5@5: You Need To Know What Nomophobia Is


Sep 1, 2015


Cassandra Alcide


Are You A Nomophobe?

SWAGGER photo via Ryan Jay

Nomophobia (no-mobile-phone phobia) is the fear of being without a smart phone, and if you habitually clutch your iPhone or Droid, you'll likely check off all of the boxes in the modern-day phobia questionnaire developed by Iowa State University. 

Led by Calgar Yildirim and Ana-Paula Correia, an associate professor in ISU’s School of Education, the team's quiz includes questions like, "Running out of battery in my smartphone would scare me," to more extreme scenarios like, "If I did not have my smartphone with me I would be nervous because I would be disconnected from my online identity."  Take the quiz here, and then begin planning your digital detox. 


Bond Author Apologizes For Calling Your Boyfriend, Idris Elba "Too Street" 

photo via Getty

With Daniel Craig's successor still up in the air, everyone is thirstin' for Idris Elba to play the next  007 – that is everyone except the new James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz.  In an interview with the Daily Mail Horowitz slammed the fan favorite and made himself internet enemy no. 1 by calling the actor "too street". Via Daily Mail: 

"Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. He names Adrian Lester, star of Hustle.‘For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too “street” for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah."

Despite Horowitz name checking Adrian Lester, the internet pointed out  that "street" is coded language for black, and accused Horowitz of veiled racism.  The author has since released an apology for daring to question Elba's suave that will forever be on level 1000000000. 


NAH: 'Maxim' Korea Cover Features Kim Byung-Ok And A Bound Model

Photo via Maxim Korea Facebook

According to the September issue of Maxim Korea, misogyny, domestic violence and kidnapping a woman and throwing her bound body in the trunk of a luxury car are ~fashIN~ this fall. ALL THE SIDE-EYES. (Via: Jezebel)


Google Unveils Its New Logo 

photo via Google 

After restructuring the company last month, today Google unveiled a new sans-serif  typeface called "Product Sans" as its logo. Via Google: 

"Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk)."

(via: Google)


Vine Star Logan Paul Is Splitting All Over NYC And I'm Here For It 

via Logal Paul 

In a series of Vines, my new best friend, 20-year-old Logan Paul is busting out splits on the Q train, near Central Park and basically all around NYC. 


Sep 1, 2015


Cassandra Alcide