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What’s Really Missing From the Live-Action Jem and the Holograms Trailer

May 18, 2015

Last week the new live action Jem and the Holograms trailer dropped, and fans of the series were somewhat… upset.

Much has been made of everything wrong with the trailer when compared to the original 1985 cartoon. The most glaring omissions are the rival band the Misfits, the holographic AI Synergy, and holograms in general. What was a campy, 1980’s sci-fi, fashion adventure has seemingly been boiled down into Justin Bieber, the Girl Version. Much as I love the techno musical superhero version from my childhood, I could almost excuse the absent Misfits (their songs are better), if not for this one thing the new Jerrica lacks.

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Underwear Technology for Women… and a great cause.

July 12, 2014

Check out THINX, the period panties that actually make sense. They’re black, stain and water resistant, and you no longer have to worry about bleeding through and ruining your clothes, chairs, sheets, and so on.

What’s more, a portion of the proceeds for THINX goes towards Afripads, an organization that helps girls in Africa by giving them reusable sanitary pads so that they can go to school every week of the month, every month of the year.

Cosplay Kids: Adorable Pink Dalek

June 15, 2014

14424568505_3d0b4f6fec_oWerk it, Dalek Girl. Via Bonnie Burton.

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Some Advice for Parents

June 13, 2014

How to raise a scientist.

Maya Angelou Recites Still I Rise

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, poet and author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, died today at age 86. She was also a civil rights leader, journalist, and actress. She was also one of my favorite poets, and while I am saddened by her passing, I’m thankful that all her powerful, moving words will live on. Transcript of Still I Rise is below the jump.

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Steve Valentine Remembers that Swooping is Bad

May 23, 2014

Mink, The Makeup Printer

May 8, 2014
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3D printing is pretty hot right now, and we’ve all seen the awesome toys and gadgets that have been made with this technology. But imagine 3D printing eyeshadow, lipstick, and foundations in a variety of colors, right from your home computer, using an eyedropper tool! Meet Mink.

Mink uses FDA approved substrates, as well as inks like those found in inkjet printers. Just plug in a hex color code, select your makeup type, and boom. Instant makeup in the color you want! Imagine printing foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone! A variety of colors to experiment with! All without a trip to the drug store or Sephora. Yeeeah… if this takes off, the beauty industry will not be pleased. But with a $300 price tag for the printing unit, makeup aficionados will be delighted.

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