Would You Pay Extra For A “Child-Free” Flight?

I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again: I love kids. But being stuck on a six-hour flight with a squalling toddler right behind me, killing my enjoyment of my millionth bag of peanuts and whatever crap movie is on, totally sucks. But is a screaming infant so annoying that I might pay extra for a seat on a child-free flight? Apparently, I might have the option, as some fliers are calling upon airlines to offer kid-free flights — or “family only” sections — so that their travel experience can be temper tantrum-free. Keep reading »

Mind Of Man: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac

There’s a saying that goes “hunger is the best spice.” This is true. Without starvation as my salsa, I would never have been able to ingest all of those microwaveable burritos I ate when I was a wee street waif. You know the burritos I’m talking about: They come frozen in packs of 30 and they’re essentially toilet-paper tubes filled with beef caulking. This isn’t a saying anyone says, except for me, but it’s also true: “chastity is the best aphrodisiac.” Which is one reason I am totally pro-dry humping, a highly underrated sexual activity. A good, sweaty grind on a couch is a delightful tease of the wang-pong to come. Knowing that the other person can buck, grab, and slither in jeans is valuable carnal intel, the kind of insider information that turns an average hard-on into Excalibur. Putting off the inevitable for a week, a night or even an hour makes the resulting boner jams hotter, slicker and more gooseflesh-inducing. Keep reading »

Gwyneth Paltrow Says You Can Stand Under Her Umbrella On “Glee”

Last night’s episode of “Glee” was super good. As in, Entertainment Weekly is already calling for Gwyneth Paltrow to win the Emmy for Best Guest Starring Role for her performance as substitute teacher Holly Holiday. And she was pretty darn great—how cool was it to see Gwynnie eat at Taco Bell and talk about her obsession with “Hoarders”? It’s like the Gwyneth we all wished existed in real life. Her crowning moment was a mashup of “Singin’ in the Rain” and Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” that she performed with New Directions while splashing through a water set. Above, watch Gwyneth stand under an umbrella-ella-ella with Mr. Schuester. Keep reading »

“Black Out In A Can” Alcoholic Energy Drink Four Loko Just Got De-Caffeinated

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Before it got spanked by the FDA for selling an allegedly unsafe beverage, the makers of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko have opted to remove its caffeine and other stimulants themselves. In a statement on the company website, Phusion Projects said, “We are taking this step after trying — unsuccessfully — to navigate a difficult and politically charged regulatory environment at both the state and federal levels.” (The FDA, which had been reviewing alcoholic energy drinks for the past year, was allegedly moving towards issuing Phusion Projects a warning.) Several states had already banned, or were on their way to banning, Four Loko after way too many college kids have died or fallen ill from a “blackout in a can” binge. People who’ve quaffed the fruity drinks said that the equivalent of a six-pack of soda’s worth of caffeine hid the fact that they’re 12 percent-alcohol and, not surprisingly, lead drinkers to make more poor choices. Of course, anyone who really wants a “blackout in a can” can still just mix their 23.5-ounce cans with a caffeinated beverage themselves. (Or move on to wine in a box, which is what classy people drink.) [Reuters] Keep reading »

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Jacci Of The Blog “Being Perfect Is Hard”

Style blogger Jacci is the very cute lady behind the fashion blog Being Perfect is Hard. “My blog is pretty much a mashup of the things flying around in my head. It focuses on anything I like or that makes me happy,” she says. “I include things that make me go ‘WOW!,’ things that are unobtainable to me, people that inspire me, usually style or artistic-wise, outfits that I myself have put together, friends, cats, music videos.”

Jacci, who lives in Philadelphia, also strives to represent the city’s unique style. “We do have stuff going on, and I think the world should know about it.”

After the jump, some of the super-cool stuff Jacci’s into right now. Keep reading »

“Bed Intruder” Goes A Capella

The Antoine Dodson “Bed Intruder” phenomenon continues with an a capella cover by NYU’s N’Harmonics. LOVE the costumes by the way. May I just express my utter smitten-ness with Antoine? All he tried to do was protect his community from a bed intruder and he wound up accidentally inspiring a nation. [The Daily What]
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