More than a five hour flight from Los Angeles, sometimes it's easy to forget that Hawaii is very much a part of the 50 states -- and mainlanders unfortunately remind Hawaii's residents of their ignorance often. Don't be that person. Below, check out the biggest misconceptions about Hawaii.
It looks like Hollywood's serial bachelor is a bachelor no more. George Clooney is engaged to British attorney Amal Alamuddin, People confirms.
Clooney and Alamuddin were first spotted together publicly in October of last year.
"George and Amal are trying to keep things very...
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday (Feb. 2).
The 46-year-old actor's cause of death has yet to be determined but the New York Police Department is investigating and a law-enforcement official confirmed to WSJ that...
New York's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is seeing quite the squabble as Joan Jett has been ousted from the parade's South Dakota float due to her vegetarian lifestyle, CNN reports.
According to the website, Jett's no-meat ways and involvement in the People for the Ethic Treatment of...
It turns out, these days, it's "less is more" for Lady Gaga.
Mother Monster, who's usually known for her extravagant, accessory-heavy looks, got back to the basics in a barely there strapless dress on Friday for a day out in New York City.
Check out her little black...
Things didn't go quite as planned for Russell Brand when he attempted to board a plane to South Africa on Friday. The actor/comedian is reportedly banned from entering the country, though the reasons surrounding the ban are not entirely clear.
Brand was scheduled to perform...
We've all fallen victim to those less than ideal photo ops where we're not quite ready to say cheese. But in celebrity-land, those moments can happen faster than you can say, "Not again, Bieber!"
And when the stars aren't accidentally (or otherwise) baring a bit too much on the red...
Perhaps it's the result of creative differences when it comes to styling Guy Fieri's 'do, but the Food Network star got into a violent fight with his hairdresser Saturday night. Video footage of the brawl was caught on tape and obtained by TMZ.
In the video, Fieri's...
So you're really into Lorde (like, "Pure-Heroine"-on-repeat-into) but do you even know her real name?
It's a mouthful: Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor. She can thank her Croatian-Irish ancestry for that.
"My name is Ella, that's who I am at school, hanging out with friends, while I'm doing homework"...
Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner have split after 22 years of marriage, they announced via E! News.
"We are living separately and we are much happier this way," they said in a statement. "But we will always have much love and respect for each other....
We've all had the less than optimal run-in with 'that guy' at the party. You're mingling, being your charming self and then BOOM, all the sudden you're backed into a corner getting the life sucked out of you by the dude who everyone else had the good sense to avoid....
Si cette matière visqueuse émise lors de l'éruption d'un volcan est dangereuse, elle n'en est pas moins fascinante. Régalez vos yeux avec ces 17 photographies plus spectaculaires les unes que les autres.
Gooey, goopy, oozey -- even the words that describe lava are pretty spectacular. Below, feast your eyes on 17 photos of the molten stuff of gods.
Nope, it's not just a joke about scaring the s--t out of their meal before taking a bite. Sharks do circle when they spy something in the water, but it's not necessarily because they're hungry.
Sharks have less than stellar eyesight -- they often rely on their...
Your environmental footprint just got a whole lot smaller, literally.
Roxy announced a partnership with PLUS Compound Technologies to produce a 100 percent recyclable flip flop that will hit stories in 2014.
Called "Kiwi" the flip flop will be "non-microbial, non absorbent and eligible for reclaim at...
There's nothing like a Reddit thread to confirm a stereotype. Without further 'ado, surfers discussing the highs and lows of riding a wave stoned.
mickey: "I just get really paranoid about sharks and go in after 10 minutes, which sucks because i...
With an energy crisis looming on Hawaii's Big Island -- gas prices and electricity costs are among the highest in the United States -- the solution may lie in the ocean.
The vast difference in the ocean's temperatures, from the warmer surface to the very cold deep...
This is you.
You're at a crossroads.
Sure, you're comfortable with life, but that's about it.
After all, you're tied to your desk.
You Don't Go Outside.
Your closet is all black, white and grey.
You hate your co-workers.
When someone asks how you're doing, this is your go-to hand gesture.
This is the only time you feel adrenaline.
You think, "Maybe there's more out there?"
And then you Google image search pictures of Hawaii.
You discover that this isn't photoshopped.
And that this is kind of doable.
That this is way cooler than a thumbs up.
That not everyone is type-A.
So you make the best decision of your life.
Tell your best friend.
And live happily ever after.
Sorry, braddah. Surfers are the coolest and you'll probably never be one. But don't let that one tiny obstacle stop you from being a major barney and adopting their oh, so cool vernacular. Check out surf slang below that you can totally incorporate into your land-locked life.
Whether they're hanging ten or proving that they can also dominate on land, these surfer girls are pretty fearless. They jump off rocks, indulge in heart-shaped pancakes and sometimes even trade their boards for wheels -- check out the best surfer chicks to follow on Instagram below.