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Etsy Spotlight: Galaxy Wrapping Paper!

Wrapping Paper

I’m a sucker for all things galaxy print, so I’m crazy about this dreamy star-covered wrapping paper. Etsy shop Norman’s Printery creates the paper on recycled newsprint. If covering your gifts in the very fabric of the universe doesn’t cut it for you, the shop sells a slew of other beautiful prints, like mountain ranges, maps, and stunning views of Paris. Why not make the wrapping as exciting as the gift itself? [$14, Norman's Printery]

Robin Thicke Has A 19-Year-Old Girlfriend

  • Robin Thicke is dating a 19-year-old named April Love Geary. The pair took Thicke’s son to a USC/UCLA game on Saturday and have been seen hanging around his house. Ew. [TMZ]
  • Halle Berry took ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for trying to make their daughter Nahla “look white” by straightening and highlighting her naturally curly hair.  The judge ruled that Nahla’s hair will grow back naturally and that neither parent will be allowed to alter her look. [TMZ]

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Is The Museum Of Natural History’s Origami Tree Beautiful Or What?

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC’s annual origami tree is now up and running. Each year’s creation has a theme that resonates with the museum’s collections or features, and this year is all about the “Night At The Museum” movies, with origami models of artifacts from the movie that can be found in the museum. Origami artists both in New York and around the world expertly folded the models for the tree. I’m pretty sure that if I saw this tree as a kid my 8-year-old self would have been speechless, but even as a grown-up I’m awestruck. Something tells me I’ll be making a trip uptown to see it in person this year. After the jump, a few photos of the tree in full! [Images via AMNH/R. Mickens] Keep reading »

What If Black Friday Was A Horror Movie?

Black Friday
All Sales Are Final!

Black Friday is fast approaching and bringing with it untold physical and emotional suffering in the name of discounted juicers and Xboxes. Fist fights will break out at Walmart, people will camp outside their local Best Buy days in advance, and, well, the whole fiasco will look something like a horror movie. The folks at Nacho Punch felt the same way, and imagined the scariest shopping day of the year as a terrifying box office thriller. Consumerism: scarier than any ghost! [Neatorama]

Coming Soon: A Mood Ring That Actually Works!

Mood Ring

For those of us who made it past middle school without ceasing to be mystified by the magical powers of mood rings (ahem, me), good news: a Finnish startup is bringing us a Moodmetric ring fitted with a tiny biometric sensor. Soon we can buy a mood ring that is backed by science! That’s surely an upgrade from the mood ring you bought at a gas station in eighth grade that is permanently stuck on some enigmatic blueish-purple hue that apparently means “passionate.” This fancy new ring, which will be the world’s smallest wearable with a bio-sensor, will gauge the wearer’s “emotional voltage” (whatever that means) and will connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. The startup’s COO told International Business Times UK, that the ring “measures the small changes in your skin which come from the autonomousnervous system reactions which can tell you about your emotional state.” Keep reading »

This Woman’s Impressions Of Celebs Stuck In Traffic Are Perfect

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LOLing

An eyeroll-worthy amount of people attempt viral celeb impressions (to mixed results), so when I first came across this video of Lauren O’Brien‘s perfect Hollywood interpretations, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was heaven in the form of Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, Angelina Jolie, Mary-Kate and Ashley, and other celebs brought to life by O’Brien. The series started on her Instagram account before making its way to YouTube. O’Brien hopes to make her way to “Saturday Night Live” someday — fingers crossed! [Jezebel]

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