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How to groom your pubic hair without ending up in the ER

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You would think pube-grooming would be an easy, breezy situation, but you would be absolutely wrong.

A new study has shown a rise in pubic hair grooming-related injuries for U.S. adults, some even resulting in emergency room visits. Who knew such a common primping practice could be so dangerous? 

From the results of this study, it seems like a lot of people need to brush up on their bush-maintenance safety. So if you’re worried about lacerations from razors and painful wax burns, take a look at these helpful tips and tricks.  Read more…

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It’s a race against time to ensure people vote on marriage equality in Australia

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In Australia, the deadline to enrol to vote for marriage equality is approaching fast.  

Australians will be sent a voluntary postal survey on the matter in September, after the country’s government failed to get its marriage equality plebiscite (a public vote on an issue which doesn’t affect the country’s constitution) through parliament twice.

The announcement of a postal vote has culminated in a campaign called Equality Weekender, a series of events, parties and barbecues between Aug. 17 to 20 around Sydney — and hopefully nationally — encouraging people to enrol or ensure they’re eligible to vote. Read more…

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ inadvertently joins the impeach Trump train

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Here’s probably the best press that our favourite dating show spin-off, Bachelor In Paradise, will receive.

The show’s Twitter account, which was live-tweeting Tuesday’s episode, somehow mistakenly joined the impeach Trump brigade by including the hashtag “#Impeach45” in its tweet.

It was attached to a GIF of contestant Raven Gates cannonballing into a pool. We’re sure there’s an analogy somewhere.

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The tweet was up for an hour, before it was finally and sadly deleted. Not soon enough to prevent the internet from declaring The Bachelor got woke, though. Read more…

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Samantha Bee interviews former neo-Nazi whose group fights extremism—then had funds cut by Trump

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee doesn’t come back until September.

But it couldn’t wait until then to air this clip about Life After Hate — a non-profit founded by former far-right extremists that works “with individuals who wish to leave a life of hate.”

The Obama administration awarded the group $400,000 to fight violent extremism, but that funding was pulled by the Trump White House. 

Now, the group is crowdfunding to “fight hate and racism.” It has raised nearly $37,000 of its $400,000 goal. (You can donate right here.) Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ episode 5 sets up a Westerosi Western that we want. Right. Now.

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This recap is dark and full of spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 5, “Eastwatch.”

Two queens at war. Neither can see past each other to the far greater threat.

Each needs to be convinced, immediately, or this whole Westeros thing goes to hell. And so the many men beneath their heels must go forth and bring forth the evidence.

An adventure is required. A posse is formed. 

Next up: A Westerosi Western.

That’s pretty much the grand equation of “Eastwatch,” episode 5 of this seventh season of Game of Thrones, a scattershot clockwork of updates and minor machinations, paltry plot pivots and pirouettes that had our heads spinning. Nothing happened, yet somehow everything changed. Read more…

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Detroit Red Wings are not pleased their logo is now white nationalist propaganda

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Many Detroit Red Wings fans were confused to see their favorite team’s logo waving among swastikas, confederate flags, and other symbols of hate at a massive white supremacist gathering in Virginia on Saturday.

One widely shared video shows a group of racists carrying homemade shields marked with the team’s insignia and chanting the Nazi slogan “blood and soil” as they poured into Charlottesville.

Lest you think that the Detroit hockey team has become a hate group, its front office said in a statement on Saturday that it “vehemently disagrees” with the Nazis who’ve repurposed its trademarks. The team said it’s “exploring every possible legal action.”   Read more…

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Would You Like to Try Milk Teas By Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga?

When you’re in showbiz, the hustle doesn’t stop. Sisters Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga’s Happy Cup, a new milk tea venture, opens today. Thank you very much Happy Peeps for patronizing us today and yesterday.😃 We sold out our best sellers!😊 Tomorrow is our official and grand launch. Thank you for your support in our […]

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Young refugees launch digital magazine to tell powerful stories of struggle and triumph

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The Ritsona Kingdom flag has a simple design, but it’s deep with meaning. A blue band at the top represents Greek territory, while a thicker swath of red below represents Turkish territory. Two yellow lines separate and intersect them both, symbolizing those who died on dangerous journeys across the Aegean Sea, as well as those who survived and are still trying, desperately, to reach Europe.

Ritsona isn’t really a kingdom, or a country. It’s a refugee camp in Greece. And this unofficial flag, designed and created by refugee youth, is a perfect example of how young people at Ritsona are taking control of their own stories — and sharing them with the world. Read more…

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Google Doodle celebrates hip hop by letting you DJ

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Google is celebrating the history of hip hop with — what else — a seriously cool Google Doodle.

The interactive Doodle commemorates the 44th anniversary of the party where DJ Kool Herc is credited with creating hip hop in 1973.

The Doodle features art from graffiti artist Cey Adams and has interactive turntables that let you mix your own samples using famous songs right from Google’s homepage.

To get started, all you have to do is click the play button on the “O” in the graphic. It then takes you to a “record crate” where you can choose samples of classic songs from artists like George Clinton, The Isley Brothers, Billy Squire, and Betty Wright. When you’ve picked your songs, you can customize the mix using slider controls.  Read more…

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Pure joy is watching Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers watch ‘Game of Thrones’ together

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You probably already know about Leslie Jones’ love for live-tweeting Game of Thrones, and how incredibly entertaining it is.

Now the next best thing, Game of Jones, is back. It features Seth Meyers and Jones watching the show together — in this case, episode 4 of Season 7.

What’s more, there’s a special guest who joins them. Please, let them do this for every episode until GoT finishes. Read more…

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Have a UK-Inspired Breakfast Like Solenn Heussaff or Avocado Toast Like Drew Barrymore

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. The food you consume first thing in the morning will give you the energy you need to head to the gym or go to work. It will also sustain you till your next meal and it will keep those creative juices flowing. Whether you opt […]

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Guy creates a super cool maze for his cats using 50 cardboard boxes

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If there’s anything certain about cats, it’s their love for cardboard boxes.

So, in celebration of the made up holiday National Cat Day, Cole and Marmalade‘s human, Chris Poole, decided to created a cat maze using 50 small cardboard boxes. Poole has completely lost use of his living room but at least his cats are happy.

The best part about the cat maze is that it can be broken down and stored in a relatively small area, so hopefully Cole and Marmalade can enjoy the cat maze for years to come.  Read more…

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Stubborn dog really, really, really doesn’t want to leave the park

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Well, at least it’s an effective way to protest.

A golden retriever thought it’d be cool to play dead while its human tried to leave with it at a park in Burleigh Hill, Australia, as per a video uploaded to the 9 News Gold Coast Facebook page.

And hey, it worked, with plenty of people watching the battle between dog and man, who tried his best to tug the pup’s leash. 

Eventually it gets up and leaves, but without making a point, of course. Read more…

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation, we announce a lot of sadness

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating, the couple announced in a joint statement published on Pratt and Faris’ various social media accounts at 11 pm ET Sunday night. 

“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” a message on Pratt’s Facebook reads. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.” Read more…

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Yes, Vladimir Putin has gone shirtless again to remind you of his dad bod power

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You already know that the golfing, TV watching, Twitter-obsessed U.S. president is on vacation, but you might not have known that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is on vacation, too. 

Luckily for you, we just got our hands on Putin’s vacay photos, and they’re full of spymaster-in-the-Siberian-tundra cheesecake. 

In photos released by the Kremlin on Saturday, Putin is shown going on a fishing trip with a few friends. 

The first photo (above) is innocent enough, showing the Russian leader steering a boat through the Siberian waters. And look at all those layers. Since it’s not that cold in the Republic of Tuva (where the fishing trip occurred) this time of year, things probably got steamy pretty fast.  Read more…

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That incredibly well-preserved armored dinosaur is actually a new species

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The discovery itself was amazing.

A dinosaur was found in Canada around 110 million years after it diedNational Geographic covered the accidental discovery in its June issue and created a 3-D rendering to show how well-preserved the dinosaur fossils were in an ancient river bank. 

The discovery was back in 2011. Since then, researchers have determined the armored beast that weighed almost 3,000 pounds is a new species of nodosaur. 

It’s called Borealopelta markmitchelli, according to a study released Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Read more…

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Woman claims she found something strange in her kangaroo meat

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Yes, Australians eat kangaroos — despite it being on their coat of arms and much loved by all. 

That includes 39-year-old Brisbane woman ‎Kath Milroy Pattingale‎, who was about to have dinner with her husband on Thursday when she apparently noticed a bullet lodged in their meal.

The couple had been on a three-and-half month trip in their caravan, and for their last night they barbecued some kangaroo meat, which was purchased from the Woolworths supermarket in Bargara, Queensland.

Pattingale’s husband brought it inside on a chopping board, ready to serve up. Read more…

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