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"Cloutlighting" Is The New Gross AF Social Media Trend That You're Not Missing Out On

What would you do for likes and shares? Steal some of your partner’s food? Trick them into thinking their pet has died? Put them in a position of harm whilst filming them in distress? Prank videos are hot online and whilst some are light hearted, an…
By Alice Broster

Your Smart Vibrator Is At Risk Of Being Hacked & No, This Is Not A Joke

The world of technology is constantly changing. I know I sound like a grandma but there is always a new in phone or app that will make your life 100 times better, or food delivery service that will revolutionise your hangovers. And our bedrooms are…
By Alice Broster

A Harvard Professor Said 6 Was The Perfect Serving Of Fries & People Were Not OK

Imagine, if you will, that you’ve just gone to your favorite fast food joint and ordered a burger and fries. You receive the familiar paper bag full of food, clutching it in your hands as you inhale the intoxicating perfume of your meal in all its…
By Sanam Yar

Food Baby Names Are Having A Moment & They're Actually Pretty Cute

As someone who spends a stupid amount of time looking up the meanings of different names even when I’m not, y’know, actually trying to name something — babies, pets, fictional characters, whatever — I relish the end of year for one very specific…
By Lucia Peters

Cinnabon Just Dropped Merchandise & It's Actually Kind Of Beautiful

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself wondering something curious and a little bit weird lately: When did Cinnabon get cool? It’s been a fixture of shopping malls, airports, and roadside service stops for decades—but recently, it’s somehow…
By Lucia Peters

The BBC's New 'End Of Days' Podcast Is A Chilling Look Inside A Seriously Creepy Cult

Creepy cases of murder, death, and destruction seem to go hand in hand with podcasts. The rise in popularity of true crime audio has been monumental with podcasts like Serial, Undisclosed, and My Favourite Murder topping the podcast charts, piquing…
By Alice Broster

These Unicorn Christmas Tree Toppers Will Make Your Tree Magical As Heck

When it comes to folks who celebrate Christmas, there are two kinds of people: Those who prefer traditionally-decorated trees, and those who like to think a little outside the box. And hey, guess what? If you’re an outside-the-box Christmas…
By Lucia Peters

This New BBC Podcast About Frank Conversations Under The Bedsheets Is Vital AF

Recently, the BBC has faced criticism for failing to cater to younger viewers, particularly those under the age of 35. Last month, in an effort to attract a younger audience, the broadcaster launched the BBC Sounds app, which offers "80,000 hours of…
By Emily Dixon

Disneyland Is Holding A '90s Night For Grownup Fans With Themed Music, Food & Merch

No matter how old you are, you likely have some sort of Disney memory that makes you wax nostalgic for your childhood. And while a trip to Disneyland is always a hard yes, Disneyland After Dark's 2019 dates are the stuff your Disney princess and…
By Brandi Neal

15 Sunday Night Blues Memes That'll Make You LOL Into Forgetting Tomorrow's Monday

Sunday blues are real y'all. Bluer than the deepest lapis lazuli, the struggle of knowing that the true hangover begins tomorrow. The one when you have to potentially be a real, normal, professional person. I know, it's revolting isn't it. If it…
By Aoife Hanna

10 Iconic Times Lady Gaga Spoke Up About Mental Health

While a decade ago Lady Gaga was best known for wearing a meat dress and arriving at the Grammy Awards in a giant egg-shaped contraption, these days she's also lauded for her relentless pursuit of mental health equality. In fact, Lady Gaga's quotes…
By Brandi Neal

“Toxic” Is The Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 Word Of The Year Because Of Course It Is

If you found 2018 to be a strange, baffling, or otherwise super frustrating year — politically, socially, or otherwise — you’re in good company. Because 2018 has been weird on so many level. To wit: "Toxic" is the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

“Monopoly For Millennials” Exists & Nope, You Can’t Actually Buy Property On It

Hasbro has released a new version of its classic real estate investment game, only this time there's a twist. The board game company’s Monopoly for Millennials, in classic millennial fashion, doesn't include buying any real estate, Mashable reports:…
By Mika Doyle

Lady Gaga Talked About How Burnout Affects Your Mental Health & Her Advice Is So Relatable

Lady Gaga is the mental health hero we need in 2018. Lady Gaga's comments on burnout and the importance of mental health care offer an important lesson for those among us who never say no because we were taught to always say yes. For herself, and…
By Brandi Neal

13 Hilarious Memes Inspired By Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next"

On Nov. 3, in the year of our lord 2018, Ariana Grande dropped a new, surprise track that has since taken over all of social media. Fans are feeling it — like, really feeling it — and thus, this collection of the 13 best "Thank U, Next" memes was…
By Parry Ernsberger

Apparently Zoos Give Big Cats Pumpkins To Play With Every Year & We Just Haven’t Talked About It Yet?

Fall means many things — Thanksgiving, Halloween, the beginning of scarf weather and snuggling by the fire — but if you're a follower of big cat rescues and zoos on Insta and Twitter, you'll know it's got another meaning: pumpkins. A lot of them.…
By JR Thorpe

This Machine Will Take Your Bad Halloween Candy & Give You Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Instead

Getting free candy is one of the best parts of Halloween. However, some of that booty isn't going to be your jam. If you're in New York City, instead of bringing that blah candy to work for your co-workers not to eat either, you can swap your bad…
By Brandi Neal

The Scrabble Dictionary Just Added 300 New Words — Including “OK,” “Emoji,” & “Sriracha”

Get ready for some heated debates on etymology, usage, and style, fellow word-nerds. Nope, a new style book didn’t just get a released; this is way more fun than that. According to the Associated Press, Merriam-Webster finally released the sixth…
By Mika Doyle

A Vet Explained What Happens When Pets Get Put Down & It Broke The Internet’s Heart

Animal lovers know the lifespans of their non-human kiddos are preciously short. Like a blink-and-you-missed-it moment of bliss that’s over before you know it. It’s no surprise, then, that a viral tweet about having to put pets down broke the entire…
By Mika Doyle

Merriam-Webster Just Added Latinx & Over 800 Other Words To The Dictionary

Anyone else get incredibly frustrated by that little red squiggle underneath words you use on the daily? For some of your go-tos, that may soon be a thing of the past. Merriam-Webster added 840 new words to its dictionary as of September 2018,…
By Melanie Mignucci