Our Lady Of The Whistle Register, Mariah Carey, is packing up her furs, her gloves, Nick Cannon’s undershirts and #dembabies and setting up shop at The Colosseum in Las Vegas, according to ABC News. She announced the news on today on “The Ellen Show.” Here’s what we know so far: It will be called “Mariah Carey #1s” and will be a medley of all of her biggest hits, including “Hero”, “Dreamlover” and all the other songs you belt at home when no one’s watching. Tickets go on sale today, and her residency starts on May 6. To celebrate, please enjoy the clip of Mariah casually running through the notes only a dolphin can hear, above. [ABC News]
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 Stevens asking if cereal is soup or salad, then saying that maybe it’s soup, but it’s not soup soup; or maybe it’s salad, but it’s not salad salad; then explaining that that linguistic phenomenon is called “reduplicating” and serves to define ideas that lie in fringe categories. He goes on a whole 8-minute shpiel, eventually doubling back to the whole cereal thing and then away from it again to express why language is awesome even though our whole linguistic system has been far, far outpaced by technology. Keep reading »
Dyed armpit hair is being touted as a hot new trend, but if a square morning news program has picked it up and most of their source images are from Tumblr, I’m going to assume this has actually been around for quite a while. KTLA News claims the trend started at a Seattle salon after a photo of a client who received a pit dye job went viral. Not surprisingly, the news anchors are rude and judgey about it, but why the hell not dye your pits? While I’m more of a shaving gal for the time being, I’m loving the neon aesthetic. Have you done this? Would you?
Artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic films his painting process step-by-step to create “living paintings,” in which viewers can watch his art magically come together on the page without ever seeing his brushes or hands. “It’s a painting in process, it’s a work of film, it’s an actual tactile painting,” he told CNN. Mestrovic uses high resolution cameras to capture each frame of the paintings’ creation. The Buenos Aires native spent years living in Japan, where he studied calligraphy and lettering. That talent has a massive influence on his artwork, giving it a richer feel. CNN put together a nifty video discussing his work if you’d like to see his paintings in action. Watching the beautiful colors come to life without the help of a human hand is nothing short of stunning. [CNN]
Fitness vlogger John David Glaude of the YouTube channel Obese to Beast has lost 160 pounds since he started getting into fitness, and that’s come with a side effect he didn’t originally expect: A lot of loose skin. It’s a predictable result of extreme weight loss, but not one that’s been well-documented in American culture.
Glaude wanted to do his part to change that, so this weekend he posted a vlog titled “My Biggest Insecurity: Loose Skin.” In it, he demonstrates some of the ways he creates the illusion of not having loose skin, and shows the areas of his body that were the most effected by the extreme weight loss – his arms, chest, stomach, and thighs. You can hear an anxiety in his voice that isn’t present in his other videos while he’s undressing and explaining how he hides the skin, what he does to feel comfortable in public, and how he’s felt about the way his body looks unclothed. Keep reading »
Filmmaker Topaz Adizes highlights how real couples tackle tough conversations by having lovers pose the awkward question of whether they’re the best their partner has ever had. The video is a part of Adizes’ film project “The And”, in which 30 couples approach honest talks in a genuine, not-so-Hollywood way. Have you asked your significant other this question? Would you ask, or would rather not know the answer? [HuffPost]