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8 Sickeningly Cute Halloween Costumes For Kids

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As far as the cuteness factor goes, kids are second only to pets when it comes to dress-up. It doesn’t get much better than babies dressed as little guppy fish, bunnies, or mini-Spocks. Check out some of these irresistibly cute Halloween costumes for children! [FAO Schwarz]

Girl Talk: I Think I’m Addicted To Starting Over

My pattern with escape began as a kid.

I am 14 years old and in my pediatrician’s office. My family has just moved back to New York City after a 5-year stint in Massachusetts. I’m turning into one of those surly teenagers. My mother has read SavingReviving Ophelia and now my father is reading it, too, and I see the sad face of that wispy-haired girl staring up at me from her wrinkled paperback cover every time I pass his bedside table. Dr. Sedlis is asking how school is going. My mother is in the room and she says, “Not too well. It’s a large public school.” This is true. I hate it there. I am lost and they are making me take oboe lessons even though I signed up for piano. The girls are goths and punks and I am neither. Dr. Sedlis advises putting me into private school. Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis,

It’s been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I’d finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next, and had finally met an amazing guy, “Henri.” But I just had a feeling that because things were going well that it was time to live my life offline. I so enjoyed hearing your advice and comments each week, and was pleasantly surprised to hear from Amelia that some of you had actually been asking about me. Moi? I’m touched. So, here’s my update for you.

I’ll start with the end: I’m not in Paris anymore. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Reebok Insta Pump Fury

These Reeboks—the “Insta Pump Fury” model—look like the result of a mating between a Trapper Keeper and some hiking sneakers. In a nutshell: the definition of ugly. [High Snobiety] Keep reading »

Happy, Ugh, New Year: The 6 Best Holiday Hangover Remedies

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Overdid it on the champagne last night, did ya? Feel like you’re dying? The good news is you’re not. The bad news is that you’re going to feel crappy for a good while, and there’s not a whole lot you can do about this (seriously, scientists, you can clone animals but not invent a hangover cure?). Here, some products you might not have tried that do their best to take the edge off. And please, do us lushes a favor and share your own hangover remedies in the comments below!

Snowpocalypse 2011 Brings Out Amazing Art


What happens when a giant blizzard hits the East Coast and brings life practically to a standstill? Art gets moving. Apparently. We’re beginning to see some very cool photography and short films come out of the weather disaster, the latest of which is even being praised by Roger Ebert! This short film by Jamie Stuart is an homage to a 1929 film called “Man With a Movie Camera.” In Stuart’s version, “Idiot With a Tripod,” you watch as Stuart documents the snow accumulation and tactfully shows how people lived through it. It’s poignant and simple. Check it out! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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