In 2012 a fun little Chrome extension surfaced that would replace baby pictures on social media with pictures of cats. When Unbaby.me (now called Rather) debuted, the non-parent internet breathed a collective sigh. All jokes aside, sharing pictures of children online can be potentially dangerous because nothing online is completely private. French privacy laws could actually send you to jail for posting pictures of your kids online!
High school sweethearts fade into the background when it’s time to go off to college, but what if you’re dating your brother? Lem wants to know how he can get his familial twin boyfriend to take things to the next level, but also worries that might be the wrong thing to do. Read More!
This week at Awkward Human, we’re talking good tasting gluten-free cookies, eating in Spain, sleeping on the Casper mattress, Petty Jars, and boyfriend biases. Join us more for next week!
If you’re one of those unfortunate souls with Celiac Disease, you’ve suffered through enough terrible tasting gluten-free cookies. Try this recipe and feel alive again!
Awkward writer Luke Reppe tells us how he missed out on the great Spanish eats (or lack thereof) in Madrid.
Need a new bed but don’t know what to get? Lindsey tries out the Casper 100 night free trial and reports back on her findings.
If you’ve got roommates, or siblings, or parents, or friends, or a partner, the Petty Jar system might help you blow off some steam without the hurt feelings.
Adam helps out a poor soul in need of smart car support.
Thanks for reading! Question: Why don’t you ever hear of America knock knock jokes? Because freedom rings, mother fucker.
Everyone has their unreasonable biases, but Justin’s boyfriend hates smart cars so much that he’s threatening to withhold sex if he buys one.
A while back we interviewed a variety of people about their approach to creative work on Supercharged. One of those people was my mother, Toni Dachis. She’s an artist and has spent her whole life finding new ways to think creatively. Here are a few of her thoughts.
The Creative Process
Know yourself. You can’t create from within if you are only living from without. You have to have a message. You have to Have a purpose. Do something that matters to you. Be passionate about everything you do. Sometimes it takes a long time. And it will change over time, so keep exploring and learning and trying and interacting. Know how you relate to the world. Know what’s going on in the world. Embrace your uniqueness. Don’t compromise in order to fit in. There already are lots of those, but only one of you.
Learn what inspires you. How you work at your best. My routine is I need it to be quiet without distractions. Then when I have a few ideas, I jot them down. Then I explore the world. See what clicks with me and how I can best get my point across. Or how I want it to appear. I find meditation helps me to focus on opening up my mind to let ideas flow. Keep a notebook, sketchbook, recordings, anything to record thoughts, visions, ideas that strike you for some reason or another.
Make something. Do something to it. Now do something else to it. When you think something is finished, remove one thing. Whether you are drawing, writing, performing you don’t have to tell the whole story. Tell enough to make the audience think about it. Create discussion. You have to think how to do something in every which way.
Take a piece of paper. You can cut it, fold it, tear it, color it, crumple it, wet it, burn it, stitch it, stain it, weave it, etc. etc. Bring in other unlikely materials or ideas that you don’t usually use. Start at the end and work backwards.
Pretend your work has been written up in the newspaper. What did it say? Now make that piece. If you’re stuck, look at other’s work. Listen to others. If you have to copy it, do so in order to learn. Then do it with your own input. Change it, twist it, turn it.
To find out more about Toni Dachis and her artwork, please visit her web site.
Rough sex: it’s all the rage in porn these days, but does it take a toll on your holes? A gay virgin wants to know how to take it up the ass—hard—without years of lasting damage.
This week we’re talking racial injustice, advising on stubborn significant others, saying goodbye to our least favorite iPhone apps, banking on the corner store, and learning about coffee. Join us for more next week!
After Urban Outfitters got ahead in a ridiculously unethical situation, writer Lindsey Brunken looked at some ways white Americans continue to exploit or completely forget about Native American communities.
Adam tackles pharmaceutical drugs vs generic drugs and the stubbornness of being wrong (or right).
After the WWDC keynote, the world learned an important fact: soon we can delete the Stocks app from our iPhones. Free at last, free at last! Check out what other apps will be deletable!
Stoned and ready for some snackage? Writer Luke Reppe says why your best bet is to go to your neighborhood corner store for all the junk food you require.
Making a cappuccino can be tough if you don’t know what a cappuccino is. Our quick and dirty guide is great for you coffee-holics and coffee abstainers alike!
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to brush your teeth (otherwise you’ll always be a bridesmaid never a bride). Aloha!
Most of us think we’re right when we’re often wrong, but sometimes an argument comes down to an indisputible fact that one party won’t accept. Eric wants to know how to handle this sort of impasse.
Instead of being quiet, blissful, peaceful, or many other adjectives you might associate with traditional yoga, there’s a new technique that has people yelling and cussing. “Rage Yoga” classes are facilitated by Lindsay Istace, who created the practice after a tough breakup. Is it real yoga? Who knows. Is it effective? Maybe. Read More!
Just look at what this man did when he didn’t get the job “At Froot Loops.” Utterly spectacular.