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 can have some extra turkey without worry. One more thing to be thankful for this year: being able to conceal your food baby in style.
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 prop maker who found a regular Iron Man costume pattern online and scaled it down to infant size for baby Collier, who was able to spend this Halloween looking like a fighter in true Superhero form. Keep reading »
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 is exactly what the pretty, pink packaging and fairy wrapping led Nicole to believe. After buying the toy and taking it home to her daughter, Nicole peeled back the foil at the head of the “wand” to find something more fucked up than an entire aisle of creepy Tickle Me Elmos: an actual photo of a girl covered in blood and slitting her own wrists with a kitchen knife. Keep reading »
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 Loves Raymond” reruns, imagining that’s what our lives will be like soon. All the forces of the universe are working against us, and we just need some goddamn stability. But unlike our older counterparts who are having midlife crises, twenty somethings have no money to buy a new sports car or dye our hair burnt orange to help ease our worries. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, try any (or all!) of these six things to help get your mindset back on track. Keep reading »
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 aisles of Target and Marshall’s on Christmas day looking for last-minute gifts. Not this year, my friends… not this year. Keep reading »