Even as adults, we deal with the same issues we did when we were in grade school, i.e., “She stole my friend!” Friend poaching, as the Seattle Times calls it, has always been a problem, largely because we don’t have the same rules in friendships that we have in relationships. There aren’t accepted rules like “Thou shalt not date a friend’s ex without permission” in the world of friends. Having a friend stolen from you really sucks, and I should know because it happened to me in middle school. However, the practice works out really well for the poacher, who knows this new person must be at least semi-cool since their friends approve of her. Facebook has made friend poaching really easy. Go to a party, meet someone knew, friend them the next day. Some people would call this “networking,” and it is, until you stop hanging out with the person who introduced you. But maybe friend poaching is just a way of alerting you that you shouldn’t be friends with your friend anymore. Thoughts? [Seattle Times] Keep reading »
Teeth, out on DVD today, is a movie about a girl whose vagina is a little special. She’s got a little thing called “vagina dentata”, which means her coochie bites. Literally. Anyway, you might think this film would be an utter crapfest, but it’s not — at all. The star, Jess Weixler, won the Sundance Jury Prize for acting for her portrayal of Dawn, a sunny dispositioned teen who preaches abstinence — until she’s sexually assaulted and her vag comes to her defense. She spends the rest of the film playing superhero. Awesome! [Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Kate Moss is the face of Agent Provocateur’s bridal line, and the company has been releasing “artsy” video shorts over the past few days to go along with the print ads. In the first, harp music plays while Kate wears the “Sophie” babydoll near a wind machine. Hearts are everywhere, and it feels like a strange dream. Men would probably find it very alluring. After the jump, see a few designs from Agent Provacateur’s wedding collection. Our favorite is the “Kate” corset, but of course. Keep reading »
So many couples came out to play at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night. There were tons of singles too, not mention loads of amazing train wrecks (the theme was superheroes), but we thought we’d start with the lovebirds. Click here to see all of the couples in their freakiest and finest. Keep reading »
If you want a smart kid, you might want to consider breastfeeding. In a study of nearly 14,000 children, researchers found a positive link between breastfed babies and high performance on IQ tests at age six. The thing is that it’s hard to tell whether the breast milk itself is causing the IQ test performance scores to be higher, or if it’s related to the bond formed by breastfeeding. Either way, those who breastfed exclusively for at least the first three months scored an average of 5.9 points higher on IQ tests in childhood. [BBC] Keep reading »
I have a confession. After spending the majority of my life deeming Valentine’s Day for suckers and championing all the single ladies, I have become a Smug Married.
Following this startling revelation, I got to thinking: how did I get here and why? Like all afflictions, there was a stage of denial. If I was a Smug Married, the single women in my life must have turned me into one. After all, I was the girl who had a two-year engagement and could count on one hand how many times I had used the word fiancé. I had spent the majority of my prime dating years as Single, Loud and Proud. And I looked down at women who only befriended the opposite sex, secretly labeling them women-haters. I was a girls’ girl—the friend you called for Sunday brunch, “E! Live from the Red Carpet” specials and the “Sex and the City” finale.
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“She would probably long for that earlier type of heartbreak versus what she experiences this time around. The disappointment and the loss is so painful because they’re grown-ups now, and it just changes, as we all know.” — Sarah Jessica Parker, on her Sex And The City: The Movie character, Carrie, to New York magazine. Keep reading »
The video where the magic happened — Mariah Carey’s “Bye Bye”, featuring her new husband Nick Cannon. Keep reading »
There was such a plethora of hot messiness last night at the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metripolitan Museum of Art (there was some serious prettiness too, but that’s not quite as fun), but this image of the Olsen twins scared the bejesus out of me. Ashley looks fairly delightful, but Mary Kate? Mommy, hold me. [Costume Institute Gala, May 5, 2008] Keep reading »