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Rachel loves hats— Fedoras, ten-gallons, those crazy ones that fancy British ladies wear. Not only does she love hats, she also wears many of them. After graduating from Penn State, Rachel has been an ESL teacher, a barista, a proofreader, a barista, a copy editor, and probably a barista a couple more times. Rachel now lives in Chicago with her three roommates: a rescue dog Nemo, her fiancé, and a flatscreen that’s always playing Scandal. Connect with her through Google



If only all United States citizens could be as decisive as Honey Boo Boo! She has picked her preferred candidate for President and she’s only 7. With the election only a few weeks away, there are way too many undecided voters (if they really are undecided) and not enough public figures encouraging citizens to vote. Of course Lindsay Lohan can’t make up her mind saying that her choice is “for now Mitt Romney… for now.” But where are all the other “Vote or Die” celebs that were so vocal during the last election?

Well, don’t you worry, because Miss Alana Thompson has stepped in and is voicing her pick for Prez. Jimmy Kimmel, trying to capture the antsy 7-year-old’s attention during his show, informed her that when Romney was asked if he preferred Snooki or Honey Boo Boo he chose the Jersey Shore star. His prompting led Honey Boo Boo to let the world know that she would choose “Marack Obama” for President if she could vote.

You “undecided voters” should take a hint from Honey Boo Boo (just maybe base your decision on something a little more important than their fav reality star)!

You could also take a hint from Honey Boo Boo’s style and win her potential Facebook competition!

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It’s hard to keep up with all the stupid comments on the Internet nowadays. Commenters are constantly trying to one-up each other with rants and raves and snarky remarks. Every once in a while, though, there is a web genius that sticks out of the crowd and gets the 15 minutes of fame he was seeking. Take for instance, one Richard Neill–apparently a Facebook comedian–who recently wrote a witty post on British maxi pad company Bodyform. His sarcastic comment, complaining about the unrealistic advertisements of feminine products, went wildly viral with nearly 85,000 Likes on Facebook! Aka he’s famous.

Instead of ignoring it or replying with a robotic answer, Bodyform responded to his funny rant with an ironic apology video with a faux CEO (drinking blue liquid) admitting, “We lied to you, Richard.” Why all the lying? It was to protect men from “the blood coursing from our uteri like a crimson landslide,” because men can’t handle the truth about menstration.

You must watch this hilarious video! Hint: the end is the best fart part!

BTW! Here’s what ol’ Richard said: “Hi, as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years. As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things, I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding, rollercoaster, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings!!” (Hey, can you blame him?)

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The presidential debate Tuesday night was a little heated to say the least. What really got the social media world going, though, was Romney’s offhanded “binder full of women” comment which led to a social media phenomenon. This remark (a response to the question about equality in the workplace) became an instant source for the deluge of memes to come in the Twitter and Tumblr worlds.

In case you missed it and have no idea what all this craziness is about, I’ll give you a little recap. President Obama was asked the question, “In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?”

After Obama’s response, which no one remembers, Romney took a swing at it and his answer included this: “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”

There you have it–binders full of women. And that’s when the parodies started flooding in. Those binders full of women brought social media users hours (and counting) full of jokes and laughs. During the debate, the Tumblr “Binders Full of Women” began to go viral. It’s pretty hilarious, as they are still updating it. It contains memes of plays on words and Romney with, what else, but binders full of women. Of course, McKayla wasn’t impressed.

Beyonce weighed in, though:

There’s also a Twitter accounts! The handle @RomneysBinder over 33,000 followers and over 1,000 tweets (in less than 12 hours? What?!). What’s even more surprising is that the account had over 12,000 before the debate even ended– social media jackpot. And of course, there are tons of Facebook pages and one has almost 136,000 likes.

And we thought the Big Bird thing was big.



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Wow, they really have a way with words. Proactiv’s ad strategy is so cruel, but do you think it could be effective?

Most acne occurs during the teenage years, and teenage girls are the most sensitive about their relationship status. If you are/were a teenage girl, would you buy Proactiv to solve your problems? Or would you boycott this company because of the advertisement?

This ad is actually an older one from the late 90’s and it obviously worked. Proactiv doesn’t even need salespeople — they have vending machines.

All I have to say is, “Ouch!”


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It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month and DamnYouAutoCorrect.com wants to show their support to the campaign! So, DYAC presents its “Best of Breasts” autocorrects and dedicates the post to all those who have been affected by breast cancer, all in good humor  and with deep respect, of course. They want to bring many, many laughs to them and the those raising awareness/funds and educating people about breast cancer.

Although, it’s a little silly, I think it is a great way for DYAC to show their support. Some may think they are taking such a serious topic lightly, but I believe they are sincerely wanting to raise awareness and support National Breast Cancer Awareness month! The site even has

Speaking of breasts, DYAC invites men and women to cover theirs with their newly-released collection of DamnYouAutoCorrect t-shirts inspired by autocorrect fails from Busted Tees. Yes, they have tshirts.. I kind of wish they were joking.

So, what do you think? Have you ordered one, yet?

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We’ve all heard of the the dog purse — the perfect accessory for the dog-loving fashionista on the go! But why let all the teeny tiny pups have all the fun? Thanks to Carmichael Collective, there’s a BIGGER and even better bag (made complete with wheels) for all the divas out there with large breed loves.

As funny as it may be, your K-9 is probably not celebrating this bizarre creation. He’s probably thinking something along the lines of, “Why would I want to ride around with you shopping when I could be running around in the grass or chewing something squeaky?”

Honestly, I’d rather be the one sitting in the big dog purse with the dog pulling me around all day! Just sayin’.

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Today is International Day of the Girl!  And in honor of this date, which is set aside to advocate for girls’ rights and raise issues of gender bias, CNN asked some of the world’s leading women to find out: “Looking back, what one piece of advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?”

CNN chose women from all over the globe and in many different fields– we’re talking media, science, politics, culture, and sports! From Oprah, to Maria Shriver, to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, to Maria Sharapova, these impressive women have some seriously inspiring advice to the 15-year-old versions of themselves. You have to check out them all out!

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite quotes:

“Make sure you continue to trust what you know now about yourself and stay true to what you believe in.” – Melinda Gates, Philanthropist, Co-Founder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“Don’t be discouraged if there aren’t enough role models paving the way for you. Imagine the future as you want it to be and you will succeed.” – Cherie Blair, Barrister, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

“Follow your dreams, always be yourself, never be afraid to show the real you and have fun; Always live in the present.” – Victoria Azarenka, Women’s World No. 1 Tennis Player

“Be spontaneous and improvise, both in your music and in your life.” – Vanessa Mae, violinist

Aren’t you inspired, already? Happy International Girls Day! Girl Power!

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What were you for Halloween as a kid? When I think back to my costumes as a young child, I remember Halloween being such a fun time! Not only did the entire month of October consist of festive activities, the long await for trick-or-treating was always filled with begging for the perfect costume. I couldn’t wait to dress up as a beauty queen, a princess, or… Frida Kahlo?

Oh Happy Day just posted  these Little Artist Costumes as a DIY for parents to pull together for their kids (even at the last minute). They put together three classic artist costumes: Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Vincent Van Gogh for less than $15 each. Granted, these outfits are the most adorable things I have ever seen, but I highly doubt someone in the single digits would choose to be Andy Warhol when they could be Batman! I don’t know about everyone else, but I wasn’t frequenting the art galleries back then. And honestly, I would kill my mother if she took photos of me with a unibrow, well, EVER.

These culturally-inspired costumes are timeless and clever, though. So if your child doesn’t protest, then you should totally go for it! I might even convince one of my friends to be Van Gogh!

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Ever since Rachel Green Jennifer Aniston split from Brad Pitt, it seems like she was constantly falling on hard times, but the 43-year-old actress is officially engaged again: this time, to boyfriend Justin Theroux. Justifer, as they’ve been affectionately referred to as, kept the ring under wraps since they got engaged in early August, but Jen was seen proudly flashing it during a visit from her fiance on the set of her new film We Are The Millers. We hear the diamond, which spans the width of her entire finger, is a whopping eight karats. Anyone else thinking it has to be weighing down her left hand, right?

[via People]

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Dating can be hard, especially with all the different types of communication out there today. It’s obvious that there is a communication totem pole in the technology world: the less serious being Twitter, then Facebook chat, and moving up to texting. And let’s get serious, texting is still pretty low on the real communication totem pole. So needless to say, the current dating generation has it rough. How do you know if a guy wants to be more serious or if he’s just typing to you to pass time. Well have no fear, ladies, because there’s a new site out there that will help you figure this guy out!

The new site called HeTexted lets strangers decide whether there’s a love connection beyond the data connection, or whether he’s smitten enough to skip the SMS and — gasp! — actually call.

The site is free and users can build a real profile or post their texts anonymously. Other users can offer advice in the comments section, or simply judge the exchange and vote: He’s Into You, He’s Not Into You or Verdict Is Still Out. A few hundred users have tested it out since the site is still new, but it is expected to grow. The creator of the site says that the sit is looking to build relationships and offer honest and unbiased feedback. So when you’re friends are too nice and won’t tell you like it is, visit this site to find out if “your guy” is really into you or not!

And for the fellas that are equally as perplexed by texts from women, there’s a SheTexted in the works!





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