#DTL -- Your New Favorite App

#DTL -- Your New Favorite App

Jump onto the bandwagon!

A new app has been creating a lot of buzz among college students. The concept is simple, silly, and oddly appealing. Don't try and resist the movement: this app is the future of socializing.

It's called Down to Lunch.Down to Lunch is an app that sends your friends a notification when you are engaging in an activity and would like company. These activities include breakfast, lunch, dinner, studying, exercising, chilling, and many more!

You may be thinking, "Why wouldn't I just text my friends? Wouldn't that be easier?" I too had that thought, but within an hour, I transitioned from a skeptic to a devoted user of the Down to Lunch

If you are a skeptic like I was, here are some reasons to give the app a chance!

1. It's so simple.

There isn't always time to plan ahead -- you don't know exactly where you will be and at what time. When you want company at a spontaneous time, use the app! Skip texting your friends individually to figure out who's free, and just invite everyone at once!

2. You don't have to send a group text.

Group texts and Facebook messages come in handy, but they annoy everyone and come with an unstated obligation to respond. With DTL, a simple, one-time notification is sent without a required response.

3. Your friends come to you.

Let's say you have already laid out your books and set up a nice study area for yourself, and you'd like company. DTL let's your friends know you're staying put. If they want to hang out, they come to you! How convenient is that?!

4. You don't have to put yourself out there.

Unlike other methods of invitation, this is far less personal. They don't know whom else you've invited, it's much more spontaneous, and as I mentioned before -- it doesn't require a response. DTL removes you from the risk of being turned down. This is the perfect opportunity for you to invite your crush to lunch without revealing your true intentions.

5. Your friends are getting it.

Let's be real: this is going to be big. If you are the only one without the app, all of your friends will be eating lunch without you. Soon you'll be phased out of the group! You don't have to think it's a good idea before you download it -- just do it so you won't miss lunch invitations!

I think I've made my point. Now download the app so I can invite you to lunch!

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The 7 Best Pieces of Drag Race Lingo Ru-vealed

Werk it, queen!

Season Three of "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" just wrapped last week, but season 10 of Drag Race is scheduled to premiere on March 22nd. You might’ve turned on your TV and thought, “what the heck are they talking about?”. Some of the lingo is confusing and unclear, so here’s a guide to just some of the key catchphrases.

1. The library/Being read

The name of the mini challenge is “Reading is Fundamental, in which queens take turns reading each other. When it’s their turn, they “enter the library”, which just means putting on goofy glasses. Reading is pretty much pointing out flaws but in a funny or over the top way.

2. Shade

Throwing shade is similar to reading someone, but I think of shade as usually more blunt, insulting and less clever.

3. Tea

Derives from the letter “T” standing for truth. Tea refers to gossip, news or information. Commonly used in the sense of “So, what’s the tea?”, which means “girl, what’s the gossip?”. It’s commonly combined with shade, as someone might say “No, tea, no shade, but…” which is a preface saying “no disrespect”. Conversely, someone might say “all tea, all shade” meaning that they know exactly how they sound and don’t care if you’re offended.

4. Fish

A queen is said to be looking fishy/serving fish when they closely resemble a woman. Some of the fishiest queens include Tatianna, Courtney Act, and Farrah Moan.

5. Back Rolls

An insult used in season 5 when Jade Jolie told Alyssa Edwards: “Girl, you had rolls all over the place in the back, it was disgusting!” To which Alyssa responded

6. Snatch Game

A parody of the 1960’s celebrity game show “The Match Game”. On the original show, contestants write in answers to questions, hoping to match the guest judge. Snatch Game operates in the same way, but the contestants have to impersonate a celebrity. This is a challenge that has taken place every season since the second one, and it’s probably the most highly anticipated. This is one of the challenges that really establishes the top queens, as they’re judged based off of likeness and humor. Celebrities that have been impersonated range from Dame Maggie Smith to Britney Spears, Judge Judy, Anna Nicole Smith, and even RuPaul.

7. Comedy vs. Pageant Queens

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Some queens are more specialized in makeup, costumes, and overall pageantry. Others are more campy and over the top. Comedy queens are usually stronger in acting or comedy challenges, but pageant queens have the upper hand in design focused challenges.

So there ya have it, a short list of Drag Race terminology. I RuPaulogize if you got a little lost somewhere, but if you managed to make it through this article….


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If The 12 Zodiac Signs Were Portrayed By 6-Second Vines

"It is Wednesday, my dudes." - Leo

So here's my third Vine article, and I wanted to do another one because it gives me an excuse to watch Vine compilations all day! So here it is, zodiac signs as Vines. I hope it makes you laugh as much as I did!

1. Aries

Aries are known for standing up for what they believe in, just like this woman!

2. Taurus

Tauruses are big on security and getting their job done, just like these cops are doing with a little bit more fun!

3. Gemini

Geminis are very fun-loving and all about communication!

4. Cancer

Cancers are very in touch with their feelings. If only they could have helped this pigeon :(

5. Leo

Leos are all about self-expression, and that's all I have to say about this one.

6. Virgo

One of Virgos' traits is attention to detail! This guy seems to have that.

7. Libra

Libras are incredibly charming and romantic. This one screams romance!

8. Scorpio

Scorpios are very intuitive.

9. Sagittarius

Sagittarius signs are very big-hearted and know what people need, like maybe some milk.

10. Capricorn

Capricorns are known for their patience in dealing with things.

11. Aquarius

Aquariuses are very friendly, and they want to make other people smile!

12. Pisces

Pisces can be very sensitive, so do not disrespect them!

I hope you enjoyed and have a fantastic week!

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