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Celebrity strategies for dealing with mean tweets

jewelstaite A collection of the best responses to the worst behavior. The slap returned to Piers Morgan by soccer star Gary Lineker is a work of beauty. Above, Jewel Staite catches up her backlog.

This is what working out with three kids looks like

Our kids used to do the same thing when they were little. Now we've got three cats who've taken over the job of crawling all over us when we do yoga. y73bOY


John Scalzi and Tor Books sign 13 book, 10 year, $3.4M deal

A decade after Tor published his first novel, Scalzi's committed to writing 10 adult and 3 young adult novels for Tor over the next ten years.

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New podcast from creators of Startup: Mystery Show

Mystery Show is a new podcast from Gimlet Media, creators of Startup. It's hosted by Starlee Kine and covers mysterious things. Great idea! In the first episode: "Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone."

Debunking the myths of OCD

There’s a common misconception that if you like to meticulously organize your things, keep your hands clean, or plan out your weekend to the last detail, you might be OCD. In fact, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a serious psychiatric condition that is frequently misunderstood by society and mental health professionals alike. Natascha M. Santos debunks the myths surrounding OCD.

To save free trade, kill TPP

The enemies of the Trans Pacific Partnership don't necessarily oppose free trade, but they're foursquare against the kind of corrupt, secretive negotiations that line the pockets of favored industries at the public's expense.

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Russian waitress rebuffs impudent client

Uproxx provides the blow-by-blow

:23 The man tries stuffing money down the waitress’s shirt and gets pushed away.

:27 The man attempts to retaliate and takes a menu-bash to the head.


:36 Several bros rush to his side.

:40 The man realizes his nose is probably broken.

:54 He leaves, tail tucked between his legs, never to return.

This Towel Day, remember Terry Pratchett, too

May 25th is celebrated around the world as Towel Day in Douglas Adams's honor; this year, fans are remembering another beloved, departed giant of the field by wearing lilac sprigs (cf Nightwatch) with their towels

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Anti-austerity parties soar in Spanish elections as Greece threatens default

Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement -- a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday's Spanish election, which is a kind of dress rehearsal for the upcoming national elections.

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If they'd given Commander Riker his own Star Trek spinoff show, it would not be as good as this

They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge]

Refrigerator full of Super Nintendo Jurassic Park cartridges could be yours


It's on eBay for $1,500, but the seller is entertaining offers. "No questions or answers have been posted about this item." [via @toastmaster]

Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) movie that is coming out, you can have your very own refrigerator full of Snes Jurassic Park carts!! There are just about 300 Jurassic Park carts including a handful of CIB copies and a PAL version CIB. I will also include the schlue of other Jurassic Park games: gameboy CIB, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn CIB copies. Also have a CIB Jurassic Park 2 and sealed JP 2 for snes that will be included. And a laser disk movie for kicks and giggles. Fridge and Bacardi not included

Water and shock resisting 10400 mAh USB battery

UNIFUN Battery

My favorite portable battery yet, the UNIFUN is the sturdiest pack I've found. This 10400 mAh battery is perfect for use on a bicycle, motorcycle or camping.

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John Nash, famed mathematician, dies in road accident

johnnash "John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife Alicia on Saturday in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Previously.

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Mad Max mocks machismo

Mad Max: Fury Road makes fools of the mens' rights activists who saw earlier entires in the series as a glorification of powerful men. After all, they're wrong about that, too, as perfectly explained by Tina Turner, above.

Remixing Taylor Swift to talk about women in tech

Sumana writes, " As Julie Pagano put it: 'So many 'diversity in tech' efforts are about getting young women into the pipeline; ignore the fact that there's a meat grinder at the end.'"

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