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Is Investing In Divorce The Wrongest Thing Ever, Or Kinda-Sorta Good?

In fun holiday news, a new type of investment company is popping up around the country. If you’re intimidated by the stock market, maybe you’ll want to invest in divorce proceedings? Or not. Two companies—Balance Point Divorce Funding in Beverly Hills and Churchill Divorce Finance in New York—let you contribute to a woman (or man) going through a divorce proceeding and cover, say, a part of their lawyer’s fee or the cost of an investigator to seek out hidden assets. In exchange, you get a percentage of the settlement that’s reached in the end.

Before you get all up in arms about the state of our society, this actually isn’t the worst idea ever.
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10 Ways Guys Can Ensure A Successful Date Before It Begins

It never ceases to amaze me, the myriad of ways dudes manage to f**k up dates before they’ve even begun. I don’t want to walk into a first date with a bad attitude, but if he has the gall to ask me out and then say, “Pick a place, but make sure it’s cheap,” I kind of can’t help it. I’m not the kind of bitch who picks Chez Chic-Chic for a first date, but if you’re on a budget, why don’t you pick, dickwad? Anyhoo, though I make a decent living complaining about men on the internet, I do like to pay it forward by giving unsolicited advice. Here are ten ways a dude can ensure a date is going to be a slam dunk before it’s even begun. Keep reading »

Ho, Ho, Ho: Unwrap This Package From Santa

I kind of want a boyfriend for a lot of reasons — like regular sex, foot rubs, companionship, someone to vacation with, etc. But I really, really want a boyfriend because then I could buy him these boxers and make him wear them year-round. Am I alone in thinking they’re funny yet totally sexy? Oh, Santa baby, indeed. [$18, Toddland] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Claudia Schiffer On The Run

Looking pulled together for a bit of errand-running isn’t difficult when you stick to a style uniform like supermodel Claudia Schiffer does. All you need are well-fitting jeans, a blazer, chic and comfortable boots, a colorful scarf, and a sweater. And if you’re feeling a little daring, mix patterns. You might not be able to tell from the photo above, but Claudia is wearing a gray and black cheetah-print sweater that provides the perfect neutral background for her floral scarf. After the jump, find an outfit like Claudia’s. Keep reading »

Nerd Girl Porn: Hot Guys Walking Dogs

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We love a hot guy. And a hot guy with a cute dog is even better. So when pictures of Hugh Jackman cradling his new French bulldog pup Peaches came out, we were floored. And Hugh isn’t the only super sexy celeb who has been seen avec doggy lately. Click through for more hot guys with adorable doggies.

Angelina Jolie Says Shiloh Is “So Much More” Than A Tomboy

“I don’t think it’s for the world to interpret anything. She likes to dress like a boy and wants her hair cut like a boy and she wanted to be called ‘John’ for a while. Some kids wear capes and want to be Superman and she wants to be like her brothers. It’s who she is. It’s been a surprise to us and it’s really interesting, but she’s so much more than that – she’s funny and sweet and pretty. But she does love a tie …”

Angelina Jolie defends her “tomboy” daughter Shiloh to The Daily Mail, following ongoing criticism of the youngster’s preference for “boy” clothes and activities. I love what Angelina says about it not being up to the world to “interpret” what Shiloh’s clothes and activities “mean” — she’s a kid, for heaven’s sake. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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