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Troop 6000 brings the Girl Scout experience to homeless girls of NYC

As somewhat of a rite of passage, young girls across the country join Girl Scouts to give back to their communities, develop important leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships. But what happens if parents can‘t afford the monthly dues and financial commitment it takes to put their children through Scouts? What if girls don‘t have have a home, let alone a troop, to call their own? Girl Scout Troop 6000 is the first scout troop

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Blizzard lays out concrete plans to cut down on abuse in ‘Overwatch‘

Overwatch isn‘t always the friendliest place to play, and Blizzard knows it. After more than a year of dealing with cutting feedback and public reports of toxic behavior, Blizzard has finally responded with what amounts to an action plan. It comes in the form of a behind-the-scenes change right now and a list of more public-facing changes to arrive in the near future. SEE ALSO: ‘Minecraft‘ is so robust you can practically play &

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Trump bars transgender people from military, calls them a "disruption"

The internet is reacting to Donald Trump‘s latest tweet announcement, which bans transgender people from serving in the military. The move contradicts statements made during his campaign that he would support and fight for LGBTQ freedoms. Read more...More about Twitter, Politics, Mashable Video, Lgbtq, and President

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Sperm counts are dropping in the Western world, but no one is quite sure why

Not all is well when it comes to men‘s sperm counts across the Western world. A new, wide-reaching study published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, has found that sperm counts among men in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have declined by about 50 percent in the last 40 years. SEE ALSO: 100 people share their favorite sex position and some are inspiringly creative For the new research, scientists reviewed 185 studies pu

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Never lose anything again with this Bluetooth tracker

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Ever leave your wallet in a taxi and have to cancel every credit card in there? Or misplace a bag somewhere in your apartment? End this vicious cycle with Tile, one of the most popular tracking devices on the market. The new Tile Mate is even thinner than before, with the width of only two credit cards, so you can place this tracker pretty much

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This adorable couple chronicled their entire relationship on one romantic Twitter thread

Forget romance novels, Twitter is the new way to get your love story fix. A newly married couple in Utah documented all the highlights of their courtship in one convenient Twitter thread, and showed just how romantic the social media platform could be. Zoe Prina first posted about her future husband eight months ago. She informed her followers that the cute guy who sold her an iPhone has been her boyfriend for two months. SEE ALSO: This new dati

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Chelsea Manning, Joe Biden react to Trump ban of transgender individuals from the military

Update: 10:25 A.M. Eastern time: This story has been updated to include a tweet made by Chelsea Manning. Update: 11:25 A.M. Eastern time: This story has been updated to include multiple additional reactions. The tweets speak for themselves, right? President Donald Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday that the United States government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the United States military. SEE ALSO: ‘

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How one player came to dominate ‘The Legend of Zelda‘

The Legend of Zelda came out years before speedrunning was popular, but that didn‘t stop the classic adventure game from attracting a hardcore crowd of competitors nearly 20 years after its release. YouTuber and speedrunning historian Summoning Salt took a deep dive into the speedrunning scene of the 1986 NES game The Legend of Zelda, chronicling how one runner managed to hold the record for nearly a decade and how the scene shifted int

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The Hidden History of Fidget Spinners

Read more...More about Fidget Spinners, Mashable Reels, Culture, and Web Culture

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This Banksy image has been voted the UK‘s most iconic

One of the most iconic images of our time has sealed its status by being voted the UK‘s favourite artwork by 2,000 people. SEE ALSO: Banksy‘s secret identity may have finally been revealed Banky‘s mural of a girl releasing a heart-shaped balloon topped a shortlist of 20 works of art compiled by arts editors and writers, according to The Frame National Art Audit. NEWS: #Banksy‘s #BalloonGirl has been voted the nation&lsquo

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This student‘s plan to help elderly residents is heartwarmingly adorable

Some people are just plain nice. 20-year-old Scottish student Fraser, who‘s currently studying medicine at Falkirk University, seems to fall firmly into this category. His project, which he‘s hoping to expand across Scotland, involves taking elderly residents out for cycle rides on a kind of custom chariot. SEE ALSO: Young man helps elderly man down an escalator, restores faith in humanity "Everyone has some time in their lives th

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Clueless guy says everything you should never say on a first date

There are some things that you just don‘t say on first dates. Or, ever, actually. One chap appearing on an episode of Channel 4‘s reality dating show First Dates has provided us with a lesson in what not to say on a date. After telling a highly underwhelming story about the origins of the Negroni cocktail, he made ignorant remarks relating to his date‘s race and religion. When he asked his date if he was feeling nervous, he

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How to turn your home into an Airbnb and make bank

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You might see Airbnb as a way for you and your friends to escape the mundanity of the 9-to-5 and steal away to a cool location for a few days. But to the owner of that location, Airbnb is a veritable gold mine. Some hosts make thousands of dollars a month, which they then use to supplement their incomes, pay their rents, and go on vacations of t

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The apocalypse-ready knife we should all own

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It‘s fun to go off into the wilderness and survive on your own. But you know what‘s not fun: going off into the wilderness and dying on your own. You want to be like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, not Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. Fortunately, you can now safely live out all your survival fantasies with the Off-Grid Survival Knif

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Street benches embedded with solar panels could power your phone on your next stroll

‘Platio‘ has created a modular solar panel system that can be used as walkways or integrated into street furniture. Read more...More about Smartphone, Smartphones, Solar Energy, Walkway, and Solar

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Guy scored his first Tinder date using a poem and we are as surprised as he is

Roses are red, don‘t be a jerk, do these kind of poems, actually work? Apparently they do, at least for this one lucky guy on Tinder. Reddit user Geecher posted a screenshot of a very successful interaction he recently had on the dating app, with the title, "Huh, I‘ve been on tinder for a while and was always too chicken to actually ask a girl on a date. This time built the courage and I did it. This‘ll be my first tinder date."

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Modeled after Star Wars Stormtroopers, Apple AirPods were

Your Apple AirPods have a darker origin than you might guess. Jony Ive, the design mastermind behind all of Apple‘s iconic products since 1997, was inspired by the sleek Stormtrooper uniforms from Star Wars when he created Apple‘s now ubiquitous gloss-white earbud design (used for both the EarPods and more recent wireless AirPods), according to a breathless profile in the Wall Street Journal. SEE ALSO: Why AirPods will eventually come

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Chelsea Manning, others react to Trump ban of transgender individuals from the military

Update: 10:25 A.M. Eastern time: This story has been updated to include a tweet made by Chelsea Manning. The tweets speak for themselves, right? President Donald Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday that the United States government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the United States military. SEE ALSO: ‘Donald Trump, you are no friend‘: Trans kids send a bold message to the president According to Tr

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Olive Garden will soon introduce Cookie Butter Cake to its menu

Cookie butter is one of the most indulgent, unabashedly sweet treats in existence, and Olive Garden knows it. If you‘re unacquainted with the spread, cookie butter is basically just ground-up cookies blended with powdered sugar and vegetable oil. Sounds too good to be true, right? But now we don‘t have to feel too ashamed of eating it straight out the jar with a spoon and calling it "dessert" because Olive Garden is introducing a Cook

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This Is iPhone 2020

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What‘s coming to Hulu in August

Hulu is so much more than secretly catching up on The Handmaid‘s Tale while you pretend to have seen it all so you can participate in party chatter (yes, you). This month, binge Hulu originals Difficult People and Harlots, or take your pick of the dozens of new movies joining the streaming platform throughout the month (Spider-Man marathon, anyone?). Here‘s what‘s coming to Hulu in August. SEE ALSO: Check out what‘s co

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Chelsea Manning, others, react to Trump banning transgender individuals from serving in military

Update: 10:25 A.M. Eastern time: This story has been updated to include a tweet made by Chelsea Manning. The tweets speak for themselves, right? President Donald Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday that the United States government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the United States military. SEE ALSO: ‘Donald Trump, you are no friend‘: Trans kids send a bold message to the president According to Tr

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Man recreates his 10-year-old ‘High School Musical 2‘ music video with perfect angst

It wouldn‘t be a High School Musical movie without an angsty solo from Zac Efron‘s Troy Bolton. It just wouldn‘t be right. And birthed from these solos came recreations from teenage boys channeling the same anguish and despair Troy expressed while singing "Bet On It" in High School Musical 2 after being banned from the country club talent show. Youtube user Blake Richter was one of those young boys inspired by Troy‘s p

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Justin Trudeau and his sultry gaze are on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone‘

Canadian prime minister and sock fan Justin Trudeau is on the cover of this month‘s Rolling Stone. The feature within discusses his relationship with Trump (of course), his "sunny ways" approach to governing (complete with Louis XIV joke), and what he likes to do instead of golf (snowboard). Oh, and the cover says "Why can‘t he be our president?" SEE ALSO: Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau‘s best moments (and forget about Trump fo

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