Anyone Who Wants to Be Riverdale‘s Betty Cooper Needs These Items

From her pastel wardrobe to her classic ponytail, Riverdale‘s Betty Cooper is nothing short of an icon.

Everybody wants to be this girl next door, and it’s not just because she’s dating Jughead.

While we can’t physically be this intelligent and caring gal, we can at least exude Betty vibes with some clothes, accessories and decor pieces inspired by her.

Scroll below for all the items you need to basically be Betty!

Betty meeting Veronica on Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)

Crown iPhone Case: $24.37

This case is so subtle, only true Riverdale fans will get it.

crown iphone case

(via Redbubble)

 

Betty Cooper’s Journal: $14.90

If you want to be Betty, you have to write like her, too.

Betty Cooper's journal from Hot Topic

(via Hot Topic)

 

‘Classic Betty’ Baseball Tee: $28.95

Betty is the epitome of classic.

Classic Betty baseball tee from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

‘The Girl Next Door’ Candle: $26

Now you room will smell just like Betty’s.

The Girl Next Door candle from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

River Vixens-Inspired Necklace: $11.21

You can’t physically join the River Vixens, but that doesn’t mean you can’t casually rep them. Make Betty proud.

River Vixens-inspired necklace from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

Vanilla Milkshake Lapel Pin: $10.84

No one loves vanilla milkshakes as much as Betty, except maybe you?

Vanilla milkshake lapel pin from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

‘Don’t Make Me Go Dark Betty on You’ T-Shirt: $22.90

A fair warning to all who decide to cross you.

Dark Betty t-shirt from Hot Topic

(via Hot Topic)

 

‘What Would Betty Cooper Do?’ Keychain: $8

A question you should always ask yourself.

What Would Betty Cooper Do? keychain from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

Betty Cooper-Inspired Bow: $7.50

Adorn your ponytail with this cutesy accessory.

Betty Cooper-inspired bow from Etsy

(via Etsy)

 

Are you and your bestie basically Betty and Veronica? You guys have to get THESE items for each other.

These Clever Instagram Captions Are Perfect for Every Snowman Pic You Post

A super snowy winter means hot chocolate, cozy sweaters and snowmen.

Of course, the perfect snowman photo deserves the perfect Instagram caption. One of the following will do the trick.

For the cute pic of the freshly built snowman right in your own front yard:

“There’s snowplace like home.”

 

For those moments you’re feeling like a Disney princess out in the snow:

“Do you want to build a snowman?” – Princess Anna, Frozen 

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For the silly snap of you adding the carrot nose to your snowman as the finishing touch:

“Who smells carrots?”

 

For the pic of you and your S.O. smooching in front of your embarrassed snowman:

“Love never melts.”

 

For the close-up shot of your adorable Snowman’s coal eyes and smile:

“Not everyone hates getting coal for Christmas.”

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For the image of you rolling up the perfect giant snowballs to create your snowman:

“They see me rollin,’ they hatin.’ “

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For you group shot of you and your besties crafting the ultimate snowperson:

“Chillin’ with the snowmies.”

 

For the image of you and your stylish snowman in matching hats and sunglasses:

“We’re always careful not to get too much sun.”

 

For the photo of you panicking in front of your melty, slushy snowman:

“We’re having a meltdown.”

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For your most sophisticated selfie with your snowman:

“We’re the coolest.”

 

If you’re obsessed with Disney’s Frozen, click HERE for Olaf quotes that make flawless Instagram captions.

How to Detoxify and Purify Your Bedroom

Out with the old, in with the new!

Hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are off to a strong start, be it healthier eating habits, a more consistent exercise routine, or even just being nicer to your sibling. This is the perfect time to cleanse all areas of your life, and there’s no better way to get mentally focused than to detoxify your bedroom.

If you’re anything like us, your bedroom is your safe haven. It’s the place you retreat to do your homework, FaceTime with friends, escape from your nagging parents, listen to your favorite music… your bedroom is your space. That said, bedrooms can easily become very messy and harbor tons of toxins which can clutter your mind and your productivity.

Below are eight simple ways to detoxify your bedroom so you can kick those goals into high-gear:

Rotate Your Mattress

We spend about 6-9 hours a night sleeping on our mattresses. Most of us also tend to sleep on the same side, in the same place. Rotating your mattress not only extends the life of your mattress, it also helps protect your spine and helps you get a better night’s sleep because you’re not sagging into an area that has been slept on for years.

 

Purify the Air

The air in the bedroom is usually in need of a good cleanse. There are several ways to purify the air. You can do it naturally with plants, or you can invest in an air purifier. This minimizes the toxins in the air and helps create more oxygen, which is great for those late-night study sessions.

 

Get Rid of Your Pile-Up Chair

If you’re not guilty of piling things up on one particular chair/bench/stool/vanity, then congratulations, you’re a rockstar. Most of us suffer from the good ‘ol clothing pile-up. One second, everything is all put away, and next, the pile-up is so bad we just ignore it, hoping it goes away. An easy way to fix the issue? Remove the pile-up chair from your room all together. This will force you to put things back after you try them on. But whatever you do, don’t start piling things up on the floor instead.

 

Change Out Your Sheets More Often

Yes, yes, changing your sheets is one of the worst things, especially putting the duvet cover back on. But changing your sheets often is so important. Think about it, you sleep and sweat on your sheets about seven hours a night. That’s 50 hours a week! Get in the habit of switching out your sheets at least once a week. This is not only hygienic, it will reduce breakouts on your face, too.

 

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

This sounds a little over-the-top, but a silk pillowcase is no joke. Silk pillow cases have a multitude of skin and hair benefits. They help extend the life of a blowout, they don’t tug on your face or hair like cotton sheets (which can cause early onset wrinkles and loss of hair), and they eliminate bedhead. They’re not cheap but they are worth every penny! Try Slip Silk or Hollywood Silk Solution.

 

Switch to Soy + Beeswax Candles

Want to have your mind blown? According to the EPA, one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution is conventional candles made from paraffin, which is a petroleum by-product. Make sure you swap out your candles for 100% soy and beeswax candles to reduce the nasty, smart-sucking toxins from your room. You can also use essential oils or potpourri.

 

Put Down the Cell Phone

We get it, your phone is sort of your life. It’s how you communicate with friends, check emails, and even research things! But when all the work is done, really try and give yourself some no-cell-phone time in your room. Whether it’s spending some time reading a book, making a vision board or journaling, giving yourself some no-cell-time in your bedroom will calm your mind and your space. Another thing? Switch your phone into airplane mode when you go to bed. This will help you get a better night’s sleep and reduce the radioactivity in your room.

 

Adapt a No-Shoes Policy

Your shoes take you to school, to the mall to hang out with friends and to walk your dog. We love our shoes, but not in our room! Think about all the nasty germs and bacteria you’re exposed to all day. Why would you want to invite all of that into your room? Keep it clean and check your shoes at the door.

 

While you’re busy detoxifying cleaning your room, HERE are six things everyone should get rid of in 2018.

Here’s What You Should Know About Musical.ly Star Joey Birlem

Social media star Joey Birlem is the Musical.ly sensation you’ve been sleeping on.

If you’re not a fan yet, now’s your chance to find out everything you need to know to become one!

mcm_joey-birlem_article_930px_533px_deliverable(Photo Credit: Sam Cahill)

Name: Joey Birlem

Birthday: May 29

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Fun Facts:

1. He’s seen Grown Ups 2 a million times and isn’t even ashamed of it.

2. He makes good use of the animal filters on Instagram, but his true spirit animal is a sloth because of how chill they are.

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3. The superhero he looks up to most in the Marvel Universe is Iron Man.

4. Seeing his mom makes him smile more than anything. They have a super close relationship.

5. His most-ordered drink at Starbucks is a Very Berry Hibiscus Tea.

6. Hip-hop is one of his favorite musical genres, and he thinks Migos is completely crushing it right now.

7. He takes major style cues from the ’80s and would live in that era if he could.

i’m here for our 4pm meeting😊

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Now that you’re a Joey Birlem super fan, you’ll want to learn all about musical sensation Mackenzie Sol HERE.

7 Types of Huggers Everyone Encounters

In a world of handshakes, many of us would rather lend a more personal touch with a hug.

While a hug seems like a simple enough embrace, everyone does it just a little bit differently, resulting in either the best hug of your life or the most awkward contact you’ve ever encountered.

Whatever your reason, everyone falls into one of these seven categories of huggers below.

Continue reading to discover what type of hugger you are:

The Anaconda Squeeze Hugger

We’re all familiar with the type of hugger who squeezes our torso like they’re actually attempting to make our eyes pop out as if we’re a stress doll. Often, but not necessarily always, this type of hugger is known to commence rocking back and forth with our bodies within their grasp as if to say, “I missed you so much I must now exemplify my emotion with physical strength.” But you wouldn’t expect anything less because the Anaconda Squeeze Hugger is a person who lives a little extra in all aspects of their life.

 

The Always Hugger

This type of hugger is also the type of person who self-identifies with the act. You’ve doubtlessly heard them say, “I’m a hugger,” before going in for a warm embrace. These people are known to extend both arms rather than one when meeting a new person to bypass the impersonal handshake. In fact, it’s their favorite way to greet anyone, from a brand new acquaintance to an old friend, and they are extremely unapologetic about it. Hey! It’s in their DNA. For better or worse, the Always Hugger is known to give A+ hugs.

Fuller House group hug

(Fuller House via Netflix)

 

The Side Hugger

This type of hugger always goes in for the one-armed side hug. We’re not really sure if physical contact makes them nauseous or they just don’t get the proper dynamics of a hug. Either way, this hug is almost always awkward and definitely not the type you look forward to after a long time since seeing an old friend. We do, however, appreciate this side hug when snapping a photo with the hugger because it makes us feel just that much more special to them.

 

The Back Rub Hugger

About as opposite from the Side Hugger as you can get is the Back Rub Hugger. This person is known to give the warmest hugs that touch our heart and soul. Along with a decently tight embrace, these huggers go one step further to rub or pat our backs, saying with the simple gesture, “I love and cherish our friendship.” While this embrace is extra special, you can’t deny that there is a time and place for the added back pat.

Betty and Polly hug

(Riverdale via the CW)

 

The Uncomfortable Hugger

You should probably back away now because your embrace is definitely making this type of hugger uncomfortable. They are known to hold their arms so wide that they seemingly have a beach ball between them which results in an extra wide, contactless pseudo-hug. Sometimes they double-tap your back with a quick and swift motion as if to say, “Time’s up,” or else to provide their maximum amount of comfortable contact. These types of huggers get the job done in a millisecond and never linger in your arms. They’d really just rather wave in your direction to acknowledge your greeting, but hey, they’re willing to compromise with a short, embraceless hug.

 

The Awkwardly Too-Long Hugger

We all know someone who hugs for a second or two too long. Sure, if it’d been months since you’d last seen this person, a long hug would be appropriate, except for the fact that this hugger goes the distance each and every time. They don’t really pick up on the social cue to let go once you’ve dropped your arms and began to pull away… so you’re forced to awkwardly bring your arms back into the embrace. This touch-and-go-style hug may be uncomfortable for you, but the long hugger feels right at home.

Veronica and Archie hug

(Riverdale via the CW)

 

The Best Hugger

We can’t put our finger on it, but there are just some people in the world who are blessed with the ability to give the perfect hug. Not too long, but not too short; not too tight but not too loose and always somehow the exact hug that we needed that day. We don’t know how they do it, but the best huggers are also the type of people who always smell good and wear soft clothing, all of which add to the ultimate hugging experience. On days when we’re feeling down and on days when we’re celebrating, the Best Huggers are the ones we want around.

The Bold Type friends hug

(The Bold Type via Freeform)

 

If you’ve ever experienced anxiety over an awkward hug, click HERE to relate to all of the stressful thoughts that go through your mind before making a phone call.

A Definite Ranking of American Cheese Singles

Jan. 20 is Cheese Lover’s Day, and in celebration of this special and totally real holiday, we decided to do a little taste test.

We hopped on down to the local grocery store and bought a package of each American cheese brand they carried. The processed food is known for its ooey-gooey goodness and the fact that it melts like no “real” cheese ever would. Here’s our definitive ranking of all seven:

Seven types of American cheese singles

7. P$$T American Style Singles

Designation: No-Melt Imitation Pasteurized Process Cheese Product

This “cheese”‘s under-a-dollar price point may tempt you, but don’t fall for it. While every other American cheese we sampled was a light yellow-orange color, this cheese was a nearly neon orange. While it started off with a strong, sharp taste of cheese, that was soon punctuated by an almost citrusy aroma. Not only is the taste totally offputting, but it leaves a bad aftertaste. And who wants their American cheese not to melt?

P$$T American style singles

 

6. Borden Singles: American

Designation: Pasteurize Prepared Cheese Product

The next step up on this list was leaps and bounds better. This cheese was extremely melty, with a creamy texture. There was also a bit of a sharp, cheddary bite to the taste, and each slice of cheese felt substantial and filling.

Borden american cheese singles

 

5. Kroger American Cheese Singles

Designation: Pasteurized Process Cheese Product

Kroger’s singles are smooth and sweet, without a flavor that really screams “cheese.” It’s a bit sugary, lacking any sharpness or aftertaste. We bet it’s great for smaller kids who are turned off by stronger cheese flavors in their grilled cheeses, but it’s not super sophisticated, as far as American cheeses go.

Kroger american cheese singles

 

4. Borden Lactose-Free Singles: American

Designation: Pasteurize Prepared Cheese Product

We’re not sure why the lactose-free version of the Borden American singles tastes so much better than the regular, but they do. They’re smoother than the original, with a hint of sweetness. The flavor reminds us a lot of those cheese and cracker packs with the red stick for spreading. You’d never guess the lactose had been processed out of these singles.

Borden lactose free american cheese singles

 

3. Horizon Organic: Organic American Singles

Designation: Pasteurized Process Cheese Food

We were guessing the organic American cheese offerings would sit closer to the top of this list, and we were entirely right. Horizon Organic’s singles have a buttery, smooth flavor. Though it’s not too sharp, it does taste like cheese. Again, we think picky eaters would totally go for this cheese.

Horizon organic american cheese singles

 

2. Kraft Singles: American

Designation: Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product

Kraft Singles are synonymous with American cheese for a good reason. They’re the definition of what a cheese single should be. Even right out of the fridge, they’re ultra melty, and its sharp, salty aftertaste sets it apart from the rest. Plus, it may be the ultimate single for a grilled cheese sandwich.

Kraft american cheese singles

 

1. Simple Truth Organic American Singles

Designation: Pasteurized Cheese Product

We’re shocked how good Simple Truth’s organic singles are. Each bite starts sweet and creamy, ending with the sharp cheese taste you might expect from a finer cheddar cheese. Of each of the singles on this list, it’s the one you’re most likely to confuse for real, unprocessed cheese (if you forget about the slice shape and super melty consistency).

Simple truth organic american cheese singles

 

Love cheese? Click HERE to find out what cheese you are, based on your zodiac sign.

6 Major Things People Get Wrong About Aquarius

Aquarius season kicks off Jan. 20 and goes until Feb. 18, so we’re here to start the celebration.

We figured the best way to do that was by debunking some popular myths about the zodiac sign.

Scroll below for six major things everyone gets wrong about Aquarius.

They’re Heartless

It’s true that Aquarius are guarded with their hearts. They don’t let anyone in right away. It takes a while for them to fully trust someone and fall head over heels for them. But they’re anything but heartless. Just because they don’t express their feelings for people in a typical way, doesn’t mean they’re cold-hearted. When the right person comes along, they love unconditionally.

Regina from Once Upon a Time

(Once Upon a Time via ABC)

 

They’re Pushy About Their Opinions

Aquarius are known for having some out-there opinions that they’re pretty proud of. They’re vocal about their beliefs, but not because they’re trying to push them on others. They really just want to hear what others have to say and use it as their way to get to know people better. They know they’re not always right, and tend to appreciate when you prove them wrong.

 

They’re Total Loners

If there’s one thing Aquarius truly cherishes, it’s their alone time. But this isn’t because they’re loners. They’re all about spending time with new and exciting people, but they need their alone time to recuperate. They tend to overspend their energy when they’re out and about, which is why they need more time away from others than the usual person.

Nico in Marvel's Runaways on Hulu

(Runaways via Hulu)

 

They’re Standoffish

People often notice how very few friends Aquarius have, which leads them to believe the sign is standoffish. And interacting with an Aquarius for the first time doesn’t help disprove this misconception. Basically, Aquarians are just never sure if you want to be friends with them or not, so they always assume you don’t. This is why they seem unfriendly at first interaction.

 

They Lead Dull Lives

Aquarius see the world as a place full of possibilities, so they tend to lead some of the most exciting lives ever. You’ll never be bored when you hang out an Aquarius, even if you’re only chilling at their place watching Netflix. They’re fun people, especially because they hate feeling limited. They constantly push themselves to experience the world in a new way each and every day. No two days are ever the same with this sign.

Daria cartoon

(Daria via Paramount Television)

 

They Hate the World

Aquarians don’t hate the world, but they are quick to express everything that needs to be changed. Again, they’re not ones to hide their opinions from anyone. Ultimately, they strive to make the world a better place for us all. So they aren’t a fan of how things are working out? So what? They simply state their disdain, because they know the world is capable of much greater things. One day, they’ll make it all right.

 

If you happen to be an Aquarius, you’ll relate to THESE truths about the zodiac sign.

Listen to Incredible New Music From Tegan Marie, Troye Sivan and More

Friday is here, which means it’s time we reveal our fave New Music Friday releases of the week.

From Tegan Marie and Troye Sivan to Fall Out Boy and Speak Low If You Speak Love, scroll below for some solid tunage!

1. “Keep It Lit” by Tegan Marie

Our favorite country cutie put out one heck of a jam this week with her new song “Keep It Lit.” If this tune is any indication of what’s to come, we’ve got a lot to look forward to from Tegan Marie in 2018.


(Listen/buy now: https://wmna.sh/keepitlit)

 

2. “Ever Yours” by Speak Low If You Speak Love

A gut-wrenching tune about questioning where you stood with someone, we deeply relate to this acoustic track from Speak Low If You Speak Love’s new album Nearsighted.

 

3. “Hold On” by LOYALS

For fans of LANY and The Neighbourhood, you’ll quickly fall in love with pop band LOYALS. Their latest single “Hold On” is one snappy jam you won’t be able to get out of your head.

 

4. “The Good Side” by Troye Sivan

We didn’t think Troye Sivan could top his single “My My My,” yet somehow he did with his latest release “The Good Side.” A sweet, mellow acoustic tune, catch us listening to this all weekend long.

 

5. “Church” by Fall Out Boy

Legendary rock group Fall Out Boy’s brand new record M A N I A isn’t what we were expecting, but it was exactly what we needed. It’s everything a FOB record isn’t, which is what these guys are best at. When you think about it, the album is utterly manic and shouldn’t work—but oh boy, does it all fall into place is the most bizarre way. Our fave track is by far “Church.”

 

Listen to these tunes whenever you want by following the playlist below:

 

In case these tunes didn’t do it for you, HERE are some solid jams from Tonight Alive, Rosie Carney and more.