Judy Blume reveals which of her books will turn into a film, and what's next in her career on the 2020 Makers Conference stage.
When Jamil made a guest appearance on the podcast "Sooo Many White Guys," hosted by comedian Phoebe Robinson, she really let it rip.
It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's ... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The rookie congresswoman will star as a superhero taking down the 'GOP establishment' in a new satirical comic book.
Jada Pinkett Smith is her own woman. From the start of her acting career to marriage and motherhood, she’s never let anyone else define who she is and what she can do, enabling her to pursue acting, producing, music, philanthropy and raising a family all on her own terms. As she puts it, “It’s just a matter of really having the courage to create the life that’s specific to you and no one else.” You can’t tell me what being a woman means for me and what that looks like. You’re not allowed to tell me what my motherhood should look like. ...
Ciara was at the 2019 MAKERS conference on Thursday and said being a single mom was "something I could never imagine. I never imagined that happening to me, being in that place."
Just days after videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi sardonically clapping during President Trump’s State of the Union went viral, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out in support of the congresswoman in a special video for MAKERS. “You know the tidal wave of women and young people running for office is helping to build an America that’s not only kinder, fairer, bigger hearted, but safer, stronger and more secure,” Clinton said, during a message delivered to the 2019 MAKERS Conference. ...
Once again, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called it as she sees it — this time taking aim at the double standard with which she argues that male and female politicians are treated by the media and the public.
"Priyanka Chopra on breaking barriers and landing the man of her dreams," reads the cover of Vogue's January issue. But not everyone's happy with it.
Christine Blasey Ford's life has been upended since she came forward with sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Gabourey Sidibe speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at Hollywood Palladium on February 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. For Gabourey Sidibe, getting dressed for red carpets and awards shows is really hard when she knows that she’ll be made fun of because of her weight. If I wear red, a pitcher of Kool Aid,” she admitted during a monologue at The 2018 MAKERS Conference on Monday evening.
If it wasn't for Natalie Portman's baby daughter, Time's Up would probably have a totally different name.
Boudoir photography has become a common way for women to get a boost of confidence from their own sex appeal. Some do it for themselves, while others want to share an intimate gift with a loved one.Traditionally, women participate in the adult version of glamour shot fun. One Canadian man decided to break the stereotype and give his wife a gift she definitely won’t forget anytime soon.Brendon Williams hired photographer Masika May for his own boudoir — ahem, I mean dudoir — shoot. May told Mashable that Williams booked the shoot as a gift for his wife’s birthday, which was on Jan. 19.“I have known his wife my entire life and have photographed every milestone this couple has had, so of course I said yes, even though it’s not normally the type of photos I take,” May said.For it not being her normal style of photography, May nails all the classic boudoir shots. Williams poses seductively on the bed, playfully in the tub, and dreamily gazing out the window. Since the photos went viral and made more than just Williams’s wife laugh, May has made a video with more images from the shoot. We especially like the pose names. More on Yahoo Makers:Photographer’s ‘American Beauty’ Shots Celebrate Bodies Of All Shapes, SizesSew Risqué: The Woman Who Made Subversive Cross-Stitch a HitHusband Surprises Wife Of 30 Years With Epic Flash Mob Vow RenewalLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
We bet you didn’t know that you have an incredibly versatile tool—cleverly disguised as a common hair-styling essential—hiding just under the bathroom sink. Learn how to move beyond the blowout with these little-known ways to use a hair dryer to simplify tasks in your home. —Caylin Harris
If your sponges are living a life of grime, get them squeaky clean again using one of these fast and functional approaches. —Manasa Reddigari Photo: fotosearch.com It’s often said that we tend to neglect those nearest to us, and this is especially true of our closest cleaning confidant: the sponge.
It looks so sweet and innocent. But don’t be fooled.This “new baby” card — one of seven designs now available for preorder from Kickstarter-funded company Joker Greeting — is more fiendishly funny than glitter-bombing your enemies. We’re highlighting the company’s baby card because it is by far its most evil design — to the point of cruelty. But Joker Greeting also has birthday, thank-you, sorry, congratulations, and two “thinking of you” cards that are all horribly amusing in their own ways. So you can pretty much pwn all of your friends on every important milestone in life.Also on Yahoo Makers: ‘Glitter Bomb Your Enemies’ Guy Unveils Most Twisted ‘Where’s Waldo?’-Style Activity Book EverHere’s the blow-by-blow of the baby shower card for your enjoyment: On the outside, fancy script reads, “A baby is God’s sweetest gift” above a photo of a cherubic, sleeping newborn. So far, it’s a typical sappy baby card. But wait.Open it and you’re greeted with text that says, “The gift that keeps on giving.” There’s space for a message too. So far, so good.There’s also a tempting little button to press, which your unknowing victim will undoubtedly do. And when he or she does, the card plays the sound of a crying baby.And not just hiccupy, soft baby sobs, but harsh, scream-filled, angry cries. And it’ll keep playing. For at least three hours. Without stopping.Close the card and the crying continues. Push the button again and the crying gets louder. Keep pushing the button and it increases in volume up to four times! The crying continues until the card’s batteries run out or the victim destroys the card. And FYI, destroying it is tough — Joker Greeting has a video showing one of its other trick cards still working after being dunked in water twice.This card, and the entire collection, is available now for preorder to ship in March. So. Which of your friends are having babies this spring? Birthdays? Graduations? They have no idea what’s coming in the mail.Also on Yahoo Makers:The True Story of ‘Glitter Bomb Your Enemies’ Success: A ‘Stupid Idea’ That Netted $85K in One WeekBride Pranks Patriots-Loving Groom With Tom Brady in Heels #Deflategate Wedding CakeThese 19 Prank Wrapping Papers Are Somewhat Offensive, Also Very FunnyLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
The few weeks following the holidays are depressing for a lot of reasons, but none so clear as the Christmas-tree casualties lining every block. What once filled your home with all that’s merry and bright now sadly sits atop a pile of garbage.Artist Michael Neff turns Brooklyn, N.Y.’s trashed trees into treasure. In his dreamy art installation, called Suspended Forest, Neff hangs the Christmas trees by twine to look like floating woods.The project started in 2012, when Neff, along with his wife and a friend, set out to collect discarded trees and hang them under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The unauthorized “exhibit” was quickly cleaned up by the city, so Neff sought a more permanent place to display his work.This year’s display can be found in Queens, N.Y., at the Knockdown Center, an appropriately named art space that was formerly a factory. The 50,000-square-foot space is filled with a grid of 40 trees for viewers to walk through.“The enclosed space also allows scent of pine to remain, a more pleasant experience than the scents of Metropolitan Avenue,” Neff adds in his statement.This year’s materials are particularly sadder than Christmas trees reclaimed in the past, because many of them never even made it to living rooms for the holidays. Neff told Fast Company that nearly 80 percent of the trees in this year’s installation were simply left behind by sellers.“There’s speculation that it’s because it was so warm,” Neff says. “There were tons and tons of trees that were still bundled up that sellers had just abandoned.”Suspended Forest will be at the Knockdown Center in Queens, N.Y., until Jan. 31.More at Yahoo Makers:Damien Hirst’s ‘Drugged’ Christmas Tree Stirs Up ControversyTrash to Treasure: 6 of America’s Coolest Junkyard ArtistsIT Worker’s Dumpster-Diving Hobby Brings $2,500 a NightLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
The hybrid drink is called cascara, which is Spanish for “peel” or “skin” (yum!) because it’s made out the flesh of the coffee cherry, the fruit which produces the seeds we know and love as coffee beans. I’m going to send you a sample.’“ In the coffee-making process, the flesh of the cherry is usually discarded or composted, so the drink provides a more useful alternative. "We have been throwing away this perfectly good coffee fruit for a long time, and there’s no real reason for it, because it tastes delicious,” Peter Giuliano, of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, told NPR. Though it stems from the coffee cherry, the fruit is dried and steeped in hot water.
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they’re forced to give up on something that they love. For example, growing up, I was always very serious about basketball. It was my entire life. I ate, slept, and breathed basketball from the time I got up in the morning until the time I sunk my last jumper and went to bed.However, I was also realistic about it. By the time I hit 16 and my stack of Division 1 college recruitment letters was about as high as my stack of Nobel Peace Prizes, I knew that I wasn’t going to be an NBA All-Star. It was then that I gave up on my dream of being a pro athlete, because I didn’t want to be the delusional 24-year-old sending highlight tapes to pro teams.Which is to say, sometimes you need to say “enough is enough” on important aspects of your life. These are the ages you should throw in the towel for pretty much everything.More from Thrillist:Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on FacebookThe Horrible Financial Mistakes People Make in Their 20sHow to Disconnect From Your Job and Leave Your Work at WorkThe 10 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in America, RankedBy: Tyler Lemco
If you wore your wedding dress for just that one magical day then zipped it away in bag and stashed it back in your closet, Yvonne Trimble has an alternative idea for you. And trust us, if you do what she did with her gown, you’ll feel just as many feelings as you did during the Big Day.Trimble sent her wedding dress to Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies, a charity in Kent, England, that turns wedding dresses into burial gowns for babies who are stillborn or who die shortly after birth. (For those on this side of the Atlantic, NICU Helping Hands’ Angel Gown Program is a similar program in the U.S. and Canada.)Also on Yahoo Makers: Woman Knits Cradles for Stillborn Babies’ Heartbroken ParentsThe newlywed was so moved when she received photos of five tiny dresses made with her gown that she wrote an emotional post about them on Facebook — which quickly went viral. It has 57,000 (and counting!) shares from Trimble’s personal account alone.“A mix of emotions swept over me when I received [the photos]; pride that I’d done something good, sadness that it’s necessary for these gowns to have to be made, relief that I’ve never known this heartbreak, and a sense of thankfulness that volunteers around the country give up their time to produce such comforting garments,” Trimble wrote. Also on Yahoo Makers: Couple Has Good Reason for Coffin-Themed Wedding PhotosHer post garnered so much attention that the charity has temporarily suspended dress donations, as they’ve been deluged with offers. Trimble has recently taken to Facebook again, writing, “Cherished Gowns were receiving donations within 30 minutes of my post and their tally so far stands at 2,500 emails, approx. 1,500 FB messages, and just under 4,500 dresses being pledged. They’ve got extra volunteers as a result, and many, many more babies will now be able to be dressed in a beautiful gown instead of dolls’ clothes.” The attention has been “overwhelming,” she says. But her story truly shows the power of the Internet — and the power of a good deed.FYI, even though Cherished Gowns and the NICU aren’t currently accepting dress donations, here’s a great list of other meaningful places to donate your wedding dress if you decide it’s the right choice for you.Also on Yahoo Makers:Weddings at Funeral Homes Is a (Slightly Ghoulish) New Trend‘Fake Weddings’ Are the Hot New Way to Plan Your Actual Big DayYour Favorite Sneakers, Crocheted for BabiesLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
Today, Zillow Digs announced the top home design trends for 2016, along with the three soon-to-be forgotten fads of 2015. Results were based on a survey of leading interior design experts and trending photos on Zillow Digs.So what will be 2016’s hottest design trends? Check out the surprising results.Want to learn more about 2016’s hottest home design trends? Check out more photos of the top trends on Zillow Digs!Related:Before & After: Turning on the Lights in a Dated Kitchen5 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Like HomeDon’t Be Afraid of Design: Overcoming Home Decor Phobias
The largest urban rooftop farm in the world is thriving in a city that’s typically one of the coldest spots in the U.S. — Chicago. No matter though: The 75,000-square-foot farm, bigger than a city block, is also the world’s largest greenhouse. So it gets all the natural light and none of the snow, sleet, and slush the city is well known for. When you see these cheerful, lush photos, you’ll probably want to move in.Run by Gotham Greens, which first launched greenhouses in New York (this is its fourth!), the massive farm sits atop a soap factory on Chicago’s South Side. The plan, as co-founder Viraj Puri told Fast Co, is to help supply more than a million pounds of leafy greens and herbs to local stores every year.Also on Yahoo Makers: How One Family Ditched Beverly Hills to Create the Tiny Farm of Their DreamsPuri believes that crops grown under natural lighting are superior (Gotham Greens is currently participating in a study it says will back up these claims), and that he thinks a network of urban farms may eventually replace a large portion of perishable foods (lettuce, for example) that are usually transported across the country to cities like Chicago.“I think we’ve been able to prove this model that commercial-scale local agriculture can be done profitably,” says Puri. “There’s this growing consumer demand for locally grown produce in terms of quality, nutrition, there’s all the other macro trends we’re seeing in places like California with the drought, and long distance transportation. So it seemed to us if this model is successful in New York City, why can it not also be successful in large metropolitan areas?”Also on Yahoo Makers:From Babylon to Brooklyn: The History of Rooftop GardensIdyllic Country Cottage on the Roof of an NYC Building Is Every City-Dweller’s DreamThe Do’s and Don’ts of Urban FarmingLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
With all of the parties, events, and travel you’ll be partaking in around the holidays, you’ll likely be spending less time at home than usual. Combine that with all the extra shopping, and, sorry to scare you, but you’ve got prime opportunities for break-ins. Didn’t you see Home Alone?!To help you focus on all that’s merry and bright this time of year, consider your home’s security. The last thing you want to worry about is unwelcome visitors, and there are a few things you can do to make it difficult for them. Because thieves often don’t know what’s up for grabs, burglary is a gamble. So they want an easy break-in with as little effort as possible. The harder you make it for them, the less likely they’ll pick you as a target.Consider these tips and tricks for a safer, more secure home. More on Yahoo Makers:6 Simple Security Tricks to Keep Your Home SafeThe Scary Truth About Locks — From Expert LockpickersAfter a Burglary, I DIY’d a Way to Reclaim My Home Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
It seems every magazine, website, blogger, and overexcited Facebook friend whips out a gift guide each year. Our eyes (and yours, we’re betting) are glazing over just trying to keep track of them! Not to worry: We’ve done the heavy lifting this season, sorting through zillions of guides to bring you the guide to all the guides. We’ve found the best of the best for makers, moms, foodies, kids … even lumbersexuals and Kardashian-obsessives. Whew!Bottom line, you’re covered. The final get-it-by-Christmas shipping days are coming up ri-i-i-i-ght now, so click through for some final gifting inspiration! And you can always bookmark your favorite items for next December. (Wouldn’t it be nice to be that far ahead of the game!)PS: Don’t miss the many excellent gift guides from Yahoo, too, including ours for DIY Gifts, Yahoo Tech’s Best Tech Gifts for Under $100, Yahoo Beauty’s zillions of get-pretty guides, and Yahoo Style’s incredible array of guides that covers just about everyone.Also on Yahoo Makers:20 DIY Gifts for Everyone on Your List17 Ideas to Make Gifting Cash Less Awkward (And a Lot More Fun)Flower-Covered Christmas Trees Are the Hot Holiday Trend: Here Are the Prettiest ExamplesLet Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
Move over, North Pole. The town of Santa Claus, Ind., has a good claim to the title of No. 1 address for Christmas letters. The little town has received over a million Christmas letters from all over the world in the past 100 years.From that enormous stack of mail, 250 letters have been chosen and published in a new compilation from Indiana University Press. “Letters to Santa Claus” features epistles ranging from standard Christmas lists and funny anecdotes to tales of heartbreak and tragedy. Click through the slideshow above to see some of the best of the bunch.Also on Yahoo Makers:Bright Idea! 15 Festive, Creative Ways to Use Holiday LightsThese Punny Ornaments Are Exactly What Your Tree NeedsThe Top Christmas Tree Trends of 2015Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest.