Fast food just got this much more disgusting: White Castle (you know, that burger place that packages their square creations in sacks) has created their very own Snuggie, called the Couch Pouch. As if Americans needed more excuses to sit on their butts and inhale fast food. It retails for $49.99, comes in blue or red, and is customizable (um, you can personalize it with a name or phrase). After the Snuggie Fashion Show and Snuggies for dogs, we thought this trend could go no further. Then it did. [White Castle via Grub Street] Keep reading »
Last night was the Grammy nomination special, featuring performances by the likes of Nick Jonas (solo for the first time, though his brothers did introduce him), Maxwell (who is hard to listen to when all I can think of is this picture), and LL Cool J. (How is he not around more? I love this guy, “Deep Blue Sea” aside.) But the real story of the night was the ladies of music land. Beyoncé led the pack, with ten nominations. Taylor Swift followed her with eight nominations. And Lady Gaga picked up four. Let’s just hope that the world has been so fully saturated with Taylor-Kanye-Beyoncé jokes and recreations that they won’t try to do any more come the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Before my wedding this past July, I did a lot of cliché things that many other brides-to-be all over the world do. I fretted over the guest list, stressed over what to wear and how to do my hair, and worried endlessly over correct etiquette. One thing I didn’t get too worked up about was losing weight. It’s not that it wasn’t on my mind — getting fit was certainly something I thought about — I just honestly didn’t do much to get there. I’ve always been a stress eater and planning a wedding sent me running for all the comfort food (and booze) I could find. It wasn’t until a few weeks before the wedding when I worried I might not be able to squeeze into my dress that I joined a yoga studio and hit the mat about four times a week. Luckily, with the help of those last-minute workouts and a special Spanx-like undergarment, everything worked out. Since then, though, I’ve relaxed back into my unhealthy habits and started “letting myself go.” Apparently, I continue to be a cliché even after the wedding. Keep reading »
Condoms aren’t exactly effective if they tear, break, or don’t hold up to whatever rough stuff you’ve got going on in the bedroom, so ShopSmart magazine put 500 samples of 22 condom models to the test for its December issue. The rubbers were put through the ringer by an outside lab that inflated them like balloons until they burst to test their strength and submerged them in saline solution zapped with electricity to check for holes. The good news is that all of the condoms passed minimum requirements. However, some of them were better than others, and out of these seven, none had a single hole or tear (industry standards allow for a certain number of defects per batch). Click through to see which condom models more than passed the test, and how much they cost per condom. [ShopSmart] Keep reading »
Finally, we ladies will understand the disappointment men experience while delicately unhooking a lady’s bra … and realizing it’s a push-up. Fake out! Oh, well. Menfolk looking for help will find that the Shock Jock briefs and boxers by Andrew Christian aid immensely in the cantilevering department. It’s got “extreme frontal enhancing technology,” which is a fancy way to describe a removable/washable padded cup. (Hmm, I wonder if any men on our “16 famous man bulges” list own a Shock Jock!) But seriously, ladies, do you actually know an American man who would pay $29-$32 for a pair of underpants? Didn’t think so. [Shock Jock Brief at Andrew Christian] Keep reading »
When my boyfriend Alex and I broke up, there wasn’t any of that traditional end-of-relationship stuff. No drawn-out arguments, no trading-back of stuff, no dividing of friends. In a way, I suppose, this should have made things easier—no muss, no fuss. Looking back, however, I wish our breakup was harder and a bit more involved. Maybe that way, I would have come to a place of closure sooner (if “closure” actually exists).
Not that we even had the option of participating in a three-part soap opera ending. Alex and I had a long-distance relationship (which was ultimately our downfall), so even if I wanted to bring the drama or “see him one last time,” it wasn’t even really possible. Because of our physical circumstances, we had mainly connected online when things were good. In the bad times, and in the aftermath, however, I came to see that I was still attached to him by the internet. Months later, when I was still hurting inside, I realized I needed to end all virtual ties with Alex to move on. Keep reading »
Vivienne Westwood, the queen of rubber shoes, has done it again with these fleet-footed platforms which feature removable wings. (But why would you want to take them off?) [My Wardrobe] Keep reading »
The end is rarely easy. And, God, can it be awkward. Personally, I don’t apply specifics for each gender on how to end a thing (a “thing” being anything that lasts a couple months or seven dates, give or take; ending a “relationship” is a whole other bag of misery). When it comes to the end, whether you’re a man dumping a woman, a woman dumping a man, or a gay dude dumping a gay dude, you want it to be as humane as possible.
But which method of ending a “thing” is most humane? Let’s have a look, from least to most kind. Read more … Keep reading »
Out of all the seven deadly sins, Envy is probably the least attractive (with Gluttony hot on its heels). Lust, Greed, and Pride have practically become virtues in modern times and who’s going to deny a girl a little Wrath when she’s been wronged? Sloth? Well, hey, everybody needs to sleep in once in a while.
To help keep you from falling prey to this most vicious of sins, we’ve assembled some guidelines. Keep reading »
The gold and silver plated metals that fill TheBeSide’s settings have all the shine of metallics, but the grainy grooves and earthy charm of wood. Either way — solid metal or porous timber — it’s not the type of rock you expect to see sitting in a solitaire setting. This classic design redefined just made us fans of TheBeSide. [$240, TheBeSide]
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