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This Mom Broke A World Record For Breast Milk Donation

This Mom Broke A World Record For Breast Milk Donation

Amelia Boomker, a 36-year-old Illinois mom, has donated more breast milk than any other woman in the world. The mom of four boys — Danny, Liam, Ryan and Connor — is now a Guinness World Record holder, having pumped 16,321 fluid ounces of milk since 2008. That equates to 41 two-liter bottles of soda or 4,000 baby bottles. Keep reading »

Here’s What The Syrian War Would Look Like For A Little Girl In London

This Is A Reality For Millions

This chilling video by Save The Children gives us a peek into what the Syrian War would look like if it took place in London, as an ordinary little girl’s life is suddenly disrupted by the disintegration of her city. As much as the violence in Syria has dominated headlines, it sometimes seems hard to grasp or even fathom, and this ad paints a straightforward picture of the reality faced by 2.3 million refugees who’ve been forced out of their homes. The video’s closing note, ”Just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening,” really stuck with me. It’s hard to face the fact that kids are ever subjected to such extreme tragedy. Save The Children is hoping to raise money for what some people are calling Syria’s lost generation — kids who are growing up in refugee camps and have lost friends and loved ones to the conflict. [Thought Catalog]

Facebook Is Trying To Stop You From Humiliating Yourself

Woman Posted Bloodied "Selfie" On Facebook After Domestic Violence Attack

Acts of self-destruction on Facebook have apparently become so rampant that the site is getting involved and testing a reminder system to try to save you from yourself. When you’re about to post something that might lead you to expulsion, firing or just general humiliation from sharing with an unintended audience, the system employs a nifty little pop-up that will remind users that they’re posting something publicly and to consider who the post is intended for. Keep reading »

11 Things We Need In Vending Machines More Than Cupcakes

cupcake ATM

What hath you wrought, cupcake craze? Manhattan has finally gotten its very own Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. Yes, an actual ATM that dispenses cupcakes. While I haven’t tried it yet, I did encounter a Benefit makeup vending machine at the Austin airport last weekend that totally rocked my world and prompted me to spend way more on blush than normally ever would.  From makeup to pizza to champagne, it seems like lately everything can be dispensed from a cutesy machine. But why can’t the things we actually need be sold that way? Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Hard Candy’s Take Me Out Liner

Watch Claire Test Out This Bright Eye Liner!

Colored eyeliner is one of those beauty products I flirt with but rarely actually attempt. In fact, I usually wimp out even when it comes to colored shadow. That said, it seems like such an easy way to mix up your makeup routine without too much effort, so I was willing to give it a try. Hard Candy’s Take Me Out Eyeliner in Vice seemed like a good gateway into the world of colorful eyes, and if I’m being totally honest, the pretty glitter on the outside of the pencil was probably a bigger factor in wanting to try it than I should admit. Keep reading »

The Daily Squee: Milo The Cat Photobombs His Owner’s Yoga

the daily squee
So Much For A Zen Experience

YouTube yogi jahzyoga was trying to get her namaste on, but her cat Milo had other ideas in mind. The curious kitty couldn’t help photobombing her video because, as we all know, when cats demand attention, they demand it. [Glamour]

It’s Time To Cry: Watch This Deaf Woman’s Emotional Reaction When She Hears For The First Time

What A Breathtaking Moment

Joanne Milne, who has been deaf from birth, recently received cochlear implants that enabled her to hear. Watch this video of the first time her implants were switched on and try not to tear up. According to Milne, this moment was the “most emotional and overwhelming experience” she’s ever had. Keep reading »

Peeps Donuts Are Here And Now I’m On An Emotional Roller Coaster

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Just as all things Easter are starting to show up in stores, Dunkin’ Donuts is presenting us with a gift from above: Peeps donuts. As the treats roll into stores in the next week, you, too, can devour the sugary, tooth-aching goodness that is a neon marshmallow Peep planted atop America’s favorite junk food item. The donuts are flower-shaped and come in pink or green, with a little Peep awkwardly chillin’ at a strange angle in the center. Keep reading »

Some Good News For Once: Apple Will Create More Racially Diverse Emojis

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emojis

You may have noticed by now that you can text a koala, the Mexican flag, sushi or a space alien, but when it comes to depictions of humans, iPhone emojis are not exactly racially diverse. Both Miley Cyrus and Tahj Mowry have mentioned the racial disparity, and MTV Act blogger Joey Parker recently wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook about making a change.

The vice president of Apple’s corporate communications gave Parker a response :

“Tim forwarded your email to me. We agree with you. Our emoji characters are based on the Unicode standard, which is necessary for them to be displayed properly across many platforms.  There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.” Keep reading »

What If Hannah From “Girls” Hung Out With Dorothy From “The Golden Girls”?

Leading Lady Drama

Ross Mathews wondered the same thing on “Hello Ross,” so he presented us with this spoof in which Dorothy (played by Jackie Beat) says some choice words to Hannah Horvath that we’ve all longed to say ourselves. Whoa, between the ugly outfit, the hand gestures and the vocal intonations, Ross has his Hannah impersonation down. Is it just me or do “Girls”/”Golden Girls” mashups sound like a thing that needs to happen more often? [Queerty]

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