Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

As much as I would love to tell you to take the holidays off from having to worry about money, the fact is, the bazillion dollars we Americans spend every year celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are all the more reason to be responsible about your finances. The blur and excitement of the season can have you blowing your cash as if it were Monopoly money, and if you aren’t careful, you’re gonna wake up in January with a worse feeling of dread than you did the morning after your office party with vague memories of drunkenly puking on your boss’s shoe. Keep reading »

This Exists: Garter Belts For Guys

So here we are again. The ever-persisting problem of men who think baggy pants are still suh-weet. Recently, we heard about a high school which has taken to “Urkeling” offending students—making kids with too-baggy pants wear suspenders and forcing them to hike their trousers up high, Steve Urkel-style. Sadly, this invention you see before you—”Subs,” or garter belts for guys—isn’t here to eradicate baggy pants. Instead the “Subs” creator wanted to give men who like the down-low style some extra security. The belt goes around the waist and then clips onto a pant waistband so that the wearer can let his jeans hang low without them falling off. Well, that’s at least something, right? [Newslite] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: DKNY x Veuve Clicquot Boots

DKNY has teamed up with champagne maker Veuve Clicquot to make these rain boots. Unless they magically get you drunk, we’d prefer to spend the $99 on a bottle of nice champagne, rather than be a walking advertisement. [WWD] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Insecure Mess” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Insecure Mess” who wrote in a year ago about feeling like she didn’t deserve her boyfriend of one year because he was so normal while she had so many issues. “I’m constantly thinking that he doesn’t love me, isn’t attracted to me, and is just dating me until he finds someone better. My boyfriend has never given me any reason to feel this way; therefore, I don’t think these feelings are rational at all,” she wrote. After the jump, find out how she’s doing today and get some info that may be of value to you too. Keep reading »

“Best” Pickup Lines Revealed

The dating site badoo.com studied the pickup lines in nearly 200,000 online dating introductions and discovered what lines are most successful for women of different nationalities. If a woman is British, a man is apparently better off complimenting her legs, while Italian, French, American and Brazilian women want to be told they “dress beautifully.” Spanish and South American ladies like to have their hair praised, while German and Canadian gals appreciate compliments about their skin. Oddly, the line that works best on Dutch and Portuguese women? “You have beautiful ears.” Seriously? I’d have put that one in the camp of worst pickup lines, for sure! The line that was found to get the most response from women as a whole: “You have beautiful lips.” Huh, if that was a guy’s opening line to me before we’d even met face-to-face, there would never be a first date. [via Telegraph]
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Amy Adams Isn’t In A Rush To Lose The Baby Weight

“Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body — meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, ‘Look, I can carry a baby! I’m gaining weight right, everything is going well.’ And I’ve had that relationship ever since.”

– Amy Adams, Golden Globe-nominee for her role in “The Fighter,” is not tussling with the scale after giving birth to baby Aviana a few months ago. With every magazine ever touting “celebs who lost the baby weight in five minutes!” I find her perspective to be so refreshing. [People] Keep reading »

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