An Ode To The Ugly Ducklings Of “America’s Next Top Model”

Ann Ward

The Science Behind The Shopbop Redhead

Whether you’re a frequent buyer of Shopbop goods, or just peruse the site for style inspiration (we do), you have almost certainly noticed one glaring constant: the redhead model. She’s been a fixture on the site for six years running, and is instantly recognizable. Such a long tenure is perhaps now rare in the fashion industry when you hear reports of teenage models hitting the big time only to be forced to retire a few years later. But there’s a reason why Shopbop would stick with their signature model (there’s also a sultry brunette who often represents the brand). According to The New York Times, “A daily e-mail featuring either of these women acts as a Pavlovian trigger for customers to examine new arrivals on the site … ” But this tactic isn’t so much about mind games as it is knowing what the consumer likes to see. And, unsurprisingly, people like to see personalities. Relatable and familiar ones. OK, so maybe it’s kind of mind game-y. [New York Times] Keep reading »

19 Dirty Questions We Still Have About Sex

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As a Frisky gal, I’ve analyzed sex from every angle … even the unflattering ones. But to be honest, there’s still some stuff that goes on during sexy time that makes me scratch my head with wonder. Some of the nitty gritty of the bump ‘n’ grind remains a mystery to me. And while, yes, we ladies love an enigma, even more when it comes wrapped in an orgasm, I’m still left with these random naughty questions. And for all those ex-boyfriends out there who have asked me what I’m thinking when my mind seems to wander while we’re doin’ it, here are your answers. When it comes to sex, these are the things that make me go “hmmm … ” Keep reading »

Kirsten Dunst Talks About Going Downtown On Ryan Gosling In “All Good Things”

“What happens is, I come into the shower with Ryan, and for my character, it’s a smart ploy. … We start making out, and I gesture that I’m going to go down on him. And then I do. It’s her gesture of coming into the shower and making him feel good, and in doing so, trying to get what she wanted. So I thought it was appropriate.”

Kirsten Dunst talks about a sex scene that was cut from “All Good Things,” in which she co-stars with Ryan Gosling. Don’t worry, Amelia—the scene will be on the DVD. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Reese Witherspoon Shares The Spotlight With Her Kids

Reese Witherspoon was flanked by her adorable look-a-like kids, Ava and Deacon, as she got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Am I the only one who’s surprised that Reese is only now getting a star? I mean, she won an Oscar a few years ago. Keep reading »

10 Ways To Christmas Up Your Life

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It was back in September when it first happened: I was eating sushi at an outdoor table on a warm summer night with a few friends when I spit out my tuna roll and blurted, “Holy crap! It’s almost Christmas!” They reacted like most people would, by cocking their heads slightly to the side and saying, “Actually that’s not true at all.” Whatever. I get it. I need new friends. But guess what? It’s officially December and that means it’s finally socially acceptable to go Christmas crazy! What follows are 10 ways to pack as much frantic Christmas energy as possible into the next 25 days.
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