10 Ways Single Ladies Can Embrace Valentine’s Day

When you’re single, Valentine’s Day—with its flowers, chocolates and all-around coupliness—can feel like a cruel joke the world is playing to rub in the fact that you don’t have someone special. It can certainly be doldrums producing—but why let it be? This is one day where you have to take the bull by the horns, and then wrestle it into a teddy bear. After the jump, 10 ways single women can make Valentine’s Day into a celebration of awesomeness rather than a tear-inducing stressfest. Keep reading »

Justin Bieber’s First Kiss Was Seriously Awkies

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“It was kinda awkward … I was, like, 11 or 12. And I was on a snowhill and it was late and we were all cold and I was, like, with this girl and we were together and then I kissed her. It was really awkward.”

Justin Bieber tells “Entertainment Tonight Canada” all about his first kiss. Here’s hoping Justin now has enough game to wait until they were inside the ski lodge, on a couch with hot chocolate in their hands, before go in for the kissing. [People] Keep reading »

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time freelancer without health insurance and I have prioritized paying for my anti-depressant prescription — anywhere from $100 to $120 bucks a month, depending on the pharmacy — over BC.

But if the Obama administration gets its way after a thorough review from health experts, the costs of contraceptives and other family planning services will be covered by insurers under health care reform. Contraceptives would be considered “preventative services” because they prevent unwanted pregnancies and a host of other health issues that come along with the stork’s surprises. Wouldn’t that be the jam?

Don’t get too excited yet, though: some “family” organizations are already whining that pregnancy is “not a disease” and birth control should not be considered a preventative service. Keep reading »

12 Studs That Were Our Childhood Valentines

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Valentine’s Day was much more fun when I was 11 and I could spend the evening alone with my brand new copies of Tiger Beat and Bop. As I would rip out the fold out posters of my favorite teen idols to hang in my locker, I would read the stud of the month’s profile (he likes puppies and his favorite color is red!) and imagine what our special Valentine’s Day would be like. After the jump, some vintage fantasies with my imaginary Valentines of years past. Who did you want to be your Valentine when you were younger? Share in the comments.

Jenna Fischer Says Her Views On “The One” Changed After Her Divorce

“In a way, yes. After my divorce, someone said to me, ‘Finding love is not as hard as picking the right person to spend the rest of your life with.’ It was Paul Lieberstein, the executive producer of The Office; he also plays Toby on the show. I held on to that advice when I was searching. I’d start to fall for someone and think, But that’s not a good match. The fluttery feelings aren’t enough. When I was younger, I thought you married the person you fell in love with the most. But as [my ex-husband and I] learned what we wanted, I realized there was a whole other set of criteria. You have to ask, Do we have the same goals?”

– Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) on how her perception of “The One” changed after her divorce in the new issue of Redbook. She’s now remarried. What do you think — is finding “The One” (if such a thing exists — I think we have a few “Ones” in our lives) about so much more than just falling in love? [Just Jared] Keep reading »

Insensitive Tweets About The Situation In Egypt Are The New Black

Oof. What was the person behind designer Kenneth Cole’s Twitter account thinking with this one? A couple hours later, that tweet was followed up with this: “we weren’t intending to make light of a serious situation. We understand the sensitivity of this historic moment.” Yeah, you were just hoping to make money by using a joke about the situation as a lead in for posting a link to your online shop. Klassy! [The Gloss] Keep reading »

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