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  • This Kid's Problem With The Concept Of New Year Resolutions Is Bang On
    2016 is finally over and we now have a whole new year to do some great things. What doesn't change, however, is the new year resolutions almost everyone makes at the beginning of each year. Some decide to quit smoking or drinking, others believe they're going to lead a healthier life, several resolve to go to the gym, the list is endless. And there's one little girl who has a huge problem with this entire concept.
  • Ad Executive Broadcasts Going Into Labour On Facebook
    A 35-year-old woman from London recently broadcast going into labour live on Facebook to 200,000 strangers to show the reality of a normal birth.
  • 'Mitron', Missing From PM Narendra Modi's Speech, A Big Hit On Twitter
    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on New Year's Eve, "Mitron" or friends - a term that he often uses in his speeches to address his audience - trended on social media: Because he did not use the word at all.
  • Italian Orchestra Conductor Fired For Telling Children 'Santa Doesn't Exist'
    At the end of a musical adaptation of the children's movie "Frozen," orchestra conductor Loprieno stood up after the last notes had died away, with an urge to convey to his young audience an unpalatable truth.
  • Barack Obama Shares What His First Night At The White House Was Like
    The Obamas will soon be moving out of the White House, their home for the past eight years. But before that, they're giving everyone a glimpse of the presidential mansion. In a recent video, President Barack Obama takes everyone through the different rooms of the White House and talks about his experience living there.
  • This Jack Ma Video Is Going Viral Again
    A three-minute-long clip from a republished interview of Alibaba founder Jack Ma is once again going viral on social media. Recorded during the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos this year, the video shows the billionaire businessman talking about the failures that shaped his life, including the time he was rejected by both Harvard and KFC. The video, shared thrice on Facebook by WEF, has collected over 17.4 million views and counting.
  • Saudi Women Dance, Skateboard In Incredible Video Winning Social Media
    A music video that attempts to tackle various stereotypes about Saudi Arabian women is winning major love on social media. Since being shared on December 23, the video has collected over 1.4 million views on YouTube and much praise on Twitter.
  • RIP English: Sidharth Malhotra Spots Hilarious Hoarding Of Himself
    If you're looking for a laugh, this picture shared by Sidharth Malhotra is pretty much all you need. The Student Of The Year actor recently found himself on the store sign of a 'fashion hub' and to say it's hilarious would be an understatement.
  • How Women Reclaimed Their Place In Fashion's Spotlight In 2016
    It was a year of pantsuits and pussybows, of sheath dresses and sundresses, of feminism writ large - or spelled out, even, in pointed messages on expensive T-shirts.
  • The Most Memorable Animals Of 2016 (Yes, Including Harambe)
    Sure, there was a pretty crazy U.S. election this year, and a seeming flood of celebrity deaths, and very terrible developments for people in Syria, Nigeria and many other spots. But amid all this human drama, many animals managed to make big impressions with their wits, daring, sacrifices and cuteness.
  • Hero Dog Stays With Injured Friend On Frozen Train Track For Two Days
    Not all superheroes wear capes or, indeed, are even human. Some are like this four legged, tail-wagging little dog who stayed by his injured friend on a freezing railway track for two whole days.
  • 'I'll Still Be Waiting': Carrie Fisher's Dog Tweets For Mommy
    The world lost two legends within days of each other this week. We were still grieving for pop sensation George Michael when Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, died on December 23, days after she suffered a heart attack. Now, as social media pays tribute to the actor, the most heartbreaking tweets come from Carrie Fisher's dog Gary, for his mommy.
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra Had A Twitter Chat. Take Out Your Dictionaries Now
    It's been over 16 years since Mohabbatein (yes it has, we're not kidding) but Shah Rukh Khan hasn't stopped schooling Uday Chopra even now. Earlier today, the two actors had quite an insightful Twitter conversation and the only thing it appeared to lack was Raj Aryan's (Shah Rukh's character in the film) violin playing in the background.
  • After IndiGo, SpiceJet Planes' Narrow Miss, Twitter Invokes <i>Dangal, DDLJ</i>
    A tragic ending was averted at the Delhi Airport this morning when an IndiGo plane and a SpiceJet plane found themselves nose-to-nose on the runway and narrowly missed colliding. Pictures of the planes facing each other on the runaway, just feet apart, have been circulating online since. Most people are heaving a sigh of relief that the scary picture didn't get any scarier but Twitter never passes up an opportunity to joke.
  • Pic Of Six Friends Hanging Out Has People Baffled. Notice The Problem?
    At first glance, this picture of six friends hanging out together and drinking beer seems to be just a normal bunch of folks doing normal stuff. However, there's something bizarre going on in the picture, which is making it go crazy viral online. Can you spot the problem that most netizens can't seem to look away from?

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