TikTok Star @GardenMarcus Makes Announcement
@GardenMarcus has more than 680,000 followers on TikTok and has earned more than 8.2 million likes. The Houston social media star has also appeared in Vogue and the New York Times. Monday at 3:00 pm, Marcus Bridgewater makes a stop live on Houston Life with some big announcements. You’ll find out why this gardener is so popular and he’ll offer a little motivation for your Monday!
Viral TikTok video shows Conroe ISD teacher assigning option for students to buy his 2 books for perfect grade
Conroe ISD students and parents are concerned over a viral TikTok video being shared on social media, exposing leaked photos from York Junior High School students who expressed discomfort over an apparent lesson plan by a teacher at the school.
Woman’s TikTok video about her $31 Shein shoes deflating in the Las Vegas heat goes viral
A woman’s video about her deflating Shein shoes in the Las Vegas heat recently went viral on TikTok. TikToker @eacarrasco shared that the pair of Mary Jane shoes she purchased from the Chinese online retailer apparently could not handle the heat in Las Vegas.news.yahoo.com
Hawaiian restaurant in Texas sells out after TikTok about UT Austin 'kicking out' its owners goes viral
Customers flooded a Hawaiian restaurant in Austin, Texas, after a TikTok announcing its permanent closure went viral. Hawaiian BBQ and poke bowl restaurant Poke Bay will permanently close its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s acquisition of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus. Restaurant owners Paul and Priscilla Song are left with no choice but to close their establishment by the end of this month.news.yahoo.com
‘My Daughter Is Gone Forever’: Pennsylvania Mom Sues TikTok After 10-Year-Old Daughter ‘Fell Victim’ to App’s ‘Black Out Challenge’
The mother of a Pennsylvania girl who died allegedly after attempting a viral challenge has filed a federal lawsuit against TikTok and its parent company […]news.yahoo.com
College student buys Yoshitomo Nara ashtray at thrift store for $10, flips it for $2,860 on eBay
A TikTok user was left speechless after he bought a Yoshitomo Nara ashtray at a Goodwill store for $10 and received a 30,000 percent profit by selling it on eBay. In a TikTok posted on April 17, Terrelle Brown, a 22-year-old student at Wheaton College in Illinois, shared that he received an eBay notification about the ashtray in the middle of his class.news.yahoo.com
Viral TikToks and Featured on 'Yellowstone'? Here's Why You Need to Remember the Name Honey County
Country music duo, Honey County, has gone viral on TikTok for their Mother's Day anthem called "Got it From My Mama." We chatted with them about their inspiration, including being featured on "Yellowstone."countryliving.com
These are the books that Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg and Daymond John turned to for crucial business lessons
Billionaires Buffett and Zuckerberg are just a few of the successful business leaders who have gleaned important lessons and career advice from books they've read throughout the years. Here are a few examples of the books on business that have influenced some of the business world's biggest success stories.cnbc.com
TikTok user explains why some Chinese restaurants are closed on Tuesdays
A TikTok user has recently amassed thousands of views for explaining why some Chinese takeaway restaurants are closed on Tuesdays. Kim Chi, whose family owns several takeaway restaurants in Glasgow, Scotland, responded to a TikTok follower's question about why some Chinese takeaway restaurants are closed on Tuesdays. “So Chinese takeaways are known to be closed on a Tuesday because back a long time ago, for some reason, a lot of Chinese people who knew each other arranged to meet up on Tuesdays as a day off, and that’s what they would do to catch up and make plans,” Kim said.news.yahoo.com
China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
Parents Must Watch: Latest Dangerous TikTok Trend
Tuesday on Houston Life, it’s must-watch tv for parents. Beauty influencers are taking to TikTok to show themselves snorting sprays that they claim give them a golden tan — but doctors warn the products could be both ineffective and dangerous. Dermatologist Dr. Sherry Ingraham will stop by Houston Life with the dos and don’ts of the latest fad but also give tips on how your teens and college-age kids can be safe when it comes to getting a bronze look.
Budget guru TikToker shares Costco 'hack' that allows customers to return years-old purchases
A self-proclaimed budget expert highlighted a Costco Wholesale return policy that allows customers to return items well past 90 days since their purchase. To demonstrate, the finance influencer, who goes by the handle @bougiecheapskate on TikTok, acted out a scenario wherein she pretends to return a five-year-old coffee maker to Costco customer service in a video posted to her account on March 15. “Hi Costco, my coffee maker isn’t working anymore,” she says as the customer.news.yahoo.com
Woman grows ‘horn-like’ protrusions after botched fox eye thread lift
An Australian woman ended up with horn-like protrusions on the sides of her forehead after undergoing a fox eye thread lift. Gym receptionist Jessie Carr, 21, underwent a procedure based on a viral TikTok trend in the hopes of looking like Bella Hadid. Believed to be inspired by Asian features, the trend uses makeup to create the illusion of almond-shaped eyes, supposedly mimicking those of a fox.news.yahoo.com
War in real time: TikTok and Twitter stars document Russia’s war in Ukraine
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spawned a constant stream of online content, a deluge that has helped counter Moscow’s disinformation campaign, spurred global leaders to action and fundamentally changed the way we understand war.latimes.com
Highly anticipated SXSW festival returns to Austin
It’s one of the most anticipated and encompassing music and film festivals in the world, and this year SXSW has resumed in person. The last time the festival was in-person was in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a virtual and smaller version for 2020 and 2021.
Houston-area school officials, parents react to new, possibly dangerous social media trend
The threats to classrooms and school districts across our nation quickly circulated through a social media challenge posted online. The challenge is what some officials called a general threat to all U.S. schools.
RECRUITING: Houston Christian's D'Asia Thomas picks up Oklahoma State offer, recruiting speeding up
HOUSTON - If you would have told D'Asia Thomas four years ago that in a single week she would receive offers to play college basketball at SMU, North Texas, Wichita State and Oklahoma State University - she wouldn't have believed you.