Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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Whoa, this is so sad: a Bulgarian woman is dead after falling off a cliff following her boyfriend’s surprise proposal in Ibiza. Dimitrina Dimitrova’s boyfriend led her to a romantic cliff-side proposal spot and as the sun set, he popped the question; Dimitrova was so excited that she literally jumped for joy — then fell 65 feet down the edge of said cliff, and later died of a heart attack. Awful way to go. [People] [Photo via Flickr user Xavi]
The Super Bowl is here, and everyone is rejoicing because it means they can watch ads, puppies, grown men playing a sport that will eventually kill them and Katy Perry. If you’re going to a Super Bowl party, awesome. It’s nice to have friends, right? If you’re not, fuck the haters, and throw your own. “But, I don’t like football! I hate sports. I don’t get the rules,” you say. Whatever, fool. Do you like yelling and eating chicken wings? Yes, you do, because it’s fun. And even if you think that the NFL’s domestic violence policy is an absolute nightmare (it is) and that football players are overpaid and dumb (yes and no, it’s complicated), it doesn’t matter. The Super Bowl is a great excuse to throw a party.
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Some watch the Super Bowl for the sports. Some watch it for the ads. Most watch it for the halftime show, that great spectacle of money and talent both perceived and actual. I love the Super Bowl for all of it. I like football, even though I recognize that it can be very, very bad. I know advertising is horrible, but Super Bowl ads are fun, sorta? And most of the performers that stand on a stage for 15 minutes during halftime and sing songs and dodge pyrotechnics are either really, really great or really, really horrid. This year, Katy Perry will strap on a bra that shoots footballs and penalty flags and sing 2-3 of her hits before descending into the stage in a cloud of glitter, whipped cream and sapphire blue hair extensions. In preparation for this event, I’ve ranked the Super Bowl halftime performances of the 2000s, only because that is all I can really remember. Let’s get started. Keep reading »
The Kardashian-Wests continue their reign as the best super-famous celebrity family. Kanye West went on “Ellen” yesterday and premiered the video for his newest song “Only One.” It’s a sweet, short ballad featuring Paul McCartney on keyboard and the return of auto-tune Kanye, and the clip was shot by Spike Jonze. I don’t care if Kanye yells things about being a god and that he rarely smiles in pictures — this video is sweet, the song is nice, and it features Nori in a way that feels respectful of her tiny toddler privacy. Just a dad and his adorable child, in matching all-weather boots, strolling on a misty country road. Watch this over and over again, above. [Elle]
Because I am indecisive, or because I have weird issues regarding permanence and commitment, selecting a color at the nail salon takes me longer than the average bear. I usually go in with a very specific idea of what I’m going to try to convey with my hands for the next week. “Perhaps I’ll buck convention and get this bright neon, even though it’s the dead of winter!” I tell myself. “Is this sheer nude too ‘I’m-getting-married-next-week’ and not enough ‘off-duty Rihanna’?” I’ll ask. I am overwhelmed by finishes. I spend minutes holding bottles of polish up to the weird light, turning them to see how they do or don’t sparkle, trying to envision how I’ll integrate them into my wardrobe that is full of mostly black with some stripes. “This is so important! I can’t make a wrong choice!” Well. Nail polish comes off in the blink of an eye so you can change every single day if you want. But, if you’re like me, and are stymied by the various shades and kinds of nail polish, this primer is for you. Keep reading »