The holiday season brings a wide swath of work-related traumas to endure: waiting for your holiday bonus, drinking too much weird tequila at your holiday party and making out with that dude from accounting, figuring out what to do when your boss gets you a present, but you’re empty-handed. But there is none as time-honored as the office White Elephant gift exchange, a fun activity in which you get a clear-cut vision of the actual largesse and cunning of the people you spend most of your waking days with. For the uninitiated, here’s how these things work. You pick from a pile of wrapped gifts. Once everyone has selected theirs, you have up to three opportunities to trade for something that could be “better.” When you’ve hit the limit, you’re stuck with whatever you got. Then, open the presents, revel in the joy of the season, and grumble over the fact that you’re walking away with three lottery tickets and a six-pack of Orbit gum. Everyone, go home. Keep reading »
You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad’s car and say to yourself, “Why the heck did I ever leave this place?” Everything is exactly how you remember it.
Your childhood room is still stuffed with decorations from sophomore year of high school. A ratty desktop computer with dial up Internet, a wall lined with Clay Aiken posters, Bop Bop a giraffe stuffed animal that looks like it’s been through a war. That shopping center down the street still has your favorite Italian restaurant, where the garlic rolls are served with steam sliding off the top. And any drive around town has you passing by spots where you spent late nights loitering with friends. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
Okay, so maybe it’s a little tasteless to turn the theme song for a podcast about a real-life murder into a dope hip-hop track, but this Fafu remix of the “Serial” theme with Biggie’s “Somebody’s Gotta Die” is too good not to share. (Frankly, I think you could remix anything with Biggie and it would sound amazing. Check out the Gratefully d.e.a.d. mixtape to hear what I mean…) [Death & Taxes]
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Beware of restless nights and a lot of unexplainable anxieties that will make you feel uncomfortable. Despite the fact that your life might be in order, your psyche is rearranging itself to create a new agenda for the future. Yes, it’ll feel as if something within you wants out. The bad news: it will be awhile before you’re able to sort it out.
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About six weeks ago, I wrote about using skin products that are pH-balanced to the skin on your face (the pH of which, by the by, is 5.5). In it, I had a tiny addendum about the fact that the same science that goes for your face also goes for your hair. It was an edifying bit of research for me, because I stopped washing my hair with shampoo in February on the basis of it being totally unnecessary, a waste of money, damaging to your scalp, and snake oil aimed at the same women’s beauty standards that make us go crazy over so much else about our looks. Keep reading »