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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 »

The Ghost Of Elvis Gave Paz De La Huerta An Orgasm

“I was with my ex-boyfriend [Scott Weiland] and had to beg him to go to Graceland. I felt like he was jealous of Elvis because I’ve always been infatuated by him, which is hysterical because he’s passed away. So I went to his recording studio because sometimes the sensitive people feel him in this room, and I stood in this corner and I felt him. What can I say? I felt him touch me. I mean, come on, he’s a ghost. I felt his spirit go through me and give me pleasure. I experienced that when my cat died. She waited until I got home from Sundance, and she passed away the second she was in my arms, and I felt her spirit go through my body. But this was different. It was like Elvis was tickling me with a feather.”

– Paz de la Huerta (of “Boardwalk Empire”) is officially my favorite coo-coo-bananas Hollywood starlet. In an interview with The New York Times, she also says her sister tried to kill her while she was in the womb. Oh, to be a fly on that wall during Thanksgiving dinner. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Kelly Rowland’s Polished & Floral Look

We love the idea of shorts suits and wearing heels with shorts. So you know this polished and floral look Kelly Rowland wore while watching “X-Factor” auditions in Liverpool had our names written all over it. Kelly’s large floral print shorts are Stella McCartney, but we found a less expensive option. Check it out… Keep reading »

Google+ Circles You’d Actually Use

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Have you guys started using Google+, Google’s social networking site, yet? I have, but I must admit I don’t quite get the point of using it over, say, Facebook. (Of course, I didn’t get the point of using Facebook when there was MySpace or MySpace when there was Friendster, so give me a few months.) One unique aspect of Google+ is the ability to sort your contacts into different circles, like “Friends,” “Family,” and “Acquaintances.” But you can also create custom circles for more specific groups of people. Like, say, the ones above or “Ex-boyfriends I hate but still want to stalk” or “Future ex-boyfriends I will someday hate but will still want to stalk.” I’m a sucker for organization so props to Google for that one. [Happy Place] Keep reading »

So Many Sookies


I can’t help but love this montage of “True Blood” characters saying Sookie Stackhouse’s name. Bill’s “Sookie” — which seems to be coming from his gut — is the most fun to imitate, but Eric’s is definitely the sexiest. No surprise there. Now, can someone make a montage of Lafayette calling people “hooker”? [NYMag] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Tami Taylor

There’s a lot to love about “Friday Night Lights,” a TV show about so much more than just high school football. My interest in the show was initially sparked by the sight of Taylor Kitsch, sweaty and shirtless, but it struck an unexpected chord with me. I came for the hot guy— I stayed for the honest and realistic portrait of long-term monogamy and lessons on leadership and compromise. For those reasons, the character of Tami Taylor has resonated with me the most. I often find myself asking, What would Tami Taylor do? Here’s why. Keep reading »

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