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Despite having no background in engineering, a group of girls from California have created a solar-powered tent in an effort to tackle the issue of homelessness in California.

Determined to lend a hand, but unable to contribute financially, the teenage girls decided to educate themselves with the help of online tutorials before turning their hand to the practical.

"Because we come from low-income families ourselves, we can’t give them money,” high school senior, Daniela Orozco, explained while speaking to Mashable.


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“We wanted to offer something besides money,” explained her classmate Veronica Gonzalez.

“Because we live here, we see it growing constantly,” Maggie Mejia added. “If your parents miss X amount of bills, you can fall into homelessness too.”


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The solar-powered tent, which rolls into a backpack and features button-powered lights, two USB ports and a micro-USB port, has been the teens' focus for the last 12 months, and today the group of 12 young women will present their creation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Non-profit organisation DIY Girls, who seek to encourage young women to seek careers in maths, science and engineering, have recruited the group of highschool students, and have celebrated their endeavour across Instagram this week.



According to Sky News, several people have been injured in a shooting in an elementary school in California.

The incident took place in North Park School, and fire officials say that multiple people were shot at.

Two people were reportedly killed in the attack and one of them is said to be a teacher.

Police chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter: "We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a classroom.

"Two students have been transported to the hospital."

He added: "Students at the school are be taking to Cajon high school for safety.

More to follow…



Limerick model Shauna Lindsey is taking a break from Ireland this summer to opt for a warmer climate – and we are so totally jealous.

She's been updating us all on social media, taking to Instagram and Snapchat to show off the scenic views, her hot outfits and of course, her killer bod.

The former girlfriend of rugby star Conor Murray jetted off two weeks ago, and snapped a stylish airport selfie in Dublin.


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She captioned her pic: "The day is FINALLY here! Sunny California for the summer. Later Ireland."

Yet, her latest IG post, where she's jetted to Las Vegas, is making us all drool over the MGM Grand Hotel:


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And we're not even going to mention her Snapchat:

Yep, Shauna. That sure looks like paradise to us.


Baby carrots are the snack of choice for health-addicts. They're small, compact to fit in a lunch box, tasty, and let's be real, they're probably the cutest-looking fveg on the market. 

But something you may have not known is that they aren't really baby carrots – they're disfigured ones.

Before the 1980's, whenever farmers produced weird-looking carrots that were too ugly to sell in stores, they were just thrown out. Until one farmer in California decided to cut them into two-inch pieces and sell them by the bag.

So, the idea took off and baby carrots have been the fastest growing part of the carrot-growing industry to date.

So, now they're the easy snack, that you don't even have to peel and also, it cuts down on farmers unnecessary waste – which is always good. 



At least twelve people are reported to be dead after a mass shooting took place in San Bernardino, California earlier today. 

Fox News has reported that police are on the hunt for three suspects armed with rifles and wearing ski masks. 

According to reports, the incident is still a "very active scene" with police working to secure the area and tend to the injured. 

Multiple news outlets are also reporting that a possible bomb may be at the scene and security forces are preparing a team to diffuse the suspected dangerous device. 

The incident is said to have took place at the Inland centre, a facility for the developmentally disabled in San Bernardino. 

The facility currently employs more 670 people and according to their website, the company works to help those with disabilities improve their standard of living. 

Television reports show paramedics tending to the wounded and victims being wheeled from the scene in stretchers. 

The White House has issued a statement saying the President Obama has been briefed on the situation unfolding in California. 

No arrests have yet been made. 


Pop star Selena Gomez has been busy of late promoting her new music.

She also seems to be a certain someone that fellow musician Justin Bieber just cannot stop talking about. Despite their breakup almost three years ago, the famous eves are constantly questioned about their on-again off-again relationship. 

However, her ex-boyfriend looks like he could be the least of her worries as TMZ reports that Selena is selling her Calabasas mansion for a scary reason.

Selena has owed the house for less than two years, but just days after she moved into the luxe abode, an alleged stalker appeared at the property. 

He returned just a few days later and was arrested by local police.

TMZ reports that following his arrest, Selena had called 911 on three separate occasions as she felt unsafe and was wary of intruders. In June 2014, Che Cruz was arrested after entering the popstars property. 

He pled no contest to felony stalking and was ordered to complete 180 days at a mental health facility. 

The 23-year old singer has listed the California mansion for €4.1 million, it is the second home she has bought that was targeted by trespassers.

The singer is supposed to be spending much of 2016 on tour, so no doubt when she returns she will be in the market for a more secure property. 


Oh wow! Jay Z and Beyonce have just secured a €40m Holmby Hills home… and suffice to say it is SPECTACULAR!

Owned by an unnamed British billionaire – who only bought the place last year – the power-couple are forking out around €132,000 a month in rent for the abode, which sprawls over close-to 2,000sq metres.

It furthermore has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a library, a media room, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and spa and steam-room.

Outside, there are further guest and servant out-houses, an infinity pool complete with waterfall, and beautiful formal gardens. 

The Carters have, according to TMZ, signed a year-long lease. The website adds: “Jay Z and Beyonce are putting down stakes in LA, largely because they think it's a good place to raise Blue Ivy.”

As for neighbours – Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and the Los Angeles Country Club are both in the locale, as is the home of talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Although they shouldn't have to rub shoulders with anyone: their new home is on more than a hectare of land.

Check out the property below:

















We’re used to seeing her look SERIOUSLY glam: in fact, millions of fans around the world regularly copy Kylie Jenner’s make-up look and techniques.

But it seems the 18-year-old reality TV star isn’t so eager to pose for the cameras without her slap on.

Sporting a fresh-faced and unusually natural look, she was off on a cinema date with her rapper beau, Tyga, in Calabasas yesterday.

And when a load of cameras turned up to document their afternoon, Kylie was less than pleased.

Wearing Celine sunglasses, her (of course) Yeezy Boosts, Chanel backpack, American Apparel black leggings and an Adidas Originals jacket, the teenager was certainly dressed down and casual.

But it was her lack of makeup that seemingly caused her most distress: upon spotting the lenses, she quickly held her Chanel backpack up to her face in order to hide her barefaced look.

We actually reckon that Ms Jenner looks very pretty – and much younger – with clean skin, but it’s also unlikely that she’ll be embracing more au natural vibes anytime soon. 



His actress wife has made no secret of her desire to crack Hollywood – but it seems that Mark Wright has his own career aspirations Stateside. 

The reality TV star (and sometimes TV presenter and DJ) jetted out to California on Sunday accompanied by his wife of two months, Michelle Keegan.

And in order to get into the celebrity spirit of things – the duo promptly hit A-lister eatery, Craig's.

Mark and Michelle must have felt right at home too: they were snapped by waiting paparazzi as they entered and left the well-known Beverly Hills steakhouse yesterday evening. 

It seems that the 28-year-old has a big future ahead of him also.

Top American TV manager John Ferriter, who discovered Ryan Seacrest and also represents Piers Morgan in America, is quoted by Mail Online as saying: "American television networks hav‎e been following Mark Wright's career in the UK and think he could be a big hit with American viewers and have flown him out for series of private meetings."

On the same evening, Craig's was also frequented by former Victoria's Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova; Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin, as well as singer-songwriter John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen.

For the outing, Michelle, 28, wore a €95 Lipsy midi dress from her own collection. Meanwhile, Mark opted for a more understated look, donning a denim shirt, navy slacks and brown suede boots. 

Upon landing in the Golden State, Mark had tweeted that he "loved this place". And it seems that he and his wife packed relatively light: they were spotted leaving Heathrow on Saturday carrying only two moderately-sized black bags.

Speaking to OK! Online in May, former Coronation Street star Ms Keegan had said: "If the opportunity came up for me to move to America, I've never been to LA to film or anything, but who knows, maybe in the future." 


He socialises with some of the most successful – not to mention richest – names from the worlds of reality TV and music.

But it seems that rapper Tyga is struggling to keep up with his A-lister lifestyle: he’s behind on his rent… yet again.

The 25-year-old boyfriend of Kylie Jenner – who incidentally just bought and paid-for her own swish €2.45m mansion – should cough up a cool €22,700 a month in rent to his landlord.

For that he gets his own house in the posh Los Angeles enclave of Calabasas, an area which the likes of Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Will Smith, and Justin Bieber, not to mention pretty much the entire Kardashian-Jenner family, all call home.

However, according to TMZ, his landlord now says that Tyga owes him two months’ rent. And if the musician fails to pay in full by Saturday, an eviction order will be issued.

Tyga, real name Michael Stevenson, once lived in the same property with Blac Chyna, his former fiancée and the mother of his two-year-old son, King Cairo. And evidently she's still listed as a resident – because the model has been named as a defendant too.

Sadly, it’s not the first time Tyga has gotten into trouble with a landlord either.

Just last month, the father-of-one was ordered to pay €72,500 in back rent on another Calabasas home.

That property was a seven-bed worth €5.8m and TMZ further claimed that Tyga was in fact in arrears by some €112,500 – but that he was able to negotiate that figure down by €40,000.



Her beautiful skin-tone is regularly lauded. And it seems that when it comes to being bronzed, Kim Kardashian HATES tan-lines – unsurprising when you consider her preference for tight, revealing clothing.

The solution? Strip off and sun-bathe naked.

But the paparazzi have reportedly got their hands on a set of pictures which show the reality TV goddess sprawled out by the pool totally starkers. And Ms Kardashian is furious.

The pictures were seemingly taken at the expansive Hidden Hills mansion she shares with her rapper husband Kanye West and their daughter, North – with Kim claiming the paps used a helicopter and a long-lens to take the snaps.

Indeed, TMZ reports that her lawyer, Marty Singer, is now threatening to sue X17, the LA paparazzi agency that is hawking the intimate photographs.

Furthermore, Mr Singer says X17 is lying when it claims Kim was naked. He says she was wearing a blue bikini and when she saw the helicopter she grabbed a towel to cover up.  

And considering the agency has now taken the pics off its website, it looks like this round has gone to Kim.

The 34-year-old has previously stripped off for the likes of Playboy, W, and Paper magazines.


The winner of two Grammy Awards, 32-year-old LeAnn Rimes has sold close to 40million records.

But undoubtedly her popularity has waned in recent years.

In particular, her reputation was hit when it was revealed that she was having an affair with married actor, Eddie Cibrian, 42. At the time she herself was also married – to Dean Sheremet, the man who helped build her music career. 

Although she and Eddie went on to divorce their respective spouses and marry each other in 2011, documents cited by two US websites – Star and OK! – now reveal that they have been living somewhat beyond their means.

That and it is believed that both of their divorces hit their account balances hard.

Indeed, when they went to buy their sprawling property after tying the knot, they found themselves a bit short on cash: they had €500,000 in savings – but their dream home in the exclusive Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles cost €2.7m.

A bank agreed to lend them €1.9m; leaving them in need of €300,000.

Step forward a couple of VERY generous friends in the form of Dave and Lizzie Fradin. Dave and Eddie have known each other from their schooldays, and the former is a hugely successful property developer.

Unfortunately, the loan was given three years ago and it's being reported that LeAnn and Eddie have yet to repay a single penny.

Indeed, OK! claims that Dave and Lizzie's patience is fast running out: they seemingly recently filed paperwork saying they want to see the money paid back ASAP. 

But with Eddie as an out-of-work actor, and LeAnn without a hit to her name in years, it's possible that the couple simply don't have the cash – meaning they could lose their home.

Still, the country singer – best known for Can't Fight The Moonlight, and How Do I Live – has a greatest hits album in the pipeline, which when released could boost their finances.

Most recently, Eddie had a part in CSI: Miami, but his contract was never renewed after playing the recurring character back in 2009. In the Nineties, he was popular for his role in Sunset Beach.

In the past, he's also starred in Sabrina, the Teenage WitchCriminal Minds, and Beverly Hills, 90210. In March 2011, Mr Cibrian was cast as the lead in the NBC pilot The Playboy Club;  it was cancelled after just three episodes due to low ratings.

The couple even went down the reality TV route, filming LeAnn & Eddie for VH1 last year before that too was cancelled because of poor viewership figures. 


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