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Created as early as the 15th century, Tarot Cards have long been a source of spiritual guidance for those willing to dissect their purposefully obscure meanings.

For the uninitiated, attempting to understand Tarot Cards is a monumental undertaking. Each deck's characters, actions, and stories are purposefully opaque and are often best interpreted by an esoteric reader who has spent a lot of time studying a deck. Even then, there remain a handful of different readers that prioritize these interpretations based on empathy, intuition, or sometimes "psychic ability."

Tarot Card's obscurity itself has obviously invited a host of skepticism; but criticism aside, the cards themselves are artistically gorgeous. They're multilayered and spritely, each character layered in waves of vibrant color that each take a few moments to visually comprehend. But just like the plethora of styles and meanings behind Tarot Cards, no two decks ever look the same.

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Last night on All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal wrestled his first-ever wrestling match.

The four-time NBA champion went head to head with AEW star/Vice President Cody Rhodes in a mixed-tag match. AEW women's wrestler Red Velvet teamed with Rhodes while Jade Cargill made her in-ring debut as Shaq's partner.

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I Animated Memes, Muppets, and Statues with "Deep Nostalgia"

MyHeritage's new software makes it a breeze to turn creepy artwork into horrifying animation...

In recent years machine learning programs have revolutionized the field of video editing.

So called "deepfakes," which require minimal training, access to a lot of footage, and no special equipment have made it possible for ordinary hobbyists to seemlessy and effortlessly superimpose one person's face onto another person's body.

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Will Meghan Markle Be the End of the Royal Family as We Know It?

In a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey set to drop this weekend, Meghan Markle speaks out against the royal family.

It's no secret that being a part of the British royal family comes with its fair share of difficulties.

Once the most powerful family in the world, the Windsors now function primarily as figureheads who represent a bygone era of British global sovereignty. But that doesn't mean the world is any less fascinated by them. Royal weddings are routinely some of the most viewed television events worldwide, and tabloids in the UK and America alike are almost always teeming with royal gossip.

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Myspace Was the Last Good Social Media Site

Myspace was the last social media that recognized the Internet's unique potential for individuality.

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At some point in 2006, I changed my name on Myspace from "Dan" to "D for Dandetta."

It was my freshman year of high school, and V for Vendetta had just come out in theaters (my friend and I snuck in after buying tickets to see Amanda Bynes' She's the Man). As a young, as-of-then-undiagnosed autistic nerd who thoroughly misunderstood social conventions, I decided that since V for Vendetta was easily the coolest R-rated movie I had ever seen, cute girls would think I was very cool by association if I tailored my online social presence to reflect it.

I made my profile background black to represent the darkness in my heart, and I changed the text color to red because revolution is bloody or something. I also set Vincent Valentine's theme song from Final Fantasy VII, which was edgy and mysterious just like me, to play on my profile in an endless loop.

One girl I had a crush on actually did start calling me "Dandetta." I thought she used it as an affectionate nickname, but in retrospect, probably not. In my defense, my brain was not fully developed.

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I've been tired of Gwyneth Paltrow since she inexplicably won that Oscar for Shakespeare in Love in 1999.

Since then, she has only become more and more insufferable. Partly, as an actress, for pretending not to remember being in Iron Man and for her unhinged storyline in the unhinged Ryan Murphy series, The Politician.

Mostly, I find her egregious for her lifestyle brand Goop, which has amassed a cult following of Karens — despite coming under fire for its exploitation of trauma, its whitewashing of non-white practices, and its proliferation of pseudo science.

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