• Mollie and Sean BusbyMollie and Sean BusbyBy Megan Craig

    Mollie Busby thought she'd spend her life in the fashion industry, happily putting her degrees in journalism and retail to use as the editor of a women's magazine. 

    But then she met Sean -- at the 2010 funeral of a 13-year-old boy named Jesse, the son of one of Mollie's good friends. Jesse had died of complications from type 1 diabetes. Sean Busby, a professional backcountry snowboarder who also has type 1 diabetes, ran a charity called Riding on Insulin that he wanted to kick into high gear after Jesse's death. Mollie decided to make that happen.

    They fell in love in the process. And traveled the world. And got married, always keeping Jesse in mind as they pursued bigger and better things for Riding on Insulin, which helps connect people with type 1 diabetes, largely through snowboarding camps. They also sought bigger and better things for themselves.

    For them, that meant moving to a small skiing community in northwest Montana, living off the grid in a yurt, a portable,

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  • 2015 has been an incredible year for Pentatonix – their Christmas album went platinum, they received their first Grammy award and debuted on the big screen in Pitch Perfect 2.

    The band, which just concluded the Asia leg of their On My Way Home tour, has added yet another thing to its list of accomplishments by releasing a 90-minute documentary on Vimeo on Demand. The video came out on June 18.

    The feature follows the group on their journey back to Texas after receiving their first platinum plaque for "That’s Christmas to Me" and winning a Grammy award.

    Mixed with live performances, the movie features a behind-the-scenes look at the group's on North American tour as they start to record their fully-original album.

    Pentatonix first announced the documentary with a teaser trailer while they were in Japan. Fans all around the world holding their breath for the release ever since.

    Here are some reasons why you should watch it:

    1. It makes you emotional

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  • The photo of the letter and offensive decorations, posted to Facebook.The photo of the letter and offensive decorations, posted to Facebook.

    What does $20,000 worth of ‘relentlessly gay’ décor look like?

    Thanks to a mean-spirited letter which has inspired a GoFundMe campaign, we may soon find out.

    Julie Baker of Baltimore, Md. says she received a note from her neighbour in response to a row of rainbow solar lamp jars in her front yard, which have “Love” and “Ohana” (Hawaiian for family) written on them.

    It reads:

    Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.

    The letter was posted to Facebook (along with a photo of the jars) by a friend of Baker’s. Since the post went up Wednesday night, it has touched a nerve online and inspired everything from a Relentlessly Gay website, t-shirts, plans for a Relentlessly Gay Garden Party (with kid-friendly ideas, of course) and the GoFundMe page, intended to raise money for more

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  • A quick trip to the neighbourhood hardware store may just be enough to keep a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, turtle alive.

    With the help of epoxy glue and cable ties, veterinarians at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society have been able to piece together the shattered shell of a painted turtle hit by a car — an injury akin to broken bones in a human.  

    “The cable ties are gently tightened until they bring the two pieces of bone, the shell in close proximity so they can heal,” Scott Diehl, Director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, told Fox News WITI-TV.

    Gertie, named by the centre’s staff, would have died within hours had she not been rescued by the side of the road, Diehl told The Huffington Post.

    According to Diehl, sewing cable ties into the shell and holding it together with glue is a preferred method for saving turtles, and is the less invasive alternative. 

    “The turtle would have to be under anesthesia,” Diehl said, describing another procedure to The

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  • Eiichiro Oda celebrates the record with this illustration. (Photo: GameoverHK)Eiichiro Oda celebrates the record with this illustration. (Photo: GameoverHK)

    ‘One Piece’, a Japanese manga series set in the world of pirates and marines, has officially became the best-selling comic book series in history.

    320,866,000 copies of the manga, created by Eiichiro Oda, was printed worldwide from December 1997 to December 2014. The manga’s 77th volume was released on April 3 with an initial print run of 3.8 million copies.

    The previous Guinness World Record for “The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author” was held by Akira Toriyama’s legendary Dragon Ball manga series.

    A ceremony was held in Tokyo on Monday (June 15) to present the award, but Oda didn't attend and was represented by Weekly Shounen Jump editor Yoshihisa Heishi.

    “Manga is just entertainment that kills time, but I feel happy when my readers tell me that they have made friends or got a sweetheart by talking about One Piece,” Oda said in a statement.

    He went on to thank his readers, supporters and past manga artists for their support.

    “I will continue to draw a

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  • Imagine singing a song by your favourite artist, only to have him jump right on stage to join you.

    Visiting a mall in Canada recently, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran heard 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau singing his hit song, “Thinking Out Loud” and decided to hop on stage to sing with her. Bourbeau was performing as part of an Edmonton Humane Society benefit.

    With a cheeky grin, Sheeran approached the teen and the look on her face when she realised he was the real deal was priceless.

    He shared the mic and sang a few lines with her, before giving her a hug and leaving.

    “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me… I didn’t want to stop (playing), but I wanted to talk to him,” Bourbeau told the Edmonton Journal.

    After the performance, Sheeran’s manager contacted Bourbeau to offer two tickets to the singer’s concert in the city.

    Talk about a dream come true!

    Watch the video, recorded by

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  • We knew this was coming, but Janet Jackson finally announced her upcoming tour, which she’s calling the Unbreakable World Tour.

    The first of the 36 confirmed shows begins August 31st in Vancouver, before traveling through most of Canada and the United States.

    Back in May, Jackson not only hinted at a tour but also new music, and her still-untitled 11th album will come out this fall, while she’s on tour.

    For many fans, a new album is a reminder that it’s been seven long years since her last, 2008’s Discipline. But Janet’s still Janet – a one-word icon known as much for her music as her dancing.

    And earlier today on Twitter, she shared a behind-the-scenes look at her tour’s audition process. 

    Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable tour is sure to pack stadiums, so get your passes while you can. Tickets go on sale June 22nd.

    But if you can’t wait for Jackson to break out your best moves, Yahoo Live is bringing you the year’s biggest dance party – the Electric Daisy Carnival. EDC starts this Friday,

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  • Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are her own.

    “I want to pray that we will continue to wear white as long as there is pink, and we will wear white until the pink is gone, and even if the pink is gone we will continue to wear white.”

    The above statement comes not from some sort of ill-conceived advertisement for laundry liquid, but from conservative magician-pastor Lawrence Khong of the Faith Community Baptist Church.

    Khong and his fellow anti-LGBT followers have once again revived the Wear White campaign, positioned as a counter to the annual gay rights rally Pink Dot.

    This vocal conservative group are incensed by what they see as a threat to the “Natural Family” posed by the LGBT equality movement. More than adultery, more than domestic violence and problem gambling, it is for some

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  • Baby Phantom clings to his mama koala as she undergoes life-saving surgery. (Facebook / Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital)Baby Phantom clings to his mama koala as she undergoes life-saving surgery. (Facebook / Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital)


    The bond between a mom and her baby is unbreakable, and that’s no different when it comes to koalas. 

    A six-month old koala named Phantom was in his mother’s pouch when they were struck by a car on a highway west of Brisbane, Australia, according to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

    Remarkably, baby Phantom — who weighs only 420 grams — wasn’t injured during the accident but his mother, Lizzy, suffered a collapsed lung. 

    In an incredibly touching turn of events, Phantom clung to his mother, never leaving her side as she underwent surgery at the hospital.

    During the entire operation, the baby koala tightly cuddled his unconscious mother. And with the release of several touching photos, Phantom is now touching the hearts of millions online.

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    The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital posted an update on Lizzy’s condition on Facebook. The mother koala is taking antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery. 

    “Lizzy is in recovery and we’re happy to say she is doing well,”

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  • Singaporean Jin Chong's video has been featured on Apple's World Gallery. (Screenshot from Apple)

    Remember Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” photography campaign earlier this year?

    Some of the photos from that campaign were selected to be on Apple’s World Gallery and have been blown up. You can even see some of the images on the high walls at the North East Line (NEL) platform of Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

    This time, Apple has launched a video version of the campaign and has curated some short videos, among them is one by Singaporean Jin Chong.

    The featured 26-year-old video maker shot the video when he came across a scenic view in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar.

    According to Stuff Singapore, Chong is an engineer who dabbles in casual photography on his free time.

    “The great thing about carrying the iPhone as my primary shooting device when I’m travelling is it’s simple yet so powerful. It’s always ready to capture any moment I encounter with the quick camera access,” Jin shared.

    Watch the video:

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