These terrible dress shirts must go

At some point between late 2015 and early 2016, the ubiquitous cold-shoulder top took hold of fast fashion and has since refused to let go. You know the ones — those dumb, otherwise long-sleeved shirts with holes inexplicably cut from the shoulder. True to name, they make your shoulders cold and your life just a little bit worse.  Now another another unforgivable trend is creeping its way into fast fashion stores across America.  The style:...
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Zuckerberg sheds tears and gets political in Harvard commencement speech

Mark Zuckerberg shed tears, threw shade, and got (mildly) political in a commencement speech to his alma mater on Thursday. The Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout touched on everything from income inequality to Beyonce to Donald Trump (though he danced around referring to the president by name).  Fresh off a cross-country road trip of staged meet-and-greets, the billionaire seemed genuinely excited to return to the school where he first conce...
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Inside Amazons first New York City Bookstore

Lawrence stood at the front of Amazon’s first New York City bookstore, momentarily startled by the applause. He was the first shopper at Amazon’s newest "Amazon Books" physical retail location – and he wasn’t even shopping for books. Lawrence, who didn’t offer his last name, had basically wandered into the still unopened location during a press preview and instead of throwing him out, Amazon welcomed him as customer #1 with a round of appla...
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A new Facebook bot wants to help you have better sex. Seriously.

Facebook can do a lot of things, but can it also fix your sex life? That's the goal of Lovely Bot , new Facebook chatbot that engages you in a kind of sex therapy session. It's the first of its kind, and it comes from the makers of Lovely, which is basically a FitBit for your dick .  In their continuing quest to improve your bedroom performance, they’ve partnered with sexologist Dr. Agate Loewe to create an experience based on an IRL sex th...
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'SNL' says goodbye to Bobby Moynihan with one more Drunk Uncle for the road

Only one SNL character could possibly be interested in Making America Drunk Again. After nine seasons on SNL , Bobby Moynihan did his last show on Saturday, and of course Drunk Uncle stopped by "Weekend Update" to talk about Donald Trump. He said some stuff but ... pfffffthbbllltlbt. Moynihan took on many roles during his long SNL tenure — he was Chris Christie during the campaign — but his rambling, blubbering take on everyone's least inte...
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Jeff Sessions trolled with KKK costume projected on a building in D.C.

Projects on large public buildings seem to be the newest way to show resistance in the Era of Trump given the events of this week. Just a few days after making waves by trolling President Trump with a projection on Trump's D.C. hotel that said "Pay Trump Bribes Here," D.C. artist Robin Bell took aim at Attorney General Jeff Sessions with some similar projections on Thursday night.  Hashtags are everywhere Image: Robin Bell/Storyful Projecte...
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The internet points out the many, many politicians who've had it worse than Donald Trump

Poor Trump. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Keith Wagstaff 2017-05-18 04:50:09 UTC Donald Trump has it bad. Nobody has it worse. Terrible. And he wants new graduates to know it. "Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media," Trump said in a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly." No p...
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David Tennant and Billie Piper re-unite for 3 new 'Doctor Who' tales

Okay, so it might not be quite what you're thinking — yes, David Tennant and Billie Piper are teaming up again for three new Doctor Who adventures. The only catch? They're not television episodes, they're audio books. On Monday, Big Finish — the audio drama company who have made a bunch of Torchwood and Doctor Who audio books before — announced the three new episodes, which will be released later this year. You can listen to the trailer her...
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Experts poke holes in claims that fidget spinners can treat ADHD

Teachers' worst nightmare. Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Maria Gallucci 2017-05-15 00:00:28 UTC Fidget spinners are a fun, relaxing fount of mindless entertainment. But are they really more than a cheap toy? Some experts say no. Despite marketing claims, there's no research that shows the wildly popular spinners are therapeutic tools for people with anxiety, autism, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  "I know there's ...
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The radical history of Mother's Day you never knew about

If you thought Mother's Day started out as a ploy by greeting card companies to pocket your hard-earned money, you're in for a big surprise.  Though the annual American holiday became a commercial affair years after its founding, it actually began in 1905 as a way to honor the legacy of activist Ann Reeves Jarvis.  In 1868, decades before her death, Jarvis organized a "Mothers' Friendship Day" to help women from opposing sides of the Civil ...
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New 'The Mist' trailer is a friggin' gorefest

Wow. If you expected The Mist, the Stephen King novella-based TV show which hits Spike on June 22, to be tamer then the 2007 movie of the same name, think again.  The new trailer for the show is an absolute gorefest, with enough violence to put Doom to shame and enough missing eyeballs to scare away...well, anyone who doesn't like missing eyeballs.   The premise is the same as in King's novella (and the movie, which is unrelated t...
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Modder manages to get the fabled 'Nintendo PlayStation' console working

A super-rare prototype of the "Nintendo Playstation" — a failed Frankenstein collaboration between Nintendo and Sony from the early '90s — surfaced last summer. On Friday, tech wizard Ben Heckendorn posted a video showing that he finally managed to get it completely working. The Ben Heck Show on YouTube received a partially non-functioning prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation with the hopes that the channel's host, Heckendorn, could find a...
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China's first large passenger jet takes its maiden flight

China's first homegrown passenger plane made its maiden flight on Friday afternoon, to much fanfare. The world manufacturing superpower has hitched much of its hopes on the 168-seat C919 jet , as its toe into a world dominated by America's Boeing and Europe's Airbus. Made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), the C919 faced a three-year long delay due to production issues. And, she's off! The country's aerospace i...
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WhatsApp is down and the internet is freaking out

This is not a drill.  WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned app that 1.2 billion people count on to communicate, is down. Like, in many places it's totally not working. And the internet is not pleased.  According to Down Detector , service problems started around 1 p.m. PT on May 3 and were ongoing at time of publication. Large swaths of Europe, Brazil, and parts of the United States appear to be suffering the brunt of the outages.  Frustrated users...
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Just when you thought 'Outlander' couldn't get any better: PUPPIES!

Meet the puppies who will steal your heart in 'Outlander' Season 4 Image: Starz Entertainment, LLC By Laura Prudom 2017-05-02 14:04:31 UTC We've finally discovered something even more heartwarming than Claire and Jamie's epic love story in Outlander (okay, let's call it a tie) — puppies!  Meet the two newest cast additions for Outlander Season 4 — a pair of Northern Innuit puppies who will be a major part of the show's fourth season, which ...
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Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rally

Russia. Flags. Image: Yuri Kochetkov/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda 2017-04-30 02:42:34 UTC Trolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it's an art.  President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks.  As far as protests go, it certainly earns points for creativity.  The Trump c...
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The NSA's massive surveillance operation is now just a little less massive

Where the surveillance happens ... Image: jim Lo Scalzo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda 2017-04-29 00:28:50 UTC The NSA's spying program is still vast, but it's now a touch more restricted. The agency has long collected texts and emails sent to and by Americans if those electronic communications contained the names of folks whom the NSA was conducting surveillance on, but that's no longer the case.  This, as the New York Times reporte...
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Stephen Colbert lampoons Trump for the new 'Coke button' in the Oval Office

Great news, everyone: Donald Trump has installed a new red button in the White House. Oh, don't worry. It doesn't launch anything. It just signals White House staff to bring him a Coca-Cola. And each time that happens, as Stephen Colbert notes, the Oval Office inches ever closer to becoming "an eight year old's drawing of a treehouse." Original link
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'Barbed wire brows' is the latest polarizing, spiky eyebrow trend to hit the internet

Remember when people were happy with their eyebrows and just kept them the way nature intended? Yeah, neither do we. We just barely recovered from being introduced to "feather brows" , and were hoping for some peace and normalcy in the beauty world while we healed. But, alas, beauty does not sleep and the Instagram community lets nothing slip through the cracks.  Therefore, we have the pleasure (ahem) of bringing you... "barbed wire brows."...
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This iPhone 8 'dummy model' is a total throwback to the first iPhone

Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the next stage of the iPhone 8 rumor cycle. Instead of concepts , diagrams and design leaks , there are now photos of an actual device. Well, almost.  Prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted images of a purported "dummy" iPhone 8 which means it looks pretty much the same as the final device, but it's just an empty shell, with nothing inside.  The photos show the device from all angles, and it does ad...
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Rihanna celebrates Queen Elizabeth's birthday (?) by photoshopping her into iconic Rihanna outfits

Everyone wants to be Rihanna, including probably the queen of England.  Rihanna gave a shoutout to Queen Elizabeth II the day after the monarch's 91st birthday with a series of incredible Instagram posts. The photos featured none other than the queen herself photoshopped into some of Rihanna's most iconic outfits.  For reference, here's Rihanna in the Gucci catsuit, which she wore to Coachella last weekend:  The queen also got to wear some ...
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Starbucks fan shows us how to get a Unicorn Frappuccino for free

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccinos are huge right now. So huge, in fact, that one man made up a song about the mythical new drink which arrived in stores two days ago. Paul Harlan posted a video of him serenading a barista at a Starbucks drive-thru with a truly magical song. "Well, I just heard the news today, there's a unicorn in my frappé," sand Harlan, who also works at Starbucks. "Close my eyes, begin to say, can I get one in a grande?" Ha...
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Sesame Street gets the 'Real Housewives' treatment in hilarious new parody

We can't think of two entities more polar opposite than the Muppets of Sesame Street and the women of The Real Housewives franchise.  But thanks to the hilariously adorable parody "The Real Grouches of Sesame Street," the two meet in the best way possible.  In the first installment of the series, we meet Oscar, Grundgetta, Diva GarbageDump, and outsider Grover. We're also greeted with sassy, grouchy taglines fit for a real Housewives vetera...
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First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message

Kathrine Switzer crosses a very significant finish line. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Rebecca Ruiz 2017-04-18 01:32:31 UTC Fifty years ago, a clever, determined woman named Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon — but not before an official tried to drag her from the course.  See, at the time, only men competed in the race. Switzer signed her registration as "K.V. Switzer," was accepted and, despite efforts to remo...
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Accidental Tom Hardy lookalike was 'gutted' after not meeting himself

This Tom Hardy is not a lie Image: BUCHAN/VARIETY/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK By Adam Rosenberg 2017-04-16 14:59:21 UTC We can safely assume that perfect human Tom Hardy leads a fairly charmed life. That's also good news if you happen to be a Hardy lookalike, but resembling a celebrity means you can never, ever trust sightings in your immediate vicinity. That's what happened to Johnny Watson, a U.K. resident who happens to be the famous actor's spitti...
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