For the last few years, I’ve been a mentor to a former student of mine from my days as a junior high school teacher. Now that she is out of college, we have become friends, or more like older sister/ younger sister, or somewhere between parent and peer. I met her when she was 15. Now she’s 22. The other evening she was telling me about this guy she’s been dating on and off. In short, I do not approve of him. Listening to her talk, I remembered how when I was her age, I was in a very similar dating situation. I wanted to shake her and say, “Dump his ass now!” But that wouldn’t be right. If someone had said that to me, I would have laughed at them and then told them to f**k off. I wanted to spare her all of the pain, all of the mistakes I made myself. But I suppose I can’t. Sigh. Such is life. People learn in their own time. Instead, I offer my unsolicited advice about what I wish I knew about dating when I was 22 and hope that she reads it and figures it out for herself. Add your dating wisdom nuggets in the comments. Keep reading »
You may be wondering: What are “ninkles” and do I have them? Good question, “ninkles,” not to be confused with “cankles” (fat ankles), are unsightly wrinkles on your knees. If you suffer from this affliction, short skirts are, apparently, totally out of the question this spring. So, what do you do to tame those “ninkles”? Diet? Knee exercises? “Ninkle” cream? Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do, unless you plan to get a knee lift. British Vogue editor, Emily Sheffield, recommends a mid-length skirt with a little bit of stretch “so you can actually walk” to conceal the problem. Thank you. Noted. Now, back to worrying about my “sagel,” my affectionate term for that bagel-shaped patch of fat on my stomach. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Is there anything more frightening than seeing Teresa Giudice, she of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” abomination, posing behind a DJ deck? Can you imagine the horrible music she’s fake-playing right about now? In reality, Giudice was the paid hostess for a party at Gypsies, the nightclub of the Mount Airy Casino. But sadly, the rest of the stars in this gallery have actually attempted to play DJ for real.
Ring fingers. Hot guys have the longest RING FINGERS. Get your minds out of the gutter. A new study found that the size ratio between a guy’s right index and ring fingers will predict how good looking his face is. Why? Because the ratio is linked to testosterone levels, which are determined while a fetus is still in utero. Oh and these same men, the one with the long ring fingers, have also been shown to have a talent for … playing rugby football. What did you think I was going to say, you dirtybird? [Live Science] Keep reading »
Prepare your references, Mary Poppins. According to nanny hopefuls, if you’d like to be in the employ of the Jolie-Pitt family, you’d better have some skills. For starters, you must have a college degree in education or child development, be able to act as a personal educator, speak at least two languages (including the language of origin of the adopted kids), and be willing to globe trot. And your salary? Anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000 depending on your charge. Yes, I said charge. Each member of the brood gets their own personal nanny. I wonder whose nanny costs the most. I’m guessing Shiloh because of her fashion demands. Any applicants? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »