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11 Emerging Country & Folk Artists We’re Obsessed With

11 Emerging Country & Folk Artists We're Obsessed With
Reasons To Love Country
7 reasons to love country music (or at least give it a chance). Read More »

Country music is currently dominated by vapid “bro country” bands and pop-infused megastars like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. If mainstream country isn’t you thing, we can’t blame you (although we do encourage you to check out Luke Bryan’s butt, which transcends all genres). However, if you’ve been writing country off completely, you’re seriously missing out. Look beyond the top 40 countdowns, and there are some truly amazing bands making music in the country/folk/Americana category right now. Thoughtful lyrics? Check. Lovely harmonies? Check. Banjos? Double check. Whether they’ve been recording under the radar for years or are just making their debut, here are 11 emerging folk/country artists we can’t get enough of. Keep reading »

10 Math-Inspired Pickup Lines In Honor Of Pi Day!

5 Ways To Celebrate Pi Day!
3.14 is much more than a number. Read More »

Today is March 14th, Pi Day, and in honor of this nerdiest of holidays, we thought we’d help you infuse some math swagger into your flirting game. Because come on, what is sexier than math? Nothing. Nothing is sexier than math. Here are 10 pickup lines sure to charm your way into a hot date, or at least score you a sexy romp on your horizontal axis, if you know what we mean…

6 Life Lessons From Connie Britton’s Hair (In GIFs!)

6 Life Lessons From Connie Britton's Hair (In GIFs!)

Today a very special day, friends. It’s Connie Britton’s birthday! To say we love Connie would be a massive understatement. We are ridiculously obsessed with Connie. As Tami Taylor, she gave us the mother/best friend/wife/sister we always wanted. As Rayna James, she became our new favorite fictional country singer. As Vivien Harmon on the first season of “American Horror Story,” we prayed for her triumph over that scary haunted house. In real life, she’s a Planned Parenthood-supporting badass. There are countless ways we could pay homage to the Goddess that is Connie, but today we’d like to focus on just one of her many, many amazing features: her hair. So many valuable life lessons can be gleaned from Connie Britton’s famous golden mane, such as… Keep reading »

14 Signs You’ve Got Hyphenated Last Name Problems (In GIFs!)

Not Taking His Name
keeping maiden name and not taking husband's name
Jessica is annoyed people assume she's taking her husband's name. Read More »
Combined Last Names
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter
Chris O'Dowd's new wife combined their last names together. Read More »
I Took Her Last Name
Bucking tradition, this husband took his wife's last name. Read More »

We might be a bit biased, but we think hyphenated last names are awesome. They’re more unique and egalitarian than a single last name, and trust us, they’re great conversation starters. The only problem? Some of the conversations they start are not particularly enjoyable. Yes, it is “a lot of letters.” Yes, our moms were feminists, WHAT OF IT?! And oh lord, don’t even get us started on trying to spell them out for people over the phone. Here are 14 signs your hyphenated last name — no matter how much you love it — is giving you a headache. Keep reading »

7 Reasons You Should Buy A Personalized “Star Trek” Action Figure For Everyone On Your List

Customized Star Trek TNG Action Figures

It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hours discussing our preferred ranks, poses, uniform options, the inherent risks involved with being a member of Command, and how unflattering the Starfleet jumpsuits are, even on our plastic doppelgangers. In the process, we realized that these action figures would make the perfect Christmas gift, and not just for Trekkies like us, but for every single person on our (and your!) holiday gift lists. Here’s why: Keep reading »

10 Feminist Lessons We Learned From The Women Of “Star Trek”

While the latest “Star Trek” movie is facing criticism for its portrayal (or lack thereof) of female characters, let us not forget that the “Star Trek” franchise actually has a very impressive history of strong women characters. Growing up watching “The Original Series,” “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager,” we found plenty of smart, outspoken, compassionate, powerful women to look up to. In fact, the ladies of “Star Trek” taught us some of our most enduring feminist lessons. Click through to check out our favorite Starfleet feminists–and the important lessons we learned from them!

An Ode To Commander Riker
Commander Riker
Winona's got Commander Riker on her mind and in her heart. Read More »
Star Trek ID: Chick Flick?
Star Trek Into Darkness
7 reasons the new Star Trek movie is made for the ladies! Read More »

7 Reasons “Star Trek Into Darkness” Is Actually A Chick Flick

Hints about STID
Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness
Presented in Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs! Read More »
"Star Trek" Fanfic
Amelia wrote a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" novel when she was 12. Read More »

On the surface, “Star Trek Into Darkness” certainly looks like a typical dude movie. It’s got huge explosions, spaceships, fighting, and futuristic weapons. Obviously we would have loved it even if it was the most manly movie in history, but after seeing it for ourselves we were surprised to discover that, in many ways, it’s actually a total chick flick. How is this possible, you ask? Let us count the ways… Keep reading »

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