National Geographic published a piece this week showing all of us what they think Americans will look like in 2050. Using a photographer and a portrait artist, the magazine capture the beauty of multi-racial individuals.
The U.S. Census Bureau let respondents check more than one race for the first time in 2000, and 6.8 million people did so. By 2010 that figure had increased to nearly 9 million, a spike of about 32%.
For the rest of the article highlighting more photographs and statistics, click here.
The people at ABC are hilarious.
We love this. Go on and throw that shade Andi!
Today’s Song of the Day is actually a song I listened to and discovered yesterday. The video is kind of confusing, abrasive, and so true to its name. It basically follows what I assume to be a very non-typical Bonnie and Clyde caring very little about everything. I could elaborate a little bit more with this description, but Noisey did such a better job with it that I’m just going to include theirs below.
At the Noisey office, we keep incessantly saying “turn up” to each other, to the point that the phrase has lost all inherent meaning, transforming into a phonetic formulation, devoid of context. Atmosphere has done something similar with their newest single “Kanye West,” taking the name of the biggest rapper in the known universe and turning it (up) into a refrain about giving a damn and a fuck. The video for “Kanye West” is a reminder that true love knows no borders, laws, or suspicions that your partner is using you to help knock over a bunch of convenience stores.
For the past three weeks, I have been traveling up a storm to Salt Lake City to San Diego to Monterey. I’m happy to announce that I will finally get a chance to stay at home this upcoming weekend. Thank goodness. I can’t tell you how many bags of peanuts and pretzels I have collected from traveling on Southwest. Are they trying to make us all suffer from thirst? I’ve never been thrown so much salt on one flight. While I don’t prefer those types of snacks, I have traveled on other airlines that have provided me with better food options. I will never forget the time that I had the best lime cookies I have ever tasted on JetBlue. Every now and then I decide to do a search for them online and find myself getting nowhere.
Just kidding, I found out they are discontinued.
Travel and Leisure recently compiled a list of 17 of the best snacks found while flying and…we’re hungry. Naturally.
The best part about living in the Bay Area is that when you go out and meet people along the way, you always learn that the people that you’re speaking with are never really from San Francisco. People living in the city are from all over the place and the ways in which they were brought here are even more interesting to learn about. I’m not surprised that Seattle, WA is number two on this list of where most people are coming from because the two cities are quite similar. It’s interesting to see how the range of locations varies though. Las Vegas and Nevada seem vastly different.
Seattle coffee chain Starbucks is introducing a new concept to their stores called “Starbucks Evenings.” We all know what it’s like to arrive at our own local Starbucks for the morning rush, but it looks like the chain is hoping to bring either a new crowd or that same crowd to their stores after work as well. Unveiling in major cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Portland, Starbucks will begin to sell alcoholic drinks and offer up appetizer and dessert menus to customers after 4PM. Food items will include chicken skewers, macaroni n’ cheese, and chocolate fondue with a selection of wines and beers varying at different stores.
It has been 6 months since I moved to California from Washington. WHOA! How is it going, exactly? I’m having fun. I’m having fun – literally every day. I don’t hate it here – not even in the slightest. As a kid, I remember being a brat and telling everyone that I would never leave Seattle because I just loved it too much. In all honestly, moving here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Moving for a job is one of the best life-changing experiences I’ll ever have.
California is beautiful. The air isn’t as clean as it is in Seattle. The water definitely isn’t as clean as it is in Seattle. And no way is the sushi better here in any way shape or form.
The sunset, however, are gorgeous. The sunny days every day are what motivate me to get up every morning. California is lovely.
That was a long way to preface this video actually, but basically this guy from Boston was asked to make a video about his trip to California and on his four days he covered both the Northern and Southern areas even meeting individuals along the way to help enhance the video.
You can’t go wrong with a simple denim shirt. My mom handed me down hers a couple of years ago and while it was one of my favorite pieces back then, I am now starting to outgrow it a little bit. Classics are classics, but when they are no longer able to be worn, you shouldn’t feel guilty about replacing it. If there’s one place that succeeds in doing a solid denim shirt, it is Madewell. Every time I walk into the store, I find myself eyeing their display of them and each time, I’m hesitant to bust out my wallet for it. All I needed to hear was “all of our shirts are 20% off today!” and that was enough to make me crack. I purchased the Western Jean Shirt in Pond Wash and have already worn it twice this week. It’s so versatile and can double up as a plain old shirt or a light jacket over a dress or a skirt. It has quickly found a home within my closet.
[The Bold Italic]
If there’s one thing that I miss the most out of my childhood, it would probably be the number of vacations my family took together. When you’re a kid, you absolutely love spending time with your family. You can’t get enough of it. Even fighting with your older sibling is like – awesome because you realize that you’re having some kind of interaction with them and it’s better than nothing at all. The trips to Disney Land (Whoa – I almost write Disney Island) Hawaii, Canada, and California – I’ve never forgotten those. I’ll never forget posing in front of tourist spots and looking kind of geeky. Now when we see that as adults, we laugh to ourselves because we recognize that people are tourists, but as kids you just don’t care. I came across this post from The Bold Italic recently and I knew I wanted to post it. I wasn’t sure what I would say at the time, but I knew that it had resonated pretty strongly with me.
I must confess, I do miss my family having now been away and calling another city my home.
To view the rest of the post, click here.
I generally try to ignore viral links passed around on Facebook by my Facebook friends because they’re things that don’t interest me and to put it simply, I think some people like to make a big deal out of nothing. I saw the “First Kiss” video yesterday appear on my newsfeed several times.
“This is so beautiful.”
^were just a few of the comments I saw on the thread. WHAT? Am I a bad person for not feeling anything at all? I mean, I’m a huge romantic at heart and you would think that this kind of thing would hit me hard. Hello, Wedding Mondays, anyone? But I watched it and I mean I REALLY watched this – maybe I was trying too hard? and I didn’t see it.
Here’s where I think people felt their heart strings were being tugged at -
Last question – why is everyone featured in this so attractive? Is this real life? After watching this, are people going to have some sort of expectation about this and kissing strangers? I’ve got a lot of questions – was there a medical examination done after selecting the strangers?
What does everyone else think about this video?
To be continued…
Vault House, USA
I spend a fair amount of time appreciating posts that feature very complex housing arrangements. The architecture is always something that you never thought that you could dream of and there is no question at all that these houses aren’t beautiful, but it never seems to feel like “a home.” Luckily for me, I don’t have to think about buying a house anytime soon anyways so I suppose I have nothing to worry about. These homes featured on this Gizmodo post are a dream. For more examples like the one above, click here.