Archive: Aug 2010

Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of August 30, 2010

It's the week before Labor Day, which means we are pretty much in the television wasteland before new fall shows start. But, alas, there are some great things to tide you over. We've got the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion episode, which looks like it'll be a humdinger. Plus, new episodes of our…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 30, 2010

Yummy Gummi Bear Rug

As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou's "Gummi Bear Series" features sculptures coated in the tiny bears -- like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2010

Where Are The Ladies At? 18 Reasons Your Company Might Be A Sausagefest

For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal's website published a piece about the dearth of women entrepreneurs in tech startups and what various folks are doing to balance the ratio. Then on Sunday, writer Michael Arrington,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

50 Cent Is An Inspiration To Women Everywhere

Thank you, Fiddy ... just thank you for that. Now I will follow you on Twitter so I can learn more about how to navigate through this world as a woman. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Depressed, So I Want To Cheat On My Wife”

I am a 41-year-old professional man married to a beautiful woman. For the past few years I have felt that there has to be more to life than what I've been living as it's been the same thing day in and day out for the past 10 years. I've never cheated on my wife, but…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 30, 2010

Urban Outfitters Probably Doesn’t Realize This T-Shirt Makes You Look Easy

There is a huge difference in French between "merci beaucoup" (thank you very much) and "merci beau coup." We're not sure if Urban Outfitters realized this when they decided to sell this shirt—although, we wouldn't put it past them considering their past attempt to casually sell t-shirts reading "Eat Less." If you're not…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

15 Life Tips From Readers

Last week I posted nine "life tips" I plan to pass down to any potential kids I may have some day. You readers commented with some of your own tips—which most of us would be wise to heed. After the jump, 15 of your best life tips.
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 30, 2010

What Do Blake Lively And “Teen Witch” Have In Common?

I will preface everything I am about to say with a request: please don't make fun. OK, now that we got that out of the way, I am still obsessed with the little known but fantastically ridiculous '80s film "Teen Witch." As I was discussing the movie this weekend with my gay best friend—I find…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2010

Money 101: 4 Secrets For Financing Grad School

“Don’t you have a daddy?” the professor sitting across from me asked. I smiled a little. Was he was joking? Or hitting on me? Nope, he was serious and thought my father was paying for my legal education. Though I’ve been independent for years, my law school’s financial aid office had a similar attitude, telling…
By: Amelia Timbers / August 30, 2010

Rabbit Hopping Competitions Are A Real Thing

While you were off watching the World Cup and this summer's baseball playoffs, the Most Important Sports Competition of Our Times was taking place: the 2010 Danish Rabbit Hopping Championships. The real stars of the bunny hop? Just a couple of rabbits named Hønsehusets Too Nice To Say No and Gaunbys SCh. Mr. Playboy Bunny,…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2010

Would You Wear Gaultier’s Pointy-Boobed Design For La Perla?

The problem with deciding to "spice things up in the bedroom" is that once you start adding new props and costumes, you quickly run through a hackneyed repertoire—doctor, nurse, crotchless panties, crotchless pantyhose, nipple claps, etc. Maybe that's what Jean Paul Gaultier was thinking when he signed up to design a collection for lingerie…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

Snooki’s New Boyfriend Wants To Propose. Run, Snooki, Run!

We wanted to believe that Snooki's new boyfriend, Jeff Miranda, was for real. We truly wanted him to adore our favorite pouf-wearing pickle-eater and not just be into her to make a name for himself. But a new interview with Miranda puts me even more in the camp of Do Not…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 30, 2010

“Like Mom, Like Dad” And Totally Awesome

First, there was "My Parents Were Awesome," celebrating rad pictures of your parents looking cool when they were younger. Now comes a new nostalgia site celebrating and honoring the cool photos your parents took. "Like Mom, Like Dad" features people lovingly recapturing vintage family photos. Site founder Ze Frank, who seems to…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2010

Quotable: Kim Kardashian Just Wants A Nice, Normal Armenian Guy

"[My mother is] trying to come up with all these names in Hollywood, and I'm like, 'Just get me out of here. I want a normal Armenian boy.'" —Kim Kardashian on getting set up on a blind date by Kris Jenner. I'd like to see the queue of "normal Armenian boys" forming outside of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2010

Lanvin’s “Marry Me!” Fragrance Skips Subtle Marketing Tactics

You can thank the "Mad Men" episode about Pond's Cold Cream for reminding us of an era when advertising appealed directly to a stereotyped female psyche. As Freddy says about Pond's: "If young girls started using it, maybe they'd find a husband and they wouldn't be so angry ... if you use Pond's you'll…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

Watch How You Install That Home Stripper Pole

This isn't the first stripper pole fail we've seen, and we're pretty sure this won't be the last. Here's the thing about stripper poles. Either make sure you follow the instructions on the box of your home stripper pole kit, or please leave the pole dancing to the professionals, ladies. We're looking out for…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 30, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: “Pregnant And Terrified” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from "Pregnant and Terrified" whose booty call friend got her pregnant.
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 30, 2010

Cosmopolitan Magazine Thinks You Eat Like A Pig

The Cut picks this Cosmopolitan image as its "Best Story Illustration" from the August fashion magazines, but we beg to differ. Sure, the piglets are cute, but a girl eating like a pig is the message, and that doesn't sound right. The caption on the left reads: "Keep eating like that and no…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 30, 2010
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