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10 Items I Need To Buy In Order To Survive My 14th East Coast Winter

So, I decided to stay in New York City for at least another year, after a recent bout of depression made me realize I wasn’t ready to uproot myself just yet. I found a new apartment in Brooklyn that I’m really excited about (moving November 1), my friends and family are thrilled I’m sticking around, and I’m generally feeling a bit better mentally. But there’s just one problem: WINTER IS COMING. I. Hate. Winter. I mean, I like it during the first snow of the season, and I like the initially chilly days of fall, when I can break out my plaid flannels. But winter? Winter is bullshit. It is long. It is cold. It is dark. It threatens to drive me insane every year. But because I’m sort of vain and I really like fashion, one sure way to at least temporarily pull me from the clutches of the winter blues is to shop for new winter clothes. Honestly, if my outfit is ON POINT and I’m feeling high on my own supply, the cold bothers me a lot less. So, for the sake of my own mental health, I have prepared a list of the various items I — and possibly you, if you also suffer from Severe Winter Hatred — need to acquire in order to survive my 14th East Coast winter.

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

  • Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to (a paltry) five years in jail for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide. [Us Weekly]
  • Jill Duggar and her husband are expecting a son, the first of what I’m sure will be a boatload of kids. [People]
  • Many celebrities shared their thoughts on designer Oscar de la Renta following news of his passing yesterday, including some of the women he dressed often, like Taylor Swift, who wrote on Instagram, “My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.” [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

RIP Oscar De La Renta: His Best Red Carpet Looks

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta passed away yesterday at the age of 82, after a longtime battle with cancer. As you’ll see in this gallery of his best red carpet looks, the world just got a whole lot less glamorous. [CNN]

Christmas Tree Butt Plug In Paris Deflated By Vandals

See that thing above? Is it A) art, B) a Christmas tree, C) an enormous butt plug or D) all of the above? The answer is D! American Artist Paul McCarthy erected, heh, the sculpture, called “Tree,” in Paris last week, noting that he got the idea for it after noticing that a butt plug sort of looks like a Christmas tree. Okay then. Sadly, this m-ASS-terful work was not appreciated by all, and a rogue group of individuals who clearly hate anal sex decided to take matters into their own hands, The police told the BBC, “An unidentified group of people cut the cables which were holding the artwork, which caused it to collapse.” See the butt plug, I mean “Tree,” in its sad deflated form, after the jump. [BBC] Keep reading »

Sinead O’Connor Slams The AMAs, Says Producers Tried To Get Her To Appear With Pope Francis

  • So, this is interesting: Sinead O’Connor took to her website yesterday to slam the people behind the American Music Awards, saying they contacted her about performing at the show, and then proposed having POPE FRANCIS introduce her, saying the moment would be “important,” “relevant,” and “meaningful.” (Sinead, of course, is well known for having ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live” in the early ’90s.) The producers of the show, Dick Clark Productions, never heard back from the Vatican (OBVIOUSLY) and Sinead said she was suddenly cut. “I never heard anything so warped and disrespectful to both the Pope and myself, as well as millions of catholics (As well as my fans, with whom I have some f–king street cred, thanks, and integrity)  in my life,” she wrote. Odd, all around. [Us Weekly]
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child is due in April 2015, which means he or she will either be a Taurus or an Aries, two of my favorite signs, so good for them. [People]
  • It’s the San Francisco Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals in the upcoming World Series, and some San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde’s song “Royals” from being played on air ahead of the series. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Thinking About Quitting Your Job? Follow Karlie Hustle’s Advice!

Thinking About Quitting Your Job? Follow Karlie Hustle's Advice!
How To Quit Your Job

I’m not thinking about quitting my job, but if I was, I would follow Karlie Hustle’s advice to the letter. Hustle recently quit her job at New York City’s Hot 97 radio station — you may recognize her from the VH1 reality show “This Is Hot 97″ — to pursue new opportunities, including launching her own line of wooden bow ties. But she didn’t do it without first making sure that she was in the right financial state and mindset to branch out on her own, and she’s sharing her tips in her regular YouTube series, “How To Quit Your Job.” Honestly, the advice is so to-the-point and solid, I think it’s actually helpful for those who aren’t quitting their jobs, but want to launch a side project or get a better handle on their money. So far, she’s done nine step videos and one check-in video about her own progress since quitting her job less than two months ago. Get inspired by watching above! [YouTube]

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