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We Analyzed 1,000 Fortune Cookies To Unlock Their Secrets

I’m a bit obsessed with fortune cookies. I, an otherwise non-superstitious person, have no fewer than five incidentally meaningful ones stashed away in special places. I know I shouldn’t take them seriously — they’re not even Chinese! — but breaking open a cookie and attempting to find a higher truth is an inexplicably satisfying way […]

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August is an awesome month for skywatching: Here’s how to make the most of it

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Get out your comfy blankets and red light flashlights: August is going to be quite a month for skywatchers. 

 Usually this month is a great time to watch the skies — it’s warm and home to one of best meteor showers of the year — but August 2017 in particular will be jam-packed with some particularly great events, including not one but two eclipses. 

The spacey festivities kick off on August 7 with a partial lunar eclipse gracing skies above much of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. 

Lunar eclipses happen when the moon dips partially or fully into Earth’s shadow.  Read more…

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Little girl rides her pony through a corner store to pick up treats

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You’ll probably get turned away from your local drive-thru riding on your horse.

But it’s not a problem at this corner store (or dairy, as they like to call it), located in Opotiki, a small town on New Zealand’s North Island. Well, if you can both fit in the store, obviously.

Here a little girl, 3-year-old Paris Smith, rides on her pony through the Tirohanga Beach Store to pick up some candy, in a video posted on the shop’s Facebook page on Friday. 

“Look, only in Opotiki,” a man can be heard saying on camera.

Riding through the store is apparently a long-running tradition, owner Ray Williams told the New Zealand Herald. Read more…

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The Breakfast of Champions Comes In the Form of a Shake

Protein shakes are great as a quick breakfast or an energy booster in the middle of a workday and even after your workout. More often than not, when you think of protein shakes you think of protein powder and subpar flavor. However, there are natural ways to add protein into your diet with ingredients like […]

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Kid draws a hilarious family portrait, featuring his mother on her period

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Periods are normal, but kids pointing them out in their sketches is something else.

Australian woman Penny Rohleder shared a photo of her son’s drawing on the Facebook page of blogger Constance Hall on Jul. 25, which well, says it all.

“I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed that my 5 year old son knows this,” Rohleder wrote. 

“Julian drew a family portrait. I said ‘What’s that red bit on me?’ And he replied, real casual, ‘That’s your period.'” 

Well, at least he knows.

To give further context, Rohleder revealed she had pulmonary embolism in October 2016, and was put on blood thinning treatment which makes her periods “very, very bad,” she explained to the Daily Mail. Read more…

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You Can Now Infuse Tea in Your Chicharon and Cold Soba

Aside from perking up our mornings, tea can be infused into sweet and savory dishes. I bet you see restaurants serving something matcha-flavored every day. But with tea’s vast options and taste profiles, you’ll find that they’re more than soft serves and lattes. See how tea is infused in the dishes below. It’s a mix […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ got upstaged by the #NoConfederate campaign

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As the third episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season aired, another HBO-focused campaign pulled a lot of attention away from the mega-popular fantasy drama.

Last week, HBO announced a new project with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, an alternative reality show in which the Civil War did not stop slavery and it continued to this very day. Woof. Pretty rough, right? 

Lots of people thought so, and the announcement was greeted with multitudes of backlash against the extremely sensitive subject and the fact that it would be spearheaded by two white dudes. (Writer couple Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, who are black, are tapped to co-write and executive produce, but D&D are still set to be the showrunners.)  Read more…

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Doctor takes a break from giving birth to deliver another baby

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A doctor in Kentucky and her patient will always remember their babies’ birthdays. 

Amanda Hess, an OB/GYN in Frankfort, Kentucky, was in the hospital as she prepared to give birth to her daughter. While she waited, Hess heard another expectant mother who was closer to giving birth. 

The doctor went to the room, where a woman who happened to be one of her patients was fully dilated. The doctor on call was on his way to the hospital, but the baby was coming. So Hess stepped in and handled the delivery right before she went back to her own room to give birth.  Read more…

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We finally know what the inside of Tesla’s Model 3 looks like, and it’s stunning

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The wait is finally over.

After months of hype and anticipation, Tesla has finally given us our first peek at the interior of the Model 3 and, well, it was worth the wait.

The interior is every bit as sleek and minimalist as we expected. The most prominent feature is the 15-inch digital display, which has more of a landscape orientation than Tesla’s other cars. Note that, as Musk confirmed to a disappointed Tesla fan earlier this year, there is no speedometer (or any kind of gauge, for that matter) behind the wheel.

Close observers will notice that there are very few buttons or controls of any kind, which makes sense considering Tesla’s autopilot ambitions. Read more…

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One of the world’s longest electric car highways will be built in Australia

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Flush with long stretches of road, Australia is now set to be home to one of the world’s longest electric highways.

Queensland has unveiled plans for the Electric Super Highway, a series of fast-charging stations in 18 cities and towns it hopes will encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.

“This project is ambitious, but we want as many people as possible on board the electric vehicle revolution, as part of our transition to a low emissions future,” the state’s acting roads minister, Steven Miles, said in a statement. Read more…

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What Do Nadine Lustre and Jennifer Lawrence Shamelessly Snack On?

“What’s in your bag?” can reveal a lot about a person and so does “What’s your favorite snack?” It may be because of an interesting diet a person is following or even how that person deviates from the diet by cheating on it via snacks. (No judgement!) Ever-sleuthing us, we got curious at how some celebrities […]

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Transgender comedian speaks out about Trump’s ban on ‘The Tonight Show’

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In the wake of Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon invited transgender comedian Patti Harrison to say a few words. 

Harrison said that while she didn’t want to serve in the military, she wants the right to serve.

“It’s like, I don’t want to go to your baby shower, but I want the invite,” she said. 

“But you know, I don’t even think Trump knows what transgender means. He probably thinks transgender people are those cars that turn into robots.” Read more…

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Apparently, Beer Isn’t For Women Unless It Comes in a Pink Bottle

Going for a drink with the gals later? We heard Aurosa made a beer specifically for women in case you want to skip the “girly” Cosmopolitan. You read that right. The Czech-based brewing company launched a “beer for women.” According to the website, this is for women who want “to prove that women can succeed […]

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Queen fans, say this to Siri right now

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Love Queen? Or Wayne’s World

Then you need to say this to Siri right now: “I see a little silhouette of a man.”

OK, we’re waiting. Yeah, she really goes on for awhile. 

Pretty cool right? 

But it appears the easter egg only works on Siri set to U.S. English. We tested the feature on other English editions such as British, and it didn’t work.

Still, the internet got pretty excited about it, including Vanity Fair writer Nick Bilton, who CCed the new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, aka “Mooch.” Read more…

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Veteran scoutmaster scolds Trump in scathing tweetstorm

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“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” Donald Trump said Monday.

Funny he should ask that, because Trump talked a lot about politics during his speech Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

That angered a veteran scout leader, who said Trump made his appearance in front of about 30,000 Boy Scouts all about himself.

Ted Genoways‏, a scoutmaster whose family has had close ties to the Boy Scouts of America for decades, delivered a scathing tweetstorm after Trump used the occasion to once again to take aim at the press, political rivals, and Obamacare in his speech. Read more…

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Finally, an empowering, consensual sex scene on ‘Game of Thrones’

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It took seven seasons but it finally happened: a sweet, consensual sex scene on Game of Thrones.

The second episode of Season 7, “Stormborn,” took a quick break from war plotting to give the audience the long-awaited consummation (pun unintended, how dare you) of Grey Worm and Missandei’s flirting. That’s right, the two most loyal members of Dany’s Queensgaurd finally got together!

Game of Thrones is a show infamous for its gratuitous sex scenes, rampant sexual assault, and countless scenes of female nudity. But for once, this scene felt not only earned, but empowering. These two characters have been gazing longingly at each other for years, but their duty to their queen always came first. (Not to mention Grey Worm’s insecurities about his body as a eunuch.) Read more…

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‘Black Panther’ just debuted some new footage at Comic-Con and it looks friggin’ epic

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Unlike his buddy Thor, Black Panther didn’t release any new footage online during Marvel’s Comic-Con panel. But luckily for you, we were in the room where it happens – and let’s just say this thing looks friggin’ epic

Like, “worth standing in the Hall H line for” epic.

We were treated to both a longer clip and a trailer-style sizzle reel. The former looks, basically, like Marvel’s take on James Bond. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) are all dressed to the nines as they enter a South Korean luxury casino that looks like something out of SkyfallRead more…

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