British accessories designer Anya Hindmarch (the woman behind the “I am not a plastic bag” canvas totes) has designed a collection of handbags for Target, and even though they’re technically not available until Oct. 12, Target.com is allowing pre-orders right now. The Anya Hindmarch for Target bags all cost between $19.99 and $49.99 and are made of PVC plastic. While some people might turn their noses up at PVC, I rather like the idea of not having to worry about my bag getting ruined in a downpour. [Target via Fashionista] Keep reading »
NonSociety blogger and Time Out New York columnist Julia Allison posed a question in her site the other day — What is a “normal” length of time to wait before having sex with a new partner? — and proposed an answer:
My methodology (for women, of course): if you think you’ve waited long enough, wait even longer. If you like the guy at ALL, don’t think about sleeping with him until at least — AT LEAST — the sixth or seventh date, or four-to-five weeks in, whichever comes last.
I wholeheartedly disagree and actually think this is pretty terrible, game-playing advice. Keep reading »
1950s James Dean as “Jim Stark” in Rebel Without A Cause
In this classic flick about a troubled teenager with a drinking problem, James Dean makes everything look sexy from low self esteem to his red windbreaker. Too cool for school, his character, Jim Stark, fights with his teachers, bullies, his dad, his girlfriend, and even the police. We’d kill for 7 minutes in heaven with this blue-eyed star that still makes us swoon.
Honorable Mentions: Elvis in “Jailhouse Rock”, Marlon Brando in “The Wild One”
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“I didn’t foresee it, that you can meet somebody who you have a deep and more profound love with… I don’t mean to take away anything with Tom, but I would hope that he has the same thing — I know he has the same thing with Katie. You move into a stage where you’re able to be a more fuller person in your relationship.” — Nicole Kidman in Elle] Keep reading »
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 American Housing Survey was released today, revealing that housing units in this country increased by 3.8 million from 2005 to 2007. In total, there are 124.4 million housing units, 110.7 of them occupied; however, not all of them are created equal:
70.8 million occupied homes have dishwashers
91.3 million have washing machines
88.5 million have clothes dryers
70.4 million have central air-conditioning
I haven’t had a dishwasher since I lived with my parents, but that’s okay because I live alone and don’t generate many dirty dishes. However, I think dishwashers greatly aid relationships. Unlike decades ago when these machines didn’t exist, doing the dishes or washing clothes doesn’t take much time or energy. Instead, all you have to do is press a button and wait. If you live with others, even friends, dirty dishes are a frequent cause of arguments, so having a dishwasher should mean there’s less to fight about — but then there’s the question of who has to load it and who has to unload it. For a couple to be truly well-matched, one should like to load and the other unload. Maybe I should put an ad on Craigslist: SWU looking for ML (that’s male loader — I prefer putting the dishes back in their cupboards). [U.S. Census Bureau] Keep reading »
Well dang, I never thought I would be so lucky as to personally weigh in on this debate! The Frisky presented both sides to this conundrum way back when, but The New York Times decided to voice their opinion in this weekend’s Wedding section (what a downer for all the rejoicing couples whose weddings were celebrated in the announcements!). Many disputes over the true “ownership” of an engagement ring have taken the couples to court, but Joana Grossman, a Harvard Law Professor who has written on the topic says, “People can spend an exorbitant amount of money on rings they cannot afford and then it is not uncommon for them to break up. But the rings are not usually worth enough to offset the cost of litigation.” I wonder if there’s a corrolation between how much a guy spends on a ring and the likelihood that the engagement will be broken — like a guy with a Porsche probably has a small penis, a guy who’s spends, say, $20,000 on a ring is more likely to dump you because he’s trying too hard to prove he’s ready for marriage. Or something.
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Catherine and I cannot wait for “Confessions Of A Shopaholic” to hit theaters in February 2009 and we’re not embarrassed to say it. Based on the novel(s) by Sophia Kinsella, the film stars adorable Isla Fisher as Rebecca, a woman for whom shopping is the world’s great aphrodisiac. I wouldn’t have thought I would be THAT psyched about this movie, because the books (I’ve read one…okay, maybe two) are insanely mediocre as far as chick lit goes. But by the looks of the film’s trailer, Fisher breathes such life into an otherwise “meh” character, that it seems certain the movie will, for once, be way, way, way better than the book. Keep reading »