I’ve written before about why my dad is awesome, but looking back at my childhood, he definitely wasn’t the only father figure in my life. Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development. It was actually pretty hard to pare down this list, but here are 7 fictional characters — from a Jedi Master to a clumsy handyman — who were my imaginary dads, and taught me a lot about life in their own unique ways… Keep reading »
My boyfriend Nick and I have lived in Tennessee for almost two months now. After spending most of our lives in the Pacific Northwest, we are total newbies to the South, so while we are by no means experts on Southern culture, we also don’t take any part of it for granted. From big hair to sweet tea, we are drinking it all in. There are a few aspects of Southern life that I’m not a big fan of (the wasps here are the size of birds), but for the most part, I already feel like Southern living is the only way to live. Here are 10 reasons why… Keep reading »
My home office is so poorly lit that all of my video chats with far-flung friends start off with them saying something along the lines of, “Oh it’s so nice to see…umm…a vague outline of your face!” Obviously I need a new desk lamp. I’ve been scouring thrift stores for cheap options, and let me tell you, there are a hell of a lot of ugly lamp shades in this world. Luckily they don’t have to stay that way. Click through for 10 DIY ways to spruce up a lamp shade!
As we know all too well, it’s bikini body season, which means it’s time to grab a copy of your favorite women’s fitness magazine and get the scoop on all the latest, totally fresh tips and advice on everything from flat abs to hot sex! But hey, wait a second. Those two covers sure look a lot alike, don’t they? Would you believe they are two totally different magazines that were published two years apart? Because they are. Sigh. Some things — and by “things,” I mean “women’s magazines” — never change. [Reddit]
Halle Berry’s pregnancy style has been so on point lately. From body-hugging dresses that accentuate the gorgeous curve of her growing belly to flowy maxi dresses and harem pants, she always looks great. Often with adorable daughter Nahla by her side, Halle’s outfits strike a pleasing balance between style and comfort, unlike some other pregnant celebs we know. Click on the gallery to check out a few of her recent looks that make her a Street Style Star!
“I used to expose myself in front of religious places. I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me. So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window — not to be returned — they’d always get me to do pranks. So one day they said, ‘Go on, go on, go on. Pull your pants down!’ Of course I did. I obliged willingly, no pun intended.”
–”Star Trek” star Benedict Cumberbatch tells the UK’s Mirror about some of the more risque pranks of his youth, like whipping out Little Benedict in front of churches. The article also includes harrowing stories of how Cumberbatch narrowly escaped death in a South African carjacking and a disastrous backpacking trip in Nepal, but honestly I’m much more intrigued with this flashing business. Benedict, you saucy minx! [Dlisted]
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still feeling all tingly about Hayden Panettiere’s shockingly good performance in the “Nashville” series finale. This girl seriously deserves an Emmy, but for now the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards will have to do. Panettiere showed up to the London ceremony in this fabulous striped dress and stiletto booties, striking a perfect balance between trendy and sophisticated. And fellow short girls take note: this silhouette makes the famously small Hayden look much, much taller than she actually is. [Photo: Splash News]
How amazing is this zombie apocalypse charm bracelet from Etsy seller PlayBox? It’s adorned with adorable miniature versions of everything you’ll need to survive the real life “World War Z,” including a hatchet, matches, compass, radio, various firearms, and canned peaches. Finally, a piece of jewelry that my dad and I can agree on! [$32, Etsy]
I’ve been wearing denim cutoffs nonstop for the past couple months, and I love it (my ideal summer outfit is basically a Never Nude costume), but sometimes I look down and notice my legs are a bit … less than luminous. This weekend I’m really excited to try this DIY silky legs scrub, which is made of super cheap ingredients you probably already have around your house — sugar, lemon juice, and oil. The result? Legs that are soft, smooth, and ready to show off. [Krysta's Life In Food]
It’s National Donut Day, and you know what that means? Free donuts for everyone! If you play your cards right, you can actually eat nothing but donuts today and not spend a dime. I mean, you’ll probably feel really sick by the end of the day, but still! Worth it! Here’s where to go to score some free sweets… Keep reading »