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It’s Officially Time To Check On Adam Ellis & Make Sure “Dear David” Hasn’t Killed Him

So, uh, about that whole “Oh noes! A ghost is maybe haunting this guy’s apartment!” thing: It definitely doesn’t look like it’s limited to the apartment anymore. Indeed, after the latest update to the Dear David story, everyone is convinced that Dear…
By Lucia Peters

11 People Explain Why They Invested In Cryptocurrency, Despite The Risk

In 2017, you couldn't throw a virtual stick without hitting an article about the meteoric rise of bitcoin. But while its skyrocketing value may have encouraged many people to buy the digital currency last year, that's not the only reason people inves…
By Claire Warner

A Guy Tweeted About Women “Pretending” To Like Football & Twitter ROASTED Him

As I tuned in the Super Bowl on Sunday, unable to comprehend the ever-so-complex ways grown men tossed a ball back and forth on the field for no apparent reason, I wondered: Is it possible for women to truly understand football? The answer, obviously…
By Claire Warner

Ursula’s Head Fell Off At Disneyland & YIKES Is It Scary-Looking

Well, this has not been a good week to be an animatronic at a Disney park; they’ve been losing their heads left and right. I mean that literally, by the way — according to several videos and photos currently circulating social media, an Ursula animat…
By Lucia Peters

The “Dear David” Writer Just Uploaded A Video Of His Cat That Will Legit Chill Your Bones

At some point in every cat owner's life, they wonder whether their beloved kitty has been possessed. What else are you supposed to think when you wake up at 3 a.m. with Colonel Flufferton perched on your chest, staring unblinkingly at your neck? In t…
By Claire Warner

Women Fought To Get A Body-Shaming Billboard Replaced With An Empowering Message — And Won

When was the last time you went to the gym? If the answer is anything less than "I'm currently at the gym right now," quick! Look down! Your body may have transformed into a rusty barrel while you weren't paying attention. At least, that's the implic…
By Claire Warner

This Viral Video Of A Teen Struggling To Use A Rotary Phone Is Peak 2018

Personally, I prefer to start my day off with a reminder that my youth is receding in the rearview mirror, and ahead lies arthritis and defending my lawn from whippersnappers. What's that, sonny? You'd rather not think about that? Then this video of …
By Claire Warner

This Teen Polar Explorer's Clap Back At Men Who Told Her To Go Make A Sandwich Is Iconic

When I was 16, my greatest accomplishment was learning to drive and fix an askew ponytail at the same time. When 16-year-old Jade Hameister reached the South Pole after lugging around a 220-pound sled on skis for 37 days, she became not only the youn…
By Claire Warner

The “It’s Okay To Be …” Meme On Twitter Is So Salty You’re Going To Need A Glass Of Water

I’ll be honest: Sometimes, memes can seem impossibly opaque. Their origins are obscure; their spread is inexplicable; and their meaning is not always clear. But that’s not the case with the “It’s Okay To Be…” meme currently sweeping Twitter; indeed, …
By Lucia Peters

These Cookbook Photos Of Men “Helping” With Dinner Just Became The Laughingstock Of Twitter

Most magazine covers follow the format of their genre. Cat magazines have pictures of fluffy felines, women's magazines feature a lady in the throes of pure ecstasy against a brightly-colored background — you get the idea. But have you ever noticed t…
By Claire Warner

This Woman Went Viral For Her "Fat And Sassy" Snow Day Plans & Twitter Is OBSESSED

Every so often, the internet grants us something so pure and so true that it honestly feels like we don’t deserve it. Today, for example, we have the viral hit known as the “Fat and Sassy Lady,” so named for her advice on exactly what one should do w…
By Lucia Peters

This Couple’s Newborn Kitten Photoshoot Is The Most Extra Thing You’ll See All Day

Plenty of people think of their pets as children from another mother — the mother, in this case, being another species — but one Denver couple has taken the idea to a whole new level. Lucy Schultz and her boyfriend, Steven, welcomed a new kitten with…
By Claire Warner

This Woman’s Twitter Thread On Why She Has To Be “Rude” In Public Is So Relatable It Hurts

Judging from the number of men who make it their duty to inform women to smile in public, greeting the world with anything less than a beaming grin is downright rude. Yet a viral Twitter thread about why women might seem "cold" to men they don't know…
By Claire Warner

You Can Apply To Be A “Chicken Nugget Connoisseur” — Here’s What You Need To Qualify

What was your dream job when you were a kid? Astronaut? Movie star? Professional chicken nugget taster? Well, good news: Even if your career has gone in a dramatically different direction from what you once expected,that last one might finally be in …
By Lucia Peters

Here’s How Everyone Is Finding Their Museum Painting Lookalikes

Just like those six men in the bar last night, the Google Arts & Culture app thinks your face belongs in a museum. If you have Instagram and a working Internet connection, you've undoubtedly been wondering how to find your painting doppelganger so yo…
By Claire Warner

Uh, IKEA Wants Women To Pee On This Discount Ad For A SUPER Bizarre Reason

Ladies and gents, don't whiz past IKEA's newest print ad. It offers cribs at a discount — provided you're willing to pee directly on it to prove you're expecting a child. On Tuesday, Adweek reported that the Swedish furniture company, beloved by coll…
By Claire Warner

So, Uh, “Dear David” Followed Adam Ellis Home To Montana For The Holidays

It’s been about three weeks since we last had a major update from Adam Ellis of “Dear David” fame and two since we heard from him at all — so it's about time that he granted us another installment of the story, right? Happily, he's obliged — and than…
By Lucia Peters

These Tweets About People’s 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Are Too Real

Personally, I don't make New Year's resolutions because I always end up being one of the 80 percent of people who abandon them by February. It's hard to change habits, and these New Year's resolution tweets that are real AF prove I'm not the only one…
By Brandi Neal

The Text Updates This “Grandpa” Sent While Dog-Sitting Will Melt Your Whole Heart

When Meghan Specksgoor went on a recent trip to New York, she left her father in charge of her dog, Chance. But although there was no question that her dad would take good care of Chance while she was away, little did she know that all three of them …
By Lucia Peters

Nobody Can Figure Out If This Tweet About A Historic Event Happening On New Year's Eve Is Legit

There are many things that might tear people apart, but generally I don’t expect random little tidbits of trivia to be one of them. Clearly I need to reassess my expectations, however, because a fact about New Year’s Eve 2017 — or “fact,” as the case…
By Lucia Peters