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10 Style Tips From Russian Hipsters

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Americans tend to think that we are the arbiters of cool. But you know what? After perusing a recent collection of photos of Russian hipsters in the city of Omsk, I’m inclined to think that we’ve dropped the cool ball and these guys are now leading the pack. Don’t believe me? Well, check out this selection of Russian hipster kid photos–and what we can learn from them. [English Russia]

10 Weird & Wonderfully Appalling Cake Disasters

10 Weird & Wonderfully Appalling Cake Disasters
We’ve been known to try our hands at baking every once in a while. But we typically stick to pretty standard stuff. And with good reason — deviate from the plan and you could wind up with one of the extreme cake disasters we discovered. These cakes prove that just because you can bake doesn’t mean you should.

Cross Species Love: Alpaca And Kitten Edition


Lacey the alpaca, fresh from her manicure appointment (yes, that alpaca has a friggin’ manicure), meets her new BFF: the farm kitten. Sniffing and cuteness ensures. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: More From The 37th Annual Venice Film Festival

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The 37th Annual Venice Film Festival continued over the weekend, with dozens of premieres and red carpet walks. Among the notables: Selma Blair, Gwyneth Paltrow and Famke Janssen, who all looked radiant. Not so radiant? Well, you’ll just have to click through and find out.

How To Make It Through High School (Or Almost Anything)

You’re allowed to care about stuff. That’s the first thing. Even if you think it’s stupid or weird, like polka music or “being obsessed with mimes.” One day you will look back not at all the things that made you cool enough to fit in, but the things that didn’t. And you will love them.

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Chimps See The Sun For The First Time Ever


I dare you to watch this video of German lab chimps going outside for the first time and NOT cry. The monkeys hug! If you manage to make it through without welling up a little bit, you’re clearly a feelings monster. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Wild Flag “Romance” Us


Wild Flag is an all-female supergroup of sorts, featuring Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein from Sleater Kinney, Rebecca Cole from The Minders, and Mary Timony from Helium. “Romance,” the first single off their self-titled debut release, features the band members taking a rather unorthodox coffee break from their dull office jobs. [Village Voice] Keep reading »

Long As A Day, Short As A Sentence

I am a very, very occasional journaler, mostly because I cannot deal with the pressure I feel to come up with a witty or wise way to summarize my life and day. But this Sentence-a-Day journal thing? I could do that! It’s an easy, low-intensity way to keep your memories in check. Concise and compact, I love the idea of being able to cycle through an entire half-decade’s worth of brief entries at the end.

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Your Boyfriend Is Going To Want This “Star Wars” X Bape Shirt

I’m just warning you: Your boyfriend is most definitely going to beg you to buy him this fancy new Star Wars x A Bathing Ape collaboration shirt. Especially if he once fancied himself as cool as Han Solo. Just let him know it’s going to be near impossible to get — unless he’s planning on heading to Japan in mid-September. The shirt’s only available at BAPE’s Harajuku store, starting September 17. [Definitive Touch] Keep reading »

Meet Kristen Stewart’s Weird Bro Cameron

This is Cameron Stewart, bro of “Twilight”‘s Kristen Stewart and soon-to-be possibly very famous guy. You see, Cam-Cam is starring in his mom’s new film “K-11″ alongside Goran Visnjic and “True Blood”‘s Tara Buck. And Buck apparently has a crush on him because she said, “He’s amazing. He’s the sweetest guy. Really open and incredibly professional. It was his first [major] movie and he does a spectacular job. He’s gorgeous, so I think you’ll probably see a lot more of him.” Look, I like a creepy stare and tattoos as much as the next girl, but I’m not entirely convinced C-Stew has star power. Cameron, I’d like you to meet another brother of a famous lady. His name is Paul Sevigny and he is your future. [ONTD]
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