The 2014 Health Trends We Can’t Wait To Leave Behind

If there’s one thing that’s constant year in and year out, it’s wacky health trends. Every year has them, and 2014 was no exception. While we’ve certainly made advancements in medicine and mental health, when it comes to our faddish tendencies, we seem to be running in circles.

So what are we hoping to shed in 2015?

Clay Eating

The 2014 Health Trends We Cant Wait To Leave Behind

Earlier this year, the actress Shailene Woodley went on a press junket for “Divergent”, but ended up giving just as much publicity to a little-known trend of eating clay for “cleansing” purposes. She called it one of the healthiest things you can do for your body, citing an unnamed taxi driver’s advice and little else.

While this practice is mostly harmless, there are some concerns that adherents could eat clay tainted with heavy metals. As we explained at the time:

While there is some evidence that clays

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This Man Orchestrated His Own ‘Amazing Race’ To Propose To His Girlfriend

We’ve seen quite a few elaborate marriage proposals over the years. But when it comes to dedication and attention to detail, this “Amazing Race”-inspired proposal gives the others a run for their money.

The mastermind behind the intricate scheme is a Phoenix radio show producer named Justin Scheman. He successfully tricked his girlfriend Diana Bishop into thinking she was a contestant on an online edition of the “Amazing Race” — a show the couple has binge-watched 18 seasons of since they’ve been together.

The two teamed up for the adventure, which ultimately spanned 5,000 miles, six states and two countries. The prize for completing the race? A trip to Iceland, which is where Scheman very nervously got down on one knee and popped the question to his girlfriend under the northern lights.

This Man Orchestrated His Own Amazing Race To Propose To His Girlfriend
Courtesy of Justin Scheman

Scheman told The Huffin

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The 2014 Health Trends We Can’t Wait To Leave Behind

If there’s one thing that’s constant year in and year out, it’s wacky health trends. Every year has them, and 2014 was no exception. While we’ve certainly made advancements in medicine and mental health, when it comes to our faddish tendencies, we seem to be running in circles.

So what are we hoping to shed in 2015?

Clay Eating

The 2014 Health Trends We Cant Wait To Leave Behind

Earlier this year, the actress Shailene Woodley went on a press junket for “Divergent”, but ended up giving just as much publicity to a little-known trend of eating clay for “cleansing” purposes. She called it one of the healthiest things you can do for your body, citing an unnamed taxi driver’s advice and little else.

While this practice is mostly harmless, there are some concerns that adherents could eat clay tainted with heavy metals. As we explained at the time:

While there is some evidence that clays

read more

This Man Orchestrated His Own ‘Amazing Race’ To Propose To His Girlfriend

We’ve seen quite a few elaborate marriage proposals over the years. But when it comes to dedication and attention to detail, this “Amazing Race”-inspired proposal gives the others a run for their money.

The mastermind behind the intricate scheme is a Phoenix radio show producer named Justin Scheman. He successfully tricked his girlfriend Diana Bishop into thinking she was a contestant on an online edition of the “Amazing Race” — a show the couple has binge-watched 18 seasons of since they’ve been together.

The two teamed up for the adventure, which ultimately spanned 5,000 miles, six states and two countries. The prize for completing the race? A trip to Iceland, which is where Scheman very nervously got down on one knee and popped the question to his girlfriend under the northern lights.

This Man Orchestrated His Own Amazing Race To Propose To His Girlfriend
Courtesy of Justin Scheman

Scheman told The Huffin

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8 So-Called Wedding ‘Trends’ We’re Calling B.S. On

Bridal magazines and blogs are quick to grab onto the latest “trend.” Sometimes, those judgments seem reasonable — we can totally see short wedding dresses taking off. But when media outlets declare donkey weddings or marijuana weddings the hot new wedding fad, we can’t help but roll our eyes. Here are eight wedding “trends” we’re calling B.S. on:

1. Donkey weddings

8 So Called Wedding Trends Were Calling B.S. On

Some people may try to convince you that having a donkey at your wedding is a thing. Sure enough, an Arizona company called Haul N Ass Productions has trained donkeys — err, “beer burros” — to be wedding party entertainment. The donkeys walk around wearing saddle bags filled with beer for your guests and are billed as a great “ice breaker.” Or you could just like, hire a bartender instead. That works too.

2. Robot weddings

Post by Oscar the Weddingbot.

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25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.

We’ve scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our favorites.

25 Must See Wedding Photos From 2014 Lindsay Stark 25 Must See Wedding Photos From 2014 Ryan Brenizer Photography

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19 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Eve Wedding Sparkle

We can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year than to throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve wedding! Think about it…all of your closest friends and family, amazing food and all the champagne toasts would make it the most epic party ever! Not to mention you’ll have an excuse to add a touch of glitter to the whole event. Check out the amazing inspiration we’ve rounded up to make your New Year’s Eve wedding dazzling!

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Event Planning by Events in the City, Photo by K. Thompson Weddings

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Event Design by Luxe Event Productions, Photo by Steele Photography

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Tabletop by Archive Rentals, Photo by KLP Photography

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Event Design by Antonia Christianson Events, Photo by Allyson Magda

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Event Planning by Cincy Event Planning, Signage by Five Dot Design , Photo by Nathan Peel Photography

19 Ways to Make Your New Years Eve Wedding Sparkle

Stationery by Pink Champagne Paper, Photo by Kriste

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Girlfriend’s Reaction To Surprise Photo Booth Proposal Is Simply Adorable

Photo booths at weddings are nothing we haven’t seen before. Using a photo booth to pop the question? That’s an innovation we can get behind.

Kevin Moran and his high school sweetheart Molly McGinnis took a pic in a photo booth on their seventh anniversary. What McGinnis didn’t know is that Moran had planned to pop the question as the camera snapped away.

Girlfriends Reaction To Surprise Photo Booth Proposal Is Simply Adorable

In a post on Reddit, Moran explained that the photo booth provided a code to go online and view the video. He also sweetly confessed to practicing flipping open the ring box with one hand “a pretty decent amount” and to being “super nervous” beforehand. Check out the video above to see how it all went down.

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20 Super Fun Wedding Ideas Your Childhood Self Would Love

The wedding you dreamed about as a kid probably involved a teen heartthrob groom, a smorgasbord of sugary sweets and lots and lots of toys

Unfortunately Zack Morris and Kevin Arnold are taken, but who says you can’t make the rest of that childhood dream come true? Below are 20 awesome wedding ideas that will fill your big day with fun and just the right amount of nostalgia.

A bounce house 20 Super Fun Wedding Ideas Your Childhood Self Would Love Jennifer Emerling As the bride and groom, you are entitled to unlimited turns. Your day, your rules. Superhero Pez escort cards 20 Super Fun Wedding Ideas Your Childhood Self Would Love Heather Kincaid Photography The sugar high sup

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25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.

We’ve scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our favorites.

25 Must See Wedding Photos From 2014 Lindsay Stark 25 Must See Wedding Photos From 2014 Ryan Brenizer Photography

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