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Please take a moment to look at these dogs having fun with hoses and sprinklers

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:24

As warmer weather approaches, outdoor activities, such as watering plants and walking dogs, are becoming more enjoyable. 

And sometimes, the two can collide in the best of ways. 

SEE ALSO: These service dogs in training spent a day at Disneyland and it's the most wholesome thing ever

On Thursday, Twitter user @JabinSerene shared the "struggle" she faces when she tries to water her plants. Her enthusiastic dog, Taylor, attempts to slurp the water as soon as she turns on the hose. 

I’ve have yet to finish watering my plants 💀

— Serene (@JabinSerene) April 19, 2018

People were excited and shared their own videos of pooches going crazy for a sip of a sprinkler or some hose water.  Read more...

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3 ways you can improve your recycling routine

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:02

With climate change looming, maybe it's time to think about what you can do to help make a difference. There's a few simple actions you can take — and recycling is a big one. 50 percent of recyclable items are ending up in landfills, simply because people don't know how to recycle properly. 

Even though it seems like a lot of responsibility, everyone should be doing their part to ensure that their waste goes to the right place. Research recycling guidelines in your county for more information on how you can recycle the right way.  Read more...

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Our favorite deals from Amazon's huge Earth Day sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:57

Happy Earth Day, fellow inhabitants. 

While April 22 isn't typically a huge shopping holiday, you didn't think Amazon was about to not use this as an excuse to have a giant sale, did you? In honor of Earth Day, save big on select used tech items across the site. Sales end at 11:59 pm PST on April 22.

SEE ALSO: Solar-charging backpacks let you power up while on the go and these are some of our favorites

E-waste is wreaking havoc on the Earth at a pretty alarming rate, with nearly 70% of toxins in landfills coming from electronics. 

The Amazon Warehouse is aiming to give used items a new home. In the spirit of reducing, reusing, and recycling, Amazon is offering tons of deals, plus an extra 20% off on select used itemsRead more...

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'Westworld' creators confirm robots poop, and other Season 2 info I guess

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:52

Ever since Philip K. Dick first asked the question Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and inspired countless sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, we've wondered about a much more important question regarding artificial biology.

Do robots poop?

SEE ALSO: 'Westworld' mobile game already available in Australia

Luckily, the creators of Westworld took the time to answer our pressing questions about synthetic bowel movements. And, well, it does not disappoint.

Entertainment Weekly asked the showrunners of HBO's sci-fi hit, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, a simple question about what the physical limitations of the hosts were. Joy did not shy away from getting graphic:  Read more...

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Zac Efron ends sexism and discovers time travel in this alternate 'High School Musical' timeline

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:32

High School Musical, the series that both revolutionized Disney Channel Original Movies and gave millions of children everywhere unrealistic expectations of high school theater, premiered 12 years ago.

SEE ALSO: 'Mean Girls' on Broadway is so fetch

Since the series ended with High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2008, Zac Efron has gone on to star in movies ranging from Hairspray to Baywatch. Although he plays vastly different characters in each one, some HSM fans still stan him as Troy Bolton, varsity basketball star turned tortured artist. 

Just look at how torn up he is!

Twitter user @Miexriir created a High School Musical timeline that tracks Zac Efron/Troy Bolton's career after his high school graduation.  Read more...

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Swiping sucks, so here are 6 dating sites for guys to find love

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:10

Online dating is hard. As a 2017 study points out, we used to end up with people who we were somehow connected to, whether friends of friends, classmates, or neighbors.

Online dating, however, changed the game, and people who meet through tech-based dating tend to be total strangers.

SEE ALSO: The best dating sites for women looking to make a connection

It's not easy to get to know someone through an app, and if you're looking for a relationship, tech-based dating usually means wading through hundreds of profiles looking for a casual fling.

If you're a guy looking for love, here are six dating apps and sites that will help you find "the one" — you just might have to do a lot of searching, first. Read more...

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Google Confirms Algorithm Update Released on April 16th by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:01

Google confirmed that another broad core algorithm update was rolled out this week.

The post Google Confirms Algorithm Update Released on April 16th by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Netflix's 'Aggretsuko' is about an adorable red panda who loves death metal

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:56

Aggretsuko may best new show on Netflix that you haven't heard about.

From the creator of Hello Kitty comes Aggretsuko, a new Netflix show about an adorable red panda named Retsuko who works a horrible office job by day and lets out her frustrations at night with some good old fashioned death metal.

Retsuko is 25 years old and loves to remind herself that she's single, a Scorpio, and blood type A. Every day she goes to work as an accountant at a trading firm and constantly has work piling on top of her, all the while building up an internal rage thanks to her sexist, disrespectful boss, her fellow employees, and everyday frustrations like twisting her ankle. Read more...

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Rihanna just announced her very own line of lingerie

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:35

Open up your wallets because Rihanna is here to collect your coins, people! 

The queen of Barbados is slowly creeping in on every aspect of life and it's near impossible to find someone who is mad about it. First she released a revered makeup collection and a celebrated collaboration with Puma. Now, she has finally confirmed that she is releasing a lingerie line — and it's coming soon.

SEE ALSO: Rihanna does NOT accept Snapchat's apology

we bout to light this up sis!!🔥 ... introducing @SAVAGEXFENTY lingerie coming soon. sign up now at !!

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Apr 20, 2018 at 10:23am PDT Read more...

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Lord save us, Twitter is down

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:17

Everyone take a deep breathTwitter is down. 

The service, which last experienced another outage just three days ago, appears to once again be on the fritz. 

SEE ALSO: Twitter can't decide if it wants to kill third-party apps

According to Down Detector, the problem is mainly focused in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. 

Oh no.

Image: Down detector

At the time of this writing, this reporter's Twitter feed is stuck on a tweet from 20 min ago — a lifetime in the Twitterverse. 

what the fuck is wrong with twitter

i cant even make my B- topical joke

— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) April 20, 2018

According to the Twitter status page, "Currently people are unable to Tweet, engineering teams are investigating." Read more...

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Avicii, famous artist and DJ, dies at 28

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:52

World-famous DJ and producer Avicii has died, according a statement provided by his representative to Variety. He was 28 years old. 

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday afternoon in Oman, the statement said. No cause of death was shared, but the Grammy-nominated artist had retired from performing live in 2016 for health reasons. 

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time," the statement read. "No further statements will be given."

Avicii produced a long list of radio and club hits, including "Wake Me Up" and "Levels," and attracted massive crowds in Las Vegas and at music festivals. His last album, Stories, was released in 2015.  Read more...

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Calling all Star Wars fans: The Millennium Falcon Lego set is back in stock on Amazon

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:41

UPDATE: April 20, 2018, 1:48 p.m. EST: The Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon Lego set has again sold out.

The Millennium Falcon — aka the largest Lego set ever — caught our eye back when it first came out. But getting our hands on one has proven difficult. It sells out so quickly! 

With the May 25 release of Solo on the horizon, it’s back in stock right now.

SEE ALSO: Get pumped for 'Deadpool 2' with all sorts of merchandise available now

The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon is a Lego set consisting of a staggering 7,541 bricks, enough to keep any construction enthusiast busy for a while. Fans of the original trilogy can put it together like the ship from their childhoods, but you can also convert it into its Force Awakens and Last Jedi versions just by swapping out a few pieces.  Read more...

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The best dating sites for women looking to make a connection

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:31

The online world can be rough for women, but navigating online dating is its own type of intimidating. However, as the world increasingly moves onto the internet, online dating has long been the new norm. 

SEE ALSO: 7 of the UK's more popular online dating sites in 2018

Finding the right dating site can be a challenge. Every woman has different wants when it comes to finding a match.

Some are looking for a fun time, some are looking for their next long term relationship. Some are trying out online dating for the first time, while others are seasoned pros. Some are just getting back into the dating game. Read more...

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Cybersecurity conference exposed attendee info via a garbage app because of course it did

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:30

Look, we get it. Cybersecurity is hard. But maybe, just maybe, a conference dedicated to computer security and encryption should know better than to leave attendee information exposed via its conference mobile app. 

And yet. 

SEE ALSO: Tech conferences like RSA still have a diversity problem

As the RSA Conference winds down today in San Francisco organizers have been forced to acknowledge that all has not been right with their own house. Specifically, a security engineer looking into the RSA Conference Mobile App discovered that at least some user information was exposed to anyone who knew where to look. Read more...

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Art student made Owen Wilson's 'wow' into an absolute work of art

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:14

This takes Owen Wilson's signature "wow" to a whole new level.

Savannah Lopett, a soon-to-be graduate from College of Charleston, made the Owen Wilson "wow" meme into a work of art for her Sculpting 1 class, and the result is truly a masterpiece.

SEE ALSO: This artist's comic series illustrates everyday life as a married couple

Image: savannah lopett

Let's break down exactly what you're seeing here.

First she sculpted Owen Wilson's nose.

Image: savannah lopett

Then, she collaged it with pictures of Owen Wilson.

Image: savannah lopett

And used it as an 'O' to create Owen Wilson's famous meme. And there it is in all its oddly shaped glory. What else is there to say besides... wow? Read more...

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The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to see it.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:52

A meteor shower is a special thing. 

Watching as little bits of cosmic dust hurtle through the skies above tends to remind me of just how small we are in the context of the universe.

This weekend, people around the world will experience that feeling of smallness, thanks to the Lyrid meteor shower that peaks on April 22. 

SEE ALSO: Meteor brightens sky, reportedly shakes ground in Texas

While this meteor shower isn't the most impressive one during a typical year, it is still worth checking out. 

According to a NASA skywatching video, "In the early morning sky, a patient observer will see up to more than a dozen meteors per hour in this medium-strength shower, with 18 meteors per hour calculated for the peak." Read more...

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Janelle Monáe's new album will come with a 50-minute Afrofuturist film. Breathe.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:48

If this were 1998 and Janelle Monáe just released her music video, "Pynk," she'd be sitting at the top of MTV's Total Request Live every day for months.

Alas, it's 2018 and we no longer have Carson Daly to guide our spiritual music journey. Which is why I'm here to ask you all to quietly bow down to Janelle Monáe next album, Dirty Computer, scheduled to drop April 27.

The album will apparently come with a 50-minute Afrofuturist film featuring black, brown, queer, and trans people under threat from an authoritarian government trying to scrape their memories.

SEE ALSO: Janelle Monae's new 'pussypants' video is the stuff of queer feminist dreams Read more...

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Here's your handy guide to weed legalization in the U.S.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:38

Weed has faced a bad rap from many lawmakers over the years but legislation has been changing.    Read more...

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In honor of Earth Day, here's the most detailed satellite view of the Northern Hemisphere yet

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:35

The newest polar-orbiting satellite in the U.S. fleet snapped the most detailed image of the Northern Hemisphere, just in time for Earth Day. 

The satellite photo — taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) NOAA-20 spacecraft — looks down on the top of the globe, showing the ice-covered North Pole, as well as North America and Eurasia. 

SEE ALSO: NASA Launches Major Climate Satellite

If you look closely, you can see stunning details, from sea ice near Greenland, to the marked lack of sea ice across the Bering Sea, between Alaska and Russia.

Satellite image of the Northern Hemisphere, with circles indicating the Bering Sea (top left), and sea ice near Greenland, (center).

Image: noaa.

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Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are in a new Netflix show together

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:21

Netflix is getting a new comedy series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill called Maniac. It's based on a 2014 Norwegian movie by the same name. The remake centers around two strangers who meet when a pharmaceutical trial goes wrong. 

The show is set to premiere in late 2018.  Read more...

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