The best thing about Instagram is vintage shopping

June 19, 2017

Image: Instagram/@Naninvintage In an effort to buy less, buy thoughtfully, and let’s be honest look cool, I have turned more frequently toward secondhand and vintage shopping. So far, it’s great. Each piece I buy is more likely to be well-cut, breathable, and of high quality. Basically, I wear a lot more linen now. Score! My personal epiphany is nothing new. People have been digging through bins and combing through racks…

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s…

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Filipino political and religious figures submerged in underwater procession

June 19, 2017

(CNN)On long, life-size panels at this year’s Art Basel fair, underwater figures make their way across the screens. Dutch-Filipino artist Martha Atienza’s video installation, “Our Islands, 1116`58.4″ 12345`07.0″E,” is a striking artistic spectacle. Its characters’ balletic movements help the viewer feel their struggle for air and the weight of the water above them. But a closer inspection hints at the bigger issues at play. Putting Bantayan Island’s men and women…

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Beyonc Gives Birth To Destiny’s Children

June 19, 2017

Beyoncand husband Jay Zhave welcomed twins in Los Angeles, according to multiple outlets. The sex of the twins is currently unknown, as well as exactly when the singer gave birth. The couple are, of course, already parents to Blue Ivy, 5, who, if you havent heard, is about the most adorable girl on planet earth. We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times…

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Stephen Furst, actor who played Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

June 19, 2017

(CNN)Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday. Furst appeared on TV in “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5,” but he was best remembered for his role as the innocent freshman Kent Dorfman in “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which ushered in a brand of raunchy comedy.

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Bombing at mall in Colombia kills 3, including French woman

June 19, 2017

Three people were killed in one of Colombias biggest shopping malls Saturday after a homemade bomb placed in the womens bathroom exploded. Police say the explosive that killed 3 and wounded 9 others was possibly made of ammonium nitrate. Witnesses say they were evacuated from the Centro Andino Mall, a shopping center located in Colombias capital, after the blast. Emergency units rushed to the scene and the injured were taken…

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Another noose found near DC museum, police say

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A noose was found outside the National Gallery of Art in the nation’s capital, the latest such incident in the area in recent weeks. It’s the third time this symbol of racial violence has turned up in the National Mall area in recent weeks.

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

(CNN)Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says he is concerned about the entertainer’s health following what he described as an “unfair” aggravated indecent assault trial that ended in a mistrial Saturday. After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt. McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender had been difficult. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there,…

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