Clips

The Observer:

Don’t Call Me Groupie: Girls Fetishists Fight For Space In An Ever-Expanding Lenaverse

Fame by association is so Hollywood, so what is it about Girls that causes normally celebrity-indifferent New Yorkers to desperately name-drop? More…

Jezebel:

What Your Airplane Sleep Style Says About You

Although sleeping on airplanes qualifies as actual sleep no more than that SkyMall stainless steel wallet qualifies as something you want, it’s still the holy grail. Achieving slumber is not easy; it’s impossible to do so without looking somewhat stupid. And the manner in which you doze can reveal quite a bit about your personality. More…

The Huffington Post:

Tech Etiquette: Sharing Links With Friends and Loved Ones

When you’re in the mood for internet, a good link can be a great thing. It’s a dog in a fanny-pack! A terrifying photobomb! The best music video ever made! However, in order to keep links fun, there have got to be some rules of engagement. Read on for the 5 Link Commandments. More…

 The Winnower:

Self-Plagiarism: A Defense

Self-plagiarism is tricky because it’s one of those things where people say it’s a thing, but are they lying? Isn’t so-called self-plagiarism basically just repeating yourself, and isn’t repeating yourself the polite thing to do if someone missed what you said the first time? More…

The Daily:

Sobriety Checkpoint: These apps will make sure you don’t say something dumb

Thanks to smartphones and vodka, it only takes one second to call your ex and tell him that his new girlfriend has syphilis. Thankfully, it’s not just the phones that are getting smarter. These save-you-from-yourself drinking apps might keep you from ever again having to wake up to the memory of typing the words, “You make me silly and I like it.” More…

Twitter’s Funny Ladies: Who needs stand-up? Comediennes text their way to fame

Let’s pretend for a minute that women are funny. Kidding! But seriously, maybe the idea of ladies lacking skill in the art of comedy is not so much a vacuum of talent as it is an improper medium. More…

SF Appeal, Things San Franciscans Like:

Getting Asked To Join Greenpeace

Pretty much the first thing you learn when you move to, or even visit San Francisco is that there are a lot of things on the sidewalk that you wish weren’t there. There are the pigeons, which if you look closely will present almost infinite opportunities for disgust. There is the garbage mixed with human and animal excrement, and then there are the people who want you to sign up for Greenpeace. More…

Observations About Themselves

There is almost nothing a San Franciscan appreciates like a well-timed observation about themselves. For those of us actually making the observations about San Franciscans (things they like, etc.) the self-satisfaction is two-fold in the sense that we feel good when we make the observation, and then, because we are San Franciscans too, we feel good that the observation was made. More…

Wired:

Lose the Wet Look Fast With These Hot Air Guns

This neon wonder is a workhorse disguised as a show pony. It shaved 10 minutes off our normal 45-minute drying time and left our hair so soft that we (briefly) considered skipping our normal arsenal of finishing potions. It’s robust, too. The burly plastic body survived a couple of hard drops to the floor. More…

Google + Boutiques.com Knows What to Wear Before You Do 

This year we will spend $25 billion buying clothes and accessories online. Which is not to say we will enjoy doing it. Most big shopping sites are ugly, poorly designed and completely clueless when it comes to showing you clothes you might actually like. More…

O, The Oprah Magazine:

Health Myths– Busted!

You know how vitamin C protects against colds? Actually, it doesn’t. Warm milk contains no magic sleep aid. And hydrogen peroxide will do your skinned knee more harm than good. More…