New York City’s famous Carnegie Deli recently unveiled the “Jet Bow” sandwich, an edible ode to new New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. The sandwich is a massive 4-pound stack of pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and American cheese between four slices of white bread. The recipe definitely delivers the message about Tebow being an “all-American boy,” but we don’t think it gives the full picture. After all, Tebow is an evangelical, extremely conservative, pro-life, waiting-til-marriage, abstinence-only advocate. After the jump, a list of ingredients Carnegie Deli forgot…. [People Magazine] Keep reading »
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Browsing through celebrity photos this morning I came across this picture of Brooklyn Decker at the “Battleship” premiere in Tokyo, and my jaw dropped at that gravity-defying bodice (by “bodice” I mean “piece of fabric”). At first glance I thought the whole thing was held up with copious amounts of fashion tape or simply by the grace of God. Upon closer inspection it looks like there is a teeny tiny transparent strap holding it in place, but still, this dress is a triumph of engineering.
This lovely purple eyeshadow palette isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s easy to put on your eyes too. Each color in the eye-shaped palette is sectioned off according to where it should be applied to your eyelid. There’s a dark purple for the lash-line, lavender for the lid, a shimmery white for just under the brow, and even a subtle pink shade to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. Just follow the format for a flattering–and foolproof–look. [$5, AVON]
Lionel Richie, father of Nicole and singer of soulful ballads, looked positively jubilant onstage at the MGM Grand for the “Lionel Richie and Friends” concert. Apparently he’s got some delightful friends. I have to say, ever since I saw this, I can’t help but giggle whenever I see Lionel’s face, with or without major ’80s hair.
Your old printer has served you well. It’s dutifully churned out term papers, contracts, and last-minute photo gifts. But wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade to a printer that prints chocolate? Seriously though: a team of researchers in the UK have devised a machine that does just that. Apparently the magical chocolate printer works like other 3D printers currently used in manufacturing, creating a 3-dimensional shape by slowly building up very thin layers of material, which in this case just happens to be the most delicious material known to man. At the moment, the chocolate printer is still a prototype, but lead scientist Dr. Liang Hao has big plans: “Chocolate has a lot of social purposes,” she says, “so our intention is to develop a community and share the designs, ideas and experience[s].” Yep, a chocolate-themed social network. The future sounds pretty delicious, huh? [BBC News]
If you’ve turned on the TV at all in the past couple of weeks you’ve surely seen the “Shop to Win” commercials from Kohl’s. If not, here’s the general premise: a legendary female athlete (swimmer Dara Torres, skier Lindsey Vonn, and soccer star Mia Hamm have all been featured) sits in an empty room and talks about the intense experience of competing at a sport’s highest level. “When I’m out there, I am totally in the zone,” says Torres. “It’s a real adrenaline rush,” says Vonn. “I get pretty excited when I score,” says Hamm. But wait, there’s a twist! These women aren’t talking about sports… Keep reading »
I met my friend Molly for drinks this weekend, and she warned me ahead of time that she was dressed exactly like the librarian at Gaston Elementary School circa 1993. I laughed at first, but when I saw her my laughter quickly turned into a “Damn, girl! You look so cute!” The basic equation–midi skirt, belted long cardigan, oxford heels, and chunky jewelry–may have been a favorite of elementary school librarians in the early 90s but it’s also surprisingly of the moment. Want to nab the look for yourself? Check out the shopping details after the jump, and remember your copy of “Garfield Takes The Cake” is due back by Friday… Keep reading »
It’s common knowledge that toys are marketed to boys and girls in hugely different–and often troubling–ways. Media literacy advocate and video artist Jonathan McIntosh has come up with a super effective way to illustrate those differences. It’s called the Gendered Advertising Remixer, and the concept is simple: on one side of the screen is a selection of ads targeting boys, on the other side are ads targeting girls. You drag one ad to the audio box, one to the video box, click “Mashup,” and you’ll watch a sweet, maternal ad for a baby doll accompanied by the explosions and violent rhetoric of a GI Joe commercial (or swap the audio and video for equally confusing results). Some of the remixes are funny, but all of them bring up major questions about our culture’s definitions of gender, how early they are instilled in us, and how harmful they can be. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Remix some ads for yourself! [Gendered Advertising Remixer]
I’ve worn contacts since I was 14, but recently, my eyes just aren’t tolerating them very well. I am moving closer and closer to wearing glasses full time. I believe that 90% of my hatred of glasses comes back to the fact that I just don’t like the way they look with earrings, one of my favorite accessories. Can I wear glasses and earrings together? How do I balance it so that there’s not SO MUCH going on in the same general area? –In Over My Head
Girl, I feel your pain–I don’t wear my glasses all the time but when I do I’m always hesitant to reach into my jewelry box for fear of looking like I have accessories hanging off every part of my head. Fret not, however, because there are definitely some ways to make the glasses/earrings combo work. Here are a few tips… Keep reading »
So, you’ve taken the plunge and gotten yourself an iPad. Congratulations! Now it’s time to buy a cute case to protect its delicate screen and add to your fashion cred. Luckily there are a ton of great options out there. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites in a variety of styles, made by top fashion designers and creative Etsy crafters, all for 50 bucks or less…