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A Guide To Beards & Mustaches, From Selleck To Super Wizards

a guide to beards and mustaches from selleck to super wizard

The fine folks at the New Zealand Beard Appreciation Society have come up with a helpful facial hair reference guide, so that you can be sure not to confuse your Mongolian warlords with your sea captains, like you’re always doing. Because you need to know if you’re dealing with a super wizard, or just a regular run-of-the-mill wizard. That’s a powerful mix-up to make. [New Zealand Beard Appreciation Society]

Living Between The Corporate Glass Ceiling & The “Sticky Floor” Of Fast Food Work

On "Leaning In"
Why feminism must be about more than careerism and the glass ceiling. Read More »
"Leaning In" While Black
Today's Lady News photo
Is "leaning in" the same when it applies to women of color? Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »

Most of talk around women in the workplace of late has been of the Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In variety. Women, argues Sandberg’s book, can break through the so-called glass ceiling by simply being more tenacious, proactive and self-empowered. The dialogue is often framed around getting women into positions of power, pushing for more female CEOs, and urging more women to brave the climb up the corporate ladder.

How wonderful for feminism to rally around the cause of elevating women to shake their fists against the vaunted glass ceiling, we think, abstractly.

But that’s not how most women live. Keep reading »

6 Party Dresses To Flatter Your Favorite Feature

party dresses to flatter every body part

Look at you! You’re so hot! You have great shoulders/legs/boobs and you should show ‘em off. We’ve found dresses that flatter every friggin’ shape, no matter whether you think you’ve got a bangin’ behind or a super jacked and strong arms. Because why not show off your best self when you’re out on the town? Keep reading »

Big Boobs Rule
Why big boobs are awesome -- and why they're not. Read More »
Small Boobs Rule!
10 reasons to love small boobies. Read More »

For Us Weekly, Honoring MLK’s Dream Involves Black Men Holding Umbrellas For Rich White Ladies

I Guess Honoring MLK's Dream Involves Black Men Holding Umbrellas For Rich White Ladies

UsWeekly.com covered yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Let Freedom Ring festivities in Washington, DC, and found a photograph that deftly captured what MLK’s “dream” was all about. Yes, I’m pretty sure that when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, there was a paragraph (maybe two!) about the collective unconscious yearning black men everywhere felt to hold umbrellas for rich white women. Here, this unnamed gentleman gets to fulfill his special dream, by holding aloft an umbrella for LeAnn Rimes as she belts out a tune on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Thank you, Us Weekly, for so deftly capturing the civil rights movement’s valiant efforts. [Us Weekly]

MLK's "Dream" Speech
On Its 50th Anniversary, Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s Full "I Have A Dream" Speech
Read the whole thing on its 50th anniversary. Read More »
Gay Rights & MLK
What would MLK do? Read More »
MLK Day, the movie
"30 Rock" MLK Day trailer
With Emma Stone and Andy Samberg. Read More »

5 Sort Of Disturbing Things I Learned About My Shopping Problem

Ways We Fail At Shopping
Illustrated by GIFs! Read More »
Shopping Ban
This writer banned herself from buying -- and it backfired. Read More »
Types Of Shoppers
The 12 types of holiday shoppers you'll see at the mall. Read More »
shopping

Do you ever think about how and why you shop? Is it out of necessity? As therapy? To problem-solve? Earlier this week a friend asked me to participate in a survey about shopping habits. For an hour, I laid it all bare, telling a room full of random strangers about the things I purchased, why I bought stuff, and my retail shopping experiences. And let me tell you, it was not pretty.

Well, that was depressing, I thought, as I gathered my things and left the small conference room where I’d confessed all my wicked shopping sins. I might just have a problem. In the spirit of spilling the dirt and getting it off my chest, I suppose I should share my shopping truths with you. After the jump, some of the not-very-smart choices I’ve made when it comes to shopping and spending money.

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Macklemore Schools Us On Proper Cat-Holding Techniques

Dogs Do Macklemore
The dog version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" song. Read More »
"Same Love"
same love
Listen to the rap song supporting marriage equality. Read More »
Macklemore Schools Us On Proper Cat-Holding Techniques
"This cat really hates me."

Cat-holding! You’re doing it wrong. Let Macklemore show you how to properly wrangle and pet a cat — especially one who displays a shocking level of indifference/hatred regarding your very existence. It can be done, and Macklemore can help you do it, but you’ve got to be careful. Other suggested future Macklemore how-to videos include “How To Be Macklemore’s Girlfriend” and “How to Get Macklemore To Make Out With You.” Just a suggestion.   [YouTube]

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