Alyson Penn

Cheating Website Releases Dumb “Study” On How Unfaithful Wives Like To Dress

So, apparently cheating doesn’t take up as much free time as we thought it would. While married women were busy scouting out the profile of this weekend's lover on AshleyMadison.com, 52,390 of them took a quick pause for survey about what they like to wear. The straying missus doesn't walked around with a scarlet letter pinned…
By: Alyson Penn / June 28, 2013

Introducing The Minimum Wage Dress

My wallet thanks you, SheLikes.com. The British shopping website has created the MWD (Minimum Wage Dress) for all of those whose salaries are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The cut-out mini-shift goes for £3.68, the hourly minimum wage for teens in Britain. For us Americans, that totals about $5.68 – or…
By: Alyson Penn / June 24, 2013

Back In The Day: We Love Yin Yangs

What: Yin Yangs When we wore it: mid to late '90s Why we hate them: We feel like it's a little backwards to use the word "hate" for these stylish messengers of peace. But we will bring up some troubling questions like, why were the literally everywhere? And where did they go? Why we love…
By: Alyson Penn / June 23, 2013

Are Creepy Hackers Watching You Right This Second?

Stealing credit card information and social security numbers is so passé nowadays. The new fad of invading privacy online is to actually watch unsuspecting victims, or, I’m sorry, “slaves” as these hackers like to call them, through their own webcams. That’s right, ladies: internet hackers have just found an alarmingly inventive way of invading your…
By: Alyson Penn / June 23, 2013

You Can’t Say The Queen Wasn’t Warned…

Finally a story to bring out the giddy nerd lurking inside all of us. Not only does it contain UFOs and British monarchy, but add in some Death Eater-like locutions and you’ve got yourself a teen-sci-fi-fantasy-novel in the works. British National Archives released letters sent between 2007 and 2009 to members of British government, including…
By: Alyson Penn / June 22, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Pulls T-Shirt Making Fun Of Taylor Swift’s Love Life

Abercrombie & Fitch just launched an anti-bullying campaign but they've fucked up yet again by making T-shirt  with the slogan, “# more boyfriends than t.s." — meaning Taylor Swift. Aaand cue the mob of torch-wielding tweens.
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

RIP Society: Mom Poses As Daughter In Converse, Low-Rise Jeans For High School Exam

Moms these days. In Paris, a 52 year-old mother-of-the-year named Caroline D. tried to help her 19 year-old daughter on the English portion of her high school baccalaureate exam by actually taking it for her. The whole thing. Now that’s a cool mom.
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

In Defense Of Robin Thicke’s Song “Blurred Lines”

Ever since my sister introduced the Robin Thick song "Blurred Lines" to me all of four days ago, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for embarrassingly long stretches of my days. It’s catchy, fun, and sexy, and I can already envision my drunken self squealing in excitement when I hear it blasted…
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

New Beauty Trend? Men Wear Makeup, Too

Forget the drawer, clear out space in your makeup bag if your man is moving in. According to a recent survey of a thousand millennial-age men, guys have officially become more comfortable adopting the grooming habits of women. As many as 60 percent of men now use women’s skincare products, with 14 percent okaying nail…
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

Man Arrested For ‘Joking’ About Having Sex With Goats

I don't know about you, but to me, nothing screams "hilarity" quite like bestiality. In no-one-gets-the-joke news, Shuan Keith Orris was arrested for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after things got violent when questioning bar patrons about their thoughts on fornicating with goats. He was apparently making the rounds at a Wisconsin bar,…
By: Alyson Penn / June 21, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 13 Types Of Texters To Be Wary Of

As if dating wasn’t hard enough - you throw in a portable, typed-word machine and suddenly it’s pandemonium. Tones, intentions, invitations all get jumbled in this lawless land of shorthand communication. Suddenly the guy you're dating's "C u later" message means he's dumping you when he really just wanted to let you know he'd see…
By: Alyson Penn / June 18, 2013

7 Products To Salvage Your Sunburned Skin

While I've personally never found any remedy that can mollify the sting, maybe you'll have better luck. Check out these seven soothing products we recommend slathering all over in case you get burned big time.
By: Alyson Penn / June 17, 2013

The 11 Stages Of A Surprise Sunburn

We are all too familiar with the abusive nature of the sun. It's like that snake cane Jafar carries around with him that makes you do whatever he wants. It's alluring and inviting one minute, and just when you think you're safe and call it quits, you can't bend your knees without cringing in pai…
By: Alyson Penn / June 17, 2013

Back In The Day: We Love Bandannas

What it is: The almighty bandanna. When we wore it: Strong throughout the '90s. Why we hate it: The bandana made us all go through somewhat of an identity crisis. I mean, were we badass rappers like Tupac, or dirty rock stars like Axl Rose? And what were we to think when peppy pop star…
By: Alyson Penn / June 16, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Cool Crop Tops Under $50

If there's one good thing that's come out of the hipster movement, it's the crop top. They have this effortlessly cool vibe about them, like somehow when we slip one on we'll magically transform into Alexa Chung or Sienna Miller. But I'll be…
By: Alyson Penn / June 16, 2013

Nominated CIA Deputy Avril Haines Is Into Some Sexy Stuff

When the only other “Avril” the world has known is a time-warped punk star, what else did you expect, Mr. President? Apparently, the newly nominated deputy director of the CIA, Avril Haines, used to host Erotica Night at her Baltimore bookstore back in the '90s. Haines co-owned Adrian’s Book Café in Fells Point and helped…
By: Alyson Penn / June 13, 2013

Back In The Day: We Love Power Beads

Who doesn't love summoning up memories of those hideous, yet magnificent trends from our freckle-faced youth? Every week, we'll muse over a fashion item that our former selves eagerly donned in order to sit with the cool kids at lunch. There's nothing wrong with a little nostalgia every now and then, right?  What it is:…
By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Her 10 Best Looks: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift: love her or hate her (probably hate her), you have to admit her style has undergone a huge makeover lately. I don't know about you, but whenever I saw pictures of Taylor, my mind instantly thought of a 1940s school girl or…
By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

China Says Bras Can Help You Cheat?

Things I wish I knew in high school: my bra was a clandestine cheating machine. I wore those AAs every single day, but somehow its stealthy secrets eluded my wide-eyed naivety. Alas, “education chiefs” (not sure exactly what those are) in northeast China have outsmarted adolescent girls yet again. They’re nipping our deceitful ways in the…
By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Would You Wear This Toilet Paper Wedding Dress?

Where did all the toilet paper go? Cheap Chic Weddings announced Mimoza Haska as the winner of their ninth annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest on Thursday. Congratulations to the southern hairdresser and stylist extraordinaire. The way you spun those 16 rolls of Charmin into a strapless, asymmetrical matrimonial gown is unlike…
By: Alyson Penn / June 7, 2013