Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Once I got over the irritation of being made to think about fall when spring has barely started and the warm temperatures are seriously lagging behind, I took a look at what Gap has to offer for Fall 2011. My feeling is this, and perhaps I am thrown off a bit as I attempt to digest the wax-like cheese quesadilla I just ate in the Baltimore train station, but I’m overwhelmed by MEH. The collection is very, well, basic, as you might expect from the retailer, but the “special” pieces are all either things we’ve seen before or just kind of lacking in originality. Everything is completely wearable, of course, unless you’re vegan, as designer Patrick Robinson did a lot with leather, but I was hoping for more pops of color! Still, I am excited by the various pant lengths being offered — everything from wide-leg trousers to skinny capris — and am impressed by a few of the coats. I know it’s hard to think about fall when spring temps still seem to be eluding us, but keep clicking to check out the best of Gap’s Fall 2011 collection. [Fashionista]
I should have been satisfied when my boyfriend agreed to get rid of his forest-green pleather couch — with matching love seat! — before we started living together. But I wasn’t. I’d finally gotten my apartment just the way I wanted it. It was a carefully curated nest of thrifted furniture and vintage Pyrex. Every room was perfect. For me.
But I loved my boyfriend, so I knew that if we were going to be living together, I’d have to at least pretend to love his stuff (save for those hideous couches). I just wasn’t prepared for how much of it he’d have.
The night before he moved in, he drove some things over: seven African masks of varying sizes, at least 30 nearly-empty condiments for the fridge and concert posters. So many concert posters. The posters weren’t framed, but the Coors Light mirror he brought was. Read more… Keep reading »
Love hurts. It sounds like a cliche, but new research suggests it might literally be true. Rejection by a romantic partner during a breakup activates regions of the brain associated with physical pain, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.
“Rejection literally hurts,” researcher Edward Smith, a cognitive neuroscientist at Columbia University, told LiveScience.
People have long described the sadness over a lost love or a romantic breakup in much the same way, using words like “pain” and “hurt.” They often sounded as though they’re speaking interchangeably about mental anguish and physical suffering — making scientists wonder whether the two feelings might be triggering the same areas of the brain. Read more… Keep reading »
“I’m not beautiful. My mother once called me an ugly duckling. But, listed separately, I have a few good features.”
— Audrey Hepburn on her looks. Say what? A few good features? Come now. Her mother must have forgot to inform her that she had turned into a swan or she was blind. Oh well, at least Audrey was a humble bird, which only makes her more beautiful. [Life] Keep reading »