Julia Louis-Dreyfus posts stunningly defiant post-surgery Instagram photo

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced her breast cancer diagnosis in September 2017.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has posted a stunningly defiant photo of herself following surgery for breast cancer, alongside a “fuck you cancer” message. 

In September 2017, the Veep star announced her breast cancer diagnosis, and called for universal health care. 

Louis-Dreyfus has shared updates on Instagram throughout her treatment, including a video her sons made to celebrate her last day of chemotherapy. 

Now, months after her diagnosis, Louis-Dreyfus has shared her first photo taken after her surgery, stating that she’s “feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery.” 

“Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, ‘Fuck you!’ Here’s my first post op photo,” she wrote. 

Hoorah, indeed!

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/15/julia-louis-dreyfus-post-surgery-instagram/

Amber Rose calls Piers Morgan a ‘misogynistic asshole’ in fiery Twitter takedown

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Over the weekend, Amber Rose shared a NSFW photo of herself on Instagram to promote her annual SlutWalk and to #bringbackthebush.

The image, which was removed from Instagram because of community guidelines, caused plenty of conversation onlineand like clockwork, Piers Morgan arrived, ready to share his unwanted opinions on the photo, Rose’s promotion tactics, and feminism.

Rose engaged with the British personality on Twitter, and the two had a fiery discussion which led to her schooling Morgan with just a few simple tweets.

It all started when Morgan tweeted “Put it away, luv. Thanks” in response to Rose’s photo.

“I’ll take Things Misogynistic Assholes Say for 500, Alex,” Rose replied, in Jeopardy fashion.

Morgan then mansplained what is and what is not considered prejudice against women.

“It’s not ‘misogyny’ to think that posting nude photos in the supposed name of feminist empowerment is pathetic attention-seeking bulls**t,” he tweeted.

“Nude? Where?,” Rose tweeted. “My breast nor my vagina was showing and my legs were closed. I am assuming you are referring to the pubic hair that was shown in the picture. Uncomfortable? Get over it,” she said.

“I can handle your naked body, Amber – relax. I just can’t handle your ridiculous claim to be stripping off in the name of feminism,” Morgan tweeted, continuing the back-and-forth.

Rose called him out for his initial tweet, which contradicted his claim that he could handle her NSFW photo.

Rose then shared an image of Adam Levine in a nude photo to illustrate her point, asking Morgan if he thought Levine’s photo was attention seeking or not. Morgan tried to explain that no, it wasn’t, because Levine was simply raising awareness for a prostate and testicular cancer charity.

“I raise awareness for my foundation as well Piers,” she responded. “That’s like saying breast cancer awareness is cool but what about HIV and AIDS…my ‘naked’ body offended you for my nonprofit SlutWalk but a woman grabbing Adam Levine’s dick and balls was cool?”

“This is what Emmeline Pankhurst fought so hard for? Jeez,” Morgan tweeted, responding to Rose’s repost of the image. Pankhurst was a part of the the British suffragette movement.

“I’m sorry I forgot only men can be sexually confident,” Rose clapped back.

“If famous men started posting naked photos to social media claiming it was to ‘promote male empowerment’, they’d be jailed,” he tweeted, so naturally, Morgan then decided to re-share a shirtless ad he did for Burger King, citing he was posting “in the name of male empowerment.”

“So you got naked for a Burger King check and ur giving me a hard time?” Rose responded.

Morgan didn’t acknowledge the double standard of supporting Levine while chastising Rose, but hey, Rose’s Los Angeles SlutWalk is on Oct. 1, 2017. Maybe by then, he will understand policing women’s bodies isn’t cool at allnot now, not ever.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/12/amber-rose-piers-morgan-twitter-beef/

Become your mom’s favorite child with these Mother’s Day card writing tips

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s time to show our appreciation for all the amazing moms out there. They pay for our stuff, they listen to us whine, and they put up with all of our shit longer than they really should.

Although it’s a day all about celebrating mom, for those of us with siblings, it’s also a day to prove we’re truly #1 with better gifts and cards. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom you love her more than your brothers and sisters do, and to claim your spot as your mom’s favorite child.

If this is your goal, here’s what you should write in your Mother’s Day card this year.

Slip $20 in the card

Who doesn’t love money? This won’t make up for all the tuition money your mom shelled out just for you to go ahead and “find yourself” as an “artist,” but hey, it’s 20 bucks. Bet your brother won’t think of that one.

Tell your mom something you promised your sibling you’d never tell her

Risky, but worth it.

Think of something you swore to your sibling you’d never tell your mom, and sneak the confession into her card somehow.

Example: “P.S. John was the one who dented the car,” or “P.S. John was arrested once and told me not to tell you.” Whichever one works for your situation, roll with it. We can’t guarantee this won’t damage any relationships, but at least you’ll be your mom’s favorite kid. And that’s the point, right?

Tell her you’ll start doing your own laundry

Hallelujah! The day your mom’s been waiting for! It’s been her dream since the day you were born that one day in the future you’d offer to do your own damn laundry. Seeing as though you’re 27 years old, we think it’s time to give your mom a break.

BTW, she’s still folding your sister’s jeans so now’s the perfect time to strike.

Read your sibling’s card first and then say better stuff in yours

This one’s simple: take a peek at your sibling’s dumb card and just say nicer stuff in yours.

If they say “Thanks for all that you do, Mom,” say “Without you, I’d be nothing. I’d be a shell of myself. I’d be living in a hole somewhere eating cockroaches for dinner if it wasn’t for you. You are the woman that gave me life, and for that, I can never repay you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mother. Love, your favorite child.” Simple.

Draw a picture of her

Since you were in first grade, this is all your mom has ever wanted.

Ever wonder why she still has the macaroni portrait you made of her hanging on the fridge? Moms are suckers for handmade art from their kids. Draw a little picture of you and her holding hands in front of a big tree and a house with a single curl of smoke coming out of the chimney (that’s the extent of our abilities).

Guess whose card is going up on the fridge and whose is going in the trash.

Make her cry with a special story

Another thing moms love is crying at happy things. They love a good happy cry.

There must be one story about your relationship that makes her well up at the first word. Even if it’s just about the time the two of you met for coffee and it made her entire day, you’re golden. Write it out, say how much the moment meant to you, and brace yourself for the waterworks.

While your brother is giving her flowers, you’ll be giving her the gift of a memory.

Apologize for all the trouble you caused

We literally don’t know how moms deal with us on a day-to-day basis. We’re annoying and lazy AF, and we don’t deserve all the things they’ve done for us.

We gave them so much hell as kids, we’re surprised they didn’t straight up rip the hair out of their scalps. Your sibling is too selfish and unaware to think of apologizing for all the trouble you caused as children, so you be the one to do it.

She’ll appreciate it, let out a little laugh, tell you it was all worth it, and bam! You’re in.

Promise you’ll call her more

All your mom wants is for you to call her. That’s it. She lives to hear the sound of your voice.

The phone practically oozes excitement when you finally answer her call after screening for a week. If you promise you’ll call your mom more in your card and actually follow through with it, it’s like every day is freakin’ Mother’s Day. Your mom will be so burnt out from her long, riveting calls with you that she’ll be too tired to talk to your siblings, meaning she’ll totally forget about them and refer to you as her “only child” from now on. Score!

Tell her she can come live with you when she’s old

Now, this is idea is the definition of “it’s the thought that counts.” You don’t have to commit to this one, but if your mom has the memory of an elephant and takes this as a sacred promise, you might be putting yourself in quite the pickle.

Take caution, think about this one, and make a decision based on your mom’s personality. Success not guaranteed, but your sister is sure as hell not bringing this offer to the table.

Fill your card with inside jokes

Inside jokes are the best way to make someone else feel left out.

Fill your mom’s card to the brim with things that only you two find funny, and watch your sibling suffer. You two will share a special, secret laugh, and when your sibling asks what you’re laughing at, your mom will reply, “Oh, you just had to be there,” and this will absolutely DESTROY them.

This is the final piece of the puzzle for solidifying your role as your mom’s favorite kid.

Happy Mother’s Day, and let the odds be every in your favor.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/13/what-to-write-in-your-mothers-day-card-to-claim-your-spot-as-the-favorite-child/

This website wants to help you mail your ashes to Republican congressmen

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Now that the American Health Care Act has cleared the House of Representatives, taking an estimated 24 million people a step closer to losing health insurance, a new website is stepping in to help. Namely, by ensuring that the ashes of those who could die as a result end up on Republican doorsteps.

Zoey Jordan Salsbury, a college student at American University, debuted Mail Me to the GOP on Thursday after 217 Republicans voted to pass the AHCA on to the Senate. The site lets people “send” their “ashes” to the GOP congressperson of their choice via an online web form.

From Mail Me to the GOP’s homepage:

“Millions of Americans rely on protections and coverage from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The Republicans new bill will gut these protections and many will die.They deserve to know it. Fill out our form and wellhelp you get papers in order to send your ashes to a GOP member ofCongress if you pass.”

Salsbury told the Washington Post that while she herself does not intend to send people’s ashes to congressmen, she will contact an estate planner and help those who’ve signed up on her website make sure their wills reflect the desired intent for their remains.

Mail Me to the GOP comes amid uproar over the House’s decision to vote on the bill without a Congressional Budget Score. A CBO estimate on an earlier version of the bill found that about 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 under AHCA, compared to an estimated 28 million under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Some GOP members even admitted they hadn’t read the bill in its entirety before voting yes.

Salsbury directs visitors to her website to contact their senators and donate to the 2018 opponents of those who voted for the bill. In a darker section of the website, she asks those who’ll suffer most under the AHCA to share “Reasons Why We Will Die.” The submissions are testimonials from people whose pre-existing conditions could leave them uninsured should the AHCA pass in its current form.

“I have a rare form of leukemia, no cure or remission,” reads one. “I can stay alive for a long time if I take daily oral chemo. But without insurance, I cant afford my meds and I will die without my medications.”

With 24 million people potentially suffering from lost health insurance, we’re looking at a lot of ashes.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/08/mail-me-to-the-gop-website/

Cancer survivor tells date about her prosthetic leg and I’m not crying you’re crying

A cancer survivor shared her moving story of how she came to embrace her prosthetic leg on reality dating show First Dates.

Sarah, 21, was on a date with Phil, who lost his mum to breast cancer when he was 17, when she talked about her experience of dating after having her leg amputated. “When I first went dating, I had my leg covered up so that the guys I went on dates with couldn’t see that I had my leg amputated,” Sarah said.

“Now, I’ve decided to get my leg out and uncover it, so they can see and it’s there and it’s out in the open,” she continued. Sarah and Phil’s date went really, really well, and they both confided in one another about coming to terms with their respective experiences.

Viewers took to Twitter to share how moved they were by the couple. “Properly weeping at Sarah and Phil,” wrote one person.

“You’re a beautiful girl. And I’ve got total admiration for you,” Phil said. Sarah says her date with Phil made her realise there are “different guys out there” who’ve been through different things, and have more to give.

Spoiler alert: at the end of the date, First Dates revealed that Sarah and Phil are “officially an item.”

Brb, sobbing!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/04/26/cancer-survivor-first-dates/

Coldplay’s Chris Martin gives a sick fan the experience of a lifetime

Although Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has given his time and money to countless charities, he remembers to appreciate the fans who got him to where he is today.

ABS-CBN News reports that hours before Coldplay performed at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds this week, Martin took the time to visit one of his biggest fans, Ken Valiant Santiago. Ken is a medical student at the University of the Philippines-Manila suffering from stage 4 cancer.

Ken’s older brother, Kheil, said that Ken woke up extra early and braved the line to purchase a platinum ticket to the Coldplay concert, but because of his condition, was unable to attend. Kheil said, “He does not show he is sad, he said it’s okay. But we can feel that he really wanted to be there.”

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Kheil wanted to to do something special for his younger brother, so he posted an open letter on his Facebook page asking his friends and followers to relay a message to Martin and the band.

“Every day in the hospital his hobby is to play music from Coldplay. Some of his favorites are ‘A Sky Full of Stars,’ ‘Adventure of a Lifetime,’ ‘Hymn for the Weekend,’ ‘Everglow,'” he wrote. “I am sending you this open letter to ask a little favor if the band could just say “hi” or a short message for him to make him feel better.”

The letter reached thousands of people and one important person in particular. Rhiza Pascua, the head of Music Management International and the organizer of the Coldplay concert in Manila, saw Kheil’s post and organized the meeting of a lifetime. A few hours before the big concert, Martin paid a personal visit to the hospital to meet his loyal fan.

Ken was unable to speak due to his condition, but expressed his gratitude to the star on a white board by writing, “I can’t thank you enough.”

Kheil said that Martin asked Ken which song the band should play at the concert. When Ken said they should perform their song “Ink,” Martin immediately texted his bandmates to start practicing the song, which they included in the night’s setlist.

Martin also gifted Ken with some band merchandise, including his cap, a shirt, a bag, and a copy of the band’s latest album.

Celebrities using their fame for good makes our hearts swell.

[H/T: ABS-CBN News]

WATCH: This inventor built a real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit and it’s awesome

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/04/04/chris-martin-visits-sick-fan-before-concert/

Creative dad displays love of his sons proudly with ‘Calvin and Hobbes’-themed tattoo

If you’ve ever talked to your friends about getting a tattoo, the one thing they’ll probably tell you is to make sure the tattoo is something meaningful.

For Douglas Pratt, father of two, that something meaningful comes in the form of his sons. That’s why for his first tattoo, Pratt got an image of him and his two sons sharing a happy moment in the style of Calvin and Hobbes.

The adorable tattoo received a lot of attention on Reddit and Imgur after Platt shared the image of it, and we can see why.

In the comments on his Reddit post, Platt shared the reason behind the Calvin and Hobbes stylization.

“I grew up reading the comic strip with my dad. It was one of the first things that we really connected on,” Platt said. “It is just something that I wanted to share with my boys. Also, the artwork is great in those comics.”

The tattoo was done at Novellus Studios in College Station, Texas, by artist Jason Calvin. Platt stated that the tattoo was done in one three-hour session.

Unsurprisingly, many who saw the picture were curious about why one of the boys was dressed in a little animal costume. Some also pointed out that the little boy was missing a left hand.

“My oldest son is constantly in either footie pajamas or a costume of some kind. One of his favorite costumes is a fox costume. So he’s in a fox costume,” Platt explained in a Reddit comment.

As for the hand, Platt shared in another comment, “My oldest was born without a left hand so that was on purpose.”

What an absolutely perfect way to commemorate a beautiful family.

WATCH: These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/24/calvin-and-hobbes-dad-tattoo/

Harvard honors Rihanna as their ‘Humanitarian of the Year’

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What a great time to be Rihanna.

After celebrating her 29th birthday on Monday and besting Micheal Jackson’s record for most Billboard Hot 100 singles two days later, the Caribbean singer probably thought the rest of this week would be as quiet as life could be for her. But she was wrong.

Yesterday the Harvard Gazette, the university’s newspaper, named her the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. This prestigious honor has previously been given to many “public-spirited leaders” such as James Earl Jones and Malala Yousafzai.

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Harvard Foundation Director S. Allen Counter explained why Riri was chosen for this honor, citing some of her humanitarian moments like building “a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados” and setting up a scholarship program for for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.

met the bravest, most humble kids and young women this week! I can’t wait to share more! #CLF #GC #GPE

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The singer will be attending a ceremony at Harvard’s campus Tuesday, Feb. 28, where she will be accepting the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.

Congrats, Riri! Keep up all the good work, work, work, work, work.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/harvard-honors-rihanna-humanitarian-of-the-year/

Strangers’ serendipitous tattoo discovery turns into a missed connection

Sometimes the planets really do align.

Like in the case of this New Zealander, who just so happened to run into a girl with nearly the same tattoos as him at a caf while waiting for his coffee.

“She said to me ‘Hey, I like your tattoo’ so naturally, I looked up and started to reply ‘oh hey! Than-NO WAY’ on her outstretched arm was a tattoo very similar to my own,” wrote imgur user Graphight.

“We both sat there grinning like idiots so I asked to take a picture to show friends and family. Even the barista was like ‘No way! That’s intense.'” Yep. They are pretty similar.

In the stupor of finding someone with the exact same planet tattoos (which is seemingly kind of common, really), Graphight forgot to ask for a name.

That’s why Graphight is on the lookout. “If anyone knows this person I would love a contact (they are currently in Christchurch New Zealand),” the imgur user wrote. We’ve reached out to Graphight for further comment.

So far, a return visit to the caf proved fruitless, according to a recent update.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/02/15/planet-tattoo-love-search/

What we want our boyfriends, The Chainsmokers, to buy us for Christmas

Our hot boyfriends, The Chainsmokers
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Santa baby, pull me closer.

You’ve definitely heard The Chainsmokers’ hit bangers this year, but you may not know that they are our boyfriends. Probably because we are the only ones talking about it for some weird reason, but whatever.

This holiday season, Drew and Alex are going to have to crush it with gifts in order to win back our affection after refusing our Venmo requests.

Here are things we would like our boyfriends, The Chainsmokers, to buy us for Christmas many of which are conveniently available at gas stations and women’s health clinics.

1. Venmo me $1.29

Famously, I requested money from The Chainsmokers on Venmo. At first, they rejected the request, but then they sent me $5. However, they have more songs, and I’d like to buy them, so sending me $1.29 is still a good gift.

Price: $1.29

2. AAA Membership

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Driving around the city in a broke down car will be much less anxiety-inducing knowing I have reliable access to roadside assistance.

Price: $67 for a one year membership, including the enrollment fee. But as I’m sure Drew Taggart would say, my safety is priceless.

3. A Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card

I, regrettably, was not at Dunkin’ Donuts with The Chainsmokers for the historic moment when they became Grammy nominees, but I would like recreate the scenario ASAP.

Price: At least $5 so I can can get a seasonally appropriate beverage and an off-brand cronut, but preferably somewhere between $20-$100.

4. Nicorette

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I’m not saying I started smoking cigarettes because The Chainsmokers made it seem cool before I found out that they don’t even smoke, but I would like some nicotine gum for Christmas.

Price: $34.35

5. Rosebud Salve

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For making out with my boyfriends, The Chainsmokers.

Price: $6

6. Blink-182 Flip Flops

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For pool parties in Tuscon.

Price: $10

7. Anti-Aging Serum

8. The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The perfect beach read to go with my new anti-aging cream from my boyfriends, The Chainsmokers.

Price: $6.99

9. Some Temporary Tattoos of an Otter DJing

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An affordable, chill option for my favorite erogenous zone, my shoulder.

Price: $4.99

10. Unlimited Texting Plan

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So I can text my friends as many of the relevant lyrics from The Chainsmokers as I want.

11. Gift Card for Casper

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Stealing mattresses sucks and theres a lot of effort and guilt that goes into that, so maybe I can just buy myself a new one instead.

Price: Up to you and your generous wallet

12. CD of Sarah Hyland Covers

Are you even a band if Sarah Hyland hasnt covered you? No.

Her Closer cover shines, so maybe burn a copy onto a CD with that Maroon 5 cover too so I can listen to it when Im not listening to Roses on repeat.

Price: However much you paid for that old blank CD in your desk drawer

13. Six Pack of Smirnoff Ice

So I can prank all my friends and make them chug some Smirnoff Ice at my next house party!

Price: $8.95

14. University of Colorado Boulder Merch

I would love to rep a great school in a great town that totally deserved that shout out in a great song. There’s nothing I love more than higher education, and The Chainsmokers and I have that in common.

Price: $34.99

15. Ping Pong Table

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Id imagine this is what The Chainsmokers do when they have free time backstage, so I want to do it too.

Price: $97

16. Chainsmokers Sports Bra

Its easy to work up a sweat when I dance around my room to but with The Chainsmokers sports bra, I would have all the support I need.

Price: $32

17. Melodica for making music on the go

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What else am I gonna do when I tailgate The Chainsmokers concerts?

Price: $17.21

18. The Hangover on Blu-Ray

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Because the frickin funniest movie of all time isnt on Netflix, Im gonna need my boyfriends to buy me this so we can Blu-ray and Chill.

Price: $7.59

19. Diaphragm

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It’s important that I stay safe with my boyfriends.

Price: $14.99

20. $10 Bill

I will use this for the cover charge at a well-known NYC speakeasy themed club, where I could be photographed with my boyfriends.

Price: $10

21. Adderall Prescription

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Now Ill be able to stay focused as I do close readings of the lyrics to Closer. Ooh, is this lyric about me? is something I might say while I do my close readings.

Price: Depends on the prescribed dosage and their insurance plan, which, despite my constant begging, they refuse to grant me access to.

22. A Wet T-Shirt

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Ive got a contest to win, baby! And when I win, I wont just win for myself, but for my boyfriends, The Chainsmokers, too.

Price: $14

23. Snow Tube

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What I wouldnt give to shred down a mountainside while I scream, I love my two boyfriends, The Chainsmokers!

Price: $24.99

24. Breast Cancer Screening

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This will prove that no one cares more about women’s health than The Chainsmokers.

Price: Unspecified, again due to insurance plans…

25. Flannel Shirt

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I will never put my arms in this shirt, but I will tie it around my waist every single day. Its a good look and I want to look good for my two boyfriends, The Chainsmokers.

Price: $30

26. Muddy Buddies Chex Mix

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For snackin’ with my two boyfriends, The Chainsmokers, duuuuuh!

Price: $3.14

27. Loaf of bread

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When I listen to the bangers of my two boyfriends, The Chainsmokers, I can get a little hungry. And the food their jams make me crave the most is just a big ol’ loaf of white bread.

Price: $1-100? The Chainsmokers likely have no idea how much bread costs.

28. Custom Body Pillow

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Weird that The Chainsmokers are Snapchatting from a party I definitely was not invited to at 3 a.m. and are also in bed right beside me.

Price: $20 each, as well as the rights to the photos of The Chainsmokers I will have printed on the pillow.

29. Kylie Jenner “Like, Realizing Stuff” Tee

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2016 was the year of realizing that the Chainsmokers are my boyfriends.

Price: $35

30. Mug With A Hoop

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The hottest gift of the season is the Mug With A Hoop, so it only makes sense that my boyfriends get it for me.

Price: $24.00

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/22/the-chainsmokers-gift-guide-sexy/