Sick of those bra “fit specialists” at the department store trying to measure your boobs every time you walk into the dressing room? The app ThirdLove will help you find your bra size at home, by yourself, using selfies! Stemming from the online bra store of the same name, the app asks that users take a mirror selfie in a tight-fitting tank top, with their iPhone in view in the picture. The system then uses image recognition to measure your chest size with your iPhone as the frame of reference, like a virtual ruler. Keep reading »
Call me crazy, but I found myself getting sort of emotional watching this emoji-filled video for Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.” A lot of ink has been spilled about emojis as a medium for communication, but I’ve never really bought into it until now. I promise I’m not stoned, but seriously, the way the emojis are used here, perfectly timed to the beat and to Beyonce’s lyrics, it’s really quite powerful. Also, the surfboard emoji and poop emojis have never been better used. Bravo to, uh, emoji video artist Jesse Hill for his brilliance. [NYMag.com]
Call me immature, but nothing gets me fired up like a quality newspaper revenge ad. It requires so much more forethought than some hastily written angry Facebook post. My new hero, Timeshia Brown, must feel the same way, because she took out an ad in a Texas newspaper to publicly congratulate a woman who’s expecting a baby … with her husband. Slow clap, Timeshia. The ad has found its way to Reddit and, hopefully, to Timeshia’s husband Patrick. Maybe they can all hug it out — but I’m guessing not so much. [UPROXX]
As I mentioned last week, Katie and I recently got the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection of affordable makeup for Target. One of the items that caught my curiosity was the Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow. Like many of Sonia’s products we chose to try for Beauty Test Drive, A compact size, this product travels well and my hope was that it would be perfect to carry in my purse for quick touchups between work and happy hour. So, did it live up to my desires? Let’s find out… Keep reading »
Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids.
In August 2010, Alexander’s husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone and got so enraged that he strangled her neck and threatened to kill her. She grabbed a gun from the garage, where she was stuck inside, and fired a “warning shot” into the air, near where his kids were standing. She did not injure or kill anyone yet she was unsuccessfully able to argue the Stand Your Ground law. An appeals court threw out the case and in November, Marissa was released on bond from her 20-year conviction. Now, State Attorney Angela Corey is seeking 60 years — three times the original sentence — as punishment. Keep reading »
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?!”
Living in New York City means I have no reason to ever order from or eat at a chain pizza establishment like Pizza Hut. I mean, if you’re going to Pizza Hut when there are at least five better, more authentic and just as affordable pizza joints within spitting distance, you’ve got problems. However, while their pizza tastes like bland sauce-covered cardboard, Pizza Hut’s pizza-ordering technology is on the cutting edge. According to Eater, Pizza Hut “has teamed up with software developer Chaotic Moon Studios to offer a concept video that imagines what on-table, touchscreen ordering might look like.” And you know what it looks like? FUN. The touchscreen stands in for the usual, disgruntled Pizza Hut waiter, and allowed you to customize your pie with various finger swipes and taps. I’m still totally uninterested in eating at Pizza Hut, but should they ever implement this technology into their restaurants, I would totally stop in to assemble a complicated order on the touchscreen — and cancel it when I’m done. [Eater]
Today, Reddit asked sex ed teachers about the weirdest misconceptions they’ve had to clear up among their students. Uh oh, do we really want to know? Just as we suspected, lots of young people are really uninformed. Like, eating Skittles and doing sit-ups to prevent pregnancy uninformed. Abstinence-only policies can do that to a kid. Read it and weep (while falling over laughing). Keep reading »
On my way into work this morning, I had the displeasure of walking behind two women who, in each of their hands not clutching their coffee, held leashes that were harnessed to their respective children. Not dogs — children. The woman on the left had three kids, all on individual leashes, and the woman on the right had one child. All of the children appeared to around age five or younger. I am not a parent, and so I generally shy away from expressing my opinions about other peoples’ parenting choices, but if there is one thing that makes my blood boil, it’s parents who treat their children like they’re animals. And in my opinion, strapping a harness around a child’s belly and keeping them on a leash, even if it’s a leash meant for a human, is coming pretty damn close. Keep reading »
Something you may not know about me, Lucca. My favorite food is not kibble, or dessert kibble (cereal), or treats, or whatever my mom is having for lunch. My favorite food is PANCAKES. On my birthday every year, my mom makes them for me, but I just discovered there’s a whole other special pancake day and it’s TODAY, National Pancake Day. I think my mom has been hiding the existence of this day from me, which is rude and I’ll deal with her later. For now, though, I present to you 20 pancake recipes that I would totally make in celebration of this momentous occasion, if my paws were able to manage a griddle. Stupid evolution.