15 Ridiculously Cute Animals to Follow on Instagram

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In case you couldn't tell, we love Instagram. Whether it's athletes and photographers to follow, or learning about how to up our photography game, we can't get enough of this app. However, there is a large part of Instagram that we can ignore no longer: animals.

There is basically an Instagram account for any kind of animal you can think of, and, of course, there are probably too many dedicated to people's dogs and cats. But some have risen above the rest and caught more of our attention than we'd like to admit. And now we have decided to share with you our favorite animals to follow on Instagram.

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Should I Take This Selfie? A Guide for Grownups

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Flickr via Porsche Brosseau
It's a question for the ages.

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question.

On the one hand, who doesn't love to indulge their narcissistic side every once in a while? But on the other hand, selfies are terrible, embarrassing, and sometimes dangerous byproducts of a self-indulgent, technology-obsessed culture. Teens have it easy. We expect selfies from them. Adults? Not so much. Yet, we, legal adults, are guilty of participating in these photographic faux pas, too.

There are few occasions when adult selfies are acceptable, perhaps even encouraged, but much more frequent are the times when they are unacceptable. It can be tricky to tell, phone in hand and reverse camera pointed at your face, if this moment is one of those acceptable times to selfie. So we have devised a guide to help you. Read carefully, good luck, and selfie if you dare.

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The Air Sex World Championships to Return to Phoenix in August

Categories: Events, Fun

Ryan Wolf
Midnite Movie Mamacita took to the stage at the 2010 competition.
Ordinarily, faking it during sex is pretty much considered to be bad form and also might lead to hurt feelings, bruised egos, and maybe even a breakup.

However, faking it during the Air Sex World Championships, especially in over-the-top fashion, is not only acceptable, but is downright expected, and might lead to excited cheers, an afterglow of triumph, and maybe even nationwide fame.

As you can guess by its name, the raunchy and ridiculous touring event -- which takes place in cities across the U.S., including a stop at Phoenix's FilmBar next month -- encourages its hump-happy participants to bust out with over-exaggerated and ludicrously humorous simulations of sexual activity with invisible partners that's set to music.

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TopGolf Now Open in Scottsdale

Categories: Fun, Sports

Lauren Hornberger
The course at TopGolf features different targets that guests aim for.

There is a new kind of golf in Scottsdale that is changing the way people see the driving range. TopGolf, an upscale golf entertainment facility that incorporates gaming and golf, is officially open.

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10 Love Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, HBO
Courting Disaster is Jackalope Ranch's weekly column of dating horror stories, observations, how-tos, and more by Katie Johnson. Names of ex-boyfriends, past hookups, and bad blind dates have been changed to protect the guilty.

When it comes to finding and keeping love, does anyone know what they're doing? Not really. So why not take a few tips from movies, television, and books? In honor of the season four finale, which HBO airs Sunday, June 15, here are 10 tested love lessons we've learned from Game of Thrones.

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The 50 Coolest People at Memorial Day Weekend Pool Parties in Scottsdale

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Sitting pretty at the W Scottsdale over Memorial Day Weekend.
If you happen to be a fan of stylish swimming pool parties, the Memorial Day weekend certainly had a few to offer, especially up in Scottsdale.

Splash bashes at Maya Day and Nightclub, the W Hotel, and Talking Stick Resort over the three-day holiday were swamped with plenty of young and beautiful types that were eager to partake in all the hot beats, chilled drinks, and animated social scene both in and out of the pool.

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The 25 Best Sombreros from Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
¬°Muy caliente!

Whenever Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, you're guaranteed to see any combination of the following: mass consumption of cerveza and tequila, red and green plastic beads, cheesy fake mustaches, and sombreros. Lots of sombreros.

It seemed like the Spanish-born wide-brimmed toppers were being worn at practically every party in the Valley, especially at Tempe and Scottsdale drinking hotspots like Dos Gringos, Bottled Blonde, Fat Tuesday, Moonshine Whiskey Bar, and Gringo Star.

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I Am a Phoenix Uber Driver

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A Phoenix-based Uber driver shares stories from behind the wheel.

Two jobs, two sons, and a husband was not enough. I was in a rut and feeling bleh. After running into a childhood friend one day, she put the Uber bee in my bonnet and I was hooked.

I have had a romantic notion about cab drivers for some time, formulated in part by the song Taxi and the film Night on Earth. Becoming a taxi driver is expensive and full time, but becoming an UberX "partner" is fairly uncomplicated, almost free. I work when I want, and the money is nice. I have been able to do good things with the extra cash for my family and for people I know.

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11 Must-Know Terms for Talking Oscar Red Carpet Fashion

Categories: Fashion, Fun

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Lupita Nyong'o will probably show up to the Academy Awards in another bright, beautiful gown that everyone's going to talk about. Emma Thompson will probably be there, too.
Watching the stars walk the red carpet sometimes can be more entertaining than watching the actual award ceremony itself, if you're crazy fashion-obsessed freaks like us. If you're not and actually watching to see who wins, the red carpet can probably seem tedious and confusing. And with the Oscars slated for Sunday, March 2, maybe you're even panicking a little about how you're going to make it through the Academy Awards pre-show. But don't worry, because we've got your back.

We've broken down 11 terms you need to know to ensure that you can critique and ogle the red carpet fashion with the best of 'em. Heaven forbid you confuse a thut with an underbutt and are at a loss for words when it comes to describing Lena Dunham's inevitably bold gown choice, right?

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5 Inevitable Online Dating Mishaps

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There's no shame in the online dating game, but there are some dangers to look out for.

We don't need to remind you what today is. If you're in a relationship, you're probably looking forward to the plans you and your sweetheart have made. Lovely. Good for you. However, us singletons are either trying to forget this love-ridden day or desperately searching for a last-minute date. And what easier way to find said date than online dating?

Although actual true love, eternal joy, and maybe a happily-ever-after ending could await you at the end of the online dating road, we are here to warn you of the dangers that await along your way. So seasoned veterans who have become all too familiar with the ins and outs of every site and app you can think of, enjoy knowing you are not alone. And green, dewy-eyed privates ready to jump in, sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for the inevitabilities of trying to find love online.

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