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Two Ways to Order a Shake

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by Sarah Miller I work in a co-working space. (For all of you who ask me what that is,  I say, "a co-working space is a place where you pay a few hundred dollars a month to share an office space with people, and also, how are you such...Show More Summary

"Wrap Yourself in Wet, Fermented Hay," or: Spa Day!

1 hour agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael But even if it doesn’t cure all your ills, does a hay bath feel nice? Here’s how it works: The hay is soaked in hot water, roughly 105 degrees. The spa-goer is wrapped tightly in this hot, wet grass for 15 to 20 minutes. Show More Summary

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes' Twisted Sisters

3 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Alexis Stephens Deep into its tenth season, Grey's Anatomy remains a well-performing prime time network television show, despite its reputation for being a stale, populist soap opera. Meanwhile Scandal, Shonda Rhimes' other baby, has earned much more critical approval. Show More Summary

Other Basic Bitches

3 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Maureen O'Connor "The concept of a 'basic bitch' is one that's been spilling a lot of online ink lately." Basic bitch, a female dog soaked in ammonia. BASIC bitch, your GOTO girl for code. Bayseian bitch, one may infer. bitch Base^bitch BASE...Show More Summary

This College Graduation Season, Give the Gift of Eggs

4 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael Not since the birth control pill has a medical technology had such potential to change family and career planning. The average age of women who freeze their eggs is about 37, down from 39 only two years ago. (“Desperation...Show More Summary

Ladies' Night

5 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Chelsea Upton A comprehensive guide to my next Ladies' Night with my friend Caroline. 1. Watch Blackfish again. Discuss: Does SeaWorld know how much we know? That, in seeing Blackfish multiple times, our spirits have birthed themselves into angry, vengeful orcas? Does SeaWorld know what is coming? Is SeaWorld afraid? 2. Show More Summary

Peep Art

6 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael The Washington Post has a 14-slide gallery of Miley Cyrus-inspired Peep Art. Above: "'Goodbye, Hannah Buntana' re-creates the scene at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Katrina Britt, 33, of Arlington, Va." Look at the mini iPhone. Gotta respect that attention to detail. (More non-Miley submissions here.) This is what Easter is for. 0 Comments

The Return of Orange Is the New Black

7 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael The girls are back June 6. What will be Natasha Lyonne's personal tagline after this season? 0 Comments

Lykke Li Made a Website For Her New Song

7 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li's debuts her new song, "Gunshot," in a format I've never really seen before: with a standalone website. (The Awl is like, whatever, been there.) Stereogum's Tom Breihan calls this...Show More Summary

Ingrid Michaelson, "Girls Chase Boys"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Carmichael Maybe you're like Bobby and you've been aware of this very catchy lead single off of Ingrid Michaelson's new album, Lights Out (released yesterday) for a couple months now, or maybe you're like me and you had no idea. Either way, close out your humpday con Ingrid (and Robert, if you need the refresher). 0 Comments

You Are Not a Descendant

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by Laura Sook Duncombe “You don’t have to know what you’re looking for. You just have to start looking." I'd been hearing this siren song from an attractive soccer mom from an commercial throughout months of late-night TV,...Show More Summary

"All roads lead to good intentions": Meet the Crossed Proverb, or "Perverb"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino The Paris Review has a little teaser up about perverbs, a term invented by Maxine Groffsky for the result of split-and-crossed proverbs. Harry Mathews makes terrific use of the exercise: All roads lead to good intentions; East...Show More Summary

Sailing Around the World And Getting By Without Cash

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by Emily Richmond Sixty-five mangos, 12 coconuts, and three rubber-banded baggies of coffee slide across the deck in two large plastic bins. There’s a broad-built man in a little boat called COUNTRY staring at me. I have no money and...Show More Summary

Fantasy On Wheels: My Roller Rink Sexual Awakening

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by Rachel Vorona When I was thirteen, I participated in an after-school activity ambiguously—and generously—named “Lifetime Sports.” At my North Carolina private school, a place particularly dedicated to social hierarchy, your position...Show More Summary

You Can Now Enroll at Hogwarts Via MOOC

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by Jia Tolentino Meet Hogwarts Is Here, a fan-run online wizard education, in which you can "enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling...Show More Summary

Jennifer Aniston and AVEENO® Celebrate the Beauty of Nature

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by The Hairpin Sponsors Did you know that there are special properties within a grain of oat that give it an ability to absorb moisture and relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin? Oats contain five vital elements that are also found in healthy skin: proteins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, vitamins and lipids. Show More Summary

Cow Backpacks That Collect 300 Liters of Cow Fart Gas Each Day

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino Researchers put plastic backpacks on cows, then inserted tubes into their rumens (their biggest digestive tract). They extracted the methane–about 300 liters a day. That's enough to run a car, or a fridge for 24 hours. [Fast Company] 0 Comments

A Curated Selection of Wonderfully Gruesome Sentences from Wikipedia

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Molly Pohlig Welcome to mid-April; or, that dark chasm of working days that stretches on with no holidays until Memorial Day. Joy! In that spirit, I've been hitting the Wikipedia hard lately, and these are the most gruesome sentences I could find. Show More Summary

India Recognizes Third Gender

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino From NPR: India now has a third gender. The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female. In handing down the ruling, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan...Show More Summary

"The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger." GO ON

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino There was no transition at all, no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf. I was aware that my legs were surrounded by water, but my top half was almost dry. I seemed to be trapped in something slimy. Show More Summary

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