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Jennifer Lawrence And Nicholas Hoult Are Over

  • J.Law and Nicholas Hoult are dunzo after a “very amicable” split. [E! Online]
  • Star Magazine claims Ryan Gosling cried after a one-night stand. An anonymous “curvy blonde” told the magazine, “He was the best lover I ever heard … I realized he had tears gushing down his face. I asked if he was all right, and he said he gets emotional sometimes.” So many LOLs. [DListed]
  • Dakota Johnson has been cast in another sexy thriller called “A Bigger Splash.” The movie is a remake of the 1969 film “La Piscine” and will also star Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

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Puppy
Is There Anything Better?

Maybe you’re having a bad day. Perhaps you’re super hungover, just got fired, or can’t make the rent. No matter what’s eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It’s a good thing pups are 90 percent fluff and fat rolls. [Tastefully Offensive]

I Never Thought I’d Say This, But This Period Tracking App Is Actually Fun

Clue App

This is a little weird to say, but I’ve come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It’s called Clue, and I’m convinced its pretty layout is what makes it so addictive. The design is bright and attractive but devoid of pink, flowers, or any of the other vaguely patronizing nonsense that is usually associated with periods or ovulation. I think it’s such a good idea to track the details of your period, because it feels like I have more control of my health somehow that way, but I’ve jumped between different boring apps and gotten sick of the monotony of recording it too many times to count. Clue, however, kind of feels like I’m playing a game when I use it — like Candy Crush but actually beneficial. When you open the app, you’re greeted by colorful cartoon clouds that change colors based on when your period is predicted to arrive. Like any lady health app, it also predicts the days you’re most fertile, and it uses a nifty circular chart in addition to a regular calendar. You can record your mood, PMS symptoms, sexytime activities, and other little tidbits using cute buttons that distract from the not-so-cute reality of those cramps you’re keeping track of. Our bodies are kind of amazing in their complexity, and recording this stuff always makes it a bit easier try understand. I’m totally into it. [Clue]

It’s Time To Cry: Try To Keep It Together As This Magic ATM Surprises Kind Strangers

ATM
Gifts From The "Automated Thanking Machine"

On July 25, several thousand TD Bank locations in Canada gave a surprise $20 bill to every customer as part of their #TDThanksYou campaign. Four very special branches set up an Automated Thanking Machine, a talking ATM that gave special customers gifts of gratitude for the extraordinary kindness they’d been showing in their lives. These customers were pre-chosen by branch employees and told they’d been called into the store to test a brand new ATM, and were shocked when they received vacation tickets, cash bonuses, and even a chance to throw the first pitch at a baseball game. I tend to think of banks as emotionless money suckers, but this video is pretty redeeming. [BuzzFeed]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Kind Of Loves That We Call Her The Notorious R.B.G.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In her interview with Katie Couric this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg let us all know she’s well aware of her internet fame and the Notorious R.B.G. tumblr that was created in her honor. She giggled a bit as she told Katie:

There is a rap song, and there is one using the words from the Hobby Lobby dissent. I haven’t seen anything that isn’t either pleasing or funny on that website…[Site creator Shana Knizhnik] has created a wonderful thing with Notorious R.B.G.. I will admit I had to be told by my law clerks, what’s this Notorious. And they—they explained that to me, but I think that her website is something I enjoy. All of my family do, so cheers for doing that.

She says her children and her grandkids are getting a kick out of the site too. In case we didn’t love her enough already, this 81-year-old feminist hero just made herself an even bigger internet star. Can I be at least a little bit like her when I grow up please? Keep fighting the good fight, R.B.G. [Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, Vanity Fair] [Image via Tumblr]

Watch The Trailer For “Mudbloods,” The Documentary About Real-Life Quidditch Players

Quidditch
Fascinating

Quidditch isn’t just played in “Harry Potter” — it’s become a real-life sport on college campuses all over the U.S. “Mudbloods,” a documentary hitting limited theaters and On Demand in October, will explore the intense subculture that compels people to run around on a field with a broom between their legs at a competitive level. The filmmakers will follow the determined UCLA Quidditch team as they try to make it to the Quidditch World Cup (an actual thing!) in New York City. From the looks of it, quidditch is tough, and the players’ happy attitudes are what get them through. The movie looks totally intriguing and oddly inspirational. [io9]

Seeing Your Partner As Your “Other Half” Might Doom Your Relationship

Couple

A new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has found that relationships, much like most things in life, are all about perspective. When you see love as a beautiful journey of growth and occasional struggle, your love life is more likely to prosper. When you want your relationship to be perfect or believe you have one and only soul mate to “complete” you, you’re likely to have a tough time sustaining happiness in love. Luckily, improving that kind of emotional rut is as easy as a simple shift in perspective. The study divides views on love into two “frames” — a union between two halves who are made for each other, or a journey with ups and downs. To better explain the unity concept, the research team linked it to an Aristotle quote: “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” People who see love like a journey, on the other hand, are more likely to relate to traditional wedding vows that promise to love one another for better or for worse. Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Rocked The Sideboob On Vacation Yesterday

  • Lindsay Lohan’s sideboob created quite a stir in Ibiza, where she both jet-skied and learned that not even a neon one-piece can hold her girls in. [Page Six]
  • Speaking of Ibiza, the Justin Bieber/Orlando Bloom fight keeps getting juicier: according to eyewitnesses, Leonardo DiCaprio, who was at the scene, started cheering when Orlando tried to hit Biebs. [Gawker]
  • Emily Ratajkowski, the model who starred in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video, will star in the upcoming film “We Are Your Friends” opposite Zac Efron. [Deadline]
  • According to Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick on “The Walking Dead,” we should prepare ourselves for some major character deaths in season five. [Huffington Post]

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The First “Into The Woods” Trailer Has Arrived

Into The Woods
Not Convinced

The first trailer for “Into The Woods” is here, and it gives us pretty much nothing to work with. There’s no singing, which is a little odd considering that this movie is supposed to be a musical. There’s also no Johnny Depp, and about three seconds worth of words. Not impressed so far. I’m already disappointed enough that this movie has been Disneyfied — in its onstage life, “Into The Woods” was always meant to be a fairytale for adults with some not-so-pleasant themes. Since Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, and Anna Kendrick are in the kickass cast, I’m still holding out hope that this movie will be salvageable. Disney, don’t let me down! [DListed]

Cat Hamster Wheels Are A Thing Now

Cat Hamster Wheel
Yes, Really

So many people love the bizarre idea of watching their cat run manically on a hamster wheel that a Kickstarter campaign for exactly that has raised over 18 times its goal. Over $189,000 has been raised for the “One Fast Cat” exercise wheel. Indoor cats who don’t need to hunt to survive struggle with a lot of pent-up energy, and while running on a little wheel looks doofier than getting exercise in the great outdoors, it’s a good way to stave off boredom and cat depression (yes, that exists). According to creator Sean Farley’s comments on the Kickstarter page, “There are many ways to keep your cat lively, giving them access to energetic companions, making a play session part of their day, and/or offering them tempting exercise equipment for use when you’re not at home…that’s why we came up with ‘One Fast Cat’ cat wheel.” Bored kitties rough up your house by using your furniture as a scratching post, making messes, and refusing to use their litter box. What I don’t get is what motivates the cats to keep running once they start. Do you have to hang a treat in front of the wheel? All I know is watching the footage of that cat running in circles is giving me all the LOLs. [TIME]

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