Commentary of The Day: This Woman Has a Message For Anyone Who Wants to Dress up as 'Anna Rexia'
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A message on Tumblr from a woman who has anorexia is still changing minds and hearts two years later.

Jessi Davin, a 26-year-old woman from Florida, wrote a post about the controversial "Anna Rexia" costume. She talked about the real effects of the disease on her body and mind.

To her, this costume isn't funny at all.

Davin's post gets re-shared thousands of times each Halloween when the "Anna Rexia" costume becomes popular again.

"I think costumes like ['Anna Rexia'] really show how much we as a society have to learn about mental illness and the way it affects the people around us," Davin told BuzzFeed News.

"People need to know that if you suffer from an eating disorder — you aren't a joke."

Tumblr of The Day: Sexy Gandalf Has Taken The Internet by Storm
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It seems like everything gets a "sexy" costume for Halloween nowadays.

You would think that after a sexy Donald Trump costume was made, the world would have reached peak sexy costume. But you'd be wrong.

Meet sexy Gandalf.

Tjitske Van Vark, an 18-year-old Australian high school student, posted photos of her amazing costume creation to Tumblr, and they blew up.

She wore the costume to school for "Muck Up Day," an Australian tradition where seniors pull pranks on the last day of school.

Tumblr even featured her photo on the front page.

Thank you, Tjitske. The Internet needed this.

Letters to Obama get highlighted in this new Tumblr from the White House.
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Wouldn't you like to see the letters people send to President Obama? Well now you can see at least some of them.

The White House launched a new Tumblr Aug. 20 with just that intention. It's called letterstopresidentobama and it will feature a selection of the correspondence sent to Obama's desk.

Obviously, many, if not most, of those letters would be pretty critical of the President's executive decision-making, so you can't expect this selection to be altogether representative. However, as they say in the introduction, the hope is to bring attention to the views of some Americans.

Today, the whitehouse is launching a new Tumblr account called "Letters to President Obama," where we'll highlight letters that Americans have written to the President. Follow along here.

Below, Natoma Canfield – a cancer survivor from Ohio – shares what happened when she wrote the President a letter encouraging him to "stay focused" in his efforts to reform America's health care system.

They then shared the letter of a cancer survivor and her appreciation for the President's commitment to affordable healthcare.

It'd be super interesting to see the letters balance each other out, to give representation of this increasingly partisan country. Still, the fact that real people are writing real letters is news enough.

While we will probably never find a Garfield spin off as hilarious and existentially depressing as Garfield Minus Garfield, this comes close.

The artist behind Hetfield the Cat took the pretty great idea of using Metallica lyrics to express the despondent life of America's most overwrought cartoon cat.

Here are a few examples.

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It may not be Kim Kardashian’s butt or a couple of runaway llamas, but a single dress seemingly broken the Internet Thursday night.

The image above was originally uploaded on February 15 to Tumblr with the following caption:

Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out.

Simple enough question right? It’s obviously blue and gold. Mystery solved.

But wait, when you turn the photo sideways it’s actually more blue and black. The more you really think about it, maybe it’s white and gold after all.

Then your mind explodes, and the evil dress has won.

One commenter thought we needed to elevate this to a higher authority.


The dress was trending on Twitter and Facebook by Friday morning, with people of both camps (#whiteandgold and #blackandblue) arguing their case.

Buzzfeed eventually contacted the original uploader, a woman named Caitlin McNeill. She confirmed that it was in fact the blue and black dress seen below.

It’s called the Royal-Blue Lace Detail Bodycon Dress and sells for $77.


Although the more interesting question is, why do we all see different colors?

Wired has a good explanation of why this is happening.

Human beings evolved to see in daylight, but daylight changes color. That chromatic axis varies from the pinkish red of dawn, up through the blue-white of noontime, and then back down to reddish twilight. “What’s happening here is your visual system is looking at this thing, and you’re trying to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis,” says Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision at Wellesley College. “So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black.”

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It's what you ask yourself every morning as you stare into your closet, right? What would Kanye West and Kim Kardashian wear today?

If you need fashion inspiration from Kimye, or some Halloween costume tips, Katie Burroughs and Kathleen Lee have created a blog and Instagram account to help you out.

Called "What Would Yeezus Wear" the two women recreate numerous paparazzi photos of the couple down to the finest detail, even including baby North West.

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