Pics or It Didn't Happen
Have you ever run into Oprah, Taylor Swift or Bill Nye the Science Guy? If the answer is “yes,” we have no doubt that you took a selfie and made it your Facebook profile photo for at least six months.
Chances are that you also made it your Tinder picture too, because what gets a conversation going faster than, “WOW is that actually Ice-T from Law and Order SVU in your profile picture???!!!”
Japan is responsible for a lot of great beauty products, including everything ever made by Shu Uemura. But as we recently learned while perusing our favorite one-stop ecommerce destination, Japan Trend Shop, this nation also has some pretty questionable beauty products to offer you and your family.
Most of them are plastic, we’re pretty sure Read More
There are a lot of things that a person has to grapple with in life. Big, universal questions about self, love and identity. And, probably most poignant of all struggles: the impulse to throw away a stupid bobblehead that was a present from Snoop Dogg.
With the opening of the brick and mortar Birchbox store earlier this summer, the general consensus has been either excitement or confusion around the subscription box hype. For those not in the know, Birchbox is a subscription box makeup service: a box full of the hottest makeup samples are sent to subscribers via mail. Like a magazine, but with stuff.
Us men don’t have many opportunities to add a little pop to our wardrobe. We have a few conservative options in watches, belts and shoes, but every pair of cufflinks needs its own French cuff shirt, and trying to bling every day at the office quickly turns you into Needless Tie Bar Guy.
We do, however, all have smartphones. When treated correctly, they’re the perfect gateway to branch out stylistically. Unfortunately, there are few good tips on how to wear your phone, so if GQ won’t do it, we will.
Bodyhackers, glassholes, tin men and more, these are the guys you’ll meet in the tech industry. Read More
The Rich Are Different
Our selection of the best talent in tech is back. Read More
When it comes to the upper crust, the British are known for being much more tasteful than their flashy, nouveau riche American counterparts.
Well, this new Snapchat trend could help topple the Brits from their self-satisfied perch. It turns out rich English kids love conspicuous consumption just as much as American teens do; they just also get to live in castles. No fair.
On my desk sits a small marble bust of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. It was carved in 1840, twenty years before Matthew Arnold’s famous essay about the philosopher king, but a thousand and a half years after the great man walked on earth.
Marcus and the other stoics would say that these years matter very little in the grand scope of time. That between then and now, people have done the same thing they’ve always done: lived, died, slept, cheated, hated, loved, excelled, failed and on and on.
Tech for the Holidays
Betabeat celebrated the release of Ryan Holiday’s new book “The Obstacle Is The Way.” Read More
Before you go reaching for that computer-themed necktie, we have a collection of high-tech gifts that would make any dad exclaim, “Neat-o!”
They’re unique, useful and even whimsical. Among them are everything from 21st century versions of your dad’s favorite old-time technology to T-shirts for showing off their techie pride.
Because what better way to spend the Read More