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Is this swimsuit too revealing? Woman claims she was booted from pool because of swimsuit

KNOXVILLE, T.N. (WFXB) – What kind of swimsuit is too revealing for a family-friendly swimming pool? That’s a question at an apartment complex in Knoxville, TN where one woman says she was kicked out of a pool because of her swimwear. Tori Jenkins, 20, was wearing a one-piece swimsuit at the apartment complex pool where she lives when she says…

Trump administration using ‘extreme vetting’ of visitors’ social media accounts

The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for US visa applicants worldwide. It asks for social media handles for the last 5 years, along with biographical information going back 15 years. The new questions are part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States. It was approved on May 23rd, despite criticism from…

Harvard revokes admission for 10 students for posting ‘offensive memes’

It’s difficult enough to get into Harvard, but 10 students who had been accepted are out before even stepping foot on campus. Their admissions were rescinded for allegedly posting obscene content on Facebook. Among the posts, according to The Harvard Crimson, they mocked sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children. The students involved also traded sexually-explicit memes in…

Whether you like it or not, lace shorts for men are here

Just weeks after the “bro romper” caused an uproar on the internet, a new fashion style for men is trending. Introducing the lace shorts. On Monday, the Instagram account Sparkie Baby Official uploaded a photo of three gentlemen from the waist down wearing pink, blue and green lace shorts. Needless to say, reaction to lace shorts for men has been…

Study: Instagram is the most detrimental social media platform for your health

A new study suggests Instagram could be really, really bad for young people’s health. Researchers from the Royal Society for Public Health in conjunction with the Young Health Movement in England recently looked at how five major social media sites impact things like anxiety, depression and body image. YouTube was the only site young people said had a net positive…

Authorities warn parents about dangers of new app, Yellow

You’ve probably heard the expression ‘swipe right’ to connect with someone you’re interested in on the dating app, Tinder. There’s a fairly new app called ‘Yellow’ – it is the same kind of concept for teens, but many parents are worried about just who is using Yellow. Yellow reports 7 million users worldwide and once you’re connected, users can swap…

Online marketing for small businesses

In this day and age, sometimes it seems like the only way to stay relevant is through social media, but that couldn’t more true for businesses. Justin Malonson from Coastal Media Brand explains the importance of online marketing and what sets his business apart from the competition.

Parents warned about deadly ‘Blue Whale Challenge’

One school system in Alabama is warning parents everywhere about a potentially deadly game called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge.’ According to school officials in Baldwin County, it’s been introduced on two high school campuses there already. A ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ app is reportedly available for students to download, but has been removed from Apple’s iOS store and the Google Play…

McDonald’s says goodbye to Hi-C, the internet is outraged

McDonald’s is phasing out the drink Hi-C Orange – to many people, it’s the drink of their childhood, ever so popular in Happy Meals and otherwise. Beginning next week, the drink will be on its way out and it will be completely gone after July. Hi-C Orange will be replaced by Sprite Tropic-Berry nd exclusively available at McDonald’s as part of…