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Japans mobile payments app PayPay reaches 10 million users

Paytm, India’s biggest mobile payments firm, now has 10 million customers in Japan, the company said as it pushes to expand its reach in international markets. Paytm entered Japan last October after forming a joint venture with SoftBank and Yahoo Japan called PayPay. In addition to 10 million users, PayPay is now supported by 1 million merchant partners and local stores in Japan, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm said Thursday. The mobile payments app has clocked more than 100 million transactions to date in the nation, he claimed.…

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Michael Bennet pitches voters: I’ll be boring if elected president

While other candidates have been playing into the chaotic nature of the run-up to 2020 presidential primaries, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) made a pitch to voters that was the exact opposite: he promised to be boring. The Colorado senator, who is currently polling near the bottom of the wide array of candidates, made the pitch to potential voters in a tweet on Tuesday.

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Life-Threatening Experiences Lead To Long-Lasting Changes In Animals Brains

Predators can inspire fear that causes long-lasting changes to the brains and behaviors of wild animals, helping them remember and avoid such life-threatening events in the future.  Researchers describe this as an “animal model” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that suggests the condition may not be a maladaptive dysfunction, but rather a phenomenon that occurs in nature to enhance survival against perceived threats. Retaining a powerful and long-term memory of a life-threatening encounter is “clearly evolutionarily beneficial” if it helps an individual avoid such events in the future, note the researchers. “These…

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“Mama Please! I Was Hiding, But Her Intuition Picked Up on It. Check on the Strong Ones. Listen to Your Children.”

ShareTweetPin “Sometimes when I say I’m okay, I need someone to look me in the eyes and say, ‘I know you’re not.’ My daughter did just this for me yesterday. I try to hold it together for my child, but she knows. Courtesy of Stephanie Trendowski Check on your strong people. I, and many of those around me, would consider myself to be a strong person. You see, I am one of the friends who is known for having it together, the planner, the happy contagious smile girl always on…

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The greatest sports memes of all time

The tension, the drama, the raw emotion. The sports world has always been the perfect meme factory. Whether its Michael Jordan crying or Yao Ming laughing, athletes extreme reactions provide excellent response images to almost every online situation. There are far too many sports memes to list even a tenth of them here, but below are some of our favorites. Enjoy the tragedy and triumph (but mainly tragedy) of the best sports memes on the internet. The 10 best sports memes on the internet 1) Crying Michael Jordan Know Your…

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Dayton Shooters Classmate: We Predicted He Would Do This

Jessica Masseth was months into her sophomore year at Bellbrook High School in Ohio when she started getting disturbing text messages from a freshman named Connor Betts. Betts texted that Masseth was on his rape list, describing in detail what he wanted to do to her, she saideven sending her the list of all of his proposed victims to prove she wasnt the only one. Finally, Masseth said she had enough and went to the police. I was not surprised at all when I heard his name on the news…

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