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Weighing In On Bachelor in Paradise

When the news broke out about this controversy, did anyone think of “UnREAL?!” There are many sides to this story and by no means am I claiming that I know the right one nor do I know who we should believe. With that said, I do have some thoughts that have left me with unsettling feelings about this situation. It doesn’t have anything to do with DeMario and Corinne or the he said she said.

The production of this series involves many individuals. There are contestants – for which this entire series is based off of. There are many more people behind the scenes that make this show what it is. If Corinne really was unable to give her consent, then those that are behind the camera would have seen that and they have a duty to stand up and say something. If you are going to stand by and watch an act of sexual assault happen right before your eyes, you might as well be an accomplice.

I would be lying if I told you that watching this coming Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette didn’t have me feeling uneasy already. I hope that the television series will address what happened or that Chris Harrison will say something to address the controversy. At the very least, I am glad that Bachelor in Paradise has ceased production and for those that are upset about that, well – shame on you.

 

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Why People Still Watch “The Room”

This is truly one of the worst movies ever made. I still remember the first time I ever learned about it. It was after work and I was at my boyfriend’s at the time with his roommate who claimed he was about to put on the best film ever. I should’ve known. I had so many questions. Why weren’t the characters speaking in complete sentences or even saying things that made sense? Why was the main character so peculiar? What year was this supposed to even be set in? I felt like I was watching a very terrible amateur film, but the only way to get out of this was to pretend to fall asleep until it was over. So that’s what I did.

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LA Gifathon

I’ve been following James Curran on Twitter for what feels like a year now and since I discovered him, I have been glued to his GIFs. They’re a mixture of adorableness, but also innovative and whimsical. Last July, he spent a month in LA and challenged himself by releasing a new LA-themed GIF every day. It was awesome. And yes, I actually checked every day! Here is all of them compiled into a video for your convenience.

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Blog Roundup

  • How a 6-year old became one of Japan’s Instagram icons [Vice]
  • A woman’s journey to having a career in beauty after growing up on welfare [Allure]
  • A history of those Real World vs. Road Rules challenges [Buzzfeed]
  • Hear women discuss the sexism they face in Silicon Valley – a video [Wired]
  • Why you feel exhausted [Man Repeller]
  • This quiz will tell you your favorite rom-com [Livingly] I got How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and it’s true I’ve seen that movie a million times.
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The Digital Bystander

Thanks so much Herman for sharing this. This is actually something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I recently had a conversation with friends about bullying and how I’m convinced that it’s actually 10x worse now because of the digital age than it was when I was a kid growing up. There is so much fascination that surrounds controversy. You want to be a part of it and if you’re not there, you hope someone got a video of it so that you can view it later. What the digital bystander reminds me of is that television series that used to air on ABC about really terrible moments happening in “real life” situations and a hidden camera seeing if anyone is willing to stand up and say something. ie) the one example I can think of is a parent berating his child in a very public restaurant and then you can see which people there are willing to step in and who sits idly by. In the digital world, everyone is idle.

I’m a user of Instagram Stories and I’ve used Instagram Live, but I would lying to you if I said that things like Instagram Live and Facebook Live didn’t scare me because of the nature of potentially dangerous content as you can see from this video. I like Facebook as a product and I sincerely hope that they can combat this, but we may have to lower our expectations in people.

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Katy Perry Interviewed By A 7-year old

Other than a very small handful of songs, I don’t particularly enjoy Katy Perry much as a performer. This interview, however, is the most adorable thing I’ve seen today so we had to share because how cute is Poppy?!

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Blog Roundup

– How the music of Big Little Lies makes the show [The Atlantic]

– Should you get married in your twenties? [VICE]

– Golden Gate Bridge will install a safety net for those that attempt suicide [CNN]

– How to increase your productivity [Fast Company]

– Jimmy Fallon was on top of the world. Then came Trump. [New York Times]

– Go see Magic Mike Live with your mom [Refinery29]

– Victim and attack share their story of rape and reconciliation together [CBS]

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“Disillusionment of 10 Point Font”

I really love projects like these and something that drew me to “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” was that it involved both visual and sound. Watching this video was incredibly satisfying and I almost wished it could have been longer. Also, watching this reminded me of that one video full of unsatisfying moments, which reminded me of Veronica. I know she’s going to like this one! This short film was done by Greg Condon.

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The New Miley

Uh, was anyone else completely surprised by the release of this single and music video that Miley released today? It’s almost as if whole chunk of her life had not even happened at all and that this is still the Hannah Montana that we all grew up with. Some critics are calling the song a snoozefest and I can’t say I disagree with that. It’s nothing like “Wrecking Ball” or any other tracks she released during that time. So it’s a little more laid back, but it is still kind of catchy. What does everyone think of Miley’s back to old kind of look? I think I’m pretty pleased with it because it means she’s back with Liam! <3

I’m totally not used to seeing Miley like this though and it almost seems like a shock from how different she used to be. Are we convinced that this is the real her and she’s going to stay this way?

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Birthday Surprise

Oh my goodness how adorable is this husband surprising his wife on her birthday with the theme song of Curb Your Enthusiasm – performed by an orchestra! He’s so dorky and lovable – can he be all of our future husbands? I didn’t even watch this show that religiously, but I know it well enough to know that this is such a cheeky little surprise and it is very endearing to me.

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Lauren Singer Is A Better Person Than All Of Us

Today was a very productive blogging day. One reason why I love Sundays is because I’m always trying to look for content that teaches me something and I think it’s a good way to kick off the week. Sundays growing up for me were always homework days. It’s the day where I reset; I get back down to the grind and it gets me ready for the rest of the week. I also just believe that it’s fun to learn something new so that you can share it with your classmates or your colleagues Monday morning. (TBH Yow Yow! started that way anyways!)

I watched this video of Lauren Singer and learned from Vox that she has basically collected only 4 years of trash in this jar. Today, I threw out one full bag of trash and one bag of recycling and gave myself a pat on the back. Now I feel like a dummy because Lauren is kicking our butts! There are many things I wish I could improve in my life – one of which, is being more sustainable. The thing is, it isn’t that hard even if you do little things like not using plastic water bottles anymore, composting, bringing in your own reusable mug for your local barista every day. See? I can list off these things, but easier said than done or just… plain lazy. We may not be able to wake up tomorrow being a changed person right away, but we can take baby steps right? We just have to follow in the footsteps of Lauren Singer basically.

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Nike Roshe Two Breathe

Wow, aren’t these just a vision? I’ve never seen anything so perfect and my own feet are just calling for these right. now. If you’re looking for a summer sneaker, it’s going to be this one. The blend of pink to orange ombre is stunning and we’re so in looooove! These are currently being sold for about $130 USD and you can learn about purchasing opportunities at the source below.

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Kailijumei’s “Pixie Rose Lipstick”

I’ve always been fascinated with the invention of new and innovative beauty products. I’ve never been a beauty junkie myself (at least not up until recently) but what I love the most is that there’s always going to be a new shade of lipstick or nail color rising onto the scene and that packaging can come in the most creative forms that you would have never imagined. Because it’s spring, we’ve got floral on our minds for months and this “Pixie Rose Lipstick” by Kailijumei is one that we’re super curious about! Each lipstick has a real life bud planted in the middle of it and while it appears clear, there will be a shade tied to it once it is put on your lips.

The lipstick will glide on clear but change to “a bespoke pink based on the wearer’s pH,” according to Vogue.

To have your very own, you can purchase it here for $18 USD.

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