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How to not get sucked into the online skincare vortex

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


My relationship with my skin is bumpy at best. 

Like many adolescents who had the misfortune of going through puberty, my body became my nemesis as soon as I turned 14. As I grew out of my cherubic cheeks and into a mostly formed human, my T-zone became a foreign landscape pitted with scarred valleys from my impatient picking, covered with…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

The biggest lie we tell on the internet is ourselves

TwitterFacebook

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


If you and the version of yourself that you present to the world online went for a drink together, would you even know each other?

Let’s be honest: In this vast anonymizing realm we call the internet, we all lie a little. Not just on the small stuff, though there is a lot of that; we also tell more intangible lies about the biggest thing we have…

Save over £120 on a 2-year Private Internet Access VPN plan

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TL;DR: An all-inclusive two-year Private Internet Access plan is available for just £2.77 a month, saving you over £120.


There are three key pillars of protection when it comes to a VPN, and if your service of choice doesn’t tick off all three, you need to look elsewhere.

A VPN should provide online security, identity protection, and complete anonymity. Nowadays, most VPNs actually provide more than this, but these are the essentials. If you aren’t getting this from your VPN service, then…

The 10 biggest lies we tell each other on Instagram

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


Liar, liar, feed’s on fire!

It’s safe to say that in 2019 we’re all trying to be on our best Instagram game. That means bright colors, no-filter filters, and FaceTuned perfection. 

What we also know, as people of the internet, is that most of it isn’t real. The nonstop loop of highlight reels belonging to people we may not even know usually…

10 online courses under $20 to feed your knowledge-hungry brain

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TL;DR: These comprehensive online courses can teach you what you need to know about a variety of subjects, and you can score any one of them for $15 and under in the Mashable Shop


Gone are the days when scholarships, prior degrees, a trust fund, or even a physical classroom environment were needed to further your education. Today, all you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a pizza. Especially the pizza.

Anything you’ve been dying to learn? There’s a course for that. No,…

Stop buying into the idea of a skincare ‘holy grail’

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Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call ‘em all out.


The term “holy grail” has become standard in beauty reviews and in online communities dedicated to skincare. The phrase generally refers to a skincare product so effective that it can singlehandedly transform someone’s skin for the better. Sure, other products may lend an assist, but the holy grail — like its Biblical counterpart — is the…

Bitcoin nears $10,000 as total value of all cryptocurrencies surpasses $300 billion

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On November 28, 2017, the price of one bitcoin hit the magical figure of $10,000. At the time, it seemed ridiculous; Bitcoin was this weird internet money that wasn’t quite money and that cost a couple hundred dollars per coin just a year ago. 

The second most popular cryptocurrency at the time, Ethereum, had an even crazier run: from about 10 bucks early in the year to $480. Both cryptocurrencies then continued to rally before crashing far below those levels in 2018. 

Now, Bitcoin is once…