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Sarah Silverman responded to a troll with kindness and it was beautiful

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When a troll called comedian Sarah Silverman the C-word on Twitter, she responded with level-headed kindness, finding out he was in a lot of pain and eventually helping him pay for his medical bills.

On Dec. 28, Twitter user Jeremy Jamrozy responded rudely to one of Silverman’s tweets where she was trying to reach out to a Trump supporter in the hope of understanding where they were coming from. Instead of ignoring him or responding angrily, she went in a completely different direction, taking the two down a path that eventually led to her helping him take care of his medical expenses. Read more…

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YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for video depicting an apparent victim of suicide

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YouTube star Logan Paul has issued an apology for posting a video containing footage of an apparent victim of suicide, but it might not be enough for some.

In the now-removed video, the 22-year-old vlogger visited Japan’s Aokigahara forest on the northwestern flank of Mount Fuji. The forest’s name translates to the “Sea of Trees” but is known internationally as the “Suicide Forest,” the site of hundreds of suicides every year.

According to New York Magazine, Paul posted a video to his 15 million YouTube subscribers with the title “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that was meant to be the third part of his “Tokyo Adventures,” series. The publisher reports that the video contained footage of a person who had apparently died by suicide, with their face blurred. Read more…

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Team internet reunites a man with an envelope full of money after he left it in the pub

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Here’s a tale of lost and found that’ll restore your faith in humanity. A pub in London rallied to find the owner of a packet of wages that had been left on the premises in the run-up to Christmas. And, much to the relief of the internet, the pub jolly well found him! 

The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, south west London, tweeted out a photo of an envelope containing someone named Mariusz’s Christmas wages. “Mariusz, we found your pay packet in the Alex on Thursday night,” read the tweet. “You haven’t lost it, we’ve got it!”  Read more…

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Dark vs. Light: ‘Star Wars’ fans storm social media with dueling ‘Last Jedi’ opinions

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Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.

The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.

Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.

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Perspiration is now festive thanks to a sweat-inspired Christmas sweater

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With the holidays just around the corner, nothing says merry and bright more than an ugly Christmas sweater. 

But if you’re trapped inside a warm room with a swarm of touchy-feely family members trying to give you a tight embrace, you might want to trade your overly decorated Rudolph get-up for a sweater that’ll turn your sweat into the talk of the holiday party. 

Lucky, an odd new business has arrived to help that happen. 

Eric Drommerhausen and Kevin Knutson of LGHTR (lghtr.co), Garrick Willhite of Object (object.design) and Scott Dahl of Periscope have presented to the world the first-ever Christmas product inspired by people who may perspire a bit more than others. Read more…

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Architecture

Trump says he turned down Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ and no one’s buying it

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Unless you repressed all memories of 2016 (and who could blame you), you’ll remember that Time named Donald Trump “Person of the Year.” Now, the president is claiming that the magazine asked him again this year but, like, urgh who can even be bothered?

In a tweet Friday, the president took time from his busy schedule of getting absolutely nothing from his agenda done to make a bold claim about rejecting the magazine’s honor for 2017. 

Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017 Read more…

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Someone help Chrissy Teigen get her lost Nintendo Switch back

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Model and proud Nintendo Switch super-player Christine Teigen made a mistake. And it’s gonna take a holiday miracle to fix it.

Like many of us, Teigen’s been obsessively playing (and posting amazing Twitter content about) Super Mario Odyssey since its release last month. 

But tragedy struck on Friday, Nov. 24, when she forgot the portable console in the Courtyard Marriott in Springfield, Ohio. Now, she needs her own blue overall-wearing hero to materialize from a green pipe because, “I need my moons back.”

I left my Nintendo at the courtyard marriott in Springfield please I need a Christmas miracle. I need my moons back

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 24, 2017 Read more…

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Business

Meet the dad who built a prosthetic arm for his son

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2-year-old Sol had his arm amputated when he was 10 days old. When his father, Ben Ryan, found out his newborn son couldn’t get a functional prosthetic until he was three, he started Ambionics to build one himself. Inspired by the way fluid moves a spider’s legs, the prosthetics uses hydraulic technology.  Read more…

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Architecture

Newscaster uses Taylor Swift lyrics to deliver her traffic report

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Taylor Swift’s latest album is touching everybody, including your local traffic reporter.

Laura Hettiger provides traffic coverage for KMOV St. Louis. On Friday, Hettiger decided she would spice up her coverage by sprinkling in lyrics from Taylor Swift’s newest album, Reputation.

No matter how you feel about Taylor Swift, you’ve got to stand behind this wordplay.

Swift was so touched she even retweeted the broadcast.

My cousins in St. Louis sent this to me. I LOVE YOU @LauraKHettigerhttps://t.co/OvC349nq8y

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 11, 2017 Read more…

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Why one major ‘Stranger Things’ star was missing at the Season 2 premiere this week

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One Stranger Things star was notably absent from Thursday’s Season 2 premiere in Los Angeles.

British actor Charlie Heaton, who plays creepy photo stalker man Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series, was barred entry to the U.S. last Saturday.

The reason? A drug-sniffing dog reportedly picked up on something that prompted a search of Heaton’s luggage, at which point authorities discovered “a small amount of cocaine,” according to the Associated Press.

Heaton was neither arrested nor charged, but he was barred from entering the U.S. and promptly sent back to London. It’s worth noting here that the AP‘s report comes via an anonymous source — an official who “couldn’t discuss the matter publicly.” Read more…

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Architecture

Public sex and fights doom Long Island winery that served sangria in buckets

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A Long Island winery has been cut off after one too many incidents.

Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue, New York, on Long Island’s North Fork was known as a bachelorette and party spot where you could get a $58 bucket of sangria. 

But for the state liquor authority, it became known known as a place where drinking in excess led to huge fights and even one complaint from neighbors of “two patrons engaging in sexual acts in view of their backyard,” according to Newsday. Neighbors also complained that their properties were used as toilets because the winery’s facilities were overcrowded and overused. Read more…

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Tortoise races hare IRL and you won’t believe what happens unless you’ve read an ancient fable

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And all this time we thought Aesop was some dumb punk making up BS.

As it turns out, the Ancient Greek storyteller credited with the tale of The Tortoise and The Hare had a pretty decent fan theory about what would happen if a tortoise raced a hare: the tortoise would win, slowly and steadily, while the hare would bounce around like a freaking idiot and get embarrassed. 

A video tweeted by @rodriguezdagod shows a seemingly sanctioned, well-attended race between a tortoise and a hare, in which the humble tortoise wins easily.

Dear God. It ACTUALLY fucking happened pic.twitter.com/h5J6ibytAU

— King Nathan, XV 🇹🇹 (@RodriguezDaGod) October 6, 2017 Read more…

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Woman Instagrams her catcallers to prove an important point

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Anyone who’s experienced catcalling knows how uncomfortable the experience can be — but one woman has found a way to bring more attention to it. 

Last month, Noa Jansma, a 20 year old from Amsterdam, ran a social experiment where she takes selfies with her catcallers and exposes them on an Instagram account she created, @dearcatcallers.

Jansma explained in her first post how doing this empowers her, “By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one composition. Myself, as the object standing in front of the catcallers represents the reversed power which is caused by this project.” Read more…

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