26-Year-Old Man Dies In Cape Cod Shark Attack – Perez Hilton

So scary. Over the weekend, Massachusetts had its first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years on a Cape Cod beach. A 26-year-old man died after the shark apparently attacked him while he was out The Wellfleet Police Department shared the story first on social media, reporting the man’s…

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Musk under investigation, Trump’s Chinese tariffs, Facebook’s fake-news victory: The week in tech news

Pages can now join Groups on Facebook.Image: Getty Images Your Facebook Page can now join members-only Facebook Groups. In a new setting update spotted by social media aficionado Matt Navarra, Facebook is now going to let Pages on the site interact with communities through Facebook Groups. 

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Congrats to Brett Kavanaugh on getting to be angry

Image: Win NcNamee / Getty Images After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s heart-wrenching and credible testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, pundits wondered whether Brett Kavanaugh would adopt a gentler tone during his own appearance. He did not. Instead, he leaned in to being angry. He spoke in a…

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Tesla Board WeighsMusk’s Go-Private Gambit Doubted by the Market

Wall Street and Washington have the same question for Elon Musk: Where’s the money? Two days after he vowed on Twitter that he had “funding secured” for a spectacular $82 billion deal to take Securities and Exchange Commission starts investigating the matter. Regulators have asked the company if what Musk…

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UK report highlights changing gadget habits and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-of-the-range smartphone cost ~£500 to true addicts in today’s £1k+ premium smartphone era. The…

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Couple criticized for pulling dangerous stunt on Saint Martin beach

SWNS/Yuliia Nos  (“It didn’t touch my feet but I felt so much air from the plane and I lost my balance,” Nos admitted.) The well-timed snap, taken last month, has since been criticized by those on social media, not only because the stunt was risking their lives, but the lives…

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Tributes to graffiti artists hit by train

Image copyright BTP Image caption Jack Gilbert, 23, Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, and Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, were found dead on tracks near Loughborough Junction station Tributes have been paid to three men killed by a train near a south London station. Jack Gilbert, 23, Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, and Harrison…

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Asians Remember Anthony Bourdain For Handling Their Food, Culture With Care

In a beloved episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain sits down on a busy city street in Vietnam to sample Cơm hến, a dish made with clams and rice. He calls the country his “first love” and one of his “favorite places on Earth.” “All of the things I…

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Queer Appalachia brings love and memes to the people who need it most

"We're queer Appalachians documenting ourselves," says Gina Mamone, one of Queer Appalachia's founders.Image: queerappalachia/instagram There are far more people in Appalachia than those same three Trump voters in a diner you’ve been hearing about for the past two years. You just need to know where to look. Might I suggest…

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Cynthia Nixon’s ‘Fix Our Subway’ Ads Shred Cuomo’s MTA, Commuters Rejoice

Cynthia Nixon asked weary New York City subway riders to talk about their commutes on social media on Thursday morning and call out Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “sham subway plan.” The appeal by Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo for governor this year, encouraged riders to flood their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social…

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A month without plastic – 10 years on

Ten years ago I attempted to live plastic-free. With the government pledging to crack down on plastic waste, will it be any easier a decade on? Summer 2008 was a warm one. I know that because my kitchen gently hummed with the sour scent of plastic milk bottles and yoghurt…

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