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Casey Neistat says he’s leaving social media, sort of

YouTuber Casey Neistat says he’s done with social media… on his phone at least. “I have a bonafide, proper, no sarcasm, proper addiction to social media,” Neistat said in his most recent video. “I can’t have a conversation, I can’t sit through a movie … I can’t drive my car more than a couple of blocks without thumbing through social media.”  Calling out his own “mindless scrolling,” Neistat said he’s been losing time and health while getting stressed out over Instagram and Twitter.   When Neistat’s youngest daughter Georgie was…

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I regret to inform you that Jake Paul’s new song is a bop

It’s with heavy hearts we declare Jake Paul’s new song “Im Single” as … kind of catchy actually.  There’s something especially soul-sucking about admitting that one of YouTube’s most despised, most popular, and wealthiest stars created something good. But Jake’s lowkey ballad about coming to terms with a break up is oddly refreshing, especially compared to his cringeworthy past songs like the Team 10 manifesto “It’s Everyday Bro” and its follow-up, “I Love You, Bro.”  A heavily autotuned Jake reflects on his very public breakup with Erika Costell late last…

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Will Ferrell brings back Ron Burgundy for iHeartRadio podcast

Now even podcasts are adding to the stress of information overload.Image: Bob Al-Greene/Mashable In an era when there’s so much information — so much content — that we can never, ever be bored, I’ve come to a breaking point: I’m giving up podcasts. My brain is melted from an onslaught of news and takes. I’ve come to realize that I’m overwhelmed and the only way to catch my breath is to cut something out. So I’ve cracked open my podcast app for the last time for the foreseeable future. SEE…

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These skeleton-like sculptures look remarkably alive

Image: Getty Images Good morning, everyone. Apparently we’re mad about towels.  Scrolling through Twitter on Monday, you might have seen a feed full of people arguing over the amount of towels you’re supposed to own. The Great Towel Debate started when Twitter user @Advil asked followers to settle an argument between him and his girlfriend.  SEE ALSO: Surreal memes deserve their own internet dimension “We have zero frame of reference on the appropriate amount of towels in a household of two,” he tweeted.  As a couple you should own a…

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Sure, why not buy these random VHS tapes from Urban Outfitters for 40 bucks

VHS. It's back, kinda.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Hope you’ve still kept some old VHS tapes lying around, because turns out they’re actually worth something. Urban Outfitters has rolled out its latest attempt to get you to buy stuff you don’t need, in the form of a random assortment of five comedy video tapes from the 1990s. SEE ALSO: This raccoon influencer says they actually make good pets (but maybe stick to dogs) It’s all yours for the princely sum of $40. Not only can you buy The Waterboy or A Night…

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This adorable dog’s Valentine’s Day rose puts ‘The Bachelor’ to shame

Unleash the cuteness! Forget about a partner — this perfect pup is the only date you need this Valentine’s Day. On such a high-pressure holiday, there’s no better way to ease the tension than with a precious pooch who comes bearing gifts. This masterpiece was filmed with the all cinematic grandness of an episode of The Bachelor, but it has approximately 12 times the “aww” factor.  Move over Colton, there’s a new top dog in town.  Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dog-rose-box-on-nose-valentines-day/

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Dad uses kid as a human snow scraper

Windshield wipers have nothing on small, excited humans.  When faced with a snow covered car, a resourceful man in Ohio decided to keep the snow scraper in the garage, opting instead for a more lively option: his kid. In order to make sure his son was up to the task, the man wrapped duct tape around his ankles, wrists, and waist to insure no snow would get in. Watch as the father-son duo laugh their way through this snowy mission.   Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dad-uses-kid-to-brush-snow-off-car/

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Charming Irish students sing and dance on flight

Move over One Direction, there’s a new boy band in town the sky. A group of students from St. Brendan’s College in Killarney, Ireland recently belted out two aggressively charming tunes while on a Ryanair flight. The group performed the lively “Step It Out Mary” followed by a more somber “Red is the Rose.”  Hopefully, the flight attendants gave them extra pretzels for their spur of the moment performance.  Read more: https://mashable.com/video/irish-students-sing-dance-flight/

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Kids tell Jimmy Kimmel if they hear Grover cursing in viral clip

At the end of December, Redditor u/schrodert was watching Sesame Street with his daughter, when he thought he heard beloved monster Grover drop an F-bomb. “Yes, yes that’s a fucking excellent idea!” he seemed to say. The clip went viral, like the whole Laurel/Yanny debate, even Jimmy Kimmel heard it. But the late show host wanted to know if it was just adults who could hear it. So, he sent his crew to ask a bunch of kids if they could catch a naughty word in the clip. Some of these…

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‘His Dark Materials’ author shares a piece of genuinely helpful writing advice on Twitter

Image: Getty Images As anyone who writes – for work, fun, or both – will know, writing can be a long and lonely process made even more difficult by self-doubt and distractions from the outside world. Sometimes it feels like you’re just sitting around waiting for inspiration.  While writing advice seems to be in abundance, not all of it is that helpful or even realistic. But of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman just shared a really good, tangible piece of advice on Twitter.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling shares writing advice,…

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How to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

If you're going to binge-watch, at least do a little self-care.Image: Vicky Leta In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you’re prepared. After all, if you’re going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the…

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Twitter is divided over a simple question: How do you draw an X?

How exactly do you draw an X? Left, right, up, down?Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Draw an X. I’ll wait. Now, how did you go about it? The left stroke first, downward, then the right, or the right stroke first, upward? Turns out there are multiple ways. SEE ALSO: Everyone’s taking their anger out on Sasuke in this hilarious new meme The question of how folks instinctively draw an X has gone viral, thanks to a thread by Twitter user @SMASEY. It’s divided Twitter in a way we haven’t seen since the…

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How to access YouTube’s secret dog Easter egg on your timeline

Image: screenshot by mashable YouTube hasn’t ever been one to skimp on the Easter eggs, but this is a new one for me. It’s hidden away on the timeline that charts your progress through a video. If you highlight that timeline and hold left — either left on an attached game controller, or the left arrow key — in certain versions of YouTube (I’ll get to that in a minute), you can summon a dog. SEE ALSO: Please enjoy these Pope-like dogs wearing Crocs on their impossibly small heads It…

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Adorable kid tries to train his Google Home, and it does not go well

Ever feel like you’re more advanced than technology? This little kid can relate. A young, very patient boy was spotted in his kitchen talking to his family’s Google Home, desperately trying to impart some wisdom. He begged the device to repeat him so that he could teach it some brand new skills, saying, “I’m telling you stuff and you don’t know what it is… Can I please train you because you don’t know what stuff is?” The boy then realized maybe Google should help him, too, since he “doesn’t even…

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Comedian Julia Duffy paints with Bob Ross until her hand hurts The Bob Ross Challenge

TikTok users are having an eggcellent time.  Since a photo of a normal, everyday egg broke Kylie Jenner’s world record for the most liked photo on Instagram, the Youths have been obsessed with eggs.  SEE ALSO: Who’s behind the egg that broke the Instagram world record? TikTok users are coming up with eggstraordinarily creative videos in honor of the simple brown egg that broke the internet.  According to TikTok, videos with the hashtag #EggGang gained 14 million views in just two days — it’s no surprise, considering how much they…

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