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This Husky Wants No Part of His Owners Christmas Card

Although he’s not actually grumpy, Siberian husky Anuko, has become Internet-famous for his unimpressed demeanour. In fact, Anuko’s owner Jasmine tells Bored Panda: “He has a dark black mask around his face that makes him look that way. It runs in his family. His surly, steely expression isn’t down to any kind of innately grumpy character, quite the opposite in fact. He is actually a very relaxed and kind dog who shows a great enthusiasm for the fun things in life.” [source] Below are some hilarious photos from Jasmine’s attempted…

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James Comey’s on Instagram now, and his first post shades Trump and Flynn

Former FBI Director James Comey smiling at the thought of justice.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images As hellfire prepares to rain down on the White House, former FBI Director James Comey is chillin’, you know, just getting his Instagram on. After news broke that Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia, Comey responded by posting his first Instagram and trolling the men with a biblical verse about justice. SEE ALSO: Yeah, that secret Twitter account actually does belong to James…

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The Perfectly Timed Photos of Denis Cherim (Top 10)

The ‘Coincidence Project‘ is an ongoing photo series of perfectly timed and aligned compositions by Denis Cherim. Playing with light and shadow, and framing scenes with objects in the foreground; Cherim manages to find beauty in the seemingly mundane. Places where many would pass without giving a second thought, Cherim sees opportunity for an interesting photo. Cherim is currently showcasing his work in Taiwan with a 3-month residency at the Pier-2 Art Center. You can also find hundreds of more photos on his Instagram page. [via Colossal] DENIS CHERIMWebsite |…

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Tiny Japanese Hedgehog Goes on Big Awesome Camping Trip

Azuki, the tiny Japanese hedgehog with 270K Instagram followers, recently went on a camping trip with miniaturized versions of all the camping gear. From a tiny tent to a tiny stove and raft, this photo shoot is ridiculously adorable. You can find plenty more adventures on Azuki’s official Instagram page, @hedgehog_azuki! Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Photograph by @hedgehog_azuki on Instagram Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/11/tiny-hedgehog-goes-on-big-awesome-camping-trip/

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Instagram food photos being ruined at the last minute is your new favourite trend

Fed up of your friends getting their phones out while you’re eating? Sick of those artsy Instagram shots of food on a plate? Social media star Kevin Freshwater may have a solution. SEE ALSO: It’s impossible not to be impressed by this British comedian’s ‘skills’ He shared the following video on his Instagram page last week. It’s a montage of him ruining his friend’s Instagram food shots by mushing their meals with his fork at the last minute.  How to ruin people’s Insta pics 😂 (tag someone you would do…

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Artist Casts Shadows and Doodles on the Results (21 Photos)

For artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal, it all started with the simple shadow of a teacup. Fascinated, he decided to incorporate the shadow into a quick doodle. “Now I can’t help seeing things in shadows and everyday objects,” Bal explains. On Instagram, the artist has amassed a huge following for his hundreds of doodles. “When I make a film it takes three years at least from idea to audience. Here it takes two minutes. Nice.” Below you will find some of the Sifter’s personal favs but you can find hundreds…

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Swedish model gets rape threats after ad shows her unshaved legs

Arvida Bystrm is bombarded with online abuse after posing for Adidas video with hairy legs A Swedish model says she has received rape threats for posing in an advertisement with unshaved legs. Arvida Bystrm, who is also a photographer and digital artist, appears in a video and photograph promoting Adidas Originals Superstar range. Bystrm, who has described the norm for women to shave as fucked, has hairy legs in the images and says she has faced a vicious backlash as a result. She wrote on Instagram: Me being such an…

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Fed up woman took selfies with catcallers to shine a light on street harassment

Anyone who’s experienced catcalling knows how uncomfortable the experience can be — but one woman has found a way to bring more attention to it.  Last month, Noa Jansma, a 20 year old from Amsterdam, ran a social experiment where she takes selfies with her catcallers and exposes them on an Instagram account she created, @dearcatcallers. SEE ALSO: What Ellen Pao’s case—and advocacy—means to women Jansma explained in her first post how doing this empowers her, “By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one…

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Storm Cloud in Georgia Looks Like Tsunami in the Sky

An ominous storm cloud was recently sighted over Hinesville, Georgia on August 31st and it looked like an incoming sky tsunami. Local resident and photographer Johanna Hood took some amazing photos and videos of the incredible shelf cloud, which is typically a precursor to a big thunderstorm. [via Johanna Hood on Instagram] Video by Johanna Hood on Instagram Photograph by Johanna Hood on Instagram Photograph by Johanna Hood on Instagram A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. A shelf cloud is attached to the base of the…

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Alfie Allen catches a fan in a lie and calls her out on Instagram

Folks, you shouldn’t lie on Instagram. It can backfire in ways you aren’t ready for. In this case, Instagram user Olivia Bowes got a picture with Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen. She then proceeded to make fun of his character, Theon Greyjoy, in her caption.  SEE ALSO: How ‘Game of Thrones’ created the epic wight scene in the season finale “Unlike Theon I grew some balls and asked for a photo,” she said. Funny enough, given that Theon was famously castrated in the show.  But a lie, it turns…

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This Guy Cant Stop Photoshopping Himself Into Kendall Jenners Instagram Pics

@KirbyJenner is a self-described “Amateur Model / Lover of all things / Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner”. He’s also really good at Photoshop, and has used that skill to insert himself into Kendall Jenner’s Instagram pics. The cheeky ‘shops have garnered the digital artist a rabid following of his own, and his (verified) Instagram account now boasts nearly 500,000 followers. One reason why is that his Photoshops are above-average quality. He takes time to try to match the tones and lighting and it shows. Below you will find some of…

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Snap sinks as Q2 growth and revenue fall short

Snaps Q2 earningsreport was another failure on a long, downward path for the social media company as user growth slowed under the pressure of Instagram. Snap added 7.3 million daily active users to reach 173 million with a 4.2 percent growth rate, slower than the 5 percent growth that got it to 166 million DAU in Q1. Snap missed on revenue that reached $181.6 million with a loss of -$0.16 earnings per share. Thats compared to Wall Streets estimates of $185.8 million in revenue and a loss of -$0.14 EPS…

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Why we fell for clean eating

The long read: The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. Not cool was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a wellness blogger in New…

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Instagram is testing a new way for celebrities and influencers to identify their sponsored posts

Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser. These arent for ads that businesses buy directly from Instagram, but rather for influencer marketing, where brands pay celebrities and other users with a significant online following to promote their products. Its an area that every big tech and media company seems interested in,but its also creating questions around disclosure and transparency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently sent letters to more than 90 influencers reminding…

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Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young peoples mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are also harmful. Among the five only YouTube was judged to have a positive impact. The four platforms have a negative effect because…

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