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I knew a girl in high school who would come to class with the most ornate hairstyles — curly ringlets, perfectly formed pigtails, or french braids twisting into a chignon — and whenever anyone complimented her on it she would laugh and say, “What do you mean? I just woke up like this!” I wonder what she would think of members of the animal kingdom who really do just wake up with amazing hairstyles? Read on for five animals with serious enviable locks–no curling iron or blow dryer necessary.
“I didn’t have the tools to know how to do it the right way, how to let go the right way. I’d never been taught that … I have the strength [now] but I didn’t at the time… So, it got really messy, but I have learned a lot from that. And I’m not glad it happened, but I know why it did.”
– LeAnn Rimes on why she cheated on husband Dean Sheremet with Eddie Cibrian. This statement annoys me. None of us were taught the right way to let go. There is no course in school that gives you the tools. You grow a pair of balls and own up to the truth because you have to, because it’s the right thing to do, not because you’re taught to. That is all. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
For the last few years, I’ve been a mentor to a former student of mine from my days as a junior high school teacher. Now that she is out of college, we have become friends, or more like older sister/ younger sister, or somewhere between parent and peer. I met her when she was 15. Now she’s 22. The other evening she was telling me about this guy she’s been dating on and off. In short, I do not approve of him. Listening to her talk, I remembered how when I was her age, I was in a very similar dating situation. I wanted to shake her and say, “Dump his ass now!” But that wouldn’t be right. If someone had said that to me, I would have laughed at them and then told them to f**k off. I wanted to spare her all of the pain, all of the mistakes I made myself. But I suppose I can’t. Sigh. Such is life. People learn in their own time. Instead, I offer my unsolicited advice about what I wish I knew about dating when I was 22 and hope that she reads it and figures it out for herself. Add your dating wisdom nuggets in the comments. Keep reading »
You may be wondering: What are “ninkles” and do I have them? Good question, “ninkles,” not to be confused with “cankles” (fat ankles), are unsightly wrinkles on your knees. If you suffer from this affliction, short skirts are, apparently, totally out of the question this spring. So, what do you do to tame those “ninkles”? Diet? Knee exercises? “Ninkle” cream? Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do, unless you plan to get a knee lift. British Vogue editor, Emily Sheffield, recommends a mid-length skirt with a little bit of stretch “so you can actually walk” to conceal the problem. Thank you. Noted. Now, back to worrying about my “sagel,” my affectionate term for that bagel-shaped patch of fat on my stomach. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Is this really happening again? Is another “Real Housewives” star trying to turn their 15 minutes of reality TV fame into a music career? Actually, no. A “Real Housewives”‘ star’s husband is following in the footsteps of Countess LuAnn, Kim Zolciak, and Danielle Staub. Alex McCord‘s hubby, Simon Van Kempen — both from “The Real Housewives of NYC” — has released his first song, “I Am Real.” It is just as Eurotrash as you’d expect from the banana hammock-wearing Aussie. Simon told PopEater that his style is similar to Jarvis Cocker from Pulp, and while I appreciate the reference — love Jarvis — I politely disagree. (Though I do think it establishes him as more of a gay icon than Sonja.) But what do you think? [PopEater] Keep reading »