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Messi is hilariously unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo's new movie

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:20pm

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has a biographical documentary coming out soon, and it actually looks pretty good.

But Ronaldo's chief rival — soccer demigod Lionel Messi — is not impressed. At least, if you believe the hilarious spoof cut together at the top of this post

See also: Copa America opponent asks Messi for on-pitch selfie

The fake reaction video is so perfect because many soccer fans see no compromise when it comes to Messi and Ronaldo. You're for one and against the other; simply acknowledging both as splendid talents who make being a fan of the beautiful game that much more joyful seems all but impossible for many Read more...

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J.Law reveals a hidden talent and it involves marshmallows

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:16pm

The cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, the final installment in the series, is pretty comfortable with each other.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson joined MTV's Josh Horowitz for an outdoorsy game of "Truth or Dare" and a round of questions from online fans. It's pretty wholesome and cute until J.Law talks about puking up an ICEE. She also proves that she's a champ at stuffing marshmallows into her mouth

We're just glad to know that the person voted "America's Sexiest Woman" last year is not above a "that's what she said" joke.

Little Mix video for 'Love Me Like You' takes us awkwardly back to high school

What is new with Android Marshmallow?

'Get stuffed': Pregnant Australian TV presenter slams fat shamers

Little girl is devastated to discover Adam Levine is married Read more...

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Condolences vs. gun control: Presidential candidates respond to the Oregon shooting

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:01pm

Presidential candidates, in addition to the White House, were quick to respond to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college Thursday, largely along party lines.

On the campaign trail, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was asked by a CNN reporter for her reaction to the shooting. She called it "beyond [her] comprehension" and said that she was "committed" to achieving sensible gun control measures.

See also: Obama on mass shootings: 'We’ve become numb to this'

Here is what Hillary Clinton said to me about the Oregon shooting after her event in

— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 1, 2015

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MLB announcers shame girls obsessively taking selfies

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:55pm

When two MLB announcers noticed a group of girls taking a million selfies in the stadium of an Arizona Diamondbacks game, they couldn't help but laugh at the situation.

Despite paying money for tickets to a baseball game, these ladies didn't seem concerned at all about what was happening on the field. Instead, they chose to focus on documenting every moment of their time at the stadium.

See also: Kid stops mid-baseball game to tell dad he loves him

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The announcers, though bemused at the bevy of cell phones, were clearly a bit exasperated with such a millennial display, judging from some of their comments: Read more...

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Michelle Obama's advice to teen girls: 'No boy is cute enough to keep you from getting an education'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:47pm

Listen up teen girls — actually listen up all girls, of any age.

Michelle Obama dropped some major life advice Tuesday at Glamour's "The Power of an Educated Girl" event in Harlem, New York City. She told girls to "compete with the boy," nay "beat the boys."

"There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education," Obama added. “If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States."

Then she dropped the mic (kind of). All hail, FLOTUS

Michelle Obama: Books Before Boys, Girls

Michelle Obama tells young girls to focus on their education, not boys

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3 key ways marketers should personalize the online experience

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:45pm

This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

It's a fact: Online personalization is still pretty imperfect. Despite all the data that companies have at their disposal, the biggest players in the space are still struggling to find the right algorithm to reach their customers in meaningful ways. The result is a growing disconnect between consumers and the companies they love

The ability to offer a personalized experience online is quickly becoming a requirement for companies to stay relevant, which means they have an important challenge to overcome: making sense of customer data. While data is readily available, it's often siloed within different marketing technologies or across different marketing teams within an organization. This creates a disjointed image of the customer and makes it impossible to draw accurate conclusions. The result is an equally disjointed customer experience. Read more...

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Do millennials think they are financially screwed?

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:45pm

Young Americans' incomes are depressed, their retirement nest eggs are microscopic, and their rate of employment is weak. The trend lines aren't promising, either, which likely explains why there's no shortage of pessimism out there. In a Bloomberg poll of Americans age 18 to 35 — the millennial generation — 47% said they do not expect their cohort to live better than their parents. For one thing, it's hard to imagine outdoing your parents if you're still sleeping under their roof. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, 15% of people age 25 to 34 were living with their parents last year, up from 10% 30 years earlier. Read more...

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TNT wedding favors caused an evacuation at Denver airport

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:30pm

Clearly, this couple's love is pure dynamite. Unfortunately, the TSA is not cool with such explosive puns.

While traveling through the Denver International Airport on Sept. 22, TSA had to confiscate a bride and groom's stash of wedding favors from their checked bags, which looked like tiny barrels of TNT, complete with little, red, wax fuses.

See also: Man puts cat in a TSA X-ray machine, everyone understandably freaks out

#TSATravelTips - Be mindful of what you’re traveling with and what it might appear as on an X-ray monitor. These novelty bottles of bath salts topped with wax-covered lids and fuses were discovered in a checked bag at the Denver International Airport (DEN) and resulted in a 20-minute evacuation while bomb specialists cleared the items. What looked like possible explosives were just wedding souvenirs. The bride and groom’s names both start with "T"; thus "TNT.”

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Benjamin Netanyahu held an epic staring contest with the U.N. It was weird.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:26pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is not too pleased with the U.N., a point he made abundantly clear during a speech to the General Assembly on Thursday.

Netanyahu, affectionately known to his fellow Israelis as Bibi, addressed diplomats on the controversial nuclear de-escalation deal recently signed by Iran and six world powers — the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany.

See also: Highlights from world leaders' speeches at the U.N.

He slammed the "utter silence, deafening silence" when it came to defending Israel from Iranian threats. And then he began the stare down. Read more...

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Baseball fan fails to catch foul balls, should work on his hand-eye coordination

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:24pm

This guy just isn't having the best luck

Over the course of a Yankees game, he manages to not only flub up two foul ball catches, but also misses an underhand pity-throw from the ball boy

See also: Efforts to catch runaway wiener dog on baseball field are futile

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Did his excitement get in the way of his nimble fingers? Is he on the most embarrassing first date ever? WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

Regardless, we're glad this dude was eventually able to take a foul ball home — after all those attempts, he definitely earned it

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The truth about banned books is stranger than you think

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:43pm

You may already have heard that this is Banned Books Week, a venerable event established 33 years ago by the American Library Association (ALA). Like me, you may have walked into your local bookstore and seen a display of "banned books," a display designed to stoke indignation and righteous First Amendment fury

My goodness, I said to myself as I walked up to the display, they banned Where's Waldo? What's the world coming to?

See also: 'Captain Underpants,' 'Harry Potter,' and more of the most challenged books since 2001

Upon closer inspection, and a little bit of Googling, it turns out many of these banned books were merely "challenged" — which means one or two ignorant and/or censorious parents filed a complaint with their local school or library about some innocent tome Read more...

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21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:40pm

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.

On Thursday five of the world’s leading ballet companies are livestreaming behind-the-scenes in the studios, on tour and during performances. The streaming provides viewers an inside look at professional ballet companies around the world Read more...

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Hints of Charon's 'violent' history revealed in startling new photos

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:39pm

Move over, Pluto. It's Charon's time to shine

New photos — taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft when it made its close flyby of Pluto on July 14 — reveal the dwarf planet's largest moon Charon as it has never been seen before

Scientists expected to find a long-dead world pocked with craters, but what they found was wildly different.

See also: With NASA's New Horizons, it's finally Pluto's time to shine

The moon appears to have been shaped by a "surprisingly complex and violent history," NASA said in a press release

Charon's surface plays host to mountains, a red north pole and a host of other geological features including a canyon more than 1,000 miles wide that stretches across the moon's Pluto-facing side, and perhaps along the far-side of the world, NASA said Read more...

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Oklahoma official asks to delay executions after state got wrong drug

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:37pm

Oklahoma's attorney general on Thursday asked a court to delay all scheduled executions while the state reviews how it received the wrong drug as it prepared to lethally inject an inmate.

See also: American execution: A brief history of the death penalty in the U.S.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahoma needed time to sort out why its Department of Corrections received a shipment of potassium acetate rather than potassium chloride for Richard Glossip's execution that was to occur Wednesday

“The state owes it to the people of Oklahoma to ensure that, on their behalf, it can properly and lawfully administer the sentence of death imposed by juries for the most heinous crimes," he said in a statement on his website. Read more...

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That time models wore other humans like backpacks

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:29pm

There was that time last season when designer Rick Owens reportedly slapped a model across the face backstage after the latter held up a sign "Please Kill Angela Merkel" while walking the runway. Then there were the penis holes

But none compared to Owens' spring/summer 2016 show in Paris Thursday, when models wore other models down the catwalk

Image: Michel Euler/Associated Press

See also: You don't have to be intimidated by Paris Fashion Week

Apparently the show's theme was "women supporting women," with each of the models presenting the brand's latest looks with other models strapped onto them. Some were knapsacks, others backpacks. Others seemed like complete fleshy sheaths, with models' heads placed between women's crotches Read more...

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Hillary Clinton will reportedly appear on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:21pm

According to The New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to make a top-secret appearance on Saturday Night Live's 41st season premiere

The episode will be hosted by Miley Cyrus, who will also be the night's musical guest. Barring any last minute scheduling conflicts, Clinton will reportedly appear alongside current SNL cast member Kate McKinnon, who took over as Saturday Night Live's resident Hillary impersonator last season. (She replaced Vanessa Bayer, who in turn replaced Amy Poehler.)

See also: Jimmy Fallon puts on his Donald Trump face to interview Hillary Clinton Read more...

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Greeting cards to help comfort a woman who experienced miscarriage

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:15pm

Grief may be a universal experience, but each person grapples with loss in their own unique way.

As a psychologist specializing in women's reproductive health, Dr. Jessica Zucker knows this adage well. But it suddenly became deeply physically and emotionally personal when, at four months pregnant, she miscarried in 2012

See also: Mark Zuckerberg is right: We need to talk about miscarriage

The word miscarriage — which we often use vaguely to avoid heartbreaking details — can barely describe what Zucker endured: Her daughter slid out of her womb at home and she began hemorrhaging

Image: Dr. Jessica Zucker

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Sugar, we're down with this big band-style Fall Out Boy cover

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:15pm

"Sugar, We're Going Down" may have been your favorite pop/punk song of the early aughts (duh), but could you ever understand any of the words?

Us either

Luckily, we now have this big band-style cover from Postmodern Jukebox, which, aside from being a swingin' earworm, lets us know that Patrick Stump was singing about a "notch" in his bedpost, not "nuts."

Adorable pregnancy announcement leaves father-to-be in tears

A gag reel of NBA video bombs to make you giggle

Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert ponder life's biggest questions

Kayak-eating bear is impossible to reason with

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Adorable pregnancy announcement leaves father-to-be in tears

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:11pm

Pregnancy announcements come in many forms, but the old "bun in the oven" routine is a classic that always delivers a great reaction

According to the YouTube description, the expecting mom in the clip has sadly already had four miscarriages and one stillborn child, so she and her significant other were not expecting to have a child

"We had given up on the idea of having babies of our own, especially at our age," she wrote on YouTube.

But as she reveals in the video to the speechless father-to-be, the woman is already 19 weeks pregnant. Amazed, the man asks the woman to come hug her, but she wasn't done yet. Read more...

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