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TREND TRIALS: We Made Gwyneth Paltrow's $200 GOOP Smoothie!

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Shira Lazar

Sometimes when we're keeping up with the latest internet trends, our curiosity gets the better of us and we have to try it out for ourselves. That's w...

Why Digital Stars Are Looking Beyond Vine

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Viner, YouTuber and "funny Queen" Alx James joined the What's Trending Podcast this week. "You would rather be a Queen than a King," he said, "bec...

Could Be One of the Fastest Growing Apps for Teens?

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We got some one-on-one advice from one of's rising stars Baby Ariel, who gathered more than 6 million followers in less than a year with her lip syncing, dancing and comedy videos.

Artist Makes Amazing Easter Eggs of Pop Culture Icons!

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.26.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

We love people who make a name for themselves in strange and creative ways, so when we heard about a guy who paints celebrity faces on Easter eggs eve...

'Natural Born Pranksters' Movie Takes Pranks to the Next Level

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.21.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Notorious YouTubers Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady and Vitaly have been partners in crime before YouTube careers were really a thing, setting up hidden ca...

Parody Shows Guys Asking For Affirmative Consent FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.10.2016 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

You've seen lesbians touching a penis for the first time, women trying sex toys for the first time, gay men touching a vagina for the first time, coup...

Creep Shaming Puts Online Harassers on Blast for International Women's Day

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.08.2016 | Impact
Shira Lazar

An astounding one-third of women in the US have been sexually harassed online, and its time to take a stand. And what better way to start than mocking...

Twin Sisters On Opposite Sides Debate Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

What's Trending alum Misty Kingma and her sister Jenna are twins -- which surprises a lot of people, because they look similar but aren't identical, and they have pretty different outlooks on some things.

YouTube Star Finds Success in Bringing Viewers on Her Tinder Dates

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.03.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Things got personal in a hurry when YouTuber Alyx Weiss aka Ayydubs visited the What's Trending Podcast. Alyx recently launched an online dating se...

How Do You Make a Movie in Europe With Almost No Budget?

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

"There are opportunities that are starting to enter the space, where people are really taking this type of content seriously," Brendan said. "So we have the opportunity to possibly explore the option of a much larger release than we originally believed was possible."

What's Trending Hosts Debate Aliens, Conspiracy Theories and Harry Potter

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Jay Walker, Anna Lore and Ava Gordy hosted our podcast last week, and things quickly got hilarious as they discussed a recent viral story about a mom who looks exactly like her twin daughters.

These Internet Stars Can Do It in Two Minutes -- Can You?

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Brittany Furlan and Frankie Grande can totally do it in two minutes. Destorm Power couldn't do it back in high school, but by college he was doing it ...

Rooster Teeth Saves the World in Sci-Fi Movie 'Lazer Team'

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Rooster Teeth's new sci-fi movie "Lazer Team" is sure to make their fans happy - it was the number one crowdsourced film ever on Indiegogo, bringing i...

Best 2016 Super Bowl Commercials

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Super Bowl 50 is here, with the Carolina Panthers facing off against the Denver Broncos - but we all know that the real battle for the ages is which Super Bowl commercial will be the most meme-worthy of the night.

Why You Need to See This Alpine Town Filled With Abandoned Hotels

How Far From Home | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Travel is a strange thing. Every new place you visit leaves an impression on you. Sometimes, it's filled with hidden gems that blow you away, turning you into a renegade travel ambassador, selflessly promoting this new place you've found.

#CantDoNothing: Milana Vayntrub on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Milana has created a powerful and thought-provoking documentary video, "Can't Do Nothing," after a vacation with her father in Greece opened her eyes to the plight of Syrian refugees risking their lives to cross the sea and find safety for their families.

Ricky Dillon Announces New Album 'Gold' ft. Snoop Dogg

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.17.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

It's a great week for Ricky Dillon fans -- the YouTube star just dropped his first full-length album Gold, now available on iTunes. He sat down with us What's Trending Podcast to tell us about it.

The Young Turks' Francis Maxwell On Music, Gaming and the Future of Online Video

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Shira Lazar

It sounds like The Young Turks, aka The Largest Online News Show in the World, had themselves a blast at CES 2016 in Vegas last week. "Every year I...

Christina Milian on Domestic Abuse: "You Feel Like You're Alone"

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

She said that seeing other women talk about their experiences helped her move forward, and she gained strength from strong female mentors in her life, from her mother to entertainment icons like Oprah and Beyonce.

Relive the Most Inspiring Moments of 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.01.2016 | Good News
Shira Lazar

2015 is over, and many people are glad to see it go, if only for the symbolic feeling of starting over with the promise of a new year. But it's important to remember the good moments - and 2015 did have some big ones.

The Most Inspiring Women of 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Shira Lazar

We can't wait to see which women will be stepping forward to lead the way next year.

#LatinoTwitter in 2015

Nicole Castillo | Posted 12.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Nicole Castillo

In 2015, #Latinos seized the power of Twitter to mobilize, make their voices heard, and define and reclaim what it means to be Latino/a/x. They tweeted about politics, social movements, and the lack of diversity in STEM and public office, among other things.

Tia Mowry Shuts Down Body Shamers on Instagram

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Shira Lazar

Tia Mowry of Sister, Sister fame has never been shy about speaking her mind about women's issues, so when people started commenting on her body on Instagram, she had a few things to say about it.

Tobuscus Talks New Game 'AcroWars,' Sam Pepper and Why Prison Is Disgusting

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Have a conversation with Toby Turner aka Tobuscus, and you could end up talking about literally anything -- as we confirmed in last week's What's Trending Podcast.

How Much Do Americans REALLY Know About Thanksgiving?

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you're probably about to eat a lot of food with your family and then fall asleep on the couch while watching football -- but do you really know what this holiday is all about?