Virgin Galactic’s most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

Virgin Galactic’s most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

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New ‘Game of Thrones’ calendar teases a mysterious beast of legend

New ‘Game of Thrones’ calendar teases a mysterious beast of legend

The World of Ice and Fire books are filled with so much that never makes it onto Game of Thrones. But newly released art for the 2020 calendar has renewed hope that we’ll see a fan-favorite beast mentioned only once on the show. Giant. Goddamn. Ice. Spiders. SEE ALSO: Everything we know about the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series In Season 1, Old Nan (a true prophet ahead of her time) tells Bran of all the horrors living beyond the Wall. She describes how long ago White Walkers (#BelieveOldNan), “swept…

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This year, foster a Christmas tree instead of throwing one away

This year, foster a Christmas tree instead of throwing one away

The weeks after Christmas always involve a brutal massacre — of trees. New York City is already a hideous, odiferous noxious cesspool of waste. The city is magically even more toxic in the days following December 25. All along along our broken streets you’ll see the bodies of the Christmas dead: Balsam, Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir. It doesn’t have to be this way. People can make a different choice: they can foster a lil’ Christmas tree and help it grow into a beautiful adult tree.  SEE ALSO: Half Christmas trees…

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17 movies turning 20 in 2019

17 movies turning 20 in 2019

It may seem like some of your favorite films came out just yesterday, but I regret to inform you that many of them will be turning 20 this coming year. From the hit teen comedies Never Been Kissed and 10 Things I Hate About You, to intense dramas like Eyes Wide Shut and Boys Don’t Cry, there are a bunch of films you probably didn’t realize came out in 1999. SEE ALSO: The 10 best movie comedy performances in 2018 For anyone curious about revisiting the films of their youth,…

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Pitbull took on Toto’s ‘Africa’ for the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack, so it looks like we’re all done here

Pitbull took on Toto’s ‘Africa’ for the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack, so it looks like we’re all done here

Future acoustic prodigies, I regrettably must inform you… your services will not be needed. The peak of mankind’s musical ability has already been reached.  There are a lot of reasons to see Aquaman, not the least of which is the absurd banger that is Pitbull’s contribution to its soundtrack, titled “Ocean to Ocean.” An aquatic and very Pitbull take on Toto’s “Africa,” this soon-to-be chart-topper features original verses alongside Rhea covering the original’s iconic “I bless the rains” lyrics.  The track accompanies a sequence in which Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and…

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Digital tools are vital for refugees hoping to start a new life

Digital tools are vital for refugees hoping to start a new life

When Lily Eftetahi arrived in Greece three years ago as a refugee from Iran, she spoke neither Greek nor English. She had countless questions about how to start a new life as a refugee, but wasn’t sure who to ask for accurate answers.  That changed when she discovered Refugee.Info, a set of digital resources for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary who want to know how they can work, which documents they need, whether they can receive cash assistance, and how they can learn the…

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Dyson Airwrap review: Fancy curls for an even fancier price

Dyson Airwrap review: Fancy curls for an even fancier price

Dyson Airwrap $499.99 (starting) View Product The Good Pretty • uniform curls • Protects your hair • Fast and easy to use • The straightening brush was a revelation The Bad Multiple times more expensive than everything else on the market • Price • The whole kit is huge • Did we mention the price? The Bottom Line If you frequently straighten, curl, or style your hair, the Dyson Airwrap’s quickness, versatility, and heat protection could be worth the obscene price. But if you’re only an occasional styler, save that…

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Facebook pushes back on claims that outside fact-checking is a PR stunt

Facebook pushes back on claims that outside fact-checking is a PR stunt

Facebook is pushing back on claims that its work with third-party fact-checkers amounts to little more than “crisis PR.” That’s how one former employee of Snopes, one of the fact-checking websites that works directly with Facebook to debunk misinformation in News Feed, described her previous work with the company. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s Privacy Disaster In a report published in The Guardian, the former Snopes employee says Facebook “essentially used us for crisis PR,” and that “they are more interested in making themselves look good and passing the buck.” The same…

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