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‘Otherhood’ director on women in film and the power of ‘extraordinary, ordinary stories’

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Common wisdom is that if you’re an actress over 30, it’s time to pack it in. 

Not to give up, per se. But the rich leading roles have too often if not entirely been shuffled over to younger actresses, bastions of beauty and promise instead of reminders that time is unrelenting and coming for us all. After a certain age, actresses find a dearth of compelling roles, and that’s if they’re even still getting scripts and auditions.

But as with so many archaic Hollywood norms, that’s changing….

‘Otherhood’ director on women in film and the power of ‘extraordinary, ordinary stories’

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Common wisdom is that if you’re an actress over 30, it’s time to pack it in. 

Not to give up, per se. But the rich leading roles have too often if not entirely been shuffled over to younger actresses, bastions of beauty and promise instead of reminders that time is unrelenting and coming for us all. After a certain age, actresses find a dearth of compelling roles, and that’s if they’re even still getting scripts and auditions.

But as with so many archaic Hollywood norms, that’s changing….

Hailstones the size of baseballs pound parts of Canada

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The Earth continues to drop casual hints about climate change, including a gigantic hailstorm in Alberta, Canada on Friday. The city of Edmonton was quickly placed under tornado watch, but in the meantime, residents found themselves the recipients of massive hail stones.

Y’all!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS HAIL THAT JUST LANDED IN MY FRONT YARD!!! #edmonton pic.twitter.com/Gi0Q24oKaZ

— Antonia Musso (@robotonia) August 3, 2019

The hail stones were large enough to use for baseball, or cricket, or…

‘Otherhood’ director on women in film and the power of ‘extraordinary, ordinary stories’

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Common wisdom is that if you’re an actress over 30, it’s time to pack it in. 

Not to give up, per se. But the rich leading roles have too often if not entirely been shuffled over to younger actresses, bastions of beauty and promise instead of reminders that time is unrelenting and coming for us all. After a certain age, actresses find a dearth of compelling roles, and that’s if they’re even still getting scripts and auditions.

But as with so many archaic Hollywood norms, that’s changing….

Oscar Mayer is releasing a hot dog-infused ice cream sandwich

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A food evil greater than pineapple pizza has emerged, and we need to band together for some good ol’ fashion public shaming. 

Sound the ice cream truck alarm, because a accursed food is on its way: hot dog ice cream.

The food fight began with the mustard company French’s, who announced their collaboration with Coolhaus to bring us French’s Mustard Ice Cream in honor of National Mustard Day on Saturday. Heinous, but not deplorable. The food truck bringing this to the masses will at least…

‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

It’s perhaps not for nothing that The Great Hack — the new Netflix documentary about the connections between Cambridge Analytica, the U.S. election and Brexit, out on July 23 — opens with a scene from Burning Man. There, Brittany Kaiser, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, scrawls the name of the company onto a strut of “the temple” that will eventually get burned in that fiery annual ritual. It’s an apt opening.

There are probably many of us who’d wish quite a lot of…

91-year-old breaks 400-meter dash world record, then says: ‘I’m ready to croak’

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Diane Hoffman is a true inspiration.

At 91-years-old, Hoffman participated in the USATF New England Open & Masters Championship in Worcester, Massachusetts, this past weekend, where she broke a world record for her age group in the 400-meter dash.

After her run, while re-hydrating, Hoffman jokingly announced to her proud family members, “I’m ready to croak.” Queen.

“I was flabbergasted,” Hoffman, who has since turned 92, told CBS Boston in an interview. “I was so happy and thrilled for my…

Learn a new language (and fast) with this genius app that’s on sale

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TL;DR: Snag a lifetime subscription to the immersive Babbel app in the Mashable Shop for $149. Typically $299, you save $150 with this deal.


Learning a new language offers you so much more than just bilingual street cred. It’s your gateway to exploring new cultures, beefing up your résumé, romancing a foreigner (we can dream, right?), and even potentially reducing your risk for diseases such as Alzheimers

Given the fact that we live in the digital age, an easy and effective way to…

This helpful micro-robot may be the cutest robot

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The robot, which is about the size of the world’s smallest ant, is 3D-printed and powered by vibrations. Georgia Tech researchers were behind the bot’s creation. Read more…

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This helpful micro-robot may be the cutest robot

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The robot, which is about the size of the world’s smallest ant, is 3D-printed and powered by vibrations. Georgia Tech researchers were behind the bot’s creation. Read more…

More about Tech, Robots, Mashable Video, Georgia Tech, and Tech