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IKEA’s New Halloween Ad Turns Store Into “The Shining,” Is Scarier Than Assembling Furniture From Pictures

IKEA's New Halloween Ad Turns Store Into "The Shining," Is Scarier Than Assembling Furniture From Pictures
"Come Play With Us, Danny..."

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen “The Shining,” because it manages to scares the bejesus out of me every single time. I watch it every Halloween and force whoever’s with me to join, so I don’t have to be alone when the two little ghost girls show up and ask Danny to play with them. I still half-expect to find “REDRUM” written in lipstick on my bathroom mirror one of these days.

To pay homage to the classic horror flick, IKEA Singapore has used their store as the backdrop for their very own “Shining”-themed ad, just in time for Halloween. The ad is a part of the store’s “Spot & Win” contest, which allows fans to win IKEA gift cards from finding items in their ads, but I’m too busy trying to get over my new fear of stepping foot into any IKEA. No, I would not like to take home an affordable end table and bathroom vanity if they come complete with assembly instructions and the ghosts of several IKEA shoppers (unless those ghosts will put together my furniture, obviously). The ad is great: clever, cute and perfect for the season, but I was taught to always say no to ghost people. ESPECIALLY if they look like my mom and dad.

 

Man Makes His Own “Downton Abbey” Halloween Costume, Puts Your Lady Mary Costume To Shame

“What are you going to be for Halloween?”
“Downton Abbey.”
“Cool! Who?”
“Just … Downton Abbey.”

A man named Rob Cockerham went and one-upped every single one of you who wanted to have a “Downton Abbey” Halloween costume this year. This incredibly detail-oriented man decided to go as the famous building “due to a gross misunderstanding of the term ‘Costume Drama,’” and made the entire thing from nothing but foam board, paper, glue, and a couple of PVC pipes. Keep reading »

Oh, Hell No: Scientist Comes Face-To-Face With Puppy Sized Spider In The Rainforest

Convinced I still have some PTSD from what I call “ArachNOPEphobia 2014,” a.k.a. the massive spider infestation in my room this summer, imagine my anxiety to learn that there are puppy-sized spiders in the world. Yes, I said puppy-sized.

A scientist named Piotr Naskrecki was recently taking a nighttime stroll through the Guyana rainforest when he heard a rustling in the brush around him. Expecting to come across some sort of a small mammal, he turned on his light to see what all of my personal nightmares are made of.  Keep reading »

Watch Kelly Clarkson Absolutely Slay Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

Kelly Clarkson Covered Sam Smith's Stay With Me And Killed It
Nailed It.

I remember watching and rooting for Kelly Clarkson when she was on Season 1 of “American Idol,” and to this day, I can’t get enough of her voice. I honestly feel like she’s one of the most underrated singers in the biz, so when she does gets credit where credit is due, I’m a happy girl. Let this video be Exhibit A.

Kelly covered Sam Smith’s ballad “Stay With Me” during a recent North Carolina concert, and absolutely blew it out of the park. While I love the original version of the song, there’s just a real, raw quality to Kelly’s voice that drives it home for me. Check out the video above and see for yourself.

Need: This Stylish Scarf Wrap That Acts As A Secret Clutch

If you’re anything like me, constantly carrying around a massive Mary Poppins-sized purse from place to place, you’re about to love me. Quick grocery runs and trips to Starbucks just got a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the SHOLDIT scarf wrap clutch, my new favorite functional and fashionable accessory.  Keep reading »

The Cast Of “Friends” Plays Dress-Up, And Now I Miss Them

It’s been a big month for “Friends” fans. First, the show celebrated its 20th Anniversary by creating a functioning Central Perk replica in New York City, and then Netflix announced they’ll be adding all 236 episodes to their repertoire. All hail October 2014!

While “Friends” frenzy has been in full swing, a talented DeviantArt artist by the name of Ryan Derrick created some awesome artwork of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joey in various states of dress up, from holiday elves to the casts of popular TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Walking Dead.” And now I miss them…

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