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Miley Cyrus Says Instagram Is Worse For Your Brain than Marijuana

Miley reaching for her iPhone (jk) at the VMAs. (Photo via Getty)

Miley Cyrus has been quiet lately — a little too quiet. This time last year, she was twerking with a giant finger and somehow getting blamed for Robin Thicke’s aura of scuzziness. What’s she doing now? What’s on her mind?

Thankfully, an Australian TV show creatively named Sunday Night had a chance to catch up with her. And one thing she’s probably not doing is Googling herself. She reportedly told the interviewer that social media was worse for your health than marijuana. Read More

Hey Sexy Lady

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