Beyond the Ice Bucket

Feeling especially altruistic because you just participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge? Hungry for more performative philanthropy? Consider some of these other viral ways to film yourself raising awareness: READ MORE

The Breast of Times: 10 Years of Irrational Nipple Controversy

No body part inspires puritanical pearl-clutching in decent Americans quite as much as the humble nipple. Ten years ago, Janet Jackson slipped the nipple heard ‘round the world, prompting comic levels of outrage and morality policing. This summer, the MPAA banned Eva Green’s Sin City 2 poster for hinting at the possible existence of a nipple through her sheer robe. In between, there was a decade’s worth of similar incidents regarding this particular brand of anatomical exposure: READ MORE

Go On With Your Bad Self: Misadventures In Self-Improvement

There is no shortage of ways to attempt to improve your life: pricey gym memberships, ambitious diet plans, social media experiments encouraging #100happydays, recommendations to keep a journal, to eat fewer dairy products, to turn off electronics long before bedtime. We usher in each new year by resolving that it’s time we’ll reach our highest potential. READ MORE

My Struggle Bingo


1. Every player needs to acquire their own copy of My Struggle: Book 1.

2. Each turn requires the players to open their book to a random page of their choosing and fill out any spaces on the bingo board accordingly.

3. The winner will receive complimentary bottles of Knausgaard's soon-to-be-launching line of haircare products, My Volume.


Previously: Better Yoga Poses

Gabriella Paiella writes (and tweets) from Brooklyn. Yes, her name rhymes.

Better Yoga Poses: A Daily Routine

Smelly Dog

Go to a public park and get in Downward Facing Dog. Rip a fart directly at each park-goer who passes behind you.

Toddler Pose

Assume the Child's Pose, then start sobbing loudly. Pound your fists on the floor while wailing. The louder you cry, the more you're working your core. Demand cheddar Goldfish and a sippy cup of chocolate milk to replenish your energy when you’re finished.

The Vengeful Lotus

Sit cross-legged in front of your computer at 2 a.m. with your browser open to your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend's healthy living blog. Scroll down, seething at every "creative, delicious, and totally satisfying" raw food recipe you come across. Really stretch out those fingers by G-chatting a friend every grammatical error you find.

The Safe Space

Wait until your coworker starts telling you about her [juice cleanse/ baby shower/ misbehaving cat] then slowly ease your head forward until you're facedown on your keyboard. Lift both arms, and embrace your own head. Rock back and forth, back and forth.

Stealthy Ghost

Every day, sneak into the last five minutes of a yoga class in your neighborhood. When the instructor tells the class “namaste,” screech like a banshee and pelt her with tiny rocks. 

Reflecting Starfish

Lay facedown on your bed with arms and legs outstretched so that you're covering as much space as you possibly can. Variation: Screaming Starfish.

Peaceful Chugger

Breathe deeply. Twist your upper body around, then put a coconut water up your butt.

Love and light.

The Wake-Up Call

Go to Lululemon and spend $90 on yoga pants. When you return home, wrap the spandex pant legs around your neck and pull tighter and tighter until you lose consciousness.


Previously: The Weather Channel Apocalypse

Photo via gotshoo/flickr.

Gabriella Paiella writes (and tweets) from Brooklyn. Yes, her name rhymes.

The Weather Channel Apocalypse

A doomsday tale told through Weather.com homepage screenshots. READ MORE

Alternative Anne Geddes Babies

Taco Baby
Nestle your baby in a taco shell, then drizzle him or her with shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, and a light chopped lettuce garnish. (Note: If you only have soft tortillas on hand, feel free to try out Burrito Baby. Supplement with rice, but don’t let your baby eat any. He really doesn’t need the extra carbs.) READ MORE

Haikus Based on Nancy Grace Hashtags

#MojitoMom pushed
#SerialKillerMom to
a sick #DanceMomBrawl READ MORE