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Pinterest Will Stop Promoting Former Slave Plantations As Wedding Venues | Betches

I never thought I would say this, but I am proud of Pinterest. Why am I proud of a platform whose entire brand is “basic, but make it a hobby,” may you ask? Because according to Buzzfeed News, Pinterest is removing content that glorifies and romanticizes former slave plantations as wedding venues. We love to see it. Here’s one of the least surprising pieces of information I’ve ever heard: white people love to have their weddings at former slave plantations. Even beloved celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds celebrated their…

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I Always Thought Something Was Off About My Basement, But I Had No Idea How Terrifying The Truth Was

By Cliff Barlow Updated May 11, 2019 I remember seeing the house for the first time. I was a child of seven. My young parents had just bought their first home. I remember I used to hate living in the cramped, dingy apartment we previously inhabited and opened the door to our new home with wide eyed wonder. It blew my young mind how spacious this house was. I went upstairs to scope out my bedroom. I was so excited that I was getting my own room and did not…

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Photoshop Wiz Poses Celebs Hanging With Their Younger Selves

We first featured the photoshop wizardry of Ard Gelinck back in February, and the Dutch creative continues to delight the Internet with his ongoing series of celebrities hanging out with their younger selves. The nostalgia factor is sky high in these photoshopped composites and seeing the photos will instantly take people on a trip down memory lane. For more, be sure to follow Ard on Instagram where he shares his latest creations @ardgelinck! 1. Jennifer Aniston Photoshop by Ard Gelinck 2. Will Smith Photoshop by Ard Gelinck 3. Dwayne ‘The…

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Stunning Microscopic Videos From This Year’s Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

From cannibalistic tardigrades to snoozing skeleton shrimp, the winners of the Nikon Small World In Motion Competition have been announced, offering a fascinating glimpse into the rarely seen world of the oh-so-very-small. Now in its ninth year, the Nikon Small World in Motion is the video component of the long-standing Nikon Small World still-photography competition, whose winners were announced back in October. The video arm of the competition was added in 2011 in response to new technology that opened up the field to recording movies or time-lapse photography through a microscopic lens. The…

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Bougainville referendum: region votes overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea

Jubilation at result but region faces long process ahead before it can become worlds newest nation The autonomous region of Bougainville has voted overwhelmingly in favour of becoming independent from Papua New Guinea, paving the way for the group of islands to become the worlds newest nation. More than 180,000 people in Bougainville, a collection ofislands flung 700km off the coast of took place amid a mood of great celebration, with people in the main township of Buka singing, dancing, cheering and playing pan flutes as they followed the regions…

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Rape accused rapper ‘told woman to bite pillow’

In her interview, she told police she got on well at first with Mr Anokye but when she met him in the UK she did not want to sleep with him. She said in the interview: “I didn’t have a choice. He’s an intimidating person.” The woman said Mr Anokye hit her and attacked her with a mobile phone and she had to shower because her hair was matted with blood. The jury was also shown a video taken by Mr Anokye on his mobile phone at a music festival,…

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Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?

We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another on ambitious projects, and sufficient risk capital to ensure that interesting projects have the resources to get underway. Strip off the ecosystem layer though, and you are left with the actual, physical manifestation of a city or region — its housing, its transportation and mobility options, and its infrastructure. And if Charles Marohn’s Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to…

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Washington Post: Barr told Trump he was not being well served by Giuliani

Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr counseled President Donald Trump that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has become a liability for his administration, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the conversations. The counterintelligence probe — which indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan are looking at a broader set of issues related to Giuliani — hinges in part on whether a foreign influence operation was trying to take advantage of Giuliani’s business ties in Ukraine and with wealthy foreigners to make inroads with the White House, according…

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Anti-Nazi Tweet Mass Reposted in Solidarity With Activist

Two years ago, a viral tweet that said Nazis deserve to be shot ignited a storm of controversy. On its two-year anniversary, Twitter users are copying and pasting the tweet in solidarity against antisemitism. Zipporah Arielle (@coffeespoonie), a 26-year-old disability activist whose grandparents were Holocaust survivors, was temporarily banned from Twitter for sharing her thoughts in 2017. On Sunday, she reflected on the tweet and reiterated her opinion on evildoers. I somehow missed the two year anniversary of the greatest tweet I ever wrote!! I cant repost it because Twitter…

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Should children watch toy unboxing videos?

Image caption Verity likes watching toy unboxing videos to narrow down her Christmas list Ryan Kaji was among the first children to start making these videos in the US in 2015, when he was four years old. An early clip, in which he opened up a giant egg with more than 100 items inside, has been viewed more than a billion times. Ryan was the highest paid YouTube star of last year, when he earned more than £17m, mainly through partnerships with toy firms and his own TV show. Image…

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The new Mac Pro goes up for order December 10

After more than a year of teasing, Apple finally unveiled the new Mac Pro at WWDC in June. The long wait was finally over — though Apple left out one key detail: when, precisely the high end desktop would arrive, beyond a purposefully vague fall timeframe Earlier this, however, the company began sending out pre-pre-order notifications to potential consumers (spotted by Marques Brownlee), noting the orders will open December 10. When, precisely, they’ll start shipping is another question entirely, of course, but at the very least, you can get a…

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How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Online Stalking? | Betches

However, a simple Google search can reveal much more than what’s written in a dating app bio—for better, and sometimes for worse. Whether as due diligence, or when embarking down the background searching rabbit hole, daters can come up with a little much information. (As it turns out, first impressions aren’t all that organic when you’ve already identified someone’s family ancestry dating back to the 1700s.) I went on a date without stalking him before meeting him. I think that’s an accomplishment in life. — Carissa🦇 (@carissaxx3) November 4, 2018…

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