How To Get A Guy To Clean The House

“If you want someone to do more cleaning all you have to do is make sure there is a vague smell of citrus in the air. This smell will subconsciously influence your partner’s thoughts and their actions, making them think more readily of cleaning products — and using them.”

According to a new book called Get the Edge, written by psychologist Geoff Beattie, you can use little mind tricks to improve all areas of your life. For example, he says you can get someone to clean the house simply by bombarding them with the scent of citrus. I’m going to leave orange peels around my apartment and then invite a dude over and see what happens. If it works, I’ll never have to clean again! Please, let it work. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

A Manicure That Bears With You

What’s black and white and cute all over? Panda nail art! [] Keep reading »

The 10 Most Surprising Season Finales (Spoiler Alert!)

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Last night’s series finale of “Big Love” ended with a shocker. No, the sister wives didn’t opt for an arm-wrestling match to see who would win Bill Henrickson once and for all. (If you haven’t watched yet, you should STOP READING NOW.) Bill finally resods neighbor Carl’s lawn, and Carl confronts him in the driveway about it, taking it as an insult. Cut to the wives, inside cooking Easter dinner, as they hear gunshots. They run outside and find Bill on the ground. As he dies, Bill asks for a blessing from Barb, passing the torch as spiritual head of the household to her. From there, we get a flash forward 11 months and discover that not only have the wives stayed together, but in many ways Bill’s death has given them the life they wanted.

Amelia and I have discussed the episode ad nauseum, and think it was right to have Bill die in the end—after all, the guy is totally boring, not to mention doesn’t at all deserve to get booty from three women whenever he pleases. But honestly, we wish he’d been shot in the beginning of the season, so we could see how the three women function without him. In many ways, it’s their story that made the show. Also, why have Bill shot by his neighbor rather than, say, some political activist who objected to him trying to legalize polygamy? The whole thing felt very “American Beauty.”

But still, we always applaud a shocker finale. Here, our 10 favorite finale twists of all time.

Two Men And A Baby … Kind Of

There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their “son,” Digby, some 20 years ago in Paris. Yes, Digby is technically a “doll” but they don’t care to refer to him that way. To them, he is their child. Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Fabulous At The GLAAD Media Awards

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Ah, the GLAAD Media Awards — where the men look like women and the women look like drag queens. After the jump, we give you the best girls, boys, and boys who look like girls, plus all the fashion you can handle.

Beauty Test Drive: Does The Smashbox Glambox Really Make You Sultry And Sweet?

Take a good look at those two faces above. That beautiful model is rocking Smashbox’s “Glambox,” a full collection of makeup that’s supposed to allow you to complete both a “sultry” and a “sweet” look, as pictured above. I am always a little wary of do-it-yourself kits that claim you can look just like a model. After all, we’re all very aware of how much Photoshopping goes into selling us every product under the sun. So we put the collection to the test. Using the handy guide provided in the kit, my friends Abby and Heidi graciously agreed to see if the Glambox really delivers. After the jump, check out their versions of “sultry” and “sweet” and get the lowdown on how their step-by-step process really went. Keep reading »

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