Lady Gaga may be a superstar, but her new documentary makes her struggles extremely relatable


If you watched just the first few minutes of Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” you’d be forgiven for thinking she’s only a pampered pop star who has her every need met with a snap of her fingers.  

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In the opening scene, Gaga strolls through her luxurious Malibu estate in a revealing body suit and sweats. She feeds pieces of chicken to her adorable dogs. She eats food someone else appears to have prepared for her. When she climbs a staircase lined with star-shaped balloons, she explains they’re to celebrate starring in a new Bradley Cooper movie. She puts her plate down so she can get a massage.   Read more…

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If Rainbow Brite had a job, this would definitely be her keyboard


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Protecting Rainbow Land and bringing color to the universe is a full-time job in itself, but those of us without a Color Belt to lend us magical powers have to go to work every dayThis Rainbow Brite-inspired keyboard is your secret weapon to defeating the King of Shadows — or at least the King of Boredom.

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The rainbow LED effects on this mechanical keyboard have adjustable brightness, and can be set to “breathe” mode, which sounds creepy but is actually really cool. They slowly dim and brighten, adding dramatic lighting for the final stretch of that report you’re writing. You can also just turn the lights off if you’re really boring and hate fun. Read more…

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Become a master of professional social encounters in 5.5 hours


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PSA for business owners (current or future): If you’ve played Sims before, you’ll remember having them talk in the mirror to increase charisma. While we’re not sure that talking to yourself is such a great way to up your social interaction game, Sims was right in that nonverbal communication is a huge deal — especially in the business world.

Mastering the art of body language can actually help you advance your career, increase communication skills, and help you get ahead — no matter what line of work you’re in. Read more…

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The Wu-Tang Clan dissed ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli in a new track


The Wu-Tang Clan and pharma bro saga continues.

On the new Wu-Tang track “Lesson Learn’d,” Inspectah Deck raps, “my price hikin’ like the pills Martin Shkreli sell,” calling out the pharmaceutical executive-turned-convict, who recently had his bail revoked after offering his Facebook followers a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair.

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Pharma bro and Wu-Tang go way back. 

It all started back in 2015, shortly after Shkreli notoriously bought the rights to an anti-parasitic drug commonly used by people with AIDS and hiked the price from around $13.50 per tablet to $750 and made himself everyone’s least favorite bro.  Read more…

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Esports events are taking over huge stadiums—and for good reason


At the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, fans have gathered to enjoy a weekend of friends, fun, and video games at ‘ESL One’ New York, a professional ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ tournament featuring eight of the best teams in the world.

Esports events are definitely a recent phenomenon, pulling diehard fans away from their PCs and into the seats of major sports venues around the world. Read more…

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Here’s how to make your very own DIY Link costume


Tali is back and this time she puts her own feminine spin on “Link” from classic Legend of Zelda series.

In each episode of DIY Costume Squad one of our expert hosts shows you how to make your own DIY costume based on popular movie/TV/video game characters. Watch as they transform everyday materials and store-bought items into fantastic costumes!  

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ announces companion show for fans who can’t get enough


Star Trek has sustained a seemingly endless amount of discussion for nearly half a century now. And the newly announced spin-off After Dark will continue that tradition for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.

Following in the footsteps of Nerdist host Chris Hardwick — who practically invented the aftershow with The Talking Dead, Talking Bad, and Talking SaulAfter Trek will be hosted by fellow Nerdist Matt Mira

(We’re assuming Chris Hardwick could not host because he was previously engaged in the aftershow for his aftershow’s aftershow.)

Jokes aside, Mirra is well-suited for the job, as not only Hardwick’s mentee but also as the host of his own discussion-oriented, pop culture deep-dives with podcasts like Star Trek: The Next Conversation and James Bonding. Read more…

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Facebook and Microsoft’s big undersea cable is finally finished


More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named, “Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius. 

Construction on the cable, which stretches 4,000 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain, began in August 2016. Microsoft announced its completion on Thursday, but it won’t be operational until early 2018. 

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Comic creator calls Trumpcare ‘kryptonite’ for the industry


Many people will be negatively affected if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. That much has been obvious for a while now.

What you may not have thought of, though, is that an entire industry could suffer.

SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton had the best response when Trump blocked a cancer patient on Twitter

Most comic creators, if not all of them, are independent contractors, which means that they rely on ACA for their health care. Writer Van Jensen, who has written James Bond and The Flash comics, reached out to Twitter to spread that message, calling Trumpcare “kryptonite.” 

Again: Comic book creators are all contractors. The ACA has saved our health#Trumpcare? It’s kryptonite. Please help oppose

— Van Jensen (@van_jensen) September 21, 2017 Read more…

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Why Russia hasn’t successfully screwed with Germany’s election — yet


Germany heads to the polls on Sunday and, as the country’s election quickly approaches, signs of a giant Russian effort to sway voters are vanishingly small.

Russia-linked hackers actually launched their most obvious cyber assault on Germany more than two years ago, which was thought to be just the start of a coming onslaught on German election integrity. But there are currently few signs that the country has achieved anything like the success it had in the U.S.

SEE ALSO: Malicious hackers attack media startup after Hillary Clinton endorses it

In mid-2015, German officials discovered that some entity had cracked open the internal server of the Bundestag, one of two German houses of parliament. The people behind this entity stole a trove of data that included emails, possibly from members of the dominant political party – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – and even perhaps from the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who have proven to be something of a foil to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more…

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