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29 Sep 2018

Serena Williams Sings “I Touch Myself” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The video is inspired by Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett, who recorded “I Touch Myself” in 1991 and passed away from breast cancer in 2013. It is part of the I Touch Myself Project, an effort to encourage women to perform breast self-exams.

On her Instagram account, Williams wrote: “Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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10 Sep 2018

Mashmello Does American Ninja Warrior

Are you guys ready for something random? I recently just got back from Vegas about a month ago and while we were there, Tommy, Leslie and I caught Mashmello at a daytime pool party. The following night we found ourselves at a local dive bar watching non-stop American Ninja Warrior. To see these two things combined into one could not be more perfect.

Also do we think that that is really Marshmello or someone else wearing his costume? I’ve been wondering this the entire time.

09 Sep 2018

Blog Roundup

  • The Guide to Every Wedding Dress Code (for men) [Esquire]
  • Second Life Podcast: Linda Wells on Founding Allure, Being Fired and Moving On [My Domaine]
  • 30 Days Inside Chinese Livestreaming [Beme News]
  • America’s Best New Restaurants of 2018 [Bon Appétit]
  • How the 1 Percent Do Burning Man [NY Post]
  • 50 Things Every Guy Should Know How to Cook [Cool Material]
  • How Heath Ledger’s Joker Was Born

  • Stretchy Ice Cream Is About To Be Your New Summer Obsession [Thrillist]
  • Constance Wu’s Beauty Picks [New York Times]
  • 8 Ways to Make Your Flight Better [New York Times]
  • Secrets of Las Vegas’s Exclusive High-Roller Cosmopolitan Suite [Bloomberg]
30 Jul 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market Sold to Fish-Throwing Employees [The Seattle Times]
  • The world’s most Instagrammable sneakers [forward2me]
  • The horror film, The Purge, is being turned into a television series for USA Network and it looks just as terrifying as the films.
  • Mara Wilson’s thoughts on how Allison Mack got roped into NXIVM [Elle]
  • An interview with Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison on culture and growing startups [High Growth Handbook – Elad Gil]
  • How an ex-cop rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game and stole millions [The Daily Beast]
  • The bowling mechanic keeping America’s favorite pastime alive
  • The legacy of Benihana [The Ringer]
  • Being 30 in Seattle: It’s a lot harder today than it was for your parents [The Seattle Times]

  • How Marie Kondo Created a Decluttering Empire [The Every Girl]
  • He Kissed Me…and then Unmatched Me [The Every Girl] – just a funny take on online dating in 2018

  • Giant NASA Space Blanket Will Cover This Year’s Burning Man [Hypebeast]
  • The 18 Best New Restaurants in America [Eater]
  • Lyft Announces New Subscription Plan [Refinery29]
26 Jul 2018

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” Trailer

Even after watching this trailer twice, I still have no idea what this film is about! Regardless, I am excited about another Asian American female lead. Given that the books did quite well, I have hope for the Netflix film and can’t wait to see it! Readers, have you read the book series yet? Also, have you ever written imaginary letters to your crushes?! I have never been caught dead in this situation, but it is the exact scenario that I could see myself falling into. Oh to be young and in love…?

25 Jul 2018

Karlie Kloss Announces Engagement Through Social Media

For someone who is pretty tight-lipped on their personal life, we’re surprised the Karlie Kloss announced her engagement over Instagram. Karlie has been dating Joshua Kushner for six years (yes, younger brother of Jared Kushner) and they have been engaged for just a couple of weeks now. It’s likely this photo was taken on their most recent vacation in Italy. We love Karlie and we’re excited about her future nuptials as well as her bachelorette party and who she’ll have by her side as bridesmaids, but we’re still a little bit iffy on the family she’s joining. The only thing that gives us peace of mind is knowing that she did vote for Hillary.

23 Jul 2018

A Collection Part 51

For those of you who have been following Yow Yow! for years now, you know that these are some of my most intimate posts. Often times, I’m saying more with the images that I select than in the paragraphs I’m writing ahead of the post. For the first time ever, I’ve selected images that come from only one source. I recently discovered a new Tumblr that has become a fast favorite. Worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough material to use or even that the post would be an inaccurate representation of what I was hoping to convey ended up not being a real concern after all.

It has been a week of being completely stress free and living in my moments without having a plan. I think these photos depict an image of that. I think this is what carefree-ness and whimsy looks like and it’s entirely how I’m feeling. In these photos, you’ll notice that there are some up-close shots of a part of a body or detail zoomed in. I may not have known it at the time when I was picking out the photo, but it ended up being more intentional than planned. I wanted to focus and hone in on one thing specifically as opposed to doing the whole “big picture” thing.

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19 Jul 2018

Blog Roundup

  • A Spice Girls Exhibit Is Coming This Summer [Nylon]
  • The Emojis We Don’t Need [Vice]
  • Aly Raisman Takes The Floor [ESPN]
  • America’s Ramen Obsession, Explained – I don’t know if I agree with how yummy all these creations are supposed to be! [The New Yorker]
  • ‘Sister Survivors’ and victims of Larry Nassar Accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS last night [Vogue]

Instagram

  • Striking the balance of cozy and silkiness 😌
  • Keeping it 💯 and tropical
  • Today was mess and Winny saved me from getting hit by a car in the city so onwards to tomorrow!
  • l u s h
  • 🆙
  • Quit playing games with my tots @tacotimenw #KandHdoTT
  • Melty in your mouth scallops
  • yes, we can get through this week 👊🏽
  • Pacific Northwest tones

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