Oscar predictions: What will win and should win

Jake Coyle & Jessica HerndonAP Film Writers A seemingly endless movie awards season finally concludes Sunday with the Academy Awards. By now, many of the front-runners have established themselves, but the night’s big honor — best picture — remains a dramatic question mark.Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle and Jessica Herndon both see “12 Years […]

'Son of God' takes different tack

Ryan PearsonAP Entertainment Writer Ten years after “The Passion of the Christ,” Jesus is returning to movie theatres with a gentler, more inclusive approach.”Son of God,” spun out of the hugely successful “The Bible” miniseries, plays up the political maneuvering that led to the crucifixion. It won an endorsement from the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman, […]

WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

Barbara Ortutay & Michael LiedtkeAP Technology Writers Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones. The deal is by far Facebook’s largest and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft […]

Preventative Measures to Keep Stress Away

Minnie HarringtonOne of the biggest factors that tends to affect many of us in our lives is stress, as this is something that wears us down and causes us to be far less effective in our day-to-day lives than we would like; while many people do a fairly good job of identifying stress and eliminating […]

Does WhatsApp deal show Facebook knows what's up?

Michael LiedtkeAP Technology Writer   If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that is redefining the concept of texting while its audience of 450 million users expands at an […]

The unlikely founders behind WhatsApp's rise

Barbara OrtutayAP Technology Writer WhatsApp isn’t your average Silicon Valley startup.The company’s founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. And at a time when social media companies are focusing on advertising to generate revenue, WhatsApp rejects the idea of showing […]

7 Ways to Sleep Better

Kimberley Morell 1. Have a normal sleeping & wakeup regimenAlways keeping a normal bed and wake up time routine each day of every week (including Saturdays and Sundays) can help balance your needs for both sleeping and waking up times. Also, when maintaining your routine of getting up at the same time every single day […]

Facebook barrels ahead on 10th anniversary

FILE- This Feb. 5, 2007 file photo shows Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg smiling at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.  On Feb. 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.( AP Photo)   Facebook has transformed how much of the world […]

Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick?

Microsoft, after compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, settled on Satya Nadella, a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That’s back when Google’s founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school. Tuesday’s hiring of Indian-born Nadella as Microsoft’s CEO after a five-month search […]

All-Male Tradition Ends Today

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 photo, Choristers Chloe Chawner, right, Poppy Braddy, centre, and Abby Cox look at their him books  Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England, as the first all female choir at the cathedral rehearses prior to their debut on Jan. 25. The pure, high voices of the choir soar toward the vaulted ceiling […]

Africa's fight on rhino & elephant poachers

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service take cover while engaging in a mock ambush as they stage a demonstration of the skills they have learned over the last few days of joint anti-poaching training with Britain’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, […]

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