Planning a Mother’s Day get-together? Maybe a formal brunch (if you’re still searching for recipes, we’ve got you covered) or a low-key hangout at your parent’s house? However you’re celebrating this weekend, you’re gonna need some tunes. Preferably some overtly mother-themed songs that span every genre from country to pop to rap. That’s where our Mother’s Day Mix comes in. It’s eclectic, it’s slightly uncomfortable at times, it will probably spark some interesting conversations, and most importantly, it’s all about moms. Check it out after the jump, and happy Mother’s Day to you and yours! Keep reading »
This Weekend Project isn’t so much a project as one-step tip that will help you organize the terrifying jungle of cords that are bundled up behind your desk and TV stand. Collect bread tags and label cords at each end to cut out all that time you spend trying to figure out where in the hell your monitor cord ends and your modem cord begins. So simple. So brilliant. [Apartment Therapy]
Following in the steps of Paris’ lawn-mowing sheep, Chicago O’Hare recently announced a two-year plan to hire a herd of goats to keep grass trimmed on airport grounds. The adorable (and eco-friendly!) goat grounds crew will be able to access areas that are hard for landscaping machinery to get to, and happily chow down on invasive plants and weeds. Other airports have successfully used goats and sheep to maintain their green spaces, and O’Hare spokesperson Karen Pride says the new goat employees align with Chicago’s greater goal to be the most sustainable airport in the country. The bad news? Passengers probably won’t get to admire the goats. “It might be possible upon approach or take off to see the goats, but unlikely,” says Pride. Well, I think it’s still worth a trip to Chicago to find out for sure. [NBC]
Don’t get us wrong; we all adore our real moms, but sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about being the spawn of a celebrity. In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to spotlight our 10 celeb dream moms. From Amy Poehler to Michelle Obama to RuPaul, click on the gallery to see our top picks!
A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy,’” and the Coverflip challenge was born. Johnson asked her followers to “take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like.” Some of the resulting cover makeovers are funny (like the above reimagining of Shutter Island as a beachy “novel of self-discovery”), some are pretty ridiculous, but they all say a hell of a lot about how books are very clearly gendered, and how publishers market male and female authors in drastically different ways. Want proof? Click on the gallery to check out a few more crazy Coverflips… [Huffington Post]
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Wheelmate steering wheel desk. According to the product description, the Wheelmate is “light enough to carry, but sturdy enough to support a notepad, lunch, or even a laptop.” In the very last sentence, the company cautions against using the product while driving (apparently it’s made for parking lot lunch enthusiasts), but it’s hard to imagine that every tech-addicted workaholic will heed that suggestion. Luckily the product has already been skewered by Amazon reviewers with their trademark brand of sarcasm and satire. “Now I can drive my children to soccer practice without having to choose between their safety and my coke habit,” says one. Another appreciates the Wheelmate’s efficiency: “All the things I can get done while driving – a perfect way to use otherwise wasted time!” There are over 900 more (mostly bogus) reviews where that came from. If you have some free time today, I highly recommend scrolling through. But please pull over first. [Amazon]