Posts tagged "app"

Jessica Neuwirth, Bettina Hager & The New Feminists Push For A New ERA

Plus, a Britney Spears-focused workshop and SELF publishes a scare piece on birth control -- spooooooky! All in Today's Lady News...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 2, 2015

High There Is Tinder For Potheads

Dating is hard enough, but imagine being a marijuana smoker trying to find love in a country that still, by and large, criminalizes their favorite herbal remedy. All you want is to find a like-toking pothead with a Volcano and a dealer on speed dial, but alas, your OKCupid matches are hit-or-miss. That seemingly cool…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

For Just $25, This Fake Boyfriend Will Be More Attentive Than Your Real Boyfriend

As someone who is well versed in making up fake boyfriends, and even better at making them zero percent believable [Hello Jamie from Escondido, who was a bad fake boyfriend given that A) all of my friends had actually met the real Jamie from Escondido, and B) we had met him at CHEERLEADING CAMP], I…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 20, 2015

Which Wedding Planning App Is The Best?

Going into wedding planning, I already know what a lot of my proclivities are as a bride -- partially because I’m a neurotic planner, and partially because, well, I’ve done this before. You live, you learn. One of my proclivities: I hate The Knot. I hate it with a passion. They try to swindle you…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Comedian Michelle Markowitz Demonstrates What Kind Of Gross Guys You’ll Meet On Tinder

Michelle Markowitz apparently had the same experience on Tinder that I had on OKCupid: Eventually, you begin to realize that not only are most of the potential matches exactly the same types of guys with the same types of baggage, they’re usually also incompatible (which is OK!), but often in a way that is borderline-if-not-definitely…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014

Introducing Thirstie, The App That Delivers Booze To Your Doorstep Within The Hour

Having a group of friends over in 10 minutes and forgot to pick up the Bacardi? Enjoying your pity party at home, and it's way too freakin' cold to trek to the liquor store? Have no fear. I just discovered Thirstie, a wine and spirits delivery app that will bring booze to your doorstep withi…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 9, 2014

This App Helps Us Get Real About How Many Hours We Spend On Our iPhones

A new app called Moment is an attempt to help us curb our iPhone addictions by telling us exactly how much time we spend staring it at each day. I think most of us don't realize the massive cumulative impact of the little 5-minute phone checks we do while waiting in line at the store or o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

My “Perfect” Marriage Date Is Apparently In 11 Months And 29 Days

Save the date! According to a new app from TIME, my ideal marriage date is in 11 months and 29 days, which means that unless I want to be a sad, single, lonely forever alone (I might, actually), I'd better find someone to marry on or around February 10, 2015. TIME arrived at this number by analyzing the media…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2014

New App Can Tell You If You’re Going Out With A Sex Offender

If you’re an avid Tinder user or an OkCupid enthusiast, there’s a new app that can help protect you from the possible dangerous consequences of meeting up with people IRL. NameTag uses facial recognition software to give you all the details on a potential date– including whether or not they’re a registered sex offender. It’s basically…

By: The Gloss / January 11, 2014

What Is LuLu And How Is It Ruining Relationships?

If you haven’t downloaded the LuLu app, go do it. Right now. Seriously, I’ll wait. LuLu is the craziest thing I have seen since Tinder (and that’s saying something). Basically, every man who has ever existed on Facebook is on here for women to judge. Yes, for women to judge. Mainly it’s for hook ups—but…

By: College Candy / January 6, 2014

“Leftover Swap” App Lets You Share Your Cold Pizza With Strangers

Imagine opening your fridge to find a couple boxes of chow mein from last night, but not much else (you probably don't have to try too hard to conjure up this scenario, huh?). The only problem is you don't feel like chow mein, so you snap a quick photo of last night's noodles, post it…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2013

Accidental Incest App Helps Icelanders Avoid Banging Their Relatives

Iceland is a pretty small country, people-wise. There's only around 300,000 people in total, and most of them are related.  In Michael Lewis's 2011 book Boomerang (on the global financial collapse. It's really good!), he explains that there are only about nine surnames in the country, and everyone is listed in the phone book by…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Pen, Pencil Or Sloth? Now You Can Draw With All Of ‘Em

Regular writing utensils are so boring. That's why we're super into this new app that let's you draw with sloths. Yes, that's right, sloths. The Sloths.AreRad.com gives you the sloth option (the app's eraser is a moonraser, of course). I've drawn a note for Amelia in sloth, because she hates them and they make her…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 30, 2012

A Real Life Fruit Ninja Will Avenge Your Watermelon

Every time I visit my friend Marlee and her six-year-old daughter Olivia, Olivia ends up commandeering Marlee's smartphone so we can play Fruit Ninja. Well now, Scott, Brendo and their friends have created a live action version of Fruit Ninja, complete with massacred fruits and veggies. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 25, 2012

Relationship In A Rut? There’s An App For That!

It's no secret that after the initial "honeymoon" phase of a relationship, couples can get, well, lazy. That laziness comes in many forms—lack of sexual intimacy, letting yourself go, absence of the small gestures of affection that were once so frequent and intoxicating—you get the picture. The holidays (and the return of New Year's Resolutions) are typically a time…

By: YourTango.com / December 25, 2012

Free Stuff Alert! Get A $15 Gap Gift Card With Wrapp

Do you like free stuff? Me too! That's why I'm super stoked about this new smart phone app called Wrapp. Wrapp is a simple tool that allows you to give gift cards -- at a discount -- to anyone in your social circle. And the folks at Wrapp are happily offering you -- all of…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

New App “Circle Of 6″ Can Prevent Sexual Violence

I'll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

Fashion Designers, There’s An App For That

For parents of aspiring designers, get out your iPhone. Style Studio Fashion Designer is the newest fashion app and is perfectly appropriate for younger designer wannabes, allowing the future Alexander Wangs and Zac Posens of the world to begin their collections for the reasonable price of $1.99. Hand over the phone to your stylish kiddie…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 20, 2010