Lost dog happily reunited with family after being found 200 miles from home


Being lost is a scary feeling, but imagine if you were a lost doggo away from your family. 

Though it must have been terrifying, one brave pet stayed strong while away from home for five months.

A police officer from the Pembroke Pines Police Department in Florida found a lost little Pomeranian on the side of the road earlier this month. The dog, Sassy, wasn’t just just a block or two away from home; she was about 200 miles away from home. 

In January, 6-year-old Sassy had been out enjoying the day in her family’s backyard with her other doggy siblings, according to the Miami Herald. Sassy’s owner Barbara Dawson called all of them inside after 15 minutes, but Sassy was nowhere to be found. Read more…

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This Fourth of July, it is your patriotic duty to go see ‘Wonder Woman’


Ahh, the Fourth of July. The most patriotic of American holidays, where people eat hot dogs, drink beer, and talk about American greatness while watching fireworks.

It’s no wonder that many people (wuddup resistance) may not be feeling so great about all that this year. For those people, I’ve got a proposal: Celebrate America’s birthday this year by going to see Wonder Woman.    

SEE ALSO: ‘Wonder Woman’ just blew past Batman, Superman and ‘Suicide Squad’ at the box office

Yes, I’m serious. Look, calling your senators about health care and marching for science are important, worthy activities, but on the Fourth of July … people are out of their offices? Even real-life superheroes need a two-hour break sometimes, and boy, does Wonder Woman deliver that reprieve and more.    Read more…

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Facebook could now be fined $57m over hate speech


Facebook beware — Germany is finally getting serious on fighting hate speech, and that has wider consequences.

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For some time, the European country flagged the possibility it could impose a heavy fine on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks for allowing fake news and hate messages to proliferate. 

On Friday, German lawmakers passed the Network Enforcement Act, commonly nicknamed as the “Facebook law”, under which social media companies could face a fine of up to €50m (£43m; $57m) for failing to crack down on hate speech, criminal material and fake news.  Read more…

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Relatable baby flamingo is trying very hard to be an adult


If you think a small baby flamingo desperately trying to adult sounds adorable, congratulations. You are a genius and you are absolutely correct.

Here’s the little bird in question. It’s currently living at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary, where it is enchanting visitors and the internet alike by being 1) fluffy and 2) extremely leggy.

SEE ALSO: Here’s why flamingos are so incredibly good at standing on one leg

Brighten up your week by meeting a baby flamingo! Help us welcome this newly hatched flamingo at the National Aviary#NationalAviary pic.twitter.com/GSy70DI9Sb

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Inside the employee mind: How to understand your employees, and keep them happy


As the workforce evolves, staying on top of employees’ needs will not only help companies to attract new hires, but to retain the talent they already have.

But the truth is, employers aren’t always on the same page as their employees.

Drawing from key findings by the ADP Research Institute®, here’s everything employers need to know in order to better understand their employees – and keep them happy.  

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Kittenfishing is the newest online dating trend — and it’s kinda just lying


You’ve heard of catfishing, but have you heard of the diet version of this deceitful practice?

Let us introduce you to Kittenfishing, the newest way to get scammed on a dating app. Coined by the dating app Hinge, it’s essentially defined as presenting yourself on a dating app in an unrealistically positive way. 

This could be as simple as using profile photos that are outrageously outdated or heavily edited. Or it can be more emotional, like straight-up lying about your talents, interests, or accomplishments. It can even come in the form of slight exaggerations that lead people to think you are someone you’re not.  Read more…

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Lenovo is making a camera specifically for YouTube’s VR180 format


Virtual reality (VR) is undeniably cool, but think about just how much of the experience is wasted. Total immersion requires a complete sphere of video (“360”), but humans can only see roughly half of that experience at any given moment.

That’s why YouTube announced VR180 a bit ago, the idea being if you cut the VR “world” in half, you can boost the quality of the experience significantly, and most of what you’re getting rid of the user isn’t seeing anyway.

Now all the format needs is actual support, and that’s underway. Lenovo announced it would be the first Google partner to debut a VR180 camera. The new Lenovo camera can fit in your pocket and is meant to be as user-friendly as a point-and-shoot. Read more…

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Sports stories that already lit up the internet in 2017


We’re at the halfway point of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be rolling out our 8.5 (Get it, half of ’17?) picks for the best of the year – so far! – in movies, TV, music, and more. It’s our eight best picks for you, along with a bonus choice that, while not strictly one of the greats, deserves a guilty pleasure mention. Enjoy.

Sports are spectacle, and this year hasn’t disappointed. 

The year is only half over, but 2017 has already brought no shortage of moments, characters, and storylines that left fans picking their collective jaw up off the floor. 

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Notorious B.I.G.’s mom accuses Kendall and Kylie of cultural appropriation after T-shirt scandal


A lot of people are extremely unhappy and offended by Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s new line of t-shirts, featuring their faces and initials plastered over the album covers of iconic, largely dead, musicians. Those among the offended is Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Volleta Wallace.

The famous sisters featured her son’s face on one of their, now pulled, shirts. 

Kendall and Kylie are trash for so many things… but this… this is straight disrespectful, and they’re selling them for $125 each 🤦🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/W50WqHUpRw

— Cj Conde (@carloscjconde) June 28, 2017

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