South Korea, the leading capital for unnecessary surgeries performed on already beautiful young women, has developed yet another technique to fix a problem you never knew you had. The Atlantic reports that a new surgery, called Smile Lipt, promises to rid you of your chronic bitchface and give you the appearance of a constant smile. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/28/13 2:48pm
Like a majestic bald eagle soaring through a church service, the employees of the San Francisco branch of the A.C. Moore Fan Club, also known as Brit + Co., simply can’t stop running into glass doors. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/28/13 11:17am
If you have trouble getting to work on time, perhaps instead of being a standard issue lazybones you are afflicted with Chronic Lateness Condition, which is actually a real disorder. The Evening Telegraph reports that one man named Jim Dunbar, who has been late for practically everything for his entire life, was officially diagnosed with the condition at an appointment for which he showed up an hour and a half late. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/28/13 9:09am
By Ryan Holiday 8/27/13 11:22am
A few years ago, I got an unusual request from Google. The search giant was working on an experimental program that encouraged retailers to feature links to products from other retailers on their websites. I forget the exact economics of the deal, whether Google treated it as an advertising unit or more an affiliate program — all I remember was my reaction.
It seemed insane to send customers away from your website and toward the websites of competitors. After spending countless dollars and energies pulling users onto your page, why would you open up an exit door? Even if the ad unit was lucrative, it still seemed like advertising suicide–or at least, like stupidly shooting yourself in the foot.
By Jessica Roy 8/26/13 12:09pm
Dating sites like OKCupid let you find people whose interests, morals and life outlook are directly aligned with your own. This is probably a good thing for the health of your relationship–who wants to argue about what religion to raise your kids, for example?–but could actually be detrimental to society overall. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/26/13 10:24am
Have you ever tried to search important Instagram hashtags like #DuckDynastyBitch or #likeigiveadick only to be served with a “no tags found” message? As it turns out, it’s not that users have never once employed these hashtags; it’s simply that Instagram has made them unsearchable. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/26/13 9:32am
When attempting to complete a study on how playing the computer game “StarCraft” impacts mental faculties, researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London ran into a minor snag: For their sample pool, they’d need inexperienced gamers to participate, but they couldn’t find any men who fit that criteria. Guess your boyfriend isn’t so abnormal after all. Read More
CNBC Says Call of Duty, Not Crippling Insecurity and Sriracha Breath, Is the Reason Some Guys Can’t Get Dates
By Jessica Roy 8/23/13 1:07pm
When video games aren’t precipitating violent acts IRL or dangerously cutting into study time, they’re also keeping young men from nailing chicks. The future is terrible, isn’t it?
In a segment for CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, two experts–one an online matchmaker named Lori Zaslow and the other CNBC contributor Carrol Roth–attempted to parse just what first person shooter games like Call of Duty are doing to the young men of America.
Naturally, obsessive gamers who opt for virtual worlds instead of reality are being deprived of important rites of passages like feverishly making out in parked cars then running home to brag about it on Reddit. Read More
By Jessica Roy 8/23/13 11:54am
The sad news broke this morning that Steve Ballmer, the long-time CEO of Microsoft, will be retiring within the next 12 months. He did some stuff for Microsoft and then he did some other stuff but the main thing to remember is that he is tech’s favorite weird, sweaty uncle and we will miss his buffoonish behavior terribly.
Here are the top 10 reasons why. Read More