Stories by Melissa Muller

PSA: Why You May Want to Skip That Next Red Bull and Vodka

• So it turns out that if you mix Red Bull and alcohol, you're actually boosting your probability of binge drinking. Because the Red Bull wakes you up, it makes you more likely to want to keep drinking ... and drinking. Whoops. "Caffeine, being a stimulant, tends to bring out the stimulant effects of alcohol intoxication. It may be this that causes energy drinks to increase the desire to keep drinking alcohol," said study lead Rebecca McKetin. [Web MD]   read more

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July 18, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Instagram Pulls A Fast One On Plus-Size Girl's Photo

All Samm Newman wanted to do was celebrate in a little body positivity. So she took a couple of snaps of herself in her bra and undies and uploaded them to Instagram. The size 24 19-year-old hashtagged the photo #bodylove and thought nothing of it. But then she got a notification that someone in the Instagram community had flagged the photo as "inappropriate." She was kicked off Instagram.   read more

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July 18, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
A Yoga Mat That Offers Tips? Yes, Please

Yoga classes can feel so judgy sometimes, amIright? Everybody's so lithe and strong, and meanwhile you're struggling to do your best downward dog. But what if you could somehow get really good at yoga in the privacy of your own home?   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Anna Paquin Goes Deep Purple

• Anna Paquin went for crazy mermaid hair when she dyed her hair deep purple with strands of green. She revealed the change over Instagram, natch. Husband Stephen Moyer approved. "@AnnaPaquin @auracolorist Wow wife... You look amazing," he wrote on Twitter. Oh, these two. [Us Weekly]   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
How One Couple Lost More Than 280 Pounds

Losing weight can be difficult, which is why it's so much easier to do it with a buddy. Especially if that buddy is your significant other. Colorado couple Jessica and Robert Foster know what we're talking about. Together they lost more than 280 pounds.   read more

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July 16, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Best Way To Land A Modeling Contract? Instagram

• A 17-year-old landed a modeling contract after posting a zillion selfies to Instagram. But here's the twist (TWIST!) It was a teenage boy! Charles Levi was spotted by photographer Richard Sawyer, who said that Levi reminded him of a young Leonardo DiCaprio. He contacted a friend at the Chadwick Modeling Agency, who offered him a deal. And that's how dreams are made these days. [Business Insider]   read more

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July 16, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Woman Spends $30K to Look Like Kim K. So She Can Feel 'More Like Herself'

Ah, the Kimye life. Some of us dream about it, but few of us actually want to, you know, be it. Not so for Claire Leeson, who's spent more than $30,000 on plastic surgery to look just like Kim Kardashian.   read more

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July 15, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  11 COMMENTS
From Top Model To Top Restauranteur

• Prepare your palate: Whitney Thompson, the first plus-size winner of America's Next Top Model (in Cycle 5,453 or whatever), just opened her first restaurant in Springfield, Tennessee. Seems like a logical career move for an ANTM winner. But what we wanna know: Has Tyra tried the food yet? [Jezebel]   read more

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July 15, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Chrissy Teigen Was Once Fired From Forever 21 for Being Too Fat

Close your eyes and picture model Chrissy Teigen. The Sports Illustrated cover girl and wife of John Legend is pretty dang hot, right? Well, not according to Forever 21.   read more

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July 14, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Terry Richardson Gives Mariah Carey Some Serious Photoshop Treatment

• Mariah Carey was shot by Terry Richardson and he did some pretty major retouching to her. But who cares, really, because Mariah Carey is amazing. [College Candy]   read more

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July 14, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
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