Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

An elite athlete who also happens to be pregnant.Image: Getty Images Hi. It is 2017. Are we really still amazed that women are capable of working while pregnant? News broke Wednesday that actress Gal Gadot was five-months pregnant while she did re-shoots for Wonder WomeN. She did the required stunts and even had a cutout in her armor for her protruding belly, which was covered in green so they could edit it out later. And, of course, there was last week’s revelation that Serena Williams …

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Acer’s Predator Triton 700 is a VR-ready gaming laptop that doesn’t scrimp

April 28, 2017

Acer's Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is a gaming laptop through and through, from its aggressive design to its mechanical keyboard.Image: raymond wong/mashable Aggressive, sharp-cornered gaming laptops are back in style. While most PC makers have been content with chasing Apple with sleek laptops that sport unibody builds, soft corners, and minimalist designs, PC maker Acer is going in the opposite directioN. SEE ALSO: Acer’s huge, 10-pound gaming laptop is VR-ready The sixth …

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A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

Save our shows!Image: hbo/amc Game of Thrones is safe. Netflix might even benefit. And Saturday Night Live well, they’ll be screwed. If you’re a TV fan, you’ve probably heard rumblings about a looming writers’ strike, which if it goes ahead (and that’s not a done deal yet) could cause significant disruption to some of your favorite shows. Movies, on the other hand, are a little better off; writers might be barred from doing polishes on scripts during a strike, but …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable There’s something comforting about Sheryl Sandberg’s voice on the phone. It’s calm, self-assured, and sweet. Yet there are also tremors of vulnerability in the Facebook COO’s voice, hints of the grief and longing she has grappled with ever since the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015. SEE ALSO: What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life’s meaning “Living with this is a daily thing,” she …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @cnnsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 France moves a step closer to having a new president, Russia offers a virtual tour of a military installation in the Arctic, and we report on Earth Day past and present. Amid our continuing coverage of CNN Heroes, we’re featuring an inspiring report today on the people who nominate them. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hello and welcome to CNN 10 on this last Monday of April. I’m Carl Azuz. The European nation of France is one step closer to having a new leader. …

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Celebrities show up to support the March for Science

April 23, 2017

As hundreds of Marches for Science took place around the globe, science-loving celebrities sounded off on social media to show their support. A few marched themselves (looking at you, Peter Capaldi). Others, unable to make it, sent messages of encouragement and thanks to participants. Bonus: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s message involved a dog. Yes, if nothing else, we can take comfort in the fact that many celebrities appear to know that, indeed, there is no Planet B. Whew! SEE ALSO: Attend the …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

"Oh no what did I just do."Image: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty There are no second chances in life, but there may be in email. While this is of little consolation to those wishing they could hit “undo” on semi-recent national events, Gmail’s Undo Send feature gives us all the break we so desperately need. SEE ALSO: Gmail finally doubles email attachment limit, but it means nothing Are you using it? You really should be. Email, after all, is deceptively hard. Reaching inbox …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 23, 2017

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?!Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a detailed guide …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

Don't be afraid to show the real you.Image: ambar del moral/mashable Think you’ve obsessed over your dating profile pics and finally managed to get them just right? Sorry, but you’d better think agaiN. The dating app Hinge sifted through thousands of their users photos and figured out what gets those likes and what gets ignored. The results are pretty surprising. Hinges profile requires you to add six photos, and people can like them and start conversations based on them …

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Yes, you really can turn up the volume on colour

April 22, 2017

Image: Samsung Any gamer knows that reaction time is crucial. A split second can make or break a game, separating the winners from those doomed to be on potato chip and soda duty; you need to be 100 percent present at all times. Sharp, clear colours are like the secret weapons you never knew you needed until now. Samsung hosted an innovative event recently that helped gamers and entertainment junkies alike experience colours like never before. Held at collaborative co-working space meets art …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account today you’ll be showered with animated balloons in celebration of her big day. …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso in 'Girlboss.'Image: Karen Ballard/netflix When Netflix signed on for Girlboss, it probably sounded like a great idea. Feminism, fashion, and San Francisco? We were about to have our first female president, so what could go wrong? When the show starts streaming on Friday, things will be a little different. Not only are we living in Trump’s America, but Nasty Gal, the multi-million-dollar startup the show was based on, is bankrupt. …

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This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

April 21, 2017

Image: HOTSTAR While Netflix and Amazon Prime are going all out to capture the burgeoning video streaming market in India a country of 450 million internet users a homegrown ‘challenger’ so to speak has slowly emerged as the champioN. Hotstar, the two-year-old on-demand video platform from the house of Rupert Murdoch-owned Star TV, has crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. If we count App Store downloads, it would go up to 130 million or so. SEE ALSO: Netflix …

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

Members of the Kardashian clan were among the dozens of celebrities cited in a complaint that led to an FTC warning.Image: Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media endorsements. SEE ALSO: Kardashians accused of not disclosing …

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Marvel just showed off the first ‘Black Panther’ footage, and we couldn’t be more excited

April 20, 2017

Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira knew how awesome they would be way back at Comic-CoN.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images The Dora Milaje are coming so, to quote the warriors of Wakanda, move or you will be moved. Marvel sneaked a Black Panther sizzle reel and some hot-off-the-set dailies at the studio’s open house event Monday night. It was the first Black Panther footage seen anywhere, and it came as a surprise for reporters where just expecting a walkthrough of Marvel’s offices …

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Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

April 19, 2017

Image: Getty Images Nearly 10 years after Netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it’s all set to hit the 100-million subscribers mark. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, Netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan The California-based company says it expects to hit the milestone this weekend. “Its a good start,” the company wrote (PDF) to shareholders at the earnings call for the first quarter of 2017. Netflix added nearly five million …

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Here’s what happens to us when we have an epiphany

April 19, 2017

Aha!Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images When an epiphany strikes, it’s rare and fleeting. Something clicks in our minds, and what was once confusing is suddenly obvious, illuminating, and even exciting. Such moments are not purely internal events, it turns out. Our eye movements and pupils can broadcast these “aha!” moments, making it possible to predict epiphanies even before they occur, a new study found. Scientists at Ohio State University conducted the research. They …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

College football got a little more interesting this year. One high school senior just made history by becoming the first female to receive a football scholarship at an NCAA Division II school or higher. SEE ALSO: First woman to run Boston Marathon returns, and this time she has another powerful message Becca Longo signed with Adams State University in Colorado as a kicker – the same position she played at Basha High School in Arizona. About a dozen women have played football for NCAA …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating womeN. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever. It comes as no surprise that at the last minute, when the counting showed the “no” vote was threatening the thin lead of the pro-Erdogan …

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CNN 10 – April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 “Star wars” is how you could describe today’s special edition of CNN 10. We’re explaining what could constitute a potential war in space, how its effects could be felt across a country, and what’s being done to guard against it. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Great to have you watching the special edition of CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz at the CNN Center. We’re covering a subject today that’s both fascinating and alarming — a …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

Image: mashable composite. hgtv. kimkardashian/instagram. When Joanna Gaines wore a choker on Fixer Upper, I knew the transformation was complete. You can buy a mug on Etsy for $15 imploring you, “In a world full of Kardashians, be a Joanna Gaines.” But Kim and Jo’s lives in Calabasas and Waco, respectively, have plenty of parallels. They’ve built empires. And if you’re so inclined, you can buy a similar wrap-around necklace from Magnolia Market to help you steal …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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