Archive: Aug 2013

Love It Or Leave It: Hayden Panettiere’s New Bangs

“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere debuted a drastically different hairstyle for a recent appearance on Letterman. She almost looks like a completely different person, doesn’t she? I’m not immediately digging it, but I think that’s just because I’m afraid of change. What do you guys think? Love it or leave it? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2013

August 29: What Are We Wearing Today?

How is it (almost) Labor Day already? Summer, I barely knew you. Sigh. Click on to see what we — plus a couple surprise guests — are wearing today. And, no, you’re not seeing double. A couple of us are Twins-ing today…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2013

Living Between The Corporate Glass Ceiling & The “Sticky Floor” Of Fast Food Work

Most of talk around women in the workplace of late has been of the Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In variety. Women, argues Sandberg’s book, can break through the so-called glass ceiling by simply being more tenacious, proactive and self-empowered. The dialogue is often framed around getting women into positions of power, pushing for more female CEOs, and…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Harry Styles Expects Taylor Swift To Write Songs About Him

Taylor Swift has never been shy about revealing the details of her relationships in her songs, and Harry Styles has basically admitted that he knew that all along and is all ears for her songs about their short-lived relationship because he’s sure she’ll be writing them. She already sorta maybe wrote “I Knew You Were…

By: Evil Beet Gossip / August 29, 2013

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Slow Things Down, Find New Uses For Bed Sheets In “Holy Grail” Music Video

Since Hov only films six-hour performances with his fancy artist friends on special occasions (see: “Picasso Baby”) consider this just released video for “Holy Grail” to be the first true music video off his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The video features Jay and guest vocalist Justin Timberlake wandering around aimlessly in a poorly lit, gothic warehouse of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2013

6 Party Dresses To Flatter Your Favorite Feature

Look at you! You’re so hot! You have great shoulders/legs/boobs and you should show ‘em off. We’ve found dresses that flatter every friggin’ shape, no matter whether you think you’ve got a bangin’ behind or a super jacked and strong arms. Because why not show off your best self when you’re out on the town?

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

For Us Weekly, Honoring MLK’s Dream Involves Black Men Holding Umbrellas For Rich White Ladies

UsWeekly.com covered yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Let Freedom Ring festivities in Washington, DC, and found a photograph that deftly captured what MLK’s “dream” was all about. Yes, I’m pretty sure that when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, there was a paragraph (maybe two!) about the collective unconsciou…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

5 Sort Of Disturbing Things I Learned About My Shopping Problem

Do you ever think about how and why you shop? Is it out of necessity? As therapy? To problem-solve? Earlier this week a friend asked me to participate in a survey about shopping habits. For an hour, I laid it all bare, telling a room full of random strangers about the things I purchased, why…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Something’s Fishy About This Sushi Restaurant Ad

This ad campaign for a sushi restaurant in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is meant to make you want to eat vagina fish. The tagline translates to, “First class FISH, not some vulgar crap.” But oh, it’s vulgar. I’m speechless for once. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour

I’m not trying to brag here, but I get a lot of free makeup. Like, a lot. Not only is it more than enough to feed my product addiction, previously believed to be insatiable, but at this point I have so much makeup I don’t even know what to do with it anymore. Seriously, I…

By: Rachel Krause / August 29, 2013

5 Unexpected Habits That Lead To Breakups

We all have our dating dealbreakers. From bad hygiene to a low credit score, the list goes on (and sometimes, on). But what about those breakup worthy traits your partner has when you’re already in a relationship?

According to a study by SKYCIG, 55 percent of women would leave their man over little…

By: YourTango.com / August 29, 2013

PETA Says Eating Chicken Wings While Pregnant Will Affect Your Unborn Child’s Penis Size

I appreciate what PETA does, but when they take it too far, they really take it too far. They recently sent a letter to the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival warning them that they should ban pregnant women from eating wings because scientific evidence suggests that the sons of pregnant women who consume…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2013

Macklemore Schools Us On Proper Cat-Holding Techniques

Cat-holding! You’re doing it wrong. Let Macklemore show you how to properly wrangle and pet a cat — especially one who displays a shocking level of indifference/hatred regarding your very existence. It can be done, and Macklemore can help you do it, but you’ve got to be careful. Other suggested future Macklemore how-to videos include “How…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

14 Reasons You Should Be Cuddling Right Now!

I am a person who takes my dreams very seriously and last night, I had a super vivid, extremely urgent dream in which I wrote a list of the 14 reasons (exactly 14) why everyone in the world should be cuddling right now. In my dream, this was the most brilliant, revolutionary concept that I’d…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2013

Texas Mom Starts Clothing Line For Girls Who Are Sick Of Girly Clothes

A new clothing line called Girls Will Be was inspired by a simple question frequently uttered by the founder’s 8-year-old daughter, Maya, when shopping for clothes: “Why do boys get all the cool stuff?” Thanks to her mom, Sharon Choksi, Maya and other girls now have a much wider range of cool stuff to choose…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2013

“Queen Of Bounce” Big Freedia Critiques Miley’s Twerking Abilities

“She was going too far. She’s trying to twerk, but don’t know how to twerk. …We have a dance in bounce music called “exercising” where you just open your legs and shake your butt a little bit from side to side. It was that part she did in front of Robin Thicke, but she still…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2013

Real Talk: On Literary Erotica, Part 2

This edition of Real Talk — read Part 1 here — delves deep into the seduction that is literary erotica. This week I’m joined by two popular writers within the genre, as well as an avid reader/blogger. We talked tropes, stereotypes, and the stigma surrounding erotica.

Delphine Dryden writes award-winning contemporary erotic romance for Carina Press,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 29, 2013

If You Can Get Through Today Without Being Chased By A Velociraptor, Just Call It A Win

How do people in Japan go through life knowing that they are under constant threat of being pranked by a crazy game show? And that these pranks may involve a terrifyingly realistic velociraptor pouncing on you at your office while a studio audience laughs their asses off? I mean, as far as pranks go, it’…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2013

Date-Ade Episode 3: On Old Flames & Unwanted Rodents

I think I’ve mentioned (numerous times) that canned dating advice drives me crazy. Love and relationships are not a one-size-fits-all pair of shoes. I admittedly don’t have all the answers, but I’ve found that I give the best advice when I share my own stories — as weird as they may be — and offer…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2013
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