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Owning a Tamagotchi for a week exposes the battle for screen time in the modern world

November 12, 2018

Image: mashable It’s 2018, and what we all really want — and need, for that matter — is to be weaned off our screens. We’re desperate to regain control of our attention span and free ourselves from the number one time thief and stress factor of modern life.  Digital wellness, as it’s been dubbed, is […]

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The 10 types of trolls you’ll spot in the wild

November 10, 2018

It’s Troll Week on Mashable. Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet trolling. Right now, you are on the internet. Thus, you have probably come across a troll.  But the name “troll” is far from one-size-fits-all. In fact, there are lots of trollish internet types skulking around online, […]

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

October 21, 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 8, 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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The artist behind the ‘Awards for Good Boys’ Instagram isn’t afraid to piss off her trolls

October 5, 2018

The most online among us have heard the adage. “Don’t feed the trolls,” people say. When someone attacks you online, don’t respond. Don’t engage. That’s what they want. This is not Shelby Lorman’s approach. The writer and artist, who runs the delightful Instagram account Awards for Good Boys and has a book forthcoming from Penguin […]

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This slinky montage is bizarrely satisfying to watch

September 20, 2018

Image: WireImage It’s been over a year since the good people of Twitter were shocked to learn that Jamie Foxx’s real name is actually Eric Marlon Bishop. Foxx is one of many famous faces to employ new names upon entering certain echelons of Hollywood — but in a hilarious meme, fans are using celebrity stage […]

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Why Slender Man was the monster myth the internet generation needed

September 17, 2018

The man behind Slender Man's blank mask is — you, onlineImage: hbo When the internet created the Slender Man, it did not realize it had made manifest the fears of a whole generation adrift in the digital age. Faceless, amorphous, and boundless, the tall black-suited figure sprang from the crowdsourced anxieties of our online hivemind. […]

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This sexy Bugatti sports car is actually made of Legos

September 9, 2018

Image: WireImage There is no right or wrong way to celebrate Beyoncé’s birthday, but if you’re gonna follow in anyone’s footsteps on this sacred holiday, you should follow in Blue Ivy Carter’s.  On Monday, Blue decided to celebrate her mom’s birthday by pranking her grandmother, Tina Lawson. Lawson shared a hilarious video of Blue’s comedic […]

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Resourceful artist uses dead insects for intricate makeup designs

September 3, 2018

YouTube’s video recommendations are mostly a collection of the worst that the platform has to offer. It wasn’t until a video titled “My cats pick my makeup” popped up that I finally felt seen. It’s true what they say, technology is advancing. As a lover of both cats and makeup tutorials I was immediately drawn […]

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Shooting at a Jacksonville, Florida esports event leaves four dead

September 1, 2018

Image: Scott Halleran/Getty Images Chaos erupted at an esports tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday when a mass shooting ended with multiple fatalities and many more injured. Word of the shooting first emerged on Twitch, from a live feed of the Madden NFL 19 Classic qualifier at Jacksonville’s GLHF Game Bar. In the disturbing audio-only […]

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