11 Must-Know Terms for Talking Oscar Red Carpet Fashion

Categories: Fashion, Fun

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Lupita Nyong'o will probably show up to the Academy Awards in another bright, beautiful gown that everyone's going to talk about. Emma Thompson will probably be there, too.
Watching the stars walk the red carpet sometimes can be more entertaining than watching the actual award ceremony itself, if you're crazy fashion-obsessed freaks like us. If you're not and actually watching to see who wins, the red carpet can probably seem tedious and confusing. And with the Oscars slated for Sunday, March 2, maybe you're even panicking a little about how you're going to make it through the Academy Awards pre-show. But don't worry, because we've got your back.

We've broken down 11 terms you need to know to ensure that you can critique and ogle the red carpet fashion with the best of 'em. Heaven forbid you confuse a thut with an underbutt and are at a loss for words when it comes to describing Lena Dunham's inevitably bold gown choice, right?

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5 Inevitable Online Dating Mishaps

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There's no shame in the online dating game, but there are some dangers to look out for.

We don't need to remind you what today is. If you're in a relationship, you're probably looking forward to the plans you and your sweetheart have made. Lovely. Good for you. However, us singletons are either trying to forget this love-ridden day or desperately searching for a last-minute date. And what easier way to find said date than online dating?

Although actual true love, eternal joy, and maybe a happily-ever-after ending could await you at the end of the online dating road, we are here to warn you of the dangers that await along your way. So seasoned veterans who have become all too familiar with the ins and outs of every site and app you can think of, enjoy knowing you are not alone. And green, dewy-eyed privates ready to jump in, sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for the inevitabilities of trying to find love online.

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Dumb Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Sochi's Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Categories: Film and TV, Fun
The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey packet had a bee in it!

And so a breathless public tuned in to minutely scrutinize the opening ceremony, waiting for disaster, narrated by hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer. What do you remember? Test yourself.

1. Bob Costas had pink eye. How many athletes had pink eye?
A. 3 percent
B. 35 percent
C. 78 percent
D. 98 percent

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10 Tips for Better Instagram Photos

Categories: Fun

Oh, Instagram. Where else would we so easily broadcast photos of animals looking particularly pensive?

We are officially a few weeks into January, and if your New Year's resolutions are going anything like ours, it's time to get some help. Unfortunately, we can't offer much in the way of helping you lose a few extra pounds (though some of these free fitness events may) or make deposits into your good-karma account, but we've got something better. We're going to help you up your Instagram game.

So, grab your shiny new smartphones and Walden filters, log in, and get ready to impress your followers with your brand-new Insta-skills.

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No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014: 6 Reasons We Loved It

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Attendees of the No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014.
Patrons of the light rail got a little in-ride entertainment on Sunday afternoon, and not from some excessively loud and outrageous fellow passenger. More like a few men and women kicking it onboard in excessively loud undergarments and equally loud clothing -- with the exception of pants.

The No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014 went down this past weekend as more than 100 people from around the Valley boarded trains bound for downtown Phoenix wearing neither trousers, jeans, skirts, nor shorts.

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Arizona Cacophony Society Announces Phoenix Idiotarod 2014

Categories: Coming Soon, Fun

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
A Star Wars-themed cart from Phoenix Idiotarod 2013.
Mischief-makers of the Valley, get your shopping carts ready. Oh, and you might want to fire up your brain cells as well and start conjuring up crazy ideas, too. That's because the Arizona Cacophony Society has set a date for the next Phoenix Idiotarod. And it's a little over a month away.

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10 Tinder Tips for Guys

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Evie Carpenter
There's a lot a guy can do to catch a girl's eye on Tinder. There's a lot he shouldn't do as well.

If you haven't been exiled from modern society in the past six months, chances are good you know what Tinder is. If you're a single millennial with a Facebook account and a smartphone, chances are really good you also have a Tinder profile.

If you have somehow managed to avoid any mention or usage of this dating app, here's a little rundown. Tinder syncs up with its users' Facebook accounts to find prospects. Users can flip through the mini-profiles of said prospects, which include first names and ages, and either "like" or "pass." If, and only if, two people like each others' profiles, then they are matched and can chat with one another.

With up to six photos, a quick bio, and a list of any mutual interests and friends from Facebook, Tinder users can quickly judge whether they're interested or not. This means that the content of your Tinder profile can make or break your next hookup/relationship/awkward text conversation that ends terribly.

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The 25 Worst Ugly Christmas Sweaters Ever

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Benjamin Leatherman
There are some things that can never be unseen. Like any of the slew of awful, unsightly, ironic, and offensive holiday pullovers, sweatshirts, vests, and winter clothing that's worn with pride in the weeks leading up to Christmas. And thanks to the abundance of ugly holiday sweater parties -- as well as the sweaters themselves -- becoming a major cottage industry, everyone seems to have one peeking out of their respective closets.

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5 Places to See Snow in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Events, Fun

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A white Christmas in Phoenix is a near impossibility. Frolicking in packing peanuts or throwing ice cubes at your buddies doesn't count. Even though we can wear flip-flops throughout all 12 days of Christmas, snow is easier to find than you might think.

Here are five places to go to find snow in the Valley this holiday season.

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The 7 Creepiest Nutcrackers on Etsy

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Nutcrackers: Cute for Christmas or totally creepy? When it comes to these seven, the answer is definitely just creepy.
Way back when, nutcrackers actually served a purpose besides being quite possibly the creepiest of all holiday decorations. And as such you can bet there's a heated debate between those who see them as a Christmas decorating staple and those whose dreams are haunted by wooden dolls with massive crunching teeth. You can guess which side of the fence we fall on -- and in case you're still on the fence, here are seven examples of why nutcrackers are the creepiest of all Christmas traditions.

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