Anja’s day starts with the non-pot version of a wake and bake, where she takes to Instagram the moment her eyes open. She showers and styles herself before jumping back into bed for that obligatory “I just woke up” selfie. (Captioned with the Didion quote, “Work harder. Spend more time alone.”) And naturally, she takes a moment to let Instagram know she’s finally joined Snapchat. As an aspiring young journalist in New York—and an avid Sex And The City fan (HBO meta reference #1)—it’s fitting Anja goes by ‘scary_bradshaw’ on her various online platforms. Superficially, her life mirrors that of Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic ‘writer in the Big Apple’ character. There’s a distinction here though, and a significant one at that: The entire Sex And The City TV series predates the social media boom. Meaning outside of the occasional phone call, Carrie Bradshaw’s interactions took place in the real … [Read more...] about High Maintenance
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Fifth Harmony The only songs by them I know are “Work From Home” (a song I like) and that nightmare song where they name-drop Michelle Obama. They did not sing the Michelle Obama song, thankfully. Watching them also made me realize that unlike with Destiny’s Child, TLC, En Vogue or any other girl group of my youth, I could not pick any member of Fifth Harmony out of a lineup. … [Read more...] about Tidal X Was an Epic 6-Hour Musical Marathon I Wasn’t Fit Enough to Run
If you ask me to share my earliest memory of clothing, in spite of the bevy of beautiful dresses my mother delighted in buying for me as a child (which I equally delighted in wearing), the first thought that comes to mind is an outfit I wore to kindergarten one day in 1980. I clearly remember strutting into the classroom that morning wearing a brand new pink velour v-neck with tan corduroys and a fresh set of rust-colored brogues (I did say it was 1980), pausing to strike a sassy pose—with hand on then-nonexistent hip—before being instructed to take my usual spot in our morning story circle. … [Read more...] about Dressed in Dreams
I, for one, think that sneakers are awful for long stretches. The best advice I received when I moved to NYC, where walking was invented, is: skip the sneakers and invest in a really good pair of (expensive) boots. A good pair will last a lifetime and can successfully protect your feet. … [Read more...] about Buy Committee: What Shoes Will Help Me Survive Disney World?
XBMC comes in a number of different flavors, so the next step is choosing which one you want to install from their download page. You can install it as a regular program atop your Windows, Mac, or Linux system, which makes it easy to use other programs on your media center whenever you want—like playing video games (which we'll discuss in more detail later) or even just browsing the web from your couch. However, if all you want is XBMC with no other hassle, you could just install XBMCbuntu, which is a minimal Linux installation with XBMC on top of it. You can boot straight into XBMC by turning on the computer, and boot into a Linux desktop on the rare occasion you need to tweak some system-level settings. This is what most of us here at Lifehacker do, since it works great right out of the box—but if you have special needs, you can always install it over the operating system of your choice. … [Read more...] about Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide
Their bedroom. When you close the bedroom door, the kid knows EXACTLY what’s going on and won’t stand for it. If I took a Vine of the sound my kid makes when I try to put him down for a nap, birth rates in this country would fall by 40 percent. They hate it when you try to put them to sleep. Even if I just say, “You look tired!” to the boy, he’ll rake my face and cry out NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! He will gnash and wail for a solid hour before finally passing out from exhaustion. Pretty fun process. … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Birthday Month?