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Tim Gunn Wants A Plus-Size Season Of “Project Runway” (And So Do We!)

“I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12.”

Tim Gunn had a great answer to the question, “What reality show have you not done but wish you could?” in a recent roundtable interview with The Hollwood Reporter. A special season of PR dedicated to designing clothing for women size 12 and above, of course! God, I would watch the hell out of this, wouldn’t you? You hear that, Bravo? We want a plus-size “Project Runway.” As soon as possible. Make it work. [Hollywood Reporter]

Here Is A Video Of A Fly Going Up A Baby Goat’s Nose

Goat With Fly In Its Nose
Get It Out! Get It Out!

One time, back in college, I was reading a very serious passage of a personal essay to a very serious writing workshop group, and a tiny fly flew up my nose mid-sentence. I started huffing and sneezing furiously before yelling, “I think I feel it crawling into my brain!” and running out of the classroom in a panic. Basically, what I’m saying is…I know exactly how this goat feels. [Laughing Squid]

Girl Talk: In Favor Of Following Your Heart

Girl Talk: In Favor Of Following Your Heart

My best friend works at a handmade art market in Portland. She meets a lot of interesting people when she’s sitting at her booth selling necklaces — earth mamas who share recipes for homemade toothpaste, wood carvers who claim very matter-of-factly that they were born on a different planet, chakra healers and aura seers and everyone in between. A few weeks ago, she texted me about a young hippie writer who had stopped by the market as part of his nomadic journey across the country and offered to pay for his items with “trippy treats” instead of money (I die for details like this).

“He said something really cool while we were talking,” she wrote in her message. “He said that life is about choosing paths. We all must choose a path at any given time, and there is no right or wrong path, but there is always a path with more heart. When you choose the path with more heart, life becomes easier and happier.”

I stared at her text for a moment, letting the words sink in. I thought about all the paths I’ve taken, the way I’ve drastically altered the course of my life over the past few years, the way I’ve been itching to alter it again, and damn, let me tell you: hippie kid knows what’s up.  Keep reading »

Teacher Who Lived Through Most Recent School Shooting Has A Powerful Message That Needs To Be Shared

Open Letter From Reynolds High School Teacher

Earlier this week, a 15-year-old boy brought an assault rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, and several hundred rounds of ammo to Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. He shot and killed a 14-year-old classmate, Emilio Hoffman, in the boys’ locker room before being cornered by police and taking his own life. The shooter got everything he needed to carry out a mass murder from his parents, “responsible gun owners” who kept the military-style weapons and ammunition in the family home.

Seth Needler, a teacher at Reynolds who was hunkered down in a classroom with 40 students during the shooting and ensuing lockdown, wrote up a chilling account of the ordeal and a call to action to fix our nation’s epidemic of gun violence. He posted it on Facebook, and it has been shared nearly 3,000 times so far. Read his powerful words in their entirety below, and keep sharing it — and demanding action — until our leaders finally take note. Not one more. Keep reading »

Celine Dion Wants To Hang Out With The “All By Myself” Airport Guy And I’m DYING OF JEALOUSY

Ceilne Responds To Airport Lip Sync Guy
"You're more than welcome to use my bathroom."

Gather round, kids, it’s time for a very sad story. Once upon a time, my friend Kyle and I made a whole bunch of Celine Dion lip sync videos. We dressed up in suits and sequins, we recruited our other friends to be extras and camera operators, and we yelled at them if they got distracted. We (fake) sang our hearts out to “I Drove All Night,” “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” “A New Day Has Come,” and tons of other Celine classics. We posted these videos on Celine fan club message boards, hoping somehow Celine might notice and invite us to meet her at any of the many, many Las Vegas concerts of hers that we attended. But alas, our videos only received a few hundred YouTube hits and radio silence from Queen Celine. Keep reading »

I'm A Celine Dion Superfan
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Reasons To Love Celine
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Compassionate Fashion: 10 Eco-Friendly Summer Shoes From Timberland

I’ve found that it’s surprisingly easy to find clothing and accessories that are up to ethical and sustainable standards, but when it comes to shoes, the pickings are few and far between. There’s certainly stylish, handcrafted, responsibly sourced footwear out there — if you’re willing to spend a minimum of $300 on a pair of shoes — but if your budget is closer to $100 or less, your options dwindle to recycled yoga mat flip flops or … well, that’s pretty much it. Timberland is working to change that with their Earthkeepers line. Made using recycled materials and sourced from factories and tanneries that have shown a commitment to the environment, Earthkeepers are stylish, high quality shoes that you can feel good about buying and wear for years to come. I’m particularly enamored by their summer collection of sandals and espadrilles. Click through to check out 10 of my faves!

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