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‘Guardians 2’ claims a second easy win at the weekend box office

Image: marvel studios In the almost two weeks since it released on May 5, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 has already generated an estimated $246.2 million at the U.S. box office. Just for context: it took the first Guardians a month including four full weekends to reach a similar domestic total in Aug. 2014. SEE ALSO: How ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ raises the stakes of the Marvel…

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Pete Davidson visits ‘SNL’ Weekend Update to talk addiction and horse therapy

There are plenty of reasons to keep watching this Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, but you don’t really need to go any further than Colin Jost’s sick Trump burn in response to the unexpected firing of FBI director James Comey. “How did Trump not realize that was suspicious? I mean, if a drug-sniffing dog came up to your bag at the airport and your response was to shoot the…

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Melissa McCarthy showed why she’s a slapstick queen on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Long before she bowled us all over with her jaw-droppingly perfect Sean Spicer impression on Saturday Night Live, Melissa McCarthy had proven herself as a master of physical comedy. While the temptation must have been high for SNL writers to give “Spicey” an outsized presence during McCarthy’s May 13 hosting gig, they showed restraint. Spicey’s play date with Alec Baldwin-as-Trump paled next to this game show sketch, which put a…

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7 of the scariest scenes from Stephen King’s ‘It’ that we hope make the movie

There are plenty of unpleasant moments from the book that could work well on the big screen.Image: warner bros./sam haysom via stephen king’s ‘it’/mashable composite Warning: Contains spoilers for Stephen King’s novel It (and possibly spoilers for the upcoming film adaptation, too). For rampant Stephen King fans like myself, 2017 is set to be a year of glorious, clown-filled happiness. We now have two trailers for Andrs Muschietti’s upcoming adaption…

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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

Teachers' worst nightmare.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images 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 lots of similar toys … and there’s basically no scientific evidence that…

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NBCUniversal buys an arts and crafts tutorial site

Image: craftsy NBCUniversal is getting into arts and crafts. The media conglomerate said this week that it’s buying Craftsy, a DIY tutorial and art supply site, in what Recode reported to be a $230 million deal. The Denver-based startup merges media and e-commerce with paywalled courses on everything from watercolor painting to “mastering the art of the pizza,” as well as a catalog of crafting kits. SEE ALSO: How Video…

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Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

(CNN)Whether you’re in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid. But you’ll want to get there soon. The country’s natural beauty has caught the eye of international jet-setters and tourism has grown at a rate of 8% per year since 2010, according to a report by Oxford Business Group.

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Paris Jackson tackles backlash over nude Instagram post with another nude Instagram post

Image: instagram/parisjackson Paris Jackson loves being naked and she doesn’t need her fans’ approval. After the 19-year-old model, actress, and daughter of pop icon reportedly came under fire on social media after posting a photograph of herself tanning shirtless, Jackson shared her thoughts on nudity with her Instagram followers to silence her haters once and for all. SEE ALSO: Michael Jackson’s daughter just landed her first movie role On Friday,…

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Dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

Eurovision fans often complain that Australia shouldn’t be included in the contest after all, it’s not a European country. And now … the critics have quite a bit more fuel for their fire. Or, alternatively, a reason to include the Aussies forever and ever after a stunt on the show’s finale. Here’s what went down (under). While last year’s winner, Jamala, was performing her number, an enthusiastic man wearing an…

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You have the power to make this ‘Gilmore Girls’ lego set a reality. Use it.

LEGO Luke's Diner (!!!)Image: RAINER ZUFALL/LEGO IDEAS Oy with the completely perfect Lego sets already! The company that enhanced everyone’s childhood could be creating a product that will make Gilmore Girlsfans of all ages weep with joy: a Luke’s Diner Lego set. *passes out* SEE ALSO: ‘Lego Movie’s’ Unikitty is getting an animated show and everything is awesome Now hold up before you get too excited and down five cups…

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The songs that take us back to our high school graduations, by class year

Everyone has one song that brings them back to those late June evenings when they realized their hormone-fueled high school days were over. We asked Mashable staffers to share the songs that remind them most of their last days of high school. (And yes, someone chose Vitamin C, but don’t hold it against him.) Class of 2000: “Rocks Tonic Juice Magic” – Saves the Day “Me and my friends were…

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Okay, but how could Donald Trump be THIS bad at Twitter?

President Donald Trump trying to grasp how to properly use Twitter.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump is all about togetherness this weekend. POTUS woke up, skipped his usual vicious Saturday morning tweetstorm, and instead, waited until the afternoon to tweet a simple, yet powerfully unifying two letters in the form of the word: “We.” Image: screengrab/twitter Now, we’re assuming this was an accidental tweet which Trump, along with his…

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

It's easy.Image: Getty So you’ve decided to dump Facebook. But you’re worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost 2 billion users on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s platform. Don’t be. SEE ALSO: The time has come to remove Facebook from your life It has never before been easier to completely remove Facebook from your life not missing a single social beat in…

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The glittering guestlist includes Alan Carr, Amanda Holden, Ant and Dec, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claudia Winkleman, Daniel Mays, David Walliams, Ed Balls, Jessica Raine, Kim Cattrall, Louis Theroux, Nicola Walker, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Olivia Colman, Pearl Mackie, Sarah Lancashire, Scarlett Moffatt, Suranne Jones, Thandie Newton, Tom Hollander and Zawe Ashton. And by the look of the seating plan (above), The Crown’s Claire Foy will spend the ceremony sitting…

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Stephen Colbert finally gets Trump to say his name, claims ultimate victory

Donald Trump called, Stephen Colbert responded. In an interview with Time, the president of the United States lashed out at The Late Show host, calling him “no-talent” and “filthy” following Colbert’s controversial May 1 monologue. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump slams ‘no-talent’ Stephen Colbert in latest tirade against the media And naturally, Colbert had some thoughts, Colbert-style. “The president of the United States has personally come after me and my show,…

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Tom Brady will grace the cover of ‘Madden NFL 18’ and he DGAF about the curse

Tom Brady’s 2017/2018 season is doomed, and New England Patriots have EA Sports to thank for that. The infuriatingly talented quarterback full disclosure: I am a Giants fan, and therefore hate the Pats has been chosen as the featured athlete on the cover of Madden NFL 2018. Remarkably, this is Brady’s first Madden cover, despite the fact that he’s the proud owner of five Super Bowl rings. SEE ALSO: Scared,…

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No astronauts will be on NASA’s 1st mission of its mega-rocket. Also it’s delayed.

Artist's illustration of the SLS rocket launching. Well, that was fun, er, nerve-wracking while it lasted. After months of study, NASA has decided that it won’t try to send astronauts to space aboard the first flight of its huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, designed to eventually bring people and payloads to destinations like Mars or the moon. While acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said that it would be technically…

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From one mom to another: Mothers and daughters talk parenting

The bond between mother and daughter is special, made even more so when a daughter has children of her own. A sense of mutual understanding clicks in that helps to bridge the gap between generations. In honor of Mothers Day on May 14, we spoke to some mothers and their daughters about how motherhood has changed, what theyve learned from each other, how technology has shifted the parenting landscape, and…

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Households in South East England told to use water wisely – BBC News

Among the ideas being suggested are: Stopping the use of sprinklers in the garden Taking a four-minute shower instead of a bath Turning off the tap while brushing teeth Only running dishwashers and washing machines with a full load Hosepipe bans have not been seen in the UK since 2012, when seven water companies introduced restrictions. Farming impact Farmers in the south-east and eastern England say they have had just…

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Escalating the war in Afghanistan would be the wrong decision

(CNN)In recent days, with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency continuing to gain steam and America’s longest war staggering through its 16th year, analysts have started invoking the v-word (and it’s not “victory”). Vietnam is a sadly apt analogy. Indeed, just as they did in Vietnam 50 years ago, US troops in Afghanistan are fighting a costly, intractable, and unending conflict against a relentlessly resilient asymmetric foe. However, it’s not a perfect analogy….

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Snapchat may soon release sticker packs, starting with Hello Kitty

Image: sTEVE MEDDLE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Snapchat may soon be introducing a new way for it to make money with a little help from some furry friends. SEE ALSO: I’m starting to love Instagram Stories more than Snapchat because I’m incredibly thirsty A tipster sent us a snap taken by Gabe Lehrman, a partnership associate at Snap, that shows a selfie of him surrounded by a bunch of virtual stickers. The stickers are…

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‘Avocado hand’ is the weirdest injury you’ve never heard of

Image: Getty Images/StockFood Avocados can kill. SEE ALSO: How Professional Foodies Are Using Tech to Transform the Restaurant Business OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but an improper use of the knife to cut the fruit’s hard outer casing before meeting the inner stone can seriously mess up your hand and cause life-changing tendon and nerve injuries. Meryl Streep warned us. Jamie Oliver instructed us. But we didn’t listen, and now…

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Michael Kiwanuka’s career tips strike chord with teens – BBC News

“I got a guitar and started a band at 12 years old,” he told them. Image copyright Andy Paradise/RAH Image caption Pearl Fish, 19, put university on hold to busk round London But other teenage performers at the event said they were sticking with their education. Keaton Dekker and Ellie Occleston, both 17, are using music college to boost their performing and recording skills, while gigging in their spare time….

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Welney wildfowl centre hatches 26 ‘rare’ godwit chicks – BBC News

Image copyright Will Meinderts/David Morris RSPB Image caption Most UK black-tailed godwits nest in the Fens making the area “vital to the quest to maintain and increase” numbers Between 53 and 57 pairs breed in the UK every year Most are found in the Nene and Ouse Washes, but fewer than 10 pairs breed in the north of Scotland and the Shetland Islands They died out in the UK by…

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Is Harry Styles’ album worth the wait? – BBC News

The album is a mixed bag – good, odd, awkward and clever. Here’s our verdict on the 10 tracks. 2) Sign of the Times You know this one already – a weepy, six-minute piano ballad that nods to Queen, Bowie and Prince, with a rather unconventional lyric. “The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication,”…

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