For a woman in today’s society, you can never be too careful. How many times have you heard “don’t leave your drink unattended” or “don’t let a stranger make you a drink”? Well, this is because of the use of date rape drugs, like roofies, GHB, and Xanax. These drugs are often slipped into unsuspected females’ drinks and it puts them in a position in which they are unable to defend themselves. The odorless, tasteless drugs are impossible to detect, until now.
Four college students from North Carolina have invented a nail polish that has the ability to detect these practically undetectable drugs. The polish will change color when it makes contact with any of the “date rape” drugs. With a subtle swirl of your finger you can find out if your drink is safe or not.
So, you’ve just made the daring move to the big apple. Good for you. Now what? In case you didn’t know, things are different here. Life is faster, people are meaner, and food is more expensive. Even with all of this, you are certainly in for a whirlwind adventure that you could not obtain anywhere else. We have put our brains together to come up with a fool-proof guide to surviving the streets of NYC. Pay close attention because this may be the best advice you’ll ever get.
Do not, we repeat, DO NOT talk to strangers.
We know you are looking at us with disapointment because this rule is so obvious--why even list it? You will not understand the severity of this statement until somebody stops you to shake your hand, looking you in the eyes with the utmost sincerity exclaiming “Oh my, I love your shoes!” conning you into sharing an intimate anecdote about how you found them for half off at the thrift store. Next thing you know, they have subtly shifted subjects into a lengthy monologue about how NY needs more trees and asking how would you like to set up your donation plan. Huh?? You may be tricked into a good cause, or find yourself in a worse situation.
You’ve just broken up with THE ONE. Now what? With social media ruling the world, we know you want to take your emotional thoughts to twitter, and showcase you post-break up life on Instagram. Well, before you start posting selfies, take a look at the 5 things you probably shouldn’t post off bat.
1. The Quote – this might be the worst, so we will start here. Whether you Google an image of a heartfelt quote from The Notebook with a beautiful ocean in the background, or you decide to be slightly innovative and type up your own quote in the “notes” section of you iPhone, it doesn’t matter. We can assure you, we don’t care. “As long as I tried, that’s what matters.” A break up is a private happening and doesn’t need to be shared with the world. (Unless you are Beyonce, then you can disregard this entire list.) Therefore, the subtle words of finalization are much less subtle than you think and they are simply a way to open the doors and invite people into your personal life.
Many people face the terrible struggle every morning of waking up. Thousands find themselves hitting "snooze" several (dozen) times. Luckily for everyone who faces this struggle, your life is about to get much better thanks to a U.K. industrial designing genius.
Joshua Renouf has developed what he calls "The Barisieur," which is basically a coffeemaker alarm clock. All you have to do is set an alarm, like usual, and when your alarm goes off in the morning, there will be a hot cup of coffee sitting next to your bed. How futuristic.
The happiest place on Earth just might become the happiest place in the galaxy soon!
SInce their aquisition of the Star Wars franchise, Disney has spoken in vague terms about wanting to build Star Wars-themed attractions in Disney parks. Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger has made the official announcement that Star Wars Land is real, and it's happening soon. They plan to "grow 'Star Wars' ' presence... significantly," which is great news for all ferverent fans.
Does the sound of the person clearing their throat in the cubicle next to you once an hour make you cringe uncontrollably? Have you seriously considered leaving a flaming bag of poop on your boss’ desk? Do you consistently have to remind yourself to breathe and not fling a stapler across the room?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above, we may have a solution for you, one that doesn't involve such drastic measures. The fledgling company Exubrancy totally feels your pain, and in its short one-year existence, has helped dozens of companies come together to find harmony in this giant rat race we call our “careers.”
Many of us have heard about 3D printers and all of the cool things they can make--from furniture, to toys, even to healthcare goods, the potential seems limitless. And yet the astronomical price of the printers have limited the accessibility for many, slowing down the cool ideas that the printers can create. However, starting today (August 5th), that tide is turning, as NYC-based company, Solidoodle, has launched their very own 3D printer for under $600.
The company has taken the complexity out of 3D printing, making it easier than ever for anyone to create as their heart’s desire, and at a price point of $599 ($349 for limited quantity presale), many people can now, finally, afford to have their very own machine in their home. It is also important to note that this is not a Kickstarter project, as the new Solidoodle lineup of 3D printers is available for purchase immediately.
The worst part of that awesome night out you have planned is the inevitable hangover you'll have in the morning (or afternoon, whenever you actually wake up). We know you want to match your friends shot for shot, but not everyone likes to deal with sunlight or noise of any kind the next day. Take a few of our precautions and avoid the hangover altogether, or try a few of these options to quickly cure your pounding headache.
Avoid the Hangover Before Drinking:
Here's the best medicinal cure for a hangover that you've never heard of. Never Hungover is a dietary supplement you drink before going out, and miraculously keeps you from being hungover the next day! The secret formula works by neutralizing and processing the dangerous toxins created by alcohol in the liver and kidneys by turning them into acetic acids, which are then flushed out of the body, drastically reducing the chance of a hangover.
Wanderlust, most commonly known for its four day festival series across the U.S., makes its way to the concrete jungle this fall with a very New York inspired twist: a one day party. Wanderlust aims to bring yogis and sweat enthusiasts from all walks of life together in a daylong celebration in Prospect Park. These events are enveloped in a shroud of joy, and its creators place enormous emphasis on the idea that these festivals are supposed to be a party, albeit a party with meaning, as they detail on Wanderlust.com:
Problem: You're cold while watching TV, but if you just drape yourself with a blanket, your arms won't be covered when you reach for the remote or bucket of popcorn!
Solution: The Snuggie, the blanket with sleeves! No longer worry about any body part (except your hands) being cold while you relax on your La-Z-Boy, and don't worry about struggling to hold things while your arms stay under the blanket! Also look stylish in the privacy of your own living room with a collection of different styles, like evening gown or tuxedo, male or female bathing suits, or an array of solid colors!