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'Human Kind' short films offer a moving glimpse into the lives of refugee families

We know the crisis in numbers: 65.3 million people forcibly displaced around the world, 21.3 million refugees fleeing conflict and persecution across international borders. But while those stats are important in context, they can make...Show More Summary

LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Lite, opens Placements service for students in India

Tech companies are increasingly realizing that if they want to make their services more accessible to Indians, they need to adapt to India's slow internet speeds. After Facebook, Google and Twitter, LinkedIn is the latest to launch a...Show More Summary

Issue with Facebook spam filter shuts down social sharing for hours

Some Facebook users encountered a major glitch Monday. Early in the morning, a technical problem prevented people from posting articles via the share buttons on a number of websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters. A Facebook spokesperson blamed the technical difficulties on an issue with a spam filter, ZDNet reported. Show More Summary

Instagram is rolling out its tool to filter offensive comments to all users

As predicted, Instagram is rolling out a comment filter to all Instagram users. While the disappearance of literally thousands of snake emoji from Taylor Swift's Instagram account prompted speculation about such a tool in July, the social...Show More Summary

Boy receives lion cub as birthday present then loses it

Authorities returned a lion cub that had escaped in Ufa, Russia to its owner after locals found it roaming the streets.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Cute Animals, Lions, Animal, and Real Time

Millennials respond excellently to #HowToConfuseAMillennial hashtag

Well, it happened. Twitter-using baby boomers, with their multitude of egg accounts, have started their own hashtag. But don't worry, the young people have regained control of #HowToConfuseAMillennial quickly, efficiently and hilariously. The...Show More Summary

Leslie Jones is back on Twitter and her comeback tweet rules

Leslie Jones is back to communicating with her adoring public on Twitter after cowardly hacker-trolls drove her away, probably to compensate for their own failings. SEE ALSO: An 8- to 9-year-old kid wrote Leslie Jones the greatest fan...Show More Summary

Family of bears playing tug of war over a hammock will make your weekend

A family of bears caught invading a garden in British Columbia, Canada, sends the perfect message for summer relaxation. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Cute Animals, Animal, Bears, and Real Time

White nationalist Twitter has exploded since 2014

White nationalists have become a dominant force on Twitter in the past two years, according to a new study published Thursday by George Washington University.  White nationalist movements have grown their Twitter adherents by aroundShow More Summary

Join Mashable and Snaphappen for a Snapchat Meetup in London

Do you use Snapchat? Do you like cereal? Do you live in London? If you said yes to all three of those things, you’re in luck — keep reading. We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Snaphappen — the first (unofficial) Snapchat conference — which takes place on Thursday, Sept. Show More Summary

Employers are stalking your Facebook and this startup helps them

For good or ill, social media is now fair game for recruiters and HR departments when checking out job candidates. Still, it can be messy to Google-stalk potential hires and track down their various profiles. A Sydney-based startup, The Social Index, has built a tool that aims to streamline that process. Show More Summary

Why we should worry about Facebook's Trending topics disaster

Facebook isn't a great place to get your news. Yet millions of Americans use the social network to learn about what's going on in the world every day. This is core to a new controversy over Facebook's Trending feature, which exists to connect users to relevant stories. Show More Summary

Cliff divers’ thrilling footage of mastering heights

A fearless group of cliff divers tackle several high drops across New England, displaying frontflips, corkscrews, backflips, and more. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Sport, Diving, Swimming, and Connecticut

People are mocking this article on how to approach women wearing headphones

LONDON — A blog instructing people how to approach women wearing headphones is getting a lot of attention on Twitter — for all the wrong reasons.  SEE ALSO: This musician's tweet about sexist labelling in a record store will annoy you The...Show More Summary

One way to understand Anthony Weiner's compulsive sexting

Anthony Weiner has a sexting problem that most people just don't understand.  Since 2011, the struggle has played out publicly for the former Democratic congressman and his wife Huma Abedin, a close confidant and aide to Hillary Clinton.  SEE...Show More Summary

Insane footage of unicyclist performing stunts atop 840-foot chimney

Professional juggler and unicyclist Flaviu Cernescu captures death-defying video of his trick atop an 840-foot, decaying chimney.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Views, Extreme Sports, Juggle, and Unicycle

EpiPen maker caves in to social media pressure, drops price by 50%

In a big win for people power, drugmaker Mylan has caved in to pressure across social media and announced it will create a generic version of the EpiPen. The cheaper version will be priced at $300, 50% less than the $600 the drug recently...Show More Summary

How to avoid becoming the bully you hate on social media

If you're looking for a fight, there's no better place to lurk than social media.  At its best, the digital public square can connect people whose lives — and ideas — would otherwise remain distant. At its worst, that open-ended conversation...Show More Summary

How social media amplified anger over EpiPen's price gouge

On Thursday, amid mounting pressure from the public and politicians alike, the drug company that makes EpiPens finally promised to do something about their often astronomical price. With 118,000 signatures asking Congress to "stop the...Show More Summary

Florida hurricane threat reveals forecasting challenges in social media era

Right now, there's a broad area of disturbed weather extending from Cuba to Hispaniola. It's a messy storm system from a meteorological perspective, lacking any cohesion and the familiar, tightly wound swirling motion we're used to seeing...Show More Summary

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