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If you want to succeed, let fires burn

Not all problems need immediate solutions. Entrepreneurs can feel like most of their job is extinguishing metaphorical fires, but spending too much time trying to solve problems can burn the chance for success. On the second episode of "Masters of Scale," LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman explains why it‘s important to let fires burn. "Deciding which fires you let burn, and how long you let them burn for, can make the difference between s

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This bitcoin explainer created by AI is hilariously insane

Look, understanding cryptocurrency can be confusing. We here at Mashable are dedicated to helping our readers understand the complexities of this new form of currency and how it affects our day-to-day lives. But even we are having our collective minds blown by this video, an "explainer" of cryptocurrency created by Botnik Studios that was "written using predictive keyboards trained on dozens of Bitcoin explainers." And the results are as insa

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This designer wants to turn lab-grown leather into your next jacket

Suzanne Lee is a designer and the chief creative officer with Modern Meadow, where they are working to biofabricate leather, which means to literally grow leather in a lab without the animal. Lee and her team are working side-by-side with scientists to take these new materials and turn them into functional, beautiful pieces of clothing, furniture, and accessories. Working at the junction of biotech and design, she‘s truly helping forge the

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Amazon deals for May 23: Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, Black+Decker vacuums, camping gear, watches, and more

Father‘s Day is fast approaching, so if you haven‘t done your shopping yet, check out Amazon‘s deals on premium brand watches to decorate his wrist and cover your butt. SEE ALSO: Best Father‘s Day gifts from a daughter There are also great deals on Amazon devices like the Kindle Paperwhite for summer reading (or if your dad is a book buff). You can also shop discounts on canopies and tents for all those camping trips you&l

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A 16-year-old girl is on her way to become the first ballerina to wear a hijab

Australian ballet student Stephanie Kurlow and her family converted to Islam when she was young, but she never wanted to give up her passion for dance. Through the support of her family and community, the young teen has gained international attention and is on her way to becoming the first professional hjiab-wearing-ballerina. Read more...More about Australia, Mashable Video, Dance, Dancing, and Muslims

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Natalie Dormer talks about watching Lady Olenna die on ‘Game of Thrones‘: ‘I was a bit pissed off!‘

[This post contains spoilers for Season 6 and 7 of Game of Thrones] After their characters‘ inevitable demise, former Game of Thrones stars get to watch what happens to the loved ones left behind in Westeros and most of the time, it isn‘t very pretty. In the case of Natalie Dormer, House Tyrell didn‘t fair well after Margaery‘s own untimely death in Season 6. And the magnetic actress couldn‘t help but feel some kind

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Apple now lets you download every bit of data it ever collected from you

Apple has launched a new Data and Privacy page on its website, allowing users to check and download all the data the company has collected from you. The page, available at privacy.apple.com, requires you to login with your Apple ID and password. From there, you‘ll be able to get a copy of your data, correct any information that you think is wrong, deactivate your Apple ID account, or permanently delete it. SEE ALSO: Apple‘s latest def

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GDPR is currently searched for more than Beyonc on Google

We didn‘t know it was possible to care about anything more than we care about Beyonc. But apparently people around the world care more about GDPR right now than they do about Queen Bey. Um, what on earth? SEE ALSO: Google makes its privacy policy clearer so we can actually understand it Per Google Trends, search interest in the term GDPRa.k.a. Europe‘s new General Data Protection Regulationis currently higher than interest in Beyonc.

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GDPR is currently more searched for than Beyonc on Google

We didn‘t know it was possible to care about anything more than we care about Beyonc. But apparently people around the world care more about GDPR right now than they do about Queen Bey. Um, what on earth? SEE ALSO: Google makes its privacy policy clearer so we can actually understand it Per Google Trends, search interest in the term GDPRa.k.a. Europe‘s new General Data Protection Regulationis currently higher than interest in Beyonc.

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Please watch these good chimpanzees frolicking in a ball pit

Animals and ball pits are a tried and true formula for a good pick-me-up. This time, nine rescue chimpanzees are the featured animals. Caregivers at the Project Chimps sanctuary created a ball pit for the former lab chimpanzees. Some chimps hesitated at first, but then one of the caretakers decided to dive right in for a demonstration. After that, the chimps got the idea pretty quickly and had a... ball. Forget about your own troubles and tak

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Smart entrepreneurs should let fires burn

On this episode of ‘Masters of Scale,‘ LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman explains why succeeding in business means letting fires burn. Not all problems need immediate solutions. This series is sponsored by Skillshare, the online learning community. Get 2 months of Skillshare classes for just 99 by visiting this linkhttp://skillshare.com/scale. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Reid Hoffman, Masters Of Scale, Masters Of Scale, and T

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You might get to read Emilia Clarke‘s journal from the final ‘Game of Thrones‘ season

Emilia Clarke has got your back, Game of Thrones fans. Phones and cameras of any kind were banned from the set of the HBO series for security reasons during the filming of the final season. So Clarke, who plays Queen Daenerys Targaryen (as well as Qi‘Ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story), documented her final days on the show in a journal. SEE ALSO: Who‘s who in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ This is one of the many revelations uneart

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Ron Howard: ‘Solo‘ is more of a George Lucas movie than you know

He may have retired from the galaxy far, far away after he sold his company for 4 billion in 2012. But Star Wars creator George Lucas has his fingerprints all over the latest movie in the Disney-Lucasfilm canon according to his friend, Solo director Ron Howard. Not only did Lucas come up with the idea for a Han Solo spin-off first long before Rogue One was a thing but he was there on set to offer advice on how his creation would behave. And he

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Facebook goes after Yelp with its latest Marketplace update

Facebook may be facing more questions than ever about whether it‘s too powerful, but the company isn‘t letting that stop them from expanding into new areas. Today, the company introduced a new feature that lets you shop for handymen, house cleaners, plumbers, and other "home services" directly from Facebook‘s Marketplace. SEE ALSO: While you weren‘t looking, Facebook hit Snap where it hurts most Expected to roll out in the

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Lyft wants its new hubs to be a ride-hailing driver‘s sanctuary

Who doesn‘t want to kick back, relax, and get their oil changed? It‘s the dream, or what Lyft envisions as the dream for its drivers at 30 new "hubs" going up around the country, in locations still to be announced. The first of the new facilities will break ground in a few weeks and be up and running in a few months. The new hubs are part of a 100 million investment in support of Lyft drivers. At 15 existing "support locations" throug

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These pre-school attempts at spelling the names of shapes are hilarious and weirdly impressive

To be fair, shapes are hard enough to draw without having to spell their names as well. SEE ALSO: We revisited the trauma of watching sex scenes with our parents for your entertainment 20-year-old Twitter user Sal Perez tweeted a picture of some spelling he did as a pre-schooler, and it‘s gone viral, with over 80,000 retweets at time of writing. Bro I had to be the dumbest preschooler out there pic.twitter.com/0AGIk1tBa9 Sal Perez (@Sal_P

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Prince Harry had a stand-off with a bumblebee during a speech about his dad

Bumblebees couldn‘t care less if you‘re a member of the royal family. If it wants to buzz around the ear of the son and brother of two future kings, then it‘s jolly well going to. Prince Harry was busy giving a speech for his dad‘s 70th birthday patronage celebration when a bumblebee spooked him and forced him to explain his wild gesticulating. Skip forward to around 4:35 and you‘ll see Prince Harry bat away a be

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Circle Invest makes it ridiculously easy to invest in cryptocurrencies

Ever wanted to invest in cryptocurrencies, but unsure of how and which coins you should choose? Circle Invest, a new product by peer-to-peer payments company Circle, makes it incredibly easy to do so. SEE ALSO: Rich dudes are running out of insults for Bitcoin Previously available as beta, Circle Invest lets you deposit money directly from your bank account and trade 7 cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Monero and Ethere

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Debate rages about whether Spongebob is a sea sponge or a dish sponge

He may live in a pineapple under the sea, but just what exactly is Spongebob Squarepants? SEE ALSO: Someone made Bubble Bass‘s Krusty Krab order in real life, and it actually looks delicious Writer and comedian Celeste Yim started a thread on Twitter about the precise nature of Spongebob Squarepants. Specifically, is he a sea sponge or a dish sponge? I have only just discovered that Spongebob is a sea sponge? I thought he was maybe a regul

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Irish comedians abroad ask people to vote yes on their behalf in abortion referendum

Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea have enlisted the help of fellow Irish comedians living abroad to ask people living in Ireland to "be our yes" in the abortion referendum. On 25 May, voters in Ireland will decide whether the 8th amendment of the country‘s constitution will be repealed. This clause currently makes abortion illegal in almost all circumstances, which results in many women resorting to travelling overseas to seek access to abo

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6 oddly mesmerizing live videos of lava gushing from Hawaii‘s Kilauea volcano

Like moths to a flame, humans are frequently most attracted to what we know is dangerous. And there is no better example of this than the strange, alluring beauty of the lava spewing from Hawaii‘s Kilauea volcano this May. On May 4, fissures along the east of Hawaii‘s Kilauea volcano ripped opened, releasing bubbling lava onto the landscape. It was just the first of many fissures that would rupture over the month and could continue fo

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Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death

We‘re all prone to a long lie-in on the weekends, especially when we‘ve spent the week getting crummy sleep. That‘s a habit which could turn out to be beneficial. According to a study by Swedish and U.S. researchers, people under the age of 65 who get less than five hours sleep on the weekend had an increased risk of death. SEE ALSO: 7 mind-soothing apps that will help you sleep better The study, published in the Journal of Slee

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Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay and the writers of ‘Deadpool‘ are doing a Netflix movie

We expect no fewer than 13 explosions. SEE ALSO: Ryan Reynolds had a secret second role in ‘Deadpool 2‘ It‘s been announced by Skydance Media that actor Ryan Reynolds, director Michael Bay (of Transformers fame) and Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are teaming up to make a Netflix movie. Ryan Reynolds will star in Six Underground, Netflix‘s upcoming action movie directed by @michaelbay and written by Rhett Re

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Sarah Paulson also does a really great impression of a dolphin

Ocean 8‘s Sarah Paulson is really, really good at impressions. So much so that Drew Barrymore was rather impressed by Paulson‘s portrayal, which made an appearance when she participated in "Wheel of Impressions" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon late last year. Barrymore gave Paulson the thumbs up at Ellen DeGeneres‘ birthday party. But you know what other impression Paulson happens to be good at? A freakin‘ dolphi

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