Everything You Need To Know About Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress

February 17, 2018

Sherald’s portrait, unveiled on Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., features the former FLOTUS in a white gown with striped accents and geometric designs. Mark Wilson via Getty Images Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and artist Amy Sherald unveil Obama’s portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12, 2018. When Sherald spoke during the unveiling of her painting, she explained that the abstract…

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What Does A Sick Bear Really Need? How About A Big Ole Bear Hug

February 17, 2018

Jim Kowalczik and his 1,400-pound Kodiak bear Jimbo go way back so he thought nothing of giving the creature a bear hug when the big guy was feeling under the weather. Earlier this month, the 10-foot-tall bear was suffering from an unknown illness and became agitated after his vet appointment, Philadelphia’s ABC-6 reported. That’s when Kowalczik stepped in with some comfort. “He’s just part of the family now,” Kowalczik told The National Geographic.

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They’ve Been Married A Decade. She’s A Sex Worker. Here’s What It’s Like.

February 17, 2018

She’s also married. Sless’ husband, Justin, 43, is completely supportive of her work, though they’re both aware it’s an unconventional life.  Below, they tell us more about Sless’ work, how it affects their marriage and what Justin thinks of his wife’s clients.  Eva: We’ve been married almost 11 years. We’ve been a couple for around 18 years and we met around 30 years ago. We’ve always been in each other’s lives. Sex and…

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Here are a few common questions about Asians you should never, ever ask.

February 17, 2018

In an era of second- and even third-generation immigrant families in the U.S., it keeps surprising me how some people are still stuck in the Middle Ages. If you’re ethnically Asian but were born in Europe or North America and have never lived in Asia, you’ll know what I’m talking about. From uneducated remarks to downright insensitive and racist questions, we’ve experienced it all. Let’s see which of these you’ve…

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Woman Pulls More Than A Dozen Worms From Eye, Leads To Scientific Discovery

February 16, 2018

Abby Beckley is not a squeamish woman. The 26-year-old rides horses in Oregon and fishes in Alaska. So, when she first noticed an irritation in her left eye, she didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t until she dug in that she realized what was in her eye wasn’t just an eyelash. “I just pulled my hand back and stared at it in shock and was like, ‘oh my god,…

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Nobody Shows Up To Read For Retired Greyhound Racer, So Internet Responds In The Best Way

February 16, 2018

At his most recent gig however, nobody showed up. No bookings. That prompted his handler, John Muellner, to send out a Facebook post asking if any kiddies were interested in coming by to keep a rather forlorn-looking Sting company for the evening. What was the reason behind the outpouring of sympathy for Sting? It turns out he wasn’t bothered at all by his lack of popularity, the pictures John uploaded…

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A Instagram feature is getting dogs to wink at the camera and it’s the only trend we want

February 16, 2018

Instagram was never made for us. It was made for our adorable pets.  Sara (@blurrysara) found the perfect model to showcase on Instagram sitting in her house and she knew exactly how to capture this pup: using the Superzoom feature. She probably didn’t mean to do it, but she started a meme in the process. SEE ALSO: People are letting their dogs take the Egg Challenge. It’s much better than…

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How to clean up your embarrassing Twitter history

February 16, 2018

Tidying up those embarrassing old tweets.Image: mashable/vicky leta This may be hard to imagine, but I, a now hilarious 24-year-old with impressive self-control and impeccable taste in movies, music, and celebrity crushes, have not always crafted the best tweets. Sure, my Twitter fingers are professionally trained at this point. But when I first made my debut in 2011, I was an angsty 18-year-old, obsessed with One Tree Hill, listening to…

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Apple’s charging a pretty hefty price to fix broken HomePods

February 16, 2018

Image: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Did you just pick up Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker? Better pray it doesn’t break, because it’s expensive AF to repair it. Apple’s published service and repair details for HomePod on its website and — holy sh*t — it’ll cost HomePod owners a whopping $280 to repair or replace the dang thing if they don’t have AppleCare+. SEE ALSO: 10 things you (probably) didn’t know about…

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Here Are 4 Easily Missed Signs Youre Going Through The Hermit Phase And What You Can Do To Combat It

February 16, 2018

Parker Johnson / Unsplash I spend quite a bit of time by myself. I enjoy walks through the park, solo dining, and writing. However, as I’ve gone through the spiritual awakening process this past year, my alone time has increased. A lot. During your awakening, there are an immense amount of new feelings, internal changes, and growing pains that can make it difficult to relate to the “outside world.” You become more empathetic, sensitive, and…

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20-Pound Rodents Are Invading California

February 16, 2018

Creatures are emerging from the California marshlands with orange buckteeth, webbed feet, and round, rat-like tails. They can weigh more than 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and reach lengths of up to 1 meter (3.5 feet). No, we’re not introducing the next bad horror flick. The real-life drama starring the invasive nutria is unfolding in three of the state’s counties and it has officials concerned. So concerned, in fact, that the…

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Johnson: Let’s unite around Brexit vision

February 15, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson: We need to get positive agenda across Boris Johnson has told his fellow Brexiteers they should not “gloat” about the UK’s departure from the EU, which he said was a cause for “hope not fear”. The foreign secretary urged people to “unite about what we all believe in”, an “outward-looking, confident” UK. Leaving the EU was not a “great V-sign from…

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A by-the-numbers look at Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018

(CNN)It’s no surprise that Americans spend quite a bit of money to show their love on Valentine’s Day. Here’s a breakdown, by the numbers: 15%: Percentage of Americans buying gift cards for this day. $5.50: Per capita spending on Valentine gifts for pets. 115.78 million: The number of single people in America age 18 and older in 2016, according to the US Census Bureau. This group of divorced, widowed, separated…

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‘I looked at it, and it was moving’: Worm in woman’s eye leads to unique discovery

February 15, 2018

(CNN)Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. Now, imagine doing that not once but 14 times. “My left eye just got really irritated and red, and my eyelid was droopy,” Beckley remembered. “I was getting migraines too, and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ “ She’d been suffering for five days when the…

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Give tenants a right to pets, says Labour

February 15, 2018

In recent months, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has proposed increasing maximum sentences for serious animal cruelty to five years in jail and said a ban on pet shops and other third parties selling puppies should be explored as part of a crackdown on unscrupulous breeders. He has also published draft legislation which would commit the government to treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes future laws, following a political…

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Ex-football coach guilty of sex abuse

February 15, 2018

They compared him to the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, while his victims described his home as a “paradise” for young boys, where they would play games and be given takeaway food. Boys were abused at his home – where he had arcade games and exotic pets including a puma and a monkey – on trips away, and in his car on the way to and from training….

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In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

February 15, 2018

(CNN)Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for their meat at more than 17,000 dog meat farms around that country, according to Humane Society International. And it’s all legal. In Asia, dog…

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Pets Are Beneficial To Those With Mental Health Conditions, Suggests Study

February 14, 2018

Apart from those unfortunate moments when your dog or cat leaves an unholy mess on the floor, or when they nefariously chew their way through a pillow, most would say that pets bring about an abundance of happiness – but what does science have to say on the subject? Although the effect of owning a pet on a person’s mental health has been looked into before, this is a decidedly…

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Good dogs are now taking the Egg Challenge, results vary

February 14, 2018

Unlike the Tide Pod challenge, a new internet trend of putting inedible stuff in our mouths isn’t going to make you roll your eyes. Twitter has been inspired by Sookie the golden retriever who oh-so-gently held an egg in her mouth recently. And now, people are testing their own pups with the Egg Challenge, where you basically force an egg into your doggo’s mouth and see if they don’t break…

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What makes people finally delete their social media accounts?

February 14, 2018

Image: Mashable/Bob Al-Greene Much has been made of the social media “detox”: a break, however permanent or temporary, from the digital world.  Of course, because each person’s relationship with social media is unique (terrible), the way people deal with unplugging varies, too. For some, logging off for a while can be genuinely rejuvenating. For others, it’s fine, but it doesn’t change their habits in the end. And some people simply…

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Britons killed in Grand Canyon crash named

February 13, 2018

He added the couple were “really happy together” and “just enjoyed being with each other”. “The whole thing is just terrible.” Friends pay tribute to victims Britons Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32, and Jennifer Barham, 39, were injured in the crash, along with pilot Scott Booth, 42, police said. Jason Hill worked as a corporate lawyer for Shoosmiths LLP in its Milton Keynes office. The firm’s chief executive, Claire…

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The dogs stolen from their owners’ homes

February 13, 2018

Image caption Scooby was 11 months old when taken Scooby had become a central part of family life. Image caption Max says she thinks about Scooby every day Dog Lost, the UK’s largest online service for stolen and missing pets, says it recorded a significant increase in the number of reported thefts in 2017. This was despite the introduction of mandatory microchipping across the UK in April 2016, aimed at…

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Twitter bans those gross face-swapped porn videos

February 13, 2018

Don't even think about uploading a porn deepfake to Twitter.Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF Fake porn videos featuring face-swapped celebrities, often referred to as “deepfakes,” have been banned from Twitter.  The social media platform has become the latest to ban the videos, in which celebrity women like Gal Gadot, Taylor Swift, and Maisie Williams have been face-swapped with porn performers using AI that makes it all look way too real. Motherboard…

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Pet toys are for pet owners, not pets

February 12, 2018

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Pet shop puppy sale ban considered

February 11, 2018

Puppies must also be shown alongside their mother before a sale is made, and – amid concern over online sales – purchases must be completed in the presence of the new owner. ‘Puppy trade crisis’ Last year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs suggested a ban on third-party sales could lead to the creation of an illegal market. But the Dogs Trust welcomed the government’s latest thinking on…

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Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

February 11, 2018

In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial intelligence—in particular, the then-maverick technology of neural networks. Most people thought she was mixing oil and water. “I had a heck of a time getting published,” she recalled. “The neural-network journals would say, ‘What is this quantum mechanics?’ and the physics journals would say, ‘What is this neural-network garbage?’”…

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