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Melissa McCarthy On The Endless Quest For Perfection

Open Letter
Winona pens an open letter to the fat girl. Read More »
Relationships & Body Image
How does your love life affect your body image? Read More »

“Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some [diet] system. Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, ‘I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.’ Where does it end? You just have to say, ‘It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.’”

Melissa McCarthy tells Good Housekeeping about how she’s finally made peace with struggles with her weight. The actress, who is in the process of designing a plus-size clothing line, adds that she’s trying to maintain a positive body image for the sake of her two daughters: “I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it –- it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.” Hear, hear! [Huffington Post]

The Soapbox: On Phil From “Modern Family” And Doofus Husband Syndrome

Life Lessons From TV Moms
Oh, Tami Taylor, you taught us so much! Read More »
Ann On "Modern Family"
Ann Romney's fave show is "Modern Family," despite the gays. Read More »

“Modern Family” is one of the few shows on TV right now that makes me genuinely laugh out loud every episode. I adore all of the characters, their weird quirks, and increasingly absurd story arcs. From the beginning, if I had to choose a favorite character it would probably be Phil. A talented real estate agent, dorky father of three, and loving husband of Claire, I always felt like Phil was a unique male character in the primetime sitcom landscape. On the surface, he seemed like a stereotypical goofy dad who is only slightly more mature than his pre-adolescent children, but as I kept watching, I realized he possessed depth, intelligence, and warmth. Was he immature on the surface? Yes, but there was more going on underneath, and because of that, he was lovable and real.

This season though, something has changed. I’ve noticed that while Phil is still hilarious, he’s lost some of the layers of complexity, and I’m afraid I might soon have to diagnose him with the dreaded Doofus Husband Syndrome… Keep reading »

Election Night Style Stealer: Tom Brokaw’s Rad Round Eyeglasses

Between Brian Williams making marijuana jokes, Diane Sawyer possibly being drunk(?), and Karl Rove begging Fox News to take back that whole “Obama wins” thing, the election newscasts last night were chock full of fun. Even among all the holograms and painted ice maps, I couldn’t help but notice Tom Brokaw’s awesome tortoiseshell eyeglasses. The trendy round frames somehow seemed both playful and sophisticated–well played, Brokaw. Want to nab a pair for yourself? I found 3 similar frames at 3 different price points. Get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Smell The World Through Rose-Tinted Candles

Get Into Candles
How to become a candle person. Read More »

Seriously, how lovely is this candle? Not only is it made of hand-poured soy wax, it’s infused with a subtle tea rose scent. Another reason to love it? Once it’s all used up, you can wash out the holder and voila: you’ve got a beautiful pink Moroccan print glass, perfect for sipping cocktails or displaying a few flowers. [$36, Market Street Candles]

“Girl Meets World” And 10 Other ’90s Sitcom Spinoffs We’d Like To See

Childhood TV Shows
The twenty childhood television shows we miss. Read More »

Have you heard the glorious news? Disney has commissioned a pilot from “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs for a spinoff called “Girl Meets World.” The best part? Rumor has it that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel (aka Cory and Topanga) will be reuniting to play the main character’s parents. So awesome, right? These new developments got us thinking of other ’90s sitcom sequels and spinoffs we’d like to see. Check out our show proposals, after the jump… Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Jawbone Sunglasses

Just No: Teeth Necklace
So upsetting. Read More »
Ke$ha's Toothy Trinket
Would you wear a tooth as a necklace like she does? Read More »

One of my dad’s main hobbies when I was growing up was collecting and cleaning skulls, so I probably feel a bit more comfortable with bones, teeth, and cartilage than the average person (my brothers and I used to play with one particular manta ray exoskeleton as if it were a GI Joe doll). Even so, these jawbone sunglasses, which are made out of a real deer mandible, totally creep me out. On the bright side, I might have just found the perfect Christmas gift for my dad. [Neatorama]

Your Daily Squee: A Baby Koala In A Mug

This tiny koala joey was found abandoned on the side of the road in Australia, and wasn’t expected to survive due to extreme dehydration and malnutrition. At first he was so sick he even refused to feed, but he finally latched on to a bottle of formula, and now his future is looking bright. These days the 3-month-old marsupial has a proper name–Raymond–and a busy schedule hanging out on his caretaker’s desk between feedings. Check out another RIDICULOUSLY cute picture of Raymond lounging on a laptop keyboard, after the jump… Keep reading »

Panda Babies!
panda babies
Squee of squees! Just look at them! Read More »

Well Played: Penelope Cruz Is Lovely In Leather

Well Played: Penelope
Fitted florals are hard to pull off. Read More »
Fall Must Haves: Leather
Fall Must Haves: 10 Leather Bottom Pieces In An Array Of Colors
Leather pants, skirts, and shorts in unexpected shades! Read More »
Well Played: Christina
She's so pretty in purple! Read More »

Obviously Penelope Cruz could throw on a burlap potato sack and still look like a sexy siren. That being said, when she steps out in a black leather trench that may or may not be all she’s wearing, black pumps, and bedhead, well, the sexy levels are off the charts. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

An Inner Monologue For Every At-Home Manicure I’ve Ever Done

Nail Salon Rudeness
How not to be an awful person at the nail salon. Read More »
Chart: Nail Polish Removers
What actually removes your nail polish? Jean zippers, for one. Read More »

The scene: 8:30 p.m pretty much every Tuesday, my living room.

Alright, I’ve got my glass of wine poured, yoga pants on, “Parks & Rec” cued up on Netflix, and a brand new bottle of oxblood nail polish. Oxblood is so in right now. Obviously. I’m pampering myself and saving money in the process! My life is awesome. Maybe when I’m done I’ll take a picture of my perfectly manicured hand holding the bottle of oxblood nail polish and post it on Pinterest. Yes, I will definitely do that. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Givenchy’s Furry Oxford Sneaker Boots

One of my favorite men’s looks is a sleek pair of high top sneakers, and don’t even get me started on my oxford boot fetish. However, thanks to Givenchy, I now know that these two awesome styles should never, ever, under any circumstances be combined. The result, as you can see, is a perplexing, fur-lined atrocity of a shoe. [Refinery 29]

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