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Why Not Jazz Things Up? The Deranged Teen Beauty Tips of WikiHow.Com

A beautiful stock photo from wikiHow. (Photo via wikiHow)

Internet, this is what we get for destroying print media.

When I was an insecure preteen facing beauty qualms, I’d buy a copy of YMSeventeen, CosmoGirl or one of the other dozen or so magazines catering to girls at my local 7-Eleven. These magazines taught me how to curl my hair, how to make a DIY anti-acne facial or how to pluck my eyebrows into perfectly thin rainbow arches (hey, it was the early 2000s).

Of course, these teen-centric publications weren’t all good. They were laden with ads and could be perceived as preying on their readers’ insecurities. But at least they were being curated and edited by grown-ups who actually knew how to give the readers what they wanted. Read More

Government 2.0

White House Will Allow Tech Team to Continue Dressing Like Brogrammers

Kind of like this. (Getty)

The White House is trying to join the 21st century by adding a “digital strike team to improve government technology,” the Hill reports. And in an effort to make the code monkeys feel more at home, the powers that be are not requiring them to dress up for work.

U.S. Digital Service head Mikey Dickerson isn’t necessarily rolling up to the office in a hoodie and Adidas slides, but he does keep it casual “in untucked shirts and rumple khakis,” the Hill says. Mr. Dickerson used to work for Google and was brought in to fix HealthCare.Gov last year. Read More

things we couldn't make up

Woman Gets Plastic Surgery to Make Her Hand Look Better in Engagement Selfies

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It’s tough to tell what’s weirder — that a woman got plastic surgery to make her hand look better in pictures, or that she admitted to it and allowed ABC News to use her real name.

Either way, here’s the story: Christa Hendershot got engaged and decided her hand was too unsightly to befit an engagement ring selfie, ABC News says. The Mount Sinai, New York, resident “turned to plastic surgery, hoping it would smooth out her hands in order for them to become more ‘selfie worthy.'” Read More