The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

… than @realDonaldTrump? pic.twitter.com/D28lODPZLO Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 20, 2017 Trump now with maturity! If there’s anything we’ve learned from the overzealous, typo-ridden 140-character messages posted to the president’s Twitter account, it’s where there’s a Trump tweet, there’s room for improvement. One man decided to take on the taxing job of editing those tweets to try and make the president’s words sound more, well, …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

… variety of newspaper and magazine stories, including ones with thousands of words. Other stories will be formatted originally and exclusively for the mobile phone screen, like this: Image: the new york times Were mindful to reach new audiences and to do so on business terms that ultimately make sense for both parties, Wilson said. As we worked with [Snapchat], we wanted to make sure this is something that works in the longterm. Kinsey and Snap declined to comment on the terms of the …

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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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Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

April 20, 2017

… Building 8 took the stage and demoed a few awe-inspiring, if terrifying, technologies. Dugan demoed a “brain mouse for AR,” which the company described as “a silent speech interface with the speed and flexibility of voice and privacy of text.” Facebook has “a goal of creating a system capable of typing 100 words per minute, straight from the speech center of your brain 5x faster than you can type on your smart phone today.” Dugan didn’t give a timeline …

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’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in Netflix’s newest hit, the intense high school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and …

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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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This company wants to market your emotions through GIFs

April 14, 2017

… messages,” said Jason Krebs, chief business officer at Tenor, in the press release. Or in other words: Money Kim Kardashian GIF from Money GIFs WATCH: These airlines just trolled United so hard on Twitter More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFusion Player WP Video Profits – 5 Clients Developers License Bloxy Lifetime Access and Updates For The Bloxy Site Builder, Plus 10 TemplatesCBS Kickstart Club Launch your 6 – 7 figure internet business today! …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… to pre-suade optimally. But how? The rest of Pre-Suasion sets about answering that question. And yet for leaders, another how remains: How does this apply to me? In other words, what pre-suasive principles stand out when it comes to initiating organizational change, motivating teams, and guiding projects? What are the common pitfalls that come not just from ignoring the moment before but mishandling it? And most importantly, how can companies create a culture of unity to foster agreement and …

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Model shares Instagram of her cellulite to show ‘how bloody natural it is’

April 13, 2017

… “In the words of my old pal Kendrick Lamar, “Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.” WATCH: Signs you’re reading too much into instant messages with emoji More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM VIP Training – New For 2017 Trial Option (OTO IM Product Launching) IM VIP Training – Full AccessEmailFindr 1000 Product eClass Utima (WpTwinSpecial) $2997 valued training on how to build information products.Covert Mobile Bar Instantly …

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Alec Baldwin just got kind of weird on Facebook

April 12, 2017

… clarification. Just let that group of Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy shippers have their dreams, okay? Nevertheless, (get it?) let these be valuable lessons for all: Always ensure your book is properly copy edited BEFORE it’s published. The words “in love with” are not taken lightly, especially in a memoir. Not even celebrities are immune to the unwieldy temptations to emotionally overshare on social media. WATCH: Trump accidentally stood next to Darth Vader and this is …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… anatomy. Indeed, a 2014 study by Eve Appeal revealed that only half of UK women aged between 26 and 35 were able to accurately label a vagina on a diagram. 65 percent of young women admitted to having a problem using the words “vagina” and “vulva”. And 40 percent of 16 to 25 year olds use code names like “lady parts” to discuss their gynaecological health. “People don’t want to talk about vaginas and many don’t want others to,” says …

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Here’s what Kendall Jenner said about that Pepsi commercial before any of us saw it

April 6, 2017

… with avoidable misspelling. Then it pulled the commercial and threw itself under the bus, attempting to save Kendall Jenner: Was pointed out out to me that Pepsi ad was shot in Bangkok. You know, Thailand. You know, an on again/off again military junta. Charlie J. Johnson (@Charliemagne) April 5, 2017 And, of course, a place where protesters have been killed by riot police, in a country where extrajudicial murder by the army is, let’s just say, a bit of a problem. In other words, …

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Marvels The Defenders teaser had a big fat Easter egg did you find it?

April 5, 2017

… them could be bothered to shell out for better?). The best part, though, might be Claires testimonial: Im glad I found this dojo. Maybe itd be less lukewarm is Colleen werent so willing to let her boyfriend interrupt their training sessions, eh? Who taught Danny Rand about social media? Very kind words, so humbled. A post shared by Danny Rand (@dannyrand) on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:57pm PDT The Chikara Dojo site also includes a link to an Instagram account that belongs to one Danny Rand. Turns …

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Why developers struggle to make video game cameras that don’t annoy you

April 4, 2017

… really want it to let you control it yourself, Nava said. No rule of physics or game design is sacred. Even so, Okura said their main objective in designing the camera was to prevent a feeling among action game players who usually dont have to think about controlling the camera from a feeling of being forced to do something that theyre not used to. Tsuchikura added that they wanted the camera to follow players intentions faithfully. In other words, they wanted control over the camera to feel …

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Snapchat now lets you search a million different Stories

April 1, 2017

… that Snap wants to take advantage of all the awesome photos and videos it receives and help you get lost in the Snapchat world, kind of like what can happen on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. In other words, Snapchat is figuring out how to keep you in its app longer. This update comes at a difficult time for Snap. Facebook has recently released four clones of its Snapchat’s Stories product: Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories, Messenger Day and WhatsApp Stories. Snapchat, the smaller app …

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Chris Evans and Jenny Slate calling each other ‘vulnerable’ has left me vulnerable

March 31, 2017

… People. “She’s the best.” SEE ALSO: Billy on the ‘Sesame Street’ will make you scream with joy “Ive never ever ever met someone in my life who has a mastery of the English language the way she does,” he continues. “Shell give you one sentence and theres no fat to it. Youre like, You just chose such an unbelievable collection of words that beautifully articulate what you say.’ Its like an art form talking with her, because the visuals …

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Justin Theroux’s birthday gift for Jennifer Aniston is more depressing than ‘The Leftovers’

March 31, 2017

… very harsh words for strawberries We do special things. I did a little night for her birthday where we went to a special dinner and had a piata, Theroux told E! News. “Actually, we didn’t put anything in the piata. We had a piata and didn’t end up smashing.” he continued. “What are you going to put in it? Kale? She doesn’t eat candy!” Now, there are plenty of things between between candy and kale that Aniston may enjoy, like perhaps sample sized …

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Maxine Waters isn’t sure why millennials love her, but she sure loves them

March 26, 2017

Image: Applewhite/AP/REX/Shutterstock Congresswoman Maxine Waters is not one to mince words. “Get ready for impeachment,” she recently tweeted, to the tune of 104,000 likes. Waters’ tweet came after FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of Congress this week about the Trump campaign being investigated for their ties with Russian government officials. “[Trump] has no self-control . . . I don’t think he can even do the cover up,” Waters (D-CA) …

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

… inspiration — a truly stunning spot to snorkel, dive, lie on the beach or kayak. One of the park’s islands, Maekoh, has its own emerald inland lake. Most hotels and Koh Samui travel agencies offer a variety of Ang Thong tours. Diving Because Samui is essentially a sand island, the water just offshore can be murky. In other words, the island’s dive options suck. But there are inspiring snorkeling and dive trips that leave Samui daily for nearby islands like Koh Phangan and …

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …

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10 Ordinary Words Kate Middleton Can Never Say As Part Of The Royal Family

March 18, 2017

… just how tricky it can be to learn the correct terminology in her book,Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behavior. Ican’t imagine being told I couldn’t say something as simple as “toilet” or “patio,” but I guess it’s a small price to payfor becoming royalty!And you can’t denythat the pet names the royal family sticks to for their parents arepretty darn adorable. Did you realize there were this many restrictions on the words royal …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… basically about her feeling invisible until one woman, who represents Refuge, notices her for the first time. It’s a campaign to encourage victims of domestic abuse to seek help. We want people to realise they are not alone. The original song isn’t about domestic abuse at all. Were you surprised by how well the words and the images complement each other? It’s weird how the lyrics make so much sense alongside the story. I just hope it will resonate with people all over the …

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British teens are making mundane events go viral on Facebook

March 12, 2017

… real. There are no details tying it to a specific school, and it was posted by a community called WHAT’S ON? NORWICH a group created earlier this year that’s had a number of other, similar events go viral in much the same way. In other words, the whole thing likely started as a joke and just happened to go impressively viral. But the trend is spreading and it’s now reached plenty of actual, real events too. Image: facebook Yep Blackawton International Festival of Worm …

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals How She Really Feels About Being A Working Mom

March 8, 2017

… interview with Entertainment Tonight. She revealed exactly how she feels about being a working mom in Hollywood, and also professed her deep admiration for all the single moms out there doing it all by themselves. Scroll through to read her powerful words. Instagram / Chrissy Teigen Chrissy Teigen has been a major power player in Hollywood for years. The beautiful celebrity got her start as a model on Deal or No Deal, then became a frequent cover girl for magazines …

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