Archive: Mar 2012

5 Moments Of Pride That Are Disproportionate To What I’ve Actually Achieved

There are some achievements in life that are worthy of beaming pride and perhaps a little bragging. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize! Selling your first novel! Getting a cool new job! And then there are some achievements in life that are not so much “achievements” as fairly normal life experiences that feel just as victorious,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2012

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the armor.” He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism.

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

Courtney Stodden Shills For PETA, Makes Us Feel Weird About Animal Rights

Look, there’s no doubt I support animal rights. I’m a vegan. I don’t wear fur and only wear vintage leather. However, I feel very strange about animal rights organization PETA using Courtney Stodden as their spokeslady. I mean, it’s great that Courtney adopted her dog Bazaar from a shelter eight years ago, and “saturates” him…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

Hitched: The Bizarre Phenomenon Of Being Rewarded For Getting Married

On Saturday morning, Patrick and I were enjoying some delicious breakfast tacos when I got the greatest e-mail of my life from Susan, my person of honor at our wedding: in the next week, we should be watching the mail for the trampoline the wedding party bought us.

Yeah, you read that right:…

Andrea Grimes / March 28, 2012

Fall Head Over Heels For Lancôme Rouge In Love

I love lipstick, possibly to a point of obsession and definitely to a point of monetary drain. The more luxurious (and French), the better — Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté, Chantecaille Lip Chic, Guerlain Rouge Automatique… be still, my beating heart. I maintain that the last testament to my sanity is the fact that I’ve…

Rachel Krause / March 28, 2012

Claudia Schiffer, Guess Girl More Than 20 Years Later

This is Claudia Schiffer. At the age of 41, she’s reprising her famous role as Guess model and Hot Chick About Town. It’s not fair that Ms. Schiffer gets to look so good, is it? So we’re going to start a rumor that she siphons out her own blood and replaces it with the blood…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

6 Types Of Guys To Avoid Online

I received over 600+ messages from men while registered with OKCupid and PlentyOfFish. I have a fair amount of horror stories, possibly enough to include in an HBO series called “Internet Dating Tales From The Crypt.” I am not saying that there aren’t a good deal of great guys looking to meet great girls online, but…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

Morning Quickies: Is Megan Fox Pregnant?

Megan Fox is pregnant with her first child with hubby Brian Austin Green, Star magazine is reporting. We’re finding this one hard to believe. Megan doesn’t seem like the settle-down-and-have-babies-at-25 type! [Radar Online]
New couple alert! Michelle Williams and Jason Segel are dating, Us Weekly claims . He’s even been photographed hanging out…

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2012

Study Finds That Access To Birth Control Increases Women’s Wages

The income gap between men and women in the United States has been narrowing over the past few decades and new research says we have the birth control pill to thank. Research conducted by The University of Michigan analyzed the careers of 4,300 women and found that the earlier they had access to the Pill,…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

Field Guide: The Hotties Of NPR

The other day, I innocently clicked through to National Public Radio’s Facebook page and saw this picture splashed across the top. Oh my, Adam Levine is looking lovelier than usual, I thought, before realizing that it wasn’t Adam Levine, sexy pop star, it was Ari Shapiro, sexy White House correspondent for NPR News. This got…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2012

Chart: Things That Actually Remove Your Nail Polish

Winona and I agree: Nail polish remover isn’t always the best at, you know, actually removing nail polish. Instead, we’ve found that your average quotidian activities like oh, typing, sleeping and zipping up zippers will do the job for you just fine. Even and especially after you’ve just gotten your nails did. So we present,…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2012

“Star Wars” Characters Get Dressed To The Nines

High fashion often meets unrelated subjects — cats, for instance — so it technically shouldn’t come as a surprise that designer and illustrator John Woo has created a series of drawings that merges, of all things, characters from Star Wars with some of fashion’s finest. I’m not what you would call a fan of the…

Rachel Krause / March 28, 2012

Home Inspiration: Gorgeous Greens

Sometimes I don’t think green gets enough credit for being such a lovely color. Maybe because it’s always busy representing eco-friendly initiatives, or we get so sick of it around St. Patrick’s Day, but really, I think it’s time to give green a chance. With that in mind, here are some home accents in gorgeou…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2012

Eva Longoria Will Find Your Next Boyfriend

How does Eva Longoria get over the breakup blues? By setting other people up on national television! The “Desperate Housewives” star is developing a primetime dating show for NBC where contestants will be matched by well-known matchmakers like Steve Ward (from VH1’s “Tough Love”) and set up on dates. I would love this show to…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

We Salute You: The Unibrowed

All hail the unibrow, the magical confluence of two eyebrows into one. It takes a confident person to resist the urge to pluck, wax, laser or shave the bridge between two brows. College basketball player Anthony Davis is one of the few, the proud, the unibrowed. I’m not a sports fan, but I am a…

Ami Angelowicz / March 28, 2012

Evening Quickies: Jerks Are Saying Jennifer Lawrence Is Too Fat To Play Katniss

Jerky movie critics are whining that Jennifer Lawrence had too much “lingering baby fat” to play Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” a character who is supposed to be desperately hungry. Yes, “fat” is exactly what I think when I look at this picture. [NYMag.com]
Geraldo Rivera apologized for his insensitive tweet last

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Allowed To Wear Shorts

Female beach volleyball players at the 2012 Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops during their games or they can wear the traditional bikinis, according to new rules from the International Volleyball Federation. The allowance has been made to be culturally sensitive to some countries who may have reservations about wome…

Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2012

Alexander Wang Calls Lawsuit Plaintiff A “Bully”

Alexander Wang is not a happy man. The young designer was accused by former employee Wenyu Lu of running a sweatshop. Lu, in a $50 million lawsuit against the designer, claims that he was forced to work 84-hour work weeks sewing Wang’s clothes. And, Lu alleges, he once passed out after working for 25 hour…

Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012

March 27: What Are We Wearing Today?

Today’s “What Are We Wearing” is dedicated to John Devore — the Riker to my Picard — who apparently looks forward to these posts every day, now that he lives in LA. Apparently, he misses us. Click on to see what we’re wearing today. John, I hope you’re wearing a smile and perhaps a little…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2012

Walking On Pins And Needles

No, of course these aren’t real shoes. They’re an art project from Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska, but we also prefer to think of them as a statement about the pain women endure in order to be beautiful. High heels, so very masochistic! [Vice]…

Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2012
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