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Eddie Bauer is one of the latest recession casualties. The clothing company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a possible sale, but no worries, the preppy fashion resurgence can’t be stopped, especially in Japan. There are plenty of other preppy purveyors left, and we’ve got your boat shoe hookup.
On my second birthday I was standing in a chair, greedily reaching for the gifts laid out on a table before me, when the chair tipped over and fell on my leg. I hobbled around for a few days before the doctors realized my leg was broken. Worst birthday ever, right? Wrong! Suu Kyi, a Noble Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy activist, has spent almost 15 years under house arrest in Burma. So she’s had a ton of awful birthdays. Today, she turned 64, marking the 14th time she has spent her big day in detention. Her lawyer was allowed to bring her some chocolate cake, orchids, and a few birthday wishes from friends, family, and supporters. He also brought rice for her security guards. Too bad he didn’t put sedatives in their food. Keep reading »
This morning I was driven into orgasmic ecstacy when I found out about this sex toy vending machine. A brilliant company, called Tabooboo, has been marketing these for a few years but people are finally starting to take notice. Available mostly in the U.K., these bright pink vending machines sell 11 different products—including nipple clamps, heaven beads, finger bunnies, key chain rockets, and love eggs. Most of the products are pretty small and discreet although there’s nothing secretive about buying a sex toy from a vending machine. Best of all, they are cheap, about $9 each.
At our offices they just took away our first aid kit, and I think they owe us something. Although this machine costs $1800, if we can’t have band-aids and aspirin, at least we should have vibrators. Because an orgasm is the best painkiller there is. [Tabooboo] Keep reading »
Serial monogamist Jennifer Love Hewitt thinks she has enough experience in the dating department to come to the aid of the rest of us. After a failed relationship with John Mayer and broken engagements to Carson Daly and Ross McCall, Love Hewitt is pressuring her current beau to popping the question — and dishing out advice to single ladies. According to People, the actress is putting out a book titled The Day I Shot Cupid, which will address relationship topics like flirting via text and how to start over after a breakup.
While it’s true she has dated her fair share, we’re not sure Love has the know-how to help us recover from ill-advised late night sexting, first-date mishaps, and horrifying breakups. Just because you’re famous, doesn’t mean you know what you’re doing. But that little fact hasn’t stopped her or other stars from counseling us on their various subjects of expertise.
Aretha may have crooned about a chain of fools, but she probably didn’t consider what a love fool one would become after seeing Vivier’s chain-print tote bags. Made from French linen and hemp handles, each purse features a printed navy chainlink design, a thoughtful detail that transforms the concept of totes from casual to chic. There are three styles to best suit your needs: a purse-like zip bag, a foldover messenger, or a simple market tote. In the market for something less summery? We’re crushing on the rest of the Vivier collection, which includes affordable and roomy teal suede carry-alls, functional laptop bags, and clutches crafted from special leather remnants which are made to resemble old-fashioned bank bags. Whichever you pick, you’re sure to find the missing link in your wardrobe. [$80 and up, SeeVivier.com]
We’re giving away one Vivier French Linen Zip Sac, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter for this coming week—from today, Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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I remember when I got my period for the first time. I had just gotten back from the worst day at school ever—I was in a crap mood and had what I thought was a wicked stomach ache. My mom dragged me to my grandparent’s house for dinner and that’s when I discovered what was really going on. I was mortified, scared, excited, in pain. Ever since, I (like all of you ladies except the skippers) have been navigating the complexities of cramps, menstrual products, and rebelling emotions.
So what would happen if a teenage guy woke up one day to find he had a vagina and was getting his period? Would he have a mental breakdown? Or an epiphany where he finally understands women? A new, extremely strange Tampax campaign is positing the latter. They’re pushing all sorts of boundaries with a character named Zack Johnson—a cute 16-year-old dude who wakes up one morning with lady parts. When I first saw his fictional blog Zack16.com, I was too dumbfounded to even know how to process it. The site chronicles his “changes,” day by day. WTF? Keep reading »