Are You Into Men With Mutton Chops?

So, last night I had a date with a guy who showed up with mutton chops. Three weeks ago he did not have them. And now he does.* Sigh.

The man who can pull off exaggerated sideburns is a rare breed, but it seems, guys really like to go for it several times in their life. Looking back, I recall with dismay two boyfriends who decided to grow mutton chops, plus a handful of male friends who had surprised me with new facial ‘dos after not seeing them for a while. Commenting on it, of course, is inevitable, and always met by the question, “Yeah, do you like it?” “Ummm … interesting.” In a way, you can’t blame them. Girls have so many more styling options, and if I were a guy, I’d probably get bored and frustrated with my look. I’m just not sure I’d turn myself into Colonel Mustard. You know how in women’s fashion, we always talk about “dressing for guys” and “dressing for girls”? Is this the male equivalent? Do any ladies find mutton chops hot?

*For the record, the date was splendid—disliking a guy’s facial hair situation wouldn’t change the way I really feel about him. Keep reading »

13 Tips For Us Single Dames, Straight From 1938

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I was super amused by BuzzFeed’s “13 Tips for Single Dames” which ran today. It shows images from a 1938 issue of Photo Parade magazine, which gave our grandmas advice on how not to act on a date. So what do I think? I think it needs a freaking update. While it’s still a good idea not to pass out during your date, things have changed a wee bit for us single gals since then. Here are 13 tips for single dames today.

The 2009 caption for the image above? Wearing pantyhose on a date will severely decrease your chances of getting laid.

Violence Against Women On TV Is Increasing

Do you scratch your head when people shriek about sex being too graphic on TV when someone is getting punched or shot before every commercial break? Yeah, me too. A new study by the Parents Television Council (granted, a conservative organization) should have everyone concerned. It counted over 400 acts of violence against women and female teenagers on prime-time ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox shows from February until May of this year. When the group conducted the same study five years ago, they counted less than 200 acts of violence against women. The PTC clocked an increase of over 120 percent for beatings, murder, threats and rape of adult women, as well as an over 400 percent increase against teenage girls. I don’t even know what to say about these stats. Keep reading »

The Stahs Dress Up To Honor Brave Reporters

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Last night, some of our favorite famous women — from actress Rashida Jones to TV anchor Campbell Brown — came out for the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s Courage in Journalism Awards in Los Angeles. The award recognizes the bravery of female journalists around the world, and this year, women reporting in Belarus, Cameroon, Iran, and Israel were honored for their work. Click through to courageously see what six stars wore for the occasion.

5 Horrifying Things You’ll Learn When Moving In With A Guy

I’ve lived with several women, and I don’t blame them for moving out as soon as they became aware of my idiosyncrasies. I don’t even blame them for leaving their cats behind, as long as they don’t blame me for giving the cats away (by opening my kitchen door and yelling at them).

Here are a few common, completely terrifying things you’ll learn about guys if you make the unfortunate decision to move in with one. Keep reading »

5 Horrifying Things You’ll Learn When Moving In With A Guy

I’ve lived with several women, and I don’t blame them for moving out as soon as they became aware of my idiosyncrasies. I don’t even blame them for leaving their cats behind, as long as they don’t blame me for giving the cats away (by opening my kitchen door and yelling at them).

Here are a few common, completely terrifying things you’ll learn about guys if you make the unfortunate decision to move in with one. Keep reading »

Teenage Burglars Used Their Tabloid Smarts To Rob 10 Celebrities

We’re all relieved that Rachel Bilson may soon get her jeans back—I just don’t know if she’ll want them now that they’ve been worn by someone else. We’re also glad that Paris Hilton has already picked up of big chunk of the $2 million-worth of jewelry stolen from her home. In September, we reported that 18-year-old Nicholas Prugo had been arrested on suspicion that he took part in the burglaries of Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Partridge’s cribs, and we speculated on how long before he turned in his well-accessorized conspirators. Well, now the jig is up for Prugo’s fantastically dressed teen gang. Four teens have been charged in the robberies, and police expect to charge three more. Keep reading »

Swingin’ Cocktails: How To Get Don Draper Drunk

Sally Draper is an inquisitive little girl. “Where is daddy going?” “Why is mommy crying?” “How do you make a Mai Tai?” Ah, kids can be so cute! Especially when they’re trying to play little bartender, like in these awesome cocktail cheat sheets. Illustrated by Dyna Moe, the official show artist who has “Mad Men”-ized so many sweet Facebook photos, the drink recipes are pretty and informative for the kids, 21 and over. After the jump, see what girlie concoctions Sally’s stirring up tonight. [WOW] Keep reading »

Seventeen Magazine Doesn’t Do Much To Encourage Compassion For Transgender Teens

In the upcoming issue of Seventeen there’s a story about a young woman who discovered that her boyfriend was actually a female. While I think it’s cool that a traditional teen magazine like Seventeen is covering the existence of transgender teenagers, which wouldn’t have happened when I was reading the mag back in the day. But the story’s angle doesn’t do much to discourage negative attitudes towards teenagers who are struggling with their gender identity, and that’s a shame. Keep reading »

Beauty Trend We Heart: Flecked Nail Polish

If you have an unbearable case of nail ennui, here’s the cure: flecked nail polish. Deborah Lippmann has been leading this trend with her 10th Anniversary Set, which contains three bedazzled shades (red, copper and black), and her holiday shades (multi-colored Happy Birthday (left) and silvery Marquee Moon), $18 each. Kinda spendy but we love the look — it’s chunkier and less precious than glitter, and an unexpected touch when paired with winter tweeds and thick sweaters. [Beauty Snob] Keep reading »

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