Have you ever wondered if people who are blind can experience “love at first sight” without being able to see? Well, Damon Rose, who is blind, writes in an article for BBC News, that they can, but with different criteria. It’s more like “first listen” than “first sight” when it comes to attraction, and voices can communicate everything from humor and intelligence to quirkiness and attitude. If you have a gross, croaky voice, well, good luck finding love.
But don’t think that just because they can’t see, blind people aren’t as shallow as the rest of us when it comes to looks. Rose writes that when he and his male classmates at a boarding school for blind children heard that the new girl was blond, she instantly became attractive in their minds simply because flaxen-haired women are classified in society’s “hot” category. Instantly, this girl became popular, and all the boys wanted her despite not knowing whether she looked like Blake Lively or Brooke Hogan. When one of Rose’s blind friends was told that the girl he was totally into was a dog, he dumped her. Apparently, superficiality doesn’t discriminate. It’s an ailment from which we all suffer. [BBC] Keep reading »
Kate Gosselin’s been on nine magazine covers in the last month alone, her show premiere had almost 10 million viewers, and her long-in-front-party-in-the-back hair style is the hottest ‘do since Jennifer Aniston’s “Rachel.” And now, Ms. Thing is continuing her world domination by out-diva-ing major diva Jennifer Lopez. According to reports J. Lo was in talks with TLC to have her own reality show but didn’t want to have her children on air, and instead wanted to focus on the behind-the-scenes workings of launching her latest perfume. Yeah, apparently TLC thought that was kinda lame, too. So when “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ killed it in the ratings on Monday, the TLC peeps shelved the J. Lo show entirely. Brutal. Keep reading »
If you’re craving something couture but aren’t willing to empty your savings, try DiorShow mascara. The mascara comes in three seductive colors, is encased in a gorgeous tube, and costs a manageable 24 bucks. Its brush is thick and full, which means your lashes will be too. And best of all? It’s water-proof, which makes it perfect for summer splashin’. Whether you’re preparing for a night on the town or a day at the beach, if you’re looking for some bold, frisky lashes, this is the perfect purchase. Who knew “Dior” and “bargain” could go hand in hand? [$24, Sephora]
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After using clandestine tactics to investigate Planned Parenthood, Lila Rose, 20, has become known as an anti-abortion crusader. She staged her own sting at the clinics to prove her claim that the organization routinely covers up sexual abuse. She says Planned Parenthood counselors don’t report statutory rapes, as the law requires, and often encourage the girls to lie about their age or the identity of their partner. “Planned Parenthood is looking at these young girls as a plumbing problem: ‘We’ll get you that abortion and send you on your way,’” Rose told Reuters in an interview. “And that’s disrespecting two human lives. It’s destroying her pre-born child and sending her back to an abuser.” She has posted her secretly recorded videos on the website for her non-profit group, LiveAction.org, which she started at age 15. Keep reading »
Rumor has it, Jesus Luz, Madonna’s current Brazilian boy toy, is rocking an uncut member, Shia LaBeouf confessed to Playboy that he isn’t well-endowed, and Jared Leto reportedly has the biggest (living) dong in Hollywood. After the jump, celebs dish on the packages they were given or were happy/unhappy to receive. Keep reading »
If you think it’s tough to get the smoke stench out of her hair after a night out, imagine if you’re rocking a wig where bacteria and odor can live for weeks at a time—gnarly. Luckily the brilliant folks at Ozone Clean understood our plight and launched the “World’s First Wig Purifier.” The 12-by-21-inch contraption features special technology that promises to sterilize and deodorize your weave in just ten minutes with magic “ozone air.” If we could only wash men out of our hair so quickly. [$367, Ozone Clean] Keep reading »
Sex comes in waves. For me, it’s either feast or famine. While there seems to be no rhyme or reason for when someone wants to heat my hot pocket up, if memory serves me correctly, I got the most booty back when I was 22. Sigh. That’s the year I was into DJs, rockers, bartenders and pizza guys, aka dudes that are good with their hands and always near alcohol. While I’ve gotten older (and not that much wiser), I’ve never been able to duplicate that sweet year’s record. Boo! But a girl’s gotta have something to look forward to. Fingers crossed that when I’m 46, I’ll get twice as much sexy time as I did when I was 23. And the Daily Mail U.K. is giving me hope, since three out of the five women they surveyed had the best sex after they turned 40. Awesome! What do you think has been your best sex age?
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You can’t clash with puppets! Sheryl Crow effortlessly blended Elmo, Abby, Grover and other pals for one chic Sesame Street look. [Sesame Street's 7th Annual Benefit Gala, NYC, 5/27/09] Keep reading »
Tights seem to be the final frontier in the fashion world, and, at last!, they’re getting explored with Christopher Columbus-like voracity. During Fall 2009 fashion weeks, Marc Jacobs showed some tights with interestingly placed blocks of color and fun stripes, but there are even wilder tights available outside the U.S., like the ones pictured at left and after the jump, which are sold in France.
The ants-crawling-up-your-legs tights would be perfect for a picnic in October. The X-marks-the-spot tights should be worn when you’re visiting your plastic surgeon for a knee lift. You might not want to put on the veiny tights if you have a date with Robert Pattinson, or any vampire for that matter. And the mouth-below-the-knee tights? Well, those are for the girl who has an upper-shin erogenous zone she wants to point out. [The Trendy Girl] Keep reading »