You’ll Be Totally Mesmerized By This Hungry Little Crab’s Meticulous Eating Habits

There are cute animal videos, and then there are weird ones. These odd videos starring a hungry little crab are the perfect middle ground.

Whether you need to destress, figure out your meal plans or just get in the mood for a summer weekend, watch and let all your troubles slip away.

Chips

 

Tempura Onion Ring

 

Beef

 

Castella Sponge Cake

 

Banana

 

Watermelon

 

Noodles

 

Cheese

 

Need more adorable animals in your life? Click HERE to watch a chicken impress with is piano skills.

Pikachu Has Its Own Yearly Festival and We NEED to Go

For the fourth year in a row, a massive week-long celebration of Pikachu will be held in Yokohama, Japan, this August.

Sadly, we’ve always had to enjoy the preposterously cute Pikachu Outbreak Festival from afar, but we’re holding out hope for this year—there’s finally a chance to win tickets.

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If you’ve ever dreamed of watching 1,500 Pikachus parade around Japan, you’re in luck, because Sprint is running a contest to send a fan and three friends to Japan to attend the festival and play Pokémon Go. You don’t even have to be a Sprint customer to take part—but you do need to play Pokémon Go. Click here for the details.

The event will run from Aug. 9 – Aug. 15 in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama, and during that time it will be pretty much impossible to avoid Pikachus in the area. There will be shows, parades and more Pikachu merch than you could ever dream of buying. Everything gets covered in Pikachu banners, murals and knick-knacks.

Obviously, the dancing, singing Pikachus are the highlight of the event. We cannot stop watching this Pokémon rendition of “Uptown Funk.”

And with more than 1,500 Pikachu mascots, it’s scheduled to be the biggest Pikachu parade ever.

The Pikachus also get dressed up in all kinds of costumes, from sailor to safari to spaceman, and are available for all kinds of photo opps. If Pikachu is your favorite Pokémon, this is an event you need to attend at least once in your lifetime.

Believe us—if we win this contest, we’ll have lots to share.

 

If you can’t attend the festival, you can still show off your love for Pokémon. Click HERE to see the cutest Pokémon jewelry around.

HAIM’s Latest Single Proves Their New Album Won’t Disappoint

As one of the most anticipated albums of the year, HAIM‘s Something to Tell You is already proving to be a worthy contender for best album of 2017 ahead of its July 7 debut.

With three singles now released from their record, we have a strong sense of the album’s overall vibe, but we’re definitely hungry for more.

“Little of Your Love” is the group’s most recent drop and it’s kicking off our fave New Music Friday tunes from the week.

Keep scrolling to give HAIM’s fresh track a listen, plus some tunes by a few other artists.

1. “Little of Your Love” by HAIM

There’s something so familiar yet unique about this song by the group. Its encouraging lyrics leave you feeling hopeful and optimistic. Definitely a song to turn to when you need a boost of confidence.

 

2. “Giants” by Lights

Lights has ventured down the road not many other artists have by releasing a comic book to coincide with the drop of her new album Skin & Earth. Much like the comic of the same name, the album has a clear story. Her first single from the record, “Giants,” sets up all that is to come and we couldn’t be more stoked.

 

3. “Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal

There is something so special about America’s Got Talent season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal. Pure and innocent, yet full of conviction and confidence, her music speaks for itself. Though only 13 years old, her storytelling capabilities are well beyond her years as evident in her new song “Moonlight.”

 

4. “Keep Me Sane” by Kacy Hill

Listening to Kacy Hill’s “Keep Me Sane” is like a dream. With her incredible vocals, you’ll feel, well, sane. It’s very comforting and a tune you can find peace in, which you’ll only understand if you listen to it.

 

5. “Overnight” by Parcels

Produced by Daft Punk, Parcels’ “Overnight” is nothing short of groovy. We were transported to a ’70s disco the second we pressed play. The song is easy to listen to and sort of puts you in a productive mood.

 

6. “Against the Grain” by Peppina

We’re thoroughly obsessed with indie pop artist Peppina, especially after listening to her enticing new EP Spark. It’s a straight up masterpiece and we can’t wait for more from this girl. While every song off her EP is magic, we’re really feeling the message behind “Agains the Grain.”

 

Follow the Spotify playlist below to listen to these tunes wherever you want:

 

Did you catch our fave New Music Friday releases from last week? If not, check out some stellar tunes from Lorde, Hey Violet and more HERE.

Here’s Why THESE Shoes Are a Must-Have for Summer

Everybody has a summer style staple they just can’t live without—mine just happens to be a pair of shoes.

I don’t know about you, but during the summer months, I don’t like to spend a ton of time or effort getting ready. Don’t get me wrong, I want to look stylish, I just don’t want a lot of fuss.

My solution? A good pair of shoes.

In my opinion, no  matter what you’re wearing or how your hair or makeup looks, if you have a pair of solid, stylish shoes, you look more put together.

This year, I found the brand and pair of shoes that does just that—introducing JSlides:

Rose Gold JSlides against a blue background

JSlides Footwear is all about casual elegance. They aim to offer shoes that are both cool and sophisticated at the same time—something that is hard to come by!

I actually stumbled upon the line thanks to a friend. After I saw her wearing a pair of their casual loafers, I asked her where she purchased them.

She explained that she picked hers up at Nordstrom, but that they sell a variety of slide type styles on their website HERE.

Of course, I immediately hopped on the website and browsed everything they offered including their sneakers, booties, espadrilles and sandal slides.

Almost instantly, I fell in love with the Alyssa Rose Gold JSlides you see above. I ordered these bad boys and within a week they were on my feet.

What I love most about these shoes is that you can easily dress them up or down. Just last week I wore them with a fancy rose romper, and today I’m wearing them with a tank and jeans.

Rose Gold JSlides

What’s also awesome about these slides is that they offer a little added height because of the 1.5″ platform. So if you’re going on a date night or just aim to look taller, you’re given a little boost.

Because these shoes are so easy to slip on and off, I’ve made the fatal mistake (a couple of times now) of not putting on some no-show socks. The result? Blisters.

Don’t be alarmed though! These shoes need some breaking in, but after some time wearing socks, they’ll fit comfortably to the heel of your foot, allowing you to skip socks if you’re feeling a little lazy.

If you’re looking for a go-to summer shoe that you can dress down for the day and dress up for the night, this is no doubt the shoe for you. It’s chic, sophisticated and best of all, will have you looking stylish.

Ready to find a perfect pair of your own? You can check out all of JSlides amazing shoes HERE.

 

Ever wondered what your fave shoe says about you? Find out HERE!

If You’re More Than a Little Obsessed With Disney’s Pineapple Dole Whip, You Need These Items

Disney‘s Pineapple Dole Whip is the greatest treat in all the land.

Though it may be a chilly dessert, its sugary sweetness can be enjoyed rain or shine.

For those of you as obsessed with the soft serve as we are, we’ve rounded up 13 Dole Whip-inspired items.

Check them out below:

Dole Whip-Inspired Hair Bow: $10

Your hair will be 10 times sweeter with this bow fastened into it.

Pineapple Dole Whip-inspired hair bow from Etsy

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“But First, Dole Whip” Tank Top: $24

Dole Whip always comes first, always.

But first, Dole Whip tank top from Etsy

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Dole Whip Patch: $6

Even if your denim jacket is loaded with patches, you can definitely find room for this addition.

Pineapple Dole Whip patch from Etsy

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Dole Whip Dad Hat: $22

We’ll need one in every color, thanks.

Pineapple Dole Whip dad hat from Etsy

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Dole Whip iPhone Case: $24.50

We’ve never needed anything more. Come on, is that not the cutest phone case you’ve ever seen?!

Pineapple Dole Whip iPhone case from Etsy

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Dole Whip-Inspired Minnie Mouse Ears: $25

No better pair of ears to wear while walking through the park eating Dole Whip.

Pineapple Dole Whip-inspired Minnie Mouse ears from Etsy

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“Here for a Dole Whip” Button: $3.50

That about sums it up.

Here for a Dole Whip button from Etsy

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Dole Whip-Flavored Lip Balm: $5

Buying these might not be the best idea, because we know for a fact we’d try to eat them… whoops!

Pineapple Dole Whip-flavored lip balm from Etsy

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Dole Whip Enamel Pin: $9

Our face looks exactly like that when we get our hands on a Dole Whip.

Pineapple Dole Whip enamel pin from Etsy

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Dole Whip Ring: $14.99

A ring fit for a Pineapple Dole Whip Princess.

Pineapple Dole Whip ring from Etsy

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“Dole Whip Addict” Bracelet: $15

Do you even Dole Whip, bruh?

Dole Whip Addict bracelet from Etsy

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“I Love You More Than Dole Whip” Greeting Card: $4.75

That’s how you know it’s real.

I love you more than Dole Whip greeting card from Etsy

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Dole Whip-Scented Candle: $18

May your home always smell like Dole Whip from here on out.

Pineapple Dole Whip-scented candle from Etsy

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Visiting Disney parks every day to satiate your hankering for Pineapple Dole Whip isn’t exactly plausible. Don’t sweat it, we have the perfect solution. HERE’s how you can make the tasty treat at home.

This Popsicle Flavor Is Going to Inspire Your Summer Hair Color

By now, hair in any shade of the rainbow shouldn’t surprise you.

Hair hues ranging from pink to green have swept Instagram for years now—and they aren’t slowing down! The newest shade to trend on social media? Here’s a hint: It’s inspired by a staple summer treat.

Creamsicle hair color orange vanilla

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Yep, you guessed it—creamsicle hair color! The classic creamsicle bar is an orange and vanilla flavored popsicle, and it’s a true delight. The hair look ranges anywhere from deeper orange shades to baby tangerine, and is such a way to spruce up your hair color for summer. Who doesn’t want their hair to look like dessert? Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave ways to try out the trend, with a few tips on which color might be best for you!

Kylie Koolaide

Okay–Kylie Jenner has just about every hair color, so it’s no surprise she was one of the first people to debut creamsicle-colored locks. She’s giving us total mermaid vibes with her long, orange sherbet hair.

 

High Impact Citrus

Go the extra mile with a heavy dose of orange! We’re digging the idea of super saturated roots that slowly fade out. We recommend starting with a color like this and letting it fade out all summer long.

 

Magic Hour

There’s no denying the gorgeous sunset tones during magic hour. We’re paying homage to the hour in which our selfies look best by adding a mix of yellow and peach hues to shorter locks.

 

Creamsicle Fade

If you’re already super light blonde, have your colorist add on an orangey pink color to your strands for a few minutes. The result? A super light tinge of creamsicle that is sure to impress.

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Cheeto-licious

If your hands can frequently be found dipped in a bag of cheetos, this look is for you! Why not copy your fave salty snack and try a soft orange-meets-peach play on color?

 

Tangy

High voltage orange with undertones of pink and red provides the perfect contrast for fair-skinned gals. Ease into the look with pink highlights, and then layer the tangy orange on top!

 

Rainbow Sherbet

Don’t want to commit to just the creamsicle? Be inspired by another delicious summer treat: rainbow sorbet! This mix of raspberry pink roots, an icy blonde mid shaft and peachy ends is sure to add flavor to any summer look.

 

Real Life 🔥

Been itching to go red-copper? Then this hair color is for you! Go for fiery tones that border the edge of deep creamsicle and copper ginger. This look is 💯 fuego.

 

More of the rainbow type? HERE are 11 crazy rainbow hairstyles and fades to try this weekend.

9 of the Most Epic Summer Water Parks in the U.S.

Heading out on a fam road trip this summer? Score.

If your parents are willing to make a pit stop and you’re all really feeling the sticky heat, try taking a dip at one of the below wacky and wild water parks around the U.S.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in Orlando, Florida

Disney fans, we’ve got just the destination for you and your siblings to cool down—Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in Orlando. Located at the Walt Disney World Resort, this place is meant to look just like an old ski lodge. Pretty cool, huh? This park truly has something for everyone, including exhilarating water slides, family-style raft rides, a one-acre wave pool and even games that are full of Disney magic. ✨

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Dollywood Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

If you’re ready for some good ol’ country fun, you must head to Dollywood Splash Country in Forge, Tennessee. This park, located right next to the Dollywood theme park (which you should also check out if you have time), is packed full fun and adventure. The theme of this park centers around Dolly Parton’s childhood of swimming in rivers by the Great Smoky Mountains. Picture yourself enjoying tall and fast slides and an enjoyable lazy river, all while soaking in Tennessee’s beauty. What could be better?

Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, New York

Any water park with “enchanted” and “safari”  in the title is right up our alley. This park, located in Old Forge, is New York’s largest water theme park. Not only is this a water park, it’s a regular old amusement park, too, so you get double the fun with more than 50 rides and attractions (32 of them being water rides). Not only are there rides, there’s fun food, some cool shops and even storybook-themed characters, just like Disneyland!

Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park in North Conway, New Hampshire

Although outdoor water parks are loads of fun, indoor water parks are where it’s at—no burning your feet on the pavement or gnarly sunburns. Kahuna Laguna located in North Conway, New Hampshire, is the perfect stop for you and your fam because it literally has everything including a three-story slide tower, a wave pool, a wet basketball court and a 25-person hot tub. Wow.

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Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

If you want to visit the waterpark of all waterparks, you must go to Noah’s Ark, named America’s largest waterpark. This giant attraction is located across 70 acres of land in the middle of Wisconsin Dells. It features not one, but two lazy rivers, four children’s play areas, two mega wave pools and a slide called the Black Anaconda that is over a quarter-mile long. It’s like a water slide and roller coaster combined. 😱

Pump House Indoor Water Park in Jay, Vermont

Yet another indoor water park to save you from the scorching heat! The Pump House is place of both leisure and fun. Not only does it have all the amenities of an awesome water park, it’s also a resort. So while you’re out tearing up the wave pool, your ‘rents can be chilling in the hotel room relaxing and ordering food service. The best of both worlds.

 

Roaring Springs Water Park in Meridian, Idaho

Stopping through Boise, Idaho, on your fam’s road trip? Then Roaring Springs Water Park is a must-visit. They’ve got family slides, a vortex slide and a half-pipe slide that will be sure to excite you. Besides the attractions, you get a pretty nice scenic view of beautiful Idaho.

Wet ‘n’ Wild in Kapolei, Hawaii

If you’re lucky enough to fly to Hawaii this summer, we have one suggestion for a perfect day in the sun—Wet ‘n’ Wild in Kapolei. This park, believe it or not, is one of Oahu’s top 10 most visited family attractions on the island, and for good reason. It’s spread across 29-acres of lush and tropical landscape and holds over 25 attractions including racing slides and a simulated surfing machine. Cowabunga dude. 🏄

Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks, Nevada

If you’re ready to embark on a tropical adventure in Nevada, Wild Island Family Adventure Park is the place to be. Not only does this place have slides galore, they’ve got their very own Coconut Bowl bowling alley! Amazing.

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Worried about being able to survive your family road trip? THESE seven free apps will save you.

This Awesome Kit Helped Me Turn Marshmallows Into Working Piano Keys

Here’s a science experiment we can all get behind.

Makey Makey is a high-tech invention kit that lets you turn things into keyboard keys for your computer. Obviously, we decided to use it to turn colorful marshmallows into big, squishy piano keys.

Makey Makey keyboard screen

The core aspect of these inventions is the Makey Makey board, which allows your computer to recognize keyboard directional commands, as well as the space bar and clicking, by opening and closing circuits. It may sound a little complicated, but in practice, it’s super simple.

Makey Makey board

The kit also comes with seven alligator clips. One of these clips is for connecting yourself to the board (you’ll find out why this is important later). The other clips are for connecting the individual commands, like left or right, or space bar, to household objects.

makey makey alligator clip

When your board is fully wired, it might look something like this. One USB cable connects it to the computer. The Earth cable connects to you, and the other cables clip onto the conductive objects you want to use to activate them. The guide recommends objects like modeling clay, coins, foil, skin and bananas. Plastic, fabric and paper aren’t so good for conducting electricity.

Makey Makey board with alligator wires

In our case, we decided to use marshmallows. The reason you hold the metal tip on the end of the Earth cable is that you activate the key by completing the circuit. To complete the circuit for the space bar, you must be touching the Earth cable and the space bar marshmallow.

Makey Makey alligator cable plugged into a marshmallow

With the six marshmallows laid out like the six keys, you just need to hold the Earth cable in one hand and bop the marshmallows with the other. It may take a moment to figure out which touches give the best and quickest results, but soon it’s second nature.

marshmallows with makey makey alligator wires

And the special Makey Makey keyboard shows you exactly what’s happening so you can make any adjustments as necessary along the way.

Makey Makey keyboard on computer

Of course, playing a virtual piano isn’t the only thing you can do with Makey Makey. Their guide includes links to a similar bongo setup and a Guitar Hero-style game. If you’d like, you can just use the assigned keys to navigate around on your computer, or even remap the board’s keys to support other functions.

Of course, if you’re going to follow along with what we did and use marshmallows, be sure to clean up afterward. You don’t want to attract ants.

 

Loved this project? Click HERE to find out more about the science-based subscription box, StemBox.