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2023-05-22 12:47:25 author:sh419

Randi Zuckerberg calls out passenger who made repeated lewd remarks on flight

Randi Zuckerberg calls out passenger who made repeated lewd remarks on flight(图1)

Randi Zuckerberg has alleged that a man seated next to her on a flight sexually harassed her repeatedly. But when she told a flight attendant, her complaint was brushed off.

Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, tweeted(opens in a new tab) a letter she sent to Alaska Airlines' CEO Brad Tilden, relating the incident.

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Zuckerberg said she was seated in first class on a three-hour Alaska Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Mazatlan on Wednesday. The man seated next to her started talking "about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasised about the female business colleague I was travelling with, rated and commented on the women's bodies boarding the aircraft."

After she complained, however, flight attendants told her the man is a frequent flier, and that she shouldn't "take it personally."

She was offered a change of seat too, but decided later she shouldn't be the one having to move.

"I'm even more furious with Alaska Airlines for knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women...[and] being more concerned with taking his money than for the safety and security of the other passengers around him," she wrote.

Randi Zuckerberg calls out passenger who made repeated lewd remarks on flight(图2)

About an hour and a half after she tweeted her letter, which got nearly a thousand shares in the time, Zuckerberg posted an update saying Alaska Airlines has temporarily suspended the passenger's frequent traveller status, and are conducting an investigation.

Most people reacted in disgust, with many applauding Zuckerberg for coming forward so publicly.

But some cynical commenters said it could be Zuckerberg's influential status that got Alaska Airlines to react so swiftly.

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    For my demonstration, for instance, I really wanted the moment when Vanessa Bayer's character said, "I hope nobody gulps us," because I find that phrase to be very funny.

    On YouTube, I saw that line started around 1:21, so on Giphy, I jumped straight there.

    The moment I wanted to capture in gif form. Credit: YouTube / Screenshot / Netflix

    6. Cut the GIF to your exact length then hit "Continue to Decorate"

    So, after jumping to 1:21 in the video, I found a 1.9 second duration that perfectly captured Bayer's line-delivery while also removing a camera cut that made the loop look weird. Here's what the page will look like.

    Hope nobody gulps us. Credit: giphy / screenshot

    7. Add captions or any other decoration

    For my GIF, I wanted the line: "Hope nobody gulps us." You can play around with filters, animations, fonts, and drawing but I'm keeping it simple here.

    I chose a simple "caption" text and yellow font. Here's what that looks like.

    ITSYL gulp sketch. Credit: Giphy / Screenshot

    8. Scroll down and hit "Continue to Upload" at the bottom right of the page

    Here's the button:

    Upload giphy. Credit: Giphy / Screenshot

    9. Upload your GIF

    The "Upload to Giphy" be in the bottom right part of your screen. You can also add relevant tags if you want to make your creation easier to find for others. I put "ITSYL" and "gulp" for mine because why not?

    The button you're looking for. Credit: giphy / screenshot

    10. Save the image

    Right click on the image, and hit "save image as." You can choose a name for it and bam, your GIF is downloaded. You can use that downloaded GIF image anywhere you would normally use a regular image. Giphy also gives you lots of options to share it on all sorts of platforms like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, and others.

    OK, then there it is. You have a GIF. Hope that helps. Here's mine.

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    It's worth noting Giphy is far from the only tool to make GIFs, it just happens to be my favorite. But here are few other tools to make GIFs out of YouTube videos (and other things) that you can try.

    • You can just add "GIF" before the word YouTube in a link. Here's a tutorial(Opens in a new tab) on how this works, but if you take any YouTube video and write the word "GIF" into the URL(Opens in a new tab), it takes you to a GIF editor. It doesn't get much easier than that. If writing GIF into a URL confuses you, the same tool can be found at in a new tab).

    • Giphy also has a Mac app called Giphy Capture(Opens in a new tab), which allows you to screen capture anything and make a GIF out of it. It's a super useful tool if you want to make GIFs that aren't simple YouTube links.

    • GIFRun is a tool(Opens in a new tab) that will let you make a GIF out of just about anything, including TikTok.

    • Imgflip has a GIF maker(Opens in a new tab) that's slightly more complicated than some of the other options. But it does allow you to play around but more, giving you the ability to change the width the of the video and the frame rate.

    • The aptly named Make A GIF allows you to(Opens in a new tab), well, make a GIF. It has an easy to use YouTube-to-GIF tab as well as other options, like Facebook-to-GIF and uploading a GIF.

  • Lil Nas X accidentally blocks breakfast show camera, charmingly styles it out

    Lil Nas X accidentally blocks breakfast show camera, charmingly styles it out


    Lil Nas X is an international treasure.

    And his appearance on BBC Breakfast just cemented that status for all eternity.

    After chatting to the two presenters, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, the "Old Town Road" rapper walked off set at the end of the interview, but accidentally strolled right in front of the camera.

    Presenters Munchetty and Stayt called out to Lil Nas X and asked him to join them on the sofa again.

    "Nas can we just say, you just walked right across our camera shot," said Stayt. "You see, you know how to steal the show."

    True to form, his response was utterly charming.


    "I was leaving," the Lil Nas X said.

    "So the way this works is you have to sit there so you don't go in front of the cameras," Stayt explained.

    SEE ALSO: Lil Nas X came out on Twitter to cap off Pride Month

    "OK, next time that won't happen," the artist replied, with a big smile on his face.

    He tweeted afterwards saying he didn't know. To be fair, most of us would've done the same thing.

    What a legend.


  • Get packing with up to 50% off select luggage at The Home Depot

    Get packing with up to 50% off select luggage at The Home Depot


    The following content is brought to you by Mashable partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation.

    We all have some baggage, but is it the right kind? You’ll be ready to roll into the holiday travel season thanks to The Home Depot’s(Opens in a new tab) luggage sale, featuring up to 50 percent off select styles and sets.

    This ready-to-roll trio(Opens in a new tab) is only $134.15



    Credit: the home depot

    Made from tough polycarbonate (a.k.a. the same material used for bullet-proof glass), this three-piece set includes an all-important international carry-on bag for avoiding baggage fees and a bonus, seven-piece accessory set.

    This streamlined duo(Opens in a new tab) is just $148.50

    Credit: the home depot

    Designed to help you reach your gate in time, the collection features lightweight hard shells and spinner wheels. The champagne hue is a nice touch, too.

    This color-blocked pair(Opens in a new tab) is $165

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    Stand out at baggage claim with this cool color-blocked set. It’s got interior mesh zip pockets to help you stay organized, plus a 2.5-inch expandable zipper to pack more on your return trip, because souvenirs.

    This animal-print set(Opens in a new tab) is just $119.50

    Credit: the home depot

    Take a roll on the wild side and swiftly navigate a sea of black bags at baggage claim. This leopard set would also be easy to ID if an airline misplaces it.

  • People from shithole countries share their accomplishments to prove Trump wrong

    People from shithole countries share their accomplishments to prove Trump wrong


    In light of President Donald Trump's disgusting and racist comments, people from around the world are sharing their life accomplishments on Twitter.

    A report from the Washington Post reveals that in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Trump asked why the United States was accepting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. The president reportedly asked the room: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

    Trump later suggested the United States should bring in more people from countries like Norway instead.

    Now people from regions Trump labeled "shithole countries" are firing back in the best way possible: listing their life accomplishments to counter Trump's close-minded and racist view.


    SEE ALSO: Here's what Merriam-Webster thinks of Trump's racist 'shithole' comment

    [h/t:BuzzFeed(opens in a new tab)]

  • Katy Perry, former chandelier, changed into a hamburger at the Met Gala

    Katy Perry, former chandelier, changed into a hamburger at the Met Gala


    At the Met Gala, Lady Gaga wasn't the only person with more than one look.

    On Monday night, pop star Katy Perry graced the pink carpet at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a chandelier on her frame.

    Designed by Moschino's Jeremy Scott, it was already an impressive-looking if not highly impractical outfit. Yes, even the lights switched on.

    SEE ALSO: Met Gala 2019: How celebrities did 'Camp' on the pink carpet

    Well, turns out Perry had another trick up her sleeve, switching outfits mid-event. Perry's second act was a hamburger costume, complete with a lettuce dress and a toothpick hat.


    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Katy Perry attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) Credit: Getty Images for The Met Museum/

    It's only one of the most sought-after high fashion events in the world, but OK. Here's a video of her changing into the outfit in what appears to be the Met bathrooms — and yes, that's Jennifer Lopez wandering past.

    You can't say the outfit has exactly gone down well with everyone. But it's the kind of thing you'd expect from Perry, to say the least — among the pop star's most outrageous outfits(Opens in a new tab), her colossal winged outfit from the 2018 Met Gala is a (somewhat less cartoonish) highlight.

    What is even fashion anymore?


  • Pierce Brosnan drinking a latte of his own face is extremely good

    Pierce Brosnan drinking a latte of his own face is extremely good


    This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.

    Pierce Brosnan is not a celebrity who you'd expect to have an excellent Instagram(Opens in a new tab). Luckily, this ruined world still has a few surprises up its sleeve.

    In a moment that really turned being online around for me this week, the former James Bond Instagrammed a video of himself drinking a latte of his own face. It was taken by Brosnan's The Misfits co-star Jamie Chung. (That's who's cracking up at the end.) Give her an Oscar!

    View this post on Instagram


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    The clip works for a number of reasons, foremost among which is Brosnan's extremely good smirk as he stirs (not shakes) his own foam visage into oblivion. Then there's the latte itself, which is genuinely Bond-like in appearance. Someone, presumably an employee of the aviation company Jetex(Opens in a new tab), worked really hard on that.


    SEE ALSO: Here's what it looks like when a rescue dog saves someone buried in snow

    I have now watched the video on a loop close to 70 times, which is the correct number of times. Each visit brings fresh joys: the weirdly textured silver saucer, Brosnan's weird eyebrow thing, Latte Brosnan looking briefly like The Joker when its mouth dissolves. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

    If you've had a bad week online, which you have, I recommend you watch it for as long as it takes to feel better. Maybe you will be watching it forever! But that's not such a bad life.

  • Oh nothing, just Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer posing in front of each others magazine covers

    Oh nothing, just Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer posing in front of each others magazine covers


    Since Call Me By Your Name came out, there has been no better Hollywood bromance than that of Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

    The pair were just together in London, where Elizabeth Chambers, Hammer's wife, snapped a stellar pic of them.

    SEE ALSO: A fan sat next to Timothée Chalamet on a flight and he was extremely chill

    Hammer and Chalamet are both currently gracing the covers of some major publications, GQ and Vanity Fair, respectively.

    Chambers shared a photo on Instagram of them posing in front of the other's cover.

    "Editorial with two of my favorite subjects," Chambers wrote as caption.


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    Posing skills on point. Kinda....

  • Timothée Chalamet brilliantly responds to John Mulaneys standup comedy bit about him


    Timothée Chalamet brilliantly responds to John Mulaneys standup comedy bit about him

    John Mulaney is stand-up royalty, and he came after Timothée Chalamet.

    SEE ALSO: Genius Instagram account merges 'Call Me By Your Name' scenes with Monet paintings

    Mulaney took part in the Netflix special Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity, and as part of his stand-up he talked about his wife's crush on actor Timothée Chalamet -- or "The Boy" as Mulaney calls him.

    And, the modern world being what it is, Chalamet responded.

    The gas station detail is a reference to his look at the Spirit Awards(opens in a new tab), which was hosted by John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. Mulaney also joked about his wife's feelings for Chalamet then.

    Still the comedian seemed thrilled at having his jokes acknowledged.

    In all seriousness The Amazing Race with Chalamet and Mulaney would be pretty awesome.

    Make it happen.

  • Separation anxiety in dogs can be difficult. Heres how you can help.

    Separation anxiety in dogs can be difficult. Heres how you can help.

    If you have a dog you're probably familiar with the term separation anxiety. 


    Over 23 million households in the U.S. welcomed a new pet into their home during the pandemic, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(Opens in a new tab). With many of us spending way more time at home, it's no surprise that our dogs may be having a hard time as we start to leave the house more.

    Separation anxiety can be a serious issue for pets and their owners, but with the right training and resources, it doesn't have to derail you or your dog's life. Here's what you need to know about separation anxiety in dogs.

    What is separation anxiety?

    Separation anxiety is a condition where a dog becomes extremely stressed when they are separated from their guardian, other close humans, or sometimes even another pet. In a 2019 study(Opens in a new tab) of over 4,000 dogs published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 13 percent were reported to exhibit overt separation anxiety.

    Dogs are inherently social animals, which is what makes them great pets and prone to separation anxiety, said Joanne Basinger, director of Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City. "All dogs have the propensity to develop some sort of separation intolerance or separation anxiety, because they don't want to be left alone," she said. "A healthy well-balanced dog is going to prefer being with its people versus without."

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    In a 2014 webinar(Opens in a new tab) presentation, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, a renowned veterinary behaviorist and representative of the Humane Society, said separation anxiety stems from a combination of factors, but "by far and away, the most powerful force is environmental." He goes on to say that just like babies, puppies need to be given lots of love and affection which makes them independent and secure as they grow up. This is why many dogs with separation anxiety tend to have a "shelter or stray background.

    What causes separation anxiety?

    Dogs experience separation anxiety when something happens that "disrupts the social bond," according to Dodman's webinar. This could be moving homes, children going back to school after vacation, or changing up daily routines. 

    What are some signs of separation anxiety?

    The most common signs of separation anxiety are vocalization, destructive behavior, inappropriate elimination, and not eating while you're away. But separation anxiety is not always so straightforward. "The owners aren’t there to observe the behavior in person, and some of the symptoms can seem like problems with housetraining or boredom," wrote Carly Loyer, PhD, Research Manager on the ASPCA Behavioral Sciences Team, in an email. 

    Dodman's webinar lists the following as signs of separation anxiety:

    • Following (Velcro dog)

    • Pre-departure anxiety

    • Vocalization (barking, whining)

    • Destructive behavior

    • Inappropriate elimination 

    • Pacing 

    • Houdini Syndrome (trying to escape)

    • Self-destructive behavior

    • Salivation

    • Vomiting

    • Psychogenic anorexia (not eating while you're gone)

    • Exuberant greeting 

    Make sure you rule out whether or not it's just puppy behavior or boredom. Credit: Getty Images

    What should you do if your dog has separation anxiety

    1. Consult with your veterinarian

    These symptoms could indicate a variety of issues, so just because your dog is behaving a certain way, doesn't mean it's definitely separation anxiety. That's why it's important to get an official diagnosis for your vet so you can rule out other behavior or medical issues. 

    2. Consult with a trainer or animal behavioral specialist 

    If a veterinarian has determined that your dog has no underlying health issues and may have separation anxiety, Basinger recommends consulting with a trainer "so that they could have a consultation that's based on the specifics of their lifestyle, where they live, and their dog's specific behavior." There's a lot of information out there, so rather than having to parse through all of it, she said, "Find a person that they trust to talk through it and come up with a plan. That way, they're really getting the attention that they need for their particulars."

    While the pandemic may have contributed to a rise in separation anxiety, it doesn't have to inhibit its treatment. "Many professionals are still offering services virtually during this time," said Loyer, "and luckily separation anxiety is one behavior challenge that lends itself well to virtual coaching."

    There's no legal requirement for dog trainers to be certified, but there are several highly reputable qualifications that can help you parse out the good from the bad. Listing all the different certifications here would be like alphabet soup, but as a rule of thumb, look for a trainer that is certified in canine behavior consulting or has a good track record with testimonials from clients. 

    SEE ALSO: Dog anxiety is real. These products can help calm your anxious pet.
    Consulting with a behavior specialist can give you a specific plan that works for you and your dog. Credit: Getty Images

    Helpful tips to prevent or curb separation anxiety

    There are preventative measures that you can do to prevent separation anxiety in dogs or stop it from getting worse. 

    1. Practice healthy boundaries 

    Many people are still working from home in some capacity, which means now is a good time to start preparing your dog for a future change in routine. Loyer recommends designating some alone time throughout the day. 

    "Try to leave your home throughout the week – go for a stroll outside or do some yardwork without your pet. Practice with short durations initially so you can make sure your pet is comfortable with you being gone, gradually increasing the duration as much as possible to prepare for longer stretches of time," she wrote.

    For those in an apartment, Basinger suggests crating your dog or working in a separate room, "so there's alone time, with you, home."

    2. Set your dog up for success

    There are a few different approaches to separation anxiety. But for that critical period when you are out of the house, the experts interviewed all emphasized the importance of creating a safe environment where your dog will feel relaxed and comfortable. 

    What exactly this environment looks like is highly situational, but Dodman recommends a confined space with an open crate they can go into if they want. When creating this environment, he also says to think of the five senses. 

    For taste, use food puzzles or toys stuffed with high value treats, like peanut butter, liver, or frozen wet food so that it becomes a dog lollipop. Smell has some overlap with taste, and Dodman and Loyer both suggest hiding treats for them to discover like a scavenger hunt. Another idea from Dodman is to enrich a toy with an engaging smell like anise, vanilla, or… deer urine "if you can stomach it." 

    For vision, turn on the TV and give them access to a window, perhaps adorned with a bird feeder. Sound could be from the TV, or talk radio, as well as music designed specifically for dogs. Lastly, make sure your dog has a cozy bed and soft comforts. The idea, said Dodman, is to try and make it fun for them. "When you leave it's party time." There's also a ton of YouTube videos specifically made for relaxing dogs.

    Above all, remember the adage, "a tired dog is a good dog." Try and make sure your dog gets some exercise before you leave so they're mentally and physically calmer.

    Make the environment so inviting that they look forward to you leaving. Credit: Getty Images

    3. Don't ignore separation anxiety

    You may have heard that ignoring your dog or letting them cry it out will teach your dog to self-soothe or learn healthy boundaries, but for a young puppy this probably won't work and may have the opposite affect. "When you're in need of an attachment figure, you've been separated from your mom, lost your litter mates, your new owners should not be distancing you. Leaving a puppy to cry is precisely the wrong approach because, at this stage, newly adopted pups need all the care and attention you can muster," said Dodman.

    "They should be kept as close as possible, spoken to kindly and have all their needs met." That being said, Dodman continued it's important to strike a balance between loving them and being matter of fact, especially when it comes to departures. Being overly emotional when you leave will make them feel like it's a big deal and that they should panic. 

    To help find that balance, Basinger suggests thinking about it as "coaching them on how to learn how to self soothe and self pacify." If your dog is in their crate or in another room and starts to get upset, get closer to them, allow them to see you and talk to them. The key is to address it, not ignore it, because your dog's separation anxiety won't get better on its own. 

    Remember you're not alone

    "The most important thing is to get your ducks in a row in terms of who you can lean on," said Shoshi Parks, a professional dog trainer who specializes in separation anxiety. "Whether that's a dog care provider you trust that can walk your dog, or a doggy daycare that you can bring them to, or a trusted friend or neighbor that you can drop the dog off when you need to be somewhere." 

    Having a dog with separation anxiety can be daunting, so look to family and friends for support when you need them. Parks also wants dog owners to know that training can be flexible and tailored to fit particular lifestyles, so getting help for your dog's separation anxiety doesn't mean overhauling your entire life. "They can really do it on their own time, and that it really only takes a commitment of about 30 minutes a day."

    Resources and products to help with separation anxiety 

    There are tons of great resources and products to arm yourself with when taking on separation anxiety. Interactive toys like Kongs(Opens in a new tab), snuffle mats(Opens in a new tab), or food puzzles(Opens in a new tab) can keep your dog engaged for a while. Calming aids(Opens in a new tab) like treats with L-Theanine and melatonin or weighted blankets(Opens in a new tab) can also help.

    When in doubt, look to resources like the American Kennel Club(Opens in a new tab), the ASPCA(Opens in a new tab), and the Humane Society (Opens in a new tab)for trustworthy information. And be aware that while these suggestions may help, they shouldn't be substituted for actual training or advice. 

    UPDATE: Mar. 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated to add additional context from Dodman and to reflect Carly Loyer's complete title. An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the ASPCA's statistic — 23 million dogs and cats, not just dogs, were acquired during the pandemic. This story has also been updated to correctly spell Nicholas Dodman's name.