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Alinity responds to hate as she returns to Twitch after ban

Published: 28/Apr/2020 13:10

by Connor Bennett

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Popular streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon has spoken out about her return to Twitch following her recent suspension, claiming that she’s going to do her best to learn from previous mistakes. 

Though she is an incredibly popular streamer who has thousands of fans tuning in whenever she goes live, Alinity is a controversial figure to others. She sparked outrage when she tossed her cat across her room back in July of 2019, and was again under fire when she had a wardrobe malfunction on April 24

With calls for her to be banned on a permanent basis from Twitch, Alinity gave herself a three-day ban – even though Twitch only suspended her for a day. With her return to streaming on the horizon, she’s spoken out about the future of her channel. 

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The popular broadcaster pointed out that she wanted to learn from her mistakes moving forward, and even though she is unsure what the future holds for her, she isn’t in the business of calling it quits just yet.

“I don’t know what the future has in store for me, but I welcome it with open arms: the success and failures, the love and hate, the beautiful and ugly,” Alinity tweeted on April 27. “I will do my best to learn from my mistakes and tackle whatever comes next. I am not done yet.”

As usual, her tweet was met with a mixed response as fans offered support and welcomed her message, though plenty of others took the opportunity to mock her previous on-stream incidents. 

However, Alinity followed up by announcing that she would be returning to Twitch on Tuesday, April 28 – though she didn’t reveal what time she’d go live or if the rest of her schedule would be changed due to the recent suspension.

What the future has in the store for Alinity obviously remains to be seen, but fans will want her to stay out of trouble so they keep getting their usual entertainment.

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What is Laundry Stripping? The bizarre new trend taking TikTok by storm

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok is home to a slew of viral trends, having birthed everything from the ‘Savage’ dance to tasty hacks for your morning coffee — and now, users are sharing a seriously satisfying way to do your laundry.

It’s called “laundry stripping,” and it’s more than just a wash cycle on “perm press.” While this method of cleaning linens and towels has been around for a while, it seems to have just caught on to TikTok, and it has become all the rage among its users.

What is laundry stripping?

Laundry stripping refers to a method of cleaning fabrics, which requires combining a few key ingredients in a bathtub or other large container and leaving it to sit for several hours, while making sure to stir it every so often (not unlike a good stew or sauce).

The most satisfying part about laundry stripping is getting to see how much dirt and grime have separated from the linens into the water — something we usually don’t see in the days of washing machines.

How to strip your laundry

It’s not as sexy as it sounds. For those wanting to try the viral cleaning method, they’ll need:

  • Borax
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Washing soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • And a bathtub!

In essence, all you’ll need to do is combine the ingredients in hot water and leave your towels or linens in the mixture to soak for four to five hours, although the exact time varies from TikTok to TikTok. According to Taste of Home’s Erica Young, the exact recipe is:

“Add one part Borax, one part washing soda and two parts laundry detergent. For a bathtub, we recommend ¼ cup borax, ¼ cup washing soda and ½ cup detergent.”

@mack42kStriping our towels: they came up so much brighter and feel so nice ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fyp ##laundry ##laundrystriping ##cleaning ##cleaningszn♬ original sound – mackenzie

Is laundry stripping safe?

As told by Tide senior scientist Jennifer Ahoni in an interview with CNN earlier this year, no. Claiming that there are certainly less time-consuming and better methods to get your laundry clean, she also states that most of the “grime” we see in the bathtub is actually residue from leftover cleaning products — not dirt, as users have hoped.

@baxtermammaBack at it. Stripping laundry is my guilty pleasure ##laundrystriping ##handyhelper ##diy ##momlife ##fyp♬ Let’s Do It Again – J Boog

“I would not recommend that people do laundry stripping regularly,” she warned. “The hot water temperature can be damaging to fabrics and prematurely age them. It can also cause dye loss on some fabrics.”

Laundry stripping, if you do hope to try it, is best performed on hardy items like towels and sheets, rather than delicate materials like your favorite sweater or those lace doilies your grandma made.