The ’90s was a big time in my life. When they started, I was a freshman in high school and when the final day of the decade rolled around, I was a college graduate trying to find my place in the “real world.” Needless to say, the era holds a special place in my heart and I have a ton of wonderful (and not so wonderful memories) from the time. So, it’s been fun reading the #why90srocked hashtag over on Twitter and getting a peek into other people’s ’90s nostalgia. Of course, I feel freakin’ ancient every time someone tweets “I was born in the ’90s!” But there have been quite a few other points that make me remember all over again why the decade was so much fun. After the jump, a few of my favorite things from the ’90s (feel free to leave your own in the comments). Keep reading »
Need protection? Why not try a tampon stun gun? This genius new invention, The Pink Stinger, packs 50,000 volts of power for “incredible comfort and protection and ready for honorable discharge at a moments notice.” To shoot intended target from 7 to 10 feet away, just put The Pink Stinger in Zap mode and two extra absorbent cotton tampons with barbed probes and 14 feet of wire will shoot out. An electric current then passes to the body, where the probes attach to the clothing or skin, causing central nervous system disruption, possible urination and certain humiliation. Talk about toxic shock. [InventorSpot] Keep reading »
In the month they’ve been rumored to be dating, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift have already settled into a pretty blah routine. At first, their courtship had a zip of excitement with a spotting backstage at “Saturday Night Live” and a jaunt to London. But now, the two are clocking a whole lot of time in coffee shops. Which makes some sense because, well, Taylor is only 20 and can’t go anywhere that requires carding. But still, borrrrring.
After the jump, a timeline of how Jake and Taylor fell into their caffeinated rut. Keep reading »
Last time in Cash & Coupling, we covered how to go into a marriage making financial choices that would benefit you in the event of a future divorce. But what about after disaster strikes and the marriage is over? (I know, we’re thinking real positive around these parts.) Here are five tips designed to help new divorcees keep as much of their finances intact as possible as they bid their husbands adieu. Keep reading »
It was love at first sight when we peeped the nOir “Daggers” knife stud earrings because they’re everything we want in a piece of jewelry — shiny, glitzy, and violent. OK, so maybe that last one isn’t what we’re really about, but we do like to think of ourselves as women who are more exciting than your average wearers of stud earrings. So we’ll pick an earring that has some edge over a regular old ball stud any day.
I thought it was a fluke when I saw two women on two separate occasions wearing a ’90s French roll, a hairstyle in which the hair is rolled and tucked starting at the nape of the neck and pinned to the back of the head. But then, Kourtney Kardashian wore her hair in a roll this week, too. And you know what they say … three instances makes a trend. So is the French roll making a comeback? Keep reading »