Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Back when we were sweet young things, our moms taught us that sharing is caring. Like, if we had a cool new toy, we had to let our playschool friends in on the fun. Now that we’re older, we’re cool with lending gal pals clothes, but we’d rather not swap spit with them by mixing up our drink glasses. ClinQs reusable drink stickers let you toast until the booze runs out without catching a bug from your BFFs. Our drink is the one with the boombox on it, so back off. [$5.50, ClinQs.com]
We’re giving away five sets of ClinQs reusable drink stickers, but you have to work if you want to keep your rosé to yourself. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, April 24, through Thursday, April 30 — will be awarded a set of 25. Be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Last night, fancy fashion brand Chloé debuted its first boutique in LA, and all the stylish starlets flocked to the opening like moths to a flame. Chloë Sevigny was there. After all, she and the label share a name, only they have different accents over them. Other people’s clothes we would like to steal: Leighton Meester, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Zoe, Estelle, and more!
Chilean tennis pro Fernando González hellbent on protesting a call at the Barcelona Open. We bet that flexibility comes in awfully handy. [Barcelona, Spain, 4/24/09]
Born: December 19, 1970 in the Bronx, NY
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
To be honest, I haven’t been in the position of rejectee very often. I dated this guy in college for a couple months who one day showed up at my window in the middle of the night, rapping on my window, asking to be let in, because he was running from the cops. (I’m still not sure why). The next morning when I drove him home, I called it off. I was 19 and in college. He was 27, working at a crappy seafood restaurant, and had no problem running away from the cops in the direction of his girlfriend’s house. It was not going to work. I told him that, and he got very upset, but I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
Another time I had a torrid, two-week affair with a man who was 12 years older than me and a pathological liar. When I found out, I had no problem screaming at him and telling him to never contact me or breathe my name again, lest he want me to ruin his life. That one was easy. But, in general, I find letting someone down to be a difficult thing to do. Maybe that’s why I should be a little more sympathetic towards men when they give me the runaround rather than telling me straight up: “I’m not interested in you like that, despite coming over to your apartment after our date and touching your boobs.” But I’m not sympathetic. Because sometimes in life you have to do something that is uncomfortable but necessary. Telling someone straight up how you feel in an honest but gentle way is one of those things, and giving him signs, pulling “the fade,” or just disappearing altogether are not acceptable substitutes. I forced myself to remember that today, as I told Mr. Plaid Glasses that it wasn’t gonna happen. Keep reading »
This weekend, Beyonce’s new movie “Obsessed” is opening, but it doesn’t look so (Sasha) fierce. Actually, it looks like something we’ve seen before. Many, many times. Darn it, Beyonce, you are a diva, and you deserve better than some rehashed plot! After the jump, seven films that will save you $12.
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Is it just us, or is the normally pasty Brit actually tan? [New York City, 4/24/09] Keep reading »
Every year, one million U.S. women will become infected with pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as PID, an infection or inflammation of various reproductive organs. Yikes! This common disease can cause many other problems, including infertility and other conditions that may lead to death. Sorry for the quick scare, but it’s true, and you should know. Thankfully, the proper prevention and care can help prevent those complications.
- It’s normal for certain amounts and types of bacteria to reside in the vaginal area. However, sex and douching can cause them to get pushed further inside the body where they don’t belong. This can cause PID. Having sex with multiple partners, a partner who has multiple partners, or a partner who has an STD can greatly increase the risk. Bacterial STDs, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, are common factors in PID cases.
- Unfortunately, more than half of all PID cases go undetected until the damage has been done. Many times there are few to no symptoms, especially in PID that occurs from chlamydia. Ladies, if you’re experiencing fever, pain during intercourse or urination, abdominal pain, or irregular bleeding during your menstrual cycle, it’s time to get tested ASAP. A rare pain also can occur in the upper abdominal region.