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Body-Shaming Games Strike Again With The Collarbone Challenge

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 18, 2015

Remember just a week ago when users on Chinese social media site Weibo launched the belly button challenge? Well, they’ve come up with another Bizarro World way to prove that you’re skinny enough for something something something, and it’s called the collarbone challenge (I will not grant either of these things the dignity of caps). More »


Benevolent Therapist Traumatized By “Dowdy Patient,” Internet Displeased

By: Megan Reynolds / June 18, 2015

Here is a tale as old as time, from the pages of the New York Times.  A mid-thirtes woman is in therapy. She is in therapy to discuss a variety of issues, from career concerns to personal things, and her therapist, a kind and benevolent man, helps her through these issues, because that is his job,… More »


Here’s An Ant-Sized Painting Of A Hot Dog For Your Thursday Squee

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 18, 2015

New York artist Lorraine Loots is organizing an art exhibit for ants! Well, kind of. The artist has made a name for herself on social media for her miniature (and insanely detailed) paintings, many just a few millimeters tall. Now she’ll be exhibiting 730 of her ant-sized paintings at Brooklyn’s Three Kings Studio, but only… More »


Beauty Test Drive: Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Scrub Is Heaven In A Jar

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

I had never heard of Simple Sugars scrubs until a few weeks ago (how is that possible?), but most of the world knows the product through the entrepreneur-focused reality show “Shark Tank.” Creator and company founder Lani Lazzari was just eighteen-years-old when she appeared on the show in 2013 to seek out investors, and her busine… More »


Do Something New: Eat Food That Scares You

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 18, 2015

I grew up with a meat-and-potatoes, South Dakota- and Nebraska-raised mother. The woman wasn’t exposed to seafood much as a kid, except for canned tuna, and in turn she didn’t expose us to it much, either. One of my sisters developed a taste for it anyway, but now she’s a vegan, so it’s a moot… More »


Beauty IRL: Get Ready For Work In 6 Easy Steps

By: Megan Reynolds / June 18, 2015

The only guide you will ever need. … More »


Local Travel: 17 Places To Visit In The Heartland This Summer

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? More »


Mormons Are Using Pinterest As Vision Boards For Prepping For The End Times

By: Megan Reynolds / June 17, 2015

This is the best use of Pinterest by far. More »


Do Something New: Get A Bikini Wax

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 17, 2015

By the way, it really doesn’t hurt that much. More »


Lindsay Lohan Has A New Fashion Line And It’s Called ‘My Addiction’

By: Katrin Higher / June 17, 2015

Yes girl! Embrace yourself.

Lindsay Lohan, the famous actress and beloved train wreck has partnered with the brand Civil Clothing to come out with a small collection called “My Addiction.”

Lohan has been to rehab six times and has more DUIs than everyone in Los Angeles combined and we couldn’t be… More »


Do Something New: Attend A Baha’í Service

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 16, 2015

I can’t really remember the last time that I went to any kind of church service. It may have been May 2012, at my cousin’s wedding. It was shortly after that that I started my path down the atheist rabbit hole, studying the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and, eventually, falling out of my faith. More »


Beyonce College Course To Debut At A University In Canada This Fall

By: Katrin Higher / June 16, 2015

To all of you Canadians who have been dying to study the Queen of the world, now is your chance.

A course on Queen Bey herself is now being offered by the University of Waterloo in Canada for the Fall 2015 semester.

The actual name of the course is “Gender and… More »


Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Survive When You’re Far Too Busy

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2015

Most of us in the Western world adhere to the Busy Myth: we believe on some level that more we complain about being “busy” to our friends, the more social cred we get. Apparently, the busier we are, the more work ethic we must have, which in turn evolves into a moral superiority humblebrag competition — who got the least slee… More »


Vogue Would You Like You To Buy Your Way Into An Engagement With $8,000 Dresses

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2015

Ladies, did you know!? If you want your partner to put a ring on it, being your plain old normal self is simply not enough! You must invest in your future marriage by taking your credit card for a spin and piling on thousand-dollar attire lest he discover you are actually a bridge troll who wears Target dresses. At… More »


Do Something New: Get A Tarot Reading

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 15, 2015

I’m a Humanist, and if I believe in anything, I believe in the human imagination. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the concept that religious and spiritual belief are based in real-world facts, the way a lot of religious and spiritual people do. To me, spiritual belief is part of the huma… More »


Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Watch “Orange Is The New Black,” Read How To Build A Girl & Listen to “Millennial”

By: Claire Hannum / June 14, 2015

READ:

I have a copy of Caitlin Moran’s How To Build A Girl and I have yet to start reading it, but from what I’ve been told so far, it’s worth being very excited about. The novel follows a teenager named Johanna as she reinvents herself into a drinking, sexing, music writer named Dolly Wilde -… More »


Frisky Eats: 12 Infused Water Recipes To Keep You Hydrated All Summer Long

By: Claire Hannum / June 13, 2015

We all know we should drink more water, but it’s just so…boring. We can do better than this! Click through for 11 takes on infused water that make staying hydrated fun! More »


Watch The NYC Skyline Come To Life In This Timelapse Film

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2015

In this timelapse video, artist Pat Vale builds all of New York City in just under three minutes. In realtime, the drawing took a whole month.

[Travel Pulse]

[Laughing Squid]… More »


The Belly Button Challenge Is The Latest Feel-Bad Fad

By: Megan Reynolds / June 12, 2015

“The idea is that if you can reach your belly-button from behind, it means you have a good figure. If not, you probably need to lose weight.” Oh. More »


5 Bold Ways To Reach Your Goals (And Love Your Life In The Meantime)

By: YourTango.com / June 12, 2015

One of my clients, who just recently retired, is trying to find a new life direction. Now a multimillionaire, from the sale of her company, she’s now bored and feeling emotionally paralyzed regarding her perspective future. After crossing her own “financial finish line,” as millions of us aspire to — instead of booking a… More »


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