There’s nothing like a crossword puzzle to make you feel ever-so-slightly inadequate. Why can’t you recall — seven words down — the instrument used to kill Leon Trotsky? Why don’t you know — five words across — the most famous opera by Jules Massenet? Go watch some more “Jersey Shore,” you fool … or pick up a new book of crossword puzzles, Word., designed for us younger folks and our pop cultural references. Brown University senior Natan Last is a three-time intern for famous puzzler Will Shortz and is the younger person ever to have a crossword published in The New York Times. Word. is is a collection of 144 puzzles on 21st century topics like “Mad Men,” ” South Park,” and hell even “The Powerpuff Girls” that mix high and low for some brain teasing fun. Consider this N-E-R-D all over it. [$8.58, Amazon]
First, there is Ayanna, who is addicted to growing out her toenails. She looooooves her toenails so much, and has gotten them to crazy lengths. Beyond crazy lengths. But the kicker? Her toenails are only part of the problem. She’s got redonkulously long fingernails, too, that cascade down and curl around. How does this woman get anything done? And then there’s Carrie, a cancer-stricken woman who believes that drinking her own urine — and bathing in it, and using it as a beauty treatment, and brushing her teeth with it — is the key to curing her disease. Both were featured on “My Strange Addiction,” and both had, we’ll say, “problems.” So which is the stranger strange addiction?
Which Is The Crazier Strange Addiction?
- Carrie's urine therapy is crazy gross. (88%, 506 Votes)
- Ayanna's extra long toenails cross the crazy line! (12%, 70 Votes)
Total Voters: 576
I love Pinterest, but sometimes browsing through all the bright, shiny pictures and endless tips and tutorials feels like exploring a different world–a world where thighs don’t touch and every meal is cooked in a crockpot and served in a mason jar with a ribbon tied around it. The best way to describe the weird, wacky, wonderful world of Pinterest? In a poem, of course… Keep reading »
The cult ’90s movie many girls grow up to worship in some manner is being bashed by none other than the man who was in it: Richard Gere.
The 62-year-old tells Women’s Day that “Pretty Woman” is “my least favorite thing” and calls it “a silly romantic comedy.” But, that silly comedy put him on the map in 1990 as a heartthrob and it launched Julia Roberts—who was only 22 at the time—into leading lady territory. So why is Gere being a hater? Read more…
Astrology can help us see our good qualities and face our not-so-good ones, but it can also give us clues about how we interact with other people and deal with certain situations. At a social event, for example, which sign is likely to be chilling out with old friends? Which sign is making the rounds and topping off drinks? And which sign dragged out the karaoke machine and is serenading other guests with “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? (Sounds like a sweet party, huh?) Click through to find out… Keep reading »
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no competition as to which upcoming “Snow White” movie I’ll choose to see — “Snow White And The Huntsman”! The Kristin Stewart and Charlize Theron-led vehicle looks as dark and sinister as the Brothers Grimm intended. Plus, hunky Chris Hemsworth — drooooool — plays the huntsman. Check out the extended trailer for the movie above, and a five-minute closer look at the film after the jump! Keep reading »