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In space, no one can hear this amazing Xenomorph-themed ASMR video—which is too bad

Photo: Sunset Boulevard (Getty Images) What started out as people whispering into microphones on YouTube is now a phenomenon. ASMR, otherwise known as autonomous sensory meridian response, has manifested in a myriad of ways, from turtles eating watermelon to hand puppets teaching us how to make movie props to famous reality TV moments being converted into lullabies. Now,…

Jeffree Star says he’s selling almost all his designer clothes when he moves into his new mansion

Jeffree Star uploaded a new YouTube video called “Cleaning Out Our ENTIRE Messy House!” on Friday.It shows the YouTuber, his boyfriend, and a team of employees from secondhand-clothing shop The RealReal getting rid of most of Star’s designer wardrobe.Star says in the video that he previously bought “too much stuff” because he was afraid his…

YouTuber Carli Bybel shared a look inside her massive closet filled with hundreds of shoes and beauty products

On Wednesday, YouTuber Carli Bybel shared an inside look at her beauty space and shoe closet in a video called “MY NEW BEAUTY ROOM / SHOE CLOSET TOUR 2019!”Bybel decorated the joint space with quartz countertops, giant mirrors, white cabinets, and regal chairs.Inside, she stores her collection of designer shoes, of which she has hundreds,…

Watch Kim Kardashian awkwardly tell Khloé Kardashian that she needs to ‘step up’ her style and undergo a makeover

Kim Kardashian visited her younger sister Khloé Kardashian’s house to propose a makeover on a video previewing the upcoming season 17 finale of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.””I think I can make your life so much easier and so much cooler if I gave you a makeover,” Kim said. “The things I could do to…

When will YouTube ban Onision?

This story includes descriptions of abuse and eating disorders. The public is calling on social media sites to deplatform Gregory Jackson — known online as Onision — after multiple women accused him of grooming and emotional abuse that began when they were teenagers.  Onision denies the allegations and blames the backlash on “cancel culture,” but…

A man spent 9 hours cycling an incredibly detailed reindeer image through London

The latest headlines in your inbox A cyclist has brought some festive cheer to the streets of London by pedalling an image of a reindeer. Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham, creates art by planning intricate routes that form images on maps, then recording his rides using the Strava fitness tracker app. His latest effort – his…

BioShock will return, but without Ken Levine

by and by — Newly formed Cloud Chamber will work on the title “for the next several years.” Kyle Orland – Dec 9, 2019 3:11 pm UTC Publisher 2K announced today that development has started on the first new BioShock game since 2013’s BioShock Infinite. But Ken Levine, who served as creative director on Infinite…

New BioShock game in development at Cloud Chamber

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Finally BioShock is back! Source: 2K GamesWhat you need to know BioShock is a series of first-person shooter from 2K Games. There hasn’t been a new one since BioShock Infinite all those years ago. Cloud Chamber has been established to work on the…

Jazz the orphaned baby giraffe has died with his best friend Hunter the dog by his side

A baby giraffe named Jazz spent his short life as best friends with a dog named Hunter.Jazz was originally abandoned by his mother in the wild, but was found by a farmer and cared for at an orphanage.Hunter hardly ever left his side.Jazz sadly died after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Friday.Visit Insider’s homepage for…

The next BioShock game is in development at new 2K studio

A new studio from 2K Games, Cloud Chamber, is working on the next game in the BioShock franchise, the publisher announced today. Cloud Chamber has two offices: one in 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area offices in Novato, Calif., and another in Montréal, Québec, with Kelley Gilmore at the studio’s helm. The team’s begun work on…

In space, no one can hear this amazing Xenomorph-themed ASMR video—which is too bad

Photo: Sunset Boulevard (Getty Images) What started out as people whispering into microphones on YouTube is now a phenomenon. ASMR, otherwise known as autonomous sensory meridian response, has manifested in a myriad of ways, from turtles eating watermelon to hand puppets teaching us how to make movie props to famous reality TV moments being converted into lullabies. Now,…

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When will YouTube ban Onision?

This story includes descriptions of abuse and eating disorders. The public is calling on social media sites to deplatform Gregory Jackson — known online as Onision — after multiple women accused him of grooming and emotional abuse that began when they were teenagers.  Onision denies the allegations and blames the backlash on “cancel culture,” but…

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BioShock will return, but without Ken Levine

by and by — Newly formed Cloud Chamber will work on the title “for the next several years.” Kyle Orland – Dec 9, 2019 3:11 pm UTC Publisher 2K announced today that development has started on the first new BioShock game since 2013’s BioShock Infinite. But Ken Levine, who served as creative director on Infinite…

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New BioShock game in development at Cloud Chamber

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Finally BioShock is back! Source: 2K GamesWhat you need to know BioShock is a series of first-person shooter from 2K Games. There hasn’t been a new one since BioShock Infinite all those years ago. Cloud Chamber has been established to work on the…

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The next BioShock game is in development at new 2K studio

A new studio from 2K Games, Cloud Chamber, is working on the next game in the BioShock franchise, the publisher announced today. Cloud Chamber has two offices: one in 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area offices in Novato, Calif., and another in Montréal, Québec, with Kelley Gilmore at the studio’s helm. The team’s begun work on…

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New Jersey’s Twitter account has officially gone off the rails with its hilarious, snarky tweets that respond with everything from ‘your mom’ to ‘hongie’

Whether you live in New Jersey or not, you might stumble across one of the state’s official tweets, which have started going viral. The New Jersey state government has taken memes to the extreme with its snarky Twitter presence, interacting with large humor accounts and tweeting things like “haters mad” and “your mom.”It also promotes official…

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The 25 most popular beauty videos on YouTube in 2019

Ahead of the upcoming new year, YouTube has released its list of the top 25 beauty videos published in 2019.Videos from James Charles, Shane Dawson, Kylie Jenner, and Jeffree Star all made the list.While many of the featured videos were about makeup, others focused on hair, nails, and skin care.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.2019…

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10 important moments from 2019 that should have been in YouTube’s Rewind

This year’s YouTube Rewind, as expected, was a disappointment.  Last year’s YouTube Rewind received abysmal reviews. In just a week, it became the most disliked video on the platform, bumping Justin Bieber’s “Baby” music video to the second most disliked YouTube video in history. A year later, it clocks in at 17 million dislikes.  To…

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YouTube is trying to keep up with genre-bending influencers like James Charles and MrBeast, who defy traditional categorization

YouTube’s 2019 “Rewind” video featured several different ranked lists, and Insider talked to Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture and Trends at YouTube, about how the platform divides its content into genres.Allocca pointed out that creators like James Charles, who makes beauty videos, are now also considered celebrities by the platform. When beauty community drama happens,…

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Comparing $3 vs. $23 glitter primer to see which is the best for your money

A good glitter primer is necessary to keep glitter on your eyes all day long.We tested four glitter primers — e.l.f. Glitter Primer ($3), NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer ($6.50), Anastasia Beverly Hills Glitter Adhesive ($18), and Lit Cosmetics Daily Wear Glitter Base ($23) — and ranked them based on how well glitter adheres to…

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TikTok’s chief is heading to Washington to defend the video-sharing platform against censorship and privacy concerns as lawsuits and investigations pile up

TikTok is facing mounting pressure over concerns that it censors content deemed offensive to the Chinese government, accesses users’ data without their consent, and poses a threat to US national security.The Washington Post reported Thursday that TikTok’s chief, Alex Zhu, is planning a visit to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with lawmakers who have…

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Trump is a creepy weirdo, his undocumented servants reveal

Donald Trump’s undocumented personal servants were “often left to perform the most intimate and personal work” in the Trump estates. His former domestic workers from Costa Rica, Mexico, and other Latin American countries now have some intimate and personal details about Trump to share with the world. This Washington Post story is full of weird…

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Beauty, drama, and Shane Dawson dominated YouTube’s Trending page in 2019

It’s best to think of YouTube as a series of independent communities living on the same platform — what’s popular to one group might not even be on another community’s radar. There are a few rare exceptions, and the beauty world’s drama is one of them. YouTube’s top trending list (which is different from most…

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Lady Gaga is the artist of the decade

Insider is reminiscing about the past 10 years of musical greats with a series of opinion essays dedicated to the artists who inspired fans around the world. Here, writer Brandy Robidoux explains why she believes Lady Gaga is the greatest artist of the decade.Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, possesses an unparalleled sense of…

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Video chatting before first dates is actually not a terrible idea

It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I locked myself in my room and waited for the clock to strike 9 p.m. Then I opened The League app on my phone, pressed a button, and stared anxiously at the countdown on my screen until a stranger appeared.  The next two minutes were followed by awkward silences…

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5 Trends For Women People Get Irrationally Angry About

2Liking Horses Too Much (Whether You Own One Or Not) The phrase “Horse Girl” is used to stereotype women, especially young women, who are really into horses as being weirdos or rich, entitled daddies girls. You do need a lot of money to purchase and care for a horse, but you don’t necessarily have to…

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Most in-use makeup products contaminated with awful bacteria

Researchers ‘astonished’ to find potentially deadly bacteria, including E.coli and Staphylococci, in 9 out of 10 products they tested.When one thinks of the places where harmful bacteria lurk, maybe hospitals, public restrooms, and dirty cutting boards come to mind. But since bacteria are smart (in their own tiny way) and sneaky and everywhere, it’s good…

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A YouTuber was filming a sponsored video when her door opened by itself, then claimed ‘something’ paranormal pushed her down the stairs

YouTuber Daisy Marquez, who has 1.35 million subscribers, posted a video on Twitter of supposed paranormal activity.She was in the middle of filming a sponsorship video for Elf Beauty when the door mysteriously opened behind her.She looked wide-eyed into the camera in shock as dust flew past the camera — which some fans are calling…

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TikTok reportedly restricts the reach of users with disabilities – CNET

TikTok is reportedly limiting reach. James Martin/CNET TikTok hid videos posted by people with disabilities, as well as those made by LGBTQ and overweight users, German site Netzpolitik reported Monday, citing leaked documents and an internal source. No matter the content of the videos, they were marked as being uploaded by special users who could…

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Karlie Kloss just revealed her amazing inflight skincare routine

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Try doing this one in the middle seat in economy. Supermodel…

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TikTok could face a political reckoning

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here.A political message masked as a makeup tutorial video from TikTok has gone viral, and brought the short-form video platform’s relatively restrictive content…

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Report claims TikTok parent company ByteDance is working with China’s Communist Party to spread propaganda on Xinjiang

ByteDance, the company that owns the viral video app TikTok, is working closely with China’s government to facilitate human-rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China’s western autonomous region of Xinjiang, according to a new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.The report, titled “Mapping more of China’s tech giants: AI and surveillance,” looked at the…

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Gabrielle Union Says She’s ‘Grateful’ as She Shares Thanksgiving Family Photo After AGT Firing – Yahoo Entertainment

Gabrielle Union is feeling “grateful” following her America’s Got Talent firing.On Thursday, the actress, 47, shared a slideshow of sweet family photos in celebration of Thanksgiving, which shows her posing alongside her husband Dwyane Wade, their daughter Kaavia James and Wade’s 12-year-old son Zion Malachi Airamis.“Grateful ❤❤❤ Happy Thanksgiving good people,” Union captioned the post,…

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TikTok apologises for removing viral Uighur ‘makeup tutorial’

Chinese-owned app TikTok has admitted it briefly removed a viral video that condemned Beijing’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and apologised to the US teen who posted the clip. In a post that has now been seen 1.6 million times, Feroza Aziz begins talking about eyelash curling but quickly switches to decrying China’s mass detention…

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Beauty influencers told us the 22 makeup products worth gifting

Shopping for makeup fanatics during the holidays can be overwhelming — after all, there are thousands of products on the market.To help you find the perfect present, Insider reached out to beauty influencers to find out what makeup and skin-care items they’ll be gifting this holiday season.Influencer Mei Pang, for example, recommends lip gloss from…

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Watch the video featuring Osama bin Laden that TikTok says it suspended a teen over after her other video criticizing China went viral

A teen on TikTok is going viral for a series of videos showing her give a makeup tutorial while criticizing the Chinese government’s treatment of its Muslim population.Her account was suspended shortly after her videos went viral, leading many to suspect TikTok took action against her due to her anti-China and politically critical rhetoric.TikTok told Business…

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TikTok tries to explain takedown of viral video about Uighurs in China

Other the last day or so, a TikTok “makeup tutorial” video that was actually a call for viewers to investigate the detention of Uighur Muslims in China went viral on and off the platform. However, as The Guardian and others reported, TikTok temporarily banned the account of the teenager who created the video. According to…

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Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson are answering fans’ prayers by rereleasing one of their eye-shadow palettes with a new shade

Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson announced on Friday that they’ll be releasing a new version of the Mini-Controversy eye-shadow palette from their collaboration makeup line.A tan shade in the original palette will be replaced with a vibrant green color that became a favorite among fans after it was briefly shown in Dawson’s YouTube docuseries about…

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I tried every product in Jaclyn Hill’s new makeup line, and the YouTuber’s highlighters might just redeem her from that disastrous lipstick launch

Jaclyn Hill’s beauty brand is launching a holiday makeup collection — which contains 12 highlighters and three brushes —on Tuesday.Products will be available on the Jaclyn Cosmetics website for prices ranging between $20 and $120. Insider was provided with the full collection for review.I tested the highlighter range to see if Hill could make a…

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Did Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson Release Contaminated Makeup?

Fans of niche Youtube drama, rejoice! I’ve got a tale for you that requires an infuriating amount of backstory, so buckle up.Over the summer, Beauty Youtuber Jaclyn Hill—who has long collaborated with makeup companies like Morphe for personalized collections—launched her own brand, Jaclyn Cosmetics. She started small and smart, with 20 nude lipsticks priced at…

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The Work Diary of Jackie Aina, Beauty Influencer

“You’ve got makeup brands that will launch 20 shades of beige,” the beauty influencer Jackie Aina said, in a video she posted to YouTube in 2018. “You’ve got eggshell, cream, ‘iPhone extension cord’ … but there’s only two dark shades.” The clip has picked up more than a million views.Twice a week on her YouTube…

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Is Artificial Intelligence Racial Bias Being Suppressed?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are used to power a variety of important modern software technologies. For instance, AI powers analytics software, Google’s bugspot tool, and code compilers for programmers. AI also powers the facial recognition software commonly used by law enforcement, landlords, and private citizens. Of all the uses for AI-powered software, facial…

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Shawn Mendes’ Makeup Artist Shares His 2019 AMAs Grooming Routine

Shawn Mendes rocked the 2019 American Music Awards red carpet on Sunday, wearing an indigo suit by Paul Smith, a custom teal shirt by Marcell von Berlin and a few swipes of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Touche Éclat concealer. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s makeup artist, Anna Bernabe, used the luxury brand’s best-selling concealer, moisturizing lip product…

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How to shoot ’80s-themed colorful portraits on a budget

If you want to shoot colorful portraits inspired by the ‘80s aesthetic, you’ve come to the right place. Tajreen and Chloe of Tajreen&Co have prepared a fantastic video to give you some guidelines and examples of how to do it. The girls share lots of useful information in a short and concise video. But also,…

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