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Hoax: Stores will NOT being fined $1,100 an hour for closing on Thanksgiving

Recently, there has been a photo circling around the internet claiming that certain stores who refuse to stay opened on Thanksgiving for “family reasons” will be fined $1,100 per hour.   Like most other things that sound too outrageous to be true, this is indeed a hoax. And, despite the fact that this is a […]

Don Lemon Infuriates Twitter With Rape Comments

CNN’s Don Lemon found himself in hot water after interviewing Joan Tarshis, the woman who recently accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. During the interview, Lemon told Tarshis that “there are ways not to perform oral sex.” The CNN host was inferring that Tarshis could have bitten Cosby in order to stop the sexual assault. […]

Even Homer Simpson would devour this statue of himself made of junk food

They say you are what you eat. If that's true, Homer Simpson looks absolutely delicious. Mandatory.com built a giant Homer Simpson out of tasty treats that everyone's favorite cartoon dad would definitely chow down on. A marshmallowShow More Summary

Surfers embrace snow storm to ride Lake Erie

Not even a blizzard can stop some people from carving out a killer wave, brah Despite freezing temperatures and massive snowfall that rocked upstate New York earlier this week, athletes Kevin Cullen and Christian Edie of WNY Expeditioners...Show More Summary

Drone shows view from inside the crazy #Snovember storm

Five feet of lake-effect snow blanketed locations in upstate New York on Tuesday, in a storm that has been dubbed #snowvember Snow warnings continued in the area through Wednesday night, after locations near Buffalo were nearing the national record of 76 inches of snow in less than 24 hours. Show More Summary

Tracy Morgan is 'just not better' after brain injury in crash, lawyer says

TRENTON, N.J. — Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday. BenedictShow More Summary

First ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Hits The Internet

A new trailer for a live-action version of Cinderella was released today by Disney. The original movie was released in 1950. While director Sir Kenneth Branagh said that his movie stays pretty true to the original plot, the visuals in the trailer are certainly a little different than the animated classic. Branagh said: “It’s a very unusual project because […]

Idina Menzel And Michael Bublé Sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” With Kids

There has been and will always be controversy over the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and what it actually means. Are there hidden messages that are slightly creepy or is it your feel good holiday/winter song? Well, Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé put together their own rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” But instead of […]

Kik raises $38 million to take on mobile messaging apps

The messaging startup battle continues to heat up. Kik Messenger announced on Wednesday that it has raised $38.3 million in funding to hire more engineering and business development staff, and to better compete against the growing number...Show More Summary

Toronto Zoo’s Giant Panda Plays In The Snow

Humans may not appreciate the start of the cold weather season, but Toronto Zoo’s giant panda Da Mao certainly does. The video of the panda playing in the snow recently went viral on YouTube. The Toronto Zoo captured Da Mao on camera as he rolled around in the snow and went “bear-bogganing.” Maria Franke, the […]

JetBlue adding bag fees, cutting legroom, breaking hearts

Say it ain't so, JetBlue. The airline that billed itself as customer-friendly is going to start taking some very unfriendly steps soon, according to its SEC filings. Those steps will include baggage fees — a common charge by other airlines...Show More Summary

Building the Business Case for Community

In every corner of an organization, the idea of having an online community is brought up. But often, the idea remains just that – an idea – because starting the journey seems daunting. How should we begin to build the business case for...Show More Summary

Storytelling 101: How One Story Built a Global Brand

In 2004, Rob Morris, a long-time human rights advocate, established Justice for Children International, a nonprofit dedicated to ending child sex trafficking. In its early years, the organization gained a certain amount of attentionShow More Summary

Jason Collins says he's retiring from the NBA

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, announced his plans to retire from the league on Wednesday. See also: Jason Collins Gives Matthew Shepard's Parents No. 98 Jersey The announcement comes 18 months...Show More Summary

Checking in on the NBA: 4 truths we've learned already

Yes, it's mid-November. Most NBA teams have only played about 10 games, which means most NBA teams' seasons are only about 12% done But, hey: 10 games is a lot more than two or three games. And dissecting the NBA is half of what makes it so much fun. Show More Summary

Guy Fieri Without Frosted Tips And Beard Went Viral, It Is Horrifying

Don’t ask “Why?” just say “Thank You..?” There is no way Guy Fieri would be a top trend on Facebook for any other reason. Not because of this restaurants, TV shows, or work over the years. This Facebook top trend is based solely on this looks. For some unimaginable reason, Twitter user @gewqk posted a […]

Alec Baldwin gives unsolicited love advice in the back of a taxi

You may know legendary hair model Alec Baldwin from stage and screen, but did you know he's also an internationally renowned relationship counselor? That's not actually true, but it's a great punchline for his new web series Love Ride,...Show More Summary

SMT PowerTalk 11: Command and Control Dictates Are a Thing of the Past

Leadership is a key ingredient in the social media environment. In this month's #SMTPowerTalk series, we hosted two leading personalities in the field who shared their insights with us.

Mobile Service Providers Evolve Their Business Model

With profit margins under pressure, most telecom service providers are already considering dramatic cost reduction plans in the new year, such as the immediate adoption of open source software and the piloting of SDN or NFV projects....Show More Summary

7 Ways to Promote Your Slideshare Presentation

Slideshare is the largest Powerpoint sharing community on the web, but it is so much more than that. It is also a social network, and a platform for marketing visual content in many different forms – which means Slideshare an essential part of a solid social media strategy. Show More Summary

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