Plus-Size Model Turns Tables On Fat Shamer After Cruel Airplane Encounter!

July 5, 2017

Why are people so cruel?? That’s what Natalie Hage wanted to know after she noticed that the man sitting next to her couldn’t stop texting mean jokes about her weight. She thinks he even took a picture for his friend on the other end! Ugh! But the plus-size model, who was on her way to Los Angeles for a photo shoot, didn’t let the encounter break her. She handled it…

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Independence Day: My First July 4th as an American Citizen

July 5, 2017

There were 101 of us from 33 countries on the third floor of a federal building in downtown Manhattan last Thursday morning, all there for our naturalization ceremonies as new U.S. citizens. In a neat stroke of timing, this set of personally momentous moments would happen before July 4th, Independence Day. Bring on the hot dogs and fireworks, andwho can forget?Taylor Swift stars-and-stripes merriment. We sat next to each othersmartly…

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Charlie Gard, the Tragic Baby Who Melted Trumps Cold Heart

July 5, 2017

President Donald Trump took a break from tweeting Reddit memes on Monday to weigh in on the case of Londons Charlie Gard, offering his help to a terminally ill baby at the center of a protracted legal battle over whether the 10-month-olds life support should be withdrawn against his parents wishes. The case has inspired sympathy and donations from people around the globe and sparked a debate over parents versus…

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These Modern Witches Want to Cast a Spell on You

July 5, 2017

Gala Darling reveals that her spiritual awakening was like the moment in The Wizard of Oz whenDorothy wakes up, miraculously transported from the sepia world of rural Kansas to the technicolor land of Oz. Darling is standing beside her altara round, pink table laid with energy-charged crystals and magic candlesat The Wing, an all-women social club in Manhattan where 60 members and guests have signed up for her Radical Self-Love…

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J.K. Rowling Celebrates Harry Potter’s 20th With A Perfect Tweet

July 4, 2017

No one, it seems, is more grateful and overjoyed to celebrate this anniversary than Rowling, the woman who gave us Potter. She took to Twitter on Monday morning to thank her readers in a heartfelt post, writing, 20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. Its been wonderful. Thank you. Whats that? Oh, just some dust in our eyes. Though the…

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5 Celebrities Who Swear By Apple Cider Vinegar And All Its Magical Benefits

July 4, 2017

Honestly, the benefits of apple cider vinegar remind me of Mary Poppins and the never-ending items stashed away in her purse they just keep coming. Apparently, celebrities have been hip to the wonders of this vinegarelixirfor awhile now. In case you’ve been asleep (which, is totally fine, I’m here to help), some of your favorite A-list celebs absolutely swear by this magical stuff. And the best part is that each…

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8 out and open transgender celebrities you should know about

July 3, 2017

“Basically, my soul is like male,” JakeZyrus told Oprah Winfrey in 2014, then identifying as a lesbian. “But I’m not going to go through that stage where I change everything.” Three years later in June 2017, Zyrus changed his name to Jake Zyrus online and officially came out as transgender. The change brought about massive support across the internet for the formerGlee star, as Zyrus joined the ranks of such…

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Fyre Festivals Co-Founder Arrested And Charged With Fraud, Karma Is Alive

July 3, 2017

The ongoing saga of the disastrous, doomed Fyre Festival took another turn on Friday, when Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland was arrested on federal fraud charges, CNN reported. McFarland is charged with one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud investors, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on Friday. Acting USA Kim: William McFarland allgdly…

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The Day My Marriage Died

July 2, 2017

ShareTweet Eleven and a half yearsthats how long it lasted. Eleven and half years of marriage and then gone. It ended in death, though nobody died. Just the marriage. I sayjust, but it is a death as much as any person. When she told me she was finished it was like a knock at the door from the police chaplainutter shock, not real, numbness, anger, fear. Lots of fear. Or…

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Why do England and NI have ‘opt-in’ organ donation? – BBC News

July 2, 2017

So-called “deemed consent” has been the system in Wales since December 2015, where 6% of the population has chosen to opt out. One year on in Wales, 39 organs were transplanted through deemed consent out of a total of 160 transplants. But deemed consent does not apply to certain people including children and those who lack the capacity to understand the system. The campaign for changing the law in the…

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Thousands march in protest at NI same-sex marriage ban – BBC News

July 2, 2017

On the fifth time, in November 2015, they narrowly voted in favour, with a majority of 53 votes to 52. However, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which opposes same-sex marriage, used a Stormont veto known as a petition of concern to block the motion and prevent any change in the law. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amnesty International helped to organise the protest “It’s about love, it’s about equality, and…

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Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave ‘The Fast and the Furious’ over its depiction of women

June 30, 2017

After the eight filminthe Fast and the Furious franchise, Michelle Rodriguez has served up an ultimatum: open up this raging testosterone pit and give women better roles in the next film, or I walk. Rodriguez,who’s portrayedLetty in the films, shared this sentiment during a celebratory Instagram post for the digital release ofthe Fate of the Furious. “F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to…

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The Most Important Burger Moments in History

June 29, 2017

Given how many hamburgers humans put away a year, its hard to imagine a time when the fast food favorite didnt exist. In actuality, that time wasnt all that long ago. While David Michaels traces the origins of the dish back to 1st century Rome in his new book, The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History, the modern version, he notes, really began showing up in the late 1800s….

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Who is Hollywood’s best Chris? We finally have a scientific-as-hell answer

June 28, 2017

Its the question that has divided friend groups and water coolers across America. Youve argued about it with your grandma and that girl from high school on Facebook. Which Chris is the best: Hemsworth, Pine, Evans, or Pratt? Saturday Night LiveOnes favorite Chris is a matter of taste, of course, but to save you time at your next family function, the Daily Dot has devised an empirical answer to the…

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We Can’t Beat Mac Miller’s Birthday Tribute To Ariana Grande But We’re Gonna Try Anyways!

June 27, 2017

Ariana Grande is now 24! Monday (June 26) marks the pop sensation’s milestone birthday and it already promises to be a special one. Why?? Well, because, her boyfriend Mac Miller already made it special AF with a VVV moving birthday shout out on Instagram. Awwww! The My Favorite Part rapper posted: Happy Birthday to this adorable pure soul who has reminded me what being happy feels like. Thank you for…

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17 things you never knew about ‘Chocolate Rain,’ one of YouTube’s earliest viral hits

June 25, 2017

Back in the late aughts, it was still something of a novelty to have internet celebrities. YouTube had been around for a few years, but it was mainly used to share clips from existing media sources like TV and film.And thats where people like Tay Zonday, whose real name is Adam Nyerere Bahner, came in. While at the time of his rise to stardom there had already been song-based memes…

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Ana Lily Amirpour on making a psychedelic Western version of America in The Bad Batch

June 24, 2017

The Bad BatchAlice in WonderlandArlen (Suki Waterhouse) is our stand-in Alice, and after being branded as part of the bad batch and thrown down the rabbit hole, the opening scene happens in near silence. Its one of the most stunning first acts in recent memory, the Texas desert an oppressively bright stage where monsters can approach from any direction. The Bad BatchA Girl Walks Home Alone At NightI see him…

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Thanks, Disney: ‘Cars 3’ co-stars a proud butch lesbian

June 24, 2017

Cars 3Disney/Pixars latest entry in the enduring franchisewhich once symbolized the end of a great studios golden ageis powered by a diverse, talented cast. co-stars Latina comic Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez, a scrappy young trainer who dreams of becoming Americas next drag racing superstar. Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), now past his prime, agrees to train the ingenue. Its with less euthanasia. Kerry Washington, Cheech Marin, and Tony Shalhoub round…

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A YouTube star shares her thoughts on following your passion.

June 24, 2017

When Hannah Hart posted her first video on YouTube in 2011, she had no idea what it would turn into. [It] was originally just a joke for a friend, Hannah says. She had just moved from San Francisco to New York and was working as a proofreader. One night, she was chatting with her friend on the other side of the country when her friend shared that she missed Hannahs…

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13 things you didn’t know about ‘The Magic School Bus’

June 23, 2017

The Magic School Bus. Magic School Bus Rides AgainOf course, the original was a product of its time. Elementary school students now operate on a much different level of thinking and technological prowess. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos has mentioned the new show will get an upgrade, which includes the students utilizing modern classroom tech. The Magic School Bus. 12 fascinating facts about The Magic School Bus Screengrab via Netflix 1)…

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25 fascinating things you never knew about Reddit, the front page of the internet

June 22, 2017

Reddit has become one of the most powerful sites in the online world. It averages between 10 and 12 million unique visitors and over 100 million pageviews per month, an audience size that can instantly make news and videos go viral. Their users help create new memes, push news stories no one else is covering, and boost content that would otherwise go undiscovered by the masses. The site has become…

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New social media degree lets students perfect the art of selfies

June 21, 2017

Have you mastered the art of selfies, but still find yourself falling flat on followers? Don’t fear, there’s a college degree to help you succeed. Today influencers are the internet people many millennials look up to, and with their astounding revenue it’s easy to see why. However, a university in China is taking things to a new level. The Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai isnow offering a…

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Justin Bieber takes strong stance against jail: ‘Not cool’

June 21, 2017

It took three years, but it seems like Justin Bieber mightfinally be embarrassed about his 2014 mughost. When he was 19 years old, the pop star gotarrestedin Miamifor the double whammy of drag racing while under the influence. His mugshots went viral at the time because of his glassy-eyed smile.Did herealize where he was? Was he smiling through sometears, maybe? It was hard to say. But the details of the…

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Daniel Day-Lewis Is Retiring from Acting. Hollywood Women Dont Have That Luxury.

June 21, 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis sent the internet into a film-bro tizzy Tuesday afternoon when he announced that, at age 60 and after a celebrated four-decade film career, he is retiring from acting. Which is an incredible privilege to announce. There was no reason given for his retirement, with Day-Lewis spokesperson, Leslee Dart, simply saying, Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immenselygrateful to all of his collaborators…

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