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Dealbreaker: He Brought A Dog On Our Date

Grooming Dealbreaker
He said she needed grooming. She thought it was a dealbreaker. Read More »
Grandma Dealbreaker
He brought his grandma on our date. Read More »
Poly Dealbreaker
Is polyamory a dating dealbreaker? Read More »

“How about the Belmont at 8? It’ll be you, me, and Lulu,” he said.

“Who?”

“Lulu, my dog? The Belmont has outdoor seating, so I thought it’d be fun to bring her along.”

That bitch, I thought, but agreed to the plan nonetheless. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Jeffrey Campbell Platform Sneakers

Do Not Want: Stockings
These stockings give us the creepy-crawlies. Read More »
Do Not Want: Molting Boots
Pretty sure these boots are shedding their exoskeleton. Read More »

When “Clueless” heroine Cher Horowitz declared, “You try driving in platforms,” we’re guessing she may have been wearing these Jeffrey Campbell platform sneakers, which, we presume, Campbell designed by putting a pair of Adidas on steroids. In fact, we can think of a whole number of activities these 4.5-inch shoes would limit you from doing including climbing up stairs, square dancing, standing, and, um, walking. Although, one intrepid shopper does comment on Urban’s site, “OMG. So I bought this pair of shoes to go to the gym because I wanted to look stylish. You would not believe the attention I received because of this pair of ah-mazing shoes. Yowza. My friends are super mega jealous and like they totally want to buy them. Coolness. Super comfy and tres chic!” [Urban Outfitters]

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

Suddenly Curvy
One woman on loving her weight gain. Read More »
He Told Me To Lose Weight
When he told me to lose weight, I got rid of him. Read More »
Weight Talk
One writer is sick of talking to women about weight. Read More »

It’s been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send me into a panic attack. 106.5 put me over the edge. When a handful of months later, I’d find out I was 121, my world would turn upside-down.

Yes, I was one of those young women who, by all clinical definitions, had an eating disorder. I can’t exactly tell you how I came out of it. I tend to think I just outgrew it. But if eating disorders are about extreme method and control, then my exodus was something of a doodled roadmap, an attempt to stop thinking so much. Which I guess is why I can’t really remember the progress. But I can remember one thing: the women’s magazine article voice in my head telling me, “Beauty is not a number. Throw out your scale, Scary Spice! Fill your fridge with broccoli and Yoplait non-fat yogurts! Write down daily affirmations! Buy some self-tanner! This is how you’ll be a better you!” Keep reading »

The Craziest Missed Connections Post Ever

My Missed Connections
Craigslist MC ads Winona will probably never get. Read More »
Girl Talk
She answered a Missed Connection ad... Read More »
Gross Missed Connection
This guy's a booger picker. Read More »

We’ve read our fair share of weird missed connections — car accidents, “You were the drunk girl,” or “You’re a cocktail waitress at the Hustler Casino.” But, this one trumps all. Listed in Los Angeles’ “M4W” section and called “I grabbed your boobs on Sunset,” it tells the tale of a man who tripped, tried to grab onto something to find the nearest thing to be a girl’s boobs, and in the process he ripped off her shirt… Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »
BTD: Spa Sonic
We try the Spa Sonic system! Read More »

It’s Boscia, not blackface. Boscia’s done some amazing marketing because the instant I saw this on the shelf at Sephora, I had to have it. A peel-off mask that’s as thick as tar? I imagined it pulling off my entire face to reveal what I always knew was lying below: Scarlett Johansson. Sadly, that did not happen. But, I was pretty happy with the results. Boscia’s mask promises to boost “…skin clarity and radiance. Removes dirt and impurities while refining the look of pores.” This is a mineral-rich mask made of premium clay that will strip away excess oil and naturally exfoliate. Keep reading »

So Hot: Our 5 Favorite Indie Jewelry Designers Right Now

Looking for a hot piece? We’re talking, of course, about jewelry. (Not ass.) Try finding your next signature accessory with this crop of indie designers that have us crushing hard.

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