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

April 27, 2017

… model was reportedly denied entry to the UK on his way to the launch of the cover shoot, shot by photographer StevenKlein. Image: man about town magazine Meeks found internet fame back in 2014, when he was serving a 27 month prison sentence for possession of an illegal firearm. His police mugshot gained over 100,000 likes on Facebook, with some saying the only crime he was guilty of was “stealing your heart.” Meeks who’s also been referred to as “prison bae” …

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

April 25, 2017

… were too many to track. So perhaps I was inclined to hear humanity in Sandberg’s voice; others say they sense calculation and distance. Here’s my advice: Suspend your skepticism of Sandberg, if only to read Option B. It has essential wisdom on how to treat people who are grieving, on how to find resilience in your darkest moments. Sandberg likes to talk about kicking “elephants” the things we all know but are too embarrassed to say out of the room. So let’s address …

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

April 20, 2017

… complaining that it’s becoming harder to gain followers organically. Faced with this new challenge, they’re fighting back. In pod-form. “A pod isfamily of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another.” says photographer Natalie Franke. “The members of your pod become your Instagram family and work to support you as you grow your platform. Think of pods like a group of cheerleaderswho help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful …

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Gorgeous iPhone pictures of Thailand’s annual countrywide water fight

April 19, 2017

… likes of Apple, Samsung and other big smartphone makers putting out waterproof models as a default these days, it’s easy to capture the splashes up close. Thai photographer Torwong Salwala said a good amount of light is needed to capture water splashing, so get out in the day and watch for how the light is angled so the water looks varied. If the light is low, turn on your flash, he added. A post shared by Torwong Salwala (@2how) on Apr 14, 2017 at 1:13am PDT A post shared …

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

… desperate to pit the two companies against each other, but part of the reason it’s hard to even have a productive discussion about Instagram vs Snapchat is that Snapchat breaks the mold of what so many consider a “social media company.” Instagram, like Twitter and other social platforms, is built on a broadcast model of one-to-many communication. It encourages public posting by default and incentivizes high follower counts and likes. This is great for users looking to gain mass …

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Facebook takes aim at false ‘likes’ in battle against fake news

April 16, 2017

Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images News isn’t the only thing that’s sometimes fake on Facebook. The social network said Friday it has shut down a massive spam operation that generated thousands of “inauthentic likes” on publisher pages. SEE ALSO: Facebook is cracking down on hoaxes in your News Feed The announcement comes days after the company claimed to have deleted 30,000 fraudulent accounts in France ahead of the country’s presidential election. The scam …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… the likes of 1992 champion Fred Couples, 57, who faded to one over, and three-time champion Phil Mickelson, who struggled to a two-over 74 Saturday and lies in a group eight back. Mickelson, who will be 47 in June, is bidding to eclipse Jack Nicklaus as the oldest winner after his 1986 triumph at 46 and two months. That year, Nicklaus’ caddie — his son — wore the number 89. Visit CNN.com/golf for more news and videos That number this year? Garcia’s man. …

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