For Those Who Don’t Know Grammar Good: Don’t worry, it’s all automated with Grammarly – the “automated proofreader and personal grammar coach.”
MacGyver Challenge: We’re loving Lifehacker’s weekly challenge that calls upon people to summon their inner Richard Dean Anderson. This week’s job: build a better mousetrap using Legos (Hurry MacGyver, we’ve only got 8 seconds before this poorly designed mouse trap factory explodes!)
Abandoned: Not JUST the way you felt on prom night (ZING!), Abandoned is an app that lets you explore abandoned urban sites. This will be the perfect app to use on the night where I commemorate being abandoned on prom night. Never forget.
Neck and Neck: Did you know that there are more than two ways to tie a tie? Check out these fancy knots.
More of What You Missed: As a follow-up to yesterday’s “word.,” Buzzfeed gives us this rundown of moments you might have missed from the Oscars. Our favorite shot is of Anne Hathaway at the engraving bar watching her name being put on the statue. We always wondered how that happened.
Oh Wait, And This: Jennifer Lawrence in the press room after winner her Oscar is the best thing that has happened to us since her last interview with Caesar Flickerman.
Some news you might have missed from last night’s Oscars:
MTL + JGL: Did you know Joseph Gordon-Levitt escorted his on screen mom to the show? It was more adorable than the Flying Nun nuzzling thirty kittens while in a tickle fight with Ryan Gosling.
Mirror, Mirror: Turns out, lots of people were thinking about what Anne Hathaway says into her mirror.
Nobody Puts Catherine Zeta Jones’ Fingers in a Corner: She may have an Oscar (and a Tony), but she still couldn’t get invited to Oscar’s hottest party: a trip down the E! Manicam red carpet. Harsh.
Crash: One man shares his tips for crashing Hollywood’s hottest parties.
Kicked Out: The producer of an Oscar-winning short was kicked out of the theater for throwing paper airplanes.
Beyoncé is such a force that we’re all soon going to be talking like they do in Being John Malkovich, but instead of saying “Malkovich” we’ll be saying “Beyoncé.” To that end, we’ve switched our word. coverage to be all Beyoncé-centric.
Sad that the Beyoncé Bowl is over? Relive the majesty, the pageantry and the hair with NY Mag’s rundown of the 11 most important GIFs of her performance.
You think YOU love Beyoncé? You do not. Do you know who does? Some guy named Shaquille O’Neal who starred in the Citizen Cane of our generation: Kazaam.
“Beyngo” – a Beyoncé-themed Bingo game – may be the most brilliant thing every created by humanity that did not come out of Beyoncé’s mouth / the House of Dereon.
This isn’t “technically” Beyoncé-related, except for the fact that it happened in the world that she owns, but we love this second grade class project where students corrected the spelling and grammar of Tweets from athletes
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Angels With Dirty Faces: This sweater wins Christmas, the perfect thing to throw on after you get the old iron-to-the-face treatment. Cc: Ellen James
Portmancouture: If anybody can figure out the reasoning behind the terrible pun we used as a headline for this entry, then we’ll buy you this awesome t-shirt. (PortmancouTOEr, is perhaps better?)
Advent Calendbeer: Yes, somehow this pun is even worse than the one right above. Either way, we love this Advent Calendar of beers.
Rules Boost Creativity: Just a quick plug for all of the brainstorming rules the Creative Team has put in place.
For The Stalker on Your List: This iPhone case is actually awesome, the mirror allows you to shoot pics and video while holding the phone horizontally. Perfect for snapping a pic of a comely, yet unsuspecting, subway passenger. What? I mean, nothing. We don’t do that.
For The Cook on Your List: You know that friend you have that is always showing off their amazing kitchen creations? Perhaps temper their talent with this compendium of terrible recipes from terrible cookbooks.
For The Movie Buff…: or that special gal in your life whose feet just aren’t hairy ENOUGH. I bet they’d love to unwrap these socks inspired by Hobbit feet.
For The Risk Taker: Holiday regrets are typically relegated to drinking too much at the holiday party. Not anymore with this giftable peanut butter that clocks in a twenty bajillionhundred on the scoville scale.
Pat, the Easy Bake Oven: Mckenna Pope, an awesome lil lady from NJ, started a petition to get Hasbro to introduce a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven so her little brother who loves cooking can feel good about using it. Mckenna, you are awesome. 23,000 other people agree with us as they’ve signed her petition.
FYI of the Day: Justin Timberlake was in child beauty pageants. Just an FYI, y’all.
A Dose of Kenny G: Timberwolf Kevin Love, meaning he plays on the basketball team, he’s not an actual timberwolf, made this PSA for a coat drive that is filled with candle light, teammates, and smooth, smooth jazz.
Pinokio: Personality is important. This video proves that you can give anything a personality, even a lamp.
That’s right – no word. daily. on Monday, so this Tuesday, we’re bringing you twice the action:
The Two Pizza Rule: Shockingly, this is not a rule about how to quickly eat your feelings. Rather, it’s Jeff Bezos’ dead simple approach for building teams that avoid group think.
Biblio-Mat: If you’re looking for some reading inspiration, and you’re on your way to Toronto, then check out the random book dispenser that Craig Small built for a quaint bookshop. If you’re not going to Toronto, just give up and read 50 Shades of Grey.
Real Tweets: Actual birds Tweeting on Twitter – this post also involves unsalted fat. You should probably just read it.
Bodega Hack: We’re loving this musically-inspired Bodega takeover in London from Red Stripe.
What is Sugru?: We didn’t know either, but enjoyed finding out. Great product introduction video.
Behold, The Blender: See how a great design can change everything that you think you know about a product?