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The Rise of Sexual Harassment Accusations Is Not a Witch Hunt

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Many people have been panicking recently due to the outing of many powerful men around the world. These men have been accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or rape and many of them […]

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Architecture

Philadelphia greased poles to stop Eagles fans from climbing them. It didn’t work.

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The last time the Philadelphia Eagles were in the Super Bowl, we only just started using MySpace and the iPod was still some newfangled thing.

So it’s no wonder the city was extra careful in the lead up to the Eagles NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, because a win — taking the team to the Super Bowl — would have the place in raptures.

Last week, businesses were also warned to put everything they owned inside and keep security cameras on. Then there were the crews dubbed “Crisco Cops” who greased poles to stop people from climbing on top of them.  Read more…

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Business

17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018

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There’s no surprise that feminism was the word of the year in 2017. After 2016’s political rollercoaster, people began using their voices, platforms, and actions to demand change. 

However, the overwhelming demand to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world can be exhausting especially when it comes to social media. But, there are many accounts using their online presence to spread more good than bad.

They’ve made it their job to promote empowerment, information and overall positivity for the next 12 months.  Read more…

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Entertainment

Aziz Ansari and the Dynamics of Sex Between Men and Women

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. It started out as a familiar scenario. Boy meets girl, they flirt, they go out, they make out. So far so ho-hum. Then girl decides she feels violated, goes home, […]

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Business

Supreme Patty: The obnoxious Instagram star who smokes hot sauce for likes

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Social media has leveled the playing field for stardom. Anyone with a smartphone and a strong will can find themselves with millions of followers, effectively turning their presence and content into a full-fledged business. But a following of millions often comes with a price — like lemon juice in your eyes.

Supreme Patty, a 20-year-old who hails from Daytona, Florida, boasts more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram and can best be described as a modern day version of Johnny Knoxville from MTV’s Jackass. His feed is filled with stunts and skits, most of which put himself in a compromising situations — like squeezing lime juice into his eyes and going snowboarding. That one landed him in the hospital. Read more…

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Entertainment

Let’s Try This: No Shopping for a Year

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Entertainment

We Have a Problem With Robin Padilla’s Brand of Patriotism

Robin Padilla has been the subject of scrutiny the past week after he forced a Korean contestant on Pilipinas Got Talent to speak in Filipino. On last Saturday’s episode, aspiring magician Kim Ji-Wan looked humiliated when Robin started scolding him during his trick. Good thing Angel Locsin stepped in and volunteered to help out the contestant. It […]

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Art

These Artworks Remind Us of Turbulent Jovian Clouds

Have you ever wondered about the other planets in our solar system? Especially the largest one, Jupiter? If you’ve been following Mission Juno, you’ll know that NASA is trying to explore the planet as best they can. Launched in August 2011, the spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 2016. Since then, they have been able […]

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Architecture

Pesky crocodile steals fisherman’s catch like it’s NBD

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We get fighting for what you’ve worked for, but maybe not up against a crocodile.

A fisherman came a bit too close to the reptile while trying to reel in a barramundi at Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory, Australia.

In a video posted on the Facebook page Bonker’s Adventure on Sunday, the crocodile can be seen chasing after the fish — still attached to the line — then wrestling it away as the fisherman retreats. 

Uh, yeah, no thanks.

“I knew it was a bit risky but the plan was to stay well away from the water, even once I got my fish,” fisherman Luke Robertson told NT News. Read more…

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Entertainment

You Don’t Need to Be a Mind Reader to Know What Consent Is

I’d be lying if I said that the Aziz Ansari scandal didn’t keep me up at night, thinking about whether what he did was sexual assault or not. Ever since “Grace” (not her real name) opened up about her experience with the Master of None actor, noting how he allegedly pressured her to have sex, people have […]

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Architecture

David Harbour from ‘Stranger Things’ makes another big fan promise for lots of retweets

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Good guy David Harbour is back with his big promises.

The Stranger Things star has pledged to become ordained and preside over the wedding ceremony of Twitter user @ErickaElizabth, but only if he gets 125,000 retweets.

There’s a bit of time though, the wedding is slated for September.

What would it take to get @DavidKHarbour to be the Officiant at my wedding in September?!

— Ericka (@ErickaElizabth) January 15, 2018

Of course, the wedding date will have to work with the shooting schedule of Season 3 of Stranger Things.  Read more…

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Business

TV channel Spike is no longer, so its social media manager had a field day

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Better to go out with a bang than a whimper, we guess.

TV channel Spike is going to be rebranded as the Paramount Network on Thursday, as owner Viacom looks to general entertainment programming on the 34-year old basic cable network.

So, as the days become numbered, Spike’s social media presence has decided to well, not really care anymore. 

Viacom is killing off Spike TV & their social media person is having a fun type of meltdown pic.twitter.com/Xhr8fFoNGJ

— Kate (@kate_m_C) January 17, 2018

We don’t know if this Twitter-led meltdown is all Viacom-approved (look, we’re sure it is), but it’s not everyday a TV channel ceases to exist for good. Read more…

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Entertainment

How Perfect IG Feeds Affect You as a Mother and a Woman

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I can’t even remember when I got so worked up about algorithmic feeds. It was a non-descript day and I decided to look at […]

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Architecture

Try not to wince at the horrifying sight of this egg sack teeming with tiny spiders

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Spiders on their own are disconcerting enough. So how about a sack full of tiny little crawling spiders? 

A video of a funnel web egg being cut open to reveal hundreds of the arachnids inside was posted on the Facebook page of the Australian Reptile Park on Sunday.

The park acknowledged it’s the “stuff of nightmares” for some people in its post, but said it loves these finds.

It’s because the Australian Reptile Park is the only place in the country that milks funnel web spiders of their venom, which is used to make antivenom. Read more…

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Fashion

Next in Tech? Smart Mirror and Apps That Tell You How to Dress

What if we told you that you can have a virtual stylist right at your fingertips? Or that your current mirror is nothing compared to the upcoming smart ones that superimpose the recent trends on your reflection and even place you in a virtual location so you can picture your outfit against a scenario? Well, […]

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Music

Where to party in 2018: a clubbing, nightlife and festival guide

Fill your ears and your year with the sweetest beats at the best music and clubbing events – from Berlin and Reykjavik to New Orleans and Cape Town

The start of the year sees the return of CTM Berlin (26 Jan-4 Feb), the “festival for adventurous music and art”. This year the event, across venues in the city – from Berghain to the Kraftwerk building – features artists from the sincere German techno producer Recondite to Peruvian electronic-pysch band Dengue Dengue Dengue – is on the theme of Turmoil – expect artistic responses to a growing sense of global instability. Berlin will be absolutely freezing this month, so those seeking a vitamin D-fuelled party (and can afford the short notice flights) should head to Goat (26-28 Jan), a boutique festival in Goa, India, with a lineup including Horse Meat Disco and Moxie. January also means the start of Laneway Festival (27 Jan-11 Feb), which starts in Singapore, before touring cities across Australia with a lineup including Bonobo, The Internet and Wolf Alice.

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Entertainment

Help Katarina Rodriguez Take Home the Miss Intercontinental Crown

Just four days ago, Katarina Rodriguez flew to Egypt for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant that will take place on Jan. 25. Could not be any more excited to be representing not only myself but an entire country, MY country in this once in a lifetime competition. Philippines, I love you. 🇵🇭❤️🙏🏼 A post shared by […]

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French Actress Catherine Deneuve Has a Problem with the #MeToo Campaign

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. A few years ago, walking along the streets of New York City, my mother was apparently running a mental tally of men who walked past us with a compliment or […]

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Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg donated his $1.5 million ‘All The Money’ fee to Time’s Up

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In the wake of an uproar over the $1.5 million Mark Wahlberg was paid for his All The Money In The World reshoots, the actor announced Saturday that he will donate the money in his costar Michelle Williams’ name to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

Wahlberg’s hefty reshoot fee made headlines earlier this week after it was reported that Williams earned just $1,000 for her time. 

The cast of All The Money In The World reshot multiple scenes after director Ridley Scott cut actor Kevin Spacey from the film following multiple sexual assault allegations. Christopher Plummer replaced himUSA Today first reported the massive pay discrepancy on Tuesday. Read more…

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