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Netflix‘s ‘Moxie‘ is a heartwarming feminist origin story

It only takes one person to start a movement. Amy Poehler‘s Moxie is not inventing the feminist movement, but the affable Netflix film is about that one person who hears the call, finds her voice, and joins a growing chorus. Introverted Vivian (Hadley Robinson) is a high school junior struggling to find her purpose when habitual jerk jock Mitchell (Patrick Schwarzenegger) starts harassing new student Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Pena). Inspired by

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Giving people free money helps them get better jobs, cash experiment shows

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The dream of iPad mini Pro is revived by new rumors

Apple‘s iPad family of products can be confusing, but it‘s easy to spot the odd one out: the iPad mini. The company‘s smallest iPad is updated fairly rarely (the iPad mini 4 was launched in 2015, followed up by the iPad mini 5 in 2019), and typically gets fairly cosmetic upgrades its display size, for example, never changed from the original 7.9 inches. Now, a bunch of rumors point to an entirely new iPad mini this year, one wh

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Why are we still getting ‘jokes‘ about seizures on TV shows?

I didn‘t intend to spend my Friday night thinking about some of the most terrifying moments of my life. But that‘s what happened when I turned on my TV, hit play on an episode of Netflix‘s Ginny Georgia and heard a ‘joke‘ about seizures. In the third episode of the new show, Ginny‘s friend Max Baker (played by Sara Waisglass) tells her crush after an awkward moment, "Seriously, don‘t worry about this. I&

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Why so many manatees are suddenly dying

Everyone likes manatees. Except, perhaps, for whoever scraped "TRUMP" into a manatee in 2020. Manatee populations have recovered significantly over the last few decades, after hunting and habitat loss decimated their populations. But in early 2021, manatee deaths have suddenly spiked, with nearly 360 known deaths as of mid-February, reports the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). A combination of factors, including problemati

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How to create a more inclusive future post-COVID with disability advocate Alice Wong

There are two major lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Alice Wong, founder and director of the Disability Visibility project. First, we must stop striving for a return to some form of pre-COVID ‘normality‘, because really, it wasn‘t that great for everyone. Instead, it left so many people out of the conversation about how to solve the crisis marginalized people, scientists, people with disabilities.

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Stephen Colbert has a poem for anyone angry about those racist Dr. Seuss books being pulled

On Tuesday, the news broke that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to the racist imagery they contain, and unsurprisingly some Fox hosts weren‘t too happy with the decision. Luckily, Stephen Colbert has a solution for them. In the clip above from the Late Show (jump to 10:58) the host produces a book titled A Late Show‘s Oh, the Books You Can Read, from which he proceeds to recite the following poem. "So the book

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Want to self-publish your own work? These courses can help.

TL;DR: As of March 3, you can enroll in The Ultimate How to Make Money by Writing on Medium and Self-Publishing Books on Amazon Bundle for 39.99 a sharp drop from the regular price of over 2,000. With 120 million readers and a Partner Program that pays writers, Medium is definitely worth looking into if you want to make money from your writing. Of course, like any other platform, you‘re going to need guidance to get started. And what bette

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Spice up your video projects with this incredible visual effects library

TL;DR: Add some flair to your videos with the ActionVFX visual effects bundle. As of March 3, get over 500 worth of Hollywood visual effects for just 40, a total savings of 92%. Whether you‘re working on a short film, a music video, a business advertisement, or even an Instagram Reel, visual effects can make all the difference. If you want to create something that stands out, the aesthetics need to stop people in their tracks. This visuale

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Get a refurbished air fryer oven on sale for less than 80

TL;DR: Add some variety to what you cook without having to buy a bunch of equipment. As of March 3, you can get a refurbished PowerXL air fryer oven for 79.99 a total savings of 33%. If you‘ve yet to embrace the magic of air frying, you‘re missing out on a delicious way to save time and money. Want to fix that? This refurbished PowerXL Vortex Pro air fryer oven from 2020 is on sale for just 79.99. The ten-quart Vortex Pro has 12 pre

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Build your own voice assistant with this DIY kit

TL;DR: Craft your own Alexa rival with the Spencer DIY Voice Assistant Kit. As of March 3, you‘ll pay 119.95. With this coding kit, which is ideal for ages 11 and up, you can spend quality time with your kiddos creating Spencer, the DIY voice assistant. You‘ll follow step-by-step instructions to build Spencer. Don‘t worry, no prior coding or electronics knowledge is necessary. Along the way, you‘ll learn about coding a mi

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Elon Musk wants to build a city called Starbase in Texas

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is getting into the city-building business. On Tuesday, Musk tweeted about "creating the city of Starbase, Texas." He followed that up with a few other details, some of which are typically Muskian for example, he says the city will be dog friendly and its leader will be The Doge, a pun on a medieval elected lord title of the same name and the cryptocurrency DOGE, which is Musk‘s favorite. Creating the city of Starbas

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Instagram accidentally hid likes for a few hours and everyone freaked out

Instagram mistakenly and temporarily hid like counts for a large swathe of users on Tuesday. And people lost their entire minds. The change came with no warning or explanatory blog post, bucking the custom for such significant changes to an app. Instagram users simply logged on, went to check how many people appreciated their latest brunch snap, and received a rude shock. Instead of text revealing the exact number of likes their posts had gaine

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Avoid clichs this Mother‘s Day with a Tile Bluetooth tracker

SAVE UP TO 29%: Tile Bluetooth trackers are on sale for up to 29% off until March 14. Your mum will absolutely love whatever you get her for Mother‘s Day, because mums are like that. She‘ll be over the moon with chocolates, flowers, and a card, but all of these gifts feel a little bit clich. You probably get the same thing every year, so why not switch things up a really surprise her in 2021. Tile Bluetooth trackers might seem like a

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Turn your home into a race track with ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit‘

SAVE 19%: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Nintendo Switch) is on sale for 79.99 on Amazon, saving you 19% on list price. The demand for Nintendo Switch consoles and games remains incredibly high, so the leading retailers are locked in a constant battle to offer the best prices. Game, Currys, and Amazon tend to lead the way when it comes to the best Switch offers, and they are all offering the best Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit deal. This game pro

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This streaming-friendly VPN is on sale for less than 1 a month

SAVE 90%: A five-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale for 0.72 per month as of March 3, saving you 90% on list price. The very best VPN deals are reserved for those who are willing to commit. You can usually pick up seriously good deals if you subscribe for multiple years, but it‘s not easy to sign your life away. Ivacy VPN makes things a little easier, because users get absolutely loads of advanced features for under 1 a month. Subsc

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Dolly Parton just got the first dose of the vaccine she helped fund

Dolly Parton helped fund the Moderna vaccine last year, and now she‘s finally had her first dose. Sporting a glittering sweater with shoulder cutouts peak shot functionality and a matching face mask, the country music icon received the vaccination on Tuesday. "I‘m old enough to get it, and I‘m smart enough to get it," Parton said in a video posted on Twitter. "I wanted to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it

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Playing ‘Pokmon Go‘ looks a lot more fun with a HoloLens 2

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From Netflix to Hulu to Disney+: The best streaming sites for movies

The question of what movie to watch is a loaded one. The list of movies to watch in your Notes app bends to the will of passwords you‘ve acquired for various streaming services whether your own or from a generous friend or family member. Most of us have our staple service the one that‘s been solidified into our monthly budget like bills and rent. (This is Netflix for most people in the U.S.) But ol‘ reliable probably doesn&lsqu

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TikTok coming to Samsung smart TVs in the U.S.

TikTok is coming to Samsung TVs across the world, Samsung revealed during a Tuesday event that highlighted various updates coming to its TVs, particularly its unique lifestyle lines. To start, Samsung tipped a global rollout of the TikTok app on its TVs, following a limited release in Europe last year. The company has not announced a specific timeframe for the TikTok launch, but says it will come out "soon" on Samsung smart TVs, including The Ser

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QAnon followers believe Trump will be inaugurated as president this month

Followers of the right wing QAnon conspiracy theory are looking forward to a couple big dates in March 2021: March 4 and 20, specifically. QAnon believers say any day in March the former President Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President once again. This is not true. Donald Trump will not become President of the United States this month, just weeks after Joe Biden was inaugurated. These facts do not matter to QAnon conspiracy theorists, thou

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Get instant gourmet meals for your dog with this smart cooker - Future Blink

Kibus is an automated dog food cooking device that serves up healthy, minimally processed meals with just the push of a button. Read more...More about Dogs, Mashable Video, Pets, Dog Food, and Future Blink

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6 Dr. Seuss books won‘t be published because of racist themes

On Mar. 2, as some celebrated the birthday of late children‘s author Theodore Geisel, known famously as Dr. Seuss, the author‘s estate announced it will stop publishing six Seuss books featuring racist images. The Associated Press reported the announcement by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business arm of Geisel‘s publishing legacy, on Tuesday. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensur

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Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A powerful rival to top Android flagships

Xiaomi finally made a phone that doesn‘t lag behind other Android flagships in any meaningful way. Xiaomi Mi 11 has the fastest Qualcomm processor you can currently get, the Snapdragon 888. It has a powerful, 108-megapixel camera, a massive battery that lasts for days, and a huge 6.81-inch AMOLED display. These are all major improvements over its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. It has a few new features, too, such as wireless charging.

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