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Amazon Go Aims To Make Grocery Shopping Hassle Free And Fun!

By Meera Dolasia on December 8, 2016
Amazon Go Aims To Make Grocery Shopping Hassle Free And Fun!

On Monday, December 6, online retailing giant Amazon announced the opening of its first brick and mortar grocery store. Called Amazon Go, the Seattle-based store that is currently being tested by company employees, closely mimics regular convenience stores except for one thing — thanks to Amazon’s proprietary “Just Walk Out” technology, all purchases are handled electronically. This means that there are no cashiers, checkouts, or lines. Shoppers simply grab what they want and leave.

Cuba's Controversial Leader Fidel Castro Leaves Behind A Mixed Legacy

By Meera Dolasia on December 2, 2016
Cuba's Controversial Leader Fidel Castro Leaves Behind A Mixed Legacy

On Sunday, December 4, Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former President and leader of the Communist revolution, will be laid to rest at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, the island's second-largest city. Fidel, who passed away on Friday, November 25 at age 90, ruled the country with an iron fist for 47 years (1959-2006) and was one of the most controversial leaders of our time. Supporters maintain that Fidel was a champion of socialism and think his revolutionary regime protected Cuba from American imperialism. Critics, which include his daughter Alina Fernández, considered him a dictator who allowed human rights abuses and impoverished the country’s economy.

Hour Of Code Is Designed To Inspire Kids From 4 to 104!

By Meera Dolasia on December 1, 2016
Hour Of Code Is Designed To Inspire Kids From 4 to 104!

From December 5-11, millions of kids in over 180 countries will take the Hour of Code challenge. The annual initiative, which coincides with Computer Science week, is organized by Seattle-based non-profit Code.org to demystify the world of coding, and inspire students of all backgrounds and ages to consider a career in software engineering.

Prepare To Celebrate #GivingTuesday On November 29

By Meera Dolasia on November 28, 2016
Prepare To Celebrate #GivingTuesday On November 29

After shopping for deals in stores on “Black Friday, or online on “Cyber Monday,” Americans and people worldwide, are preparing for “Giving Tuesday.” Now in its fifth year, the global event that is celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is the brainchild of of 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City and the United Nations Foundation.

Why Thanksgiving Falls On A Thursday And Other Fun Trivia About This All-Important Holiday

By Meera Dolasia on November 17, 2016
Why Thanksgiving Falls On A Thursday And Other Fun Trivia About This All-Important Holiday

A week from today, on Thursday, Nov 24, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. The annual tradition is credited to a harvest celebration between the early European settlers and the Native Americans. While that is true, there is more to that story and the other traditions observed on this secular holiday, on which family and friends get together to count their blessings over a scrumptious meal. Here is some Thanksgiving trivia that may be fun to share at the dinner table.

Donald Trump Elected 45th President Of The United States Of America

By Meera Dolasia on November 9, 2016
Donald Trump Elected 45th President Of The United States Of America

The fact that Donald Trump was unlike other candidates has been apparent since he announced his bid for the US Presidency in January. The real-estate mogul and businessman promised to “Make America Great Again” with radical suggestions like building a wall to stop illegal immigrants and imposing tariffs to discourage imports. While many of his ideas were not ‘politically correct,’ and even bordered on being unconstitutional, they struck a chord with the American public. On November 8, much to the surprise of experts, it was not the politically astute Hillary Clinton, but the business savvy Trump who was elected the 45th President of the United States.

Everything You Want To Know About Veterans Day And More!

By Meera Dolasia on November 8, 2016
Everything You Want To Know About Veterans Day And More!

On Friday, November 11, Americans will celebrate Veterans Day. The federal holiday honors the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.

Analysis Of Ancient Aboriginal Skeleton Indicates Boomerangs Were Once Used As Lethal Weapons

By Shariqua Ahmed on November 8, 2016
Analysis Of Ancient Aboriginal Skeleton Indicates Boomerangs Were Once Used As Lethal Weapons

Researchers had long known that Aboriginal Australians once used boomerangs for hunting and digging. Now, a new study suggests that the natives created ‘killer’ versions of the iconic Australian souvenirs to fight internal battles as well.

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