Can you find the hidden and scared government official?

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Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes.

The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find President Trump.

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Every American should be able to reach out and find their representative, but half of the time reporters can’t even locate their whereabouts. Take a look to see if you can do a better job. Read more…

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Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks perform the emotional ‘Landslide’ duet of your dreams

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Harry Styles, who once gave Stevie Nicks a personalized carrot cake at a Fleetwood Mac concert, had “the best night of [his] life” performing with her at his small Los Angeles show on Saturday.

Styles first welcomed Nicks as a surprise guest on his new song “Two Ghosts.” The two then teamed up for the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” as well as Nicks’ own “Leather and Lace.”

As “Landslide” ended, a visibly emotional Styles even teared up — but, you know, in a chill celebrity way.

We do not know if there was carrot cake. Read more…

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Fat girls dance. This beautiful Dove video shows why that’s so radical

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Fat girls dance.

That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do.

Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called Dove Real Beauty Productions. The series spotlights real women redefining beauty — and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance.  Read more…

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Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature

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After WIRED offered us all a peek into Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie. 

Except this was no mistake. It was a big fat message to anyone who might be contemplating trying to balance family life with their obsessive devotion to their job. And that message reads, in the sleekest font imaginable, “nope.”

The 150-acre campus contains a huge fitness and wellness center and every other amenity you can possibly imagine. Basically everything you’d need to live your life at work. Unless, of course, your life includes children.

Kids are many things, but mostly they are messy. That goes against Apple’s whole vision of how the world should be — and it’s a vision that most of Silicon Valley shares. I’m not talking about being physically messy, though sticky children don’t exactly coordinate with Apple’s pristine white glass aesthetic.  Read more…

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All the best family photos from Pippa Middleton’s decadent wedding

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On Saturday, Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews. Now, of course, the internet is thirsty for photos of the lovely affair.

Some fast facts: The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s dress was made by British designer Giles Deacon. And yes, yes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance.

Now let’s get to the good stuff.

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Here’s Prince George peeking out of a car.

Image: REX/Shutterstock

And here’s Prince Harry and Prince William arriving at the wedding. Read more…

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The haunting images that Diane Arbus captured while roaming the parks of NYC

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“Teenage boy on a bench in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962”

Image: © The Estate of Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus received her first camera as a honeymoon gift from her husband, with whom she ran a successful fashion photography business for almost a decade.

In 1956, restless and unfulfilled, she fled the confines of the commercial studio and took to the streets, first with a 35mm Nikon and later with a medium format twin-lens reflex camera.

Some of the richest grounds for photographic encounters were the city’s public parks, where Arbus prowled the lanes and lawns with her camera and flash, hunting for the strange, melancholy, and striking subjects that would come to define her style. Read more…

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10 new Android O features that will make your phone better

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Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed  more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android.

Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, building on updates Google introduced last year with Nougat. (Yes, it’s another boring year for Android.)

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Still, there are quite a few features to look forward to, here’s what’s caught our eye so far. Read more…

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Well-done steak and other items on Donald Trump’s tour rider

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President Donald Trump is traveling abroad for the first time in his presidency for an international tour with stops in Saudi Ararbia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium, where I’m sure absolutely nothing at all will go wrong. 

But something about Donald’s first stop on this tour struck me as odd. According to a report, Saudi Arabia is preparing to welcome Donald Trump with his favorite, very Not Insane meal: well-done steak and ketchup. 

Folks, this leads me to believe that Trump has a tour rider. For those unfamiliar, a rider is a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for performance. Usually bands will have one that includes the food or drink or whatever they want in their dressing room. The only reasonable explanation as to why Saudi Arabia would serve him burnt steak is that he must have demanded it ahead of time. Read more…

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This week in apps: Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more

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Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you.

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Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps.

Google Assistant comes to iOS

Starting today, we’re bringing the #GoogleAssistant to iPhones. Whether at home or on the go, your Assistant is here to help#io17 pic.twitter.com/a6T20HwnU9

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