Madeline Stuart, Model With Down’s Syndrome To Walk NY Fashion Week

Katrin Higher / August 16, 2015

Madeline Stuart, the 18-year-old model with Down’s syndrome, has just announced she will be walking at this year’s New York Fashion Week in the fall. Woo hoo!
Stuart’s dream is to be a model on ad campaigns and to walk down fashion runways to help “change society’s view of people with Down syndrome.”
She ha… More »

I Want To Go To There: Liz West’s Rainbow Room

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 14, 2015

Artist Liz West has created a room lit by 250 differently-colored fluorescent lights and mirrored so that it looks like it goes on infinitely the celebrate the UNESCO Year of Light at England’s National Media Museum. The artwork creates white light through the combination of color – colored light being defracted from white light –More »

Shocker: DIY Braces Will Make Your Teeth Fall Out

Way back when I was a wee lass, I really, really wanted a retainer. I’m not sure why. Maybe some older, cool girl at school had one and I came to associate the metal line through her smile as, like, chic or something. Anyway, my best friend and I would use paperclips to DIY our… More »

Thank Us Later: The Breastnest Is A Glorious Vacation For Your Ginormous Boobs

Robyn Pennacchia / August 13, 2015

This is literally the most comfortable I have ever been. … More »

Congratulations To These Parents, Who Are Expecting The Spawn Of Satan

Megan Reynolds / August 12, 2015

Or, a very strong argument against “4-D” ultrasound. … More »

I Want To Go To There: This South Korean Poop Cafe

Bear (down) with me. More »

The All-Consuming Power Of Invisibility

Rachel C. Weingarten / August 12, 2015

To choose invisibility as a woman is to take the power back. … More »

A Brief But Necessary Guide To E-Laughter

Megan Reynolds / August 11, 2015

Don’t lol when you really mean to haha. … More »

“Hangover Chic” Is A Thing Now: 6 Other Things That Should Be Hot Trends

Robyn Pennacchia / August 11, 2015

The hottest, trendiest looks should also be the most convenient. … More »

This Week In Snake Oil: FATwater

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 10, 2015

This might be the most atrocious thing I’ve ever heard hyped as a weight loss product: The creator of “bulletproof coffee” – coffee with butter or oil in it, blech – has developed something called FATwater under the same premise. The product is water with coconut oil infused into it, and according to the lovelyMore »

True Story: How Sewing Empowered Me To Shape My Own Body Image

Jenny Rushmore / August 10, 2015

Uncomfortable with being told what clothes you can or can’t wear? Give sewing a go. More »

Shakespeare Smoked Weed, Is Anyone Really Surprised?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 10, 2015

Pipes from William Shakespeare’s garden in Stratford-Upon-Avon have been forensically analyzed and were found to contain traces of cannabis. Are you shocked? I’m not shocked.
South African researchers used gas chromatography to study pipes found in the town. Several had traces of cannabis, four of which were confirmed to be from Shakespeare’s abode. Some other… More »

This Menstruating Marathoner Is Making A Splash

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 10, 2015

London marathoner and M.I.A. drummer Kiran Gandhi ran the London Marathon this past April while menstruating freely. This sounds like zero fun to me, but Gandhi views it differently, according to a blog post she wrote about it that’s been going viral:
“Around us we saw other people exhibit acts of pain and persecution — running barefoot,… More »

Stay With Me: Your Waist Trainer Is Actually Kind of Empowering

Megan Reynolds / August 7, 2015

All your favorite celebrities that you shame-follow on Instagram love a waist trainer, for reasons that are medically dubious but aesthetically sound. A waist trainer is basically a corset — a modern girdle that embodies the promise of a Coke bottle body, with very little work — and not necessarily the first thing you think… More »

Plus-sized Leggings Advertisement Cramps Tiny Model In One Leg

Bronwyn Isaac / August 7, 2015

What on earth is this about? More »

9 People Who Are Not Your Friends

Robyn Pennacchia / August 7, 2015

You don’t need this shit. … More »

Summer Fruits, Ranked

Megan Reynolds / August 6, 2015

Summer is here, and with it, nature’s beautiful bounty of the best fruits it has to offer. If you want to, you could eat fruit all summer long, cleansing your gross body of the copious amounts of chicken fingers and pizza you ate all winter. Summer fruits are the perfect embodiment of long, hazy days,… More »

Hoverboards Are Real, And Here’s Video To Prove It

Hoverboards are here, they’re real, and they seriously hard to ride, even for pro skateboarders.
Lexus’s Slide hoverboard hovers in this video because it has liquid nitrogen-fueled superconductors in the board, and because the skate park where the video was filmed was specially made with a surface full of magnets. As Gregory Han at DesignMore »

In Brief Praise Of Your Crappy Underwear

Megan Reynolds / August 5, 2015

I have a drawer full of underwear that probably shouldn’t see the light of day. There are ancient relics in there from college, stretched out, saggy bags of faded cotton that do little more than assure me I’m not completely bare down there. There’s a clutch of underwear reserved for the great blood moon, set… More »

Free People Wants You To Join Them On A $2700 Nightmare Cult Vacation

Robyn Pennacchia / August 5, 2015

That’s if you stay in a dorm with eight people and two bathrooms. If you want your own room it’s $3800! More »

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