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8 Memes That Perfectly Explain This All-Purpose Slang

Some phrases on the Internet just feel like home. They’ve gifted us with unforgettable memes, memories and laughs. There’s one, in particular from the last year that will likely live rent-free in our heads forever: “And I Oop.”

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, it’s almost impossible you haven’t come across the phrase. The one-liner that originally appeared in a video by RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jasmine Masters has assimilated into the lingo of Internet users on all platforms, and it’ has made some of the funniest moments of the last two years. From 2019 into 2020, “And I Oop” framed conversations on nearly every social media outlet because of its original, perfect timing.

“And I Oop” first aired as a mid-sentence halt when Masters injured herself filming. The video titled “Jasmine Masters handle your liquor” was uploaded online in 2015. In it, Masters speaks of how her friends

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  • November 26, 2020
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Why You Don’t Need To Explain Your Reason For Taking A Day Off

I am one of those poor unfortunate souls who feels the need to have a “reason” to take the day off from work.

Because of that, my vacation days tend to pile up ― luckily, California doesn’t have a “use it or lose it” policy like many states do so my unused days off get carried over to the next year.

Every time I do request a day off, though, I tend to overexplain myself: “I’m going to Palm Springs with my sisters!” I’ll say in my email request to my manager. “We have some family from out of town coming over and I need to prep so I’ll be taking a half day, if that’s OK with you.”

But as Twitter user @localanxiousbae’s recent viral tweet points out, in most cases, that’s really not necessary.

“Normalize not telling your boss what your day off is for,” she wrote

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  • November 13, 2020
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10 Muslim Americans Explain Why They Support Trump

President Donald Trump, who as a candidate threatened to ban Muslims from the U.S., followed through as president with a travel order that kept residents of several Muslim-majority countries out of the United States. He’s aligned with notorious Islamophobes and has attacked the first two Muslim women in Congress.

Some Muslims are voting for his reelection anyway.  

Although Muslims are the least likely faith group in the U.S. to support Trump in the 2020 election, the number of Muslim Americans who support him is rising, according to a report by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding released in October. Support for Trump among Muslim Americans climbed from 4% in 2016 to 14% this year, the survey found. 

HuffPost spoke to 10 American Muslims across the country about why they back Trump. Several said they liked his stance on foreign policy. Some said they support Trump’s stances on abortion and

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  • November 3, 2020
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Micro influencers share their rates for sponsored posts and explain how they avoid getting low-balled

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Hi, this is Dan Whateley, filling in for Amanda Perelli who is on vacation this week. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.

This week, my colleagues Amanda Perelli and Sydney Bradley looked into what “micro” influencers — creators with between 10,000 and 100,000 followers — can earn from brand deals on Instagram.

These lower-follower-count influencers aren’t as well known, with many only working part time as digital creators. But they’re also a big draw for brands who can pay them less for sponsored content while still getting high levels of engagement on posts. 

Setting the right rates can be tricky for these part-time creators. Some micro influencers told Business Insider that they’re frequently low-balled when it comes to compensation. Brands will offer them “gifts” or free products rather than a paycheck in exchange

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  • September 3, 2020
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How To Explain To Your Kids That Money Is Tight Right Now

Parents set the tone for conversations about money. (Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)
Parents set the tone for conversations about money. (Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is hardly a secret. More than 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment since March, and food insecurity has risen to unprecedented levels. 

If you’re a parent whose financial situation has changed due to the pandemic, you may be struggling to determine the best way to convey this new reality to your children. Fortunately, there are healthy and educational ways to have conversations about family finances with children. 

To help inform these discussions, HuffPost asked a few experts about how parents can explain to kids that money is tight right now. Read on for their advice. Although our discussions focused on the current recession, this guidance can apply to other economic circumstances as well. 

Inform, but don’t overshare.

“Regarding any discussion with children, whether it be about the pandemic or

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