Why Toyota And Ford Are Teaming Up Against Apple And Google


Toyota and Ford are ready to buddy up to defend their vehicle dashboards as tech-industry bigwigs Google and Apple introduce in-car entertainment and navigation systems.

The partnership between the two automakers will explore how to integrate smartphone applications into new vehicles, reported Bloomberg. The fight for the dashboard is critical for the likes of Ford and Toyota who want to maintain control of their car designs.

Meanwhile, Apple recently launched its CarPlay offering, and Google released its Android Auto in a bid to dominate connectivity in cars, a feature meant to attract younger customers looking for tech-laden rides.

By 2020, nearly 31 million vehicles could feature Apple’s CarPlay, and another 37 million could have Android Auto, according to IHS Automotive. That growth rate would trace the rise of Bluetooth and auxiliary-cord inputs that we’ve seen over the last 10 years, according to IHS analyst Mark Boyadjis.

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Cool Hot Chick: Summer OOTD’s

SUMMER has never been this hot but we shouldn’t let it turn our cool down. Here are some outfits that’ll make you a cool hot chick this summer.


Crop tops are totally in this season! Get sun-kissed with this simple yet well color coordinated look fitting for the summer vibes. For a more classy look, a white bag and sandals is also a must wear.


The raging heat is sometimes a kill joy, bring back your cool with this white crop top, semi high-waist and denim jacket. Drop the boring shoes and wear sneakers. To complete this look, wear your best sunnies.


Tuck-in baby! This minimalistic look is perfect when going to the beach, mall or on road trips. The mandals totally complete this look.


Nothing beats this old vintage feels outfit. The OOTD that’ll make you feel so you, free and spirited. Don’t forget your favorite pair of Vans!


Fedora’s are also in this season! This fashionable hat can top almost all your OOTD’s. This looks best when complemented with denim blouse, white high-waist and sandals.


The summer don’t care korean style is the simplest yet a very elegant look for summer. You can surely find this combo in your closet.

Pictures are grabbed from Pinterest.

Recommended Reads: Stupid Is Forever

FB_IMG_1426159131660STUPID IS FOREVER is Miriam Defensor Santiago’s collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, comebacks and speeches delivered and or curated by our favorite senator herself.

Bibliophiles or not, she got them to read the book. It is now one of the most top selling local books in the Philippines that even beat famous pocket books series and the emerging romantic themed comic books.

I do not even have to tell anyone to read this book, the fact that it’s Miriam’s is more than enough for an advertisement.

This only proves that Senator Miriam is indeed an influential woman. Young or old, everyone respects Miriam. She is someone we all should look up to.

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick


When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you’re craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what’s wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms and expert suggestions on foods that help—and hinder—relief.

You’ve got the runs

For diarrhea caused by a stomach virus or a meal that didn’t agree with you, try the BRAT diet, says James Lee, MD, gastroenterologist with St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. “Many different things can cause diarrhea, such as Crohn’s disease or colitis,” he says, so see your doctor if symptoms continue for longer than two weeks or sooner if signs of dehydration appear, or if diarrhea is accompanied by fever, blood, severe pain, or severe nausea and vomiting.

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Australia’s Oldest Man Knitted Tiny Sweaters for Injured Penguins

This is really cute :3


Alfred “Alfie” Date, Australia’s oldest living man, is putting his amazingly sharp mind and nimble hands to good use.

The 109-year-old likes to spend his free time knitting little sweaters for injured penguins from his room at a retirement home New South Wales, reports 9Stories.

Alfie picked up the hobby over 80 years, when his sister-in-law handed him a pair of needles and some wool and asked the man to knit a jumper for her baby boy.

That baby boy grew out of the jumper decades ago, but Alfie has continued to knit. The great-great-grandfather enjoys taking requests, so when two nurses asked in March if he wanted to knit sweaters for needy penguins, Alfie started stitching.

His creations were donated to Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation to help little penguins affected by an oil spill. Little penguins are a rare species only found in Australia and New Zealand…

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Recommended Reads: Three Weeks In Paris


In Paris, four young women once shared the time of their lives. Now, seven years after they left the prestigious Anya Sedgwick School of Decorative Arts, they are coming back for the eighty-fifth birthday celebration of the school’s founder and grande dame.

Designer Kay Lenox returns with her career soaring and her marriage crumbling. American Jessica Pierce is determined to unravel the baffling disappearance of the man she loved in Paris. Italian Maria Franconi must face the women whose friendship she lost–and her deepest doubts about herself. And Alexa Gordon knows that Paris is still about a man she can’t resist, even as she is about to become another man’s wife.

In Barbara Taylor Bradford’s enthralling tapestry of relationships, choices, and one haunting mystery, four successful women share three weeks in the city that shaped their lives–and where they will now share a second chance.