‘This Is America’ choreographer shows you how to do Childish Gambino’s dance

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The woman behind the dance moves that rocked the internet in Childish Gambino’s provocative “This Is America” music video is a 23-year-old phenom named Sherrie Silver – and she has a thing or two to teach us all.

Silver appeared in a recent BBC video in which she talked about the inspiration behind her choreography, how she came to work for Childish Gambino, her upbringing in Africa and the United Kingdom, and more. 

“I stand for taking Africa to the world, and taking the world to Africa, through dance,” Silver said. Read more…

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How to celebrate Chris-mas in July

How to celebrate Chris-mas in July

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Welcome to Chris-Mas in July, a week-long celebration of our four favorite Hollywood Chrises. We’ll be analyzing old movies, digging deep into past roles, and exploring everything there is to know about Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt. We hope this totally made up holiday makes you smile. 

Merry Chris-Mas everyone.

Chris-mas falls this time of year because A.) Christmas in July is already kind of a thing, and B.) two of the Chrises have June birthdays and two have August, making early July the perfect time to celebrate Chrises in all their Chris-ness for Chris-mas.

Stories will be rolling out on Mashable all week, but we imagine right now you’re a little confused. Kicking things off below is your complete guide on how to celebrate Chris-mas.

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Co-marketing: What is it, and what can it do for your business?

How can we make our company grow faster than the day before? That thought crosses my head on a daily basis. I’m the Head of Marketing at company whose business model is B2B2C, so our success comes down to how well our partner companies are doing. It’s not an easy thing to grow a company, but I want to share an approach with you that has helped some our partners grow, in hopes that you are able to replicate it. First of all, let’s identify the obstacles. Most of the companies I work with have the same growth-related challenges: Acquiring…

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Eight ethical questions about exploring outer space that need answers

Metallic shrapnel flying faster than bullets; the Space Shuttle smashed to pieces; astronauts killed or ejected into space. The culprit? Space debris – remnants of a Russian satellite blown up by a Russian missile. The one survivor, Ryan Stone, has to find her way back to Earth with oxygen supplies failing and the nearest viable spacecraft hundreds of miles away. Over on Mars, 20 years in the future, an exploration mission from Earth is going wrong. An epic dust storm forces the crew to abandon the planet, leaving behind an astronaut, Mark Watney, who is presumed dead. He has to…

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ destroyed major Apple Music and Spotify streaming records

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It’s been a big week for Drake. 

First the artist confirmed on multiple tracks off his album Scorpion that he is indeed a father. Now, one day after the new album’s Friday launch, we’ve also learned that Scorpion broke a big streaming record: It earned the most streams on its very first day, on both Spotify and Apple Music. 

Apple Music confirmed the broken record on Instagram, noting that Scorpion was streamed more than 170 million times in its first 24 hours of release. An earlier post also noted that the album had hit #1 in 92 countries. Read more…

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Everything is bad, but at least this puppy got rescued from a hole

Everything is bad, but at least this puppy got rescued from a hole

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Listen, I don’t need to tell you that things aren’t great right now. There are separated families in desperate need of help, mass shootings are a regular occurrence, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice is retiring, among other terrible things happening right now. 

But we do have one (1) nice thing to discuss: The rescue of a little puppy named Toffee, who got stuck in a hole on Thursday.

According to Alabama’s WHNT, a team of rescuers managed to lift Toffee to safety early Saturday morning, after more than a day of trial-and-error attempts at reaching the pup.  Read more…

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Here are some simple tips to not get fooled by shady ICOs

Today, you can invest in 149 different ICOs. In comparison, there were two per week in May 2017, and ten per day in August 2017. The promise ICOs hold is that the token’s price will grow in time, enabling investors to make a profit. Everybody wins: Investors, because they can make money out of thin air (we hope you sense the underlying danger already). The company, because they have a capital to develop the project and make some money. The clients, because the rewards they get for the product outweigh the money they invest. It’s a no-lose scenario. On paper, anyway. The truth…

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