We know that dudes, and many ladies, take their football really seriously. And, of course, losing sucks. But did you know it could also be dangerous? A new study shows that episodes of domestic violence are linked to local NFL losses. Yikes. Researchers looked at domestic violence reports from 1995 to 2006 and found that on nights when home teams lost, there was an 8 percent increase in incidents of domestic violence. That statistic nearly doubled when rival teams were playing one another. Obviously, researchers believe that football is not to blame for the incident, but may act as a trigger to anger. The data corresponds with that theory, as most of the violent episodes tended to take place about three hours after the end of a game. I also have to wonder what role alcohol plays in this picture. Either way … these results are awful. Just to be clear, a man should be able to accept his favorite team losing without harming anyone. [Newser] Keep reading »
There’s an article this week in the Daily Mail UK admonishing a TV newscaster in England for wearing “more makeup than a drag queen” during a recent news report. The biggest problem was that she’s a feminist news correspondent. “Is it possible to be a feminist while wearing false eyelashes?” the writer — a self-defined “old-school feminist” asks. Uh, yeah, it is! And after the jump, 15 other shocking things it’s possible for a woman to do and still call herself a feminist.
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If you’re feeling self-conscious about your winter wardrobe, then stay away from this Tumblr because you’ll just feel like crap. “The Diary Of Suri Cruise” is a near-daily blog of Suri pics and fake diary entries. The actual writing is very meh, but collecting pics of Suri’s outfits altogether was a brilliant move. Poor kid may have complete nutters for parents, but she’s got a closet to die for! The pink dress/gray cardigan/metallic leggings? The pigtails/red coat/silver kitten heels? The black-and-white polka dot dress with purple cardigan and green sandals? I swoon! This little Scientologist is about 10 seconds away from getting her “designer line,” I can just tell. [The Diary Of Suri Cruise] Keep reading »
Well, here’s a big reason to give thanks this week: Last night TLC aired the final episode of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” Holla! In it, both Kate and Jon individually spoke directly into the camera about ife as a single parent and what they had to say was markedly different. For his part, Jon spoke about his bachelor pad in Manhattan, saying:
“Although I live there, it’s not like I’m at my house. Now it’s like I have a place to go. When I get sick of the city and all the press and the media, I cross the [George Washington Bridge], I go back to my country place and I can just chill. I’ve got the best of both worlds right now.”
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Oxford shoes are all the rage this season, and your feet should be thankful. You no longer have to manage walking and keeping your foot inside the narrow toe box of a pump, or you can simply forgo wearing heels altogether. But how exactly do you wear these boyish shoes … well … without looking like a boy? We’ve got some outfit tips for flat and high-heeled oxfords.
Here is the best reason ever to not try to find your birth parents. Terry, a Wisconsin woman with a wild past, was contacted recently by Robert Matthews, a DJ in Los Angeles who was adopted and wanted to find his biological parents. Terry was confirmed to have been his mother, and it seems like she was willing to give him as many answers as she could about his family history. But she was significantly tight-lipped about the identity of Robert’s father. After repeated requests from Robert, Terry finally told him. She was pretty sure Robert was conceived in California, in 1967, during a drugged-out orgy, where she was raped—by Charles Manson. Comparing photographs of the two men seems to dispel any hopes that Terry ID’d the wrong guy—they look identical. Robert did some soul-searching and finally decided to get in touch with Manson. He now sends Robert postcards signed with swastikas and other familial gestures, like the phone number to Manson’s prison, which Robert has never called. “He’s my biological father—I can’t help but have some kind of emotional connection. That’s the hardest thing of all—feeling love for a monster who raped my mother,” says Robert. “I don’t want to love him, but I don’t want to hate him either.” If it helps at all, we can hate him for you, Robert. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Get the fashion world wrapped around your finger. London department store Liberty is selling these cute finger puppets modeled after your favorite designers like Sonia Rykiel and Uncle Karl. [FashionTribes.com] Keep reading »
When it comes to T-Day, most of your effort goes towards figuring out (or stressing about) the meal. And hey, congrats! Cooking a turkey is no easy feat. But now you probably want to get all jolly and merry to celebrate your success. So what to drink? Whether you’re in charge of the booze yourself, or a guest at someone else’s Thanksgiving table (hey slacker, now you really have to bring it), here are a few suggestions for appropriate pairings, after the jump. Keep reading »
If you asked 20 random people to pick the world’s hottest man and woman to throw together in a movie, 18 of them would probably give you the same answer—Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Do not worry, folks, this pairing is in the works. It appears that the two will be teaming up for “The Tourist.” Angie has already signed on, and Johnny is expected to make it official shortly. And, thankfully, the Julian Fellowes-penned screenplay is chock-full of sex scenes. After the jump, the steamy scenes you can look forward to, excerpted courtesy of PopEater and Life & Style. Yes, this will sound like a bad harlequin romance novel. Keep reading »