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Lonely Pup Portraits Explores Human Perceptions of Furry Companions

Laura Vitto
Famous pets, like Grumpy Cat and her seemingly sour disposition, have one ancient concept to thank for their stardom — anthropomorphism, or the personification of anything other than a human being Helsinki-based photographer Maija Astikainen explores anthropomorphism through One-Dog Policy, an ongoing portrait series of seemingly lonely dogs in their owner's homes. More specifically, the series considers the human-like personality traits we project onto our pets "Their gestures are easily misinterpreted," she tells Mashable. "They look guilty to us when they have done something wrong, and they seem to be laughing when something good is happening." Read more...More about Pics, Lists, Art, Photography, and Animals

Pinterest Adds Smarter Search Tool

Kurt Wagner
Pinterest is adding new search features to help users better navigate the 30 billion pins on the site. The company just announced Guided Search, a new product that lets users filter their search by adding specific filters relevant to the original search term See also: How To Plan Your Summer Vacation on Pinterest For example, searching for "hairstyles" will now provide filters like "wedding," "round face," or "short hair." Users searching for "burgers" may see filters like "vegan" or "easy recipes." The filters can be added or removed without leaving the search results page, and appear on mobile as visual tiles below the search bar Read more...More about Mobile, Search, Pinterest, Social Media, and Apps Software

Never Suffer Second-Hand Smells Again With Poo-Pourri

Andrea Romano
Those second hand bathroom smells are the worst, amirite ladies? Luckily, Poo-pourri is back with video number two to help you get rid of the dreaded bathroom stink. The bathroom product's last video, "Girls Don't Poop", went viral last September. It has 26.5 million YouTube views at time of writing. See also: YouTube's 10 Most-Shared Ads in September This time, the brand's elegant spokeswoman returns promising to "trap embarrassing odors at the source and save your relationship." Despite the edgy approach, Poo-pourri is a real product that is designed to be used prophylactically rather than after the fact. However, the brand does offer a wide range of sprays, like Trap-a-Crap and Poo-Tonium, to keep you smelling like a rose. Read more...More about Business, Advertising, and Videos