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Finally there’s a name for the Instagram trend everyone is already doing

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Image: vicky leta / mashable You’ve been posting “plandids” for years and you didn’t even know it. Tipped to be the hottest Insta trend of the summer, this newly coined term actually describes a pretty well-established Instagram practice that many of us have been doing for yonks. SEE ALSO: ‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy but they’re always real So, what exactly are plandids? The word is a portmanteau of “planned” and “candid,” which kinda sounds like a contradiction in terms. The idea is to post “as if you didn’t know the picture was being taken, but you’re […]

Snopes, the internets favorite fact checker, is in deep trouble

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Snopes is trapped in a complicated legal mess.Image: Saves SNOPES Just as one of the oldest fact-checking sites seems to have hit its mainstream stride, it gets tangled in a dramatic legal mess, one that involves lots of finger-pointing, alleged backstabbing, and a contentious divorce. Its the kind of backroom drama that tends to play out in secret, until someone files a lawsuit. Now we have not one, but two lawsuits, and on Monday, a cry for help. Snopes has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a war chest. And its growing quickly. It says it needs the money because […]

Jimmy Kimmel tweets a sweet update on 3-month-old son

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Image: YOUTUBE/JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Months after revealing his newborn son’s diagnosis with a serious heart condition, Jimmy Kimmel says that little Billy is “doing great.” The Jimmy Kimmel Live host shared an extremely cute photo (that smile!) of the 3-month-old baby on Friday. He also encouraged fans to call their representatives and senators a particularly urgent request as Republicans continue to blather on about repealing the Affordable Care Act. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel had a serious chat with some kids about the GOP health care bill “Thx for the love & support,” Kimmel tweeted. “Please remind your Congresspeople that every […]

Business witches of Instagram take sorcery to a new level

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Image: ambar del moral/mashable Katie Karpetz is a business witch. No, really. Karpetz, a Canadian who identifies as a bog witch because of her unruly hair, is literally in the business of selling products marketed specifically for other witches. SEE ALSO: Instagram shares magical ‘Harry Potter’ illustration to mark 20-year anniversary She sells everything from vintage amethyst tower wands designed to soothe insomnia, to custom-made “witch bottles” whose recipes are top secret. For the uninitiated, a witch bottle acts as a “recharging” agent for different parts of the psyche. Her preferred medium for displaying and advertising her inventory? Her Instagram […]

Reebok’s elaborate subtweet at Donald Trump has Twitter users talking

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Image: twitter/reebok Reebok wants in on the Trump Twitter trolling game and it’s showing absolutely no mercy. On Friday, the athletic apparel company took a shot at the U.S. President by crafting a graphic that mocked the “compliments” he delivered to French President Emmanuel Macrons wife last week. In a moment captured on Facebook Live during Trump’s visit to Paris, he can be seen giving French first lady Brigitte, a once-over before saying, “You know, you’re in such great shape … beautiful.” *cringe* SEE ALSO: Donald Trump and the first lady of Poland just had the most awkward handshake In […]