Holy Lemon Monster: Would You Try These AI-Invented Ice Cream Flavors?
One of the most important things about ice cream (besides it tasting good) is the name of the flavor. If you go to a new ice cream shop, you want to see flavors that you are familiar with, but also want to see flavors that look like they’ll be exciting to taste. Even the basics like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry can all have interesting names. Ice cream is amazing and should never be boring.
May 13, 2018
This A-Frame Tiny House in Australia Is Off-the-Grid Vacation Goals
How addicted to technology are you? Do you use your phone for everything? It isn’t just to text your friends and call your parents, right? You order food through your phone, shop online, scroll through social media. Hell, you can even do a ton of your banking and bills all right from your phone. What would you do if you lost your phone? Honestly, sometimes we need to put our phones down and just disconnect.
May 13, 2018
This New Travel Site Is the Kayak of Vacation Rentals
Booking a vacation is supposed to be relaxing, right? You go away for the sole purpose of escaping your day-to-day life for a week. But the actual process of planning that vacation can be a hassle. You can search multiple different sites to find the best deal and still feel like you totally missed out. If you are trying to book a flight, KAYAK is a great place to look. But what about where to stay? Hotels can be pricey, even at “discounted” rates.
May 13, 2018
Chip & Jo’s Latest Target Collection Is Summer Goals
If you weren’t already set to spend the whole season outside, the latest release from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection at Target will have you itching to throw a perfect picnic, beautiful barbecue, or summer soiree. This latest refresh from the former “Fixer Upper” stars is all about summer entertaining, and includes 40 new pieces for outdoor activities.
May 13, 2018
Here’s What Happens When Your Mom Is Also Your Business Partner
Imagine for a moment that you scored your dream job. Somehow you landed a gig you’re passionate about and excel at. Now imagine your business partner is your mom. That may be a dream come true for some; others may take pause. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re highlighting three seriously talented mother-daughter duos across real estate, design, and DIY who believe working together is like hitting the career jackpot.
May 13, 2018
Whole Foods Is Opening a Home Decor Store Within a Store
Whole Foods is becoming even more of a one stop shop. The organic grocery chain has opened a lifestyle boutique inside one of its New Jersey locations—and might be a test for additional stores. Dubbed Plant & Plate, the store within a store concept opened at the Bridgewater location in March, according to Popsugar.
May 11, 2018
These Companies Are Hiring Remote Employees (And Here’s How Much Money Working From Home Can Save You)
Are you interested in working from home but aren’t sure where to start, how it works, or if it’ll be good for your wallet? Well, Inc.com gave a comprehensive look at the financial gains of working remotely. The publication notes that remote work saves the average person around $5,000 per year on expenses like gas, car maintenance, dry cleaning and laundry, lunch and other cafe munchies, and a business casual wardrobe, to name a few.
May 7, 2018
This 130-Year-Old Dutch Church Gets a New Life as a Library
Renovations came come in all shapes and sizes. Most often, we see homes transformed. But sometimes, very unique renos happen, where a building that formerly hosted one activity becomes something entirely different. Just look at this former Dutch church that was made into a library and museum. Have you ever traveled to a major city, like New York or Paris, and noticed beautiful 19th-century architecture?
May 6, 2018
110-Year-Old Victorian Mansion in Mississippi is the Ultimate Fixer Upper
Channel your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines. This Mississippi Victorian mansion truly needs every ounce of Fixer Upper spirit that there is in the world. If you love historic homes and big renovation projects, you’re going to want to pull out your checkbook and buy this house ASAP. From a first look, this crumbling Mississippi mansion might be off-putting. Who wants to spend thousands of their hard-earned money on something that is falling apart?
May 6, 2018
Live Like Marilyn Monroe – Rent the Hamptons Windmill Home She Stayed in 60 Years Ago
Marilyn Monroe lived a very glamorous life as a blonde bombshell. If you’ve ever tried to get her iconic curls or tried to wear a white dress like the one she wore in The Seven Year Itch, you definitely are a Marilyn Monroe fan. You can actually live like her this summer – if you have $55,000 to spare. This summer, the windmill Hamptons home that Marilyn leased with her then-husband Arthur Miller in 1957 is available for rent. It’ll only set you back several thousand dollars!
May 6, 2018
These Millennia-Old Caves Were Transformed into A Stunning Grotto-Style Hotel in Italy
Hotels are getting more and more creative as design styles continue to expand. Many styles from the ’60s and ’70s have made comebacks, but one hotel is going back a few thousand years for their inspiration. Rather than call in someone to try and make their hotel look beautiful, historic, and dated, this hotel actually is – because it was once a cave. Located in Matera, Italy, these millennia-old cave dwellings now host an elegant hotel.
May 5, 2018
Live Like a Billionaire – The Rockefeller Family is Auctioning Off $500 Million Worth of Prized Possessions
Have you ever wanted to live like you were rich and famous? If you said no, why are you lying? Maybe you don’t want the fast and dangerous lifestyle that might come with wealth, but everyone dreams of having a lot of money, at least once in their lifetime. John D. Rockefeller sure had that dream and he accomplished it ten times over. The oil industry business magnate became cemented in the history books when he became the first U.S. billionaire.
May 5, 2018
Is the U.S. Getting an IKEA Hotel?
The architectural community is abuzz with the news that the first stateside IKEA hotel could be coming soon. Reportedly, the Swedish home goods giant has plans to expand its stake in the hospitality industry by converting the Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven, Connecticut into lodging.
May 2, 2018
JetBlue Is Having a Flight Sale So You Can Go Visit Your Parents
You know what’s better than a call or a bouquet of flowers? Spending time with your mom. JetBlue announced a flight sale today so you can visit your family for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, starting at $39 each way.
May 2, 2018
A Surprising Amount of People Work While on Vacation, But Hawaii Wants to Make it Fun
If you’ve ever worked while on vacation, you’re definitely not alone. According to a recent study, 60 percent of Americans admit to working at least somewhat on their last trip. And while the desire to relax and the need to keep connected can be at odds, the trend of workcations don’t seem to be going anywhere. Like with many trends these days, we can point to millennials for the increase in workcations.
Apr 30, 2018
Rifle Paper Co’s Latest Collab Brings Iconic Florals to “Proper Bad Ass” Aprons
The latest collaboration between millennial stationery giant Rifle Paper Co. and chef-favorite culinary company Hedley & Bennett is debuting just in time for Mother’s Day — with matching kitchen-pro aprons in Rifle’s iconic floral prints for your favorite mom and her mini-me. Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.
Apr 30, 2018
Can You Afford to Live in NYC? This List Shows the Only Affordable Apartments
Living in the city is not cheap. Any adult who has even glanced at the numbers knows this. You don’t have to crunch data to understand spending $900-1,800 a month to share an apartment is kind of insane. Still, when there’s a plan in place for affordable housing in New York, we should expect it, right? Maybe not.
Apr 29, 2018
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Were on Trading Spaces and You Have to See the Rooms They Designed
Reboots can either be the absolute worst, or they’re the best thing to happen to TV. It’s frustrating that some showrunners just won’t let a series end. But then there are instances where they know what’s best and bring back the show we really needed – thank god Trading Spaces is back! In a world where HGTV reigns supreme with 20 different house-flipping shows, the Trading Spaces reboot is a breath of fresh air on TLC.
Apr 29, 2018
WOW Air Is Having a Sale That Will Have You Booking a Trip To Iceland in 5 Seconds
How many times have you seen an airfare sale and thought, “I am really just going to book this trip and wing it!” Probably at least 100 times. I see a deal just about every other week and wish I could do this. The prices are always amazing and the destinations look beautiful. But the catch tends to be you either leave in 5 days or 10 months from now. Can’t there be a deal with a happy medium? It seems, today is that day!
Apr 28, 2018
It Takes a Lot Longer Than You Think to Become BFFs With Someone New
Friendship is an amazing, incredible, frustrating, annoying, and beautiful thing. Each friendship that you have is different from the other. You might have one friend you’ve known since you were five that knows every embarrassing childhood story possible. But then you can have a best friend that just knows you on every single level, even though you’ve only known each other for a year.
Apr 28, 2018
This Airline Will Pay You To Travel The World
Got a bad case of wanderlust? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of living abroad and wandering the stone streets of a medieval village or taking in the vistas of Iceland’s remote and unspoiled landscapes? Well, now you can live your dream. WOW Air, the Icelandic budget airline, has launched a competition to find the creator for its new Wow Travel Guides.
Apr 27, 2018
The Blanket That’s Wrapped Royal Babies Since Prince Charles
Every family has their traditions, and the British royals are hardly an exception. That’s especially noticeable when a new addition arrives, like Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, who was born on Monday. The yet-to-be-named infant prince participated in a custom that stretches back 69 years, to the birth of his grandfather. In 1948, Queen Elizabeth wrapped a newborn Prince Charles in a G.H.
Apr 25, 2018
Royal Baby Cheddar Exists, and Here’s Where You Can Get It
If you happen to be combing through the cheese aisle of your local Whole Foods store, then you may have noticed Royal Addition Cheddar, a limited-edition cheese made in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newborn son. “Celebrate the birth of Great Britain’s future heir with this wonderfully creamy yet savory 12 month cheddar,” the sign reads at the Whole Foods in Boston’s South End, where our spies spotted this stack. “Cow’s milk.
Apr 25, 2018
Amazon Might Just Be the Most Pet-Friendly Company With 6,000 Doggy Visitors
Amazon is trying to become the coolest place in the world. They bought Whole Foods. You can have things delivered to your house in an hour. You can watch TV from basically anywhere using Amazon Prime. Honestly, is there anything bad about Amazon? Well, if you think it is great to be an Amazon customer, it sounds like being an employee is even better. The Amazon headquarters are even more pet-friendly than any other office in the world What could make any workday better? A dog, obviously.
Apr 22, 2018
Sleep Under the Milky Way in These Gorgeous Bubble Domes in Ireland
Have you ever gone camping? It is great, but sometimes it is a little too close to nature. Sleeping bags are not the best way to actually sleep. If you want to sleep outside, but not really be outside, bubble domes are the perfect way around that. Plus, these bubble domes in Northern Ireland come with a view that cannot be beaten. Finn Lough is a one-of-a-kind experience. At Finn Lough, you can sleep under the Milky Way in glass bubble domes that give you a new look at the world.
Apr 15, 2018
This Treehouse Cottage in a Hawaiian Rainforest is the Perfect Romantic Getaway
If you’re planning your next vacation, might we suggest choosing Hawaii? You don’t need to shell out thousands for a luxury hotel. Instead, you can cut down on the space, but keep all of the class and check out this adorable treehouse cottage in a Hawaiian rainforest. Whoever said that you need a lot of space to have a nice place? They were certainly wrong and this little cottage proves that.
Apr 14, 2018
Peek Inside the African Glamping Resort Where Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Honeymooning
Forget sipping piña coladas on the beach. For their honeymoon, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are rumored to be heading out on a “glamping” trip in Africa. “Glamping,” which stands for “glamorous camping,” is a twist on the traditional tentpoles and campfire method of enjoying the great outdoors. Instead, Glamping sites come with all the luxe amenities of a hotel, while still immersed in nature.
Apr 11, 2018
Jennifer Garner Shared What’s In Her Bag on Instagram & It’s Hilarious
Jennifer Garner might just be one of the most relatable celebs on Instagram. If every time you dig around your bag for your keys and come out with something totally random, watching the actress play a rousing game of “what’s in my bag” is something you don’t want to miss. Garner, who adorably reads children’s books to her dog from her cozy library, is not immune to a messy bag.
Apr 10, 2018
Seth Meyers Shares the Unbelievable Birth of His Second Son —In His Building’s Elevator Lobby
Congratulations are in order to Late Night host Seth Meyers and his wife Alexi Ashe on the birth of their second child, a son they’ve named Axel Strahl Meyers. However, Axel’s arrival was a bit on the unconventional side, and Seth shared the whole story on his show Monday night. According to Seth, Sunday started out “totally normal,” with brunch and a trip to the park.
Apr 10, 2018
Amazon Canceled Hundreds of Prime Accounts & People Are Furious
Furious Amazon customers are flocking to social media, saying that the online retailer has inexplicably locked them out of their accounts. News of the canceled Prime memberships started popping up on social media starting last week, according to Business Insider. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people have been blocked from their Prime memberships, including accessing previously purchased ebooks and video, as well as barred from signing into devices like Kindle and Fire TV.
Apr 6, 2018
Here’s Why Chip & Joanna Gaines Named Their Business “Magnolia”
When the final episode of Fixer Upper airs tomorrow, April 3, fans will finally get a clue where the Magnolia empire began. In a clip from Tuesday’s episode, Chip explains to his four kids why the Gaines family is so attached to the word “Magnolia.” It turns out that it’s all rooted in one of the first times Chip and Joanna went out on a date, when Chip did his best to romance his lovely lady. “You know what’s interesting about a magnolia tree?
Apr 2, 2018
It’s Aries Season: Here’s Your April Home Horoscope
Sidle up to the starting block and strike a match, astral voyagers. April is Aries Season, and the scintillatingly simmering start of the astrological New Year! It’s go time for both literal and metaphorical Spring cleaning, as you prepare to purge what no longer serves and take an innocent leap into fresh linen sheets. But before you tear down the walls completely, remember that Mercury is retrograde in Aries for half the month, and Venus shifts into earthy pleasure seeker Taurus.
Apr 2, 2018
Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel
Apparently, catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis isn’t the easiest exploratory feat to check off your travel bucket list. But one surefire way of increasing the odds of witnessing the shimmery cosmic phenomenon up close and in person is to spend a few nights in the Panorama Glass Lodge, a family-owned seaside retreat in Iceland that grants guests full access to remote relaxation and plenty of aurora-viewing opportunities throughout the duration of their stay.
Mar 31, 2018
We Asked Kate Walsh About Her Candle Line & How She Relaxes At Home
You might know Kate Walsh from her roles on Shondaland series staples Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, but did you know she has her own fragrance line? Called Boyfriend, the scent has recently expanded to candles, and we chatted with the star about her home projects, embracing coziness, and how she prefers to relax. This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity.
Mar 31, 2018
You Can Stop Answering Work Emails After Hours If This Bill Passes
Great news for the overworked people in New York City — you may finally be legally free from taking the office home. On March 22nd, Brooklyn city council member Rafael Espinal proposed the “Disconnect From Work” bill. The bill would make it illegal for businesses to contact employees via email or instant messenger after work hours (with an exception for those with unconventional circumstances, such as on-call employees).
Mar 30, 2018
Here’s Just How Much Millennials Spend on Rent
Sorry in advance: I’m about to use the word millennial a whole bunch. Our good researchin’ pals over at RentCafe set out to see if the often talked about phenomena of millennials spending a crazy amount of their income on rent is true. By analyzing census data they found that we (hi, old millennial here) weren’t just crying crocodile tears into our avocado toast (har har har)— millennials are paying significantly more in rent than boomers were at their age.
Mar 30, 2018
This New Glass ‘Sled Hotel’ Will Take You to Directly to the Northern Lights
Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world this year, and no wonder! First there’s Kalsarikannit, the fine Finnish art of drinking alone at home in your underwear, and now there’s this extremely cool hotel situation. You can now take in the awe-inspiring majesty of the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own tiny hotel room.
Mar 29, 2018
Apple Is Pushing For More Inclusive Emojis
With more and more emojis getting added each year, Apple is petitioning to tackle one seriously overlooked category: those with disabilities. The tech company announced this week that it’s petitioning Unicode, the consortium that decides what emojis are official, to include accessibility-friendly in the next release. There are thirteen proposed emojis, from wheelchairs and hearing aids to service dogs and prosthetic limbs.
Mar 27, 2018
Hallmark to Debut More Christmas Movies Than Ever Before
Hey, do you love Hallmark movies? It’s ok if you do, that’s why we’re all here, right? Well have we got good, if a little off season, news for you! Entertainment Weekly broke the news that this year Hallmark will debut an impressive and record breaking 34 new Christmas movies this year. That’s one for every day of December and then a few extra to get you through those really tough days.
Mar 24, 2018
This Tiny Vacation Home Packs a lot of Luxury Into a Small Amount of Space
Today’s #cabinporn alert comes courtesy of Mandalaki Design Studio‘s stunning seaside micro dwelling, the Monocabin. The sleek tiny home is basically the Greek getaway of every minimalist wanderluster’s dreams. For starters, the 270 square-foot-space sits near the Aegean Sea on Rhodes Island, but believe it or not, the prime location isn’t the only blissful architectural selling point.
Mar 23, 2018
Peek Inside Jennifer Garner’s Cozy Library While She Reads To Her Dog
It’s been a minute since Jennifer Garner’s Alias and 13 Going On 30 days, but the star is hardly finding it tough to stay relevant. Her amazing response to the GIF of her realization at the Oscars notwithstanding, the actress has a truly wonderful Instagram series where she reads children’s books to her golden retriever, Birdie.
Mar 13, 2018
This Is When DC Will Reach Peak Cherry Blossom Season
Now that Daylight Saving Time is upon us, we’re fast approaching a bunch of other indicators that spring has officially sprung. One of the loveliest is the blooming of the cherry blossoms in and around Washington, DC. Here’s when you can expect the trees to reach peak pink. The National Park Service is predicting that peak bloom dates for 2018 will be March 17th through the 20th.
Mar 12, 2018
LEGO Goes Green With Sustainable Bricks Made From Sugar
In an effort to help sort out the world’s overwhelming plastic waste issue, LEGO has announced plans to launch a new set of sustainable elements made from a plant-based plastic produced using sustainably sourced ethanol from sugar cane. The set is made from polyethylene plastic and carries a botanical theme that is reflected in its tree, bush and leaf-shaped pieces.
Mar 10, 2018
This Is a Baby Name Expert’s Top Guess For Chip & Jo’s Fifth Child
It’s not just the sex of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s new baby that’s causing quite the discussion. Now that the Waco duo has revealed their baby’s gender, the world is plotting away trying to determine what the little boy’s name will be. As any Fixer Upper superfan would know, the Gaines family already has two boys: Drake, 12, and Duke, 9. (There are also two little girls, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7.
Mar 9, 2018
New Video Series Bonkers Closets Peeks Inside Some Truly Wild Wardrobes
If MTV’s Cribs were made for the Fashion Week set, that show would be Insider’s new web series Bonkers Closets — where viewers literally get the inside scoop on the wildly luxurious wardrobes and dressing lifestyles of the rich and famous. Just two webisodes in with a third on the way, Bonkers Closets truly lives up to its name.
Mar 8, 2018
Mattel Releases New Role Model Dolls for Women’s History Month
In honor of International Women’s Day, Mattel just announced that they will be releasing a run of new Barbie dolls modeled after inspiring women. Along with adding dolls to their Shero collection, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson have all been given the Barbie treatment for the new Inspiring Women series. I am truly honoured to be part of the Barbie family, celebrating International Women’s Day.
Mar 8, 2018
Are Standing Desks Actually Bad For Your Health, Too?
There’s been so much back and forth (or up and down, if you will) over the years about the healthiest, most ergonomic of workplace options — from swapping out your desk chair for an exercise ball to getting rid of seating altogether, a la the latest office craze: The standing desk. But is standing all day actually better for us? One new study says maybe not.
Mar 6, 2018
It’s Pisces Season: Here’s Your March Home Horoscope
Slip into some sweet silk sheets and get ready to drift away, mystic mermies. For most of this month, the Sun is in touchy-feely Pisces, and the prescription is pure surrender and shell-colored shades of allowing. Think of the possibility of simply “melting” into every area of your life. No hard focuses. No musts or shoulds. Just a sense of moving with and alongside the tidal shifts exactly as they are.
Mar 5, 2018
This DIY Home Distiller Proves Our Water Habits Have Hit Peak Saturation
First there was beer, then there was coffee, now purified and sparkling water are the latest beverages to reach high-end status — along with throngs of advocates ready to fiercely debate minerality, detoxifying properties, notes, flavors, bubble size (for seltzer), health & wellness features, and more. And one IndieGoGo campaign wants to help you ditch all that single-use plastic from the bottles, cans, and pods that go along with fancy water by helping you better DIY your habit at home.
Mar 3, 2018
This Underwater Hiking Trail Is Otherworldly
When it comes to the average hiking enthusiast, not even unfavorable weather conditions could keep the intentional wanderers from setting out on foot for a mind-clearing, calorie-burning jaunt. However, a park guide in Brazil recently captured footage of an underwater hiking trail that would stop even the most persistent walker in their tracks.
Mar 3, 2018
Mindy Kaling Received The Most Extravagant Baby Gift — From Oprah
Writer, actress and endlessly gif-able human, Mindy Kaling, gave birth to her daughter Katherine back in December. After the internet rejoiced at the good news, things calmed down for a bit for the new mom and her daughter. Well thanks to the A Wrinkle in Time press tour, we’ve learned that Mindy and Katherine received perhaps the best gift of all time from none other than Oprah Winfrey.
Mar 1, 2018
This Campground Turned Tiny House Resort Is Coming to Pennsylvania
Tiny house, big vacation? That’s what’s on tap at Tiny Estates, a former campground in Elizabethtown, Penn. that’s opening this spring as a Tiny House resort, the Daily Herald reports. Previously known as the Ridge Run Campground, the property was recently purchased by the Hobson family, who plan to build dozens of tiny homes for vacation-goers looking to get away. Each house will be unique, with its own design.
Feb 27, 2018
6 Takeaways From the Story of the Worst Roommate Ever
If you’ve spent any time on social media this week, no doubt at least one of your friends has shared — aghast in sheer and absolute shock — this story of quite possibly the worst, most horrific roommate in history. And there’s a reason why the story of Jamison Bachman aka Jed Creek has captivated the nation.
Feb 24, 2018
Here’s What’s New on Netflix in March
If your queue is feeling a little stale these days, then look no further. Netflix announced what will be arriving to the streaming service in March, and get ready for some old favorite films, some new seasons of Netflix Originals, and much more. Everything leaving Netflix in March Who doesn’t love a movie about filthy rich teenagers being horrible? This star studded drama hits your queue on March 1. https://www.youtube.
Feb 22, 2018
Apple Employees Are Reportedly Walking Into Glass Walls
Working for one of the world’s biggest tech companies comes with benefits, but apparently, also hazards. Apple employees are reportedly knocking their noggins by walking into glass walls. Apple’s new Cupertino, California campus opened last year, with the centerpiece being a ring-shaped building featuring lots of glass for that open minimal feel the company is famous for.
Feb 19, 2018
Twitter Is Entrenched In a Debate About Toothbrushes
It’s something we do every day, but who knew it could be so controversial? This week, Twitter got into a debate on toothbrushing habits, and we want to know where you stand. According to Mashable, it all started with one tweet asking whether people put the toothpaste on first or wet the brush first. Let’s just say that no matter which pattern people follow, they are very convinced that they are in the right, and everyone else is wrong.
Feb 18, 2018
Are These Design Don’ts Killing Your Love Vibe?
In their new book, Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune Into the Real You, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro of Energy Muse offer up a variety of rituals to help you root, restore and revive. And while most of the book focuses on crystal rituals, they do include a quick primer on how to make sure your bedroom isn’t killing your love vibes. If you’re looking for more romance in your life, you should be mindful of these feng shui “love killers” in your life.
Feb 17, 2018
A New Swedish Fitness Trend Combines Jogging and Picking Up Trash
Scandinavians have come up with a pretty awesome way to simultaneously whip the body and the planet into shape with an increasingly popular fitness trend referred to as plogging. A combination of the Swedish verbs for “to jog” and “to pick,” plogging is a cardio-boosting combo of jogging and picking up litter.
Feb 17, 2018
Date Night In? Michelle Obama Curated The Perfect Playlist
If you’re staying in with your sweetheart tonight, there’s one less thing you’ll have to think about. Because thankfully, Michelle Obama already curated the perfect romantic playlist for you. Well, it’s for Barack, but it’s on Spotify for all to enjoy. Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you! Click the link in my bio to hear the playlist.
Feb 14, 2018
If You’re Having a Tough Valentine’s Day, Elizabeth Gilbert Has Some Inspiring Words For You
While it might seem like everyone is happy and in love on Valentine’s Day, many are sad or lonely or grieving. If pink hearts and red roses aren’t in the cards for you today and that’s got you down, writer Elizabeth Gilbert has some words of encouragement. The Big Magic and Eat Pray Love author took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the love, despite having lost her partner, Rayya Elias, to cancer in January.
Feb 14, 2018
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Are Expecting A Boy
Congratulations are in order to one of our favorite design couples. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent announced today that their family of three will soon be four. The pair, who posted a video to Instagram that looked like it was footage for a promo for their TLC design show, Nate & Jeremiah By Design, turned out to be a baby announcement.
Feb 14, 2018
Why Going to IKEA Is Actually a Great Date Option (Really!)
I asked a woman out to dinner, to a place I’d been wanting to try. As is often the case with New York dates, we began talking logistics. The IKEA closest to me is a trek from my apartment. Hopping in a cab feels unadventurous when the Brooklyn behemoth painstakingly made sure it’s accessible by ferry. Without knowing this woman long enough to tempt a Gilligan’s Island-level fate, we chose the next best option: riding our bikes.
Feb 14, 2018
We’re in Bog Love With These AI-Created Candy Heart Messages
In her latest project to train a neural network, Janelle Shane challenged the AI to generate new messages for candy hearts — just in time for Valentine’s Day. And while she left off the steamier, NSFW versions (though you can request them through this form), the AI-created candy hearts are deliciously dorky. In a long-term relationship, Dad-joke, pet-name kind of way.
Feb 14, 2018
7 Times Chloe Kim Was Super Relatable
Chloe Kim is on everyone’s minds today, as the 17 year old snowboarder just took the gold for Team USA in the women’s half-pipe competition. But when she’s not on the slopes, she’s a regular teen who is super relatable. Here are seven tweets that show Chloe is actually all of us. Our favorite show pic.twitter.com/FHfGZlQ9Zp — Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) October 16, 2017 Ummm… you good? pic.twitter.
Feb 13, 2018
Polly Pocket Is Staging a Tiny-Sized Comeback
You’ve got to love a comeback. After making a splash this summer for being a cash queen, Polly Pocket is officially back in business. BuzzFeed reports that the compact toys will once again be available to own, love and cherish—starting this very summer. The Polly Pocket compacts were first launched in 1989 and quickly became staples on the slumber party scene. Each toy came with a Polly doll and a new, incredibly small habitat for her to reign over.
Feb 12, 2018
People Are Receiving Unwanted Anonymous Packages From Amazon, And No One Really Knows Why
For many of us, the appearance of an Amazon package on the doorstep isn’t newsworthy — just a regular part of our modern consumer life. But at an increasing number of North American addresses, the packages just keep coming with frequency and their contents just keep getting weirder and more random. Not to mention, they weren’t actually ordered by anyone living or working there — nor do they contain any sort of paper trail leading to the senders.
Feb 10, 2018
Being a Couch Potato Is Actually Good For The Planet, New Study Says
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Pal-entine’s Day next week, one new study gives us an all-new reason to cancel plans and stay in. Why? Because it turns out that being a couch potato is actually greener we thought. A new study finds that more time on the couch uses far less energy than venturing out for entertainment.
Feb 10, 2018
That Facebook Quiz Could Be A Scam
We’re all guilty of trolling Facebook during intense moments of boredom and landing on a seemingly harmless quiz. “What celebrity is your personality twin?” Or “Which winter color represents your mood?” To your surprise, you discover that you’re a winter white, however, The Council of Better Business Bureaus says that we may be giving away more than we bargained for.
Feb 10, 2018
Amazon To Take on UPS & FedEx With New Delivery Service
Amazon is setting its sights on another industry disruption: shipping. The Wall Street Journal reports Friday morning that the online retailer is going head to head with the likes of UPS and FedEx with its new program, called Ship with Amazon. SWA will have the the Seattle-based company picking up packages from businesses and delivering them to customers, the report says.
Feb 9, 2018
4 ‘Lady’ Products Women Never Asked For (and Definitely Don’t Need)
Hey gals! Sorry if you couldn’t hear me over the loud crunching of your traditional chip. In case you missed it, Doritos supposedly announced a Lady Dorito over the weekend and people were rightfully incensed. They’ve since denied that a chip-for-galz was in the works, but given the long line of utterly insane “for her” products, you can’t really blame people for thinking it was serious.
Feb 7, 2018
This Artist Transforms Puddles Into Stunning Masterpieces
Although we generally regard random pools of water as slippery, messy shoe destroyers to be avoided at all costs, we’re strangely enthralled by how Chicago-based musician and artist Jeffrey Michael Austin has turned puddles into a captivating collection of artwork. Much like children and birds, Austin is drawn to puddles, applying his imagination and artistic skills to create sculptures that make the aftermath of spillage look absolutely stunning.
Feb 2, 2018