“When you sign up for the service, you can design a boyfriend (or girlfriend) to your specifications … Then you swipe your credit card … and the imaginary man of your dreams starts texting you.” If this thing learns to write a newsletter, I’m history.

+ Sports Illustrated just laid off all its sports photographers.

+ The rise of the avocado.

+ Nearly 46 million American’s received a Starbucks gift card over the holidays. (Starbucks is seriously huge, and you are a seriously terrible gift-giver.)

+ And finally, scientists say we haven’t been this close to the apocalypse in a long time. Have a good weekend.