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Cheapskate: Alloy’s Casual Clothes Aren’t Just For Tweens And Teens

There are two nice things about clothes made for teenagers: 1) They are usually very trend focused, and 2) They are generally inexpensive because what adolescent has loads of money to spend on clothes. These two factors mean that you can try out the latest craze even if you’re low on dough. This season, short skirts and feather headbands are everywhere, including Alloy. Keep reading »

Man Vending Machines: The Future Of Dating?

The people behind New Zealand website thought, “Why isn’t finding a man as easy as buying a can of Coke?” So, they decided to make it that simple by creating a vending machine that dispensed men in the buyer’s preferred type: classic, action, romantic, rich, foreign, and Mr. Perfect. (Mr. Perfect is a vibrator.) They installed the vending machine on a sidewalk, and as people passed by, they got a big, surprise when they pushed a button and a man bearing flowers walked out. In a little over 30 minutes, all of the men had been dispensed, and 200 vibrators had homes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could push a button that read “Adventurous Music- And Book-Loving Slightly Bearded Cute Boy” and out one came? [ via] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Donate Sweaters And Easy Online Daters

  • Bring your gently worn sweaters to any Banana Republic store in the U.S. or Canada from October 16 to October 26, and get a 30 percent discount at the store. We can’t think of anything more wonderful than doing good and getting clothes for cheap at the same time. [Fashionista]
  • Physical injuries from major trauma, even if they’ve been treated, can lead to erectile dysfunction for a good while, just so ya know. [Medical News Today]
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    Quote Of The Day: Levi Johnston On His Relationship With Bristol Palin

    “We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that’s what we are going to do….”We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start.” — Levi Johnston [CBS News] Keep reading »

    Couple Who Met At Nazi Death Camp Just Celebrated 50 Years Of Marriage

    When Herman Rosenblat was a teenager, he was in a Nazi death camp in Schlieben, Germany. Roma Radziki, a girl a couple years younger, worked at a farm outside the camp. The two saw each other on opposite sides of the fence one day and Roma threw Herman an apple. This continued every day, but the two never spoke because they were scared the guards would see them. Then, one day Herman told Roma she wouldn’t see him anymore. He thought he was going to die, but then the Russians came in and liberated the camp, and Herman ended up going to London to be an electrician. Meanwhile, Roma went to nursing school in Israel. Later, Herman moved to America and a friend told him he wanted to fix him up on a blind date. Reluctantly, Herman went, and as he and his date talked about their wartime experiences, Roma mentioned throwing apples over a fence to a boy. Herman said, “That was me” and proposed to her that night. Two months later she accepted, and this year, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. [AP] Keep reading »

    Fashion Slideshow: Lace-Up Flats

    Lace-up flats are a controversial style of shoe. We’ve heard quite a few people declare them to be hideous creations, but we’re buying a pair because they remind us of Katharine Hepburn, and, quite honestly, we’re a little sick of ballet flats. Check out these lace-up flats and tell us whether you think they’re wonderful or awful. Keep reading »

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