mashable You can't leave for #vacation without packing a good #book. How fitting that this month's MashableReads pick is @EmmaStraub's #TheVacationers, a novel that serves up wit, romance and relaxation. For our #photochallenge, show us where you like to read, whether on a sunny beach or cozy café. Tag your pics with the hashtag #MashReads for a chance to win a prize from Emma Straub herself. (Image: @tylertronson) 12h

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mashable It turns out the #Danish are genetically programmed for happiness. A new study shows that the key to being the world's happiest people may be found in their DNA. Read more by clicking the link in our profile! #Copenhagen #Denmark
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mashable Happy 161st Birthday @centralpark_nyc! You're looking quite lovely today. #HBDCentralPark
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mashable There's never a bad time to wear something daring. After all, #fashion is an industry that prides itself on creativity. We partnered with @HP to bring you this week's photo challenge, themed around unique, rule-bending #style. Congratulations, @wallythewelshcorgi, @kyliesobel, @ursulabach, @hanoux_ and @ladyrotberg on your featured submissions! Click the link in our profile to see our other favorites, and stay tuned for our next challenge announcement. 2d

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mashable #WeirdAl is back, #Futurama got a new look, and #MightyKacy makes history. Find out what you missed last week with Mashable's #MostShared recap and click the link in our profile to read the top story! #AmericanNinjaWarrior #MandatoryFun 2d

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mashable Feeling tired this #Monday? So are these #Ikea shoppers. #Getty photographer @kevinfrayer has catalogued the phenomenon of sleepy shoppers in #China and found enough sleeping customers to build an entire photo essay. Check out more of Frayer's work by clicking the link in our profile. #Photography #PhotoEssay 2d

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mashable "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That sentence, uttered by #NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the #moon 45 years ago today.
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Florida on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin ventured out onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. The two men spent 21.5 hours on the moon before taking off from the lunar surface to meet up with Collins in the command module and fly back to Earth. Image credit: (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong)
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mashable From Steve Zissou to Phil Connors and every character in between, Bill Murray's body of work has become perhaps the most quoted and talked about on the Internet. Dubbed "The Murray Affair," the art show will be held on August 8 at SF Public Works and anyone is invited to submit art for the showcase up until July 21. (Image: The Murray Affair, Stephen Schisler) 4d

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mashable Submit to this week's photo challenge! Show us and @HP your best rule-breaking #fashion moments by tagging your photos with #HPBendTheRules & #StyleBend. The folks here at Mashable are literally bending backwards to show off their style. 5d

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mashable “Instagram allows us as a gallery to dial in and connect with people who share the same visual mindset, preferences, and taste and that’s so important in art.” @screameditions is our feature for this week’s #FollowerFriday. They are a #London based #gallery that focuses on unique, contemporary #art. Check out their feed for cool artists, prints, and events! This is a pigment print by #Collagism (Holly-Anne Buck). 5d

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mashable #Artist Telmo Pieper attempted to fix the mistakes of his 4-year-old self by Photoshopping his childhood drawings into legitimate works of #art. To see more of Pieper's juvenile works remastered, click the link in our profile. #Photoshop #Drawing 6d

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mashable But first, let me make a piece of #selfie toast. Yes, we said selfie toast. Our very own @lanceulanoff was turned into a slice of bread thanks to the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation. Check out the #tech behind the selfie toaster by clicking the link in our profile.
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mashable The tallest building west of the #Mississippi is getting an observation deck. The sky-high deck on the U.S. Bank Tower will offer #panoramic views of the #LosAngeles region, from the #mountains to offshore #islands. Click the link in our profile to find out more! (Image: Flickr, Hector Sanchez) 6d

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mashable Connecticut-based #artist @stellamariabaer uses detailed #watercolors to capture the wonders of #space in the safety of her studio. Click the link in our profile to see more of Baer's cosmic #paintings. #StellaMariaBaer #Art 7d

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mashable How about a #Like4Like? Street artist @misterthoms creates surreal, hilarious and yet poignant paintings commenting on everything from advertising to the Internet. His most recent work, entitled "Like a Vision," mocks the obsession many people have with #Facebook likes. Check out the full time-lapse video of him creating the piece, and see more of Thoms' work by clicking the link in our profile. #MisterThoms #StreetArt #Painting #Illustration 7d

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mashable Some rules are meant to be bent — especially when it comes to #style. While this doesn’t necessarily mean you should start wearing a garbage bag as a dress, it doesn't hurt to deviate a bit from the norm in true #fashionista form. For this week’s #photochallenge, we partnered with @HP to see which rules in fashion are better bent. Wear something new and unexpected, or repurpose an item of clothing. We transformed a plaid button shirt into a #stylish summer skirt. Share your photos using the hashtags #HPBendTheRules and #StyleBend (make sure to tag both!), and we’ll feature some of our favorite submissions on Mashable. Click the link in our profile to find out more about this challenge. (Image: @tylertronson) 1w

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mashable With temperatures getting higher week after week, we're all in need of something refreshing. That's why, for our latest #MashPics challenge, we asked readers to share photos of how they cool off from the #summer heat. Here are some of our favorite submissions, by @he_artless, @sayhellotoamerica, @estherthewonderpig, @observationsintime and @jlvm33. Check out the rest of the featured #photos by clicking the link in our profile. Thanks to everyone who participated! We will announce the next challenge shortly. 1w

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mashable Photographer Kate T. Parker captures the true beauty of adoption in her #photo series, 'Blended.' The series chronicles all the candid and intimate moments of her newly adopted nephew, Sam. Click the link in our profile to see more of the #adorable scenes documenting the power of #love and family. #Photography #KateTParker #Blended 1w

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mashable Don't get a red card in #Westeros. Catch up on the articles you missed last week with Mashable's #MostShared recap and click the link in our profile to read our most shared story!
#GameofThrones #Football #Roti
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mashable Brace yourself, #Germany wins the 2014 #WorldCup 1-0 against #Argentina. The World of Westeros Tumblr created #GameofThrones sigil for many of the tournament's strongest competitors. (Image: Tumblr, World of Westeros) 1w

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