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How you can make a meaningful impact on your community

Even though we all have very busy lives, finding the time to make a difference is important. The biggest challenge, though, is knowing where to start. Even if we don‘t always know what projects are best for us to get involved with, small efforts can make a big impact. So rest assured, there are a few ways for you to use your talents and interests for the greater good. Here are some of the many different avenues you can take. 1. Volunteer at

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Some people are worried about what ‘Snap Maps‘ mean for teen safety

Snapchat has just launched "Snap Maps" which allows you to show your location, see your friends‘ on a map as well seeing snaps from places around the world. SEE ALSO: Snapchat releases ‘Snap Maps,‘ aka a way to stalk strangers and events nearby Snapchat released the update saying ‘We‘ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what‘s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!"

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Want to stop being connected 24/7? Try this ‘dumbphone‘

Walk down the sidewalk of any major city and it‘s likely you‘ll see the same exact scene: Masses of people staring down at their phones instead of interacting with other living, breathing humans. At some point, after the smartphone became an essential part of our lives, push notifications and news feeds have commanded more and more of our attention. You could just not use a phone, of course, but then you‘re completely disconnect

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Jessica Williams is all charm in ‘The Incredible Jessica James‘ trailer

Jessica Williams never wanted to inherit The Daily Show, and after success with comedy and podcasts since she left Comedy Central, she‘s about to be a leading lady. In The Incredible Jessica James, Williams stars in the title role of the upcoming Netflix comedy, and if the trailer is any indication, it‘s going to make us fall in love with her even more. SEE ALSO: Adulting is harder than ever in Netflix‘s ‘Friends From

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Someone painted Mark Zuckerberg‘s face on their nails and he‘s into it

In the wonderful world of outrageous nail art, this is one manicure you‘re sure to "like." Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook, posted a photo on his Instagram of some very on-brand nail art, and it is really something. This is a first. #fcs2017 A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT Let‘s dissect the social network homage that is happening on these unnamed fingers. On the pinky, we‘ve

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Scientists honor David Bowie by naming a 100-million-year-old wasp after David Bowie

David Bowie‘s memory is being preserved in a pretty unexpected way. Nearly a year and a half after the "Space Oddity" singer‘s death, scientists have named a new, 100-million-year-old extinct species of wasps after him. The announcement was made in a paper in the latest edition of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research. SEE ALSO: Costa Rica‘s president swallowed a wasp during an interview which was totally cool, no big deal whatsoe

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Evil Russian geniuses created a fidget spinner out of cars

The fidget spinner trend is getting bigger and bigger and shows no sign of stopping. It has gotten so big, in fact, that people are no longer satisfied with handheld versions, and are creating the toys out of much larger materials to appease their fidgeting urges. In this video uploaded to Youtube by user 54, a group of Russian geniuses take the trend perhaps a bit too far, and create a giant fidget spinner out of beat up old cars. First, th

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Poor, hip weatherman‘s forecast thwarted by massive umbrella

Armed with a truly massive umbrella, this Irish weatherman braved the wind and rain to bring a live forecast to his Ireland AM viewers. But as anyone who‘s carried an umbrella through a windy rainstorm knows, it‘s only a matter of time before your rain gear quite literally turns against you. Good luck out there, dude. Read more... window._msla=window.loadScriptAsync||function(src,id){if(document.getElementById(id))return;var j

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The effects of cuddling on a relationship

Physician Dr. Roshini Raj explains the effects and benefits of cuddling. Love 101 is a new mini-series from Mashable and Bravo. Dr. Raj guides you through the effects of falling in and out of love. Subscribe to Mashable: http://on.mash.to/subscribe Read more... More about Sex, Bravo, Cuddling, Love 101, and Science

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The 10 Worst Emoji of All Time

Read more...More about Emoji, Mashable Reels, Worst Emoji, Culture, and Consumer Tech

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Someone painted Mark Zuckerberg‘s face on their nails he‘s into it

In the wonderful world of outrageous nail art, this is one manicure you‘re sure to "like." Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook, posted a photo on his Instagram of some very on-brand nail art, and it is really something. This is a first. #fcs2017 A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT Let‘s dissect the social network homage that is happening on these unnamed fingers. On the pinky, we‘ve

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Light up the crowd with these LED lashes

f.lashes are LED lashes. They are activated by head motion such as tilting your or nodding. There‘s a thin wire for you to put behind your ear and attach the controller behind your head. f.lashes claim to be weather-resistant and don‘t emit noticeable heat. They are reusable and costs 40. Read more...More about Fashion, Kickstarter, Light, Future, and Glow

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Jimmy Kimmel had a serious chat with some kids about the GOP health care bill

Republicans unveiled their new healthcare bill on Thursday, so Jimmy Kimmel sat down with some future voters and leaders to get their take on all things health care, going to the doctor, and sharing. The young minds had a lot to say including that "of course!" people who have money should help those who don‘t to get better if they‘re sick. The kids also play a very symbolic game of musical chairs, with the loser left without heal

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Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump‘s assassination at Glastonbury

Johnny Depp has taken a page out of Kathy Griffin‘s book when it comes to resisting the current occupant of The White House. During the introduction to his 2004 film The Libertine at Cineramageddon, the drive-in film portion of arts festival Glastonbury, the actor tried to get political with a super awkward joke. While he did not quite pose for a photograph with a beheaded Donald Trump, he did attempt to causally bring up...assassination. S

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Ron Howard gently reminds you that he‘s been a ‘Star Wars‘ fan for longer than you have

Ron Howard is ready to talk. The newly installed director of the Han Solo spinoff has spoken up to express how "grateful" he is to join Star Wars after being a fan of franchise for "forever." SEE ALSO: Ron Howard is the perfect choice to fix Han Solo. Here‘s why. Howard was announced as the new director of the movie just yesterday, after original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller split over "creative differences." Their departure came as

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Katy Perry just released a behind-the-scenes video of One Love Manchester

Ariana Grande‘s unifying One Love Manchester benefit concert which took place after a deadly attack at her May show left 22 dead and dozens injured brought together some of the world‘s most popular musical artists to raise money for Manchester attack victims. And though the touching performances are over, Katy Perry recently released some behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, backstage interactions, and red carpet hugs from t

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Netflix embraces eccentric ‘80s wrestling with ‘GLOW‘

In an era of prestige television, it‘s rare that a show gets to be as guiltlessly entertaining as Netflix‘s GLOW. Set in the psychedelic 1980s, GLOW follows a group of "unconventional" women (not thin, white, or even blonde) in the process of filming a wrestling movie, a first for all of them and a seemingly impossible ask. SEE ALSO: ‘Orange is the New Black‘ Season 5 is the best it‘s ever been GLOW starts slowly

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If you shop at Target, we‘ve got bad news for you

How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That‘s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon‘s blockbuster 13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerceit‘s coming for your real-world stores too. Walmart is attacking from the other direction. Already established as the dominant U.S. store with more than 11,000 locatio

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Tech studio turns your deepest memories into mind-blowing abstract art

Imagine if you could turn your memories and emotions into compelling abstract paintings. A London-based creative technology studio, Random Quark, has found a way to visually and directly represent emotions by scanning people‘s brains to create awe-inspiring paintings. Read more...More about Art, Artificial Intelligence, Research, Memories, and Real Time Video

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Cap off your summer with stunning ‘Star Wars‘ concert series

What could possibly be more epic than Star Wars? Only watching it in a massive theater with live music. The New York Philharmonic is presenting its first-ever Star Wars concert series in September, featuring all three original films and The Force Awakens set to their iconic scores. SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars‘ Han Solo spinoff just lost its directors. Where did it all go wrong, and what happens next? Starting Sept. 15, a handful of tickets a

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Take your love of the environment to work with these 11 products

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Thinking green is more than just a bumper sticker. These days, it‘s a whole new way of life. You already recycle at home and compost whatever you can, but what happens when you go to work? Just because you have to work 9-5 doesn‘t mean all those eco-friendly vibes should get tossed out the window. SEE ALSO: You‘re just 1 minute

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Curious wild seal checking out a snorkeler is amazing and nerve-wracking

Few people get to experience the glory of nature up close and personal. SEE ALSO: Dolphins prove they‘re the coolest animals alive by hydroplaning on the shore Blogger and Adventurer Lizzie Carr was snorkeling off the southwest coast of England in the Isle of Scilly with a group of friends when she captured the amazing moment a curious seal swam up to greet them. In the video she posted to Instagram, the wild animal investigated Carr‘

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Airbnb might launch a premium option where the rooms are just like hotels

Airbnb wants to be more like the hotels it‘s disrupting. The short-term home rental platform is getting ready to launch a premium tier of rentals that would compete more directly with hotels, according to a report in Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: How Airbnb plans to help refugees find shelter The service would match higher-paying guests with high-quality home rentals, checked by Airbnb‘s very own inspectors. To pass inspection, Airbnb hosts wo

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There is now a Babadook dildo in honor of the latest LGBTQ icon

If you thought fidget spinner butt plugs were the ultimate trendy sex toy, then you‘ve got another thing coming. Meet the BabaDong, an homage to the newest queer icon, the Babadook. What better way to celebrate Pride month than with this striking Babadildo. Image: indiegogoThe evil genius behind this project is a special FX artist from Los Angeles who goes by the pseudonym, Billy Raygun. Interested in having some scary good sex with this

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