Carousel: In Defense Of Twee, Johnny Depp’s Hat Collection, & How Do You Know If You’ve Found “The One”?

CarouselVintage Seventeen magazine.

Happy Friday! Damn! Is it just me or was that the longest week ever?! Bring on the weekend… Here’s to surviving “the rapture”! I’m gonna put on my best dress for the end of the world! How about you?

Crystal Renn isn’t plus-size anymore… What do you think?

Oh, this is so interesting! The Tricky Chemistry of Attraction: Taking Birth-Control Pills May Mask the Signals That Draw the Sexes Together, Research Shows.

I love to go back & look through the Zen Habits archive. Have a read of these lean tips & 72 ideas to simplify your life.

The photographer who took these really old shots of Michael Jackson is going to donate the proceeds to funding alternative energy. AMAZING! & The King of Pop is almost unrecognisable!

I really enjoyed Sarah Wilson’s defence of hipsters.

The married guy who gives advice on The Hairpin is pretty wonderful. Check out Promise Rings, Running Away & Knowing “The One” if you don’t believe me!

Look at Me, I’m Crying about crying in public in NYC. I looooooove her writing! After I read this piece, I went on a bit of a rampage looking for her other stuff. I enjoyed The Timid Need Not Apply, too.

Summer cycling inspiration from Vogue! How to dress as a summer cyclist. I have lots to add to this!

On partner-envy… but between artists, so you know, much worse by Claire Askew.

If you like hot ladies & want to do some good, you should check out Americarna A La Mode! This sexy pin-up calendar was created to raise money for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, & the photographer is a spectacular lady! Buy a few copies for your friends!

Wow… Jon Morrow, you are amazing. How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise, and Get Paid to Change the World.

I want to go to the Bike-In Theater! I really, really do!

You may remember that a while ago, I interviewed Brittany Toll, radical self love warrior & Miss USA hopeful! Well, this year, for the first-time EVER, the public gets to choose one woman to get a guaranteed spot in the top 15 for Miss USA! It’s so easy, all you have to do is vote for New Mexico! (You can also vote up to 10 times per day… so DO!) Brittany wrote to me & said,

As Miss USA I plan on redefining exactly what the role means to me. I’m not looking for fame. To me, fame comes when my 4-year-old students grow up and remember the impact Ms. Toll had on their life. I’m looking for a role that will allow me to continue inspire others, cultivate service, promote radical self love, educate on the achievement gap and so much more.

She definitely deserves a spot in the top 15… so let’s make it happen!

The new obsession in our house is watching Hawk Nest Cam. You can read about how it came to be here.

In Defense of Twee: An Unironic Indie-Pop Lifestyle Guide. Haha! Look, if you can’t laugh at yourself… something is wrong.

After the jump, we go far deeper into twee than posting a sepia-tone picture on your Tumblr.

This article by Roseanne Barr, on feminism & fame, is fucking fantastic. And I Should Know.

Mason jar meals — GENIUS! Perfect for petite salads on the go!

Apparently I am not the only one who needs more closet space. johnny Depp has two rooms of hats!

Oh! I love Breakfast Interrupted!

New Yorkers for Marriage Equality… YES!!!

I love Dark Dark Dark.

I can’t wait for this show to come to television!

Having trouble getting dressed? Allow Pat Field to shake you up!

I love this video & song!

P.S. You may have noticed I’ve added a “Share on Tumblr” button! So don’t be shy! Have a wonderful, rejuvenating weekend!