Obesity, overweight tied to shorter life, more years with heart disease

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:57
(Reuters Health) - Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests.
Categories: Health

Cheese and bacon-scented hair products are here and they're awful

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:55

Do you love bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches? Do you love them so much you want to smell like one? Yeah... neither do I.

Einstein Bros. is selling a limited supply of Cheesy Shampoo and Wakin' Bacon Condition, and boy do they reeeeeek. Sadly, they're already sold out.

SEE ALSO: Sugary cereal is the unsatisfying food I'll love forever

Of course this is just promo for a sandwich. 

"Einstein Bros. Bagels wants to awaken consumers’ morning routines with something totally unexpected that will get them excited about breakfast and our delicious Cheesy Wakin’ Bacon sandwich," SVP of Marketing, Product, and Innovation Kerry Coyne wrote in a press releaseRead more...

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Taylor Swift finally takes a stand and donates to March for our Lives

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:52

Taylor Swift has always been the Ken Bone of music. In that she's resistant to taking any kind of political stand, not that she's been found to be a milkshake duck

On Friday, T Swift shifted majorly out of character and announced that she would be making a donation to March for Our Lives, the student led protest movement advocating for greater gun control.

SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift will never be the feminist of our dreams, but we can still listen

"No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence," Swift wrote on Instagram. "I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again." Read more...

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Indonesia's orangutans are watching their rainforest habitat get destroyed

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:28

Indonesia is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Sumatran orangutan, whose rainforest home has been severely damaged by deforestation and industrialization. The species is critically endangered, with an estimated population of only 15,000 left on Sumatra. Read more...

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This thriller could be the next 'Get Out'

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:28

'Traffik' is an action thriller about a couple who are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. That begins to fall apart when a violent biker gang shows up. 

The film takes on social commentary and racial stereotypes, while bringing in the suspense.  Read more...

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Spotify says about two million users blocked ads without paying

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:19
(Reuters) - Spotify Technology SA said on Friday it uncovered 2 million users of its free service who had blocked advertising without paying, highlighting a potential revenue risk for the soon-to-be public company.
Categories: Technology

Soothing places online to escape the hellhole that is 2018

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:17

Though the internet can occasionally feel like a very bad, high-key terrifying, downright vomit-inducing place to spend time, some parts of the web are, dare we say, GOOD. (No seriously, we swear.)

When life gets tough, social media's got you down, or it simply feels like there's no good news in the world, the internet can help soothe your soul — you just have to know where to look.

SEE ALSO: 50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

In order to survive in this crazy world, we all need an occasional lighthearted, mindless escape. We need puppy GIFs, we need videos of babies giggling and drooling, and gosh darn it we need to watch Kinetic Sand being deliciously sliced by a sharp AF knife. Read more...

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Burn calories while helping the environment

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:03

Sacramento's Eco Fitness will help you turn calories into watts. Their cycling class uses SportsArt's 'ECO-POWR' equipment to power energy to the gym. Each cycle has a micro-inverter that connects to the battery, providing the gym with electricity.  Read more...

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'Frozen' the musical is melting hearts on Broadway

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:01

'Frozen' the musical has hit Broadway. Much like the animated film, the musical is proving to be a big moneymaker for Disney. While the show has only run preview performances, it has already grossed almost $5 million in the first four weeks

So far, you can catch Anna, Elsa, and Olaf on Broadway through March 2019.  Read more...

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Scientist Ivanka's accessories are Photoshopped separately

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:00

The Winter Olympics are long over, so what is Barbie Ivanka's next career move? Scientist of course! Ivanka was the topic of many memes this week, and we're here to cover all of them for you!

Join us as we cover the breaking memes rocking the Internet each week. Let us know below what are some of your favorite memes are this week and we'll see you next week with All the Memes!

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If this cat is actually saying "yeaaaaah!!" then the world is a good place

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:50

In this week's cat video news, one Instagram kitty may possibly possess the power to speak—or at the very least, let out a very excited meow. 

Submitted by Instagram user laasaraaa and posted to catswiththeirtonguesout on February 19th, this video shows the kitty enthusiastically meowing "yeaaaah!!" when its owner asks. It even repeats it back in the same tune as its human. 

SEE ALSO: We're calling 'fake news' on the report that 'Black Panther' caused a surge in black cat adoptions

Food is life. 🔊⬆️ - @laasaraaa is today’s #tongueinaction! 👅 - #catswiththeirtonguesout

A post shared by Cats With Their Tongues Out (@catswiththeirtonguesout) on Feb 19, 2018 at 9:11am PST Read more...

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Abbott's Alere resolves U.S. diagnostic device probe for $33.2 million

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:43
BOSTON (Reuters) - Alere Inc has agreed to pay $33.2 million to resolve claims it knowingly sold unreliable diagnostic testing devices to hospitals prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories last year, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Categories: Health

Apple proposes 13 new emoji that represent people with disabilities

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:38

Apple thinks it's high time to make even more inclusive emoji.

In a March proposal, the tech company requested that Unicode Consortium — the organization responsible for our emoji — create characters that accurately represent people with disabilities.

"Apple is requesting the addition of emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities," the company wrote in its proposal. "Diversifying the options available helps fill a significant gap and provides a more inclusive experience for all."

SEE ALSO: There's currently no interracial couple emoji. Tinder wants to change that.

Apple worked with community organizations like American Council of the Blind, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and the National Association of the Deaf to create 13 new emoji representative of people with disabilities. Read more...

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FCC chief cites concerns on spy threats from Chinese telecoms firms

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he shares the concerns of U.S. lawmakers about espionage threats from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co and plans to take "proactive steps" to ensure the integrity of the U.S. communications supply chain.
Categories: Technology

MoviePass keeps dropping its prices and we don't know how

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:27

The now-infamous app MoviePass has dropped its already incredibly low prices. For a limited time, new users can get MoviePass – a.k.aunlimited movies in theaters – for $6.95/month. According to a press release from the company, MoviePass works at 91 percent of American movie theaters.

SEE ALSO: MoviePass collects an alarming amount of data about you. Cool.

In February, MoviePass offered a package deal with movie streaming service Fandor for $7.95/month.

Per the press release, the price drop came about as a result of MoviePass's relationships with studios, exhibitors, and marketing partners. 

"Our vision has always been to make the movie going experience easy and affordable for anyone, anywhere," said MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe. "With the current growth and support that we've seen within the last several months, our studio and exhibitor revenues and other marketing partnerships have motivated us to lower the price once again, offering movie lovers greater access to MoviePass." Read more...

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Matt Bomer, Kristen Bell, and other celebs bought out movie theaters so people could see 'Love Simon' for free

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:24

Matt Bomer is a huge Love, Simon fan, and he wants to make sure other people realize the importance of the film.

In a generous gesture, the actor bought out an entire movie theater in his hometown of Spring, Texas, so dozens of people would be able to see the movie for free.

SEE ALSO: 'Love, Simon' unites diverse audiences through a relatable genre and tone

"Please come see @lovesimonmovie in my hometown of Spring, TX for free!" Bomer wrote on Instagram. "...This is an important movie, and a really good one. I know you’ll love it so come watch for free this Sunday!”

Love, Simon tells the story of Simon Spier, a teenage boy who decides to come out to his friends and family after high school presents questions about true love and personal identities. Fans have also raved about how relatable and important the film is for members of the LGBTQ communities. Read more...

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Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Schneier on Security - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:21
Zeynep Tufekci is particularly cogent about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Several news outlets asked me to write about this issue. I didn't, because 1) my book manuscript is due on Monday (finally!), and 2) I knew Zeynep would say what I would say, only better.... Bruce Schneier
Categories: Security

Wholesale broadband providers to be spared heavier EU regulation

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Wholesale broadband service providers will be spared from stricter EU regulation of prices at which they give other operators access to their networks under a deal provisionally agreed this week.
Categories: Technology

Please keep this clown away from me

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:16

I would like to announce that I do not like this clown. 

This clown is, of course, based on the movie IT, a movie I am too scared to see. (I am also too scared to read the book or view the 1990 miniseries.) It is currently making people's lives worse at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Trade Show in St. Louis. 

There are a lot of bad things about this animatronic clown, but the worst, in my opinion, is that it features a one-armed, screaming effigy of the murdered character Georgie. (I read this on Wikipedia; again, I have not seen either version of IT, nor have I read the Stephen King book of the same name. My friend did bring the book to the beach once, which I thought was weird.) Read more...

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Woman trolls her husband for a month with Alanis Morissette lyrics

Mashable - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:15

This Twitter user is bringing back the '90s — even if it means torturing her husband. 

Lisa Rieffel sang a single line from Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" for a whole month to her husband. It didn't matter if they were at home eating dinner, or on the escalator at the mall: Rieffel belted out that sweet, sweet '90s alt rock. 

SEE ALSO: This woman is cooking with her mouth and the internet isn't having it

My poor, poor husband.
I “Morissetted” him for over a month.
But let me ask you this, how the hell could I ever stop?

— Lisa Shmeesa 🦎🦎🦎 (@LisaRieffel) March 21, 2018

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