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Secret goes out of business, and anonymous gossip finds fewer ears



The secret is out: anonymous sharing apps are on the decline

Secret, an anonymous sharing application that was briefly the talk of a small but influential group of reporters and tech employees in Silicon Valley, confirmed Wednesday that it is shutting down a little more than a year after launching. The startup, which gained media attention for raising a total of $35 million in funding from big-name VCs like Kleiner Perkins, is returning leftover capital to investors.

The app, created by two…

Secret Shuts Down


Bruce Lee and Batman appeared on the same screen in 1966



The Batman/Green Hornet crossover episode, “A Piece of the Action/Batman’s Satisfaction:” Foreground (left to right): Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman, Van Williams as Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato with the Batmobile and “Black Beauty.”

Image: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Seven years before he achieved international fame in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon, martial arts legend Bruce Lee starred in TV’s short-lived The Green Hornet. He played

Interview tips for a role that’s slightly out of reach



So, you applied for a job even though you didn’t quite meet the requirements, and your fabulous cover letter landed you an interview. Nice job!

At first, you feel pretty awesome — it’s nice to know that someone recognizes your potential! And then it dawns on you: There will be an interview. Meaning, you’ll also need to interview for a role that’s slightly out of reach.

Thankfully, just like there are tricks for phone interviews and panel interviews, there are ways to prepare for — and…

The haters’ guide to sending passive aggressive flowers



We get it, everyone loves mailing stuff to people they don’t like

Glitter, candy penises, poop — traditional hate mail won’t cut it in 2015

Hiding behind the cloak of anonymity is fun, but not quite as satisfying as active deception.

Flowers are the ultimate passive-aggressive trojan horse — you can craft a bouquet riddled in secret unsavory meanings and still get credit for being nice while expressing your loathing.

Columbine flowers symbolize…

Did Messenger just make Facebook cool for teens again? Not quite.



Being “cool” is a fleeting sensation for Silicon Valley companies, where innovation moves at breakneck speeds, competition is relentless and users often fickle.

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product


7 vintage ads starring Hollywood actors before they were famous



Most Hollywood A-listers had to get to the small screen before making the big screen.

Take Robert De Niro, who starred in a 1969 car commercial for the AMC Ambassador before graduating to serious, feature roles in The Godfather: Part II and Taxi Driver. Or John Travolta, who appeared in a commercial for the U.S. Army long before he starred as Danny Zuko in Grease.

As Drake would put it, “Started from the bottom, now we’re…

‘Milky substance’ mailed to White House tentatively tests positive for cyanide



An envelope addressed to the White House contained a “milky substance” that has tentatively tested positive for cyanide.

While an initial test Monday proved negative, more biological testing Tuesday had a “presumptive positive” result, The Associated Press reports

The letter, which was received Sunday, is set to be tested again at another facility to confirm the positive result, according to a statement from the Secret Service, which declined further comment as the investigation is…