How To Make Friends (And Keep ‘Em) Post-College

Annika’s post this week about the difficulty in making friends as a grown-up got such a huge response, I thought it warranted a reply here. Who knew so many of us had a friend shortage? Well, as someone who grew up on the move — I lived in 10 different homes in four different countries on three different continents before the age of 18 — my friend-making skills were constantly put to test. As a result, I learned some tips that have served me well as an adult well beyond college, when making friends was as easy as swinging a 6-pack within a 5-mile radius of campus. After reading through all 60+ comments (and counting) on yesterday’s post, I’ve compiled some of the best reader advice as well as some of my own favorite tips for making new friends, after the jump. Keep reading »

Sperm: The Newest Anti-Aging Serum?!

I have this theory that there is a covert organization out there, run by men, that is devoted to finding scientific “evidence” that women should give blow jobs and, preferably, swallow. Their latest discovery? Human sperm may slow the aging process! That’s right, Botox addicts: According to the Telegraph, “spermidine, a compound that is found in sperm, slows aging processes and increases longevity in yeast, flies, worms and mice, as well as human blood cells, by protecting cells from damage.” Of course, what this really means is that maybe someday down the road scientists could possibly create a wonder pill that extends the human lifespan, but our boys at Asylum want women to believe that we should just start giving more head now. “In other words, science has just declared that the fountain of youth is in your pants. Adjust your seduction techniques accordingly.” Nice try, guys! [Telegraph via Asylum] Keep reading »

Zoe & Morgan’s Chic Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

London based design duos and jewelry whizzes Zoe & Morgan have just launched a breast cancer awareness collection, which might be one of the few you’d actually covet and love to wear. Available exclusively at My-Wardrobe.com, the theme concentrates on the image of a masquerade mask the two used to play with when they were kids. The line includes a necklace with a gold or silver charm in its likeness, accented with a pink sapphire as well as a graphic t-shirt featuring a pretty pastel illustration of a “Lion Heart Girl” (bravery!). 20 percent of the proceeds with be donated to UK charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a foundation dedicated to research, campaigning and education work. [T-shirt, $75.90 and necklace, $178.20, My-Wardrobe.com] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Brandy Makes Their Debut!

Katy Perry and Russell Brand, rumored to be dating, made their first public outing together at the John Galliano show at Paris Fashion Week. Brand-y! Get it? No? [Paris, 10/8/09] Keep reading »

The Gosselin Twins Get More Fighting For Their Birthday


Today is the ninth birthday of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s two oldest kids, twins Cara and Maddy, and for their special day they get parents bad-mouthing each other to the public and fighting over custody! Happy birthday, girls! Last night Jon Gosselin appeared on yet another show, this time Entertainment Tonight, with some choice words for his estranged wife (clip above). And when some guy with a camera caught him taking a smoke break during a shopping spree in New York yesterday afternoon, Jon had no problem sharing a personal email he received from Kate proposing a change of custody on the twins’ birthday. Keep reading »

Thanks For The Band Recommendation, Target!

Earlier this week, I was watching “Gossip Girl,” and during a commercial break, an ad for Target came on. I’m not really sure what the Bullseye was promoting though, because all I could focus on were the words being sung in the background. “One day I woke up, and there was more to love…” I quickly jotted down a few lines from the lyrics, then turned to my computer and Googled the phrases. A couple minutes later, after scrolling through a page or two of search results, I found what I was looking for: “More to Luv” by Minnutes. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Guy Ritchie Calls Madonna “Retarded”

“I still love her … but she’s retarded, too.”

Guy Ritchie doesn’t mince words regarding his ex-wife, Madonna, to Esquire [via New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Quickies: The 5 Stages Of Relationships & The 100th Episode Of “How I Met Your Mother”

  • Relationships start out fun and full of laughs, but, eventually, they end in passive-aggressive battles. Which of the five stages of relationships are you in? [Maxim]
  • A panel of judges has deemed the neck an intimate part of the body after Wahid Sene tried to have his conviction for breaking into a woman’s apartment, stripping naked, getting into bed with her, and licking her neck overturned. [Gothamist] — Is this seriously a fetish for people outside the wannabe-vampire set?
  • Looking for a forum where you can kiss, f**k, and tell besides all the other popular social networking sites? Well, I Just Made Love lets you “say exactly when, where and, yes, how you got it on.” [Urban Daddy] — Seriously, when are we going to quit with the TMI?
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What Will Become Of Maison Martin Margiela?

While some designers, like Karl Lagerfeld, love to take center stage — he’s even translated his life and iPod obsession into a documentary –Martin Margiela is quite the opposite.

He prefers to stay hidden in the shadows. So hidden, in fact, that most blogs use a question mark in place of a picture for him, because there’s only one known image of the designer (published in The New York Times). But his secretive lifestyle doesn’t stop the fashion crowd who live for his surrealist creations and edgy, conversation-provoking pieces. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma Law Forces All Abortion Details Online

  • An anti-choice Oklahoma law goes into effect on Nov. 1 requiring the data of every abortion performed in the state to be posted on a public web site. The doctor performing the abortion must answer deliberately misleading questions like, “Was there an infant born alive as a result of the abortion?”. Though the doctor isn’t revealing the woman’s name or address, Broadsheet said the first eight questions of the questionnaire would identify any woman living in a small town. “They’re really just trying to frighten women out of having abortions,” Keri Parks, director of external affairs of Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma said. [Salon.com Broadsheet]
  • The FBI said that in 2008 reported rapes were at their lowest level in the past 20 years. Roughly 89,000 women reported a sexual assault in ’08, compared to 109,062 women who reported rapes in 1992. [USA Today, UK Times Of London] — The use of DNA in rape reporting could be sending more repeat rapists behind bars. But it’s also possible that the number of rapes hasn’t actually gone down and only the number of reported rapes is decreasing.
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