How to watch Netflix together online without being in the same room

How to watch Netflix together online without being in the same room

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Just because you and your friends have moved to different corners of the globe doesn’t mean you have to stop watching shows and movies together.

Trying to all hit play at the same moment — as well as juggling between Netflix and Skype, a Facebook chat, Slack, Discord, or any other online chat program — isn’t exactly the most convenient thing in the world. Luckily, there is another way. 

There are several great apps, extensions and websites with the goal of syncing up Netflix streams across the Internet, but they all have their ups and downs. Some are exclusive to Chrome, some have top-notch chat features and some don’t go full screen. Read more…

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Every single terrible hat Rory and Lorelai wore on ‘Gilmore Girls’

Every single terrible hat Rory and Lorelai wore on ‘Gilmore Girls’

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Gilmore Girls was one of the few shows on television that featured discernible changes in season. And with the change in seasons come hats. Many, many hats.

There were knitted winter hats, topped with pom-poms or arbitrarily placed flowers. There were bucket hats that looked at home both on Lorelai’s head and on a baby at the beach. There were multiple newsboy caps, though not a newsboy in sight. 

But across the variety of shapes, patterns and textures, they all had one thing in common: they were terrible. Here is our tribute — may these stay back in the mid-2000s where they belong. Read more…

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8 Snapchat pranks you can pull off from the comfort of your phone

8 Snapchat pranks you can pull off from the comfort of your phone

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With Snapchat, you can nail pranking from the comfort of your own phone.

The app, aside from being a great way to transform yourself into a cartoon dog, is a veritable prank playground — and after you pull off the perfect Snapchat prank, the evidence will be gone forever.

Snap away, pranking millennials.

1. Snap a picture of a beach stock photo, then pretend you’re on vacation.

Fake vacation Snapchat prank

Your acquaintances will wish they were at the real, not fake beach with you.

2. Confess a “big secret” in a one-second Snap.

Fake secret Snapchat prank

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15 words we use for periods that are funny any time of the month

15 words we use for periods that are funny any time of the month

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Shark Week. Aunt Flo. Period.

All of these words are euphemisms for one thing: menstruation. So why can’t we just use the word menstruation instead of all of this period slang? Well, there’s probably a lot of reasons we’re always looking for other words for period, ranging from everything from social pressures to the idea that the word menstruation is just a little bit hard to say. 

An international survey conducted by the health app Clue found that there are more than “5,000 different slang/euphemistic expressions and phrases for periods: from the gentle English ‘Aunt Flo,’ to the dramatic French ‘Les Anglais ont debarqué’ – ‘the English have landed.'” Read more…

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