Art & Style

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VOLVO CREATES A REFLECTIVE SPRAY PAINT THAT CAN ONLY BE SEEN IN THE DARK

Auto manufacturer, Volvo, has created Lifepaint, an aerosol spray that covers its target in a reflective coating that remains invisible to the eye until it is exposed to light in a dark environment. Like Nanex’s recently covered Always Dry, the possibilities of using Lifepaint for artistic and safety reasons creates an intriguing array of options. Watch a

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MODERN SELECTIONS BY DAVID BECKHAM FOR H&M

David Beckham recently partnered with clothing retailer H&M for a body-wear collection. Due to its success, the brand has decided to extend the collaboration to include a line of menswear selected by David from H&M’s Modern Essentials collection. The pieces, modeled by Beckham, perfectly balance a blend of dress and casual. Acclaimed film director Mark Forster is

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SEATTLE ARTIST CREATES RAIN ACTIVATED STREET ARTWORK

What Seattle based artist Peregrine Church refers to as “rainworks” is a unique form of street art made using a superhydrophobic coating – Always Dry from Nanex – that can conceal works and messages, unseen to the eye, that are only revealable with water. Non-toxic and biodegradable, the Nanex manufactured liquid creates an invisible, waterproof coating that lasts up to four months on wood

Entertainment

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ZAYN MALIK LEFT ONE DIRECTION AND IS ALREADY GOING SOLO: LISTEN

To be perfectly honest, I was never huge on One Direction. Sure, What Makes You Beautiful was a great (and addictively charming) pop gem, but this boyband was not the second coming of The Beatles – as it’s tried to be. Realizing that there were only so many directions the group could go after five years, member

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JASMINE VILLEGAS CHOOSES THE DANCE FLOOR OVER LOVE IN ‘WALK AWAY': WATCH

After getting turnt with Kendrick Lamar for That’s Me Right There and smooth and sultry for I Love Your Crazy, Jasmine Villegas is kicking boys to the curb in her latest dance inducing music video titled Walk Away. Of course Jasmine isn’t denying just any boys. Diddy‘s son Quincy Brown and rising male model Don Benjamin both make cameos in the

Celebrity

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ZAYN MALIK LEFT ONE DIRECTION AND IS ALREADY GOING SOLO: LISTEN

To be perfectly honest, I was never huge on One Direction. Sure, What Makes You Beautiful was a great (and addictively charming) pop gem, but this boyband was not the second coming of The Beatles – as it’s tried to be. Realizing that there were only so many directions the group could go after five years, member

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SERENA WILLIAMS’ ‘7/11′ VIDEO IS ALMOST BETTER THAN BEYONCÉ’S

When a sports superstar twirls a racket while Beyoncé sings the lyrics “smack it in the air”  from 2014’s 7/11, it just makes sense. That’s exactly what tennis pro and current Vogue magazine covergirl Serena Williams did when she recreated an awesome shortened version of Mrs. Carter’s 7/11 music video, above, in her own sporty style.

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RIHANNA BECOMES THE FIRST COLORED MODEL TO FRONT A DIOR CAMPAIGN

Dior is 2000-and-late with their latest campaign featuring Rihanna. Though the fashion house has been around for over 70 years, Dior is finally embracing ethnicity by hiring global superstar, fashion icon and Spotify’s “most streamed artist in the world”, Rihanna, for their “Secret Garden” and “J’adore Dior” campaigns that will be shot by Steven Klein at the

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Rants

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INDIANA’S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT IS A JOKE, SO LET’S LAUGH AT IT

Indiana – yes, the whole state – is under fire for its recent passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, which goes live July 1st, will allow businesses that maintain a spiritual focus to deny service to LGBT patrons, without accountability. The state of Arkansas is currently trying to pass similar legislation. Some businesses are

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6 WAYS TO LESSEN YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING OR SPREADING EBOLA USING EBOLA JOKE MEMES

Ebola is here. The virus that has taken many lives in Africa is making an appearance in the United States and has already claimed one American life so far. News outlets are encouraging people not to panic while simultaneously over-promoting the existence of this worldwide epidemic. I personally think panic is understandable, because let’s face it.

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10 APPARENT REASONS WHY DAISY LOLA IS THIS WEEK’S ‘WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY’

Unless you’re a rampant Tumblr user, you may not have heard of Daisy Lola. If you’re unfamiliar with the popular blogger, witty journalist and all around babe, it’s time for you get to know her. It’ll definitely be your loss if you don’t. Daisy has maintained a increasingly healthy online fan base since transitioning from teen to

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INDIANA’S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT IS A JOKE, SO LET’S LAUGH AT IT

Indiana – yes, the whole state – is under fire for its recent passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill, which goes live July 1st, will allow businesses that maintain a spiritual focus to deny service to LGBT patrons, without accountability. The state of Arkansas is currently trying to pass similar legislation. Some businesses are

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A NEW YEAR, A NEW RAMRANTS.COM

I’ll never forget the first time a friend gave me critical feedback on the new redesign of RAMrants.com, which took place over the summer of 2014. What I thought was going to be predominate praise (Because I felt I had worked really hard on it and like the results!) turned into a short-list of little improvements

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5 THINGS I’M LOVING THIS WEEK

Whether it’s a hot new hip-hop song from an up and comer or a promising preview of a new TV show that hasn’t yet premiered, here are 5 things I’m loving – and recommending – this week: 1. Shift K3Y’s ‘Name & Number’ music video UK singer/producer, Shift K3Y, has been making industry waves across

Tech

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COLORBLINDNESS SUFFERERS EXPERIENCE COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME: WATCH

According to the Valspar company, nearly 300 million people experience the world without color every day. To help combat those statistics, the paint makers partnered with lens specialists, EnChroma, to create a video, above, revealing the effect EnChroma’s new eyeshade lenses have on helping colorblindness sufferers see chromaticity. A powerful video that will most definitely remind you not to

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5 VIDEO GAMES I CAN’T WAIT FOR IN 2015

With the impending release of a slew of hot titles for major gaming consoles, it’s a good time to be a Playstation 4 or X-Box One owner. Being partial to action-packed, thought provoking, horror orientated games, (my apologies to the faint of heart) here are five titles I’m excited to play throughout the course of 2015: 1.

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DIVERSE EMOJI ARE COMING: LOOK

About time, Apple. Apple Computers has teased a developed set of racially diverse emoji the Cupertino based company plans to release on its mobile devices in a future update. If you don’t know what emoji are, get educated. The new emoji are simply the former collection offered, however, a feature has been added allowing users to change the skin tone of the

Leisure

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DEREK ZOOLANDER AND HANSEL ARE REPPING VALENTINO AGAIN

  Actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson recently delighted fans of their 2001 comedy Zoolander by reprising their respective roles as male supermodels Derek Z00lander and Hansel, crashing Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway showcase. But the duo didn’t stop there. After the stunt, they posed with models Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam at the Eiffel Tower,

A DEVIOUS SCREENING

If you’ve been following me on twitter, you’d know that I’m a huge fan of the Lifetime Network television show Devious Maids. The second season is debuting soon (4/20/2014 at 10 PM, don’t miss it!) and the Lifetime Network hosted an exclusive event for fans (otherwise known as the #DeviousArmy) of the show, an event

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DEREK ZOOLANDER AND HANSEL ARE REPPING VALENTINO AGAIN

  Actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson recently delighted fans of their 2001 comedy Zoolander by reprising their respective roles as male supermodels Derek Z00lander and Hansel, crashing Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway showcase. But the duo didn’t stop there. After the stunt, they posed with models Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam at the Eiffel Tower,

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WE NEED ONE OF THESE IN AMERICA: ART IN ISLAND’S INTERACTIVE ART MUSEUM

Art In Island, an interactive gallery in the Philippines, is a selfie lover’s dream. The popular tourist exhibit inhabits a former bus station and showcases various stations of artwork formed using depth and perception defying techniques, providing different immersive experiences for the viewer. “Here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with

Music

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ZAYN MALIK LEFT ONE DIRECTION AND IS ALREADY GOING SOLO: LISTEN

To be perfectly honest, I was never huge on One Direction. Sure, What Makes You Beautiful was a great (and addictively charming) pop gem, but this boyband was not the second coming of The Beatles – as it’s tried to be. Realizing that there were only so many directions the group could go after five years, member

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Books

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TUMBLR ACCOUNT SHARES AWESOMELY BAD EXCERPTS FROM ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ BOOKS

A Tumblr account that goes by the moniker Mr. Destructo has recently been gaining viral attention for a series of posts entitled “I’m opening ’50 Shades of Grey’ to a random page and posting what I find.” In the posts, below, Mr. Destructo (writer, Jeb Lund) provides his own, hilarious spin on the E.L. James erotica trilogy that’s allegedly fan-fiction based

Movies

TV Shows

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6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH ‘UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT’

I was at home, looking for something to watch on Netflix when I stumbled upon the streaming service’s new original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Falling in love with the Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created series, I binge-watched it throughout a glorious, hilarity-filled weekend and am now recommending 6 reasons why you could easily do the same:

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