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According To Stock Photos, Nothing Is Sexier Than Reading

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.25.2014 | Books

In stock photo world, readers can't stop getting hit on, even if they almost definitely just want to read. After all, if there's anything sexier th...

This Is the Absolute Weirdest Series of Stock Photos Ever

www.collegehumor.com | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy

Generally, the point of stock photos is to depict a wide variety of generic situations that will then be licensed by publishers to illustrate their ar...

Dear Media: This Is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 05.26.2014 | Media
Sharda Sekaran

It would seem that marijuana has finally entered the mainstream of U.S. and international politics. However, someone has neglected to tell the many news outlets that continue to recycle the same old "Cheech & Chong" images that should have been retired decades ago.

Stock Photos Will Finally 'Lean In'

Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

Stock photos of women primarily consist of skinny white ladies laughing alone with salad, being mean mommies and struggling to drink water -- which ma...

30 Women Who Are In An Intimate Relationship With Chocolate

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

You've seen 'Women Laughing Alone with Salad,' but you're not prepared for this.

Women Hanging Out With Turkeys -- A Thanksgiving Tradition For The Ages?

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.28.2013 | Women

When you think of generic images of women on Thanksgiving you likely picture families eating dinner, watching football and enjoying each other's compa...

Stock Photos Of Kids Eating. Weird.

Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste

Now, if only they ate like this in real life...

Seriously, Stock Photos, I Think We Get It

Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy

Why is no one acknowledging this elephant that's indoors? Making time travel through the air quickly? Floating lightbulb? We don't want...

15 Women Who Feel Really Guilty About Eating Dessert

Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

Here's a bunch of women who feel really guilty about eating dessert. And no wonder -- I think we can all agree that women who eat dessert should be pu...

Why Are You Naked?!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.15.2013 | Comedy

Stock photo models lead very exciting lives. Just scroll down to see for yourself. Oh, hello! Didn't see you there. What's that? Oh, just doi...

What It's Like To Be A Boss, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women

Amidst conversations about women and career success, it's worth reflecting on the many stereotypes bosses must overcome to effectively do their jobs. ...

What Precisely No One Should Wear To The Gym

Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Here at Healthy Living, we're pretty particular about our workout gear. We're always looking for stylish gym wear that doesn't compromise function....

Think Your Job Is Stressful?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

You might think twice the next time you say you're "drowning in work." Undoubtedly, there are times we let stress get the best of us on the job. A ...

Why Are These Stock Photo Models So Angry?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy

These stock photo models are super angry, but why? Soup of the day was gazpacho Got an IM that just says "hey" Doesn't understand wha...

What Patriotic Women Look Like, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women

Ah, the 4th of July. A full day devoted to expressing our love for our country by getting together with friends and family, stuffing our faces with Am...

9 Ways Women Use Umbrellas, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

If you're using your umbrella to, say, keep yourself dry in the rain, you're using it wrong. At least, that's the logical conclusion to draw after loo...

Shot by a Follower of Christ!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

You go on the Internet to find just the right image to add to it, typing in an obvious, safe phrase like "pictures of women on their knees" -- but you don't get images of good Christians praising God!

This Is What Love Looks Like...According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.04.2013 | Weddings

You can a tell a couple is in love by the way they look at each other, talk about each other, or the way they finish each other's sentences. But in th...

That Is NOT How You Eat A Popsicle

The Huffington Post | Joanna Borns | Posted 06.02.2013 | Comedy

No one in these stock photos knows what a popsicle is or how to eat it. Not even close. No No No No No No No No ...

People In Stock Photos @!$&ing LOVE Smoothies

The Huffington Post | Joanna Borns | Posted 05.25.2013 | Comedy

Yeah, smoothies are pretty good but these people need to admit they have a problem. 1. "More precious than gold." 2. "Blend faster! Don't you...

9 Things To Expect From PMS, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

It's been a while since we did our last roundup of absurd stock images, but we've got a great one for you this time: What PMS looks like, according to...

The 'Behind The Scenes' You Never Wanted

Posted 05.03.2013 | Comedy

What are stock photo models thinking? Is it awkward to hold those poses? Do these models in bed together even like each other? All these questions are...

LOOK: These Models Just Can't Decide

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women

An apple or a piece of cake? An apple or a donut? An apple or an ice cream sundae? You might not have to exercise that much thought to make a decision...

AWKWARD! 10 Cringe-Worthy Infidelity Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Divorce

Here at HuffPost Divorce, we spend a good deal of time sorting through stock photos to illustrate the advice, personal narratives and heartwarming sto...

LOOK: The 10 Most Awkward Stock Photo Proposals

Posted 03.20.2013 | Weddings

Photos of marriage proposals are usually pretty cute -- unless they're stock photos. Here at HuffPost Weddings, we sift through tons of awkward sto...