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Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the poetry book, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to her favorite 80s tunes. INSTA: @nessnixtony

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Ariana Grande Sings 'Natural Woman' In Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin 😭

The Roots joined Grande in giving Franklin her respect in a live performance on the Tonight Show.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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This 5 Year-Old Called 911 When Her Dad Was Having Trouble Breathing--And The Transcript Of The Call Is So Hilariously Pure

A serious call turn into a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud moment.  

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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The Scoop

Turns Out If You Wear "Abolish ICE" Tee Shirts To The Statue Of Liberty You Won't Be Allowed In

Couple escorted out after refusing to change politically-charged t-shirts. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 day ago
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Extra Chunky

Woman's Salty Ex Literally Stole Her Toilet After She Broke Up With Him 😮

Bad breakup leaves woman SOL. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 days ago
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Extra Chunky

Kimberly Guilfoyle Posted A Picture Her 'Friends Sent' Of Her And Don Jr.—But Internet Sleuths Weren't Fooled One Bit 🕵️

People of the internet once again prove they have too much time on their hands.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 days ago
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The Latest Round Of 'Infinity War' Bloopers Includes Some Screaming Goats—And We're LOLing Hard 😂

Hilarious new Avenger's gag reel has the internet reeling with laughter. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 days ago
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Joshua Jackson Now Has A Crying Meme To Rival James Van Der Beek's—And The Competition Is ON 😂

Dawson's Creek alum pumps up the drama over The Affair.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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The Scoop

Florida Denny's Apologizes After Refusing To Serve A Group Of Black Customers

Apology or not, people are boycotting the popular diner chain. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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Artist's Reimagining Of Hermione As A Black Woman Has Harry Potter Fans Delighted ❤

New spin on Wizarding World fan fave has bewitched Twitter.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 days ago
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The Love Between Elizabeth Warren And The Rock Is Real—And Twitter Wants To See Them Team Up

Twitter births 2020 dream team ticket.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
5 days ago
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The Songs People Grew Up With Are The Subject For An Entertainingly Retro Meme 😂

Monsters, Inc. inexplicably thrust back into the spotlight.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
5 days ago
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Covfefe

Omarosa Claims She Saw Trump Literally Eating A Sensitive Document After Cohen Meeting 😮

Former White House aide shares bizarre behind-the-scenes account of Trump.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
5 days ago
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People Are Losing Their Minds Over This Banana Hack That Ensures Ripeness

We're looking at you, Time Magazine.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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Extra Chunky

Missing Cat Returns Home After 13 Years, And The Reunion Is Giving People All The Feels 😭

A long-lost pet story with a happy ending. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Breakout Likely Caused By Cow Dung 💩

FDA investigation reveals likely source of contamination. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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Classic '90s Show 'American Gladiators' Is Getting A Reboot Thanks To Seth Rogen

Funnyman leads the charge for fans of American Gladiator. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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YouTube Star Karissa Pukas Issues Warning To Fans, Says Breast Implants Were Making Her 'Chronically Sick'

The video chronicles her four-year battle with a collection of mysterious and debilitating health issues.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie Wig In 'Thor: Ragnarok' Came With A Massive Price Tag 😵

Fans "Marvel" at the cost of actress' superhero hairpiece. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 week ago
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The Scoop

Zendaya Opens Up About The Pressures Of Being A Young Black Artist In Hollywood

  

The quintuple threat confides in Writer and Transgender Activist Janet Mock

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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The Target Audience For 'Eighth Grade' Can't See It Due To Its R Rating—But Bo Burnham Has A Solution ❤️

A24 skirts rating system so middle schoolers can see the film made for them. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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Dog Steals The Show At His Humans' Wedding—And Becomes An Internet Sensation 😍

Labrador turns wedding photo into a viral photobomb. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 weeks ago
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Extra Chunky

This Viral Image Of A Doctor's Sign Isn't Going Over Well With Anti-Vaxxers

Two-year-old "emotional rant" on a poster goes viral.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 weeks ago
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The Scoop

Trump's Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Was Destroyed Yet Again

Star destroyer calls cops on himself after an act some are viewing as heroic vandalism. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 weeks ago
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Swedish Student's Plane Protest Stops Deportation Of Asylum-Seeking Afghan Man

An activist takes a stand—literally—against deportation.  

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
3 weeks ago
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LOL

Google Translate Is Offering Some Oddly Sinister Prophecies In A Glitch People Have Dubbed TranslateGate 😮

The automated translator has gone berserk—spooking some and entertaining others. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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LOL

Tom Cruise And Jimmy Fallon Have A Hard Time Making It Through This Spy Skit Without Breaking 😂

Cruise's new mantra will leave you in stitches.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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Man Arrested For Working Out Naked At Planet Fitness—And He Uses The Gym's Slogan As Justification

Cops disregard "judgement-free zone" to detain a lewd nude dude. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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People Are Petitioning To Drink The Liquid From That Egyptian Sarcophagus—And Please, Oh God, No 🤢

New Egyptian delicacy takes the internet by storm.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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Sassy Young Fan Has An Epic Clapback For Ryan Reynolds During 'Deadpool 2' Comic-Con Panel 🔥

Someone got a little salty during the Q&A.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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LOL

James Comey Expertly Trolled Trump On NPR's Popular Game Show 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me' 😂

Everyone's favorite former FBI director jabs Trump. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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The Scoop

Pat McGrath Is The Makeup Industry's Newest Self-Made Billionaire--And She Did It In Two Years

Outpacing Kylie Cosmetics to reach billionaire status first.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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After 22-Year-Old Trans Man's Parents Refuse To Claim His Body, His Chosen Family Steps Up ❤️

Over $20k has now been raised for his funeral.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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The Scoop

Co-Workers Are Now Donating Their Vacation Days To Help New Moms—But Not Everybody Is On Board

Thoughtful trend shines light on America's lack of paid maternity leave.    

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
4 weeks ago
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Extra Chunky

A Spot-On Theory About The Inevitable Future Of 'Harry Potter' Is Going Viral

Oh Hollywood—are you really THAT transparent?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Dangerous Trapeze Act On 'America's Got Talent' Goes Horribly Awry, Leaving The Judges And Audience Stunned

Blind and blindfolded—somebody lost his grip.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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These Hilarious Examples Of Artists Who Struggle To Draw Faces Or Bodies Are Too Relatable 😂

Maybe this is how Picasso developed his style.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

CVS Employees Fired After Calling Cops On Black Woman They Suspected Of Using A Fake Coupon

The latest in an epidemic of white people calling the police on others for "simply being black." 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Extra Chunky

A Kiss Between Meryl Streep And Cher Is Inspiring Some Meme-Tastic Works Of Art

It's Cher and Meryl—what's not to like?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Sherri Shepherd Gave A Blunt Answer On 'Celebrity Family Feud' That Left Steve Harvey Speechless 😮😂

Funny TV or too adult for Family Feud

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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More Than 80 Dogs Rescued From 'Heart-Wrenching' And Filthy Conditions In Alabama Puppy Mill

Horror story for pets kept in deplorable conditions has a happy ending.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Man's Tweet About Giraffes And Unicorns Brings Up An Important And Valid Point 🤔

Twitter proves truth is stranger than fiction in the animal kingdom.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Company Allegedly Sold Black Farmers 'Fake Seeds' In Shady Plot To Steal Their Farmland

Stine Seed Company is accused of a plot to land grab.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Dog Owner Has A Warning About Saltwater Poisoning After His Beloved Lab Dies Following A Trip To The Beach

Florida student seeks to get the word out about this little-known danger.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Covfefe

Immigrant Mother And 6-Month-Old Baby Reunited Only To Be Left Stranded At Bus Stop By ICE Officials, Lawyers Allege

The Trump administration is dropping the ball on providing details for family reunifications. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Dog Lovers Clap Back On Twitter After Op-Ed Calls Dogs 'Parasites' 😡

Fighting tooth and nail to defend our furry, four-legged friends.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Extra Chunky

Teen With Autism Struggles With Acne--His Sister Asks Online Forum For Help, And They Totally Came Though

Reddit's popular sub Skincare Addiction full of willing helpers.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Extra Chunky

Father Teaches His Son Important Life Lessons About Business And Community Through Snow Cones

Enterprising six-year-old stacks cash for college.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Incredibly Frustrated By The Season Finale Of 'Handmaid's Tale'? You're Not Alone

Twitter has had it with Offred.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Ariana Grande Opens Up About Her Debilitating Anxiety After The Manchester Bombing

The Dangerous Woman pop icon shows strength in the face of adversity. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Dictionary Just Threw Some Shady Truth At Kylie Jenner—And It's Savage 🔥

Is it shade or a simple clarification?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

12-Year-Old Black Newspaper Delivery Boy Gets Cops Called On Him His First Day On The Job

In some neighborhoods, it's apparently "suspicious" just to walk around while black.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Texas Woman Catches Her Brother-In-Law Cheating On National Television—And Totally Calls Him Out

Pro-tip—maybe don't cheat in full view of T.V. cameras and a jumbotron. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Covfefe

Trump Just Got Sued By His Former Driver Of 25 Years For Unpaid Wages

Looks like the President may have a precedent for cutting benefits. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

New Yorker Piece About How A Massive MTA Problem Could Only Be Fixed By One IT Guy Is Mind-Boggling

Miguel's work-life balance threw a wrench into the NY subway.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Woman Shares Incredible Story Of How She Found Her Biological Family 😍

Watching this family reunite will bring a tear to your eye. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Ben Affleck Accurately Predicted Streaming Services Like Netflix Back In A 2003 Interview 😮

Turns out the tortured artist had his finger on the pulse. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Elon Musk Has Created A Small Escape Pod To Help Rescue The Boys Stuck In The Thai Cave

Eight boys have been rescued by divers while four more and their coach still remain inside.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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This Father Is Able To Breastfeed His Daughter With The Help Of Innovative Device

One brave dad steps into a new role and hopes to influence many. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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4th Of July Fireworks Accident Destroyed Footballer Jason Pierre Paul's Hand--Now He Shares A Warning

This football player goes long to get his point across, using a very graphic image of his injury. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Elon Musk Is Now Involved With Rescue Of Soccer Team In Thailand Cave

Billionaire Tesla CEO may have a fresh idea to save stranded boys and their coach.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Twitter Users Mercilessly Troll Alex Jones With #SecondCivilWarLetters

Fighting the good fight in the trenches of the internet. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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North Carolina Man Calls Cops On Black Woman For Using Her Neighborhood Pool

#IDAdam joins the ranks of white self-deputized busybodies targeting POC in public spaces.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

This Thread About How The Human Brain Adjusts What Our Eyes Actually See Is Mind-Boggling 😮

What you're seeing right now may be a thing of the past.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Sacha Baron Cohen Just Trolled Trump With A Cryptic Independence Day Video

Trump University may have a new graduate...

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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Man Who Needed To Be Told The Correct Way To Eat A Kit Kat Proposes To Girlfriend With A 3-D Printed One

Turns out the sweet proposal was backed by Kit Kat.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
1 month ago
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The Scoop

Miles Teller Has Been Cast Opposite Tom Cruise In 'Top Gun 2'—And Fans Are All About It

Who's feeling the need for speed?

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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89-Year-Old Denied Use Of Gas Station Bathroom Says It Reminded Her Of The Jim Crow Era

Respecting your elders doesn't appear to be something this mini-mart and fuel station lives by.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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79-Year-Old Adopted Woman Finally Meets Her 100-Year-Old Biological Mother For The First Time

They each thought the other was dead!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

QOTSA's Josh Homme Shares Apology Letter Anthony Bourdain Wrote To His Young Daughter

Homme shows what made Bourdain great.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Man's RSVP To His Ex-Girlfriend's Wedding Is Both Savage And Awesome 😂

Exes stay friends all the way to the altar.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Michelle Wolf Has Some Very Specific Advice For Heckling Members Of The Trump Administration

"Ivanka is the prettiest tumor in a swiftly moving cancer."

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

People Can't Stop Singing The Praises Of Comedian Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' On Netflix

Sexuality, mental health, and self-care are all on the menu.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Oprah And Friends Just Made An Adorable Video To Throw Their Support Behind Mexico At The World Cup

O was #TeamMexico for their match against Brazil.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Belgian Player Celebrates Goal By Kicking The Ball Into His Own Face—And Instantly Becomes A Meme 😂

From celebration to humiliation in 0.2 seconds. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Sean Hannity Just Blamed Maxine Waters' Rhetoric For The Capital Gazette Shooting In Maryland

It appears Trump's make-up-the facts-as-you-go style is infectious—and Hannity's caught it.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Covfefe

The New York Daily News's Latest Cover Sums Up Justice Kennedy's Retirement With Just A Few Simple Words

Kennedy's departure allows Trump to make SCOTUS take a hard right.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Investigators Believe 10-Year-Old California Boy Told Family Members He 'Liked Boys' Before Being Beaten To Death

Over 13 calls to family services claiming abuse of little Anthony Avalos couldn't save him.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Botched 'Restoration' Of A 16th-Century Statue Is Drawing Comparisons To That Spanish Fresco

Proving once again, that art restoration by amateurs should not be attempted.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Muslim Activists Say SCOTUS's Travel Ban Ruling Is Just One In A Shameful History Towards Minority Groups

The 5-4 decision cracks down on Muslim immigration and dredges up bad memories.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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These Questionable Life Hacks Printed In Magazines Have The Internet LOLing 😂

They work "just as well."

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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This Cat Decides To Take Whiff Of A Salt And Vinegar Chip—And Regrets It Instantly 😂

In the end, it's a battle to the...cutest?!

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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The Scoop

Megan Rapinoe And Sue Bird Become First Same-Sex Couple To Grace Cover Of ESPN's Body Issue

Seattle sports representing on the national scene. 

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Someone Uncovered A Secret About The Woman In The 'Distracted Boyfriend Meme'—And It's Incredible 😂

The shocking revelation will leave you shook.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago
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Covfefe

Trump Just Took On His Late-Night Host Critics In A Rambling Speech At A South Carolina Rally

Thin-skinned Prez holds a grudge against comedians.

By Vanessa Nix Anthony
2 months ago