Becky – Less Than 3

Artist: John Matthews

Featured song: Less than 3

Genre: pop, dance, euro dance

About: John Matthews(stage name Ricardo Autobahn) is an English producer, songwriter and musician. He is a member of the bands Spray and Cuban Boy, and they produced a viral video called “The Hamster Dance“.

An Open Letter to Shoe Shoppers

Dear Enthusiastic Shoe Shoppers,

I’m lecturing you on your shopping behavior, and you better take out notepad or something because I’m touching on some crucial tips here. I understand your need to keep in touch with the new shoe fads, given all these back-to-school and summer clean-out sales, but before you go clawing your way over to a Nike shoe rack, Nordstrom Rack, or any other shoe outlet, please keep in these points in mind.

1) Be more mindful of the sales associate who is helping you.
We are real, living, breathing humans that speak your language. Ask nicely, and you shall receive. You are not entitled to anything, because we’re just here to help. Not serve. There’s a difference. Don’t expect us to magic different shoe styles out of thin air just because you saw it online. It doesn’t mean we carry the item in-store(as much as we would like to, believe me).  And no, we don’t hide stuff from you “in the back”.

2) Please don’t be a hurricane.
We have to put all the shoes back, in correct numerical(size, style or alphabetical) order, and touch the shoe where thousands of smelly feet have been. So could you at least put it back? Or if you can’t, give it to the front, so that we may re-order it for future customers. Don’t just leave the shoes there in the middle of the floor like dwarfs will come to magic them back onto the shelves. It’s rude, and people will trip on them.

3) If the shoe is too tight, get a size up, even if it’s “not normal”.
“But I’m always a size 8.5.”, you say “and any shoe bigger will make my feet look big”. No one is judging you for how wide or bulgy your feet are, ok? We just want you to have a comfortable shoe that you’ll be happy with. A lot of shoppers are surprisingly un-flexible. If you really love the shoe, try it on in a slightly different size and you may be pleasantly surprised.

4) If you don’t like the brand, then don’t buy it.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but there are some people who just love to nit-pick. “I don’t like big C’s on these Coach shoes” or “I don’t like the Puma on these Puma shoes, otherwise, they’re perfect!” Oh. My. God. Then don’t buy it! No one is forcing you to buy it. Go shop elsewhere if you want a “brand-less” shoe.

5) Please be decisive.
I know being decisive can be hard when you have so many options to choose from, but when you ask for a style, make sure you know what you want. Don’t change your mind when I come back with an armful of shoes and be like, “I’ve decided I didn’t want those anymore”, make a huge mess choosing other styles, and then purchase a completely unrelated pair. Can you say indecisive A-hole?

6) Please don’t skimp. 
A wise man once told me that you should never skimp on anything that separates you from the ground, and let’s face it, good shoes do not come cheap. I understand you’re trying to get a good deal to save a buck or two, but don’t pick the more uncomfortable(prettier or uglier)pair “because it was cheap”. If you’re going to get blisters from it, then it’s not worth your money. You’ll live a longer life if you don’t stress your feet out with pinch-y shoes.

7) Please keep your children on a leash.
The mall is not a playground, and not everyone likes children as much as you think they do. If you want some mommy shoe-time or daddy shoe-time, leave the kid out of it.  It’s not cute when the kid is running around the store, crying tears of boredom, and doesn’t want to try on the shoes you gave him. A dog can behave better than your child, are you embarrassed yet?

Anyway, feel free to try stuff on, please be nice to the staff, and try not to make a mess if you can help it.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
S/he who has worked in shoe retail and has to deal with this shit.

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Blame Game Unfolds After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

Originally posted on TIME:

Updated 6:05 p.m. EST

Ukrainian officials blamed a “terrorist action” for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday, while pro-Russian separatists, who said they do not have weaponry advanced enough to shoot down an airliner, accused Ukrainian forces of causing the crash.

The Boeing 777 was flying at around 33,000 feet over eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed, killing all 295 people on board.

An adviser in Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on his Facebook page that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made radar-guided missile system known as the BUK. Ukrainian officials have denied that Ukrainian military forces were involved.

“MH-17 is not an incident or catastrophe, it is a terrorist attack,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted.

On Thursday, Oleg Tsarev, one of the leaders of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, told TIME that the separatists don’t have the weapons to…

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Lights – Second Go

 

Artist: Lights Bokan

Featured song: Second Go

Album: The Listening

Genre: New wave, Synthpop, Indie pop, Dubstep

About: Lights Bokan (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner) is a Canadian, singer and songwriter. In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. She is married to Beau Bokan, the lead vocalist of the metal-core band, Blessfall.

Mindblowingly Awesome Watches

Why spend several hundred dollars on a smart watch that might not work?  Why can’t we stick with good ol’ normal-people watches?  Or the gimmicky attention-grabby watches?

Even though watches may not be your style, I think there’s something for everybody!

May I suggest…

this watch that shows time like the way it’s told?
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…or a watch with the face of the moon?
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….or this adorable safari animal clock face?

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…or this graphic watch face with towers and bridges…
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…or these incredibly beautiful minimalist watches(if you’re into that)…
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…or you could add some color..
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..or have an underwater theme floating on your wrist…
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..or maybe some cute animals to go with a playful new outfit..
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…or if you’re not in the mood to tell time..
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…or if you’re feeling generous, these are watches for a cause!
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(Each color corresponds to a different cause; i.e white is hunger, pink is breast cancer)
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The watches for a cause can be found here, and all the other conversation-starter watches can be found here!

<3 Happy shopping! 

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The Powerpuff Girls Are Coming Back to TV

Originally posted on TIME:

Sugar, spice, and everything nice are getting an update.

Cartoon Network is bringing back a rebooted version of The PowerpuffGirls in 2016, the network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher announced at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on Monday. The beloved TV series, created by Craig McCracken, originally ran from 1998 to 2005. Cartoon Network aired a 10th anniversary special in 2009 and produced a TV movie in early in 2014 that featured Ringo Starr.

“The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” Sorcher said in a statement. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”

The show still one of Cartoon Network’s top-grossing brands to date, with more than $2.5 billion in retail sales.

This update comes as…

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First Honey Moon in 100 Years! Tonight!

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At 12:11am (EDT) tonight, the world will experience the full first honey moon on Friday, June 13th in almost 100 years. It will appear golden and huge in the sky, so pay attention because it will not happen again until June 2098. Gasp! Also, remember to watch out for werewolves too.

Bring out them cameras.

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