Ora che è arrivato in Italia, anche noi possiamo sbizzarrirci con Google Home. Negli Stati Uniti già da un paio d’anni ci sono utenti che se ne inventano tante per dare nuova vita a questo assistente vocale. Un po’ di pensiero laterale e un pizzico di creatività bastano per trasformare il cilindretto bianco in nientemeno che un jukebox vecchio stampo.
L’idea è stata partorita dallo YouTuber hoveeman ed è basata sugli Rfid, i chip che consentono la trasmissione di dati a contatto. L’uomo ha prima stampato delle speciali carte formato tarocco che presentano la copertina dell’album e hanno un chip Rfid. Poi ha nascosto dentro un tavolo un lettore Rfid connesso a un Raspberry Pi 3, il celebre microcomputer. Fatto lettore ed elaboratore, il segnale viene infine inviato a Google Asiistant che dispensa l’audio alle varie casse seminate per la casa: un Google Home, un Google Home Mini e una soundbar con il Chromecast.
L’idea è che basta avvicinare questa sorta di carta al tavolo per far sì che il lettore riconosca l’album o la playlist e la riproduca.
Va da sé che spingere un bottone su un display è sicuramente più rapido e intuitivo ma questo jukebox 2.0 ha dalla sua la ricercatezza dell’idea, la bellezza della manualità, del prendere un album, anche se a forma di carta da gioco, e farlo riprodurre. Oppure possiamo pensare a una festa in cui ognuno, come negli anni ’60, possa far partire la traccia che preferisce scegliendola tra i vari album.
Insomma, se ti ha convinto, sappi che puoi replicare l’intero sistema a casa tua. L’ideatore del sistema ha pubblicato dettagliate istruzioni su GitHub: basta seguirle e procurarti i dispositivi giusti e Google Home non sarà più lo stesso.
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Key Features: The standout feature here is the dramatic faux-
leopard fur lining. The boot can be folded down to reveal more of the lining, effectively giving two boots for the price of one; that is, if you are one of the 150 who manages to cop a pair.
Release Date: Available now at STAMPD.com and in-store at STAMPD’s boutique in LA. A second release is slated for December 14th at select Timberland stores.
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Editor’s Notes: STAMPD and Timberland are famous for crafting high-quality, durable footwear, and this boot is no different. Their latest collaborative boot offers all the specs you might need to brave the elements, such as its rubber sole, leather detailing at the base, and shin-high lacing.
As well as releasing 150 boots to the public, the two brands have donated an additional 200 boots to the LAFD following the tragic fires on the West Coast. STAMPD’s creative director, Chris Stamp said, “Having called Southern California home my entire life, the tragedies gripping our community have been heartbreaking, but the stories of heroism and beneficence are even more powerful.”
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Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.
This year, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show made headlines before it even had a chance to air.
Following the taping of the annual event, Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of the company’s sister brand L Brands, made some transphobic comments to try to explain why Victoria’s Secret has never cast a trans model. Not only that, but he also shaded Rihanna’s Fenty x Savage show and took a dig at lingerie competitor ThirdLove. The backlash that ensued made one thing very clear: Consumers are no longer going to endorse brands that are sticking to outdated ideals of what a lingerie brand’s ideal customer should look like (skinny, white, catering to the male gaze…).
Even before the VS drama, this year saw the rise of lingerie brands made by women for all women. There were brands attempting to create products that would fit every breast size and shape through innovative technologies and ways of measurement, and brands that solely create comfortable styles that ensure you won’t see a battlefield of marks on your body following a full day of tight straps and restless strapless models. The year also saw an uptick in diverse campaigns and product colors that could actually match a range of skin tones.
Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of gifts that will satisfy any lingerie-lover on your list—whether they value style, inclusivity, fit, or sustainability. Some styles give back to and support important causes, some were created in response to a need in more sizes, some are festive (it’s the holidays after all!), and some are just plain cute. If you’re still interested in more, check out this list of the best genderless underwear brands.
Savage x Fenty, Satin And Lace Unlined Bra, from $49, and Lace Trim Satin Hipster, from $24, both available at Savage x Fenty.
No lingerie list would be complete without the mention of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty which, since its beginning, has made it a priority to incorporate women of all colors, shapes, and sizes into its designs, campaigns, and shows.
Only Hearts, Coucou Lola Tank Bralette, $48, and Coucou Lola Ruffle Bikini, $38, available soon at Journelle.
There isn’t a polka dot design we don’t like—this adorable set included.
ThirdLove, 24/7™ Lace Back T-Shirt Bra, $76, and Lace Back Cheeky, $24, both available at ThirdLove.
Following Razek’s jab at ThirdLove—a brand with an actually inclusive mission of creating a design for every breast shape and size possible—co-CEO Heidi Zak responded by taking a full-page ad in The New York Times to call out his “demeaning comments about women,” and left this burn: “We may not have been a woman’s first love but we will be her last.”
Knix, 8-In-1 Evolution Bra, $35, Athletic Leakproof Bikini, $23, available at Knix.
Known for its period-proof underwear, this brand is also responsible for some of the comfiest bras you’ll find. If you’re shopping for a younger giftee, check out knixteen, its sister brand, that tapped Jazz Jennings, one of the youngest transgender public figures and star of I Am Jazz, to create a bra.
For Love and Lemons, Cosmo Sequin Strappy Bra, $132, and Cosmo Sequin High Waist Panties, $106, both available at Amazon.
This is the perfect set for the most festive lingerie-lover on your list.
Everlane, The Tank Bra, from $16, and The Hipster, $12, both available at Everlane.
Our favorite direct-to-consumer brand has expanded into the intimates category this spring with a seven-piece line of cotton bra and bottoms. The tank bra has become our go-to since.
Lonely, Lieke Underwire Bra Pine, $75.90, and Lieke High Waist Brief Pine, $44.85, both available at Lonely.
This New Zealand-based lingerie label puts out some of the most inclusive campaigns (that actually dare to show body hair) out there—that has featured the likes of Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke in the past—and raises awareness and donates to important causes like breast cancer research.
Reformation, Nikki Bra, $42, and Helena Thong, $15, both available at Reformation.
Eco-brand Reformation has recently expanded its offering to include underwear made from recycled lace and eco mesh.
Intimissimi, Sprinkle Stars Triangle Bra, $55, and Sprinkle Stars Cheeky Bottom, $22, both available at Intimissimi.
I’ve had my eyes on this set ever since I saw Sarah Jessica Parker promote the bustier version on her Instagram.
Fleur du Mal, Velour Bra Top, $42, and Velour Shorts, $159, both available at Intermix.
Velour is always in for the holiday, and we love this boxing shorts set that we the recipient can wear around the house.
Harper Wilde, The Base: Notorious RBG edition, $45, available at Harper Wilde.
Following the 2018 midterms, where more women were elected to Congress than ever before, Harper Wilde released a limited-edition version of its best-selling bra embroidered with the words “when there are nine,” referencing Ruth Bader Ginsburg now-iconic statement: “There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine.” Five percent of all sales will go to She Should Run, a non-partisan organization committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run for office by 2030.
Anine Bing, Winnie lace-trimmed leopard-print satin soft-cup triangle bra, $90, and Isla stretch-lace thongs, $70 for two, both available at Net-A-Porter.
Anine Bing puts out some of the most feminine pieces our underwear drawers have seen; we are partial to this set that combines two of our favorites: leopard print and lace.
Evelyn Bobbie, The Everyday Bustier, $98, and The Retro Bikini, $28, both available at Evelyn Bobbie.
Bree McKeen launched Evelyn Bobbie—named after her two family matriarchs—after wearing yet another bra that pinched her skin, left marks, and slipped off. Built using a patented 3-D structure that moves and flexes with the body, and with no underwires, this is the most comfortable strapless bra I have ever worn. (It also opens and closes from the front which is a game-changer.)
Agent Provocateur, Marjorie Full Cup Underwired Bra, $190, and Marjorie Thong Ivory and Black, $95, both available at Agent Provocateur.
See slide two regarding our love for polka dots.
Kala, The Sheer, $80, and The Cheeky, $30, both available at Kala.
Another brand with sustainability and inclusivity in mind, all Kala items are made in America by local artisans who are paid a fair wage from all-natural and biodegradable materials.
Stance, Nylon Triangle Top, $30, and Nylon Cheeky, $18, both available at Stance.
We have loved Stance’s socks ever since they came onto the scene five years ago. They have since expanded into women’s underwear category, and it’s just as comfortable.
Bluebella, Luella Bow Bodysuit, $64, available at Nordstrom.
For those who prefer a bodysuit, this piece can double as a top.
LOVE Stories, Love Lace Bralette, $70, and Ivy Bikini, $35, available at Shopbop.
We’ve discovered this brand, helmed by Dutch designer Marloes Hoedeman, last year and have since been slowly stocking up on all their printed designs—including this metallic set.
Dita Von Teese, Sheer Witchery Balconette Bra, $68, and Sheer Witchery Control Brief, $42, both available at Bare Necessities.
There’s nothing we love more than a high-waisted set.
Adore Me, from $24.95 per set, available at Adore Me.
If you’re uncertain about your giftee’s taste in lingerie, save yourself the hassle and buy them a set which they can pick out after taking a personalized quiz.
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Good morning, gorgeous. Oh, my God, I’m so sorry, sir! I’m always a mess when I go out in public before I’ve had my coffee, but that was completely unacceptable. I’ll go stand at the other end of the platform, even though the front of the train is closer to the exit near my office. I’m truly very sorry. Have a lovely day!
Hey, beautiful. No, I wasn’t talking to your dog—I was talking to you. But he’s also very beautiful. Or she? I’m trying to overcome my societal conditioning to gender animals, but it’s so difficult.
Excuse me, you dropped something. My heart. I’m kidding! My friends say that I’m funny, so that was just a little joke. I mean, the part about you dropping my heart was a joke—a very bad one, for which I apologize profusely. You really did drop something, though—a quarter. It’s there on the sidewalk, right next to my dignity. Actually, if you don’t want it, I’ll take the quarter. Thank you!
Damn, boy, you’ve got a big ego. I can tell because you’re wearing boat shoes and strutting around like you own a yacht, which you probably don’t because you’re, what? Like, twenty-five? Although, I suppose you could be one of those boy-genius startup billionaires, in which case, congratulations on capitalizing on society’s crippling dependence on technology! Anyway, I didn’t mean to hold you up—it’s obvious that you’re rushing to a business meeting or some other impressive thing, because you seem important. Or maybe you just think you’re important. It’s so hard to tell with men. Sorry to waste your precious time!
Yeah, boy, get your sweat on! Oh, sorry, of course you’re wearing headphones. I mean, what kind of a psycho runs without headphones? Me, that’s who! I know that it’s weird, but nothing motivates me like the sound of gym equipment. I apologize—I don’t know why I’m telling you all of this. It’s just that I haven’t felt so comfortable opening up to a man in ages, probably because you haven’t interrupted me once, which is, quite frankly, miraculous. Oh, you still have your headphones in? Now it makes sense.
Smile, beautiful! I mean, if you feel like smiling. It’s just that I, personally, always have a huge smile on my face when I leave the grocery store. Sorry, I’m being rude, rambling on when your wife is clearly waiting for you to bring those groceries home and make her dinner. Guys who shop for groceries are always taken, which is why I normally look for love in bodegas. What’s that you said? You’re actually single? Um, excuse me—are you hitting on me? Ugh, men!
Boy, you must have a knife, because you just cut straight through to my heart. Oh no, you do have a knife? I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry. Wow, I’ve got to stop initiating conversations with strange men on the street. It’s so dangerous! Here’s all my money!
If you are bored of watching porn, perhaps give the written version a try.
I love porn. Love it. Outside of farming, porn might be humanity’s greatest singular invention. Masturbating is cheap, calorie-free, and a great stress reliever. It doesn’t even cause cancer! Do you know how rare that is in this world? And because porn is so great, I’m going to encourage you to consume even more of it. Or maybe not more, but different, refreshing porn: erotica.
If the word “erotica” makes you wince, immediately conjuring a Fifty Shades of Grey trailer or that explicit Teletubby-related fanfiction you accidentally found on your cousin’s Tumblr years ago, you’re not alone. But there’s plenty of erotica outside of Fabio-covered paperbacks and crossover sex scenes between Snape and Willy Wonka. Much of erotica is short (or at least shorter) stories that you can find online for free. Sites like Literotica and Lush Stories are chock-full of tantalizing, bite-size stories that are meant to be used similarly to Pornhub. On Reddit, check out r/gonewildstories or r/eroticliterature, and on Tumblr just browse around for about two minutes and you’ll bump into porn. As a general rule, written erotica is much easier to search and refine, and is often more thoroughly tagged.
Erotica is in so many ways better than visual porn, because it relies on your imagination rather than hand-delivering you someone else’s pre-taped fantasy. Sure, erotica requires the minor task of having to conjure up the face of the person you’re about to come in, but in doing so, it gives you control: If the character is blonde, pretend she’s a brunette, if that’s your thing. Don’t like it when people leave on their clothes during sex? Take them off! You’re in charge! No more bad hip tattoos of anchors! No more terrible lighting on worn leather couches! No more shaky camera work! You get to erase all the parts of porn you don’t like. One straight man on Reddit, when talking about why he liked reading erotica, said that he liked not seeing the male actors’ buttholes. Specific, but fair enough, I guess.
Written porn is all about the story. And it usually delves a bit deeper than driving by a group of college-age girls wearing denim skirts and inviting them into a van with tinted windows. In fact, that’s the real beauty of written porn: the slow build. Of course, like any kind of porn, you can technically skip ahead to the “good bits” if you really want to, but the build is there if you want it. Granted, reading porn doesn’t necessarily lend itself to a quick solo sesh as well as porn gifs of bouncing titties might (and god bless porn gifs), but sometimes you want to take a little more time with yourself. If watching porn is a daily shower, reading porn is taking a bath.
“If watching porn is a daily shower, reading porn is taking a bath.”
It’s not just about the form, though. The content of written porn differs vastly from porn videos. As with cartoons, there are virtually no rules in the erotica universe. Sometimes it goes wildly off the rails (like the time I read a story of two people trying to meet up to bone who were impeded when a bridge in Toronto was purposely shut down by their overweight mayor. No, I’m not kidding). But there’s something nice about letting yourself go down weird horny paths. We’re all into somewhat “weird” stuff; stuff we wouldn’t necessarily admit out loud but like to think about in the privacy of our own shower. If you thought Rule 34 existed for visual porn, erotica is laughing at your naivety. I guarantee someone right now is publishing a sexy sonnet about your two favorite celebrities getting together and eating a rotisserie chicken naked.
And if that’s not enough, reading erotica also makes you better at being sexy yourself. A lot of erotica is made for women by women, so if you’re interested in what we find hot, you’ll definitely find some valuable insight. (A good way to tell if what you’re reading was written by a guy? If every single woman has natural and perky 32HH tits, a size that even retailers specializing in large bras do not sell, ding ding! Male writer.) Female-authored erotica will reveal the ways women imagine foreplay going, with explicit detail. Of course, you’ll still have to communicate with your partner about what she actually wants, but where porn tends to be made for men and by men, erotica tends to focus on what women find hot.
Is erotica perfect? No. A quick perusal of Literotica’s list of tags will show you all the odd avenues you can travel down, including crime drama, demons, divorce, and the very descriptive “fuck” category. There are also complaints that erotica is often not all that well-written, which is akin to saying a lot of porn is not well-lit. Well, if you came here for Tolstoy, you’re going to be disappointed. If you can’t handle the misuse of your/you’re every once in a while, written porn is not for you. This is free content made by horny people! Excuse the typos and logic jumps, okay? Enjoy the unmatched gift of getting to jerk it to something new.
Besides, aren’t you tired of that video of two women by the pool that you’ve watched 37 times? New is valuable. Getting out of your sex routine, even if it’s just your masturbating routine, is in and of itself a thrill.
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Mientras estás leyendo esto, abre tu Instagram o cualquiera de tus redes sociales. Ahora, entra a la primera cuenta que veas. Seguramente, esta está llena de fotos de platillos, paisajes de sus últimos viajes y una que otra foto en modo influencer.
Desde su creación en 2010, Instagram ha dado la bienvenida a más de 800 millones de personas que, lo tengan presente o no, están siempre buscando ese spot perfecto para tomarse una foto. Y esta constante búsqueda de postales estéticas crece dramáticamente durante un viaje.
Lee: Estudio confirma que la gente miente a través de redes sociales
En su libro Why Social Media Is Ruining Your Life, Katherine Ormerod habla de cómo la necesidad de presumir nuestro status ha sido parte de la vida de las personas desde siempre. La diferencia es que antes este se presumía a partir de bienes materiales, como coches o joyería, pero hoy es a través de las experiencias.
Confirmado: las redes sociales nos están deprimiendo
Y hoy en día, en este mundo regido por millennials, las experiencias más preciadas son los viajes.
Los destinos que visitamos, los hoteles en los que nos hospedamos y las actividades que realizamos durante un viaje reflejan por completo nuestra personalidad. Y lo que compartimos en las redes sociales muestran el ‘yo’ que queremos mostrar a los demás. Y lo que hacen los likes y comentarios es, precisamente, validar esta versión.
Pero ¿qué es lo que está pasando en realidad? Se ha vuelto fácil obtener esta validación al repetir fórmulas que vemos funcionar en otros usuarios –sean ciertas poses, ciertos filtros o algún destino en particular-. Durante su investigación, la escritora descubrió que, cada vez más, las personas planean un viaje de acuerdo con los lugares Insta-famous que puedan visitar en el camino (sea un cuarto de hotel específico, un columpio en medio de un parque nacional o una alberca volada sobre la silueta urbana de una ciudad).
Lee: Estas son las razas de perritos más populares en Instagram
Así, lo que vemos en Instagram es solo una recreación de la experiencia de alguien más, pero no de la nuestra. Simplemente porque no hay experiencia en atravesar un parque hasta el punto exacto de la foto y, después, dedicar un rato más a editarla. El resultado es una imagen que, seguramente, obtendrá muchos likes, pero que no reflejará nunca la esencia del lugar ni un momento verdaderamente especial.
Al final, las redes sociales afectan directamente nuestra capacidad de elección, pero también nuestra experiencia durante un viaje. Y aquí está el peor error. Como dije Ormerod, Instagram funciona como un álbum de fotos, un scrapbook que nos ayudará a recordar un viaje tal y como lo hacían otras generaciones antes de nosotros. Pero hay que saber usarlo.
Lee: Esta cuenta muestra cómo las celebridades editan sus fotos en Instagram
Para esto, la autora tiene dos consejos. El primero es tomar todas las fotos que quieras, pero no publicarlas durante el viaje, para no distraerte de la experiencia. El segundo es usar Instagram para inspirarte cuando planeas un viaje (porque hay viajeros expertos compartiendo consejos sobre lugares que visitar y restaurantes en los que comer) pero armando un itinerario con base en las experiencias que te llenen como persona, y no solo con base en el éxito que tus publicaciones puedan obtener.
De esta manera fue como Diana triunfó después de la infidelidad del Príncipe Carlos
No hay nada más hermoso que el amor propio. Así que si el patán de tu ex no supo valorarte, basta de llorarle, levanta esa linda cara, ponte guapa, un little black dress y tacones para dar un golpe bajo a quien no supo reconocer la clase de mujer que tenía frente a él.
Aquí es donde dicen, es my fácil decirlo pero muy complicado llevarlo a cabo, pero el ejemplo más bello del empoderamiento de la mujer se remonta a Diana de Gales, si ella pudo superar a un Príncipe, ¿qué te hace pensar que no puedes con un hombre cualquiera como lo se tu ex?
Cuando el Príncipe Carlos confesó públicamente su romance con Camilla Parker, con quien engañó a Lady Diana y por la mujer que se separó el matrimonio que tenían, la princesa decidió vengarse de la mejor manera.
Ella acaparó todos los medios a una fiesta a la que asistió, mientras que su ex presentaba a su nuevo amor en cadena nacional.
Pero, ¿cómo lo hizo? La princesa de Gales se hizo presente con un elegante vestido acompañado un gran collar y su máximo accesorio, su sonrisa impecable que decía:
“Estoy mejor sin ti y mira lo que te perdiste”.
Algunos medios lo bautizaron como “el vestido de la venganza”, con el que pudo haberle sido infiel a su ex marido sin ninguna duda.
Ahora te estás diciendo, claro pero ella es una princesa, tiene todo a su alcance, sin embargo aquí te decimos cómo lograrlo de la mejor manera.
Para lograr un look de la venganza no sólo tienes que ser inteligente sino meticulosa.
Recuerda que cada detalle por más mínimo que sea cuenta, el color, textura, escote, accesorios, zapatos, peinado, maquillaje y bolsa y al mismo tiempo tu postura al caminar, será el resultado de tu dulce venganza.
No tienes que quebrarte la cabeza para lograr un look de 10, el mejor color sin duda será rojo pero al mismo tiempo te pedirá llevar mucha seguridad al momento de usarlo, pero si quieres algo más sexy, sin duda el negro es un color infalible.
¿En qué momento aplicar la venganza?
La respuesta es que no hay ninguna fecha exacta, puede ser en un evento al que sabes que también va a ir o algún lugar al que frecuenta. Puedes ir sola o acompañada pero sin duda lo que no puede faltar es esa seguridad tuya en la que proyectes elegancia y el quiera tener otra oportunidad contigo, sin embargo no lo logrará.
¿Qué no debo hacer?
Nunca trates de parecer a alguien, ese no es el objetivo, al contrario, tienes que verte mejor que nunca para que te desee otra vez. Jamás camines hacia él con un par de zapatos que no dominas al máximo, ni mucho menos uses telas que no le van a tu figura, quieres una venganza no ser el hazme reír de todos.
Finalmente antes de salir de casa recuerda; “Me veo fabulosa, estoy muy sexy y este vestido es perfecto para mi venganza”.
Lizzie McGuire might just be the next classic from your childhood to get the reboot treatment. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hilary Duff, who made her mark playing titular teen Lizzie on the Disney hit from 2001 until 2004 (and then again on the big screen in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, of course), said a Lizzie reboot is definitely possible.
In fact, it’s already something that’s being discussed.
“There’s been some conversations,” the Younger actress, who is now 31 (feel old yet?), said.“It’s definitely not a go. I don’t want to get everyone wild talking about it.”
Duff also summed up exactly why Lizzie McGuire the character and Lizzie McGuire the show were so important to an entire generation of girls.
“I think she was so important to girls at an important time in their life. If she could be important to them again at this age, I think that would be amazing.”
And what, exactly, would a Lizzie McGuire reboot look like? Duff revealed a little bit about where she thinks her character would be today.
“There’s been lots of conversations about [where Lizzie would be in 2018],” she said. “I’m racking my brain. I don’t think she’s a mom yet, but she might be getting there soon.”
Even though nothing is official yet, Duff, like every other girl who came of age during the early aughts, is excited about the very idea of more Lizzie.
“It’s fun. I feel excited,” she said of the interest in a reboot. “It could be a possibility or it could be nothing, so we’ll see.”