Question: have you scrolled through Instagram or swiped through Snapchat today only to realize a) your eyes have glazed over to the point of near-blindness, b) your frontal cortex has all but turned off or c) you’ve been “peeing” for approximately 17 minutes? If you answered yes to any or all, welcome to the social media blackhole. It’s very dark and kind of damp in the worst way.
But don’t worry! Consider the below my rope of redemption to the murky well you’ve fallen down, because the best remedy to that dead-zone is to give your brain an educational snack. Because as you know:
And now, some Tuesday how-to’s.
1. How to: Register to vote!
You probably aren’t aware, but there is an election coming up! (Lol.) But for real, with all the distracting chatter it’s not hard to forget to actually register. Trump’s kids managed to do it and THEIR DAD IS RUNNING. If your parent is running or you’re an eligible voter in the Unites States, check out sites like Rock The Vote or Vote USA for instructions and state-specific deadlines.
2. How to: Work a cat eye like Adele. Almost.
If your eye makeup has been looking a little dog-ish lately, check out this tutorial from Adele-some-may-call-her-queen-of-the-cat-eye’s makeup artist Michael Ashton on how he does what he does (AKA, magic). I’d also recommend this to those who don’t wear eyeliner but enjoy watching makeup tutorials for ASMR purposes like a weirdo (same).
3. How to: Take care of your vagina — and it’s definitely not by using herbal balls.
The Cut sat down with “Twitter’s resident Gynecologist,” Dr. Jen Gunter, to hear about what it’s like to be the internet’s favorite gyno (especially during an election year with a lot of political commentary surrounding women’s health) and debunk vaginal myths on the reg. Spoiler alert: not even she is immune to unwanted dick pics.
4. How to: Live, according to Abbi and Ilana.
Beeline to Abbi Jacobson’s and Ilana Glazer’s Twitter accounts if you’re in dire need of some wisdom from Broad City royalty. They did a Q&A yesterday and each video answer may as well be a 30-second episode because, as always, they truly are their characters.
— ilana glazer (@ilazer) April 11, 2016
5. How to: Celebrate Equal Pay Day. Yay!
Did you know it’s Equal Pay Day? Because it is! And although it isn’t exactly a confetti-worthy holiday, here are a few ways to celebrate right here on Man Repeller:
How to Ask for a Raise From a Former HR Specialist (for literal advice)
Mind the Gap: the Jennifer Lawrence Essay Asks if Your Pay Check is Fair, Bradley Cooper Answers, “No, Let Me Help” (for A-list advocacy)
Oh Boy Episode 26: Sarah Sophie Flicker (for some feminist inspiration)
MR Round Table: Female Entrepreneurship (for making your own money)
14 Resume Tips and Tricks From an Expert (for communicating your worth early on)
And if you haven’t been in said blackhole (you’ve been doing your work??), congratulations! Free ice cream for you.
And the rest of us, I suppose. Because it’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s!
Photo credits: Ben & Jerry’s via multivu.com; Abbi and Ilana by Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images from NY Mag; Jen Gunter by Jen Gunter via NY Mag; Equal Pay from The Associated Press via USA Today.
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