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Anything and everything about food peaks my interest: restaurants, grocery shopping, new recipes, food facts; even just counting down the minutes to my next meal. I admit, I’ve definitely strolled the aisles of Whole Foods simply for fun on a Friday night and ogled the sea of 20 varieties of yogurt and the hot bar’s endless offerings. Food is awesome and interesting in so many ways, from watching how yeast makes dough turn into something out of a sci-fi movie, to enjoying the randomness of chicken and waffles. But in a world where we can supersize everything AND eat Doritos tacos, you just don’t even want to know what this all means nutritionally-speaking. I thought this video from BuzzFeed was weirdly fascinating; it showed what 2,000 calories looks like when made up of certain foods like doughnuts, Big Macs, almonds and carrots. The video had the same mesmerizing effect as the popular book “Eat This, Not That” but I won’t lie, it definitely didn’t deter me from wanting to eat things like McDonald’s or bacon… but I’ll just remember not to eat 50 pieces of bacon in one sitting, if I can!
Take a look and see if you are shocked or not about what unfolds. My biggest takeaway? The guy who got to take bites out of each item in the video has an awesome job.
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I was introduced to Buzzfeed after a page I follow on Facebook posted “19 People Who Are Having A Way Worse Day Than You.” Since that post, which left me uncontrollably laughing (especially at #3, #5 and #13), I have found myself going back whenever I need a midday pick-me-up. I now feel like it is my duty to share this website jackpot with you.
Here are the funniest things I have found on Buzzfeed in the last week:
Check out this Instagram video. It really needs no explanation; everyone is guilty of having at least one of these predictable Insta photos. My only problem with this video is that now I have Nickelback’s horrible song “Photograph” stuck in my head.
16 Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters: Fellow Jews will understand that finding Hanukkah accessories for Christmas-themed parties can be like trying to find the Afikomen on Passover (Google it). You know that those bouncy dreidel headbands exist, but they don’t make them easy to find. This list provided by Buzzfeed, has me wishing I could wear #9 to the mm/c holiday party, and has me wondering where I can buy #3, so I can give it to Marlo for the holidays.
Worst Monday Ever: Mary is not the only one in this office with a love for cat humor, I am just as guilty. On Monday, Buzzfeed showed us a day in the life of their newest hire, Grumpy Cat. I keep going back to this link, and I think it gets funnier every time.
Speaking of cat humor, how does this happen!?!
So thank you Buzzfeed, for giving me quick escapes from my work day to laugh at some of the funniest web content I have ever seen, and might otherwise be forgotten about. (Personal favorites from this list include #5, #6, #12, #31, and actually all of them.)
Posted by Nina
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If we were given the opportunity to forecast what fashion would look like in 2040, what would we predict? Suddenly images of sidewalks filled with women in Lady Gaga-esque armadillo shoes come to mind.
Buzzfeed.com recently posted a video from the 1930s where fashion designers shared their ideas on styles that they thought would be popular in 2000. From dresses that can be adaptable from morning to evening (think de-attachable sleeves!) to wedding dresses made of glass, the predications are highly amusing and in some cases, rather accurate. For instance, one idea they had was clothing using transparent net…I’m pretty sure I have this adorable Nanette Lepore number with netted sleeves sitting in my closet at home. Granted, it’s not to catch males, but hey, I’m all about multi-functional!
Now if only Bloomingdales sold electric headpieces to help all women “find an honest man”… To 2040!
Posted by Alyssa