“I just wanted an emoji of me.”

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a 15-year-old Saudi girl, was creating a group chat with her friends and realized that she couldn’t find an emoji of a woman wearing a hijab (the headscarf worn by some Muslim women). Alhumedhi tried contacting Apple, but soon took matters into her own hands. She created an…

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‘Halloweentown’ Isn’t Just A Classic Disney Movie — It’s A Real Place You Should Visit

Come October, everyone starts squealing about how utterly obsessed they are with Halloween. But we assure you, no one is as dedicated to the spooky holiday as the quaint town of St. Helens, Oregon.  The riverside city was used as the backdrop for Disney’s “Halloweentown” ― the iconic 1998 kids flick…

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Winnie-The-Pooh And His Friends Just Got A Glorious Makeover

Once upon a time, nearly 100 years ago, a real boy named Christopher Robin sat in his room and played with five dolls: a toy bear, donkey, kangaroo, pig and tiger. That boy was English author A.A. Milne’s son, and those dolls were, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Kanga, Piglet and Tigger, the…

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Khizr Khan Isn’t Finished Speaking Out Against Hate. He’s Just Getting Started.

The single greatest irony of Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign is that it galvanized the Republican nominee’s most effective critics ― and they’re not about to let up.  Khizr Khan said he and wife Ghazala had spent 12 years as “quiet, private people” after their son, Army…

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Snooki Just Beyoncé-Dropped The Best/Worst Rap Video Of All Time

Tell your loved ones goodbye and prepare for Armageddon because Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is releasing music under the pseudonym “Yung Mommy.”  “Here it is. My first music video,” the “Jersey Shore” star wrote on Instagram. “I’ve decided to be an ass and record a song about my life and being…

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25 Wedding Images That Are More Than Just A Bunch Of Pretty Pictures

These wedding photos really make an impression. On Monday, Fearless Photographers — a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography — released their latest collection. The curators received thousands of submissions but only 152 images made the cut.  Below are 25 of our favorite shots, along with commentary from…

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He Just Needs To Find His People, Then He’ll Be Safe

Growing up, I instinctively knew that I had to worry about my brother’s safety because he was slightly effeminate when young, people assumed he was gay as a teen, then he came out shortly after high school. All of those things made him a target for bullying, harassment, victimization and…

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A Doctor’s Dilemma: It’s Not Just Funny Teeth and Bunny Ears

I unknowingly created a tool for children who needed it the most. Being a dentist wasn’t enough for me. The impact I make as an oral health educator makes me feel truly accomplished. Professionally, I feel complete! I still recall our elementary school in India requiring that our nails be trim and clean, hair…

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This Cat Is Just A Big Baby

Move over, baby. A cat is taking your turf. This clip shows a cat sitting in a baby’s bouncer chair, playing with a baby’s toys. It’s not clear when or where it was filmed, but one thing is clear: The baby isn’t happy about the role reversal. Listen for the cries…

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