Elaborate Instagram scam bilks influencers after luring them to Jakarta

A highly-sophisticated scam is luring Instagram influencers and photographers to Indonesia.Image: Getty Images A scam is making the rounds in the Instagram influencer and photography community, and it’s so elaborate that you can understand why people fell for it. Someone purporting to be Wendi Deng Murdoch, the former wife of…

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An Afghan singer is very much a Justin Trudeau lookalike

Justin Trudeau's doppelganger is an Afghan wedding singer.Image: WAKIL KOHSAR, LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Image Justin Trudeau has a doppelganger, and he’s a wedding singer. Abdul Salam Maftoon, who is a contestant on Afghanistan’s version of American Idol, has received plenty of attention recently thanks to his similar appearance to the Canadian…

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A guide to the pros and cons of the weighted blanket

Weighted blankets are essential.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better.  From Twitter to Reddit to Instagram, tons of internet folks are raving about a glorified tarp.  Weighted blankets, also known as gravity or anxiety blankets, gained the…

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This EgyptAir ‘interview’ with Drew Barrymore is beyond weird

A weird Drew Barrymore interview is making the rounds on the internet.Image: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic An interview (supposedly) with Drew Barrymore has gone viral but not for the reasons you might expect.   The feature in EgyptAir’s Horus magazine — which has been described as “surreal” and “fake” — is full of…

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Watch Chrissy Teigen down a handful of ice cubes on ‘Hot Ones’

Hot Ones’ seventh season premiered on Thursday with Chrissy Teigen, who famously had to schedule a visit with her throat doctor the day after filming. During the episode Teigen’s at her most relatable as she discusses her hatred of Milky Way candy bars, how it feels to be so meme-able,…

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