Women’s tech group to Uber: We’re done with you

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Uber’s actions are having real consequences. 

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees. 

“This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment of women employees,” the institute wrote in a press release announcing their decision. 

Uber reached out to the Anita Borg Institute in 2015, the group said. Since then, Uber has signed on as a partner with the institute, but hasn’t really done anything. The Anita Borg Institute described a “lack of engagement” on Uber’s part.   Read more…

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The Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron bromance is in full bloom, and we are swooning

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Spring is here and we’re happy to report that a hot new bromance is in full bloom.

The newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is hitting it off with everyone’s favorite Canadian heartthrob, Prime Minister Justin Truedeau, and the world may not be ready for this.

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Footage of the two leaders meeting at the G7 summit in Sicily, Italy found its way to our hearts on Friday. In the video, Trudeau, 45, and Macron, 39, take a long bromantic stroll through beautiful, lush, flower-filled shrubbery.

They walked along stone paths side-by-side, chatting about the challenges faced by our generation in FrenchMacron even picked a freaking flower. Read more…

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s perfect ‘Cut to the Feeling’ argues that yes, there is joy in the world

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Carly Rae Jepsen kindly released a pristine pop song from her vault of gems. “Cut to the Feeling” is your typical Jepsen fare — shimmering, urgent, and utterly addictive.  

It’s the perfect song to sprinkle into your Memorial Day weekend plans. Going to the beach? Human ray of sunshine Carly Rae is there. Hosting a BBQ? Wow, everyone’s best friend Carly Rae would lead a singalong. Lazy days at home? Well, you’re still listening to Carly Rae, so you are participating in the most exciting activity on the planet. 

SEE ALSO: Carly Rae Jepsen memes come from the internet, and yet they are so pure

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Apple rumored to go all out with a bigger screen ratio for the iPhone 8

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Apple may follow in Samsung’s footsteps with its next iPhone in more ways than one. 

We’ve heard a ton about the switch to an OLED screen for the upcoming iPhone 8; it’s the most prevalent rumor in the whole bunch, with some extra legs due to a reported partnership with Samsung to supply the displays. Samsung uses OLED screens in its Galaxy S8 handsets, which have a similar “bezel-less” screen design to what we’re expecting Apple will roll out with the iPhone 8.   

OLED might not be the only aspect of the display Apple will be adding to the next-gen iPhone also found in the S8, however: according to a DigiTimes report spotted by BGR, the iPhone 8’s display will also sport an 18:9 aspect ratio (the S8’s screen rocks a similar 18.5:9 aspect ratio), which would make it the latest flagship phone to embrace the extra-tall phone trend.     Read more…

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Sign about harassing female bartenders deserves a standing ovation

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A bar in Exeter, Devon, has put up a sign to tell customers that their female bartender isn’t “uncontrollably sexually attracted” to them, she’s just doing her job. 

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The sign was created after a female member of staff in The Beer Cellar was sexually harassed by male customers. 

The bar tweeted a photo of the sign along with the words “if dudes could stop trying to kiss our female bartender’s hands that would be great.”

This is definitely our favourite sign in the bar. Also if dudes could stop trying to kiss our female bartender’s hands that would be greatpic.twitter.com/C1Lf8KNe1Q

— Beer Cellar Exeter (@BeerCellarExe) May 25, 2017 Read more…

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Gillian Anderson perfectly channels David Bowie for ‘American Gods’

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Gillian Anderson is one of the most charismatic, magnetic, talented actresses around so it feels just right that she would impersonate David Bowie. 

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Anderson stars as the New Media God on American Gods, a powerful entity which “assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities,” according to Starz. 

In the 28 May episode, the X-Files actress plays the late rock legend in the Ziggy Stardust-era persona. And the results are astonishing: 

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Compare it with this Bowie pic:  Read more…

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Relive Carrie Keagan’s awkward first orgasm

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You’d hope that your first orgasm would be the best experience of your life, but for TV personality Carrie Keagan, it was one of the most embarrassing. Suffer through the moment with her and our crack team of animators.

First Fails is a new mini-series from Mashable and Bravo. Join celebrities as they recount their first worst moments — coming to you in full animated color.  Read more…

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Everyone has fallen in love with this dad’s letter to Ariana Grande

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A father of three Ariana Grande fans has penned an open letter to the pop star, offering some “redneck love from a daddy of daughters” following the heartbreaking events at Manchester arena.

SEE ALSO: Why Ariana Grande’s music is so important

The letter by Patrick Millsaps from Georgia, U.S. has since gone viral, gaining almost 20K retweets and over 40K likes.

“I am the father of three daughters — ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for years,” wrote Millsaps whose girls are named Morgan, Alison and Kendall.  

An open letter to @ArianaGrande #ManchesterBombing #ManchesterStrong #arianastaystrong #ArianaGrandeConcert #love #hope #peace #song pic.twitter.com/Sx7IPj3UIe

— Patrick Millsaps (@PatrickMillsaps) May 24, 2017 Read more…

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These Australian versions of Pokémon are truly magnificent

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Yes, Australians freaking love Pokémon too.

It’s no wonder they’ve gone mad for an Australian Pokédex, after pixel art animator Paul Robertson posted his creations on Twitter.

SEE ALSO: New ‘Pokémon’ mobile game is all about the most useless Pokémon ever: Magikarp

The monsters are local icons given the Pokémon makeover: Take “Pavlover,” a monster version of the pavlova dessert; “Uuluruu,” obviously named after the country’s most famous natural icon, Uluru; “Errwinn,” after Steve Irwin; or “Bludioath,” which just means, well, “bloody oath.”

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— Paul Robertson (@probzz) May 26, 2017 Read more…

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