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Jimmy Kimmel’s No Doctor, But He Did Find The Cure For iOS 7-Induced Nausea

Jimmy Kimmel's No Doctor, But He Did Find The Cure For iOS 7-Induced Nausea
Easier Said Than Done!

Apple’s latest operating system is divisive to a degree that’s usually reserved for politics. Some love it, some people loathe it, and others … well, it just makes them sick. One of iOS 7′s key differences from previous Apple interfaces is “parallax,” an unnecessary if hypnotizing feature that enables the icons on the screen to shift back and forth with the motions of the actual phone. Many people have reported feeling physically ill, and suffering from nausea and even vertigo as a result of the “aggressive animations.” A quick flick into your Settings will offer you the choice to turn parallax off, but why bother when you could try Stop Looking At Your Fucking Phone Every 5 Seconds? [Gawker]

Prankster Rahat Puts A Seasonal Twist On The Drive-Through Prank Game

Prankster Rahat Puts A Seasonal Twist On The Drive-Through Prank Game
He Does This To Everyone!

Mahat the Magician Prankster is Internet famous (to the tune of about 2.4 million YouTube followers) for his seemingly endless stream of prank videos. Some of his very best are part of the Drive Thru Magic Prank Series, which documents Rahat, or in some cases no Rahat (we’ll get to that later), playin’ tricks on fast food drive-through employees. The reactions, while certainly a heart attack liability, are almost always excellent. Just in time for the Halloween season to begin, Rahat cast a moving, driving skeleton in his latest video … [via Gawker]

Vanessa Hudgens Takes A Seasonal Hair Change Literally

Vanessa Hudgens rocks leaf-toned hair for fall

Vanessa Hudgens has taken the concept of a seasonal hair switch-up to new heights by literally changing her hair color to match the season with a dye job that mimics the changing fall leaves. The actress posted this photo to Instagram alongside the caption, “Autumn hair ;),” which leads us to believe she’s well-aware of this play on words (and weather). It’s a cute idea, but I don’t know about the execution. Honestly, I’m really starting to embrace and appreciate natural (or natural-looking) shades in my old age, and Vanessa’s brown roots are so classic and flattering on her. But who cares what I think — what’s your take on this tri-toned look? [People Style Watch]

Paris Hilton Wants You To Know That She’s Having A “Good Time”

Paris Hilton Wants You To Know That She's Having A "Good Time"
Painful!

Are you having a “Good Time”? Because Paris Hilton is having a good time in her new music video teaser, complete with water guns, alcohol (she’s a bit tipsy!!!!), a pool, flashing lights, Lil Wayne … etcetera, etcetera. Watch the dragged-out atrophy of Weezy’s once-fruitful career in slow motion as he spits (more of a groan, really) a verse so terrible, it almost deserves a pat on the back. [Gawker]

New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

In the twelve years that Mayor Bloomberg has presided over New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (srsly, that’s for real, MENTAL HYGIENE) has been responsible for quite a few not always-well-received ad campaigns. The words “controversial” and occasionally “insensitive” come to mind — hello, human fat being poured out of a soda bottle; nice to see you, comically-crying “child of a teen mother.” (There was also that time they took a photo of a healthy two-legged man and Photoshopped him into a diabetes-suffering amputee.)

The department’s latest venture, which takes the form of posters to be found primarily in subways and on street corners, takes a slightly different approach than the usual I’m hungover and even if I weren’t I still didn’t really need to see that on my way to work this morning scare tactics. In fact, the NYC Girls Project is the rare positive stab at successful outreach. The posters, as well as the accompanying city-sponsored fitness programs and #imagirl Twitter campaign, are aimed at young girls aged 7 to 12. As more than 80 percent of 10-year-old girls are “afraid of being fat,” and with “body satisfaction” hitting rock bottom between 12 and 15, the idea behind the campaign is that some of these body image issues can be addressed as early as possible before things start to get rough (which we all know they will anyway, of course). Keep reading »

Rich People Tire Of Yachts, Move On To Luxury Submarines

Rich People Tire Of Yachts, Move On To Luxury Submarines
Travel In Style!

Newsflash to nobody: crazy-rich people loooooove frivolous shit. After all, there are only so many practical items and experiences you can spend money on before it’s like, hey, bring on the fucking big cat room. (I know, I know, just because that’s what I would do with my extra millions doesn’t mean it applies to everybody.) Combine loads of money with showy aesthetics and that other beloved rich person thing, Travel, and what do you get? Yachts!

But daddy, everybody’s got a yacht … and as of last weekend’s Monaco Yacht Show, there’s something even grander than a humble yacht with which to show off your ridiculous wealths. Bert Houtman, founder and chairman of the Netherlands-based U-Boat Worx, gets it. He says, “There is a change in attitude of super-yacht owners. They’re fed up with drinking white wine and riding jet skis, so they’re looking for another thrill.” And what better thrill than an “underwater plane,” which can be attached beneath your silly old yacht and then taken for a spin up to 1000 meters below the surface? It all sounds impossibly appealing, and yes, impossibly thrilling, and relatively cheap in the $1.5 to $4.2 million range, but isn’t the entire point of a yacht is that lesser humans can look on in class envy? Submersibles, on the other hand, are submerged. Just don’t tell that to the clientele. [Refinery29]

This Study Of Gendered Words Used On Facebook Looks Pretty Dismal On Both Ends

Socio-linguistic analysis of words we use on Facebook

Gender stereotypes: let’s pretend, for a moment, that they exist for a reason, reason being that they are sometimes (sometimes) applicable. The largest analysis ever undertaken of words we use on Facebook, a socio-linguistic study published by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University, produced “strong results” emerging from the analysis aligning with “past studies of gender.” It’s up to the individual to draw their own conclusion from what is presented in front of them, and that conclusion may very well be, “holy shit, we are all just horrible boilerplate human Internet stereotypes.” It’s really up to you. Check out the full image, after the jump … [Gawker] Keep reading »

Publicist To The Stars Bryna Rifkin Caught At Her Most (?) Condescending

Publicist To The Stars Bryna Rifkin Caught At Her Most (?) Condescending
That One's Gonna Burn Later...

Some things witnessed secondhand are so cringeworthy as to incite actual physical pain, and this 53-second clip of Marion Cotillard‘s PR girl snubbing a soft-spoken reporter is of that very ilk. Bryna Rifkin of ID-PR, the publicist and red carpet handler for Cotillard as well as other well-liked celebs like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jennifer Lawrence, was caught on camera belittling a journalist at the Toronto Film Festival. The clip shows the reporter in question informing Rifkin that she had been given permission to ask Cotillard a few questions about her new movie “Blood Ties,” before Rifkin informs the reporter that she was never given permission to do so, and oh, by the way, she’s in control, and she says no. Good lord, that smug smirk, those angry faces — this certainly isn’t the first time Rifkin’s played this card, and she looks more than happy to do so. Who would have thought the woman responsible for so many seemingly affable celebrities could “Mean Girl” with the best of them? [Page Six]

Soul Stepper Arin Lawrence Talks That Awesome Rick Owens Fashion Show She Performed In

Rick Owens step dance runway show

We were far from the only ones to be seriously stunned by Rick Owens’ above-and-beyond runway step show — it’s being called “one of the most innovative and exciting fashion shows” of recent recall. New York-based singer-songwriter Arin Lawrence, who performed as part of The Soul Steppers (just one of four groups featured in Owens’ show), regaled her story of the show, from its very germination last spring until last week’s ground-breaking performance, in an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed. Keep reading »

Shawn Carter Snags Vanity Fair Cover, Talks Bed-Stuy, Blue Ivy, And Bey

Jay Z covers the November issue of Vanity Fair

Jigga what? The Brooklyn-born rapper-turned-multimedia mogul, looking characteristically cleaned-up in a stark white suit, will line November newsstands on the cover of Vanity Fair. Jay Z has always given good interview, but a VF cover story is another matter entirely … and if the excerpts from the piece are any indication, Young Hov delivers. The conversation runs the gamut from his years spent slinging drugs as a Bed-Stuy teenager (and the surprising way in which that experience serves to benefit him now), wooing Beyoncé, the Blue Ivy surrogacy rumors, and, perhaps most importantly of all, whether Blue prefers his music or Bey’s. Some quotes from the interview, after the jump! Keep reading »

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