Towards the end of 2014 the worlds largest burger-joint, McDonald’s Corp., reported its worst U.S. sales decline in almost a decade. For U.S. restaurants open at least a year sales fell nearly 5% in December. Now, only a few months into 2015 and the super sized burger chain has continued to show a steady decline in sales. This February, it was reported U.S. store sales dropped 4% and nearly 2% worldwide.
McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese purchased in 1995.
Some research shows this could be another factor as to why McDonald’s sales are steadily falling. Customers, like this guy, are buying their favorite dollar menu items and burying them for a snack 20 years later. Why would you buy more cheeseburgers knowing you had hundreds squirrelled away? After all, winter isn’t coming.
To combat customers burying time capsules of snacks, McDonald’s is creating new menu items that actually decompose. Shamrock shake with Kale anyone? But hey, if anyone orders a 20-piece nuggets be sure to tweet @gregeezy, he’s got all the sauce for the next 20 years.
Eyeball over these lips for a few seconds and you’ll probably get a little ‘creeped’ out. Lets face it us girls love a new make-up trend but this is definitely one we hope NEVER catches on. The photo almost appears to be an inversion of the popular meme from 2005 known as Mouth Eyes where people placed their mouth on their eyes using photoshop and then uploaded the images. We found out the photo actually came from Swedish make-up artist Sandra Holmbolm who has even more crazy make-up tricks to check out..
Cue the warm, fuzzy feelings. Coca Cola has put security cameras to good use and captured little moments of people giving a little bit of their love. Coca Cola wants you to look at the world a little differently and notice all the kindness and bravery happening around you all the time.
What do you think of the campaign? Does it make you more likely to drink a Coca Cola now? Us neither, but the sentiment is nice.
Good new for those of you who waited in line at the Maison Martin Margiela x H&M launch this morning and found the Candy Wrapper Clutch to be sold out! If you hurry over to SHEfinds, you may be able to still get one! Good luck!
Karlie Kloss is no stranger to being the hot topic. After her nude pics and photoshopped ribs, you’d think she’d want to stay away from controversy! Well, Victoria’s Secret didn’t help her last week. They sent her stomping down the runway during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in this fringed leather bikini, an overload of turquoise jewels, and (the most important item of all) a towering Native American headdress replica. Not such a great idea, VS.
The Native American community was less than pleased (especially since it was a short 3 days after Gwen Stefani and No Doubt were forced to pull their music video because Gwen was.. yes, wearing a sexy Native American getup). Why are the Native American garbs taking so much heat? Among other offensive reasons, the headdress is a traditional sacred item that is being used as a costume. Native women are insulted that they are thought of as a relic/theme/trend of the past.
Victoria’s Secret has decided to pull the controversial look from the fashion show’s broadcast and any other press. A representative from the company told Huffington Post, “We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.”
To make this all worse, November is Native American Heritage Month.
Technology is taking over our lives! With every generation comes more and more gadgets, phones, and techtastic devices that make it even harder for parents to grasp their kid’s attention. A home-cooked meal won’t even do the trick! Cue the quirky Apron Alert — Smart Design’s Interaction Lab created an apron that actually tweets the status of lunch out to the world!
You have to be joking me, right? Parents have been forced to use a “smart” apron to interact with their kids?
How does it work? It can sense when you put the apron on (aka begin cooking the meal) and when you have taken it off. The apron sends an automatic tweet or text message to let people know when the meal has begun and when it is ready.
I assume that kids think this invention is lame. But, hey, if parents want to give it try, I’m not judging. With the technology out there today, you have to do anything you can to get their attention. If a texting apron is the only way, so be it.
If you haven’t heard about YouTube sensation, Psy, you’ve probably been living under a rock. We’ve already told you about his Keep Calm slogan and how he helped make the perfect Gangnam Style wedding, but what came next surprised even us. After his overnight success, we all knew he would earn a spot in the Halloween Hall of Fame, but we didn’t know a HOUSE would try out the costume?! This Gangnam Style Light Show (made with over 8,500 lights and roughly 250 channels of computer animation.. woah) is a well-done tribute to Psy. Want to join in the fun like the Gangnam Style Halloween House? Here’s how to make the costume!
Check out the Gangnam Halloween Light Show! Do you think neighbors do the “horse dance” every time it plays?
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)!
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?)