Need some schadenfreude to brighten your Tuesday? Enjoy a glorious six seconds of this woman twerking her way out of a moving vehicle. At least you’re having a better day than her! In case you’re wondering, the twerker in question wasn’t hurt in her epic fall from grace – her friend insisted to the interwebs that she’s “fine and just a little ashy.” [Jezebel]
A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell phone obsession is the world’s favorite thing to talk about, very little research exists on what happens when our iPhones are taken away from us. Based on this study’s results, researchers are suggesting that people actually keep their phones on hand when doing a task that requires heavy focus like taking tests, sitting in meetings, and carrying out work assignments – if a person is too preoccupied stressing over not having their phone, they’re more likely to have worse cognitive performance on the task. Even weirder is this statement to Science Daily from study lead author Russell Clayton: “Additionally, the results from our study suggest that iPhones are capable of becoming an extension of our selves such that when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state.” Unsettling, right?
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Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what’s even better is that ten percent of the line’s proceeds will go toward Yoga Medicine‘s charitable initiatives. For years, I was never too into shopping for fitness wear (I always figured that money could be better spent on cute street clothes or a vacation because nobody I know ever sees what I wear to the gym anyway), but then I walked into one too many fitness gear sample sales this fall and became mesmerized by Fabletics. Basically, I’m now hooked on window shopping for bright-colored leggings, so I love that buying something from this line contributes to a good cause! Click through for some cheerful pieces from Cruikshank’s line!
Working at the Frisky means coming across lots of terrible stock photos that make us tilt our head to one side and wonder WTF kind of twisted world the characters in the photos are living in. The Stock Photobomber takes that pondering to the next level by inserting pictures of himself into stock photos, making them even more bizarre than they were to begin with. The site’s creator is an art director in advertising, and is thus forced to stare at weirdass stock photography on the regular. He says on the site that stock photos stir in him “the same uncomfortable feeling I have when my bank teller asks me with a forced smile, how my morning is going or when I eat “Chick’n” or see an interview with Tom Cruise. It’s not simply that my teller’s greeting, the vegan meat substitute and the celebrity scientologist are fake, it’s how hard they pretend that they’re not – that’s what really gets under my skin.” That’s what launched him on the quest to, in his words, “photobomb the shit” out of them. Click through to check out some of his creations! [Cosmopolitan]
Last month, Cut Video released a timelapse film of a model showing off hair and beauty looks from the past hundred years. Now, they’ve released a sequel! Watch model Marshay take us through the decades with her gorgeous looks. Now all we need are Pinterest tutorials for all these styles so that I can inevitably screw them up. You can view both videos side-by-side here, and if you’re into this century-in-a-minute deal, take a look at this video featuring 100 years of dance and style, which is one of my favorite things on the internet ever. [Cosmopolitan]