Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s more than 40 participants during a pitch presentation for what would become the event’s winning project. Better …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …

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7 creepy AF videos from the robotics company Google just sold

June 10, 2017

Run, robot! Run!Image: youtube/boston dynamics Google has released the bots. And by that, we mean Google just sold off Boston Dynamics the company that designs and engineers all those creepy-looking, terrifyingly capable robots. After putting it up for sale in 2016, Japanese tech company Softbank finally purchased Boston Dynamics along with Schaft, a company that specializes in creating bipedal robots from Google for an unknown amount. SEE ALSO: Google’s plans for their new London HQ are …

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Surprise! Another Fox News host just epically burned Trump

June 9, 2017

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto blasted President Trump on Tuesday after the president fired off another one of his infamous tweets attacking the “fake media.” During his call out, Cavuto burned Trump with a spin on a classic breakup line, saying: “It’s not the fake news media that’s your problem, it’s you.” The Fox News host went on to discuss Trump’s “scapegoating” and “refusal to see” his own actions, giving the president …

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Trump casually pre-games climate announcement with jazz band

June 2, 2017

While the world anxiously waited to hear whether or not President Trump would pull out of the Paris Agreement, a jazz band outside the White House kept things chill AF. After much anticipation, Trump announced on Twitter that he would be making a statement about the country’s future with the major climate agreement on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden. They’re playing smooth jazz in the Rose Garden ahead of the president’s announcement on the Paris climate accord …

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Love the internet? Listen to these podcasts right now

May 29, 2017

Image: Getty Images Not everything that’s created on the internet stays on the internet sometimes things just might make it on a podcast. If you’re the kind of person who can’t get enough of the memes, videos, art, and all things internet, here are the podcasts you need to start tuning into today. SEE ALSO: ‘Nancy’ isn’t a person, it’s a podcast. Oh, and it’s super, super gay. 1. Reply All PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman host this remarkable show …

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have lasted through the rumble-tumble of public affairs. SEE ALSO: …

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Open letter to Ariana Grande from a dad of three fans will make you cry

May 27, 2017

A father of three Ariana Grande fans has penned an open letter to the pop star, offering some “redneck love from a daddy of daughters” following the heartbreaking events at Manchester arena. SEE ALSO: Why Ariana Grande’s music is so important The letter by Patrick Millsaps from Georgia, U.S. has since gone viral, gaining almost 20K retweets and over 40K likes. “I am the father of three daughters ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for …

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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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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the social media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …

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Deaf woman shares every outrageous question she’s been asked

May 18, 2017

A woman from Scotland has shared some of the shocking things people have said to her about being deaf. In the video posted by BBC Social Bea says she’s happy for people to ask questions, but there are some enquiries that are just plain stupid. “How do deaf people have babies?” is one of the more unusual questions shared by Bea. “How do deaf people have sex?” is yet another gem. “Can deaf people drive?” Don’t be a dick to deaf people. More From …

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Former Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan is absolute fitness goals

May 18, 2017

A former Royal Marines Commando who lost his leg in Afghanistan has shared a video of himself working out to show that “you don’t need two legs” to be fit. SEE ALSO: This cancer survivor’s date will make you weep tears of joy In the video, Andy Grant shows how he works out without even going to the gym. “You don’t need fancy gym equipment, you don’t even need two legs,” says Grant. …

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Woman has powerful response after being shamed for wearing makeup while at work

May 17, 2017

A supermarket worker has hit back after she was shamed her for wearing makeup while she was working. SEE ALSO: After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothing Kerry Whittaker described her experience in a Facebook post, explaining that a woman and her teenage daughter were laughing at her because of her makeup. According to Whittaker, the woman said: “Have you see the state on that? Who comes to work to sit on a checkout looking like that… …

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