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Models rocked ‘vagina mohawks’ so hard at New York Fashion Week

Pubic hair is making a beautifully punk comeback, and it’s long overdue.

The last time the fashion world did anything of significance with women’s pubic hair was in 2015 with vajazzling. Thankfully, fashion designer KAIMIN broke the dry spell at the latest New York Fashion Week with a runway show featuring a diverse array of … vagina wigs.

SEE ALSO: Bakery has perfect response to people who thought this cake looked like a vagina

KAIMIN says he grounded his show in diversity and tolerance. That principle extends to one of the most stigmatized parts of the female body, and the artificial hair that is sometimes used to cover them: merkins. Read more…

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Activists are registering voters at ‘Black Panther’ screenings for #WakandaTheVote

It’s rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter.

Ben Shapiro rants aside, Black Panther is a lovely exception. Activists Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba from the Movement for Black Lives’ Electoral Justice Project recently launched #WakandaTheVote to help register voters at Black Panther screenings across the country. 

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Black Panther’

“This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda,” the activists told Blavity. “We know that for some it’s a superhero world, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built — and we want to build it! This upcoming spring and November 2018 midterm elections are an important step in building that new world, and we want to take every opportunity to engage our communities in the conversation of electoral justice.” Read more…

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LeBron fires back at Laura Ingraham after she told him to ‘Shut up and dribble’

As America veers toward a Constitutional crisis, Fox News host Laura Ingraham is placing the blame not on Donald Trump but on … LeBron James?

On Thursday, Ingraham dedicated a whole segment of her show to James, enjoining the player to “shut up and dribble” on the grounds that he wasn’t “educated” enough to speak about politics. Last night, LeBron finally responded on Instagram with a pithy and forceful photo.

SEE ALSO: These LGBTQ Olympians are here to break records (and tiny queer hearts)

“#Wewillnotshutupanddribble,” Lebron wrote in the caption below.

#wewillnotshutupanddribble

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Minnesota man teams up with friend in India to create an earth sandwich

Lee St. John from Minnesota had an ingenious idea: build an earth sandwich. Four hours later, he teamed up with his new friend, Subash Luitel, in India to take over the world, Subway style. 

SEE ALSO: Some dudes recreated Ralph Wiggum’s legendary grilled crayon sandwich

It was as simple as laying one slice of bread on the ground in Minnesota and having Subash place down a slice in Delhi, India. Shortly after posting the results on Facebook, the news that our reality is now a giant sandwich quickly went viral, racking up over 100,00 retweets and hundreds of shares on Facebook. 

Subash was understandably confused at first.

Subash was understandably confused at first.

Image: Lee St. John/Facebook Read more…

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The 2018 Mashable House will warp you into another dimension

It’s that time of year again, people. 

No, not the Olympics. We’re talking about this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX. As usual, it’s where the best of tech and culture converge — and Mashable is right there in the middle of everything. 

The Mashable House will be returning to SXSW Interactive from March 9 to 11. Come find us at 610 East 6th Street in downtown Austin. We’ll be the ones radiating good vibes. And of course, it’s not a proper SXSWi without a MashBash to cap it all offRegistration is now open

SEE ALSO: Mashable House 2017: For the superfan in all of us

This year, we’re taking you on a nostalgia-fueled adventure. “Mashable House: Time Warp” will celebrate the old and the new, the real and the artificial. It’s our way of acknowledging just how far we’ve come, and how far we have left to go. This time around we invite you to throw it back, look toward the future, and live in the moment … all at the same time! Read more…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus says FU to cancer in defiant post-surgery Instagram photo

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has posted a stunningly defiant photo of herself following surgery for breast cancer, alongside a “fuck you cancer” message. 

In September 2017, the Veep star announced her breast cancer diagnosis, and called for universal health care. 

SEE ALSO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis, calls for universal health care

Louis-Dreyfus has shared updates on Instagram throughout her treatment, including a video her sons made to celebrate her last day of chemotherapy. 

Now, months after her diagnosis, Louis-Dreyfus has shared her first photo taken after her surgery, stating that she’s “feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery.”  Read more…

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NBC host suggests it’s ‘challenging’ to race slalom after you’re married, seriously

Marriage: It’ll affect your sporting performance.

Wait, what?

NBC commentator and former U.S. skier Bode Miller has apologised after foolishly suggesting an Olympian’s marriage impacted her performance at the Winter Olympics.

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Speaking of Austrian skier and 2014 gold medallist Anna Veith during Wednesday’s broadcast of the women’s giant slalom, Miller discussed her changed performance (she finished 15th), saying it was “challenging to race … with a family or being married.” 

I mean, he started by mentioning a legitimate hurdle to competition: Veith’s ACL injury from 2016, before the World Cup season. But then, he truly divebombed. Read more…

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Race your friends down this outrageous 93-foot slide

A giant metal slide has opened in one of the hottest cities in the U.S.

Belgian artist Carsten Höller brought one of his world famous spiral slides to Miami’s Aventura Mall. The 93-foot-tall double slide opened on Saturday, and is the artist’s first permanent American installation.

SEE ALSO: The ‘darkest building on Earth’ is at the Winter Olympic Games

Accessed by a spiral staircase spine, the Aventura Slide Tower is composed of two titanium steel slides — the idea is to race your friends to the bottom. You just have to pick whether you race clockwise or counterclockwise at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. Read more…

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Delicate flower Scott Pruitt admits the real reason he takes first class

Esteemed noble and EPA Head Scott Pruitt is not one to mix with the hoipolloi.

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported hat Pruitt had been flying first class throughout his time at the EPA and leaving the government with the bill. Pruitt defended his decision on security grounds, before pouring his heart out to New Hampshire’s WMUR On Tuesday. 

The EPA administrator was at extreme risk of unpleasant “interactions” with people who take coach, Pruitt explained.

SEE ALSO: Behold! the gruesome reality of Trump’s hair is finally known.

““There have been instances, unfortunately, as I’ve flown and have spent time, of interaction that’s not been the best,” Pruitt told WMUR. “So ingress and egress off the plane those are decisions all made by our detail team, by the chief of staff, by the administration… They place me on the plane where they think is best from a safety perspective.” Read more…

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