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10 Sound Pieces of Life Advice From R2-D2

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Image: Flickr, Gordon Tarpley R2-D2 may be known for his many gadgets and skills, but we don’t give the droid enough credit. Sure, he’s loud and clunky, but Artoo’s communication skills have been overshadowed by C-3PO’s ability to speak fluently in so many forms. But he’s so much more than that. Regardless, R2-D2’s vast knowledge […]


Inside Reddit’s Strange Obsession With Horse Masks

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There are more than 5,000 people on social news site Reddit just horsing around. Subscribers to the surprisingly popular subreddit r/HorseMask send in pictures of themselves, friends or complete strangers engaging in everyday activities… while wearing horse masks. There’s a photo for every topical occasion: “Gangnam Style,” the 1% and hurricane survival. That nightmare-inducing headgear […]


Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Choose Your Own Autobiography’ Lets You Live His Life

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Neil Patrick Harris poses for a portrait at the Magic Castle on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.Image: Zach Cordner/Invision/Associated Press Neil Patrick Harris plans to release a memoir later this fall — and it’s going to be legendary. Unlike typical autobiographies, Harris has fashioned his life’s stories into a “choose your own adventure” narrative […]


Experience Armageddon in Sneak Peek at ‘xkcd’ Author’s New Book

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Let’s all just be glad that Earth keeps rotating. In his new book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Situations, xkcd author Randall Munroe illustrates some of life’s most bizarre questions and conundrums. Munroe recently joined Mashable‘s social book club MashableReads with the #WhatIfChallenge, and is encouraging readers to submit their own one-panel […]


Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Presidents’ Dogs

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Being president is tough, so it makes sense that most of our nation’s leaders have done the job with dogs by their side. A new infographic shows that canines have been guiding and comforting U.S. presidents for more than 200 years, a true testament to the benefits of owning furry friends. From George Washington’s American […]


This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

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The photo project “Atlas of Beauty” took photographer Mihaela Noroc to 37 countries, where she saw endless versions of beauty over 15 months. 1. Two years ago Romania-based photographer Mihaela Noroc decided she needed a change in her life. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via Havana, Cuba 2. “I had jobs that […]