How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

It's the end of porn as we know it?Image: Pitarakis/AP/REX/Shutterstock Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch. The Queen has rubberstamped the Digital Economy Bill, a law that will force any website that benefits commercially from porn to verify the age of users. SEE ALSO: How the UK government can hack your personal data If they fail to do the monitoring and checks, payment providers and third parties will be legally required to intervene. Should the websites refuse to …

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People in China think this stylish great-grandma looks like the Queen

April 29, 2017

Zheng Suzhen is an 85-year-old grandmother from China who has a thing or two to teach about style to the younger generations. SEE ALSO: Retro hipster style meets functional design in this old-timey keyboard Her great-grandson-in-law Ding Guoliang, who is a professional photographer, posted a few snaps of the woman on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter: Image: Jesse Xiao Ye/weibo Remind you of anyone? Yup, our beloved Queen: Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The pictures were …

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‘Prison bae’ explains why beauty isn’t everything in first ever interview

April 27, 2017

Image: man about town magazine Jeremy Meeks is the convict-turned-model who stole our hearts when police released his rather dashing mugshot and sent the internet into a frenzy. He’s just addressed the conversation surrounding his appearance in his first high-fashion photoshoot and interview with British magazine Man About Town. SEE ALSO: ‘Hot Felon’ was denied entry to the UK and we can’t even The magazine has released the photos and interview just one day after the …

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Cancer survivor tells date about her prosthetic leg and I’m not crying you’re crying

April 27, 2017

A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates. Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. “When I first went dating, I had my leg covered up so that the guys I went on dates with couldn’t see that I had my leg amputated,” Sarah said. “Now, I’ve decided to get my leg …

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Please free your mind and enjoy these great makeup destruction videos

April 26, 2017

Rest in pieces, Chanel blush.Image: YOutube/Beauty News As Pablo Picasso once said, and as I now whisper to myself at my computer, “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” Including these videos of makeup being crushed into dust. “Makeup Breakup” is the brainchild of beauty bloggers Kat and Hailey, who run the Beauty News YouTube channel. As far as we can tell, it’s the first makeup destruction series of its kind and the videos, in which Kat and …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

Image: the royal family / facebook For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers. But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long stood between the royal family and the people. Through their social sharing, the younger royals are coming across as relatable, relevant and human to a millennial …

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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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Prince William gets soaked by London Marathon runner, has the absolute time of his life

April 25, 2017

Once upon a time, the very idea of hurling anything at a member of the royal family would have landed you in the Tower of London on the charge of high treason. But things could not be more different in 2017. The royal family are like, totally cool now. So cool, in fact, that you can squirt them with water and they’ll love it. SEE ALSO: Why Prince Harry and Prince William are truly the millennial royals That’s what happened at the London Marathon as William, Kate and Harry cheered …

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 23, 2017

How more convenient can you get?Image: Shutterstock / Shou A student at U.C. Davis figured out how to make vending machines more awesome than they already are. Instead of stocking them with snacks for late-night study sessions, senior Parteek Singh insisted on filling one campus vending machine with condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. SEE ALSO: Guys: Its now possible to test your sperm via smartphone It took two years, but Singh’s idea finally became a reality earlier …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

Image: Faberr Ink/shutterstock When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that youve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not monitoring your budget When it comes to saving some cash each month, nothing beats a budget. Heres the problem. You base your budget on your fixed expenses like rent, insurance, and utilities. But, …

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

Image: Type With Pride Rainbows have become synonymous with LGBTQ pride and identity around the globe, thanks to artist and activist Gilbert Baker. He created the rainbow flag in 1978, as a way to represent the vibrancy of the queer community. Baker died on March 31, but his legacy and vision of the LGBTQ community lives on through a new, creative medium a rainbow typeface created in his name. SEE ALSO: LGBTQ community responds perfectly after being accused of stealing God’s rainbow …

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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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’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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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods” secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the order of posts in people’s feeds, favouring popular posts over chronology. Instagram bloggers have been …

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Too shy to send a dick pic? This code will salvage your sexting game.

April 19, 2017

Image: rachel thompson/ mashable Sexting is a scary business. The idea of sending out an intimate photo of your genitals to someone you quite fancy is terrifying. And, sometimes a simple just won’t cut it. Behold the “Dick Code,” a way to share a unique and anatomically accurate image of your penis without actually taking a photo of it. SEE ALSO: How to explain sexting and dick pics to your British mum The Dick Code is the handiwork of 28-year-old web developer Gyrgy Szcs, …

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Gorgeous iPhone pictures of Thailand’s annual countrywide water fight

April 19, 2017

Over the weekend, Thailand soaked up the festivities during its annual mass water fight, Songkran. The Thai new year marks the arrival of spring, but visitors to the country also know it as a weekend-long water fight, as major streets get closed, and people arm up with water guns and buckets. SEE ALSO: This photographer is documenting the resistance and donating the pictures It’s also a terrific opportunity for dramatic shots, as these photographers’ iPhone shots show. With the …

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American Idol reject finds fame with faith film Because of Gracia

April 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES –  After Moriah Peters auditioned for American Idol during her senior year of high school, she walked away feeling discouraged. However today she looks back and realizes that that rejection has actually led to the best things in her life. The now 24-year-old has said that the Idol judges once mocked her religious lifestyle, but now she looks back on the experience as a lesson. Peters is now starring in her first movie, a faith-based film titled Because of Gracia. She …

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

… Nebula soap is back in our shop! Galaxy soaps are one of our specialties, and we love that every bar is different! Cosmetic glitter looks like tiny stars, and the abstract patterns made with pink and purple give that outer space nebula look. The colors really shine under light. Did I mention it smells amazing? A post shared by Tailored Soap (@tailoredsoap) on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:15am PST FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE lifestyle NEWS Enchanted Lustre Cosmetics Though Enchanted Lustre only …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 15, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable  Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you’re a young farmer living in a rural community, it’s a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience. And not always a good one. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer’s glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can’t …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

… advertisers such as by interests. These can be determined based on what content users look at on Discover and Our Stories. For example, if you’re a loyal reader of Mashable‘s Discover channel, you probably like technology. Snap also plans to expand these so-called lifestyle categories by integrating location data. Snapchat can determine whether you’re a frequent department store shopper or if you’re a travel or fitness enthusiast based on where you snap and what …

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

Potato peeling is a task that many of us do not get any joy from. But, one British department store wants people to pause and enjoy the art form that is potato peeling. It’s part of a campaign by the department store Selfridges, reflecting on our homes and what they mean to us. SEE ALSO: How to throw a no-waste dinner party Our House, A Home For All explores what the home means in a world “rocked by some major geopolitical changes.” “International migration and the …

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Japanese octogenarian is spinning impressive beats at a Tokyo nightclub

April 13, 2017

Japan’s first octogenarian DJ can spin a mean beat. 82-year-old Sumiko Iwamuro, who goes by “DJ Sumirock,” is a monthly fixture at DecabarZ, a club in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo. SEE ALSO: 81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60 And boy can she play. Iwamuro, who’s spent over 50 years running a gyoza (dumpling) restaurant, only took up the turntables in her 70s, after her husband passed away. She spent a year doing DJ …

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A field of Lego daffodils has sprouted in a UK city centre

April 13, 2017

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, UK, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull’s City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city’s arts and culture. The display in the East Yorkshire city’s King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made from a whopping 146,400 Lego bricks. A post shared by Hull …

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Google remembers a pioneer of Indian art with doodle inspired by his works

April 12, 2017

Image: GOOGLE SCREENGRAB Search giant Google rolled out an artsy surprise for Indian users by paying a tribute to “pioneering artist” Jamini Roy on his 130th birth anniversary. It created a beautiful horse doodle inspired by the master’s Black Horse painting. It further allowed users to take a tour of Roy’s artworks and collections on Google Arts & Culture. The virtual exhibit was curated by Google and the National Gallery of Modern Art. SEE ALSO: Google Doodle …

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Oh nothing, just the Queen feeding an elephant called Donna

April 12, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II makes friends with Donna, a 7-year-old Asian Elephant.Image: DAVID ROSE – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES For most fans of the royal family, meeting the Queen would make their lives complete. But today an elephant named Donna didn’t just meet the Queen, she got hand-fed a banana by Her Majesty. SEE ALSO: Princess Charlotte hugged a balloon display and yelled ‘Dada’ And the 7-year-old Asian Elephant could not have looked more delighted. The Centre is home to …

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