Beep, beep! Happy Rad Reads Week! All week we’ll be going off on books we love, books we don’t love, books we love to see dudes reading, books that dudes like to see us reading, books books books boooooooks! To kick things off, we’re sharing the books we currently have sitting on our nightstands. And we want to see yours next! Send photos of your nightstand, with a little bit about the books sitting there, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “My Nightstand!” and we’ll run a slideshow of them at the end of the week! For now, here are the books chillin’ next to our beds right now…
How much do I love Stevie Nicks? This is a woman who literally shot cocaine up her butt and also sings like an angel. We loved her as part of Fleetwood Mac and we loved her solo. And we especially loved it when she was on “Oprah” not too long ago. Oprah, plagued by all the debaucherous things Stevie had done in the past, couldn’t even deal with asking her anything real, so she was all, “STEVIE! How do you KEEP! Your SKIN! Looking so FRESH!” In Oprah voice, you know.
We are so stoked that Fleetwood Mac is getting the band back together, especially since we were like, five years old the last time they released an album. Plus, Stevie has to die for style, though we’d hardly recommend you copy her look line for line. Come on, do you really want to look like a consumptive rat catcher lady dressed by a flock of whitedoves?
Instead, we suggest you update your Stevie-worshiping look with one of these fine frocks. Keep reading »
Some people are good at relationships. They meet potential partners with effortless ease wherever they go—on the subway, in the elevator at work, on line at the grocery store. They strike up conversations with men in bars, get fixed up by friends, and actually enjoy (ugh!) online dating. The people they encounter are emotionally available and commitment-ready, and they sail smoothly into monogamous relationships as if on command.
And then there are those who are more relationship challenged. Mystified by how to transform a Match.com profile into a boyfriend or how to meet a guy who’s not a total commitmentphobe. You probably feel like you’re trapped in an ’80s movie, forever destined to be on the outside, looking longingly in at all the couples with their hands resting in the back pocket of each other’s acid-washed jeans. How do they do it? you wonder, as you force yourself to “put yourself out there” yet again, gritting your teeth through another brutal bout of online dating.
If the relationship you so desperately desire keeps remaining just out of reach, there may be internal blocks to intimacy standing in your way. Rather than muscling through an endless barrage of bad dates and painful, short-lived relationships, take a time out to identify any deep-seated beliefs and counter-productive patterns that could be holding you back. Click through for barriers that might be sabotaging your relationship efforts—and how to kiss them goodbye.
Jennifer Garam is a Brooklyn-based blogger, freelance writer, and teacher who writes the blogs One Writeous Chick and NotSoZen YogaJen. You can follow her on Twitter at @writeouschick.
Merry Monday and happy Chocha Day, everyone! This week we’ve got a crop of floaty white summer dresses that happen to float up a little bit too high, plus a “sweater dress” that is very obviously meant to be a regular sweater. Click through to check ‘em out, and remember, if you spot a chocha moment, send it to me at email@example.com!
On my recent trip to Hawaii, I spent pretty much every night watching the sun set over the bright blue ocean and just, you know, thinking about life. There are certain places in the world–Maui, for example–that invite you to slow down, take a breath, and consider this amazing world we live in and our place in it. Inspired by that pristine ocean view, I decided to hunt down a few more perfect places for pondering. From waterfalls to banyan trees to a stunning starry sky, click through to check them out…
I liked Adrianne Curry back when she won the first season of “America’s Next Top Model,” I liked her even more on “Surreal Life 4,” where she met her future (now ex) husband Christopher Knight (Bobby on “The Brady Bunch”), and I love, love, love her for letting her nerd flag fly at Comic Con. Every year, Adrianne, who still does a bit of modeling, shows up in costume to various Comic Cons around the country (including the one currently going down in San Diego). I love that she doesn’t pretend to be a precious celebrity (albeit a D-list one) and that she goes full-on cosplay. Let’s click through to ogle some of her greatest Comic Con looks.