Colder weather makes me want to eat ramen and ramp up my yoga practice. My old mat is getting a little, well, nasty. This Gaiam prosperity yoga mat should bring renewed focus and enthusiasm to my practice, not to mention something lovely to focus my drishti on while I flow through my asanas. Namaste.
You’ve seen her face during many a commercial break. Flo, the Progressive girl, approaches the mundane topic of car insurance with wit and mirth. If you love Halloween as much as Flo loves insurance, this is the costume for you. Find out how to get Flo’s look at Polyvore. [Polyvore]
Michigan man, Shawn Weimer reached an all-time parenting low when, after a night of drinking, he recruited his 9-year-old daughter to play chauffeur. Propped up on a booster seat, the girl drove Shawn to the gas station to fill up his van and pick up a pack of cigarettes. For her efforts, she was rewarded with a candy apple and her father’s praise. “Nine years old. Nine! Gas, brake, listen, we’re leaving, and she’s driving. I’m drunk,” Shawn bragged to the cashier. It probably wasn’t the best idea for him to broadcast his crime like that. As a result of his all-around stupidity and recklessness, the cops were called and they pulled the van over even though the girl claimed she was “driving good.” Shawn is facing felony child abuse charges, obvs. Parenting at its finest. [Dumb As A Blog]
A recent poll found that all of our pre-work primping and preening doesn’t hold up for long. Of the 2,000 women surveyed, 10 percent thought they needed to fix up their hair and makeup after an hour in the office, 40 percent felt completely “bedraggled” by lunch, and 43 percent felt like a completely different woman by the end of the workday. On average the women polled only felt they looked good for a total of two hours and 22 minutes a day. That’s sad. Sure, my hair is usually frizzy and my makeup smeared after nine hours. I’m not fresh out of the shower, but that doesn’t change the way I feel about myself. I’m still hot at the end of the day. This study annoys me with its implication that most women are insecure about their looks or need to be all done up to feel sexy. Also, consider the source. The poll was conducted by a company that makes body wash. So, I guess we’re supposed to shower more to feel better about ourselves? No thanks. [Newslite]
“[It] was like a movie … In disastrous moments you do the strangest things … I started to put on a bra and thought ‘that’s going to take too long’ so off came the bra on came the T-shirt … I grabbed the children and I picked up granny.”
– Kate Winslet tells Graham Norton about her brave decision to go braless while fleeing the fire at the Branson estate. There are moments in life when bras are totally irrelevant. This was one of them. Saving lives does not require a bra. [NY Post]