Some people are afraid of “normal” stuff: dying, war, rejection. Some people are afraid of “weirder” things: dust, meteors, sushi. Whether your fear is odd or not, it may have a weird name. Mamapedia rounds up “25 Fears You Never Knew Existed,” and some of the names for phobias are as weird as the fears they describe. Take, for example, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. It means you’re afraid of … long words. Peladophobia is the opposite of this — a fear of bald dudes. If you’re an arachibutyrophobiac, you’re afraid of peanut butter (which is understandable if you’re allergic). And phobophobes? They’re afraid of phobias. What strange things give you anxiety attacks? Tell us in the comments! [Mamapedia] Keep reading »
I love my body and I’m in touch with my beautiful lady-flower and all that. But the few days of the month that I’ve got PMS are hellacious. Yep, it really blows. I turn into a complete stereotype and it’s just embarrassing: chocolate cravings, tears, not fitting into my skinny jeans, the whole nine yards.
We all know the menfolk in our lives generally can’t relate to this drama. Lucky for me, my dad raised four daughters, so he knew to pick up chocolate ice cream and tampons at the grocery store and then disappear into the TV room until the storm blew over. But if the guy in your life is clueless, it’s time to read him your PMS Bill Of Rights—before he eats the last Haagen-Dazs bar and you read him the riot act instead. Keep reading »
And he also spills the beans. In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston says that there wasn’t much parenting in the Palin household, that Sarah wanted to keep Bristol’s pregnancy a secret and then adopt the child when it was born, and that she quit her job as governor so she could make triple the money writing a book. Do we believe him? Maybe. Regardless, it will make for a very entertaining read! [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
I don’t care what anyone says, I think bald guys are sexy. I used to be anti-baldy, but a hot ex helped me see the light … shining off the top of his head. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) But seriously, there’s something distinguished and manly about a guy who is confident enough to either (a) shave it all off or (b) embrace his receding hairline instead of hiding behind a comb-over. Throw away your Rogaine, guys! When it comes to men’s hair my motto is: “If you don’t got it, flaunt it!” Here are some hot baldies I wouldn’t kick out of bed.
In these tough economic times, there’s nothing like diversifying projects to maintain income and interest, a trick both Raf Simons and Doc Martens know too well. In addition to running his own label as well as men’s and women’s collections for Jil Sander, Simons has extended his name and talent to a laundry list of collaborations including Asics and Fred Perry. Martens has done the same with recent partnerships with labels like Yohji Yamamoto and Stussy. So it only makes sense–and cents–for Simmons and Martens to collaborate in a venture of their own. The result is Raf Simons for Doc Martens, a collection of boots, loafers and shoes for boys which borrow the Belgium designer’s clean, modern aesthetic. Our favorite out of the line has to be these metallic numbers scheduled to be in stores and online this month. Log on to Doc Martens online to find out where to buy. [For your man. Bah! Wish they had women's. -- Editor] [Fashionisto] Keep reading »
Ring Pops are the ultimate cocktail rings, but, unfortunately, because they are made from sugar and taste sooooo good, they tend not to last very long (especially the cherry-flavored ones). But now we can wear a sweet treat on our finger without the sticky residue. These meringue-shaped rings, $22, are made of silicone, not high-fructose corn syrup, and we think they’d be the icing on top of our cute outfit cake. [Charles & Marie] Keep reading »
Who’d've thunk? For all Chelsea Handler’s crowing about sleeping with 50 Cent, his ex-girlfriend is none too impressed with his bedroom skills. Shaniqua Tompkins blabbed to the blog Mommys Dirty Little Secret that Fiddy was just “okay” in bed. When asked if she’d sleep with him again, Tompkins said, “No, he’s hard enough to get rid of, that would just make it worse.”
In the same interview, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s ex/baby mama Josie Harris also blabbed about her famous bedmate. Harris flat-out trashed Mayweather as “boring in bed,” and said she would only sleep with him “if he had a drink first. Sober Floyd is boring and I like to have fun in bed!” Buuuurn. [Vibe Vixen]
Thanks for the warning, ladies! We’re filing away this important information, in case we’re ever so desperate we need Chelsea Handler’s sloppy seconds or a noted domestic abuser. But these aren’t the only celebrity sex resumes you can find online: we’ve got all the deets on who’s a baller and who’s a blunderer in bed. Oh, Brody Jenner, why are we not the least bit surprised about you?
Restaurants produce plenty of waste, even the super fancy ones. Luckily, restaurant by-products are being put to good use. While the more typical thing to do with grease is to use it to fuel biodiesel cars, Further Soap uses it to make chic candles and soaps. Further’s products aren’t made from any ol’ restaurant grease though. Only the finest for them! Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant Mozza supplies the company with their oily crap, which gets made into hand soap and candles that smell like bergamot, olive, and exotic grasses. Who would have guessed old grease could be used to make such tasteful items? [Further Soap via Luxist] Keep reading »
When it comes to Stella McCartney, our personal philosophy is she can do no wrong, besides lower her prices a ton. First there was all that athletic wear, then fragrance, and now, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter is expanding her collection to include sunglasses. The shades starts at $180 and go up to $250 — look for them to drop at Stella McCartney stores worldwide and online later on this year. Maybe it’s tough to love these at first sight, but take a second look and you’ll see their beauty: sleek, simple and sophisticated, much like McCartney herself. [FabSugar] Keep reading »