“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 »
I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy one of those inflatable neck pillow, mostly because they look so dorky (I’m sorry, I’m shallow), but man do I ever regret that decision whenever I have a long flight — there’s nothing like starting a vacation with severe neck pain! I think I’ve finally found a solution to my troubles: the hoodie travel pillow. It’s an inflatable travel pillow covered in soft sweatshirt fabric, with a hood you can pull over your head for extra comfort and privacy. Hoodie pillows are available in black, gray, and red, and you can get your own for just $20 on Amazon. Life dream status. [Laughing Squid]
When it comes to summer hairstyles, it doesn’t get much more classic than beachy waves. This style totally reminds me of Amelia, mostly because she spends every free minute of her summer at the beach, and partly because the girl in this photo may or may not be wearing a baja hoodie. Anyway, want to get this beach babe look for yourself? Check out blogger Cara Loren’s video tutorial and favorite styling products over at her blog!
One of the easiest ways to save money and add some DIY flair to your wedding ceremony is to make your own bridal bouquet. Choosing your own flowers is a fun and creative way to personalize your wedding day look, but it can be a bit intimidating if you don’t know where to start. I asked my friend and professional floral designer Chelsea Fuss for her top 5 bouquet-making tips for DIY brides. Check out her great advice after the jump! Keep reading »
In many parts of the country, it’s the sweetest time of year: strawberry season! Nick and I have been taking advantage of the super short Tennessee strawberry season (I think it ends, like, tomorrow) by whipping up big batches of strawberry jam, scones, and cookies. Looking for some delicious new ways to use your berry bounty? Click on the gallery for 10 strawberry recipes — from cupcakes to salads to popsicles — guaranteed to make your summer snacking little sweeter!
The best way to start your day? Turns out it’s not coffee or morning sex; it’s a surprise song release from Nine Inch Nails! Trent posted the first single from NIN’s upcoming album “Hesitation Marks” (due out September 3rd) on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube this morning. It’s called “Came Back Haunted,” and while it’s not the best song NIN has ever done, the sound is pretty classic NIN (yay!), and I’m giving it a rating of solidly awesome. Trent, it’s so good to have you back. [YouTube]