10 Things Everyone is Sick of Seeing Posted on Facebook During a Snow Storm

By Peach in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 3:20pm. (Updated: 2/27/14 at 5:39pm) Add comments

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Snow sucks, winter sucks, blah blah blah…you know what sucks even more? -These annoying posts that litter Facebook and Twitter during these polar blasts.  Take a look at the top 10 things we are sick of seeing posted on social media, and then stop doing them. No really, enough is enough.


Miami VIceMiami Vice

It’s so annoying seeing the constant posts of people in the northeast leaving the snow for Miami.  We don’t know what is worse, being snowed in with cabin fever or having to actually leave the house, somehow get to the airport, deal with cancelled flights, possibly crash on the runway, and then do it all over again after your vacation is over.  Because let’s get real, you’re never leaving DC- here’s why with- Polar Blast Pushing People out of DC and the Northeast- FOREVER?


Weather StationWeather Stations

Hey guess what? We all have smart phones with the complimentary ‘Weather’ app.  No need to spread the misery around social media.  We all know it’s colder than a whore’s heart outside, thanks for the reminder.  This also doubles for the lucky ones in warmer climates who post their 70 and 80 degree temps.  There’s a special place in hell for them.


Submerged CarsSubmerged Cars

How many pictures do we want to see of your ride under a snowdrift?  The answer is none.  It’s depressing because it reminds of the emending doom of having to go dig our own cars out of the snow, and we’d prefer to stay inside and wait for spring to naturally melt the snow off for us.


Sloppy FoodSloppy Food

Everyone is posting food pictures.  Let’s get real; you’re no Chef Boyardee ok.  There’s a HUGE line between food porn pictures posted by trained chefs and whatever kind of beige slop you are concocting over there on your George Foreman grill.


Complaining about ClosingComplaining about Closings

Oh boo hoo, the gym, your favorite coffee shop or your favorite nightclub is closed. Really?  Just because you may live around the block, doesn’t mean the employees or owners do.  You should use this time to hunker down and enjoy some relaxing time at home or follow this guide for 7 Ways to Stay Warm during the Winter Storm.

Be thankful that there are less people on the roads because nobody needs to be killed on the way to work just so you can overload on caffeine.


California DreamingCalifornia Dreaming

West Coasters love to rub in their perfect year round weather in our faces especially during these polar snowstorms from hell.  Feel free to get back at them by posting pictures of the 1992 LA riots, the LA smog, or LA traffic to retaliate.


Snow SnobSnow Snob

“Where’s all the snow?” This is the obnoxious of all posts.  Oh you think you’re Jack Frost?  Just because Al Roker told you there would be a foot of snow and only a percentage of the predicted amount fell, it’s still snow and ice and it’s shitty and you’re stuck inside and freezing your ass off.  Stop being a snow snob, you’re not a weather man and any snow sucks, so sorry it’s not towering over your head, if you want more snow fall, move to Canada.


Driving in the SnowDriving in the Snow

Excuse me, didn’t you listen to Oprah?  There should be no texting while driving and certainly no picture taking.  Driving in the snow is already asking for trouble, then here you are with your fat gloved fingers trying to take ‘selfies’ or pictures of the snow and ice littered roads while you’re driving.  How was it not graduating with the rest of your high school class?


Pets in SnowPet Popsicle

Unless you have a Siberian Husky, I’m guessing your 5 pound tea cup Yorkie, though desperately adorable in that designer puffer jacket, shouldn’t be up to his head in snow.  How would you like to go out with no pants on and have your entire body in naked in the snow?  Shovel a small patch in the yard for your furry friend to do their business, put the camera down and get your poor pet back inside before the SPCA is at your door playing that damn Sarah McLaughlin song.


Stay Puft Marshmallow Children

We all saw ‘The Christmas Story’.  Dressing your kids up in layer after layer and then making them pose for pictures.  This should be considered some sort of child abuse.  Back in the day before social media, kids only had to worry about the neighborhood seeing them dressed up like a marshmallow.  Now these poor tykes have to deal with their Facebook obsessed parents blasting their embarrassing pictures all over the Internet.  Just think, one day they will be an angst-ridden teenager and torture you- pay back’s a bitch!

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7 Ways to Stay Warm during the Winter Storm

By Ben Lek in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 5:58am. (Updated: 1/29/14 at 3:24pm) Add comments

Next week the United States (especially the Midwest) will be facing one of the coldest Arctic outbreaks since the 1990’s. Men, prepare for major shrinkage, because Mother Nature is about to thoroughly embarrass us. The struggle to stay warm will be real next week. Really, really real.


Here are some suggestions on how one could potentially keep themselves from suffering from hypothermia during these upcoming days.

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Take an impromptu vacation:

Leave. Leave fast and don’t look back. Consider going to South America to discover yourself and find your spirit animal. Take a cruise to a deserted island and claim it as your own while raising your own army of monkeys with rocket launchers on their backs. Return when it warms up with said army of monkeys with rocket launchers on their backs and proceed with your plans of world domination.






Whether you’re taken or not, now is the time to use sex as an excuse to sweat and stay warm. Find a lady friend with little to no morals or standards that is willing to fellaish you. It’s a new year anyway, so people are totes trying to find that new special someone.



You now have an excuse to conjure up obscure outfits that will be acceptable given the weather conditions. Mix and match anything you can find that is warm. I am currently wearing 80’s leg warmers, because screw you it’s cold, that’s why.



Here is a picture of me currently at work.



Stay away from kandi ravers:

Kandi ravers are an evolved form of humanoids that are impervious to the cold. They consistently insist that it is “not that cold” while they are half naked making snow angels and blasting some obscure DJ set they found on Soundcloud. Don’t feed into their lies that their superfluous amounts of kandi and PLUR give them superpowers that keep them warm. The cake is a lie.

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It is no secret that drinking makes you feel warm. Whether it’s hot chocolate or hot chocolate with Baileys and Jameson use the cold as an excuse to get turnt and hungover. Just don’t drink and drive.



The outdoors should be avoided at all costs:

This is an obvious one, but stock up on food and alcohol and stay indoors. Screw the hippies that want to take romantic nature walks in the park. Now you have a reason to be lazy and you should abuse it.



Use your furry companion for help:

Your dog and cat love attention. Use that as leverage for living foot warmers. If you don’t have a cat or dog, create a distraction and steal a friend’s or neighbor’s.

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So layer up and brace yourselves, because winter is definitely coming.




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2013 Year in Review

By Ben Lek in Entertainment News, Get in Style, Lifestyle, Pop
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 5:42pm. (Updated: 2/06/14 at 3:22pm) Add comments

2013 Year in Review

Today we mark the last day of 2013 and the beginning of everyone repeating that 2014 will be “their year.” Since I know you are currently avoiding getting ready for the night (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this very line in parentheses), read my review of the year and reflect on how indubitably awkward things really became these past twelve months.

In no particular order let us recap the year MMXIII.


The Ravens won the Super Bowl:

The Baltimore Ravens somehow managed to win the Super Bowl, and Ray Lewis cried a lot. Just don’t mention that botched pass interference call, because the Baltimore fans will never admit that they basically got away with murder…

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Justin Bieber took a well-needed break with two prostitutes lady friends:

The self-proclaimed “real n*gga” (he is white, by the way) decided his life of public vandalism, smoking weed, and banging hookers was too much to handle, so he handled it by banging two more hookers in Brazil. The douchebag really needs to just retire.



Justin Bieber retired:

Proof there is a God.bieber tweet



Miley Cyrus is a wrecking ball of awesome:

Twerking, getting naked, and singing with a cat launched Miley Cyrus into all of our hearts this year. Whether you love her or hate her doesn’t really matter since she finally showed her machines of war.


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Drake proved that he is most definitely the softest in the game:

Drizzy somehow made himself even softer than he already was this year. You can’t really start from the bottom if you were born into a rather affluent half Jewish family in Canada of all places. I would tell Drake to kill himself, but he is probably reading this right now and writing me a letter explaining how I hurt his feelings.

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Pope Francis proved why he should be the Pope:

I’m not religious, but Pope Francis definitely proved why he was a good choice for the new Pope throughout 2013. Check out some of the good deeds he did this year here.



The Boston Marathon bombing:

In a tragic turn of events, there was a bombing during the Boston Marathon on April 15th. You can help out with relief efforts at here or here.

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Selfies became an art form that needs to die:

…but it won’t.



Duck Dynasty “shocked” everyone with homophobic comments:

Really guys? You are surprised that this guy made homophobic comments?

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The next thing you’ll tell me is that the whole show is really a ploy and that the family really is not what you think it is…


Yes. This is before their beards.



Detroit filed for bankruptcy:

Here is Detroit before filing for bankruptcy.


And here is Detroit after filing for bankruptcy.




Kate Upton happened:

…and it was awesome. kateupton

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A frog went to space:




Paula Dean said the “N” word:




Manti T’eo duped us all with an imaginary girlfriend:




Prince William had a half-blood prince:

Voldemort now on high alert.



Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia:

Over 5000 fatalities are confirmed. You can help here and here




ObamaCare aka the Affordable Care Act was launched:

Which lead to…




The Government shut down for 16 days:

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The Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford smoked crack and yolo’d all year:

…and nothing was done about it.


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Americans proved that Black Friday is the real life Hunger Games:

Ten people died shopping during Black Friday this year, proving that Americans will, in fact, do anything for a Klondike bar.



Anthony Weiner was caught sexting. Again:

Insert convenient last name joke here.




The Harlem Shake became a fad:

And it ended as quickly as it started, but not before the masses could take their stab at it.



Paul Walker tragically passed away in a car crash:

You can help his charity Reach Out Worldwide here.

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Kanye proved that he is the Yeesus of narcissism:

Parading around stage as Jesus. Claiming to be a God. Writing songs about gold diggers, but then getting one pregnant. Kanye was still as douchey as ever all year.




Ed Snowden exposed the United States and claimed his title of master troll:

He is now the only white guy in Asia that cannot be found.




The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad proved that we love our zombies and drugs:

Why isn’t anything happening? Something is definitely about to happen. Nothing happened. Okay. I will give it one more episode and if nothing happens then I am done with this show. Why isn’t anything happening? Something is definitely about to happen…





George Zimmerman was found innocent in the Treyvon Martin case:

Nope. I’m not touching this one.



These tweets happened:


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And Grumpy Cat:



So here is to the end of quite an interesting year, and the beginning of another. Stay safe tonight. Stay awesome.


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The ‘New’ New Year’s Resolution- Your New Year's Resolutions Made Easy

By Peach in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 2:25pm. (Updated: 1/07/14 at 8:32pm) Add comments

I’m gonna get skinny! I’m gonna stop smoking! I’m gonna stop drinking! I’m gonna stop doing drugs in a dark alley! I’m gonna stop wearing women’s underwear!  I’m gonna stop murdering my boyfriends and throwing them off the Key Bridge!

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Ok ok maybe we took it to the extreme there.  But, every New Year has a way of creeping up on us bringing with it the inevitable question – what’s your New Year’s resolution?

Sure everyone’s got a little blubber somewhere- even you, you roided out chicken breast, protein shake, and egg white meathead.  Let me get in there and have a good squeezing and find your weak spot.  Yeah I see you in the club; I don’t think vodka is part of the regime, but who are we to judge?

As you may scramble to come up with an appropriate answer that you can lie to others and yourself about, why not make this year’s resolution to NOT make a resolution, or at least not a typical one, and use our help as your guide.  Like a metaphorical north star guiding you into 2014.

We’re just saying instead of the old tired out resolution, you know will maybe last until Super bowl weekend, make this year’s promise the special kind that you should have no trouble keeping.  When your friends and family choke on their champagne as you proudly pronounce your ‘new’ New Year’s resolution, you can just site this highly reputable source from Panorama Productions your genius self found on the Internet, because, you know if it’s on the Internet, it’s true.

And just remember, there’s an 80% failure rate on resolutions, and four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions will break them.  In fact, only one-third won’t even make it to the end of January.  But, since we are supplying you with some fail-safe new promises, we expect that failure rate to flip flop into a 20% failure rate.

Pressure is on!

And for those of you overachievers, feel free to pick several on this list, extra credit will come, and we know how you nerds love your extra credit!

1.  Ban Justin Bieber!

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Is this f*ck-tard still breathing?  Ugh, ‘Merry Christmas’- bah humbug! We will not plug the name of the second installment that camp Bieber shat on the world this holiday season (coming to a theater near…everyone), but enough is enough!  How is he still around?  Just like Miley and before her Brit Brit, went mentally insane and starting acting like whores; J Biebs is the male form.  How are moms and pops allowing this wigger to get their teenage girls all pre hormonal?  I think there are better role models in Death Metal these days.  And, remember you too can smell like a teenage whore with the JB perfume line, which is marketed as the scent of ‘Justin Bieber’s girlfriends’ – dirty philanderer, girlfriends?  So, let’s all unite before he kills someone with his reckless driving, excessive pot smoking, and MOSTLY his AWFUL music.


2.  Succumb Totally to EDM 

#2- New Year's ResolutionHip-hop, just…. give up already.  It’s not working for you or anyone else.  EDM has taken over every club and festival, and even broken into major awards shows- see- ’10 Reasons Why Hip-Hop is Dead’.

Cha-ching! EDM brings happy, glow stick toting, free spirit wheeling masses out of every corner of the World.  It’s like the hippy movement of the 60s and 70s all over again except this time girls shave their armpits and wear bras, some of them anyway.  But, in a time of recession and war and typical BS, who wants to listen to anything that will bring you down?  Get with it, before a hoard of ravers plow you over as they run through the gates of the Electric Daisy Festival.

3.  Go Anorexic- It’s All the Rage! 
#3- New Year's ResolutionNow here’s one that will make them shut up!  Haven’t we all heard enough of likely the most popular New Year’s resolution that ever was?  ‘I want to lose weight.’  Great you fat slob American, tell us something we can’t already assess with our own eyes.  So, as to not blow people’s mind entirely, tell them you want to be anorexic.  What?  Your life’s dream is to forever suppress food and dip under 100 pounds this year.  This will keep your nosey no good family and friends from ever commenting about your saddlebags or muffin top ever again.  And you know, you can always drop a few dancing with your friends at Echostage or Ultrabar.  Or having sex, we hear that works too.

But let’s not forget the ultra skinny.  Tired of hearing the opposite?  ‘Someone needs to feed you a burger’! B*tch! Tell them your New Years resolution is to gain enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass just like Al Roker, or get a reality television spot on ‘The Biggest Loser’.  That outta do it!

4.  Stop Stealing Art 

#4- New Year's ResolutionWith all the free ways to get music and movies these days, we are not saying to stop.  But if you want to music and entertainment to live long and prosper, it won’t kill you to buy one track online or one movie.  File sharing is really not too far off ‘making a mix tape’ for your friends back in the day, you know before you may have been born, the early 90s…

So, let’s all hold hands in solidarity and at least attempt to support our favorite artists.  Of course that can also be done by attending our killer Club Glow fall line up at Echostage and Ultrabar, just saying…

5.  Drink More Liquids
#5- New Year's ResolutionEight glasses a day so they say! Sure well, eight glasses of water in the gullet should be enough of a barrier for those eight drinks you’ll be plowing through on New Year’s Eve.  That’s all about that, you know how to count.

 6.  Get Down with Selfies

#6- New Year's Resolution

Nothing like an obnoxious ‘selfie’ to ring in the New Year!  To bump it up a notch be sure to over post it on all that social media has to offer, you know- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, even Google Plus (do people really use this?), hell throw it up on Linked and forever cement the fact that nobody will ever hire you for a ‘real job’! Don’t forget the #’s.

7.  Go Back to School to Avoid Paying Student Loans 

#7- New Year's ResolutionClever clever! Nothing sucks more than defaulting on a loan.  Well maybe some things, like a head on collision, no you can likely collect some good insurance or medical leave on that one.  Well, like, catching your boyfriend with your mom?  But you didn’t really like him anyway.  After all, he listened to hip-hop and nothing is worse than being stuck in traffic with someone who listens to that garbage.  Well let’s just say it’s bad, so here’s a great tool the master of procrastination.  It often gets a bad rap.  Get the parents to sign off on your newfound quest for an even higher education and get going with grad school.  If nothing else it’ll give you time to look for a job while you fail out and can at least afford your old student loans that crept up on you like a shark in a tank of blood.  Yeah real subtle Sally Mae.   

8.  Don’t Let Facebook Melt Your Brain

#8- New Year's ResolutionIf the first thing you do when you turn on your computer is check Facebook, or the ONLY thing you turn your computer on for is Facebook, or even social media all together, then, get your sh*t together.  First off, if you have a real job, your boss is probably checking up on your computer activity and that’s means you’ll probably be unemployed.  That’s not a good way to start off the New Year.  Enjoy your little friend, maybe he’s the only friend you have, but branch out.  There’s more to a computer than sitting on Facebook and playing Farmville.

9.  Stop Watching American Idol

#9- New Year's ResolutionIt’s not American Idol.  No it’s American Idol, The Voice, the X-Factor, and The Sing-Off, ughhhh it’s all the same.  What ever happened to real musicians and artists?  What happened to a bunch of smelly kids gathering in their parent’s garage and banging out some, key word- ORGINAL material?  All is going to be lost if all we keep getting is covers of the same old garbage.  It’s sad to think a whole generation will think that’s the only way to become a musician, by these over hyped, fake talent contests.  I blame Ed McMahon and Star Search from the 80s…maybe that was his way of giving back the horrible trend he started with television talent shows in starting the Publisher’s Clearing House.  I’m still awaiting my gaggle of balloons and oversized check. 

10.  Lose the Cell Phone 

NOTHING is more annoying than going out and being virtually ignored by your posse using their phones and giving up on human interaction all together.  Watch this video- ‘I Forgot My Phone’.

#10- New Year's Resolution

We get it, the wave of the future, social media; hell we encourage it, but when you are out with your actual human friends, in person, like face to face, PAY ATTENTION TO THEM!!!.  Put your damn phone in your purse or your pocket and pay attention to the actual real world that still exists all around you.  No candy crush or tweet or Facebook connection will be as good as your pals.  Unless of course they are A-holes, but then you shouldn’t be with them anyway and you’d better go find some new 3D friends to play with.



It's The Day Before!!! Last Minute Gifts for Music Lovers

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 1:10am. (Updated: 12/24/13 at 8:10pm) Add comments

It’s literally the day before Christmas and you’ve waited until the last minute (as usual) to get gifts. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and that amazing overnight shipping option are gone. Here’s are some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers for the music lover in your life.

At Best Buy:
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Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB – $149.99

Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines and books. Not only can your loved ones listen to their favorite tunes, they can also finally see what all the hype is about Echostage when you snatch the fire from their hands and load the latest Glow after movie :)

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Arion 2.1 Home Theater System – $99.98

As much as most people like to claim audio junky status, most don’t even know the lowest frequency audible to the human ear (it’s about 20Hz – use that fun fact to shut even the snobbiest of music snobs up). A simple 2.1 speaker system w/ sub-woofer is enough or any apartment or bedroom. Once you get to Best Buy you can find other options as well (and actually listen to the stuff in person!)

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Beats by Dre. urBEATS Earbuds – $99

Some people love ’em, some people troll ’em. But let’s be honest – the hype is there for a reason.

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Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds – $29.99

In addition to a microphone and the ability to take calls with the click of a button on the wire – these earbuds are actually perfectly fine for most music-lovers. And they’re $70 cheaper than the Beats. So if you’re loved one isn’t too much of a snob, these will be perfectly fine and sound great.

At Guitar Center:

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IK Multimedia iRig Guitar Recording Studio – $99.99

Before everyone was a DJ, everyone played the guitar. But guitars don’t have sync buttons sooo… ya. But if there are still some musicians out there, and they happen to have iPhones, this is the perfect gift. This handy little iRig, along with a free app, allows musicians to drop everything and record no matter where they are.

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Monster Cable iSplitter Mini Y-Adapter for iPod – $9.95

This is the most inexpensive and possibly most useful item on our list. Have you ever had to share headphones with someone so they could hear a song or watch a movie on a trip? No more. This bad boy creates two headphone outputs from a single devices. Now you and 1 (or two, or three) friends can hear the same audio from the same device on a plane or train w/o being awkward.

high end ihpone microphone

Rode Microphones iXY Stereo Microphone for iPhone & iPad – $149

For the EDM Blogger in your life – a quality microphone than attaches onto the iPhone allowing for quick and no hassle interviews with their favorite DJ :)

You can still buy stuff online and get it today!!!

There are several music subscription services that any music-lover would be more than happy to have someone else pay for. Click on the photos below to learn more about Spotify, SiriusXM and the intriguing Google Music, which may very well put Spotify and Pandora out of business.

But wait!!

Consider the rapidly approaching day of celebration we like to call New Year’s Eve. Might we suggest tickets for your EDM-obsessed friend or family member see the founder of Swedish House Mafia, man behind the #1 DJ mix of 2014 and God to true fans of EDM everywhere? Oh ya… at the #38 night life venue in the world?

(click the flyer for details)
Eric Prydz Echostage DC

Ok – back to buying music:

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Any of that stuff sound good? Is it too much? Too little? All you need to do is get up and head over to Best Buy or Guitar Center and ask for help. Those places are an audiophile’s heaven waiting to be explored. You can always spend a bit less or a whole lot more.

Happy hunting. You’re welcome :)

10 Reasons Why Hip-Hop is Dead

By Peach in Get in Style, Music, Pop Music
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:21pm. (Updated: 12/30/13 at 4:31pm) Add comments

You’d think with Obama’s two terms and racial barriers being torn down faster than Miley can twerk, hip-hop would be on the rise, part of the fabric of America even. In reality, hip-hop is dead and here are ten reasons why.

Proof That Models Are Not Real Humans

By Ravi in Get in Style, Lifestyle
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 5:49am. (Updated: 11/18/13 at 5:03pm) Add comments
fake model photoshop

The truth, in 37 seconds, behind how models are Photoshopped to look 8 bajillion times hotter than they really are.

Bitstrips: The Gift That Keeps on Giving Even After You Try to Return It

By Ben Lek in Get in Style
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3:32pm. (Updated: 11/19/13 at 7:19pm) Add comments

Today Ben Lek attacks the anomaly known as Bitstrips, and how to try to block it.

Prostitutes are Beliebers

By Ben Lek in Entertainment News, Get in Style, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Music, Pop News
Monday, November 4, 2013, 5:19pm. (Updated: 11/25/13 at 3:28pm) Add comments

Justin Bieber yolo’d his way into the headlines yet again this past weekend in Brazil leaving a brothel with two prostitutes.

How To Make Your Own Sriracha Sauce (and survive a shortage)

By Ben Lek in Get in Style
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:21am. (Updated: 12/02/13 at 4:44am) Add comments

Prepare for certain doom in case of a Sriracha shutdown.

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