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Thai king's incredible popularity explained

Bangkok - Many Thais revered late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday, with near god-like devotion. Here's why.Q) Is his popularity among Thais comparable to how Europeans feel about their royal families?

Trump and Clinton, the White House race's unpopular winners

New York - It's the paradox of the 2016 US presidential elections: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually assured of facing off against each other in November, and yet both are widely unpopular.

Samsung paid 500 people to pose as fans at China Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung is alleged to have paid 500 people to pose as fake fans at the Chinese launch of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship smartphones on Friday. This means that over half the attending crowd of 1,000 were paid to be there.

Amazon Fire phone gaining popularity slowly but can it compete?

The Amazon Fire smartphone was up for sale just a week ago and few smartphone users are excited about the release. This isn't very surprising considering Amazon does not have an established customer base for smartphones.

Cool kids struggle in their 20s, researchers found

The people who were the "cool kids" in high school won't be so cool once they hit their early 20s, a new study indicates. The risk of alcohol and substance abuse increased for youth deemed popular and well-liked in school.

Pinterest gains in user popularity, scammers follow

It's inevitable that any website that becomes populated with users will become a favored breeding ground for scammers. Facebook and Twitter have long been afflicted, and now the proverbial new kid on the social circuit is being targeted.

Cheney on low approval ratings: ‘I Don’t Have Any Idea’

In a recent poll, only 29 per cent approved Dick Cheney’s vice-presidential eight-year term. Cheney doesn’t know why he has such low approval ratings.

Op-Ed: Sarah Palin Falling Off The Right

John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin was initially greeted with enthusiasm by the media pundits who lean to the right. However in recent weeks, many of the right wing pundits have apparently soured on her selection.

Sarah Palin Becomes Internet Phenom, as YouTube, Wikipedia and Search Popularity Soar

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been the subject of huge discussion in political circles everywhere. That interest is also moving online, as people flock to YouTube to watch impersonators have their way with the Alaskan governor.

Dutch Sex Education Site Shuts Down Because of Overwhelming Popularity

Health authorities in the Netherlands started a sex education site to combat sexually transmitted diseases. However, because of immense popularity, it shut the site down within a few hours of its opening.

Somebody Out There Doesn't Like Us

We Americans think well of ourselves and imagine that the rest of the world shares in that opinion. But a recent 47-country survey by the Pew Trust shows that we're slipping in the world's esteem. Not only that, the slippage is greater than in past years.

Bush's public approval rating hits all-time low

President George W. Bush's popularity has hit a new low. His public approval rating is at an all-time low of 28 percent, and nearly two-thirds of Americans think he is "stubborn and unwilling to admit his mistakes."

The Tarnished Image of President Bush & Our Nation

Success and Popularity go hand-in-hand.

How To Tell If Your Kid Isn't Popular in School

One of my favourite features in magazines is the Toro 24, from Canadian mag Toro Magazine. This time, it' 24 ways to know if your kid is a loser at schoo

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