• imageAdele, queen of broken hearts and flip phones, has released her first single from her highly anticipated album 25 called Hello.

    An Atlanta woman decided to send the new ballad, line by line to her ex-boyfriend, which resulted in this hilarious exchange of text messages. 


    Mary Caldarella posted screen caps of her conversation with her former flame on her Twitter account and the exchange is going viral.

    It appears her poor ex, Matt, naively doesn’t understand the joke. Based on his responses, it appears as though he’s been living under a soundproof rock.

    While we don’t know the details of the pairs relationship, or the split, it’s safe to say things didn’t end well, as Matt explains:

    Last time I asked if we could go on a date when I came to Auburn, you told me to go f*ck myself.

    Since ‘Hello’ is the only track available from her new album, we will have to wait until 25′s release to see more of these Adele inspired exchanges. 

    In the meantime, 21 is still ranking in the top 100 on

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  • A recent viral video of a police officer having a dance-off with a teenager has garnered approval from President Barack Obama.

    Earlier this week in Washington, D.C., a female police officer broke up a fight between two groups of teens with her impressive dance moves, the Washington Post reports

    When the officer arrived at the scene, 17-year-old Aaliyah Taylor approached the cop and started playing “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” on her phone.

    The officer then did the Nae Nae dance, which involves bouncing your body side-to-side while putting one of your hands up and the other one down by your hip.

    Taylor told Washington Post that if the teens won the dance-off, they could stay. But if the officer won, they would have to leave.

    The challenge was accepted. 

    “Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun,” Taylor told Washington Post. “I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops.”

    In the video, the female cop is seen matching Taylor’s

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  • A girl with her face painted to look like 'Catrina' at a Day of the Dead celebration Mexico (Reuters)A girl with her face painted to look like 'Catrina' at a Day of the Dead celebration Mexico (Reuters)

    While Canadian Halloween traditions certainly don’t lack for macabre, we tend to focus on some combination of the sexy and the scary, living out our personal fantasies. Maybe it’s this reason that so many of us are drawn to traditions like Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

    Unlike modern Halloween, Dia de Muertos is primarily about venerating ancestors and welcoming the honoured dead to the party. The traditions are based on the rituals of the Mexica people, rulers of the Aztec Empire. Pre-colonization, rituals celebrating the ancestors were held throughout the month of August. Though we think of Dia de Muertos as an ancient celebration, with roots going back 3,00 years or more, the day itself wasn’t celebrated throughout Mexico until the 1960’s, when it became a national holiday.

    After the colonization of the Americas, when the church outlawed many indigenous practices, the rituals and celebrations instead became associated with the Catholic holidays of All Hallows Eve on October

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  • The originalThe original

    Sometimes writers share an anecdote about their own life to add a bit of colour to a feature story. This is not one of those times. Photos of yours truly as a toddler in horrible plaid overalls, or the grade one school photo with my hair sticking up and especially that ill-advised perm will not be forthcoming.

    Maggie Goldenberger probably wishes she too had more say about how one particular image has been portrayed on the Internet.

    An awkward photo of her as a pre-teen recently graced Vanity Fairs website, featuring an unfortunate hair style (weve all been there), a retainer on her teeth, and a vest that would otherwise never make it to the magazine. The story generously points out her grotesque expression.Nice.

    The magazine explains that in 2012 Goldenberger was on a six-month trip to trip to India and the Philippines with limited access. A friend in the U.S. wrote to tell her that she had seen the aforementioned photo on Facebook, captioned Ermahgerd Gersberms.The photo

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  • Remember that Gerard Butler movie which came out a couple years ago called ‘Gamer’

    Probably not, the movie bombed. It’s concept of controlling a live person within a video game setting, however, is an idea that Realm Pictures ran with in creating a new world of interactive entertainment.

    The first video of the series was released two months ago, and has since garnered over 8 million views on YouTube.

    The fully interactive movie/first-person-shooter took Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype users on a scripted adventure through a zombie infested garden, with the users giving commands to a human, who responds in real time.

    “When we released the first installment we were taken back by the overwhelmingly positive response,” said David Reynolds, creative director, on YouTube. “It was suppose to be a prank, but it quickly became obvious that there was a little more to it than that.”

    This latest version ups the ante from the original premise, as it takes users through a zombie infested

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  • A 3-year-old girl’s reunion with her lost stuffed animal is winning hearts across the Internet.

    YouTube video shows little Mckenzy opening up the fridge having told to go grab a drink that was sitting on the shelf. That’s when she spotted ‘Raff-e’ her stuffed giraffe sitting right beside it.

    Mckenzy has an immediate ear-to-ear grin and starts to laugh, but her joy soon becomes overwhelming.

    “Why are my eyes watering?” she’s heard asking adorably before bursting out in a full sob and grabbing hold of her mom.

    A description attached to the video says ‘Raff-e’ had gotten misplaced when packers boxed it up during the family’s move from Washington to Pennsylvania where the girl’s military dad, SSG. Nicholas Paugam, had just been transferred.

    The video has racked up 6,000 views on YouTube but with reaction that endearing, it easily deserves more.

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  • (Photo: Duranno Father School)(Photo: Duranno Father School)
    A school is looking to help improve the relationships Korean fathers form with their children.

    The Father School is like a four-day retreat catering to Korean men of all ages, according to Public Radio International.

    It’s comprised of four five-hour sessions packed with lessons and activities including one where students learn the proper ‘way to hug.’

    Students are typically in their 20s and 30s but have been known to include men up in their 70s as well. One thing transcends the age groups, they all say they’re there because their wives signed them up.

    “She basically signed up and said, this is the start date. Go ahead and go,” one man told PRI. “But I’m glad I did it. They had homework, you know, that I normally wouldn’t do. It gave me some insights.“ 

    The school started in 1995 at the Duranno Bible College in Seoul with a mission to help ‘abusive, ineffective and absentee fathers’, according to the New York Times.

    It spread to the U.S. in 2000 with lessons targeted more towards

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  • (Photo: Imgur / Watstofferson)(Photo: Imgur / Watstofferson)
    One mother has taken an interesting step in trying to get her daughter to show a little respect for what she does around the house.

    A photo posted to Reddit shows a handwritten note forbidding anyone who doesn’t ‘contribute or respect the owners’ from using the soft toilet paper.

    What’s she expected to use instead? The newspaper hanging in the background.

    The full note reads: 

    “Due to the increased cost and lack of respect for the house owners, soft toilet paper is only to be used by those who contribute or respect the owners.

    Newspaper is available for anybody else needing it!


    Cleaning fairy + owner !! AKA Mum.”

    The post has garnered mixed reaction online, many people writing to show their support for the mother, others not so much.

    “Jokes on them when management has to unclog the newspaper filled drain,” one comment reads. 

    Another suggests the girl raise the stakes by using the hand towels instead saying “the cleaning fairy will take care of it.”

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  • (GIF credit: Vine / Mo Khan)(GIF credit: Vine / Mo Khan)

    Unbelievable sights, indescribable feelings.

    Anyone considering dressing as Aladdin for Halloween, you can thank Mo Khan and his ingenious play on the Disney character for setting the bar extremely high.

    Khan uploaded a video to his Vine and Instagram accounts showing himself dressed as Aladdin on his “magic carpet,” cruising down the street, browsing through Wal-Mart and even hitting up the McDonald’s drive thru.

    The background music is a snippet of the classic Disney song A Whole New World.

    To get the look down, Khan covered his hover board with a piece of red carpeting.

    The video clip was posted Tuesday and already has more than 140,000 likes.

    All he needed to complete his look is Abu the monkey.

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  • Right to left: Nasrulla's father, son and mother pose for a photo. (Amber Nasrulla)Right to left: Nasrulla's father, son and mother pose for a photo. (Amber Nasrulla)

    My mum is making a high-pitched hooooooo noise that’s part-owl, part 19th-century train. She’s a soft-spoken 68-year-old and these sounds are seriously freaking me out. We’re hang-gliding above the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountains in Lake Tahoe and whoosh! Suddenly, we’re in Redwood National Park in California. My mother shrieks. She doesn’t have much experience with – or fondness for – theme park rides and this attraction, Soarin’ in Epcot at Walt Disney World, simulates flying over California’s coast, desert, and inland regions. I can’t tell if she’s about to barf or worse, faint. 

    I knew the risks. My septuagenarian dad might tire of walking through the 47-square-mile resort; Walt Disney World is the size of Ottawa. Plus, he’s more of an attend-university-lectures kind of fellow. And he carries earplugs to muffle the click-clack of roller coasters. My eight-year-old son might meltdown at any time. But none of that deterred me from bringing my family along on this vacation, as I

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