Christmas Crunk: 11 Cocktails To Inspire Holiday Cheer

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons — shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay home but you don’t want to insult your friends, and so on, and… More »

Rich Video Game Dude Buys The House Beyoncé And Jay Z Wanted

Katie Oldenburg | December 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Just when you thought there was no one more powerful in the free world than Beyoncé and Jay Z, some computer nerd comes along and is like SIKE!
According to TMZ, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson dropped $70 million in CASH for a 23,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills that the power couple… More »

2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be.
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Gift Guide: For The New Age Spiritualist

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 18, 2014 - 9:00 am

Need a gift for that person in your life that’s always checking their vibes, commenting on the color of your aura and signing their emails “Namaste”? Here are some vibrantly energetic treasures for the new age-y spiritualist…… More »

10 Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

Claire Hannum | December 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The window for finding a perfect holiday party dress is closing in as the season heads ramps up, but the good news is that last-minute shopping means last-minute sales! We’ve all spent a brutal amount of money on gifts and emotional eating this December, so if your wallet’s in pain, take a peek at these… More »

Gift Guide: For The Vintage Lover

Claire Hannum | December 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

These vintage-inspired gifts are sure to delight that friend of yours with a hardcore nostalgia streak. More »

Etsy Spotlight: 15 Ugly Gifts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face (But Not Theirs)

Katie Oldenburg | December 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your… More »

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Aspiring And Beginner Photographers

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 16, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Do you know someone who’s always been really handy with a point-and-shoot camera, who wants to move up to DSLR but doesn’t know what to do first? I was that, once! Click through for all the basic supplies your loved one will need to get started doing DSLR photography. More »

24 People We Wish We Could Leave Behind With 2014

Katie Oldenburg | December 16, 2014 - 9:00 am

2014 has been a year of many highs, many lows, and many assholes. And in our hopes to start the New Year with a fresh slate, we’re most excited about leaving behind the legendary douchebagginess of this year’s biggest offenders. So without further ado, here are 24 people (and groups) who need to never return… More »

Taylor Swift’s 2014 Style Journey

Claire Hannum | December 15, 2014 - 5:15 pm

This was a big year for Taylor Swift: she discovered she’s a feminist, her album went platinum, and she went on an epic style odyssey and finished the year a whole different woman (that is, if you believe the clothes make the gal). Let’s explore Taylor’s 2014 sartorial journey…… More »

Gift Guide: For The Introverted Homebody

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 15, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Want to know what to get a friend or loved one who seriously never wants to leave the comfort of their own home? Take it from this diehard introverted homebody — these nine gifts are sure to make them dick out on even more future plans! More »

2014: The Year In Boobs

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Holy moley, were there a lot of boob stories in 2014! You’d think that between #BreakTheInternet and “Anaconda,” this year would go to butts, but you’d be wrong. We learned a lot about Dolly Parton’s boobs, Free the Nipple became part of the feminist movement, and Jasmine Tridevil beguiled us all. Click through to see… More »

Head Shrinking: On The Couch With 8 Reality TV Therapists

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

I am therapy’s biggest champion. I’ve been seeing my therapist for … oh, nine years now? Dr. A is my longest term relationship, outside of my family. I credit her for helping me overcome so many of my issues, learning to forgive, and getting me through some truly heartbreaking times. And therapy isn’t just for… More »

Dazzling Insta Pics Of The Geminid Meteor Shower From Around The World

Claire Hannum | December 15, 2014 - 11:40 am

The beautiful Geminid meteor shower, which happens annually when the earth encounters debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, lit up the sky this past weekend. It was visible to stargazers across the globe, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere. Luckily for us, plenty of talented photographers took to Instagram to share what they saw! More »

Style Stealer: 6 Celeb-Inspired Coats To Shield You From The Winter Blues

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

We’re officially in mid-December, so if you haven’t bought a winter coat yet, you likely live in a really warm climate (damn you, Southern Californians!), already have a coat you love (RESPECT), or we have just been waiting for the winter blues to kick in so that you can make yourself feel better by indulging… More »

Frisky Eats: 9 Ways To Cook With Parsnips

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

I really, really enjoy cooking and am pretty much the anti-thesis of a picky eater. When I look at a menu, everything looks and sounds delicious. That said, when I go into a grocery store or peruse the local farmer’s market, I find myself strangely intimidated by certain vegetables. It took me awhile to finally… More »

8 Rad Pieces From My Brand Soul Mate, Fly Art For Rad

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 10:30 am

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line… More »

Gift Guide: For The Person Who’s Always Cold

Katie Oldenburg | December 12, 2014 - 10:00 am

No matter who you are and where you live, you’re bound to know someone who’s always cold. You know… that person who wears wool sweaters in 80-degree weather, whose hands and lips turn blue when there’s a slight spring breeze. It’s time to help them with their struggle. We’ve compiled a list of cozy and… More »

Gift Guide: 15 Gifts For The Feminist You’re Fond Of

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

What to get the exhausted feminist in your life? Something practical, something to make them laugh, something to tell catcallers where they can shove it? Click through for ideas!
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Gift Guide: Handmade Gifts From Artisans I Found Through Instagram

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 11, 2014 - 9:30 am

Instagram is of course awesome for documenting your daily life in photographs, and following the happenings of your friends and loved ones. But I actually follow a whole big list of total strangers on Instagram, many of whom are artsy craftsy types who make beautiful handmade home decor, accessories, jewelry, etc. There’s a whole interconnected… More »

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