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The Big Bang Theory season 12: Everything we know right now

Is it the end of the line for Penny and the gang as soon as The Big Bang Theory season 12 ends? We’re tackling that and more since the new season is coming faster than you think. Here’s everything you need to know about where the whole group is going next. Back in September 2017, The...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:54am

Did Kim Kardashian steal a company's logo for her new fragrance?

KUWTK season 15 is hitting TV screens Sunday, August 5. Until then, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has kept their perpetual place on the front lines of our social feeds and in media headlines. Kylie recently graced Forbes’ "America’s Women Billionaires" cover and stunned the world...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:46am

UPDATE: We already know when Starbucks Happy Hour is this week

Back when the giant coffee company launched their Starbucks Happy Hour program, the details were kept mostly under wraps. It was fun, for a while. There’s something to be said for getting a spontaneous discount on your favorite sip in the afternoon — but sometimes you want to be able to...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:16am

Get frappy at Starbucks Happy Hour today

Summer’s here and the sippin’ is easy — thanks in large part to Starbucks. Their drink discount program has become part of our weekly routine, and now since it looks like they’ll tell us when Starbucks Happy hour is each week ahead of time, we can now plan ahead. You might...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:39am

Philly sounds off on human protected bike lanes

Nearly 30 people showed up at 22nd and South Streets in Philadelphia on July 10 to stand in the street. They were there to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the City, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and the new Wawa at the corner, and they did it by creating one of many recent human...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:40pm

Legionnaires disease cluster in Manhattan: What you need to know UPDATE: 1 death

Update, 7/18/18: The New York City Health Department confirmed that there has been one death of Legionnaires' disease in Upper Manhattan. As of Wednesday, there were 18 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease. Of those 18, nine people have been discharged from the hospital, seven...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:58pm

Airbnb host sues NYC alleging city retaliated against him

An Airbnb host has filed a lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, claiming city officials retaliated against him when he spoke out against legislation proposed by the New York City Council poised to crack down on the home sharing service. Stanley "Skip" Karol, 58, owns a two-family...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:50pm

Here's what accused Russian agent Maria Butina asked Trump during a 2015 rally

Who is Maria Butina? The Russian national who was arrested Monday after infiltrating the National Rifle Association was called on by Donald Trump to ask him a question during a town hall in 2015. Maria Butina, a Washington, D.C.-based graduate student, is on video asking then-candidate Trump about...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:28pm

When will we see Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 14 on Hulu?

Whether you watch it openly or try to hide your guilty pleasure from your friends and significant other and judgey roommate, we know you’re wondering about the Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 14 Hulu release date. We just hope you have a separate profile on the account you share for...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 4:17pm

Harvard researchers create a kind of underwater pokeball to study deep sea creatures

Experts predict that more than 80 percent of our ocean is unexplored, and that means up to a million marine species have yet to be studied. But a new innovation out of Harvard could help further deep sea exploration, and it’s kind of like a real-life pokeball. Researchers at Harvard’s...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:49pm

Is Russia a democracy?

In coverage of Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, the country is often called a threat to democracy. At the same time, the country holds presidential elections and citizens are represented by their own in their version of Congress. So what form of government is Russia, technically? Is...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:10pm

How to watch Shark Week 2018 without cable

Duh dun. Duh dun. Duh dun duh dun duh dun — you know how it goes. Your favorite part of Discovery Channel programming is almost here, but wait, you cut the cord with the cable providers months ago. Don’t sweat it, we pulled together your guide to how to watch Shark Week 2018 without...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:53pm

Did Russia hack the election?

In his Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump seemed to let Russia off the hook for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During Monday's event, he said "I don't see any reason why it would be" when asked if Russia had...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:26pm

How to get free McDonald's fries every Friday until 2019

This summer has been an amazing time for food deals. Each week there’s another unofficial food holiday or promotion going on, so we hope you’ve scored plenty of half price coffee through Starbucks Happy Hour and mountains of free ice cream. But for many of us the most exciting (and...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:15pm

Almost half of all US adults who drink alcohol drink too much: Report

Binge drinking is practically part of American culture — it’s depicted in movies and nearly an assumed part of everyone’s college life. But aside from those nights of partying, how many people drink too much in general? A lot of people, it turns out. A new study out of Boston...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:53am

Search 'idiot' in Google Images and you'll get Trump's face

Whether or not you think Trump is an idiot, it's your own opinion — and you’re entitled to that opinion. If you’re all for the president, maybe you’ve sported your MAGA hat around town. If you’re outraged at him, perhaps you’ve expressed your frustration by...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:50am

The 9 best Boston date ideas, according to Yelp and OkCupid

Yelp teamed up with OkCupid to come up with the best date venues in eight U.S. cities, sorting them into nine unique categories like “where drinks turn into dinner” and “photo-friendly spot,” and millions of OkCupid users voted on the best ones. The 2018 Dater’s Choice...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:03am

Solving your Grumbles: What to know about parking in crosswalks

Here at Metro, we have a dedicated section in our print edition called The Grumble that acts as a sounding board for our readers to submit things that truly bother them in their cities. Recently, we asked out readers to send in some issues that they are seeing on a daily basis that they would like...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:46pm

Should you be giving your dog ice cubes this summer?

If you think this summer’s bad for you, just imaging going through it in a fur coat. That’s what your furry friend is suffering in the summer heat. But what can you give your poor pooch to help with the heat? Is ice bad for dogs? What about ice cubes? Here’s what you can and can...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:34pm

UPDATE: Stranger Things season 3: Everything we know right now

It feels like it should be about time for Stranger Things season 3, doesn’t it? The waiting for the next installment of the Netflix original series, rife with 80s nostalgia, makes every month feel at least double in length. So, to help you get through the next few months or even moments of...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:42pm