Because earth’s rotation is slowing ever so slightly, an extra second is being added to 2008 so the sun continues to be at its highest point around noon. How will you make the most of this extra second? We have are a few suggestions…
1. Take an extra sip of champagne.
2. Make eye contact with the hot dude across the bar.
3. Lick your lips.
4. Slip someone the tongue.
5. Jump for joy.
8. Pop the cork on another bottle of Champagne.
9. Text a friend (okay, this might take longer than a second).
10. Sigh — you’ve made it through another year! Keep reading »
We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!
Sent: Tue 12/30/2008 9:28 PM
“Your recent article entitled ‘Eight Signs Your Man May Be Depressed’ sounds more like advice to females concerning their depressed pet dog rather than male spouse. Since it also appears your website encourages consulting the Astro Guide for marital and dating guidance, rather than the sound advice of a marriage counselor, pastor, priest, or rabbi, I am suggesting that your editor change the totally worthless and misleading content of your website to one with greater moral substance and sound spiritual counseling.”
Are you talking smack about Yale, American, and George Washington Universities? That’s where writer and licensed clinical psychologist (the one behind the article you mentioned), Dr. Andrea Bonior, got her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. But you’re right, her suggestions do work for dogs too. Lucca was super depressed last week because of the holidays (seasonal depression, you know), and I tried some of Dr. Bonior’s advice. This week my girl is doing cartwheels! Keep reading »
Hey look! It’s my least favorite issue of Us Weekly — “2009 Diets That Work!”! That is, CELEB diets that work — all of the diets, workout plans, and “weight loss tricks” are ones that have worked for big money stars like Jennifer Aniston (such a fatty before, RIGHT?), Britney Spears, and Beyonce. And by the way, only women are featured in the “28 page bonus” section (ZOMG, I am tots getting my $3.99 worth). Sure, the vast majority of Us‘s readers are female, and presenting the perfectly perfect bodies of celebs is supposed to be aspirational, but c’mon. Gimme a few male chubsters who lost some weight and how they did it — like Horatio Sanz and Seth Rogan. I want to know how those guys — who were truly overweight — lost the lard. Keep reading »
If you’re not getting enough of Mariah Carey in the tabloids and press these days, just wait a few months. Carey has been in discussions about creating “Glitter” the musical, as we’re calling the Broadway production about her life. A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that she’s not sure whether she’ll play herself yet, but the likes of Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria-Parker are being considered. Who knew the “Desperate Housewife” could sing? Carey supposedly wants Leona Lewis to play her; she would be better able than most at tackling Carey’s eight-octave vocal range, after all. Plus, we already know she can play crazy from the UK video for “Bleeding Love.” [Daily Mirror UK] Keep reading »
“90210″ star AnnaLynne McCord either got a major haircut and dye-job, or she’s wearing a major wig. Annika thinks she copped “90210″ character Silver’s look, though I must say it’s pretty close to Adrianna’s hairstyle, too. [Miami, 12/31/2008] Keep reading »
If 2008 has been any indication, expect quite a few of us to start working from home in 2009. From an increase in telecommuting jobs to taking on blogging gigs and freelance work to make ends meet, more and more of us will be earning our keep from the comfort of our own homes. It’s a great setup if you can get it, but it holds the danger of being a little lonely; for some, the prospect of spending their lives working in pajamas with dust bunnies their sole source of company threatens their sanity. After the jump, 18 tips to keep sane and help you maintain a healthy work/life balance when clocking in from home. Keep reading »
I’m back in the dating game again, sorta, and I’m not thrilled about it. One of the reasons? I remember, oh-so-well, how annoying it was when guys I thought I was connecting with and having fun with, pulled “the fade.” That is, when you’ve gone out on a few dates, had a great time, maybe hooked up a little, and then, BAM! He’s gone. Like he got lost in the Bermuda Triangle and forgot his cell phone. WTF is up with that? Are we blind to the signs that someone isn’t that interested? Did he meet someone new overnight? I went to my trusty soldiers, the guys on our IM, to get an explanation. Some of them clued me in quickly — others gave me a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style quiz… Keep reading »
Perez Hilton and Michael K work from opposite cities, on opposite sides of the country, and they cover opposite sides of the media machine. While these bloggers are certainly not cut from the same cloth, they are both out Latino loud mouths cracking us up about culture and celebs — who’s doing what, who’s doing who, and who is gayer than Gloria Gaynor. We follow these two bloggin’ boys like they’re as famous as the people they write about. So, let’s see how they stack up, side by side with a Perez vs. Michael K Face Off! Keep reading »
Before you go out and get sauced on this New Year’s Eve and risk drunk dialing, drunk texting, or worse, there are a few applications you may want to download to your iPhone. A Sacramento writer volunteers his liver and sipping skills to test four sobriety apps. After the jump, find out which one is best for you. Keep reading »