The other day I was reading an article about the 8 ways to trick your brain into spending less (sadly, booze didn’t make the list) and one of the tips was to “satisfice yourself.” Thinking that might require batteries or something, I sailed on over to Wikipedia for a definition and discovered that satisfice is basically a made up a word, blended from the words “satisfy” and “suffice.” The author of the article explained, “When you satisfice, you don’t let an impossible quest for the perfect option destroy your enjoyment of the merely OK.” Hmm, I thought, is that sort of like just accepting that your boyfriend prefers watching, like, 15 hours of baseball every week instead of “The Real Housewives of New York City” marathons?
To clarify, satisficing isn’t the same thing as settling. Settling is accepting the merely OK despite a very a real possibility of finding and achieving better. Satisficing is understanding when that possibility is pretty much, well, nil…like meeting a straight guy who’d rather watch reality TV than sports. After the jump, ten other scenarios when you just have to satisfice for the sake of your relationship and dating life because your quest is pretty impossible… Keep reading »
“[The key to a successful marriage is] a sense of humor, listening and never get so mad that you forget why you love them.” — Barack Obama, who celebrates his 16th anniversary with wife Michelle today. Check out some of their hottest PDA here. (I really hope they get five minutes alone for at least a quickie.) Keep reading »
The actor performed a solo performance at L.A.’s Whiskey A-Go-Go on Wednesday night and I think he kind of has a Damien Rice vibe. Not too shabby! Keep reading »
Now that it’s getting cold, I just want to live in a big hoodie. But alas, I need people to still wanted to have sex with me so I’ve got to show off my shape, somehow. What is the just as cute, yet seasonally appropriate, version of that long shirt I called a dress and wore with leggings all summer long? A stylish hoodie sweater tailored to also cover my butt! Speaking of which I’m lovin’ what the elastic waist is doin’ for the booty on this little black number from Dereon. It is a rad twist on the frumpy, yet cozy, hoodie. Plus, it’s a sweater outfit you can get out of it like snap! Heck, I’d like pop the top, add a black and white graphic T, and toss on some silver chains. I’m sure if I strutted to the grocery store in this sweater ensemble, someone is sure to offer to keep me warm if I take it off. [Torrid, $89]
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Word leaked earlier that Larry Flynt’s Hustler Video is making an X-rated movie inspired by Republican Vice President nominee Sarah Palin. Now, TheFrisky.com has the exclusive details of the Sarah Palin Hustler video! Find out all the juicy details after the jump.
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We wrote about adorable little Rupert in yesterday’s Quickies, but it seems the little runt died today. Staff members at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham, England said they tried to keep him alive by giving him lamb’s milk, but he needed nutrients from his mom — plus, the little nugget was three weeks premature. I’m depressed. [Bucks Herald via DListed] Keep reading »
Playboy is looking for the lovely ladies of Wall Street! The mag has already hit up the hotties at the Olive Garden and Home Depot, but now they want women who aren’t even making minimum wage thanks to the economic crisis. While the market is down, Playboy thinks they can get financial analysts to take it all off! So, if you went to business school, now is you chance to really cash in, sorta. Photo editor Gary Cole claims the payola will be based on the number of applicants, but he doesn’t suspect he’ll have to offer more than 2G’s because, “The reason they [the models] do this is because they want the attention, the opportunity, the experience of doing it. It’s not really for the money.” Ha, we think they underestimate the shrewd negotiators they’re dealing with here. [Reuters UK]
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