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People have been doing it since the dawn of time. In fact, it’s the alluring, torrid, mind-blowing, all-consuming sex explosion that has spawned our entire existence as a species! While over the years, thanks to technological and social advances, we’ve improved upon the original biological need with things like latex, handcuffs, key parties, dirty talk, and general smut, what went up, must now come down. According to an article MSNBC published just today, “trendy sex” is over. So, you can stop lamenting that you didn’t get a webcam for Christmas, because all of a sudden, nobody cares?! After decades of topping off vanilla sex with all kinds of goodies, have people lost their taste for kink?
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Only 170 of New York City’s 46,000 taxi drivers are women, according to the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. “Because of security concerns and the solitude involved, driving a taxi is less attractive to women,” said Alfred LaGasse, executive director of the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association. In other countries, women have begun working as drivers to increase levels of safety. Pink Ladies, a London cab company formed in 2005 after a girl was murdered by someone posing as a taxi driver, now has a Moscow branch. Other similar operations are popping up in countries such as Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and India. The whole girl-driver thing is such a good idea and reminds me of the “escort service” we had in college. Wouldn’t it be nice to get into a cab and know you’d get home safely, even if you’re three sheets to the wind? [Women's ENews] Keep reading »
Mega movie star and big time Scientology devotee, Tom Cruise, is on “The View” tomorrow in a pre-taped segment in which he discusses Jett Travolta’s recent death and the interest in whether Scientology was a contributing factor. In the preview clip above, Cruise gets choked up. Tune in tomorrow at 11am to watch the full episode of “The View.” Keep reading »
Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out how to wear a scarf without looking like a flight attendant. Tying an oblong scarf (square ones don’t really work for this) into a giant bow is an excellent option — just make sure the scarf isn’t wrapped too tightly around your neck. [Weardrobe]
1. Herringbone Bow, $38, EchoDesign.com
2. Epice Plaid Wool Scarf, $75, ShopGoldyn.com
3. Shibori Gauze Scarf, $28, UrbanOutfitters.com
4. Mesh Striped Scarf, $24.50, Gap.com
5. Fun Stars Scarf, $7.80, Forever21.com Keep reading »
When I was really young, my mom wore a knit beret hat during the winter. At the time, I thought it was the lamest hat ever. What can I say, it was the ’80s, and all the cool kids were wearing “ear muffs.” Lately though, I’ve been thinking of calling up Mom and asking whether she’ll give it to me. If she got rid of it, I might just have to make my own (see #10).
Chunky Knit Beret, $19.99 on sale, Gap.com
Chunky Knit Beret, $19.99 on sale, Gap.com
Forget Christmas. On this day in history, the glam messiah, David Bowie, was born. Although it isn’t one of those official holidays recognized by the Post Office and the bank, January 8, 1947, was, in fact, a day that literally rocked our world! While we have no confirmation that Bowie danced himself right out of the womb wearing platform pumps and guyliner, the man we’ve come to know and love has influenced many of his fellow artists. Hit songs like “Rebel Rebel,” “Heroes,” and “Fashion” have stood the test of time, just like his good looks. Damn, the dude still looks slick in a suit at 62! So, to celebrate this special day, we compiled a playlist of bands and musicians who also worship the Thin White Duke, after the jump…
Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar makes thoroughly modern pieces with retro nods. Whether it’s his shaved lucite bangles with inlaid gold polka dots or this sculptural metal necklace, his goods are playfully sophisticated. In fact, his unique pieces, handmade in a Brooklyn loft, look more bent for an art museum, which explains why they retail at the MoMa store. Lucky for us, we don’t have to be a well-lit wall in a prestigious gallery or even a wealthy patron to wear his rad rhodium necklace.You can even pick up this beauty online. [$225,AlexisBittar.com]
A big butt makes Sir-Mix-A-Lot horny, but it can make you healthy. New research suggests the fat responsible for causing pear shapes, like those of Beyonce and J. Lo, may protect women from developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School injected mice with buttocks and hip fat from other mice. The injected mice easily used the insulin hormone and were able to make better use of the insulin. Insulin is the main hormone linked to diabetes and many diabetics take it regulate their blood sugar. The mice also lost weight. Keep reading »
New York City is hoping people will forget Vegas and start getting married in the Big Apple. On Monday, a new 24,000-square-foot space opens, complete with photo walls for taking pictures, video screens to monitor wait times, wedding chapels with gauzy curtains and painted murals, and a shop selling fresh flowers, disposable cameras, and fake diamond rings for $9. The new space was designed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s favorite decorator, Jamie Drake, who worked on his Upper East Side town house. “We want to be the wedding destination of the world,” said Deputy Mayor Patti Harris. This goal is not unreasonable. In 2008, NYC issued nearly 70,000 marriage licenses, while Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, issued 95,888. Since I’ve never been married or anything, I was kind of shocked to find out it costs just $35 to get a marriage license in New York, and having your ceremony at the new Marriage Bureau is $25 extra. The memories? They’re priceless, of course. [HuffPo] Keep reading »