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This Website Will Tell You How Old You (+ Celebs) Actually Look

Here’s some Friday fun for you. If you want the Internet to guess your age and gender — though, probably off by a few years… or 10 — try out Microsoft’s How Old site. Trust us, it’s the best way to pass the last few hours of the workweek until tonight’s early Happy Hour ;)

The age-guessing site launched yesterday as a fun side project for some engineers at Microsoft’s Machine Learning group but after they sent it to 50 coworkers + friends, it went viral instantly. Who doesn’t want to be told how old they appear, right? Um.


All you have to do is upload a photo that’s under 3MB in size and the machine-learning site will take a stab at your age and gender. While many are uploading famous faces in addition to their own, I decided to take it upon myself to see how old Microsoft’s app thought I was. I was not impressed with the results. At all.



After uploading a couple of well-lit (and even slightly edited!) shots of myself courtesy of our talented photographers I was expecting to be presented with an age around mine or dare I say, younger. I mean, I thought I looked great in these pro shots. Apparently Microsoft’s How Old tool didn’t think so as I (shockingly!!!) was told I look 32 — twice. Other pictures resulted in 34 and 37. Incorrect again, Microsoft. To provide some clarity, I am a 24-year-old male; not a 32-, 34-, or 37-year-old male.

Luckily for everyone bitter about their age guess like myself, Microsoft promises the site is improving features to perfect its guesses thanks to all of the real-time insight it’s gathering from the photo uploads that are pouring in. Check back next week when I hopefully get within three years of my actual age. In the meantime, happy uploading (and hopefully you have better results than I did).

What age did the #HowOldRobot give you? Was it right or wrong? Let us know in the comments.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*