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  • At this point, you have probably seen at least one of the many variations of a selfie in your social media feed. There is the "I'm at the gym" selfie, the "I'm in the car" selfie, the "I'm in the car with my dog" selfie, and also, the still mind-boggling "I am at a funeral" selfie.

    Say hello to the donut selfie. No, it is not a new way to document fried dough. This new photography trend captures the entire 360-degree environment of its subject and brings the selfie game to the next level.

    This brand-new take on the selfie was introduced to us just yesterday by Karen X. Cheng, who is a bit of a pro at making videos that go viral. You may remember Karen from her website, Give it 100, which encourages people to post videos of 100-day challenges they have given themselves. Yahoo News spoke to Cheng who told us she got this innovative selfie idea with her friend by playing around with her camera adding, "we were doing sweeping camera motions around the head trying to make optical illusions.

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  • Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but that large sum of cash often comes with overwhelming attention. In China, they have come up with a quirky albeit effective solution.
     
    A lucky winner from the Shanxi Province provided an entertaining press conference when he picked up his winnings, the equivalent of nearly $85 million, in a bear costume.
     
    While it might seem a little wacky, it's common for lottery winners in many countries to want to remain anonymous. We get it — once people hear of your newfound wealth, you'll likely be bothered by exes, long-lost "friends," and questionable relatives claiming to be financial experts.

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    If you win the lottery in the U.S., only five states (Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, and Ohio) allow you to legally remain anonymous by keeping your name off public records. In China, though, where press conferences showing the prize handoff are televised across the country, citizens have the option to choose anonymity. Winners playing dress-up to

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  • Nobody puts Baby — we mean Charlie — in a corner!

    The 8-year-old boy from Knoxville, Tenn., has become a viral sensation after his mother posted a Facebook video of him dancing along with Patrick Swayze in her favorite movie, 1987's rom-com hit "Dirty Dancing."

    BuzzFeed chatted with Charlie's mother, who said he has seen that movie about 10 to 12 times at this point.

    And it's not just this classic that gets Charlie's hips moving. If anything has dancing and music, he just can't seem to stand still, she said.

    One day, if ever asked, Charlie may consider his greatest dancing influence to be Michael Jackson. The King of Pop died when Charlie was only 3 years old, but the boy had begun to watch all of his music videos and replicate his moves.

    Charlie's mother previously posted a video to YouTube for friends and family to check out his "Thriller" moves.

    Charlie's dance moves have now been seen by more people than most Broadway actors', with over 8 million views of the Facebook video.

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  • Brendan Jordan does not know the meaning of the term camera-shy. The Las Vegas 15-year-old stole the show during a live newscast last week and raised the bar for videobombers everywhere by dancing like everyone should be watching him.
     
    During a local KLAS broadcast, Brendan decided to unleash his moves behind anchors reporting on the long-awaited opening of the Summerlin Mall.
     
    Brendan's self-assured moves and his face with attitude have drawn attention from around the Web. Many are talking about him on social media, showing their admiration for the teen's self-confidence. Bravo's Andy Cohen of "Watch What Happens Live" has even mentioned the video.
     
    Patranya Bhoolsuwan, the anchor who was caught between Brendan and his spotlight, seems to be supportive of the news-crash.
     
    Bhoolsuwan told Yahoo News, "This kid was supersweet.... [He] asked to take a [picture] with me, then says all he wants to do is be on TV. I have been news-crashed plenty of times before, but this one was by far the

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  • Sometimes we all need a little reminder to take baby steps. Little Lucy Turner's father documented a reminder for her, of her first baby steps and her journey toward walking, in a very heartwarming time-lapse video shared on YouTube. Like all of us, Lucy stumbles and tumbles and even gets pushed down a few times … but with practice, she learns more and more each day.

    In the video, Lucy's family members cheer her on — holding her hand when she needs it and letting go when she is ready. A great part of the video is when they take time to appreciate a small triumph: They applaud Lucy when she learns to stand and clap — at the same time! Finally, Lucy figures it out, like we all do, and her father shows how her walking progressed into running into the world. Dad made sure to end the video on a reminder for Lucy that her big sister Alice will always be there to keep her in check. We have a feeling that with a family like hers, Lucy's footsteps will lead her in the right direction.



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