• A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch - RTX1OZ5RA photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison website displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch - RTX1OZ5R

    The Ashley Madison hack has revealed plenty of unsavoury details about the site’s millions of subscribers and its parent company Avid Life Media; the most recent involving an app idea that would allow users to rate each other’s wives. 

    Yup, just like Demi Moore’s classic film from the early 90s, “Indecent Proposal,” but for your phone.

    Called “What’s Your Wife Worth,” the concept would have invited users to “post your wife” or “bid on someone’s wife,” according to The Daily Mail. By uploading a photo of their spouse, users could invite others to rate her based on a scale of 1 to 10, or rate her based on monetary value. 

    According to a mock-ups sent between the company’s chief executive Noel Biderman and vice president of creative and design, Brian Offenheim, the profile would also show the average rate, total rated and total views.

    The emails were sent between 2013 and 2014, and prompted an enthusiastic response from Biderman, who stated “This is really good.” But the app never came

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  • (Photo: Heather Ar'ite/Incredible Things blog)(Photo: Heather Ar'ite/Incredible Things blog)

    A photographer who was having a particularly tough stretch discovered that her eight-legged neighbour has quite the sense of humour. 

    “It’s been a rough couple of weeks at the Ar’ite homestead,” Heather Ar’ite shared on the Incredible Things blog. “Water pipe explosion … our shower/bath stopped working for a week.”

    Toss in a broken down Jeep and a Hyundai which no longer steers and it’s safe to assume the Ar’ite household has seen better days.

    “Defeated and exhausted we retreated up our front stairs. I muttered, “Why, Universe… WHY????!” And then I looked to the right of our front door and saw THIS written in a spider web….”

    You can only wonder if the talented spider was actually laughing out loud, or simply trying to insert a little levity into a difficult time. 

    But on second thought, maybe there are a few more things to ponder, like how the spider actually managed to create these letters in its web. Or, better yet, how spiders appear to understand Internet slang. 

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  • Migrants are silhouetted against the moon as they stand onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan NenovMigrants are silhouetted against the moon as they stand onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

    There’s a new song that is topping the iTunes chart in Austria - but it doesn’t have any blended melodies or catchy pop hooks. It is, instead, a song that is simply a minute of unbroken silence.

    Austrian artist, Raoul Haspel, recorded his unique track called Schweigeminute (Minute’s Silence) as a way to protest against his country’s handling of refugees. It was released last week on Friday and has quickly taken over radio stations across Austria.

    More than 2,000 refugees in Traiskirchen, Austria’s main refugee camp, have been sleeping outdoors for weeks, Reuters reports.

    According to The Independent, Traiskirchen has been “heavily criticized” by the UN refugee agency for its “intolerable, dangerous and inhumane” conditions.

    “We have a huge humanitarian problem, babies have been born outside in a city with some of the best healthcare in the world,” Haspel told Reuters.

    “I chose silence because everybody has such a strong opinion on the situation, and the debate just gets louder and

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  • Recent visitors of Yellowstone National Park were rather disappointed when the park turned out to be much less of the circus that they apparently had been expecting.

    A photo recently shared on Reddit revealed a very unusual comment card that was left for the staff at Yellowstone National Park Lodges, on which the tourists explained just how disappointed they were with their stay. 

    The photo was uploaded with a caption that reads, “My friend works at Yellowstone and some guests actually left this with the front desk upon checkout this morning."

    (Photo: Imgur)(Photo: Imgur)

    The comment card read, “Our visit was wonderful but we never saw any bears. Please train your bears to be where guests can see them. This was an expensive trip to not get to see bears”

    And, just as you would have expected, it didn’t take long for the Redditers to share their disbelief in the posting’s thread.

    One user wrote, ”I grew up at a tourist beach – got asked once: ‘what time do you guys let the dolphins out’… stupid people will stupid

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    (Credit: Paint Nite)

    If you’ve got a Facebook account, chances are you’ve seen photos of your friends holding up works of art that they’ve painted — often with wine glass in hand. Since Paint Nite launched in Canada, in June 2013, people across the country have been discovering the joy of painting with a little liquid inspiration on the side. 

    These unique guided painting sessions offer adults the rare opportunity to paint without fear of judgment. The events are held in restaurants and bars, and the atmosphere is more like a party than an art class. Even if you have no painting skills whatsoever, you can still attend a Paint Nite session.

    “It’s a no-experience-required event,” said Manda Brownrigg, a Paint Nite licensee who is also an artist and instructor. “Our paintings are chosen on what somebody who’s never picked up a paint brush can do in two hours, that they’re really going to impress themselves with.”


    (Credit: Paint Nite)

    Each Paint Nite session is instructed by a local

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  • Just in time for National Dog Day.

    Thanks to aspiring makeup artists having taken their talents to the Internet, makeup tutorials are readily available to help viewers get ready for any occasion. 

    There are tutorials that can help you transform into your favourite celebrity, or terrifying halloween tutorials that are sure to turn you into something from your worst nightmare. 

    But in her latest tutorial, this talented makeup artists had something completely different and personal in mind. She transformed herself into her dog, a beautiful siberian husky.

    Talented contour-er and costume make-up artist Ilana of ‘Ilana Makeup Artist’ has recently released her latest makeup tutorial which helps viewers transform themselves into man’s best friend, Lost At E Minor reports.

    Ilana takes the time to paint on all of the realistic details, inclusing the bright blue eyes, brown tuffs of fur, and even the dangling tongue.

    And her diligence definitely pays off; upon completion, Ilana and her dog

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  • This photo provided by Burger King shows packaging for a “McWhopper.” (Burger King via AP)This photo provided by Burger King shows packaging for a “McWhopper.” (Burger King via AP)

    Burger King was hoping to “end the beef” with its long-time rivalry McDonald’s for at least one day.

    The fast-food chain has taken out a full-page ad in The New York Times and Chicago Times featuring an open letter to McDonald’s, offering to collaborate on one new burger called the The McWhopper.

    Burger King proposed that the two chains combine “the tastiest bits of your Big Mac and our Whopper, united in one delicious, peace-loving burger” and the two chains would sell it on Peace Day, September 21.

    Burger King said it wanted to serve The McWhopper at a pop-up store location in Atlanta, a “neutral territory” marking the midway point between the two chains’ headquarters. 

    On a web site setup by Burger King, the company had apparently thought of everything: packaging for the burger box, uniforms for the staff, and a peace treaty drafted on a napkin.

    The proceeds would be donated to Peace One Day to increase global awareness.

    But before you get too excited, McDonald’s said no.

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  • Daniel is the bully?! This Karate Kid fan theory will blow your mind.Daniel is the bully?! This Karate Kid fan theory will blow your mind.

    A new YouTube video has fans of the 80′s cult classic “The Karate Kid” questioning everything they know about the film – and more importantly, if they have been cheering for the wrong kid all together.

    In his latest video, popular YouTube user J. Matthew Turner breaks down two of the main characters of the film; Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio, and Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka. 

    As he rifles through important scenes from the movie, Turner proposes a theory that has every 80′s kid spinning in their seats – Daniel LaRusso is far from the hero. In fact, he’s actually the bully, and Johnny Lawrence is actually the innocent peacemaking protagonist.

    As Turner explains, Daniel is the new kid on the block, enraged with teenage angst and obsessed with fighting Johnny in order to win the affection of Johnny’s ex. Daniel then turns to karate lessons in order to help “defend” himself against Johnny, a move Turner explains in the form of a question: “Put it this way. How would

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  • Christian YouTuber speaks out on Ashley Madison account: ‘God has forgiven me’

    "This has already been completely resolved within our family and within my church.”

    Popular Christian YouTuber Sam Rader admitted to having a subscription to infidelity service website Ashley Madison, right after it was reported that he was linked to it.

    It just so happens that he has already confessed his sin and has been forgiven.

    Shortly after The Daily Mail revealed that Rader paid for an account on the affair site, he and his wife Nia went on their vlog to clear everything up for their followers.

    In their recent video entitled ‘Forgiven,’ Rader confirms that he did create the Ashley Madison account over two years ago, but apparently since then he’s been “completely cleansed of this sin.”

    He brought it to his wife’s attention, who forgave him, and he also sought forgiveness from God, who he said forgave him as well.

    According to The Daily Mail, someone using a credit card belonging to “Samuel Rader” made several payments on Ashley Madison in September 2013, including two payments of $189. It reportedly stopped in November that same year.

    Rader emphasizes in the

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  • Chinese tech companies hire “cheerleaders” to motivate programmers

    "It’s like bringing Hooters to [the] workplace.”

    (Facebook/Trending in China)(Facebook/Trending in China)

    Tech companies in China appear to be embracing a new initiative to motivate their employees and not everyone seems pleased about it. 

    According to the Trending in China Facebook page, Internet companies are hiring “pretty girls” to help motivate its programmers, who are “mostly male and terrible at socializing.”

    The girls are dubbed “programming cheerleaders,” who serve to chit-chat, take breakfast orders and even play Ping-Pong with male employees.

    The page reports that one company has already “hired three such cheerleaders” for its programmers and “the presence of these girls have greatly improved their job efficiency and motivation.”

    Photos posted to the news page, show young women being trained in their new role, each one dressed up and taking notes.

    (Facebook/Trending in China)(Facebook/Trending in China)

    Other photos show the women interacting with the male employees and clapping for one who appears to be playing the guitar.

    The response on social media hasn’t been too positive. Many online are complaining the scheme is sexist

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