Reader Grace snapped this photo during a family trip to Paris last summer. “I live in a moderately big town in the northeastern United States and most of the vandalism here just consists of people tagging buildings or scrawling up gang signs,” she wrote us. “There was a lot of that type in Paris, too, but a good portion of the graffiti was worth stopping to photograph, including this one taken in the 4th Arrondissement.” Isn’t this stencil of famous lovers Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin magnifique?
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The stress of going through a divorce looks like it takes a huge toll on your health. Divorced people are 20 percent more likely to have chronic health conditions like cancer and heart disease than people who’ve tied the knot and kept it tied. But if you think getting remarried is the best medicine, you’re wrong. Even those who get hitched again still have a 12 percent higher chance of getting a serious disease. Remarried folks also have mobility problems 19 percent more often when compared to those who’ve stayed married all along.
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Leighton Meester was spotted on the set of “Gossip Girl” wearing some very cute specs. We loved her nerdy-chic accessory so much that we figured screw it, we want to wear glasses, too (even if we don’t need them). But we’re not the only ones obsessed with the four-eyed look. The Telegraph reports that ever since the new “Harry Potter” movie came out, the wizard’s signature glasses have been selling out like mad, with one company reporting a 100 percent jump in sales of the round-framed style. And apparently, it’s possible to develop a glasses fetish, as one Illinois man did recently, which drove him to steal $45k worth of eyeglasses. Weird.
After the jump, a few stylish choices for fake glasses… Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week we’re visiting romantic Owl City, sexing it up with Starflyer 59, living for Band of Skulls, and enjoying Ashley Tisdale’s violent side.
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Yes, these filthy flip-flops were for sale on eBay and even managed to fetch $7.99. No, we’re not sure who icks us out more: the person who sold the sandals or the one who bought them. Either way, it just feels wrong. But what’s really worse? The fact that these are possibly not the grossest things that have ever been posted for sale on the auction site. Over the years, various vendors have blessed us with questionable retail items such as Justin Timberlake’s unfinished French toast (the bid went up to $3,154), a partially used pack of cigarettes (attracted 33 bids), and a group of 24 small kids (bidding ended at $51.) What’s the worst thing you’ve ever come across on eBay? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Just when we thought Urban Outfitters had completed their retail domination scheme upon entering into housewares and hobby supplies, they proved us wrong by opening an online bike shop. And, oh, what an unusual bike shop it is!
They only offer one frame shape (a standard sort of deal that isn’t too friendly to skirt-wearing riders, admittedly), but the color options and combinations are awesomely varied. We loved the neon, red, and black cruiser above, but something a little more sleek or even more intensely multi-colored works, too. The cycles are a bit of a splurge at $400, but just think how cute you’ll look riding that thing. Plus, they’re totally hipster approved. Keep reading »
In a recent Salon article, Mary Elizabeth Williams challenges the idea that women and men can’t be friends. Because, as you might know, there’s been a rumor going around that straight women and straight men can never be friends, since sex always gets in the way. Supposedly, the best options ladies have for companions are among their own gender (or gay dudes). As films like “The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants” demonstrate, female bonds are some of the strongest. But does that make male/female friendships doomed and worthless? No! Keep reading »
Anyone excited for Bravo’s new series, “Launch My Line”? It may not be “Project Runway,” but there is something verrrrry familiar about it. Popwatch reports: “This time, 20 people who are already successful in different lines of work — music mogul! CEO! — need only exhibit a ‘passion for fashion’ in order to compete for the chance to launch a clothing line.” Why, we have seen this before, in the form of Lindsay Lohan leggings, LL Cool J jeans, Lauren Conrad jersey dresses, and pencil skirts from Victoria Beckham! Oh, dear. Will you watch this come September, or have you had it with clothes made by amateurs? [PopWatch] Keep reading »