Attention brides, future brides, and committed bachelorettes who just love to weigh in on this sort thing — would you ever ditch a wedding gown for a sweet pair of white wedding pants? [A Practical Wedding via Robot-Heart] Keep reading »
Desirée Rogers, 49, is the White House social secretary and a longtime friend of President and Michelle Obama. This former Chicago business executive and fashion lover is bringing fun to the White House. After the jump, a primer on this smart and stylish woman. Keep reading »
There was a period of time when our handbag contained 15 different kinds of lip gloss, balm, and other assorted goo that we used depending on the occasion. There was one that made our pout look more kissable, one for when our lips were really chapped, and another when we wanted to resemble Dita Von Teese, only with clothes on. Now, we’re a one-balm kind of girl, and Weleda Everon is our soul mate. [$5, Weleda.com]
We’re giving away five Weleda Everon Lip Blams, but you have to work if you want your lips to be properly moisturized. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 5 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Last night I was a having dinner with a friend of mine, who recounted a hilarious tale about her recent trip to the gynecologist, in order to get a birth control prescription. She’s currently sleeping with a younger guy (she’s 30, he’s 22) and they apparently have, uh, rather enthusiastic, somewhat rough, sex. My friend also has mild anemia, so she bruises easily. When she got to the doctor and was putting on her gown, she realized that she had forgotten that her chest was majorly bruised from a recent romp. Given that a breast exam is a routine part of a gynecological check up, she was instantly mortified about what her doctor would think. During the exam she pretended to be distracted by a particularly compelling article in Us Weekly, but after her doctor was through with his poking and prodding, he asked her to get dressed and come into his office. When she sat down, he said to her, “The bruises on your chest are cause for concern. Are you being abused by your boyfriend?” It was bad enough that he had noticed them, but to have to explain to her doctor — who’s pushing 70 — that her bruises were the result of rough sex and not physical abuse was downright mortifying. “No, I’m not being abused. I’m just dating a 22-year-old,” she said, in hopes that he would get her drift. She’s not sure if he understood what she meant, but she definitely thinks he didn’t believe her.
This story cracked me up, but also made me think that everyone must have at least one embarrassing gyno tale in their pocket. Tell yours, in the comments! Keep reading »
It’s often assumed that women are the cleaner sex, but when it comes to public restrooms we often forget our manners. Since we’re tired of seeing and hearing inappropriate things in the restroom, we thought we’d remind ourselves and you of public restroom etiquette. We’ll be posting this in the restroom down the hall. Keep reading »
Apple iPhones can help you play guitar, podcasts and Sudoku, but now they can also help you play with yourself! iBrate and the OhMiBod have been getting a lot of buzz, but now there’s yet another application that can get your cell phone to turn you on. The new iVibration has eight levels of intensity and retails for $1, with the suggestion that you “use it on pressure points, lower back, neck, head and any other areas that need a little release.” Ew, remind me not to borrow anyone’s iPhone. [Fresh Apps] Keep reading »
As we’ve written about before, fathers have a profound influence over their daughters, especially when it comes to relationships. Many people believe that women either seek out partners that are a lot like their dads or as different from them as can be. But two new studies reveal that women are actually more influenced by their fathers than their mothers when it comes to choosing their career paths.
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Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My deepest desires have happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but they have also, sadly, made me one of my gyno’s most valuable players. But I’ve lived to tell the tale(s)! So, from time to time, I will dish the dirt on everything from getting freaky to getting freaked out. Now, let’s get this party started…
This week, I received a letter from a lady who can’t figure out what her man wants her to do around his booty if she can’t give him the finger. Well, gorgeous, forget the junk in his trunk, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! I’m going to talk about a little trick that’ll make him feel like a million bucks, without having to withdraw anything from the bank in his butt. As for the rest of you, keep those letters coming! To send me a question or suggest a topic for a future “Doin’ It With Dr. V,” email me! Keep reading »
Bread, bacon, clams —whatever you call it, women are the ones bringing it home these days. According to The New York Times over the past year, as companies from Citibank to GM announced massive layoffs, a full 82 percent of the people getting pink slips have been men. Any day now, women are expected to become the majority of the American workforce.
On the one hand, more women being primary money-makers is amazing—a real opportunity for us to get over the way-outdated idea that supporting a family is a man’s job. But on the other hand, relationships can suffer when one source of income is lost and power dynamics shift.
We talked to six women whose husbands/fiancé/boyfriends have lost their jobs. How it’s affecting their relationships, after the jump… Keep reading »