“Wow, I really used to think that happily ever after was a thing. [Now,] I think that no matter what you find in terms of happiness and compatibility, there’s always going to be a struggle attached to it. I used to believe that you find the one and that’s it — nothing’s difficult after that. But then again, I know nothing now. I know legitimately nothing about lasting relationship experiences because I don’t have them.”
In the December/January issue of Lucky, Taylor Swift talks about how her views of love have evolved — and made her kind of jaded. I mean, I can’t blame her too much for feeling worn down by the world. It’s not always the most cheerful place. I’m glad she acknowledges that nothing in life is 100 percent easy, including relationships, but does love really have to be that heavily associated with constant struggle? Relationships take work, but with the right person, difficulty shouldn’t be the defining factor, right? Then again, just like Taylor, I’m too new to the world to make that kind of judgment call either way. [Us Weekly; Lucky] [Image via AKM-GSI]
I thought I’d dealt with most of my body image issues before I started dating my current boyfriend. But during the three years we’ve been together, he’s taught me a lot about size, fatness and self-care. How? By being fat and unapologetic.
My boyfriend weighs over 300 pounds, and one of the things I appreciated right away is that he didn’t hesitate to call himself “fat.” Why would he? For him it’s a description, not an epithet. That alone was startling to me, having dated my share of men and women who were far from accepting of their bodies. Keep reading »
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida Today. Well, here’s a depressing fact: 17 women as of this posting have come forward alleging Cosby raped and/or sexually assaulted them and yet only two dozen ticket holders decided to skip his show last night in Melbourne, Florida. The remaining attendees gave Cosby two standing ovations. [NY Times]
WE ARE ALL LAURA. (See more amazing charts for “Serial” podcast obsessives over at The Bold Italic.)
Two science startup dudes introduced a new product idea this week: a probiotic supplement that will make women’s vaginas smell like peaches.
Austin Heinz and Gilad Gome, the founders of biotech startups Cambrian Genomics and Personalized Probiotics respectively, previewed their plans for a line of customer-specific probiotics, including the “Sweet Peach,” at the Nov. 19 DEMO conference. The probiotic is designed to prevent yeast infections and UTIs, but will also make women’s genitals smell like ripe fruit. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
Beyonce has blessed us once again with a music video to end all music videos for her new song “7/11.” The vid, which appears to be shot on an actual damn iPhone, shows Bey and her girls getting silly in a hotel room, having the ultimate dance party, using everything from Red Solo cups to FOOT PHONES as props. I could watch this video over and over again and not tire of it, there’s so much to notice. Seriously, I want to live inside this video. Hell, I want to be buried inside this video when I die. It is that much fun.