Real Dating Advice For The Technological Age

Yesterday, I did an interview with CNN Live about Leonora Epstein’s article, “Automatic Online Dating Dealbreakers.” (You can watch it after the jump, if you’re so inclined, but please know the style department will be doing more about my hideous under-eye circles and lighting the next time around.) That same day, Julia Allison, blogging “sexpert,” was on MTV’s “It’s On With Alexa Chung” discussing the similar, but broader topic of dating in the realm of new media – texting, Facebook, online dating, etc. You can watch the segment above. She had five tips prepared for Alexa and then provided two others prompted by viewer questions. Some of her tips I could get behind, while the others kind of blew my mind. I’ll give it to you straight, after the jump… Keep reading »

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart couldn’t hide their nerd love at a ComicCon conference for “New Moon.” Girl, if he still wants to bone you, despite the mullet, you know it’s L-O-V-E. [San Diego, 7/24/09] Keep reading »

Is Sarah Palin The Next Maya Angelou?

A few months back, a Slate writer crafted Sarah Palin’s speeches into poetry. Since it’s Govenor Palin’s last day in office next week, we thought there was no better way to celebrate her departure, er, tremendous service to the great state of Alaska, than with her own poetic words. After reading her poem, it should be obvious why she resigned—she’s clearly destined to become the next Maya Angelou. Click on for one of her finest pieces, On Good and Evil, which she dictated to Katie Couric during an interview on “CBS News” on September 25, 2008. [Slate] Keep reading »

Celebs Who Make Our Bad Habits Seem Tame

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Lady Gaga recently admitted that her love of crazy outfits has made her go bankrupt on more than one occasion. We think it’s kind of sad that she could have a walk-in closet full of clothing but no home to put them in. That is until we realized that her financial plight makes our own shopping addiction seem tame.

Come to think of it, she’s not the only celebrity who makes our bad habits seem less so. Click through for more of our celebrity-sanctioned excuses.

Crave: U2 Crazy Prize Pack (Win One!)

U2 is one of those bands that keeps putting out good stuff, year after year after year. The group, which released its 12th studio album earlier this year, is currently traveling around the world on their 360 Degree Tour and just released a David O’Reilly animated video for their song “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight.” Plus, they has seriously cute merch. Even if we can’t make it to any of U2 concerts this summer, we’ll be there in spirit every time we put on our T-shirt (photo after the jump). [$30, U2.com]

We’re giving five winners a U2 T-shirt AND a CD with the Dirty South Remix of the single “Crazy,” but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, July 24 through Thursday, July 30 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Handerpants: Product You Didn’t Know You Desperately Needed

Move over Snuggie, there’s a new infomercial sensation in town, and according to this sales pitch, it’s highly recommended for hobos, ninjas with delicate hands, Twitterers and “Night Bloggers” like us. Anyway, we’ll just go ahead and let these “Underpants For Your Hands” speak for themselves. Also, you can order them here, for real. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

Kate Major Resigns From Star Magazine To Be With Jon Gosselin?

Last Saturday night, Jon Gosselin was spotted at a restaurant with a cute blonde. Turns out, she was Star magazine reporter Kate Major, who was writing a story on Jon. They claimed the relationship was strictly platonic. Until Wednesday, when Kate said, “I didn’t mean it to happen, it just did. I went to do a story on Jon and ended up falling for him.” Then came the rumors that the two were partying together in Hamptons, very oddly with Lindsay Lohan’s dad. Then this morning, a message appeared on Star‘s website saying that Major had resigned. So what’s going on here? Keep reading »

How To Rock A Fake Bob Like Michelle Obama’s

Leave it to America’s favorite trendsetter, Michelle Obama, to remind us about versatility and resourcefulness. This week, the First Lady showed up to a White House event looking like she had lopped off her hair. Turns out, she didn’t cut an inch, but fooled everyone with a fake bob style. A wonderful way to mix things up for long-locked ladies, or to test-drive a short haircut, the ‘do is easy to achieve, and even looks good when it’s not perfect and a bit messy. Here’s how to do it. Keep reading »

Top 25 Items On Our Feminist Wish List

A feminist “wish list” on Bitch Magazine‘s blog (via Daily Kos) caught our eye recently. These smarties used their noggins to figure out what feminists should focus on in the next couple decades, like not blaming the victim, ever, and supporting both stay-at-home moms and working moms.

They’ve inspired us to put together our own wish list of what would make us leap into the streets and do the happy dance. The top 25 items on our feminist wish list are after the jump. We can dream, can’t we? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Business In The Front, Party In The Back

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart couldn’t hide their nerd love at a ComicCon conference for “Twilight: New Moon.” Girl, if he still wants to bone you, despite the mullet, you know it’s L-O-V-E. [San Diego, 7/24/09] Keep reading »

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