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If You Twerk in Russia, They Will Probably Throw You in Jail

Putin’s strange, ongoing war against booty-shaking.

If you’re a flashy dancer, now might not be the best time to visit Russia. Recently a group of “aspiring pop stars” got down and twerk-y in front of a pivotal war memorial in Novorissiysk and found themselves detained by authorities, fired from their jobs, and expelled from school.

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The Unholy Trinity: Let's Get Over "Awesome," "Amazing," and "Ridiculous"

It's time to rein in three words we use entirely too much.

The other day, I decided to go 24 hours without using the words “awesome” and “amazing.” A few hours later, I upped the ante and added “ridiculous” after initially giving it a pass. 'I'm an educated, verbal woman,' I told myself. 'I write for a living. I've read thousands of books. There is no reason at all why I should be using the same three words over and over.' Pleased with myself and emboldened by the encouragement of others (mostly old people), I faced the day with confidence.

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