Archive: Feb 2009

Doing The Math: Is Red Wine Good Or Bad For You?

I’m a wino. I’ll admit it. I like to end the day with a glass of red wine or three. Is that so wrong? Apparently, to some, you know, scientists, it is. On a fairly regular basis a new study is released that associates my beloved nectar with either disease and death (cancer!) or vitality…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2009

Dating Don’ts: Six Ways To Avoid Falling In Love

What do you get when you fall in love? According the fan-freaking-tastic Dionne Warwick—and she should know from heartache—“You get enough tears to fill an ocean/That’s what you get for your devotion.” Sing it, sister!

Sure, you get other stuff, too: hearts, cupids, hickeys, the fun stuff. But sometimes the bad outweighs the…

By: Judy McGuire / February 26, 2009

Star Couplings: Holly Madison and Criss Angel Call It Quits

The former “Girls Next Door” star Holly Madison has parted ways with her boyfriend Criss Angel after only four months. Maybe Hugh still has room for her in the Playboy mansion. [Perez Hilton]
John Mayer admitted he was super nervous about being on the red carpet at the Oscars. But, said his girlfriend, Jen Aniston,…

By: Persia Ali / February 26, 2009

Eight Hilariously Stupid Sex Stories

Sex is gross and weird enough without some total moron winding up in the emergency room. But if there’s one good thing that comes out of all this — it’s not babies, luckily — it’s hilariously awesome stories that make urban legends seem redundant. Here are the eight funniest sex tales of whoa, that don’t…

By: Simcha / February 26, 2009

What Musicians In Formerly Popular Bands Do: Start A New Band

A lot of famous musicians have side projects because they’re just so creative that one band isn’t enough, i.e., Damon Albarn is in both Blur and Gorillaz, and Spencer Krug is in both Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Well, there’s a new band that’s made up of the most random mix of musicians — we…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 26, 2009

Quickies!: Paula Abdul Doesn’t Like 4th Idol Judge & Meat Grinder Causes Accident With Penis

Paula Abdul isn’t hiding the fact she is not pleased with the addition of a fourth judge to “American Idol.” Retract the claws girl. [NY Post]
It was no secret the Obamas were getting a dog after they moved into the White House, but now they have announced what kind of dog they are getting.

By: Persia Ali / February 25, 2009

DABA Girls Are Bogus

We were annoyed when we heard about Dating a Banker Anonymous, a support group for women who are suffering now that their financial banker husband/boyfriend/booty caller have less money. Hopefully we won’t hear about them as much now that we know they were faking.

By: Annika Harris / February 25, 2009

Eight Things To Give Up For Lent

Yesterday was Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday.” That means today is Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent. Since I’m not Catholic this all is a bunch of mumbo jumbo to me, but I did attend Mardi Gras three straight years in a row, and while I don’t get my forehead swiped by a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2009

Sex On A First Date: Men And Women Continue To Disagree

The age old question “Should you sleep with a guy on the first date?” continues! We’ve heard what guys think, and a new survey confirms our Mind of Man columnist’s point of view: Of 37,540 people surveyed by a dating site, 65 percent of men considered sex on the first date “liberated.” The ladies did…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

Job Disqualifications: Eight Types Of Men You Can’t Work With

According to “Page Six,” Parker Posey tipped a babelicious bartender 50 bucks on two glasses of wine. Clearly the recession isn’t affecting her hot pocket! But Parker, baby girl, hitting on a bartender is like trying to hold a rainbow. Sure, something about a man serving you is pretty darn seductive, but every girl i…

By: Simcha / February 25, 2009

How Same-Sex Marriage Could Save The Economy

Besides making a lot of gay and lesbian couples very happy, extending marriage to same-sex couples would help the economy, according to a report from the Williams Institute School of Law at UCLA. The report only covered the state of Maine, but in that state alone it is estimated that there would be $60 millio…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

Crave: Sterling Silver “Inspirational” Circle Necklace

This necklace is nothing like your typical inspirational necklace that focuses on boring old love, faith, and hope. Instead, it encourages you to lie, cheat, and steal, which is usually considered unladylike behavior. But these verbs can totally be inspirational when you think about them this way: lie about your age, cheat on your diet,…

By: Annika Harris / February 25, 2009

Chris Brown Enrolls In Anger Management Classes

I didn’t want to believe it at first, but Chris Brown has a problem controlling his temper. Duh, right? But I was actually trying to give him the benefit of the doubt — you know, innocent until proven guilty — until the complete true story was revealed. We’ve heard a lot of ludicrous rumors surrounding…

By: Annika Harris / February 25, 2009

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Do You Like To Be Dominated?

I haven’t met many men that like to be dominated on a regular basis, but most gals I know like to take charge in the bedroom, at least from time to time. Aside from obvious dominate/submissive relationships, how do regular ol’ Joes feel about women taking charge between the sheets, both is subtle ways –…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2009

Mind Of Man: Stop Playing The Name Game

Here’s a question: Why was Chris Noth’s character in “Sex In the City” nicknamed “Mr. Big” when it’s clear it should have been “Mr. Old Man Fatty”?

Also, I want to know which came first: Carrie and the girls giving the men they were dating petty, offensive little nicknames or actual real world wome…

By: John DeVore / February 25, 2009

The Real Housewives Of The OC Reunion: Tamra Calls Gretchen Out

Dude, s**t went down on “The Real Housewives Of Orange County” reunion last night. That busy body Tamra called out Gretchen for supposedly having an affair with her ex-boyfriend while she was taking care of her sick (now deceased) fiance, Jeff. Something tells me that if it’s true, Jeff probably knew Gretchen had…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2009

Hair Colors Decoded

An easy ways to update your look is to change your hair color. But before you break out a bottle of peroxide, you should know that every hair color has a positive and negative perception. Before you send the wrong idea, find out what your hair color is saying about you.

By: Annika Harris / February 25, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This?

One of the beauty trends at New York Fashion Week was the reverse French manicure, where the moon, rather than the tip, is a different color from the rest of the nail. You might not remember this unless you’re a Batman nerd like me, but Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) had nails like this in “Batma…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

What’s The Meanest Thing You’ve Done To A Dude?

Over at Tracie Egan’s blog One D At A Time, she writes about a recent fight she had with her fiance, in which she was left so enraged (and convinced that they were through) that she put his electric guitar in her bathtub and proceeded to pee on it over the course of a day.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2009

If James Bond Were A Woman, He Would Wear This Swimsuit

When I was really little, I had a pair of gloves that looked plain when you were inside, but when you went into the cold, a secret design revealed itself! Yeah, they were pretty sweet. Textile designer Yun Ding has taken my favorite pair of gloves and turned them into an awesome concept for a…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009
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