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It takes a self-confident woman—and equally secure man—to overcome major height differences in a relationship, especially when it comes to the tall lady, small guy type of scenario. Personally, I can’t seem to get into being taller than a boyfriend or husband. I know, call me close minded, but there’s something about looking up to a dude that’s appealing and, in some ways, comforting. Sophie Dahl, of new cooking show fame, feels exactly the opposite—she’s been dating singer Jamie Cullum for about two years. Both madly in love, they clearly don’t see height as a factor in their relationship (she’s reportedly 5’11″ and he’s 5’4″).
Think you can’t cook? Here’s a recipe where you don’t have to. (And technically, it’s not quite “Hot Outta The Oven,” but anyway…) Gazpacho is a cold summer tomato soup, and all you have to do is blend, baby blend. The best part is that it’s super healthy, being low in fat (there’s a teeny bit of olive oil, the “good fat”), and high in nutrients (lycopene from tomato). Once you get the basic idea down, you can think of your own twists to add. I made up this recipe, and added roasted corn to give it a bit of a crunch. Keep reading »
Last night in Switzerland, Roger Federer, the #1 tennis player in the world, became the proud father of not one, but two babies. His twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva are another pair to add to the list of celebrity twins. It almost seems like an epidemic at this point. Celebrity gets pregnant, celebrity pops out twice the babies. Is it because celebs don’t naturally procreate and often opt to use in-vitro? Is it because celebs are just so gorgeous the world could use more of their good genes? Is it because in general the whole world is birthing more twins? Who knows!? Here’s a list of celebrities who have become parents to twin babies in the last few years. Keep reading »
So, that’s it. You’ve decided to move in together. You’re excited, in love, and ready to go for it. People are warning you that it’s a big deal, but you are different and so is your relationship. Is it such a big deal, though? Yes. After all, it’s like marriage without the standup mixer and the tax break. Keep reading »
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you knew how the person you are talking to is processing your conversation?
NLP eye accessing cues can provide an enormous amount of insight into someone’s preferred method of processing information. NLP (Neuro-Lingustic Programming) was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970′s and is modeled on the gestalt therapies by Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson. Though NLP is a controversial form of psychological therapy, it incorporates some interesting techniques that can assist in more effective methods of communication. Many of the techniques encourage becoming aware of various postures, behaviors, and physical cues that clue one into a person’s internal mental process. These are a few NLP techniques to better understand what exactly is going on inside the mind of that person you are talking to or observing. Continue reading… Keep reading »
Jeffrey Donovan, aka the hot guy from “Burn Notice” and “Changeling,” was arrested on July 12 in Miami after he failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. He drew the police’s attention after he swerved to avoid rear-ending a cop car. [MSNBC] — Innocent until proven guilty and all, but you have to be pretty toasted to almost hit a cop car.
Is it just us, or do famous people seem to get a whole lot of DUIs? So not cool. I mean, can’t they afford to call a taxi? Here is our DUI Hall of Shame. Since there’s so darn many incidents, we’ve just rounded up the craziest, in reverse chronological order.
Frogs get a bad rep for that whole stealing-kisses-from-princesses thing, but in a West Bengal village called Madhya Baragari, Indian farmers are depending on the little green guys to bring rain. It’s monsoon season, but the rain just isn’t coming and instead the town has a drought. Their solution? Marrying two frogs, named after Ram and Sita, a mythological couple from the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana. The frogs get vermilion paint on their little heads and are held in the air in front of a traditional clay candle and married in front of the all the villagers. The local women fast before the event and then invite the river to give its blessing and join the wedding party. A local head councilman says, “We feted about 3,000 villagers and solemnized the marriage with every single ritual.” [Yahoo! News]
I wonder if the frogs have to get divorced if there’s a flood? I used to think I could make it rain before soccer practice by throwing ice cubes into the sky, but it was relatively ineffective, so I hope this method works better. Keep reading »
Most people couldn’t be happier come summer, what with the beach weather and BBQs and all. But there are a few folks out there who get sad and anxious when the weather heats up. Peeps who feel this way may have Summer-Onset Depression, a form of Seasonal Affective Disorder. However, where we usually think of SAD as starting in the fall, the summer version begins in the late spring and ends when the weather starts to get all cold and icky again. Keep reading »
Oh Alexander Wang. We had such faith in you. You seemed so down to earth with your Craigslist models and minimalist designs. And then you had to go and do…this. A jean jacket with leather sleeves straight out of Aeropostale’s 1992 catalogue. Shame. Shame! Guess everyone has a flop now and then. Thoughts? [Lagarconne.com] Keep reading »
So how do celebs pick up women? Well, Adam Sandler doesn’t do it very well. His “Funny People” costar Leslie Mann revealed that, back in the day, Sandler tried to hit her up at a night club by writing something really lame (she thinks it was “nice back”) on a cocktail napkin in ketchup. He had his friend bring it to her table—like the go-between gal you used in second grade to tell that boy you liked him. Needless to say, they didn’t speak that night. [People]
After the jump, see how Adam’s game compares to other famous peeps. Keep reading »