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Dorm Room Inspiration Board: For The Mathematics Major

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I couldn’t have been further from a math major in college, which is why I regarded them as exotic, rare birds of a different feather. They knew how to do complex equations where I had voluntarily opted out of calculus my senior year to give myself a math vacation. I did take a couple of math classes in school — including a fascinating one focused on game theory — but my head has never been very logical. In honor of those of you who have heads for numbers, I’ve assembled this inspiration board in honor of Back to School Week. Click on to see how it all adds up.

Want This Hair: Rainbow Brite’s All Right With Me

You knew it was going to happen. After months of hinting around at major dye jobs, a la Lauren Conrad’s dip-dyed blue locks and Katy Perry’s multi-hued transformations, the big new hair trend is all over crazy color. Not punk rock Manic Panic style, but jewel-toned rock star locks. To really get it right, you’ll need to have light hair already, or want to do an all-over bleach job so your hair can grab as much of the high-intensity color as possible. And because of that, we recommend that you don’t try this at home. Instead, save your hair, and save up your cash — this look is going to be time, money and follicle-intensive. But we think well worth it. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

How To Deal With Your (Crazy) College Roommate

Roommates are a wild bunch, by nature, by definition. A major part of the college experience is being thrown in with a complete stranger and forced to live with them, adapt to them and somehow learn to get along without killing one another. In my view, given the roommates I’ve had over the years, they should start giving out degrees just for that, but no, no. You’re expected to figure it out all your own. We’ve devised a handy guide to some of the most difficult-to-get-along-with roommates. When in doubt, use it as a reference, or don’t be afraid to “accidentally” set it as the homepage on your roommate’s computer. Just saying. And don’t forget to click here for more back to school content! Keep reading »

Do Not Want: A Mixed Metaphor, In Shoe Form

Neils Peeraer is a student at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Art — one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world (and the alma mater of Martin Margiela!). It’s also where the Antwerp Six — designers Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee — attended school, and it’s generally considered an incubator for cutting edge fashion. And yet! Cutting edge fashion does not often translate to wearable design, as in these Japanese sandals-cum-gladiator-boots by Peeraer. We’re not sure if we should be serving tea in them, or fighting evil forces. Somehow both seem like a possibility. [Antwerp Fashion] Keep reading »

Old Navy Gets A Failing Grammar Grade

Old Navy wanted to create a line of sports-enthused tees to pander to fans of virtually any team. So they partnered with SuperFan Nation to create a line of more than 70 tees representing colleges from across the United States. Sounds like a wise marketing move. Except Old Navy made the fatal mistake of not proofreading their T-shirts before sending them into production. Notice anything a bit off about the spirited “Lets Go Dawgs” and “Lets Go Rebels” shirts posted above? Oh that’s right. The shirts are missing an apostrophe on “let’s.” The clothing retailer wouldn’t say whether it bothered going to each university to gain logo approval, but it’s safe to say somebody really dropped the ball. In the meantime, if you’d like to grab a special grammatically incorrect version of your school’s team shirt, act fast. “To ensure Old Navy customers can enjoy this collection fully,” said a statement from the company, “we’re replacing the faulty Ts at our stores and online as soon as possible.” [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

First Look: Alexa Chung’s New Madewell Collection Ads

Model Alexa Chung unveiled the first crop of ads for her second collaboration with hipster prep designer Madewell, and as usual, Chung looks stunning. Supposedly inspired by “girls in bands, or girls standing side of stage … I felt like they’d be on tour so they wouldn’t mind getting cold,” the ads were fittingly shot in Austin, TX. Band or no band, will we be buying? You bet. [Fashion Is Great] Keep reading »

Cat Scans Of An Entirely Different Kind

All hail the geniuses behind Cat Scans, a website that collects scans, of well, cat butts as they primp and preen while sitting on scanners. There’s nothing quite as wonderful as a furry cat butt smooshed up against a piece of glass, is there now? After the jump, several more fluffy feet and tail combos for your enjoyment. [The Cat Scan] Keep reading »

The Frisky Staff’s Must-Haves For Fall

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As much as we hate to see summer go, we’re excited for this fall’s fashion possibilities. Suddenly, the tights, boots and jeans we’ve put away for the last six months have crept back into our closets and are preparing to make their return. But! There’s of course a few things we wouldn’t mind adding to our ensembles. After the jump, check out The Frisky staff’s list of most-coveted fall must-haves. And don’t forget to tell us in the comments: What are you most craving as the temperature drops?

Outrage! “Cassette Tape” Removed From The Oxford English Dictionary

Do you want to feel old? Really old? While words like sexting, jeggings and mankini have found their way into the collective consciousness, one term has been exorcised forever from the official record of English language — “cassette tape.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “cassette tape” will no longer appear in future editions of the publication, having been replaced by tons of text speak, such as LOL, OMG, and <3. Yes, the text sign for “love” is the OED, but cassette tape is not. And this, my friends, is just WRONG. Keep reading »

W Magazine Ages Amber Valetta 120 Years

Models are typically considered ready to be shipped off to the model glue factory before they even hit 25, but in an editorial for the September issue of W magazine, 37-year-old model Amber Valetta was aged a remarkable 120 years. Shot by photographer Steven Klein, Valetta channeled the timelessness of an age-defying Madonna (it can’t be merely coincidence that the copy refers to our heroine as a “material girl”), and stays sultry and supple–even with more than a century’s worth of wear and tear on her. [Unbreakable Diamond] Keep reading »

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