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Joe Biden adopted a German shepherd and he’s precious :’)

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Joe Biden just welcomed a majorly cute addition to his family — a German shepherd named Major.

On Saturday, the former Vice President and his wife Jill officially adopted Major the rescue dog, who they’ve been fostering, from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, Delaware.

“We are so happy to welcome Major to the Biden family, and we are grateful to the Delaware Humane Association for their…

Texas schools make slavery a ‘central’ fact of the Civil War and no one can believe it

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Kids in Texas will finally learn that slavery was the primary reason for all the fighting during the Civil War, and people can’t believe it took the state this long to decide that. 

The state Board of Education confirmed that starting in 2019, public school curricula will include the fact that slavery played a “central role” in the war. During the vote Friday, the board also added Hellen Keller and Hillary Clinton back to the lesson plans. The two women were controversially removed in…

Netflix tweeted an answer to the question on every ‘Dogs’ fan’s mind

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Dogs is the smartest six-hour Netflix binge anyone can commit to. It’s also, notably, a safe watch for all dog-lovers.

If you, like anyone who has ever owned and/or loved a dog, saw the Dogs announcement and immediately wondered if any of the documentary’s sweet good boys and girls die, Netflix has an answer for you. No. No one dies.

Netflix confirmed the happy detail on Twitter.

Our six-part dog-umentary is now streaming — and since so many of you asked, I felt it was important to tell…

Did you catch the one ‘Harry Potter’ actor who shows up in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’?

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This article contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Read at your own risk!

The 1920s setting of the Fantastic Beasts franchise is a great opportunity for younger versions of beloved Harry Potter characters to appear in their own stories. Most of them, like Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, are only shown portrayed by new actors — except one. 

The…

How to become a graphic designer without going to art school

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Look, it doesn’t matter if you can’t draw to save your life. You shouldn’t let your inability to illustrate anything beyond stick figures and random doodles impede your pursuit of becoming a graphic designer. You’re trying to become a digital artist here, not emulate Pablo Picasso’s career.

Plus, there’s no need to bury yourself in loans and sell one of your kidneys to afford graphic design training. All you need is $29 and every ounce of determination to make itThe Ultimate Graphic Design…

Get a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership on sale for $40 at Amazon, the cheapest we’ve seen all year

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One of the good things about shopping for a gamer on Black Friday: it’s really easy to find some stocking stuffers. This could include games, a basic headset, extra cables, or even a gift card.

One of the best stocking stuffers you can get in today’s connected world (specifically for a PS4 owner) is a PlayStation Plus membership. They’re cheaper than paying monthly and you won’t need to put in any credit card information. That may not sound like much, but at least you’ll rest easy knowing…

This self-driving billboard and vending machine is so dystopian

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If San Francisco’s robot security guards faced backlash for simply standing around, an autonomous tech company’s latest self-driving idea doesn’t stand a chance.

This week PerceptIn, a Chinese robotics company with Silicon Valley offices, introduced the DragonFly Intelligent Advertising Vehicle, a self-driving vending machine and mobile advertising unit. It’s effectively a robotic billboard that takes your money.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to see it.

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Bundle up and head outside in the wee hours of the morning this weekend to check out some shooting stars. 

The Leonid meteor shower peaks early on Saturday morning. If estimates hold, people in rural areas with little light pollution should be able to see about 15 meteors per hour under good weather conditions. 

The best time for people in the Northern Hemisphere to head outside should be at around 3 a.m. ET, when moonlight won’t interfere too much with viewing the shower, according to…

Pokémon has always been there, hitting us right in the nostalgics — Games to Play Before You Die

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In this episode of Games to Play Before You Die, panel members Jordan Minor, Alice Newcome-Beill, and Kellen Beck discuss how Pokémon became a cultural phenomenon years ago that continues today, and how Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow are truly games you should play before you die.

Games to Play Before You Die is also a podcast! Check it out HERE. Read more…

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Netflix has a cool easter egg to salute Marvel great Stan Lee

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The death of Stan Lee has been a tough one for fans, but Netflix has a neat way to honour the comic book genius. 

If you search for “Excelsior!” on the streaming platform, you’ll be presented with a list of Marvel titles that are available on Netflix.

Obviously what TV and movies are available to you depends on your location, but my results included the Daredevil series, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,…