Sometimes genius strikes when you least expect it. Like when you’re on your way home from work, and you realize you can’t feel your legs because just one thin pair of tights is protecting them from 30-degree temperatures and wind out the wazoo. I was in this situation just last week, and it occurred to me that I should be wearing more than one pair of tights. Sure, you can double up on black, but pairing crocheted tights with brightly colored ones is the most fun your legs are going to have all winter.
Crocheted Leaflet Tights, $12, FredFlare.com
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Ever wanted to look as beautiful as a Queen?! Well, the grand dame of drag from down under, Dame Edna, has created a limited edition line of make up for MAC. From her tongue in cheek Varicose Violet Nail Laquer to her turquoise Royal Tour Eye Trio, the colors are bold and well, fierce- just like colorful personality herself. Rrrrawr! Encased in special lavender rhinestone cover with her iconic glittery glasses, the Kanga-Rouge hot pink lipstick will make your mouth a real spectacle! [$14, MAC Cosmetics]
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“For some reason – and I love this – I keep hearing people say they have had more sex since watching ‘Mad Men.’”
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Sure, all anyone is talking about these days relating to Washington, D.C., is the inauguration, but there are other things going on in our nation’s capital. Like giant pandas trying to make babies. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two giant panda’s at the National Zoo, tried to mate throughout the day last Thursday without success. “Because competent mating did not occur,” a statement from the zoo said, vets had to insert some of Tian Tian’s semen into Mei Xiang’s uterus. You might be thinking that these kids just need a few more days of love-making, but, unfortunately, scientists believe giant pants are able to conceive only one or two days a year. And while the couple have successfully given birth to one baby panda, in 2005, they weren’t so lucky in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008. We’ll know in 90 to 185 days whether Mei Xiang is going to give birth. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
If you want to find lasting love in your adult life, you have to avoid puppy love altogether, according to a claim in Changing Relationships, a collection of new research papers by Britain’s leading sociologists, edited by Dr. Malcolm Brynin, principal research officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Keep reading »
Your closet may be the size of shoebox, but that’s no excuse for a T-shirt avalanche every time you try to get dressed. If every sweater, skirt, pant, and shoe is in its place, you’ll actually be able to see what you have, which means better outfits. We asked fashion editor Kelley Culp, who’s styled everyone from the Gossip Girls and Rachel Bilson to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Chloë Sevigny, how she organizes her closet. Here’s how she keeps her million articles of clothing in order… Keep reading »
Don’t think I don’t see you, Barack. I see you, running along the beach in your swimsuit. I see you on that basketball court, sinking three-point shots. And I completely see you on CNN, talking about the future of the country. Oh, Barack Obama. You look good in a suit. You look good in swimsuits. You look good in everything.
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Facebook, like nuclear technology, is a tool that can be used for good as well as evil. And there are clearly some people who lack the ability (or desire) to use either responsibly. One of my all-time favorite Facebook stories involved a recent college graduate backtracking it to the old Alma Mater (it wasn’t Tucker Max) on a recruiting trip. He went to a neighborhood watering hole, flashed some of that first-year cash and, later, worked on his night moves with a fine, young coed. Unfortunately, he knew she was going to Facebook (it’s a verb now) him and he still had a few days in College Town, USA. So, he did the prudent thing and changed his status to Single. He and his old old girl were on the rocks and he thought he’d enjoy the rest of the trip. This was how now ex-girlfriend found out. She was dumped by Facebook. And because this is neither Vietnam nor the Wild West, we decided to implement some rules of etiquette for Mark Zuckerberg’s handiwork. After the jump, the top 10 rules of etiquette for using Facebook responsibly in and around relationships. Keep reading »
Judging by box office returns, hundreds of thousands of people went to see “Marley & Me,” the movie about that goofy yellow Lab. My ex-boyfriend was most certainly not one of them.
I met “Greg” online. Actually, a friend of mine hand-selected him for me, apparently because when left to my own devices I choose poorly. In any event, Greg and I met for dinner, and I thought I’d struck gold. He was quick-witted, employed, and even mocked his own bald spot. So, at the end of dessert, when he went on a rant about how dogs smell and are “pathetic substitutes for children,” I refrained from punching him in the face and instead agreed to a second date. Besides, I thought, he might say he’s not a dog person, but once he meets my amazing dog Perry, all bets would be off. I mean, have you seen Perry? Keep reading »
President-elect Barack Obama had the courtesy to nod and even sing along to some of the worst performances at the “We Are One” concert to welcome him to the presidency. Well, he had to, basically. But his daughters Malia and Sasha, who don’t have to pretend to like something that is downright awful, had no problem showing their disapproval. Malia’s eyes glazed over in boredom when John Mellencamp, Will.I.Am, and Sheryl Crow hit the stage separately. Sasha simply fell asleep on her mother’s lap. But when Beyonce, Usher and Kal Penn hit the stage, both First Daughters perked up, and Malia excitedly snapped photos with her camera. Malia and Sasha definitely know what music America enjoys. It’s too bad the concert producers don’t. [New York]
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