Saturday Night Social: Remember To Cop Them JNCO Jeans 

It's the first trend I remember. I showed up to school one day and all of the sudden all the skater boys were wearing the widest, most cumbersome jeans my eyes had ever seen (shouts to out Ian M. and Noah Souder-Russo). An aversion to risk, I didn't want to ride around on a skateboard, but a sucker for fashion I sure… » 2/21/15 6:05pm 2/21/15 6:05pm

Here Is What We Googled in 2014, State by State

"How to get rid of acne." "Are zombies real?" "How to craft." "What is Tinder?" This is just a sampling of some of the weird and wonderful stuff people in America Googled this year. » 12/29/14 11:30pm 12/29/14 11:30pm

Google's Most Searched Beauty Questions of 2014, Answered

Google revealed its top search trends for 2014 today, and the results are an eclectic mix of expected (Ebola symptoms, Serial), scary (asphyxia), depressing (Wal Mart is the most-searched location on Google Maps), and things that I, too, would like to know (How to wear a scarf). And then there are Google's Most… » 12/16/14 7:15pm 12/16/14 7:15pm

Here Is What It's Like to Do a 'Soup Cleanse'

If you are reading this post about soup cleanses it is either because you love cleanses and want to know about the next trendy one (hint: it's soup), or you hate cleanses and cleansers, and need more ammo against them. » 11/19/14 1:30pm 11/19/14 1:30pm

Who Is the Lumbersexual and Is Anything About Him Real?

If you were alert last week and in possession of even the shiftiest wifi, you know about the latest costume trend in men's attire: the Lumbersexual. » 11/13/14 3:50pm 11/13/14 3:50pm

The LA Times Covers Cornrows, the Hot New Trend for White Ladies

Friends, readers, ladyfolk, I believe we are being trolled. I believe we are being trolled by major newspapers and fashion magazines through a series of willfully ignorant and low-key racist articles where they attempt to completely erase black people from the very styles and trends that they created. » 9/23/14 2:30pm 9/23/14 2:30pm

Fake Freckles Are the Hottest Trend in Fall Fashion

There's something bittersweet about a physical trait you've been made fun of for your whole life finally coming into fashion. On one hand, not only are you free from ridicule, but you're being celebrated! On the other, the people who've always looked down on you are now trying to cop your look and act like those years… » 8/29/14 2:10pm 8/29/14 2:10pm

The Skinny Jeans Trend Just Won't Die

The fashion industry is panicking. They very much depend on being able to sell women entirely new wardrobes like clockwork and at the moment, they're having trouble prying those damn skinny jeans from our hands. » 8/19/14 7:15pm 8/19/14 7:15pm

'Logging' Is the Revolting New Poop Craze That Must. Stop. Now.

Poop ruins everything. And at the Holiday Village Red Sea resort in Egypt, it's ruining everyone's vacations. Because British tourists (probably members of One Direction) are finding fun and merriment by relieving themselves of their lunch in the still blue waters of the resort pools. Is it a trend? Well, the hotel is… » 8/12/14 4:30pm 8/12/14 4:30pm

The Facekini Is the Must-Have Swimwear Item of the Season

If you were on the internet 9 years ago, you may have heard about the Facekini, a revolutionary product that protected one's face from tanning while swimming. Almost a decade later, the Facekini is even more popular, exploding onto the beaches of Qingdao, China and protecting from more than just the sun. » 8/08/14 4:00pm 8/08/14 4:00pm

Bored Teens Are Literally Just Setting Themselves on Fire for Fun

What won't teens do for a bit of excitement? If they're not overdosing on Jenkem or bubbling their way to a fever bordering on frenzy while at an after-school rainbow party, they're setting fire to themselves for the world to see. Way to go, teens of the world! We salute you! (Actually, we're quite concerned. Could… » 7/30/14 7:15pm 7/30/14 7:15pm

The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

What is a new day except a fresh opportunity to discover new uses for coconut oil? From beauty aid to bathtub scrub, oil of coconut will make you prettier, thinner, softer, suppler, and a better lover on account of how it will do all those others things. Soon, it will unlock the mystery of all diseases and the… » 7/29/14 3:30pm 7/29/14 3:30pm

From silly hats to hysteria, the Victorian Era has seen some interesting to downright peculiar trends, but one of the strangest fads to have swept the city of London was that of limping. Yes, limping. » 7/19/14 2:31pm 7/19/14 2:31pm

'Russian Women With Shitloads of Flowers' Is the Best Instagram Trend

As far as stupefying instagram trends go, Russian Women With Many Flowers (read in my mother's accent please) is not particularly funny or offensive. It's just really fucking awesome. And also really entertaining. And, according to The Cut, it's been going on for over two years. » 7/16/14 8:30pm 7/16/14 8:30pm

'Bubbling' Is the New Teen Trend That Will Make You Gag

It was only a matter of time before the teens of today (boys of the nadsat), bored with their petty theft and criminal mischief, got tired of silly games like butt chugging and Neknomination and began searching in earnest for something to entertain themselves with that would be both disgusting and completely… » 7/02/14 7:00pm 7/02/14 7:00pm

The 7 Deadliest Fashion Trends Of All Time

Keeping up with fashion trends can sometimes be uncomfortable and expensive. But trying a new style or two is typically not life-threatening — except in the case of these dangerous trends, that maimed (and sometimes killed) anyone brave enough to sport them. » 6/24/14 10:34am 6/24/14 10:34am

Dear God In Heaven Please Don't Let 'Going Commando' Become Trendy

First, let me make this clear: I don't care if other people want to swear off underwear. If you want to air your vagina in the honeyed summer breezes of public transportation or your cube farm employer or the law school library, I would never move to interfere with your desire to do that. In America, everyone has the… » 6/16/14 7:00pm 6/16/14 7:00pm

Welcome to the Braless Frontier

THIS JUST IN ON THE BOOB TUBE. Natural and smallish breasts are "in" and an increasing number of women are choosing to go out in the world BRALESS. » 6/03/14 2:00pm 6/03/14 2:00pm

Minimalism Is the New Luxury Hotness

"Let It Go" is not just a runaway hit song from a highly lucrative Disney movie. It's a minimalist call to arms, a new way of being, a hot trend, and it's striking people of means everywhere you look. So what's it all about? » 5/30/14 3:20pm 5/30/14 3:20pm

Celebrity Yoga-bitionists Are Angering Yoga Purists

Yoga purists ("hipsters") are miffed over a new yoga trend they say is goes against the entire purpose of yoga: the yoga selfie. Or, since we live in an era of awkward, forced portmanteaus, "yogabitionists." » 5/29/14 2:40pm 5/29/14 2:40pm