Every Friday we round up some of our favorite stories we didn’t get a chance to cover throughout the week and publish them in one neat little post. Think of it as our gift to you, only it’s not really free because you’re repaying us in likes and shares. No… thank YOU.
Have you and your friends planned an epic, group Halloween costume? Forget it, Neil Patrick Harris and his family already wore it better. See above. (h/t Today.com)
Panda twins at the Zoo Atlanta are now officially named Mei Lun and Mei Huan after the Chinese idiom “Mei Lun Mei Huan,” meaning “beautiful and magnificent objects.” Go ahead, say awwwwwwwwww. (UPI)
Hexing and texting: postrecession, anxiety-riddled millennials are inciting a revival of the magical, the spiritual and the astrological. Black lipstick preferred, but not required. (Newsweek)
An online Halal sex shop launched in Turkey, offering intimates approved by Islam, though one Islamic scholar argues the website is the latest example of the “monetization of religion,” a broader trend. (Foreign Policy)
Bryan Cranston narrates a fake Apple commercial for a pencil, reminding us of something we need to hear more often: there was a time when people got everything done without fancy tablets and computers. (Entertainment Weekly)
But on an even more inspiring note, a YouTube video of the patients and staff at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s “Roar” has gone viral, racking up more than 1.2 million views and counting. (Jezebel)
(Read last week’s ICYMI here)