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Build your own miniature food sculptures with this polymer clay kit

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:54

Pocket Kitchen by Aiclay is the kit for all burgeoning artists who dream of tiny inedible foods. From cakes to veggies, this comprehensive kit provides all the tools you need to make your cake - but not to eat it too. Read more...

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Shane, somehow, is reportedly coming back to 'The Walking Dead'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:36

Warning: Spoilers for the second season of The Walking Dead ahead.

The infamous Shane Walsh, one of the earliest villains in The Walking Dead (besides all the zombies), is returning to the show. Somehow.

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Shane, played by Jon Bernthal, was famously killed twice in the second season of The Walking Dead, first being stabbed by Rick Grimes, and then shot by Rick's son Carl after Shane turned into a zombie. Despite this fact, Shane is coming back seven seasons later according to TV Line.

TV Line's report comes after rumors bubbled up about Shane's return to the series and a recent Instagram post showed Bernthal in the same room as series stars Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln. Read more...

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Unchill Stan Twitter turned Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Mona Lisa' moment into a meme

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:27

Beyoncé and Jay-Z blessed us this weekend with their surprise joint album Everything Is Love

Then they unveiled the music video for "Apeshit" — which, by the way, they rented the LOUVRE for — and took the collective internet for a lesson in art history. It's incredible. 

So naturally, the internet had to ruin it.

SEE ALSO: Every artwork to look out for in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video

The music video includes a stunning shot of the couple dressed in pastel suits and standing before Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." 

But because stan Twitter can't just enjoy anything, Twitter users in different fandoms turned the scene into a meme that serves their specific interests. Read more...

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ACLU petitions Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to the government

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:38

The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon's Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are requesting for Amazon to stop providing the government with facial recognition technology.

"Amazon has entered the surveillance business, and they're selling to the government," reads the online ACLU petition, which has nearly 60,000 signatures of the 75,000 they want. Other organizations like Demand Progress and Fight for the Future acted in conjunction with the ACLU and collected more than 90,000 signatures elsewhere.

SEE ALSO: Amazon is under fire for selling facial recognition tools to cops Read more...

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What the most successful people do, according to this meme

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:12

It seems like everyone on Twitter has an opinion about what makes a person successful. 

Last week, Twitter user @APompliano tweeted a list of things he believes "the most successful people" do. It's a pretty vague bunch of descriptors —  successful people "have laser focus" and "build incredible teams," he claims. 

Apparently, successful people and the protagonists of Disney movies have something in common: They "believe in themselves." Sure.

The most successful people I've met:

1. Read constantly
2. Workout daily
3. Are innately curious
4. Have laser focus
5. Believe in themselves
6. Build incredible teams
7. Admit they know very little
8. Constantly work to improve
9. Demand excellence in everything they do

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) June 10, 2018

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Michelle Obama joins Laura Bush in taking on Trump's immigration policy

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:10

Former first lady Michelle Obama just weighed in on the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, and she's calling on members of all parties to wake up and take action.

Over the course of a six-week period, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the border due to strict immigration policies. Now, immigrants who cross the border, including refugees seeking asylum, must be detained, which means their children are taken from their custody and sent to detention centers. 

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Take a look at the new 'Stranger Things' comic book coming this fall

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:06

The town of Hawkins, Indiana will be explored in a whole new medium starting this fall: comic books. 

A new line of comic book series based on Netflix's Stranger Things is kicking off in September through Dark Horse Comics, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday. The first series will focus on the character Will Byers and his harrowing time in the Upside Down during the first season.

SEE ALSO: Netflix partnered with Telltale Games on 'Minecraft' and 'Stranger Things' projects

This first Stranger Things comic miniseries will debut on Sept. 26 and run for four issues. There are no details yet about future series of Stranger Things comics, but the partnership with Dark Horse Comics will continue for multiple years, according to Entertainment Weekly. Read more...

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Why the bizarre ‘Bus Simulator’ games are the perfect remedy for stress

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:42

When I get home from work tonight, I'm just gonna drive a bus. Yeah, I know I could fight zombies, survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or save my princess (who didn't actually need any saving) from Bowser. 

But honestly? I'd rather just drive a bus.

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It's okay if you don't get where I'm coming from. For a lot of folks, spending hours rescheduling routes, shuttling around passengers, and, yes, picking up trash, sounds like a thankless bout of community service, not a video game. But Bus Simulator 18, while imperfect, sold me on a genre I didn't know I needed.  Read more...

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII' is leaving some fans behind. That's the whole idea.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:29

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII might not be for you anymore.

When Treyarch, the studio behind this year's entry in the series, revealed Black Ops IIII back in May, that reveal was accompanied by a revelation: No more campaign. For the first time, one of the biggest annual blockbuster roller coasters in video games won't have a story to tell.

SEE ALSO: Everything we know about 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4'

To hear Treyarch explain it, that's the whole point.

"We've said that we wanted to build a game that's really built around the social gameplay experiences that you can play with your friends," co-studio head Dan Bunting said in an E3 interview.  The reason, he explained, is that's what Treyarch does best and it's also where fans are headed. Read more...

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Instagram will shame you when you've wasted too much time in the app

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:01

If Instagram is the main cause of your phone addiction, the app may soon be able to help.

We've now gotten another look at how Instagram's upcoming "usage insights" feature will help users curb their Instagram addiction.

SEE ALSO: Instagram is proof shameless copying pays off

In addition to stats showing just how long you've spent in the app, Instagram will soon add a feature that can alert you after you've reached a pre-determined time limit in the app, according to new screenshots. The images were shared by developer Jane Manchun Wong, who's made a hobby out of digging through Instagram's code for unlaunched features. The photos show a feature that looks similar to the new app limits feature in iOS 12.  Read more...

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8 mind-bending questions 'Westworld' needs to answer in its Season 2 finale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:51

There is no other show on television quite like Westworld when it comes to keeping an audience guessing until the last minute. The entire first season of the show was predicated on not knowing who certain characters really were, when certain events were happening, and what all of its cryptic philosophical catchphrases really meant. The second season is more of the same.

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While some of the lingering questions of Season 1, like “what is the Maze,” “what happened to Elsie,” and “why do the welcome hosts insist on making guests pick a hat before they enter the park,” have been answered over the course of Season 2, each answered question has spawned several others. With the season finale of Westworld Season 2 approaching next Sunday, here are the questions the show will hopefully answer before the season’s end.  Read more...

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7 activist groups supporting families at the border that need your help right now

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:48

Over the course of six weeks, the United States government has separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents. 

The heartbreaking increase in separations stems from the Trump administration's decision to double down on its immigration policies and follow a "zero-tolerance" protocol. As a result, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now arrests immigrants, including refugees seeking asylum, who cross the border. Detained parents are separated from their children, who are sent to shelters.

SEE ALSO: Here's how to take action on gun control

If you're looking for ways to support the hundreds of immigrants being detained and help reunite separated parents with their children, consider donating to these seven organizations. Read more...

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Amazon Prime members save an extra 20% on pre-orders for the new 'Super Smash Bros.' and 'Mario Party' Switch games

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:39

Thanks to E3 2018, we've finally received the official confirmation for a ton of new games that we've been waiting slash dying for.

As expected, Nintendo completely blew it out of the water with numerous huge announcements: Our favorites consisted of new Nintendo Switch versions of Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. (Or as we like to call them, the two very best drinking video games of all time).

SEE ALSO: Thanks to E3 there are some huge gaming deals on Nintendo, Sony, Xbox, PS4, and so much more

And both are already available for pre-order on Amazon. Okay, so they don't come out until October (Mario Party) and December (Smash Bros.), but that's not that far off — it's already June and it feels like the holidays were just last month. Both pre-orders are running at $59.99, but if you're a Prime member, you can save an extra 20% and get them for $47.99 each. Amazing. Read more...

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Nextdoor descends into chaos over e-scooter drama

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:34

Is there any greater joy than petty internet forum arguments that escalate quickly? You're right, what a silly question — of course there isn't! 

For months, the battle over dockless e-scooters has been playing out in city council meetings and legal spats across the country. Now, in cities such as San Francisco and Santa Monica, e-scooter companies like Bird and Lime are starting to come to some agreements with local governments — some with better deals than others.

But in the more personal, online neighborhood forum Nextdoor, the fight wages on — and it has gotten intense, personal, and downright dirty. Read more...

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Your shower is the best place to listen to music

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:31

This is You Won't Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team.

By now, we know that we actually do think some really sharp thoughts in the shower. But what if you could think those great thoughts while also listening to "Cut to the Feeling"?

I once shunned shower music, perhaps traumatized by a former roommate's shower playlist. (In case you were wondering, it was comprised of four songs and four songs only, and one of those songs was by G-Eazy. The playlist never changed.) 

Now, though, I am a shower music evangelist.

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Extreme volcanic eruptions could explain mysterious rock formation on Mars

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:23

Could a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars?

Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. The makeup of the mass, now known as the Medusa Fossae formation, stumped researchers for decades because they were never able to determine how it got there. 

SEE ALSO: Tiny NASA satellite bound for Mars snaps photo of Earth from thousands of miles away

But now, new research seems to answer that question — and maybe many others. 

More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. Read more...

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Beyoncé creeps on Twitter just like you do

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:12

Beyoncé made the world stop once again when she and husband Jay-Z released their joint album Everything Is Love unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon. 

But despite the initial shock of an album drop and a new music video filmed in the Louvre (yes, that Louvre), these weren't the only surprises Queen Bey blessed us with. She also took time from her busy schedule to lightly roast her husband's former adversary, the rapper Nas, via Twitter like.

While folks were busy creating new email addresses to sign up for free trials of Tidal, Beyoncé – or someone with access to her Twitter account – appears to have been lurking through online reactions to the album. Read more...

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Emilia Clarke starts her 'Game of Thrones' goodbyes on Instagram

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:49

It's the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones, and Emilia Clarke is getting sentimental on Instagram. 

The star posted two photos over the weekend to commemorate her last days shooting Thrones, which she notes has been part of her life (and ours!) for almost a decade.

SEE ALSO: Watch a preview for the 'Game of Thrones' Targaryen prequel book by George R. R. Martin

Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade. It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing #💔#lastseasonitis

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End cable clutter with this surge protector by Anker that's on sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:20

As more devices fill up the household, there are two common problems that will arise. First: Are there enough outlets to support all the devices that are in the room? Second: Are the proper precautions taken to prevent power surges, or worse, electrical fires? Luckily, thanks to a deal on this Anker power strip through Amazon, both those questions may be answered.

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The Anker PowerPort power strip is currently available on Amazon for $27.99, down 53% from its original $59.99 price tag. The PowerPort sports 12 outlets and three USB inputs, making it ideal for many different devices. The six-foot plug also makes it so that reaching the wall shouldn't be an issue anymore. Read more...

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Transform the humble PDF into a productivity solution with this app that's on sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:05

PDFs are about as commonplace as printer paper in the modern office, a utilitarian solution for document sharing, and that’s about it, right? It's all fun and games until someone sends you one to fill out, and you're out of luck. But with the right software, you can get a lot more out of them.

SEE ALSO: Shop these wireless earbuds that are all cheaper than Apple's AirPods

The aptly named PDF Expert turns the humble PDF into an adaptable productivity solution. That’s what made it an Apple Editor’s Choice winner and one of the top paid apps in the Mac App Store. Regularly priced at $59.99, it’s already a much better value than other expensive editing programs, but you can snag it right now while it's on sale for $24.99. Read more...

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