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Someone Invented A Crutch You Can Use Hands-Free & It's A Game Changer For Leg Injuries

Crutches haven’t changed much in design since they were first made commercially available over 100 years ago. Your standard pair of crutches relies primarily on underarm support, adding extra discomfort to your armpits as well as restricting your han…
By Mia Mercado

Millennial Pink Tonic Water Exists & It Will Turn Your Drinks Into Instagram Daydreams

Fellow fans of a summertime gin and tonic, rejoice! We can now indulge in an alcoholic pink drink that isn’t just a glass of rosé. Fever-Tree, a producer of high-quality mixers, is releasing a new millennial pink tonic water that will add a splash of…
By Mia Mercado

Facebook Just Added A Snooze Feature To Protect You From TV Spoilers — Here's How To Use It

Trying to avoid Bachelorette spoilers or the score to a World Cup Game? Sick of hearing bad takes on a certain trending topic or just don’t feel like seeing the name of a certain president in your newsfeed for a while? You’re in luck because learning…
By Mia Mercado

The Cheesecake Factory Added 2 Flavors To Its Iconic Lineup — And One Of Them Is Cinnabon

All rejoice hallelujah, the cheesecake gods have blessed us once again with new flavors from The Cheesecake Factory. Hark, is that an “isn’t their menu long enough” I hear? Do I detect a distant guffaw at the idea that we need not one but two new che…
By Mia Mercado

Halo Top Is Being Sued For "Underfilling" Its Pints — Here's The Full Complaint

The trendy alternative, high-protein ice cream that has likely been flooding your Instagram feeds during the hot summer months is currently making headlines for an unusual reason. As of this week, Halo Top is being sued for “dramatically” underfillin…
By Mia Mercado

Avocado Ice Cream Just Hit Whole Foods & You'll Be Obsessed With The Flavors

I scream. You scream. We all scream for...avocados? Our collective love of ice cream likely only rivals our love of the pitted, green fruit. Now, you don’t have to choose between your two great loves. There is an avocado ice cream called ‘Cado’ that …
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A Donut & Chicken Nugget Hybrid Called The "Donug" Exists — And It Sounds Amazing

In foods shaped like other foods news, someone has created a “donug," or donut and chicken nugget hybrid, just as the name would suggest. Cronut who? Pizookie? I don’t know her. For those of you gagging at the idea of a chicken-flavored donut or, per…
By Mia Mercado

This Twitter Meme About What "Most Successful People" Do Is So Relatable It Hurts

What makes someone successful? Is it in what they do? Who they are? What they embody? We have books and blog posts and inspirational speeches all dedicated to the habits of successful people. And now, because it is 2018, we have a meme. The “most suc…
By Mia Mercado

Burger King Apologized For An Ad Offering Prizes To Women Who Got Pregnant By World Cup Players

With the World Cup in full effect, some brands have taken full advantage of incorporating the worldwide event into their ad campaigns. However, not all the ads are innocuous as a poorly placed soccer pun. Earlier this week, Burger King Russia apologi…
By Mia Mercado

If Your Dog Tilts Their Head To The Left Or Right, Here's What It Says About You As An Owner

As if they weren’t perfect and beautiful enough, dogs can understand emotional expression on human faces, according to a new study. Science has further confirmed what we all know to be true: human as a species truly do not deserve the magical angel c…
By Mia Mercado

AMC Just Launched Its Own Version Of MoviePass — Here Are The Crucial Differences

Just in time for the season of summer blockbusters, AMC is launching a monthly movie subscription package which will allow members to see more movies for less money. If that sounds familiar, it should: it’s specifically rivaling MoviePass, one of the…
By Mia Mercado

Amazon's Alexa Is About To Hit Hotel Rooms & You Will Live For All The Requests You Can Make

Do you love hotels rooms but hate the idea of having to leave said hotel room for anything? Do you wish you could just scream “MORE TINY SHAMPOOS” at the hotel room walls and more tiny shampoos would appear? Enter Alexa for Hospitality. It’s the heig…
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This Woman's Viral Post About Forgetting She Stored A Tampon In Her Bra Will Make You SCREAM

Friends and fellow period havers, have I got a tale to relay to you. It’s a story of pain, of mystery, of horror, and ultimately, of triumph. It is a story about a tampon a woman forgot was hidden in her bra that subsequently flew out, and it will sp…
By Mia Mercado

Teens Are Sharing "If I Die In A School Shooting" Tweets To Send To Politicians

In late May, when students are expected to be thinking about summer vacations and future plans, high schoolers across the country tweeted about gun violence using the hashtag “If I die in a school shooting.” The hashtag trended on Twitter days after …
By Mia Mercado

You Can Drink ACLU-Themed Beer For The Fourth Of July & Support A Worthy Cause

The Fourth of July is all about celebrating the things that actually make America great, like the promise of independence, equality, and justice for all people. So, it only makes sense that one of our country’s foremost organizations fighting for equ…
By Mia Mercado

11 Organizations To Support This Pride Month

June is Pride Month: 30 days dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, honoring the progress made by LGBTQ leaders throughout history while also acknowledging the necessary cultural change we have yet to make as a country. There are plenty of wa…
By Mia Mercado

PSA: Whole Foods Has Its Own Sparkling Water That's Cheaper Than La Croix

To paraphrase a modern-day proverb: in the cutthroat world of sparkling water, one day you’re in someone’s mini-fridge, and the next, you’re out. And it looks like Whole Foods is getting in the sparkling water game. Spotted at stores in the San Franc…
By Mia Mercado

Here's What Disney Replaced The "Bride Auction" With In Its 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Ride

After being closed for six weeks due to refurbishment, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride is reopening with a few key updates. Starting Friday, June 8, the new and improved ‘Pirates’ ride will no longer feature the “bride auction” scene. (Ah, 201…
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There’s A Finnish Form Of Hygge Called “Pantsdrunk” & It Involves Drinking In Your Underwear

If you love the idea of lifestyle trends but hate the idea of actually having to change your lifestyle, you’re in luck: a new Finnish lifestyle concept called “päntsdrunk” is all about comfort and relaxation. Lest you think the title a misnomer, it d…
By Mia Mercado

Le Creuset's Lavender Line Is On Sale & You're Going To Want Every Single Piece

Friends, gather up your recipes and get ready to figure out what exactly a dutch oven is used for because Le Creuset is having a sale on lavender cookware. It’s all your favorite things in one sentence: Sale! Lavender! Cookware you maybe don’t know h…
By Mia Mercado