Do you even know your pants size?

We’ve all been there. You walk into a store, scan the racks and pull six different sizes of jeans, unsure of what really fits you, because, unlike men’s pants, women’s pants seem to be arbitrarily sized. 

Maybe at H&M you’re an 8. Maybe at Target you’re a 6. Maybe at Old Navy you’re a 4. Go into a new store and then you have to find out what size you are there too. It’s an endless, maddening cycle that can leave women confused as to what their bodies really look like.

Last week, 27-year-old Deena Shoemaker, a preteen and teen counselor in Kansas, decided to show off this infuriating predicament in a once viral and now removed Facebook Post.

The post itself, which in just one week has clocked over 80,000 shares and thousands of comments, shows Shoemaker in four different sizes of pants and six different styles, all of which fit. The sizes range from size 5 to a size 12. 

“As I was going through my clothes tonight I started to notice how dramatically different the size of all my pants were,” Shoemaker wrote. “And I have a real problem with the fact that my size 5 pants fit me THE EXACT SAME WAY that my size 12 pants do. Let me explain why I’m not happy, America.”

The problem, according to Shoemaker, is that these varying sizes can throw off the body image of a young girl, who has likely been told that it’s best to be the smallest size possible, and then goes into different stores and finds herself varying widely size to size, completely randomly. Really, of course, it’s the store’s sizes that are changing, not the girl.

It’s all a lie, but all girls don’t know that yet. 

“When you resize a girl’s pants from a 9 to a 16 and label it ‘plus size,’ how am I supposed to fight that?” Shoemaker wrote. “Photo manipulation is one thing but how do you expect me to convince her that the number printed inside her clothes is a lie too? How do you expect me to convince her that she doesn’t need to skip dinner for the next month because her pant size didn’t *actually* go up by seven digits?” 

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” famously had pants all women could fit into.

Because of how widely sizes differ across stores, for women’s pants sizes in particular, it can trigger certain women to be unhappy with their bodies.

“Stop telling my girls that a size 4 is the ‘ideal body size’ and the ‘epitome of beauty’ if you’re going to change a size 4 into an 8 or a 12 or whatever number you feel like on any given day,” Shoemaker wrote. 

At the end of her post, Shoemaker issues a call to the young women who, like her, have a range of sizes in their closets, and may feel insecure about that.

“My size 2 girls or my size 18 girls, your size doesn’t determine your beauty; your life does,” Shoemaker wrote. “The size printed inside your clothes is subjective to the fashion industry’s personal taste and it fluctuates rapidly. Stop believing the social normatives about who and what you should be.” 

“My daughters currently range as well depending who makes it. My oldest hates it. She ranges from a 5 to 12,” one woman wrote. Another: “I have size 4 to 12 in my closet and extra small to extra large. It all fits.”

Shoemaker’s is just the latest post about people being fed up with women’s sizes that’s gone viral. In May, a man put on his girlfriend’s clothing and went on a rant about how wrong it is that a size XL was so small. The problem was less about the clothes themselves, and more about how women view themselves as a result.

So obviously, Shoemaker isn’t alone in her fury here.

Now, if only clothing stores and brands could be just as mad too.

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In the evening while at the laundromat I found myself in a predicament. I had a pocket full of quarters and a hankering for a delicious treat, but to my surprise  all the candy machines were empty… all but one.

Upon further inspection of this specific machine I noticed that this was not a candy I could buy but instead a sticky mound I liked to call Goo. This gelatinous mess seemed to be the byproduct of really old melted candy and an ill maintained laundromat but nevertheless I grew fond of the Goo.

As weeks passed I’d visit the Goo and was in awe of its progression, it never got bigger or more disgusting, it just seemed to solidify more and more over time. The Goo gained a following over time as well it became very famous on several social media platforms, everyone was overjoyed that the Goo was sticking around. 

After a couple of months of this red Goo being the only thing in these candy machines I figured the Goo would never go away. It was reliable, but one sad night I found myself at the laundromat and as I went to check on my old friend the Goo was nowhere to be found, in its place SKITTLES!! I wouldn’t think it’s odd if they had filled the rest of the candy machines as well, however the only machine that has candy in it used to hold the Goo.

It’s my belief that the Goo is still there hiding just beneath the skittles which means two possible outcomes: one the skittles add to the Goo with the impending summer heat that’s coming our way or two enough people use their quarters to buy the skittles and uncover the illustrious Goo.

I know I’m romanticizing melted candy but it was a friend and I will always cherish the time we had together and I hope to see the Goo return in all its glory someday until then farewell old friend.

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Don’t be sad go get a tattoo

Tattoos might make you feel good. There are the obvious chemical responses, for starters: You’re going to have a rush of adrenaline, because someone is coming at you with a needle. And you’re going to get some pretty nice endorphins too – your body’s chemical response to pain – which can make you sort of high.

But there’s more to it than that. According to one (admittedly small) study, a new tattoo might improve your self-image for weeks after the fact. 

The effect might even be long-term for men, though most women get anxious a few weeks in – possibly because they started worrying about how other people see their tattoos. 

Wanting to feel that euphoria could play a part in your desire for another tattoo, but there’s no scientific evidence to suggest you can develop an endorphin addiction, whether your endorphin rush is related to a tattoo or to something else.

What about pain?

It’s a generally accepted fact that getting a tattoo will involve some level of pain.

A large, detailed, or colorful tattoo will be more painful than a small, less-detailed tattoo, but most people who get a tattoo will feel at least a little discomfort during the process.

It’s possible you enjoy the sensation of getting tattooed because of the endorphin release associated with the pain. Some people who enjoy painful sensations may find tattooing more pleasurable than uncomfortable.

Masochism, or the enjoyment of pain, could help you feel more at ease while you’re getting a tattoo, but your goal is most likely the permanent art on your body, not the brief pain you feel while you’re being tattooed.

Not everyone who gets a tattoo enjoys feeling pain. In fact, it’s more likely you’re simply willing (and able) to tolerate the pain for the sake of a piece of body art that means something to you.

Whether you enjoy the intensity of the tattoo session and the endorphins your body releases or you tolerate the needle with deep breathing exercises, there’s no research to suggest pain addiction drives people to get multiple tattoos.

So don’t be sad go get a tattoo.

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The best way to spend your 21st Birthday

We all know that your 21st birthday is supposed to be the day you get completely wasted, so here is some advice on how to spend it.

Years ago the 21st birthday wasn’t anything major. It was just another year. Fast-forward to current times and the 21st birthday is one of the biggest and most celebrated birthdays in America.

The main reason for this is that when someone turns 21 years old they are able to legally buy alcohol. They may also be able to partake in other more “adult” activities.

You can go to the bar, but don’t spend all your time there because bars are expensive.

Grab all the alcohol you could want from the store go back to your house with all your friends and get trashed in a fun and safe environment.

The best part of birthdays is spending it with the people you love so grab all your friends set up the pong table and throw a party have a lot of fun dress up for the occasion and I know that the point of being able to legally drink isn’t to be black out drunk however I do believe it is a right of passage to end the night by hugging a toilet the night of your 21st birthday.

Having a plan is also a very good idea just have some things in mind that you know for sure you want to do but don’t be married to a plan if things change go with the flow and have a safe and wonderful 21st birthday.

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Adele’s 30 Release

It’s time to emotionally prepare for the return of Adele.

After weeks of hinting to fans across the globe by way of cryptic projections of the number 30, Adele has confirmed that new music is just around the corner. The 15-time Grammy winner released her first single off her fourth studio album Thursday. With “Easy on Me,” fans have waited with bated breath to hear the star’s first song in more than six years.

Below, we answer all your questions about the superstar’s new musical era.

What is the album about?

During an Instagram Live session with her fans, Adele was asked about the subject matter of her upcoming project. She promptly replied, “Divorce babe, divorce.” You might remember that the singer finalized her divorce from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, back in January.

When is 30 releasing?

With a moving message about how meaningful the project has become to her, the singer confirmed on social media that her fourth studio album will release on November 19.

Are there any collaborations on the album?

Maintaining consistency with her past projects, Adele’s new album features no collaborators, the singer has confirmed.

A television special and interview with Oprah Winfrey are also happening.

According to Variety, a televised special titled Adele One Night Only will air on CBS five days ahead of the release of her new album, 30.

It was set for Sunday, November 14, at 8:30 p.m. ET, the special was filmed in Los Angeles, with the singer performing new songs from her upcoming project, as well as some of her greatest hits.

Adele will also sit down with media icon Oprah Winfrey “from her rose garden,” where the singer will discuss “her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son.”

The “Easy on Me” music video officially premiered on YouTube.

The “Easy on Me” music video officially premiered on YouTube in tandem with the single’s drop at 7 p.m. ET on October 14—and it’s just as tear-jerking and moving as we imagined.

Featuring vintage-inspired cinematography, the video shows Adele singing about forgiveness over her innocent past mistakes as she reflects back on a failed relationship. The mood is somber and nostalgic, and all too cathartic.

Adele released the official tracklist.

According to Variety, the tracklist for 30 is as follows:

1. Strangers by Nature
2. Easy on Me
3. My Little Love
4. Cry Your Heart Out
5. Oh My God
6. Can I Get It
7. I Drink Wine
8. All Night Parking (With Erroll Garner) Interlude
9. Woman Like Me
10. Hold On
11. To Be Loved
12. Love Is a Game

Bonus Tracks:
13. Wild Wild West
14. Can’t Be Together
15. Easy on Me (With Chris Stapleton)

I for one can not wait to get my hands on this album.

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What About Mouthwash?

Trevor Moore once sang about when it’s too late to buy alcohol he posed the question…

What about mouthwash?

well let’s look at the fact like could mouthwash even get you drunk?

A person can get drunk from mouthwash. One of the most commonly abused brands of mouthwash is Listerine. Listerine is 26.9 percent alcohol (54-proof), which is a higher alcohol content than found in most beer, wine, and even some liquors.

but what about the side effects?

Mouthwash is designed to spit out rather than swallowed, and ingesting even a small amount can be seriously dangerous. Alcohol (ethanol) isn’t the only potentially dangerous ingredient in mouthwash.

The chemicals in mouthwash may include chlorhexidine gluconate, hydrogen peroxide, or methyl salicylate, which are all toxic to ingest. Ingesting these ingredients by drinking mouthwash can cause mouthwash overdose, liver failure, and gastrointestinal damage. Drinking methyl alcohol can cause blindness, organ failure, or death.

So while it may get the job done it may be harmful to your health but I guess so is drinking actual alcoholic beverages.

So drink responsibly and uh… Cheers?

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Sex That’s Out Of This World

So… Out of curiosity has anyone ever had sex in space?

Well it is documented that no humans have ever had sex in space… However it may have happened undocumented, it isn’t like we haven’t sent men and women out in space together before hell we sent a married couple out on the same mission, I mean in 1992, when NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor was launched with a married couple on board. Mark Lee and Jan Davis, both astronauts, met at NASA. They married in secret a year before liftoff. Their joint flight to space was practically their honeymoon.

How would sex be different in space?

We can assume that sex in space is a possibility, but how is it different to ours on Earth? Let’s start with the basics: sex drive.

The little publicly available information that we have indicates that being in space leads to reduced libido, at least at first.

That’s because microgravity, the weightlessness astronauts experience in space, causes hormonal changes, like decreases in estrogen. Low estrogen levels have been linked to a drop in sex drive.

Unfortunately, most of what we know about hormones in space comes only from tests on men. That’s because only 11.5% of astronauts are female, and the relatively few women who have been to space opted to go on birth control beforehand to avoid menstruation. This makes it tricky to disentangle artificial hormonal changes from those caused by space flight. 

Another factor in cosmic sex drive is a change in astronauts’ internal clock.

“When you’re going around the planet right now, every 90 minutes, your circadian rhythms are altered and that alters everything, including your sex hormones and probably your libido,” said Saralyn Mark. 

The science also matches astronaut Walter’s on-site experience. In his book, he writes that, during his short 10-day stay in space, he had no libido. 

But there’s hope: According to Walter, astronauts’ sex drive does readjust after a few weeks in space. 

So spend a few weeks in space and maybe the sex will be out of this world but probably the same release as just not having sex for a couple of weeks and hopping back into the groove.

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How To Survive Your First Week At A New Job

There are few moments in life as anxiety-heavy as your first week at a new job. There are so many new faces, jargon and data systems to understand. While learning the basics, you’re eager to make a splash and prove yourself to your new coworkers. During this stressful time, it’s nice to have a little guidance on how to survive (and thrive!) your first week on the job.

1. Start building relationships

Your first week on the job may be the most time you’ll ever have at the office to get to know your coworkers. Take advantage of your orientation to meet other newbies. Start conversations whenever you meet a new person, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.  Be persistent even if it makes you nervous. Establish a common ground with everyone you meet. Ask them how long they have been on board and if they’re originally from the area. Smile as much as possible, even if you’re feeling like a hot mess on the inside.

2. Get organized

You’ll probably have at least a little down time during your first week on the job. Use some of that time to start getting organized immediately. Make email folders, get your work space in order with some folders, binders and pens. Prepare your email signature. Also, you might want to start updating your social media and information to include your new job.

3. Soak up information and take notes

Your first week on the job is the time to really listen and absorb new information. Before taking action in your new job, you need to understand the basics of how the office operates. Even though you’re going to have questions in the future, the more you write down and understand during your first week, the less you’ll have to ask later on.

4. Say “yes” to all invitations

If you get an invite to lunch, dinner, etc – take it. These opportunities are the chance to build critical relationships that improve office communications. The more friends you make early on, the easier it will be to succeed.

5. Establish expectations with your boss

Know what your boss is looking for in the first months at your job. You want to make sure you’re on the same page in terms of what’s expected of you and how your success will be measured.

6. Ask questions (at the right time)

Your first week at work is the perfect time for questions. Just be smart about when you ask them. In the middle of an explanation, you might want to jot down your question and wait to see if the question is answered. Also, take note of which questions are easy to Google or find answers to in a handbook.

7. Learn office politics and avoid gossip

Office politics are a part of every office dynamic and can make or break you at your job. Before jumping in with new ideas and critiques, it’s vital to understand how the office works and know who you can trust. You don’t want to rock the boat – especially when it’s unclear how the boat works. Avoid gossip and take everything at face value as you watch your colleagues and learn from their actions.

8. Dress for success

Spend some time before you start your job to plan out your first week’s wardrobe. You want to dress in layers, in case the AC is freezing. Err on the side of appearing too formal – a sloppy look will affect how people perceive you. Pay attention to hygiene and grooming. Also, try to dress as comfortable as possible. With all the extra nerves, wearing comfy clothes will be a small comfort.

9. Accept all help and advice

Be warm and receptive to assistance – even if you think you can handle things on your own. First of all, it’s a good way to bond with a coworker and find your office allies. Secondly, even if you don’t think you need help, you’ll likely learn at least one new thing with an established colleague at your side.

Now that you have some guidance go ahead and apply for that office job!!

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Adele Is Back!!

After six long years Adele is back on top, After announcing her new single in the next 24 hours after the release of her new single “Easy on Me” she set the new record for the most streams in a single day.

As well as it being the most streamed song in one day it was also the most first-day Alexa song requests in Amazon Music history.

This single is from her highly anticipated album “30” which is set to be released on Nov. 19.Her previous album, “25,” which was released in 2015, had the highest first week sales in U.S. album chart history – and included the hit “Hello” which became the fastest video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.

While Spotify did not divulge a precise figure of how many people listened on release day,“Easy on Me” stole the crown from K-pop boy band BTS which had held the top spot for most streams in one day for their single “Butter,” released in May 2021. According to Billboard, Spotify currently reaches 365 million monthly active users.

There you have it the Queen is back and better than ever and I for one can’t wait for more.

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Did The Titanic Really Sink?

When the Titanic sank in 1912, it shocked the world. The limits of human innovation were cruelly displayed with the destruction of such a technically remarkable ship.


A conspiracy theory that has crept up online in recent years asks the question, most recently on Reddit: Was it actually the Titanic that sank?

We know. It sounds bonkers. But bear with us.

Everyone seems to agree on one fact: A ship really did sink in the icy waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, and approximately 1,500 passengers aboard that ship died. The conspiracy simply suggests the Titanic wasn’t actually the technical marvel the ship’s parent company, the White Star Line, had promised.

Do you think the Titanic actually sank?

Of course. James Cameron wouldn’t lie to us like that or are you not convinced?

Rather, the White Star Line swapped ships for the voyage from Southampton to New York and the ship billed as the top-of-the-line Titanic was actually an older ship: the Olympic.

What’s more, the conspiracy theory suggests, the entire crash was an insurance scam gone wrong. 


J.P. Morgan and the Heyday of Big Ships

The British White Star Line had stiff competition in England and across the globe. Locally, it had a fierce rivalry with the Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd., which in 1906-07 had sent on its maiden voyage the world’s then-largest passenger ships, the Lusitania and the Mauretania.

To compete with the Lusitania and its mate, White Star Line entered into a giant ship war. The company was no stranger to such battles, but Cunard’s Lusitania and Mauretania had out-gunned White Star’s so-called “Big Four” ships in terms of top speed. This time around, the company had some extra backing.

The Olympic and Titanic being built side-by-side.

In 1902, White Star had become a property owned by the International Mercantile Marine Co. (IMM), a holding company bankrolled by famed financier J.P Morgan. With Morgan’s permission, White Star chairman J. Bruce Ismay began work on what came to be known as Olympic-class ships. If they couldn’t match the Lusitania’s speed, Olympic-class ships would outclass Cunard ships: they’d be even bigger, and more luxurious. Three ships were commissioned: the Olympic, the Titanic, and the Britannic.

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