Watch How Sriracha Is Made (And Drool)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015
David Tran’s Huy Fong sriracha sauce is so popular that it inspired counterfeit sriracha. It has inspired fanatic prints. JC Penney sells a sriracha shirt. I know that it’s getting trashed on food blogs as a trend that needs to die, but honestly, I feel like sriracha is the skinny jea… More »

Dream Or Nightmare: Suspended Balcony Pools

By: Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015
The Bandra Ohm residential building in Mumbai, India, which will begin construction next year, will include a private balcony pool for each its 100 condos. Each 70-square-foot pool will be made of aquarium-grade acrylic and feature a view of the ocean and nearby marina, but it's also mildly terrifying. Sure, it's a trade-up from the… More »

Golden Globes 2015: Bobs, Lobs & Shobs, Oh My!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2015
Lest you need any more proof that bobs of all lengths are so hot right now, the haircut was everywhere on the Golden Globes red carpet -- in both good and not so good ways. Click on to see which bobs, lobs and shobs made the cut... More »

Now You Can Spend $79 On A Poop Emoji Shirt

By: Claire Hannum / January 9, 2015
Got $79 to spare? Surely you'd love to spend it on this button-up shirt covered in smiling poop emojis. I mean, what more economical use could you have for that money? Much to the glee of 13-year-old boys everywhere, this shirt based off the world's favorite emoji is being crowdfunded on Betabrand. More »

12 Grapefruit Cocktails For Defiant Grapefruit-Obsessives Like Myself

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2015
This morning, I went to get my annual physical and while everything checked out fine, my new doc was kind of a party pooper when it came to one of my only vices: grapefruit juice. I didn't tell her about the pot-smoking because I didn't want a lecture, but I was stunned when she actually… More »

C. Wonder Is Closing, So Snatch Up These Favorites!

By: Claire Hannum / January 8, 2015
C. Wonder, preppy haven of all things monogrammed and colorful, is closing its stores. The line was seemingly created as a copycat revenge project against C. Wonder owner Chris Burch's ex-wife, designer Tory Burch, which makes me feel slightly less sad about missing out on the store's semi-gaudy goodies. Still, I can't help but mour… More »

Would You Like An $80 Stick With Which To Take Selfies Of Your Butt?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 8, 2015
Bathroom mirrors got you down? Are you tired of always having to make awkward explanations to ER doctors about how you injured yourself trying to take a picture of your butt for your Instagram feed? Unable to tell if that sore on your ass is infected or what, and don't feel like asking a friend? More »

Lilly Pulitzer & Target Are Collaborating!

By: Claire Hannum / January 8, 2015
Lilly Pulitzer is teaming up for a collaboration with Target! The collection will include 250 pieces ranging from $2 to $150 and will feature plus sizes, which some of Target's past collaborations had left out. For a seemingly innocuous line of bright-colored dresses, Lilly is oddly powerful in its ability to polarize fashion lovers. The… More »

Beauty IRL: Face Mists Are Fancy Bullshit And I Love Them Anyway

By: Megan Reynolds / January 7, 2015
There is perhaps no beauty product more superfluous than face mist. Yeah, you kind of need moisturizer, and some would argue that lipstick or eyeliner is a requirement, but a bottle of water that contains mysterious “minerals” and is scented with various flowers that you spray on your face intermittently throughout the day is not… More »

To All The New Year’s Fitness Newbies: Find Your Joy

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015
When I went to the gym early-early on Monday morning, I was shocked: Three of the four squat racks were occupied, two personal trainers were working with clients, and people were already on the Stairmaster (I don’t know why the Stairmaster is the first machine to get used at my gym every morning, but there… More »

It Might Not Be Necessary To Eat Three Meals A Day, But It’s Better For You

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015
I was scrolling through nutrition news today when I happened upon this article on the decline of the Three Meals A Day paradigm. It’s weirdly depressing: It starts out talking about the fact that back in ye olde days, before electricity, people didn’t actually eat three meals a day -- they had bread for… More »

Watch These Bidet Virgins Get Their Buttcheeks All Squeaky Clean For The First Time

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015
Have you ever tried a bidet? Neither have these people! Their reactions to bidet-ing are both priceless and informative. Bidets are little fountains that you hook up to your toilet, designed to clean poop out from your buttcheeks before you wipe. My eldest sister is obsessed enough with both bidets and the subject of pooping… More »

This Weight-Tracking Belt Is My Worst Nightmare

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015
If you want to take your weight-loss resolutions to the extreme and simultaneously purchase a product that will one day succeed in haunting your dreams, look no further than Belty. This smart belt that connects with your phone to gather data on your behavioral habits. It can do nifty things like loose… More »

20 Cringeworthy Moments When Fashion Hurts

By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015
Earlier this week, I nearly put myself out of commission with a woefully sore back and shoulders after I tried a little too hard to pull a stubborn turtleneck over my head and got it caught on my neck. The fear that I'd done serious damage lasted a few days, but the shame of injuring… More »

Let Cereal Take You On A Wild Ride Through Linguistics

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015
If there’s one way to get me to learn about something, it’s to incorporate food into the lesson. Especially cereal, because cereal is my Achilles heel. Anyway, Michael Stevens of the YouTube channel Vsauce has tapped into our primal cereal-craving urges to teach us about linguistics! It’s a weird, weird journey that starts with Steve… More »

An Ode To Skillet Cookies

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015
Skillet cookies: The only cookies guaranteed - designed - to be warm when you eat them. Skillet cookies: As good with ice cream as without. Take that, every other dessert. Skillet cookies render ice cream irrelevant. Skillet cookies: Almost impossible to burn. More »

8 Must-Try Time Management Hacks For Procrastinators

By: Ask Men / January 5, 2015
Time is a non-renewable resource. Once it’s gone, it’s really all gone. Don’t waste it. One of the best skills a person can learn is time management. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, but it’s how we use and manage that time that separates us from one another. For those with no… More »

The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015
On the morning of New Year's Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm's aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the… More »

“Barbie Blad” Photo Series Shows America’s Favorite Beauty Queen In A Harsher Light

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015
We've all heard the criticism that Barbie dolls warp young girls' beauty ideals, but what if those little girls got to see a Barbie with a less than perfect appearance? Paris photographer Hamid Blad wanted to take a deeper look at Barbie's beauty (or lack thereof), so he put together his "Barbie Blad" series, which… More »

21 Tiny Ways To Have A Happier Year

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015
I was surrounded by wonderful people and lots of champagne this New Year's Eve, but I wasn't really in the New Year's spirit as the clock struck midnight. This year included some not-so-great stuff that I should've been thrilled to say goodbye to (and so many wonderful moments too), but something about 2014 didn't feel… More »

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