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Guys, Let’s Race The Mongol Rally

Travel Diary: London
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Traveling Alone
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The Mongol Rally is an overland race of epic proportions, aimed at having as much fun and adventure as possible. Since its inception in 2004, the rally has expanded from six teams to nearly 300, with almost 800 competitors — most of whom are male. The main rule of the Mongol Rally is that the car competing must be 1,200 cc’s or less, meaning most teams are riding in total junkers, and some have to literally push their cars over the finish line. Teams typically have two to four members, who take on the daunting (and fun!) task of driving from London to Ulan Baatar, Mongolia. It’s all for fun, and charity. Since its inception, the Mongol Rally has raised nearly $4 million for charitable organizations.

But really, it’s all about having a ridiculous time. Here, the rally team Fast and Curious recounts how they accidentally overturned their car and blew out all their windows. [The Adventurists]

Must Haves: 10 Hot High-Waisted Shorts

Honestly, high-waisted shorts are always probably going to be one of those things that girls love and dudes just don’t understand. But who cares? You look cute in them, and they’re a great way to hide some of that summertime pooch you might have put on (all those hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches can add up).

After the jump, 10 pairs of hot high-waisted pants!

Winners & Losers: Anthropologie’s Made In Kind Collections

Anthropologie is at it again, launching a new series of collaborative lines by designers like Mia Christopher and Dusen Dusen. This latest crop includes a new round of items from Karen Walker’s diffusion line Hi There. But for all the winners, there’s also a couple of losers — Swarm’s painted denim jackets look like something you’d find at your eccentric aunt’s garage sale. No thanks.

Check out some selections from the new Made In Kind offerings above!

First Seventeen, Now Teen Vogue, Next The World?

Julia's Seventeen Petition
Teen activist asks Seventeen to print unaltered photos. Read More »
Models Sans Airbrushing
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Relationships & Body Image
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Earlier this week, Seventeen magazine, on the urging of thousands of readers, pledged to stop airbrushing and Photoshopping the girls in its pages. The move was in part due to the work of 14-year-old high-schooler Julia Bluhm, who launched a petition encouraging the mag to show what girls really look like. Keep reading »

Lawsuit-Happy Intern Takes On Hearst, Fenton Fallon

First, Xuedan “Diana” Wang sued Hearst Magazines, alleging that her internship with the company’s Harper’s Bazaar wasn’t what she signed up for. According to a lawsuit Wang filed, she claimed that she worked up to 55 hours a week, doing things like delivering fashion samples and doing tons of menial work.

Incredibly, she was hired by someone else as an intern — jewelry designer Fenton Fallon. And now she’s suing them. Wang says she was hired as a “press intern” but was asked to make jewelry for the label instead. Keep reading »

It’s Gonna Be One Hell Of A Hot Week

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Get Ready For Godzilla

Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be 106 degrees in New York City, so I can really relate to this apocalyptic weather report. This weekend might be rough, but it’s nothing compared to what’ll happen once Godzilla comes up off the coast. What a heat wave! [YouTube]

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