10 Dec

'Saturday Night Live' turns a sexual harassment sketch into a WTF bad comment on double standards

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Wait. What? 

Last week’s ”Welcome to Hell” sketch was Saturday Night Live at its best, turning a pop music video into a scathing rebuke of a culture that’s enabled egregious acts of sexual misconduct. This week’s ”Sexual Harassment Charlie” sketch, on the other hand, was SNL at its absolute worst.

Let’s set the scene. A company institutes a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and two men are being removed from their jobs as a result: Doug, the company’s white CFO; and Charlie, the black ”front desk guy.” The announcement elicits two reactions from the women in the room: Triumph over Doug’s removal, and disappointment over Charlie’s. Read more…

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10 Dec

Which houseplants make the best gifts?

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A houseplant is the gift that keeps on giving. It purifies the air and will spruce up virtually any residence. But which houseplants make the best gifts?

Whether you’re looking for a living room focal point or a cute little Instagram plant, you have a couple nice options. One thing to remember: unless you recipient is a Plant Master, you’ll want to pick a plant that’s fairly easy to take care of, lest you unwittingly give them the gift of murdering something beautiful.

And try to buy from a local greenhouse if you can! The plants there will likely be healthier than the ones you’ll find online. It’s worth sacrificing a little convenience. Read more…

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10 Dec

Get a comprehensive set of online courses in computer science for 97% off

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If you thought you missed your chance to major in computer science when you opted for art history in college, there’s good news after all. There are such things as second chances, and thanks to the influx of online learning, gaining a new skill set won’t require you to dip into your savings. This Computer Science training is just $39 — that’s equivalent to just 4.8 months of Netflix.

The Computer Science Advancement Bundle features eight classes that will help you make a career in tech, no matter what you do now. Here’s a breakdown of each course: Read more…

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10 Dec

Get creative this year with personalized gifts for everyone on your list

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No one has ever has put socks, candles, or gift cards at the very top of his or her holiday wish list, but that hasn’t stopped the occasional Secret Santa from dashing out to a local drugstore in search of those items 15 minutes before the gift exchange was set to start.

Deferring your holiday shopping for as long as possible and resorting to those I-waited-‘til-the-last-minute staples will probably land you the No. 1 spot on everyone’s Naughty lists. This year, give your friends and family presents that prove you actually tried: Personalized projects from Collage.com. Read more…

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10 Dec

Get this drone and solve all your selfie problems for good

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Over the past few years, selfies have transformed from a guilty pleasure to a viable way to take those special Kodak moments without bothering strangers. But while selfies may be all the rage, they’re not the easiest to capture. From contorting your hand into an awkward, uncomfortable claw to making sure everyone’s in the frame, mastering the art of selfies doesn’t happen overnight. 

Enter the Air Selfie Drone, an innovative gadget that does the legwork for you.

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09 Dec

Miles Morales makes his big screen debut in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse'

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Yes, Miles Morales technically exists inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the other Spider-Man hasn’t made an appearance in any of those movies, and he hasn’t ever gotten one of his own. Until now.

Sony’s first trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse premiered on Saturday at Brazil Comic-Con, starring Morales as the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Marvel originally introduced the character in the ”Ultimate” line of comics; in that alternate timeline, Morales — a black, Latino teen from Brooklyn who was also bitten by a radioactive spider — dons the famed red-and-blue underoos after Peter Parker is killed by the Green Goblin. Read more…

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09 Dec

Happy holidays from these dogs meeting Santa Claus

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Twitter Moments: sometimes they’re delightful and sometimes they feel a little … forced. 

We can promise you this, though: you will love this particular Moment, which is as simple as it is vital. Reader, this Twitter Moment is just a bunch of photos of dogs meeting Santa. That’s something we can all enjoy.

But enough talk.

My dog met Santa, and I can promise you he’s picture look better then the ones of your kidspic.twitter.com/LGo72KXOod

— Debra Williams (@DebraWilliams0) December 6, 2017

I’m glad I’m not the only person taking my dog to meet Santa. Wicket was so happy! pic.twitter.com/p5nn7QyWov

— Jorgen💖💜💙 (@jdzialoski) December 7, 2017 Read more…

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09 Dec

John Boyega appears to be stranded in Atlanta ahead of 'The Last Jedi' premiere

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Even the Force can’t make a snowbound plane take off.

If his tweets are any indication, Star Wars star John Boyega is stuck in snowy Atlanta just hours before Saturday’s The Last Jedi premiere in Los Angeles. ”Looks like no one’s leaving!” he wrote. ”Guess I’ll start a family now….”

”I actually NEED a pilot!” he added.

Wow ATL. Looks like no one’s leaving! Guess I’ll start a family now….

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 9, 2017

Cold! My thighs won’t even generate the heat anymore.

— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 9, 2017 Read more…

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09 Dec

Saoirse Ronan isn't having the backlash around that Aer Lingus sketch on 'SNL'

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Lots of people weren’t thrilled with Saturday Night Live for capitalizing on the presence of Irish-American guest host Saoirse Ronan with a sketch about Ireland’s Aer Lingus airline.

Ronan, as it turns out, wasn’t one of them.

The sketch drew criticism for leaning on Irish stereotypes and jokes that felt to many like the show was grasping for low-hanging fruit. A social media backlash followed, because this is 2017 and nothing captures strident anger with a faceless offender quite like a Twitter timeline.

Ronan defended the sketch on Friday in an appearance on The Late Late Show, an Irish talk show on the country’s RTÉ television network. Read more…

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