Boko Haram burned children alive in Nigeria, witness says



A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists.

Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night’s attack on Dalori village just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in the northeast, according to survivors and soldiers.

The shooting and burning continued for four hours, survivor Alamin Bakura said, weeping on a telephone call to The Associated Press. He said several of his family members were killed or wounded. Read more…

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Google’s ‘SkyBender’ project plans to beam 5G Internet from solar drones



Google is over 4G internet and wants to beam 5G to you from the sky

The company is now experimenting with solar drones that deliver 5G Internet, reports The Guardian.

Vigin Galactic Gateway spaceport building, Upham, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

The project, called SkyBender, involves several prototype transceivers and multiple drones, which are housed at Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space terminal in New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Information about the secret project, which is part of the Google Access team that includes Project Loon, was gleaned from documents that were obtained in accordance with public record laws Read more…

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When people confess their secret foods, things get real very quickly



You aren’t fooling anyone. You might order tasting menus at a Michelin-starred restaurant, offer to split nachos at the cantina and stick to stone crabs when it’s the right season in Florida, but there is another side to all food lovers

A darker side. A secret-food side

The side that piles canned mussels onto bagels loaded with cream cheese for a solo breakfast while watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island

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The side that secretly dunks breadsticks into icy Coca-Cola when your friend is late for dinner and you have a few precious moments alone.

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4 intense foreplay apps to get your juices flowing



Some people say sex and smartphones don’t mix. But hear me out

No longer an intimacy killer, foreplays apps turn your smartphone into your new favorite sex toy. From controlling a vibrator, to helping you talk dirty, exploring each other’s bodies in new ways, and more, once you download these apps on your phone, getting off will better than ever.

1. OhMiBod


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OhMiBod is an app that connects to a variety of vibrators, providing a new way your partner can help you get in the mood. Because it works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, OhMiBod can also help long-distance couples stay physical, even if they are on different continents. Read more…

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I overcame anorexia despite its taboo in my Asian community



It was my last weigh-in of the month. I was a sophomore in high school and had been going to the doctor’s office every week since I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa that year. 

I distinctly remember drinking a lot of water and eating salt right before the weigh-in, thinking it would make me retain enough water to artificially drive up the number on the scale. It did not work

Regardless, the first step toward recovery is recognition of the problem, and I knew that I had unhealthy relationship with food.

After the weigh-in, my doctor sat me down. We analyzed my food diary and talked about what was going on in my life and how I felt. Talking with an understanding, nonjudgmental professional was very therapeutic. There was a cultural and generational divide between my parents and me, and it was difficult for us to see eye to eye. While my mother was supportive of my many doctor visits, my father did not acknowledge my diagnosis, as he did not believe in psychological disorders. Furthermore, because food is such an integral part of the Chinese culture and my parents grew up during a time in which food was scarce and rationed by the Chinese government, my father could not fathom how I could be so wasteful and unappreciative of the abundance of food. Read more…

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There’s now an app for men to thrift shop without hassle



Secondhand shopping for dudes? Forget about it.

While women have been buying and selling formerly-loved clothing for decades with sites like Etsy, ASOS Marketplace, Swap, and even niche markets like Mod Markit, the same hasn’t been true of men. That is, until now.

The website Grailed wants to make secondhand shopping second nature for dudes, and it’s expanding its mission by launching an app.


“For a while now there’s been a large movement of men getting more and more interested in fashion and personal style thanks to the Internet,” Grailed CEO Arun Gupta told Mashable. “Grailed is all about finally being able to afford the clothing you’ve always wanted. Everyone wants to look and feel great, but a lot of the time, quite frankly, it’s prohibitively expensive.” Read more…

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Novak Djokovic wins sixth Australian Open final, as Andy Murray loses fifth



MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory over Andy Murray on Sunday night, equaling Roy Emerson’s record for Australian titles

Murray, on the other hand, continued his unwanted streak, too, slumping to 0-5 in Australian Open finals.

“First of all I need to pay the respect to Andy,” Djokovic said. “Tough match, tough luck tonight.

“You’re a great champion, great friend, very committed to this sport. I’m sure in the future you’re going to have many opportunities.”

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Fans proudly hold Serbia’s flag after Novak Djokovic’s victory over Andy Murray in Australian Open final

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