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Ironic? Moronic? Or Fun? Hell Is Other People

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Overall the new Hell is Other People app is pretty ironic; in order to stand up against the social media status quo, you have to download (and embrace!) what you probably hate the most— an app.

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Rating Men: The Inside Scoop #CheaperThanABigMac

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

With the creation of the Lulu App, women have the opportunity to review all the males in her life, including friends, past lovers, and family members. Women can anonymously rate men in several categories, such as personality, spending habits, and kissing style. Based on these reviews, each man is assigned a ranking. In addition to an assigned number placement, men are also subdivided into certain classes thanks to hashtags. Unsurprisingly, most of these hastag categories are negative in nature, pegging men as #Boring and/or #CheaperThanABigMac. Yikes.

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Since When Did Christmas Trees Become Couture

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

It sounds straight out of a science-fiction movie: Ying Gao, a designer from Montreal has managed to create two dresses that utilize eye-tracking technology, recognizing an admirer’s gaze. Each dress activates its minuscule motors that work to create wave-like movement on the special fabric. Once set off, the dresses continue to make flowing patterns that mimic jellyfish and DNA strands.

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Death of the English Language

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

The Oxford English Dictionary inducted 1,200 new words this year. These newly inducted words are primarily slang or technology-based. The new-fangled words range in nature, where some stem from colloquial sayings, while others pay homage to bizarre trends that only the hipster kids can understand.

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Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial in New YouTube Video

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Benny and Rafi Fine, two brothers who founded the Fine Bros. company, have set out to restore Americans’ faith in racial equality. The Fine brothers do this by conducting a study in which children ages 4-13 are shown a Cheerios commercial and are then asked several questions about their views of the video.

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AskMen’s 2013 ‘Great Male Survey’ Has Shocking Results!

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

The annual survey covers a variety of topics, most notably men’s views towards dating, and polls hundreds of men from four different countries, including the U.S. American women should be especially interested in the survey’s results, as the startling findings reveal the average man’s true romantic desires. So what are some of the most surprising results?

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Rolling Stone Enrages Public With Its Latest Cover ‘Star’

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Rolling Stone magazine has picked quite a controversial subject to feature on its August issue— Boston Marathon bombing subject Dzohkhar Tsarnaev. Portrayed in a celebrity light, Tsarnaev poses for the camera and stares directly into its lens. (The photo was not actually taken by the magazine, but rather, it came from the suspect’s old social media account.)

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New Law Fines Parents of Kid Bullies

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

In an effort to curb childhood bullying, the Wisconsin town of Monona has enacted a new, controversial law that holds parents responsible for their kids’ bullying behavior.

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Teen Girl Discovers Why You Never Want to Sit Next to Justin Bieber

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Besides making preteen girls swoon, superstar singer Justin Bieber has another super power: fame by proximity.

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Ship Finds Fashion Designer Vittorio Missoni’s Sunken Plane

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

After several months of continuous searching, the Missoni family released a statement yesterday saying that the small airplane that was carrying Vittorio Missoni has been located. The remains of the YV2615BN-2A aircraft were found north of Los Roques archipelago. Venezueluen officials are currently brainstorming

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True or False: Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People More than Others?

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

This one wives’ tale is actually supported by the scientific community… But don’t be fooled completely: the “garlic will ward off mosquitoes”

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Yet Another Reason to Skip Splenda

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

As if sucralose artificial sweeteners didn’t already have a bad enough rap, a new study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine has

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Are You Within 25 Feet of a Starbucks? Then Put Out that Cig!

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Starbucks has finally gone firm on its formerly wishy-washy smoking stance. As of June 1, the coffeehouse will no longer allow smoking within 25 feet of its stores.

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Are Cracked Cellphone Screens Really the Latest Craze?

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

According to The Washington Post’s Emily Wax, broken Smartphone screens are now among the coolest “trends among young people.”

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LinkedIn: The New Match.com?

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

When I originally created a LinkedIn account, I intended to create professional relationships and broaden my rather small network of journalists.

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Why Baby-faced College Students are at a Distinct Disadvantage in the Workplace

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

I may be biased when I make the assertion that youthful looking students are negatively influenced by their baby-faced features, mainly because I’m young-looking myself.

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Facebook isn’t Fun Anymore According to Recent Survey

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

I can’t say I’m surprised by the Pew Research Center’s latest findings facebook. According to the center’s report, today’s teens ages 12 to 17 find facebook...

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Ben & Jerry’s Finally Agrees to Rid Its Ice Cream of Genetically-Modified Ingredients

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

I don’t know about you, but I sure didn’t know that Ben & Jerry’s was (and is) guilty of using genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in...

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Plus-Sized Model Forced to Gain Weight In Order to Be Successful

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Model Jennie Runk’s story may sound too bizarre to be the truth. While most models are asked to slim down, Runk’s agent encouraged her to gain weight...

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Man Proposes to Girlfriend Via Vine!

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Curt Buthman, a business consultant from Los Angeles, used Vine this past Tuesday night to do the unthinkable… Propose to his longtime girlfriend Marsha Collier.

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Capri Sun Consumers Ask The Ultimate Question: To Drink or Not to Drink?

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Unless you’re living on your own private planet that does not offer Wi-Fi, chances are that you have heard about the latest Capri Sun conundrum: researchers at...

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When choosing a study abroad program, splurge in order to save

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Like many college students, I decided to study abroad my junior year. Unlike many students however, I made the decision too late, forcing me to research...

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Anthropologie Jumps on the Bandwagon and Unveils Its Latest Designer Collaboration Today

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Target and Isaac Mizra. H&M and Donatella. Kohl’s and Vera Wang. Today, a new superstore-designer collaboration will join the...

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The Cold Hard Truth About Fashion Marketing

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

In case you haven’t heard, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has gotten himself in big trouble, particularly with the big community.

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RFID Blocking Wallets: Too Good to be True?

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Many brands of RFID (radio-frequency identification) blocking wallets and purses promise consumer protection without quantifying exactly what their product “covers…

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