Knowd: Simply Irresistible
“Hi, I’m Zoe Kravitz and I’m 21. My dad is Lenny Kravitz, and my mom is Lisa Bonet from ‘The Cosby Show,’ which explains why I’m so sexy in my leather jacket. Right now, I’m filming a movie called ‘Twelve’ with Chace Crawford from ‘Gossip Girl. Also, IMDB.com says my best friend is Olivia Thirlby from ‘Juno,’ and if that’s true, it pretty much means my whole life is cooler than yours.”
Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns.
The company didn’t officially declare the products contain an ingredient called Sibutramine. While Sibutramine is FDA-approved for weight loss, the FDA says products containing it must be labeled as such because it can “substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients.” Yeesh.
Thirty-four of the company’s different dieting products are coming off the shelves. The most recognizable among them is Slim Fast. Other products include Slim Express, Royal Slimming Formula, and Body Creator. All products can be returned to the store you bought them from for a full or partial refund. Get rid of those diet pills, and play it safe—blogger’s orders. You know there are healthy and do-able ways to fit into a size six that aren’t dangerous. It’s not worth it to put your health at risk. [FDA] Keep reading »
Right off you should know that costume jewelry is made to be over the top. Designed for stage sets to be big and gaudy so audiences could see it, this is definitely jewelry to get you noticed. There are only two requirements for owning this big, bad-ass baubled look: Keep your outfit streamlined so your jewelry can take center stage, and be prepared for the compliments that are sure to roll in. [$150, Kenneth Jay Lane, Shopbop]
Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, I dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started.
STD Awareness Month is almost over, and I hope you lovers survived. Next week, I’ll go back to answering your burning sex questions — whether they burn literally or not. Today, I want to talk about a mistake I’ve made trying to play it safe.
If I had a nickel for every time I bartered a new partner down from sex to a BJ, I’d be rich! In some situations, oral sex can seem like the best bet to keep him coming back for more and to protect your promised land. But that argument is as busted as Bill Clinton saying he didn’t have sex relations with Monica Lewinsky. It’s still sex — oral sex, to be exact! While I used to think I was Lady Safety for starting off slow(ish) with a beej, oral is as risky a way to get frisky. Even though he’s not sticking his beef in your buns, your mouth is as ready to be an STD sandwich. New research shows it can even cause cancer. While we gals can get a lot of things, we can’t seem to catch a break! Here are some things to consider when you’re going down. Keep reading »
Since Kevin Federline has ceased to be relevant, he’s packed on some pounds. Supposedly, the former backup dancer has been offered a NutriSystem spokesman deal and is “seriously thinking it over.” [Celebitchy] — The diet industry loves a celeb weight loss miracle. Here’s a look at the diet plan shillers of yesteryear.
Telling a guy who’s trying to make something happen with you that you’re not interested is about as fun as doing your taxes or cleaning out the garage. But you should do it, because no one likes it when someone feigns interest and then pulls “the fade.” In our dream world, when a sleazy guy tries to pick us up at a bar, we’d hand him one of these cards with a smile — before walking away. But in the real world, we probably wouldn’t have the balls to do that. Keep reading for two other options. [Etsy]
The Frisky staff was talking about what ’80s fashion trends we wish would make comebacks, since most styles from back in the day have returned. Jean jackets covered in sequins and pins, catsuits, and lamé all came up in the conversation. I said acid wash denim, and everyone jumped all over me. For most people, acid wash jeans seem like a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. What do I think is a horrible idea? Wearing acid wash jeans with an American Apparel T-shirt and tough-girl boots. Instead, I’m looking for a pair to wear with preppy striped shirts and button-downs. Sadly, not many companies are making them. Am I the only one who thinks they’d be a good idea? [Bleach Acid Skinny Jeans, $80, Topshop] Keep reading »
Surprise singing sensation Susan Boyle is proving “Britain’s Got Talent,” and it’s also got mad cool jewels! While some people are clamoring to give this hot piece a makeover at the height of her 15 minutes of fame, those meanies clearly aren’t looking at her true beauty—Susan’s ability to accessorize an outfit. From the symmetrical double rings to her big bold necklaces, everything this woman touches turns to gold. Here’s how you can get some of her magic.
- Syphilis is a mighty morphing STD that is hard to detect. Its symptoms don’t occur in a consistent order, but experts have narrowed them down to four stages. The primary stage is when a firm sore, called a chancre, appears around your lady parts. You can get one firm sore or many love bumps. They may dry out and heal, but you’re still stuck with the infection. The second stage includes on-and-off rash, fever, fatigue, aching, and sore throat. The third stage is the hidden stage, when symptoms don’t appear for years, as this STD attacks and progresses.
- If left untreated, syphilis can damage your heart and brain in the final stages. The tertiary, or late syphilis, stage also attacks the eyes, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. Signs of late syphilis include paralysis, numbness, blindness, and even dementia. If you think you might have the Syph, you need to get treatment as soon as possible. Your chances of getting HIV increase if you have syphilis because chancres make it easier to pass on and acquire HIV.