This is another totally amazing episode of Daily Update, our, and your, look at interesting articles from trustworthy sources from all around the world. Today we’ve got one article about a father who tries to have sex with his children’s friends, one about social media execs who throw too much money on so-called influencers, one about why Scarlett Johansson is nobody’s baby, one about your psychopathic ex-boyfriend and one about Musical.ly, teens’ new favorite social network. Here we go!
Broadly: My Father, The Creeper Who Tries To Have Sex With My Friends
After my stepmother died, my dad stopped obeying anyone else’s rules or expectations and turned into a hyper-sexual beast. He didn’t get a makeover after my stepmother died or join a gym or even fix his teeth, but something had changed: his sex drive begun to overshadow his emotional responsibility as a parent to his own six children. This was made most evident by his unmasked determination to sleep with my now-grown childhood friends.
Digiday: Confessions Of A Social Media Exec On Influencer Marketing: ‘We Threw Too Much Money At Them’
“Influencer” is the biggest buzzword of the moment. An entire ecosystem has evolved around these social media stars, but there are cracks in the foundation. The relationship between brands, agencies and influencers is starting to get rocky. In this edition of Confessions, a social media executive lays out how this relationship soured.
W Magazine: Scarlett Johansson Is Nobody’s Baby
Mother, chanteuse, computer operating system, bombshell alien… no matter the role, Scarlett Johansson is her own woman. “When she came out of me, I was so surprised,” Scarlett Johansson told me on a cold day in December. We were at the photo shoot for this story, and Johansson, who had given birth to her daughter, Rose, just three months earlier, was wearing tight jeans and an equally snug white sweater. Her short, almost platinum hair, which would soon be covered by a Debbie Harry circa-Blondie shag wig, was slicked back.
The Huffington Post: If Your Ex Wants To Be Friends, They Might Be A Psychopath
If you’re going through a tumultuous breakup and your otherwise hostile ex insists on “being friends,” science is here to give you a little tough love: Run in the opposite direction. According to a new study, some people with the so-called “dark triad” personality traits — like narcissism and psychopathy — keep their exes around for strategic, self serving reasons.
Select All: What You Need to Know About Musical.ly, Teens’ New Favorite Social Network
Musical.ly, an app you’ve probably never heard of unless you are a teen, or the proud owner of a teen, just raised $100,000,000 in funding. Which means it’s time for you to learn what it is, what it does, and why it’s worth so much money. At its heart, Musical.ly, launched in 2014, is a video-sharing social network along the lines of Snapchat or Vine. What sets it apart is the gimmick: Lip-syncing. For every video you record, you pick a song, and are supposed to lip-sync along to it, creating a mini (no more than 15 seconds) music video.
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