The Love Guru: And Then It Happened

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I am the mouse in this metaphor, Spontaneous Guy is the man, and the plan is to have “The Talk.”

Per Dr. Diana’s instructions, I carefully crafted a strategy to initiate the exclusivity talk with Spontaneous Guy. We had plans on Friday night to go to a friend’s rooftop party together, spend the night at my place, and take a long walk along the Brooklyn Waterfront on Saturday. Keep reading »

Light Yogurt Is Not Dessert

Jezebel is reporting that Yoplait is pulling some ads after complaints have been rolling in that the women in the ads echo the inner monologues of people with eating disorders.

I don’t want to get into that (except to say I really wish the whole planet could get past the concept of “I ‘deserve’ to eat this or that”–we don’t really ‘deserve’ anything, food-wise, except maybe food that isn’t smeared with fecal matter) but I do want to say it’s about time Yoplait is being brought to the floor for another reason: their commercials give the impression that dessert flavored yogurt is as good as dessert, and that is simply not true. Keep reading »

Couple Gets It On In The Midst Of Vancouver Riots

Last night, after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals (we’re talking hockey here), fans of the team lost their shizz, taking to the streets and rioting. I truly cannot comprehend why human beings would destroy property, light cars on fire, and loot businesses in their hometown, especially over something as irrelevant as a sporting game. I am genuinely disturbed. Uproxx has some startling photos of what went down last night in Vancouver, including this incredible shot of a couple making out in the middle of the street with riot police all around. [Uproxx] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: All My BFFs Turn Out Crazy, But I Still Want A New One

It starts early. Little girls give each other broken heart necklaces for their birthdays while boys have paintball parties. While boys are encouraged to participate in sports and group activities, us girls are pushed to more one-on-one activities like tea parties or making Barbies have sex under a blanket. Studies show that there are different friendship styles for boys and girls. In one, when middle school girls were faced with the prospect of meeting a new friend, their brains lit up in areas associated with pleasure and reward. Boy brains’ just didn’t do the same thing.

My “anecdotal evidence” from the field? Over the years, I could actually feel my brain light up when it became clear that a new friend would earn the title of “best.” I’ve learned that these relationships are just as valuable as any amorous one and that they do indeed have their own sense of romance.

For me, they also bring about a whole lot of crazy. Keep reading »

Traveling With The Fashion Elite

We’re not into dense and heavy tomes during the summer months. Co-published by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go is just the type of lighthearted and engaging reading we want. This stylish scrapbook features personal anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia from America’s best-known fashion designers. Plus, it’ll look gorg sitting on your coffee table!

[$45.00 Assouline]

Woman Finds God In Her Leg

 

Kansas woman Audreanna Phelps was at the mall one day when she noticed the word “God” on her leg, spelled out by a vein. Her first thought? God was telling her that her prayers have been heard and everything was going to be okay. My first thought would be, I’m too young for varicose veins! And that’s why some of us are religious and some of us are not. Final question: if there really is a God, why would he/she choose to make contact with humankind while shopping at the mall, the world’s least spiritual place? I guess God works in mysterious ways. [FOX] Keep reading »

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