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Friendly reminder: There are a lot of soothing dog show videos on YouTube

October 24, 2018

Good dog.Image: ATLGAN OZDIL/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES Hard Refresh is a soothing weekly column where we try to reset your brain and cleanse it of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter. In my opinion, one of the only reasons for YouTube to still exist is animal videos.  Otherwise a cesspool of screaming vloggers and […]

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The ‘really start dressing’ meme will get you ready for fall with lots of lols

October 18, 2018

Pieter Hanson, Large Adult Son of the woman who recently made him the reluctant poster boy of the #HimToo movement, is officially on Twitter, and he’d like to set a few things straight. On Oct. 6, Hanson’s mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in uniform explaining he “respects women” but avoids taking them […]

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‘The Care and Keeping of You’ author on the book’s staying power 20 years later

October 5, 2018

Millions of young girls grew up on "The Care and Keeping of You." Editor’s Note: The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, […]

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This smart feeder will stop your pets from mooching off each other

September 18, 2018

"Hello. I also own dis."Image: The Washington Post / Getty Images I’m packing my bags and my imaginary dog, and I’m moving to Denmark immediately. Niels Martin Viuff, a Danish entrepreneur, is building an apartment complex that requires tenants to own a pupper. The dream for any dog lover.  According to a report from The […]

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Master chef sculpts impossibly realistic pastries that look just like fresh fruit

September 7, 2018

So delicious! So beautiful!Image: vesna Jovanovic /Getty Images/EyeEm Cherries have been crowned the fruit of the summer. (Sorry you had to find out this way, other fruits.) Cherry printed clothing, cherry-inspired accessories, and cherry red hues have been dominating the fashion world for months now.  SEE ALSO: Meet the YouTuber who’s been making musical instruments […]

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How a lightweight, prefabricated concrete roof is just a taste of the coming revolution in architecture

September 6, 2018

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.  Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and stranded herself on her neighbor’s roof for three days. Concerned that she was injured, her owners called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals […]

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‘Stranger Things’ will be turning Universal Studios upside down this Halloween

August 22, 2018

Image: andrew fuller/guy meets cake Would you eat this murder pie? Andrew Fuller is a cake sculptor, horror fan, and “believer that every day is Halloween.” He recently made an especially terrifying pie inspired by serial killer Ed Gein, who was infamous making clothing and furniture out of human skin and bones. Also known as […]

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The fascinating science of why we judge dogs by their looks

August 13, 2018

Image: mashable/bob al-greene Forget Shark Week, it’s Bark Week on Mashable. Join us as we celebrate all the good dogs, which we humans do not deserve. You know that feeling — you’ve rounded a street corner only to spot a tubby little puppy struggling against its owner’s leash, headed straight in your direction. Any self-identified Dog […]

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This ‘blind’ robot can jump on your table and chase you in the dark even when its leg is broken

July 24, 2018

Forget Shark Week, it’s Bark Week on Mashable. Join us as we celebrate all the good dogs, which we humans do not deserve. While people may never agree on the latest obnoxious Instagram update, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: dogs dominate the platform, and deservedly so. But with so many dog accounts on […]

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Wikimedia says European copyright laws violate basic human freedoms

July 23, 2018

Wikimedia, which owns a dozen other open-source databases like Wikipedia, issued a statement last week against the new set of copyright laws called the Copyright Directive.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images On Thursday, the European Parliament rejected a controversial proposal to overhaul the European Union’s copyright laws that critics say would significantly damage internet freedom. The […]

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