If you are anything like me, you are probably very skeptical when someone utters the words “changed my life.” I mean, this is the phraseology of infomercials—of people trying desperately to convince you that you need a colander that hooks onto your sink or a $14.95 bib to prevent you from spilling coffee on your shirt. Taking yoga classes? Downward dog feels nice, but it certainly didn’t change my life. Getting an iPod? Allowed me to dump an entire bookshelf of CDs, but again my life stayed relatively the same. Buying a Mason Pearson brush? Well, I just felt silly for plunking down more than a hundo to get the tangles out of my hair. And who says that I want my life to change, anyway? Maybe I’m happy with it just the way it is!
Well, the day after Thanksgiving last year, I couldn’t say that was true. I can’t precisely pinpoint what it was, but I had an inescapable feeling that something in my life needed shaking up. Keep reading »
The second the weather is warm enough to warrant wearing the occasional pair of flip-flops, we start daydreaming about the beach. That means fantasizing about what we’ll wear while frolicking in the frigid waves of the Atlantic. We’ve got our eyes on this hot little retro-ish number from J. Crew which has the lovely sounding name of “Plumeria.” We plan on donning this adorable suit with a straw fedora and big glamour girl shades — and a high SPF, of course. Summer, hurry your ass up!
Oh, how I love infomercials. This one for the “Slobstopper” tries to sell you an oversized bib for $14.95. “Has this ever happened to you?” Actually, no. Please tell me this one is a joke. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
With the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton just over two weeks away, Buckingham Palace is letting out daily updates of the impending nuptials. Few bits of news have proved as controversial as the announcement that the future king will forgo a wedding band after he’s married.That decision hasn’t been well received by the press or the public. Even those who take no interest in royalty have been drawn into a debate about the larger issue: should men wear wedding rings? Keep reading »
A week ago, when Mariah Carey appeared naked on the cover of Life & Style showing off her mondo pregnant-with-twins belly, she said, “I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Hubby Nick Cannon revealed that he was having regrets about doing the photo shoot, too. “My children are going to have to see these pictures,” he said. “It’s a little weird. It’s a little nasty. I mean, have you ever seen your parents naked? When they get older and their friends come over they will see the pictures and say, ‘Your daddy’s butt naked.’” It seemed strange at the time, because the image showed Mariah solo, but now that I see this cover of OK! Magazine in the UK, I get it. It takes things to totally new heights with Nick standing behind Mariah, nuzzling her ear, and holding her bazangas. All I have to say is: No! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »