Call me immature, but nothing gets me fired up like a quality newspaper revenge ad. It requires so much more forethought than some hastily written angry Facebook post. My new hero, Timeshia Brown, must feel the same way, because she took out an ad in a Texas newspaper to publicly congratulate a woman who’s expecting a baby … with her husband. Slow clap, Timeshia. The ad has found its way to Reddit and, hopefully, to Timeshia’s husband Patrick. Maybe they can all hug it out — but I’m guessing not so much. [UPROXX]
Today, Reddit asked sex ed teachers about the weirdest misconceptions they’ve had to clear up among their students. Uh oh, do we really want to know? Just as we suspected, lots of young people are really uninformed. Like, eating Skittles and doing sit-ups to prevent pregnancy uninformed. Abstinence-only policies can do that to a kid. Read it and weep (while falling over laughing). Keep reading »
Cliches. They drove your 10th English teacher crazy. But I would say they have lasted as long as they have for a reason— lots of them are true! Wisdom can actually be very simple. Below are some cliches that have stood the test of time and are actually great life advice in disguise. I feel cheesy even writing some of this stuff, but bear with me: they’re worth remembering sometimes! Keep reading »
Forget about marrying rich if you’re not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased greatly in the past 50 years and it has actually affected the state of income equality in the U.S. Keep reading »
Ever wonder what your peers are listening to the most? Apparently, here in New York we’re most likely to be obsessing over James Blake. Blogger Paul Lamere works for a music intelligence company, so he examined how a person’s location will impact their music preferences and broke down the data to give you a better picture of what your friends are cranking out of their earbuds.
He went through the listening habits of about 250,000 users of music streaming services who have a zip code attached to their account. Then, Lamere separated those listeners into states, regions and a national grouping. After that, he looked for artists that have a major change in popularity from region to region, which “define the taste” for that area. Lamere explains the ranking process in more detail on his blog, but the takeaway is that every state has its own signature artist and it’s pretty rad — though a few of the top artists/bands are, well, HUH? Does your state’s top artist surprise you? [Music Machinery]
“It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way ["Sex and the City"] was a more innocent time. … I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other women in “Sex and the City” were really nice to each other. … It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.”
Sarah Jessica Parker confessed to British Harper’s Bazaar that media depictions of female friendship have evolved for the worse, and she kind of has a point. “Sex and the City” was never about petty lady-to-lady competition. Who knows, if the girls had lived and brunched in the time of “Real Housewives” and Twitter, their world may have been very different. She also had thoughts on why Carrie Bradshaw was so relatable (even though she was also so annoying): Keep reading »
Meet Polly, a two-week-old kitten who wiggles her ears as she drinks from a bottle. It’s even more adorable than it sounds.
Kristen Bell has awesome taste, though I think we all knew that already somewhere in our heart of hearts. In gearing up for the release of the “Veronica Mars” film, which I am oh so excited for, Kristen spoke with New York magazine about what inspires and influences her. She had some wise words to share about some of the finer things in life.
On “This American Life”:
Ira Glass proves that you don’t have to unroll the most salacious details immediately—as so much modern journalism does—or beg for your audience to listen. You can slowly captivate them.
Also, his voice is incredibly sexy, but that’s neither here nor there. Keep reading »
Frivolous celeb selfies might actually do some good in the world, if Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) has anything to say about it. The nonprofit aims to make no-kill shelters the norm in Dallas, TX, and to find homes for rescue dogs. Their oh-so-brilliant marketing geniuses have gotten into the habit of #muttbombing, or reposting celebs’ selfies (and normal folks’ pictures too!) on their Instagram account with a shelter dog photoshopped in. So far, stars like Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Fallon, and Miley Cyrus have been featured, and their Instagrams are that much better for it. Besides being hilarious, the project is also effective — about half of the dogs featured in the first few days of the campaign have been adopted. I’m rooting for a “Real Housewives” #muttbomb next! Check out more photos at the links! [Huffington Post; CultureMap; Dallas Pets Alive]