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6 things Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco wants you to know about sign language

You may know Nyle DiMarco from America’s Next Top Model, where he was crowned the victor of the show’s 22nd season, in 2015. You may have seen DiMarco demonstrate perfect rhythm on Dancing With the Stars, where he went home … Continue reading

20 online resources to take sex ed into your own hands

The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, … Continue reading

The wilderness has returned to idyllic Cape Cod. That means great white sharks.

On Sept. 14, Wendy Dockray strolled down to Newcomb Hollow Beach, on the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The waves were mighty that day, so she went to watch the surf pound the shore.  The waves also attracted surfers. “I … Continue reading

Learn how to draw by taking this online class that’s on sale

Convinced coloring and sketching is child’s play? Think again. It may come as no surprise that drawing, painting, and other creative pursuits can actually bolster creativity, improve memory, decrease stress, and make you a better communicator. Not just a kiddie … Continue reading

Snag this illustrating software on sale for 50% off

Let’s face it: Technology makes life a lot easier, doesn’t it? With a few swipes and taps, you can do just about anything from hailing a cab, to meeting romantic suitors, to ordering a heaping plate of lo mein straight to … Continue reading

The politicians who made veganism a little bit cool

Presidents didn’t always down twelve Diet Cokes and multiple McDonald’s sammies per day. Some even ate their vegetables. Back in early 2010s, things were different. Better. More than a few of the country’s leading political figures had decided to go … Continue reading

Bananas donated to a Texas prison turn out to be $18 million of cocaine

No, this is not an episode of Breaking Bad. This is real life. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) posted on Facebook about a drug mix up that sounds like it has just as wild … Continue reading

Silicon Valley’s hottest job is styling helpless tech execs

The casual uniform of the millennial techie is a running joke by now, but some are starting to swap in their t-shirts and worn jeans for actual adult clothes. Stylist Victoria Hitchcock told Vox what it’s like to overhaul the … Continue reading

Disney re-did the art for a princess in ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2′ after whitewashing criticisms

For once, it seems the story of a big Hollywood studio facing criticisms over poor representation ended with a happily ever after. In the months since teasers for Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, started showing a Disney princess … Continue reading

Japan’s Hayabusa2 successfully deploys two rovers on the surface of an asteroid

It’s just like the movie Armageddon, but without the apocalypse scenario. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on … Continue reading