32-year-old U.S. citizen from Florida, is accused of attempted murder and arms dealing. Show More Summary

FCC Proposal Would End Net Neutrality as We Know It

The FCC has announced that it will propose Internet regulations that would allow online content providers to negotiate for preferential treatment from Internet service providers, potentially undermining the principles of Net Neutrality. The...Show More Summary

Siri Could Be Coming to Apple TV

"Siri, play Game of Thrones." This could soon be a reality, according to recent reports that suggest Apple may be bringing its digital assistant to the Apple TV. A line of code found in Apple's iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates Apple may have plans to add Siri functionality to its set-top box. See also: Amazon Fire TV vs. Show More Summary

New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea level,...Show More Summary

Play Your Food for Our Snapchat Challenge

Playing with your food doesn’t have to be a dinnertime faux pas. Add a little flavor to your Snapchat game and craft your cuisine into an unforgettable snap for this week’s Mashable Snapchat Challenge Whether it’s bringing your lunch to life or snapping a sandwich selfie, we’re expecting some delicious doodles. Show More Summary

Apple's New Retail Chief Will Start Next Week

Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, will take over as Apple's new SVP of retail next week, the company announced during an earnings call on Wednesday. Apple first announced hiring Ahrendts to fill the role more than seven months ago. Show More Summary

Third 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Movie Being Stitched Together

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants saga will continue in a third movie based on Ann Brashares' Sisterhood Everlasting novel, Alloy Entertainment announced Wednesday. Alloy hasn't set a release date or revealed whether Blake Lively,...Show More Summary

Oh Nay Thou Didn't! William Shakespeare's Greatest Insults

No one throws down an insult to rampallions and scullions like William Shakespeare April 23 marks 450 years since the playwright's birth. And like any good birthday party, a descent into verbal jabs is the perfect way to celebrate. See...Show More Summary

Facebook: Auto-Play Video Ads Will Remain Small Scale This Year

Facebook doesn't expect its video auto-play News Feed ads to make a "material contribution" to ad revenues this year, COO Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday. In a call with analysts following Facebook's first-quarter earnings announcement,...Show More Summary

These Daredevils BASE Jumped From the World's Tallest Building

A daredevil duo set the the Guinness World Record for highest base jump from the tallest building by leaping off the Burj Khalifa. The 4K YouTube video shows Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen jumping from a custom-made...Show More Summary

Deep-Space Missions Can Cause 'Cognitive Deficits' in Astronauts

The first astronauts who set foot on the moon were quarantined for three weeks when they returned to Earth. Scientists weren't sure what kinds of lunar germs they might have brought back with them. That level of caution may sound absurd...Show More Summary

Apple's $45.6 Billion Second Quarter, by the Numbers

Apple handily beat Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue in the March quarter. That, combined with the news that Apple would boost its share buyback plan, caused Apple stock to jump by more than 8% in after hours trading. In...Show More Summary

Avril Lavigne Confuses, Offends With 'Hello Kitty' Music Video

Oh Avril, why'd you have to go and make things so complicated? The singer released a music video for her single "Hello Kitty" Tuesday, which has received considerable backlash for its depiction of Japanese culture. The video has been...Show More Summary

Man Uses Reddit to Help Find Missing Mom

Reddit played hero to a man and his mother in New York City Tuesday. Josh Goldberg posted on the subreddit r/nyc looking for help finding his missing mother, May Goldberg. The 59-year-old woman suffers from severe dementia and walked...Show More Summary

Before YouTube, NBA Fans Lived for 'Slamadamonth' — And Now It's Online

Let's travel back in time, sports fans, to an era when we weren't quite as #blessed as we are today: The '90s. Definition was not high, the Internet was not in our pockets and social media meant watching a game at a sports bar while surrounded by actual people (gross). Show More Summary

Cancer Patient Raises Millions for Charity in His Biggest Bucket List Goal

Stephen Sutton, 19, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 15. When he was 17, he learned it was terminal That's when he made a bucket list. Sutton dreamed up 46 experiences to complete in the short years he had left, from "hugging...Show More Summary

Spoiler: Americans Can't Draw Their Home States

What does your state look like to you? Ask most Americans that question and they'll probably confidently describe a rudimentary shape for you. Ask them to draw that shape and they'll stare blankly for a few moments before sprinting in...Show More Summary

100-Year-Old Woman Shares Love Story in First 'Humans of New York' Video

Shirley, age 100, has a love story for the ages. In the first mini-documentary by Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton, Shirley sweetly reflects on her time with her late husband, Moe. See also: The Human Behind 'Humans of NewShow More Summary

Facebook Passes 1 Billion Monthly Mobile Users

A year and a half after Facebook first announced 1 billion monthly active users, the social network has more than 1 billion monthly active users on mobile devices, too Facebook announced the milestone alongside its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, reporting record totals for profits and active users as well. Show More Summary

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