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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.

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Choosing a single picture that accurately represents who you are as a person and what you stand for is no easy feat. Need proof? Selecting the right Facebook profile pic is like a science. Too playful? You risk scaring away potential employers. Too serious? You risk deterring stalkers who could turn into booty calls.

Some people have mastered the art, and others, well not so much. Learn from these Facebook profile pic fails and update yours accordingly…


What this pic says: “I’m unemployed.”

What this pic says: “I spent a lot of money on that damn wedding and someone’s gonna see these pics.”

What this pic says: “Still haven’t lost the baby weight, but look, it was all worth it.”

What this pic says: “I am the sh*t. I am also a douche.”

What this pic says: “Can’t. Breathe. Can’t. Smile.”

What this pic says: “Can’t tell which one is me? Good. Just keep telling yourself I’m the cutest guy in every pic because I only post photos of me and a bunch of other dudes.”

What this pic says: “Whipped.”


What this pic says: “Photoshop is my friend.”

What this pic says: “Crazy cat lady.”

What this pic says: “Pause. SUPER pause.”

 

Forecast: Busiest Shopping Days

 

1 Friday, Nov. 25 (Black Friday)

2  Saturday, Dec. 17 (Super Sat.)

3  Friday, Dec. 23 (Father’s Day)

4 Monday, Dec. 26

5 Thursday, Dec. 22

6 Saturday Nov. 26 (Black Sat.)

7 Sunday, Dec. 18

8 Saturday, Dec. 10

9 Monday, Dec. 19

10 Saturday, Dec. 3

 

I like how #3 is Father’s aka procrastinators day

Source: ShopperTrak

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Like wild animals organized into species, Facebook friends can be grouped and categorized. Some annoy, others entertain and then, of course, there are the stalkers.

Not sure where you and your friends stand? Read these four types and see where you all fall. Might be time to brush up on these.

The Redundants
Think your significant other, your roommate, your best friend. Every time you read Ben just had a delicious hot dog or Michelle really wants new pants, you groan because you know you just shared the hot dog with Ben or you helped Michelle spot the pants. The problem with redundants is the close relationship. Hide their feed and you’ll have to explain to them why you did it when you’re forced to admit you didn’t see that cool video he/she posted. Sorry, you just have to suck it up and keep reading updates about things you just did.

The Secret Police
Think your great aunt who hasn’t mastered Microsoft Word but somehow became a top scorer on Farmville. Or the daughter of your mom’s best friend who still holds the Barbie beheading against you. Basically, the secret police are those people who’s requests you accepted out of a sense of duty, then promptly forgot about. That is until your mom called asking about your new boyfriend or what you were really doing Friday night because this supposed “friend” couldn’t keep his/her mouth shut. Even if you are careful not to friend people you’d really rather not have access to your photo albums, there’s a chance you’re still letting in spies with direct lines to said relatives. Or even worse, you are the spy.

The Curiosities
Almost everyone has a collection of barely-acquaintances: that kid you met at that one party, the guy you had two trig classes with before you dropped it, etc. In an effort to streamline your feed you might consider hiding their updates, but they always suck you back in. Maybe she’s a train wreck you just can’t look away from or maybe he’s an artist who posts his beautiful work (more likely, the train wreck, though). Either way, they keep your feed interesting and that’s why you keep them around.

The Exs
Not limited to former lovers, this category also covers ex-roommates, friends and even bosses. It’s important to note, however, that there are two important subcategories within this “type.” First, there are the genuinely interesteds and then there are the unhealthy obsessions. If you suspect most of exes fall into the former, you should be fine. Keep them around for occasional updates on your shared past, the way you might look at the IMDB page of your favorite child actress to see if she has any projects coming up. If, however, there is even a chance that your exes are the latter, log off Facebook. Right now.

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