Katie Oldenburg

Beyonce Is Now A “Jeopardy” Category, But Could You Have Won?

I always feel like an idiot when I watch "Jeopardy." Every once in a while I can correctly answer a question, but for the most part, it's a lot of me yelling "WHAT IS THE COLD WAR!" at the television, while the contestant correctly answers "What is Harvard University." Until now… Tuesday night, Alex Trebek…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

An Open Letter Of Apology To Lea DeLaria AKA “Big Boo” From “Orange Is The New Black”

Dear Lea, I sit here at my desk, head hung low with shame, as I write this apology to you "the morning after." I don't know if it was the free food and booze that brought us together, or if it was purely fate, but whatever it was, I wish I could hit the rewind…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

The World’s Most Versatile, Gender-Neutral Sex Toy Has Arrived!

Today is a momentous day! Swedish sex toy brand PicoBong™ has released a new, revolutionary sex toy that can be used by everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The TRANSFORMER™ can be used as a rabbit vibe, clitorial massager, cock ring, G-spot vibe, prostate massager,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

Believe It Or Not, The Most Tweeted-About Food In November Isn’t Turkey

Over the next several weeks, prepare to be completely inundated with social media photos of people's Thanksgiving meals. You'll see so many pictures of sweet potatoes that life will suddenly take on an orange hue, and obviously, you'll see turkeys en masse, because they're Thanksgiving's most important staple. Somehow, though, last year's most-tweeted about food…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

12 Flowy Thanksgiving Dresses That Leave Room For More Turkey

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it's almost time to eat our body weight in stuffing, turkey and mashed potatoes! And even though some of us won't have the luxury of enjoying the holiday in our sweatpants, we've found 12 comfy, casual dresses that are presentable enough for company, but loose enough that you ca…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

New Dad Builds Sick Infant Iron Man Costume To Help Him “Feel Brave”

I can't imagine what it's like to be a parent with a sick child, but I do know that the feeling of helpless must be awful. That's why Eric Hart is doing everything he can to help his four-month-old son "feel brave," while he's kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. Eric is a professional…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

This Is Easily The Most Disturbing Toy Ever Created

Disclaimer: This story is all kinds of NOPE. When Nicole Allen made her way into a local Dollar Store to buy a small surprise for her daughter, she got more than she bargained for when she found a toy fairy wand called "Evilstick." The wand is supposed to play music and invoke happy thoughts, which…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

6 Ways To Tackle A Quarter Life Crisis Head-On

There's a time in your mid to late twenties that feels something like what I imagine Armageddon to feel like (or Y2K, because the world was basically ending). We lose direction, become unsure of our life's "purpose," feel like our hopes and dreams are suddenly unachievable, and lay in bed every Saturday watching "Everybody Love…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

Thank Me Later: I’ve Found The Solution To Your Holiday Gifting Dilemmas

Every year in the beginning of November, I start panicking about the upcoming holidays and all of the presents I need to get. I have a particularly large family with some especially difficult characters to buy for (and I can only purchase so many checkout aisle tchotchkes), so I usually find myself wandering the ravaged…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

Taylor Swift Reigns Supreme, Sells Over 1 Million Copies Of 1989

It's official: Taylor Swift's '1989' has become the first million-selling album this year. Just last week, the pop star sold 1.287 million copies of 1989, making it the first album released this year to pass the million sales mark, and the year's second-highest seller overall, just underneath the Frozen soundtrack, which was released in 2013.
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 10, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: TopShop Creamy Finish Lipstick In Wicked

I'm super into the dark lip trend that's going on right now, but with my fair complexion it's hard to find a color that doesn't make me look like a vampire. When TopShop sent us some of their new fall/winter lipsticks, I spotted a burgundy color called "Wicked" that I knew I wanted to try.
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 9, 2014

More Honest Names For Awful Nail Polish Colors

I'm sorry, but when I walk into a nail salon and they ask me what kind of color I'm looking for, I'm not going to say, "Oh, I'm looking for 'DJ Play That Song' or 'Too Too Hot.'" Those are not colors. Those are ridiculous names for nail polish colors that have nothing to do…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 9, 2014

Disney Characters Dressed Up As Pop Stars Makes Me Smile

Most Disney fairytales take place in a land far, far away, where fame doesn't exist, Twitter is just a noise birds make and Lady Gaga is some royal who lives in a high castle beyond the hills. But thanks to DeviantArt artist Isaiah Stevens, now we…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 8, 2014

Makeup Bag: 5 Beauty Tips (And Products) For Hiding Your Hangover

We’ve all been there. A coworker asks you out to happy hour, which quickly turns into five hours, eight glasses of Pinot Grigio and absolute dread for the following morning. You may wake up feeling like hell (actually, scratch that, you will wake up feeling like hell), but that doesn’t mean you have to look like it,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

All Overworked Professionals Will LOL At This “Employee Appreciation Day” Video

Every once in a while, we fail. Even when we've tried our absolute best, things don't always work out in our favor. Maybe you put in long hours to win a pitch, poured all of your energy into appeasing a bitchy client or spent the last ten weekends slaving over an Excel worksheet, but i…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

Taylor Swift Crashes A Photo Shoot During Her Jog In The Park

Two young girls were having their photos taken in the park with photographer Sarah Bailey when the unthinkable happened: Taylor Swift came jogging along and joined in on their shoot, which is probably (and unfortunately) the coolest thing that will ever happen to them, ever. Wearing a Notre Dame…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

Carrie Underwood Releases “Something In The Water” Music Video, Takes Me To Church

I'm not a religious person, but if there's anyone in this world who can convert me, it's my fantasy girlfriend Carrie Underwood. Last night, my ultimate girl crush hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley (and totally killed it, unlike last year, which wa…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Invents Motion-Sensing Mobile So Babies Can Post Selfies From Their Cribs

For those of you whose Facebook news feeds have become bombarded with photos of your friends' babies, this is not good news for you. A design student in the Netherlands has just come up with perhaps the most invasive technology ever, sure to make baby's first words be "I hate you, mama." New Born Fame,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 2014

The “Apparently Kid” Goes To Texas Fair, Continues To Steal My Heart

You remember the "Apparently Kid," who won us over earlier this year during his impromptu broadcast on a local news channel? Well, he's back to remind us why we love him so. Noah Ritter, the blunt kindergartner who's incredibly fond of the word "apparently,"…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014

“Mean Girls” Cast Reunites 10 Years Later, Looks Better Than Ever

It's been over 10 years since "Mean Girls" hit theaters, and somehow I'm still just as much in love with The Plastics as I was a decade ago. This week, Entertainment Weekly i…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014

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