This triple braid is like one of those cookie-cake-pies you see on Pinterest that kind of freak you out, but you can’t help but want to try it anyway: it’s a braid within a braid within a braid. The good news about this hairstyle is that it’s much easier than baking a cookie cake into a pie — just braid your hair into three equal sections, then braid the three into one monster braid. Voila! Celebrate your new coif with a piece of PieCookieCake. [Hair Romance]
FashionABLE is a company based in Nashville, Tennessee that seeks to create sustainable business opportunities for women in Ethiopia through stylish, handmade scarves and leather goods. FashionABLE is committed to creating long-term poverty solutions instead of a cycle of dependence, so they help women set up business collectives, assist with job training and education, and partner with local manufacturers to encourage hiring more women and paying fair wages. Then they step back and let the women take charge of their own destinies. As the company website states: “That means that your purchase of a scarf creates jobs so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy.” Pretty awesome, right? Click through to check out some of the beautiful scarves (100% cotton and lightweight enough for spring and summer) and leather goods FashionABLE artisans are making right now!
When a mom in Lincoln, Nebraska, realized her three-year-old son was missing from their apartment, she called the police, and a frantic search of the neighborhood ensued. Meanwhile, at a bowling alley down the street, employees were doing a double take at a shockingly realistic stuffed toddler toy that had suddenly appeared in their claw crane machine. But wait a second…upon closer inspection, they realized that stuffed toddler toy was actually a living, breathing child that had somehow climbed into the machine and gotten stuck. The bowling alley employees flagged down the cops, who connected the dots, removed the kid from the machine, and returned him to his grateful (and very confused) mother. No one is sure how he managed to get into the machine, although we can only assume he was returning for a toy that had fallen out of the crane claw moments before it made it to the prize chute, which he felt was rightfully his (those machines are so annoying). If so, his plan worked: the bowling alley owner let the toddler take home the stuffed animal of his choice for his trouble. [Crimefeed]
Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »
Looking for new ways to use your copious amounts of free time? Getting a little tired of your kickball league and microbrew tasting club? Not to worry — cartoonist Dana Zemack has created The Hipster Hobby Generator to help you discover your new favorite pastime. All you have to do is click on the quirky label of the hand-blown mason jar, and the site will assign you a new, hipster-approved creative endeavor. So far my hobbies include thrift store quilting, making foraged mustache necklaces, assembling an “heirloom maple syrup collection inspired by the Infinite Jest Wikipedia page,” and aging bacon bow ties in vintage style oak barrels from Anthropologie. Sounds about right. Check out The Hipster Hobby Generator to get your own, and post it in the comments!
My current life/travel obsession is seeing the northern lights. I’ve been gleefully researching where and when I’d have the best chance of seeing them, and although Alaska, Sweden, and Norway all sound amazing, this time lapse video of the northern lights over Iceland this past winter might have just made my decision for me. It’s almost painfully beautiful. [Laughing Squid]
Well, this is one way to approach online customer service. Earlier today, a US Airways customer tweeted a complaint about a flight delay to the company’s official Twitter account. US Airways sent back a fairly standard response (90% of airline Twitter feeds are canned apologies tweeted at irate customers), but when the customer wasn’t satisfied, whoever
is was running US Airway’s Twitter account got a little more…umm…creative. “We welcome your feedback,” they replied, and directed the customer to a link where they could file a formal complaint. Except the link didn’t lead to a customer feedback website, it led to a picture of a naked woman with a large model plane stuck in her vagina. For serious. The craziest part? US Airways left the tweet and image up for a FULL HOUR before removing it and posting this apology.
See the full image after the jump, but beware: it is VERY NSFW and will make your vagina sore just looking at it… Keep reading »
Today is Nick and my 10-year anniversary. TEN YEARS. A decade. One-twentieth of a lifetime if we both live to be 200, which we plan to. I’m not usually super sentimental about anniversaries, if only because I’m like a doofy sitcom husband when it comes to remembering exact dates, but I couldn’t help but get a little reflective and nostalgic last night when I was thinking back on all we’ve been through and all the fun we’ve had. Here are 10 things I’ve learned — about relationships, life, and myself — in the past 10 years. Keep reading »
It’s been forever since I actually used a pencil (do I still remember how? Kidding! Kind of!), but after seeing this awesome set of hot pink “Clueless”-themed pencils, I’m ready to bring graphite back into my life in a big way. I actually used to have one of those feather pens that Cher uses in the movie (I used it to take my history tests in junior high), but these are way better. They’ll go perfectly with my plaid mini skirt, knee-highs, and the loqued out Jeep daddy bought me. [$8 for set of 6, The Carbon Crusader]