Thursday, 10 April 2014

Saturday, 22 March 2014

What's Wrong With No Makeup Selfies?

No makeup selfies are EVERYWHERE. Pictures of women without makeup are plastered all over Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

It’s to support Kim Novak.
It’s to raise money for cancer.
It’s just another marketing campaign for Dove.

Whoever started it, whatever the motivations involved, I can appreciate the idea that women should feel good about themselves the way they are, BUT there’s something about this no makeup selfie thing that's a little more insidious than that.

Makeup or no makeup this trend underscores that beautiful is something women are supposed to be, something we're supposed to care about, and something we're expected to put on show to give other people a way to value us.

The ‘no makeup selfie’ craze seems like narcissism masked as charity. Why not donate instead?
No-makeup selfies campaign generates £2m windfall for cancer research
Why I Won't Be Posting a Make-Up Free Selfie

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

How can you tell if someone's psychic?

True Story: Sometimes I think outrageously inappropriate things just to see if anyone around me is psychic.

Is it just me? How else can you tell if someone's psychic?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Monday, 10 March 2014

What's really in hot dogs and 7 other gross facts about processed food

You've probably wondered what magical ingredients are in processed food like hot dogs, so here are

8 Facts About food That Will Totally Creep You Out:

Most store-bought ground beef contains ammonia doused 'pink-slime'.
Read: One Year Later, The Makers of ‘Pink Slime’ Are Hanging On, and Fighting Back via TIME

Factory-raised chickens are fed arsenic to make their flesh pink.
Read: The Arsenic in Your Chicken via Huffington Post Green

Hot dogs:
Are a goopy blend of meat trimmings, fat, and cereal filler (bread crumbs, oatmeal, flower).
Watch: How It's Made: Hot Dogs

Most store-bought honey contains no pollen. It's mostly additives and corn syrup.
Read: Most 'Honey' From Grocery Stores Is Not Actually Honey

Greek Yogurt:
Produces millions of pounds of toxic waste.
Read: The bitter truth about Greek yogurt: it's producing millions of pounds of toxic waste via The Verge

The US imports 86% of it's seafood, but only inspects .01% for chemical contamination. In 2008, the FDA tested 34 random shipments of shrimp and found 6 of 34 contained cancer causing chemicals.
Read: 6 Disgusting Facts about Shrimp via Rodale News

Maraschino Cherries:
Are bleached, marinated in corn syrup, and then dyed red.
Read: Behold The Horrifying Way Maraschino Cherries Are Made via Buzzfeed

Packaged grated cheese
Is packaged with refined wood pulp to keep it from clumping
Read: Why Wood Pulp Makes Ice Cream Creamier via The Wall Street Journal

i just threw up in my mouth a little