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Welp, Steven Seagal is endorsing a cryptocurrency called ‘Bitcoiin’

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Questionable ICOs have left many investors with Exit Wounds, but that hasn’t stopped Steven Seagal from backing one.

The ’90s action star became the worldwide ambassador of a cryptocurrency called Bitcoiin 2nd Generation, news that he confirmed on his Twitter account.

If the double “i” in the name didn’t prompt reluctance, there’s a couple of worrying signs regarding Bitcoiin2Gen.

As noted by Coindesk, the website for Bitcoiin2Gen lists no details about who’s actually behind the cryptocurrency. Its domain was originally registered in 2015 in Panama, but changed hands around Jan. 8.  Read more…

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There’s Another Uniqlo Collab on the Way and It’s With Tomas Maier

If you’re already thinking of how to spruce up your fashion looks for the summer, then you need not worry. Uniqlo just announced their newest collaboration and it’s with German designer Tomas Maier, who is also the creative director of luxury brand Bottega Veneta. Tomas shared with Business of Fashion that his collection will consist […]

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Kate Middleton’s Green Gown at the BAFTAs Is Seen as Non-Support for Time’s Up

The BAFTAs was the latest awards show to implement a blackout in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement. Stars like Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, and Lupita Nyong’o showed up on the red carpet in their best black dresses; many also wore Time’s Up pins. Meanwhile, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is being criticized for not […]

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Fergie performed a jazzy rendition of the national anthem. It did not go well.

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Alright, where do you even start with a performance like this.

Pop star and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie opened the NBA All-Star game with her rendition of the national anthem, and by goodness, it was an interesting rendition to say the least.

While other singers may have opted for a straight-up, no fuss performance; Fergie gave the anthem a jazzy twist, which is incredible in both its braveness and repugnance for the ear. 

There’s no saving jazz this time, folks.

Throughout the performance, Fergie wildly shifts between different keys for some reason.  Read more…

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Throw on These Pants When You Don’t Feel Like Carrying a Bag

With the rise of streetwear comes a resurgence of ’80s and ’90s fashion. Some brands have brought back old trends but with their own twist. Another recent fashion resurrection is that of cargo or utility pants. Yes, the trousers slapped with functional pockets are back. Rihanna is feeling the trend as she wore a baggy pair […]

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Watch Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright freestyle a ‘Black Panther’ inspired rap

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The best freestyle rapper in Wakanda is clearly Letitia Wright.

Celebrating the release of the already-smash-hit Marvel superhero movie Black Panther, co-stars  Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright decided to share a few impromptu bars. 

The Black Panther lives… and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (@LetitiaWright), best freestyler in Wakanda. All cred to my girl @RobynHoodmusic for the original inspiration and my bars
Happy #BlackPantherDay! #BlackPanther 🎵🎶 @travbryanmusic pic.twitter.com/pIwO9DNBfP

— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 16, 2018 Read more…

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Read How Patrick Demarchelier and Karl Templer Denied Sexual Assault Allegations

After Kate Upton accused Guess’ Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct, it seems that more models are coming forward with their experiences. A Boston Globe investigative report gathered information on sexual misconduct and assault in the fashion world. Over 50 models alleged that they’ve been harassed by photographers and stylists, mostly when they were still minors. They named […]

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Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now

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There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed. 

Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries. 

This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”  Read more…

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Feel Cozy Without Looking Frumpy Like Kim Jones and Nicole Andersson

New York Fashion Week is almost over but we’ve seen a lot of looks that we love from both the runway and the street. There were even some local personalities who attended NYFW festivities all bundled up to keep themselves warm. Blogger Laureen Uy was present with her sister Liz Uy. Fashion Week veteran Kim […]

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New Zealand’s prime minister looks like the lead of a crime show in her Vogue shoot

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It’s somewhat rare for New Zealand politicians to attract global attention, but Jacinda Ardern’s star continues to rise.

The current New Zealand Prime Minister is featured in the March issue of Vogue, where she’s been labelled the “anti-Trump,” admired for the way she speaks about poverty and homelessness with a “blend of Bernie Sanders’s bluntness and Elizabeth Warren’s fearlessness.”

But of course, being Vogue, there was plenty of attention dedicated to Ardern’s photoshoot. Clarke Gayford, Ardern’s partner, made the photo his wallpaper.

….well thats the desktop sortedpic.twitter.com/9YlqkiwPEZ

— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) February 15, 2018 Read more…

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Australia’s government bans politicians from sleeping with their staff

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Sleeping with a co-worker is pretty much a no-no in all workplaces, especially so in the sensitive world of politics.

Not that Australia’s deputy prime minister stuck to the unspoken rule.

Barnaby Joyce been under significant pressure in the past week after it was revealed he had an affair with one of his staff, ultimately leading to the break-up of his 24-year marriage.

The situation has seen Joyce labelled a hypocrite, due to his advocacy of traditional marriage when the country was voting on whether same-sex couples could marry. Read more…

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Spotted: Filipina Models Rocking the Runway at NYFW

For those of us who aren’t at New York Fashion Week, we may have missed some important news: Filipina models walking the runways. Among the different shows, presentations, and events, there were a few familiar faces modeling clothes from the latest collections. After some digging, here are the models we spotted so far. Samantha Gomez […]

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5 powerful stories by girls whose lives were forever changed by child marriage

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For most of us, a wedding day is something to look forward to. To plan and prepare. Or something to look back with fond memories of a choice once made. 

For millions of young girls and boys around the world, however, marriage is not a choice. It interrupts their childhood, forcing them into perilous cycles that are all too often impossible to break free from. 

Many young women have risked everything to have the right to choose for themselves. And some managed to escape. Now they’re sharing their empowering stories with women all around the world. The stories were presented in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is raising awareness about child marriage around Valentine’s Day – a celebration of love and our right to choose. Read more…

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Rihanna and Rita Ora Are Making Bathrobes and Towels Fashionable

The search for comfortable clothing is never-ending. Some years back, athleisure burst into the fashion scene and continues to be a go-to for dressing down. Then last year, sleepwear became a street style staple. What’s the next best thing? Answer: bathleisure. This Instagram-worthy trend began because of Rihanna’s Vogue Paris November 2017 cover where she was wearing […]

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Swiss Olympic skier casually rides up escalator with one arm on his day off

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Competing at an Olympics is a serious affair, not that it seems to worry Fabian Bösch too much.

The 20-year-old Swiss skier isn’t due to compete until next Sunday in the men’s Slopestyle event, so in the meantime he’s having a bit of fun — or you could call it a spot of training.

Here’s Bösch casually holding onto the rail of an escalator, except he’s not on the steps, instead hanging off the side. The dude has a strong right arm.

A post shared by Fabian Bösch (@buhsch) on Feb 11, 2018 at 11:54pm PST

It’s not the only time Bösch has pulled off a stunt for Instagram, even if the risk of injury would probably send any coach into a conniption. Read more…

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Guy discovers cheeky easter egg on a PS2 disc 14 years after it was released

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We doubt anyone pays attention to what’s on a gaming disc, unless the thing is scratched.

But if you have a copy of 2004’s The Bard’s Tale, the rather funny RPG has an easter egg printed on the disc certain fans might be aware of.

For the rest of us underlings, we’ve only just discovered the joke via a tweet posted by @ajelansolo on Saturday. Here he’s posted a picture of the PlayStation 2 disc, which has the message “really disturbing image… flip disc over.” 

The disc, of course, is reflective.

This PS2 game just flat out gave me the most devastating burnpic.twitter.com/exyaOXRzDL

— A$AP BLOCK ME (@alejansolo) February 9, 2018 Read more…

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The Leslie Jones Winter Olympics live-tweeting has officially begun!

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Every two years, for a few weeks, we all get to enjoy a global phenomenon that brings many countries together: Leslie Jones live-tweeting the Olympics.

Since the Opening Ceremony kicked off the Winter Games yesterday, the Saturday Night Live comedian has returned to Twitter with her enthusiasm, her jokes, and her sheer patriotism. It is a joy.

Two years ago during the Rio Summer Games, Jones was a breakout star for her seriously funny running commentary on the sports. And as of Saturday, she’s back in the saddle. The events are different, but her hilarity remains the same. Read more…

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These startups pitch in freezing water to get sweet, sweet funding

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You’ve likely heard of an elevator pitch, but have you heard of an ice hole pitch? 

Polar Bear Pitching, as it’s called, is perhaps the most extreme form of startup pitch competitions. Participants withstand snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures for an opportunity to win €10,000, among other prizes. There is no time limit, but there is one catch: Entrepreneurs must stand waist-deep in the Baltic Sea for the duration of their pitches. Talk about motivation to keep it short.

Russian entrepreneurs from Tusion keep it professional in the ice hole.

Russian entrepreneurs from Tusion keep it professional in the ice hole.

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