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Father’s Day: I Now Appreciate My Dad’s Advice

Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has been a constant, loving resource with lots of study tips, helpful hints, and words of advice. Countless conversations after fights with my siblings and late-night study sessions before final exams taught me the most important lesson: parents really are your best friends in the world.

By: Lauren Gold / June 20, 2010

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Finally Opens

I have no shame in telling the world that I love Harry Potter. My mom and I read the first book together, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Yes, dear readers, I was the one who had the next book release marked in my calendar, and no, I did not stand in line at Barne…

By: Lauren Gold / June 17, 2010

The Lying Down Game: An Unconventional Way To Document Your Travels

You’re backpacking through Europe, snapping photo after photo of historical landmarks and luscious scenery, when suddenly you realize: all of your pictures look the same. You’re sick of standing awkwardly in front of museums. Why don’t you just lie down? Click. The latest travel trend is the Lying Down Game (LDG). Started by Gary Clarkso…

By: Lauren Gold / June 17, 2010

Frisky Rant: Delicious Food, But With A Bad Aftertaste

The other night, I met some family in town for a nice dinner. I rarely get to see these family members, so we picked an expensive steakhouse as a treat. The restaurant was posh, and from the reviews I had read online, I was looking forward to a delicious meal. It was clearly a trendy…

By: Lauren Gold / June 17, 2010

Quickies: The Dark Side To The World Cup & Jamiroquai Makes A Comeback

Behind the World Cup scene, some players are being subjected to human trafficking. Check out tonight’s episode of “Vanguard” on Current TV to see the dark side of professional soccer, in which some young players are sold for $500. [Vanguard]
Bon voyage on your summer travels! Before you go, read up on these…

By: Lauren Gold / June 16, 2010

Style 911: How Can I Wear Leather In The Summer?

“I love my leather jacket, but I don’t know if I can wear it during the summer months. Any advice?” –Lindsay

The rule in fashion is that there are no rules. I say hell yes, you can wear a traditionally winter fabric in any season. My only limitations? Don’t overdo it and stay away…

By: Lauren Gold / June 16, 2010

Quickies: Heidi Klum Strips For Germany’s GQ & Paula Abdul Gives Bret Michaels Her Blessing

Heidi Klum is 37 years old, a mother to four kids, and she looks great naked in the upcoming issue of Germany’s GQ. We don’t look this good after four bites of a burrito. [Starpulse]
Which celebrities make the cut? Check out the top five most requested celebrity hairstyles for this year before you schedule…

By: Lauren Gold / June 14, 2010

The Joran Van Der Sloot Plot Thickens

As Joran van der Sloot sits in prison in Peru, awaiting trial for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, more and more nasty information keeps coming out about the 22-year-old Dutch man who is still the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The details of the whole extortion plot have come to…

By: Lauren Gold / June 14, 2010

Alexa Chung Is The New Face Of Lacoste Fragrance

Alexa Chung, the fashion icon and British TV presenter, will represent a Lacoste perfume for women that will launch in January. She will be the first female celebrity ever to represent a fragrance for the sportswear line and will be featured in all of their upcoming ad campaigns. So you will be able to dress

By: Lauren Gold / June 13, 2010

5 Reasons Not To Defriend Your Ex

Bridges are built, burned down, and built up again only to see more destruction before you are finally done with your ex. You know why you shouldn’t delete his phone number, but what about Facebook? We’re all guilty of FB stalking (don’t deny it). We could win prizes for our undercover investigations via wall-to-wall post…

By: Lauren Gold / June 12, 2010

Quickies: Jodie Foster Accused Of Battery & Natalee Holloway’s Body Could Finally Be Found

Step off, Jodie Foster! The actress has been accused of battery by a 17-year-old boy who may have been a paparazzo. Be careful whom you talk to in parking lots. [PopEater]
The new season of Oxygen’s “Dance Your Ass Off” kicks off this Monday. Watch to see the new contestants who will try to dance…

By: Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010

Texting Rules: He Said What?

Being young in the 21st century means that the “dating world” extends beyond face-to-face communication. I’m talking about Facebook, email and, of course, texting. Texting has become the main form of communicating between almost everyone these days. We are all addicted to it. Whether we’re BBMing our best friends from the elliptical machine or texting…

By: Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010

Viva La Nail Polish

As summer heats up, so do our nail polish colors. Orly’s Viva Collection includes four vibrant, Latin-inspired shades to celebrate the season. Head to the beach with dark blue La Playa; wear Bailamos, a turquoise, when you go out dancing with your friends; try coral-colored Ole for everyday wear; or party all night long i…

By: Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010

The 10 Types Of Girl Friends Everyone Has

We love our friends. Why? Maybe because they love us back no matter what stupid things we say or do. In turn, we love them for their quirks, mistakes, and funny personalities, too. Often, friends fall into categories. Your group might not exactly fit like the foursome in “Sex and the City” or the famou…

By: Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010