boohoo Dives Into Activewear With boohooFIT

Have you heard the news? boohoo is expanding their affordable and on-trend line of clothing into fitness world! With the launch of boohooFIT, a fun and fresh range of activewear is now available from boohoo!

Sportswear has gone from a practical wardrobe category to a fashion-forward trend that melds form and function. boohoo describes this new line as “sportswear with a fashionable edge,” and styles include mesh paneling, sheer layers, and on-trend prints in bold colors.

Check out our top picks from boohooFIT below:
azz13167_black_default_xlThe Allyson Oversized Jersey & Mesh Sports Jumper will make an edgy addition to your workout wardrobe. With a large mesh panel down the front, you can show off your sports bra in style. Who said that showing some skin couldn’t be classy and trendy?

azz13168_black_default_xlJust because a piece is practical doesn’t mean it has to be boring. boohoo’s Natalie Splatter Print Sports Jacket is a fun take on a classic staple. Whether you need to throw on a jacket to and from yoga class or you’re headed out for a run in the rain, this jacket will keep you covered..and turn heads in the process.

azz12136_blue_default_xlStep into the wild side with boohoo’s Grace Side Paneled Snake Print Leggings! These cropped workout pants are bound to be the star of your next barre class.

azz13166_black_default_xl_1boohoo keeps the cool leggings coming with the Tamara Splatter Print Sports Leggings. Embrace the abstract and get fit while looking fierce!

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Sportswear doesn’t always have to involve sports! The Agnes Slim Fit Cuffed Joggers are perfect whether you’re hitting the gym or hitting the pillows for a good night’s rest. What’s not to love about workout gear that’s cute and comfy?

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Album Review: Four by One Direction

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One Direction has shown us that they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Announcing the release of their latest album, FOUR, a couple of months ago we got a view of what this sound would be like. 

Today is the day the boys will be releasing the album in Orlando Universal Studios and they are already topping the iTunes chart– even after the huge leak that happened a week before the set date.

The boys’ new album has a complete new sound. I can say without a doubt most of the songs sound nothing like their first single Steal My Girl– which we assume they chose because of its poppy, catchy sound.

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As you listen to the album, you won’t even recognize the X Factor boy band that hit off their career with What Makes You Beautiful. With songs like Where do Broken Hearts Go, which is an upbeat song that will be great live, you can tell the band has found their sound.

The album has a pop rock influence to it and the boys also were involved a lot with the writing of the songs. The track Stockholm Syndrome, which was written by Harry, has a edgy and unique sound to it as lyrics like “Baby I’ll never leave if you keep holding me this way.”  Talk about enjoying him talking about being captivated by his love interest!

Tracks like Girl Almighty will have you up on your feet singing along at the top of your lungs, and you have to admit the way Niall sings “Almighty” gets you weak in your knees.

We can’t forget the ballads! Like Little Things, we have the gem 18 which was also written by Ed Sheeran just for One Direction, the song is that perfectly romantic that will leave you swooning. There is also Fools Gold, which talks about loving someone so much that you don’t care they don’t return the same genuine feelings– have tissues around when you listen to it.

Night Changes, the second single which music video comes out this friday, has to be my absolute favorite off this album. Starting off with Zayn’s soft, smooth vocals and Harry’s raspy voice, as always, topping it off in the chorus. The song is wonderfully composed, with beautifully written lyrics.

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Finally, we have to say that the album as a whole was great. Their harmonies and voices, plus the writing and rhythm of the songs make this album so perfect, and I honestly can’t wait to have it on repeat from now on.

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Wanderlust Travels: Thailand

One of the most incredible opportunities that you’ll have in life is to travel. When met with the chance to go to a different country, city, or even the next town over, take it! Going to a different place is traveling in itself, no matter the distance or how big the place is. If it’s somewhere you’ve never been before, it counts. It’s up to you to take it all in and make the best out of any experience. Try a new dish, do an activity you never thought of doing, check out some local spots, and take it all in. Traveling is something that you’ll never regret, but instead look back on with tons of memories that will last a lifetime.

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We’ve all got a wanderer in us that is curious about strange, new places. We hope to inspire that wanderlust within you to take a brave step into traveling to one of these incredible places and try the activities we share with you.

Our first stop  is to the beautiful country of Thailand. Located in Southeast Asia, this gorgeous place is well known for its breathtaking temples, mouth watering eats, and picture perfect beaches. No filter is needed when capturing a photo here!

In Thailand, you can volunteer with elephants. Yes, you read that right. Take a flight over to Thailand and lend a helping hand in taking care of these large, gentle giants. Not only will you be able to experience the country firsthand in all of its natural beauty, but you’ll be able to help these animals in need as well.

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Volunteering to take care of elephants is made possible through the Elephant Nature Park in the Chiang Mai province. Their goal is to provide a peaceful oasis for the elephants that call this place home. The people there provide food, safety, and love for the animals there. One elephant alone requires a lot of work, and with a whole herd of them the Elephant Nature Park appreciates anyone that can lend a helping hand or two. You can spend a day, week, or even a month helping these endangered species flourish in natural habitats. You’ll be given sleeping quarters shared with three other volunteers, three delicious meals a day, and a chance of a lifetime to work up close and personal with elephants. Sounds like a dream to me! To learn more about how you can hop on this chance encounter, visit Elephant Nature Park’s site here.

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We hope you’ll consider taking a trip to Thailand and experiencing something like this. I definitely am taking a trip to help out these beautiful beings quite soon!

T-Minus 5 Days To Shop boohoo’s NYC Pop-Up Shop

boohoo.com, one of our very favorite places to shop, is an online-only retail destination. They have 8,000 products on their website, and trust us when we say that you could shop for hours. So. Much. Cute. Stuff. But for two weeks only, boohoo decided to expand to the hustle and bustle of New York City.

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Since November 1, boohoo has settled in to their pop-up at 462 West Broadway, right in the core of the Big Apple. The store features a beautifully curated collection of men’s and women’s apparel, edited down from the impressive selection of products available on their website. The pop-up shop seamlessly integrates fashion, music, and technology in order to promote boohoo’s re-launch and re-investment in the U.S. market. Complete with meet and greets with Carli Bybel and Nadia Aboulhosn, boohoo wanted to make a statement with American shoppers.

Based on all the hype we’ve been hearing, we don’t think we’re the only ones who think their pop-up shop is a hit. But don’t take our word for it; if you’re in NYC, go check it out yourself!

The pop-up shop is open until this upcoming Friday, November 14. The hours are as follows:
Monday: 11am – 7pm
Tuesday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 2pm

If you visit boohoo’s pop-up shop, be sure to share pictures and tweet about your shopping experience with the hashtag #theboohoostore. Remember: 462 West Broadway, between Prince and Houston streets.

Live in New York City but can’t make it to the pop-up shop this week? Stuck in Indiana at school? No worries. You can still shop boohoo online, and save 20% off your purchase with the code SAVE20.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fitness Junkie

The Miss Information Fitness Holiday Gift Guide If department stores and television commercials are any indication, the holiday season is surely in full swing. Not sure where to start when it comes to holiday shopping? Lucky for you, we’ve scoured and shopped for the best deals this season and broken them up into simple gift guides for your shopping pleasure. Up first: gift ideas for the fitness junkie in your life. Z Dual Ride // Reebok, $69.99 Every avid runner needs an awesome pair of sneakers! If you’re shopping for a fitness fanatic who’s overdue for a new pair of kicks, these Z Dual Rides are a cool and affordable option. Withings Pulse 02 Activity Tracker // Under Armour, $119.95 Monitor steps, calories, distance travelled, heart rate, and even sleep statistics with this Withings Activity Tracker. This is a thoughtful splurge for someone who’s important in your life and loves being active. Alter Ego HeatGear Alpha Supergirl Sports Bra // Under Armour, $34.99 Boost your favorite fitness junkie’s confidence with this Supergirl sports bra! Yoga Medium Duffle // Reebok, $40 Give the gift of style and send your favorite yogi off to her next class with this adorable little duffle. Neon Liner Socks // Under Armour, $18.99 This simple stocking stuffer is an affordable gift for a co-worker who loves working out. It’s the perfect price point for Secret Santa giveaways, and let’s be realistic: socks are more important than we may think. (They’re just so darn easy to lose.) Phantom Pak // Nathan, $25 This handy accessory is a runner’s best friend. Big enough to store a phone and keys but small enough to be forgotten, a Phantom Pak is a fitness accessory that will be used time and time again. The GRID – Mini // Trigger Point, $24 This funky little contraption was designed to aid in post-workout recovery. The GRID increases circulation, maintains flexibility, and it looks pretty awesome, too.

Headlines You May Have Missed: November 8-9

In case you missed ‘em, here are some headlines you may have missed over the weekend:

A Meteor That Would Have Made Pitbull Proud
A fireball flew over the skies of Texas over the weekend, and it was one for the record books. Since the big spectacle was at 9 o’clock, many people were awake and able to witness this fierce fireball lighting up the sky. The majestic display was five times brighter than the moon and also burned brighter than Venus, making it visible on scanners that were hundreds of miles away. This is an uncommon feat for meteors and investigations are in underway to find out if any of the fireball touched the ground.
Read more here.

Loretta Lynch Gets Nominated As The New Attorney General
As Attorney General Eric Holder resigns from his position, it is up to President Obama to fill the void and replace him. After much speculation that she’d be the next Attorney General, President Obama has decided to nominate Loretta Lynch to take Eric Holder’s place. Lynch will become the first black woman to hold the position of Attorney General, the most powerful law enforcement job in the nation. Lynch is a two-time U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Read more here.

Bae Gets Released
After two years in a North Korean prison, Korean American Kenneth Bae gets released and gets to come back home to America. Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. Another American, Mathew Todd Miller, who was also detained in North Korea was freed as well. The releases came thanks to National Intelligence Director Janes Clapper making negotiations with the North Korean Government.
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Headlines You May Have Missed: November 6

In case you missed ‘em, here are some headlines you may have missed from November 6:

Kidnapper Admits to Crime
Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, is safe and home from the hospital. The suspect in her abduction, 37-year-old Delvin Barnes, is at a detention center in Baltimore County, Maryland as of Thursday. According to a criminal complaint, Barnes admitted to being the kidnapper. He also reportedly admitted that he didn’t know the victim before he took her. He has charges for another crime similar to this one in Virginia and will be up for trial on both soon. From the amount and severity of charges he will be receiving, it’s clear that if convicted he won’t be getting out anytime soon.
Read more here.

Ebola Outbreak Over In Texas
We are on the brink of having an Ebola-free Texas again as it has been 21 days since anyone has come into contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus. After constant contamination control and precautions taken to prevent the spread of the scary disease, it seems like there is no more Ebola threat in Texas. Of the nearly 200 Texans who were being monitored, none of them tested positive for Ebola. Hopefully this means that the country will soon be declared completely Ebola-free as well.
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Postal Service Makes Big Holiday Change
So much for no post on Sundays! The postal service is all about getting you your mail on time, so with the influx of things being sent to and fro during the holiday season, the United States Postal Service has decided to start delivering seven days a week from November 17 all the way through Christmas Day. Even so, it’s still important to remember that USPS has an arrival chart for mail this time of year and even 7-day shipping won’t get packages to their destination if sent too late.
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Headlines You May Have Missed: November 5

In case you missed ‘em, here are some headlines you may have missed from November 5:

Abducted Philadelphia Woman Found
The video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither being chased and subsequently attacked by a man was all over the Internet. In the video, Freeland-Gaither tried to fight back but is quickly subdued and taken by the abductor. Thanks to a manhunt sparked by FBI special agent in charge, Ed Hanko, she was found after three days in Jessup, Maryland, near a town south of Baltimore. Delven Barnes, 37, has been taken into custody as the main suspect in the investigation of the abduction. Freeland-Gaither is currently in good shape but is currently in the hospital.
Read more here.

The Panda Triplets Who Lived
There have been very few births of panda triplets in history. The only surviving panda triplets have turned 100 days old, which is a huge deal for the panda population. Prior to their birth, panda triplets had been dying from birth defects or being underweight. One girl and two boy pandas were born, are doing well, teething, and now over 11 pounds. The pandas are remaining in contact with their mother in order to continue their progress. The best part about the triplets is that the only thing cuter than one panda is three!
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Meet Mia Love, The Republican Wunderkind
At 37-years-old, Mia Love is the youngest woman and the first black GOP congresswoman ever to be elected to the senate. Mia Love is considered to be a dynamic combat veteran who is also the daughter of Haitian immigrants and also a graduate of Harvard University. The average age of a senator is 62, almost twice that of Love. Both Democrat and Republican voters are admiring Mia Love and what she represents.
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Ready For Winter: Nine Necessities For Cold Weather

Although it’s still technically fall, the first snowfalls have begun occurring across the country. Like it or not, it’s time to prep for the freezing weather and snowy days. Here are nine necessities for cold weather that will keep you cozy and cute.

First things first, you have to have a warm winter coat. Whether you prefer short styles or long styles, puffer coats or more tapered designs, there is a winter coat for you. Here are some of our favorites:

wintercoats1.  DKNY 3/4 Faux Fur Hood Puffer Coat
60% down / 40% waterfowl feathers
2.  Columbia Gold 650 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket
550 fill down and 100g polyester microtemp insulation
3. The North Face Greenland Jacket
550 fill down and HyVent fabric

Once you’ve got your coat covered, it’s time to think about boots. There are a plethora of practical (and stylish) options out there, but it’s important to consider the boot style(s) that will work best for the weather you’ll be trekking through all winter.

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1. Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater Boots
The classic “Bean Boots” from L.L. Bean are great, but even with wool socks your feet may end up freezing in the snow. These Sperry boots are ahead of the game with their microfleece lining and cushioned insole for added warmth. Talk about preppy perfection.
2. Sorel Joan of Artic Knit Boots
Sorel is known for making warm, high quality winter boots. While not always the most stylist option, they surely get the job done.
3. UGG Classic Short Boots
Some of us love them. Some of us hate them. Some of us are indifferent. But if you live in an area that is very cold but light on the snow, UGGs are a solid option. Their warmth is unparalleled and that’s why we hate to love them, but these boots definitely aren’t made for the snow.

Last but not least, we can’t forget about the winter accessories that complete your cold weather gear and keep your extremities warm!

winteraccessories1. UGG Nyla Cable Beanie with Lurex and Pom
Because a winter hat isn’t a winter hat unless it has a pom at the top.
2. Vans Meddle Gloves
Appropriately named, since it has touchscreen compatible fingers that allow you to meddle with your phone while braving the cold.
3. Prana Canyon Scarf
This is actually a “men’s” scarf, but shh, we won’t tell if you don’t.

Headlines You May Have Missed: November 4

In case you missed ‘em, here are some headlines you may have missed from November 4:

Saudi Arabia Drops Our Oil Prices
Saudi Arabia has steeply dropped the oil prices for the U.S., leaving people wondering if they’re trying to start a price war due to America’s current shale oil boom. Meanwhile, the Saudis have risen their prices for oil in Europe. These pricing changes have sparked a lot of scrutiny, as OPEC prepares for a meeting coming up in Vienna next week. For the first time in almost four years, gas prices are averaging under $3 for American consumers.
Read more here.

Police Release Video Of Philadelphia Abduction Suspect
The abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, and the chilling video of it has made its way all around the nation. The video clearly depicts someone coming up on the woman on an empty street and forcefully taking her. She struggles in an attempt to escape her captor but she could not. Now the police have released a video of a person of interest at a gas station. His face is clearly on camera and they hope the video will lead to them finding the missing woman.
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The GOP Takes The Senate
It was a big day for the Republican party as the GOP seized control of the senate from the Democrats. The GOP took over states such as Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina from the Democratic party. In North Carolina, Republican Thom Tillis unseated Democratic Senator Kay Hagan. In Kentucky, McConnell swept to an easy victory over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. In Arkansas, Democratic Senator Mark Pryor was beaten by Tom Cotton, and in Colorado Cory Gardner defeated Senator Mark Udall just to name a few of the big changes made to congress yesterday.
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