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Julia Louis-Dreyfus turns the air blue talking about ‘Veep’ and its impact on her, um, vocabulary

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Anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Veep will know that it’s absolutely riddled with deliciously foul language. 

And it appears that Selina Meyer’s love of swearing has rubbed off on Julia Louis-Dreyfus in real life. 

“We use really intensely foul language on Veep, there’s a lot of swearing and I’ve gotten quite used to that,” Louis-Dreyfus told Seth Meyers. “I’ve gotten very used to using that language and I have to check myself because most people, of course, aren’t used to…

How to create your own Alexa skills via Blueprints

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You’ve probably used your Amazon Echo for a variety of tasks and skills, from listening to music and playing games to finding information and controlling smart home devices. But what if you could create your own Alexa skills? You can, thanks to a feature called Alexa Blueprints. You can use templates to create your own stories and games, or concoct personalized answers to specific questions. No programming skills necessary.

After completing your custom skills, you have the option to limit…

7 ways you can improve the world’s access to fresh water

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It’s easy to take the fresh, cold water that gurgles out of your tap each morning for granted. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury.

Today is World Water Day, and this year, the theme is “Leaving no one behind.” With the goal of ensuring access to fresh water for everyone, World Water Day hopes to draw attention to an issue that impacts the health and livelihood of billions of people around the world. 

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people don’t have access to…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus turns the air blue talking about ‘Veep’ and its impact on her, um, vocabulary

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Anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Veep will know that it’s absolutely riddled with deliciously foul language. 

And it appears that Selina Meyer’s love of swearing has rubbed off on Julia Louis-Dreyfus in real life. 

“We use really intensely foul language on Veep, there’s a lot of swearing and I’ve gotten quite used to that,” Louis-Dreyfus told Seth Meyers. “I’ve gotten very used to using that language and I have to check myself because most people, of course, aren’t used to…

‘PEN15′ is a hilariously painful reminder that middle school mattered

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Every once in a while, social media is swarmed by people participating in 10 year challenges, where people dig up photos of themselves from a decade ago and juxtapose them with a more recent picture. These challenges are meant to show how much time has changed someone, but to be real — they’re really just a flex on how much hotter people are now than when they were teenagers. 

10 year challenges often start conversations about how wild fashion was back then, why anyone thought a…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus turns the air blue talking about ‘Veep’ and its impact on her, um, vocabulary

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Anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Veep will know that it’s absolutely riddled with deliciously foul language. 

And it appears that Selina Meyer’s love of swearing has rubbed off on Julia Louis-Dreyfus in real life. 

“We use really intensely foul language on Veep, there’s a lot of swearing and I’ve gotten quite used to that,” Louis-Dreyfus told Seth Meyers. “I’ve gotten very used to using that language and I have to check myself because most people, of course, aren’t used to…

These 10 Amazon Alexa skills are more weird than useful

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Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is a lot of different things at once. To some people, it’s a useful tool that makes daily household life significantly more convenient. 

To others, it’s a bit invasive and creepy to have something listening to all of your conversations at home. 

One thing most people can probably agree on is that Alexa is weird. A voice-powered home assistant with a huge number of community-made skills you can download for it is bound to get a little strange at times. 

We’ve…

These 10 Amazon Alexa skills are more weird than useful

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Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is a lot of different things at once. To some people, it’s a useful tool that makes daily household life significantly more convenient. 

To others, it’s a bit invasive and creepy to have something listening to all of your conversations at home. 

One thing most people can probably agree on is that Alexa is weird. A voice-powered home assistant with a huge number of community-made skills you can download for it is bound to get a little strange at times. 

We’ve…

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels

Homosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today’s politics, hate-crime incidents in the U.S. increased by 17 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the FBI.

More than 20 of those incidents were crimes against an individual’s sexual orientation — the largest increase since 9/11. Similar hate-crime statistics have increased in the U.K. and several other western countries.

It’s strange…

Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators

Patreon couldn’t survive charging all creators just a 5 percent rake on the monthly subscriptions they earn from fans while building commerce tools like CRMs and merchandise to try to stay ahead of Twitch, YouTube and Google. But it also didn’t want to screw all its loyal early creators.

So today, Patreon is overhauling its pricing. Any creator can still get a 5 percent rate, but just for a Lite version without bonus tools or different fan tiers. All of Patreon’s extra features will…