Rebecca Vipond Brink

Heartwarmer Of The Day: A Dutch Foundation Takes Cancer Patients To See Rembrandt’s Greatest Works

A woman with terminal cancer had her last big wish granted through the Amsterdam Wish Foundation, who took her to the Rijksmuseum to see an exhibition on Rembrandt.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Harrison Ford Crashes Plane; Writer Barely Avoids Heart Attack

Harrison Ford crashed his vintage single-engine WW2 jet into a golf course yesterday and walked away with some non-life-threatening injuries, THANK GOODNESS, because honestly, I could not handle Harrison Ford dying right now. My lovely fiancé had to brace me for the news about it last night because Harrison Ford is my imaginary boyfriend,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this. So, I write about…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

Everything You Wanted To Know About Tattooing But Were Afraid To Ask: A Q&A With Tattoo Candy’s Speck Osterhout (Part 2!)

Yesterday, we published the first part of my interview with tattoo artist Speck Osterhout at Chicago’s Tattoo Candy, a shop I cannot say too many good things about. Yesterday, Speck shared her experience getting started as a tattooer, some of the gritty details about the business, and her thoughts on why people…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

New Favorite Hilarious Video Source: Internet Action Force

Want to laugh your ass off today? Of course you do, it’s Thursday! Head over to the Internet Action Force, where you can while away the rest of your afternoon giggling instead of working. You’ll thank me by 5 o’clock. IAF was launched just today, so you can be sure that you’ll be the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 5, 2015

The University Of Oregon Is Using A Rape Victim’s Counseling Notes For Their Investigation

The University of Oregon is claiming that they can access a rape victim’s counseling records from the help she sought on-campus after her assault as part of their investigation -- and technically, they’re right.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Thank Us Later: Danskin Supplex Leggings Are The Only Pants You’ll Ever Need

You know what sucks? Pants. Pants suck. Skirts also suck. Dresses can be OK, but usually they suck. If I could wear cotton track shorts all the time and not look like a total freak, I would. My goal, when dressing, is to basically have nothing on my legs. Barring the ability to do that…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Who Wouldn’t Want To Run A Disney Marathon?

Uhhhh … why did no one tell me until now that Disney hosts themed running events? Racked posted a very informational article about Disney’s Princess Run and other Disney-themed running events today, and honestly, I feel deprived. You have all been remiss. What the hell. So, the rundown: Disney hosts a marathon and several…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

Everything You Wanted To Know About Tattooing But Were Too Afraid To Ask: A Q&A With Tattoo Candy’s Speck Osterhout (Part 1!)

I always felt like there was a veil of mystery over tattooing and the industry and the people who do tattoos, regardless of the proliferation of tattooing on reality TV. I got my first tattoo the day I turned 18, a few months before Miami Ink premiered, and had been obsessed with tattoo culture since…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post] Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP] A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16 years.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

Of Course Redditors Are Whining About The Site’s Revenge Porn Rule

You may have heard about Reddit’s new take-down policy, which states the following: No matter who you are, if a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity, sexual excitement, or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, is posted or linked to on reddit without your permission, it i…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

The Only Interesting Thing About DressGate Is That Humans Can’t Necessarily See Blue

No matter how many scientific explanations I read about THE DRESS last Friday, nothing made it feel any less inexplicable or mystifying -  until I read about how human beings may not necessarily be able to see blue on our own. Blue might be a sort of psychological phenomenon. That has put that ugly-a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 2, 2015

Taco Bell’s Cap’n Crunch Delights Are Speaking To My Mouth And Vagina

I know how the headline sounds, but seriously, does that picture not make literally everything water? Do you not have an erection from that picture? Is this just me? Taco Bell is testing out a new pastry dessert that’s basically Cap’n Crunch dough filled with “milk icing,” by which they mean, I’m sure, “icing…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 28, 2015

Watch This Series On The Reality Of Gay Conversion Therapy

VICE has finished up its three-part series on gay conversion therapy. [VICE] Erskine College in South Carolina has issued a statement that it is officially anti-gay, after two volleyball players came out at the college. [RawStory] The U.S. Department of Education has found the New York Public Schools in violation of Title IX…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Holy Inclusivity, Catwoman Is Bisexual!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Catwoman when I grew up. My mom even made me a Michelle Pfeiffer-style Catwoman suit for Halloween when I was four. Now it’s closer than ever to being a reality: Catwoman is coming out as bisexual! Hooray, and welcome to the club, Selina! In Catwoma…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Tinder’s Problems Translate From Dating To Trading

An analyst from Morgan Stanely released an analysis this week of Tinder’s parent company, IAC/InteractiveCorp, and was able, through business-speak, to put into words exactly the issues everyone has with Tinder but hasn’t quite been able to identify. Tinder is a liability for IAC/InteractiveCorp for the following reasons, according to this analyst:  …
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

Facebook Has Serious New Suicide Prevention Tools

Yesterday, Facebook announced new measures to help users who might be at risk for self-harm. It’s become too common that we hear stories about Facebook users who speak to their distress and end up hurting themselves or worse, and in the meantime, their friends don’t know what to do. Facebook’s new…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 27, 2015

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