Archive: Jul 2009

Whoa! We Spend A Lot On Alternative Medicine

The National Institute of Health announced this week that Americans spend $34 billion annually on alternative medicine. That’s a whole lot of duckets we’re slamming down on echinacea, zinc drops, acupuncture, etc—all treatments that the American Medical Association doesn’t really endorse, though people swear by them. It sounds like a ton, but we wondered: how…

By: Justine Fields / July 31, 2009

Sneak Preview: Dior Joaillerie’s Skull Bling

Time and death were the inspirations behind Christian Dior’s latest line of uber-opulent jewelry. Dubbed the “Kings and Queens Collection,” these luxurious accessories, designed by Victoire de Castellane, are crafted from opal, jade, and obsidian. The stones are then sculpted into skulls complete with ornate, blinged out crowns and collars. The garish heads are meant…

By: Zandile Blay / July 31, 2009

Group Tries To Set World Record For “Mattress Dominoes”

Apparently, all you have to do to break a world record is tip over a mattress. OK, well, lots of mattresses. And you physically have to be on top of them as they fall. A group of employees at Bensons for Beds in England has done just that. The 41 participants are awaiting…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 31, 2009

Face Off: How To Tell If You Work At Abercrombie Or American Apparel

Dov Charney, American Apparel’s oft-sued CEO and general pervy slimeball, is at it again. This time around, he’s been accused of discriminating based on looks. Again. Apparently, one of his store managers tipped off Gawker, saying that Charney sent out a memo requesting that those employees not genetically blessed enough to hold up American Apparel’…

By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

Converse Presents Heavy Metal All Stars

When I happened to come across these kicks filed under “Men’s Fashion” on the NY Times’ The Moment today, I braced myself for disappointment. Doesn’t Converse know there are plenty of female metalheads out here in this crazy mixed-up world? Luckily, I was wrong. Visit the site to find extra-high voltage AC/DC Chucks in size…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 31, 2009

Quick Pic: Tyra Banks Gets Held Back In Modeling 101

Bad pose, gaping mouth, ugly shoes, and Tyra isn’t even “smiling with her eyes.” At least I don’t think she is, but I’ve always been confused by that “skill.” [NYC, 7/30/09]…

By: Annika Harris / July 31, 2009

The 30-Day Breakup Guide Will Be Here When You Need It

You might not have been splitting with someone when we started our 30-Day Breakup Guide at the beginning of the month, but if you are now (or do at some point in the future), don’t forget to follow our step-by-step instructions for how to get over him. Moving on from a relationship can be tough,…

By: The Frisky / July 31, 2009

Swedish Lesbians Hogging The Sperm Bank Stockpile

When my boyfriend IM’d me something called “Swedish Lesbians Suck Sperm Banks Dry,” I initially thought he was just horny. But, lo and behold, it’s actually an article about how more lesbian couples in Sweden are using donor sperm from fertility clinics for artificial inseminations. In fact, one Swedish hospital reported an 18-month backlog for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

Roseanne Barr Thinks She’s Hitler And Dresses Like Him, Too

The new issue of Heeb has got me downright confused. The hip Jewish magazine’s feature story, “That Oven Feelin’,” features pictures of Roseanne dressed as Hitler, baking and eating burnt “Jew cookies.” The crazy doesn’t stop at the photos. In a pretty shocking interview with the 55-year-old Jewish actress, Roseanne seems to have dropped off…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 31, 2009

Doofy Husbands In Commercials Are Really, Really, Really Dumb

“Thank God us wifeys are around to take care of our doofy husbands, or else they’d kill the entire family over a bowl of popcorn!” We love you, Sarah Haskins!

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

Nothing Comes Between Rihanna And Her Nippies

Yesterday, Catherine polled readers about this odd see-through shirt trend (and according to the results, over half of you are anti-), but what we failed to mention is that Rihanna is not only the ringleader of this scary mid-’90’s throwback, she’s by far the most in your face about it as well. Witness this handy…

By: Erin Flaherty / July 31, 2009

Wet Dream: New Bikini Disappears In Water

As if a thong bikini wasn’t hard enough to wear already, a German company has created one that dissolves in water within seconds. Um, what’s the point of a swimsuit that disappears when wet? Well, supposedly the company is marketing the Get Naked Bikini as a way for spurned dudes to embarrass their old girlfriends.

By: Simcha / July 31, 2009

The Stunning Downfall Of Jude Law

My Dearest Jude Law,

It was only a few years ago that I was pining after your sexy European bod. You were smart, sly, and so appealing. But now, that sultry smile that once got me all hot and bothered now looks more like a pervy grin. And you kinda just seem like a…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 31, 2009

Would The “Beer Summit” Had Happened If Women Were Involved?

The whole nation got pretty excited yesterday for Obama’s beer summit with Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard scholar, and Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer who arrested him. But I couldn’t help but wonder if it had been women involved instead of two men, if the nicey-nice photo op and beer summit chat…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2009

May We Suggest A Haircut?

What is with Young Hollywood’s scissor aversion? If you’re not shaving half your head, you’re growing hair long enough to hit your waist! (From the looks of it, Lauren Conrad and Lindsay Lohan are front-runners, FYI.) It’s beyond mermaid-ish at this point—as far as I’m concerned, it’s getting downright icky, and that hair can’t be…

By: Nina Carbone / July 31, 2009

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Recap: “I Eat Bitches Like You Everyday!”

There were some highs and some lows on the season premiere of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” last night. The absolute best part was the neck-rolling, arm-swinging catfight, altercation, ruckus, or whatever you want to call it between Sheree and her party planner, Anthony. You see, Sheree had the not-so unique idea to…

By: Annika Harris / July 31, 2009

Shake Weight: The Exercise Tool For Sexytimes

We’re not sure if the Shake Weight, which is “designed specifically for women,” is supposed to teach a gal how to give a handy, or if it’s going to give her an upper body like Madonna’s. Causing further confusion? The company claims that in “just six minutes a day, you can get arm…

By: Simcha / July 31, 2009

“Amelia” Tells The Story Of The Legendary Aviatrix

Part of the reason my parents named me Amelia was in honor of Amelia Earhart, the female aviator. Earhart broke a bunch of aviation records and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was pronounced dead i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009
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