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

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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(opens in a new tab) 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(opens in a new tab) 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."

"Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, 'Fuck you!' Here’s my first post op photo," she wrote.

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    • BEST APPLE DEAL: Apple 2021 10.2-inch iPad (WiFi, 64GB)(Opens in a new tab) $249.99 $329 (save $79.01)

    Searching for ways to save money on March 15? Cool it. We've got you covered.

    March isn't known for any major deal holidays, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to save. Since it's National Crafting Month, we're seeing some of the biggest discounts on Cricut machines and extensions since Cyber Week. Plus, Amazon and Apple have slashed prices on some of their most popular gadgets (all-time low prices on iPads and AirPods, anyone?). You can also score free streaming on Apple TV+, a Surface Pro X for more than 60% off, and plenty more. We've done the work for you and rounded up the best deals we could find for you on March 15. Now, all you have to do is scroll and shop.

    Check out our top picks for the day below.

    Best streaming deal

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    Our pick: Apple TV+ (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)
    free for three months at Best Buy (save $20.97)
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    Why we like it

    The third and rumored final season of Ted Lasso premieres today on Apple TV+(Opens in a new tab). If you want to get in on the action, you'll need an Apple TV+ subscription, and the best way to get one is via Best Buy. Typically, you'd need to buy a new Apple gadget in order to snag a free trial. But for a limited time, Best Buy lets new and returning subscribers snag three free months of the service with no strings attached. All you'll need is an Apple ID with a payment method on file and you're good to go. After your three-month trial period, your subscription automatically renews at $6.99 per month — be sure to cancel ahead of time if you want to avoid being charged.

    More streaming and subscription deals

    • Apple TV+(Opens in a new tab)free $6.99/month (save $20.97) for three months

    • Apple Music(Opens in a new tab) free $10.99/month (save $43.96) for four months

    • Dashpass(Opens in a new tab)free for Roku users $9.99.month (save $59.94) for six months

    • Grubhub+(Opens in a new tab) — free for Amazon Prime members $9.99/month (save $119.88) for one year

    • HBO Max and Cinemax channel add-on for Prime Video(Opens in a new tab) — $20.99/month $25.98/month (save $4.99/month)

    • HIDIVE(Opens in a new tab)$2.99/month $4.99/month (save $2) for your first month

    • SiriusXM(Opens in a new tab)free $9.99/month (save $39.96) for four months

    • Sling TV(Opens in a new tab)$20/month $40/month (save $20) for your first month

    • Starz(Opens in a new tab)$3/month for three months $8.99/month (save $17.97)

    • YouTube TV(Opens in a new tab)$54.99/month $64.99/month (save $30) for your first three months

    Best home deal

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    Our pick: Cricut Machines and extensions (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)
    starting at $79 at Amazon (save up to 48%)
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    Why we like it

    It's been awhile since we've seen Cricut deals this good — but since March is National Crafting Month, it only makes sense. As of March 15, we're seeing record-low Cyber Week prices return for the EasyPress 2(Opens in a new tab) (12-inch x 10-inch) in lilac, Joy(Opens in a new tab), and Hat Press(Opens in a new tab). Plus, the BrightPad Go(Opens in a new tab), Maker 3(Opens in a new tab), Explore 3(Opens in a new tab), and Bright 360(Opens in a new tab) are on sale for up to 25% off as well. If you have some spring projects on the horizon, be sure to check out these Cricut deals while they're around — we don't see major discounts on these devices very often.

    More home deals

    Kitchen deals

    • Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid (40-ounce)(Opens in a new tab)$33.79 $54.95 (save $21.16)

    • Gourmia air fryer oven (6-quart)(Opens in a new tab) — $53.99 $79.99 (save $26)

    • FoodSaver compact vacuum sealer machine(Opens in a new tab)$69.99 $94.99 (save $25)

    • Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 air fryer and electric pressure cooker(Opens in a new tab)$152.18 $199.99 (save $47.81)

    • Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 indoor grill(Opens in a new tab)$179.95 $299.99 (save $120.04)

    • Ooni Karu 12 multi-fuel outdoor pizza oven(Opens in a new tab)$299 $399 (save $100)

    • Hamilton Beach professional 4-in-1 juicer, mixer, and grinder(Opens in a new tab)$299.99 $374.99 (save $75)

    • Solo Stove Pi pizza oven(Opens in a new tab)$439.99 $624.99 (save $185) + free gas burner

    Home cleaning deals

    • Levoit LV-H132 personal true HEPA air purifier(Opens in a new tab) — $69.99 $89.99 (save $20)

    • Instant HEPA quiet air purifier(Opens in a new tab)$70.99 $149.99 (save $79)

    • Shark Wandvac cord-free handheld vacuum(Opens in a new tab) $79 $94 (save $15)

    • Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S Slim robot vacuum cleaner(Opens in a new tab)$139.79 $229.99 (save $90.20)

    • Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C MAX robot vacuum(Opens in a new tab)$149.99 $249.99 (save $100)

    • Shark HS152AMZ Ultralight Pet Plus corded vacuum(Opens in a new tab) — $149.99 $249.99 (save $100)

    • iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum(Opens in a new tab)$179 $274.99 (save $95.99)

    • Dyson V7 Advanced cordless vacuum cleaner(Opens in a new tab) $229.99 $399.99 (save $170)

    • Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor canister vacuum(Opens in a new tab) $279.99 $399.99 (save $120)

    • iRobot Braava Jet M6 (6110) ultimate robot mop(Opens in a new tab)$299 $449.99 (save $150.99)

    • Dyson Omni-glide cordless stick vacuum cleaner(Opens in a new tab)$299.99 $449.99 (save $150)

    • Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ robot vacuum and mop(Opens in a new tab)$399.99 $699.99 (save $300)

    • Roborock Q5+ robot vacuum(Opens in a new tab) — $499.99 $699.99 (save $200)

    • Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop(Opens in a new tab)$499.99 $699.99 (save $200)

    • Dyson V12 Detect Slim cordless vacuum(Opens in a new tab)$519.99 $649.99 (save $130)

    • Roborock S7+ robot vacuum and sonic mop(Opens in a new tab)$699.98 $949.98 (save $250)

    • Ecovacs Deebot X1 Turbo robot vacuum and mop(Opens in a new tab)$799.99 $1,349.99 (save $550)

    • iRobot Roomba Combo j7+ self-emptying robot vacuum and mop(Opens in a new tab)$849 $1,099.99 (save $250.99)

    • iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) robot vacuum and Braava Jet m6 (6112) robot mop bundle(Opens in a new tab)$949 $1,599.99 (save $650.99)

    Other home deals

    • Select Funko Pop! figurines(Opens in a new tab)$5 $11.99 (save $6.99)

    • AeroGarden Harvest indoor garden(Opens in a new tab)$69.99 $89.99 (save $20)

    • AeroGarden Harvest with gourmet herb seed pod kit(Opens in a new tab) — $79.95 $164.95 (save $85)

    • Arlo Essential XL spotlight camera(Opens in a new tab)$99 $149.99 (save $50.99)

    • AeroGarden Harvest Elite with gourmet herb seed pod kit(Opens in a new tab)$139.95 $205.95 (save $66)

    • Eufy Security eufyCam 2C Pro 2-camera kit(Opens in a new tab)$199.99 $319.99 (save $120)

    • TIKI Brand smokeless patio fire pit (Opens in a new tab)$280.25 $395 (save $114.75)

    • Eufy Security S330 video smart lock(Opens in a new tab)$297.49 $349.99 (save $52.50)

    Best tech deal

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    Our pick: Microsoft 13-inch Surface Pro X (Microsoft SQ 2, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)
    $557.99 at Amazon (save $942)
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    Why we like it

    The Surface Pro X(Opens in a new tab) is designed with flexibility in mind. It's crazy light at just 1.7 pounds and its virtually edge-to-edge 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen makes your content more immersive, whether you're binge-watching a Netflix series on a flight, editing a photo for Instagram, or building a presentation for work. It offers about 15 hours of battery life on a single charge and juices up to about 80% in just under an hour. Sure, it has that creepy eye contact feature, but you can shut it off if things get weird. Plus, at $557.99 — which is its lowest price to date at Amazon — we're willing to look past that quirk.

    More tech deals

    • Microsoft Xbox wireless controller (carbon black)(Opens in a new tab)$38 $59.99 (save $21.99)

    • Microsoft Xbox wireless controller (pulse red)(Opens in a new tab) $44.49 $64.99 (save $

    • Sony WF-C500 wireless Bluetooth earbuds(Opens in a new tab)$68 $99.99 (save $31.99)

    • Sony SRSXB33 wireless waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker(Opens in a new tab) $79 $178 (save $99)

    • Jabra Elite 4 Active Bluetooth earbuds(Opens in a new tab)$79.99 $119.99 (save $40)

    • JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth speaker(Opens in a new tab) — $91.96 $149.95 (save $57.99)

    • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core(Opens in a new tab)$110 $129.99 (save $19.99)

    • Beats Solo3 wireless headphones(Opens in a new tab)$130.01 $199.95 (save $69.94)

    • JBL Xtreme 2 portable Bluetooth speaker(Opens in a new tab)$179.99 $349.99 (save $170)

    • LG S65Q 3.1ch high-res sound bar(Opens in a new tab) — $196.99 $399.99 (save $203)

    • Sony SRS-XG300 X-Series portable Bluetooth party speaker(Opens in a new tab)$198 $349.99 (save $151.99) + 4 free months of Amazon Music Unlimited

    • ASUS 11.60-inch Vivobook L210 laptop (Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC)(Opens in a new tab)$199.99 $249.99 (save $50) + one year of Office 365 Personal

    • Bose SoundLink Revolve+ (Series II) portable Bluetooth speaker(Opens in a new tab)$229 $329 (save $100)

    • JBL PartyBox portable Bluetooth party speaker(Opens in a new tab)$229.95 $349.95 (save $120)

    • JBL Boombox 2 portable Bluetooth speaker(Opens in a new tab)$299.95 $449.95 (save $150)

    • Microsoft 13-inch Surface Pro X (Microsoft SQ 2, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$557.99 $1,499.99 (save $942)

    • HP Envy Desktop (Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) with keyboard and mouse(Opens in a new tab)$1,229.99 $1,699.99 (save $470)

    • ASUS ROG Zephyrus 14-inch gaming laptop (AMD Ryzen 9, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon RX 6800S, 1TB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$1,299.99 $1,899.99 (save $600)

    • Dell XPS 13 Plus 13.4-inch touch-screen laptop (Intel Evo i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$1,299.99 $1,849.99 (save $550) + 6 free months of Trend Micro internet security

    Amazon device deals

    • Echo Dot (3rd gen, 2018 release)(Opens in a new tab)$19.99 $39.99 (save $20)

    • Fire TV Stick(Opens in a new tab)$19.99 $39.99 (save $20 with code NEW23)

    • Fire TV Stick 4K(Opens in a new tab)$24.99 $49.99 (save $25 with code UP4K23)

    • Fire TV Stick 4K Max(Opens in a new tab)$32.99 $54.99 (save $22 with code FTVMAX22)

    • Blink smart home doorbells and cameras(Opens in a new tab)starting at $34.99 (save up to 48%)

    • Echo Dot (5th gen, 2022 release)(Opens in a new tab)$34.99 $49.99 (save $15)

    • Echo Auto (2nd gen, 2022 release)(Opens in a new tab)$39.99 $54.99 (save $15)

    • Echo Dot (5th gen, 2022 release) with clock(Opens in a new tab)$44.99 $59.99 (save $15)

    • Echo Dot (5th gen, 2022 release) Kids(Opens in a new tab) — $49.99 $59.99 (save $10)

    • Echo Buds (2nd gen) with wired charging case(Opens in a new tab)$79.99 $119.99 (save $40)

    • Halo Rise bedside sleep tracker(Opens in a new tab)$99.99 $139.99 (save $40)

    • Echo Buds (2nd gen) with wireless charging case(Opens in a new tab)$99.99 $139.99 (save $40)

    • Amazon Fire HD 10-inch tablet (32GB)(Opens in a new tab)$119.99 $149.99 (save $30)

    • Fire TV Cube(Opens in a new tab)$124.99 $139.99 (save $15)

    • Amazon Fire HD 10-inch tablet (64GB)(Opens in a new tab) — $129.99 $189.99 (save $60)

    • Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet (32GB)(Opens in a new tab)$139.99 $179.99 (save $40)

    Apple device deals

    • Apple Pencil (2nd generation)(Opens in a new tab)$89 $129 (save $40)

    • Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)(Opens in a new tab)$199.99 $249 (save $49.01)

    • Apple 2021 10.2-inch iPad (WiFi, 64GB)(Opens in a new tab) $249.99 $329 (save $79.01)

    • Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 41mm)(Opens in a new tab)$429 $499 (save $70)

    • Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm)(Opens in a new tab)$459 $529 (save $70)

    • MacBook Pro 14-inch laptop (M1 Pro chip, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(Opens in a new tab)$1,599 $1,999 (save $400)

  • TikTok influencers wont stop sending me to their Amazon storefronts

    TikTok influencers wont stop sending me to their Amazon storefronts

    It's nearly impossible to scroll through my TikTok For You Page without being faced with an onslaught of influencers trying to get me to buy something from their Amazon storefronts.


    I understand why it might be so popular on my FYP. I love stuff. I love sweaters and books and gadgets and toys for my cat and tiny little guys I can put on my shelf(Opens in a new tab). But I also don't have an Amazon Prime membership, and I do my best not to shop through the site for a variety of reasons, including:

    • The company made billions of dollars after the Covid-19 pandemic first began to spread, but it still didn't give workers hazard pay. This led to at least seven deaths(Opens in a new tab).

    • Despite calls for the biggest companies in the world to decrease their emissions, Amazon's carbon footprint increased by 15 percent in 2019(Opens in a new tab).

    • Amazon workers are twice as likely to be injured than the industry average, according to the Strategic Organizing Center(Opens in a new tab).   

    • It is harmful to artists, writers, and publishers(Opens in a new tab).

    • Amazon sells its facial recognition technology(Opens in a new tab) to law enforcement agencies.

    • It consistently tries to stop its workers from unionizing for better treatment(Opens in a new tab).

    Despite it all, I'm still faced with videos of influencers whose style I like telling me they got something beautiful on Amazon — and to make sure I go to their Amazon storefront to order it. 

    SEE ALSO: #PeopleOverPrime: Gen-Z TikTokkers are organizing against Amazon

    The idea of storefronts isn't new for Amazon; it's just sort of an influencer-centric version of its Amazon Associates Program (AAP), in which anyone can choose products they want to promote, drive traffic from outside Amazon onto the shopping platform, and make a small commission from anyone who buys from that. 

    "Historically, that has really helped Amazon to build traffic," Yoni Mazor, the CGO of GETIDA(Opens in a new tab), a program that works to improve the operations of Amazon FBA [Fulfillment by Amazon] sellers, told Mashable. "But in the past few years, since at least in 2017, the Amazon Influencer Program [AIP] kicked in. Amazon started to reshuffle the cards."

    Amazon "identified the rise of social media and influencers," according to Mazor, and influencers started working with the AIP to set up storefronts and earn some extra cash. Influencers earn the same commission rates as associates.

    "The Amazon Influencer Program helps creators build their small businesses by recommending products they already love and use to their followers," Meredith Silver, Amazon's director of creative growth, told Mashable in an email. "Whether it’s a creator’s full-time job or part-time venture, we provide the tools and educational opportunities to help them grow their small business in an authentic way."

    Creators earn with the AIP by curating their storefront, linking to products, promoting Amazon services like Prime Video and Amazon Music, and livestreaming and recommending products through Amazon Live. Similar to the AAP, creators get a "commission halo effect," which allows them to continue to earn for 24 hours from the time a customer clicks through their associate link to Amazon and makes any those purchases. Creators make anywhere from a few dollars to $1,500 a month, according to Business Insider(Opens in a new tab), with commission rates ranging from one percent to 10 percent.

    And it seems to be pretty helpful for Amazon's business model.

    Nearly half of all Gen Z customers have bought a product based on a recommendation from an influencer when compared to the rest of the population, according to a 2020 study(Opens in a new tab). And Andrew Pearl, the vice president for marketing insights at e-commerce software provider Profitero, told Modern Retail(Opens in a new tab) that influencers involved in the AIP have been crucial in the success of Prime Day.

    "For Prime Day this time and in July, TikTok users watch these videos, and use a link directly from TikTok which sends them to the influencer’s Amazon Storefront directly on the Amazon app," Pearl told the outlet. "So you can go directly from TikTok to shopping on Prime Day. This seems to be ubiquitous across all influencers." 

    In order to get involved with the AIP, creators have to have apply(Opens in a new tab) with a qualifying YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook account. It's not entirely clear what "qualifying" really means here, but Amazon looks at "the number of followers" someone has in addition to "other engagement metrics." The platform doesn't say why a creator is accepted or rejected into the program, but once they are accepted, they're allowed to create a storefront and drive sales directly there. On TikTok, influencers show off their Amazon purchases in what are effectively commercials for the items, telling their followers, "Hey, if you want to buy this, check out my storefront at the link in my bio." There, they've collected all their favorite Amazon items — from mugs to vacuums to dresses — for their followers to access.

    This comes at a time in which approval of labor unions at the highest point since 1965, a 2021 Gallup poll showed(Opens in a new tab). Among those who support it, Gen Z is America's most pro-union generation, according to the Center for American Progress(Opens in a new tab). A Mashable report from August unpacks how 70 Gen-Z TikTok creators with a combined 51 million followers began fighting back against Amazon's unfair labor practices in solidarity with the Amazon Labor Union. They refused Amazon sponsorships and the monetization of their individual platforms for Amazon as part of a campaign called "People Over Prime,"(Opens in a new tab) which was coordinated by advocacy group Gen Z for Change(Opens in a new tab). The activists on this campaign know that big tech companies aren't going to stop users on their platforms from pushing for Amazon, but that's not what it's all about.

    "It wouldn't hurt if TikTok wanted to support unions and Amazon workers, but I'm more pragmatic in thinking that that's not gonna happen, and understanding that it's going to have to come from us, and there's something authentic with that," Elise Joshi, Gen Z for Change's deputy executive director and director of strategy, told Mashable. "We want other people in this country to have the right to have a safe working environment and just labor conditions and the right to bargain with your boss for better wages and benefits. There's something more meaningful to that than insisting that TikTok prevents Amazon from coming on their site. There's something more human-to-human about our strategy that I like a lot.

    Amazon is millennials' favorite way to shop(Opens in a new tab), but this isn't necessarily a generational issue. 

    "Amazon needs to keep their company chugging, and that comes with this culture of shopping and consumption. It's not a young person issue. It's a very intergenerational issue," Joshi said. "But in order to capitalize on the fact that young people are on TikTok more than older generations, [Amazon] knows that if they monetize hundreds of creators' platforms and drive young people onto their sites, that they can have a hold on our generation particularly."

    UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2022, 9:14 a.m. EDT A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that AAP commission rates are lower than that of the AIP. They earn the same commission rates. It was also incorrectly stated that only creators part of the AIP get the commission halo effect, when both influencers and associates receive the commission halo effect.

  • Turtle sex videos, ranked


    Turtle sex videos, ranked

    May 23 is World Turtle Day.

    On this of all days, we celebrate turtles -- and we especially celebrate turtles making more turtles, so we can, in turn, celebrate those new turtles.

    Following that logic, we should celebrate turtle sex. Specifically, we should celebrate by ranking YouTube videos of turtles having sex. There are a surprisingly large number of them.

    Now, let's be clear, the purpose of this ranking is not to shame any of these turtles for having lesser sex. All turtle sex is good sex because, as outlined above, it is making more turtles.

    7. The basic

    Nothing wrong with being basic. Here you have two turtles simply enjoying each other's company.

    6. The cuck

    Turtle sex isn't always so emotionally uncomplicated. Take this unfolding drama in which a jealous rival interrupts a sensual moment in a romantic zoo setting.

    5. The scream of lust

    This mighty goliath knows how to show his lady he's having a blast: by screaming in her ear and flailing his limbs around wildly.

    Good vid.

    4. The orgy

    Why not share the fun? Turtles don't seem to have hang-ups.

    3. The sneaker

    Further proving that turtles don't have hang-ups, here's a feisty boy who has no shame in using accessories for his pleasure.

    2. The croc

    Here's a turtle having sex with another shoe, but it's a Croc, which makes the whole scene infinitely more interesting. Go get 'em, little buddy.

    1. The honesty

    And here is the best video of turtle sex on the internet, featuring this beautifully honest soul who will gladly share his inner-most thoughts on breeding. He knows how important this act is.

  • Rogue kangaroo confuses the heck out of people in Austria. Yes, Austria.


    Rogue kangaroo confuses the heck out of people in Austria. Yes, Austria.

    Kangaroos hopping about in Australia wouldn't make news. But a rogue hopper in Austria? Everything is melting.

    A kangaroo has been sighted casually making its way through the forests and meadows of Austria, the country routinely confused for the marsupial's similarly named motherland.

    SEE ALSO: Baby tree kangaroo takes first steps, decides pouch is better than world

    Police identified the roaming roo from videos and images taken by locals, telling Agence France-Presse(opens in a new tab) it had been spotted "numerous times" in Upper Austria over the last week. Exactly what type of kangaroo has not been determined.

    BBC reports(opens in a new tab) the kangaroo had been seen near the small town of Kirchschlag in northern Austria. And this Instagram video caught it in the Mühlviertel region.

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    Local Ruth Kastner told media outlet ORF she spotted the kangaroo while driving with her husband.

    "It then hopped a bit over the meadow and then moved away from the road towards the forest," she said(opens in a new tab). "I think it's so splendid and is looking for a quiet place."

    So, where did the kangaroo come from? A local zoo was our best guess, but turns out the police have checked that lead.

    "We have called all the zoos and kangaroo breeders around us, but no one is missing a kangaroo. We hope the owner will come forward," a Hellmonsoedt police official told AFP.

    So, "kangaroo breeders" then? It's some kind of pet? You can reportedly keep a kangaroo in Austria, according to AFP, but you need a special animal license.

    Police are certain the kangaroo will be alright, if you were wondering how it's doing out there. "Its survival chances [in the wild] are perfect," the police official said.

    It's not the first time a kangaroo has been seen on the loose in Austria — one of the last occasions was in 2016, when police tracked two kangaroos(opens in a new tab) for weeks in Styria, in the southeast of the country.

    Look, Australians ride them to work, have them deliver groceries, and keep their phones in their pouches. Maybe they're migrating to greener pastures.

  • Kangaroos hungry for carrots and McDonalds are attacking tourists


    Kangaroos hungry for carrots and McDonalds are attacking tourists

    It goes without saying, but feeding wildlife can have unintended consequences.

    Tourists visiting the Australian town of Morisset have learnt the hard way, as the area's large, wild kangaroo population has been responsible for an increasing number of attacks on visitors.

    SEE ALSO: A stuffed anteater just took down the winner of a wildlife photography competition

    The problem stems from kangaroos being fed human foods which are outside of their natural diet, causing them to be hungrier and more aggressive for it.

    "There have been a number of reported incidents in which kangaroos have attacked visitors, in one case causing a very deep gash to a man's stomach," Greg Piper, a Port Macquarie MP, said in a statement.(opens in a new tab)

    "In most cases they have been kicking out, clawing faces, and grappling with people, causing lacerations or significant scratching."

    A local shuttle operator, Shane Lewis, told ABC News(opens in a new tab) that he wants more people to be educated about the dangers of feeding kangaroos.

    While there is ample warning signage at Morisset Hospital, where people stop off to see kangaroos, tourists lugging bags of food to feed the animals have ignored this.

    "The kangaroos see at least 2,000 tourists a week and they don't need 2,000 carrots or bananas and bread, chips and biscuits," Lewis told the news outlet.

    "I've even seen some silly people feeding them McDonald's, KFC, corn chips, oats and there are some foods they are very aggressive for."

    Lewis said a man who had just visited a McDonald's had his stomach "gashed open" by a kangaroo, who for some reason went at him, despite having no food in possession.

    Piper said he didn't want to stop people from seeing the kangaroos, but there should be more signage -- in multiple languages -- warning visitors to not feed.

    "The genie is out of the bottle and it seems unlikely that this tourism can be stopped ... there should be appropriate signage about not feeding the animals as well as advice that the kangaroos can cause injury," he added.

  • Would you try this wellness app for $1?

    Would you try this wellness app for $1?


    There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness, just as there is no one right answer for the best flavor of cake. Personalized to fit your lifestyle, Noom(Opens in a new tab) is a digital wellness program that believes it’s important to have your cake and eat it, too — and more importantly, we’re talking about actual cake here. Read on for five things to know about Noom.

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    Try Noom with a two-week trial starting as low as $1 (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab)

    It combines tech and human coaching


    Noom strikes a balance between convenience and compassion. It’s a digital wellness program you can access anytime from your phone or computer. Beyond an AI-powered database of foods you can track, Noom pairs you with real-life experts who can help optimize your habits for better health.

    It focuses on holistic health

    Modeled on a diabetes prevention program from the CDC, Noom is more than just a calorie counter or a fitness tracker. Noom is designed to help users think about long-term goals, such as being healthier for their kids or preventing diseases.

    It helps users achieve personalized goals

    After answering questions about your personal goals and lifestyle, Noom sets up a personalized program filled with tips and tricks based on what you want to achieve. Noom’s experts are trained in cognitive behavior therapy, as well as nutrition and fitness for a 360-degree approach to healthy eating. It’s like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist in your pocket.


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    It doesn’t believe in taboo foods

    Noom is not about food shaming or labeling foods as “bad.” It’s about learning to eat what you love, while maintaining a healthy balance through nutrition, exercise, and overcoming emotional hurdles.

    It’s simple to try

    To get started(Opens in a new tab), users visit the website, complete a survey, and receive a customized package. You can test out the program during the 14-day trial for just $1 — and if you decided to stick with it, there are several plans, including the most popular which costs $129 for four months.