Archive: Apr 2012

The Cat Relaxation You Didn’t Know You Needed

Cats live very stressful lives. You might not have known it, because they hide it very well, with all their fur licking, sleeping, pooping and general air of cool detachment and remove. But if this video of a cat enjoying the spoils of a neck massager is any indication, cats need all the relaxation they…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 27, 2012

Flashback: Lindsay Lohan’s 2006 Interview Cover As Elizabeth Taylor

I’m just going to put it out there: Lindsay Lohan is no Elizabeth Taylor, and I, among others, find myself vaguely and inexplicably offended by Lifetime’s decision to cast her as such. It pains me to see anyone fanning the flames of the formerly great young actress’s delusions of grandeur, and being tapped to play…

By: Rachel Krause / April 27, 2012

Style Retrospective: Charlize Theron

Since she first arrived in Hollywood via South Africa, actress Charlize Theron has been one of the most daringly chic and fashionable celebs the red carpet has ever seen. in honor of her upcoming film, “Snow White & The Huntmans,” in which she plays Queen Ravenna — who is obsessed with beauty and immortality –…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 27, 2012

Are You What You’re Wearing? Psychologist Jen Baumgartner Thinks So

Most days, I just throw on whatever’s comfortable and cute, and whatever doesn’t make me feel self-conscious or overly-critical of my new thirtysomething gut. But according to some psychologists, my clothing choices — and yours — are actually much more deep-seated and pressing. Says Liz Jones (pictured), a writer for the Daily Mail UK (I know,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 27, 2012

Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy’s most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in the Middle East. Author Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American writer who was beaten and sexually assaulted by police while protesting in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

14 Insanely Flexible Dudes

Meet Flikr user CS87 (aka Insane Splits Guy). We may never know his real name, but his flexibility is something we won’t soon forget. I particularly heart this photo of him doing this side leg split — in jean shorts no less. How does he do it? I haven’t been able to do the split…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2012

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are a bunch of husband-stealing sexpots. The ad was made by a Dutch energy company called NLE and references the Euro 2012 soccer games, which will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Not Even Pregnant, Engaged Snooki Can Make “Snooki & JWoww” Interesting

Hoo boy. Not that I would’ve pegged Snooki as the most meticulous user of birth control, but getting pregnant before/during the filming of her spin-off show, “Snooki & JWoww,” was not her best move. The entire reason anyone watches Snooki do anything is because she’s always had one more Fuzzy Navels than she should have.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Kim Kardashian Puts Her Politics Hat On & Other WTF Guests Invited To The White House Correspondents Dinner

The White House Correspondents Dinner (or “nerd prom,” as its called in the biz) is an annual occasion for political journalists to rub elbows and watch a comedian make fun the president to his face. This year, Jimmy Kimmel is doing the roast and there will be two guests in the audience whose political journalism credentials are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Textercuff: The Perfect Sex Toy For Text Addicts

For some, the pleasure of returning text messages is one that should be denied. The Textercuff, part handcuff, part thumb gag, is the perfect sex toy for restraining your technology addict from the instant gratification he desires. Deny him the touch of his iPhone, shame him for being too plugged in, make him beg to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2012

Ke$ha Pops A Squat, Plus 6 Other Recent Embarrassing Celeb Tweets

When a girl’s gotta go, a girl’s gotta go. I’m not sure the “PoPo” referenced in Ke$ha’s tweet earlier this week would accept that as a reasonable defense for deciding to pee in the street and tweeting the photo to all her followers. Still, I must commend her balance — popping a squat and taking…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 27, 2012

An Open Letter To The Sexually Ambiguous Guy On The Subway

Dear Sexually Ambiguous Guy On The Subway,

You got on at the same stop as me, so you might live in my neighborhood. I saw you waiting on the platform and thought you might be gay. I tend to air  err on the side of gay when I check out men. My friend…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2012

Apply Your Happy Face

Applying a nice glow to the apples of your cheeks may make you feel more confident, but this Physician’s Formula Happy Booster blush claims to actually improve your mood. This skin perfecting glow powder is infused with a blend of Euphoryl, a natural plant extract which has been shown to promote a feeling of happine…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 27, 2012

Last Chance To Schtup Your Dead Wife’s Corpse, Egyptian Dudes

Bringing new meaning to the phrase “before the body gets cold,” Egypt is considering a new law that will allow Egyptian husbands to have sex with their dead wife’s corpse up to six hours after death. But don’t get your panties in a knot, ladies. Wives can have sex with their dead husbands’ corpse a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 8 Pieces From Wanderlust Couture

Etsy is awesome, but the sheer quantity of stuff on the site can be really overwhelming. To give you a helpful shortcut, we like to highlight some of our favorite online shops. This week let’s take a look at Wanderlust Couture, a Portland-based vintage shop that operates out of a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Colored Denim For Men

I’m a pretty big fan of the colorful jeans trend–the brighter the better!–but this morning, when I saw a guy rocking a pair of bright red skinny jeans, I must admit I did a double take. I hadn’t realized the trend had also been translated to menswear, but a quick online search revealed that colored…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

Morning Quickies: Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Pregnant!

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are expecting their second child. Congratulations! [Celebrity Cafe]
Can you believe Prince William and Kate Middleton married an entire year ago? Here’s their 10 cutest married moments. [Betty Confidential]
Lindsay Lohan versus Liz Taylor: how do the hard-living actresses stack up? [Modern Man]
New…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

11 Things Your Hairdresser Really Wants You To Know

It’s hard out there for a hairdresser. They have to be talented, tactful, efficient, and up to date on the latest trends and techniques. They have to be able to create wearable art on people’s heads while discussing salacious celebrity gossip. I’m totally in awe of the people who do this job, and when I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012

LARP Passions: An Online Dating Destination For Live Action Role Players

Dorks need love, too, and that’s why I have nothing snarky to say about LARP Passions, an online dating website for “singles with a passion for LARPing.” What is LARPing, you ask? Live action role playing. Players act out fictional dramas in character, wearing costumes and carrying fake weapons, which they often build themselves. It’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Guess What? Talking To Yourself Is Actually A Good Thing

Do you talk to yourself? Most people do it every once in awhile. Ami does it a lot. Self-talking definitely won’t make you popular on public transportation, but a new study indicates that it will speed up your thought process. Here’s the lowdown: psychologists asked two groups of volunteers to scan a series of photo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2012
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