Archive | February 2018

Models rocked ‘vagina mohawks’ so hard at New York Fashion Week

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Pubic hair is making a beautifully punk comeback, and it’s long overdue.

The last time the fashion world did anything of significance with women’s pubic hair was in 2015 with vajazzling. Thankfully, fashion designer KAIMIN broke the dry spell at the latest New York Fashion Week with a runway show featuring a diverse array of … vagina wigs.

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

Google’s firing of James Damore was legal, according to a federal labor agency

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A federal agency has found that Google was well within its legal rights to fire James Damore in 2017.

The company dismissed its former engineer after he wrote a paper arguing that woman aren’t as biologically equipped for leadership roles as men. Damore filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board after his firing, but a newly released January memo from the agency sides with Google.

As NLRB legal counsel Jayme L. Sophir wrote on Jan. 16: “While much of [Damore’s] memorandum was likely protected, the statements regarding biological differences between the sexes were so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive as to be unprotected.” …

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

Very embarrassing mom Sally Field tries to set her son up with Adam Rippon on Twitter

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Actor Sally Field is not shy about landing her son a date, even if it involves completely revealing his Olympic crush to the entire world.

“Find a way,” Field told her son Sam Greisman after he revealed to her that his Olympic crush was USA figure skater and internet heartthrob Adam Rippon. But when Griesman’s way wasn’t enough for Field, she took things into her own hands.

On Friday evening, Greisman tweeted a screenshot of a text with his mother. “Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush,” he wrote, blocking out the part where he reveals his crush is Rippon. …

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting’s aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It’s a phenomenon that happens after every t… …read more      

Twitter is finally ending support for its unpopular Mac desktop app

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On Friday, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down work on its Mac desktop app, to the dismay of, err, no one.

Users have 30 days, starting on Feb. 16, before the app will no longer be supported, Twitter said.

“We’re focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that’s consistent across platforms,” Twitter Support wrote in a tweet. “So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.”

The app hadn’t exactly been flourishing in recent years, scoring a dismal 1.7 out of 5 in the App Store. Twitter had outsourced the development of the app to a studio in Seattle called …

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

This dog’s heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

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One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway.

Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew — the Jay St. station — and ended up inside the dangerous subway tunnel.

“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in,” Dakota’s owner, Caroline Francis, posted to her Facebook. …

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

There’s a striking difference between Obama and Trump’s responses to school shootings

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On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Parkland, Florida in the wake of a school shooting in a high school that left 17 people dead. But Trump has faced criticism over the way he carried himself during that visit.

After an awkward meeting with first responders, the president and first lady Melania Trump stood together for a friendly photo op, which in itself seems insensitive. Trump had a huge smile on his face in the photo, and flashed his now signature thumbs up.

Trump updated his Twitter cover photo with the picture from the meeting Friday evening.

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.

Activists are registering voters at ‘Black Panther’ screenings for #WakandaTheVote

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It’s rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter.

Ben Shapiro rants aside, Black Panther is a lovely exception. Activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba from the Movement for Black Lives‘ Electoral Justice Project recently launched #WakandaTheVote to help register voters at Black Panther screenings across the country.

“This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda,” the …

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2018, in Mashable.