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February 14 2014

Surfing Organization Rides the Snapchat Wave

Go big or go home. That's what ASP, the Association of Surfing Professionals, decided when it arrived on Snapchat

Since its Snapchat account launch, ASP has been able to give followers a gnarly look at the world's best surfers, with real-time updates on epic waves and big competitionsMashable chatted with these surfing experts to gain some perspective on their experiences with Snapchat.

How has ASP connected surfing to social media?

The sport's commitment to investigating and activating new technologies and mediums through which to reach their fans has been apparent throughout 2013 and 2014. The new ASPWorldTour platform was launched with engaging, educational and entertaining digital content. ASP reprogrammed its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to great success, and began a Snapchat initiative that is delivering live content and stories in an unprecedented fashion
ASP Surf Snapchat

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February 12 2014

Facebook Testing 'Water Taxi' to Shuttle Employees From San Francisco

All aboard the Facebook ferry.

The social network launched a private ferry service last week that will shuttle employees between San Francisco and Redwood City, just a few miles from company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the shuttle on Wednesday, which the company is calling a "water taxi."

Facebook plans to test the shuttle during a 90-day pilot period, at which point the company will reevaluate the service. The boat is a catamaran that holds 30 people, and comes equipped with perks such as Wi-Fi, coffee and snacks, according to the spokesperson Read more...

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8 Romantic Subscription Services to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

Thanks to the Internet, you can literally wait until the last second to give a gift. But that also means you’ll never have an excuse to show up empty-handed again.

Luckily for you, instant online gifts aren't limited to gift cards this Valentine's Day. There are numerous subscription services that will prove your love on a monthly basis, whether it's lingerie or online cooking classes.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite subscription services that make for unique gifts for that special someone.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...

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Snapchat Challenge: Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like a 10-Second Snap

Skip the flowers. Send us your snaps

With Valentine’s Day (or Singles Awareness Day, for all you solo riders out there) just around the corner, we’re back this week with another Mashable Snapchat Challenge

E-cards are so 2000, so we want you to send us your Valentine’s Day greeting via Snapchat. Get down with your sensitive side for a chance to be featured on Mashable. If we’re feeling the love, we’ll showcase your snap in our roundup of cupid-approved winners

How to Enter the Challenge

  • If you haven’t already, add "mashable" on Snapchat

  • Send us your snap by Friday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. ET

  • Be sure to select 10 seconds for your snap, as we’ll need time to absorb your snapsterpiece Read more...

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February 11 2014

Do All Zoos Euthanize Animals Like Marius, the Copenhagen Giraffe?

Warning: This post contains imagery that some readers may find disturbing.

A well-respected zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark, ignited criticism across the globe when officials there killed a young giraffe on Feb. 9 and performed an autopsy on the animal in front of a crowd full of children.

Zoo officials said Marius, the 2-year-old giraffe, had genes too similar to those of other giraffes in European zoos, increasing the likelihood for genetic disease in Marius' offspring, had he been allowed to breed. Other zoos and organizations offered to take him in and an online petition to save the animal generated around 30,000 signatures, but officials said they did not find another suitable living situation for Marius and that they were only following a recommendation by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums when they decided to shoot him. Read more...

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February 09 2014

6 'Rules' of Dating That Apply to Your Job Search

We all know a — ahem — "friend" who spends hours crafting the perfect text message to a potential date: carefully choosing words, paying attention to length and tone and finding the emoji that's just right. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's possible that you're increasingly familiar with this practice.

It makes little sense, then, that these same meticulous message-crafters will often fire off a professional email without so much as a proofread

The job search and the dating game share some common ground when it comes to finding the perfect match. If you're looking for "the one" — whether it's your dream girl or your dream job — waiting for the phone to ring can certainly be anxiety-inducing. Most of the time, success boils down to putting your best face forward, being sincere about your wants and needs, and, yes, even making compromises Read more...

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February 05 2014

The Most Important Parts of the Evolution Debate With Bill Nye

Evolution and creationism duked it out on Tuesday at the Creation Museum in Kentucky in front of a packed auditorium and hundreds of thousands of viewers at home

The two-and-a-half-hour debate pitted Bill Nye, a science educator and TV personality, against Ken Ham, president of the creationism organization Answers in Genesis and head of the Creation Museum.

Nye and Ham argued over whether creationism is a viable scientific model for explaining the origins of Earth, and while they mostly stayed on topic, both repeated their points so many times that it was easy to get lost. Instead of watching all 150 minutes of the debate, check out Mashable's recap, above, which boils down the main points in just under four minutes. Read more...

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Hey Guys, She Doesn't Want Your Sexy Photos

Dating can be a jungle. If you're with someone, the hours scouring dating websites have finally paid off (that, or the local bartender misses pouring your favorite brew). But finding love and keeping it are two different battles. Every relationship is unique, and the best way to keep the person you're with happy is to be yourself. Unless, of course, your gut instinct is to do something 75% of women don't like

Singles in America, an annual academic survey developed by biological anthropologist and Rutgers University professor Helen Fisher, and sponsored by Match.com, posed questions to singles of all ages and preferences, coast to coast, to determine the norms for dating in the present age Read more...

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February 03 2014

The Pebble Smartwatch Now Has Its Own App Store

As expected, a major update to the Pebble iOS app has just landed in the App Store. Version 2.0 ushers in Pebble's own app store, a centralized place for users of the wearable device to explore a number of different watch faces and apps.

According to Pebble, there are more than 1,000 apps and watch faces currently in the store. The store is divided into six different categories Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness and Games.

Pebble plans to actively curate the store to feature the best titles. For now, all content is free in its store.

And since users can only have up to eight different items at one time on their smartwatch, the Locker stores favorite apps and watch faces for easy loading and unloading. Read more...

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13 Must-Have Items in Your 2014 Time Capsule

In this tech-centric day and age, it's easy to get caught up in the future.

Recently at Mashable, we've been thinking about the future, after our MashableReads social book club finished Chang-Rae Lee's On Such A Full Sea

Set in the future, the novel takes place in a technologically advanced society that deals with extreme social stratification. Reading about this dystopian environment made us wonder what present-day items we would save for the future, so we asked Mashable readers to show us what they would put in their 2014 time capsules.

Readers suggested a variety of items, ranging from wearable tech such as Google Glass to favorite foods like cake. Check out some of our favorites, below: Read more...

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February 02 2014

Kooky Snapchat Artist Shares His Adventures 10 Seconds at a Time

While it's not the most conventional form of artistic expression, Snapchat has enabled a whole new wave of artists to share their creative works for 10 seconds

Meet Shaun McBride. He's a sales rep for snowboarding companies, and he's all about Snapchat. Since he started snapping last year, McBride has made a mark on the Snapchat community with his imaginative photos and impressive doodlesMashable chatted with McBride to learn more about his love of Snapchat, and how it has shaped his day-to-day life

Featured Snap Artist

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January 31 2014

Ishmael Beah Joins MashableReads Social Book Club

Our second selection this year for the MashableReads social book club is Ishmael Beah's Radiance of Tomorrow.


Ishmael Beah, author of the bestselling memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, makes his fiction debut in The Radiance of Tomorrow. After civil war in Sierra Leone, two friends attempt to protect and provide for their families in the shadow of violence, corruption and devastating industrial development. Written in prose that resonates with the rich oral tradition of generations, Radiance of Tomorrow is a devastating and hopeful exploration of a society learning to heal

Be sure to follow @mashlifestyle to discuss Radiance of Tomorrow, using the hashtag #MashReads throughout the month. You can also join our Facebook group to stay updated on MashableReads, and let us know what you think of the book Read more...

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January 30 2014

13 Original Doodles Created on Snapchat

We've all come to appreciate the communicative power of a picture. In the era of emojis, memes, selfies and #tbts, it's easy to see why Snapchat has also taken the world by storm. With a few swipes of the finger, you can doodle onto your picture messages, giving them a personal touch that will undoubtably delight your fellow snappers.

Last week, inspired by the app's playful drawing feature, we asked Mashable snapchatters to send us their snap doodles for the first-ever Snapchat Challenge. We received an artistic array of snaps, from funny pet pics to clever cartoon characters Read more...

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