Tattly: Designy Temporary Tattoos

08-05-11

Latetattoo I went through a phase where I really, really, (REALLY) wanted a tattoo. However, two things kept me from it: 1) My mom would've disowend me and 2) I am extremely indecisive. So I never got one. Kind of disappointing.

Now I just have to depend on temporary tattoos to get my fix, and these options by Tattly are so fun that I want to wear them all! Not your average run-of-the-mill "rose" or "peace sign" design, Tattly makes unique and quirky artwork to stick on any body part.

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RED Hearts: Gambian Tunes You'll Dig!

08-04-11

Immigres RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today.

Today's RED Hearts post is from Amy Hunt, 21, in Lexington, KY, who's reporting on the best shows of summer:

I recently spent a semester studying abroad in The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa. It’s on the west coast, kind of nestled within Senegal. One of the most magical things about my experience there was its soundtrack: Everywhere you go in The Gambia, you are surrounded by music. I especially fell in love with mbalax, the Senegalese-Gambian genre that stars Youssou N'Dour and Viviane N'Dour.

Mbalax kept my friends and me dancing everywhere we went, and whenever Viviane's "Waaw" came on we’d sing along as best we could (she sings in French and Wolof). Gambians would smile and ask, "You know Viviane?!"

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5 Dream Catchers For Sweet Dreams

08-03-11

Dreamcatcher The concept of dream catchers is that they let the best dreams through (like ones about puppies, good grades and cute boys), and catches the bad ones (like monsters, showing up naked at school and failing a test). Sounds pretty awesome, right? Here are five dream catchers we found on Etsy that will ensure a sweet slumber.

Chained Dream Catcher Necklace, ThePurpleShmurple ($35, pictured). Made from turquoise suede, colorful beads and an antiqued copper/gold colored chain, this piece will look right at home against a plain white t-shirt.

Heart Dream Catcher, TickledPiinkBoutique ($13). Obviously, we at I Heart Daily have a certain affinity for hearts, which is why we are smitten with this particular dream catcher.

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Cool Girl: Teen Art Gallery Founder Audrey Banks, 17

08-02-11

TAG Teen Art Gallery (T.A.G.) is an organization that promotes teen-curated, teen-organized and teen-created art in galleries around New York City. Founded by Audrey Banks, 17, T.A.G.'s first show took place this summer. We talked to Audrey about teen art and how to pursue a big dream while you're still in high school.

I Heart Daily: Tell us about T.A.G.
Audrey Banks: The goal is to both provide young artists with a place to view their work and become an active participant in the art world at an earlier age. Many of the submissions we received demonstrated unbelievable sophistication, talent, and dedication. For some young artists, especially high schoolers, there is little opportunity for to become fully involved in the arts. This is what T.A.G. hopes to change.

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Q&A: Amber Riley Hates a Bully

07-29-11

Amber Mean Stinks Part of the reason why we love Glee is because it's about the underdogs -- the ones who are bullied, but still prevail! So, it makes perfect sense that Glee star Amber Riley has partnered with Secret and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for the Mean Stinks campaign.

We sat down with Amber to talk about the campaign, bullying and, of course, that show she's on:

I Heart Daily: What made you want to join the Mean Stinks Campaign?
Amber Riley: I want to help girls deal with bullying and take a stand against it. I get so many letters from girls and I want to inform them and give them a resource that helps deal with bullying and other tough issues.

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