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Quickies: No Facebook For The Obama Girls & Another Crazy Taylor Momsen Get-up

  • First Lady Michelle Obama says Sasha and Malia Obama are not on Facebook and apparently this has caused a controversy. Yeah, if they were on Facebook, they wouldn’t call people gay slurs like the Palin children. [Mediaite]
  • They got married, like, a hot second ago, but Katy Perry and Russell Brand are reportedly asking around for a marriage counselor already. Sheesh. [PopEater]
  • How much is Anne Hathaway paying Rachel Zoe to style her for the Oscars? A lot. In other news, can I borrow a few bucks so I can pay my student loans this month? [Jezebel]

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Today’s Lady News: The House Takes Aim At Planned Parenthood

  • Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed in a draft of a bill that $327 million be cut in funding for Planned Parenthood. The funding does not go towards abortion, but instead towards other family planning services, like birth control and cancer screenings. [Mother Jones]
  • Meet the ladies who were computers — a job title, not a gadget — during World War II. [CNN]

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The Plight Of The NYC Single Woman

Some people come to New York City for work. Some people come to New York City for school. Some people are born in New York City and never end up leaving. But whatever your reason for being here, you probably ended up staying, in part, for one reason: options. On any given night there are thousands of different activities you could be doing and hundreds of them are free. If you don’t like your apartment, you can find a dozen illegal sublets on Craigslist in two hours. Want to gawk at a celebrity drinking her morning latte? Craving pizza handmade by an Italian grandpa who speaks no English? Need pot delivered to your apartment ASAP? Check, check and check. Hell, you’ll even find two three four different Starbucks in a three-block radius.

But maybe the BIg Apple has too many options. NYC single woman Jennifer Doll argues in The Village Voice — the city’s indie newspaper — this week that when it comes to settling down and getting married, no one in the dating game will make a decision because there are too many other options to choose from. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Deli Dark Chocolate Truffle Body Scrub

I love eating chocolate. I love smelling chocolate. And now, after using The Body Deli’s dark chocolate truffle body scrub, I love bathing in it, too. The dark chocolate truffle body scrub (exclusively available in Feb.), sloughs off skin just as vigorously as their pumpkin body scrub. The African shea, organic cocoa and organic virgin coconut butter leaves softer parts of my body, like my belly and my butt, feeling touchable and smooth. But I really love how my dry and scaly feet feel almost instantly prettier! My mother thought the dark chocolate smell was too pungently like “food,” but that wasn’t a problem for me. Keep reading »

30 Things I Love About Being Single Right Now

Back when I was in a relationship, there were a few things I missed about being a single girl. I had been in a great relationship with myself for two years and for all the pleasures of having a boyfriend, I also missed some parts of my former life. Now that I’m Jessica, Party of One, again, I think it’s time to revisit some of the single girl stuff I have to celebrate… Keep reading »

Made With Love

We know you’re cookin’ up something this Valentine’s Day and with these heart-shaped mixing bowls, you can make sure you do something in the kitchen, too! The pink, white and red set from Target might evoke the colors of February 14, but they’ll look funky-cute as you bake all year round. Plus, they fit inside one another like nesting dolls, so they won’t take up tons of space. Now, who wants a cupcake?

[$14.99 Target]

What’s A Merrywidow? And Other Totally Confusing Lingerie Explained

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Pretty lingerie: it’s not the kind of thing your mother explains to you when you get your first bra. (Well, maybe your mom told you about garter belts, but my mom didn’t.) But those of us Wanton Sex Goddesses Within still want to know, what the hell makes boy shorts different from cheekies or bikini cut panties? Click through our sexy Valentine’s Day lingerie glossary to find out…

Quickies: “Glee” On Tour This Summer & Howard Stern’s Wife’s Nude Pics?

  • Attention, Gleeks! The cast of “Glee” is going on tour across the U.S. in summer 2011. Will Lea Michele and her mountains of hair extensions be coming to a city near you? [RyanSeacrest.com]
  • Christina Aguilera flubbing the national anthem at the Super Bowl is apparently grounds for a “mental health intervention”? Um, what? [The Superficial]
  • “Sex and the City”‘s Cynthia Nixon and her fiancee, Christine Marinoni, became the proud new mommies of a son, Max, yesterday. Christine carried the pregnancy and both are doing fine. [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan will be charged with felony grand theft for stealing/borrowing a $2,500 necklace. [TMZ]

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Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

  • Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR]
  • The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, said more women would add color and beauty to his boardroom. Because that’s what we’re here for: to look pretty for you, sir. [Sky News]
  • Barriers keeping women from scientific fields include the pressure to balance a career and family and discouragement from an interest in science at a young age, according to a new study out of Cornell University. [UPI]

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“Mad Men” Sucks! Yeah, Somebody Went There

[New York Review of Books]

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