This week, Facebook nation observed 'National Unfriend Day.' The idea was launched in 2010 by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who believes that the word 'friend' is being used loosely on the social media network of 1.3 billion users. Mr. Kimmel's claim is backed up by a number of recent studies, including one by Oxford anthropology professor Robin Dunbar, who found that the average person can maintain no more than 150 meaningful relationships. In his declaration, Mr. Kimmel suggests categories by which one can unfriend another. Among them are the so-called 'over-sharers,' those who insist on sharing that they overslept, burnt their breakfast toast (picture included), or that they went to the gym (apparently, the workout doesn't count unless you tell people about it).
So, Cranky is 16. Like most 16-year-old girls, she is focused on a few priorities: clothes, boys, texts, One Direction and homework—if the last item is not on that list, please don't shatter my belief system. So it comes as no surprise that when a diet miracle appears on social media, Cranky would be quick to jump on it.
A couple months ago, my editor approached me about one of those new painting-while-drinking-wine classes that have recently dominated everyone’s social media newsfeeds. My mission was to visit the new Pinot’s Palette in Webster Groves. The thought of doing something artistic while drinking wine, and then writing about it sounded like something just this side of nirvana, so, of course, I signed on.
Look out, lovers of preppy fashion: That well-known smiling pink whale is coming to St. Louis.
If I were to ask any St. Louisan about what they consider to be the biggest news story of the year thus far, there wouldn't be any doubt as to the answer: Ferguson. The story surrounding the police shooting and ensuing protests continues to command the attention of the 24-hour news cycle, as well as social media chatter here and beyond.
St. Louis has a reputation for classic, preppy fashion, so it only makes sense that a St. Louisan be behind such a line. Enter Brooke Schultz.
Life-size sculptures. Historic paintings. Artwork in bloom. Get a taste of the eclectic array of exhibits hitting St. Louis’ art scene this fall.
Young or old, rich or poor, technophobe or technophile, living in the U.S. or in the Middle East, they all use Twitter. Conservatively speaking, there are more than 630 million Twitter users today, and that number grows by another 130,000 users daily.
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Summer vacation season is here, and many St. Louisans are hopping on planes destined for international locales and setting sail on cruises around the world. But before the big trip, area health and business experts warn seniors to stop and take stock.
Last month, we discussed sleep for the newborn, infant and toddler. No doubt, every baby in the St. Louis area is now sleeping soundly through the night, and parents are well rested and refreshed, right? But what about those with older kids?
Whether it is telephones, tablets, media players, robotics systems, high-definition headsets and others, Bluetooth technology is everywhere.
So. Last week I wrote a column on twists on the concept of the honeymoon. In it I mentioned that language is fluid and constantly evolving. Words that were cutting edge six months ago will paint you the fool if you use them today. I asked Cranky (16) if the party she attended last week was ‘off the chain’ and received an eye roll-head shake combination usually reserved for pathetic losers…wait.
In your pocket or handbag, there's a piece of electronic equipment so powerful it would make George Jetson swoon. St. Louis attorneys weigh in on how smart phones—as well as email, social media and other forms of e-communication—have changed how they practice law.
Keeping a definite style throughout will make your wedding memorable—and you’ll never have any regrets.
From divorce to family law and courtroom litigation, local attorneys say there are a multitude of hot topics on the horizon, largely the result of an increasingly digital world, shifts in societal norms and an ever-changing economy.
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What if your family was faced with the sudden loss of a loved one, and you were responsible for gathering all the pertinent paperwork at a moment’s notice? That’s exactly what happened to Richard Fox when his father unexpectedly passed away.
Moneta Group welcomes communications manager EMILY BARLEAN to its team. Barlean’s work history includes working as senior corporate communications specialist and social media manger at Concordia Publishing House.
More than 16 million people in the United States were victims of identity theft in 2012, according to the Department of Justice. But identity theft isn’t inescapable, according to local finance experts.
In March, there will be a new Schnuck at the helm of the venerable local grocery store chain. Todd Schnuck will become the company’s president/CEO. After almost eight years, older brother Scott is stepping down but will remain chairman.
It’s everyone’s New Year’s resolution to either get in shape or to step-up their current fitness routine. And as we know, there is zero reason to look like a slob when you work out. St. Louisans love their activewear and has welcomed three new boutiques to satisfy our love of all things stretchy and sporty. So, there’s no more excuses for not being perfectly styled at the gym this year!
Has wine become a natural beverage of choice for American consumers? Let’s take a look at what’s on the pulse and the likely future trends for wine.
Colonial Marketplace is transforming into a winter wonderland, just in time for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping season. Beginning this week, lights, greenery and an abundance of holiday specials have begun to welcome shoppers to the recently remodeled boutique and dining destination on the border of Clayton and Ladue.
At its most basic level, The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social, professional and charitable organization, with members ranging authors to editors. And the original club creation can be credited to catfish.