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Girl Scout Cookies via The Internet

The Girl Scouts are getting it in with technology and have announced that this upcoming cookie season, cookies will now be available to purchase online. While frequent buyers are probably really excited to learn about this, a few of us (myself included) are wondering what took so long. I suppose it’s part of what makes the brand so great though. Buyers love knowing that there’s an actual “cookie” season and that we can buy from local troops outside of our neighborhood grocery stores or near our workplaces. This next year, troops will still be doing that, but adding the internet component. Announced on Monday, Digital Cookie is an online platform that will support the selling of the cookies, but will not be an online store. What does that mean exactly?

Well, the Girl Scouts will still need to initiate every sale.

Girl Scouts can reach out to people by email, and only that recipient can access the girl’s profile. If the email is forwarded, the link to the Girl Scout’s profile will be broken, a Girl Scouts representative told Mashable.

The reason behind this is ultimately for the girls’ safety. All sensitive information about the individual Girl Scouts are kept hidden and most of the interactions with the digital platform are overseen by their parents. Through this, the organization is hoping that their Girl Scouts will learn the following skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionaly, they also have a chance to be exposed to working with apps and test their skills in online marketing.

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Photo of the Day

My heart goes out to Mike Brown’s family this evening and to all those affected by Ferguson. The news is extremely disappointing and I think it’s a decision that many people, like myself, just don’t understand. Brown’s family released a statement below:

I know everyone in Seattle is protesting right now, but please stay safe.

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Google Inbox

I’m always looking for new ways to better manage and prioritize all of my various inboxes – for my personal, blog, and work email accounts. Even when I feel like I’ve got it down, I know that there’s always something that I can be doing better. Learning how to tackle email in college was never as hard as it is now. It’s something that I wish my professors would have taught me back then! When Inbox was released earlier this week, I hadn’t learned that much about it, but quickly saw it fill up in my Quora feed and was immediately intrigued by it. I saw an opportunity to snag an invite from a former intern that worked with us and jumped at the chance. I downloaded it, but am still trying to find my way around it and am wondering if I will use it more often from my mobile now than on the web. Also, I thought I would be receiving a few invites to give out as well, but my app is missing the golden ticket!

Does anyone have any tips on how I’ll be able to have my own invites, too? I think it’s also a matter of time before Google makes the app available to everyone too so maybe having the ticket won’t be necessary.

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Out on the Town: 11/19

I know we’re a little bit early on letting you know that The Flavr Blue is going to be in the Bay, but that’s just how excited I am about this! I love when pieces of home find me in the Bay and I’ve been waiting for The Flavr Blue to return back to the Bay Area so there’s no way that I’m missing this show at DNA Lounge. A concert on a Wednesday evening? Looks like we’ll have to find a way to make this work. Also, while we’re thrilled about the San Francisco date, we figured that the group might have fans all over the West Coast so these dates are for you too!

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Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Photos Revealed

It happened! Our LC from Laguna Beach is officially off the market and married to William Tell. We’ve been following her relationship with him via Instagram and they’re basically just the cutest. We only want the best for our Lauren Conrad. After learning that they got marreid just this past Saturday, I’ve been scouring the world wide web trying to get my hands on some photos or Instagrams. Surely, it would only be a matter of time and it took… four days because now US Weekly is giving us the scoop.

We’re giving you all of the information we have below the cut:

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Erin Fetherston Unveils Wedding Collection

Coralie Foiled Silk Chiffon Gown, $395

The summer wedding season may be coming to a close, but news of designers collaborating on wedding collections sure isn’t! Recently, we discussed on Yow Yow! how Lauren Conrad and her friend Maura McManus had unveiled their collection and now it seems like Erin Fetherston is joining the game as well in a collaboration with Nordstrom. This is something that we can completely get on board with it because every season, we’re always highlighting her collections. As you might imagine, the collection is full of delicate fabrics, a hue of pastels, and flirty and feminine pieces. Here are our favorites:

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Cover of the Day // In Memory of Simone Battle

It was announced this morning that Simone Battle who was 25 died of an apparent suicide. She was a very young and talented singer who was part of the GRL group and had competed and rose to fame on the singing reality show X Factor. Our prayers are with Simone’s friends and family. I had actually never watched X Factor around that time, but found this video of her covering Drake’s “Take Care” which was done amazingly.

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Pin It!

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You guys, it’s not even funny how late in the game we are to enhancing things on Yow Yow! This morning, I spent an extra 5 minutes playing around with widgets and finally figured out how to add that “Pin it” button to my page. What does that mean for you exactly? Every time you see an image on Yow Yow! that you want to add to one of your Pinterest boards, you can now easily do it by hovering over the image.

So it’s a little bit offcenter and sometimes will appear over words, but the functionality is there and that’s all that matters!

Happy pinning y’all!

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Hello Kitty is Not a Cat

In the most surprising reveal ever, everyone discovered this morning that Hello Kitty is not a cat. WHAT?! She looks very much like a cat to me and since I’ve believed this for so long, it’s very difficult for me to think of her as anything else. So it turns out that Christine R. Yano who is an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii has been studying Hello Kitty for years. Another mind-blowing fact. I didn’t think this was even possible.

Anyways, here are the new facts that we know:

When Yano was preparing her written texts for the exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, she says she described Hello Kitty as a cat. “I was corrected — very firmly,” she says. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Hello Kitty is British.
Kitty is actually named Kitty White and she has a full back story. She is a Scorpio. She loves apple pie. And she is the daughter of George and Mary White.

“She has a twin sister,” adds Yano. “She’s a perpetual third-grader. She lives outside of London. I could go on. A lot of people don’t know the story and a lot don’t care. But it’s interesting because Hello Kitty emerged in the 1970s, when the Japanese and Japanese women were into Britain. They loved the idea of Britain. It represented the quintessential idealized childhood, almost like a white picket fence. So the biography was created exactly for the tastes of that time

 

I don’t even know. My childhood -
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The Bay Area Rattled

I experienced my first California earthquake in the middle of the night! When I lived in Seattle, I remembered how those earthquakes felt and none were ever at the level of this one. Going through it, it felt a lot more powerful than I had realized. The earthquake affected all of the Bay Area hitting Napa and Sonoma the hardest and registering at a 6.1 magnitude level. This was the strongest earthquake to shake the Bay Area in the last 25 years.

We’re all safe here in the South Bay and I hope everyone else is doing the same!

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Sleepover @ IKEA for the Night

For one night only, IKEA is letting you live out that scene from 500 Days of Summer on August 31, 2014. In a partnership with Airbnb, IKEA is letting the families of three winners stay overnight at their store in Tempe, Sydney. The store has decked out three promotional rooms for this event and while we don’t have any photographs, we know it’s something that most would be thrilled to have the chance at doing. The three themes? Rustic charm, inner city living and modern elegance. So how much does it cost to stay in one of these rooms? 12 Australian dollars.

“Airbnb gives people access to the most unique listings around the world from treehouses to yurts to villas, and now we’re adding Ikea to the list,” Eva Ross, Local Operations Lead at Airbnb Australia, said in a statement. “The experience is sure to thrill any guest.”

There’s one proviso in the fine print: “By entering, you agree to be part of an event that will be covered by the media,” it says. “Oh, and that you will be woken in the morning in a remarkable way. Nothing frightening — we promise!”

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Blog Roundup

- Because Burning Man begins this weekend and it is being completely overrun by the tech industry these days. [NY Times]

- Seattle’s 2014 indie rock bands [Seattle Mag]

- 10 SF Startups to watch [Strategy Eye]

- The Burning Man packing checklist [Fest300]

- Don’t give up on your space dreamz. I love flow charts. [GOOD]

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Eva Chen’s Baby Announcement

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In true fashion form, Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen shared with us some exciting news this morning that she is expecting! This is, by far, my most favorite baby announcement that I’ve ever seen. Congrats to the editor! Next to Alexander Wang’s niece, this little one is  sure to make the best dressed list. Also, how adorable are those mini matching accessories?! I am swooning.

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Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Almost Back

They’re almost here! August 25th to be exact. As much as I would love to say that having the Pumpkin Spice Latte year around would make me a happy girl, I know that I just wouldn’t be as excited about them if they weren’t a limited novelty. We certainly wouldn’t write posts about them like this on a yearly basis. I am very pleased about the return though and happy that it is coming sooner than the fall. It will still be the summer because I live in California and technically it is summer the whole year round.

Yum. I am going to drink you every single day.

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Chris Walla Departs Death Cab For Cutie

It is with such a heavy heart that we report Chris Walla’s departure from Death Cab For Cutie. Technically, this news was released yesterday morning, but I couldn’t even bring myself to write about this until late today. Death Cab For Cutie was the first band that I consider myself having any attachment to growing up. Having followed them from their first album until their latest and having seen them perform three times it is hard for me to grasp what the band will look like without Chris. I remember on my journey to becoming a music booking extraordinaire, I made my end goal being able to book either Minus the Bear or Death Cab For Cutie.

While most people are huge fans of their front man Ben, I’ve always been a fan of Chris. Chris, at one point, even ventured off to create his first solo album which I remember having on repeat during my teenage years. The band has been together for 17 years until now and while I am sad about this news, I know that this is just normal – that it happens to many bands, but I just didn’t want it to happen to my band.

Chris will perform his last show with the band on September 19th in Victoria B.C. for the Rifflandia Festival. His full statement released to The Stranger can be found at the source below. We’ll miss you Chris. Thanks for everything.

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