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Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce Baby Number 5 on the Way
Chip and Joanna Gaines might be fixing up a new nursery sometime soon: the couple shared they’re expecting baby number five on Tuesday night. Chip Gaines put the announcement out to his Instagram followers: “Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT),” tagging wife Joanna. The photo featured them in similar gray sweaters, with Chip sporting a fake baby bump while Joanna showed hers. Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused..
Jan 3, 2018
Why Meghan Markle Doesn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
It’s the eve of new year, and today, many minds are turning toward picking resolutions for 2018. One person who won’t be making them, though, is soon-to-be duchess Meghan Markle. It’s no secret that Meghan already has a stellar 2018 on deck—she’ll be marrying Prince Harry in May, and after having spent Christmas with the in-laws, she and her beau are jetting off to start the year on vacation. And, she’ll be sans resolutions.
Dec 31, 2017
The Reason The Queen Keeps Certain Photos on Her Desk
When Queen Elizabeth II sits down to make her annual holiday address to TV cameras, she takes a cue from her lively collection of family photographs on her desk. Turns out, she’s not playing favorites with the photos that are displayed. According to people.
Dec 30, 2017
Can’t Bring Yourself to Take Down the Tree? The Queen of England Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February
We probably wouldn’t have pegged the Queen of England as one of those holiday decor stragglers, but it turns out that Elizabeth II is a February type of gal. According to Architectural Digest, the Queen and Prince Philip keep their halls decked until February 6th every year. That means they’ve got tinsel and candy canes kicking around until almost Valentine’s Day!
Dec 29, 2017
All About Frogmore House, the Location For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Engagement Photos
Last week, Prince Harry and soon-to-be duchess Meghan Markle released their astonishing engagement photos for the world to see and we’ve been itching for the 411 ever since. The royal couple wore complementing ensembles as they gazed into each other’s eyes and posed at the historic Frogmore House.
Dec 27, 2017
This Holiday Rage Room Lets You Smash Your Anger Out
The holidays can be as stressful and crazy as they are delightful and cheery, and sometimes you just need to let off a little steam. Even those of us who began organizing in September or loaded up on mindfulness podcasts for the four hour drive to our cousins’ can feel a little rage-y. Like any good captain of industry, the folks behind Rudolph’s Rage Room saw a need and decided to meet it. What need exactly?
Dec 24, 2017
How To Help Someone Who’s Having a Hard Time This Holiday Season
While we can get swept up in all the holiday cheer, it’s possible to forget that not everyone is having a jolly happy season. Non-profit organization Option B is sharing ways you can help out your friends and family who are having a hard time during the holidays. Option B is an organization started by Sheryl Sandberg that’s meant to help build resistance in the face of adversity, such as grief, discrimination, or assault.
Dec 24, 2017
The List You’ve Been Waiting For: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2017
There has been lots to reflect on in the year 2017. Politics, art, climate change and of course, dog names. That’s right, Rover has revealed the top dog names of this year and I know you’ve been waiting with anticipation, so I won’t hold out on you any longer. Actually, I will. Personal anecdote time: My younger brother is named Max and when he was about 9 or so he complained to my mom that she had given him a dog name.
Dec 23, 2017
All The Ways the Holidays Can Send You to the ER, According to New Studies
My mom ends every phone conversation with me “drive carefully.” I could be sitting on the sofa in my living room (frankly in most cases I am) and those will still be her parting words to me. On New Year’s Eve – and most other holidays—that salutation gets even more emphatic given all the alcohol flowing this time of year and the heightened potential to encounter drunk drivers on the road. In fact, a new analysis from Alcohol.
Dec 22, 2017
This Luxury Hotel in India Is For the Dogs — Literally
One pet hotel in India is completely redefining what “pampered pooches” actually means, with amenities for your doggos during boarding or day care that take “lap of luxury” to the next level.
Dec 22, 2017
Need a Digital Detox? There’s a Browser Extension For That
With the holidays coming up, you may find yourself considering a break from the internet or a digital detox. If your want is stronger than your will, this browser extension is here to help. With one simple download, Nothing on the Internet will remove the content from whatever web pages you’re looking at, leaving only blank shapes and colors.
Dec 22, 2017
‘Tis The Season for Package Theft: Here’s How the Smartest Criminals Steal Your Stuff
One of the wonders of online shopping is that you can do it from the couch in your PJs or on the train during your commute. One of the drawbacks—especially around the holidays—is the uptick in package theft. Crafty criminals have come up with smart ways to steal your stuff, but there are companies out there aiming to curb it. The New York Times reported this week that UPS plans to deliver 750 million packages this season, which is up from 500 million just five years ago.
Dec 21, 2017
The Palace Just Released Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Official Engagement Photos
I’m the kind of person who scrolls past people’s wedding photos and baby announcements with no shame (nobody cares that you’re expecting a new Giants fan in June, Karen). But like many people around the world, I am caught up in the romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the American who is basically fulfilling all our collective and cliché childhood dreams of marrying a dashing, handsome royal. I have tried not to be invested.
Dec 21, 2017
Twitter Reactions to the Birth of Mindy Kaling’s Daughter That Sum Up Our Feelings
Congratulations are in order for Mindy Kaling, who gave birth to her first child, daughter Katherine Kaling on December 15, according to E!. With the news coming out Tuesday afternoon, Twitter is abuzz with reactions today, and here are a few that sum up our feelings on this momentous occasion. A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay congratulated the new mom, with whom she just appeared on the cover of TIME magazine. Sending love to #KatherineKaling + her mommy, dear @MindyKaling.
Dec 20, 2017
4 Things You Can Copy From Will and Kate’s Holiday Card
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—not only because the day is a week from today, but also because we get a look at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s holiday card. Here’s what you can do to have a royal worthy card yourself. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.
Dec 18, 2017
Watch This Kid Kiteboard with an IKEA FRAKTA Bag
This is the year IKEA’s iconic FRAKTA bag got pushed to the limits, and we thought we’d seen everything it can do. Apparently not, because the blue bag can double as sporting equipment. IKEA Hackers shared a video of a six year old kid kiteboarding using the blue bag. If that’s not the hardest working bag in the world, we don’t know what is. Young Frederick wanted to kiteboard, and dad Soren grabbed him a FRAKTA.
Dec 17, 2017
Here Are the 100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die
If your New Year’s resolution is to read more in 2018 but don’t know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They’ve put together a list of the 100 books to read in a lifetime, which covers fiction and nonfiction, with writers that range from Doris Kearns Goodwin to Shel Silverstein . The list is mostly classics, so if you’re looking to beef up your library with something more zeitgeisty, they also released their most read Kindle and Audible books of 2017.
Dec 16, 2017
Here’s Exactly How Many Bugs Are In Your Real Christmas Tree
We obsess over proper watering, fire hazards, and pet safety — but do we ever really think about what our real Christmas trees might be adding to our home other than holiday cheer? Maybe that real Christmas tree shortage this year isn’t such bad news after all—unless you’re an exterminator.
Dec 16, 2017
Buckingham Palace Revealed This Year’s Christmas Decorations
Check out the festive royal decor.
Dec 15, 2017
This Website Is Here to Help You Avoid Movies Made by Creeps
If you’re a politically minded person settling in for a long holiday break of doing not very much and you’re ready to get your stream on, you may find yourself facing a dilemma. You want to watch something good, or at least entertaining, but you don’t want to support the work of, well, creeps (pause while I cover my bases— alleged creeps).
Dec 14, 2017
Same Day Delivery Is Coming to Target in 2018
Great news for bullseye fans: Target just acquired Shipt, a grocery delivery service, that will allow the retailer to bring same day delivery to nearly half of its stores by early next year. The Minnesota-based retailer announced the acquisition today on their corporate blog, including that they bought the online company for $550 million in cash.
Dec 13, 2017
Here’s What’s New on Netflix In January
New year, who dis? We can’t believe it’s almost 2018, and Netflix is cementing that fact by letting us know everything that’s due to hit the streaming service next month. After a month of holiday parties and cheer, it’ll be a welcome distraction to cuddle up and dig in to some new—and old—favorites. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.
Dec 13, 2017
Confused About Net Neutrality? This 3-Minute Video Explains It All
Here you are, reading a site on the internet. Therefore, net neutrality is something you should be aware of. This amazing video explains what it means—and what will happen if it’s overturned—in just three minutes. Net neutrality might not have the most exciting branding, but it’s pretty integral to how we use the internet.
Dec 13, 2017
Here’s How to Watch One of 2017’s Best Meteor Showers Tonight
Tonight, you’ll want to turn off the TV, because one of the best shows of the year will be in the sky. The Geminid meteor shower will be happening late Wednesday into early Thursday. Here’s how—and when—to watch. First recorded in 1833, the Geminid shower is one of the best to check out, because the individual meteors are quite bright, and they come at a rate of about 120 an hour.
Dec 13, 2017
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year Is Here, and It’s Perfect
Merriam-Webster has been dutifully identifying the Word of the Year since 2003, highlighting the words that were most searched and how they capture the current cultural moment. Appropriately, this year’s word is Feminism. Merriam-Webster defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.
Dec 13, 2017
JetBlue Is Having a Two-Day Sale, So Plan Those Winter Vacations Now
I know we’re in the middle of holiday season craziness—including all the bonkers travel many are about to embark on—but now would be a great time to plan a winter vacation. JetBlue is having a sweet sale, but it’s only good for two days. The folks at JetBlue realize even adults could use recess from time to time, so that’s what they’re giving you. From now until December 13, snag 15 percent off base fares with code RECESS.
Dec 12, 2017
Here’s Where You’ll Be Traveling in 2018, According to Airbnb
Even if you’ve never heard of a ryokan, the traditional Far East style of bed & breakfast is about to start blowing up your social media feeds, according to Airbnb. The peer to peer vacation rental giant cites two cities in Japan in its top three most popular cities, and projects a 2175 percent increase in booking requests to Korea ahead of the Olympics, in its just-released 2018 Travel Trend Forecast.
Dec 12, 2017
Cold Feet? Footie Sweatpants Are Now a Thing
First there was the Snuggie (or the Slanket, depending on whom you ask), marketing hygge coziness to all the As Seen on TV world. Then there was the Holderness Family, making matching Christmas jammies the new “ugly holiday” trend. Now the new hotness in throwback childhood coziness is making us all warm and fuzzy from our head down to our toes.
Dec 12, 2017
Two Kids Are Hurt By Window Blinds Every Day, New Study Says
We’ve all seen the warnings and recalls by now about the dangerous mix of kids and pets with certain styles of window coverings. But according to a new study, we’re failing so miserably at actually heeding the safety precautions that some pediatricians are calling for window cords to be “designed out of existence.” Here’s how to keep our most curious family members safe.
Dec 11, 2017
How To Get the Best Sleep Possible on an Airplane
Happy hectic travel season, y’all! If you’ve booked a red eye home for the holidays or are flying internationally to see your friends or family, you may be all too familiar with the in-flight sleep struggle. We’ve covered some of the best products to stick in your carry-on to help you drift off, and maybe you like to use it as TV catch up time, but winding down after a high-stress couple of hours is no easy task.
Dec 9, 2017
It’s That Time of the Year: Wreath Witherspoon Is Back
Way back in 2014, Mindy Kaling and her TV show alter ego graced us with one of the most punny holiday decor items to ever exist: A wreath decorated with photos of Reese Witherspoon. A Wreath Witherspoon, if you will. Well, the style statement is back—perfect for the big year both women have had. To recap: In season 3, episode 11, aptly titled “Christmas,” celeb-obsessed Mindy Lahiri arrives as boyfriend Danny Castellano (played by Chris Messina) is decorating the tree.
Dec 7, 2017
Airlines Are Banning Smart Luggage—Here’s Why
If your New Year’s Resolution involves more travel, you may need to start rethinking the way you pack. That is, if you’ll be traveling by air, and are the proud and stylish owner of smart luggage—the kind made by brands like Away, Bluesmart, and Raden. That’s right, the luggage that can charge your phone and track your valuables is no longer welcome aboard the cargo holds of some major American carriers.
Dec 7, 2017
Here’s Why The Young Royals May Never Live In Buckingham Palace
They may be a couple of royal tykes, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte may never really call Buckingham Palace home, according to Marie Claire. The younger generations of England’s monarchy seem to have a different view royal life, that doesn’t include actually residing in the 775-room estate.
Dec 6, 2017
Here’s How To Help the Victims of the Los Angeles Fires
Wildfires are raging across Southern California this week, with blazes covering an area as big as the city of Orlando. As of Wednesday, thousands have been forced to evacuate in Ventura County and surrounding areas. If you’re wondering how you can help, we’ve compiled a partial list of organizations supporting the victims of these disasters.
Dec 6, 2017
West Elm Recalls Task Lamp for Shock Hazard
Have one of these popular West Elm lamps? We have some news: they are being recalled due to a shock hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Here’s what you need to know if you have one.
Dec 5, 2017
Here’s a Rare Peek Inside Jennifer Aniston’s Bel Air Manse
Jennifer Aniston isn’t on Instagram, but today, her house was. The A lister is popping up on SmartWater’s feed and stories, as the brand spent the day at her house in Bel-Air. jen making the most out of her day. ☁️? A post shared by smartwater (@smartwater) on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:08am PST There’s a peek at cozy, yet minimal living room, featuring a curved gray sofa, a fuzzy pillow, and some brass… lighting? Wall decor?
Dec 5, 2017
These Empathy Cards Are For Anyone Having a Tough Year During the Holidays
Where’s the holiday card for, “I’m sorry your cat died” or “it really sucks to be sick when everyone is celebrating”? When a regular greeting card won’t do, we found some empathetic ways to say, “I’m here for you,” courtesy of Option B. Option B is a non-profit organization started by Sheryl Sandberg that’s meant to help build resistance in the face of adversity, such as grief, discrimination, or assault.
Dec 1, 2017
These Are the Most Instagrammed Places of 2017
800 million people use Instagram to share pictures of their friends, food and vacations. The popular app just released their end of year data, and it’s a fun look into where people are ‘gramming, who they followed, and what filters they slapped onto their photos. New York slides into the top place for most Instagrammed location.
Dec 1, 2017
My Home Went Viral For The Wrong Reasons—Here’s What That’s Like
After photos of Carrie’s home went viral, we asked her to share her feelings about it. The following has been edited for length and clarity. Think about some of the comments you’ve heard while touring people through your home. Chances are good that guests have said things like, “Oh, I love your art collection,” “That sofa is amazing,” or “Your home is so cozy and bright!
Dec 1, 2017
How to Avoid the Great Christmas Tree Shortage of 2017
If you’re the type of holiday decorator for whom it’s a real tree or none at all, then get thee to the nearest nursery, stat. Experts are predicting a Christmas tree shortage this year, thanks to the impact of the Great Recession on tree farms starting nearly a decade ago.
Nov 30, 2017
Prince Harry Proposed at Home While Cooking Chicken, and More From The Couple’s BBC Interview
If you’ve been as obsessed with the royal engagement news today as several of us around here are, you’re going to want to watch this. The BBC sat down with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their Kensington Palace cottage and got the details of the engagement, what it was like meeting the Queen, and more. Their first ever joint interview follows in the footsteps of William and Kate, who gave one to the BBC after their engagement in 2010.
Nov 27, 2017
You’re Not Crazy: USPS Is Allegedly Reporting They Delivered Packages When They Haven’t
Have you ever sat at home all day, waiting for a package that was promised to arrive before 8pm only to have it not show up? Did you get an email saying that it had been delivered, despite all evidence to the contrary? It’s not just you and it isn’t just bad luck—according to CBS Atlanta it’s, well, kind of a conspiracy. Toss on your tin-foil hat and let’s dig in.
Nov 27, 2017
Here’s How Twitter Reacted to the News of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Engagement
Earlier today, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, and that they’ll be getting married next spring. As when any big news breaks, Twitter had feelings. Here are some of the best reactions to the happy news. Related: Here’s Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live Clarence House posted the official announcement on their Twitter, where it’s already had over 26,000 retweets and over 60,000 favorites.
Nov 27, 2017
Here’s Where Newly Engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Live
It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. Clarence House (aka Prince Charles) announced the news Monday morning, saying that the royal and the American actress will be wed in Spring 2018.
Nov 27, 2017
The Best Flight Deals Right Now Start at $8
If you’re more of an “experiences” person rather than a “stuff” person, Black Friday/Cyber Week can still be for you. Namely, airlines are offering sweet deals on flights to scratch your travel itch. Here are some great sales if you’re looking to get away for a little (or a lot) less. Southwest’s Cyber Week deals include both domestic and international options.
Nov 25, 2017
14 Dogs Whose Thanksgiving Posts Are Better Than Your Holiday Card
At a time of year when family tensions run high, and travel stress and politics can make you lose your faith in humanity, we’re grateful for these Instagram dogs whose Thanksgiving posts are just too pure for this world. Yes, I am one of those “dog moms” who created an entire Instagram account for her pups and their rescue (@KeepAustinWhippet, if you’re so inclined).
Nov 23, 2017
#Catsgiving Is a Twitter Trending Topic We Can Get Behind
Do you love cats? Do you love museums? Do you love jokes? Well today is your day, because it is #catsgiving over on Twitter. From what I can tell, it started as museums tweeting out art and images from their collections that contain cats and snowballed from there. Great! Every day should be #catsgiving! Here’s a cat in a boot. How seasonal! Not to get political or anything, but look at this cat at the White House!
Nov 22, 2017
These Are the Most Popular Holiday Gifts In Each State
Gearing up for the Shopping Olympics (aka Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Week)? You might want to check your gift list against what other shoppers might try to fight you for. Here are the most-wanted holiday gifts, by state.
Nov 22, 2017
Science Pawsitively Confirms The Secret To Living Longer, Happier Lives
It’s been well documented that the Swedish may just hold all the secrets to living a happier and healthier life. And according to a new study from Uppsala University (the oldest college in Sweden), one of those secrets is really simple: Adopt a dog.
Nov 22, 2017
IKEA Reissues MALM Recall After Another Tipping Fatality
Do you have small children at home? IKEA wants to remind you that its dressers—including the popular MALM series—pose a tipping hazard when they’re not securely fastened to the wall. The original voluntary recall was first announced in June 2016 following several reports of deaths and injuries caused by the units tipping over. The company was (and still is) offering free anchoring kits to repair the current pieces, or a full or partial refund for recalled models.
Nov 21, 2017
Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early
To my fellow grinches, we might be too quick to judge our holiday loving brethren. According to a new study, those who bust out the winter wonderland decor early might have something to teach us Christmas cranks. Turns out, those who can’t wait to start celebrating are generally happier than those of us who cringe at seeing trees set up on November 1. Though the practice isn’t always about happy memories.
Nov 18, 2017
Hair Nah! The Cathartic Travel Game for Black Women
I’m not going home for Thanksgiving, but if I were, there are a few things I would do to prepare myself for traveling back to the Midwest during one of the craziest times of the year: Force myself to pack light, download a meditation app, and mentally prepare to have my hair touched. For many black women (but not all! I don’t speak for all of us! ) traveling means putting yourself in the line of fire of overly aggressive hands. But now there’s a game for us, by us.
Nov 18, 2017
Here are the 10 Worst Airports and Airlines for Holiday Delays
Next week marks the beginning of every traveler’s least favorite time to fly: the holiday season. Between busy airports where human beings are on their absolute worst behavior to flight cancellations and delays, it’s a stressful time to be on the move.
Nov 17, 2017
Here’s What This Weekend’s New Moon Means For Your Home
With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac’s Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Let change feel like simply slipping off an old duvet cover. Easy, breezy, and ready for brand new dreams. Below, your sign-by-sign guide to both the stars and your interstellar interiors.
Nov 13, 2017
You’re In the Majority If You’ve Lied to Family To Get Out Of This Uncomfortable Holiday Situation
What’s a little white lie between family members? Perhaps you’ve told a fib to get out of a thing or two, especially during the often busy and stressful holiday season. Well, according to one survey, you’re not alone. According to a survey by INTEX, an air mattress company (so you know, grain of salt) 52% of U.S. adults stretch the truth in order to avoid staying with family members in “uncomfortable sleeping arrangements” over the holidays.
Nov 11, 2017
This Painting By Britney Spears Raised $10K for Charity
Britney Spears is an undoubtedly an artist of her generation—and now she can claim that title in a more traditional sense. The pop star can add “painter” to her resume, and one whose work even sells for $10,000. All in the name of charity, of course. In early October, the pop star posted a video to Instagram spending a whimsical afternoon in her Southern California home.
Nov 8, 2017
Skip Vichy, Make a Pilgrimage to Paris for the Free Sparkling Water Fountains
Parisians have yet again cornered the market on being effortlessly chic: City officials just installed public fountains dispensing free bubbly water in each and every arrondissement. The public sparkling water fountains are a community initiative to “encourage residents to stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste,” according to Vogue.
Nov 8, 2017
Budget Airline WOW Air Is Offering $99 One-Way Flights to Europe
If you’re looking to jet off across the pond, we have good news: Budget carrier WOW Air is currently selling one way fares from the US to destinations across Europe for just $99.
Nov 7, 2017
All the New Apple Emojis Are Here (AKA the Only Reason To Update Your iOS)
If you’ve been craving broccoli or have been dreaming of dinglehoppers (you glorious land mermaid, you), we have some good news. Apple’s latest iOS update has a plethora of new emojis to choose from, and it’s available now. If you’re like me and the only reason you’ll actually be motivated to update your phone is for new emojis, well, looks like we’ve got a whole slew of new reasons to plug in and connect to wifi. iOS 11.
Nov 6, 2017
Could This Optical Illusion Save Lives?
We know better than to play in traffic, but there’s an eye-catching 3D zebra stripe crosswalk in the Icelandic fishing town of Ísafjörður that hopes to better protect you if you were to do just that. Instead of the traditional, decidedly more boring white stripes we’re used to ignoring when we cross an intersection, these mesmerizing crosswalk lines appear to hover above the pavement.
Nov 5, 2017
HomeGoods Is Paying Its Puerto Rican Employees, Even Though Stores Haven’t Reopened
It’s been over six weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, and the island is still having major issues restoring power. That means (among many other things) businesses haven’t been able to reopen so that people can return to work. But employees at HomeGoods and its sister stores have one less thing to worry about.
Nov 5, 2017
Pineapples Are Coming For Your Christmas Trees
If you wandered over to Instagram or Pinterest at all during October, you probably saw your share of carved pineapples instead of pumpkins (yes, this is apparently a thing). Not satisfied with just being a symbol of summer, the tropical fruit is also aiming to take over Christmas by standing in for your fir or pine.
Nov 4, 2017
Southwest Airlines to Add Live In-Flight Music
Nowadays whenever an airline is making headlines, it’s usually ranges from bad news to very bad news. But Southwest Airlines just released some news that is…good? Bad? It sort of depends on your general outlook; the airline will now offer surprise, pop-up, in-flight concerts.
Nov 1, 2017
IKEA Made Long, Mundane Video Ads That People Are Actually Watching
Leave it to IKEA to create an ad that people will watch, even if it’s intentionally long and boring. The Swedish retailer’s latest YouTube preroll ads (the commercials before a video that you can skip after five seconds) are really mundane and yet, weirdly mesmerizing.
Oct 31, 2017
Never Overstay Your Welcome Again: This Etiquette Expert Tells You Exactly When to Leave a Dinner Party
As holiday party season quickly approaches, you may find yourself revisiting all of your party habits. Do you show up early, same bottle of wine in tow? Arrive late empty-handed but full of good cheer? Keep a series of excuses in a draft folder on your phone and just sit the whole thing out all together?
Oct 30, 2017
The “Smallest Hotel in the World” is a VW Beetle in the Jordan Desert
The self proclaimed smallest hotel in the world is also something that might get you punched in the arm: A truly tiny and very stylish Volkswagon Beetle in the Jordan desert. Parked in the shadow of the 12th century castle of Montreal, the hotel is run by Mohammed Al Malaheem (who goes by Abu Ali, according to CNN) and has welcomed visitors into the repurposed car since 2011. Take a look inside: The Bug, which was decorated by Ali’s daughter, sleeps two people and costs $56 a night.
Oct 29, 2017
This Luxury Resort Now Offers Instagram Butlers
Sometimes, a vacation selfie just isn’t going to cut it. Sure, your tan looks great, but you can’t get the full ocean view and your lovely visage in one shot. Well the Conrad Maldives Hotel Rangali Island is now offering the services of an Instagram butler to help you get the best vacation shots possible. While technically less of a Mr.
Oct 26, 2017
Google Mapped 31 Spooky Sites Across The Country
Do you typically reserve your usage of Google Maps for finding places to go and things to do that don’t scare the crap out of you? If that describes you, then a) welcome to the fearful fold, fellow reluctant Halloweeners, and b) you probably won’t be mapping any of the locations on this list of 31 haunted places to visit that the search engine has taken painstaking measures to compile.
Oct 26, 2017
Halloween Still Got You Stumped? Google’s Got You Covered
While actual Halloween is six days away, Halloween party time is only two to three days away. So for the costume-less among us, it’s crunch time, baby. But don’t worry, this year Google is here for you in a major way with Frightgeist. Not only is it an incredible play on words, it’s also a new site to help you with all your costume needs.
Oct 25, 2017
The British Royal Family Is Hiring
If you ever dreamed of working for the royals, well, here’s your chance. The palace has listed two positions recently, and here’s what you need to know. The first position, reported last week, is a senior communications officer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The position is temporary, but full time, and requires the applicant to “manage the daily news flow to the media, communicating with audiences via traditional, digital and social media.
Oct 24, 2017
Last Chance: Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in November
It’s that time of the month where we find out what is coming to and going from Netflix. After a tragic October where a ton of series left the streaming service, thankfully the departure list is a little shorter for November. Nonetheless, here’s what you should watch before it’s gone: What’s new on Netflix in November The time has finally come. We reported back in September that HIMYM would be leaving Netflix, but now we know when.
Oct 23, 2017
We May Be Renting in Space Sooner than Expected
The majestic moon. Keeper of tides. Eclipser of suns. Your future neighborhood? Two stories in the news this week cover developments that hint that we may be living on and vacationing around the moon in the near-ish future. And don’t worry, we’ve already started researching any and all IKEA space hacks. Research published in Geophysical Research Letters (your one stop Geophysical research shop) suggests that they have found places on the moon that could be used for underground bases.
Oct 23, 2017