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A Completely Uncomfortable Engagement — Between A Politician And A High School Girl

This week in totally disturbing nuptials news, a staffer on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign met his bride-to-be while on a tour stop on behalf of the Republican candidate. The only problem? Oh, she was 17, and he was visiting her high school. There are so many gross gems from the romance of 29-year-old Christopher Cox and his now 21-year-old bride Andrea Catsimatidis, featured in the New York Times Vows section this weekend. As the couple explains it to the Times:

“She was the only person I remembered meeting that day,” he said. Ms. Catsimatidis, who at the time was five days shy of her 18th birthday, found herself taken by Mr. Cox’s political convictions, as well as his boyish looks.


“All the girls were cutting me in line,” remembered Ms. Catsimatidis, now 21. “They all wanted to meet the cute McCain guy.”

Oh, uh, okay. Keep reading »

For The Week Of June 20-26, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Get ready for another to play devil’s advocate and annoy you to no end. While you’re light years smarter than this other, you still won’t be able to resist putting them in their place — and why not? If not you, it’ll be someone else. Might as well get some of your aggression out this way, as it’ll be like killing two birds with one stone.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

While you can see the bigger picture, it might not be possible to get the pieces together to make it happen. Don’t worry though, this just means it’s time to be a bit more methodical and take in what is happening step-by-step. As it so happens to be, there’s a weirder solution to it all; it’ll just take some more brainstorming to work it out.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Everyone is entitled to act out in bizarre ways if they’re feeling hurt — and if anyone should understand, it is you. As it goes, don’t expect things to line up perfectly now in terms of emotion, because there are two sides to every story and although you thought you knew all the info, seems there has been some facts in-between that will start to make themselves known now.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If you want your way, you are going to have to think through all the angles and plan a strategy. As it goes, the person you’re playing with is a formidable opponent and won’t let you slide by on charm alone. To say the least, you may have met your match; it’ll blindside you to have to confront some of the shortcomings that you haven’t had to think about in ages.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

If you want any peace of mind this week, give up the control and stay flexible. Schedules will change, routines will flip, opinions will turn and keeping up with it all will mean having no attachment to the past. Despite how it might feel at the beginning of this week though, trust by the end that all these changes will somehow feel like a perfect fit.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Get ready to show off and love the way it feels. Although you tend to be more understated about your emotions, this week, a bump of excitement will thrill you to no end and to enjoy its full power, you’ll need to shout it from the roof tops. Let everyone know your turn of good fortune and just how beautiful life can be with a sudden turn of an unexpected corner!

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Changes at home are coming, upping the romance level to a new degree of adventure! Yes, time to ride along on a magic cloud to happiness and let the wind carry you where it may. Sure, reality will come back, but who cares? Right now, it’s all about the good feelings and setting up those hopes and dreams. After all, if you can’t set those standards high, then what’s the point?

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Say what’s on your mind and get it all out. If that means an ultimatum, then so be it. You need your stability, security and sanity — so whoever is tripping up your balance needs to know. Chances are they might not get it or ever be able to, but as long as you can take the first step, the next will become more obvious for them to make. Yes, sometimes people really are that dumb.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You don’t have to rush anything now. Yes, feel free to change your mind several times and loop through all the possibilities, because as it goes, the power is in your hands and if you don’t feel right about how things are, then it’s up to you to make it happen on your terms. If this takes time, then so be it. After all, happiness is never an overnight process.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You’ll be feeling more impetuous than ever and this can lead you to spontaneously acting out in crazy ways. If this means spending a little cash to take a new adventure, then so be it. Besides, why have those resources if you never take advantage of them? Consider this your rainy day and trust in the cliché: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

If you get the feeling that you can’t put all your eggs in one basket, listen to it! This isn’t the time to try to test yourself, because chances are no matter how crazy it feels, your hunches will be dead on! So, use your ability for good, as it can save you a lot of agony this week and put you ahead of the crowd. Yes, work it for all you’ve got!

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You don’t have to feel romantic 24/7, so when you and your boo fall a bit out of sync this week, feel free to spend more time with friends and get your groove back on your own. As it goes, having space will revive you in a way you never suspected. Not to say you’ll fall out of love for good, but just back in love with yourself.

The Balancing Act Of Managing Men

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My name is Lindsay. But at my day job, I also respond to dear, honey, sweetheart and kiddo. Kiddo is the one that really pisses me off. In three years of working with a sales crew comprised entirely of men, I’ve gotten pretty use to pet names. In the beginning, I frequently reminded people that I preferred to be called by my actual name. In response, the sales crew told their manager that I was difficult. For some reason, the pet names were important to them.

After sitting down and discussing this with my boss, I had to make a decision. Would I quit my job over a couple condescending affectations or was this something I could deal with? Obviously, I chose to stay. Keep reading »

A Few Reasons Why He Won’t Call You Back

It’s happened to the best of us. We go on two or three seemingly perfect dates with the guy we’ve been obsessing over for the longest time, and then…nothing. No phone call, no texts, no anything! All communication ceases, and we’re left wondering what the hell happened? Automatically we switch into it-must-be-my-fault mode. “Was there something in my teeth?” “Maybe he didn’t like what I was wearing?” “Is it because I ate like a slob at dinner?” “Am I a bad kisser?”

Then we turn to our best friend for advice, and of course she proceeds to ask you the very same questions you asked yourself. As the cycle of self-incrimination continues, we realize we’ve taken the guessing game way too far, far to a point where we almost don’t even remember what the guy in question even looks like anymore.

Then one day, I got sick and tired of the blame game and decided to come up with my own reasons for why guys don’t call us back. Read more… Keep reading »

Hoarding: An Existential Crisis?

Before it had a name, I was obsessed with hoarding. I remember seeing an episode of “The Oprah Show” in the early 2000s where a woman allowed the show’s cameras into her home to reveal the unfathomable clutter inside. There was so much stuff that her family could barely find their way through the labyrinth from the kitchen to the living room. There were piles of dirty dishes that must have been months or even years old. Cat feces graced every available surface. The woman was a nurse or a teacher I think. How could anyone live like that? I just couldn’t understand how someone could let so much crap accumulate and do nothing about it. It made me, well, almost angry, especially because of how it affected her family. Keep reading »

10 Super Inappropriate Father’s Day Gifts You Should Totally Avoid

A few weeks ago, we received the worst press release ever. Fleshlight, the purveyor of fine synthetic vagina-like products for men, sent us a PR pitch about getting dad “the best gift a father could ask for.” We think they were kidding. But we still needed to scrub our brains with bleach, then spray them with Lysol and Swiffer their tiny crevices.

Gather ’round, children, and let’s recap which gifts are totally inappropriate (or just plain weird) to give dad this Father’s Day. Keep reading »

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