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  • Tiffany Haddish had the

    Tiffany Haddish had the distinct honor of teaching Barbra Streisand all about Cardi B


    The best way to get a conversation started at a party is to always bring up your favorite artist.

    Tiffany Haddish posted a selfie with the iconic Barbra Streisand at a party on Saturday and they had a lot to talk about. But the conversation mostly revolved around the art of Cardi B.

    SEE ALSO: Tiffany Haddish crushed her hilarious 'SNL' monologue, and she made history in the process

    "Just so y'all know I taught my big sister about @CardiB_ today," Haddish tweeted(opens in a new tab).

    The brave woman apparently took it upon herself to teach Babs everything about the chart-topping rapper. Sometimes even big sisters can learn a lot from little sisters.

    The Girl's Trip actress even mentioned in a reply(opens in a new tab) to a fan that she taught Streisand a few verses and many are hoping to see a remix to "Bodak Yellow" very soon.


    Some fans are even looking for just the two actresses to collaborate with or without Cardi. A possible comedy in the making?

    No word from Barbra Streisand or Cardi B yet, but rest assured we'll be waiting for the reveal of a new remix (or a possible musical number) very soon.

  • The Trump family might n

    The Trump family might not love Dictionary.coms word of the year


    To say 2017 has been a rough year would be an understatement. If you need some proof of the struggle look no further than Dictionary.com's word of the year: Complicit(opens in a new tab).

    On Monday the online dictionary announced(opens in a new tab) that the not-so-reassuring adjective is 2017's standout word because it's "indicative of larger trends that resonated throughout the year."

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    SEE ALSO: Trump really, really, really wants you to believe he came up with 'fake news'

    Defined as "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act," Dictionary.com said the word is associated with everything from Russia's involvement with the U.S. election and Trump's decision to opt out of the Paris Climate Agreement to the ever-growing sexual harassment allegations in today's society.

    While the word could surely be applied to several 2017 events, many remember the word "complicit" making waves back in April after Ivanka Trump sparked a debate about whether or not she understood the meaning of the word.

    In an interview with CBS, Gayle King asked Ivanka(opens in a new tab) about media reports calling her and her husband Jared "complicit." Ivanka casually replied, "I don't know what it means to be complicit," and naturally the internet had a field day.

    "If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit," Ivanka went on.

    FYI, girl — that's definitely not what the word means.

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    After Ivanka's comments, Merriam-Webster Dictionary shared that "complicit" had become the top on-site lookup(opens in a new tab), referencing an SNL sketch from March that showed Ivanka (played by Scarlett Johansson) promoting her new perfume, called, "Complicit."

    In the months since, the word has been associated with other aspects of Russia's involvement in U.S. politics — from Facebook ads to email scandals and more.

    Complicity outside of Russia

    “Lookups for the word complicit increased by nearly 300 percent in searches in 2017 as compared to 2016," Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com, said in a press release. But the curiosity wasn't solely pegged to the Trump administration and Russia.

    Dictionary.com noted that by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and not taking enough action against climate change "many feel that we are all directly complicit in the worsening extreme weather patterns that continue to impact people across the globe."

    In the entertainment industry and beyond, as more and more sexual assault allegations come to light, complicity of those who aided in the longtime coverups is being discussed. And as tragedies like the opioid epidemic(opens in a new tab) and mass shootings(opens in a new tab) raise important discussions, many argue that complicity can no longer be an option.

    Though complicit isn't exactly a positive word, Dictionary.com also revealed some feel-good terms that trended throughout the year too.

    Earlier in 2017, the world "intersex" trended thanks to model Hanne Gaby Odiele's open discussion(opens in a new tab), "shrinkage" trended because of a Seinfeld episode, and "tarnation" gained popularity from that famous meme(opens in a new tab), to name a few.

    It seems not everything is bad.

  • Outlander can teach othe

    Outlander can teach other shows a valuable lesson about sex

    This story contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 11, titled "Uncharted." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our episode 10 recap.


    Period dramas often have an uncomfortable relationship with consent; whether the setting is fantasy or historical, creators have always used the subjugation of women as a way to emphasize the danger of the time or the irredeemable villainy of an antagonist (exhibit A: Game of Thrones).

    But, as Variety's Mo Ryan points out in this searing essay on how TV treats rape(opens in a new tab), it has also become a narrative shortcut to provide drama and character development across genres, regardless of the setting.

    Outlander isn't immune to this -- Claire Fraser can barely enter a building without some leering fiend trying to assault her – but in addition to being refreshingly sex-positive(opens in a new tab), the show has always tried to show the physical and emotional cost of sexual violence while also emphasizing the systemic inequality that created rape culture in the first place. It spends a lot of narrative real estate exploring the difficulties that women have always faced because they're treated as objects instead of equals, and the anxiety that some men feel (regardless of the time period), when women express opinions that conflict with their own, whether that's the Porpoise's crewmen side-eying Claire over her superior medical knowledge or Frank's colleagues scoffing at her political views.

    Episode 11 explores that tension in fascinating ways; the (coco)nutty Father Fogden objectifies Claire in a manner that's not overtly threatening, but carries a subtle undercurrent of menace that any woman can immediately recognize. At first he seems sympathetic (if eccentric) because he's clearly never gotten over the death of his wife, but he soon starts projecting those protective and possessive urges onto Claire, dismissing her knowledge as a doctor (and her simple desire to leave) and prioritizing his own feelings – a classic sign of emotional abuse.

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    It's telling that the other woman in Father Fogden's life, Mamacita, immediately senses the danger when he becomes too proprietary and, in her own subtle way, offers Claire an assist by demanding that she leave. Whether it's because she fears her daughter being replaced or, by womanly intuition, simply knows that no good can come of Father Fodgen fixating on Claire, she makes herself into an ally even when disguising herself as an enemy, utilizing the power she knows she has over the grieving priest to create the only escape route available to Claire in that moment.

    Thankfully, fate and shallow shoals bring Claire and Jamie back together soon after, and, taking a page from Diana Gabaldon's book, their reunion presents another welcome opportunity to explore respect and consent.

    First, Jamie balks at the prospect of administering a dose of penicillin to Claire when she's feverish – hesitant to do anything that would hurt her, and displaying clear deference to her superior skills as a doctor. Given that the whole season has been full of men trying to undermine Claire's knowledge, this moment is a refreshing sign of how far Jamie's come since Season 1, when he gave his new wife a spanking(opens in a new tab) rather than treating her as an equal – now he's perfectly secure in himself and his relationship, happy to acknowledge that there are plenty of things Claire knows more about than he does.

    SEE ALSO: Why 'Outlander's' Lord John Grey is the hero TV needs

    This isn't the first time the show has gone out of its way to emphasize Claire's influence on Jamie; in Episode 8, when Jamie and Claire returned Young Ian to Lallybroch, Gabaldon's book saw Jamie flogging Young Ian as punishment (for both nephew and uncle -- since Jamie then asked Young Ian to flog him in return), but the show took a different tack, with Jamie suggesting that Ian do a menial chore instead.

    "It was really to reflect Claire's influence on Jamie because yes, kids were beaten back then, but so were wives," executive producer Toni Graphia tells Mashable. "And when Jamie tried that on Claire, it didn't work. She ended up telling him, 'Don't lay a hand on me again. That's the only way we can stay together.' Jamie's learned something from Claire. Even though this was done to him as a child, and that was the way back then, she's shown him that maybe there're other ways to handle things, and this isn't the best way ... And so we chose that scene specifically to reflect Claire's influence on him."


    It's a welcome reminder that Jamie and Claire are partners, and he's not prepared to perpetuate the same damaging behaviors that his forebears did, even if that behavior is expected from a man of his time. (It also speaks to the adaptation process, since some things that might be more tolerable on the page would almost certainly not land in the same way on screen, especially in today's pop culture climate.)

    The same is true of how the show treats sex – in "Uncharted," Jamie initially tries to dissuade Claire from being intimate when it's clear that she's feverish, injured and a little drunk from the copious quantities of sherry in Mr. Willoughby's turtle soup, insisting that he doesn't want to "take advantage" when she's not in her right mind.

    While plenty of shows have romanticized, laughed off or outright ignored drunken hook-ups between its characters, having Jamie vocalize the fact that Claire's faculties may be a little compromised is a way for Outlander to subtly emphasize the importance of consent(opens in a new tab), especially while someone's under the influence of alcohol. The script has him check in with her several times to make sure she really wants to have sex, lets her drive the action to emphasize her enthusiasm, and demonstrates that she has the presence of mind to physically bolt the door herself to give them privacy.

    As The Daily Beast's Lauren Sarner pointed out in her review of Episode 4(opens in a new tab), Outlander always has consent on its mind in ways that other shows don't (and it certainly doesn't hurt that the show employs so many female writers and directors while many others don't). In that episode, Jamie also went out of his way to gain consent from Geneva Dunsany, even after she had blackmailed him into bed and was clearly taking advantage of the power imbalance between them.

    That scene also featured both Jamie and Geneva asking permission to touch each other, with Geneva reclaiming her agency by admitting that she wanted her first time to be with a partner like Jamie, not the grotesque old man to whom she was being married off against her will.

    As Caitriona Balfe said of the Jamie/Geneva scene in an interview with Marie Claire(opens in a new tab), "I think they approached it from the way of, 'This is a young woman who has decided she's going to take the decision into her own hands about who's going to be her first. I liked it that way because it gives all the power to her. I think that's possibly the only way that scene could have been written and worked out."

    And when Claire and Jamie finally reunite in episode 6, even after 20 years apart, Jamie's first instinct isn't to treat his wife like his property and grab her as most men of his time would -- he specifically asks if he can kiss her, leading to one of the most romantic and well-earned moments in the show.

    While the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones has added rape scenes(opens in a new tab) – and encounters with dubious consent – that didn't exist in George R. R. Martin's books, it's refreshing that Outlander is here to remind us how vital consent is, especially when so many famous men desperately need that reminder.

    Outlander airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Starz.

    Watch: 'Outlander' gave its opening credits a makeover

  • The United States of mem

    The United States of memes has something everyone can relate to


    State pride is something we can all relate to -- except when you're actually home.

    As millions of people traveled back home for Thanksgiving, people started to get real nostalgic for their home state. A far-too-relatable trend began, and eventually people of the United States realized that we all hate to love and love to hate our home state.

    Here’s a little bit of hometown pride from all 50 states.





























    New Hampshire:

    New Jersey:

    New Mexico:

    New York:

    North Carolina:

    North Dakota:





    Rhode Island:

    South Carolina:

    South Dakota:







    West Virginia:




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  • WeWork acquires Meetup a

    WeWork acquires Meetup as acquisition spree continues


    UPDATE: Nov. 28, 2017, 8:03 a.m. EST This piece has been updated to reflect WeWork's official announcement that it acquired Meetup

    WeWork's global empire continues to expand.

    The $20 billion coworking startup is reportedly set to acquire social networking service Meetup, according to Crunchbase(opens in a new tab).

    SEE ALSO: WeWork founders want to help children start their own businesses for some reason

    Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman reportedly told employees about the acquisition on Monday, and mentioned a $30 million figure, but it's not clear "if that was an acquisition price, or a reference to expected investment into his company from the acquiring entity," according to Crunchbase.

    WeWork confirmed the acquisition on Tuesday morning. The company said Meetup would continue to operate as a standalone company for now.

    Launched in 2002, Meetup is a social networking service that allows users to organize meetings offline related to their shared interests and passions.

    It's a logical union, seeing as WeWork offers rentable space for like-minded people to work on projects.


    WeWork has been expanding steadily since launching in 2010 in New York City. Within seven years, WeWork has achieved so-called decacorn status — a startup worth more than $10 billion. In August this year, WeWork raised a whopping $4.4 billion in a funding round from SoftBank. 

    Between a $32 million investment in women's coworking space The Wing and plans for a private WeWork elementary school in New York, the company certainly isn't sitting on its hands.

    WeWork currently has 150,000 members(opens in a new tab) across 171 locations in 18 countries. Meetup, on the other hand, boasts 32.3 million members(opens in a new tab) in 182 countries.

  • Starbucks reveals an all

    Starbucks reveals an all new holiday cup, says it had nothing to do with that weird controversy


    Here we go again people, Starbucks is back with a whole new holiday cup for your pleasure and enjoyment this season.

    What is this? Like the third holiday cup this year?

    SEE ALSO: Crap, I forgot to get furious about the Starbucks holiday cup this year

    On Tuesday, the popular coffee chain revealed to the world its newest cup design right on the heels of an odd controversy regarding their previous red cup which showed two people holding hands.

    Media outlets speculated that the hands belonged to a lesbian couple and apparently pushes a "gay agenda" onto consumers, according to Business Insider(opens in a new tab).


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    Starbucks had another holiday-colored ace up its sleeve and redirected the attention onto this new cup design. It sheds a deserving light on their continuous charity efforts for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

    "The new red cup is one of the many surprises we’ve had in store for our customers this holiday season," a Starbucks spokesperson told Mashable. "There have always been two cups planned for this holiday season. This year, we intentionally designed our cups so our customers can interpret them in their own way."

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    According to the spokesperson, by introducing this new cup, Starbucks is encouraging costumers to recognize those who embody goodness during the holiday season by writing the person's name in the heart of the cup.

    Starbucks also plans to give away $25,000 grants to 27 lucky winners of a new "Upstanders Challenge" contest. The contest recognizes benevolent individuals and groups who selflessly give back to their communities.

    Additionally, on World Aids Day, Dec. 1, Starbucks will also donate 25 cents to the Global Fund for each holiday-themed beverage sold including the Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte and Eggnog Latte.

    "This year marks the 20th anniversary of Starbucks holiday cups and it’s a ritual for many that’s as beloved as that first sip of Peppermint Mocha," the spokesperson said.

  • No one could make sense

    No one could make sense of the optical illusion dog. Can you?


    The eye can often be fooled by simple things like the manipulation of light, a change of angles, or a beloved pet.

    Even a photo of what looks like a wildly-deformed dog can mess with your mind.

    And it can also send the web into a frenzy.

    SEE ALSO: Calm your dogs down with this fabulous doggy leotard

    Reddit user, chadwalk(opens in a new tab) posted a photo last week with the title, “Optical Illusion Dog”.

    Credit: via Reddit user Chadwalk

    At first its hard to decipher what exactly you’re supposed to be looking at. There's a dog at the front of the picture and the dog in the back looks like its in position that couldn't possibly make any sense.

    Comment(opens in a new tab) from discussion Optical Illusion Dog(opens in a new tab).
    Comment(opens in a new tab) from discussion Optical Illusion Dog(opens in a new tab).

    The folks over at Reddit decided to dive deep into the rabbit hole that is the, optical illusion dog.


    What the people eventually discovered was the pup actually had its head tilted. One user uploaded a photo diagram to try and make sense of the illusion.

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    Comment(opens in a new tab) from discussion Optical Illusion Dog(opens in a new tab).

    Someone also made a gif to try and help people who might have still been a bit confused.

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    The people came together to finally figure out the dog illusion. We can now rest.

  • Parks and Rec couple Nic

    Parks and Rec couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullallys Twitter exchange is what true love is


    That's right, Ron and Tammy are still going strong.

    SEE ALSO: Ben Wyatt and Jean-Ralphio respond to 'Parks and Rec' fan theories

    Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally may play a monstrously dysfunctional couple in Parks and Recreation, but in real life they have been together for 18 years -- a fact they both celebrated yesterday on Twitter.

    Eighteen years is a long time, but going by Megan Mullally's current pinned tweet (which went up two years ago) that doesn't mean they've stopped adventuring as a couple.

    Unsurprisingly the Parks and Recreation fandom expressed their joy at the news.

    So congratulations to Offerman and Mullally, may your love never resemble your on-screen romance.


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  • Quordle today: Here are

    Quordle today: Here are the answers and hints for August 16

    Did you know we're now more than halfway through August? But if you're only halfway through today's Quordle, you still have two words left to decode before you can rest easy.


    But stick with us, and we'll get you through it. You can jump to the bottom of the page for the full solution, or give our full strategy guide a breezy read-through, and maybe the answers will magically appear in your head. No pressure either way. We don't even know you, and we're not here to judge.

    What is Quordle?

    Quordle is a five-letter word guessing game similar to Wordle, except each guess applies letters to four words at the same time. You get nine guesses instead of six to correctly guess all four words. It looks like playing four Wordle games at the same time, and that is essentially what it is. But it's not nearly as intimidating as it sounds.

    Is Quordle harder than Wordle?

    Yes, though not diabolically so.

    Where did Quordle come from?

    Amid the Wordle boom of late 2021 and early 2022, when everyone was learning to love free, in-browser, once-a-day word guessing games, creator Freddie Meyer says he took inspiration from one of the first big Wordle variations, Dordle — the one where you essentially play two Wordles at once. He took things up a notch, and released Quordle on January 30(Opens in a new tab). Meyer's creation was covered in The Guardian(Opens in a new tab) six days later, and now, according to Meyer, it attracts millions of daily users. Today, Meyer earns modest revenue(Opens in a new tab) from Patreon, where dedicated Quordle fans can donate to keep their favorite puzzle game running. 

    How is Quordle pronounced?

    “Kwordle.” It should rhyme with “Wordle,” and definitely should not be pronounced exactly like "curdle.”

    Is Quordle strategy different from Wordle?

    Yes and no.

    Your starting strategy should be the same as with Wordle. In fact, if you have a favorite Wordle opening word, there’s no reason to change that here. We suggest something rich in vowels, featuring common letters like C, R, and N. But you do you.

    After your first guess, however, you’ll notice things getting out of control if you play Quordle exactly like Wordle.

    What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?

    Solving a Wordle puzzle can famously come down to a series of single letter-change variations. If you’ve narrowed it down to “-IGHT,” you could guess “MIGHT” “NIGHT” “LIGHT” and “SIGHT” and one of those will probably be the solution — though this is also a famous way to end up losing in Wordle, particularly if you play on “hard mode.” In Quordle, however, this sort of single-letter winnowing is a deadly trap, and it hints at the important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: In Quordle, you can't afford to waste guesses unless you're eliminating as many letters as possible at all times. 

    Guessing a completely random word that you already know isn't the solution, just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven’t tried yet, is thought of as a desperate, latch-ditch move in Wordle. In Quordle, however, it's a normal part of the player's strategic toolset.

    Is there a way to get the answer faster?

    In my experience Quordle can be a slow game, sometimes dragging out longer than it would take to play Wordle four times. But a sort of blunt-force guessing approach can speed things up. The following strategy also works with Wordle if you only want the solution, and don’t care about having the fewest possible guesses:

    Try starting with a series of words that puts all the vowels (including Y) on the board, along with some other common letters. I’ve had good luck with the three words: “NOTES,” “ACRID,” and “LUMPY.” YouTuber DougMansLand(Opens in a new tab) suggests four words: “CANOE,” “SKIRT,” “PLUMB,” and “FUDGY.”

    Most of the alphabet is now eliminated, and you’ll only have the ability to make one or two wrong guesses if you use this strategy. But in most cases you’ll have all the information you need to guess the remaining words without any wrong guesses.

    If you've already run out of strategy, though, and you're still stumped, here are some hints:

    A semi-useful hint about August 16’s puzzle

    Synonyms for all four words are in the following sentence (in no particular order).

    When I felt my hand grab the nectarine, my teenage depression started to melt away.

    Are there any double or triple letters in today’s Quordle words?

    One of the words has a letter that occurs twice.

    Are any rare letters being used in today’s Quordle like Q or Z?

    Yes. The last letter of the alphabet.

    What do today’s Quordle words start with?

    S, B, P, and A.

    What are the answers for today’s Quordle?

    Are you sure you want to know?

    There’s still time to turn back.

    OK you asked for it. The answers are:

    1. SEIZE

    2. BEGAN

    3. PEACH

    4. ANGST

  • 17 Uber Pool stories tha

    17 Uber Pool stories that will make you never want to share your ride again


    There's a good reason why plenty of users have sworn off riding Uber Pool — the people.

    If you've ever needed a quick cab on a budget, you know how clutch Uber Pool can be. But pooling in a packed car with thrifty strangers can lead to some pretty unique circumstances and memorable stories. Whether it's the driver or the passengers, someone (or everyone) is bound to make your next Uber Pool ride unforgettable.

    1. Elizabeth city

    2. Everyone deserves to get down

    3. Saving this excuse for a future emergency


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    4. Where do these people come from?

    5. Unexpected Uber Eats

    6. Perfect time to cancel the night


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    7. Next level creepy

    8. Rude. But also who hasn't thought it?

    9. When you thought you ordered an X but it's taking you nowhere fast

    10. There's no stranger vibe than the tension in a dead silent Uber

    11. So cryptic, why is it so important?

    12. Socializing is better in silence

    13. Gonna need to wipe down those seats

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    14. Absolutely not. Downright unacceptable.

    15. Uber karma

    16. Pooling requires full aggro

    17. What are they seeing that we don't?

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    Did Ryan Reynolds just join Tumblr to escape the Twitter dumpster fire?

    Blake Lively's husband, Ryan Reynolds, quietly joined Tumblr on Tuesday with a Deadpool gif set about reblogging fanfiction. I first thought the move was an indication that celebs may be looking elsewhere for engagement as the future of Twitter grows more uncertain (Reynolds has 20 million followers on the platform). And I wasn't alone.


    "You didn’t have $8?" quipped a reply to his first post. Another user wrote, "I hope that any real Twitter refugees figure out Tumblr culture before calling us 'new Twitter' and acting like this place functions like the shitty bird site."

    SEE ALSO: The inside story of how Tumblr lost its way
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    Other Tumblr users were more welcoming... sort of. "Enjoy the hellsite," said one. "Honestly you might be the only celeb capable of surviving Tumblr without getting dunked on so hard you quit but also: at what cost?" read another user. "You're gonna raise our HOA fees around here."

    But Reynold's Tumblr is likely not a desperate jump, just another example of his historically well-timed promotional marketing prowess.

    Reynolds created his Tumblr a day after dropping the trailer for his newest movie, Spirited, an Apple TV film he stars in opposite Will Ferrell. This morning he posted a gif set from the movie, tagging it with a collection of related and random topics (#spirited #dickens #dinosaurs #shower thoughts #astronomy) just like a Tumblr native.

    SEE ALSO: On Tumblr, a GIF can make you believe in love

    Since 2017, the actor and director has savvily promoted his multiple business ventures — films like Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and the Deadpool franchise as well as his Aviation Gin—with pithy clips and trailers posted on YouTube(Opens in a new tab) and Twitter. Tumblr was just the next frontier.

    As of yesterday, when Reynolds posted an It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia gif doctored to include his own face, Tumblr users were on their way to being convinced that he belonged. "Been here 11 minutes and already shitposting," one applauded. "Outstanding." Another user sounded a little relieved. "I was worried the wolfs are gonna eat him up," they said, "Nope, his woods now."

    Welcome to the fold, Reynolds.

  • Dream side hustles: 12 i

    Dream side hustles: 12 ideas for starting your own business

    A side hustle offers a chance to have fun and indulge in a hobby or passion at the same time. This means that not only can you get a sense of fulfillment from your side hustle, but you can also make some extra money. All the sweeter, if you ask us. 

    When it comes to starting a side hustle, consider how much time and energy you can realistically commit to your endeavor. Some people are comfortable with investing an hour or two a day into their business, while others might opt for a full-day commitment on the weekend. One of the most appealing aspects of starting your own business is that you can fit your working hours around your 9-to-5 and other obligations. 

    With the above in mind, here are 12 ideas to get you started.


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    Dog walker

    Difficulty level: Easy

    What could be better than spending hours with man’s best friend?! Being a dog walker (or sitter) means you can spend time with plenty of furry friends, who are always up for exciting adventures. While you can set up your own dog-walking business, services like PetSitterPlus(Opens in a new tab) and Rover(Opens in a new tab) make it easy to turn a passion for pooches into a source of extra income. In fact, 500,000+ pet sitters and dog walkers have earned(Opens in a new tab) money caring for pets on Rover alone!


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    Create worksheets or templates

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Digital products like worksheets or templates let you offer a product faster than something like a full-scale online course, with less upfront investment. An individual worksheet or template might sell for as little as a few dollars, but you only have to create it one time and can enjoy passive revenue from sales month after month. Jen Regan(Opens in a new tab) left her full-time teaching job in 2017 thanks to the sizable income she nets from her side hustle selling curated classroom resources online. The real work when it comes to making bank off of worksheets and templates is promoting them. Sites like Etsy help simplify the process.


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    Start a blog

    Difficulty level: Medium

    Starting a blog about a topic you’re passionate about is a great way to meld work and profit. You won’t start making money right away, but with good SEO practices and a dedicated following, you can slowly turn this side hustle into a full-on business. Cristina Curp started her blog, Castaway Kitchen,(Opens in a new tab) to share her passion for food. In a few years she’s landed brand sponsorships, two cookbooks, and has created a consulting business. 


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    Create ASMR videos

    Difficulty level: Hard

    Creating stimulating videos that give people warm fuzzies is not only a noble profession (in our humble opinion) but it can also be pretty lucrative. Some ASMRtists earn upwards(Opens in a new tab) of $1,000 or more per month making YouTube content. This side hustle is challenging due to the technical skills required to create and publish content, but is well-suited for artsy or techy entrepreneurs. 


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    Stream on Twitch

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Start your own Twitch channel around a topic you’re passionate about, then build a community around it – no matter what you're into. (Most people use it to stream video game play). All you need to start streaming(Opens in a new tab) is a stable internet connection and a tool that can broadcast video to the internet. Twitch offers monetization options for Twitch Affiliates, and you can use off-platform donations, merch, and sponsorship deals to make money streaming(Opens in a new tab) on Twitch.


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    Sell your photography

    Difficulty level: Medium

    No matter what style of photos you shoot – from landscapes to headshots – you can license them through a photo-sharing website, or set up your own ecommerce store. You can also use your photography skills and a camera to earn a little extra dough by venturing into wedding photography, pet photography, or product photography. Los Angeles-based outdoor photographer Ryan Locknecker(Opens in a new tab) is just one photographer who offers photographs as prints on paper and canvas in a variety of sizes through his website. Additionally, you could hold flash print sales via social media or Etsy for further revenue streams.


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    Give tours of your neighborhood

    Difficulty level: Medium

    What better tour guide to have than a local who knows the neighborhood? If you live in a touristy destination, set up a local tour guide company as your new side hustle. You’ll get to explore your city and meet new people. To be successful, you’ll have to market heavily, build contacts, and provide outstanding service. Entrepreneur(Opens in a new tab) says tour guides can typically charge clients around $150 for half-day tours, and as much as $300 for full-day tours.


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    House sitter

    Difficulty level: Easy

    House-sitting is a pretty fun and low-stress way to make money, as long as you can find enough clients. As an added bonus, you could also save yourself some cash on rent or accommodations while traveling. Stephanie Perry at House Sitter School(Opens in a new tab) is one such professional house sitter exploring the world on a budget. Sites like Nomadr(Opens in a new tab) make it easy to connect with people in need of house-sitting services.


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    Difficulty level: Easy

    If you have nice penmanship and enjoy the art of the handwritten note, you can start a side hustle selling calligraphy services. You could also teach others your craft through online or in-person workshops. Amanda Reid(Opens in a new tab) started her business in 2020 after catching the calligraphy bug a few years earlier. Her first client was herself! (She made her own wedding signage.) She says(Opens in a new tab) that after about four years of practice, she decided to launch her own business doing what she loves.


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    Difficulty level: Hard

    If you have a large network and like throwing parties and connecting people, starting a matchmaking side hustle could be a fun opportunity. This is one side hustle that’s on the harder side, as you’ll need to know a lot of people well enough to spot and make a connection. In addition, you’re coordinating events like minglers, and dealing with big feelings, which can get messy. In spite of the challenges, Jasbina Ahluwalia(Opens in a new tab) left a career in law to start her matchmaking service Intersections Match(Opens in a new tab), blending aspects of traditional Indian matchmaking with modern-day approaches to pair progressive, successful singles.


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    Flip used items

    Difficulty level: Medium

    Odds are you’ve got a bunch of stuff laying around the house collecting dust. Turn those used items into cash by listing them on websites like Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, or eBay. You can also collect free or inexpensive items from online listings and sell them for a higher price. The challenge here is to take good listing photos, and manage pickups and deliveries. You’ll also need a keen eye for what’s a quality resale item and what’s simply junk. Some flippers are racking in six-figure salaries(Opens in a new tab) reselling items. 


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    Flower farmer

    Difficulty level: Hard

    While it might make for cute Instagram posts, selling flowers at a roadside stand is truly a labor of love. First you have to plan the garden and order the materials. Then you have to plant it. Lovingly care for your bulbs and seeds and you’ll be rewarded with fresh blooms to sell. You’ll need to carefully manage expenses, inventory levels, and payments to be successful – oh, and don’t forget about getting the word out about your venture. Even starting a small flower farm will likely take a few thousand dollars(Opens in a new tab) of investment. As if that isn’t enough, the quality of your product is at the mercy of Mother Nature – talk about stress! That said, cut flowers are one of the most profitable(Opens in a new tab) crops you can grow, so if it’s something you’re passionate about, dig in!

  • Twitter adds @SecondGent

    Twitter adds @SecondGentleman to official White House accounts

    The first Second Gentleman in U.S. history has Logged On. Well, kinda.


    Kamala Harris made history in the 2020 election by becoming the first woman vice president-elect, and as a result, her husband Douglas Emhoff made history, too.

    Doug will become America's first Second Gentleman — a title so groundbreaking that it called for the creation of a brand new government Twitter handle: @SecondGentleman(Opens in a new tab).

    On Thursday, @TwitterGov(Opens in a new tab) published a blog post(Opens in a new tab) titled "What to expect on Twitter on US Inauguration Day 2021" that explains the archival and transition process of government Twitter accounts such as @WhiteHouse(Opens in a new tab), @POTUS(Opens in a new tab), @VP(Opens in a new tab), @FLOTUS(Opens in a new tab), and @PressSec(Opens in a new tab). When Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021, those accounts will transition to members of the Biden/Harris team. But Twitter also shared that a new @SecondGentleman account was created for Emhoff to use for official business.

    A look at the brand new @SecondGentleman Twitter account. Credit: screenshot / twitter

    Emhoff currently has a personal Twitter account(Opens in a new tab) with more than 771,000 followers, and though his @SecondGentleman handle is now live he has yet to tweet from the account. We assume that first tweet will come on inauguration day, and will probably be another Proud Husband declaration.

    At the time of writing this article the government account isn't following anyone and has nearly 325,000 followers. The bio reads "Future Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. Devoted dad. Proud husband to Vice President-elect Harris," and links to Biden and Harris's informational site, buildbackbetter.gov(Opens in a new tab).

    We look forward to seeing how Emhoff's Twitter personality translates to the @SecondGentleman account. Here's hoping for more future Doug and Jill Twitter exchanges.

  • Did you lose a pigeon dr

    Did you lose a pigeon dressed in a tiny bedazzled vest? Hes been found.


    Hey, if you lost your bedazzled pigeon, he's safe and sound at a bird sanctuary in Arizona.

    A young male pigeon, inexplicably dressed in a rhinestone-studded vest, was found in Glendale, Arizona on Nov. 10. He's been under the care of Fallen Feathers ever since.

    SEE ALSO: A woman accosted a security guard with a fanny pack containing a pigeon

    "He's very friendly and fits on your finger," Fallen Feathers director Jody Kieran told AZ Central(opens in a new tab).

    She posted a photo of the bird and his impossibly tiny get up on the sanctuary's Facebook page on Sunday.

    "If you know the owner we have your friend here waiting," the post says.


    A later post shows the little pigeon rocking his vest. Just putting it out there: This bird knows his angles.

    Just look at how fashionable this pigeon is!

    If nobody claims him after a month, Kieran says the shelter will put him up for adoption. Although Fallen Feathers will do its best to "wild up" the bird so he can be released back into nature, Kieran believes this bird is accustomed to a certain well-dressed lifestyle. Apparently, he enjoys watching TV — particularly Westerns — with his human companions.

    "They're really very tame and they're actually really smart," Kieran said. "This was a bird that was well loved."


  • Joe Biden mocks Bloomber

    Joe Biden mocks Bloombergs meme strategy and calls out his fake friendship with Obama

    Joe Biden wants to make it clear: Former President Barack Obama is his pal.


    A new video on Wednesday from Biden's campaign laid into billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who has somewhat shadily featured Obama in his campaign ads. While the spots haven't explicitly said Obama's endorsed the former NYC mayor, they can certainly imply that idea, with which Biden took issue.

    The new spot from Biden calls out Bloomberg, running through a litany of cases in which Bloomberg slammed Obama. The video also mocks the now-infamous Bloomberg meme ads that featured fake Instagram DMs.

    "I even blamed [Obama] for racism in America," reads one fake DM from Bloomberg, for instance, before a clip of the billionaire making the comments.

    SEE ALSO: Here's a list of the meme accounts that sold out to Mike Bloomberg

    The video from Biden's camp ends by showing clips of Bloomberg touting his friendship with President Donald Trump before a banner of text that reads: "Money can't rewrite history."

    (The ad also ends with a kind of strange dubstep beat drop, but that's beside the point.)

    Folks have begun to notice Bloomberg's strategy of cozying up to Obama, who remains a popular(Opens in a new tab) figure, especially among Democrats. The truth is: Obama hasn't endorsed any candidate and, if he were to back a 2020 Democrat during the primary, it's very unlikely it would Bloomberg, considering the two a relatively strained relationship.

    "I keep encountering Dem voters who like Mike Bloomberg because he’s been endorsed by Barack Obama," tweeted Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. "Fake news and the power of saturation TV ads."

    NBC News reported Bloomberg (Opens in a new tab)has spent $16 million thus far on a pair of ads that make it seem like Obama endorsed the billionaire Democratic candidate. One of the ads, for instance, shows the former president speaking with Bloomberg and suggests the two are working together.

    Lots of folks who used to work for Obama have spoken out against the tactic, pointing out Bloomberg even refused to endorse Obama in '08.

    "It's jarring to see all these Bloomberg ads that suggest Obama has endorsed him, especially considering how...perfunctory his endorsement of Obama was back in 2012," tweeted(Opens in a new tab) Tommy Vietor, a former national security spokesman in the Obama White House.

    Bloomberg, for his part, was ready to fire back at Biden on Wednesday. His team tweeted out a video of Biden profusely complimenting Bloomberg over the years.

    "As a senator, and as a vice president, he has always stood by the side of great men," the tweet read. "We are honored to have Joe’s support."

    Things are getting real petty, and on Wednesday night Bloomberg will take place in his first Democratic debate since he announced his campaign.

  • Bruno, the quirky, very


    Bruno, the quirky, very high-maintenance cat was adopted :)

    This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

    Bruno, the beloved and very ~thicc~ polydactyl cat, has officially been adopted. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

    The extremely high-maintenance feline captured the hearts of internet users everywhere after Wright Way Rescue Animal Shelter in Morton Grove, Illinois, shared his adoption listing on Facebook(opens in a new tab) on Aug. 15.

    A week later, a Chicago couple decided to adopt him.

    SEE ALSO: 8 things you need to know before adopting a pet

    For those of you who need a refresher, Bruno's long list of quirky habits and super extra requests includes, but is not limited to:

    • Laying around

    • Sleeping at the end of his foster parents' bed

    • Getting neck/face scratches

    • Getting pet on ONLY the head and spine

    • Talking a lot. Like, A LOT...

    • Drinking water, but only in a room that doesn't contain his food

    • Standing on hind legs

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    Amazing, right? There's no denying Bruno, the seven-year-old, 25lb cat who's been with the shelter since April, is hella extra. But he knows that and completely owns it. That's why it's no surprise his adoption listing quickly went viral.

    On Wednesday, a week after Wright Way Rescue Animal Shelter's call for adoption, Buzzfeed reported(opens in a new tab) that Bruno had finally found a loving home.

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    A Chicago couple — Lauren Paris, 29, and her boyfriend, Jason Bartlett — officially adopted Bruno on Tuesday. They were one of 161 applications that came in.

    "When I saw a photo of Bruno that had been shared on Facebook I just...freaked," Paris told BuzzFeed News. "It was this wild combination of an excited laugh/cry. And I felt this insane drive — I knew I would do whatever it took to be his forever home."

    And because Bruno is such an extra cat, Paris made a truly extra plea to the shelter by performing a personalized song called, "Gimmie That Fat Cat."

    A match made in heaven.

    According to BuzzFeed, the song wasn't all Paris did to secure Bruno's adoption. She reportedly sent a letter of intent to the shelter, too, and recorded a video tour of her house to show Bruno would have a nice home. Now that's dedication.

    To watch Bruno Bartlett's homecoming(opens in a new tab) and keep up with his wonderfully lazy life, be sure to follow him on Instagram(opens in a new tab). Gotta love a good real-world happy ending. :')

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