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15 Brilliantly Ridiculous Quotes From “Girls” Season One (Before Pre-Gaming For Season Two Makes Us Forget)

It’s probably a good thing that Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy yesterday, because for a few days there the trailer for the second season of “Girls“ was the big talk of the town. Or at least it seemed that way for a New York minute, and New York minutes are by which all things in life are measured– if this were a “Sex and the City” episode. But thankfully, it isn’t.

Even those who loathed the first season, condemned the show for all its flaws (perhaps a mirror for some that hated to admit it?), or loved it madly and spent the majority of their Thanksgiving vacation watching it obsessively for “research,” everyone had something to say about the trailer. It did have dogs in it, after all! And Adam being his usual psychotic self! And Marnie finally banging Booth! And yes, we’re making “banging” our favorite replacement verb for “fucking” in 2013.

With the premiere just over a month away — January 13th — it seemed only appropriate to rehash the past and take a trip down the Greenpoint streets of memories with some of the finest lines from Hannah, Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna. No matter your personal feelings on Lena Dunham, you have to admit the lady is stitch. Haven’t we all wondered about the “stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms?”

Yes. We have. Read more…

7 Ways To Win Over Your Significant Other’s Family Without Losing Your Mind

Tis the season to spend a long weekend in someone else’s childhood home, sandwiched between your boyfriend and his older sister, trying not to say anything about the uncle who you think is the person who keeps kicking you under the table.

And even though you wouldn’t be caught dead in this awkward situation last year, you somehow managed to acquire a significant other whose family you’re obligated to impress. So how to you win them over without sacrificing your sanity? Pass the stuffing — we’re shoveling some filial knowledge onto your plate. Here are seven simple ways to get in good with the SO’s family. Read more…

Reasons Why Saying You’re Going To The Gym Is Far More Fun Than Actually Going

Going to the gym or taking any sort of yoga class is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. This is a fact. You can’t argue this, because science has no room for arguments; science is that badass. While there are those who love to workout and actually thrive on it, there are those who consider it to be the downfall of society so they just don’t do it. These are those who buck the system and will not give into anyone else’s idea of how one should act when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain and body.

Then there’s the crowd who play the “I’m going to the gym” game, even though they’re really not.

At the end of the work day there’s this big production as this particular breed loudly announces they’re going to workout. They’ll even go so far as to have a gym bag packed, but by the time they’re out the door they’re either gunning it home to lounge on the couch or meeting friends for cocktails. Sometimes it’s actually more fun to say you’re going to the gym than to actually go. Why? Because white lies and dramatic displays of untruths are usually a good time. Hence the reason we do them. Read more…

DIY Ombre Hair In 4 Easy Steps

I’m someone who rarely gets her hair cut and almost never dyes it. The last and only time I did anything was in 10th grade when I dyed the underside of my hair fire-engine red to accompany my totally rad side bangs and sweet Saves the Day hoodie. Besides those years, I have always had very dark brown, wavy, boring hair (Ed. Note: Preposterous. Her hair is beautiful). Fast forward 5 years, and although my style and taste in music has improved a bit, I still have the same exact haircut and color as I did when I was 18. Keep reading »

Lady Mag Lies: 5 Common Myths About Female Orgasms

10 Outrageous Fertility Myths

The science of sexuality has come along way since the days experts questioned the basic existence of the female orgasm. In the modern era, the sexual health of women is a major field of study, and most couples devote a great deal of time and attention to her pleasure. But many myths about the female orgasm still exist; in fact, you’d probably be shocked by the sheer volume of potentially harmful misinformation that’s out there. Read on as we dispel some of the female orgasm’s greatest falsehoods.

Myth #1: “Normal” women have orgasms through intercourse alone.

The truth is, only about a third of women regularly experience orgasm through intercourse. Every woman’s body is different, and each has her own special set of needs. For example, roughly another third of women can achieve orgasm through vaginal intercourse, but only with the aid of extra simulation. Some women will never reach orgasm during intercourse at all, but can experience release through manual and oral titillation. Others require her partner to hum “Yakety Sax” over her clitoris. Some women can only get off by timing her thrusts to to an animated GIF of Jon Hamm winking. Read more…

Why Do Women Love Chris Brown?

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Yesterday, I wrote this throwaway post about how Chris Brown said “fuck the haters!” in which I pointed out that people don’t hate him because he was a scrappy underdog, they hate him because he beat his ex-girlfriend and that police reports made it very clear that he was trying to kill her. And then I got this e-mail from a woman:

Hi. I just wanted you to know that this is bullying . Chris brown made a mistake which he has apologized and is reaping the consequences for those actions. Let the man live his life before he decides to do something drastic that he thinks will get everyone’s off his back. Your no better than people who bully others because they’re gay or different.  You need to look into the NoH8 (no hate) campaign to learn something.

And then I took a second and thought “I didn’t know that the lobotomobile was making its rounds again.” Read more…

The Joys And Sorrows Of Dying My Hair Platinum Blonde

At various points in our lives, we all have to reckon with who we are and what we really want. For some of us, this lesson comes in the form of a dream job that we wind up hating. For others, it’s a relationship that looks good on paper but doesn’t have the spark we want.

For me, it was in the form of bleach that once made its acquaintance with the hair on my head.

Let me give you a little background. My hair has always been on the blonde side, either by nature or nurture. When I was a kid, it was the color of beach-y, grainy sand. Around middle school, when my locks threatened to veer into the light brown end of the rainbow, I started using a product called Sun-In to lighten them. For all intents and purposes, Sun-In is hydrogen peroxide and water, but what do you want? I was 12. Read more…

A Look Back At Whitney Houston’s Fashion Evolution

When the world found out last night that Whitney Houston had died at the age of 48, you could almost hear the collective gasp. That gasp was then followed by questions as the world tried to understand how she could have been taken from us so early. Read more…

Dita Von Teese Designing A Lingerie Collection For Target

A lot of celebrity collaborations are ridiculous to the point of insulting (the one by Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz springs to mind) but, if we were to imagine a celebrity-designed collection that actually made sense, Dita von Teese doing lingerie wouldn’t be far off. The burlesque superstar designed a 26 piece capsule collection for Target Australia, to hit stores early February (pre-Valentine’s Day).

The collection, Von Follies by Dita von Teese, will feature “five groups of called balconette bras, high-cut briefs, G-strings, garters, bustiers and fitted corsolettes rendered in leopard-print satin with eyelash lace detail, red satin with delicate black lace trim and black lace with intricate ribbon detailing and signature Dita blue treatments. There will also be spot-pattern mesh overlay effects on nude and black grounds, as well as sexy looking nude and black fishnet,” according to WWD. Read more…

Why Are Manic Pixie Dream Girls Getting Dumber?

Look, let’s put aside the fact that manic pixie dream girls are inherently irritating, because the purpose of a woman’s life is not to make a boring accountant realize that he should run around naked in traffic. Unless that is her job, somehow. Unless it’s some sort of life coaching thing. Then I guess… life coaching is a field that really exists, in the real world, that real people pay for. People make choices. But that is never the case with manic pixie dream girls in the movies or television, because they never seem to have calculated career paths. They don’t want career paths! They just want to live!

That’s fine. That trope has existed for a very, very long time. The problem is not that that trope exists, it’s that it’s getting worse. Read more…

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