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Before you say anything, I am well aware of my age. Yes, I am a 23-year-old girl who will forever have a soft spot for the Wonderful World of Disney. So maybe those innocent princesses aren’t necessarily on the forefront of feminism, and maybe there are supposed hidden sexual messages in each film my pal Walt created. (You people searching for those are sick, by the way. Not everything has to have sexual undertones!) But nothing, and I mean NOTHING will ever change my fondness for those lovable characters.

That being said, check out this blog. The name is pretty self-explanatory: people with way too much time on their hands use the magic that is Photoshop to swap the faces of Disney characters. Ever wondered what Belle would look like with Gaston’s hideous mug instead of her own, and vice-versa? Wonder no more!

Although some of the face swaps are pretty terrible, (amateurs!), most of them are actually believable and kind of terrifying. Think this page won’t interest you? Give it a try, I’m willing to bet my first unborn child that you will find yourself eyes glazed over and transfixed by your computer screen, having lost a good hour or two of your life scrolling through these images. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

-Amber Brenza
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While perusing the Interwebz this week, I just happened to stumble across this little gem. Now, it’s common knowledge that Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook,” “Drive,”) is the perfect man. He’s intelligent, handsome and well-dressed–every woman’s fantasy. But did you also know Ryan Gosling is a feminist?!

Well, neither does he, really. As you might imagine, this blog isn’t actually run by Gosling himself, but rather by a University of Wisconsin gender studies grad student named Danielle. She initially started the blog as a means to remember the theorists she’s currently studying, but the blog has since taken off. And understandably so, considering it’s hilarious and much more creative than flash cards.

Inspired by the popular Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling Tumblr “Hey Girl” salutation, Danielle has created a blog where you can brush up on your feminist theory while admiring various photos of Ryan Gosling’s face. Ladies and gay gentlemen, this one’s for you.

-Dee Lockett

The highly anticipated partnership between Missoni and Target is finally underway. In fact, they have released preliminary images to a popular fashion Tumblr, as a different approach to PR. Hopefully, the online hype will help sales of their underwhelming items. The partnership branches beyond just clothing and dips its foot in tech accessories and even home goods. So what’s the general opinion about the get up?

The bicycle is awesome and the teacups are great, but with an average price point of  “little to nothing,” the clothing is generally subpar. The textiles will obviously not come close in comparison to the luxury Missoni the world knows, and I say then why bother? I hate cheap fabric; it’s itchy and falls apart quickly.

Missoni has built an empire on indulgent prints made out of only the most luxurious fabrics. Anything other than the best is simply a lookalike. Although, I would kill to own that bicycle, I would definitely pass on the polyester shift dress. There will be over 400 items though, so maybe I will be pleasantly surprised. If not, the home goods are pretty awesome.

The whole collection will be available at Target.com September 15.

-Victoria Troxler