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People React To Being Called Beautiful

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A woman named Shea Glover conducted an experiment in which she told people that they were beautiful and got their honest reactions (both good and bad). The video was uploaded back in May of this year but seems to really be getting some attention now as it makes its way around through social media. It’s really worth watching.

“I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago,” explains Glover. “I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty and this is the result. Here it is.”

Check out the heartwarming video below!

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Top Baby Names Of 2015

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Growing up, I wasn’t a huge fan of my first name. I always felt left out that I couldn’t find a magnet or other tacky souvenir with my name on it. As I got older, I began to love it and appreciated the fact it wasn’t very common.

BabyCenter.com has unveiled their Top 100 boy and girl names of 2015. Their data comes from about 340,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with the website. Once again, my name doesn’t rank in the Top 100. I don’t know whether to be happy or insulted 😉

Jackson kept its grip on pole position on the boys side (love that name), while Sophia also reigned supreme for another year. Making it on the list this year on the boys side are Mateo, Ezra, and Damian. Meanwhile Jocelyn, Eleanor, Juliana, Hazel, Kinsley, Isla, Jordyn, Emery, and Taylor slide into the Top 100 on the girls side. Check out the Top 10 of each gender below.

check out the top names after the jump

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I absolutely love this time of the year. Not only is it the holidays and award seasons, but it’s also time for all those year-ends lists. Admit it. You’re a sucker for a countdown as well.

Yahoo took a look back at the fascinating trends and topic searches from 2015. From Most Searched Celebrities to Top Searched Bacon Recipe, the search engine covered a wide array of topics for their yearly recap.

In terms of overall searches, not category specific, Bobbi Kristina Brown generated the most searches. No doubt the mysterious nature of her untimely death and the drama following it, padded her numbers.

Caitlyn Jenner, not surprisingly, also made the cut at No. 3. While several members of the Kardashian family also ranked, you might be surprised to learn who landed just right behind her at No. 4. Check out the Top 10 Searches on Yahoo below, along with other category specific lists.

check a few of the lists after the jump

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To quote the Sound of Music, these are two of my favorite things. Who doesn’t love adorable puppies and well-chiseled men? No one I can think of.

Pet retailer BarkBox’s new webseries titled “Pups and Pecs” is exactly what it sounds like. Shirtless men flaunting their pecs while holding pups. Whether it’s hailing a cab, washing dishes or conducting an office boardroom meeting, these cute canines are the perfect accessory.

Check out the first few episodes below. If you’re still yearning for more, new clips are uploaded every Monday.

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Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox aka the Smosh Brothers are known for pulling pranks on their guests. Imagine their surprise when Jennifer Lawrence, who’s equally known for being a good sport, appears irritated by their stunts. To be fair, pulling out a pita and referring it to as Peeta from the Hunger Games would annoy anyone. #cheesy

When Jennifer lays down the law (pun intended) and walks out the interview, Hecox is flummoxed and looks like he just shit his pants. J-Law’s co-stars, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, then appear to scold the interviewers about their unprofessional behavior. Shortly after, Jennifer rolls in to let them know that the tables have been reversed and that they were pranked.

All the hijinks were courtesy of Prank It Forward for a superfan named Dylan Miceli-Nelson who is suffering from muscular dystrophy. Check out the clip below. One of the highlights features Lawrence shooting an apple off Lecox’s head. Turns out, she has as good of an aim as her on-screen persona, Katniss.

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According to the annual Halloween Consumer Spending Survey, Americans will spend about $74.34 on Halloween-related expenses. That’s slightly down from $77.52 last year. All and all, the total spending is expected to reach $6.9 billion this year. That’s a whole lot of candy, costumes and decorations.

To celebrate the spooky holiday, WalletHub crunched numbers to determine which US cities are the best and worst places to celebrate Halloween. Using 16 key metrics including weather forecasts, party tickets, safety, costume stores and more, the website ranked the 100 largest cities in the United States. Find out which cities fared the best and worst after their detailed research.

check out the best and the worst after the jump

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With The Golden Girls celebrating the 30th anniversary of the premiere this year, plenty of homages have been made, honoring the fab foursome. Some hardcore fans, no doubt, will even dress up as them for Halloween tonight.

Speaking of Halloween, I stumbled upon this ghoulish clip re-imagining the lanai crew as iconic monsters. It’s the Golden Girls meets The Munsters. Betty White is now Count Dracula, while Bea Arthur puts on Frankenstein’s bolts. Check out the amusing clip below, including the new intro featuring the theme song, “Thank You For Being A FIEND.”

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If a male equivalent of The Vagina Monologues existed, it probably would sound a lot like this. The Testicle Diaries anyone?

A new YouTube series, “The Boys” by Australian leisure brand Bonds gives a comedic look at the lives of your boys down under. I love how one of the balls is slightly lower than the other. Great attention to detail 😉

Listen below to the conversation between your left and right testicles. Who doesn’t love to eavesdrop?

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