This year, add another Christmas card to your list and make one little girl’s last holiday season a bright one. Addie Fausett of Fountain Green, Utah, suffers from an undiagnosed illness that causes cerebral atrophy, which affects her speech and motor skills, according to CNN. At age three, Addie stopped growing, and now, at 6, she weighs only 23 pounds. According to doctors, Addie is only expected to live one more year, likely making this Christmas her last.
After receiving such a devastating prognosis, Addie’s family decided to ask for donations of Christmas cards to give their little girl a lifetime of love and joy from strangers across the world. Keep reading »
“I’m not going to be one of those artists who walks in [to a room with songwriters] and says, ‘I don’t know, what do you want to write about?’ or one of those things where they say, ‘So what’s going on in your life?,’ and I tell them and then they have to write a song about it. I wouldn’t be a singer if I weren’t a songwriter. I have no interest in singing someone else’s words.”
Taylor Swift has been named the recipient of Billboard Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award, and opened up to the music mag about her many struggles and triumphs that took place over the last year, particularly those from her mega-success crossover album, 1989. Aside from detailing her difficulties in going pop, the 24-year-old reinforced the fact that she writes all of her own music, and more importantly, her own rules. If you ever thought you had a chance of Taylor singing one of your tunes, we hate to burst your bubble, but it won’t be happening. Girlfriend is 100 percent authentic and her songs are, and will always be, her own. That’s precisely why we love her. [Billboard]
Every time I go to the gym (which, I confess, has not been in quite some time), I eye this one machine that has a bunch of wires and weights and wonder how the heck it works. I’ve never seen anyone use it, and I refuse to try it because A) I will likely hurt myself and B) I will likely look like an idiot. And then this morning, I saw this video of a man at a Crossfit gym who got … creative with ways to use the gym equipment in which he clearly has no idea how to maneuver. This, my friends, is why you consult a trainer. Not even Carrie Underwood’s amazing new workout line could make this disaster look good. [Daily Picks And Flicks]
It’s already mid-December, which means it’s almost time to make resolutions for the new year. But how can you expect to start off with a clean slate if you’re still tackling career, personal and health goals now? I stumbled upon an awesome infographic calendar, created by the folks at Business Insider, that aims to help you improve yourself in 21 days— just enough time to spare before ringing in 2015. From simple tasks like flossing your teeth to more tedious missions like updating your LinkedIn page, BI explains the science behind each step, focusing on how it will help you change your habits and redirect your energy into things you really need to do. Try completing each day of the task calendar with a friend to help motivate each other, and check out the day-by-day breakdown after the jump. Good luck! [Business Insider] Keep reading »
Today I had the absolute pleasure of meeting a man who is not only way more fashionable than me, but he also rubs elbows with some of Hollywood’s leading ladies on the daily. Salvador Perez, the mastermind behind the fashion seen on FOX’s hit show “The Mindy Project,” as well as the upcoming movie “Pitch Perfect 2,” sat down with me at the launch of Casio’s Baby G watches, and dished on what it’s like to dress Mindy Kaling, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and other stars AS HIS JOB. Here are some of the coolest tidbits and tricks we learned from Sal about dressing the stars, along with a gallery of some of Mindy Kaling’s favorite looks from Sal. Keep reading »