Dater X: Timing Is Everything

Dater X: Timing Is Everything
Dear Timing
An open letter to Timing. Read More »

We both knew we needed to have a talk, but neither of us were saying anything. Over the past couple of weeks, ever since Baby Face and I agreed to slow down our relationship, I’ve done a lot of thinking. My feelings for Baby Face hadn’t faltered one bit and our communication had actually become more frequent, but we’d gone almost two weeks without seeing each other and I didn’t like it. He didn’t either. Most of our recent conversations had been sprinkled with comments or mentions of his money woes, and how he wishes he could just “go to happy hour without feeling guilty” or wake up just one morning without thinking about paying bills, and as much as I didn’t want to face the music, I knew deep down that our decision to “pump the brakes” wasn’t going to change the fact that our relationship was running on fumes. Keep reading »

In Which Prince Harry & Geri Halliwell’s Awkward Hangout Makes My ’90s Dreams Come True

Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) and Prince Harry were just chilling at the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, as you do when you’re a millionaire, when they were photographed hanging out.  The two of them giggling while Prince Harry makes semi-socially awkward hand gestures is effectively the sum of all my dreams circa 1998. Back then the Spice Girls were in full force and Harry was a teen and thus the dreamboat desire of all pop stars and their fans. They’re apparently childhood pals, so there were probably plenty of Kodak moments of the two of them in those days that I was unfortunate enough to miss. Maybe next time they’ll invite me. [UPI]

Claire: 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Claire's List: 10 Things I'm Thankful For This Season

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to show some gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Rebecca shared hers yesterday, now here’s Claire…

Growing up, I thought Thanksgiving was such a snoozefest. No presents? It’s 20 degrees out? We’re all supposed to “ooh” and “ahh” over a dead roast bird? Even the sludge brown decorative color scheme of the holiday seemed like a letdown to my 7-year-old self compared to the bright greens and reds and blues of December. These days, flaws of Thanksgiving and its history aside (there are many), I’m really glad there’s a designated time of year to appreciate all the good stuff we’ve got going in our lives. Here are some things I’m thankful for this year! Keep reading »

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

Black Friday

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that means heading to the mall in the middle of the afternoon rather than camping outside Walmart at 4 a.m. Still, people are going to do what they want regardless of what I have to say about it, and more power to you! So let’s talk about how to have the most successful shopping trip possible. WalletHub and Accenture did a little research on who’ll be pulling out their credit cards this year and which retailers offer the best deals out there.

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16 Tips For Flying On The Worst Travel Day Of The Year

The day before Thanksgiving is by and large the worst day of the year to travel. It’s one of the busiest (if not the busiest) and to make this year even tougher, the East Coast is expected to be hit with snow. If bad weather causes flight delays in the Northeast, prepare yourself for a domino effect that will screw up schedules throughout the country. Nevertheless, I, along with thousands of other determined souls, will be attempting to brave the crowds. I’ve clocked a lot of hours in airports, and I’ve spent the last few holiday seasons learning the hard way what does and doesn’t help soothe the trauma of trying to get home for Turkey Day. A few ways to make the commute a bit more bearable…

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Bill Cosby Allegedly Leaked Daughter’s Drug Woes To Kill A Tabloid Story

  • According to a source speaking to Page Six, Bill Cosby was so desperate to kill a National Enquirer story about his dalliances with showgirls in Las Vegas that he tipped the tabloid off to a much “juicier” story — his daughter Erinn’s battle with drug and alcohol abuse. “My editor told me that daddy Cosby was the source. He ratted out his flesh and blood,” the tipster told Page Six. [Page Six]
  • Eva Mendes explains that she and Ryan Gosling named their daughter Esmeralda Amada after the character from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and her grandmother. [People]
  • Benedict Cumberbatch loves his female fans, but he wishes they would give themselves a more positive name than “Cumberbitches.” [People]
  • Pharrell Williams can shut up yesterday. [The Root] Keep reading »
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