Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to do a back handspring, but then I get kind of dizzy and I have to sit down and swear to myself I won’t think about it again for a long time. An Atlanta high school cheerleader named Mikayla Clark has a very different approach to thinking about back handsprings: she thinks about them, and then she does them, and then she thinks about breaking the Guinness World Record for most consecutive back handsprings, and she does it. Last week, 16-year-old Clark shattered the world record by doing 44 back handsprings in a row — I repeat, IN A ROW — at Westlake High School’s homecoming football game. You must watch this video of her feat, because it’s insane. Like a much bouncier and more flexible Energizer Bunny, she just keeps going and going and going… [People]
I don’t know about you guys, but I always have big plans when I click on my Netflix bookmark. I’m going to finally watch that documentary that will make me sound smart when I reference it at parties! I’m going to get caught up on the heavy British drama that’s supposedly really good! I’m going to check out that offbeat comedy I jotted down the name of months ago! But I’ve found that no matter my intentions, all of my Netflix surfing always plays out in the exact same way. As follows: Keep reading »
Ladies, meet your new favorite accessory: the Mighty Purse. This cute little clutch is equipped with a built-in high-capacity battery that can recharge your smart phone up to 2 times per charge. An internal indicator light tells you exactly how much juice you have left before heading out on the town. Do you know what this means? No more panicking when your phone battery light starts flashing red. No more missing out on priceless, Instagram-able moments just because your phone conked out early. No more trying to read a real map (LOL) because your phone died before directing you to your destination. This brilliant bag isn’t cheap, but a phone that never dies? That’s priceless. [$137, Firebox]
This tiny little alpaca is named Cypress, and he was born last week at a children’s zoo in Michigan. His very first steps — taken just hours after he was born — were captured on video, as was an adorable nap he took directly afterwards, because Cypress knows that relaxation is integral to a happy, balanced alpaca lifestyle. Those wobbly little legs just kill me! [Zooborns]
What would Halloween be without scary campfire stories? It’s the best time of year to get bundled up, binge on s’mores, and try to scare the shit out of your friends with creepy tales of ghosts, demons, serial killers, monsters, and ax murderers. We thought it was time to give these classic tales a pop culture twist, because really, what’s scarier than Hollywood? Here’s how it works: use whatever standard scary story intro you want (dark and stormy night, friends doing a séance, creepy cabin sleepover, haunted bathroom mirror, etc), and then sub in one of these celebrity-inspired punchlines for the big, gasp-worthy finish: Keep reading »
I can remember so many inane details about celebrities (did you know Lily Allen has a third nipple? And that Adrien Brody ate nothing but chicken breast and sweet potatoes to prep for his role in “Predators”?), but every once in awhile, a certain inane detail will fail to stick in my head for whatever reason. The most recent example of this is that Gwen Stefani is currently pregnant. I’m sure I first heard it a couple months ago, but every time I see a picture of her with a little baby bump or read a story about it, I gasp and go, “Gwen Stefani is pregnant again?! How come no one told me?” and then proceed to instantly forget.
So in an effort to both celebrate her awesome rocker style and cement her growing belly in my celebrity pregnancy memory, I’m awarding Gwen with the Street Style Star of the Week award. Whether you love or hate her out-there outfits, at the very least you’ve got to admit that they’re memorable (unlike her pregnancy, apparently?). Click through to check out some of her recent looks!