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YouTuber addresses cultural stereotypes about interracial relationships

By Rachel Thompson

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Making videos on the internet comes hand in hand with receiving mean and abusive comments. And, sometimes these comments can be extremely personal.

But, YouTuber Natalie Tran was not prepared for the reactions and comments she receives about being an Asian woman in an interracial relationship. So, she decided to address the stereotypes surrounding her relationship—many of which are rooted in historic and cultural representations of Asian people.

“These comments are actually pretty common. A lot of other Asian women who date caucasian men and have some kind of presence online receive these kinds of comments as well,” says Tran. …

More about Culture, Social Good, Sex And Relationships, Youtuber, and Youtubers

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Company’s Christmas competition results in very awkward Instagram hashtag fail

By Sam Haysom

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When you’re running an Instagram competition, it’s important to get your hashtag game on point.

You want something snappy, something catchy — maybe something with a bit of alliteration. Something that will be memorable.

This was clearly the thought process British baking company Warburtons had recently when they decided to launch a Christmas crumpet competition.

They had their celebrity — former McFly star Tom Fletcher was on board — and they had their hashtag: #crumpetcreations. They were ready to roll.

More about Uk, Instagram, Christmas, Competition, and Fail

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You can only buy this Miami condo with Bitcoin

By Stan Schroeder

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If you’re looking for a penthouse condo in Miami, and are sitting on a large heap of Bitcoin, we just might have a deal for you.

A condo in Miami is selling on real estate site Redfin, seemingly for a price of $33. But according to CNBC it’s actually 33 bitcoins, which is roughly $563,000 at current prices.

The description of the property says it’s a “spectacular 1 bed/1.5 baths Penthouse unit with high ceilings, unobstructed Biscayne Bay view & Miami skyline” with the buyer “only accepting Bitcoin”.

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Selena Gomez had a very sweet Instagram message for Taylor Swift’s birthday

By Isobel Hamilton

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Friends send friends messages on Instagram for their birthdays. That’s just, like, the law.

It was Taylor Swift’s birthday Wednesday and you’d better bet her friend Selena Gomez had nice stuff to say about it.

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