In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn’t pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids, that means no more free toys in Happy Meals. Public health advocates see this as a victory in their battle to stop the fast-food industry from marketing to kids and as a major step forward in curbing childhood obesity and diabetes. Though San Francisco is the first city to pass such a law in the U.S., it’s expected that many cities will soon follow suit.

Really? This news makes me kind of sad … Keep reading »

24 Celebs With Hotter Bods Than “The Situation”

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I feel sorry for The Situation’s mama. The boy can’t keep his shirt on in public. Can’t you just hear her chasing him around as a toddler, being like, “Put your clothes back on, Mikey, we have company!” And now he’s a big adult baby flashing his body everywhere he goes from the supermarket to the red carpet, because it’s his only talent — unless you consider misogyny a skill.

And that’s the thing, as much as I can appreciate a stud, I can’t stand a douche. So, The Sitch naked does literally nothing for my lady parts. However, lucky for me, there are plenty of Hollywood hotties who are awesome and take their shirts off every now and again. So, let’s drool over these dudes who have more than just their hot bods going on. Happy Hump Day!

“Wheel Of Fortune” Wonder Offers Explanation

Fashion editor Caitlin Burke wowed Pat Sajak and the world last week when she managed to solve a “Wheel of Fortune” puzzle with only one letter in place. In a new interview with Esquire.com, she explains just how she was able to make such a miracle solve: the process of elimination. Burke, who grew up watching “Wheel” with her dad, was familiar with the game’s structure and habits, and employed a process of elimination to guess the winning phrase. As author Chris Jones explains,

“[Burke's] brain has a one-way valve built into it. Eventually, everything gets distilled, each puzzle boiled down to its most likely combination — two-letter words, three-letter words, and so on. Burke has trained her brain so that the impossible falls away, never to return, and eventually, out of the crowded ether, only a handful of solutions emerge.”

Burke’s one regret: that she didn’t pick a “G” or a “T.” She would have walked away with more money, but then again, she wouldn’t have had the distinction of solving the puzzle with only one letter. All in all, Burke walked away with $53,000 in cash and prizes — and proof that a natural gift, plus study and refinement, will create truly stunning results. [Esquire.com] Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Sends Mixed Messages About Being Single

“There was at time in my life where all I wanted was a relationship and I thought that was the most important thing. Is it weird that I’m now the single one? It’s definitely a change for me. I have always been the one in a relationship. I like that role, I want that best friend partnership.”

Kim Kardashian on embracing her unexpected single life. Yes, this is really a People cover story. She talks about how she jumped from one relationship to the next since she was a teen but she feels “powerful” now as a single woman. But the headline is “I Thought I’d Be Married By Now” AND the sub-headline is “I Want to Fall In Love.” My head is spinning trying to decipher all the mixed messages. How am I supposed to feel about being single? Please tell me, mass media. [People] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My New Husband Refuses To Sleep With Me”

I am a young woman in my mid-20s. I started dating my husband when I was 18. We were in a long-distance relationship, but decided to get married this year, and I left the U.S. to be with him. Before we were married, we had a great sex life. Now that I am here, he says he isn’t sexually attracted to me anymore. This may be understandable if I’d gained a lot of weight or my appearance had changed dramatically, but it hasn’t. (I actually LOST nearly 100 lbs. a few years ago). At first, he thought that that he didn’t love me anymore, but we’ve talked extensively about it and he says he does love me, but not sexually … he loves me like a family member, etc. He claims not to be attracted to any other women. For the record, he has extensive anxiety issues, as well as being overweight, etc. We’ve talked to his doctor, who suggests both counseling and testing to see if he has physical problems. He refuses both of these. I love him more than anything and I gave up everything to be with him, but I’ve become extremely depressed and discouraged, being so far from friends or family, with a husband who doesn’t seem to want to be a husband. I try to hide this from everyone, since my husband has already suggested that I would be happier elsewhere and I don’t want my family and friends to worry about something they have no control over. Help me save our marriage! — Sexless Bride

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Because A Glamorous Hand-Written Note Will Be Treasured

It’s easy to send an email or a tweet, but it’s difficult for the recipient to hold on to that message. A friend or colleague can, however, tack a hand-written note onto their bulletin board. Show your style and recognize your friend’s fabulousness by sending her a note written on Effie’s Paper, a line of stationery designed by lifestyle blogger and author Kalyn Johnson Chandler. Although there are several designs, we’re partial to the “Daarhling, The Heels Can Never Be High Enough!” note cards because what could be more fab than your name in pretty script and a pair of sky-high leopard-print heels?

[$4525.00 Effie's Paper]
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