“Little redneck things still come out … I went through a wood-chopping phase when I was nine or 10 … I’m attracted to my brother. Stuff like that.”
—Jennifer Lawrence, a Best Actress Oscar contender this year for “Winter’s Bone,” tells Rolling Stone about her Kentucky upbringing. Be careful—this girl can shoot a gun and field-dress squirrels. Which does not involve putting them in a prairie dress and bonnet. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
On tonight’s all-new episode of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,”
we meet Josh, who is addicted to eating glass. He has a particular affinity for champagne and wine glasses — classy! In all seriousness, this is one of the more dangerous addictions featured on this show and I certainly hope Josh gets some help. Eating glass cannot possibly feel good — both going in and coming out. [NYMag.com
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Some people come to New York City for work. Some people come to New York City for school. Some people are born in New York City and never end up leaving. But whatever your reason for being here, you probably ended up staying, in part, for one reason: options. On any given night there are thousands of different activities you could be doing and hundreds of them are free. If you don’t like your apartment, you can find a dozen illegal sublets on Craigslist in two hours. Want to gawk at a celebrity drinking her morning latte? Craving pizza handmade by an Italian grandpa who speaks no English? Need pot delivered to your apartment ASAP? Check, check and check. Hell, you’ll even find
two three four different Starbucks in a three-block radius.
But maybe the BIg Apple has too many options. NYC single woman Jennifer Doll argues in The Village Voice — the city’s indie newspaper — this week that when it comes to settling down and getting married, no one in the dating game will make a decision because there are too many other options to choose from. Keep reading »
For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Last week, Kate shared her feelings on starting the program. Here’s week two.
On Sunday, before the Super Bowl, I found myself in the grocery store, waiting on an epic line to buy a carton of eggs I’d forgotten to get when I was there earlier in the day. I opened my wallet and, of course, it was empty—not a single dollar in there. I took out my credit card. “Fifteen dollar minimum,” the cashier said.
As I parsed what to do, I heard the guy behind me start to huff. Keep reading »