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Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, gets immediately asked if she can twerk

Image: Getty Images When Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, she likely wasn’t expecting to get asked about her dancing prowess.   Not only are we still living in an age where women are having “firsts,” we’re also still living in an era where men think it’s cool to ask women if they know how to twerk just as they’re accepting a historic award.  SEE ALSO: 9 books to read if you’re mad as hell at the patriarchy After Hegerberg delivered a speech…

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Rihanna & Kendall Jenner Among Celebs Reacting To Insensitive Victoria’s Secret Comments About Diversity – Perez Hilton

Rihanna broke boundaries with He not only seems to believe that trans people can’t be a fantasy: “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.” But he also thinks that since “no one had any interest in it” when they pursued doing a plus-size show in 2000, things should stay the same 18 years later. We beg to differ, Ed! He tried to “apologize,” in a statement but to many it…

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5 Tips For Meeting Your Boyfriends Parents Betches

It’s the holidays, the time of year when all of your relatives are shoved into one house to yell about politics and fight over how much butter to put in the mashed potatoes enjoy some family time. Eventually, if you’re dating someone, you might reach a point where it becomes appropriate to bring your boyfriend along… and vice versa. There’s nothing more terrifying than meeting your boyfriend’s parents. Hopefully, if they’re inviting you for the holidays, it isn’t the very first time you’ve met them, but either way, it’s an…

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There’s A Big Problem With Female Orgasms

When it comes to the female orgasm, there may be more than women’s sexual pleasure at stake. For some partners, anyway. According to a study in The Journal of Sex Research, a man’s sense of masculinity is enhanced when he is able to make his partner orgasm. This was found to be particularly true amongst men who are less secure in their manhood.  The study, published last year, investigated the responses of 810 heterosexual men aged 18 or older to an Imagined Orgasm Exercise. They were asked to imagine having sex with a…

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Man on McDonald’s run gets caught speeding, loses car because he didn’t want his food to get cold

Officers, who pulled the motorist over and checked his details, discovered he wasn’t insured to be behind the wheel. The Volkswagen Golf car was seized by police. A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “It’s been a positive night shift on the beat. “This vehicle’s driver decided to overtake our officers in an unmarked vehicle at excessive speeds, putting everyone’s life at risk. “All because he didn’t want his McDonald’s to go cold. “It just so happened this vehicle wasn’t insured either. “It’s safe to say the driver wasn’t ‘lovin it’.…

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Glimpses of Chinas parallel tech universe

What can we learn from DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 2? Quite a lot, actually. The 11th biggest box-office hit of the year, it vastly outgrossed the likes of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, A STAR IS BORN, and CRAZY RICH ASIANS. You may never have heard of it, though; like OPERATION RED SEA, the 10th biggest hit of the year, it made all of its money in China. What can a slapstick-meets-Sherlock-Holmes comedy tell us about technology? Quite a lot, if we read its subtext. One striking thing: it’s hard to think…

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They raised seven kids while drowning in debt. Here are the lessons they’re passing on.

The Kunziers were rich in the things that matter most—family and love—but their finances were in shambles. John Kunzier had been running a successful construction business when 9/11 happened and changed everything. When the business started struggling, John didn’t want to fire his employees, so he made some decisions that, in hindsight, were the wrong ones. The following year, the business failed. John Kunzier. All photos via Upworthy. “It was a big blow to my ego,” says John, “to have something you built completely collapse.” John had to declare bankruptcy.…

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Three Asteroids Will Cruise By Earth This Saturday But They’re Not “Dangerously Close”

According to researchers at NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, three asteroids will zoom by our planet this weekend. The most notable upcoming visitor is a newly discovered small object called 2018 VX1. Spotted by astronomers with the Mount Lemmon Survey on Sunday, the space rock is estimated to measure about 8 to 18 meters wide (26 to 60 feet). NASA calculations predict that 2018 VX1, as part of its orbit around the Sun, will pass within 237,000 miles (around 380,000 kilometers) of Earth at around 1:20 pm Eastern Time on…

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Food prices ‘could rise 10%’ under Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBank governor Mark Carney Food prices could rise between 5% and 10% if there is a disorderly Brexit, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has warned. Mr Carney told MPs that in the most “extreme” case, prices would rise by 10%, but in a less severe scenario the increase would be about 6%. The Bank of England and its governor have attempted to assess the impact of Brexit on several occasions. All its assessments have seen it as a potential negative…

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Spotify just released this year’s most-streamed artists and they’re all male

The top five most-streamed artists of 2018 are all maleImage: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Prince Williams/Wireimage/mashable composition If you want to be one of the most streamed artists on the planet, there’s one thing in particular that you apparently need. That thing is a penis.  Every holiday season, Spotify releases its end-of-year stats, and we get to have a good look at both our own music habits with personalised top tracks-lists, and the lack of gender diversity in the music industry at large.  SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande’s ‘thank you, next’ just broke YouTube…

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