I was browsing a cheese-themed Pinterest page the other day when I happened upon an intriguing trend: the cheeseboard wedding cake. It seems that some brides are opting for an elegant tiered cheese selection in addition to–or in lieu of–a traditional wedding cake. Julie finds this idea completely repulsive, but since my significant other is a cheesemonger, I must say I’m pretty intrigued. Maybe it’s because I know firsthand that there’s nothing more romantic than a big ol’ hunk of brie? [Newport Weddings]
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A few days ago, NPR’s “Talk Of The Nation” featured a psychologist named Vicky Williamson who specializes in earworms. That might sound like a particularly gnarly kind of parasite, but it’s actually the term for songs and melodies that get stuck in your head. According to Williamson, 90 percent of people experience an earworm at least once a week, and she’s studying the phenomenon in the hopes of better understanding human memory. In the process she’s collecting data on the most common earworms along with potential cures (apparently reciting the British National Anthem will clear your head in no time). I am often plagued by awful commercial jingles, Nickelback choruses, and Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” (yep, my life sucks). How about you guys? What songs always get stuck in your head? [NPR]
Josh Duhamel, star of “Transformers,” husband of Fergie, and all-around gorgeous physical specimen, debuted a new look yesterday: a mohawk. In the past few years fauxhawks have become so popular it’s been awhile since I’ve seen an actual, fully shaved, legit mohawk — it’s gonna take me awhile to get used to it. What do you all think about his new look? Hot or not? [The Superficial]
Kate Middleton visited London’s Olympic Park today to play hockey with the national teams. In the process, she showed off a pair of super trendy red jeans — and some impressive lunging skills. Also her hair was looking perfectly wavy and frizz-free despite the physical exertion, but that was to be expected. (Oh, and it turns out the Duchess played field hockey in high school — no wonder she looks so adept!)
Spring is in the air, and you know what that means … spring dresses! Time to put away the drab, dark clothing and embrace bright colors, pretty prints and flirty florals. Click through to check out eight of our favorite spring dresses for curvy ladies!
I wasn’t really planning to watch “Fashion Star,” NBC’s new fashion design competition, but I just moved into a new apartment and turned on the TV to keep me company while I was unpacking boxes of books last night. “Fashion Star” happened to be on, and daaaaaaaaamn did I get sucked in. By the end of the hour, I was cheering and gasping and yelling “No deal!” even though that catchphrase has nothing to do with this show. After the jump, check out my list of the good, the bad, and the WTF of the “Fashion Star” premiere… Keep reading »
“Right now there’s this new thing that’s so heavenly. They’re called slutty brownies. They are a layer of cookie dough, a layer of oreo cookies, and a layer of brownie dough, and then you bake it together. It’s amazing.”
– Jessica Simpson talking to Jay Leno about her pregnancy cravings. When Jay asked why they’re called “slutty brownies,” Jessica replied, “I don’t know, I guess a lot goes into them?” Oh Jessica, never change. [NBC.com]
Dear Abnormally Long Chin Hair,
We’ve been intimately acquainted since I first noticed you my sophomore year of high school. I looked in the mirror one day before school and was horrified to find a thick whisker protruding from my chin. I might have cried.
Growing up, I’d watched my mom curse her Mediterranean genes as she plucked the dark hairs from around her mouth, and I’d seen similar whiskers dotted along the jawline of my 90-year-old great grandmother as she gnawed on Parmesan rinds in her favorite recliner by the fireplace. I thought you were an indicator of my destiny, so I plucked you and set the tweezers on the counter dejectedly. No use putting them away since I’d probably have a full beard tomorrow… Keep reading »
Guess what? It’s March 14th, aka 3.14, aka PI DAY. Pi, as you probably remember from high school geometry, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is one of the sexiest math concepts in the game, because it’s huge (recent calculations have mapped it out to 5 trillion digits) and poetic and mysterious. My friends and I have been celebrating this sacred holiday for the past few years. Want to honor the almighty pi? Here are some ways to get in on the fun… Keep reading »
Here’s another one to add to our list of favorite Tumblrs: “Awesome People Reading,” a photo blog documenting–you guessed it–awesome people reading! From ’50s film stars and first ladies to teen idols and rappers, everyone’s getting in on the reading action. Click through to see some of our favorites… [Awesome People Reading]