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10 Popular Photo Poses That Need To Be Retired

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Thanks to Facebook we’re all looking at photos of our friends and family pretty much constantly. In some ways, this has made people better at taking and posing for photos — most of us know which side is our good side and which activities we probably shouldn’t document online — but it’s also highlighted some really awkward and annoying poses that, for whatever reason, are still going strong. Here are 10 popular photo poses we totally wouldn’t miss (full disclosure: I’m totally guilty of every single one of these). Feel free to add your own nominations in the comments! Keep reading »

Rare New Photos Of Karl Lagerfeld (In A Mankini!) Revealed

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Karl Lagerfeld never struck me as the type of guy who would cheerfully don a mankini, but I was so wrong. A new biography of Antonio Lopez, famed fashion illustrator and friend of Lagerfeld who died of AIDS in 1987, features photos of such ’70s icons as Halston and Liza Minnelli — even a young Bill Cunningham. The Kaiser ran “a sort of salon for models and fashion personalities” at the time with Lopez as his partner in crime. He was also a bodybuilder. Take a moment to let that sink in real good… then check out the photos after the jump. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

British People Are Mostly Drunk In Their Facebook Photos

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Science! It’s a wonderful thing. For instance, thanks to science, we now know that 3 out of 4 photos that British people post on Facebook are taken while drunk. A study done by MyMemory.com polled 1,781 Brits who admitted that around 75 percent of the photos they were tagged in were taken while under the influence. Said Rebecca Huggler of MyMemory: “The fact that over three quarters of the average Brits’ Facebook photos are under the influence of alcohol was certainly interesting to find out, particularly when you consider what this says about us as a nation enjoying a drink or two!”

Or, it may just mean that we’re more inclined to let our guards down and let our friends snap photos of us when we’ve tossed back a couple. Tell us: Are most of your Facebook photos taken while tipsy? [Newslite]

Woody And Scarlett Have A Beach Day

Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson spent a fake day at a fake beach for their 2006 New York magazine story. Perhaps Scarlett’s close relationship with Woody led to her breakup with Ryan Reynolds? We’re sure Woody hopes that’s true. [Touch Puppet] Keep reading »

What Your Facebook Photo Really Says

You can’t fool us with that “artistic,” intentionally vague sideways Facebook profile pic of yourself. Fast Company’s hilarious breakdown of Facebook portrait poses tells us exactly what your oblique photographs mean. [Fast Company] Keep reading »

Free Teeth Whitening (For Your Facebook Photos At Least)

It’s like red-eye corrector but for your yellow teeth! According to a recent study (via Teen Vogue) white teeth actually make you hotter (no, uh, kidding), confident and more likely to get hired (legit, yo). So, let’s get us some pearly whites—at least the after-the-fact photo kind! Did you know Crest has a Facebook tool that instantly whitens up your teeth in photos? It’s called the Whiten-Up! app, and it’s high time we all start bleaching it up. Check out what it looks like, above. It’s pretty easy to do, but just don’t go too white—no one wants to have glowing teeth. [Crest Whiten-Up!] Keep reading »

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Make Prints Of Your Digital Photos

I have thousands and thousands of digital photos on my computer and maybe three photos actually framed in my apartment. Why? Because I’ve been lazy about getting my favorite photos developed. While digital cameras are awesome for the sheer immediate gratification factor, they also have contributed to the lack of long term appreciation for those same memories. Therefore, while there’s still a few days left in 2008, go through your Flickr, Picasa, and iPhoto albums and select some of your favorite images from the last year and order prints! Give your apartment a much needed dose of homeyness by displaying those memories to appreciate on a daily basis.

See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

Polaroid Film May Be Dead, But Its Look Lives On

How sad are you that Polaroid is discontinuing its trademark instant film? As much as I love my digital camera, the pictures I take on it aren’t nearly as artful as they would be if I were using a Polaroid. But now I can make all of my snapshots look amazing with the Poladroid Image Maker program (currently only available for Macs, though a Windows version is in the works). Poladroid converts any photo into a Polaroid-like photo, changing the coloring and adding a white border. The makers tried to replicate the Polaroid experience as best they could, so you even have to wait for your photo to “develop” and are only able to convert 10 photos per session because Polaroid cartridges contain that number of exposures. Hooray for pretty pictures that look like they were taken in the ’70s! [Poladroid via The Modern Materialist] Keep reading »

The Hairwash Photo Project

Making use of shampoo can really change you. Not only does it make you look so fresh and so clean, but it also makes you feel better (especially if you went to the beach and didn’t wash your hair all weekend). This site, which I cannot read because it’s in Russian, shows pics of people “before shower” and “after shower.” Most people just look wet, but others went through some big changes. Soap and a razor can change everything. [Hairwash Project via Notcot.org] Keep reading »

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