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Snapchat Makes You Happier than Facebook, According to a Recent Study

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If you’ve ever experienced a case of the sads while scrolling through social media, you’re not alone. There’s the FOMO we all experience on Instagram searching a party hashtag we weren’t invited to. Pinterest makes you lament your subpar DIY skills. And you can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing an engagement, wedding or pregnancy photo. Snapchat emerges as the happiest social media platform of the four because instead of making you feel left out or inadequate, it celebrates the mundane aspects of everyday life that we all can relate to. If you’ve ever Snapchatted while waiting in the doctor’s office or watching TV on the couch, you know exactly what we mean. Now, there’s scientific evidence to back it up.

A recent study at the University of Michigan kept track of how 154 smartphone-using college students felt at various times during the day over a two-week period. The process, called “experience sampling,” required students to answer questions via text message like, “How negative or positive do you feel right now?” or “How pleasant or unpleasant was your most recent interaction?” After analyzing their findings, researchers discovered students were happiest on Snapchat. As the study’s lead author, Dr. Joseph Bayer, explained, “Since Facebook has become a space for sharing crafted big moments such as babies, graduations, and birthdays, Snapchat seems to provide users with a distinct space for sharing the small moments” that are “more likely to make you feel understood than make you feel alienated.”

The next time your friend complains about your incessant Snapchatting, like Tyga did poor Kylie, tell them you just needed a little pick-me-up. They wouldn’t want to get in the way of your happiness, right?

[via Stylecaster]

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Donald Trump Suggests Women Wear Burkas to Get Out of Doing Their Makeup

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Forget the wage gap, reproductive rights and paid maternity leave—the biggest issue affecting women is how to skip doing makeup, and Donald Trump has found a solution. The Republican presidential candidate shared this nugget of wisdom on the campaign trail: Wearing a burka is actually “easier” for women because “you don’t have to put on makeup.”

Do you hear that sound? It’s the collective sigh of women everywhere who no longer have to be encumbered by their daily makeup application duties.

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Trump referenced burkas at a rally in New Hampshire, while sharing his thoughts on the U.S. imposing Western democracy on Muslim countries. “I saw somebody say ‘We want [democracy] over there where the women don’t have to wear the you-know-what,” Trump said, gesturing the burka. “They want to! Fact is, it’s easier. You don’t have to put on makeup. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn’t it be easier? Right? Wouldn’t that be easy?” He added, “I tell ya, if I was a woman…I’d be like, bwah [gesturing the burqa] ‘I’m ready, darling, let’s go.’ It’s true!”

Trump managed to insult women and Muslims in one spectacularly tone-deaf comment. We can only hope Alexis Bittar adds this gem to its Trump Halloween store windows.

[via The Cut]

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In Bed with Marion Cotillard for Christian Dior’s New Handbag Campaign (Forum Buzz)

By now, we’re pretty aware of the fact that Marion Cotillard is well affiliated with Christian Dior. She has starred in countless advertising campaigns for the iconic French fashion house since 2008 and seven years later, Marion’s ads for Raf Simons‘ Fall 2015 collection of Lady Dior handbags have been unveiled for our pleasure. Switching it up from the actress’ last set, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were the photographers of choice this time around. The duo has a habit of recycling the same ideas over and over and we cannot help but feel like we’ve seen all of this before.

Christian Dior 'Lady Dior' Handbags F/W 2015.16 : Marion Cotillard by Mert & Marcus

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Members of our forums were quick to descend on the thread. “Well well! Something fresh, love the restraint. If it were up to those two there would be way more sex appeal than what we’re seeing here. The shots remind me somewhat of Marion’s debut Vogue Paris editorial/Dior under Galliano,” acknowledged Benn98.

“It definitely looks like a toned down version of her first VP editorial. Last season’s Lindbergh ads were infinitely better than this awkward, stiff mess. M&M are really losing their touch,” replied an uninterested Melancholybaby. (more…)

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Sneakers Named “Shoe of the Year”

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Kanye West‘s incessant prayers of being recognized by the fashion industry just got answered. The rapper’s Yeezy sneakers, a collaboration with Adidas, were named “Shoe of the Year” by Footwear News. He can now put himself in the same category as previous winners Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weitzman and Manolo Blahnik, a factoid that will probably end up in one of his rants soon. Take that, fashion critics.

 

Yeezy’s for the fam! #BabyYeezys #JustForNorthie #OnlyOfficialPairsMade

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We’re certain ‘Ye will laminate and frame the announcement, which reads: “This year’s Shoe of the Year honor recognizes the insatiable demand for all things Yeezy. The sneaker releases dominated the market in 2015 as demand for the product crashed servers, sparked extraordinary resale value and created a need for mob control in stores. From the moment Kanye West unveiled the 750 high-tops on the Grammys, his Adidas sneakers have been the most-coveted, most-talked-about, most-recognized shoes this year.” (more…)

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Sued Over PacSun T-Shirt

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Before Kendall became a top model and Kylie, the sister with the most downloaded app, the two had their beloved collection for PacSun. Now, one of their first joint ventures has landed them both in legal trouble with a kopyright (sorry, had to) infringement suit.

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Island Company claims Kendall, Kylie and PacSun stole its trademark logo, which has been in use since 2005: “Quit your job. Buy a ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never return.” The Jenners’ version named in the lawsuit reads, “Run away. Fall in love. Never return,” which, though admittedly similar, sounds like one of the kajillion memes floating around on Instagram. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Puts Her Back Into It for the 2015 InStyle Awards

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Continuing on from her revealing outfit at the 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, Miranda Kerr gave us another peak of that toned model bod at the InStyle Awards on Monday, October 26, in Los Angeles. 

The white-on-white Ulyana Sergeenko Couture ensemble, including a nude-mesh panelled bodice with a textured fishtail skirt, was seemingly classic on the bottom yet contemporary up top. (more…)