If anyone has some insight to offer on the eternal questions of life and love, it’s Amanda Palmer. The singer/composer/musician is a theatrical goddess, weaving fantastical tales in her lyrics and creating surreal spectacles on stage. She has clearly given a lot of thought to life and death, which is illustrated in The Killing Type (my favorite song of hers) where she chronicles her true story of mercy-killing a dying bird and how the experience of ... Read More
BY Lindsay Harris
on Sep 04, 2013
Getting ready to pop out a wee-one but still unsure what to expect? Want something a little more tangible than a viewing of The Miracle of Life? Not me. I certainly don't fondly reminisce about the film's bird's eye view of the vaginal opening or the loud screams of my fellow high school classmates. I did not think the horrors of that movie could be topped.
Then there came Laerdal's birthing simulator, MamaNatalie. Bring ole' Natalie into your home ... Read More
Breakups are awkward at their best and devastating at their worst. Well, now there's an app to solve all your dumping woes: pros Jake Levine and Lauren Leto have developed BreakupText, an app which will deliver a gentle and earnest text from dumper to dumpee. To use the app, one must answer a few simple questions about the relationship, its degree of seriousness, and the reason for its downfall, and a long, meaningful text will be sent immediately.
I ... Read More
Meet Tsunami, the cancer-fighting dog
You’ve heard stories about dogs saving lives (my own dog shielded me from a fire when I was a newborn!), but here’s a new one for you: some really amazing dogs are learning how to detect ovarian cancer before modern medicine can. That’s right: dogs can detect faint odors associated with the disease.
The dogs over at the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center are being trained to ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
in Style File
on Aug 27, 2013
Take a close look at these pictures Google developer Isabelle Olsson posted on her Google Plus feed late last month. Wicked cute, right? That’s Google Glass in action, my friends. Yep--the same thing that this guy is wearing. Could things finally be looking up for techies who aren't okay with looking like Urkel?!
Glass, Google’s latest technological endeavor, is a smartphone-esque platform worn around the face. It uses a combination of ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 16, 2013
Oh my grash, gals, I must be stuck in the dark ages. Sometimes I forget that they make an app for everything these days, but it never occurred to me that there are apps that would track your period. BUT THERE ARE. THERE TOTALLY ARE.
Truth be told, I'm on the pill, which is supposed to (keyword being "supposed") make it so I know exactly when I'll get it. And even when I wasn't on the pill, I was incredibly sloppy at tracking my period on my Bettie Page ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on Jun 28, 2013
Woah, Nellie! We’re in the future!
A few years ago I discovered 3D printing - some friends of mine got into it, printing their own jar lids, toys, bolts, and even their own parts to build their own printer. But personally, I think new inventions gain their validity when they can be used to better the world. Like when they can print a new foot for a one-footed duck.
Meet Buttercup, a young, fluffy duck who was born with a backward foot. He had immense ... Read More
So virtual Burn Books are a thing now, apparently. Kids these days, amirite?
This Tuesday, two Swedish girls (aged 15 and 16 respectively) were found guilty of “aggravated defamation” for slut-shaming 38 of their peers via Instagram.
As early as December, the two were on a lookout for the “worst sluts in Gothenburg,” receiving 1000 suggestions. From there, they published photos (primarily of females) along with cruel comments on their ... Read More
Eurostar, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, has created a tablet specifically for women, and the result is nothing good. Their new creation, the ePad Femme, has an 8-inch touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0. Oh – and let’s not forget the pink cover and homescreen – this is for women after all.
The ePad Femme, which currently costs $170, is currently only sold in the Middle East and parts of Asia. And it ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Jan 30, 2013
Smartphones are kind of a necessary evil these days. Sure, you can read your email and get on the internet whenever you want, but owning a smartphone can feel a lot like this scene from Futurama:
Up until now, the misfortunes of smartphones have been more of an annoyance than a major problem, and the more tech-savvy of us have found loopholes. Any smartphone user who felt constricted by their carrier could simply unlock their phone, a practice which would ... Read More