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Why You Should Never Propose on a Paddleboat

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Bringing a pricey engagement ring along on a paddleboat ride is a risky move. And pulling said ring out of your pocket with no box to protect it is just asking for problems.

While this proposal-gone-awry could certainly be fake, we’re inclined to believe that the shocked looks of horror on the couple’s faces are the real deal

Either way, there’s never been a better PSA for proposing on solid ground.

James Franco: I’m Not the Selfie King

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James Franco is many things: film star, director, soap opera alum, former Oscar host, poet, Broadway lead, film school graduate, heartthrob, teacher. But please, Internet, he’s not the selfie king.

During a small press gathering this week to promote his new AOL On Originals series called Making a Scene — a humorous collection of digital shorts that mashes up two iconic films in one (like Dirty Dancing and Reservoir Dogs), Franco said he’s undeserving of the title of the web’s premiere selfie…

Jon Hamm, Other Celebs Step Up in White House PSA to Stop Sexual Assault

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The White House’s new campaign to stop sexual assault and rape reaches out to everyone.

Celebrities including Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Questlove and others appear in the “It’s On Us” campaign, urging others to step up to help put an end to sexual assault rape culture as a whole

To learn more about the campaign or to get involved, you can visit ItsOnUs.org.


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Stevie Wonder Is Taking ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ On Tour After 38 Years

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Stevie Wonder’s 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life is almost always listed on music critics’ rankings of top albums of all time.

Now, 38 years later, the music legend will to take the album on tour — performing such classics as “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Sir Duke,” “I Wish” and “Another Star” in a whole new way.

The 64-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee announced the arena tour this week at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles before performing “Isn’t She Lovely.”

See also: Musicians Test…

Report: Brands Already Building Apps for Apple’s (Unannounced) iWatch

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Apple’s big iPhone event is only one day away, but that doesn’t mean the excitement or rumor mongering has slowed down.

On the contrary, in the lead-up to what might be the most-hyped Apple event in years, the leaks and rumors just keep on coming.

The latest rumor on the iWatch front comes courtesy of 9to5Mac, which is reporting that Apple has already seeded part of is SDK for its upcoming wearable to “key partners.”

We’re going to chalk up…

Start Your Day the Awkward Way: Alarm App Sends Wake-Up Calls From Strangers

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For those of us not lucky enough to be morning people, waking up can be one the hardest parts of the day.

But a new alarm clock app is designed to make that process easier, or at least more interestingWakie matches up users around the world to wake each other up with anonymous phone calls from the app’s community of users.

Users are divided into two groups: Wakies and Sleepyheads (yes, really), with the Wakies making calls to the Sleepyheads….

4 Phone Etiquette Myths That Will Ruin Your Social Life

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if you think it’s acceptable to take a phone call at the table in the middle of dinner, or that it’s perfectly reasonable to talk at full volume with your Bluetooth in, then you may be a part of the problem.

Comic artist Maria Scrivan illustrates four common phone etiquette myths that we’re all guilty of believing.

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Report: Production Glitch Could Hamper iPhone 6 Launch

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With the widely rumored and eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, Apple isn’t just aiming for bigger, it reportedly wants thinner, too. Now those design demands may have, according to a report, cost Apple and possibly even altered the timeline for launch or delivery of one or both expected iPhone 6 models.

Even though the iPhone 5S is just 7.6 mm thick, there are some who believe Apple wants to go even thinner. Purportedly leaked photos of the iPhone 6…

Apple’s ‘iTime’ Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features

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A new patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device called “iTime” reveals what we might see in the company’s much-anticipated smartwatch device.

Believed to be called the iWatch (but referred to in a picture as “iTime”), Apple has patented a wristband wearable device that supports both arm and wrist gestures and features sensor-filled straps. In theory, this could allow users to answer an incoming call by flicking or shaking their wrist.

See also: Even a Knife…

Facebook Begins Testing a Buy Button

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Facebook just introduced a new feature that businesses will like.

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages.

“With this feature, people on desktop or mobile can click the ‘Buy’ call-to-action button on ads and Page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook,” the company said in a statement on its…