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Twitch bans streamers for simulated earlicking ASMR in yoga pants

A month ago, Twitch responded to the rise in popularity of hot tub streams by creating a new category for Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches. Since then, another trend has become a hit on Twitch: streamers simulating the sound of earlicking with ASMR microphones while wearing yoga pants. This oddly specific trend is all over Twitch's ASMR channel, and two of the streamers who were dominating it, Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa and Jenelle "Indiefoxx" Dagres, have been banned.
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TikTok Made Me Buy It: Life Hacks For My Home

All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I first came across life-hacking TikToker Rachel Meaders in the middle of the pandemic last year. I was home, bored, and wanting to buy helpful, hackey products that made my monotonous days feel more purposeful. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. The TikToker, who amassed a following of 1.9 million over the past year (with some single videos garnering up to 26 million views), specializes in the things you didn’t know you needed from Amazon. Meaders has a knack for finding products from the depths of Amazon that are as helpful as they are random, like a machine that instantly transforms any fruit into frozen yogurt, a portable sealer so you never have to fumble around with a chip clip again, a waterproof, sand proof, and solar-powered phone power bank (admittedly more run of the mill than her other product suggestions) or a ball that makes homemade ice cream after “kicking it around” for 10 minutes—the epitome of something I didn’t know I needed.
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Walker Hayes Goes Viral With a ‘Fancy Like’ TikTok Dance Party, Featuring His Daughter [Watch]

Breaking news on “Trash My Heart” singer Walker Hayes: The man has moves!. In a now-viral TikTok shared on his page, Hayes can be seen busting a move with one of his daughters to his new song, “Fancy Like.” From body rolls to hip swinging, this dance has got it all. The sweet father-daughter moment has received more than 490,000 likes over 4,700 comments gushing over the pair's adorable dance moves.
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Viral TikTok shows white woman pull a gun on group of Black girls in shopping mall

A TikToker has captured the moment where a white woman pulled a gun on a group of Black girls in a shopping mall.The white woman can be seen arguing with the group of Black teens outside a Lids hat store at the Vancouver Mall, in Vancouver, Washington.Both sides appear angry and animated while unintelligible shouting can be heard.But, as the bystander Theo zooms in on the commotion, the white woman can be seen pointing a gun at the group.Mall security are on the scene and can been seen attempting to de-escalate the dispute. Yet they fail to retrieve the...
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‘Greatest mom hack’: Mum shows swaddling technique that stops babies crying instantly

The mother of a newborn baby has shared a trick that she says “works every time” to stop babies from crying instantly.Posting the video on TikTok, the mother – who goes by the username @ibmslady – promised her swaddling technique is “the greatest mom hack for new mothers”.The video has been viewed more than 7.2 million times and shows the woman holding her crying baby in her arms.As she demonstrates the technique, she explains: “So what you’re gonna do is switch your baby’s position from facing you to gently turning them over.“Mae sure their arms are crossed within the swaddle....
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'Grand Army' Canceled, and Netflix Users Are Fuming

Grand Army Season 2 isn't happening. On Friday, Variety reported that Netflix has canceled the series, which premiered in October 2019. As soon as this report went live, fans of the Netflix teen drama erupted with discontent. The show, based on creator Katie Cappiello's Slut: The Play, was praised by many for its diverse cast and its handling of the high school experience.
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BTS Spot for Hyundai Is No. 1 on YouTube Global Ad Ranking

BTS, record-breaking K-pop sensations, have claimed another title: The group’s appearance in Hyundai Motor Co.’s Earth Day-themed ad last year is No. 1 on YouTube’s latest global advertising leaderboard. The minimalist Hyundai spot, released in celebration of Earth Day 2020, features BTS members in natural settings, as part of the...
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‘We deserve this peace and joy’: black gardeners bloom on TikTok and Instagram

More than 1.4 million people watch Alexis Nikole Nelson, the ‘Black Forager’, eat weeds on TikTok. The 29-year-old romps through forests and hedgerows in Columbus, Ohio, featuring extreme close-ups on her grin as she eats “coral fungus” or “dandelion coffee”, while teaching people how to avoid the “Tommy, no-nos!” (Alexis’s term for “poisonous”).
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White women fake crying video trend sparks outrage in Black community

A recent LA social media “trend” in which white women pretend to cry has sparked tremendous outrage online. Earlier this month, a group of white women in Los Angeles began sharing videos in which they pretended to cry before suddenly stopping and smiling. Though they perceived it at first as an “acting challenge” the “trend” has subsequently sparked a bigger conversation about white women’s history of using their victimhood against Black people.