Archive: Jun 2009

Hold Your Baby In Your Hand Before It’s Born

Pregnant women no longer have to wait nine months to carry their baby in their arms. Jorge Lopes invented a way to converts data from ultrasound machines and MRI scans into plaster models of the babies. Lopes uses 3-D technology to create the models, which are on display at the Royal College of Art i…

By: Annika Harris / June 29, 2009

What Your Body May Be Trying To Tell You

Our bodies tell us a lot of things. A grumbling tummy when we’re hungry, a yawn when we need sleep, those all too familiar menstrual cramp when it’s that time of the month. But a helpful list from SELF magazine mentions some signs you may not be so familiar with that could mean trouble. Read…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 29, 2009

Facebook Is No Place For Baby Diarrhea

Friends aren’t knocked up yet? Fret not. Soon enough, you’ll have Facebook status updates like “So Westley had 4 liquid poopy diapers in 20 minutes” to look forward to.

The hilarious Tumblr Shut The F**k Up, Parents collects the worst of the worst when it comes to new parents sharing TMI on social networking…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

Mom Charged With Changing 200+ Grades For Daughter

Talk about being an overly-involved parent. Last week, mom Carolina McNeal was charged with hacking into a Pennsylvania high school’s computer system to make her daughter come out at the top of her class. Caroline worked as the school’s secretary, and used other people’s passwords to change four years worth of grades, test scores, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Quick Pic: Not So Fast With The Thumbs Up, Ed Westwick

If any bloke could pull off snappy red suspenders, it’s you, Ed Westwick. But I’m sorry, you kinda look like a 50-year-old stockbroker. Nice try, “Gossip Girl” wardrobe department. [NYC, 6/29/09]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

Are “Girlie Men” The New Heartthrobs?

The testosterone-fueled, ruggedly “handsome” screen star as we know him—strong jaw line, brooding eyes, a prominent nose—is on the way out, if the New York Observer is to be believed. Surely, in this post-“Queer Eye” world, it’s no secret that even the Manliest of Manly Men are trimming their facial scruff and plucking their beastly…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

Crave: A Dapper American Apparel Bow Tie

This bow tie pays homage to the teddy bear we’ve had since we were 7, but if anyone asks, we’d just say that we’re taking fashion cues from Andre 3000 or Tucker Carlson. But really, how cute would a seersucker bow tie look on a Wall Street girly-girl outfit like a button down shirt, a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009

Quick Pic: Is Erin Lucas’ AC/DC Tattoo The Pits?

We had no idea that “The City”‘s Erin Lucas was the daughter of AC/DC’s bassist, Cliff Williams. Betcha no one else did either and that’s why she got this tattoo, the AC/DC lightening bolt, under her armpit, on Father’s Day. [via Huffington Post]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Only Hotties Get To Play On Centre Court At Wimbledon

Call it the Anna Kournikova effect. We’ve suspected for a while that women who are gorgeous and semi-good at tennis get more face time in the sport than women who are amazing but only average looking. This week, our greatest suspicions were confirmed. The All England Club, who hosts Wimbledon, admitted that looks help determine…

By: Justine Fields / June 29, 2009

Quick Pic: Some Like It Hot

Last Friday, these ladies competed in the Hollywood Casino of Cincinnati’s Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Like Contest and the winner took home 500 clams. Dang, forget these other weird beauty pageants, this one seems like pretty generous odds with a big payola, especially for a casino. So, if you want to cash in, see how much you…

By: Simcha / June 29, 2009

“True Blood” Recap: Eric’s Makeover, Sookie’s Bull-Headed Attacker, & Jessica’s Romance

Last night’s episode of “True Blood” was fantastic — we finally found out whether or not Lafayette had been turned into a vampire, Sookie was attacked by some weird creature that left her with gnarly claw marks down her back, and a romance blossomed between new vampire Jessica and adorable local gentleman, Hoyt. Mary Anne…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Chanel’s New Beauty Ambassadors—Who Are They?

Chanel just launched a new beauty ambassador program featuring five “It” girl representatives (Five was Mademoiselle’s favorite number, FYI.): Leigh Lezark, Jen Brill, Poppy Delevigne, Vanessa Traina, and Caroline Sieber. So, who are these ladies? Find out after the jump… [Style.com]…

By: Nina Carbone / June 29, 2009

Britney Is Not Dead, Her Twitter Account Was Just Hacked.

As if last week weren’t traumatic enough, over the weekend, some jokester hacked into Britney Spears’ TwitPic account (it isn’t owned by Twitter, but it’s used to turn pics into tweets) and claimed she was dead. “Britney has passed today,” read the message. “It is a sad day for everyone. More news to come.” Thank…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2009

Raising A Child Without A Gender: Do Or Don’t?

A couple in Sweden is raising their child, named Pop, as an “it,” and say they are keeping the toddler’s gender a secret. This decision, they said, came from their “feminist” philosophy that gender is a social construct — they believe “it is cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 29, 2009

Girl Talk: We’re Moving In Together—After Three Months

Gollum slithered around the picnic tables in a bald wig and a loincloth. Bilbo Baggins manned the barbecue. An elf with pointy ears asked if we had any veggie burgers.

My boyfriend, David, and I had not come dressed for the “Lord Of The Rings” theme for his family’s annual group vacation with their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2009
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