12-Year-Old Kid Makes Shelter Cats And Dogs Stylish Bow Ties To Help Them Find A Home

We are all familiar with the challenges shelter animals face when finding a forever home. For some of them, the wait is unbearably long while others never get to share their life with a loving family. And even though it breaks our hearts, we can witness heroic and in many cases, very creative attempts to help abandoned animals get noticed and eventually adopted. Not all heroes wear capes, some of them wear bow ties! All we need in this world is kindness and compassion, even if it lies in small things. And when young people set an example and invest their time and talent into making the world a better place, you can say what you want but the faith …

On Hating Madonna

and . An icon turned has-been. . . . . Sure, , but enough is enough. . “Madonna is so easy to revile that you start to wish she’d make it a little harder,” . That’s a common refrain these days, especially on the internet, where perception of celebrities often tends toward the unforgiving. Age is an arbitrary clout metric, but it defines Madonna’s image, much to her disdain. The first pop star of the MTV era to remain prolific at 60, she is, in her own words, “” for continuing to work, something the giants who predate her — Elton John, Paul McCartney, Cher, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Carole King — don’t have to worry about. They’ve …

The new feminist armpit hair revolution: half-statement, half-ornament

Female body hair is becoming more visible in popular culture and, while the issue has been around for decades, the new enthusiasm for hirsuteness has a 21st-century twist I am usually late to catch on to shifts in the zeitgeist; this one came to my attention just recently. While watching the HBO show High Maintenance, I noticed that Lee, the protagonists hip and beautiful love interest, was sporting hairy armpits. Look! I cried to my husband, as though Id unexpectedly spotted a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of my favorite obscure band. For the past couple of decades, I have seldom shaved my armpits. Now, all of a sudden, I was on-trend. Among both celebrities and the masses, female body …

Wink murder: is the lascivious gesture dying a death?

When the Trumps came to tea, the Duchesss of Cornwall winked, and people were amused. But is such an exclusionary gesture still OK? When the Trumps went to Clarence House for tea on the first day of their recent state visit to the UK, the Duchess of Cornwall performed (if that is the right word) The novel is set in the 70s, which was a lascivious decade, therefore well stocked with that sort of winker, but the main thing was to set the novel in the past. It seems to me that winking belongs in the past partly because society is increasingly informal, and the winker needs formality in order to have something to undermine. There would be no point …

The Ever-Evolving Art Of The Celebrity Apology

Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry.”Billboard interview more hip-hop-leaning records,”  since-deleted response There have been many celebrity apologies, for both big and small offenses, that in the same manner have burst into the zeitgeist and then quickly died like mayflies. Celebrities have publicly apologized for , for saying  for illegally , for , for , for , for , for , for . Or they are Lena Dunham and have apologized . There are good celebrity apologies and bad ones, but it seems the rubric for whether they are in fact “good” or “bad” has very little to do these days with whether the star is even truly sorry. Their actual contriteness is incidental. It’s more about they apologize, whether they (and/or their team) know the right words to …

Baby Elon Musk, rapping Kim Kardashian: Welcome to the world of silly deepfakes

San Francisco (CNN Business)By day, Paul Shales is a computer programmer who works in advertising operations for a bank. By night, he’s creating videos that show Elon Musk as a creepy looking, giggly baby; President Donald Trump as a temperamental pageant contestant on “Toddlers & Tiaras;” and Kim Kardashian freestyle rapping. Learning to fake with AI Deepfakes have only been around for a few years; the first known videos, posted to Reddit in 2017, featured celebrities’ faces swapped with those of porn stars. Shales got interested in making them himself early this year, and in February released his first deepfake: in it, he plastered the face of actor Nicolas Cage onto Elon Musk’s body to make it appear as if …

Here’s What It’s Like To See Yourself In A Deepfake Porn Video

On a busy workday in March, 28-year-old Kate felt an urgent tap on her shoulder. Her colleague wanted to show her a video, so she glanced at his computer and was shocked to see her own face staring back, wincing and moaning. She appeared on-screen to be lying naked on a couch with her legs in the air while a man repeatedly penetrated her. — a doctored video created with artificial-intelligence software that can make someone appear to do or say anything. Deepfake algorithms use a dataset of videos and images of an individual to create a virtual model of their face that can be superimposed and manipulated. In Kate’s case, her face was swapped onto a porn actress’ head. …

Bono Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bono, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter of the band U2. Father:Brendan Robert Hewson, post office worker Mother: Iris Elizabeth (Rankin) Hewson Marriage: Ali (Stewart) Hewson (August 21, 1982-present) Children: John Abraham, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, Memphis Eve and Jordan Other Facts:His nickname “Bono Vox” means “good voice.” Has won 22 Grammy Awards and been nominated 48 times. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Is co-founder of ONE and (RED), global charitable organizations fighting extreme poverty and AIDS. Timeline:1976 – Joins a band in high school that later becomes U2. March 1979 – CBS Ireland signs the band and releases a three-song EP entitled “U2-3.” March 1980 – Island Records signs U2 and …

Purr-thday celebrations for village cat

Image copyright Lesley Harper Image caption Wilbur’s fans take photos of him and post them on his official Facebook page Cathy Appelbee, Wilbur’s original owner, explained he “took umbrage, packed his bags and left home” about five years ago when she brought home a pair of rescue kittens. Image copyright Nicola Burton Image caption Wilbur has admirers wrapped around his little paw She calls him “Six Dinner Sid” after the children’s story about a cat who has six meals a day from various owners. “I do miss him a lot but it’s nice to see the community embracing him,” she said. “One lady came down from West Yorkshire to visit her grandson and said ‘I’ve come to see Wilbur’.” Ms …

Super B*tch A Superhero Reminds Queer People to Live Fearlessly

On Dec. 29, 2018, Dremon Cooper went viral. That’s the day he introduced the world to a queer superhero heavily inspired by Catwoman: Super B*tch. The 19-year-old shared a video that day on social media in which he showcased his ability to perfectly execute acrobatics and gymnastics in hot-pink 6-inch heels. After quickly attracting the attention of the likes of Lee Daniels, Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg, Cooper is now working to prove to the world that his purpose is far greater than a 30-second comedic Instagram post. .  Cooper decided to embrace a queer identity when he was about 12. Despite the unhesitating support and acceptance of his mother, Yndia Cooper, the young dancer was routinely harassed and bullied by …

23 Facts You Learned About Healthy Eating As A Kid That Are No Longer True

Here are three of the biggest lies about nutrition I was fed as a kid: Low-fat foods are always better for you than high-fat options. Drinking more milk makes your bones stronger. And you’re only properly hydrated once your pee comes out clear. Nope, nope, and nope. I didn’t know this at the time, but some of the “facts” about healthy eating that I absorbed as a youngster were clever marketing tactics dressed up as expert guidance about what to eat. Other pieces of advice have since been debunked by scientific research. Here are a few dozen nutrition myths many of us were told as tots that simply aren’t true. MYTH: Low-fat products are better for your waistline than high-fat …

South Korean Choir G-Voice Helps Gay Men Find Their Voice

On a recent Sunday afternoon, members of G-Voice met at their practice room in the small office of “Chingusai” or “Between Friends,” a Korean rights group for gay men.  he choir has been described as the “K-Pop of the human rights movement.” But their repertoire also includes traditional folk songs, as well as many original compositions, based largely on their experiences of being gay in Korea. “harmful and obscene” under Korean law. according to its organizers, but it was marred by protests and violence when anti-gay Christian groups stormed the event and assaulted participants, “The widespread culture of hatred in Korea is not only targeting queer people but rather any group of oppressed people,” Kang Myeong-jin, chief organizer of the …

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Troll Tabloid Over Fake Split Story

Mila Kunis and The celebrity couple, who tied the knot in 2015 and have two children together, trashed an In Touch Weekly magazine story about their supposed separation with this mocking video: “Have fun selling magazines this week,” Kutcher captioned the clip. “Maybe next week my wife will be having twins. For the third time. But who’s counting.” But the video prompted a slew of responses from other celebrities, including actor Dax Shepard, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and singer/actress Rumer Willis (whose mom, Demi Moore, was Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I’m Not Here For Whoopi Goldberg Slut-Shaming Bella Thorne Betches

Yesterday, I wrote about how Bella Thorne decided to post her own nudes before a hacker could release them without her consent. Some of you didn’t think that was a power move; I definitely do, because she literally took all the hacker’s bargaining power away by preemptively posting her boobs on the internet. And it clearly wasn’t something Bella felt flippantly about—she wrote that she still felt “gross” and “watched” when the incident happened. But not everyone agreed, and some people went so far as to shame Bella Thorne. One of those people was Whoopi Goldberg. Ugh, Whoopi, no. Whoopi voiced her comments on an episode of The View, and I’m sure you can guess what Whoopi’s piping hot take boiled down to. …

Cory Booker Unveils Plan To Free Thousands Of Federal Prisoners

Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) presidential campaign on Thursday unveiled a plan that would grant clemency and early release to thousands of federal drug offenders “serving unjust and excessive sentences.” Booker’s plan, the Restoring Justice Initiative, focuses on three categories of prisoners: those serving primarily for marijuana charges; those who would have had shorter sentences if they were sentenced after the passage of the First Step Act, a law signed by President Donald Trump that offers some limited prison reforms and gives federal prisoners a chance to earn more days off for good behavior each year; and those who have longer sentences due to the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. President Barack Obama Congressional Quarterly via Getty Images Sen. Cory …

Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift

At this point, thinking sober thoughts about a new Taylor Swift song is painfully predictable. It's a here we go again exercise that think-piece writers and social media pundits have come to dread and celebrate in equal measure. Yet, no matter how formulaic the Swift responses are, the internet must be fed. Luckily for all involved, her latest single, "You Need to Calm Down," is irresistible hot-take fodder: It's been hailed as revolutionary, slammed as queerbait, praised as inclusive, and condemned as intolerant. The lyrics and music video nod to Swift's many celebrity feuds, but also include a GLAAD endorsement and a petition to ratify the Equality Act. There is homophobia, and also a food fight. It's a Tayfecta of …