Lyft Más

Let’s be honest m.blog readers – how many of you have been tempted to have your Lyft or Uber driver pull over mid trip to grab food after a night of imbibing? When I was living in California, we’d also make our driver go through the drive-through of the nearest Jack in the Box for some late-night curly fries – always with some hesitation from the driver.

Recently, Lyft made it less awkward for your driver to pull over for some post-bar grub when they partnered with Taco Bell to test “Taco Mode” in Orange County, CA (where Taco Bell is headquartered). Between 9PM and 2AM, both the rider and driver must opt into the Taco Mode option before the driver detours to the nearest Taco Bell for your favorite burritos and tacos.

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There’s a planned, nationwide rollout of Taco Mode in 2018. But expansion into additional cities could be available as early as before the end of the year based on the OC test group’s feedback.

Leave it to Taco Bell and Lyft to help us “Live Más!”

Posted by Christina V.

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Taylor Swift: Myth or Legend?

Paparazzi will do just about anything to get their shot, and celebrities have been finding new and creative ways to dodge the lens. Think celebs hiding behind trashcans, covering their faces with paper bags, and even wearing the same outfit every single day just to piss the papzz off. All great ideas! However, Taylor Swift has defied all odds. She’s been keeping a beyond low profile this year, until recently. Earlier this month, photos emerged leading “Swifties” to jump leap to conclusions. The pictures show two men carrying a large suitcase from her apartment into a car on two separate occasions. Usually not a big deal, right? Think again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source Cosmopolitan

The photo captures two men carrying the suitcase in an extremely delicate manner, while her bodyguard stands watch. In any other case, no one would think twice about this photo. But the media hasn’t seen Taylor enter or leave her apartment in months, so she MUST be traveling via suitcase! While the logistics of a 5’10” human fitting inside of a suitcase is a little fuzzy, and nothing has been confirmed, Taylor had everyone going crazy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source People.com

The moral of this story? People need to get a life.

Posted by Emily

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Tinder IRL: The Follow Up

Well, the tropical date hasn’t happened yet, but I’m back with an update on the Tinder lovebirds! (If you’re just tuning into this completely millennial love story, check out my original post to get filled in.)

Good Morning America caught wind of these viral sensations and decided that they should meet IRL before they fly off to Hawaii together. Not a bad idea. Watch the clip below for the totally adorable and sometimes cringe-worthy first meeting!

“My parents are dying to finally meet you” AHHHH.

His sister’s marrying someone she met off tinder… “She gave me some hope that this is where it’s at” Oh honey no…….

I’m absolutely CRINGING from the awkward first meeting, but I have to admit, they’re adorable. Now taking bets for how well the Maui trip goes. Stay tuned!

Posted by Jen

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Let’s Get Political

I hate politics. I don’t like to comment on politics or bring up politics because frankly, I don’t think I know enough about it or follow it as well as I should to make statements about it. However, after last week’s announcement (made on Twitter!!) by our lovelllly President Trump, I can’t stay silent. The ban on transgender people serving in the military is completely outrageous and I am sickened to think that our country has come to this. As I said, I don’t like to get political, so I thought the best way to share how I feel was by letting someone else do it for me – Stephen Colbert. This. Is. Important. Yes, it’s funny and all, but when it comes down to it, it is important for everyone to understand the countless flaws in this tweeted decision. Thank you, Stephen.

Now, can you please run for president??

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Stay Woke – Waking Up to Dictionary Upgrades

The year is 2017 and millennials have officially taken over the world. Kidding, kidding… no, but really, the word ‘woke’ in its current slang-esque form has officially been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. What does this word mean, you may wonder? Sure, you may be awake right now (or not, depending on how many S’Bux Ventis you’ve already consumed/still need to consume), but are you truly actually WOKE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seen in countless memes, Tweets, Instagram captions (often accompanied by the ‘pair of eyes’ emoji) and song lyrics galore, the viral term ‘stay woke’ has important socio-political ties as it pertains to the quest for racial justice and equality, particularly in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. ‘Woke’ in its traditional form (a variation of ‘wake’ or ‘awake’) has been in the OED since the early 1960s, but the publication revised the definition in its quarterly June update to reflect the latest meaning – which is basically a cooler, fresher way of saying ‘vigilant’ or ‘well-informed.’

The exact explanation of ‘woke’ per the OED is:

“woke, adjective: Originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in ‘stay woke’.”

This phrase/word shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, so props to Oxford for ‘staying woke’ and keeping the big book of language full of current faves.

Posted by Ilana

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DudeRobe In/Male Romper Out 

2017 seems to be the year of moronic male clothing.

In May, social media blew up with jokes about male rompers. For many people, the existence of rompers for guys was mind blowing. The closest thing guys had before this was a matching pajama onesie with their significant other during the holidays. But it seems that the male romper has hit mainstream fashion, garnering a specific aesthetic that leans more toward the “I-summer-in-Europe” than the “enjoying-a-cup-of-cocoa-on-grandma’s-sofa-in-Wisconsin-and-my-wife-is-making-me-wear-this.”

But now, the DudeRobe is here. A juxtaposition with the male romper, the DudeRobe swoops in to swaddle the masculinity that the male romper may have wounded. As if to say that a regular robe was simply too feminine for guys, a designer had to tack on “dude” to reinstate masculinity. And just in case we still don’t get it, check out the video advertisement that makes it clear that “Bathrobes are too girly.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source: Duderobe 

After doing some research, my favorite article on the DudeRobe has to be from The Manual. It lays out the benefits, which include: manspreading more freely, it’s brofessional (whatever that means), it works on the dad bod, and, apparently, it’s great for the man cave.

I don’t even understand how a towel or bathrobe would be less confusing to put on than this crazy contraption. Are those shorts attached to the robe part? Is this a two-piece set or what? The kicker is that the DudeRobe doesn’t just have a belt, it has a “Double-tacked More Manly Belt.”

What’s next? To be honest, I’m not sure I really want to find out.

Posted by Sarah W. 

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Toma(y)to / Toma(h)to

It’s always refreshing (and humbling) to learn something new about the English language. Whether this means learning about new words that the Merriam-Webster has recently added to the dictionary (thanks, Erin 😉, or learning about words that have been there for centuries, there’s never a cap on what you can know.

Most recently, however, Twitter user @caroramsey blew everyone’s mind with this piece of word-wisdom that she shared via Twitter:

Image Source: Twitter

Like I said: Mind. Blown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source Google Images

It only makes sense that the other Italian foods follow the same pattern: gnocco, fettucino, and raviolo. (See below for an accurate self-depiction when I read the “news”)

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source Google Images

This groundbreaking discovery brings me back to all those grammatically incorrect times before I foolishly even knew spaghetto existed. Good thing no one else knew the differentiation either! Now thanks to Caro Ramsey, though, none of us have an excuse to mislabel those lone pieces of pasta.

Posted by Olivia M.

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Ordinary Moms Slay Bey

I am a Beyoncé fan. I feel like that needed to be stated before I get into this – the last thing I need or want is Queen B’s Hive after me with pitch forks.

It’s not news that Bey recently gave birth to twins, Sir and Rumi. While we’ve known that these #blessed children were born at 5.13am local time on June 13, 2017 (is it weird that Google could tell me that?), the Queen just recently took to social media to give the world its first glimpse of her bundles of joy. The photo was…. interesting. In true Beyoncé form, the mega star posed holding both babies, in a flower crown, with a veil and an alter in the background. Speaking of the setting, I should also mention that she is just casually chillin’ at a $400,000/month Malibu compound that she and Jay are currently renting. Normal.

Reality is most new moms don’t have access to the conveniences, plastic surgeons and full-time help that Queen B does. Luckily, a few of these ordinary families decided to hilariously showcase a more accurate portrayal of parenthood, and the Twitter posts are everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image credits Sharon Kellaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kudos to these ladies for showing the world that it’s not all sunshine and roses immediately after popping out little humans. Slay, moms, slay.

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Text If You Need Anything

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump is often criticized for his outrageously delusional tweets (covfefe anyone?), but what’s most laughable about his 140 character rants are how casual they come across. I get it, tweets are a wonderful (incredible, just wonderful, truly incredible…) way to connect with the American people, but we don’t need a play by play. You’re not going to prove your leadership by sharing what you had for dinner (sorry, dude), but hey, at least it gives us a good laugh.

The latest and greatest in this Trump presidency is SNL comedy writer Josh Patten’s “incredibly stupid project,” Responding To Trump Tweets Like They Were Texts.

Josh, anything that can make us laugh through chaos isn’t stupid in my eyes. You’re the real hero.

Check out some of my favorite responses below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In all the absurdity, at least we still have comedians to keep us laughing all the way to doomsday, right? Right….?

Posted by Christina B.

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Brandless

When you’re in the biz of branding, you kind of geek out when a new company rolls out.

In this case, it’s the the anti-brand, Brandless. Then new online supermarket launched on July 11th and removes the middle-man mark-ups to offer “Brandless”-branded food, beauty and household items for just $3 each and nothing more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Source Bon Appetit

And these products aren’t low quality. Each offering is created to compete with the high-end private labels found at your local grocery store. Many of them being eco-friendly, organic or non-GMO as well.

First it was the Dollar Store. Then came Two Buck Chuck. Here’s to betting that three’s the charm!

Posted by Christina V.

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