20 Things I Wish I Knew In My 20s

In two weeks, I am turning 32. My 20s are officially long gone. I was thinking the other day about what I was up to when I was 21. I immediately thought of Marcy, an acting teacher I had at the time. Marcy was 39 and I remember her seeming so much older and wiser than me. I would go to class and cry about dudes or not knowing what to do with my life or being broke and Marcy would do the same thing every time. She would pat me on the back and say in her nasally voice, “Nobody tells you your 20s are going to suck.” While I do wish she had expounded a bit, her words made me feel better in a strange way. Just knowing that things would get better, well, not better exactly, just easier to deal with, was a relief. In your 20s, you don’t know what you don’t know and you’re struggling to figure it out. Everyone is. As I march bravely forward into my 30s, here’s what I wish Marcy would have told me. Keep reading »

Winter Dream: Milwaukee’s Battery-Powered Heated Jacket

Are you one of those people who, no matter how many North Face parkas you layer on, just can’t seem to keep warm in winter? You’d think by now they would have invented some invisible heat bubble that follows you wherever you go, but no (thanks for nothing, scientists). There is, however, this: the Milwaukee M12 heated jacket, which, in slightly “Back to the Future” style, provides electric heat. A battery pack charges the garment for eight hours, allowing you to essentially walk around town wrapped up in an electric blanket. The price is pretty reasonable too. At about $130, it’s less than your average North Face number. Are you listening, Santa? [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

Topless Women Pee In Public And 5 Other Crazy Protests

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Who says women can’t pee standing up? Thirty Ukrainian women angry at their government’s all-male cabinet “peed” outside the Prime Minister’s office in protest last week. The group, FEMEN, squirted bottles of yellow water from their nether regions while carrying a banner which read “To urinate standing is not a privilege.” FEMEN were trying to make a point that an all-male cabinet is tantamount to a men’s room. (Or that you can fake pee in public and not get arrested.) Point taken! FEMEN is also notorious for going topless to support equal pay and anti-sex trafficking bills, but they seem to have kept their bras on during this most recent demonstration. [Herald Sun Australia]

I’m all about protesting injustice and showing peeps what’s up when there’s a sausage fest afoot. Thankfully, feminists get pretty creative — if at times slightly icky, too — so their protests are never dull!

Enrique Iglesias Doesn’t Kiss His Fans With Tongue

“I just get excited when I go on stage. I don’t do it all the time. I’ve got to be in a good mood, and I was in a good mood. There was no tongue.”

Enrique Iglesais explains his tendency to kiss fans who are pulled on stage during his concerts. My inner body language expert says the one to the left didn’t know what to think; her lips said yes as Enrique kissed her, but her arms crossed over her chest said no. [People] Keep reading »

Santa Gets Screened On The Way To The North Pole

Even Santa Claus is subject to TSA searches. Next time he’ll travel by sleigh. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

What Men Want: A Gift Guide For Every Guy

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The “Music Is My Life” Guy

When I first met my friend Kyle, our boss introduced us and said, “This is Kyle. Music is his life,” and then Kyle looked at me with a really serious expression and was like, “It’s true.” My first thought was, “What kind of a d-bag says that music is his life?” but then we bonded over our love of Nine Inch Nails and now he’s one of my best friends. We all know a guy like this, whether it’s a little brother who never takes off his headphones, a boyfriend who spends all his money on concert tickets, or a dad who loves strumming “Moon Dance” at any opportunity.

  1. Muse Logo Ornaments, $12 for 4, Muse Store
  2. Record Player, $71, Amazon
  3. Concert Tickets, prices vary, Ticketmaster
  4. Black Sheep Headphones, $50, Skull Candy
  5. Fender Guitar Picks, $6, Guitar Center
  6. The Who Poster, $17, AllPosters.com
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