Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

The Slush Mug Is Back And Ready For Freezing!

When I was growing up, one of life’s greatest pleasures was going over to my grandmother’s house and making Coke slushies and microwaved s’mores. These days, I can still make s’mores when I’ve got the hankering, but my homemade slushie cravings have long gone unquenched because I lacked the proper device — but not anymore! The Slush Mug is back, baby! This retro mug miraculously turns your favorite tasty beverage into frozen slush thanks to the highly scientific “Glaciercore.” Plus, now that I’m of age, I can use it to make alcoholic versions of my old favorites. Jack and Coke Slushies, anyone?

Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling Gets Giggly!


Ryan Gosling really needs to stop torturing me with his ridiculous hotness. I love how mbarrassed and giggly he is in this video, reading some of the “Hey Girl” quotes from the blog F**k Yeah Ryan Gosling. Imagine how embarrassed and giggly he’ll be when I eventually show him my Ryan Gosling Stalker Map! No, seriously, I have one. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Do “The History Of Rap, Part 2″


Last night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” guest Justin Timberlake assisted Jimmy in performing “The History of Rap, Part 2.” Apparently, the only way we get to enjoy Justin doing what he does best — music! — is when he’s promoting what he does second best — acting! I’ll take it. Keep reading »

July 19: What Are We Wearing Today?

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Two things to know about today’s “What Are We Wearing?” First, JULIE DEBUTS HER NEW HAIR COLOR. I put that in all caps because it is that striking. Secondly, I have already concocted a scheme to steal Intern Kamilah’s shoes, so don’t bother. Keep clickin’ to see what we’re wearing today!

Debate This: Do You Need Your Parents To Approve Of Your Significant Other?

On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” the four remaining bachelors took Ashley home to meet their families. You can read all about the details of the episode in Kate’s recap, but the thing that stuck out most to me was the fact that each of the guys made sure to emphasize just how essential it was that their families approved of Ashley. And if they didn’t? Each dude seem to imply that not getting the thumbs up from mom, dad, and their siblings would make pursuing a more serious relationship impossible.

This was fascinating to me. There’s no doubt that having your parents like — and even love — your significant other is a wonderful thing, but I don’t know that it’s essential for me. Keep reading »

Limerence: A Psychological Condition To Describe A Crush That Won’t Go Away

My senior year of college, I fell head over heels in love (or so I thought) for the first time. Aaron* and I had an on-and-off friends with benefits type situation that I kept hoping would evolve into more. It didn’t and I probably should have stopped hooking up with him because it really wasn’t benefitting me mentally. But I just couldn’t. Not being with him literally made me sick. I thought about him almost constantly, completely involuntarily. The obsessive thoughts continued even after I graduated and moved to New York, when having a FWB relationship wasn’t even possible. I would think about him while I was at work, while I was on the subway, before I went to bed at night, all the time. In total, my mind and heart’s obsession with him lasted for three goddamn years. Sounds kind of crazy, right?

Turns out, my crush may have actually been a sign of a rare psychological disorder called “limerence,” in which someone “is in a constant state of compulsory longing for another person.” Keep reading »

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