How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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President Obama continues his European tour with Prince Harry

May 29, 2017

President Barack Obama moved on from his picture-perfect vacation in Italy for basically the next-best thing: hanging out with Prince Harry. The president met up with future Mr. Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace in London on Saturday, the palace shared on Twitter and Instagram. Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack. https://t.co/7azv4BV2Nt Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2017 The …

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The best-looking fidget spinners on the internet, ranked

May 28, 2017

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god. For those in the former group, a boring fidget spinner will not do. Lucky for them, there are hundreds of options on Amazon boasting impressive spin times and various claims of health and well-being benefits. SEE ALSO: Break the mold and get a cookie fidget spinner instead But really, all that matters is the design. Here’s 35 of our favorites. …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times. Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how things used to be. Since Trump’s inauguration in January, the …

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Professor gets his dog a position at 7 academic journals

May 27, 2017

For scientists and researchers, getting papers published in respected journals is critical for their careers. So it’s a good thing that Dr. Olivia Doll, respected authority and academic, is intimately involved in curating journals within the medical community. She sits on seven different editorial boards for journals focused on everything from drug abuse to respiratory medicine. She also looks like this. SEE ALSO: Very good dog interrupts newscast and is totally pumped to be on TV Yes, …

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Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

Graffiti penises are “outdoor decor” you probably think you’d rather not encounter. But a safer sex advocate from the UK might just change your mind on that. An anonymous 28-year-old Londoner is raising awareness of sexually transmitted infections and the importance of protection by spray painting condoms on graffiti penises. Yes, you heard that right. And it’s damn genius. SEE ALSO: Sex-positive YouTubers are giving kids the sex talks we wish we’d had Sure, …

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Twitter has things to say about that ‘new’ eyebrow wig trend but there’s more to the story

May 19, 2017

Move aside microblading, bloggers are hailing stick-on eyebrow wigs as the next biggest beauty trend. But, this new trend may well be a step too far for the internet. People have been taking to Twitter believe that bloggers are appropriating the wigs, which have long been used by people experiencing hair loss due to alopecia and chemotherapy. SEE ALSO: Feather eyebrows are a trend now and it’s tearing everyone apart Makeup artist Hung Vanngo posted a video demonstrating a wig being …

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Lena Dunham had the perfect response to this magazine’s ‘diet tips’

May 10, 2017

Lena Dunham has shared a list of reasons behind her recent weight loss after Us Weekly put her on its front cover advertising a story on “20 slimdown diet tips.” SEE ALSO: Reminder: Lena Dunham doesnt give the tiniest of shits what you think about her body Dunham cited “anxiety disorder,” “resultant constant nausea,” “an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” and “abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus” …

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Dude’s pic with Paul Ryan promptly enters the trolling hall of fame

May 7, 2017

On Saturday, Twitter user @minnysconsin tweeted a photo of himself with House Speaker Paul Ryan at a Kiwanis Club fundraiser in Wisconsin. It seems, though, that Ryan did not notice (or just ignored) this man’s T-shirt, which reads “Repeal and go f*ck yourself.” (It’s from the Pod Save America podcast merch page, BTW.) SEE ALSO: I am Donald Trump’s history tutor and everything is going great The end result? A solid troll reminiscent of that Kellyanne Conway video …

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The Toronto airport has a new mascot: ceiling raccoon

May 7, 2017

A raccoon in its more natural habitat: nature.Image: Lucienne Morin/Solent News/REX/Shutterstock Animals hanging out in airports are usually kept in carriers, sometimes held close on leashes. Rarely are they peering over your shoulder from a hole in the ceiling. People collecting their luggage at Toronto Pearson International Airport were greeted by an adorable little raccoon who had somehow managed to get up into the ceiling, CBC News Toronto reported. Just look at this cute trash burglar: …

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World Naked Gardening Day is when people get dirty in the name of growing greens

May 7, 2017

It’s World Naked Gardening Day, the only day of the year when exposing your private bits while hoeing around the garden is celebrated internationally. Launched back in 2005, the unofficial event happens every first Saturday of May and encourages gardeners around the world to get out in the fields, bare ass exposed to the sun, to get dirty in the name of growing things in the earth. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s nudity standards: Nipples, fully exposed buttocks are not OK This year is no …

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Here’s the most flamin’ Aussie ‘The Voice’ contestant of all time

May 1, 2017

As most Australians live along the coast in urban areas, it’s not often someone as “ocker” as the guy in Crocodile Dundee comes along. But when they do, the people love it. The Voice Australia has unearthed Sam Hale and as well as being quitessentially “Aussie,” he’s quite an impressive singer, as evidenced in his take on Shawn Mullins’ “Lullaby.” But it seems like most of the attention was on Hale’s slang-heavy musings, which basically …

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We’re all this lady dropping her pizza on the train

May 1, 2017

We’ve all had days like this. I mean, I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that this hasn’t happened to me. I would love nothing more than to see a 16th c. Dutch Masters-style oil painting of this: https://t.co/Ej5RCxW53l John Howell Harris (@jhowellharris) April 29, 2017 Aesthetic value aside, the picture also presents mankind with a dilemma: Would you eat the pizza? ZOOM AND ENHANCE. The sad, hungry people of the internet reached a pretty clear consensus. …

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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

Salt Bae doesn’t just season steaks. He also votes. lem tamam#saltbae #saltlife #salt A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT Yes, that’s chef Nusret Gke, aka Salt Bae, voting. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a referendum that gives him sweeping new powers. SEE ALSO: ‘Salt Bae’ seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinner, as is the natural order of things Are the results bad for democracy? You …

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11-year-old’s Make-A-Wish lands him a spot on the Weather Channel and he kills it

April 16, 2017

11-year-old Ryland from New Jersey has a rare genetic disorder, one that’s potentially life threatening. More important, though, is his love of meteorology. Ryland’s weather dreams came true this week, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. An aspiring meteorologist, Ryland was given the opportunity to be a weatherman for a day at The Weather Channel. Throughout his segment, he wowed everyone, including the anchors, with his composure, personality, and just …

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Canada now has a beer dedicated to fake news and we’ll be right there

April 15, 2017

If Trump’s presidency wasn’t enough to encourage Americans to cross the border, Canada’s comforting new beer will probably will do the trick. On Monday, in attempt to #MakeBeerGreatAgain, Northern Maverick a lighthearted Toronto craft brewer who clearly understands our pain announced it’s launching a special ale that’ll make the rest pale in comparison: “Fake News Ale.” SEE ALSO: Bars are throwing out this brand of beer in the name of marriage equality …

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Forget ‘ghosting.’ ‘Cushioning’ is the newest way to be a terrible person.

April 15, 2017

First came ghosting and breadcrumbing and benching, and now we have cushioning? Cushioning, in case youre not familiar, is the practice of buying yourself a little insurance while you’re in relationship. You chat or otherwise string along a few people called “cushions” so you have something to fall back if you get dumped. Ugh. At this point its actually amazing how many words weve invented for being an a-hole. This particular term was coined earlier this year when a few …

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6 ways to keep your Easter eggs on trend this year

April 15, 2017

Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Did you know that fashion can also apply to hollowed-out eggs? If you’re looking to move beyond the standard solid-color dye job this Easter, consider incorporating current #trends into your egg decorating plans. SEE ALSO: People are taping tiny succulents to their fingernails because the internet is weird Is this at all necessary? No. Is it extremely fun? Yes. Is it a waste of craft supplies? We’ll leave that one up to you. Behold: 1. The millennial …

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Zach Galifianakis gives John Legend and St. Vincent’s song cover some harsh notes

April 13, 2017

Raising money has never included so much accordion playing and chair smashing. 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood, a charity producing 7-inch vinyl records to raise money for the women’s health organization, brought together John Legend and St. Vincent to cover Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You.” The duo were having fun jamming on the piano when Zach Galifianakis barged in to offer some particularly useless notes on their performance. More From this publisher : HERE …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

These days, there are museums dedicated to just about everything. There are museums about chocolate, sex and even penises. But, there is currently not a single museum dedicated to vaginas. That could be about to change. SEE ALSO: This chocolate museum would even make Willy Wonka jealous UK-based Science YouTuber “There is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them.” In fact, the only thing close to a vagina museum is Austria’s …

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An app that wants to help you make friends, not friends with benefits

April 9, 2017

Find your tribe, no swiping required.Image: me3 There are a zillion apps to help you find friends with benefits, but what if what you really want is just regular, old-fashioned new friends? Me3 is a new app that’s launching today that’s designed to help you meet new people who share your interests, goals, and personality traits also known as potential pals. It was created by Julian Ilson, along with cofounder Emanuel Petre, after he noticed that making friends after college was both …

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Male contraception just took another big step forward. Thank goodness.

April 6, 2017

Can these guys be stopped?Image: Shutterstock / Kateryna Kon When it comes to birth control, men pretty much have two options: condoms and vasectomies. But is that finally about to change? The results of a new study, published Tuesday in Basic and Clinical Andrology, are giving us a reason to believe that we might someday have a real solution to the age-old problem of male contraception. The potential answer to our prayers is Vasalgel, a gel that essentially provides an easily reversed …

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#BlackWomenAtWork uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work

March 30, 2017

The disrespectful and condescending treatment of two prominent black women in the U.S. has sparked a global hashtag campaign about everyday racism. On Tuesday, Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly said he couldn’t listen to Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ latest speech about Trump because of her hair, which he called “a wig.” Later that day, U.S. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told veteran journalist April Ryan to “stop shaking her head” in response to an answer …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

Image: smith and sinclair One company has come up with a very sweet tooth-friendly way to raise money for Planned Parenthood, and it involves biting off Donald Trump’s head. SEE ALSO: This country is raising $600 million to counter Trump’s anti-abortion policy Alcoholic sweets company Smith and Sinclair is selling limited edition “Trump sucks” lollipops to protest Trump’s reinstatement of an anti-abortion policy. 100 percent of the profits from the lollipops …

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10 species and objects that are blessed with sharing Sir David Attenborough’s name

March 27, 2017

Sir David Attenborough was honored to have a newly discovered fossil named after him.Image: REX/Shutterstock/James Shaw/Siveter/Mashable Composite Sir David Attenborough is accruing quite a substantial collection of things named after him. This week our favourite documentarian was the inspiration for the name of a 430 million year old fossil. And there’s an an abundance of other species and objects, including a boat, that carry the Attenborough name. SEE ALSO: Watch Kids Narrate …

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Twitter’s got jokes about this weird, outdoorsy photo of Donald Trump, Jr.

March 19, 2017

So, Hillary, sure, but, would you ever want to run into Donald Trump, Jr. in the woods? Well, it could happen: He, uh, apparently feels super at home there. On Saturday, the New York Times Styles sectionpublished a profile of the younger Don that discusses, among many other things (ahem, that time he got arrested for public intoxication) his love of the great outdoors. Already, plenty of people are criticizing the piece on Twitter for normalizing Trumpwho, remember, is apparently not above …

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