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Beauty Cats are the new supermodels. Grumpy Cat made his modeling debut in Lucky’s August issue. And now Karl Lagerfeld’s pampered puss, Choupette, has just won her first major beauty campaign: she’ll be the face of Shu Uemura’s 2014 holiday line Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld.

Pop Culture The World Cup, which concluded last night with Germany’s win, makes people think about sex. A lot. What else could we conclude after learning about the cache of World Cup-inspired erotic fan fiction that exists on the Internet? The Cut discovered the treasure trove of erotic fantasy—and also determined that the most popular player to star in these fantasies is Germany’s Manuel Neuer.

Sex Do Facebook, Twitter and Instagram need a “breakup” button to make the end of a relationship less traumatic? After reading New York Times writer Nick Bilton’s essay on the harrowing experience that is breaking up in the age of social media, it sounds like a good idea. If you are on the market for someone new, get the real talk on what you might be doing wrong from a certified matchmaker.

Health Wine is not as good for you as you’ve been told, or at least not in large quantities. Drink it in moderation and you’ll escape some of the troubling associations—cancer, for one—that come from chronic consumption, says James Hamblin, The Atlantic’s super-cute health editor. Hamblin breaks down the ambiguous health value of wine in this funny yet informative vid.

Fashion Vogue has decreed their number one jewelry pick for summer: the Spinelli Kilcollin galaxy ring. The rings, which are essentially a series of interlocking bands, can be worn stacked on one finger or spread across several. “It’s punk rock but extremely elegant,” says features director Eve MacSweeney.