Julie Gerstein

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Love & Sex

The archetype of the sad sack single internet computer geek may soon have to be retired. A new study from the American Sociological Association found that people with internet access at home were more likely to be in relationships than those without.

And, it turns out, it’s likely that many of these relationships… READ MORE »


News

Lynne Rosenthal just wanted a plain multi-grain bagel — and because of that she was kicked out of a New York City Starbucks.

It seems Rosenthal, who is a college English professor, wanted the bagel plain, without any butter, cream cheese or other condiments on top. But when her Starbucks barista asked her… READ MORE »


Style

Occasionally we step away from the internet and actually put pen to paper. And when we do, we like to use these Know-It-All Pencils. Each colorful pencil is inscribed with a grammar tip or an interesting lil’ factoid, like the boiling point of water or Pi to the 10th digit. And each set of six… READ MORE »


Entertainment

It’s Wednesday, ye olde Hump Day, and we figured you might appreciate a pick-me-up. Here it is, in the form of a clip from the criminally underrated 2009 Amy Poehler/Rachel Dratch/Parker Posey movie “Spring Breakdown.” Watch the girls compete in a spring break talent competition with their pitch-perfect rendition of the Wilson Phillips classic… READ MORE »


News

The right to bare … breasts? This Saturday marks the third annual “Go Topless” protest in which women are encouraged to take off their shirts and go topless in the name of gender equality. Held simultaneously in nine cities around the country — including Denver, Chicago and Miami — it aims to end shame around… READ MORE »


Entertainment

British “Gleeks” are celebrating the creation of an all-“Glee” radio station. Oxford, U.K.’s “New Directions”-themed station only plays songs recorded by the cast of the hit Fox show. That means its musical roster is limited to around 180 tracks — of everything from Journey’s anthemic “Don’t Stop Believing” to Lady Gaga’s poppy “Alejandro.”

While… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Breakups are never pleasant, but sometimes lovers just exacerbate the pain and humiliation. Like Anthony Hinrichs, of Madison, Wisconsin. Anthony and his gal pal Tonia were caught having sex — in a park, in broad daylight — by a team of firefighters and Anthony’s girlfriend. … READ MORE »


Entertainment

Now that Bravo’s axed Danielle Staub and her extreme eyebrows from the next season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” we feel like there are some big stilettos to fill. Who could bring the drama, extensions and persecution personality disorders the way Danielle and her merry band of crazy does?

We’ve dreamed up… READ MORE »



Style

Our hilarious (and adorable) friend Ryan made this all-too-true T-shirt and we had to share.

In case you can’t see the small type, it says: “I am going to die alone. I only have myself to blame. I’m picky and a little crazy and maybe I’m in love with my good friend who’s… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Oh Joaquin Phoenix. We loved you in “Walk the Line” and “Reservation Road.” And we’re even willing to let it slide that you were in all those crappy M. Night Shyamalan movies. But this current thing you’re doing — your fake-rapper fake-documentary”I’m Still Here” — is really bumming us out. It’s not that you… READ MORE »