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anonymous asked:

I agree with the anon who said that Lauren is being pushed to the lead and can be a big artist. Lauren, in the past, made it seem like she wouldn't be a big fan of staying in the music industry after 5H but lately she's been so much more active and happy with work and social media. Now, seeing the Teen Vogue interview, I think she's ready to be the face and she can eventually be really big. I'm excited for her! (but I'm still rooting for Mani to be big too)

most of her social media presence has been centered around social issues and politics though, so i’m not sure if that’s a sign as her being pushed as the group’s lead. i mean we know that she is of course, but i don’t think this really relates to that.



i’m taking a leave of absence. my heart is just not as into it as it was before. i’ve realized that my life is centered around social media and that is not healthy. i don’t know if i’ll be back, i might just go ahead and delete this account altogether. i have loved talking to you and getting to know you but it just feels like it has become a job. i love you all so much. thank you for everything. 




Police catch men with gun cache headed to the Pokémon World Championships

Before the event, fellow gamers at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center received threats of violence over social media linked to 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo. Several hours later, convention security barred the two from entering the center. The pair had driven to the event from Davenport, Iowa, and reportedly planned some kind of attack on their competitors. Photos show the sizable cache of weapons found in their car.

hopeanddreamht  asked:

Fairy Lights, Plants, Snapchat

I love these!!! Thank you!

Fairy Lights: Describe your Aesthetic
Monochrome clothes, messy hair, lazy makeup, fairy lights, rain, diverse music tastes, random paper scraps, writing, collage art, school supplies that are never used, ice, bad horror movies, and laughing too hard at silly things

Plants: How do you decorate your room
Walls covered in crap, clothes all over the floor, shelves packed with clutter, and my bed in the center of it all lol

Snapchat: Favorite social media
Tumblr for the win


Go ahead, break the internet with your beautiful skin.

We all follow social media stars whose lives we secretly want to live vicariously through—whether it’s their exotic vacations, fancy dinners, or selfies that get more likes than there are people living in Rhode Island. We’ve taken some notes from some of our favorite beauty It Girls to see how they talk skincare on their accounts. Why? So, we can start gathering a following all our own—as well as up our skincare game in the meantime. Here, The Sephora Glossy rounds up the best practices to turn into a social media skincare star. JESSICA VELEZ


It’s long been a taboo to take a peep into your friend’s medicine cabinet and steal her beauty secrets. But now, she’s displaying them front and center and even posting them on The Gram.

Social media stars are captioning these types of post with the hashtag: #shelfies. These put the products you want the world to know you (and your skin!) are madly in love with, so you put them on the shelf like it’s a trinket you picked up on your last trip to a faraway land. To follow the trend, pick a potent product with beautiful packaging—such as Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Firming Serum’s apothecary-like bottle—or a cool deep-cleansing tool such as FOREO LUNA 2. Both products help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, mind you. Then, point and shoot, and you’re on your way to social media stardom.


An empty bottle normally would send us in a state of despair, longing for just one more drop or squeeze of our favorite formula. But in the day and age where we like to show off that we’re investing in our skin more than we change our profile pic, it’s now an accomplishment worth cashing in on some bragging points. That’s where #Empties come in. We’re addicted to these posts because we want to know which products our favorite stars are loving. Loving so much, in fact, that they’re willing to scoop up every last bit like it’s cookie dough ice cream instead of an anti-aging cream. Reserve this type of post for something you use every day, without fail, and already have another one on the way in the mail. Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is designed to be savored and you’ll want to show off its visibly plumping results just as much as its empty jar. And since it’s obviously an amazing and imperative part of your routine, tell the world how happy it makes your skin by leaving a review at


We have a love-hate relationship with Sundays. Sure, we get to sleep in and lounge at the park all day, but eventually, that Sunday sadness comes in a little too early. We pick ourselves right back up by pampering with a Sunday night skincare regimen that rivals a spa. This is the time to slather on a luxurious product, like Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment, that you don’t use every day. Use the hashtag #SundayNightSkincare so your followers know why your eyes are always so youthful-looking on Monday morning.


This hashtag trend speaks for itself. But if you haven’t looked at your feed lately, people use it when they’re feeling confident in their beauty—whether they’ve literally just woken up in bed, or are conceptually feeling truly like themselves with perfect makeup and hair. For the former kind, grab a Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel from your bedside drawer, let it work its radiance-boosting effect, and post! Then, get ready to greet the day with as much natural-looking grace as the world’s most-pampered pop stars.


Thought this hashtag was just for sunsets? No way. The truth is, everyone is so used to seeing X-Pro II blowing out any skin imperfections, that a selfie with #NoFilter is a refreshing ode to an authentic, beautiful, natural face. When you use this hashtag, you let people know that nothing comes between you and the camera…well, except for a powerhouse anti-ager like Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift + Retinol. When you start to see those ‘likes’ roll in, don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us.


The #maskselfie is a beauty girl’s social media bread and butter. Not only does it look really cute, but it shows the world that you’re all about adding in a little “me” time into your schedule. Throw your hair in a bun, brew a hot mug of ginseng tea, and paste on a mask like GLAMGLOW Gravity Mud Firming Treatment to get started. While the silver-foil finish is catnip for double-tappers, the formula’s visibly tightening effect is like Pilates for your face. Then, choose your best angle and practice your “oh, you just caught me relaxing” face on. Even better than all the ‘likes’ your selfie gets is all the anti-aging benefits you’ll see once you wash it off.



The ‘Royal Family’ is in town for a bit of vacationing and to welcome Laurens home. Despite having (for the time being) retired from improv/talk show comedy, George stays true to his snobbish, self-centered wannabe monarch character on social media. He only takes breaks to brag about his wife.

(Featuring Lea Michele as Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz)

The company that makes Legos has landed at the center of a social-media firestorm after Chinese artist Ai Weiwei complained that it refused to supply a bulk order of the toy bricks for his art.

Ai said he wanted to use the bricks for an exhibition on free speech at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria. The museum attempted to place an order but was told by the company that it “cannot approve the use of Legos for political works."A post on Ai’s Instagram account said:

"As a powerful corporation, Lego is an influential cultural and political actor in the globalized economy with questionable values. Lego’s refusal to sell its product to the artist is an act of censorship and discrimination.”

A free-speech advocate who was imprisoned by the Chinese government, Ai suggested that Lego was acting under pressure from authorities. The privately held Danish company recently announced that a Legoland theme park will open in Shanghai. 

In response, fans of the artist flooded Twitter and Instagram with offers of Legos, and Ai said he was setting up drop-off points for donations. He also posted a picture of Legos that had been left inside a car on a street in Berlin, where he is serving as a visiting professor at the University of the Arts.

Fans Flood Artist Ai Weiwei With Offers Of Legos

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources are manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films.

The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since 1990 has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan and some other parts of Asia and in the Western world. Cosplay events are common features of fan conventions and there are also dedicated conventions and local and international competitions, as well as social networks, websites and other forms of media centered on cosplay activities.

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Donald Glover Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Glover is joining the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Jon Watts-directed superhero movie that stars Tom Holland for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.
By Mike Fleming Jr

EXCLUSIVE: Donald Glover is joining the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming,
the Jon Watts-directed superhero movie that stars Tom Holland for Sony Pictures andMarvel Studios. The big question that will be asked in the fanboy set is, what role is he playing? The talented young actor was at the center of a lot of social media conjecturing back when the project was solidifying, as many felt he would be an ideal candidate to play the Spidey character in his third major onscreen iteration. Glover, aside from being a writer on 30 Rock handpicked at age 21 by Tina Fey to becoming a castmember on Community and costar of films like The Martian, Magic Mike XXL and The Lazarus Effect, is also a hip hop artist who records under the name Childish Gambino. Waiting for clarity from Sony and Marvel as to what he’s going to do in the film, which will star Michael Keaton as The Vulture, and which has a youthful cast of Peter Parker pals played by Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Kenneth Choi and Tony Revolori. Robert Downey Jr, who helped introduce Holland’s fresh-faced Spidey character in Captain America: Civil War, has also signed on to wear his Iron Man costume for the film. Marisa Tomei also reprises her role as Aunt May. Glover is repped by WME and MGMT Entertainment.

Introducing “Community Practices in the Fair Use of Video in Libraries”

Librarians at schools, colleges and universities play an important role helping their users understand and apply copyright law. This makes sense because educational institutions are sites for learning, and the advancement of learning is the purpose of the copyright. Congress recognized the unique status of non-profit educational institutions, libraries and archives under copyright law and developed allowances – copyright exceptions – especially for them. But some of these exceptions are notoriously complicated and open to varying interpretations. Even keeping track of this legal patch work can be difficult.

In response, a group of media librarians from the ALA Video Round Table approached me with a project aiming to make sense of these exceptions and come to some consensus on how media librarians should interpret the law. 

See the results at

Although socialism is more accepted with millennials in general, what makes Sanders so enticing to college kids is the promise they don’t have to account for the debt they have accumulated.

They are so self absorbed that they do not know or care about what those promises mean for other Americans. More importantly they do not care about our foreign policy or what bills such as The Iran Nuclear Deal mean for the future of our world.

Some would say this is just a temporary state of mind for young adults, caught in a terrible situation. But studies have shown social media is making us more self-centered.

That kind of selfishness will kill us.