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Etsy Spotlight: The Most Delicious Kind Of Still Life

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Scientific studies have shown that looking at original art activates the rewards system in your brain. My personal studies have shown that eating a donut does too. So I can only imagine what kind of happy-making cerebral fireworks would be set off by looking at this 18×24 inch original oil painting of a box of donuts. Delicious and artistic? Don’t mind if I do! [$225, Roz Art]

Life Dream Status: “Miracle Machine” Turns Water Into Wine

Miracle Machine Turns Water Into Wine
Wait, Seriously?!?!?

It might soon be much easier for all of us to become a little more Christ-like, if only in the “being able to turn water into wine” department. As you’ll see in this infomercial/informational video (seriously though, why is there a fireplace in the background? weird vibes), a tech entrepreneur and a wine expert have developed what they call the “Miracle Machine,” an “accelerated wine-making device for the home” that allows users to turn water into wine using a few affordable ingredients and a smartphone app (I don’t think Jesus had one of those). According to Boyer and James, the Miracle Machine is “controlled by a mobile app that guides you through the winemaking process on your device whilst monitoring progress,” and “takes just three days and a couple of dollars to make wine that would normally cost at least $20.” This counter-top wine maker is still in the development stages, and is projected to retail for $499, but hey, that’s a smile price to pay for the ability to make miracles happen, right? [Vimeo]

Street Style Star Of The Week: Jennifer Hudson

You know how a new haircut can inspire you to overhaul your entire look? I’m thinking that’s what happened with Jennifer Hudson and her sassy, spiky pixie cut. She’s always been drop dead gorgeous — no matter her size or hairstyle — but once she lopped off her long hair, her outfits got a little more edgy and exciting, too. Jennifer can definitely pull of high-fashion looks on the red carpet, but her street style seamlessly blends classic menswear with fierce, feminine pieces (hello, sky-high stiletto booties!). The J.Hud twist? She almost always throws in something sporty — a satin varsity jacket, drapey jersey tank top, etc, and she loves to play with a color palette of gray and black. Click through to check out seven of Jennifer’s fabulous, post-pixie cut outfits that caught our eye!

7 Philosophical Questions We Have About The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot

Dominique Ansel, creator of the beloved/maligned/notorious/famous croissant-donut hybrid, the cronut, will officially debut his newest creation this weekend at SXSW in Austin, and it’s a doozy: the chocolate chip cookie milk shot. What is it? Exactly what it sounds like: a sweet, crispy shot glass made of a chocolate chip cookie, filled with cold milk. This new dessert brings up many questions, some practical, some philosophical. Here are 7 of them: Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Nicole Richie’s Lavender Locks

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Call me crazy, but I am loving this bright lavender shade Nicole Richie debuted on Instagram earlier this week. It’s so lovely with her skintone and perfectly aligned with her wild sense of style. What do you guys think? Too wacky? Too reminiscent of Kelly Osbourne? Or freakin’ fabulous and on point for a funky fashionista like Ms. Richie?

This Bluegrass Cover Of “Walk Like An Egyptian” Is Proof Dreams Do Come True

Bluegrass Version Of Walk Like An Egyptian
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If I asked you, “What is something that instantly makes you happy, no matter how terrible you’re feeling?”, what would you say? A baby’s smile? Ryan Gosling’s torso? I would say catchy ’80s songs and banjos. Bluegrass band The Cleverlys has combined these two happy-making things into one amazing cover of The Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian,” which I have had on repeat all morning. Way better than a baby’s smile, if you ask me. [YouTube]

Mirror, Mirror: The Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Mirror, Mirror: The Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

I blinked a couple times in disbelief, jiggling the sliding weight marker on the old school scale in the corner of the YMCA. An inch to the right or left, and it would clank down, but the weight it was balanced on couldn’t be right, could it? If I was doing the math correctly, I’d lost 13 pounds since the last time I weighed myself, two months ago.

I hadn’t been trying to lose weight, exactly. I had tried more consciously to lose a few pounds last year, getting up at 5:30 every morning to work out for an hour, but I hadn’t changed my diet much, so, to my disappointment and frustration, the scale never budged. A few months ago I decided to ditch the goal of weight loss and just start eating intuitively. I still exercised because it made me feel good, but I didn’t go crazy about it.

And now here I was, staring at proof that I was shedding pounds, and I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. I was surprised, happy, but more confused than anything: how could I have lost more than 10 pounds without really noticing? And why didn’t it feel like a more momentous occasion? Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: NARS Final Cut Satin Lip Pencil

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Beauty Test Drive: NARS Final Cut Satin Lip Pencil

I know it’s not the most mature makeup pursuit, but I’ve been searching for the perfect soft pink lipstick since I was, oh, 15. It needed to have a creamy texture, a tone that would look fabulous with a tan but wouldn’t wash me out in winter, and the color had to be perfect: not frosted and cheap looking, but still bright and fun. After trying out NARS’ new Villa Lante satin lip pencil from the Final Cut collection, I might have finally found it… Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Ali Larter’s Perfect Denim Pencil Skirt

Ali Larter Style Stealer

Do you guys have an item of clothing that you gave away years ago that haunts you to this day? Mine is a denim pencil skirt. I tossed it in a donation pile almost a decade ago and still think about it often, sighing dramatically with regret. It fit me perfectly, was surprisingly sexy, and super comfy. After seeing Ali Larter rocking this almost identical denim pencil skirt, I’m thinking mine was just slightly ahead of its time. Whyyy did I give it away?! Alas, fashion hindsight is always 20/20. All I can do now is attemp to recreate Ali’s outfit and mourn the loss of my skirt. Read on for all the shopping details! Keep reading »

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 7 Stylish Puff Paint Projects That Won’t Give You ’90s Flashbacks

For most children of the ’80s and ’90s, puff paint brings to mind baggy, hot pink sweatshirts emblazoned with lumpy puff paint designs that you’d peel off when you were bored in choir. And yeah, puff paint is probably never going to be a good choice for an elegant, understated look, but it’s come a long way since elementary school. Click through to check out seven stylish DIY projects that will have you saying, “Wait, that’s puff paint?!”

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