Category Archives: Fun

What The World Needs Now Is Whimsy?

Ever since Starbucks debuted the psychadelically colored unicorn Frappuccino last week, people have been shaking their heads. How did this unicorn craze come about? What’s with all of the kiddie colors? Why … just why?!

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino
Photo: Starbucks

But this isn’t just the coffee chain’s Q2 sales gimmick: It’s evidence of a larger trend happening worldwide, fueled partially by social media (making everyone a photographer/videographer/artist with a need to create and share content). It’s also

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Challenge: Start “Where Have You Been All My Life?!” Tuesdays

It’s easy to fall into a routine: work, TV, sleep — each step punctuated by meals, with perhaps some exercise (or just mindless scrolling of the interwebs) thrown in for good measure. For the most part, routines can be great — they add order to a chaotic world, some structure and certainty when so many things in life seem out of our control — but when they turn into a rut, you need something to shake things up, stat. That’s where the “Where

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5 Hangouts That Should Exist In Every City

Most of the time, when you go out, it’s clustered into one of three scenarios: restaurant, bar, or other. With the ‘other’ being bowling, mini golf, movies, or something along those lines — often too pricey to do on the regular, and featuring pretty sub-par food (if any at all), so you usually fall back on food, booze, or some combination of the two.

Recently, though, there’s been a rise in more mixed-purpose hangouts that blur the lines between eatery and well, thing

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5 Surprises Hidden at Universal Studios You Need to Know About

When you’re headed to Universal Studios, or any theme park really, there are a few musts beforehand: Check out the newest rides, create a plan of attack, maybe even plan what you’re going to wear (no sweating, no chafing, no freezing on indoor rides, no blistered feet). You’ve brought cash and packed sunscreen, and you’ve basically thought of everything. Well, almost everything.

You see, what you may not have realized is that there are several Easter eggs hidden throughout

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone You Know

It’s that time of year! You know, when you try to carefully word questions to friends and family, stalk their Instagram and Pinterest accounts, and do any other means of creative sleuthing (and mind-reading) to come up with the perfect gift for everyone on your list. It’s no easy task, so we scoured the web for some interesting oddities, categorizing them into Life Between Weekends’ primary sections: food, fun and fulfillment.

Check out our roundup, and if you still need more

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An Inside Look at Chip and Joanna Gaines’s New Magazine, The Magnolia Journal

In the past few years, Chip and Joanna Gaines have gone from Waco wunderkinds to household names. They’ve gone from starring in HGTV’s Fixer Upper and running a housewares shop in their Texas hometown to opening a bakery, fixing up a cafe, running a bed and breakfast, writing a memoir, launching paint, wallcoverings and rug lines and — whew! Are you getting winded just reading this? — now, debuting a lifestyle magazine. It’s enough to make even the most

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7 Ways to Spend Halloween If You Don’t Have Plans

No insane Halloween party this year?  Too old to go trick-or-treating (at least, that’s what your neighbors seem to always say as they roll their eyes after seeing you at the door)? No worries. Here are a few last-minute ways to make the most of All Hallows Eve — without accidentally lighting a black flame candle and letting out a trio of soul-sucking witches, Hocus Pocus-style.

You’ve Got to See These Incredible Jack O’ Lanterns

It’s hard to fathom what 5,000 Jack O’ Lanterns looks like until you’re standing in a field surrounded by them. Even then, the awe comes in waves: First, there’s the surprise of the sheer volume — so many pumpkins! Then, the manpower behind them: How many hours did it take to carve them all?! Even the really basic, triangle-eyes-and-semicircle-mouth variety takes a while. And what happened to the guts? They must have pumpkin seeds for weeks!

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Photos: Nathan Davison

But, the true shock and

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Everything You Need for Halloween ’16

The Halloween countdown has already begun (less than two weeks!), and unless you’re totally anti-All Hallows Eve, there’s a good chance you’ve been mentally debating (A) what to be, (B) what to do that night, and (C) how to make the most of the spooky season.

We hear you, because we’re right there too — and we’re here to help you out. For the fourth year in a row, Collegiate Cook‘s running its three-week-long tribute

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Celebrate Your Roots

New York’s one of those cities people dream of living in someday. Not me. I never planned to move there, let alone live there more than a year, and yet, almost seven later, it’s the place I call home. During those first three years, I had a love-hate (but mostly, overwhelmingly hate) relationship with the five boroughs, and then, one day, we hit an understanding. Yes, it’s bitterly cold in the winter, and the people can often be brusque and moody, but it’s a lively place

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